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An Elegantly Restored 300-Year-Old Stone Farmhouse

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Front view of La Grivette


Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ste. Colombe de Duras farmhouse description

La Grivette is a stunning 300-year-old stone house, situated just outside the tiny village of Sainte Colombe, yet a few kilometres from the ancient fortress town of Duras. The property is secluded and private, with lovely views over plum orchards, vineyards, and farms.

It's the perfect base to enjoy the best of the French Aquitaine. Tour the world famous wines and chateaux of St. Emilion, Sauternes and Monbazillac. Plan day trips to the Atlantic coast beaches, the Dordogne, or Pyrenees. Nearby villages have daily open-air markets. International airports of Bordeaux and Bergerac are less than an hour's drive.

The property's meticulous restoration was completed in 2004. The home features 400 square meters of living space with 9 meter high beamed ceilings and breathtaking stone work.
Rooms include:
- Gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel
- Large dining room with solid oak farmhouse table
- Salon with 2 stone fireplaces and chandelier
- Great room with office space, private loft and wine cellar
- 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 private loft bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms with solid brass fittings, large showers and a bath

The gardens:
- New 8 meter in-ground pool with salt filtration system and security fencing
- 2 pergolas with outdoor seating and lovely views
- Old fashioned front porch overlooking courtyard
- Outdoor, vine-covered shower
- Plum orchards and other fruit trees

Additional Guest Services:
Rentals include weekly housekeeping. We can also provide daily housekeeping and maid services. Our caretaker - who lives away from the property - can arrange private wine tours, private catered meals, cooking classes, and other services.

Keywords: Farmhouse

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  • Children Welcome:

                    We have high chairs, changing pads, bed rails to fit 2 beds, crib, pack and play, stroller, safety gates on all stairs, and gate and fence around the swimming pool. ...moreless

                  • Pets Considered:

                    Well behaved pets are considered outside of high season. ...moreless

                  • Events Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Catering Available:

                    Property manager is a trained French chef and former wine producer who makes amazing 3 and 4 course meals. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full set up pots & pans, knives, cutting boards, utensils, spices, etc....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    With appliances: microwave, toasters, coffee makers, blender...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Professional 5-burner gas range...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Electric oven...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Fireplace:

                    Two stone fireplaces and a wood burning stove...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Underfloor heating and radiators in rooms...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the house....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the house....moreless

                  • Babysitter
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Other Amenities

                      • All-cotton linens and towels, Bicycles, Badmitton, Board Games, Film and Music Library, Books, Kid-friendly with high chair, stroller, safety gates, cribs, playpen, and toys. Property manager can provide additional services - private wine tours, catering, daily housekeeping, and pet care....moreless


                      • Video Library:

                        There are 200+ English language and international films....moreless

                      • Books:

                        Library shelves filled with books of different languages...moreless

                      • Television:

                        Large, cinema flat screen TV...moreless

                      • Games:

                        Library full of board games...moreless

                      • Toys:

                        Toy chest for kids...moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • VCR
                      • CD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Music Library
                      • Pool Table
                      • Stereo


                      Pool & Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            In-ground, 8.5 meter pool with salt-filtration system....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            2 pergolas, 1 front porch, all provisioned for outdoor seating and dining....moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            Adult bikes in excellent condition with a few smaller bikes for kids...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio


                          • Away From It All
                          • Family
                          • Historic
                          • Romantic

                          Location & View

                              • Monument View:

                                View of the historic Roman church in the village of Sainte Colombe....moreless


                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Medical Services
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Equestrian Events
                              • Hunting
                              • Cycling
                              • Golf
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Wind-Surfing
                              • Hiking
                              • Hot Air Ballooning
                              • Fishing
                              • Swimming
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Surfing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Laundromat
                              • Hospital
                              • Groceries
                              • Live Theater
                              • Theme Parks
                              • Cinemas
                              • Museums
                              • Restaurants
                              • Churches
                              • Winery Tours
                              • Shopping
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Antiquing
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Sailing
                              • Tennis


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              October - April
                              Oct 1 - May 1, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Taxes Included


                              A 25% deposit is required for reservation. The balance is due 8 week prior to arrival. Payment can be made in Euros or USD (with agreed exchange rates) via either bank wire or check.

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                              Last updated: 07/10/2014
                              Check availability
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                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates


                              70 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              La Reole
                              80 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Necessary

                              Private Wine Tours, Festivals, Open-air Markets, Historic sights, Helicopter Rides


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1997

                              About the owner: I'm an American who studied abroad in France 25 years ago, commencing a lifelong love affair with the French countryside. I travel for business and spend most of my time between the US and Europe.

                              Why the Owner Chose Ste. Colombe de Duras:
                              I fell in love with La Grivette - at the time only an abandoned farm house - during a long weekend visiting friends who lived in the area. It was a real 'coup de coeur' from the minute I saw the front courtyard, overgrown with abandoned roses, until we opened the back window that perfectly frames the Roman church off in the village. That was it - I had to own it. Little did I imagine the 8 years it would take to renovate... but that makes for interesting stories and we had great vacations with family, friends and anyone else I could convince to come camp and work on the property.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                              La Grivette is unique because of its charm and its isolated location. So many of the old farms were built right along the road, or have neighboring houses right next to them. If you are looking for tranquility, beautiful views, lovely walks, and the best night's sleep you've ever had, then this is ideal place.

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                              Speaks: french, spanish, english

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                              • Front view of La Grivette

                                Front view of La Grivette

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Former wine press room converted to bedroom

                                Former wine press room converted to bedroom

                              • Office area with ceiling to floor former barn door

                                Office area with ceiling to floor former barn door

                              • Sunrise over the plum orchards

                                Sunrise over the plum orchards

                              • Sainte Colombe Roman Church

                                Sainte Colombe Roman Church

                              • Chateau de Duras - 5 km from the property

                                Chateau de Duras - 5 km from the property

                              • Salon


                              • Salon


                              • Private pool and pergola overlooking the valley and orchards

                                Private pool and pergola overlooking the valley and orchards

                              • Beams in the great room

                                Beams in the great room

                              • Downstairs powder room

                                Downstairs powder room

                              • Frescos on the Sainte Colombe de Duras historic church

                                Frescos on the Sainte Colombe de Duras historic church

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                              This listing was first published here in 2004.

                              Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                              €1,000 - €2,400 per week (EUR)

                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 11

                              View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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