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Historic villa set in beautiful south-facing grounds

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic seven bedroom mansion with pool, amongst the vineyards near Bordeaux

A beautiful historic villa that faces south towards the Dordogne River, called "Domaine de la Croix de St Michel". Built of Bordeaux stone in the 18th century, the Domaine has been lovingly restored recently. The main house has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens. The seventh bedroom is in the pretty eighteenth century pigeonnier. There is a sunny pool, almost two acres of lawns leading down to the neighbouring vineyard, and a stone barn in which the Domaine's wine used to be made, and which now offers table tennis and table football.

The Domaine is on the outskirts of Bourg, a pretty riverside village set amongst vineyards with restaurants, shops and an excellent supermarket. The mediaeval city of Bordeaux is 15 miles to the south. St Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ancient streets and Romanesque churches, is 45 minutes away. Bordeaux airport can be reached in 35 minutes.

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James Gardner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About James Gardner

We (James and Eileen) live near London, and have two teenage children. We work in the city, but our home is on the edge of the countryside in Hertfordshire.

We've always always had a passion for the south west of France, and spent many holidays in the Bordeaux area. Eventually we decided to take the plunge and buy a place here. It's been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too!

James Gardner purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why James Gardner chose Bourg

We fell in love with the beautiful aspect of the villa, and the way the mature gardens roll down towards the vineyard and the river. We wanted to be close to Bordeaux, for frequent visits to this majestic city, but we also like being deep in proper wine country. The villa also feels part of the local community; it is only ten mins walk from a lively village with restaurants and boutique shops.


Bourg Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite for the fourth bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Ensuite for the master bedroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


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Historic villa set in beautiful south-facing grounds
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

A great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is really spacious and well furnished. It has a huge garden and a super swimming pool. The local town is lovely, as is the nearby Blaye. Amazing vineyards on the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent! Enough private and together space for all of us

  • 4 of 5

Really inviting, homely spaces with all conveniences and fantastic garden pool etc.

Short walk to village which had all we needed

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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sejour superbe dans une magnifique propriété

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique et très grande propriété, dans laquelle on se sent bien.. Le jardin est très bien entretenu avec de vastes espaces bien définis, la piscine, le salon, la cuisine d'été. On peut s'isoler ou se retrouver. Il y a de la place pour tout le monde. L'intérieur de la maison est magnifiquement décoré. Les chambres de la maison principale sont grandes, bien amenagées. La cuisine , pièce à vivre est très agréable et conviviale. On peut s'y retrouver à plusieurs tout en préparant les repas.

Les responsables sur place sont accueillant s et à l'écoute. La maison se trouve sur la rue mais elle est bien isolée et on n'y entend aucun bruit.

Le village n'est pas loin. On peut y aller à pied et la région est très interessante.

Nous avons été enchantés.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Bordeaux Lac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
St Andre de Cubzac
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is on the outskirts of Bourg-sur-Gironde, a beautiful mediaeval village port with restaurants, shops, a village market and a good supermarket. Bourg is well worth an explore; it still has stone fortifications installed by the British 800 years ago. Five miles up the road is the fortified citadel town of Blaye, with famous 16th century battlements and a ferry across to the Medoc wine area and the Atlantic beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,169.09
Stay tax $0.92 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Check-in time is 4pm, and check-out time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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