South West France is world famous for its rich architectural heritage. The undulating landscape of vineyards is punctuated by impressive castles and grand houses. Rivers have carved their way through the landscape over thousands of years, forming wide, sweeping valleys. Nestled amongst the valleys and streams in this enchanting region is the Aquitaine villa of La Colline Bleue. It is the perfect base from which to discover the area's fascinating culture. Explore the underground cellars, cloisters and monolithic churches in nearby St. Emilion. An hour's drive away is the Island d'Oléron and the Marennes basin, located on the Atlantic coast. Here you can enjoy unspoilt wilderness, hike up great sand dunes, and have perhaps the best oysters you'll ever eat from Arcachon Bay. With the truly original swimming pool and the fantastic location near the Dordogne river and the Atlantic Coast, La Colline Bleue will certainly leave a lasting impression.
Decor is a mix of antique and modern furniture in this luxurious renovation of an 18th century farmhouse. The house includes a 36 square metre semi-professional kitchen and a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and summer terrace. There are two comfortable living rooms, with large French doors pouring sunlight into the room. One has a working fireplace which is an ideal retreat on chilly spring and autumn days. A super floodlit pool is set in a quarried area in the garden. Huge creamy blocks of stone provide an ideal spot for sunbathing and architectural delight.
- Bedroom 1: Master suite with king size bed and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and Italian shower.
- Bedroom 2: Queen size bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
- Bedroom 3: Queen size bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
- Bedroom 4: Four single beds for children. Exposed wooden beams and shelves stocked with games and children's books.
- Bedroom 5: Queen size bed with en suite bathroom with shower.
Gardens: The villa is set in one hectare of lush gardens. Beautifully maintained with numerous outdoor dining and sitting areas.
Views: Tranquil views over pristine gardens and forests.
Why we like it: A luxurious retreat close to award-winning vineyards, excellent restaurants and enchanting castles. The Atlantic coast with its dunes and stunning bay of Arachon is less than 60 km away.