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A family friendly house with heated pool in the heart of Bordeaux wine country

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful stone house set in over 4 hectares of land - sleeps 12 comfortably

This traditional 6 bedroom Girondine-style house is situated in a small village overlooking a 13th Century Church. Nestled within the rolling vineyards of the Bordeaux region, it is a wine lovers’ paradise: a short (10-15 min) drive from the stunning Medieval town of St Emilion and surrounded by a tempting array of satellite appellations.

Perfect for families with children big and small, the property offers a 12 x 5m heated swimming pool, an expansive garden with private fields beyond, a large trampoline and a substantial wooden play structure complete with swings, slide and tower. Indoors, the house boasts a roomy play area with table football and a variety of toys and games to suit all ages. Note – there is a small river running through the bottom of the garden.

The house covers close to 400m2 of living space, including 6 spacious bedrooms (2 with en suite bathrooms), a reception room, study, dining room, open-plan kitchen/informal dining area (overlooking the children’s play area), third bathroom with shower, laundry room and downstairs WC. On one side, the kitchen leads onto a veranda with table and chairs set within a lovely courtyard. On another, a separate set of double glass doors takes you to a paved terrace looking out onto the garden and complete with outdoor seating – ideal for an early evening aperitif.

All shops and amenities available within a 5km radius.

Bordeaux is less than an hour away as is Bergerac.

More Details

Isabelle - La Palaisienne owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Isabelle - La Palaisienne owner

Nick and Isabelle and their three children currently live in London but have lived in the house for 8 years. Nick is a consultant in international conflict resolution and Isabelle is an English teacher. The whole family speaks French and English.

Isabelle - La Palaisienne owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2008


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps around the Gironde

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Outside bedroom 2/3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size bed, new mattress. Ensuite bathroom (shower)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed 140 cms, new mattress, fitted wardrobe and desk
    Bunk bed bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds with play area and books
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Double room with 2 adult singles, can be arranged as 180 cms
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Scandinavian decor, fitted wardrobe, 140 cms double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Extra long bed, super king size, with sofa, ensuite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Caroline, the house manager, lives 5 minutes away and is available during your stay if you have questions, problems or simply want advice on which restaurant to book!


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(4 traveller reviews)

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A family friendly house with heated pool in the heart of Bordeaux wine country
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful holiday house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Isabelle for letting us stay in your gorgeous house in Bordeaux. The house is huge, and beautifully finished. It feels both luxurious and like a comfortable family home. Caroline made us feel very welcome and we really appreciated the grocery shop on arrival with several hungry children in tow. The pool was such a hit, especially when the weather got really hot. The area is stunning too. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathryn, We are delighted that you had such a lovely time. I'll pass on your kind words to Caroline. We hope to see you back! Nicholas and Isabelle
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Stunning property - highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this house is, with its warm inviting rooms, its wonderful outside spaces and fabulous heated pool. It is decorated in a comfortable style that makes you feel as if you are at home and not in holiday accommodation. It is extremely clean; the kitchen and bathrooms, spotless, The bedrooms are comfortable with plenty of clean sheets and towels.

The house is fairly large and my husband I and stayed on our own, but we felt safe and secure. Obviously, with all the space, it is ideal for families, but equally as inviting for groups of friends.

Situated in a small village, it is quiet - you can hear the church bells ringing in the local church. We loved to walk around the village and through the fields behind the house. We did think about going on a bike ride but decided just to sit by the pool most afternoons.

It is an easy drive to St. Emilion (and other local vineyards) - my husband managed to find it without getting us lost!

The drive from the airport probably took us about 40 minutes. Isabelle gave us wonderful direction - she speaks perfect English.

In a word - wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, it was a real pleasure to have you at La Palaisienne and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Isabelle - la Palaisienne owner
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Une demeure exceptionnelle, prestations de qualité

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en mars dans cette grande maison très bien aménagée et superbement équipée pour accueillir notre groupe de 11 personnes. De belles prestations dans la maison, de la literie de qualité et un paradis pour les enfants.

Avec sa grande piscine, ses deux terrasses et ses nombreux jeux de plein air, le domaine doit être encore plus apprécié en saison estivale. Nous recommandons chaudement cette location, idéale pour les grandes familles ou les groupes d'amis. Nous avons pu découvrir un cadre enchanteur dans la région . Nous avons apprécié le calme et la beauté de la campagne environnante. Evidemment, nous n'avons pas pu résister à l'envie de déguster les extraordinaires produits locaux (vins, gastronomie, ...). Un endroit exceptionnel dans lequel nous reviendrons passer des vacances.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'est toujours un grand plaisir de pouvoir offrir à nos vacanciers une maison de famille qui leur laisse d'excellents souvenirs. Avant d'être une maison d'hôtes, ce fut notre maison qui nous a tout autant comblée de bonheur pendant 8 ans. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau à La Palaisienne. Merci à vous! Isabelle et Nicholas.
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tres belle propriete. Difficile de faire mieux

  • 5 of 5

Superbe propriété rénovée avec gout. Le charme de l ancien et le confort moderne.

Les propriétaires sont aux petits soins et

les satellites de St emilion à portée de bouche .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions chaleureusement pour votre commentaire, c'était un plaisir de vous accueillir à La Palaisienne et je me réjouis que les enfants aient profité du parc et des jouets à disposition. Bonne reprise à vous tous. Bien cordialement. Isabelle
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Petit Palais
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
St Médard de Guizieres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
St Médard de Guizières
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Petit Palais, Lussac, St Emilion
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In the village, an afternoon and evening weekly market with fruits and vegetables, rotisserie, cheesemonger, fishmonger and bakery.

Grocery store and wonderful bakery 5 kms away. Don't miss out on the Sunday morning patisseries.

Many other markets nearby everyday.

Medieval towns of St Emilion and Libourne 15 mins and 20 mins away. Wine tours and wine tastings.

Bordeaux, World Heritage site (1 hour away, by car or train) and the Dordogne (caves, prehistoric sites, castles, kayaking Grottes de Lascaux).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house around the Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
8 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner'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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