La Forge

St Quentin de Baron, Gironde
Self-catering


Carol’s hospitality and taste fill her pretty cottage where quirky modern meets antique. Glorious

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

You get the best of both worlds here: Carol’s joie de vivre and vast local knowledge, and glorious independence in your own cottage. The cottage and the house, where Carol does B&B while Bruno works in Bordeaux or on the farm, stand in a fine big garden of lawns, flowers and wild meadow leading to views across vines. Swings in the trees, winding paths – a dream. You have a private garden, too, with stone table and barbecue. Inside, bask in Carol’s exquisite taste. In the large open-plan space, find a mixture of quirky modern art and traditional antiques – admire the big old bed beneath a towering ceiling from which hangs a huge iron chandelier. On the mezzanine, an almost secret single room with a desk for reclusive writing. Beds are made with antique linens; the kitchen has all you’ll need to cook up that storm when you return laden from the luscious market; the bathroom has space and jets galore. Do visit the owner’s farm: hens, meadows, walking paths and cookery courses organised in their 14th-century water mill. They’ll also give you a pass to a private turquoise blue lake for swimming, and lend you a bike to get there.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub 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
4pm-7pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.Please let me know your arrive time via text at 0631856520 or e-mail
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 8km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €600
Damage deposit
€€1000
Surcharges
Singles €600. Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From €1202 beds1 bedroom

Reviews

We found this lovely bolt hole on sawdays and made a booking. Carol was very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in self catering. It was rustic but well equipped. Good base for exploring the area.

Judith, London

Delightful owner, nothing was too much trouble . A lovely place to stay, and if ever in the area, would stay again

Elizabeth, Winchester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Carol de Montrichard Dalléas

  • You can pick up the bike path only 10 minutes from here. It goes from Bordeaux into the Entre Deux Mers countryside: through woods and vineyards, by villages and chateaux. Lots of good picnics places. Bike rental for children and adults in nearby Creon 8km
  • There are many marked country walking paths... including one that starts just around the corner from us...as well as our farm's "nature trail" marked out each year by our grandchildren.
  • Local farm produce can be found in abondance everyday in a different outdoor market in the surrounding villages...everything you need for a picnic and a little gourmet dinner on your garden table...or a private cooking class with a local chef.
  • Summer officially starts with the "Fête de la Music" celebrated all over France on June 21st...and our little village draws has one of the most famous in the area. As I have always worked in French cultural affairs I can usually know what's on in the area.
  • From culture to sports we have a lot going on within a small radius of the cottage: the best water skiing in France, surfing on the big river wave at the equinox, or zipping through the trees in a nearby forest.
  • However, my guest's favorite occupation often seems to be relaxing in the garden and enjoying our sunsets with a bottle of our local wine... and nibbling on a few raspberries from the cottage "potager".