Our cottages are located deep in the Bordeaux vineyards, about 800m from the local village of Villegouge where you will find a small supermarket, hairdresser and artisan boulanger for your morning croissants. We are only a short drive from the beautiful, world-renowned hill-top village of St. Emilion which, in 1999 was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site (a must see while you’re here – the panoramic view from the courtyard outside the hotel de Pavie is not to be missed). Libourne, a pretty bastide town located at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers, is around 10 minutes' drive and all the sites and attractions of the beautiful city of Bordeaux are around 30 minutes away.
Libourne, located at the confluence of the Isle (pronounced 'easel') and Dordogne rivers, is home to three markets each week. Local markets have always been a big thing in France and Libourne plays host on Tuesdays, Fridays and the 'big daddy' of them all on Sundays which frequently features upwards of 100 stalls. A post-market drink to wash down a plate of the local oysters is almost compulsory and may well become your holiday's new favourite tradition! Only slightly further afield, all the sites and attractions of the beautiful city of Bordeaux are around 30 minutes away and of course, the Arcachon basin offers beautiful sandy beaches and the dune de Pilat which is the highest sand dune in Europe.
The major wine producing areas of Bordeaux (for example St. Emilion, Pomerol, Pauillac, St. Estèphe, Medoc and Margaux) are but a short drive away making our gites the perfect base to explore the wine-making history and properties of the Bordeaux region.
If you are looking for exciting nightlife and a hectic social whirl then Chateau Vieux Moulin is probably not for you - If, instead, you seek peace, tranquillity and the beautiful surroundings of the Bordeaux hinterland then you should definitely come and visit us!
Our welcome booklet provides more details of the local area, including recommendations for restaurants and places to visit.