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Maison Arc-en-ciel

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

La Vigne is directly next door to our bed and breakfast. We can be on hand to offer advice if you need it or just leave you to enjoy this beautifully peaceful location.

The gite has 3 double bedrooms and a twin room,we also have a cot available. The house is fully equipped with everything you might need to enjoy a relaxing stress free holiday. The lounge kitchen and dining room are open plan with a double downsatirs bedroom, shoer room and seperate W.C. Also on the ground floor is a further double bedroom with an en-suite shower wet room and W.C which has been adapted for wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility. Upstairs there is a mezzanine floor with 2 bedrooms off, one double and one twin.

From the gite you can exit via the french patio doors which lead onto the garden. There is a covered outside eating area, BBQ and a garden lounge area.

If you wish to book for additional people we have our bed and breakfast property next door. This can sleep a further 6 in 2 doubles and a twin room. Please ask us for a quote. Or maybe you just want b and b? Contact us for prices.

As an additional extra we offer meal deliveries to your gite and we take the washing up away!

Taxi services are offered to local restaurants too.

Wine tasting tours can be arranged.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arcachon 75 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 33 km, Nearest railway: Castillon La Bataille 8 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 Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The property is set in 4 hectares of grounds and gardens we have numerous fruit and nut trees which guests are welcome to help themselves to. In the garden there is a covered outside lounge area for enjoying a good book or watching the sunset with a glass of local wine. There is a table tennis table and a set of swings.

Further details outdoors

The pool is shared with guest at our bed and breakfast but in reality this is usually only 2-4 people at the most and these guest stay for shorter periods and are out and about more. Therefore, La Vigne guests are the primary pool users, but at 16x14m it is large enough for everyone. The pool shelves gradually and is ideal for young children or non swimmers. It is alarmed. There is a small splash pool for tiny children. The Hot Tub is adults only. The pool is generally available for use from mid May until mid to the end of Sept depending on weather conditions. Te Jacuzzi Hot Tub is available most of the year round.

Further details

For wheelchair users there is an adapted downstairs bedroom with an en-suite wet room, there is a wheel in shower chair. The main salon, dining and kitchen areas are also accessible but the kitchen does not have lowered worktops. Most light switches are at a lower level.

The Aquitaine region

This is vineyard country, mile upon mile of vines and wonderful wine! In addition to that there is a lot of history in this area. Montcaret our local village 1.5km has a Gallo-Roman museum with wonderful mosaics. The last battle of the Hundred Years War took place at Catillon la Bataille 8kms from here. They have weekend re-enactments in the summer, 500 actors take part and it ends with spectacular fireworks, a must!


Saint Emilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its' wine. The town is beautifully preserved and one favourite trip is into the catacombs underneath the town.

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16 Jul 2013


"Rustic charm in a beautiful, tranquil setting"

We have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at Maison Arc-en-Ciel. It's the outside space that really sets this gite apart from the competition. The gardens are extensive and filled with lots … More

15 Oct 2012


"A lovely gite in a very picturesque location"

Spent a week here, lovely for just 2 or great too for families with all that anyone could want catered for. Village nearby for great bread and small but comprehensive supermarket.Centrally located wi… More

19 Jul 2012


"Tranquil, rustic beauty"

We stayed here with friends and our dog during the first week of June, we arrived first and had a wonderful welcome from Cath and Sue. They were great at introducing our dog to theirs and telling us the best walks. We stayed in the gite and were self catering, but requested a meal for the Sunday evening and the food and service was superb. Sue is an excellent cook and nothing was too much trouble that evening or throughout the holiday. Whilst the gite is quiet and away from it all, the local shops and boulangerie are very close and it is easy to get to all nearby tourist destinations. Despite our misgivings the tram system worked well and facilitated a pleasant trip to this cultural centre. We chose a bad week for weather and tho' it was not good enough for us to try the inviting pool, we did go to a wine tasting at a local chateau.
I would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting a quiet stress free holiday, one minor issue was the coverage of the wifi which to say the least is limited.

Thanks for reviewing us Barrie, Pat and Suki. Since you were here Barrie I have improved the WiFi coverage to the gite as a result of discussions with you. Thanks.

7 Apr 2012


"What a find!"

We stayed in the wonderful little gite for a week in March and can't praise it enough. It's full of character with many of the original features lovingly restored. It's also spotlessly clean and well equipped. The owners, Sue and Cath were so kind and helpful and gave us such a warm welcome. The gite has a lovely outside area with bbq and lots of space to relax in the beautiful garden. The area is so peaceful with lots of lovely walks from the gite. We also got to sample the local wines which were delicious. We're already planning our next trip back. Thanks Sue and Cath.

28 Feb 2012


"A B&B and Gite as B&B's and Gites are meant to be (and be)!"

I enjoyed five weeks of Maison Arc en Ciel to write a theatre play. It was wonderful! The gite is cosy, clean and well equipped. The site is great as well: in the Bergerac vineyards, with great views. It's not too far from Montcaret where you will find a shop, newspapers and a nice bakery. However: my bread was brought to me every morning by my wonderful hosts Sue and Cath. They do very delicious cooking as well, with local products and local wine.

I would recommend this beautiful place to everyone: It's the best of France combined with a lovely touch of English- and Irishness of Sue and Cath. You will find an authentic French gite, beautiful nature, swimming pool with view, good cooking, excellent service and professional hosts who look after your well being with just the right touch!

29 Dec 2011


"Ideal holiday venue"

We went back to Maison -Arc-En-Ciel this year after a break of about 7 years and can't understand why it took us so long to come back. It is the most perfect spot, peacefully quiet and totally u… More

It is always a pleasure to welcome people back again. Thank you for your review and we hope we see you again very soon.

2 Dec 2011


"If we lived in France we'd want to live here."

If you want to spend some time in this area of the Dordogne, be it for the history, the culture, the wine, the beautiful rural landscape or just to relax in peace and quiet, you couldn't find a b… More

If you lived in France, we wouldn't be able to welsome you as guests, but maybe we would have a great neighbour. Come back soon.

1 Dec 2011


"Fantastic retreat!!!"

We have stayed several times at Maison arc-en-ciel as a couple and with friends and have always had such a warm welcome. We have stayed in both La Vigne and b&b and found all the facilities superb, t… More

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