|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Sébastien welcomes you to his XVIIIth century home, authentically renovated with taste, situated in the entre deux mers area, between the plateau of Garonne and wooded hills, near the vineyards of the Sauternes, Saint Emilion, Pessac Léognan, Pomerol and the Loupiac.
I have to concur with the previous reviewer The house has a basic charm that comes with a 16 century renovated home with some interesting eclectic Bohemian decorations. But that's where it stops. We rented all five bedrooms for 3 nights and glad it was only 3. Since we rented the house, we thought we would have kitchen and laundry privileges, wrong. When trying to cook for a gluten free person in our party, I was chastised for being in the kitchen and was told it was a B&B and breakfast was provided, despite emails that we needed gluten free. Breakfast consisted of 6 croissants and bread and coffee. So much for gluten free. It's a lo more run down than the pictures suggest. Communicating with Sebastien before arriving was nearly impossible. so we were also little nervous when arriving in France and not knowing if the place even existed. The grounds are overgrown and the pool was not cleaned. We were afraid to use it wondering if it was even chlorinated. During our stay, Sebastien came and went, mostly went.
As with the previous reviewer, we had a housekeeper included--she was there a couple hours a day, didn't speak any English, took care of things that weren't of concern to us (Sebastien's laundry) and then also handed us a bill for her time and food while we were there. We ignored it, like she ignored changing our towels and making the beds. Coincidence? Seems like she gives a bill to all the unsuspecting tourists.
We also indicated that we were interested in having a catered meal for on our arrival night. When we got there Sebastien made an excuse and said he was unable to do it, and so we also decided to pursue other options.
Avoid August when most shops are closed for vacation. There is nothing to do in the town of Lestiac, next time I would stay in Bordeaux. Would never go back to this place!!!
Beautiful home and decorations--we rented all five bedrooms for one week. It's a little more run down than the pictures suggest. We didn't hear from Florence or Sebastien 2 weeks before arriving as they'd promised, so we were a little nervous when arriving in France and not knowing if the place even existed. Thankfully, the reviews on this site gave credibility and when we arrived, Sebastien was friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Disappointed that the fridge didn't work; it was four days before a replacement was brought in. Better than nothing, but not ideal for 12 people staying there for a week--food/drinks need to be kept cold! Internet stopped working over the weekend which made it very difficult to research and contact local wineries/attractions to make plans. Eventually restored, so once again, better than not at all.
This site suggests that breakfast is included however, we saw no such thing. It also says housekeeper included--she was there a couple hours a day, didn't speak any English, took care of things that weren't of concern to us (Sebastien's laundry, previous occupant's towels/bedding) and then handed us a bill for her time while we were there. We left it with Sebastien as there was no mention at booking, that this was a service we'd be charged for.
Don't count on the catered dinner option: we indicated that we were interested in having a catered meal for 12ppl on one night to celebrate a special occasion-Sebastien was elusive and so we decided to pursue other options.
This location has everything you need in terms of bedding, towels, lovely swimming pool, kitchen facilities and equipment and furnishings. About 30 mins drive from Bordeaux city, and surrounded by lovely countryside and villages, this is a nice spot for exploring Entre-Deux-Mers. Avoid August when most shops are closed for vacation.
A load of potential in this place, but seems to be in need of a little TLC.
We arrived at 18:30. We hadn’t heard from Sebastian since months ago when we booked, even though BF and I both had emailed him in the time since. So we weren’t even sure if he would be there. But Sebastian greeted us inside. We only stayed 2 nights, and we weren’t there for much more than sleeping. We stayed in the winter room because of the king size bed it had. Note, it's 2 twins pushed together, not a true king. The bathroom was nice and big with a separate shower and large claw foot tub. The bedroom had an enormous armoire on one side of the room, two chairs facing the front window with a large coffee table, and a small child’s bed in the corner. The size of this room was impressive. The outdoor space was nice, as was the dinning room. The breakfast Sebastian provided was really nice, awesome actually, with jams, croissants, baguettes, yogurt, strawberries, coffee, and orange juice. And our 2nd night there we had dinner which included a fabulous caprese salad and duck.
