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A peaceful holiday hideaway in the heart of the Entre Deux Mers

Le Cros
ABOUT

ABOUT LE CROS

Le Cros was acquired by the Skipwith family in 1989 and has been lovingly transformed into a well-appointed five bedroom country home. Sleeping ten, it is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Entre Deux Mers region of southwest France.  

Set in an acre of garden surrounded by uninterrupted views over the vineyards, it sits quietly in an unassuming enclave of rich history where the foot of the garden meets the UNESCO medieval site of La Commanderie de Sallebruneau, an ancient Knights Templar commandery founded in 1214.

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THE ROOMS

The decor and amenities of Le Cros embrace the authenticity of its Girondine setting with many original features of the house preserved.  Each of the five bedrooms have been decorated to create a warm and welcoming sense of home with a comforting blend of the owners' Anglo-French heritage, while maintaining unique character from one to the next with each named after famous wine appelations of the region. 

ROOMS

           5 Bedrooms (sleeping 10)
 

  • 2 kings (both with en suites)

  • 1 double

  • 1 twin

  • 1 wide single

  • 1 single & cot

          5 Bathrooms 
 

  • 2 en suite shower rooms

  • 1 large family bath/shower bathroom 

  • 1 separate bathroom upstairs

  • 1 separate shower room downstairs

HOUSE & AMENITIES

THE HOUSE & AMENITIES

Linens and Laundry:

  • bed linens & towels provided

  • pool towels provided

  • 8 kg washing machine

5 Living Areas: 

  • newly fitted kitchen

  • dining room

  • sitting room

  • TV room

  • veranda room

Large Garden: 

  • private pool

  • gas BBQ

  • al-fresco dining terrace

  • outdoor lounge area

  • fire bowl

Internet and Media:

  • free high-speed wifi

  • smart TV with access to streaming platforms (guests' own logins required)

Games and Entertainment:

  • ping pong table

  • bar billiards table

  • garden-sports equipment

  • large collection of DVDs, board games & puzzles

Fully Equipped Kitchen:

  • wide electric oven

  • 5-burner gas range

  • combi oven/microwave

  • large fridge/freezer

  • dishwasher

  • highchair

GALLERY

GALLERY

SEE & DO

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Dive into Fine Wines:
Visit the many nearby wineries and taste some of the finest wines in this world famous region.

Immerse Yourself in History:
Explore the rich history and culture of the Entre Deux Mers region, including the UNESCO world heritage site of Saint-Emilion with its medieval monuments and rich history of wine making.

Gather Fresh Feasts:
Lose yourself in the many local farmers' markets, held each weekday in the surrounding towns, or the lively night markets which are a highlight during the summer months.  

Get Out & Active:
Take a bike ride on the Piste Cyclable, a disused railway line stretching 80km from Sauveterre-de-Guyenne to Bordeaux, 
or re-engergise with a freshwater swim in the nearby swimming lake at Blasimon.

Explore Above and Under:
Scale Frontenac's rock-climbing quarries, or clamber through stalactites and stalagmites in underground caves at La Grotte Célestine in nearby Rauzan.

Take a Leisurely Meander:
Explore the countryside on horseback with a guided tour starting in Cleyrac (15 mins away), or go by river with canoeing on the Dordogne (from Branne, 20 mins).

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

“Le Cros is a beautiful and peaceful retreat. The perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
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