About the home
Les Terraces offers a unique holiday location for the discerning traveler. Located in the heart of a truly scenic bastide town that is blessed with all amenities, Les Terraces is an old riverside warehouse that has been divided into two apartments plus a stunning new master suite that may be rented in conjunction with the Ground Floor for additional space. It is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful wine-growing regions of Saint Emilion and Bergerac.
Natural stone walls, beamed ceilings, enormous archways, terracotta floors and large open-plan spaces are just a few of the features on offer. A large secluded terrace has unrivaled views of the river. Generously proportioned furniture and an abundance of classic artwork and tapestries create spaces in which to relax.
The town has a good variety of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance and holds one of the largest markets in the area each Saturday throughout the year.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arachon, 110km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 250m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
A separate, adjacent, master suite can be rented to provide three full bedrooms. A "z" bed, or "clic-clak" is available to accommodate a 7th person upon request.
Further details outdoors:
Stunning river views (the Dordogne) and direct access to the river from the terrace. Teak terrace furniture & parasols
Smoking permitted on the terrace, but not inside.
A 600 euro security deposit is required, 100 of which is for the specialty security key for the house. This will be refunded 2 weeks after the rental is complete, subject to a satisfactory inspection.
25% deposit due upon booking, balance of payment due 8 before weeks of the start of the rental period to secure the reservation.
Cancellations must be made in writing. Please remember that an e-mail sent does not guarantee an e-mail received.
Cancellations made up to 90 days before the rental period will be refunded in full less a 75 euro admin fee
Cancellations 60 - 90 days before the rental will be refunded at 50% of deposit less a 75 euro admin fee
Cancellations made inside the 60 day period will not receive a refund unless we manage to re-let. Should be we able to re-let then advertising , discount and admin costs will be deducted.
Available for long winter lets which may be of particular interest to artists & authors.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Gironde region
Aquitiane is home to the largest forest in Europe, one of the few rivers with a tidal bore, millions of acres under vines, more chateaux and historic buildings than you couold possibly hope to see in a couple of years.
The climate is generally very good year-round. The local lore states that summer starts at the beginning of March and doesn't come to an end before the beginning of November. Even in the depths of winter the weather is normally fair, with cold days, but sunny clear skies which is much preferable to cold, damp and rainy weather that can be found further north.
There is an abundance of cultural, sporting, leisure and shopping opportunities within a few minutes walk from the house. If you choose to bring your bicycles then there are many places to explore - the countryside is relatively flat here. If you have a car then there is so much to do that we couldn't possibly list it all here!
Clearly, there are more activities available in the summer months, but we urge you to consider an out-of-season break if you want to see what the area is really all about without the crowds of July & August.
The Sainte Foy-la-Grande area
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande sits at the intersection of the Gironde, the Dordogne and the Lot & Garonne departments. A mere 25 minute drive from the historic towns of St. Emilion and Bergerac, and home to one of the "100 best markets in France" there is no doubt that there are plenty of cultural activities easily accessed from the town.
Sporting enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them, and Les Terraces is pleased to be offer special rates for golfers at the highly prestigious "Chateau des Vigiers", a 10 minute drive from the house.
There are some excellent restaurants in easy walking distance from the house, (both fine dining and simply good food/atmosphere) and a few fun bars that are great for people watching.
How to get there
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By air: Bordeaux Merignac International (BOD) is an hour-and-a-half's drive and is serviced by most major airlines.
Bergerac airport is a half-hour drive and is serviced by Flybe, Ryanair & Transavia.
By Rail: The TGV runs from Paris CDG to Libourne several times a day (duration approx 3h). From here you can connect to a local train to Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. Trains run frequently throughout the day.
By Road: Sainte-Foy-La-Grande is within a half hour drive of the E70 and an hour from the N10
Activities near Sainte Foy-la-Grande
Golf within 30 mins drive
15 Aug 2011
We stayed at Les Terraces for a week in August this year (2011). The apartment surpassed what the pictures on the website show you. The building is 800 years old, beautifully restored and oozes character and charm. There's lots of space - we were 2 adults and 2 lively boys and we all really enjoyed the experience.
The riverside terrace is special - we ate breakfast there, had coffee there and a nightly glass of wine. The river flows right past the door and we had our own steps with direct access to the quay through a private locked gate. The area around is quiet so we slept really well.
There are some nice laid back restaurants nearby, Alex suggested some lovely ones, and the kitchen is really well equipped for cooking. We were delighted with the hi tech spec - who would have thought it of such an old building? Wifi access, large plasma tv with two cable boxes attached, dvd player; surround sound, even an iPod cable for mp3 playing!
We were concerned that the kids might be bored, being inland. No chance! There's a beach (yes!) on the opposite bank of the river which is super for a swim or tiddler fishing and Alex helped organize canoeing for us on the Dordogne one morning which was really something special. We had never done it before but it was easy and safe and great family fun.
On other days we drove to see castles (with catapults, swords and armor), vineyards and historic towns in the surrounding countryside.
The whole apartment is open plan, including both bedrooms, which are curtained off (downstairs) and up an open stairs for the other, rather than walled off. While this initially seems odd, it is nicely done in sympathy with the structure and layout of the lovely old building that it is.
All in all, a lovely rental - well deserving of an excellent rating. We do hope to be back in the future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April 2011||1 Apr 11||1 May 11||€ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2011||1 May 11||1 Jun 11||€ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2011||1 Jun 11||1 Jul 11||€ 740||-||-||1 Week|
|July / Augst 2011||1 Jul 11||31 Aug 11||€ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|January/February 13||1 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||€ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|March/April 13||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||€ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||€ 660||-||-||1 Week|
|June 13||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|July/August 13||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 910||-||-||1 Week|
|September 13||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|October 13||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|November/December 13||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||€ 530||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please be advised that whie we welcome guests for stays of less than one week. The lowest fee charged for any rental is one week. We offer a discount on rentals of two weeks or more. Please contact us for details.Enquire now
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