There were a few things though that bothered us about the whole experience. First and foremost: the lack of communication. I tried to email him about dinner, telling him I was vegetarian and wondering if he could make a dinner that worked around that, and BF did the same also. We never heard from him. He said he never got our emails about it, but if he didn’t, then it’s because he also said he no longer has a computer so has to do everything on his phone, which for running a business seems pretty hard to do. Which led to me having to eat duck for dinner, which I wasn’t entirely happy about (I of course could have not eaten, but then I’d be starving). There was also loud music at night, as Sebastian also had some friends staying there. There was no lock on our door, which led to BF being uncomfortable about leaving our stuff there since we couldn’t lock it. The bed was actually uncomfortable. Could definitely feel the springs. BF didn’t care for the fact that Sebastian hung out with us all through dinner, which was kinda awkward, as was the conversation. And just fyi: he does have a cat, just in case you have allergies.
The experience was ok, but we were expecting more. We also may just not be b&b people. We wouldn’t do it again, although I wish Sebastian all the best.
I stayed at Sebastian's chateaux the middle of June. I absolutely loved every part of this place. I was with my husband, my sister and her husband and two friends. We occupied 3 rooms in the upstairs of the house. We stayed in the Winter Room. It was very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had a shower, a huge old fashioned tub and two sinks. The bedroom had a fireplace and a day bed, and a sitting area. Our friends had the other room that had a king bed and my sister and her husband had a double. That was on the small side for them but it was only for 3 nights. The rest of the house was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Sebastion prepared a wonderful breakfast every morning with fresh bread, juice, strong coffee, jams. We explored the area going to Cadillac, St Emellion and other wineries. The pool was refreshing to dip in after the long day of walking.
I spent one week at Logis de Lestiac with my daughter, his husband and my two grandsons. We were looking for a peaceful countryside atmosphere.
Logis de Lestiac was definitely the good pick. The house is very calm and decorated with antiques by Sebastien and Florence - who were totally helpful during all our stay with shopping recommendations, organisation of the house (kitchen, fireplaces etc).
I spent most of the holidays at the swimming pool and in the charming kitchen !!! There's wonderful mint, basil, thyme, figs etc in the garden - which is great support for French cuisine... Meanwhile my daughter and his husband were visiting the Bordeaux area, which appears to be fantastic as far as history is concerned. My two grandsons were more interested in surf - they went to Cap Ferret several times, where they could practice their favorite sport.
But it was always a pleasure to meet all together in the evening, at "home", for wonderful diners and long conversations in front of the fireplaces. This house definitely reminded me of old style way of living !
It seems that all the family enjoyed it ; my daughter thinks about renting the house again, with a few friends, as soon as possible. Back home, well.. we all missed Logis de Lestiac a lot.
Logis de Lestiac is not a hotel... It s like home at the countryside ! My wife and I spent one week there in order to buy wine. It s very well located middle of the vineyards and close to many beautiful villages with good restaurants (all types of budget). At the end, we spent more time chilling at the swimming pool than visiting the area - as the garden is delightful and the atmosphere very friendly and relax (tasteful furniture, very good music, peaceful location). We were treated as if we were family - and I will definitely return there as it is the perfect retreat for reading, writing, resting ... and visiting a beautiful region. Highly recommended for those who are looking for a secret romantic home - with contemporary way of living !
WHAT TO DO (Sorry, in French for the time being, but we'll translate asap ! )
Logis de Lestiac is ideally located to discover the historical and cultural heritage of the region ; there are plenty of activities proposed in the 'Entre Deux Mers' area, that are in a twenty kms perimeter from the house:
Cadillac : ses halles et remparts, son château des ducs d'Epernon début XVIIème siècle.
