Farmhouse gite accommodation France - La Grande Etouble

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Stone Farm House (Gite)on Bordeaux Wine Trail

Chateau de Soleil is a unique and unusual holiday rental, being set in a vineyard and with use of a pool. It is an elegant stone Girondian Farmhouse which has been lovingly restored and enhanced to provide luxury holiday accommodation for a party of six, possibly eight, depending on your group's dynamics. The property is approached by a small quiet side road which winds its way through the local vineyards. There's free parking for all our guest's cars.

Garden and Entrance

As you enter through the private gates leading up to the property you will notice the beautiful typically french shuttered farmhouse with private enclosed gardens. The gardens are set to lawns and surrounded on 3 sides by our vines. There are 2 sets of french doors which all provide entry into the farmhouse. On a wonderfully warm day the breeze blows through the whole of the ground floor from the large outside terrace, which is a shady refuge from the hot afternoon sun during the long summer days.

Ground Floor

  • Elegant entrance hall
  • Ground floor shower room and toilet
  • Small utility area with a washing machine and tall fridge to provide additional chilled space for food and of course the odd bottle of rose or white wine.
  • Farmhouse kitchen with a pine kitchen table and chairs - which can sit up to 8 people. The kitchen is very well equipped with ovens, hobs, microwave oven, coffee machines, toaster, kettle and all mod cons like food mixers and cooking utensils.
  • The large roomy sitting room has plenty of comfortable sitting space and coffee tables, Satellite TV and DVD player, DVDs, Wi-Fi, books and board games are also stored here.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor bedrooms and shower/ bathrooms have been thoughtfully created to provide a luxurious and pampering space. The large landing leads to:

  • Chateau de Soleil Suite - Double bedroom with lounge area + DVD player (sofa converting into another double bed if required) Ensuite Bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet.
  • La Chambre D'Or - The Golden Room has been carefully furnished with a bow fronted french Louis Style romantic bed with soft fluffy pillows and crispy, thick white egyption cotton sheets and pillows cases to help you very pampered and special. This room has shutters opening onto the front terrace and garden
  • La Chambre de L'Ivoire - The Ivory Room is the slightly larger than the chambre d'Or and has been equally lavished with tender, loving care to provide the same pampering experience. This room also has a Louis Style Romantic bed and shutters opening onto the front terrace and garden.
  • Salle de Douche - This pearl of a shower room ( + toilet) is very elegantly furnished with double sinks, mirrors, shaving socket and lightening. The shower is a state of the art shower which provides a plentiful supply of cascading water at a temperature that's just right for you.

All guests are welcome to use the private pool, which is surrounded by the family vineyard, pool furniture and equipment. B-B-Q and seating area and perhaps enjoy a relaxing walk through the vines.

Local Amenities

French Vineyard Vacations holiday accommodation is located within the small village of St Ciers de Canesse, however our closest amenities can be found in the nearby village of Berson (2 kms). Here you’ll find the artisan Boulanger (Bakery) which is filled with the fresh aroma of warm, fresh baguettes and croissants for a typical French breakfast treat. This village also has a small supermarket, a Tabac (which doubles up as a bar) and a pharmacy etc. If you enjoy eating out, there's a really good selection of local restaurants, one even has live music on 3 evenings a week, in the summer season. Bourg-sur-Gironde (8 kms) has a farmers market on Sunday mornings and plenty of shops to wander around. The port of Blaye (5 kms) offers a wonderful artisan market, selling local fish, sea food and other locally grown produce or handmade crafts every Wednesday and Saturday mornings and also has a very good choice of supermarkets and shops.