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About Tom Willits
Tom and Nancy visited friends in this region of France in 2000 and fell in love with the vineyards, gardens, beaches, and people! It is a rich area of Roman ruins, the best beaches in Europe, and of course superb wine!!
Tom Willits purchased this House in 2001
Why Tom Willits chose Saint-Bonnet-sur-Gironde
Our home is an authentic, Charentaise 1745 square home with windows on three sides. These large windows look out on vineyards, sunflowers, and gardens. We fell in love with the size and setup of the rooms and the beautiful rebuilding of the original structure.
What makes this House unique
The property is private and yet close to many wonderful beaches, ruins, sites, vineyards, quaint towns, and near Bordeaux, a beautiful French city.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Ruhig und erholsam ideale Räunkichkeiten
Das Haus liegt auf dem Land in einsamer ruhiger Lage. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Lokale gibt es aber in der näheren Ungebung. Man kann gut zu Fuß oder dem Fahrrd die Ungebung erkunden. Im Umkreis von etwa einer Stunde Entfernung gibt es viele schöne Dinge zu erkunden und besichtigen. Das Haus selbst ist wunderschön und geschmackvoll und zweckmässig eingerichtet und ideal für zwei Familien. Kochen macht dort viel Spaß und im und um das Haus findet sich für jeden ein Plätzchen zum entspannen. Spektakulär sind die Persiden im August zu sehen! Ein ruhiger und zauberhafter Ort zum entspannen.
We loved having you and are so glad you had a wonderful stay!
Points of interest:
The ferry and fortress at Blaye. The ferry to the Medoc takes about 30 minutes and makes for a great day trip to the finest vineyards in the world! The fortress is a famous landmark worth exploring.
Bordeaux is a beautiful city considered a petit Paris with its like architecture, great restaurants and shopping and theater/arts. (55 min.)
The Medoc can be driven to or accessed by taking the ferry across the Gironde from Blaye. Best vineyards in the world…Chateau Margaux, Rothschild, La Tour, etc.
La Rochelle is a good sized, beautiful seaside port with tremendous shops and restaurants. (1hr.5 min.)
The port of Mortagne is very quaint with its beautiful boats and wonderful Gironde side buildings.
The beaches of Royan and the Cote Sauvage beyond are exquisite Atlantic Ocean beaches with warm water and shopping. (45 min.) Stop at Talmont and see the famous church jutting out into the ocean and many very cool little shops and lots of Talmont roses!
Cognac, the capitol of the Cognac region, has tours at Hennessey and Martell and a wonderful village atmosphere. (40 min.)
Sainte is an ancient Roman city with its ruins and remaining wonderful ambiance and restaurants. (40 min. north)
St. Emilion, one of the world’s most famous wine regions is a beautiful, quaint village set on a hill and down into the valley with vineyards throughout. Many wine caves and tastings and restaurants. (50 min. southeast)
Le Dune, one of the wonders of the world is just south of Bordeaux.
Very nice restaurant, great food, great prices, great services, nice owners.
42, avenue de Cognac
(Closed Sunday dinner and Mondays. Open Mondays during July and August)
Directions: Take N137 from Mirambeau in the direction of Pons or Saintes; Once in Pons, take D732 towards Cognac. La Gourmandiere is in Perignac; halfway between Pons and Cognac.
The food is excellent, but a bit expensive:
Hotel de Bordeaux
1, rue Gambetta
Directions: From Mirambeau, take N137 to Pons. Hotel de Bordeaux is in centre ville.
Also have never eaten here, but understand good prices and very good food:
Directions: Go to Mirambeau and turn right at the main intersection and travel to the top of the hill and the Chateau is on the left.
18 Place du Château
05 46 48 00 06
Directions: Go through Mirambeau to Jonzac and then into the centre ville. The restaurant is right by the big Chateau. There is a very good patisserie and boucherie right near this restaurant.
Many good restaurants in Cognac, Bordeaux and La Rochelle
Chaine Thremale du Soleil
Heurtebise, 17503 Jonzac Cedex, France
Phone:+33 5 46 48 59 59