- Sleeps: 12 (between main house & Maison D’Amis)
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 6
- Rents: £6,250 - £7,500
- Key features: House and separate/adjoining ‘Maison d’Amis’
Pool with orangery, pool house and terraces
12 Acres gardens and grounds
Close to Saint Emilion in the Bordeaux wine region, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site
2 Master Bedrooms
Air conditioning in all bedrooms
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Domaine de St Paulas
In the heart of the famous St Emilion region Domaine de St Paulas comprises the original chateau, a house of great comfort, space and style and a separate, extremely comfortable guest cottage which adjoins and complements the chateau. The main house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and the Maison d’Amis cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
There is therefore accommodation for 12 in total.
A delightful complementary feature is a beautifully restored orangery with its own summer kitchen and dining area, filled with natural light, leading onto its own terrace overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and views over the surrounding country.
The Chateau is situated very privately in the small village of St Vincent de Pertignas and surrounded by its own gardens and grounds of 12 acres.
This is a brilliant place to stay if you are visiting St Emilion. The location is fantastic - only an hour from Bordeaux and Bergerac airports and is a must if you are visiting the St Emilion wine region. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and the chateau had all the amenities that you could ask for. It is set in a beautiful location with a super pool that is an added bonus. There are not many places in France that I have stayed in which give you such good value for your money.
Gerald , North Yorkshire.
We could not envisage a more desirable choice of accommodation near St Emilion. This is absolute class. We received the highest possible level of service, the most beautiful setting and accommodation imaginable. and some of the loveliest people you will ever meet. The eye for detail in the restoration and construction of this building, the interior design and garden layout are of the highest possible level. If we ever return to this region we so hope it will be available.
Martin and Liz , Sydney, Australia.
As soon as you pass through the gates, you'll know this is a wonderful place to be. The location is superb; in a very small village in the middle of the vineyards. The view is never ending. The house has loads of history and style. It is clean, has all the privacy you want and a wonderful pool. We will be back!
Laurens and family from The Netherlands.
The Chateau is approached through formal gates down a short drive through its garden to a generous parking area to the front of the house on its Southern side. As you face The Chateau the Maison d’Amis is conveniently located on the right (Eastern end) of the house. There is then a small separation to the orangery with its beautiful fan headed windows. The orangery opens on the other side to its terrace and the swimming pool and gardens on the other side.
The division of accommodation for a single party allows a subtle degree of independence between families or generations whilst allowing full use of the facilities of gardens, pool and indoor/outdoor spaces. Alternatively either the Maison D’Amis or the main house can be rented independently but exclusively (ie the main house and/or the maison d’amis can be rented together to the same party or independently but the two would not be let independently at the same time to unconnected parties).
The resident gardien couple, who will meet you on arrival and are on hand if/as required, live discreetly in a separately accessed self contained flat.
The front door opens into an entrance hallway off which lead.
To the left a large well equipped kitchen extending the full width of the house. To one half of the kitchen is an island with units (incorporating a Lacanche cooker, ovens, tall fridge freezers and dishwasher) on two sides and opposite this a large open stone fireplace. To the other end of the kitchen is a kitchen table with seating for ten. A door leads straight to the gardens on the Northern side.
Adjoining the kitchen to the western end of the house are a cellar/wine store, separate entrance hallway, and laundry room.
To the right of the entrance hallway is a spacious comfortable sitting room with ample seating, windows opening to the gardens on the Southern side and a large open fireplace.
Steps descend to a secondary hallway off which leads a large games/sitting room with a large flat screen TV and DVD machine and generous french windows leading out to the gardens on that side.
Wide elegant stone stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor:
Bedrooms are of large/comfortable size in keeping with the character of the house with windows to the South. Notably, there are two Master bedrooms.
All bedrooms are air conditioned with Super King size double beds.
