Coutras Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedrooms 6 bathrooms A Great family house
The house is light and airy and set in an idyllic setting on the river L'isle. With spacious rooms and easy to look after furnishings, making it easy for you to relax. Ideal for a family holiday with fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The exceptional covered terrace, which runs the full length of the house is ideal for outdoor dining and barbecues, playing table tennis or just enjoying the view. A private salt water heated swimming pool (10x5 mts and 1.5mts deep)is situated just off the terrace, surrounded by wood decking and luscious planting. A wall surrounds the pool making it secure when its not in use. There is rich planting down to the garden and river(unfenced), where there are two 2-man canoes
available with life jackets (2 adult & 2children sizes), so you can explore the river L'isle.
The houes is a perfect setting for that special family celebration.
We occupy an adjoining house and garden which is separated from the main house. We are here if you need us and I am on hand should you require anything.
Annual Events in and around Libounre & Bordeaux: April-May:
The annual spring antiques market held in the historic Place des Quinccones, in the center of Bordeaux. It's a must for antiques lovers with stalls for everyone, from homeware to food and plants and is a great day out in an idyllic setting.
Fete le Vin Bordeaux: Takes place every 2nd year and is on this year 2012 from the 28th to 30th june.this is one of the worlds biggest wine festivals with activitys such as concerts, wine tastings, chateaux trips and fireworks.a Fantastic weekend for all wine lovers.
Battle of Castillion: Every year 800 volunteers re-enact the last battle of the Hundred Years War in the grounds set near the original battle field. This is a spectacular evening to be seen and shared with all the family.
Fest d'art is held in the streets of Libourne, a host of street entertainers for all ages , with a program you will find yourself strolling from one street to another in a tide of jugglers, comics, clowns, trapese artists and face painters.
Autumn Events: September-October:
Bordeaux has some beautifull historic architecture which lies behind closed doors of some of its govement building or private chateaux, but for one weekend they open their doors for all to visit.
Ban Des Vendanges the most improtant time of the year for this rich and varied region, the start of the grape harvest is celebrated by a procession of officials in their red robes through the medival streets of St Emilion where 25000 people listen to the story of how it all started with a sound and light show projected onto the Kings Tower the announcement is then followed by a spectacular fire work display well worth a vist but get there early!!
This is a time for wine lovers to discover the region without the heat of the summer and to see how the humble grape is turned into a noble and majestic glass of wine.
From April to June the average temparture gose from 7° to 20°. June is the best time for the garden with loverly warm mornings of 15° to hot sunny afternoons 25° , July and August ,the heat of summer, tempratures ranging from 15°+ to 30/35°
September brings in the cooler mornings with afternoons hot and bright 12° to 23°+.
October the autumn shades start coming through, activety starts in the vine yards this is a great time of year for off pick sight seeing and warm sunny days 8° to 20°.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
About Joanna Palmer
I have been in France since 1992 and we have lived at La Vieille Ferme since 1997, we spent 2 and half years renovating and now have a fantasitc house for family holidays. We Live next door with our 2 girls and 2 cats. So why not come and see us!
Joanna Palmer purchased this farmhouse in 1997
Why Joanna Palmer chose Coutras
We where looking for a project and somewhere to live but most of all we thought that the location on the river and just round the corner from all that lovely wine was a must have.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We came to Le Vielle Ferme with a group of 10 adults from Dallas Texas in late May for about 10 days. The property exceeded expectations in every way. They have done a great job on the re-model and it is furnished nicely with French country touches like glazed confit pots, cool art and lovely antiques. A great dining room table was the perfect setting for long and wonderful meals. The kitchen, almost worthy of commercial status, was stocked very well which made making large meals a pleasure. The rear of the house was a grand affair with the large porch and garden spilling to the river. It was a perfect venue for bouls and barbecue. Jo was a great host with tips of how to best explore the area. We also did the cooperage tour which quite frankly was one of the trip favorites for us as well. The overall location was great. About 15 -20 minutes to St. Emillion. Coutras only blocks away had a wonderful market and the market in Libourne was amazing. My favorite post market endeavor was shucking a dozen Arcachon oysters and opening a bottle white Bordeaux, heaven on earth. Again what a wonderful find and I can’t wait to get back. We have self-catered all over Italy, France and Spain and this was one of our best finds. Thank you Jo, you and your family are in our thoughts.