Welcome to Maison Metcalf

A large, typically French, Maison de Maitre country house, Maison Metcalf is perfectly positioned as an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery and diversity of south western France. We are situated in a rural setting, fulfilling that “let’s get away from it all” desire, yet we are only a 3 minute drive to the local village.​

What you getPerfect locationAround us
* spacious lounge * large dining room * big kitchen * 4 comfy bedrooms * 3 bathrooms * 1 g/floor loo * welcome hamper * indoor play area * outdoor play area * private pool fresh, seasonal fruit and veg * fresh eggs * safe outside space * wifi throughout the house * sole rental *  karting, mini golf, water slides and more, on our doorstep. Maison Metcalf has all the inside & outside space;  the perfect place for that special holiday with a group of friends, and it’s ideal for family gatherings too!  To the South are the vineyards of Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, West is Blaye with its formidable citadel and ferry to the Médoc,  drive North for a day in Cognac country,  Angoulême and the caves of Villars,  head East to Périgueux and admire the town’s Roman remains and famous Cathedral. South of Perigueux is Bergerac for a day of wine tasting and exploration. Whatever your chosen direction you are guaranteed to stumble upon something exciting to do – not too far from Maison Metcalf.​ A 5 minute walk from us is Le Paradou leisure park with a beach on the lake and lots of fun stuff to do for the kids. Climbing high among the trees, archery and bungee trampoline are equally popular at Saint Aulaye. For something more adult, whizz around on a quad bike or explore the lake on a super fast jet ski. Jump in a canoe on the Dronne or play a quick 9 holes before breakfast. Besides all the activities, many historical sites are scattered throughout this wonderful landscape.   

The Area

The Dordogne-Périgord-Bordeau​x region of Southwestern France is one of the country’s most distinctive and most diverse.  Home to arguably the world’s most famous vintages, historic sites ranging from cave paintings to the numerous châteaux and perched villages lining the countryside, to the city of Bordeaux itself – three times the capital of France.

Even the most novice wine aficionado recognises the names Château Mouton Rothschild, Saint Emilion, Médoc and Sauternes, and the city of Bordeaux is generally thought of as the wine capital of the world.  The fact that the wines from Saint Émilion are respected all over the planet is due in no small part to the great job done by the Jurade, whose actions have had a major impact in France and abroad. As early as 1884, local producers established the first synbdictae viticole (winegrowers association) in France. Like Bordeaux, Saint Émilion is also known for its historical architecture. The underground monolithic church (largest in Europe) with its catacombs, the fantastic view from the bell tower and the well preserved 13th century King’s Castle Keep are just a few of the magnificent sites in and around Saint Émilion, and are well worth discovering.

Visitors to the department of the Dordogne, the third largest in France, will marvel at the incredible diversity of the landscape, with its limestone cliffs and plateaux, rolling hills covered with vineyards, and dense forests.  The sense of history is overwhelming…ruins originating from the Roman occupation of the Périgord, medieval hilltop villages and fortresses, and Renaissance manor houses and chapels.

And the food…it is no surprise that in a region known for its exceptional wines, the epicurean specialities hold their own as well.  Foie gras, confit du canard, truffles, Atlantic shellfish, cheeses and chocolates dominate the region’s menus and pair nicely with those amazing locally produced, yet world-renowned, vintages.  

With its endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, golf and water sports, the region also offers a broad selection of physical activities to challenge even the most dedicated sports enthusiast.

​​Experience the incomparable Dordogne-Périgord-Bordeaux region of southwestern France; we are sure its history, culinary delights and geography will captivate you!

We look forward to welcoming you upon your arrival at Maison Metcalf  and will be discreetly available should you require any assistance during your stay with us