Domaine de l'Espelette

Haux, Gironde
Bed & Breakfast


Charming Madame loves to share her old winemaker’s house. Take a picnic down to the stream, stroll to the village, let the peace embrace you

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Madame is happy to serve breakfast until two o’clock; in this haven, she’s used to guests oversleeping! The very old house, at the end of a short avenue, sits solidly around two sides of a square below the brow of a hill sheltered by trees; you overlook the sleepy Romanesque village of Haux and its church. Here live three generations: delightful Madame, her two grandchildren, and her sprightly mother – along with horses, a donkey and two cats. Thick walls ensure you won’t hear a sound, and you share the living room and the library. Furnishings are traditional, of good quality and character, with touches of marquetry and chintz; books, paintings, magazines abound. There are two spacious bedrooms to choose from, one off the garden, one off the landing (invitingly furnished with books and rattan chairs). Bathrooms are carpeted and generous, with marble basins. As for the garden, it is more of a ‘parc joli’. Take a picnic to the stream, swim in the shaded (unheated) pool. For a simple lunch, stroll to the village bar; for shops, restaurants and market, discover Créon. Lovely.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Minimum 2 nights. Children over 12 welcome.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Welcome dinner by arrangement, €15. Wine from €15. Restaurant 1.5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
2 Twin/doubles
From €150

Reviews

Madame Prevost is the ultimate host, it is like staying with a friend who entertains beautifully and apparently effortlessly. Her attention to detail is endless and she is also very welcoming and charming. The house is that wonderful combination of chic and inviting. The breakfasts in the garden were delicious and beautifully presented. Who expects a new tablecloth each day, yet here one has it. Madame Prevost has spoiled us for staying at other places, very few do it to her superbly high standard. Thank you Madame.

David, Edinburgh

An absolute haven. We ahve never been so cosseted in our lives. Mme Prevost was attentive without being intrusive and the breakfasts are to die for.

John, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Silvia Prevost

  • A multitude of vineyards to visit, starting in the village.
  • Historic ruined abbey at La Sauve Majeure (10 minutes), arcaded market square and good shops at Creon (10 minutes) plus cinema (sometimes English language).
  • Cycling (cycle hire at Creon), water skiing (15 minutes), several horse-riding centres within 30 minutes.
  • Fresh local snacks - charcuterie, cheese, wines, fruit & veg - available on request.
  • 30 minutes drive: of both Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion (both UNESCO World Heritage sites).
  • cruises on Garonne and Dordogne rivers that will lead you to the biggest estuary of Europe and Blaye citadel (UNESCO World Heritage sites)