About the home
Vine Cottage has two bedrooms; one double and a twin. The main bedroom is on the ground floor, accessed through the kitchen. The twin, which is situated on the first floor, has its own WC and wash basin. The twin room can, if required, be changed to a double.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge, freezer, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and all the other cooking items you would expect to find in quality accommodation.
The main bathroom is located on the ground floor with a separate WC. Equipment includes UK Satellite TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi stereo.
Vine cottage has a private front and back garden where there is teak garden furniture for the exclusive use of guests and a BBQ area at the rear of the property. There is a shared salt water swimming pool, secured with a fence for the safety of all. The accommodation is suitable and most comfortable for a family or two couples.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arcachon, 60km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The original building dates back almost 300 years and was originally a small barn. Now lovingly restored using traditional materials and local artisans, this cottage now provides clean, comfortable and modern accommodation to suit either a family of 4 or 2 couples.
The cottage is accessed through double French doors from the garden. The stone, tiled floors, shutters and exposed stone walls make this a cool house, welcome on the hot summer days, or cosy on those cooler days or nights. If required, portable heaters are supplied.
Further details outdoors:
Set in nearly 2 acres of completely flat, mature and lawned gardens, this property is ideal for both adults with babies and toddlers as well as children of all ages.
A fenced heated swimming pool ensures safety and peace of mind for parents, with a shower poolside for comfort and hygiene.
Activities include table tennis, a boules area, mountain biking, and dedicated children’s play area. There is also an area for toddlers with Little Tikes climbing frame, slide and swings. This garden is completely private and designed for the whole family to enjoy.
The time at which the booking is agreed, whether by mail, e-mail telephone or post. From this time the accommodation shall be held for 7 days pending the receipt of a Deposit. The Owner shall then send a letter of confirmation on the day of confirmation.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The Dordogne region of South-West France is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of France.
Chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoilt countryside and prehistoric caves are just some of the reasons why the region has been attracting visitors for many years.
The Bergerac / Montcaret area
On our doorstep, Montcaret, or 'Moncaret la Romaine' as some call it, boasts an 11th Century church. Also a Roman Villa, only partly excavated and said to be one of the best in all of France sits in the centre of the village. The mosaics are superb and these alone are well worth a visit. The cruciform gallery is said to have been the largest in the entire 5th century Roman Empire. Guided tours are available.
In 1453, Castillion la Bataille was where the last major battle of the Hundred Years war was fought. It is here also that every summer in late July and early August, a spectacular floodlit re-enactment of that battle takes place. Spread over 16 acres and involving some 800 participants, 500 of whom are actors with 50 cavalry, this is a magnificently organised and executed show. The highlight is an intense two hour battle incorporating amazing stunts and pyrotechnics.
Spend the day wandering through everyday life of the middle ages, between the farms and inns, see the puller of teeth and the hawkers before enjoying the battle. Finally, finish your day with dinner in the Medieval Inn. The festival runs for two weeks with the battles being re-enacted daily. Booking is essential for this exceptionally well organised event. For more detailed information, including dates and booking details. Please click our link for The Battle of Castillion. If all this sounds too much for you you'll be glad to hear that after hostilities have ceased Castillon la bataille returns to being a peaceful little town with an excellent market each Monday morning.
St Emilion is a truly beautiful village set into a hillside on the north side of the river Dordogne. The twelfth century town consists predominantly of old stone houses with shuttered windows and cobbled streets. Hidden beneath the town is Europe's largest underground church, a magnificent place hewn out of the soft rock by Benedictine monks in the ninth century. Louis XIV described the wines of St Emilion as the 'nectar of the gods'. At the foot of the thirteenth century chapel lies a small cave which is said to have been the home of the monk St Emilion. To this day infertile women come and sit on the stone slab reputed to have been his bed, in the hope of conceiving!
The first weekend in May sees about 20 of the local Chateaux open their doors to visitors and numerous concerts and wine tastings are held throughout the year. Particularly popular are the festivals of Fete de Printemps (June) and the Harvest (September). Recently added to UNESCO's World heritage list it would be a pity to come so near and not visit this beautiful town.
How to get there
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The properties are perfectly situated between Bergerac and Bordeaux.
Bergerac is only a 25 minute drive and Bordeaux a mere 40 minutes, both cities of which are served by international airports with flights daily to and from a variety of UK airports.
The beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are just 90 minutes away by car. With the famous vineyards and wineries of historical St Emilion only 20 kms away, our location offers easy access to beautiful sleepy villages, bustling market towns and the cosmopolitan hub of Bordeaux, all just 1500m from the river Dordogne.
Further information on the region and car hire availability can be found on our website.
Activities near Bergerac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
27 Jun 2011
We stayed for 3 weeks and loved it. The owners were great and helpful with all our questions. The gite was clean with all the comforts of home. Best value for money and the location is ideal if... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Season||30 Mar 13||26 May 13||€ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||26 May 13||23 Jun 13||€ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||23 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Season||1 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||€ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The property is open all year round, so for dates not supplied above, please contact the owners direct for a rental rate. Nightly and weekend rates are also available on request.
A bond of 100€ per cottage must be paid at the same time as full payment. This bond is refundable and is paid only as security for damage that may be caused by the Guest or his party. The bond is refundable on departure.
In an effort to make your stay more relaxing, we can provide a welcome basket of essential groceries at a cost of 40€ in the case of late, or Sunday arrival. Similarly, an evening meal can be prepared at a cost of 15€ per head, including wine.
A deposit of 20% must be paid in euros (€) by electronic wire transfer within 7 days of the booking made to secure the reservation. Full payment is required 8 weeks out from date of arrival. Full bank details are available at time of booking.Enquire now
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