Rions : fortifications du bourg du XIVème siècle et Eglise XII-XVIIème siècles.
Langoiran : ruines du château fort des XIIIème et XIVème siècles.
Portets : Château Mongenan XVIIIème siècle, jardin rousseauiste, ferme.
Targon : église romane.
Loupiac : visite de sites archéologiques : villa et thermes Gallo-Romains.
La Sauve Majeure : abbaye XIème siècle.
Sainte Croix du Mont : Château Bertranon XVIIIème siècle et château Loubens XVIème siècle.
La Brède : Château de Montesquieu, donjon XIIIème siècle.
Barsac : église typique du XVIIIème siècle
Preignac : Château de Malle XVIIème siècle, jardins italiens.
Villandraut : Château du pape Clément V.
Préchac : Château de Cazeneuve XIIème et XVIIème siècles.
Verdelais : village du patrimoine avec Château de Malromé et Malagar (maison François Mauriac), calvaire et tombe de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Saint Macaire : cité médiévale, église prieurale des Bénédictins du XIème et XVème siècle, fortifications.
Bordeaux : cathédrale Saint André, Tour Pey-Berland, église Saint Pierre, flèche Saint Michel, Porte Cailhau, Grosse Cloche, église Saint Seurin, Palais Gallien, Palais Rohan, Grand Théatre, Monument aux Girondins, Place de la bourse, du Parlement, Cité Frugès-Le Corbusier, Jardin Public fin XVIIIème siècle, Parc Bordelais de 1884, Parc Floral, Bois de la Rivière du XIXème siècle...
Lestiac : sentiers de randonnées (boucle de deux ou trois heures de marche).
Rions, Capian : sentiers de randonnées.
La Sauve Majeure : site promenade sur trois hectares autour de l'abbaye XIème siècle.
Baurech : ski nautique et cheval.
Podensac : circuits pédestres en boucles.
De Bordeaux à Sauveterre : piste cyclable.
Vallée du Ciron : promenades en canoé.
Langoiran : ballades en gabarre et fêtes médiévales.
Loupiac : Musée Dada.
La Tourne : rencontres annuelles entre bateaux à bois et instruments à vents.
Cadillac : festival de théâtre de rue, ballades en Cadillac...
Portets : collection d'herbiers anciens au château Mongenan.
Sadirac : Oh légumes oubliés, Musée gourmand, Musée de la poterie.
Verdelais : Musée d'art religieux.
Langon : 'Les nuits atypiques' début Août.
Bazas : Musée et apothicairerie de l'hôpital Saint Antoine (faïences et verres de pharmacie du XVIème et XVIIIème siècles).
Bordeaux : Musée d'Art Contemporain, Musée d'Aquitaine, Centre National Jean Moulin, Cap Sciences, site de la Création franche, Conservatoire international de la Plaisance, Croiseur 'Colbert', Marinexpo, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Artsdécoratifs, Musée des douanes, Direction des Monnaies et Médailles, Musée des amis du Vieux Lormont, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle.
Cadillac : maison des vins de La Closière
Gornac : Musée de la vigne et du vin au moulin Haut Benauge.
Cérons : Musée de la vigne et du vin
Sauternes : maison du vin de Barsac et de Sauternes.
Paudensac : maison des vins des Graves, Maison Lillet (musée sur l'apéritif bordelais)
Bordeaux : Musée des Chartrons, Vinorama, Ecomusée de la vigne et du vin.
Cadillac - Gornac - Cérons - Sauternes - Paudensac - Graves - Entre Deux Mers - Bordeaux
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Price is variable depending the room : between 100 euros and 125 euros / room for 2 persons, incl. breakfast.
We also offer special discount for the rental of the whole house on a weekly basis during winter season (2000 EUR for 7 nights until 01/04/2015. Please contact us for detailed quotes or check RATES "THE HOUSE Logis de Lestiac" on VRBO )
25% deposit for booking
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.