SPACIOUS STONE FARMHOUSE , FANTASTIC TERRACE. PRIVATE SALT POOL ,5 BATHROOMS

Joanna Palmer

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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.

JUNE 2012

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.

July-August:

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.

Weather.

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°.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.

Thank You,
May 2013
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Joanna Palmer

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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

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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Coutras Libourne area
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Perfect for a family holiday or celebration party.

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful property with spacious outside areas (good shaded area) alongside the river. Excellent sized rooms - great feeling of space. Owner on hand to help with local information and extras - we were celebrating our Father's 70th birthday and a cake was awaiting our arrival.

The board games and jigsaws could do with updating but the boules and table tennis outside were fine. The pool was great but no shallow end brought some challenges for younger swimmers.

Excellent location to explore Bordeaux and only a short distance from the beautiful town of Saint Emilion.

Nearby town of Coutras has all you need by way of markets and supermarkets.

Would recommend and visit again!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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+33 0557693053
Coutras Libourne area
5

Better Than We Hoped

  • 5 of 5
What a find in one of god's most beautiful and lush corners of his blue earth. We stayed for 10 days at this jewel of a find with a nice group of friends. There was a total of 10 adults who came to this area because we love the wine and food. I ended up loving Le Vielle Ferme as well and the property around the home. First let me say the house is restored beauitifully. The furnishings and decorating really complement the French Country theme. Glazed confit pots, old butcher block island in the kitchen a wonderful dining room table for meals from the bounty of fresh foods from the local markets. The back of this house is amazing with the yard spilling to the river and a great area for bouls tournaments and barbecues Perfect location for visiting St. Emillion and other areas. Not far from Bordeaux and the coast. Coutras is a nice little townwith a super market. Oysters from Arcachon and the local whites? I'm in heaven. The owner Jo was such a lovely host. She set up a tour of a local and important barrel making factory. It was one of the high lights of the trip. Truly amazing and educational. I can only say that the well stocked kitchen is perfect for cooking wonderful meals and entertaining. We have self catered all over Italy Spain and France and this ranks as one of our best finds. And again, thanks Jo you really made it special.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5
We've just enjoyed the most perfect early-autumn break in this wonderful house.

It's so spacious, beautifully situated, decorated and equipped, and the sunny weather meant we could spend a good deal of time out in the fantastic terrace and gardens, which run down to the river.

Jo and Martin maintain the highest standards, and are the perfect hosts - friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

Thanks for everything - it was wonderful
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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Coutras Libourne area
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic 14 nights holiday at this lovely house. It has so much space, we were one of three families but we never felt overcrowded (12 of us in total including 6 adults, 3 teenagers and 3 children). There is so much space it is great. Lovely pool , hammock, tables tennis and canoes of which we used all. Jo the owner is very helpful and friendly but does not interfere in any way. It's a great house for hide and seek!!! We visited St Emilion and a wine chateau which was recommended by Jo and purchased some lovely wine.
Lovely fluffy towels provided and no end of cooking utensils and crockery. Would recommend to anyone, thanks Jo and family

The Simpsons, The Newtons and the Stockers
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
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Coutras Libourne area
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My experience at La Vieille Ferme, Coutras

  • 5 of 5
I would most definitely recommend this holiday home to anyone planning to take a large family or large group away to France. It is especially well suited to families with children. I have just come back from 2 weeks in August there with my husband, our three children and my sisters and their fanilies. In total there were 6 kids, aged from 2 - 8 and all were entertained all of the time. The pool was, perhaps the greatest attraction, and there were many lilos, arm-bands and water toys available to use. The toy cupboard was also well-stocked and there were plenty of adult board games for us to use too. We also used the kayaks many times for exploring the river and it is so calm we swam in it on several occasions. There are fishing rods that we also used.

I found the villa clean, safe and full of character and the owner very friendly and helpful. There is so much space inside and outside which was just perfect.

The surrounding area is very picturesque and we enjoyed trips to St Emillion and Bordeaux. The impression I got was that there would not be much of a night life nearby, with Coutras not being particularly interesting, so, if you are after this sort of holiday then, the villa may not be in the perfect location. However, there are plenty of lovely restaurants a short drive away. I enjoyed a romantic evening meal by the river in Libourne at La Guinguette with my husband and, we ate a tasty lunch there again with the family the next day.

All in all, a fantastic holiday, and would love to go back. Thanks Jo.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,5 bathrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9143
+33 0557693053
Coutras Libourne area
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Beautiful house with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5
13 of us (6 adults, 6 children) and a dog stayed here for two glorious weeks in August 2011 and had the time of our lives. The pictures don't do the house justice as regards how spacious and beautifully finished all the rooms are. We were lucky with the weather and so wiled away our days by the pool, on the canoes, playing table tennis or swinging in the hammock. Saint Emilion and Bordeaux are pleasant day trips a short drive away and Jo (owner) is on hand to offer hints and tips for other excursions. A truly lovely stay, would definitely reccommend for large familes wanting a comfortable but stunning house to make a memorable holiday.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bordeaux, Bergerac
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Coutras, libourne, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
St Medard
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

Coutras is situated in Aquitaine, at the meeting point between the Dordogne river and the Gironde. It is an hour from Bordeaux and its international airport and the ancient towns of Perigueux and Cognac.

The medieval city and historic wine center of St Emilion is 20 km away, offering a wide selection of restaurants, wine tastings and châteaux tours. The wide, sandy beaches of Arcachon and Lacanau are about an hour and a half’s drive away and the thriving market town of Libourne, a must-see on a Sunday, is 15 km away.

Other Activities: micro lights (ulm)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Coutras Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
 
 
Autumn 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£400
From
£400
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
 
 
Winter 2014
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£1,700
 
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£400
£1,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
 
 
Autumn 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£400
£1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £500
Notes Weekend and midweek rental are avaliable out of season, contact Jo for available dates and prices;
Contact Jo to pay in another currentcy

Rental includes bed linen and bath towels, and hot water.
Groups from 2 to 12 are welcome.
End of stay clean is available at a local rate of 100euros and can be aranged on arrival.
Smaller groups are very welcome out side of July and August.discount given.
20% at the time of booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Coutras Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2013 we have up graded 2 bathrooms to large modern walk-in showers in both master bedrooms. one bath towel and one hand towel is provided per person. Pool towels are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 large doubles rooms with ensuite bathrooms and wc, double glass doors opening on to a balcony overlooking the terrace. 2 twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms with wc 2 twin rooms with shared bathroom 1wooden cot for infants to 2 years, 1 travel cot, on request, sheets and covers provided plus a selection of toys, wheely baby chair, for the only just walking baby, high chair, booster seat.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
weekend and mid week breaks availiable out of season. Please note that on short stays a £150 is charged for cleaning.
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