< Relais des Vignes

Relais des Vignes

Feefo Rating 2 spacious, quality vineyard cottage with shared pool, heated & fenced
Ref: 171 St Caprais (nr Bordeaux)
  • 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated shared pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Contemporary Bordeaux cottage

We Say

Contemporary cottage, attractive shared gardens & pool, beautiful region, coast an easy day-trip

Pricing & availability

Relais des Vignes
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

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Other Deals
  • Weekend breaks of 2 days or more available – please enquire.

Fortnight Deals
  • 15% off second week for bookings of 14 nights or more - save over £230!

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels (fresh set each week); cot, high chair, baby bath (please book in advance); WiFi; heating (if the temperature drops below 19/20 degrees)
  • Compulsory extras: Tourist tax of EUR 1.10 per adult/day, payable locally please
  • Optional extras: Exit clean (80 EUR)
  • Security deposit: 500 EUR
  • Changeover day: Saturday in peak season (27th June to 29th August) - otherwise flexible, subject to availability.
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

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.

Best for: 

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.

Suitability for:

  • Children - lots of space to explore and things to play with on-site.
  • Babies - cot and high chair available, pool is heated.
  • Reduced mobility - bedrooms are upstairs.

Anything to watch out for?


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.



  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster


  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi


  • bikes
  • bbq or plancha


  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

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.

House Rules

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).

Local Amenities

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

Distance to nearest major transport connections

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

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 22 Sep 2016

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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

Product: Excellent

On 27-Sep-2016 we responded:

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

Review posted on 12 Aug 2016

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Efficient

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.

On 15-Aug-2016 we responded:

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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