Le Priolet was originally an 18th century priory, now converted into a luxury, 4 bedroom villa set romantically on the banks of the Dordogne river. Just 15 minutes east of Saint-Émilion, it's in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region - a perfect home base for exploring this beautiful area.
Le Priolet sits at the end of long private driveway through neighboring vineyards. It's a tranquil oasis with a swimming pool, gardens and private access to the river for swimming and fishing from our own dock. The villa has been carefully renovated with modern amenities and one-of-a-kind antiques, preserving the authentic beauty of the original architecture without sacrificing comfort.
The Master Bedroom is upstairs, and has a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower.
On the main floor, there are two bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed. It shares a large bathroom with the 2nd main floor bedroom, that includes a bathtub.
The second Main Floor bedroom has two single beds that can be pushed together to create a king-size bed. It shares a large bathroom with the 2nd main floor bedroom, that includes a bathtub.
The Loft Bedroom is a private suite with a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower.
Le Priolet is a lovely, bucolic retreat in Flaujagues, near St. Emilion and numerous activities. The home is beautifully decorated, eclectic with a careful nod to tradition, where every possible need is anticipated. We spent hours at the outdoor table, watching the river, birds, and kayaks go by, grilling dinner purchased from local markets, and sipping extraordinary wine. The house is very well-maintained, with thick stone walls and large doors and windows leading out to a beautiful yard and garden. The kitchen is perfect for a larger group. The owners graciously sent us detailed lists of activities in the region, along with restaurant recommendations and favorite beaches. Just follow their suggestions and you'll have a vacation that you'll never forget! Of the many homes we've rented, this one is our favorite...we'll be back!
My Anglo/French family loved the house I chose, and we particularly liked the calm and tranquil location overlooking the river. We also loved the natural shade on the terrace provided by the trees . The house was ideal. Plenty of rooms, all very distinct in character, a very well equipped kitchen (with the best small knife I have ever used!), and lots of space for everyone. The back up staff were great. Bordeaux is accessible, and St Emilion is even nearer , but we loved the market at Castillon. Take the river road, which is a delight. We hope to be back!
Le Priolet is a very special place. Nestled in the French countryside east of Bordeaux, in the heart of St. Emilion wine-country, this magnificent French Provincial stone house is a dream waiting to be dreamt. Splendid rooms, a magnificent kitchen, a stunning pool, lovely dining indoor and out, and a view of the Dordogne river that will stay with you forever. The property manager is wonderful and warm. Guests receive a booklet of information supplied by the American owners that will enhance your stay and simplify, well, everything. Yes, you will need a car, and no, it is not air-conditioned (but we were there during the 2022 heat wave and managed just fine). Stay, shop nearby, cook, swim, sit and read, and explore the area. We are already planning our trip back.
The Bordeaux region is home to some of the greatest wines in the world, including the Haut Medoc, Pauillac, St. Julien, Margaux, St-Estephe, Pomerol, St Emilion, Graves and Sauternes.
The city of Bordeaux is a gem - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 347 protected buildings that span history over 2,000 years - more than any other French city except Paris
St. Emilion is a picture-perfect town with vineyards, fantastic restaurants and one of Europe's larges monolithic cathedrals (not to be missed).
Explore the Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe.
Towns like Beynac & Cazenac, oozing with history, are a short drive away.
Spectacular Atlantic ocean beaches are a 90 min drive away
The house has 4 generous bedrooms with king or queen sized beds. Only one of the bedrooms has beds that separate to accommodate 2 people not sharing a bed. There is also a pull-out sofa in the den for kids, or that can be used in a pinch.
If you're already in Paris, the easiest and most pleasant way to get to the Bordeaux area is by TGV train to either Bordeaux or Libourne. (Bordeaux will have more train and rental car options; Libourne is closer).
If you're flying, fly to Bordeaux or Bergerac. (Bordeaux will have more options).
If you're driving to Flaujagues, we can provide directions.
Check-In is 4pm or later. Check-out is by 10:00am. This gives us time to thoroughly clean the house and change the linens before each guest's stay. Early check-in or late check-out can sometimes be accommodated based on the calendar. Please inquire.
Yes. We're in the countryside, so taxis and Ubers must be arranged well in advance if you need them. There are car rental agencies at the Bordeaux airport and train station, as well as at the Libourne train station and the Bergerac airport.
Yes, there's a one-time cleaning fee of $275 USD. If you're staying for more than a week, and would like to arrange for house cleaning and a change of linens during your stay, this can be arranged at your cost.
All fees paid, including the rental Deposit and the balance of the rental fee are non-refundable unless we're unable to make the property available to you on the check-in date, or the French authorities forbid travel from your home country to France due to Covid or other restrictions.