Nestled amongst the vineyards with uninterrupted views down to the surrounding forests. This picturesque stone house offers a modern interior, with all the amenities for that much needed country get away.
On entering Viaud Est, your first impression of the house is of the space that benefits from natural light with its six metre ceilings letting the light flood into the lounge and open plan areas. To compliment the modern interior, the kitchen is fully integrated with granite bench tops, which opens up to the dining room also featuring a solid granite dining table. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas are made extra cosy with an enclosed double sided fireplace for those cooler evenings or just for some added ambiance. The house has two foot thick walls, so in summer you are sure be nice and cool inside, and well insulated in winter with zoned underfloor heating through out. The master ground floor bedroom (wheelchair friendly) looks over the infinity pool and vineyard through french doors leading to the outdoor entertaining area. This room features a very spacious ensuite and dressing room with ample space to unpack. The two upstairs bedrooms are also ensuite and all have crisp white bedding, robes and TVs. The mezzanine floor has a TV lounge with access to Sky (english) TV, Netflix and French satellite as well as a working/office space with wifi throughout the house. There is a utility room with a washing machine and a dryer, and for longer stays we will have the house cleaned and bedding changed weekly for your comfort. For peace of mind the house is also fully alarmed at the swipe of a card and the property has automated gate entry.
Guest have full access to all areas of the house. This includes their own private gated garden, which in spring boast around five thousand daffodils and tulips. Guests are also free to explore the thirty hectares including manicured lawns, vine, forrest, wishing well and orchard. The covered outside entertaining area offers a relaxing lounge space perfect for winding down the afternoon with a local drop. The outdoor dining table seats 10 for lazy summer lunches looking over the infinity pool and vineyard. For the outdoor enthusiast the pool is heated May to October, and the terrace benefits from outdoor gas heaters. To never have the excuse of missing out on the views, or the odd chevreuil (roe deer) crossing the vineyard, a gas barbecue is also at your disposal.
Interaction with Guests
As a guest you can enjoy the luxury of peace and quiet with complete privacy. The owners live on the property in a separate house, and look forward to welcoming you on arrival. They also speak French, English and Dutch and are happy to help with any translations or information you might like to query.
Pellegrue is a quaint village that is predominantly scattered with vineyards. For your convenience the centre of the village just a winding drive, 5 minutes away has a supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy, two banks, news agents, tourism office, cafe, wine bar, tennis courts, car mechanic and beauty salon. For the safety conscious we also have a doctor, emergency, fire and police services.
There is plenty to do in the area and the owners have many recommendations for activities no matter the season. From walking, horse riding, bike riding, canoeing, jet skiing, fishing, golf, hot air ballooning, luxury spa days, antique boutiques, helicopter wine tours, local produce and craft markets, night life, and of course quality restaurants and the incredible wine tasting that the area has to offer with Saint Emillion said to be one of the best produces in the world.
The location is also ideal for day trips to Bordeaux, Arcachon, Biaritz, Toulouse and the Perigeux.
To experience the true beauty of the scenic countryside, guest are recommended to have their own vehicle. The closest major airport is Bordeaux International 1 hour 15 minutes away. However there is also Bergerac Airport with flights from the UK and other European cities only 35 minutes from the property. The closest train station is Sainte Foy La Grande 20 minutes away, leaving hourly to Bordeaux city centre. The TGV is also available from Libourne 40 minutes away, which can take you to Paris in just 3 hours.
Other Things to Note
We offer a chef and baby sitting services on request. However please specify when enquiring.