Girondine gite, heated pool
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Gorce is a spacious and rustic, yet modern gite, combining contemporary interiors, traditional french style and modern facilities. Set in the peaceful grounds of a former farmhouse, surrounded by rolling vineyards, and with a private pool, the environment is relaxing but with easy access to several towns having all amenities, and an ideal base from which to explore the Gironde, Dordogne and Bordeaux and Entre Deux Mers wine regions.
Staying in a detached gite gives you independence and freedom; you can have the holiday you want without compromising on comfort or convenience. The gite is spacious, has been completely refurbished and furnished throughout but retains its old stone walls and exposed low beams.
Our gite is ideal for couples, and families with children of all ages enjoy the privacy and private heated pool
On arrival, you will find a welcome pack with a little food and wine and a few of the basics to let you start enjoying your holiday straight away. We also keep a small stock of other essentials in case you have forgotten to pack something! We live in a separate detached house on site, so if you need us, we will try to help with anything.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 15 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Your accommodation comprises:
Vaulted sitting room
Newly fitted dining kitchen
New shower room & utility area
Main bedroom with ancient bread oven feature
Bedroom with new en suite shower room
Our facilities include large LCD TV, satellite, free wifi, and iPhone/iPod speaker dock. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher, fridge, oven, hob, and microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine, and a full range of cookware and tableware. The utility area has an automatic washing machine, iron and ironing board, but we'd much rather you relaxed and enjoyed yourself!
Bed linen and towels are provided; we also supply pool towels, so no need to squash them in your case.
The gite is optimally configured to sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms (two king sized, or one king sized and twin single beds) We can provide an additional bed or cot by arrangement; please let us know if you would like more flexibility.
Due to the character and period of the property, there are two low doorways (approx 170cm high) and a low beam (120cm) across the centre of the upstairs bedroom.
For the comfort of all of our guests, we do not allow pets or smoking on the premises.
|Further details outdoors|
A step from the lounge leads onto the secluded patio, with its 10m x 5m heated swimming pool (heated from June to September) with roman steps. There is a shaded dining area with views across the vines, and, of course, a gas barbecue, so you can cook and eat outdoors. Sunbathe or simply relax by the pool on our sun loungers for those long, lazy days.
We have table tennis, badminton and a childrens' swing set with slide for the more energetic visitor!
The property is enclosed and gated, and there is ample off-road parking for two cars
Outside our peak and high seasons, we are often able to accommodate alternative lengths of stay and changeover days, 3 or 4 day mini-breaks or longer bookings; please contact us with your request.
We also have chambre hôte rooms in the main house, so if the dates you would like to book are not available, please contact us for more information. We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Aquitaine nestles in south-west France, bordering the Atlantic ocean from the Gironde estuary to the Spanish border and stretching inland to Perigueux in the north and Pau in the south. It is famous for its medieval links with the UK through Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of both France and England, and mother of King Richard 1 the Lionheart and King John. Aquitaine was an English territory until the end of the Hundred Years' War.
The Gironde, one of the five departments of Aquitaine is one of the foremost wine-growing areas in France. The capital city is Bordeaux, which sits on the Gironde estuary, where the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet and flow into the Atlantic ocean. The longest beach in Europe is the Cote d'Argent, which runs for 200 km from the Gironde estuary in the north, to Biarritz in the south. The beach at Arcachon is two hours away; if you are heading that way, a visit to the tallest sand dune in Europe, the Dune of Pyla should not be missed. The famous ornithology reserve of Le Teich is also near Arcachon.
The medieval World Heritage city of St Emilion with its monolithic limestone church and position overlooking vineyards in all directions is a short drive away. Or for chic sophistication, try Bordeaux with its waterfront, markets, courtyard cafes and restaurants, theatres, museums and galleries.
At Castillion-la-Bataille there is a re-enactment of the last battle of the Hundred Years War during summer weekends, and the Monsegur Jazz Festival each July is a must for fans.
Gorce is just outside the village of Massugas, in the commune of Pellegrue, a bastide town built on a Roman settlement. Vineyards are all around, and the bastide towns of the Lot et Garonne region are only minutes away.
