“Spacious accommodation, nice pool and garden. Very helpful host.”

Peaceful location, close to Bordeaux vineyards and chateaux. Lots of local markets. As described on the website. Not directly situated near the canal/river but only about 5-10 minutes away by bike. Very helpful, friendly and welcoming host who was also willing to help organise activities.

Would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful break.

– Ralph C

  • Date of Stay: August 

“Fantastic place”

This was a fabulous place to stay. The house was perfect, loved the pool and outside area. A great place for cycling around and being able to hire the bikes from Tim was brilliant. Tim was very helpful and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. I would highly recommend this as a great place to spend your holidays!!!
– Lynda P

  • Date of Stay: August 

“Fantastic location with plenty to see and do”

Travelling as a group of six adults we stayed in both properties (La Rose and Jasmin) for 1 month. All was as described and more than met our expectations. The hosts Tim and Lin where absolutely fantastic and helped us map and plan our daily outings. The entire time was spent either exploring, cycling, canoeing or sampling the delicious local produce found at the many local markets and of course the wine. The tranquil surroundings made it very pleasant for the odd sleep in. Several great restaurants in and around the area made dining in or out a hard choice. Congratulation to Tim & Lin for getting the formula just right (premises pristine and expert local knowledge combined with a beautiful location). I have no hesitation in recommending this business and we all hope to return soon.
– James J

  • Date of Stay: September

“Excellent & will recommend to any one visiting France”

Excellent accommodation. The house is beautiful and has all facilities along with the pool. Tim is very helpful and advised us about the places to visit, restaurants etc. He also provided us with local maps which is a great help

We are thankful to Tim for making our holiday enjoyable. We forgot our camera in the accommodation and Tim immediately posted the camera on our request which is very nice of him

We had a two and half year old baby and we were pleasantly surprised as Tim arranged a baby cot. The place has play area for children with swings etc which our girl enjoyed a lot

I would recommend this accommodation for any one visiting France and would like to stay somewhere near Bordeaux. Its a great place for families with Kids as well and you won’t be disappointed
– Veda Priya Chinnam

  • Date of Stay: Sep 

“La Rose July “

We stayed in La Rose in July . This was our second occasion to stay at this location (the first time we stayed in the second cottage “Jasmin”). The fact that we returned speaks volumes.

Both houses have much to commend them. They are both well equipped with everything you could wish for. Tim and Lin were excellent hosts, available to answer any queries and offer advice.

Our weather was a little mixed, starting with severe thunder storms but we had some nice sunshine. Although we have been here twice we would still feel that we haven’t seen everything yet. We were there for Bastille Day and we enjoyed fireworks at La Reole. We hired bikes and cycled along the canal banks in blazing sunshine returning to the pool for a well earned dip. Other highlights included a trip to St Emillion, the night market Monsegur and general walks around the area.

A fine spot that I would not hesitate to recommend.

– McDermott F.

  • Date of Stay: July

“Wow! Wonderful!”

My husband, 7 yr old son and I stayed at this wonderful farmhouse for a week this summer – it wasn’t long enough! We stayed in La Rose- beautiful, clean and spacious with lovely views of the surrounding farms. The pool and badminton set were well used and appreciated by all of us. The house is perfectly situated for daytrips to Bordeaux, wineries, St Emilion, the Dune de Pilat, and many castles. Tim and Lin were exceptional hosts who are incredibly knowledgable about the area including french history. We highly recommend the farmhouse and hope to return ourselves very soon.
– Mary Wyatt, Don and Sam from Canada

  • Date of Stay: July

“La Rose”

Fabulous property, delightful family running the place excellent place to be at peace enjoy the pool .Trips out to many of the best vineyards in the region. Arcachon and wonderful seafood 1 hour away .I have been visiting Barie for 20 years the best of rural France
– Loney

  • Date of Stay: August


What can one say about a little corner of paradise? Far from the madding crowd but close enough to the action if you want it. .

We have visited many times and will be back. !

If you are looking for a peaceful rural location with hosts who care about the comfort and well being of their guests this is the place for you. Their local knowledge is comprehensive and their willingness to assist with holiday plans is invaluable.

(Especially where to source the best value local wine!)

Staying in this charming cottage is a real ‘ French’ experience. Although the owners are British this isn’t in a Brit enclave.

So if you are looking to experience the True charm of Rural France here it is. Our favourite pastimes include taking a leisurely 3 hour lunch under the shade of the huge plane tree! or an early evening swim as the sun sets and the shadows lengthen.

The great wine routes of Saint Émilion and Bordeaux are on the doorstep. The nearest town, La Reole, a crossing place of the mighty Garonne river, is charming and boasts some good restaurants and a traditional Saturday market on the quay side.

Information on all the local markets and nearby attractions is furnished by the owners.

It is perfect cycling country for the leisure cyclist like me but within striking distance of more challenging terrain for serious cyclists like my husband.

Throughout the summer the wonderful ancient towns round about provide spectacular ‘Fetes’ with amazing history such as Bazas with it’s 5th century church just a 40 min (i think?) drive away. Or Duras with it’s ancient castle (and newsagent shop for international press if you can’t do without! l ) As you can see by the above we love this area and we love this cottage.

A little corner of paradise . I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.

– K2K

  • Date of Stay: September

A beautiful place!!! Jasmin

 Left on Aug 24, 2021 for a stay in Aug 2021

An amazing location in the heart for of the Gironde, many activities to enjoy locally eg wine tasting, kayaking, cycling ( thanks to our host Tim & family for arranging bikes and providing all information required) Our accommodation was superb, on arrival we were greeted by Tim who kindly showed us around our cottage which exceeded our expectations in everyway, which also included a welcome gift of local wine. Fantastic facilities also included an amazing pool, badminton, trampoline, swings ect, and a safe secure well maintained garden the children enjoyed. Such a great trip, I recommend this and we will be booking again.


Perfect family getaway

 Left on Aug 25, 2019 for a stay in Aug 2019

The accommodation was lovely with lots of French character and such great facilities. The kids loved the trampoline, pool, Wendy house, playing badminton and just being able to run around. We had English tv with kids channels which was a big bonus having young kids. Tim was full of local knowledge and tips that really helped. It was perfect for our family getaway and we’d love to return again.


Great holiday!

 Left on Aug 5, 2019 for a stay in Jul 2019

We had a fabulous 10 days in this beautiful region. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vineyards, there is lots to see and do and amenities are close by. Rose cottage is large and spacious and the grounds are very lovely and relaxing, with a fabulous pool. Tim is very welcoming and provided helpful information and suggestions. We had a great stay! FranL