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French Farm House Near St Emilion Built In 1860 With The Charm Of The Vineyards

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom French Farm House Built During The Third Republic Of Napoleon Iii.

Nestled between Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, Bastide St Pierre lies in a part of the world as much famed for its beauty, tranquility and verve as for its wine, cuisine and rolling vineyards.This elegant house built in 1860 in local French limestone has been lovingly renovated & restored (2014) over the last 2 years keeping both it's original Gironde charm with added modern convenience. The main bedroom has an Emperor size bed with large ensuite bathroom with 3 King size beds in an additional 3 bedrooms & 2 double beds in the fifth bedroom. The interior has a modern 65 sq metre kitchen that should accommodate the most demanding gourmet chef. All the rooms are of grand proportions so there is a wonderful sense of space that retains the elegance & grandeur of the vineyard owners who built the house during the reign of Napoleon III. The area is surrounded by the bustling local markets and antique fairs; to relaxing, with a glass of local premier grand cru in hand, on a local café terrace; to experiencing the history and wonder of the Unesco World heritage sites of Saint Emilion which is just over 10 minutes away driving through the some of the worlds greatest vineyards, the exciting city of Bordeaux just 45 minutes away by car. You are 10 minutes away from the beautiful market town of Libourne where you should visit on one of 3 market days when you will experience the idyllic charm of an authentic French food market. Farther a field you have the Unesco world heritage town of Cognac (1 hour 15 minute drive) & towards the coast you have the fascinating town of the Archachon & the famed Dune de Pyla (again 1 hour 15 minute drive). You are 10 minutes drive from some of the worlds most famous Chateaus such as Chateau Petrus & Cheval Blanc. For wine lovers who wish to travel farther a field the Haut Medoc and Sauterne regions are both within a reasonably short drive. In addition you border the Dordogne & are 45 minutes from Perigeaux & Bergerac with Sarlat de la Canada being 1 hour 15 minutes away. If you love relaxing, the best food & wine there are a lifetime of choices available. Lastly make sure there's room in your bags to take a few bottles back !

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

About Sonia

I grew up in Nice on the Cote D'Azur before moving to the United States , I have travelled extensively having lived in South America & Switzerland. I currently call home London but throughout my travels I was always drawn back to the beauty of the vineyards of St Emilion & the grace of the city of Bordeaux.

Sonia purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Sonia chose Gironde

I spent years looking for the right property in the Gironde which would exude the charm & character of the area combined with the perfect location.

I knew we would fully renovate the property with the principle being to add modern comforts while retaining the historical character of building.


Saint-Denis-de-Pile Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Emperor size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , super king size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , king size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two full size single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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(14 traveler reviews)

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French Farm House Near St Emilion Built In 1860 With The Charm Of The Vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Riverside, CA USA


  • 5 of 5

Look no further! This property is fabulous! A spacious old French chateau has been tastefully transformed into a comfortable accommodation. We woke up to the sounds of birds and roosters, enjoyed fresh croissants from the corner bakery and visited nearby wineries. Owner Sonia's recommendations for local restaurants were most helpful, and we enjoyed several unique French meals in bucolic spots. We were a group of seven friends. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you again, Sonia, for making it possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property sets the stage for an unforgettable vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely blown away by this property! The location is perfect for a quintessential french vacation with vineyards, bakeries, medieval towns, and world class dining all within a 15 minute drive. The house has been carefully renovated with no expense spared on comfort, function or esthetics. We loved cooking in the large kitchen and brought our meals outside to the one of a kind patio area (that was once the farm managers house) whenever the weather allowed.

Sonia was a very attentive and thoughtful host and ensured we had everything we needed. The guidebook and GPS were very helpful in planning our outings. We were 4 adults with 4 young children and the house and yard suited our needs perfectly.

We have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years but this one has just set a new standard I'm not sure we will see again! We are already daydreaming about when we can return!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family group of eight adults and we found this lovingly reconstructed bastide near St. Emilion perfect in every way. The building has been renovated beautifully reflecting its historical roots and incorporating modern creature comforts. From the huge, superbly equipped kitchen to the large comfortable bedrooms, no detail has been overlooked. The property is very large and private and includes among many wonderfull details an artfully rebuilt ruin equipped with some easy chairs, a dining table and chairs allowing for wonderfull al fresco dining. We enjoyed this space often.

As a group, we have rented many large villas throughout Europe and each one was excellent in their own ways. Despite this long history of staying at great properties I can safely say that this bastide and the care and level of service provided by the owner, Sonia, provided us an unparalleled experience.

In short, I recommend this property very, very highly. At twice the price we paid it would still be a bargain.

Thank you Sonia.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and we were made to feel very welcome. We were really lucky with the weather and so made full use of the outdoor dining. The information provided by Sonia was very helpful and we made full use of the local boulangerie each morning for breakfast pastries.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oro Valley, AZ

Beautiful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

This restored farmhouse has been done with taste and style to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The house is large and roomy with all of your modern creature comforts considered. Saul and Sonia were very communicative before and during the stay and even went as far as to help us with misguided luggage from the airline by contacting the airline on our behalf and removing the language obstacle.

The house is ideally located for day trips into the surrounding areas for great restaurants, wineries and sightseeing. Sonia has prepared a wonderful local guide that answered the questions about the house, market suggestions as well as a great history on the house itself.

If you ever wanted to stay in a French farmhouse, eat well, relax and enjoy great wine this is the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Gem Near St Emilion

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this amazing french farmhouse close to St Emilion was fabulous.

If you are a lover of fine wine, fresh food produce and stunning scenery this is the place to stay.

Clearly the property has been very carefully and passionately restored, with due consideration of its architecture and heritage.

The property is fantastic to share with family and friends, with all the comforts of a five star retreat.

The owners ensure the property is handed over in pristine condition upon arrival with all the essential accessories that you wouldn't expect in a self catering property.

The owner's attention to detail within this property makes it a wonderful place to stay.

We spent the time here with our two adult sons, had a wonderful holiday and have great memories of this real gem of a french farmhouse!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Saint-Denis-de-Pile Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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