About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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 middle of September.
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 2015
Why Owner chose Saint-Savin
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Une adresse formidable, à ne pas rater
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
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.
Stephen and Isabelle
PS say hello to your lovely son
VOUS POUVEZ Y ALLER LES YEUX FERMES!
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.
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
We live in a rural 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 20km 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.