This is not a hotel and if you want room service, lifts, a bar and a giant TV you are in the wrong country never mind the wrong place to stay. The essence of travel in France is to find these friendly family run establishments. I have stayed on working farms, with friendly old people who have told me about the war and in this case a working micro-brewery. This in the beautiful Bordeaux countryside is something of a novelty with even this house being an old chateaux that once produced wine from the surrounding vineyards. You may buy wine here that still has the house pictured on the label and with the Domaine Pascaud name. The wine and the beer like anything in this part of France is amazing.
I have stayed here on a few occasions and had a different room each time. I have watched the place progress and love the quietness, being in a self contained walled garden and up a set of steep stairs into attic rooms that are really comfortable and quaint one in particular that opens out large wooden shutters to an amazing view over acres of vineyards. There is one ground floor room and one up a short flight of steps so book ahead for those. This is a busy place during the day and at weekends throughout the summer there will be weddings. You will be left to your own devices. It is however very interesting to sit back and watch this all going on beside the pool with a beer or get out a walk in the vineyards and see the local villages. Plenty of breads and home made jams will be waiting for you in the morning with tea and coffee. You fend for yourself a little but when you find everything waiting for you its not a problem…the jams are so good. When I went here first there was food prepared in the evening and it was superb but on later visits I was directed to local restaurants not far away as things just got too busy. I was lent a bike and a tripod The couple are both fluent in English having lived in Ireland for some time and can make themselves understood in another few which (just a bit annoying) is great.
A couple of things I might add when you hit the country areas, everything stops for lunch (and holidays), have Euros and plenty of fuel in the car.