St Romain la Virvee Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WC's, sleeps up to 8, Farmhouse and Cottage
Le Mascaret is a renovated 400 year old Farmhouse and Cottage that sit on 3 acres of land surrounded by vineyards on the bank of the Dordogne River. The properties are private from each other and can be rented together or separately.
There is a large garden and a wooded area next to the river. There are many fruit trees including figs, plums, apples, and pears. Our pool is 52 square meters and has a shallow area for children. Internet access via WiFi is available free of charge. The property is perfect for a relaxing quiet holiday and for touring the great wineries of Bordeaux.
Activities: Fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis, and excellent restaurants are all nearby.
There are wonderful weekly markets in the nearby towns where you can purchase locally grown and produced vegetables, cheeses, meats, and seafood. The best markets are: Libourne (15-20 minutes drive), has a market on Tuesday, Fridays, and Sundays with the Sunday one being the largest and best. Bourg (20 minutes drive) on Sundays. Blaye (45 minutes drive) on Wednesdays (After the market, you can take the ferry across the river to the Medoc region and visit some top wineries in the Medoc). St. Andre de Cubzac (8-10 minutes drive) on Thursdays (smaller but lots of seafood) and Saturdays (larger market).
Things to do: Our location offers holiday activities for everyone.
The charming town of St. Emilion and its great wineries are just 25 minutes away. But you must also consider the wines of Fronsac—an up and coming wine appellation and just under 10 minutes away.
Visit Bordeaux—just 20-25 minutes away and offers all the amenities of a major city that resembles a smaller version of Paris with many interesting sights, shopping, and some great restaurants.
You can visit some of the nearby Chateau. The Chateau de Vayres near Libourne is very nice and so is the Chateau Malrome in Saint Andre du Bois (Entre Deux Mers). The Chateau de La Riviere and its wonderful wine caves is about 10 minutes away.
If you are interested in religious history, visit the Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure in Entre Deux Mers.
The Pair-non-Pair grotto, a prehistoric cave with some spectacular drawings is about 15 minutes away.
For more active vacationing there are plenty of biking and hiking trails in the area.
Day Trips: Some of our previous guest’s favorite trips include visiting the Dune du Pyla in Arcachon—about 45 minutes away—and then visiting the coastal area for a seafood meal.
A visit to the Zoo de la Palmyre just north of Royan (about 1:45 hours from Le Mascaret) the best zoo in France, if not Europe, has been a hit with families with children.
Blaye and Bourg, both fortified cities, are within 25 minutes and offer a lot of history, wonderful views, and some great wines.
A visit to Cognac and its world famous Cognac distilleries is a must and it is less than 70 kilometers away.
Les Eyzies (about 2 hours east) with its caves and its prehistoric sites makes for a very interesting day trip.
Details for Le Mascaret Farmhouse 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Lovely place by the Dordogne – so many interesting places to visit that you cannot do them all. Surprised by St. Emilion. Arcachon area well worth traveling to for many reasons – the birds, canoeing, aqualand, sand dune and the basin.
Coutras and Gitre areas peaceful.
Didn’t manage to go travel north – maybe next time?! (Blaye and Cognac)
The owners of Le Mascaret are two families, longtime friends, with a great appreciation for the beauty and culture of Europe in general and France in particular and who fell in love with the house and its environs at first sight. We first visited Le Mascaret in the summer of 2003 and became its owners in October 2003. We live in the Boston Massachusetts area and have extensive ties to Europe and travel there frequently. At some point in the future we hope to spend a great deal of time at Le Mascaret, but now because of job (higher education, nutrition research, software support, and environmental protection) and child rearing commitments (2 college age kids each) we are unable to do so. We have chosen to share it with others who will love it as well.
The property is very private and quiet. There are vineyards all around and a beautiful garden for relaxation. Both properties have been renovated and all the appliances have been recently updated. The swimming pool is three years old and has a beautiful terrace and lavender garden all around. The property is 3 acres and includes apple, plum, pear, and fig trees.
Our location offers many options. From total relaxation in the garden or pool to active sightseeing in the Gironde.
Le Mascaret is perfect for visting Bordeaux, Pomerol, and Saint Emilion--all within 20-25 minutes. The Medoc is about 30 minutes away. The Dune du Pyla and Cognac are close enough for day trips.