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Self catering holiday cottages full of character and charm with pool

Pauline Vincent

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Pauline Vincent

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2015
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Self catering holiday cottages full of character and charm with pool

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Ste Foy La Grande Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Unspoilt 300 year old beautifully restored stone barns

Les Granges has been converted to a high standard. The Perigordian farmhouse is set in stunning countryside surrounded by vines and sunflowers. The complex offers one family bedroom cottage sleeping 3, one 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4, two 2 bedroom cottages sleeping 5 and one 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 7.

These comfortable self contained cottages provide very popular holiday accommodation and can be let individually or as a whole. Set amongst vines and sunflowers making it a perfect place for your summer holiday. On the borders of the Lot et Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde departments, ideal for visiting the vineyards of the region and visiting Bergerac, St. Emilion (where the finest wines of the world are made), take a train through the vineyards of St. Emilion and taste the wines. The beaches of Arcachon are 2 hours away and climb up the highest sand dune in France. Local facilities include wine-tasting, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, tennis, golf.

We are here to help you enjoy your holiday including relaxing by the pool if that is all you want to do!

Golf - Chateau Vigiers: Chateau Vigiers is about 15 minutes from Les Granges and offers golf. There is a shop and a restaurant and in the summer you can sit out on the terrace with breathtaking views of the valley.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pauline Vincent (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2015

About Pauline Vincent

We were looking for a stone house for ourselves but then fell in love with Les Granges which was much larger than we had anticipated. We spent 6 months in the UK and 6 months in France renovating Les Granges of which we are the very proud owners. We are on hand to point you in the right direction if needed and can recommend trips, restaurants and activities to ensure you make the most of your stay while keeping out of your way.

Pauline Vincent purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Pauline Vincent chose Ste Foy La Grande

We are tucked in a small corner of the Gironde that borders the Dordogne and are in the heart of rural France yet well placed for international airports and TGV. The people here are open and friendly, local wine and cuisine among the best in France. Ste Foy La Grande is a beautiful town, totally charming in looks and atmosphere, and with all the facilities and luxuries you could need whilst on holiday in the region. The ancient centre is filled with little boutiques, timeless cafes and fine restaurants where lunch lasts hours due to the astonishing array of gourmet dishes that arrive at your table, complete with the perfect wine to accompany each course. Those wishing to return home with some special recipes under their belt will be wonderfully happy staying in self catering Ste Foy La Grande accommodation, as recipes and tips are always easy to come by, and the finest of fresh ingredients are easily sought. The vast market that rolls into town every Saturday is the best in the department, and is filled with fantastically fresh local produce. The river banks provide a marvellous route for walking, cycling and horse riding from Les Granges, but the region is a maze of marked trails, so finding new routes is always a delight from Les Granges. There is also an excellent golf course just 15 minutes from Les Granges, at Chateau des Vigiers, which is a stunning 18 hole course in the Gironde countryside, set among the famous vineyards of the region. Wine tours and wine tasting events are excellent in the region, and are readily available; perfect for amateur wine lovers and connoisseurs alike.

What makes this cottage unique

It is difficult to say why we love this area but there is something relaxing and calming about the property. The old thick stone walls and high ceilings keep the rooms cool in summer. The restaurants and people are so welcoming and you feel really at home here. Effortless relaxation seems to come easy here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fantastic 2 weeks. Weather great, accommodation good and the pool a "hit" once again. All relaxed and ready for work! Worcester
Aug 2010
  • 1 of 6

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Self catering holiday cottages full of character and charm with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Edinburgh
5

Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we've been to Les Granges so I suppose that speaks for itself! The accommodation and facilities are first class and Mike and Pauline are fantastic hosts. It's an ideal location to recharge your batteries. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

2 weeks of pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

We have just had 2 weeks at this delightful location, I have never had such a relaxing 2 weeks both the weather and accomodation was delightful, Pauline and Mike are the perfect hosts and really go out of their way to make sure your holiday is everything you could hope for, can't wait to go back next year, I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sue H for your wonderful review. We always do our best to make our guests feel at home and point them in the right direction for local sight seeing, restaurants and wine tasting. Look forward to seeing you next year.
5

Another lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. The gites are spotless and have everything that you require for a relaxing stay. We spent many happy days lazing around the pool. A big thank you to Mike and Pauline who are really helpful and hospitable, in particular for the local recomendations of places to eat and visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Pure relaxation in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three friends stayed at Les Granges for a week in August 2009 and it surpassed all our hopes and expectations.

The accommodation is superb - the cottages are well equipped and the pool is clean, warm and the perfect place to relax. We used the barbeque area almost every night and ate out on our terrace watching the stars in the perfectly clear skies.

The local area is fascinating and full of authentic French experiences and we were delighted with the welcome we received, both from our hosts at Les Granges and from everyone we met during our stay. Facilities in the nearby towns and villages are very good, and there is plenty to do and see.

