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 !
- Farmhouse3875 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
5 Bedroom French Farm House Built During The Third Republic Of Napoleon Iii.
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- Jul 16, 2018
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 Les Artigues-de-Lussac
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.
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I rarely write reviews but I felt this home deserved my praise.
Let me start by saying that unlike most things in life this house significantly surpassed expectations & as mentioned by other reviewers it is better than even the pictures reflect.
The house gives you an elegant French experience with a no expense spared renovation that provides all the modern conveniences. The attention to details is reflected down to even the small details such as the quality of the bed linens & tableware in the house.
The kitchen is exceptionally charming & opens out on to the garden. It is sizable enough for significant family gatherings & is very well fitted with whatever could be needed. The bedrooms are beautiful with the main bedroom being extremely impressive. The master bathroom is magazine worthy & I would not want to estimate what was spent to have achieved that level of finish.
The house is very clean & has a freshness as you walk through the door.
My favourite part of the property was outside. The pool is just simply beautiful & sits in front of the kitchen patio. It is heated & is great to use in the evening under the sparkling stars of Aquitaine. In the corner of the garden the owners have rebuilt this large pavilion using the original French limestone with large fireplaces, it is the perfectly captures the romance of the area & is wonderful to enjoy candlelit evening dinners under the stars & chandelier.
The house is in perfect proximity to St Emilion with the drive through the rolling vineyards being as enjoyable as the town itself.
I very much recommended this home if you are looking for the ideal to meet reality.
Luxury Character House
Our stay at Bastide St Pierre was wonderful. The property had such amazing character and history but yet had all the luxury amenities you could want! It was situated in a perfect location to explore the beautiful area of Aquitaine. We particularly love St Emilion and had an incredible meal at Logis de la Cadène. We went back twice it was so good! I cannot stress how helpful the owners of Bastide St Pierre were, they were always at the end of the phone to help if we had any queries or issues. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this beautiful property.
Beautifully restored French Bastide
We had high expectations after looking extensively for a holiday rental in France and we were not disappointed! We loved the house and all the furnishings- the master suite is delightful, the kitchen is a lovely space, more than big enough for the ten of us and the pool and outside dining area (the pavilion with chandelier) were great fun, we spent every evening here enjoying the local wine while the kids enjoyed the heated pool - it was perfect!
We really enjoyed a trip to St Emillion, Bordeaux and lunch at Le Clos Mirande. We also stumbled across a fantastic outdoor restaurant in St Denis de Pile called La Lluna for a fantastic Steak & Frites in the evening sun with a glass of Rose whilst the kids played rounders! We also made use of the bikes at the house to get bread and croissants in the morning from the local boulangerie. We highly recommend this property- Sonia will respond instantly and also sends a comprehensive guide to the area and her home before arrival. We loved it!
Tasteful, beautifully restored, and so generous!
Our group of 3 couples had high expectations formed from the photographs we had seen of the property, but these expectations were met and exceeded!
We fully appreciated Sonia’s assistance during our stay .She was extremely welcoming and attentive, and provided a great information package and history of the property.
The property has been beautifully styled and sympathetically restored.
There was a copious supply of linen, and toiletries, and the kitchen was very generously appointed! We were left wanting for nothing.
It was a serene setting, and we thoroughly enjoyed using the outdoor facilities/ grounds. We also appreciated the solid and reliable wifi connection throughout the house.
Sonia left some recommendations for activities during our stay ( and although we were unable to experience it all) the stand outs for us were wandering the Libourne Markets, having an unforgettable lunch at Clos de Milande and further afield our visit to Pichon Baron Winery.
In summary we would not hesitate to recommend this fabulous property. You will not be disappointed.
We would all love to return!
Exceeded our expectations by a mile!
The 12 days we spent at Sonia and Saul's beautiful home in Sept & Oct were amazing. The property is a dream property and the owners have obviously put a lot of thought, planning and love into their restoration of this venerable farmhouse. They saved the 19th century character of the farmhouse and made it luxurious by 21st century standards. The kitchen served us so well and the summer house in the back was a perfect place for an early evening barbecue dinner, chandelier and all. We spent hours in the back yard with a glass of wine and snacks from the local markets in a second wonderful outdoor patio setting. The pictures on the listing are all spot on. The house is so well equipped and wants for nothing to prepare wonderful meals or simply enjoy the fabulous local wines with equally wonderful charcuterie on the patio. The location is superior allowing easy access by rental car to the city of Bordeaux, the Medoc, and of course the fascinating village of St. Emilion. With a rental car it was an easy day trip drive also to the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux. So much to do and so little time... but we spent as much time as we could in this house because it is spacious, has all the creature comforts one could possibly need and is, in a word... comfortable. We had 6 people there at once but it could easily comfortably accommodate 8-10 guests. Sonia was available for any questions and provided great written information on the local area to optimize our time. For those who have the time and/or the need, the wi-fi is very good as well. Frankly we had too much else to do so didn't spend much time on devices. We had good friends who referred us to this property and we intend to do the same with others. Try it and you will love it!!
A group of six of us have just had a week at the villa and it was amazing. Everything you'd possibly needed was there and Sonia was always on email to advise or help out. The villa was just beautiful and an easy drive to St Emilion and the Bordeaux region. We would thoroughly recommend it and hopefully one day we may get back.