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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 125km

A comfortable detached bungalow in private gardens, patio and private swimming pool, decked BBQ area. Well equipped house, a home from home. Ideal for families, couples, friends wanting to get away from it all but within easy reach of amenities. Plenty of space for up to 6 people plus baby.

Set in an area surrounded by chateaux/vineyards and woodlands, a perfect peaceful retreat to "get away from it all" but within easy reach of all amenities.

Registered with a Bicycle Hire Company who will deliver and collect bicycles for you - please contact me for details.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Manmade beach 10 Mins. Lacanau Ocean & Arcachon 125 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac or Bordeaux 55 km, Nearest railway: St Seurin sur l'Isle 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Comfortable and spacious living and dining areas with a Log Fire for the winter and electric heaters. TV and DVD player, iPod Docking Station. Free Wi-Fi.

3 comfortable bedrooms consisting of 1 Double Room and 2 Twin Rooms.

Hairdryer in each bedroom.

Washing machine, iron and ironing board provided. A

well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher.

Spacious shower room with two hand basins. Separate WC.

Baby's travel cot, highchair, pushchair and baby bath available.

Electric Fans in all bedrooms and dining area.

Indoor board games/playing cards and a set of boules available for playing outside.

Further details outdoors

Private swimming pool (fenced), decked area to BBQ, 2 medium-large garden tables and plenty of chairs.

Detached House set in the middle of the garden.

Shaded car port for parking car.

Further details

Private swimming pool only in use in the summer - usually end April/beginning May to October.

Welcome pack provided on arrival. Bed Linen & Towels provided. For stays of 2 weeks or more bed linen can be changed weekly at a small charge of €5 per bed.

Although no smoking inside the property there are sheltered areas to smoke outside.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Set in a village surrounded by vineyards and woodlands.

Chateaux situated walking distance (in the village and next village of Puynormand) selling wine direct to the public.

Close to St Emilion.

Man made beaches close by in St Seurin (5-10 mins) and Villefranche (15 mins).

Village shop in Puynormand selling most produce including fresh bread and croissants etc baked daily+.

St Seurin sur l'Isle

There is a small man made beach on the river at St Seurin (approx 5kms) where pedaloes and kayaks can be hired and a small children's play area. There is also a lake near Villefranche (approx 9kms) which has a great beach with a supervised area, where boats and pedaloes etc can be hired. Restaurants also on the beach. There is also a children's play area. There are many chateaux to visit in the area, St Emilion is approximately 20kms away.

Local Sunday market at St Seurin (5/10 minutes) and also at Libourne (approx 25 mins). During July and August the town of Le Pizou holds a night market every Tuesday which has a great atmosphere

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Review 1-10 of 13

11 Aug 2013


"A wonderful gite with welcoming hosts"

We have just returned from a memorable two week stay at the Peaceful Retreat. The gite exceeded our expectations and offers exceptional value for money. The property sits in extensive grounds with a delightful pool with a locking gate which was ideal for our four young boys. The property lies in the middle of vineyards in a small hamlet but within 5 minutes you have all the amenities you desire including a very good supermarket, shops , markets, bars, restaurants etc. We would strongly recommend taking a young family as their is plenty to do in the surrounding areas all within a short drive. The lakes with with man made beaches are a great experience for the children in a very safe environment. Barbara and Bill were both welcoming and discreet at the same time. If you needed anything they would be there. The reason we have rated the property as excellent is because the thought and the extra touches turn this gite into a home. You need to experience this to believe it. We hope to return in the future Thank you The Robinsons.

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was a real pleasure to welcome you and your lovely family to our house in France and we hope to see you again in the future!

21 Feb 2013


"Fabulous place"

Have just returned from a short trip to visit friends. We had amazing weather for February but still enjoyed the log fire... The house is well equipped and comes with a generous welcome pack, although the nearest shop is only 5minutes away by car. The location is incredibly quiet and you could hear a pin drop,, so if you want a "lively" location, this is not for you.

As mentioned in the description, a car is necessary, but the driveway can comfortably accommodate three cars.

Could not take advantage of the pool, but all other facilities in full working order and our one small issue dealt with promptly by the owners.

Would definitely recommend this house and will visit again (have already booked for the summer).

Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again in the summer!

23 Sep 2012


"Superb Cottage with everything you could possibly need"

We have stayed in many cottages all over France and we have to say this one comes out tops - everything was there. All the unexpected little touches which show how much you both care for your guests - hotel style toiletries and perfume sachets in the bathroom, lovely towels and a dressing gown each plus a generous welcome pack. The location is so peaceful in a quiet village but only 10 mins to a lovely town with all you need plus a station if you wanted to explore by train - we thought we might do this but never got round to it, too busy relaxing and enjoying the pool. Thank you Barbara and Bill for making our stay perfect - it was reassuring to know you were not far away if we needed anything.

