Maison Villevieux sits in a small, quaint village on the banks of the Dordogne river. This grand old house has been loving restored and decorated to a high standard and would suite anyone from young families or young professionals to older couples wishing to visit the local vineyards, restaurants and historical sites of the region. The house is within an hours drive of the Arcachon basin and the beautiful peninsular of Cape Ferret.
Mansion in Cabara, Nr. Saint Emilion, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Part Of Small Village And Only 1 Kilometre From All Local Amenitie
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About Gabrielle Hennah
I was born in Sydney and moved to France, aged 12 so I consider my spiritual home in is Australia but my heart will always be in France..and for all the right reasons: the culture, the food, the fabulous wine and the French! I have been a franco-phile all my life and fell in love with this region about ten years ago. Bordeaux offers everything Paris does but on a smaller and more interesting scale. The region surrounding the City has everything from beaches to vineyards to incredible cultural history. I have two children (now 11 and 8 years old) who have grown up in our French home and love it. My husband is English and he too shares my passion with France. I am an interior designer and am lucky enough to work a lot in the Bordeaux region.
Gabrielle Hennah purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2004
Why Gabrielle Hennah chose Cabara
Our criteria in buying a property in the area was that it was close to a main City, in a small village so we were not isolated and could chat to the neighbours and that we were within easy access to activities for both the children and for us and our friends and family.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
For us and our family, the location of the house is key as it offers everything we sought after from a rural experience to not being too far from good restaurants and shops.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent property with plenty of space for large groups; quiet but great location for amenities
We stayed for one week with 8 adults, three children and a teenager. Everyone was happy, there was lots of space and the quality of accommodation was very good. There are plenty of activities nearby such as horse riding and canoeing. Saint Emilion also really close. The host Gabrielle was very prompt with responses and queries pre and during the trip. Would recommend and would stay again!
Many thanks for your kind review, Belinda and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be very happy to welcome you and your family back to the house!
A very special family home
Wonderful holiday, many things to do for all ages. Beautiful area with plenty of interesting places to visit. However the house was so good that we stayed put and did not have as many outings as we had intended.
Beautiful house in a wonderful location.
Beautiful large house with a very pretty garden and gorgeous pool. The house is very well equipped with all that you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. There are shops within 10 minutes drive and also restaurants in nearby Branne and neighbouring villages. Beautiful St. Emilion is also within a stones throw of the property. Everyone from our 3 and a half week old granddaughter to ourselves had a great holiday. We are a family of 7 adults, 2 babies, 2 toddlers and 1 5 year old and the house accommodated us all very well. We are thinking about a return next year already.
Many thanks Jose. You and you family are more than welcome to come back anytime!
A Perfect French Escape
We booked the house as a weekend getaway for a group of 5 friends. We hired a car from the airport with no problem at all and found Gaby's directions spot and arrived with no hitches. The house itself was incredible - our idea of French elegance and homely comfort - the rooms are stylish and chic and the history and architecture is unspoilt. Wonderfully comfortable beds, with beautiful linen and soft furnishings. Everything you could possibly want in terms of equipment and the terrace in the evening was stunning. A gorgeous pool (heated) and given that we all had young children, I appreciated the lovely small table and chairs, trampoline and children's plates and cutlery, games and bunk-beds. Stunning surroundings and beautiful walks on your doorstep and the nearby supermarket was fully stocked with cheese, meats and wine ! A very happy and memorable weekend in a property that just made us smile from the moment we arrived.
A little bit of luxury in the Cabara
A memorable long weekend relaxing in Cabara.
The owner, Gabby, and her husband, bought and renovated the property and have certainly added their creative touch. It is glorious in both architecture and interior decor. All rooms are unique in style and have their own charm. The house and grounds are superb and it was a real bonus to have a heated swimming pool of which we certainly made use.
Even though our trip was just for a long weekend, because of all the advice and help in booking restaurants and places to visit we feel like we were there for longer. Some of the places visited included shopping in St.Emilion and Chateau Candale a true gem of a vineyard with amazing food - both in very easy driving distance (10-15mins max).
Lazy evenings sat round the table on the terrace enjoying the summer sun, gossiping with a large glass of rose just made each day even more memorable – such a relaxing time!
Overall, a wonderful chateaux decorated with great taste. Very reasonable price, considering how lovely the place is. Highly recommended to anyone looking to visit this stunning area. I am very fussy but this exceeded my family's expectations! A five star experience.
Heaven in Cabara
We were looking for a complete ‘chill out’ stay and this charming house with quality furnishings totally stood up to the job. Gabrielle’s driving directions from Bordeaux were spot on (once we got out of the car park!!) so use them if hiring a car from the airport!
We have nothing but praise for this lovingly restored house and although we were only a couple, it felt very comfortable and not too big (although it is!) and we made good use of the lovely garden / terrace and pool.
After a day exploring the local area, a glass of wine and dinner on the very peaceful terrace, was our own little piece of heaven in Cabara.
Worth driving the 15 minutes to St Emillion town, with its numerous sites / shops and great restaurants and we ended going back a few times !
I would definitely recommended this friends / families, big or small groups, as it would accommodate all.
The coast is approximately 1 hour away (traffic dependent!) and can be done as a day trip. From Arcachon you can take the small ferry to Cap Ferret (for example).
Bordeaux Airport is a 45 minute drive from the house and Bergerac is 50 minutes. The nearest train station is Libourne which is on the mainline to Bordeaux and Paris . Car hire is essential.
Saint Emilion is 12 kilometres, Libourne is 12 kilometres, Bordeaux is 40 kilometres. Cap Ferret is 90 kilometres
Banks, cash points, pharmacy and supermarkets are all 1 kilometre from the house.