SPRING 2016 JACUZZI SPECIAL - Bottle of Champagne and JACUZZI awaits you for all réservations of 2 nights or more.
Breakfast Basket delivered to you door every morning.
NEW FOR 2015 -DAILY COOKING COURSES - See details below.
Studio with unique fold away fully equiped kitchen, in 17th century demeure, fully restored. Private entrance and courtyard, with swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. 2 other appartments on the property, but in another building and all completely seperated for privacy. Possibility of renting all appartments at the same time. 1.5 hectares of private garden, bicycle storage area. 500 metres from hundreds of kilometres of bicycle paths that wind through vineyards, past chateaux, farmers markets, just to the coast for the courageous. Fluent english speaking host, always ready for questions with plenty of tips and local information. Parking on site included in the price. Mezzanine with single bed, suitable for a child at no extra charge (ceiling height is very low). Alarm on the piscine for your security. Smoking is accepted outside on the terrace or in the garden. The historical and Unesco listed village of St. Emilion is just 10 minutes drive away, definitely worth a visit. Access to internet via WIFI, no charge, and if need by, we can provide you with a internet cable to connect directly to your computer if you prefer, also free of charge. Access is very strong, we have a new internet box with Orange, one of the better companies, and the installation has recently been redone to ensure a strong signal.
- For a minimum of 3 people and maximum of 8, DAILY cooking courses with an excellent local professional chef.
Example of a typical day
9h30 (after your breakfast served in your appartment) head out to the local market to pick up supplies for the lunch and dinner meal. Tips on buying local produce. Coffee in the market square.
11h Return to the house to prepare the lunch meal, such as papillotes de veau, piperade basque, lasagne au salmon, followed by Tarte Tatin, Clafoutis etc.
12h30 to 14h - Lunch together at the family table eating your prepared meal.
14h - 16h - Private time, either sieste in your appartment, bike ride on the bicycle path, sauna or jacuzzi.
16h - 18h30 - Cooking course, to prepare the evening meal, such as Blanquette de veau, Magret de Canard - the list is endless, plus a dessert, macarons, cannelles Bordeaux.
19h -> Enjoy your meal either in your appartement or at the family table. Wine included.
COST - 150 euros per person per day which includes 6 HOURS of cooking tuition, LUNCH + Wine, DINNER + Wine. Transport to and from farmers' Market or other place of visit.
Extensive Menus on demand, and the market visit can be changed to a Chateaux visit in the afternoon for a wine appreciation course. If you are interested and less than 3 people in your group let me know as we may have others staying too interested at the same time to make up the minimum capacity requirement.
Accès des voyageurs
Bicycle Shed to store your bikes or 2 lend bikes available.
JACUZZI (a fee unless your reservation is part of a special offer)
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I try always to be here when guests arrive, in very rare occasions when I am away I will have a friend or a neighbour to greet you.
I live on the property, but am very discreet, I can be there as much or as little as you like.
There is a bell at the front gate, if ever you need anything and don't see me around, ring, and I can come and see you. I am at home the majority of the time!
I am software engineer, passionate about design, art, architecture, and building things and I would love to welcome you in this very special place that I have restored personally with care, time and love over the past 5 years. I have lived in this part of France for 16 years, and would like to show you my vision, the secret places, the unexpected, the real feeling of this amazing part of France that you won't find in guidebooks nor will you be guided to by a person behind a hotel information desk.
I live here with my 3 children and our dog, cat and various other creatures, (if you are lucky, you will see rabbits, deer and many singing birds) - but we are in another part of the property, it is a real home and I am very accessible if needed however you also have full privacy too if that is your preference.
It is my selfish desire to be here for the arrival of each and every one of my guests, except in exceptional circumstances, to greet you, advise you and help you with all I can to make you feel that you belong here as it gives me great pleasure to see you leave with a big smile knowing that this stay made a positive difference in your voyage.
Hope to meet you soon!