Chez Emilion is located in a vineyard hamlet 30 ks north of Bordeaux with easy access to A10 autoroute & RN10.
15 minute drive to the Bordeaux tramway system. 30 minutes to St Emilion and 30 minutes to Blaye, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
18th century farmhouse in the vineyards of Bordeaux.
Set in 2 acre gardens in grounds of former wine chateau.
There is a choice of 4 bedrooms:
3 large bedrooms with king-size (UK) beds
2 have en-suite showers with WC.
One has twin beds.
There is also a separate shower room with WC.
6 person luxury hot-tub. Housed in adjoining barn so available all year. Set to 38°.
Wi-Fi - fast connection.
Check-in: We can be flexible depending on the previous group and their size.
Guests have sole use of the property - not shared with any other guests, which includes well equipped fitted kitchen - dishwasher, coffee machine etc, lounge / dining area. Utility room with WC, washing / dryer, electric central heating, games room, garden room, spa room, gardens, BBQ.
Restricted mobility - the ground floor bedroom has en-suite WC and shower which is suitable for wheelchair users.
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within 30 minutes: Bordeaux, St Emilion & Blaye.
“The very essence of elegance,” concluded HM Queen Elizabeth when she visited Bordeaux. "
Ideal base for the beautiful city of Bordeaux, the medieval town St Emilion, Cognac, wine tasting, local markets.
There are many wonderful restaurants.
Takeaway pizza restaurant 2 minutes by car, open evenings only.
Just a 15 minutes drive to the Bordeaux tram network, then 20 minutes on the tram into Bordeaux. It is also possible to get a train from the village into Bordeaux.
The pool is warm enough to swim from May to September.
Large garden with chickens and various wildlife.
NB from June to October we have a Saturday changeover and the minimum booking is one week.
Animals - sorry we can't accept animals because not only do we have chickens but also we have guests with allergies.
Garden, pool, games room with ping pong and table football, hot-tub. Badminton & boules.
Interaction with guests
We live just along the road so are available for help and advice.
Other things to note
Our friendly free range / pastured hens will be on the terrace each morning to greet you in the hope you'll share some leftovers with them!
The TV is UK and includes the BBC ITV etc. & French TV also - No pay channels.
We do not rent the house for parties and day guests must be included in the reservation.
Gates to be kept closed at all times - danger for chickens.
Pool security - gates must be closed at all times & children supervised by an adult.
Pool toy inflatables only – nothing with hard edges.
Breakages & breakdowns If anything gets broken please replace it and inform us immediately if anything needs repairing.
Recycling – respect recycling rules- list provided in house.
No illegal file sharing as it is prosecuted in France.
BBQ – do not use liquid fire lighters
Trampoline - Only one person at a time, no shoes, maximum weight 14 stone - 88 kilos.
You must be clean - no sun cream or lotions
Do not add anything – no bubble bath or essential oils etc
No glass, plastic glasses are provided in the house.
If you have any problems or need anything please notify us immediately either by mail or knock on our door.
David & I have lived in the Bordeaux wine region since 1991 and have thus accrued an enormous amount of local knowledge about the region, it's history, the vineyards and restaurants.
As your holiday is one of the most important events of the year it is our philosophy to provide you with a high standard of accommodation and advice so that your holiday here is a memorable experience. This is born out by the high percentage of our guests who return again and again. Our approach is both professional and friendly.
We are constantly upgrading the property and gardens and pay attention to the smallest details.
The grounds are a child's paradise with a pool, trampoline, animals and wildlife.
Our own house backs onto the same grounds, so although the guests' area is private, we are on hand for emergencies and are fluent in French. Emergencies include helping guests out if they run out of wine!
The property was originally a wine château and when we moved here in 1991 Chez Emilion was a barn. We replaced the roof and just about everything else except the centuries old stone walls. The ground floor suite walls are concave where the cows, who lived in this former stables, licked the saltpeter from the walls.
We can also offer a wealth of information to anyone thinking of moving into the region.