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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Libourne 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, 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.

Further details

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 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.

Bergerac

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.

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5 Nov 2013

5/5

"First class reception"

My wife and I had an excellent week, very relaxing in a fantastic area of France, with the Medievil towns and villages of the Dordogne and the wines of Bordeaux, St. Emilion and Bergerac on the doorstep.

The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly, recommending some first class restaurants in the area and slightly further afield. The property itself was well equiped and very comfortable. The week we stayed, it rained nearly all week, but it did not matter as there was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.

I would recommend this vacation to anybody wanting a great affordable break in a lovely setting.

27 Jun 2011

5/5

"Best value and comfort- Awesome Gite"

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 you… More

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Calendar last updated:04 May 2014

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