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La Citadelle, holiday villa in France with a private secure heated pool set on the Chateau Picon vineyard

(FLCIT) La Citadelle

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€1087 to €3195
La Citadelle is set on a wine estate, beautiful views across vineyards, walk through the vines to wine tastings on the estate. Private pool and garden. 5km from Saint Foy le grande with restaurants, weekly markets and shops, short drive to other historical towns. Central location to explore Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac and the Dordogne. Dog and horse friendly friendly.
€1087 to €3195
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  • Private swimming Pool
  • Secure swimming Pool
  • Heated swimming Pool
  • Air conditioned
  • Laundry room
  • Dog friendly
  • Horse friendly
  • Private gardens
  • Stunning views
  • Private off road parking
  • Hot tub jacuzzi spa
  • Vineyard walks
  • Wine tastings on the estate
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • BBQ
  • Table tennis
  • Fireplace
  • Cot (2) and highchair (2)
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Weekly markets nearby
  • Close to historical towns
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private catering available

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3 bedroom Holiday villa in SW France with private swimming pool and stunning views over vineyards, Air conditioned. Located between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion on the border of the Dordogne.

Set on a prestigious wine estate this private villa offer a tranquil retreat.
Walk through the vines, walk to wine tasting on the estate or have your own private tasting at the villa.

An ideal location to experience this beautiful region of France

Nearest town is Sainte-Foy-la-Grande just 5.5km away, with a large supermarket, famous weekly market, restaurants and canoeing on the river dordogne.

Nearest restaurant are in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 5.5km.

The property is fully air conditioned, all windows and doors have electric shutters.


3 bedrooms for 6 guests all one one floor.

Bedroom 1:
Its own door onto the front terrace, en-suite shower room, next to a shared wc.
Large mirrored wardrobe.

Bedroom 2:
Large mirrored wardrobe. Next to a shared bathroom with bath and in bath shower, next to a shared wc.

Bedroom 3:
Its own door into the spa jacuzzi area. Large mirrored wardrobe. Next to a shared bathroom with bath and in bath shower, next to a shared wc.


Bedroom 1 has its own shower room.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom with bath, in bath shower and wash basin, this is situated between the these bedrooms.
There are 2 wc’s, one is by the lounge / front door ideal for the pool, the other wc is next to the 3 bedrooms.

Baby and toddler facilities

2 travel cots including linen and 2 high chairs can be provided on request.

Air conditioning, heating

All bedrooms have air conditioning / heating, all windows and doors have electric shutters.


Modern fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven with induction hob with four rings, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee maker.
Smoke alarms, Carbon monoxide detector, Fire blanket, First aid kit.

Utility room

Laundry room with washing machine, iron, ironing board and tumble dryer.

Open plan living room and kitchen

Cleaning, towels and linen

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Private heated swimming pool

8m x 4m, 1.5m deep with corner steps.
The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October, pool heating is included throughout these dates.

Jacuzzi hot tub

The private Jacuzzi is open all year, situated in its own covered terrace with views.

Garden and the vineyard

La Citadelle is situated next to the main Chateau of the vineyard estate, the Chateau is surrounded by its own vineyard. Enjoy stunning views from the terrace over the vines and the valley below. Feel free to walk through the vines.

Private garden with lawn on three side of the property.
Gas and charcoal BBQs. Table tennis.

Two parking areas, one is covered and an easy flat walk into the villa, the other parking area is down by the petanque court with a flight of steps up to the villa.

Dog friendly

A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250.

Horse friendly

You’re welcome to bring your own horse, 30€ per horse per day. The price includes a paddock, a stable for the night, hay and use of the arena and vines for hacking.

Activities and what to do in the area

Weekly farmers markets, summer night markets, restaurants, cycle hire, local adventure park and many more activities and places to visit – more information on what’s on locally is in the Local Area tab above, a small selection of activities is listed below.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. There are many picturesque towns in the region, nearest are Sainte Foy La Grande, Saint Emilion, Duras and Monsegur with restaurants, café bars, shops and the beautiful historical countryside for you to explore.

Coast, Beach and Water park

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 27km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aqua Park is 25km located near Bergerac.

The famous sandy bay at Arcachon (136km) with Europe’s tallest sand dune, Dune du Pilat. This is the start of a 150 mile long sandy beach south past Biscarosse, or while the day away meander your way around Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

18km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Cycle hire

Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.



  • Bergerac 32km
  • Bordeaux 82km
  • Toulouse 216km


  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 73km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 8km
  • Bergerac 31km


  • Calais 849km
  • Le Havre 636km

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

La Citadelle Exterior

Dates Price for 7 nights from
6 personsShortbreaks from
25 Sep 2021 - 22 Oct 2021€1,640.00€1,170.00
23 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021€1,525.00€1,087.00
18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021€1,640.00€1,170.00
01 Jan 2022 - 01 Jan 2022€1,640.00€1,172.00
02 Jan 2022 - 25 Mar 2022€1,525.00€1,087.00
26 Mar 2022 - 20 May 2022€1,640.00€1,170.00
21 May 2022 - 24 Jun 2022€2,110.00€1,505.00
25 Jun 2022 - 26 Aug 2022€3,195.00€3,195.00
27 Aug 2022 - 23 Sep 2022€2,110.00€1,505.00
24 Sep 2022 - 21 Oct 2022€1,640.00€1,170.00
22 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022€1,525.00€1,087.00
17 Dec 2022 - 02 Jan 2023€1,640.00€1,170.00

Fully flexible changeover day and length of stay throughout the year, peak season price is subject to a minimum charge for 7 nights.

