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Villa near Bordeaux. Private salt water pool. Fantastic views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Bordeaux, Dordogne / Aquitaine, Private Pool, Free Wifi, Large Garden. In Beautiful Countryside Close to St.Savin with all Amenitie

This very comfortable villa sits in the middle of a beautiful landscaped garden of over one acre with several terraces and seating areas. The 12mx5m private salt water swimming pool, 1.45m deep with roman steps is covered extending the swimming season. The water temperature is typically 6 degrees warmer than an outdoor pool. The Free WiFi can be accessed both inside and outside the house,including the terrace, pool area and most of the garden.

This property is on the outskirts of a village but once you turn in the driveway you will find yourself in a very quiet and private haven. The garden is well maintained and has won a local award. The house is designed for easy living with its oak beamed ceilings, comfortable bedrooms, large lounge and dining area and very well equipped kitchen.The outstanding feature of this villa is the covered terrace. It is very large, 60sq.meters, south facing with views over the pool, garden and vineyards. It is well furnished with a lounge area,dining area and an integrated barbecue.

This villa is ideally suited for families to have a wonderful relaxing holiday on site but you can also avail of the many amenities close by that will interest all ages. The village of St.Savin has all commerces, large supermarket, bank, bar, restaurant, chemist, tourist office etc.

On the other side of the village, approximately 2 miles away, you will find 'Lacs du Moulin Blanc'.The lakes are situated in a beautiful forested area with walks, a lakeside beach, playground and a restaurant. The lake also has wake boarding. Close by on the way to the lake there is an adventure centre 'Nat&A'. Here you can participate in many sports including zip wiring, paint ball and archery.

In high season there is also pony rides around the lake.

The 'Haute Gironde' is full of beautiful old villages with weekly markets. It is an area that revolves around wine production. Indeed wine has been produced in this area for more than 2000 years.

More Details

James Brennan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About James Brennan

We are Jim and Maura, an Irish couple who love spending time in France. We have three children, two finished college and working, one still in school.

James Brennan purchased this villa in 2007

Why James Brennan chose Saint-Savin

We had been holidaying in France for twenty years visiting most regions. In 2007 we decided to buy our own property. We chose this area for its temperate climate, not too hot in in the summer and not too cold in the winter.

The house is close to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bordeaux, Blaye and St. Emilion. The Haute Gironde area is exceptionally pretty, with rolling vine clad countryside interspersed with timeless communes and villages.

We have lovely vineyard views to the front and rear of our house. It is a very relaxed area of France where wine production is the main occupation. We find the local people very friendly and easy to get along with.

What makes this villa unique

This is our home away from home and once we arrive here and sit out on our terrace we are immediately transported to a much slower and more relaxed lifestyle. Maybe our neighbours excellent wine assists! We enjoy frequent trips to the beautifully endless beaches of Aquitaine. We enjoy buying the top quality local produce in the markets and cooking up at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks Jim and Maura for a great week, we really enjoyed ourselves. The house had everything we needed and it was one of the best holiday views ever, sitting on the terrace in the evening."

Linda. July 2011.

" Jim, thanks for a great 2 weeks at your fantastic villa, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Thanks also for the wine tasting, advice etc, you make a great host!"

Kim, Tim and Jenny. August 2012.

"Jim, many thanks for a truly wonderful holiday. We have loved every second and can't wait to return. The pool was magnificent, the views spectacular and the wines devine! Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Best wishes."

John, Julia, Abby and Rufus. July 2013.

"We have had a super week...... The lovely night market at Cezac was a really new experience and great fun with the kids trying lots of new food. They also enjoyed the children's walking tour trail at St.Emilion and 2 super days at the beach. Thanks very much Jim. The Wilkes family.

Aug. 2013.

"Our two children loved the lakeside beach, only a few minutes away and of course the pool at the villa. An ideal location for the whole family and we look forward to seeing you next year which we could not resist booking again." Neil and Jackie, July 2014.

"The warm welcome we received from Jim allowed us to feel at home right away. The place itself is superb with a spectacular view from the terrace. " Trish and Pete, September 2014.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Savin in Gironde

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The villa has a very spacious bathroom which contains a bath, shower, basin, bidet and a large storage press. The toilet is seperate.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + baby (3 Bedrooms) Cot available. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed, lockers, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 double bed, lockers, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, a bedside table and wardrobe. Top quality linen on all beds. All have beautiful garden views
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa is split level so the rear terrace is at first floor height. The property is therefore not suitable for toddlers. No smoking indoors. No pets. There are books, games and DVD's for your use. The owner lives on site in a separate apartment, guests enjoy their own privacy and have exclusive use of the swimming pool. However, the owner is available should any problem or emergency occur and will be only too happy to offer advice on things to do and places to visit. Outside: The villa sits in one acre of beautiful, landscaped gardens. They contain a wide variety of flowering trees and shrubs, cherries, figs and grapes can be picked in season. There is lots of room for children to run around and play football etc. Guests have exclusive use of the private covered pool (12x5m) surrounded by a wide terrace, well equipped with sun loungers, sun shades, tables and chairs. The full height Swimming Pool cover retains the heat stored in the water. This increases the water temperature by about 6 deg. above that of an outdoor pool. The front terrace is ideal for pre-dinner drinks in the evening sunshine. The large purpose built BBQ is located on the rear south facing covered terrace where there have been many memorable evenings! Utility Room: This room contains a fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a counter top over fitted presses and drawers. The ironing board, iron, clothes airer, laundry basket, pegs are also here. Washing line is located in the garden area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and personal towels are provided along with pool towels. Towels and bed linen are changed weekly. Cleaning during your holiday can be arranged with the owner. Other: The large covered terrace overlooking the pool with dining table, chairs, fouton,for a nap! and BBQ is the most used area of the house from Easter to Halloween. There is a stunning view of our neighbours’ vineyard and countryside from this terrace.


