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.
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 12, 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 Saint-Denis-de-Pile
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wow and wow - Perfect property with everything you could wish for in a perfect location
Can’t wait to return
My husband and I, and another couple, stayed in the Bastide for 5 days in September.
We were on a 3 week trip in France, mostly staying in hotels.
What good fortune for the four of us to have found this truly remarkable 'farmhouse' near Bordeaux. Sonia and Saul have taken painstaking steps (for a 3 year project) to create an amazing home in the middle of the most gorgeous area of France. The location is absolutely perfect for day trips...Bordeaux, the wonderful market day in Libourne, and of course a trip to St. Emilion. Vinegards, Wineries and chateaus to visit everywhere.... perfect to explore by bike or car. All just minutes away.
But truly, why go anywhere? The house is divine! It has been restored with such love and good taste, you feel like you are in a magazine. The furnishings and decor are gorgeous, and the linens are exquisite. They recently put in a fabulous pool, which was such a treat at the end or start of the day. The kitchen was beautifully stocked with everything you need to make great meals....and if it is not market day at one of the nearby towns, there is a great supermarket and boulangerie just a couple minutes away.
Sonia and Saul are fabulous hosts, and have thought of everything. There is a manual at Bastide to answer all questions and give ideas on excursions and restaurants. Great ideas!
It was perfect for us in September......but I believe it would be exquisite and comfortable anytime of the year.
Beautiful home in a great location for visiting all of Bordeaux!
We loved the spacious rooms, tastefully decorated, and the modern new kitchen equipped with all we needed to cook our own dinners.
The heated pool and large outdoor dining area were a delightful addition to the house itself. The hosts are extremely welcoming and uick to reply to any questions, supplied us with all the information we could possibly need regarding the house, local attractions, restaurants and so on.
Many thanks Sonia!!
Bastide St Pierre is incredible. This is definitely the perfect place to stay. Sonia & Saul gave us a fantastic host and clear instructions for getting to the house and emailed us a helpful Guide and superb recommendations on where to eat, places to shop and sights to see.
The house is beautifully furnished and spacious with particular attention to all the details for the best comfort. Great, super clean pool and well equipped kitchen. The master bedroom and bathroom are big and very luxurious - just amazing.
We enjoyed barbecuing and relaxing at the huge back yard and the old barn.
Couldn’t have been better. Thank you so much Sonia & Saul
Beautiful house, great size garden and the perfect pool
The house is fabulous and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The rooms are divine and look like they belong in an interiors magazine. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. The new pool is a perfect size and was a lovely temperature and well looked after throughout our stay.
The house is a short drive (definitely need a car) to Bakery (5mins), Intermarche, Pharmacy, Vet, Doctor (8/10mins) and so many great places to visit (St. Emilion, Libourne (15/20 mins) and then slightly further afield Bordeaux and Bergerac) and there are lovely walks and cycles around the vineyards close by.
What made this holiday extra special and completely stress-free are the amazing owners Sonia and Saul. From the moment we booked the house Sonia was very generous with her time, answering all our questions and providing so much wonderful information about the area, we planned pretty much our whole holiday on her wonderful suggestions. Also, the incredibly detailed house manual meant we didn't have to spend the first few days trying to figure everything out!
I would recommend this house to anyone - a group of friends, families with older kids, families with younger kids, families with grandparents (handy bedroom ensuite on the ground floor) or if you are looking for a romantic escape or even going on your own as you are surrounded by lovely neighbours and would feel safe.
Elegant property which showcases it's uniqueness with style
As previous reviews mention, no photograph prepares you for the spacious, superbly styled home that is presented on arrival.
No detail has been overlooked, from the sumptious bed linen, towels and bathroom accessories to the kitchen, which is equipped for any occasion.
We stayed a week in this property while celebrating our son's wedding nearby. We had 5 couples, enjoyed many evenings by the patio, swimming in the pool, cooking for our new in-laws.
We did little travelling as the property is so beautiful, we relaxed most evenings with our friends.
We have travelled considerably over the years, stayed in great hotels, holiday homes, apartments, never have we seen such quality and thoughtfulness in a home.
For sure it feels that you are guests in someone's home, a rare experience.
Sonia was so attentive, we exchanged many emails, history of the house, it's renovation, pictures from our family wedding. . . she took a genuine interest in every aspect of our stay.
Thank you for providing a wonderful home from which we've taken marvellous memories that we'll treasure forever.
An exceptional property and host, recommend it unreservedly.