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Joanna Palmer

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french

Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,6 bathrooms

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Coutras Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 bdr + 5 bathrooms . Great place for a family get-together or celebration.

The house is light and airy and set in an idyllic setting on the river L'isle. With spacious rooms and easy to look after furnishings, making it easy for you to relax. Ideal for a family holiday with fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The exceptional covered terrace, which runs the full length of the house is ideal for outdoor dining and barbecues, playing table tennis or just enjoying the view. A private salt water heated swimming pool (10x5 mts and 1.5mts deep)is situated just off the terrace, surrounded by wood decking and luscious planting. A wall surrounds the pool making it secure when its not in use. There is rich planting down to the garden and river(unfenced), where there are two 2-man canoes available with life jackets (2 adult & 2children sizes), so you can explore the river L'isle.

The houes is a perfect setting for that special family celebration.

We occupy an adjoining house and garden which is separated from the main house. We are here if you need us .

Form weekly rentals to short mid-week or weekend breaks, Only available outside of july and august. and minimum stay 2 nights from groups of 6 to 12 people at a nightly rate of £400per night.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joanna Palmer (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Joanna Palmer

I have been in France since 1992 and we have lived at La Vieille Ferme since 1997, we spent 2 and half years renovating and now have a fantasitc house for family holidays. We Live next door with our 2 girls and 2 cats. So why not come and see us!

Joanna Palmer purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Joanna Palmer chose Libourne area

We where looking for a project and somewhere to live but most of all we thought that the location on the river and just round the corner from all that lovely wine was a must have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Le Vielle Ferme with a group of 10 adults from Dallas Texas in late May for about 10 days. The property exceeded expectations in every way. They have done a great job on the re-model and it is furnished nicely with French country touches like glazed confit pots, cool art and lovely antiques. A great dining room table was the perfect setting for long and wonderful meals. The kitchen, almost worthy of commercial status, was stocked very well which made making large meals a pleasure. The rear of the house was a grand affair with the large porch and garden spilling to the river. It was a perfect venue for bouls and barbecue. Jo was a great host with tips of how to best explore the area. We also did the cooperage tour which quite frankly was one of the trip favorites for us as well. The overall location was great. About 15 -20 minutes to St. Emillion. Coutras only blocks away had a wonderful market and the market in Libourne was amazing. My favorite post market endeavor was shucking a dozen Arcachon oysters and opening a bottle white Bordeaux, heaven on earth. Again what a wonderful find and I can’t wait to get back. We have self-catered all over Italy, France and Spain and this was one of our best finds. Thank you Jo, you and your family are in our thoughts.

Thank You,
May 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
Spacious stone farmhouse , fantastic terrace. Private salt pool ,6 bathrooms
average rating of 4.83871 based on 36 reviews
5

Terrific holiday in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

What a find. So glad I booked early. This house and it's garden and all it's additional features and extras from toys, canoes, kitchen utensils made our week a really memorable one. The house was much bigger than it looks in the pictures and the space was fantastic. Even though the weather wasn't that kind to us (it was rather wet and cold) the pool was still warm enough to swim in and there were enough other things to do from playing ping pong, taking the canoe out and relaxing in the hammock to keep us happy.

I'd strongly recommend this place - the hosts were fabulous too. Thanks very much Jo for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A wonderful house and a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

La Vieille ferme Is a spacious house which is beautifully decorated . We were 3 couples travelling around France and we spent 3 relaxing nights here. The house caters for large groups particularly families with numerous bedrooms and well appointed bathrooms as well as everything you could possibly need to cook for large groups, as well as outstanding living areas. Sumptuous couches and a slow combustion stove made for very relaxing evenings. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden and in the enormous verandah where we able to enjoy the view of the garden and the river. We would have liked to have had longer to enjoy the activities on the river.

The owner Jo was friendly and a wonderful help regarding places to visit and eat. The house is also close to a supermarket and vineyards. The large eat-in kitchen was fabulous ( we didn't even go into the large formal dining room)! We had a wonderful 3 days, the house is amazing and we hope to return another time with our families.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you all and I hope your adventure continued with better weather ! I look forward to being able to welcome you again with the family in tow, just remember to book early.
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A terrific venue for a great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property with everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday with three generations - from two 80+ Grandparents to two primary school aged children.

