South West France is world famous for its rich architectural heritage. The undulating landscape of vineyards is punctuated by impressive castles and grand houses and rivers have carved their way through the landscape over thousands of years, forming wide, sweeping valleys. Nestled away amongst the valleys and streams in this enchanting region is the La Colline Bleue, a luxuriously renovated 5-bedroom 18th century farmhouse, the perfect base from which to discover the area's fascinating culture.
Explore the underground cellars, cloisters and monolithic churches in nearby St. Émilion or hop in the car for a visit to the Island d'Oléron and the Marennes basin, located on the Atlantic coast, where you can enjoy unspoilt wilderness, hike up great sand dunes, and have perhaps the best oysters you'll ever eat from Arcachon Bay. The nearest town is Branne, which is a seven minute drive, where there is a collection of shops including a butchers, fish monger and boulangerie.
Set within one hectare of beautifully maintained gardens, La Colline Bleue has an array of fantastic outdoor features, perfect for sunny days. There is something for everyone from outdoor games, al fresco dining terraces and barbecue facilities to a Pétanque court, children’s play area and a unique 16m x 4.5m heated and fenced swimming pool set in an ancient stone quarry. Huge golden blocks of stone provide an ideal spot for sunbathing.