Reservation Information

No booking fee.
25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
The refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.
An extra security deposit of £250 for pets is taken in addition to the standard security deposit.

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Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 11am

Included in the price

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Additional charges

Additional cleaning available, payable directly to the housekeeper.
Taxe de sejour 0.77€ per adult per night is charged as an extra, paid on arrival.

Swimming pool

The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October.
Pool heating is included.

Please note: specific temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

Dog friendly

A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250.

Horse friendly

You’re welcome to bring your own horse, 30€ per horse per day. The price includes a paddock, a stable for the night and hay.


Christmas has a flexible change over, all heating included.

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Our tips on what to do in the area.

La Citadelle is situated near the town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 6km. Bergerac (Dordogne) is 30km, Bordeaux is 75km, in the region of Aquitaine on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Bordeaux city centre is a 75km. Bergerac is 30km and Saint Émilion 31km.

An ideal base from which to explore south west France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

The region is famous for wine and wonderful gastronomy. Whether you are in St. Emilion, Pomerol, Blaye, The Médoc, Entre Deux Mers, Bourg, Graves or Sauterne the wines of the region are without doubt some of the very best in the world! There are local producers nearby that offer excellent quality wines at a very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect walking and cycling country!

There are ancient towns and villages to explore, some are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. You will find a good selection of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and boulangeries. One of our favourites being La Choco-Latine in Monsegur who were runners up in the French TV show “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” in 2019.

We also love the volunteer run Cinema Eden in Monsegur which shows some international films in their original language version (VOSTF) with French subtitles.

Wine and Gastronomy

There are an abundance of vineyards in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous Saint Emilion 31km. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Wine tasting is available on the estate, private tastings also possible in the villa.

Wine tours, a picnic in a vineyard and cheese and wine pairing evenings are available through local couple Sylvie and Pascal who run Loving Aquitaine.

Wine tours in an air-conditioned vehicle for up to 7 people to hidden chateaux in the world famous St Emilion region.
Off Piste Wine Tours


This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafes, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.


The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river at Bergerac to exploring the wonderful and pretty ancient villages.


Coast, Beach and Water park

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 27km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aqua Park is 25km located near Bergerac.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 136km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself by feasting on fresh seafood around the Bay of Arcachon or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.


Yes we believe chocolate is also an activity… we often have to visit and make sure the quality is up to standard so we can continue to recommend it.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, 21km, just outside Duras, there is a lovely shop which also sells gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 20km away, is well worth a visit and if you can muster the energy to climb to the top the stunning 360 degree vista is well worth it.

Tea room with gardens

Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside and inside seating. Especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 22km Baleyssagues near Duras.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

Just 18km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 30km.

Cycling and bike hire

The French countryside around this property is perfect for cycling whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.

The Gironde and Lot et Garonne (Monsegur and Duras areas), guide and information Gironde bike information or Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire

Electric bicycle hire at Eymet (30km) cycle hire

Carbon road bike hire is available, collected from Bordeaux train station and you can ride back to your holiday villa using part of the old railway line (Roger Lapebie) which is now dedicated to cycling and walking.

Public tennis courts

Nearest tennis courts are in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 5.5km.

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the Dordogne and the Dropt rivers.
Canoe Kayak hire:
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 8km: On the Dordogne river, information
Allemans-du-Dropt 30km: Dropt river, information


There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 16km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Wildlife park, animals

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 31km away.

Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 80km.


Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 87km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Horse riding

Horse riding and carriage rides are available to hire on the estate.

Local markets and supermarkets


Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementos and gifts too.

Sainte Foy La Grande (6km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.

Duras (20km): Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market with excellent organic fruit and veg, organic goats cheese, foie gras and a selection of other stalls.

Allemans du Dropt (30km): Every Sunday morning.

Monségur (25km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with particularly good fish stall.

Issigeac (43km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!

Eymet (30km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.

Night markets

Th area also has vibrant night markets during the peak summer months grab a bite to eat from one of the stalls and enjoy your food with a drink at one of the bars. There’s usually musical entertainment which creates a lively atmosphere.

Duras (20km) : Thursday evening
Monsegur (25km) : Wednesday evening


(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 6.5km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504

Bergerac marché

Bergerac festivals

Traditional weekly farmers markets in many local towns

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A fantastic place to stay! We stayed at La Citadelle, one of Christine‘s gites at Château Picon. The accommodation was amazing and so was the setting. The salt water pool is a real treat. Beds and bedding were the most comfortable I’ve ever had on holiday. Also, nothing was too much trouble for the hosts. We arrived late Sunday evening after all shops were shut and with three hungry children in tow. We were taken to their own kitchen and given a crate of food including veg from their own veg garden. They respond to messages very quickly and are kind and welcoming. I would love to go back!

Rosie. August 2019

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What a fantastic place! The photographs don’t do it justice, the place is absolutely beautiful! Fred and his family were wonderful hosts. Many thanks and we look forward to returning.

Frank. August 2019

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Accueil très sympathique de Christine et son mari. Maison et environnement magnifique. Très joli séjour.

Florian. August 2019

The house design is very nice, and the place is spacious with great amenities. The view of the villa is amazing within an area of farms and grape plants. There is a pool and jacuzzi so kids could have fun and great time.

Huda. August 2019

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