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Our host Malcolm had quite the project to restore this historic property to modern standards, but he has turned it into a good representation of French country casual: original stone walls and wooden beams, but with en suite baths in all bedrooms (very welcome), and a large combined kitchen and dining area in which we spent a great deal of our time. It would be very suitable for groups considerably larger than our 6, as the large bedrooms with multiple beds would easily accommodate a dozen or more - a great option for several families with children.
For touring, while the Pyrenees and Basque country require some determined driving, the rest of the area was readily accessible. Our visits included Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Saint Emilion, the Arcachon bay, Angouleme, La Rochefoucauld, and others - without spending too much of the day in the car.
Malcolm was a very congenial host, with both advice and stories of the area, and of the property's interesting history. We recommend this property fully - not as a luxury accommodation! - but as a solid example of country living, for groups of at least 6 or more.
Four of us stayed at this beautiful apartment which looks even better than in the photos! It is very clean and decorated in a pleasing manner. The beds are comfy, the kitchen is well-equipped (we used the Nespresso maker a lot!), and the bathroom is huge! The shower is especially spacious and there is plenty of hot water and good water pressure. We appreciated having a washer/dryer available in the apartment.
The apartment is within driving distance of many beautiful vineyards, wineries, and chateaux. There are places to eat, grocery stores, gas stations, banks and ATMs within a ten minute drive as well. Despite English being our primary language (and knowing only a few French words/phrases), we were able to communicate with the friendly town residents.
Our hosts, Elise and Mas, are very hospitable. They live on the premises and are helpful without being intrusive. They were available to answer all of our questions and gave us many helpful suggestions. Any time I texted or called Elise, she or Mas responded immediately. They welcomed us into their family and even took us to visit some of their friends for wine and snacks!
I would definitely recommend staying at this wonderful property in charming Cézac!