House in Plautignan, near Lesparre-Medoc, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Sleeps 11 Plus Sofa Bed, Plus Single Fold Up And Childs Cot
- English, French
About Malcolm Connell
Why Malcolm Connell chose Ordonnac
Perfect family house
What makes this House unique
Vineyards and unspoilt beaches, exciting Bordeaux, Very good Cote de beouf. shellfish.
Fenced pool Bikes Ping Pong
Cancellations within 8-4 weeks prior arrival 50% refund Cancellations within 4-2 weeks prior arrival 25% refund
Cancellations within less than 2 weeks prior arrival will not be refunded.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful old house with bags of charm. Great for big family socialising.
The house is a lovely traditional French manor house. The rooms are of a lovely scale and have a shabby chic comfort. There is lots of space inside and out and plenty of facilities - we all of course loved the pool. There were bikes but not very usable as need a good service. Ping pong table fun and lovely pergola area and BBQs for outside dining. Kitchen very well equipped with everything you could need.
Some of the bedding was a bit 'tired'. Some sheets and pillows could do with replacing. Would strongly advise asking for an estimate of utility bills which are charged separatelly on top of rental fee. A large chunk was deducted from our deposit to pay for gas and electricity which we have not experienced elsewhere.
Overall a great place to stay and would recommend.
The linen has been replaced with new items throughout. The only reason you had a problem was when you had extra people staying at the week end. Some of the older linen not meant to be used by the guests was used . The electricity has to be monitored because we had a guest recharging his Mitzubushi 4/4 sports utility vehicle every night connected to my domestic electricity supply.
Normally there is not a problem .
Lovely secluded property that we absolutely loved! It is a perfect getaway from our busy lives. We all enjoyed the great swimming pool where we could relax in a noise free environment. Malcolm was a great source of information and couldn't be more helpful. We loved all aspect of the property. Very easy to get to local supermarkets, shops and restaurants. We ate at "La Petite Gironde" in Lespare which was wonderful! Great host too! They were 9 of us, and we never felt short of space or bathrooms. We all recommend this property and will definitely come again.:-)
Thank you for your great review, it is very encouraging , so glad you were happy at the house.
Perfect French holiday!
This is a beautiful old French Manor house which has been lovingly restored without losing it's original charm. It's very spacious making it ideal for families. The kitchen is huge and fantastic for cooking, there's also a great bbq area. Our 1 year old loved the shallow part of the swimming pool, spending many happy hours playing there. Nearby the beaches at Hourtin Plage and Pin Sec are beautiful with great restaurants and cafes. The lake Hourtin Lac is perfect for small children. The town of Pauillac is also worth visiting. The beds are big and comfy and the views from the bedrooms are stunning. All in all a perfect, relaxing place to stay in the French countryside which we would highly recommend.
Special interest holidays:
Wine tours to the local Chateaux can be easily arranged with a phone call, places like Chateaux Pichon- Longville, Chateaux Lynch-Bages, however you will need to book in advance for Lafitte–Rothchild, and Latour. This lovely area of Aquitaine with its undulating vineyards and huge pine forests, beautiful coastline with amazing endless soft sandy beaches is an area forgotten or undiscovered by many as a holiday destination, but a well kept French secret. Local delicasies include a vast range of fresh fish and an abundance of all types of shellfish, local oysters and local lamb. Excellent ‘fine dining’ restaurants and many simple beach restaurants nearby where families are always made very welcome.
15 to 19 miles from superb Atlantic beaches, mile upon mile of white sand stretching all the waydown to Spain. Surfing equipment readily available for hire from local surfing hire shops (wet suits and boards ).
45 minutes to Merignac Bordeaux International airport.
5 hours drive from Normandy cross channel ferries.
North of Bordeaux 45 miles , 45 mins drive to airport Merignac . 6 miles to Pauillac, 3 miles to St Estephe. Local town Lesparre-medoc is 3 miles. 2 large supermarkets with all you will need. Leclerc and Carrefour.
10 miles from largest fresh water lake in France .. Hourtin Lac..Sailing, wind and kite surfing, motor and sail boat rental and sailing school available. Safe swimming for children and sandy beach. Restaurants ,shops etc. 0 mins from Gironde river, with its wonderful wine villages and towns i.e Pauillac, St . Estephe, St Julien. Many other smaller vineyards to explore and discover with regular tastings at Blaignan, Preuillac, St Christolly, and Potensac. Nearby local town Lesparre-medoc with all its amenities. Weekly market etc fresh fish and shellfish. 45 mins from Bordeaux with all it has to offer. Voted Europe’s’ city of cool’ has thousands of listed Baroque buildings, mueseums, opera, ballet etc. A brand new tram service is now in operation. Longest shopping street in Europe. Not to mention antiques, brocante and flee markets to explore.