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Villa near Bordeaux. Private salt water pool. Fantastic views.
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

A beautiful property with marvelous vineyard view's.

  • 5 of 5

This was a much anticipated Easter break in France and Wow it was a great holiday.

The villa is a gorgeous spacious property, it was spotless when we arrived and the garden is very well maintained. Maura and Jim gave us a lovely welcome, they were there If you needed them but never intrusive .

The weather was perfect, sunshine and blue sky all day. It was much warmer than usual for that time of year, mid to high 20's so Jim had the pool ready for us. The water temperature in the pool was 24 degrees during our stay.

The location of the house was great too! There were many different village markets, shops and supermarkets within a short drive. We were able to visit Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Bourg and the Citadel in Blaye. There is a great selection of restaurants within easy reach and we had some lovely meals out.

The area is full of vineyards and Jim gave us some great recommendations of ones to visit.

Needless to say, we highly recommend having a holiday here. Great for both adults and children. Such a beautiful place and we will always remember that beautiful view, across the vineyards from the terrace.

Thank you again Maura and Jim, you are fantastic hosts and we hope to return again.

Ian B. Easter 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian, thank you very much for your kind words. You were fantastic guests to have here. Indeed my head was spinning as you kept me updated with how much you managed to pack into a week long holiday! We will be delighted to see you again if you get to return to this beautiful part of France. Kind regards Maura and Jim
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January in Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jim, thank you again for a memorable weekend in your lovely villa. Light was failing as we arrived, but we knew that we chose well when we saw the blazing log fire that you had lit to welcome us. Your villa, as well as containing everything that we needed was very warm for January and was spotless throughout.

We cannot forget to mention the bed, it was so comfortable that we slept soundly every night.

Even though our trip was just for a long weekend, because of all your advice and help in booking restaurants and places to visit we feel like we were there for a week. Some of the memorable places included St.Emilion and Bourg market on Sunday morning, a true gem, so authentic!

Your knowledge of the local restaurant scene knows no bounds. The highlight has to be Gabrielle in Bordeaux for Saturday lunch, stunning. Locally we were never disappointed with your recommendations, Phileas Fogg down the road, Gavroche in Blaye to mention two particularly good restaurants.

Many thanks and we will be back again.

Molly and Peter.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday August 2015

  • 4 of 5

Jim was very friendly and the villa was a lovely, clean place to stay.

We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed our stay there very much.

The area was very quaint and picturesque with a short walk to the supermarket.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Bordeaux Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here. The house and grounds are superb. Jim is a very welcoming host who lets you just relax and enjoy the facilities , but is there to offer his knowledge and tips for the local area as and when you require them. The house is extremely well equipped particularly the kitchen. The views from the terrace are magnificent and we have spent hours just gazing out across the vineyards.We would definitely return if visiting Bordeaux in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bordeaux airport. (40 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Savin
Nearest Ferry
490 Kilometres
St Malo.
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Lake beach, 5km. Aquitaine coast,90km.
Car: recommended


Lake with lovely sandy beach, pony rides and restaurant 5km. Atlantic beaches. Porge / Lacanau 1.15 hrs. Arcachon 1.30 hrs.

Close to Arachon is Dune du Plat the largest sand done in Europe, 108 meters high. Aqualand near Arcachon 1.15 hrs.


Bordeaux airport 40 mins. Less in the evening.

Bergerac and La Rochelle airports 1.15mins.

Eurostar/TGV train to either Libourne or Bordeaux.

Cherbourg Port 6 hours.

A10 motorway 15 min to the west.

N10 dual carriageway 10 min to the east.

Good rail connection with Bordeaux from St Yzan. 3km from house.

Car not essential but recommended to see the beautiful countryside.


Two minutes drive to St.Savin with large supermarket, restaurants, bars, bread shops, bank, tourist office, chemist, doctor etc. Four minute drive through vineyards to Civrac de Blaye with its really nice restaurant. Adventure park with zip wire, paint ball, archery etc. 5km. The beautiful towns of Bourg and Blaye with its Vauban citadel are at 15 and 20 min. Bordeaux 25 min. St Emilion 40 min. Cognac 50 min. La Rochelle 75 min.

Further Details:

In Blaye (20min.) there is a regular ferry crossing the estuary to Lamarque giving direct access to the Medoc vineyards and the Atlantic beaches beyond. Local morning markets.

Cavignac, 5 min. Thursday, good general market, excellent fish stall. Bourg, 15 min. Sunday, pretty food market in the centre of the historic town. Blaye, 20 min. Wednesday and Saturday, large bustling market. Bordeaux, 25 min.Sunday, large food market along the quays with lovely areas to picnic on your purchases. Freshly opened oysters and chilled white wine are very popular! There are weekly 'marche nocturne' locally. These are night markets where local producers sell their produce to the hundreds of locals and visitors who come to purchase and dine at the long communal tables set up for the evening. To add to the atmosphere there is also live music and dancing, a must evening out during your holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Savin, Gironde

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.05

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking, please complete our booking form which can be returned by email and pay your rental deposit of 25% of the total rental amount by secure inter bank money transfer. The balance of the rental due is to be paid 8 weeks prior to travel, together with a damage deposit of 400 euro, which is refundable after house check.

Changeover Day:
Rentals are from Saturday 4 pm. to Saturday 10 am.
The arrival and departure dates can be more flexible out of the peak season

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are in Euros per week for the property in high season.
Our house is available for shorter stays out of season, minimum stay three nights.
Please contact the owners to discuss rental periods and prices.
Long term let's are available.
Free WiFi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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