L Falcon

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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LE MASCARET COTTAGE

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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.

More Details

Details for Le Mascaret Cottage 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

This stone cottage is comfortable for up to 5 persons. On the ground floor there is a living/dining area with sofa and two chairs plus a TV and coffee table. There is a dining table which can sit up to 5. The kitchen area is enclosed by a counter and has a microwave, electric oven, refrigerator, gas stove, and dishwasher. Near the kitchen area there is a room with a WC and the clothes washing machine. The cottage opens to a large outdoor covered eating area with a table and chairs and view to the garden and the swimming pool. Stairs lead to the first floor where there are 3 bedrooms—2 bedrooms with 1 double bed each and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds—and a bathroom with shower and WC. There is garden furniture under the covered veranda and a barbecue.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Le Mascaret has been a real haven of peace for us during the busy time of our son’s wedding. Julian and Maria were married on 14th July in Bordeaux and the South African contingent needed a home form home from which to operate. It surpassed our greatest expectations having elastic walls and crockery and cutlery for the 58 who came back here to celebrate (unexpectedly) after the Mairie’s ceremony! The pool was wonderful, the garden tranquil, and so pretty with lovely walks to the river or in the vineyards. We loved hearing the birds. The South African and French families had time to meet and get to know each other. We loved exploring the area and tasting the French wines, cheeses, patisseries, glaces and chocolate! Thank you for everything!
Jul 2007
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L Falcon

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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.

L Falcon purchased this cottage in 2003

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Le Mascaret Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Le Mascaret Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59566?uni_id=41568
+1 (0)781 784-6647
St Romain la Virvee Libourne area
5

Charming, bucolic getaway

  • 5 of 5
Mascaret is a lovely restored stone cottage & farmhouse built in 17c. The cottage is completely furnished with kitchen, laundry, 2 bathrooms, wifi. The property is in a rural setting with vineyards on all sides, and very quiet. It is a perfect country getaway but is close to the vineyards of Saint Emilion, Fronsac and 1 hour from Médoc and Bordeaux, and close to good pâtisseries and marchés. The pool was too cold in April but we did eat outside for breakfast and one night for dinner. The owners and the caretakers were welcoming, helpful and pleasant. We would come back again!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Mascaret Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59566?uni_id=41568
+1 (0)781 784-6647
St Romain la Virvee Libourne area
5

a nice place to spend time with family and friends

  • 5 of 5
We've been here two weeks in August 2013.
The cottage is very cosy and very clean. The garden with the pool are perfect for children to play. Le Mascaret is located very weel, near all the famous winery, next to Bordeaux and not so far from the ocean like Lacanau.
The place is quiet.
We would like to adress a special thanks to Michel and Joëlle for their kindness and availability.

Lenik Family
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Clementine,
We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Le Mascaret. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place. We were worried that adding Wifi this year was going to affect the tranquility of the experience but guests tell me they appreciate the quiet but also remaining accessible to others and being able to plan their day trips better. We also appreciate your comments on our caretakers--Michel and Joelle. They love the place, take wonderful care of the house and garden, and make sure everything is perfect for the guests. We thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your next visit. Regards.

Luis
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Le Mascaret Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59566?uni_id=41568
+1 (0)781 784-6647
St Romain la Virvee Libourne area
Gent, Belgium
4

a fantastic holiday

  • 4 of 5
The place is excellent for spending a wonderfull nice holiday with the kids.
There is everything at the property and nearby to have a relaxed time. The kids have fun in the pool while the parents have time to read, to cook and enjoy the kids.
The house has everything you need for vacation time!
So nice that we decided to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
St. Andre de Cubzac
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A10 and D670
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Le Porge Ocean
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Kilometres
St. Romain la Virve
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bordeaux Le Lac
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Cadillac en Fronsadais
Car: necessary

We are at the end of a quiet lane that leads to the Dordogne river with only the river, vineyards and one neighbor around us. There are small villages and larger towns nearby plus the entrance to the A10 is just 10 minutes away which provides quick access for day trips. Le Mascaret is 25 km from Saint Emilion, 30 km to Blaye, 50 km from Sauternes, and about 75 km from the Medoc. It is just 25 minutes from Bordeaux, under 45 minutes to the Bordeaux Merignac airport, and 60 minutes from the Atlantic ocean beaches. There are bakeries and small shops within 3-5 minutes and large supermarkets within 10-15 minutes.

Other Activities: Winery touring

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Availability & Rates

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St Romain la Virvee Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€870
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
5 night minimum stay
€105
€710
 
 
Late Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
€95
€640
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €15
Notes Linen, towels, gas, and electricity included are included in rental price. 1 Week minimum rental in July and August. Outside of this period, the rental rate is prorated to a nightly rate with a minimum of five nights. A security/damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival. All things acceptable it will be returned on departure.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

St Romain la Virvee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
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