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Le Petit Rêve

Southwest France

4-bdrms, 2.0-baths, sleeps up to 6
Authentic stone, country home

 Bordeaux, Tremont, Charente Maritime

St. Bonnet sur Gironde

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Dating back to 1745, this wonderful house epitomizes the romantic French country getaway. With southern and western exposure, the house benefits from ample sunlight and the gentle cross-breezes of this temperate region. Its historic character is evident in details such as thick stone walls, exposed wood beams, stone fireplaces, large shuttered windows and antique tile floors, while the fully updated kitchen and bathrooms provide comtemporary comfort. The lovely grounds are planted with a variety of flowers and trees, including grapevines, figs, and cherries for guests to enjoy, depending on the season.

One enters the house by way of a large foyer. To the left is the bright and airy living room, with windows facing the garden and vineyard beyond, and French doors opening to an outdoor patio with furniture. The indoor sitting area has a sofa, coffee table, two writing desks and two armchairs. Classic stone fireplace. Amenities include TV with CNN, computer hook-up, and stereo system with CD player.

The country kitchen has a massive stone hearth and a rustic wood dining table seating up to twelve. Cooking equipment includes a four-burner gas cook top, double sink, wall-mounted electric oven, microwave, convenient prep area with a separate sink, pantry, washing machine (sorry, no dryer) and dishwasher.  A door in the kitchen opens to a pleasant outdoor breakfast area.

On the main floor, the spacious master bedroom has large windows that look out to sunflower fields and an old stone barn.  The room has a French queen bed, a couch, a desk, ample closet space, and a white stone fireplace. Its en suite master bath is nicely equipped with two pedestal sinks, a toilet, a bathtub with hand held shower and a pretty stained glass window. A second main-floor bedroom also has views over the pretty grounds. Furnishings include a queen bed, chairs, a bureau and an antique armoire.  Just outside this room is a second bathroom with stall shower, sink and separate toilet.

A 17th century walnut staircase leads from the entry to the second floor. The upstairs has hardwood floors and low ceilings traversed by a massive wooden beam. Four small shuttered windows allow light into the attic-like space. The two bedrooms, furnished with two double beds and a single, make a particularly nice area for children's playtime.

No smoking, pets, or children under eight.
  • Walking distance to the local village
  • Perfect base for tours of Bordeaux and Cognac wine country
  • Extensively renovated for modern comfort, with beautifully preserved antique details
  • Daily cook and housekeeping available
Only a short walk away, you can shop for fresh baguettes in the quaint village of St. Bonnet-sur-Gironde. The beautiful village of Mirambeau, with its open air market, is 7 km away and has a great restaurant in the local Château. Ideal for leisurely vacations, this home is well located for touring the vineyards, playing golf, or enjoying the many nearby ocean beaches. For wine lovers, villages such as St. Emilion and Pauillac are within an easy drive. Thirty minutes to the north is the town of Cognac, famous for its distilleries, and Saintes, with its Roman ruins, exquisite architecture and summer music festival. Bordeaux, the second most beautiful city in France, is forty-five minutes away.

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Weekly Rate June thru Sept $2,750
Weekly Rate May & October $2,450
Weekly Rate Other Months $2,250
Rates are all inclusive. Rates are subject to change without notice.
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