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About Maggie Hill
We bought the property in 1994 and spent several years upgrading the cottage next door and renovating the main house, I am retired from the business world and live in the UK in a little village in the Rutland corner of Northamptonshire. I am now widowed but still spend quite a large part of my year in Civrac and am always pleased to welcome friends and family to enjoy this lovely place with me. My grandchildren just adore coming here with the lovely swimming pool being the main highlight ! I am happy to rent the main house - which is very much a family home - for just a few weeks each year but the cottage next door is available all year round.
Maggie Hill purchased this House in 1994
Why Maggie Hill chose St-Fort-sur-Gironde
I hope you will enjoy a very comfortable stay in Les Roses Tremieres (which means The Hollyhocks) and also this lovely part of France as much as we all do.
What makes this House unique
Civrac is a quiet little hamlet where you can buy fresh local eggs and honey and red, white and rose wines, Champagne style sparkling wines and Pineau ( the Charente aperitif). All these within two minutes from home ! The little town of St. Fort with co-op, bakers, hairdresser,ATM, etc. is less than a mile down the hill. There is a small market twice a week. There are many lovely walks and of interesting places to visit nearby. Stunning sandy beaches are a short drive away. All in all, this is a great centre for a relaxing holiday in France.
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We loved the house. It was all that we wished for; space, comfort, clean, in a lovely area of France. It was ideal for spending quality family time together. The orchard was very fruitful and the pool was clean and well used. We enjoyed the walks to the village which provided much need supplies ( a good selection of wines!) All together we had a great place to stay .
Beautiful House and Area
We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The house had literally everything you could wish for from kids entertainment (dvd, table tennis, swing, pool) to a well resourced kitchen, lovely outdoor eating areas and comfortable living spaces. We spent hardly any time in the house but stayed around the pool for most of the day. In the pool house is a handy fridge and kitchen area so we could prepare drinks and snacks without needing to go back to the house. The pool stayed at a generous 30° thanks to its solar cover so the children swam for most of the day without getting cold. While we didn't visit the winery next door, we were thoughtfully provided with a couple of bottles for the stay which was a lovely touch. Maggie text during the week to check all was well and encouraged us to make the most of the produce growing in the garden which we did - the children loved picking the raspberries and grapes and eating them by the pool. There are books at the house with many ideas for local excursions but we only left to do shops in the nearby town and spent the week eating, swimming and enjoying the tranquility and views. I would unreservedly recommend booking with Maggie, it was a wonderful week.
Thank you for the lovely review . So pleased that you had a good time. You’ll have to come back again and explore the interesting and lovely towns, villages and beaches around here ! Best wishes, Maggie
Everything we needed in a beautiful location
Everything we needed for a lovely holiday was available, and Maggie was always ready to help and advise with any questions we had. Great swimming pool area, and the warmest pool we've been in this part of the world. We made a lot of use of the table tennis, and the English TV helped us ensure we enjoyed the first two weeks of the World Cup
Easterbrook family for your nice comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in Civrac. Maggie
Beautiful welcoming house.
With beautiful views, spacious house, delicious vegetables from the garden and stunning swimming pool, what's not to love? The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool, especially in the evening with the pool lights on, as well as walking the mile to the village shop for ice cream and croissants.
Maggie was there for advice before and after our stay and made us feel very welcome. I hope we can return one day!
What a lovely review. Thank you so much. I am so glad you had a great time but sorry I didn't get to meet you all ! Yes please, do come back sometime. Maggie.
Great house with amazing views
We shared the house with my in laws and had a wonderful holiday. It was slightly larger than we needed but it was lovely to have so much space. The house its self is superb with light and airy rooms, and the garden has loads of hidden areas where I could hide from the family and read my book.
The kids never left the pool, but it was easy to be on life guard duty as the view from the pool area gave infinity views over the valley.
The little village is a 15minutes walk away down a country lane and has a great boulangère - i have eaten my own body weight in baguette and croisants
Had such a lovely relaxing time hope to come back next year.
Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a good time and thank you for having just re-booked for 2017 ! We are delighted to welcome you back. Maggie Hill
We had a wonderful 2 weeks in Civrac. The house is in a really tranquil hamlet on top of a hill so there are amazing views over to the Gironde estuary. The house is really tastefully decorated and with good facilities and is a cool refuge when the sun gets too hot. Highlight for the kids was the pool, where they spent most of the holiday !
A few days we were at the nearby beaches, including the massive cote sauvage which is a long Atlantic beach with some great waves. Nearby towns were historic and delightful we visited numerous interesting markets and did some wine and cognac tasting.
The house has 2 barbeque areas and numerous outside seating areas to stay out late and dine under the stars.
It is about a 15min walk through the vineyards to get to the bakery in the mornings, which is a wonderful walk to start the day.
Owner could not have been more helpful and the only negative point I can make is that the time went by so fast! Will definitely be back.
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. You can't possibly not like it there can you ??!!! However it was nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed it so much.
Yes please, do come again !