Weekend breaks of 2 days or more available – please enquire.
15% off second week for bookings of 14 nights or more - save over £200!
What makes Cottage des Vignes a great holiday rental
The cottage is one of three holiday properties (they do not overlook one another) set in beautiful, gently undulating countryside, allowing plenty of opportunities for exploring on foot or by bike. The decor and furnishings are of a good, modern standard throughout. Tiled floors, exposed stone walls, exposed beams upstairs and bright blue shutters outside all give the cottage charm and character.
The pool is heated from about mid-April to end September (once the nighttime temperature reaches 18 degrees) - perfect for families with young children and for holidays outside the peak summer season.
Families looking for a blend of relaxation and activity, particularly anyone with an interest in wine and its production. Weekend breaks of 2 days or more are also available at this vineyard - please just ask us.
Why the Bordeaux region?
Wine, naturally! Plenty of opportunity for dégustation (tasting) and finding out all about wine, both on the estate and at any number of the chateaux and vineyards of the region.
There is also a wide choice of activities available nearby including golf, water sports, horse riding, cycling and walking.
The region is also steeped in history and culture, we recommend strolling around one of the many historic villages, or a visit to the fascinating city of Bordeaux itself.
Small sitting area with seating for 4 and TV at one end, open-plan kitchen with dining table for 4 at the other.
Bedroom 1, with double, four-poster style bed, lamps, bed-side tables, colourful bedding; ensuite walk-in shower room with basin
Bedroom 2, with twin beds; ensuite shower with basin
The properties are separated from the road by a gate; there is parking for 1 car outside the cottage.
At the rear of the cottage is a terrace with table and chairs for 4, pergola and barbecue, and a small private, lawned garden, open at the far end and looking out to the vines and forest at the rear of the estate. Hedges and shrubs on either side mean the garden is not overlooked by the neighbouring properties.
Guests at Cottage des Vignes also have use of the estate's large grounds, heated swimming pool, bikes and games (volley-ball, table-tennis, badminton, swing-ball). The swimming pool measures 12m x 6m with a maximum depth of 2.5m. It is surrounded by a fence with a security gate. The pool will be heated from May onwards ((subject to the air temperature reaching around 20 degrees) and is shared with the other guests.
1 double bedroom (140 x 190 cm), 1 twin bedroom (100 x 200 cm each, can be joined to make double)
2 shower rooms
12m x 6m, up to 2.5m deep, heated and with fenced surround and security gate. Shared with the other guests. Open April 1st-October 30th.
You are asked please to observe the owner's own occupancy rules:
1. Cleaning service is not included in our prices and you are expected to leave your cottage clean and neat. If you don’t want to clean, a charge of 120 Euros for the “Maison & Grange des Vignes” , and of 70 Euros for Cottage des Vignes will be deduced from your bond.
2. Prices quoted include the following : Electricity, water, (except for the heating see mention* above), cot (available on request), cleaning products, bed linen, and use of the swimming pool
3. Prices quoted exclude the following : use of telephone, fax .
4. Accommodation is available on a weekly basis only; from Saturday to Saturday.
5. Guests are asked to arrive after 5.30 P.M. on the Saturday and leave before 10.00 A.M. on the departing Saturday (to allow time for preparing for the next guests).
6. No extra guest are allowed to sleep over night or to use the facilities on the premises.
7. Smoking in the gites is not permitted.
8. You use the private pool at your own risk. Children should be supervised at all times.
No smoking inside the cottage. Pets are not allowed
The cottage is located in the grounds of the wine-maker's small estate, just off a country road and 1km from the centre of the small town of St Caprais (with tabac, boulangerie, mini-market and a couple of bars).
Nearest village / town: Bordeaux (17 kms)
Nearest beach: le Grand Crohot (Cap Ferret) approx. 70 kms
Boulangerie: St Caprais 800m
Restaurant: St Caprais 800m
Market: Créon (10 kms) Wednesdays
Service: The cottage was entirely as advertised. We understand from Jean - Louis, the owner, that Alternative Aquitaine visit the property to ascertain that all is in order and we couldn't have wished for a better experience. The cottage was comfortable, spotlessly clean and all in all the best accommodation that we've ever had in our frequent visits to France. Jean-Louis could not have been more helpful; the wine tasting that he organised was a highly enjoyable experience and he went to great lengths to inform us of the best places to visit in the area.
Product: Superb accommodation, the best we've ever had in our frequent visits to France: comfortable, spotlessly clean and extremely well-appointed. Added to this, Jean -Louis was an exemplary host, organising a fascinating wine -tasting for us and the other guests, and going to great lengths to inform us of the best places to visit - really good advice and greatly appreciated.
Product Comment: Brilliant. Jean Louis is a wonderful host and makes the holiday experience extra special.
Service: Alternative Aquitaine were brilliant - we had to change people in the gites and they facilitated it, got back to us immediately, sorted out how to pay deposit - excellent service
Product: Fantastic property - even nicer then the photos on website.Very well stocked gites, super helpful congenial landlord who lived next door.
Service: Very nice place and good attention from the owner, we have really enjoy our holidays
Service Comment: Thank you very much for replying to the Feefo questionnaire. Delighted to read you enjoyed your stay near Bordeaux. Justin
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