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Luxurious, Spacious, Private Family Accommodation in Tranquil Setting
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is the largest and has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have twin beds. Bedroom 5 has a double bed. Bedroom 6 (on the ground floor) is a large double bedroom with twin beds.
Pool / Spa
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Joceline and Jeremy Mawdsley
- English, French
About Joceline and Jeremy Mawdsley
We moved to this beautiful part of France in the summer of 2007 after falling in love with the area during previous visits. We had bought the barn as a long-term project but, after working on it in the holidays for two years, finally made the decision to move our family here to live permanently. We completed the renovation and lived very happily at Les Gravats du Bost before buying and renovating a small farm a little distance down the track. 2014 sees the launch of Les Gravats du Bost as an idyllic retreat for people seeking the same peace and quiet mixed with the beauty and elegance of French life. As we develop our garden and farm with its fruit, vegetables, hens, bees and herbs we aim to develop ways of further enhancing the holiday experience of those who visit Les Gravats du Bost.
Joceline and Jeremy Mawdsley purchased this house in 2005
Why Joceline and Jeremy Mawdsley chose Bonnes
We love this area because of its gently rolling landscape ("every house has a view!"), quiet lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, access to beautiful cities, wonderful climate and outdoor life, the strong sense of community within villages. Very good restaurants can be found even in small, nearby villages, such as Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and towns like Chalais. Excellent galleries and theatre can be enjoyed in Bordeaux as well as all the other aspects of chic city life. French life, both rural and urban, promotes family living and our family has thrived in its safe, supportive and friendly environment. The social life of family and friends is all important here and time is taken to be together and enjoy time shared! Visitors return every year and comment on the happy, relaxed lifestyle here.
What makes this house unique
Les Gravats du Bost is ideally placed for its visitors to enjoy the benefits of its peaceful, rural setting whilst also being able to experience French city life in nearby Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and Brantome. The house itself has been designed to foster hugely enjoyable and easy indoor/outdoor living - with spacious, open plan, free-flowing interiors and its secluded, safe and beautiful outdoor environment. The combination of the impressive traditional stone and timber architecture of the original building (dating back to 1840) and the elegant and simple modern finishing of its restoration, makes it a unique holiday venue, ideal for large and combined groups of all ages.