Self catering vacation home in France
· Aquitaine · Atlantic Coast · Bordeaux wine region · Gironde

La Maison de Pradier

A 19th century stone country house in the heart of Bordeaux’s Côtes-de-Bourg wine region, shaded by mature cedars and surrounded by vineyards.

Michèle Rousseau
With Gite.com since July, 2005
+33 5 57 68 80 02
+33 6 82 82 12 92

About the Holiday Home

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.

The living area
The living area

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.

The outdoor dining area
The outdoor dining area

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.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 12m x 6m outdoor pool, shared with the owners
  • Pets welcomed
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Aquitaine
Hamlet
Pugnac
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Blaye
Other towns nearby
Bordeaux
Libourne
Saint-Émilion
Département
Gironde (33)
Rental information

La Maison de Pradier

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with a king size bed, one with a double bed, and one with two single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
April 29 until June 5 € 850
June 5 until July 1 € 1,100
July 1 until August 26 € 1,550
August 26 until September 22 € 1,100
September 22 until December 16 € 750
December 16 until January 1 € 850
January 1 until April 28 € 850

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to confirm a booking. The balance is payable 30 days before arrival. A damage deposit of €350 is also required on arrival and is refunded at the time of departure. Linen and towels are included, as well as three hours of weekly maid service. Electricity and heat (if necessary) are also included.

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Contact

Michèle Rousseau at La Maison de Pradier.

About the Area

A fishing boat in the Gironde estuary
A fishing boat in the Gironde estuary

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.

The citadel of Blaye
The citadel of Blaye

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.

About the Region

The Château Cos d'Estournel in the Médoc area
The Château Cos d'Estournel in the Médoc area

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.

Arcachon on the Atlantic coast
Arcachon on the Atlantic coast

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.

Photo Album

La Maison de Pradier
La Maison de Pradier
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
The living area
The living area
The dining area and kitchen
The dining area and kitchen
The master bedroom on the ground floor
The master bedroom on the ground floor
The
The "Cedar bedroom"
The bathroom attached to the ground floor master bedroom
The bathroom attached to the ground floor master bedroom
The bathtub in the ground floor bathroom
The bathtub in the ground floor bathroom
The dining and living areas
The dining and living areas
The
The "Vineyard" bedroom
The upstairs bathroom
The upstairs bathroom

Guest Opinions

“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