A lovely, spacious farmhouse with a stunning, secure pool, (sleeps 10 in 5 BIG bedrooms), set in a peaceful hamlet in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, Les Galineaux is ideally located for loads of great activities, including first class golf courses, among the vines and sunflowers that stretch for miles around. 5 minutes from the river there are all sorts of water activities close by, as well as horse riding, tennis, chateaux, vineyards etc....
Full of character and charm the house boasts exposed stone walls, traditional wooden flooring, stone flags, fire places, ancient beams all offset against soft muted colours. A contemporary shower room, bathroom and separate loo, luxury linen and a new country kitchen add comfort and convenience. Furnished with French furniture and contemporary pieces this a wonderful, relaxed and fun home for your holiday.
Refurbished to a high standard but in keeping with the rustic character of the house, the kitchen is well kitted out for cooking and baking, including English and French cookery books for you to enjoy the produce and delights of the local markets. Help yourself to home grown herbs and tomatoes from the garden and enjoy long and lazy meals on the terrace or under the shade of the ancient wisteria. BBQ also available.
A child friendly house, with secure garden and separately gated pool area, Les Galineaux has the usual high chair, stair gates and travel cot but we also provide toys, a play kitchen, extra toddler paddling pool, kiddy table etc. For older children (and adults) we have a table tennis table, badminton, pop up pool - it's not big but does the job for splashing around and cooling down on hot summer days - darts board, golf clubs and a couple of bikes you are welcome to use.
The layout of the house, almost in two halves, is ideal to allow privacy either with different families at opposite ends of the house or the kids on one side and the adults at the other! A spacious bedroom with king size bed on the ground floor with its own entrance from the garden is convenient for the elderly or those with mobility issues. The cool and welcoming large, country kitchen is at the heart of this lovely home. French doors onto the garden allow the dappled light and summer air to filter through.
There are 4 spacious bedrooms plus a mezzanine on the landing. This is less private but has the advantage of a four poster king size bed, antique armoire and a balcony for morning coffee. It is also close to the pretty blue twin room, convenient for a family. The master bedrooms (room 5) is a wonderfully large room with old beams and feature chimney. It has twin beds which can also be set up as a super king bed offering flexibility. It is reached by its own spiral staircase.
The ground floor bedroom (another king size bed) with whitewashed stone walls and beams, is again a spacious room with a sofa and French doors that open onto the garden. A traditional Godin wood stove adds character and warmth on autumn nights. A further double bed room is adjacent to bathrooms.
Reputed for its wines and fine gastronomy, there is an abundance of vineyards, truffles and foie gras, restaurants, patisseries and local produce in the area, including the oyster festival in Eymet and Medieval feast throughout the summer.
This is a truly wonderful place for a holiday!