Peaceful with Bordeaux wine country & Dordogne gastronomy on your doorstep
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About Rahul Sharma
London executive, love to get to the peace and quiet in this lovely part of France from the busy life in the big city to unwind.
Rahul Sharma purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2013
Why Rahul Sharma chose Escassefort
Relaxing, rural location; the house is full of history. Yet it is nice mix of new and old, with a penthouse style top floor suite and a classic French period ground and first floor. Quiet yet within 10 minutes of large shops, weekly markets, medieval bastides and divine vineyards. And if you do need your occasional city fix, stunning Bordeaux is just over an hour away
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Plenty of space for everyone to socialise but also little havens to retreat to. An imposing building but easily intimate at the same time. Stunning views and sunsets over the beautiful countryside. We can help you arrange wine and history tours as well as arrange for delicious home-made French food catered or cooked for you at the property
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful countryside Chateau
Le Bourge is the ideal location for a large gathering,. Extensive and throughtfully arranged accommodation, wonderful gardens and a super pool. You will need to drive to surrounding towns and villages but you really will not mind as the countryside is so beautiful.
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you again.
We stayed for a period of 5 days and it was one the most relaxing and memorable family holidays. Rahul and Daniel were wonderful hosts creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere for ourselves and our kids. The chateau was very clean and accessible as well as child friendly and had more than adequate facilities for our self-catering break. The booklet guide provided at the chateau is very informative about local amenities and attractions - plenty to do! There is a very convenient local supermarket round the corner from the chateau and the picturesque town of Marmande, is a very short drive away which has a lovely range of coffee shops, boutique shopping and weekly food markets. Our kids loved the local horse-riding and running around the beautifully maintained grounds of the chateau. We would definitely recommend 'Le Bouge' to anyone who wants affordable luxury from a weekend break to long term stay.
We spent 4 glorious days at Le Bouge in late September. The chateau itself is tastefully decorated, has spacious and light rooms. We stayed on the first floor in a beautiful bedroom with en suite bath room and magnificent views over the inviting garden and pool.
Speaking of which, it was a very warm Indian Summer weekend and we spent a lot of the time in the clean and refreshing pool.
Le Bouge is also ideally located to explore the surrounding vineyards and picturesque villages. We also reached Bordeaux and the Dune du Pilat in an easy day trip.
Can't wait to come back!
Beautiful house, Idyllic countryside
We travelled to Le Bouge as a group of married friends in our 30's. The setting is beautiful as is the 'house' and was easy enough to find given the helpful directions from the owner, Rahul. I wanted to note that nothing was too much trouble for Rahul who was insightful and answered any qu's we had in a very timely manner. A car is a must but we never spent more than an hour in it given the proximity of the house to the highlights of Aquitaine and the Dordogne. The house is very comfortable, big enough to lose yourself and great for socializing, the pool area is set against the backdrop of rolling French countryside and is the perfect place to relax. During our week stay we cycled, ran and walked, we visited Marmande, Eymet, Duras, Bordeaux, Monbazillac, Bergerac, and St Emillion. At no point did we tire of good food and wine or beautiful countryside! If you are looking for a place where you can relax in a quiet setting and enjoy the French countryside, I would recommend Le Bouge without reservation.
I visited the charming Le Bouge in Sept 2014 for a final little end of summer jaunt and fell in love with the place. It's about an hour and half or just under drive from Bordeaux airport so a hire car is necessary to get to Le Bouge and is also handy for then taking day trips out to lots of the lovely scenic spots close by such as Bergerac, Monbazillac or Eymet for a walk around the beautiful lake. Le Bouge itself is just a perfect little spot. I say little, actually it is very spacious with several large bedrooms large living rooms and a fabulous kitchen for cooking up great meals to enjoy in the characterful dining room or outdoors by the pool side. Le Bouge is ideal for a family holiday because it is so spacious and equally great if you are a group of friends. I loved our evening meals where we would crack open a bottle of wine or two which we'd picked up at one of the many local supermarkets. We had some of the best wine at a fraction of the cost we'd pay back in England. I am now obsessed with Sauternes and I'm hoping to visit again this summer and actually get over to do some tastings at one of the wineries. I honestly can't recommend this place enough. You will not be disappointed and if you visit once I'm sure you'll be looking to book a return trip. I certainly am!
Great week with the family
We spent a lovely week in August with the kids (and grandkids). The property is in a beautiful, quiet location. Despite its feeling of being away from it all, it is still possible to do lots of interesting things which we did anyway. We went to Bordeaux, which we found stunning. We also cycled for a day along the Garonne Canal ending up in a nearby village to cool off with beers. We also visited St Emilion. We also visited Dune de Pila – the highest dunes in Europe, almost two hours drive but a highlight of our trip.
Inside the house everything was quite well organised. The kitchen was well equipped and we often ate at home. Sonos was a bonus too. We are now converts to this form of listening to music having tried it here.
1hour 30 minute drive to beautiful beaches of Arcachon and World Heritage site Dune De Pyla.
Bordeaux Airport 109km (1hr 10 mins drive)
Bergerac Airport 44km (45 mins drive)
Toulouse Airport 187km (1hr 45 mins drive)
Train station: Marmande 15km (10 mins drive), Agen (TGV) 62km
Car hire essential
Nearest bakeries/grocery store: Escassefort (2.5km)
Big hypermarkets: Marmande (10-15km)
Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km) Lovely main square & church.
Duras (20km) Famous for its castle & good wines; extensive sports facilities.
Eymet (25km) Pretty 13th century medieval fortified town.
Buzet-sur-Baïse (40km) Wine tasting
Issigeac (45km) Charming village
Saint-Émilion (62km) Beautiful Town, world famous for wine
Bordeaux (100km) Pearl of Aquitaine, stunning city
Choice of big supermarkets in Marmande.
Seyches (6km): Fridays
Marmande (15km): Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Miramont-de-Guyenne (14km): Fridays
Tonneins (22km): Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Eymet (25km): Tuesdays - evening market in July and August
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (41km): Daily
Lots of local restaurants in Seyches, Escassefort and Marmande
Tennis court: Marmande (12km)
Bicycle hire: Marmande (12km)
Walking/Cycling along Canal in Fourques Sur Garonne (20km)
Horse riding: Escassefort (3km)
9 hole golf courses: Marmande (11km), Boissec (19km)
18 hole golf courses: Tombeboeuf (21km), Monestier (37km)
Motorbike and quad bikes at Saint-Sernin-de-Duras (25km)
Hot air ballooning at Saint-Jean-de-Duras (23km)
Canoeing and kayaking on the River Dropt at Sauvetat-de-Dropt (19km)
Flying club with flying lessons nearby