From East to West:
Bedroom 1: Master Double Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom 1 with bath, shower wash basin and WC
Bedroom 2: Double Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom 2 with bath, shower, washbasin and WC
Bedroom 3: Twin Bedroom (beds measure 3’ x 6 ½ ‘) with separate Bathroom 3 with shower, wash basin and WC opposite/across the passage
Bedroom 4: Master Double Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom 4 with bath, shower, WC and washbasin and separate dressing room.
The Maison D’Amis.
A fully equipped and very comfortable self contained cottage with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen and open plan sitting room. This comfortable separation of accommodation perfectly suits a multi generational holiday.
A door from the garden/orangery side leads straight into a light bright open plan sitting room with a fully equipped kitchen at one end with a kitchen table (with chairs and seating for 4+) and sofas, a wood burner/fireplace, bookshelves and windows around the sitting room/area.
Stairs ascend from the sitting area to:
Both bedrooms are air conditioned.
Bedroom 1 : Twin Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom 1 with shower, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with super king size bed and french windows leading out to outside stone steps to the garden level and ensuite Bathroom 2 with shower, bath WC and wash basin.
Adjacent to the cottage and within easy access also of the main house is The Orangery.
On its upper level a delightful dining area with three magnificent fan headed windows, looking onto the garden on the Southern side.
Its lower level contains an attractive small summer kitchen with doors and windows opening onto ‘The Stoop’ which is a raised terrace/loggia for outside lunchtime and evening dining. This overlooks the swimming pool and enjoys magnificent views over the Bordeaux country beyond.
Garden & Grounds
GARDEN & GROUNDS
Domaine de St Paulas is set in 12 acres of its own gardens and grounds. The house is surrounded by an extensive and colourful garden of lawns, flowerbeds, mature trees and shrubs.
Formal and semi formal terraces, with the gardens beyond, bound the chateau on all sides giving ample choice for relaxation in shade or sun.
A large heated swimming pool is sited outside the orangery. It measures 6m x 12m and is 1.2m at the shallow end and 2.1m at the deep end. It is framed by a wide patio on which are placed sun loungers, parasols, tables and chairs for relaxation and sunbathing.
There is a croquet set/lawn, table tennis, Badminton, Boules and masses of large open grass areas for children to exercise in freedom and safety.
Domaine de St Paulas enjoys a peaceful rural/village location in the stunning St Emilion region.
Its within the little village of St Vincent de Pertignas with a population of less than 400 people and within sight of its village church.
There are basic shopping facilities at Rauzan (2 miles), including a pharmacy, baker, butcher and a small supermarket. A wider variety of shops including an artisan gift shop and tea room at Sauveterre de Guyenne (8 miles).
There is a fabulous weekly market on a Saturday morning at Ste Foy La Grande (21 miles/36 minutes)
There are supermarkets at Sauveterre de Guyenne (Super U), Castillon la Battaille (LeClerc), Branne (Carrefour Contact) and Libourne (Carrefour).
Cities and towns of note and interest within easy reach are Bordeaux, Libourne, Bergerac, St Emilion, Marmande, Duras, Sauveterre de Guyenne, Issegeac and on the Atlantic coast Arachon and Cap Ferret.
Domaine de Paulas is 55 minutes/38 miles from Bordeaux airport and 1 hr/35miles from Bergerac airport.
The nearest entry to the autoroute (N89) is Junction 8 between Bordeaux and Libourne.
The superfast train the TGV stops at Bordeaux (2hrs 14 mins Paris to Bordeaux c 20 trains a day!)
The House Information folder kept at Domaine de St Paulas gives further detail as appropriate on all of the following.
Guests will be met on arrival and will be shown how everything works both inside and out.
There is Wi Fi broadband internet access in both the Chateau and the Maison d'Amis.
Thee is a Television, DVD and sound system in both the main house and the maison d'Amis. There are a selection of DVD's and CD's for the use and enjoyment of guests.
Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided free of charge and will be changed on a weekly basis.
