Domaine de La Freynelle | Bed & Breakfast in Gironde | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Domaine de La Freynelle - Bed & Breakfast in Gironde

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Plantey d'Oline, 33420 Espiet, Gironde
Aquitaine, France

Sacha de Frisching

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+33 (0)5 57 24 97 42(mobile)

Superb manor house in delightful gardens with little pathways leading to secret corners - find rambling roses, herbs, an orchard and golf

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Tranquillity on offer at a traditional Girondine manor on the edge of a hamlet, with airy rooms and quaint bric a brac. Multilingual host Sacha has worked as a journalist all over the world and loves cooking. She's passionate about caviar and has written a recipe book; much of what she serves is homegrown with eco-friendly pesticides like garlic! Discover every spot in the gardens - follow a herb trail, smell the roses, swim in the heated pool, play pétanque, tennis or get a hole in one on the par 3! Head off and pick fruit in the orchard or take a stroll for a café lunch. Saint-Émilion and Pomerol in easy reach. Enchanting.

English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Tennis court
On the premises.

Local points of interest from Sacha de Frisching:

Local points of interest from
Sacha de Frisching:

  • Take a stroll to pretty Lac d'Espiet for a cafe lunch or even water ski-ing. Many bistros available within a 10-15 minute drive.
  • St Emilion is a must-see ! Sneakers de riguer because its hilly and cobbled like a mini San Francisco. UNESCO heritage site with undeground caves, museums,churches, ramparts and of course wine!
  • Chateaux's offer you a wide selection of courses in wine tasting, picnics on the grounds with a shuttle service. Tourist trains and bike tours are also on the agenda. "Cannele" is the regions speciality and to die for!
  • Archachon + Cap Ferret is 90 minutes away...visit the Pyla Dune, eat the famous mussels chez Hortense and dip your toes into the Atlantic!
  • Caviar: France's entire production of farmed caviar is in the Aquitaine. We can organise an in-house tasting with a little bit of heaven in a bite & glass of champagne. You can visit the farms and try new things like: caviar butter, leaves and salt!
  • Bordeaux is a 40kms drive which makes it an easy day trip. Last June the CITE de VIN opened. Exceptional architecture overlooking the Garonne. Seven floors, panoramic restaurant on the top floor, exhibitions, tasting events with international wines.
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"A beautiful C18th house steeped in the history of the area and a delightfully warm welcome from Sacha who goes out of her way to provide for her guests; tea and biscuits on arrival, towelling robes and expert dinner recommendations and bookings . We loved the generous proportions of the rooms, the lovely pool and garden, cycling through the vineyards on borrowed bikes and swimming in the quiet nearby lakes. We will definitely return."

Joanna - London, United Kingdom

September 2017
"The Domaine de la Freynelle is a magnificent property, an oasis of calm and refinement, which combines the charm and elegance of the beautiful Bordeaux residences with modernity and comfort. Wherever you chose to look, your senses are excited: the garden is a haven of peace and harmony, the house is decorated with taste and humour and the morning breakfast a perfect start of the day. A discrete but very attentive hostess. Sacha de Frisching has made our stay unforgettable and we will definitely return and recommend the Domaine to friends and family."

Karine - The Hague, France

August 2017
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay - our room was absolutely fabulous and your attention to detail with everything was fantastic together with you being lovely people in a beautiful house with a delightful garden and pool in a charming location. We will definitely be booking with you again."

Michele - Kent, United Kingdom

July 2017

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  • 1 Twin
  • , 1 Double
  • , 2 Suites
Price:(i) 110 to125 per night

Booking info:

Over 14s welcome. Parking on-site.


Dinner by arrangement; 3 courses with wine, €40. Restaurants 15-minute drive.


October - end of April.


Plantey d'Oline, 33420 Espiet, Gironde

B&B 1 Twin room
sharing bathroom with double - let to same party only
Price: (i) 110 to 125 per night
B&B 1 Double room
sharing bathroom with twin - let to same party only
Price: (i) 110 to 125 per night
B&B 1 Suite
with kitchen
Price: (i) 110 to 125 per night
B&B 1 Suite
with sitting room and gym
Price: (i) 110 to 125 per night

Sacha de Frisching

Visit website

+33 (0)5 57 24 97 42(mobile)