Merlot gite holiday cottage
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Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Merlot gite is a converted stone barn close to the Gironde river in south-west France. Located 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux and 40 minutes from st Emilion. Vine House holiday rental homes are easily accessible from Bordeaux airport and the A10 motorway. The lovely market town of Bourg and Blaye are minutes away, as is the Gironde river estuary with a car ferry link to the beaches of the Medoc. Set amidst picturesque vineyards a perfect place to spend your holidays.
Independent self-catering gites with heated pool sleep up to 8 people plus babies. Ideal for single families, large groups (renting both gites).
The houses are surrounded by lovely gardens and grounds with a children's play area, wildlife pond, donkeys & chickens, 6 hole crazy golf, bikes (adults & childrens, baby seat ) and a heated swimming pool to keep guests of all ages amused.
There 2 lovely double en-suite bedrooms and 2 twin rooms with family bathroom. The large kitchen/ dining room are open plan and are fully equipped , with views over the terrace, the gardens, pool and onto the vineyards.
The living room has plenty of comfortable seating, tv, wifi and french doors opening onto the patio overlooking the pool.
Local facilities are only a 2 minute drive away (or a leisurely 25 min stroll) or take one of the bikes - Super market, wonderful cheap bistro, two boulangeries for those important croissants and crusty baguette, wine co- operative, pharmacy, charcutier, bucherie, hairdressers, village bar
The local bastide town Bourg (on the bank of the Dordogne river) is 7 minutes away with restaurants, shops, street cafes for watching the world go by. There is also a Sunday market. And Blaye 10 minutes with markets on wednesday and saturday and more restaurants and cafes.
This is a first class location for wine tasting, with so many chateaux in the vicinity.
There is plenty of off-street private parking.
We are CHILD FRIENDLY and provide cots, high chair, toys etc.
We pride ourselves on providing everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Unsure of something? Special request? Just ask. If emailing, please check your 'spam' mailbox as we sometimes have problems.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux Merignac 35km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Video player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a 30 minute drive: Bordeaux, St Emilion and Blaye Citadel..
A 15 minute drive to the Bordeaux tram terminus. Take a relaxing journey into the center of Bordeaux.
Well over 2000 years old the town has a wealth of architectural gems: cathedrals, museums, 18th century houses and riverside quays. You can enjoy a stroll along the lovely avenues & quaint, narrow streets. Marvel at the glorious churches or cruise the Garonne River.
Attractions include the Grand Theatre, the Place de la Bourse and the stunning Eglise Notre Dame. Bordeaux also boasts nine public museums.
This entirely pedestrianized street is over a kilometer long and offers some of the best shopping in Bordeaux. It is one of the oldest streets in town, dating back to the Roman period.
This is the city's cultural icon, built between 1773 and 1780 as a testament to the growing prosperity of Bordeaux's emerging bourgeoisie. This glorious building is one of the last remaining 18th century theaters in the world. The theater is still used as an opera house and performance hall.
Cathedral of St Andre
The largest church in Bordeaux. It contains some impressive 13th century sculptures and a 47 meter belfry tower, built in the 15th century.
Bordeaux wine region
Bordeaux is the red wine capital of the world. It is truly a wine lover's Mecca, boasting over fifty appellations and nearly 10,000 chateaux. Discover first-hand the sophistication and exquisite appeal of the world's finest wines: Lafite, Mouton, Latour, Pomerol, St Emilion Graves, Fronsac and many others.
There is a wine Cooperative in the next village where you can taste and buy many local wines. at a very reasonable rate.
St Emilion is a 30 minutes drive. This medieval town stands proudly at the top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley.
It is an incredible open-air museum. The most surprising remains are with no doubt its underground monuments: galleries covering more than 70 ha. (about 150 acres) and the breathtaking monolithic church, dug out of solid limestone.
The Medoc is about 45 minutes. There you can follow the wine trail around vineyards of Margaux, Rothschild, St Julien, Lynch Barges, Pichon Longueville…
The Atlantic coast - one hour.
A lively seaside town on the bay of Arcachon with many restaurants, shops, a Casino, a fisherman's and sailing port that can harbour almost 2500 boats, and the choice of a large variety of sports and cultural pastimes.
Situated in the heart of the Médoc peninsula, Lacanau is both an immense beach (more than 14 km) on the Atlantic coast and a vast 2000 ha lake.
Dune of Pyla
The highest dune in Europe. This dune reaches a height of 107m. At this summit, the view is spectacular with the ocean coast, the inlet of the Bay, the large pine forest and, when the sky is very clear, the Pyrenees.
More than 13 kilometres of long, golden, beautiful and wild beaches. Eat al fresco in small village of restaurants between the dunes and the pine forest.
The Bordeaux / Teuillac area
• Prehistoric caves with etchings from 42,000 years ago at the caves of Pair non Pair.
• 100s of chateaux for wine tasting.
• A 20 minutes drive to the Bordeaux tramway system - the best way to get around Bordeaux.
• Chateaux visits.
• Gourmet restaurants & inexpensive bistros providing good home cooking
• Browse the local markets for fresh produce - cheeses, seafood…
• Walking & cycling
The surrounding area has something for everyone. There are sporting activities for the energetic, history sites to visit for the less energetic, and the beach resorts.
Bordeaux with its trendy river front, cobbled alley ways, antique shops and café life.
A visit to Cognac's brandy houses is a must, for the kid's aqua land and the zoo at Royan covering 30 acres & 1600 animals are great days out.
Don't forget the wine. As if you could! with a chateau around ever corner, free tastings and very reasonable prices you'll be spoilt for choice.
Bourg-Sur-Gironde is five minutes away. Built on a rocky outcrop, this fortified village overlooks the picturesque gironde estuary. As you explore the village, at every turn you find impressive buildings with beautiful architectural features. There is a lively market each Sunday morning. Bourg has a number of excellent restaurants and cafes, and throughout the year there are fêtes and events to celebrate everything imaginable
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1 Jul 2014
"Lovely and child friendly place to stay"
We stayed three adults and four children aged 2,5,8 and 15 for a week. The owners are the loveliest people and did everything to make our stay a good experience: Organised cot and push-chair for the b… More
30 Sep 2013
"Lovely Gite, helpful friendly owners"
The gite is 45 minutes away from the centre of bordeaux, which is easily found if you have a hire car. The Gite itself is clean and well laid out, 4 good sized bedrooms and excellent facilities for th… More
30 Jun 2013
"Just perfect for a young family. Hoping to go back next year."
An idyllic location in the French countryside. The kids had a ball with all the outdoor play facilities which meant we did too. Our hosts couldn't have been lovelier.… More
9 Jun 2013
"Beautiful area, Beautiful House"
We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay! We rented the gite for a long weekend and everything was perfect! The house was beautiful and the gite was really comfortable for 8, the area is very charming and Sarah is one of the nicest hosts ever... Absolutely recommended!
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