2 hours of cleaning per day (and on satiurdays for a multiple week booking) are included in the house rental as well as swimming pool and garden maintenance. Any additional hours of housework should be agreed direct with the House Keepers and paid to them by tenants @ €22/hr.
The House keepers who will meet guests on arrival, live in a flat with its own entrance at one end of the main building.
Provided sufficient notice is given a professional chef can be arranged. His wage will be the tenants responsibility and can be ascertained in advance should tenants so wish.
There is a travel cot and high chair.
There is air conditioning in all bedrooms.
This is an all year round property and is centrally heated throughout.
There are a number of Engluish language books and family board games for the use and enjoyment of guests.
Things to See & Do near Domaine de St Paulas
There is a very helpful Information Folder with details of recommended local shops, restaurants, markets, cultural, sporting and recreational activities plus many other suggestions on what to do and where to go in the vicinity. The folder also includes maps, brochures and contact details of local doctors, dentists, plumbers, electricians, pool maintenance etc.
Bicycling: There is nothing nicer than cycling from Chateau de Chateau around the vineyards of St Emilion. Bicycles can be hired from Les Bicyclettes de Saint-Emilion
Walking: There are several walks from Domaine de St Paulas and locally. Details are available in the house and there are copies of the excellent local series blue maps.
Canoes and kayaks can be hired at various points on the magnificent Dordogne River to paddle serenely past Chateaux and negotiate some gentle rapids http://www.lesmerles.com
Chateaux There are numerous examples well worth visiting. Chateau Yquem and the next door Chateau Guiraud are super. the latter has a restauarant sur place which makes the visit even more enjoyable!
Golf courses. There is a golf course at Golf de Rochebois at Vitrac (9 hole). Also The Grand Saint-Emilion Golf Club (18 hole), Golf de la Forge (9 holes) at Siorac-en-Perigord, and the 18 hole Golf la Croix de Mortemart near Le Bugue to name a selection.
Fairs festivals and concerts are held in the region throughout the summer. Details are included in The House Manual and are also available in the tourist office in Saint-Emilion http://www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/uk
Markets. There are open air markets in numerous local towns and villages, taking place on different days of the week. Details can be found in The House Manual.
Saint-Emilion (19mins/20 miles North West) is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage cultural landscape. Two thousand years of history between men and vines have evolved here. Meander through the cobbled streets of this lovely small town and admire the architecture. Drop in to one of the many caves and enjoy a wine tasting or a chilled glass of award winning sparkling wine while sitting in the 14th century cloisters. http://www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/uk
Bordeaux (55mins/34 miles) is the famed port city of the Garonne estuary and the centre of the famed wine-growing region. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale St-André, as well as its many fine and contemporary art museums and 18th and 19th century mansions. Public gardens line the curving river quays, and the grand Place de la Bourse opens to the water, with the Three Graces fountain at its centre. http://www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk/What-to-see-do
Bergerac (1 hr/35miles East), located on the Dordogne. Historically, like Bordeaux, it grew on trade. Flat-bottomed barges (gabares) took the wine on to Bordeaux for shipping to England, for centuries the biggest market. There is a mix of very old half-timbered (colombage) houses set in the narrow streets and a more modern shopping centre around the beautiful Notre Dame cathedral. The old town is mostly traffic free. http://www.bergerac-tourisme.com http://www.pays-de-bergerac.com/english/index.asp River Cruises from Bergerac
Issigeac (1hr 10 mins/43 miles east along the Dordogne river) is a pretty medieval ecclesiastical town in the centre of the Pays des Bastides. It was built in concentric circles according to the same pattern as the “Bouyricou”, the traditional Périgord basket which you can still buy in the local markets. The church of Saint Félicien (16C) overlooks the central square with its octagonal bell tower in the late gothic style. On the other side of the square is the Bishops’ Palace (17C). It now hosts the Tourist Office and its rooms are used for exhibitions. Enjoy a glass of something cool in one of the little bars or restaurants. The regular Sunday market is a feast for the eyes and in the summer the night markets here are not to be missed.