I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Les Granges for anyone seeking a proper "get away from it all" holiday. I feel that the greatest endorsement a holiday destination can receive is if visitors return for repeat holidays, and i can confidently predict that we are sure to return at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Cobham, Surrey, UK
5

Relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Four of us visited Les Granges this summer as we have done for the past two summers. The individual cottages are beautifully presented and have been lovingly restored by the present owners. We stayed in "Campanule" which was very comfortable and well equipped. There was an individual patio outside the cottage which overlooked the pool. A BBQ was available if we required it although with an abundance of restaurants in the area we preferred to eat out.

Our hosts were kindness itself and only too pleased to help us feel comfortable and at home. The pool was fabulous - just the right size and kept beautifully clean (in fact my husband enjoyed helping during his early morning swim by untangling the robot that cleans the pool each night!).

One afternoon the weather was not so good so we went 10 pin bowling followed by crazy golf. There is a local vineyard run by an English family who provided a fabulous meal one evening with their own wines served appropriately for each course. You need to book in advance as it is a very popular event.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday as it is such a peaceful and relaxed area and well worth a visit. We shall certainly be returning again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Lancashire
5

Clematite

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had two glorious weeks of sunshine at Le Granges. The Celematite is a lovely, roomy Gite, more than adequate for all our needs. There is a great pool on site which was certainly a blessing with the weather we had, popping in and out to keep us cool.

The surrounding area is beatiful, with lots of old French towns to visit in the locality. Restaraunts are also within easy reach. All in all, a lovely holiday, in a lovely location.

The owners are also very nice and helpful whenever needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Ste. Foy la Grande
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Chateau Vigiers
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ste. Foy la Grande/Bordeaux
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Montpon
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Les Leves
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

Ste. Foy la Grande has a full range of banks, shops and supermarkets as well as a superb Saturday morning market. The square and surrounding streets are taken over by a fabulous market that draws crowds from miles around. Enjoy shopping for oysters, home-cured sausages, fresh fish, prepared meats and curios. Throughout the whole summer the town is home to evening concerts, night markets and events. Close by is kayaking, horse-riding, golf, tennis and go-karting. The town of Bergerac is just a few miles along the River Dordogne from a holiday rental at Les Granges. Bergerac is the largest town in the local area, and is a wonderfully picturesque place to spend a day, roaming the shop filled streets of the ancient centre, taking in one of the gourmet restaurants or hunting for the best wines produced in Aquitaine. The wine heritage of Bergerac is unsurpassed, with a great range of museums and cellars on show.

Visiting the local vineyards and tasting the wine is a must also. Various tours can be arranged to suit your needs.

Visit the famous chateau where Josphine Baker lived which is now a museum.

For a simply meal try the Restaurant Rapide in Ste. Foy. Finer dining nearby at Les Maillets where you can sit outside with views over the vines and enjoy the finest steak around or try one of their many other local dishes. Further afield try Le Camelia a family run restaurant with excellent cuisine all a short drive away.

A 'must do' is to go to the famous re-enactment of the Battle of Castillon (100 years war) where you can watch the famous battle, enjoy a drink or some food as part of the experience.

The Dordogne River, on which the town stands, is always a treat for holiday makers and locals alike. The blissfully clean and clear waters of the Dordogne offer a perfect retreat from the heat of the midday sun, whether you sit in the shade along the banks, fishing rod in hand (permits are very easy to obtain from any of the local tabacs), slowly strolling along the shaded banks, stopping at some of the little river beaches and having a swim, or simply paddling slowly along the river’s gently flowing course in a rental canoe.

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Rates & Availability

From £240 Per week

Ste Foy La Grande Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low
Apr 4 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£240
 
 
medium
May 30 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£540
 
 
high
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
medium
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
£540
 
 
low
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes £25 deposit per person on booking. Final payment 8 weeks before arrival including £200 security deposit refundable 7 working days after departure. CHANGEOVER DAY SATURDAY
Flexible changeover days are available out of high season. Please enquire

Cancellation Policy

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

Ste Foy La Grande Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , basin
  • the shower room has a toilet, wash basin and shower (fully tiled), mirror, shelf and toothbrush holder, soap holder and shaver socket, towel rails
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Jonquille has one double bedroom and one triple bedroom (3 single beds) and each room has fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables, mirror and lamps and fans. There are original oak beams and stone walls.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our Welcome Pack includes a small supply of essentials to get you started including tea, milk, sugar, condiments, matches, a bin liner, a toilet roll and most important of all, a bottle of wine of your choice. It is ideal for your arrival and saves you nipping out to the shop straight away. Rather than using valuable space in your suitcase, hire your pool towels from us - euros 10 per couple. You will get two large pool towels per couple and they are great for sunbathing by the pool. There is a laundry room so that you don't need to being too much luggage, internet station or wired ADSL, microwave, BBQ for outside dining, pool toilet and plenty of sun loungers.

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