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Beautiful 17th Century Chateau near St Emilion

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum
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La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding vineyards to the hills of the Dordogne River. This charming retreat is in the heart of wine country, just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage medieval village of St Emilion. It is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy and from which to explore the many pretty villages and historic towns of the area and experience wine tastings at the most iconic chateaux. Built in 1602, it was part of the Chateau La Mouleyre ( St Emilion Grand Cru ) until the vines were sold to the neighbouring Chateau Faugeres and the house, barn, chais (wine agin...La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding vineyards to the hills of the Dordogne River. This charming retreat is in the heart of wine country, just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage medieval village of St Emilion. It is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy and from which to explore the many pretty villages and historic towns of the area and experience wine tastings at the most iconic chateaux. Built in 1602, it was part of the Chateau La Mouleyre ( St Emilion Grand Cru ) until the vines were sold to the neighbouring Chateau Faugeres and the house, barn, chais (wine aging cellar) and grounds were purchased in 2008. Renovated sympathetically so it retains all the original charm into a beautiful country retreat, its 17th century origins are evident in its beamed ceilings, stone walls, tower, marble and wood floors, historic fireplaces, shuttered windows. Now a delightful blend of fully modern amenities in a centuries old structure, furnished with an uncompromising approach to comfort. The spacious and elegant interior allows guests to be as social or as private as they wish. There are 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 4 reception areas offering comfort for friends or multi-generational families. Rooms are inviting and restful. Contemporary art and lighting add sleek interest. Ground Floor (marble floors,underfloor heating) Kitchen Very spacious, granite worktops, huge island, Miele appliances (2 wall ovens), Nespresso, etc. Table for 10 and further seating at the breakfast bar. Dining Main table seats 10. 'Children's' table can be added. Substantial period fireplace. Ideal for a formal gathering or celebration. Doors to garden. Salon Peaceful living area;beautiful fireplace; doors to the rose terrace dining area and garden. Salon 2 /Study High ceilings; beams; skylights, large couch ( pull out ); maps and guide books and info and recommendations on things to do. Courtyard Mediterranean inspired inner courtyard with roses and extensive planting. Teak dining table. Great for breakfast, lunch or aperitifs. Also on the ground floor--utility room with washer, freezer and refreshment fridge and an entrance hallway with beautiful stone staircase leading to the first floor. First Floor ( wooden floors with carpets: radiator heating ) Blue Suite : Huge room; Super King bed, massive beams; large en suite with walk in shower and 180 cm bath. Romeo & Juliet balcony. Dressing area in tower. Magical views across the gardens and vines. Lavender room: Very large room; Emperor bed; en suite with shower. Same great views. Blue room: Double bed; huge armoire. Same great views. Bathroom with 180cm bath adjacent. Top Floor ( Painted wooden floors, radiator heating ) Ivory Room---30 sq m -- Oak beams, king bed; 2 single beds. Bedroom 6 - accessed through Ivory room. Double bed; single bed. With Ivory forms a good family suite. Barn Large barn, games---ping pong, darts etc. Wood burning fire. Bikes----5 adult ( one ebike ) and 2 childs. Outside : 10m x 4 m heated swimming pool to be ready for May 2018 Mature trees, roses, pomegranates, figs, lavender beds, herb garden and lawns ideal for boules or games. 2 ponds with resident ducks; wildflower meadow and fruit trees. Several alfresco dining options-- under a huge tree; on the main south facing terrace ( umbrella ); and in the tranquil inner courtyard. Large stainless steel mains gas BBQ. Numerous seating and sunbathing options. Traditional markets with fresh produce close by all week. Great restaurants in the area. Fascinating Bordeaux around 45 minutes with beautiful beaches, including Arcachon-- famous oysters and Europe's largest sand dune--a further 30 minutes. All of the other great Bordeaux wine areas--Pomerol, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes, etc. within easy reach. Children's activities at several locations nearby. For golfers, the St. Emilionnais is 10 min and Chateau des Vigiers 25 min. The area around La Mouleyre is great for cycling (4 bikes) and for hiking/walking through the vines. Horseriding nearby. A small lake with a sand beach 15 min away and fishing/canoeing/rowing on the Dordogne. Near Castillon la Bataille, great spectacle of re-enactment ( ~500 actors ) of last battle of 100 years war several evenings during the summer. Guests at La Mouleyre are met by our Property Manager, who is available to answer your questions and make recommendations throughout your stay. As we realize that you may have traveled far, we leave a basket of essentials. La Mouleyre is Ideal for groups of friends or families or wine and culture enthusiasts who are looking for a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the St Emilion/Bordeaux region from. More
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Terry M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2016
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

We enjoyed our stay so much. Started the stay our first night with great purchases from the local patisserie in a very close village recommended by the owner. It was really chilly out so we had a lovely eat-in meal with a wine from the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Located on a very quiet single lane road about 15 minutes from St. Emilion and 25 minutes from Libourne train station. Well equipped to handle 6 couples and more if family sharing. Once we got our google maps sorted to a location navigation became easy....More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
House Swap
Fireplace
Deck
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Stunning country side setting surrounded by vineyards, rivers, forests with medieval towns, roman ruins to explore and gorgeous Chateaux to wine taste. Close to Lakes, golf course, health spa for a wealth of relaxation and sporting activities. Enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Dordogne or hiking and biking through the rolling countryside. Fabulous restaurants to experience. Lagoons, pine forest with endless beaches and sand dunes by the ocean with fashionable towns waiting to be discovered.
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