Lalinde (1 hr/32 miles east) was the first English bastide, founded in 1267 by Henry III Plantagenet. It suffered serious damage during the Hundred Years War but there are still some medieval half-timbered buildings to admire. Lalinde is on the river Dordogne but as this section was difficult to navigate a canal was built over 150 years ago between Mauzac and Tulieres, the views from locks at Mouleydier are magnificent and the canal is a great place for walking and fishing. The Chateau de Lanquais at Saint Capraise de Lalinde is unusual as half of it is Medieval and half is Renaissance so here you can admire both architectural styles.
Périgueux (1hr 20 mins/60 miles North East) is the ‘capital’ of the Dordogne department but is actually on the river Isle rather than the Dordogne. In existence since neolithic times, and from Roman times you can still see the Vesone Tower and the remains of the amphitheatre. Chateau Barrière dates from the early middle-ages. Périgueux also contains an interesting medieval and renaissance centre, with attractive boulevards concentrated around the cathedral Saint Front, built in the Byzantine style with its cluster of domes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site it was the model for the Sacré Coeur church in Montmartre, Paris. There are regular markets in the covered marketplace and some lovely places to sit with a coffee or meal and watch the world go by. http://www.tourisme-perigueux.fr/en
FOOD AND WINE
Goose, Duck and Foie Gras. Farms in the area produce high quality and delicious goose and duck meat, pâté and of course the ultimate foie gras. You will get to taste some of these products during your stay or perhaps at the local Auberge, Bistro or Restaurants.
Fresh Fruits. Along the Dordogne river plain you will see a multitude of soft fruit orchards growing peaches, nectarines, apricots & kiwi. In the area further south, around Duras and Monségur you will come across field after field of sunflowers, these are at their best during July (depending on the sunshine of course) there are also acres of plum orchards, some of which go to produce the famous Agen prunes.
Autumn Harvest From late September the grape harvest (vendage) begins. The autumn months also see the nuts beginning to appear, walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts, then of course the mushrooms and infamous truffles.
Wine Appellations – see map
Organic and Biodynamic Vineyard with a difference…. Chateau Feely is 15 mins west of Bergerac and offers award winning visits and organic biodynamic, natural and no sulfite added white, red and rose wines. Day, or half day wines school, a wine and food pairing experience created in collaboration with a Michelin starred chef or a family friendly visit with a cheese platter. Best of Wine Tourism Gold trophy winner in the greater Bordeaux and Bergerac region in 2013 and 2017. www.chateaufeely.com for details.
Restaurants and eating out. The choice is vast. The owners make some suggestions of their own in The House Information Folder
Rents & Terms
2021 RENTS & TERMS
July, August and September £7,500 per week
October £6,250 per week
Other months On request
The Maison d’Amis may be available to rent independently for smaller parties (4 people) on request – Mid and Low Season only
Unless otherwise agreed, all rentals will be for a minimum of one week, and will begin and end on a Saturday.
Tenants should arrive between 4pm and 7pm on the commencement day, and should leave by 9.30 am on the agreed day of departure. They will be welcomed on arrival and shown around the property.
A deposit of 30% of the rent will be payable to Anglo French Properties Ltd on signing the Rental Agreement, with the 70% balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
A Booking and Security Deposit of £1,500 will also be payable to Anglo French Properties Ltd on signing this Rental Agreement. This will secure the booking and will cover (a) the cost of telephone calls made on the landline during the tenancy, (b) the cost of replacing/making good any losses, breakages and/or damages incurred during the rental, (c) the cost of pool heating (if required) @ £200 per week, and (d) any exceptional cleaning work which may be required at the end of the tenancy. It will be refunded (less any deductions as outlined above) within 4 weeks of the conclusion of the tenancy.
Pets are not permitted.
Tenants should advise Anglo French Properties Ltd at the end of each rental of any breakages, losses and/or damages. This is in lieu of an inventory.
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