A large luxury villa 'Grands Champs' offers over 350 sq m of spacious living accommodation and is fitted throughout with a range of modern conveniences. The oldest part of the villa dates back over 400 years; with exposed beams and stone walls, it has been sympathetically renovated to keep much of its original charm. The spacious fully fitted kitchen has a dining area for 6, plus further seating at the breakfast bar. Appliances include microwave, American fridge freezer, range oven (5 gas rings) dishwasher, coffee machine and plenty of electrical kitchen ware.
The main salon (80m sq) has plasma TV, French Cable, Sky TV free view channels (HD available, bring your own box), /DVD Player/Ipod docking & music station/ pool table and dining area with seating for up to 20 people.
Salon 2 is fitted with HD home cinema with 120” pull down screen, Blue ray DVD player, separate TV with WII and Play station 3, and log burning stove. The villa has Wifi Broadband and a separate laundry room.
The accommodation comprises of: 1st floor: large master bedroom with king size bed plus day bed and 2 twin bedrooms, shared luxury bathroom with sunken bath, shower, toilet and sink. All rooms have original exposed beams to ceilings. Ground floor: spacious master bedroom, with French doors leading out to the veranda, luxury en-suite with stand alone bath, walk-in shower, twin sinks and toilet. 2 further bedrooms each with bunk beds x 2 (one with cot). There is a further double bedroom with enclosed veranda, separate shower room and toilet. Two of the double bedrooms can accommodate an extra single bed if required. All bedrooms have fans. Also available is a one-bedroom apartment with en suite shower room (with washing machine), large open plan living area with kitchen/diner, with TV, DVD player, Sky free view (HD connection available). The apartment also has air conditioning and opens out to the Mediterranean court yard. The apartment is priced separately and is only available when booking the main villa.
Beauty/massage treatments are available year round: Outside you can relax on the vine covered veranda which has a bar, plenty of seating, and darts area. The Mediterranean court yard provides a large dining area with 3m table. There is a large gas barbecue and fire pit. The fully alarmed pool is enclosed in its own tropical garden with a vine-covered dining area, plenty of sun beds, and shaded sandpit. The villa is fully equipped for children of all ages with toys, books, games and full ‘dressing up’ wardrobe. Outside is a play area with swings, slides, 5-aside football pitch and go-karts, sandpit, trampoline and outdoor theater, darts, table tennis and foot ball table. Children are invited to help at feeding time. We have a fully fenced pond with a variety of ducks and 7 pet pygmy goats. We normally have baby kids each year that can be bottled feed. Cots, high chairs, walkers, playpen are all available. English/French speaking baby sitting/child minding and house keeping/cook can be arranged on request. Short breaks are available outside of peak periods. Bike hire is also available.
We can meet all your catering needs from breakfast only and packed lunches to formal dinner parties with in-house chef and waitress service. If you are celebrating a special occasion please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We offer a variety of beauty treatments and massages (relaxation, sports, physiotherapy and Indian head massages) provided by our own in- house therapist and exclusive to guests.
The villa is situated in a semi rural area just outside the pretty village of Menesterol and only 1k from the market town of Montpon-Menesterol and is ideally placed for easy access to Bordeaux, St Emillion, Arcachon beach resort, Bergerac and Perigueux.
The Chandois leisure park is a few minutes walk from the villa and has a swimming lake and beach, snack bar, skating park, fishing lake, canoing (river L’Isle) and motor boat hire, crazy golf, family sized go-karts, bike hire and a fantastic fireworks display in August.
There is also a large outdoor public swimming pool just outside the town center. The large lake resorts of Lac Jemaye & Lac du Gurcon are both within a 15min drive. Montpon-Menesterol is only 5k from the A89 motorway. The nearest airports are Bergerac (40mins) Bordeaux International (50mins).
The Dordogne valley
With its prehistoric caves, fortified castles and picturesque villages the Dordogne valley has a lot to offer any visitor. Steeped in history going back thousands of years when Cro-Magnon man lived in the caves of the Périgord and left cave paintings in sites such as Lascaux and Les Eyzies, the region now boasts over 3 million visitors every year.
The diverse landscape of Atlantic coastline beaches boasts some of the best surfing in Europe, and Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla (or du Pilat), nearly 3 kilometers long, 500 meters wide, reaching 107 meters in height.
The city of Bordeaux is amongst the world's major wine industry centers. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the eighth century. Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. Saint-Émilion's history goes back to prehistoric times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque Churches,catacombs and the fantastic A monolithic church made from a single block of stone.
For avid golfers experience Chateaus de Vigiers 18 hole, par 72 championship course designed by Donald Steel.