Maison Jospin

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 10


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House Wellness
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace

A short stroll from the banks of the Dordogne, experience the joy of French family holidays or wine-tasting vacations with friends at this charming estate almost entirely surrounded by vineyards, located between Bergerac and Saint-Émilion.

Reached via a tree-lined driveway, Maison Jospin is set within a 14-acre domaine with glorious grounds and ample space to play boules, football and badminton as well relax beside the newly installed heated swimming pool with its pool house and bar. There is a 1km running trail for the more energetic of guests or you may prefer to simply sit back with a glass of local wine produced from one of the wineries within walking distance.

There are two houses next to each other within the estate, starting off with the Maison de maître with seven bedrooms (some of them en suite), then the farmhouse which features four additional bedrooms. One of the double bedrooms is part of a wonderful spa suite with a hot tub and 4x2m long resistance pool!

The interiors of both homes allow you to soak up the authentic character of the France of yesteryear with original features and period furnishings alongside modern additions such as some of the newly renovated bathrooms. As you explore both houses, come across hidden wings, various living areas and tranquil terraces – it’s a great place for an extended family or group of friends with a range of sleeping arrangements across the eleven bedrooms.

You can stroll down to a river beach by the banks of the Dordogne in the summer months whilst there is canoeing and kayaking nearby. Within a very short drive, the local riverside village is home to a small restaurant-bar and there are further places to eat in Pessac-sur-Dordogne and medieval Gensac. The historic riverside town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, just over 9km by car, hosts one of the region’s best and biggest markets on a Saturday morning.

You are also fortunate enough to be within half an hour of the vineyards and historic charm of Bergerac and Saint-Émilion whilst the grand city of Bordeaux can be reached in an hour by car or train.

Closer to home, enjoy wonderful walks and cycling routes passing vineyards, apple orchards, walnut groves, woodland and old châteaux as you come across restaurants serving locally produced food and good wine. Here you can truly embrace the beauty of the Dordogne and Gironde’s gorgeous countryside.

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What you should know…

  • Sleeping up to 22 guests, there are two houses within this beautiful estate. The main house features seven bedrooms/six bathrooms (including the spa suite) and the separate farmhouse has four bedrooms/four bathrooms. Please see the “Features” tab for more details.
  • One of the double bedrooms is part of a spa suite with a hot-tub and resistance pool next door.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Spa/Massage Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Main House Interiors

Upper Floor

-    Entrance via steps
-    Kitchen and separate dining room
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Family bathroom with shower
-    Separate WC

Ground Floor

-    Family room
-    Sun room with sofa and dining table
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Family bathroom with shower and WC

Spa Bedroom Area

-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Spa area with resistance pool (2x4m) and hot tub

Farmhouse Interiors

Ground Floor (East Wing)

-    Reception room
-    Mezzanine level (via spiral staircase)
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Shower room and WC
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom

Ground Floor (South Wing)

-    Study area with sofa
-    Laundry room with washing machine and wet room with shower

Ground Floor (West Wing)

-    Dining room with table for 16 guests
-    Kitchen

Upstairs (South Wing)

-    Quad bedroom with two sets of bunk-beds
-    Bathroom
-    Lounge/play room

Upstairs (other side of stairs)

-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Separate room to the side with baby cot

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x4m) with electric cover. Open approximately April to October
-    Pool house/bar area
-    Barbecue
-    Boules court
-    Football pitch
-    Badminton
-    Trampoline
-    1km trail (for running)
-    Vast garden and grounds (14 acres) including tree-lined driveway


-    Wi-Fi
-    Wood-burning fireplaces
-    Smart TV
-    Hot tub
-    Outdoor games (football, boules, badminton)
-    Table tennis
-    Trampoline


About the surrounding area of Maison Jospin
<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
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Set within a 14-acre estate surrounded by vineyards, Maison Jospin is in the Gironde department between Bergerac and Saint-Émilion, close to the banks of the Dordogne River. This is the ideal location for relaxing in the French countryside whilst being within easy reach of locally produced food and wine alongside charming villages and historic towns.

Bergerac Airport is just over half an hour by car whilst Bordeaux Airport is 80km away. The nearest train station is Gare Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (10km) with trains towards Bergerac, Sarlat and Bordeaux (with onwards TGV connections to Paris).

Almost the entire estate is surrounded by working vineyards that produce the region’s well-known wine – you can walk to local wineries for tastings. It’s also just a 1.5km stroll down to the banks of the Dordogne where there is a pretty riverside beach in the summer months. The nearby village is by the banks of the Dordogne, around 2km away, and home to a small restaurant-bar and a boat ramp where kayaking is popular.

Gensac (7km) is a characterful Gironde village in the Durèze valley with useful amenities (a bar-restaurant, supermarket/bakery, bank and pharmacy), a small Friday morning fruit and vegetable market as well as summer festivities and occasional night market. Pessac-sur-Dordogne (5.5km) has a canoeing/kayaking centre for sailing along the Dordogne alongside a couple of restaurants nearby.

