Weekend breaks of 2 days or more available – please enquire.
15% off second week for bookings of 14 nights or more - save over £280!
What makes Maison des Vignes a great holiday rental
The cottage is one of four holiday properties (they do not overlook one another) set in large grounds with plenty of games, some bikes, plus shared pool. Beautiful gently undulating countryside allows plenty of opportunities for exploring on foot or by bike. The owners are especially welcoming & knowledgeable - whether your passion is wine, history or things to see or do they'll point you in the right direction.
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 & friends looking for a blend of relaxation and activity, particularly anyone with an interest in wine. Weekend breaks of 2 days or more are also available at this vineyard - please just ask us.
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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.
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.
There is also a wide choice of activities available nearby including golf, water sports, horse riding, cycling and walking. Fantastic ocean beaches are just over an hour away by car.
An attractive farmhouse-style cottage in spacious wine-producing grounds
The house adjoins part of the main building, but with an independent entrance on another side. The cottage entrance faces a lovely large lawned area which ends at the vines. Stone interior walls, fireplaces, exposed beams, high ceilings and tiled floors give the cottage a lot of character.
The large entrance hall downstairs leads on the left to the lounge room (with TV, fireplace) which seats 4-6. On the opposite side of the hall is a separate dining room with table & chairs and which leads on to a modern well-equipped kitchen. A pantry, then toilet & shower room are located behind the kitchen.
Wooden stairs lead to the first floor landing. On the first floor the double room has an en suite shower room with a washbasin. The other double and twin rooms share a family bathroom with a washbasin. Separate WC. The bedrooms are simply furnished but spacious, with good-sized wardrobes.
There is a large, attractive area of garden in front of the house with views on to the rest of the grounds & vines. The grounds around the venue are open, however this side is away from the other cottages so reasonably private. Garden table, chairs and barbecue for the summer are used under the Magnolia tree which is just in front of the house.
The grounds also include a large heated swimming pool and is shared with people staying in 3 other cottages in the grounds. There are many garden toys & games plus about a dozen bikes of all sizes (adults & childrens). The pool measures 12m x 6m with a maximum depth of 2.5m. It is surrounded by a fence with a gate. The pool is open from May (subject to the air temperature reaching around 20 degrees).
2 double bedrooms (both 160 x 200 cm) + 1 twin bedroom (2x 100 x 200cm beds, can be joined to make a double)
1 en-suite shower room, shared bathroom, further shower room
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. Please enquire regarding pets.
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 (15kms)
Nearest beach: le Grand Crohot (Cap Ferret) approx. 70 kms
Boulangerie: St Caprais 800m
Restaurant: St Caprais 800m
Market: Créon (10 kms) Wednesdays
Service: Well planned and good information available.
Product: A fantastic property with everything you need. The owners were fantastic, very knowledgeable about the area and all the recommendations made were taken up and we had a really lovely holiday.
Service Comment: Hello and thank you for your feedback. It's a lovely complex of gites and the hosts are brilliant - hope you had an opportunity to sample their wines! Justin
Service: Comprehensive service, thank you.
Product: Jean-Louis Rives is an exceptional host - welcoming, knowledgeable, agreeable and discreet. Unique. The house was gorgeous, and was well-equipped with generous touches like dishwasher tabs and plenty of loo roll! Our children adored the vineyard and the pool, and the freedom it offered to them. Our only quibble was the austere decoration of the living room which was a bit of a nightmare with small kids. Wonderful experience and we would love to return. Thank you.
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