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Blaye - Chateau Soleil on vineyard, with exclusive pool

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Luxury Farmhouse gite with exclusive use of pool – centrally located in the world famous Bordeaux wine region (includes St Emilion, Medoc etc), as well as UNESCO world heritage sites and conveniently close to the Gironde Estuary and to the south of Royan, La Rochelle, Il de Re. A short ferry ride from all the Atlantic beaches of Aquitaine, SW France. French Vineyard Vacations – a well-priced, comfortable and blissfully, relaxing holiday retreat, with use of secluded pool and vineyard. So whether you are relaxing by the pool, surrounding yourself with “soul food”, wandering through the vines or or seizing the moment and taking part in one of the many activities in the surrounding area; we'd like to think...Luxury Farmhouse gite with exclusive use of pool – centrally located in the world famous Bordeaux wine region (includes St Emilion, Medoc etc), as well as UNESCO world heritage sites and conveniently close to the Gironde Estuary and to the south of Royan, La Rochelle, Il de Re. A short ferry ride from all the Atlantic beaches of Aquitaine, SW France. French Vineyard Vacations – a well-priced, comfortable and blissfully, relaxing holiday retreat, with use of secluded pool and vineyard. So whether you are relaxing by the pool, surrounding yourself with “soul food”, wandering through the vines or or seizing the moment and taking part in one of the many activities in the surrounding area; we'd like to think our holiday accommodation includes all the right things to ensure your stay with us is really special and full of things to boost your get up and go. We also specialise in a more bespoke holiday experience by offering additional add on packages such as wine tastings and various wine tours of the world famous Bordeaux wine region. We aim to go that extra “mile” to help provide a more unique experience for each and every one of our guests. This includes other shopping packages like food, toiletries and wine. La Grande Etouble is a lovingly restored, traditional stone Girondian Farm house with pool, accommodating up to eight, depending on your group's dynamics. Property Ground Floor Entrance hall, shower room and toilet, Small utility area + washing machine + tall fridge Farmhouse kitchen - well equipped with fridge, freezer, dish washer, microwave, toaster, kettle etc plus plenty of cooking equipment and usual mod cons Roomy sitting room with Satellite TV, DVD player, DVDs, Wi-Fi, books and games First Floor ( All bedding is top quality and every bed has with soft fluffy pillows and crispy, thick white egyptian cotton bedding + mattress toppers help you very pampered and special.) Family Suite - Double bedroom with lounge area + DVD player (sofa converting into another double bed if required) Ensuite Bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet Golden bedroom with Louis Style bed Ivory bedroom with Louis style bed Shower Room + toilet with double sinks, mirrors, shaving socket Facilities available to all guests: * Pool - sun beds, pool equipment and shaded decking area etc * Free off road parking for all guests * B B Q and outdoor eating areas * Wi-Fi internet available in most areas * Satellite TV and DVD player + DVD's (often remain unused) * A good supply of thick fluffy towels and optional pack of toiletries and hairdryer (speed through security check) * Comfortable beds - all with mattress toppers and crispy white bedding (because you're worth it) * Washing machine in each property ( travel light) * Most things you use at home (please ask if you have any questions) * Starter pack of basic essentials on arrival (wine, bread, cheese, milk etc) Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 14004More
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About the Owner
Gill B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
Interaction with guests
As the owners of our holiday retreat, we are happy to stay in the back ground of your holiday. Simply handing the keys over and handing over our Holiday information pack for you to explore the area on your own. Equally we are happy to make suggestions which might suit your interests and provide the occasional taxi service perhaps to allow all members of your group to enjoy the wine and gourmet food which is abundant in our area.
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was a real home from home with many personal touches. Gill and Ben were exceptional hosts who made us so welcome. A fabulously appointed house set in their own private vineyard. The wine (and wine tasting) made it extra special.. We have booked our...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank PaulFBC
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a wonderful stay at the Chateau Soleil near Blaye. The beautiful house and grounds- including pool- had everything we needed to make us comfortable. The chateau is very well situated and it was convenient for us to visit many of the historic and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Steve R
gillandben, VR Owner at Blaye - Chateau Soleil on vineyard, with exclusive pool, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hi Both - our first guests of the 2018 holiday season. It's so good to hear from you. Especially to hear your feedback all the way from America, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We loved welcoming you and...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is our second stay, we felt in love last year as from the very first moment, as well with the house and his environment as with the hosts. Ben & Gill have equiped their house to provide their guests all they need to have...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank AnnC2041
gillandben, VR Owner at Blaye - Chateau Soleil on vineyard, with exclusive pool, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hello Ann It's always so good to read reviews from returning guests and hear you have enjoyed your second visit as much as your first. We are so pleased you have all ready booked up for next year. Next year we will be able to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We went on our final 'family' holiday with our two almost grown up sons (!) thinking this would be it from now on. However, we had such an amazing time staying at Gill and Ben's beautiful home that they want to come again, bring girlfriends...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank TABI777
gillandben, VR Owner at Blaye - Chateau Soleil on vineyard, with exclusive pool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hello Jo - It's great to hear from you and we thank you very much for this wonderful review - it has given us a real booster of energy and reassurance to hear you had such a wonderful time. This holiday season seems to be...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Ideally located in a vineyard , with amenities in Blaye nearby. A short drive of 40 minutes and you are in the best Bordeaux wine areas ( St Emelion , Pomerol, Margeaux….. ) Ben and Gill are wonderful hosts, the outdoor rustic BBQ area together...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Alan O
gillandben, VR Owner at Blaye - Chateau Soleil on vineyard, with exclusive pool, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hello Again - it's great to hear from you again, many thanks for taking the time to submit a review - we really appreciate it. What a wonderful week it was while you were here, the weather was good and lots of events to go...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The local area offers plenty of leisure activities to suit everyone and most of them are with a 5 to 25 minute drive including:Fishing, jet skiing, boat trips, cycling, walking, bird spotting, visits to local historic world UNESCO heritage site. There's always plenty of opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting / tour in many of the local or perhaps further afield. Many of our guests enjoy simply relaxing within our idyllic oasis , followed by a delicious meal at one of the great local restaurant. Or a homemade BBQ evening, sampling the delights of the wine from our vineyard.
Getting around
Ways to explore our area: by car, in less than an hour you can be tasting the mouth watering Grand Cru's of St Emilion, Medoc, Pomerol etc. We include the use of 4 bikes for the duration of your visit - great for getting the morning croissants or going to Blaye or Bourg to the farmers markets. Bikes rentals are also available within Bordeaux. Boat trips are also very popular.
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