Barn in Prechac, Nr. Langon, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Peace And Quiet By The Bucketload - ideal place for extended family
About tracey emo
Hi, my name is Tracey and I currently live at the property in France. I have 3 grown up children plus step-children and an expanding number of grandchildren. I bought the property in order to move out there permanently and managed to do this in 2018, the children will be staying in the UK / USA / Gibraltar. Its free holidays from now on for all friends and family - or so they think but no doubt I will find odd jobs for them to help with whilst they are here. Please feel free to email or call me if you want anymore information. I am in a separate property from the Gite but on the same site, the gardens are completely separate so if you wish to bring your dog it will not be a problem.
tracey emo purchased this Barn in 2012
Why tracey emo chose Préchac
As soon as I saw the property I fell in love with it and the area, it is so peaceful and beautiful. There is so much to go and see in the area and if your love is golf or fishing then there are over a dozen top quality golf courses within an hour or so plus many lakes and rivers to fish (permit required from local post office). It is just 40 minutes drive from Bordeaux airport and 1 1/2 hours from Bergerac airport. The property is set in a forest just a short track from the main road and has access by car. It is set within the national reserve and is an area of natural beauty and tranquility.
What makes this Barn unique
The gite has 3 very large bedrooms, the ground floor bedroom has a king size and single day bed that converts to another king size bed or 2 single beds, one of the two first floor bedrooms has a super kingsize bed and cot, the other a kingsize plus sofabed that makes another kingsize bed. There is satellite TV, DVD player and flat screen TV and the kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, dolce gusto coffee maker and enough pots, pans, dishes and cutlery to serve eight people either in the lounge or outside on the covered patio. There is also a washing machine and two bathrooms. You have exclusive use of the 9M x 4M pool that comes equipped with sunloungers, table and chairs and all the peace and quiet you could wish for. You also get the use of mountain bikes if you decide you wish to ride through the surrounding forest or ride to the village to collect your bread. Changeover day is Saturday or Sunday for 2019 so that guests can avoid the nightmare Saturdays in August in France. In addition flights from UK are cheaper on a Sunday. However is you wish to start or end your holiday on another day please ask, I am happy to oblige if I can. If you look at the calendar you will see what days and dates are available, please note it will be difficult to accommodate a mid week to mid week stay in high season due to fitting in other bookings. For more informal photos / reviews you can look at the facebook page which is called Gite magnolia. To make a booking please note a 25% non refundable deposit is payable and the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival date. Please see my full terms and conditions that will also be emailed to you with your confirmation.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
great location and house
We've had a lovely stay in de mid of February with beautiful weather.
The house is good equipped and in de evenings pretty fast heated up with the fireplace. With al wood and coles provided.
We enjoyed te surroundings and Bordeaux is within an hours ride, so there is enough to see and do.
Fantastic place to stay Everything that is needed to relax and chill
Property in beautiful location . Furnished and supplied with the needs of the holiday maker put at the forefront , Gitte is spacious and well thought out plenty of room for socialising or spending time quietly if you choose too . Outside areas pool trampoline bikes games books. friendly owner happy to suggest sites to see places to go would thoughly recommend this wonderful gitte
Thankyou and I look forward to seeing you again anytime
Beautiful quiet location
We stayed here a week, lovely home with every imaginable amenity and a super private pool. Location is stunning with so much to do and see. Little towns charming and unspoilt by tourism.
Thankyou for your lovely review glad you enjoyed your stay and got home safe
Picturesque, clean, good location, going back !!
8 off us went for a 10 day family holiday.
We had a great stay!! Tracey is lovely anything you want or need to know about the area from going out for dinner to kyaking along the river she knows.
The Gite is very clean and spacious, everything you need is there, all u need is your clothes.
The pool was heated and a really good size, with every blowup toy for baby to adult and things to dive for there was all sorts and about 20 towels for our use, which where very handy.
The beds where comfy and big and very clean.
The kitchen is well equipped from garlic crusher to dishwasher and there is a washing machine which was great with 8 of us.
Can't wait to book for next year!!!
THANKS FOR THE GREAT STAY !!
Glad you enjoyed your stay I would love to have you all back next year
Have a great Christmas
Peaceful, wonderfully equipped, holiday gite
This property afforded our family of 5 adults, one baby and one dog a wonderfully relaxed holiday in this beautiful region of France.
The house is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could think of needing on a family holiday. Tracey, the owner, lives right next door and is quietly friendly and full of helpful information but is never imposing.
The natural setting on the edge of the forest gives a tranquil experience but with easy links to the nearby village for basic supplies and easy roads for finding beautiful French towns for larger shopping trips and sightseeing. For the outdoor type of person it is the perfect location for running, walking and cycling and of course swimming is catered for in its own private pool. The closeness to Bordeaux Airport (one hour easy drive) made it accessible for family who needed to travel independently from the rest of us who used the Plymouth to Roscoff ferry and drove down. It was a lengthy drive, but we stopped off overnight at Vannes both ways to break the journey. The tolls set us back about £30 each way (something to remember when getting your Euros!).
This holiday property was perfect for our needs - spacious, clean, beautiful setting, well equipped (even for an 8 month old baby and a dog), modern but with traditional features, and lots of privacy even with Tracey living next door! We loved it and couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Wonderfully peaceful stay on the edge of a forest
This is a great place to get away from it all. Just inside a forest, with the local village an 8 minute cycle away and a good sized swimming pool, the owners have gone to great efforts to make this a pleasant place to stay. A very well equipped kitchen, with all the mod cons that you would need, a good selection of adult bike and plenty of things to do locally. The two upstairs bedrooms are accessed from a covered outside stair case - which may not suit families with young children given that the toilets and 'master' bedroom is downstairs inside the property. But this was make absolutely clear by the owner and did not, in any way, detract from our stay. Very dog friendly with a large and enclosed garden and plenty of good walks away from the traffic in the woods behind the house. As much (or as little) help from Tracey, the owner, as you might wish and somewhere we would definitely consider returning to.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Take care and would love to see you again anytime.
Special interest holidays:
If you like walking or cycling then there are miles of forest to explore as well as rivers, chateau, vineyards with open wine tasting - DeAugustation, or just sitting by the pool with a good book and chilling out in the sun.
If you wish to book the property over the winter then you can book just the ground floor for a lower price and keep warm using the log burner / heating.
Archacon and Pyla dunes are an hour away, there is also a water park, zoo, aquarium and many other things to do here.
Bordeaux airport is 40 minutes drive away, Bergerac is slightly further at an hour and both have daily flights from the UK with BA, Easyjet and BMI. You can drive down (it is 700 miles from HP9) taking either the channel tunnel, ferry to Calais or San Malo reduces the driving, or even the ferry to Bilbao and drive up from Spain, I have not tried this route yet. I can drive there in a comfortable 12 hours including stopping for lunch or you could stop overnight and break up the journey.
Less than a mile to Prechac and Chateau Cazaneuve. Villandraut is 4 miles, Bazas is 8 miles and Langon is about 12 miles. The river Ciron is in the village of Prechac and you can kayak from here to Villandraut, there are cycle routes all over the forest and you can cycle to Bazas, Villandraut and for those who love cycling you can cycle to Archacon.