Weekend breaks of 2 days or more available – please enquire.
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What makes Relais des Vignes a great holiday rental
Relais des Vignes is one of four cottages in the grounds of a working vineyard, run by a very hospitable Franco-Oz couple. It offers smart, spacious accommodation. In the grounds are plenty of games, some bikes, plus good-sized 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 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.
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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.
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.
The house is part of the main building. A private garden with terrace, barbecue and garden chairs. Guests at Le Relais 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.
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, an electric stove with induction heating, freezer, microwave & electric kettle. A cellar with washing machine & separate toilet. Large living dining room with sofa & flat screen TV & DVD.
On the first floor there is a double bedroom (1.6m x 2m) with ensuite (Italian shower system). A twin bedroom (2mx1m beds) with ensuite (Italian shower system). The twin beds can be joined to make a double bed if needed (2mx2m) and an additional child's bed can be supplied for this room if required.
The Relais has a natural cooling system, called either Canadian Well or Puits Provençal which ensures a cool temperature through the summer and extra heating in the winter.
1 double bedroom (160cm x 200cm), 1 twin bedroom (two 100cm x 200cm beds, can be joined to make a double)
2 ensuite walk-in shower rooms
12m x 6m, up to 2.5m deep, heated 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 “Relais, Maison and 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.
Only the tribunal of Bordeaux will be competent in the case of litigation.
Please see below.
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: St Caprais (nr Bordeaux)
Nearest beach: le Grand Crohot (Cap Ferret) approx. 70 kms
Boulangerie: St Caprais 800m
Restaurant: St Caprais 800m
Market: Créon (10 kms) Wednesdays
Bordeaux airport: 30 kms Bergerac airport: 90 kms Bordeaux railway station: 20 kms St Malo ferry port: 600 kms Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms
Service: We were impressed with Alternative Aquitaine but not so impressed with a query we had with the insurance which resulted in a re-directed phone call that cost over £30
Service Comment: Thank you for your kind feedback, though we're sorry if the insurance cost was higher than expected - we provide information about this on our booking form, but understand it's one of those things people often only think about just before they go away. We would like to offer it ourselves (and think we could do it cheaper!) but unfortunately FCA rules don't allow us to. Alex
Product: Great hosts with lots of helpful advice. Fabulous house, clean and very well equipped . Super pool and facilities. Great wine tour and delicious wine. Having to clean before we left or we would have to pay 80 euros slightly took the shine off......never hired a cottage before and had to do so.
Service Comment: Sounds like you enjoyed the vineyard and the cottage! It is a lovely spot. Regarding the cleaning, this is not uncommon with French cottage owners. Justin
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