There are wonderful walks and cycling trails through the local countryside passing vineyards, walnut groves, apple orchards, woodland, verdant valleys and historic châteaux. Come across authentic restaurants serving locally produced food and delightful markets, the biggest and best of the region taking place in the picturesque riverside town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (9.5km) on a Saturday morning.

Castillon-la-Bataille (18km) is another historic market town by the Dordogne which hosts a bustling market on a Monday morning alongside spectacular re-enactments of the Battle of Castillon in the height of the summer on Friday and Saturday evenings (it’s a ticketed event just outside the village).

Wine and history-lovers alike note that the exquisite hilltop town of Saint-Émilion (30km) is a must-visit during your stay with its Romanesque architecture, fascinating catacombs and surrounding vineyards which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Furthermore, Bordeaux (66km) can be reached within an hour by car or take the 60-minute train journey from Gare Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux


Nearest Train Station Sainte-Foy-la-Grande


Nearest Village Small village near banks of Dordogne


Nearest Restaurant Village bistro


Nearest Shop Grocery store/bakery


Nearest Supermarket In and around Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

(Within 10km)

Nearest Town Sainte-Foy-la-Grande


Nearest Golf Golf Vigiers



The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families adore this 14-acre estate with plenty of outdoor games – badminton, boules, football, a 1km running trail and so much space to play. Following country roads, you can reach a summer beach by the banks of the Dordogne in around a 10-minute walk.

Discover seasonal canoeing and kayaking in nearby Pessac-sur-Dordogne or explore the beautiful landscapes by bike or on foot with many trails and routes across the Dordogne and Gironde.

Nearby Gensac hosts a funfair in the height of the summer as well as concerts in the church and fireworks in August. A little further afield, young historians will adore the spectacular show re-enacting the Battle of Castillon just outside the historic market town of Castillon-la-Bataille – this is a ticketed event usually taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings in late July and August.

Enjoy a day out in Bergerac and take a traditional gabarre boat ride along the Dordogne. Bordeaux is another fantastic trip for all ages whether visiting its museums, water fountains, grand river or parks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Soccer
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Massages Available
  • Yoga Instructor Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Massages
- Yoga instructor

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!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, with change for stays of over 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, with change for stays of over 14 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 14 nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax included.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. 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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? One well behaved pet may be permitted, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement will apply.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and other special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair can be requested.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,921
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £7,874
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,921
Christmas & New Year £7,874
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £4,921
Jun 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £7,874
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 £4,921

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,375
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €8,600
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €5,375
Christmas & New Year €8,600
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €5,375
Jun 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €8,600
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $5,815
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $9,304
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,815
Christmas & New Year $9,304
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $5,815
Jun 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $9,304
Sep 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 $5,815

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property? 3 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? The tranquillity of being lost in the vines.

Do you have a favourite room in the property? 
The Farmhouse living room in winter with it’s lovely fire, the Main house terrace in the summer for breakfast while looking across the gardens and vineyards in the distance.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? 
Kayaking along the Dordogne. Wine tasting at the endless number of local chateaus.

Really eat? Le Passaquai and in the summer Palma Nova, both in Pessac and on the river.

Really see? The local wine-producing chateaus, a trip to St Emilion and the local market towns of Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Duras and Rauzan.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? Locate the right day to visit the right small local town. Some of the markets in the medieval towns are brilliant for sourcing local produce and wine and are incredibly vibrant. The Duras night market is a food extravaganza and provides a light and lazer show. Also look out for the ‘Brocante’ antiques fairs which move from town to town.



  • Simply stunning!

    on 05/12/2023

    Where to begin?? Maison Jospin is simply stunning! Two beautiful properties, sat in the middle of amazing gardens and a jaw-dropping landscape. We were a family of 16 spanning 4 generations and still we managed to lose ourselves in the sheer size of the place. While the children loved every second of playing outside and experiencing every activity under the sun, the Grandparents were able to also find perfectly tranquil areas to relax. The 14 days passed way too soon for us all, we really did not want to come home.

  • Beautiful

    on 23/08/2023

    My family travelled to Maison Jospin from the US hoping to experience the French countryside. We found it and so much more. From the moment we entered the grand, tree lined drive, everything about the place felt special. The setting among the vineyards was perfect, the gardens beautiful. Both houses were immaculate; clean, comfortable and furnished perfectly for the French feel we were looking for. The swimming pool was first class, and the evenings spent around the camp fire while the children swam under the stars are memories we will keep forever.

  • Family Paradise

    on 02/07/2023

    We have been holidaying in France for years and nothing came close to Maison Jospin. The location, the gardens, the stunning living rooms, the pool area, the indoor spa, everything about the place was simply amazing. Our children simply loved every moment of the holiday. Quite simply, family paradise. We WILL be back!

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