3 Bedrooms,3 bathrooms, rural setting with your own space
- english, french
Stephen, I am from London but lived for many years in Devon and Cornwall. Most of my working life was in financial markets,starting in the Stock Exchange and finishing in the Money Market of London. My wife is French, but Isabelle has lived for more years in England than France, her background is in wine and catering. She now works part time in a local chateau helping with administration and the business of wine.
Owner purchased this House in 2016
Why Owner chose Saint-Mariens
Before we moved to France, we embarked on a 7 week road trip around many different areas of France, visiting over 20 properties and seeing dozens more. We visited towns and cities like Narbonne, Montpelier, Cahors and Bergerac. The Dordogne area, Languedoc and Roussillon and into the foothills of the Pyrenees. We saw some great towns, but no where entralled us quite like Bordeaux. Then to drive through fields of vines and to realise that we would be in the middle of the Bordeaux wine area was really quite exciting. That all set the scene for visiting 1 Souchet. We found a house with a separate house (Gite) that was for us just what we were looking for. A comfortable house with a separate Gite that had rustic charm, rural but not remote and near enough to Bordeaux to be able to take advantage of it and the surrounding region.
What makes this House unique
Being in the middle of vineyards
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We can discuss
Only over 5's, but can discuss
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We only let on a weekly basis- Saturday to Saturday-except by arrangement. Outside of July and August we can very flexible.
10 day stays can be made by arrangement
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A beautiful place to stay! Definitely book!
We had an amazing time at Saint Mariens. The property is absolutely gorgeous. It is in a lovely, quiet area but is within easy reach of many places like Saint Emilion, Royan, La Rochelle, Blaye, Bourg etc. There are supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, etc all within a 5 minute drive. If you are a runner the local lanes are perfect for a jog. Isabelle and Stephen are perfect hosts. They invited us for an apéro one evening which was a highlight of the stay. The house is in great condition. They have thought of anything - so many things are provided to help you with any washing, cooking you need to do. The English TV channels on the tv are great too. The wifi was more than adequate for the 4 of us. The three bedrooms are lovely - you can easily fit 6 into the house and you will not feel hemmed in. The pool area is a god send. It is beautifully designed and provides much needed relief on those hot French days. There are plenty of loungers, chairs and even a comfortable sofa next to the pool. We really cannot think of any negatives about this property. We stayed for ten nights in July/August 2019. Communication between ourselves and Isabelle/Stephen before and during the stay was spot on. Do make sure you take up the offer of a visit to the Chateau where Isabelle works - it was fascinating!
The welcome pack of wine, saucissons, crisps, water, milk etc was a lovely touch. We recommend this property without reservation! Go for it and book it!
Thanks Jan & Gary for the wonderful review. Just glad you had a gréât time and look forward to seeing you again
We had a wonderful holiday at La Grange, the house was the best equipped holiday home that we have ever stayed in! It was literally a home from home! The bedrooms all had en suites which was great when we all needed showers at the end of the day! The swimming pool was a great depth and size, and the whole family spent most of our time beside it! Our hosts Isabelle and Stephen could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely try and return to this property in the future! Thank you for a great French experience!
Thank you very much for the gréât review. We both enjoyed hosting such a lovely family. Your children were a credit to you. Also thank you for leaving the gite so tidy and clean.
Lovely rural location
We had a great holiday at La Grange. The gite was well presented and had everything we needed.
Thank you David. Isabelle and I are glad you had a gréât holiday. Apologies for the late reply but there most have been some kind of system problem. Hope to see you family some time in the future.
A fabulous Gite!
Four of us stayed at this very comfortable Gite. We have visited the Bordeaux area many times and this was the best by a long way. This holiday home was very well presented with great attention paid to detail in the décor.
We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts, Stephen and Isabelle who simply couldn’t do enough to make us feel at home and were happy to recommend local attractions and restaurants – our favourite was Phileas Fogg in nearby Civrac-de-Blaye. On arrival, we were greeted with an extensive welcome pack and the Gite also contained many of the day to day essentials not always included in holiday rentals.
The pool has recently been refurbished with beautiful wooden decking and the Gite is surrounded by vineyards.
All in all we had a very enjoyable week at La Grange and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. A huge thanks to Stephen and Isabelle for a wonderful week (in spite of the weather).
Pamela, Harvey, Ella and Terry
Thanks very much for the positive review.
We are glad that you enjoyed the gite and area, and that the work we have done was appreciated.
You were our first booking for La Grange at 1 Souchet and we are very happy that everything went well.
Isabelle and Stephen
Nous avons passés un excellent séjour les propriétaires sont adorables le gite est confortable spacieux la piscine bien orientée eau à 28 degrés.
merci pour ces bons moments
Nous sommes heureux que votre famille et vous-même ayez passé un bon moment. Avance de vous revoir.
Stephen & Isabelle
Isabelle et stephen sont super. Vous etes dans un super gite avec pleins de petites attention. Je vous recommande absolument ce magnifique gite.
Merci de votre gentillesse, vous êtes une famille formidable.
Vous avez laisses le Gite très propre-encore merci pour cette attention.
We live in a rural but not remote setting, surrounded by vineyards. Nearest supermarket is about 3km although the one we use Super U is at Cavignac 5km. Blaye a really great town with a massive fort and great market is only 18km away. Bordeaux a beautiful city, one that's top of many peoples wish visit list is only about 40km away. About 12km away is the pretty town of Bourg.