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St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
5 nights minimum
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Le Priolet was originally an 18th century priory built on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Émilion. Le Priolet has been lovingly renovated with modern amenities and one-of-a-kind antiques, preserving the authentic beauty of the original architecture without sacrificing comfort. Set at the end of long, private driveway through neighboring vineyards, the villa is a tranquil oasis with a swimming pool, gardens and private access to the river for swimming and fishing from our dock. The open plan gourmet kitchen and dining area for 6-8 people is warmed by a large stone fireplace, and opens up to a patio and outdoor dining area overlooking the river. You will spend many hours with your coffee/tea or a glass of wine, watching the river dri...Le Priolet was originally an 18th century priory built on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Émilion. Le Priolet has been lovingly renovated with modern amenities and one-of-a-kind antiques, preserving the authentic beauty of the original architecture without sacrificing comfort. Set at the end of long, private driveway through neighboring vineyards, the villa is a tranquil oasis with a swimming pool, gardens and private access to the river for swimming and fishing from our dock. The open plan gourmet kitchen and dining area for 6-8 people is warmed by a large stone fireplace, and opens up to a patio and outdoor dining area overlooking the river. You will spend many hours with your coffee/tea or a glass of wine, watching the river drift by. And when the weather is warm, we eat outside every meal. It is not uncommon for swans and other water birds to spend their days in the river by Le Priolet, watching us as we enjoy their presence. The kitchen opens to a large double height living room with a second smaller dining or games table and its own freestanding fireplace. A bluetooth speaker and drinks cart help you set the mood. The villa has 4 large bedrooms. The master bedroom is upstairs with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the main level, one with a queen sized bed, and the other with two twin beds that can be separate or pushed together for another king size bed. These rooms share a large bathroom adjacent to them. The loft bedroom has a queen size bed and it's own ensuite bathroom. There is also a separate toilet off the living room. Extra sleeping room for 2 can be arranged in the large den with a pull-out sofa and a day bed. Other amenities include, wifi, satellite TV, washer/dryer, ping pong table, bikes, canoes and kayaks. Set your own pace with activities. You can spend your day with a book watching the river go by, or ... - Explore the countryside with our 2 bikes - Castillon-la-Bataille is a 15-20 min ride away along the river. - Swim, fish or kayak in the river (it's perfectly clean)! - Ride horses - there are stables nearby - Play golf at the nearby Grand Saint Emilion Golf Club (designed by Tom Doak) - Visit the markets - there are local markets nearly every day where farmers bring their wares. - Sampling homemade artisanal foie gras and cheeses made locally - Wine tasting & touring the Chateaux - we can help your organize or you can follow your nose - Visit stunningly beautiful St. Emilion and it's famous 12th century monolithic (underground) cathedral. - Touring the historic Bastide towns and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France surrounding the area - Visiting the castles in the nearby Dordogne valley - Visit the magnificent city of Bordeaux - 45 min drive - Go to the beach - amazing Atlantic-facing beaches near Lège-Cap-Ferret are 90 min away - surfing, kite-surfing, and oyster tasting! - Visit the Dune du Pilat - the tallest sand dune in Europe - also 90 min away We can arrange for a private chef, babysitting and more frequent cleaning service - whatever will make your stay more enjoyable. Please note: We ONLY accept bookings from Saturday to Saturday in high season**** ****NEW FOR 2020 bookings*** From January to May, September 15th to December 15th - Le Priolet Package: 1. Dinner made for you at the house with your own French chef including a demo in English as well as a market visit with the chef. Ingredients for the dinner are at the guests' expense. 2. Wine tasting at hyper-local chateau plus an additional wine tasting experience at our wine purveyor in St. Emilion (prestige wines). Wines can be shipped home and you’ll eliminate 20% of the cost (tax-free). 5. Welcome Hamper to include local wines plus local cheese & bread & charcuterie. 6. Reservations made for you at 3 of our favorite restaurants in the area. *** This package is available during high season from May 31st to Sept 15th at an additional cost of 300 euros, but is included in the off season rentals.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Larger Parties, e.g. weddings, big anniversaries or birthdays are welcome, but they will come at an extra charge. Please contact our manager for more information.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Doni B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay somewhere different every year in France and for the first time we all agreed we would return here. The house is lovely, clean and very well equipped. The salt water pool is a joy and a welcome relief from the sunshine at times....More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

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Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

My Anglo/ French family loved the house I chose, and we particularly liked the calm and tranquil location overlooking the river. We also loved the natural shade on the terrace provided by the trees . The house was ideal. Plenty of rooms, all very distinct...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Thanks for your review! We hope to host you again!

Reviewed 5 March 2019

We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday here and could not have had a more perfect week. The house is beautifully yet comfortably decorated and sits right on the Dordogne River. Meals overlooking the river, kayaking, sitting by the pool -- all wonderful ways to relax....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Nancy G
particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

We are thrilled that you had a memorable birthday celebration for your friend. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 24 February 2019

We stayed in this exemplary French Counrty house during the gorgeous autumn in France. This lovely riverside home is a private and cozy sanctuary only 30 minutues from the extraordinary World UNESCO Heritage village of Saint Emilion. The surrounding towns and villages are quaint quintessential...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Explore34307824001
particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

The area around our house is simply gorgeous with so much to do. Thank you for your comments & your lovely description of the area for others who may book the house. Come back again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Quiet yet near many sites, the country farmhouse is set amongst the vines alongside the famous Dordogne river which said to the be the cleanest river in France. We are 15 minutes from St. Emilion and 7 minutes from Castilion-la-Bataille where the last battle of the 100 Years War took place. The reenactment of that famous battle is held every year in Castillion. We are approximately 45 minutes from the beautiful city of Bordeaux, and 90 minutes from the gorgeous beaches of Lège-Cap-Ferret on the Atlantic coast. St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Pommerol, Sauternes and Entre-Deux-Mers, wines are all made nearby.
Getting around
You will need a car rental at this location. However, one can train into Bordeaux from the nearby train station of Castillon-la-Bataille and the ride is just about 30 minutes to Bordeaux city. The drive takes 45 minutes.
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