Wonderful. Formidable. Wunderbar. Prachtig. Wspaniale. Maravilloso. We have stayed at many villas in the past and my family and I really liked this place!
We booked Catherine and Jean-Luc’s villa looking for a relaxing two week holiday with our two grown up children. We wanted relaxation, peace and quiet and the villa was perfect for that.
Adjacent to the chateau, the villa itself is a restored old stone building done up in a part-modern, part retro, style; clean, very spacious, characterful and airy. The villa had all mod cons
We read books and ate meals on the patio overlooking the organic vineyards and time seemed to fly by. We also sat on the roof terrace overlooking vineyards and soaking in the sun during the daytime. During the night the terrace was a wonderful vantage point to sit in total darkness and silence and marvel at the night sky and the Milky Way. Welcoming the dawn over the vineyards was magical.
We loved the lovely large swimming pool surrounded by trees and vineyards with views in the distance to the Gironde estuary and the Citadelle of Blaye.
The location is great, being one mile from Blaye (restaurants, cafés, shops and the ferry to the Médoc), with very easy access to a giant LeClerc supermarket, boulangeries, patisseries and so forth. Bordeaux is an easy drive and the endless beaches of Lacanau are easily accessible after a lovely ferry ride from Blaye to Lamarque. Good cycling territory as well.
Catherine and Jean-Luc are absolutely lovely hosts. Proprietors of the chateau, their passion for their home and their vineyards is evident and you are in safe and caring hands from the moment you arrive. The vineyards have been certified organic for many years, and the pleasure in sampling the wines and discussing with Jean-Luc a paradigm shift in Bordeaux winemaking only added to the wonderful memories and the anticipation of keeping those memories alive through sampling the cases of wines that we brought home.
What words of advice could we give to Catherine and Jean-Luc on improving their holiday home? Nothing really. Nothing at all. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. À bientôt.