Les Trois Arbres stands in the quiet rural hamlet Les Saurins, a 10 minute drive from Ste Foy la Grande and the river Dordogne and a 40 minute drive from the famous medieval town St-Emilion. You can do as much or as little as you like, there is something for everyone. The area boasts a host of pretty villages and Bastide towns with several interesting local markets to visit.
This beautiful stone property dates back to 1861 and recently restored (2007) to a very high standard, maintains many original features such as high vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and stone walls. The heated pool is fenced and forms an idyllic suntrap. There is a sunkien eating area next to the pool with table,, chairs and umbrella. The farmhouse complex comprises 3 separate properties that need to be rented together during high season; a 5 bedroom farmhouse and two further two bedroom gites, sleeping a maximum of 16 guests plus 2 cots. A camp bed is available on request for a small additinal charge.
The three gites are rented together during high season. They can be rented separately out of high season at other times.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 9 bedrooms|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 4 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy la Grande|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (10), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Aquitaine has a wonderful climate. Summer temperatures average mid twenties to thirties. Warm days generally begin from mid April. There is plenty to do and see in the area, or just recline on a sun lounger by the pool and read a book.There is something for everyone; visit the coastal town of Arcachon with its historic buildings and superb seafood restaurants. For young children there is Lacanau Lac, a small in-shore lake perfect for paddling, pedaloes and biking. Closer to home there is Lac de Gurson with its sandy beach.
The ancient fortified town of Duras looks down from a high proximity above the river Dropt. Chateau de Duras is largely restored and open to visitors throughout the year.
The region is renowned for its abundance of fine wines which are known throughout the world, especially the warm full bodied red wines of the Bordeaux region. There are many local domains, chateaux and co-operatives offering wine tasting. St-Emilion is a 40 minute drive away and a memorable day out, one not to be missed.
Visit pre-historic caves or one of the numerous châteaus.
Hire a canoe from one of the local companies, take a picnic and paddle downstrrem on the Dordogne, stoppping at one of the sandy islands for lunch.
There are a number of points along the river where one can hire canoes or kayaks - just head down to the riverside and look out for signposts! Drift back, stopping for a picnic lunch, a swim and view the stunning scenery.
The historic bastide town of Ste Foy la Grande is a 10 minute drive away. The town holds one of the most highly regarded street markets in France every Saturday morning and, in addition, has all amenities such as large supermarkets, banks, restaurants, cafes, hospital, pharmacists and cinema.
15 minutes drive is the pretty bastide town of Duras, perched high up above the Dropt river valley. It has a lively and colourful market every Monday morning and there are several bars and restaurants, as well as the Chateau of the Ducs de Duras, now a museum and open to the public to explore. The chateau hosts concerts and events, including a wine fair in the summer featuring the local appellation, the Cotes de Duras.
A 20 minute drive takes you to the pretty bastide town of Monsegur, with its covered market place which is surrounded on all sides by bars and restaurants and home to the world famous International Swing Jazz Festival which takes place at the beginning of July each year.
A 3 minute drive away in Les Levres is Le Pony Club for horse riding and L'Art de Vivre offering photography courses in English, French and Dutch. Here, you will also find a petrol station, church, post office, bakery and restaurant.