Thank you for your excellent review and we hope to see you again !

17 Sep 2012


"This is my 9th visit that says it all"

As always perfect hospitality from the owner Barbara with her husband Bill who is always available to sort out any problems not that there ever is any really
So relaxing and peaceful the perfect retreat from that rat race at home

Thank you and look forward to seeing you again for the 10th visit !

21 Aug 2012


"Perfect chill-out!"

Stayed here with daughter & son-in-law, husband, grandson and Max the dog. Sadly only for a few days, which is all we could manage, but what a wonderful, relaxing and restorative break. I cannot think of any more superlatives to add to the other reviews and totally endorse everything they say. The house is delightful, the pool very generously sized, the location ideal - tranquil, but with everything you could wish for within easy reach.
It was such a pleasure to stay somewhere that actually exceeded our expectations. We much appreciated the loving attention paid to minor as well as major details by the owners, Barbara and Bill, and the prompt assistance given when we needed it. I want to go back there now!
PS My only regret in writing this is that now everyone will want to go there.

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you will be able to come and stay again ... perhaps for longer next time!

10 Aug 2012


"A relaxing, away from it all property."

Wow, the whole experience from start to finish was flawless and Barbara and Bill couldn't have been more welcolming and helpful. The property had everything you could have wished for and more besides including free phone calls back to the UK and an ipod docking station which thrilled my son! Situated right in the middle of an affluent wine growing region everywhere you looked was a Chateau to explore and wine to be bought. Also historic St Emilion is a must for visitors only a 20 minute drive away. Lots of local markets and night markets plus nearby manmade beaches or an hour drive to the Atlantic coast beach. When tired of sightseeing just relax by the lovely pool and finish the day with a BBQ and a glass or two of the local wine. What more could you want. We will definitely be back!!

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again!

19 Jul 2012


"A jewel in France"

Rarely do you find a hidden gem such as this, with just the right amount of homely cosiness an nd hotel chic.
The hosts Barbara and Bill have thought of everything to make your holiday relaxing and memorable. you can swim or chill out by the private pool, play games in the acre garden, or sit and unwind with a glass or 2 of the many splendid wines produced locally.
This is a charming and tranquil retreat set within beautiful surroundings, that will leave you wanting to return as we have.

......It won't stay hidden for long!

Thank you for your lovely comments, its always a pleasure to see you and look forward to welcoming you again!

23 Jun 2012


"Great location, great Gite, well equipped and comfortable, quiet sourroundings"

A really well equipped Gite, with everything you might want (and more besides!). Location is great to get to many intesesting places in less than an hour. Barbara and Bill provide very helpful advice, but also respect your privacy. WIFI most useful and UK TV / DVD player allowed for something to do on the occassional night in.

Great place to stay if you have a dog, and our dog, Finn, quickly settled in. Fencing all the way round meant he could wander the garden without us feeling worried.

Would highly recommend this as a great holiday location fro families or a couple.

Fiona & Raymond (and Finn the dog!!) xxx

Thank you for your kind comments, very pleased you enjoyed it and hope to see you all again !

1 Nov 2011


"Wonderful Retreat"

We'd had a tough year, and were looking for somewhere away from it all, peaceful and relaxing, to give us a chance to unwind, and charge the batteries! This was just perfect!! The scenery around this part of France is amazingly stunning. The actual property was homely, very clean and fantastically presented. We were there in the summer, and it gets comfortably hot, so endless days chilling around the pool are very much a possibility. Also, you could travel to the fashionable Bordeaux, the quant and cultural Bergerac or sample the wines at St Emilion. Added to all this, Barbara and Bill were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them, and you really felt like they cared about your stay. They've thought of everything that you'd need too. One evening, I actually thought i had caught them out, when i was looking for a cheese grater!! (I needed it for grating cheese, not playing a daft 'hunt the cheese grater' game!) Anyway, i hadn't caught them out, it was there all along!!......In short, If you need a place to escape and relax, you can't go wrong here - wonderful! Thanks Barbara and Bill, will see you again!

Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again !

23 Aug 2011


"A wonderfully peaceful holiday with a pool to entertain the children."

This was a great holiday to get away from it all. Barbara and Bill were great and we felt that they would be there in a minute if we had needed anything. The surrounding area was nice and rural which gave us the chance to get away from everything. The pool was amazing and the children could mess about in the water as much as they liked. The weather was mainly nice and warm too which made a nice change from England! We would love to visit again in the future. Many thanks to the lovely owners, Karen, Barrie, Rhiannon, Tyler, Cameron and Morgan Williams

Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to meet you all, hope to see you all again in the future!

Review 1-10 of 13

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