Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
In the outbuildings of a 18th century wine estate, this character cottage is fully equipped with comfort in an authentic setting (exposed beams, old oak doors, ...) but current (works by contemporary painters, elegant and harmonious color) with separate entrance, private garden and double car park.
Close to both Bordeaux (5 km) and the vineyards, 45 minutes from the beaches of Atlantic coast and Bassin d'Arcachon, its location is ideal to discover the charms of the Bordeaux vineyard area. (Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Pessac Léognan) and visit the town of Bordeaux (UNESCO world heritage list)
Description of the house:
* Dining room, fully equipped kitchen (fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, ceramic hotplate, dishwasher and washing machine), + shared toilets and wash basin.
* Living room (2 large sofas + chairs) with HDTV, Blu-ray player, private wireless internet connection (with 204 TV channels) and mini system Hifi mp3
* Room 1: adapted for wheelchairs users, 160 bed, bathroom with walk-in shower and private toilet
* Bedroom 2: 80 x 2 beds (can be twinned), shower
* Bedroom 3: 160 bed, bathroom with shower and private toilet
* Room 4: 160 bed, bathroom with bathtub and private toilet.
Two terraces, each with their garden furniture + barbecue. Private closed garden of 1000m ².
From May to September private pool (7.50 x 4.00).
Clévacances 4 keys / Official rating 4 stars / Bacchus Label / Tourism and Handicap label.
Services included: provision of linens and towels, full cleaning service by the end of stay.
Pets allowed : contact us first extra cost can be charged.
For babies: it is possible to get high chairs, baby bed and provide on-site babysitting.
Within the tourism program "label Bacchus", we will offer to you at your arrival a wine selection of our partner wine grower Chateau de Camarsac (www.camarsac.com).
Formulas of visit/tasting with Château Camarsac will be proposed to you during your stay.
We also propose to you to show a selection of visits vineyard properties and castles in the area.
French label "Tourisme et Handicap" means that the house is adapted for wheelchair users and one room has been designed for wheelchair users.
Smooth access from car park to all ground level of the house (means dining room, living room, two bedrooms and one terrace)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 75 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux Mérignac 20 km, Nearest railway: Bordeaux Saint Jean TGV 10 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The wine country
In each of the winegrowing areas in Aquitaine, tourism and wine professionals have undertaken a quality procedure.
Take advantage of the commitment of our tourism and wine professionals to enjoy a truly prodigious stay in Aquitaine.
Just one figure will tell you a lot: 250 kilometres of ocean coastline! Aquitaine has quite simply Europe's biggest beach of fine sand. Added to this are the 500 kilometres of shores alongside the lakes and estuaries.
A never-ending coastline
Sight of the Bassin d'Arcachon from the winter district
Imagine all the things you can do in this huge leisure area, how many sports you can practise – surfing and sailing, of course, but equally cycling, with a massive network of cycling tracks.
If, on the other hand, you would rather do nothing at all, the fine sand of the Atlantic coast is ideal for relaxing on, either in the traditional way or naturist style. Similarly, there are plenty of professionals specialised in relaxation and well-being to take care of you in the many thalassotherapy centres in Aquitaine.
This vast coastline is also home to a great many boating harbours and seaside resorts, from the beaches of the Médoc in the north to those of the Basque Coast on the Spanish border, via the shores of the Landes region.
Of course, all these sites are to be found in a remarkably well-protected natural environment, with highly diverse plant and animal life. Several nature reserves can be visited (Le Teich Ornithological Reserve in the Bay of Arcachon, Marais d'Orx Nature Reserve in the southern Landes…); in fact the large number of these reserves is one of the features of this multifaceted coastline.
Other special features? The almost straight, vertical line formed by the Atlantic coast as it heads southwards from the Pointe de Grave to Spain; the presence of huge dunes along most of the shoreline, including the highest in Europe, the Dune du Pilat (104 metres) which looks over the Bay of Arcachon; and the big lakes just a few miles from the ocean.
OT Bordeaux - Thomas Sanson
It would be hard to leave without visiting the châteaux of Roquetaillade, Cazeneuve and Vayres, not forgetting the mediaeval towns and villages of Rions, La Réole, Saint-Macaire and Castelmoron d'Albret, or the bastide towns of Créon, Blasimon, Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, Pellegrue, Monségur, Cadillac, and Libourne.
Also well worth a look are the 19th -century seaside architecture in the resorts of Arcachon, Lacanau and Soulac, Le Corbusier workers' city in Pessac, and the family homes of Montesquieu, Toulouse-Lautrec and François Mauriac.
Whetting your appetite...
Aquitaine's capital city and the world capital of wine has done itself proud these past few years – remodelled quays, a brand-new tramway, a city-centre for pedestrians only and listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site all go to make it an unmissable stop-off.
Nestling in the midst of the vineyards, the village of Saint Emilion, with its pale golden stonework and Romanesque tiles, casts an instant spell over the visitor. To see: Europe's largest underground church and its catacombs, the collegiate church and its cloister, the Tour du Roy and the Cordeliers Monastery. Home country of the famous Châteaux Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Petrus, Saint-Emilion and the 8 municipalities in its juridiction were included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1999 as “cultural landscapes”. www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com
Built by the famous architect Vauban between 1685 and 1689, with a view to protecting Bordeaux, the Blaye Citadel is listed under the name “Vauban's Lock”, along with Fort Pâté (on the island of the same name) and Fort Médoc on the left bank of the Estuary. www.tourisme-blaye.com
Baptised “the Versailles of the sea” and “king of lighthouses, lighthouse of kings”, Cordouan (listed as a Historical Monument in 1862) is Europe's oldest lighthouse (16th century). This magnificent sentinel standing 7 km offshore comprises six Renaissance-style storeys and contains a chapel dedicated to King Louis XIV. Visits embark from Verdon port www.vedettelaboheme.com
This Benedictine abbey was founded in 1079 and was an essential stop-off for pilgrims on the Ways of Saint James of Compostela. Superb historiated Romanesque capitals and a bell tower providing unrestricted views over the whole of Entre-deux-Mers and the bastide town of Créon.