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A Gite called La Grange, with garden, BBQ area and swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms,3 bathrooms, rural setting with your own space

The Gite is your space and the garden, terrace and pool are for your use only.

You have your own parking.

We are located in the heart of the Blaye, Cote de Bordeaux wine district, part of the Gironde. The Gite is probably around 200 years old, and has original beams and some exposed stone walls.

Our Gite has three ensuite bedrooms and a double height main room with two sofas and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and cooker. There is also a coffee machine, microwave and toaster. There is heating in all rooms if required. Bedding and towels are provided, plus a welcome pack.

We are in easy driving distance (30-40mins) of Bordeaux, St Emillion, and the beautiful Gironde. The open sea is a little further-1hr 15mins to Royan, and similar to Arcachon and Lacanau.

We are available for any requests, and are very happy to give recommendations for restaurants and attractions. We can also arrange wine tastings and possibly chateau visits depending on time of year, (not easy when harvesting for instance).

The property is surrounded by vines. Our nearest Chateau is 200m away and within 2km there are over a dozen vineyards. The geography of the area is vineyards and forests, so plenty of wildlife and good cycling lanes and paths.

We are only 5km from the Route National to Bordeaux and north to Poitiers. Bordeaux airport is 50km away, 45minutes (except in rush hour). A train service to Bordeaux centre is accessible at St Yzan, 4km away. A good way of visiting Bordeaux is the tram service, nearest park and ride 30km, (25 mins then 20mins on tram), this is very good value.

A car is a necessity as we are 2km from our nearest village, (Saint-Mariens), and 3km from the nearest supermarket and baker.

The pool is only available from late May to the end of October, but is not heated.

We provide a welcome pack, (included in price), which contains some basics , ( wine, coffee, milk etc) and other essentials.

We don't charge for cleaning but expect the property to be left as you found it, otherwise there will be a cleaning fee of 80 euros.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2016

Why The 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


Saint-Mariens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We only let on a weekly basis- Saturday to Saturday-except by arrangement
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pink - toilet , shower
    Blue - toilet , shower
    Mezzanine - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Pink, but not too pink - 1 double
    Blue - 2 twin/ single
    Mezzanine - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upper floor, stairs not suitable for young children
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can help with restaurant bookings and trips, also wine tastings and Chateau visits


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(4 traveler reviews)

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A Gite called La Grange, with garden, BBQ area and swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A fabulous Gite!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Thanks Isabelle and Stephen
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Traumhaus für Weinliebhaber

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben viele Ferienhäuser in Italien, Spanien (Mallorca), Österreich und Deutschland gebucht. Diese Gite hat allerdings alles im positiven Sinne übertroffen. Wer abseits des Touristentrubels Ruhe sucht und nicht die unbedingte Meernähe braucht, wird kaum etwas Besseres finden.

Eine überdurchschnittlich, ausgestattetes Haus, sehr geschmackvoll und liebevoll restauriert, inmiitten der Chateux-Weinfelder.

Ein perfekter Pool (von 2017, sehr gepfegt,8x4m), innerhalb eines großen gepflegten Außenbereiches. U.a werden sogar große Badetücher für den Pool gestellt, Handtücher und Bettwäsche ebenfalls und können getauscht werden.

Die Eigentümer wohnen nebenan, das Haus ist uneinsehbar. Sie sind ausgesprocchen freundlich und hilfsbereit, ohne jemals störend oder aufdringlich zu wirken.

Alles in Allem ein großartiger Urlaub, in einem ebenso großartigen Ferienhaus.

Wir kommen wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Une adresse formidable, à ne pas rater

  • 5 of 5

Isabelle et Stephen sont très accueillants, discrets et respectueux de notre intimité. Ce fut une vrai rencontre. Une maison très agréable, rien ne manque, le panier de bienvenue (très pratique, quelle bonne idée). Nous louons des gîtes et maisons depuis des années avec des enfants, des amis ou seuls c'est la première fois que tout est plus que parfait. La vue dégagée sur les vignes quel bonheur. Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés.

Margarida et Alexandre

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maggy and Alex that is such a lovely review, thank you very much. We loved having you as guests, please lets keep in touch, and hope to see you in the near future. Magnifique rencontre!! Kind regards Stephen and Isabelle PS say hello to your lovely son
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  • 5 of 5

Ce gîte est parfait : plein de charme , d'une propreté impeccable, idem pour la piscine et le jardin. Tout est mis en oeuvre par Stephen et Isabelle pour que vous vous y sentiez bien . Le nombre de produits de base est impressionnant, tout y est, du panier garni de bienvenu (rare pour un gîte ) jusqu'au shampoing dans chaque salle de bain en passant par le charbon de bois , la confiture faite maison par Stephen,etc...

L' accueil de Stephen et Isabelle en plus de toutes ces prestations nous ont fait nous sentir comme des invités bien plus que comme des locataires et ceci fait toute la différence.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille et les enfants se sont éclatés dans la piscine. Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir à la prochaine occasion. N'hésitez surtout pas une seconde , vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathalie Désolé de répondre si tard. Je pensais l'avoir fait mais j'ais dû avoir perdu le courrier électronique. Merci pour votre excellent message, nous espérons un jour vous revoir a notre gite. Vous êtes une famille magnifique, un plaisir de vous avoir rencontrer. Isabelle et Stephen
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Savin
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St Yzan and St Marien
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Civrac de Blaye
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $231.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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