La Maison de Pradier is a 19th century country house, built in the golden limestone of the Côtes de Bourg area, and recently fully restored using authentic materials and retaining its original stone walls and exposed beams.
The house is set in a garden shaded by mature cedars of Lebanon and surrounded by vineyards. Guests share with the owners the swimming pool in the garden, which overlooks the surrounding countryside.
The open-plan kitchen-living-dining area opens onto the garden, so that guests can dine outside during summer, in the shade of the cedars by the vineyard.
In the living area, a comfortable sofa and armchairs surround an original stone fireplace; the floor is composed of antique Gironde tiles. The antique dining table seats six to eight comfortably. A separate laundry room is equipped with a washing machine, a dryer, and an iron.
On the ground floor, the master bedroom has a king size bed and an 18th century wardrobe. It opens onto the garden and vineyard. An ensuite bathroom has a bathtub, a large separate shower, a basin and a toilet. There is also a separate toilet on the ground floor.
Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The “Cedar bedroom” has two single beds, and has a welcoming atmosphere with oak beams and soft colours.
The “Vineyard bedroom” has a double bed and windows overlooking the fields of vines. Both upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower and toilet.
La Maison de Pradier is located in the Côtes de Bourg wine-producing area, close to the famed Bordeaux vineyards of Médoc and St-Émilion. The village of Pugnac is a kilometre from the house, and has a baker, a butcher, a grocery, a newspaper shop, a pharmacy, and a doctor.
Five kilometres away, the traditional town of Bourg has a good range of amenities, including an open-air market every Sunday selling local produce, including vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, and oysters.
Blaye, 10 kilometres away, hosts a market every Wednesday and Saturday on the harbour, just in front of the 16th century citadel. Plan to explore this particularly attractive part of Blaye on foot, and enjoy the wonderful views of the Gironde estuary from the ramparts.
There are some excellent small restaurants inside the citadel of Blaye and along the estuary between Blaye and Bourg. The countryside is full of interesting things to discover, from Romanesque churches to stone-age dwellings in the limestone cliffs.
La Maison de Pradier is located 35 kilometres north-west of the city of Bordeaux and an hour’s drive from the sandy beaches on the Atlantic, the bay of Arcachon, and the villages of the oyster fishers. The region is ideal for wine lovers to explore, and its exceptional climate and location produce some of the finest wines in the world. The local wine-growing areas include Côtes de Bourg, on the banks of Europe's widest estuary, which produces rounded, fruity wines crafted in the shade of Romanesque churches. The Médoc, between the Atlantic and the Gironde estuary, produces very prestigious wines, and offers a kaleidoscope of spectacular architecture.
Saint Emilion’s wines enjoy an international reputation, and the region is dotted with historic listed villages which must be visited. Entre-Deux-Mers is filled with châteaux, abbeys and fortified towns, and it offers a trip through history and literature in the footsteps of its famous writers, such as Montaigne, Mauriac. On the outskirts of the Landes forest, Graves offers a wide variety of landscapes and produces a subtle range of red and white wines. Finally, the city of Bordeaux offers great cultural richness, and has a large centre where the 18th century architecture is fully preserved. The owner will also be happy to organize custom-made explorations of the great or little-known vineyards of the Bordeaux region.
“We had a wonderful stay at La Maison de Pradier. Michele and JeanFrancois are gracious hosts, and made us all feel very welcome. The house is beautiful, andis the perfect base to explore this amazing region. Truly memorable! We would love to return againsoon.”
Christina L. - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
“"Our stay at La Maison Pradier in July of 2014 was wonderful from start to finish. Michèle and her husband are most gracious, hosts extraordinaire who acquainted us with the many delights of the area, notably wineries, limestone caves and local markets. The location was superb, a charming house and garden comfortably equipped and furnished, in a quiet and peaceful setting that was convenient to nearby attractions (Bordeaux, Blaye, St. Emilion, Bourg). Highly recommended, we would love to return when our plans bring us back to Bordeaux. Merci beaucoup, Michèle et J-F!"”
Paul Z. - Versailles-Seattle, USA
“We had a wonderful stay in Michele’s house near Bordeaux. It exceeded our expectations by several orders of magnitude. The Pugnac village has everything you need for a great stay in the wine country; a couple of good restaurants, good grocery store, and a fantastic bakery. We hope to bet back there soon.”
Linda and Bob M. - Sioux falls, North Dakota, USA
“We had a truly lovely holiday in your beautiful house. It was very peaceful and a beautiful area, and we wish that we were there now! Looking at the photos makes me smile a lot!”
Lisa T. - Cardiff, Wales, UK
“I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for us.Thank you for a wonderful stay!”
Tamara and Skip W. - Toronto, Canada
“Thank you for a wonderful stay at your delightful gite.We loved Bordeaux and had a great time exploring the region.We look forward to our next trip to your beautiful country.”
Tania and Peter S. - Australia
“We enjoyed our week at la maison de Pradier enormously. The accomodation was spacious, well equiped, modern yet characterful. We thoroughly recommend this gite to all our friends and family.”
Tiffany and David F. - Sydney, Australia