Located a few miles south of the Dordogne river, a wide range of leisure activities is within easy reach. Pellegrue and Gensac are only a 5 minute drive away, ensuring that supermarkets, bakeries, bars and restaurants are easily accessible. Thriving local markets are weekly at Duras, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Monsegur, with fruit and vegetables, local meats, saucisse, and shellfish piled high. A very special feature of the region is the night markets held in several local towns in July and August, where foods such as roasts, huge paellas, moules frites and local wines take the place of normal market stall produce, and the whole town gathers to eat informally, often accompanied by local musicians.
Facilities for the more energetic include cycling (cycles can be hired and delivered to you); tennis courts at Gensac (5km); golf at les Vigiers (21km); horse riding at Savignac de Duras (11km); canoing at Pessac sur Dordogne (7km) Massugas has a fishing lake with some competions during spring/summer. There are also many leisure parks within an hour or two, including waterparks, and activities such as rafting, accrobranching, karting and climbing.
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18 Jul 2014
"Excellent property ideal for a quiet relaxing break"
We stayed at Gorce in June 14. The property is situated 40mins drive from Bergerac airport situated in rolling countryside and surrounded by vineyards. Gorce is well equipped and spacious with more th… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We try our best to ensure our guests have the stay they want, and we are always happy when we succeed.
It was a pleasure to have you here and you are welcome to come back at any time!
12 Nov 2013
Everything about our stay was lovely.The location was wonderfully quiet, the gite was superb and the most impressive aspect about our time was the thoughtfulness of our hosts, Debbie and Phil.Our stay… More
16 Aug 2013
"Fantastic place with a beautiful house, very good pool and wonderful view"
My family and I had a wondeful holiday at Gorce. I can surely recommend the place.The house is very good. Everything is new og very nice decorated and have a lot of facilities. The pool and the area a… More
8 Aug 2013
"Fantastic gite and pool surrounded by vineyards."
We visited end of July and were very pleased with the gite and facilities available. The pool and lawn was lovely and vineyards right round us. Owners were on sight and very helpful but not intrusive.… More
12 Jul 2013
"A special place for peace ,comfort and relaxation"
Having booked this Gite on the basis of previous reviews,we cannot but agree totally with the comments made.The Gite and pool really are of first class standard and provide superb peace and relaxation.Debbie and Phil do their utmost to ensure that your holiday is perfect,and are always available for advice and help if necessary.Thank you both.
25 Jun 2013
"Fantastic gites in stunning setting"
My wife and I stayed at this gites with our 18 month old daughter and it surpassed our expectations. The accommodation is extremely well appointed and a pleasure to relax in; it had the feeling of a … More
15 Oct 2012
"The perfect Gite in which to relax, reflect and write"
Vineyards surround this wonderfully renovated gite. It's spacious, charming and private. While there's lots to see and do in the area it's also the perfect location to simply relax an… More
28 Aug 2012
"Wish we were still there - wonderful!!"
We have just returned from spending a wonderful week at Gorce. The gite is of a very high standard and very spacious. Our girls loved their attic room and beautiful en-suite shower room. The large double bedroom downstairs remained lovely and cool.
For us the outside space though was the real winner. The swimming pool was beautiful and private in the courtyard with an area for eating outside. Evenings were spent playing boule on the grass or enjoying a glass of wine and the peace that Gorce offers.
The gite is situated in the middle of vineyards and fields, so is very quiet. There are no amenities within walking distance but we never planned on eating out so this was not a problem for us.
The owners were so friendly from the minute we arrived, and although their own property adjoins Gorce they were extremely discreet. Thank you Debbie and Phil for a wonderful holiday!!
26 Aug 2012
""After 20 years of staying in both French and British owned Gites this has to be the BEST"
"After 20 years of staying in both French and British owned Gites this has to be the BEST. Beautifully decorated, rustic but modern, comfortable, clean, extemely well equipped, you have thought of everything to make our holiday very relaxing and a home from home. As the owners you were very welcoming, you were on site but unobtrusive and very accomodating, nothing was too much trouble. You aspired for the accomodation to be between a Gite and a hotel and in our opinion you have achieved this. A very enjoyable two weeks and we would definately consider returning.
16 Jul 2012
"Wonderful Gite in a beautiful picturesque setting!"
Brief review.A beautifully finished Gite in the heart of the wine making region, surrounded by vineyards and lovey scenery.We had several trips out whilst here including St Emilion and Bergerac, which… More
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