La Tour Romantique

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Exclusive Recommended Pool
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Pets Welcome Hot Tub Not for little ones

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In the heart of the Gironde, this enchanting 18th century windmill stands amongst the vineyards and enjoys endless countryside views, near some of south-west France's most charming medieval villages and market towns.

The sails of the windmill may be gone but the sense of history and character certainly hasn’t. The moulin has been beautifully restored into a unique and romantic bolthole where couples can appreciate the tranquillity of this special setting. On the ground floor you’ll step into a bespoke oak kitchen with an old stone sink alongside modern appliances, ideal for preparing breakfast and simple meals to enjoy al-fresco in the picturesque grounds.

The windmill’s original steep stairs lead up to a charming little bedroom, where there’s a true air of romance. Open the bedroom windows and be greeted by views of magical vineyards. At the very top of the home, in the original sail room, you have 360 degree vistas of the Gironde countryside as you laze on the circular settee, perhaps with a glass of local wine, playing board games and spending cosy evenings with your loved one.

That said, in the warmer months it’s all about appreciating the outdoors whether dipping into the pretty swimming pool, lounging on the sun-beds or preparing relaxing meals by the barbecue. Listen out for the chirping of the birds or the sounds of the farmers in the vineyards, as you revel in this countryside setting. Spend time in the rather luxurious hot tub before huddling by the fire-pit as the night falls and the bright stars come out.

This is a true beauty spot in a privileged position, yet despite its feeling of seclusion, you’re not far from a pretty bastide village with a wonderful patisserie and boulangerie as well as cafes and a great weekly market. Indeed, this region is filled with market towns, wine-villages and beautiful landscapes, perfect for keen cyclists and walkers.

You can canoe on the nearby Garonne or the Dordogne, explore the amazing towns of Saint-Émilion or Bergerac, visit the famous wineries around the grand city of Bordeaux or even travel as far as the stunning beaches of the Atlantic coast.

Whether a honeymoon or a couple’s escape, La Tour Romantique offers character and charm in a beautiful setting in this mesmerising part of southern France.   

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What you should know…

  • This is characterful living at its best – a winding, steep and open-sided stone staircase and wooden trap doors lead to each of the four floors/rooms. Please refer to the ‘Features’ tab for full details of the layout of this unique property and it’s suitability for children and guests with restricted mobility

 

 

This property is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of this collection, properties either have to tick 4 or more of our sustainable checklist, or tick 3 of the checklist but also have a score of 5 or lower (kg) for the total carbon footprint per day, based on full occupancy, per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This property ticked these points on our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games DVD Heating Not for little ones

Windmill Interiors

Each floor is reached via winding, steep, open-sided stone steps and working trap doors

Ground Floor

-    Kitchen including a fridge with ice-maker, two gas hobs, small oven, microwave and toaster

First Floor

-    Double bedroom with sink built into the wall 

Second Floor

-    Living room with round sofa

Basement

-    Shower room (with small above ground window)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10mx5m, kidney shape with jacuzzi feature by steps) with safety alarm. Open May to September
-    BBQ
-    Small table and two chairs
-    Fire-pit
-    Hot tub

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Books
-    Board games
-    Hot tub
-    Washing machine (in a converted outbuilding)

Location

About the surrounding area of La Tour Romantique
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<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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La Tour Romantique is set in a pretty vineyard which enjoys beautiful countryside views all around. It’s only a short drive from a local village and is located in the Gironde department, south-western France, just over an hour from Bordeaux.

There’s a very picturesque bastide town less than a ten-minute drive away where you will find a good variety of cafes and shops. It’s particularly atmospheric on a Friday morning when the weekly market takes place and you can buy all sorts of wonderful local produce to cook in your windmill kitchen. Keen cyclists could ride there, if they don't mind the hills. 

On the Garonne river, the larger town of La Réole (16km), is around a twenty-minute drive away. The town dates back to the 12th century and you can admire its history through the half-timbered houses and beautiful historic architecture as you explore its narrow lanes. If you are visiting during July and August, be sure to look out for one of the town’s night markets where you will find amazing local food stalls, good wine and live music – a great evening out.

Duras (14km), in the Lot-et-Garonne region, is another great place to sample local wine from the Côtes de Duras or just spend time in the cafes, restaurants and twice-weekly Farmer’s market in this pretty town. Duras also hosts great night markets in the height of the summer.

The Dordogne region can be reached in around thirty minutes where there are many more idyllic towns and villages to discover. Canoe on the river Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (25km) or explore the pretty towns of Eymet (35km) and Issigeac (56km). The wine-town of Bergerac (50km) is also under an hour away, with its famous Maisons des Vins and beautiful buildings.  

Heading west, a trip to the hilltop town of Saint-Émilion (38km) is a must for any wine-lovers whilst Bordeaux (90km) and its vineyards can also be reached for a superb day out. Carry on further and you could be dining with family or friends, savouring fresh oysters and white wine looking out towards the bay of Arcachon (125km) or running down the huge dunes on the coast.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(51km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport

(90km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de La Réole

(16km)

Nearest Village

(4-5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(4-5km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(5km)

Nearest Town/City La Réole

(16km)

Nearest Golf Golf Vigiers

(32km)

Nearest Beach Arcachon

(125km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack on Arrival (with ingredients for a welcome meal)
  • Dog-Sitting/Walking Available and Treats!

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome Pack on arrival (with ingredients for a welcome meal)
- Dog sitting/walking

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £350 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection and correct rubbish disposal
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Mid-stay linen change for stays of two weeks.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival and ensure they sort their rubbish correctly. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal/sorting required will be charged against the security deposit.
Other Ts and Cs Please ensure the rubbish is sorted into the correct bins, following the instructions in the house. If not, a £100 fee will be deducted from your security deposit (to take into account the heavy fines the owner will receive).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,063
May 30th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £1,250
Sep 5th 2020 - May 29th 2021 £1,063
May 29th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £1,250
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 £1,063

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €1,139
May 30th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €1,340
Sep 5th 2020 - May 29th 2021 €1,139
May 29th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €1,340
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 €1,139

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $1,239
May 30th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $1,457
Sep 5th 2020 - May 29th 2021 $1,239
May 29th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $1,457
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 $1,239

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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