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Kestrel's Loft Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Kestrel's Loft Apartment

Located In the courtyard of a 14th century fortified farmhouse just outside the beautiful village of Gensac the lovely one bedroom apartment has wonderful forest views and has a fully equipped kitchen, Wifi internet, satellite T.V., sofa and a secluded swimming pool with views over the vineyards for your personal use. There is also a travel cot and high chair available. Also smoking is allowed outdoors.

Gensac is a thriving village with 2 cafes/bars and has a baker, butcher, grocery shop, newsagent, post office, cash machine and an English speaking doctor.

We are located between the historic towns of Sainte Foy La Grande (with its famous market recently voted no. 1 market in France) and Castillon-La-Bataille (site of the last battle of the 100 years war) where a re-enaction of the battle takes place every July and August. Also nearby is the medieval world heritage town of Saint Emilion famous for its Grand Cru wines. Chateaux visits and wine tastings are available and its a great way to spend the day.

The beautiful city of Bordeaux with its stunning architecture is around an hour's drive away

Kayaking or canoeing down the Dordogne river, cycling or walking through the vineyards are just a few of the activities you will find locally.

Payments can be made through by credit card.

Bed linen and towels are provided along with shampoo and shower gel.

A welcome pack of milk,butter,bread,tea,coffee,cereal and marmalade is also provided.

A freshly baked baguette appears for you every morning to start the day off.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at Kestrel's Loft which is a first floor appartment for 5 day's. The appartment is self contained and has its own seperate entrance with stairs up to the open plan living area which includes a full working kitchen. The owners are very helpful & freindly.

The village of Gensac is within walking distance and has all the usual amenities including a small supermarket. It is advisable to have a car when staying there as there are so many places that you can visit such as St. Emillion and the local Lacs.

I will definately be booking another break there in the near future.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gensac in Gironde

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Kestrel's Loft Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Relaxing secluded gite

  • 5 of 5

Andy and Debbie were lovely although they were next door they left us to enjoy our holiday but offered great tips on places to visit markets etc we were made to feel very welcome and the gite was so lovely definitely worth a stay thanks for making our holiday special

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kestrels loft. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

As we drove into the courtyard with nothing but fields and vines as far as the eye could see I knew I'd chosen well.

Debbie was there to greet us which was comforting as some previous stops hadn't gone so smoothly.

The property didn't disappoint everything I expected exactly what it said on the Websight. You would need to be aware of very low beams in the main room, for me this all added to the charm. Although traditional in build and decor kestrels loft had all the mod cons you would need, down to a picnic basket and umbrella.

Debbie gave us great advice on sights to see and restaurants to try. She is a great host, we thought we'd need to check out late and she was most accommodating.

I wouldn't hesitate to return to jestrels loft.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived Debbie and Andy made us so very welcome. After a long drive we were greeted and shown round the lovely loft, with two welcome cold beers! The loft is equipped with everything that you need including a welcome pack with cereal, butter, milk, tea, coffee and a bottle of wine. Another lovely touch was the baguette delivered each morning by the bread fairy. The secluded private pool area is beautiful, perfect for relaxing and swimming. We spent two weeks in the loft and it was a perfect place for visiting local villages, markets, The Dordogne, beautiful lakes. The nearby village of Gensac was a short walk away, it had lovely restaurants, bars, a bakery and a small supermarkets; larger supermarkets are also a short drive away. I would highly recommend Kestrel's loft for a holiday in this area and we hope to return one day. Many thanks to Debbie and Andy for being lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Juie and Martin, many thanks for the great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you both and thanks for leaving the loft immaculate when you left, we really appreciate it. You were the perfect guests and are welcome back anytime. Best wishes Debbie and Andy
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One week stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kestral's Loft , an original chateau from many years ago. It has been completely refurbished which made our stay very comfortable. We cooked many meals in the well equipped kitchen and relaxed on the comfortable couch enjoying the TV with all the English channels. The private swimming pool was wonderful in the heat of July. There are lots of great cycling roads through the vineyards and many little towns nearby were a treat to visit. The owners, Andy and Debbie were very accommodating and provided a fresh loaf of bread every morning. Overall a very nice one week stay. Scott P

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une location magnifique... à découvrir !!!

  • 5 of 5

Un endroit magnifique pour tous ceux qui aime le calme de la nature et la tranquillité... Un accueil excellent de la part de Debbie et Andy, ils font tout pour que vous vous sentiez chez vous et ça marche... un emplacement idéal pour visiter la région et ses vignobles. Je retournerai sans problème et le conseille déjà car c'est un endroit à retenir et à revenir sans aucune hésitation...

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Salut Frédéric, je vous remercie pour votre belle revue. Il était vraiment très agréable de vous rencontrer et nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans notre grenier. Vous êtes invités parfaits, chaleureux, gentil, reconnaissants et respectueux de notre propriété. Merci beaucoup pour quitter le loft immaculé, nous apprécions vraiment. Vous êtes les bienvenus à tout moment revenir et nous espérons qu'un jour nous nous reverrons. Debbie et Andy
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
St malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Vigiers or Castillon la Bataille
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lac de la Cadie
Car: recommended


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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