6 bdr+5 bathrooms. Great place for a family get-together
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About Joanna Palmer
I have been in France since 1992 and we have lived at La Vieille Ferme since 1997, we spent 2 and half years renovating and now have a fantasitc house for family holidays. We Live next door with our 2 girls and 2 cats. So why not come and see us!
Joanna Palmer purchased this Farmhouse in 1997
Why Joanna Palmer chose Coutras
We where looking for a project and somewhere to live but most of all we thought that the location on the river and just round the corner from all that lovely wine was a must have.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking is allowed in the house ,
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful family holiday home
Thank you Jo & Martin for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We really appreciated your warm welcome, helpful timely responses to our pre arrival questions and abundant amounts of tourist info. We are a family of 8 adults and 1 x 8week baby and it was ideal, offering spacious accommodation inside & out (with a shady terrace for the baby) , a sea water swimming pool, which we used everyday, sun loungers, the table tennis, canoes, fairy lights & huge plancher (BBQ). We wanted for nothing! Loved the real McCoy ‘butchers block’ in the kitchen, all the cooking utensils, fridge space and crockery and you even had a very cute, family heirloom Moses basket! Well done & thank you. The story book of your restoration of this Vielle Ferme is inspirational! We do hope to return soon. Thank you again
Thank you June for your lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you all . So pleased you enjoyed the house and all it has to offer and for leaving it so clean and tidy, you are welcome back anytime.
All the best
70th Birthday Celebrations
A lovely holiday house perfect for our family holiday
So glad you enjoyed yourselves.
A wonderful weekend with the family. The house is gorgeous,spacious and well equipped. Jo and her husband are lovely and it was a pleasure to meet them...we will be back!
A great week...
We had a great week at Jo's holiday home.
The barn conversion is breathtaking and really well kitted out.
Jo was very welcoming and the location offered the perfect base for our adventures in the Dordogne.
The kayaking at the back of the property is a real added extra and proved the perfect backdrop for a wedding engagement amongst 2 of our party!!
3 families, 6 adults and 6 children aged between 8-13 stayed at this beautiful house for the last week of August. After booking and reading about the house and its facilities we were excited for our visit and we were not disappointed. This house which it tucked away up a private drive really is the ideal holiday accommodation. When you are in the house and its grounds its is so quiet (accept the children running around everywhere!) and it has a really good vibe about it. The house itself is very big and is decorated to a high standard. The bathrooms are modern and the furnishings are of good quality. You can tell that a lot of time and effort has been put in to create an ideal holiday space. There is a book in the house detailing the journey of its modernisation project from start to finish. Jo, one of the owners who lives next door could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. There is a wealth of information on offer in the house and Jo is there too to ask any questions.
The facilities are tip top, the pool is a very good size and was used almost every minute that we were in, the children absolutely loved it. The river that is at the end of the garden is accessible with an Indian canoe or a two man kayak that are provided with the house. At some stage every member of our party went for paddle. The outside area is very large and perfect for an evenings eating and drinking. There is a grand dining room inside the house that we did not get to use as the weather was so good but if booking this in a slightly colder time of the year would be very regal for your evening meal.
The house is situated in an area that is surrounded by chateaus, there are grapes as the eyes can see as you approach the house. The picturesque town of St Emilion is only 15 minutes away that is a must see on your trip.
Overall i could not recommend this house anymore, a must for any party between 8-12.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review.
We are so glad you enjoyed the house and area.
all the best Jo
An amazing house, with so much charm!
We have rented many houses over the years in quite a few countries and this was clearly one of the very best ones! We immediately felt at home and were very sad to leave. The choice was particularly important for us given that we rented it for a very special family occasion.
The house is perfect, very spacious, beautifully decorated, fully functional in all respects, with a splendid terrace and great pool, plus direct access to the river with the possibility to kayak on it. Shops and supermarkets are only a few minutes away by car. Gorgeous St Emilion is 15-20 minutes and Bordeaux less than one hour.
The owner and manager of the house, Joanna, is as charming as the house, very friendly and efficient, and responsive to any question or need that may arise before or during the stay. She also provides excellent advice on where to find some services in Coutras.
If ever we have another family event in the area we will be sure to rent the house again.
All I can say is 'Thank you' for your lovely review and that we hope to see you again in the future.
All the best
Coutras is situated in Nouvelle Aquitaine, at the meeting point between the Dordogne river and the Gironde. It is only 15 mins drive from Saint emilion and an hour from Bordeaux and its international airport and the ancient towns of Perigueux and Cognac.
The medieval city and historic wine center of St Emilion is 20 km away, offering a wide selection of restaurants, wine tastings and châteaux tours. The wide, sandy beaches of Arcachon and Lacanau are about an hour and a half’s drive away and the thriving market town of Libourne, a must-see on a Sunday, is 15 km away.
Other Activities: micro lights (ulm)