On the elegant estate of the 19th century Château Bouynot, two renovated traditional homes are available for self-catering rentals. Both are set at a distance from the Château where the owners live, and guests enjoy privacy and independence. Each of the properties has its own 10x5 metre swimming pool.
The seven-hectare (17-acre) estate is filled with pine trees and set among rolling hills, vineyards and fields. Each of the rental properties has its own garden planted with flower beds and trees. The homes are heated by environmentally-conscious geothermal systems.
La Grange is a is a classic 18th century Lot-et-Garonne stone farmhouse, fully renovated in a blend of the contemporary and traditional. Four large bedrooms over two floors comfortably accomodate eight guests.
Le Séchoir is a 19th century cathedral-like wooden building, originally made as a place to dry tobacco leaves. Converted into a two-storey modern home, its three bedrooms take up to six guests.
The village of Meilhan-sur-Garonne, 12 kilometres from Château Bouynot, offers a grocery, butcher, bakery, restaurant, pub, post office, and doctor. Tennis courts can be booked by the hour.
The village is on the Canal de Garonne, the continuation of the Canal du Midi which connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The towpath that runs alongside the canal provides miles of safe and level cycling, jogging, and walking under the shade of the plane trees.
Several hiking trails criss-cross the area around Château Bouynot. A short walk from the house is the pony club at Noaillac, where horse-riding trips can be arranged. An 18 hole golf course is available at Casteljaloux (20 kilometres away).
Château Bouynot is located at the border of the Gironde and Lot et Garonne districts, a convenient starting point for numerous cultural and historical trips.
Plan a visit to the vineyards and châteaux of the Sauternais area (20 minutes away) or the medieval city of St-Emilion (45 minutes).
The ancient town of Bazas (20 minutes), with its finely-preserved architecture, lies on the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella.
Bordeaux, a 40 minute drive, is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its 18th century centre. Children will enjoy a day out at the Walabi amusement park. And don’t miss the opportunity to discover the local wines, produce, and foie gras, at the weekly farmers’ markets at Marmande and Bazas.
“We very much enjoyed our stay in Le Sechoir. It was a great reconstruction from old to modern, equipped with modern appliances and technology and everything we required was available.”
Susan and David B. - Auckland, New Zealand
“Thank you very much for a lovely stay in La Grange. The house was so lovely. We loved it. If we ever go back to the area we will definitely book La Grange again. ”
Else and Henrik S. - Middelfart, Denmark
“We greatly enjoyed our stay at your lovely gite. We really appreciated the hospitality that yourself and Veronique extended to us.”
Sam and Barbara H. - Glasgow, Scotland
“We heartily recommend Le Sechoir for families who enjoy the peace and quiet of the country. The house is beautifully furnished and has every amenity. The location allows for many day trips without driving more than an hour or so. ”
Neva and Ron W. - Ohio, USA
“We have rented many villas around Europe for our holidays and Le Sechoir was the most comfortable we have stayed in. François and Véronique were very hospitable and made our stay that much more enjoyable. We will definitely recommend it to our friends.”
Len and Sara S. - Marlborough, England