Our beautifully situated, detached house in the peaceful, ancient hillside town of Guitres in the heart of the premier wine producing area of Bordeaux offers a real taste of French life. The house has stunning views, fabulous local fare in the shops and restaurants, all the while so close to majestic Bordeaux vineyards.
The house is set by a typically French square, shaded by trees, opposite the west door of the ancient Romanesque Abbey of Guitres, though don't be concerned, the bells won't disturb you overnight. The living accommodation, which is on the first floor, comprises of a kitchen, lounge-diner, a double and a twin bedroom, bathroom and separate toilet. The full width upstairs balcony benefits from wonderful views of the town square, Abbey and a commanding view over the River Isle. The house also has a small secluded garden, the perfect place to unwind.
The house is in the Gironde area of France with Bordeaux on the west and Bergerac to the east, with the nearest main towns being Libourne and St Emilion. The town of Guitres is well known for its steam railway and river boat trips.
This area offers incomparable vineyards, fairytale chateaux, abundant Romanesque churches, impressive bastides, picturesque rivers with their characteristic lamproie fishing nets along the banks, plentiful forests for walking, horse riding or cycling, and as you would expect, wonderful restaurants.
Guitres is easily accessible from the motorway network, within an hour's drive of Bordeaux or Bergerac airports and the TGV station at Libourne.
The property provides an ideal base for those who enjoy good food and wine as well as visiting many historic places. There are also many local sporting activities, including swimming, fishing, canoeing, go-karting and a full motor racing circuit. It offers the perfect escape from the stress and cares of a busy life.
“We had a lovely holiday in your house in Guitres. It is a well appointed house and a great location. One of the highlights of the week was the Foire des Oignons on the Wednesday in mid September. We awoke to all these stalls being set up in the square. It was lovely, then lots of people started to arrive - it was typically French. We enjoyed going to the markets and selecting our evening meal then sitting enjoying it on the terrace.”AH