This place was a pleasant surprise, given there was not a substantial amount on information on trip adviser or their website (http://www.mf-favard.fr/).
Quick note on access - Firstly as previously noted, the place is actually called "Château Meylet".There is a sign on D243 to a place called "Château La Gomerie" - which is NOT this place. See my photographs to give a heads up on what to look out for to get the right entry to the property.
Other important note - YOU MUST PAY IN CASH.
The room we stayed in was pleasant - relatively small and basic, and had a small but clean bathroom with decent fittings, small TV, and heating. Beware for summer stays that there is no air-conditioning. The outlook was great - over the vineyards (see photo).
Breakfast was basic but nice - breads, croissants, yoghurt, etc., but no cereal. There was no WiFi/Internet at the time we were there (it appears they are having ongoing problems with their connection). The owner and other staff were very friendly and spoke a reasonable amount of English.
It is about a 20min walk into the centre of Saint Emilion. If you take the direct route via D243, it can be frustrating to find somewhere to walk as the road is reasonably busy, has no shoulder, and there is a drainage ditch that you must jump across between road edge and the adjacent vineyard. There is also limited to no shade, so it is quite hot to make the trek in summer. There is a back route was through the vineyards and secondary roads you can take - ask the tourist office for their hike maps, on which one of them details the route (the reverse of part of one of the walks).
If you do not want to walk in and don't intend to drive, be aware that there appears to be very limited amounts of taxis in Saint Emilion (when we were there, there was none). You may need to get a taxi in from nearby Libourne, makes the 2km trip very, very expensive (maybe 20 euors). There appears to be a bus, but the timetable was very limited.
We had a very pleasant stay and would recommend this place!
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