It's a set up where everyone can muck in to make it fun. A huge kitchen, large living room and six bedrooms - almost all en suite.

But best of all were the outside spaces - we dined alfresco every night - often with food cooked on the barbecue - with lovely local wines and cheeses. The days had relaxing cool shade for my parents, while the young kids basically became mer-children - spending hours in the pool.

With the addition of a hire car, to travel to/from Coutras and for day trips out, we really had what we needed to make a great holiday. We had riding lessons at the excellent local Harris Horses, wine tours around St Emilion, a few holes of golf, and managed to fix some tennis time in Coutras - all good.

We had 8/9 people sleeping there at various times - it could easily have accommodated several more.

Easy to recommend - and I'm sure we will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really nice to hear that all went well and you all enjoyed yourself and really made use of everything around you. Look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Wonderful, spacious and beuatifully located house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxed holiday with two families at la vieille ferme. The spacious house is beautifully located and offers both relaxation and playing/fun possibilities with the swimming pool, tennis table, canoes and the great terrace in the backyard.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated as is the rest of the house.

We would definitely recommend la vieille ferme to friends and would love to come back!

Thanks Jo and family for the great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful and spacious house to return to

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxed holiday with two families at la vieille ferme. The spacious house is beautifully located and offers both relaxation and playing/fun possibilities with the swimming pool, tennis table, canoes and the great terrace in the backyard.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated as is the rest of the house.

We would definitely recommend la vieille ferme to friends and would love to come back!

Thanks Jo and family for the great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A perfect holiday stay.

  • 5 of 5

11 members of our family aged from 9 to 70 enjoyed a fabulous week at la Vieille Ferme. The house was spacious and very well furnished and equipped.

It remained cool and comfortable despite the hot weather. There was something for everyone to enjoy at all times. The pool was in constant use as was the table tennis table. The situation on the banks of the river Isle was idyllic especially for 2 members of the family who are fanatical kayakers. We were in fact all able to enjoy the water as 3 kayaks were provided for guests.

The owner who lived nearby was helpful but in no way obtrusive. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bordeaux 60k Bergerac 70k
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Coutras, libourne, St Emilion, Bordeaux
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
St Medard
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

Coutras is situated in Aquitaine, at the meeting point between the Dordogne river and the Gironde. It is an hour from Bordeaux and its international airport and the ancient towns of Perigueux and Cognac.

The medieval city and historic wine center of St Emilion is 20 km away, offering a wide selection of restaurants, wine tastings and châteaux tours. The wide, sandy beaches of Arcachon and Lacanau are about an hour and a half’s drive away and the thriving market town of Libourne, a must-see on a Sunday, is 15 km away.

Other Activities: micro lights (ulm)

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Rates & Availability

Coutras Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,147
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,023
 
 
Spring
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,023
 
 
SUMMER 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,147
 
 
AUTUMN 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,023
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,023
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $562

Weekend and midweek rental available out of season july and august, 2 night minimum stay from €400 per night .
€800 for 6 people, €1200 for 8 people and €1500 for 12 people.
Rental includes bed linen and bath towels, and hot water.
End of stay clean is available at a local rate of 150euros and can be aranged on arrival.

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Amenities

Coutras Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2013 we have up graded 2 bathrooms to large modern walk-in showers in both master bedrooms. one bath towel and one hand towel is provided per person. Pool towels are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 large doubles rooms with ensuite bathrooms and wc, double glass doors opening on to a balcony overlooking the terrace. 2 twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms with wc 2 twin rooms with shared bathroom 1wooden cot for infants to 2 years, 1 travel cot, on request, sheets and covers provided plus a selection of toys, wheely baby chair, for the only just walking baby, high chair, booster seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
weekend and mid week breaks availiable out of season. Please note that on short stays a £150 is charged for cleaning.

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