What makes Maison Orchis a great holiday rental
Set in stunning surroundings, with views of rolling hills and vineyards all around, Maison Orchis is good value character cottage with small pool perfect for a holiday winding down to a slower pace of life. Plenty of activities a short drive away if you do want to explore the region, but equally just a lovely setting to spend a relaxing holiday.
Best for: A family or small group of friends, who don't mind sharing bathroom facilities. Set in peaceful, calm surroundings, the house would suit groups looking to enjoy the Bordeaux countryside and its fantastic wines.
Anything to watch out for?
Only 1 bathroom and WC.
Why the Bordeaux region?
The countryside of the Bordeaux region is beautiful & unspoilt, featuring ancient villages & market towns, character chateaux, vineyards to the horizon, and a gentle, old-fashioned pace of life. When not relaxing at your villa, walking, cycle rides, discovering the region's culture & history, market trips - and wine-tasting, naturally! - are the order of the day. There is also a wide choice of activities available nearby including golf, water sports and horse riding. A visit to the fascinating city of Bordeaux itself is a must, as is a day-trip to the fabulous beaches of the Gironde coast.
Character cottage, tastefully furnished, lovely countryside views
Maison Orchis is a detached, single-storey cottage in the grounds of a traditional girondine 'domaine', with its own private access and outside space. With a total floorspace of 110m2, it is tastefully and thoughtfully decorated and furnished to feel homely and in keeping with the rural character.
Open-plan kitchen and living area, Oven, gas cooker, fridge freezer, kettle and cafetière, crockery for 12 people.
Living area which looks onto the terrace. 2 sofas, TV and DVD player.
Dining area with table and chairs for 6 people.
Pantry with washing machine and baby equipment.
Corridor leading to the bedrooms.
Bedroom 1, 2 and 3, all with double bed.
Bathroom with bath and sink.
Good sized decked terrace (35m2) looking out over the vineyards. Outdoor dining area covered by a pergola with dining table and chairs.
Access to small swimming pool via decked terrace area. Pool measures 5.5 x 3.7 metres, protected by security alarm.
Garden and parking.
3 x double beds (all 140 cm)
1 bathroom with bath and sink, separate WC
5.5 x 3.7 m, accessed from terrace, protected by an alarm
Maison Orchis is located on a domaine of around 5 hectares. Surrounded by hilly countryside, there are fantastic views of the surrounding vineyards. Lots of traditional villages nearby, Bourg en Gironde is the closest town, 4km away.
Bourg en Gironde is classed as an historic town, with its medieval walls and citadel. Built on a rocky outcrop and with winding streets down to the harbour, Bourg is rich in cultural and historic heritage and there is plenty to explore.
As well as the weekly market on Sunday mornings, the local vineyards have shops in town where you can sample and buy their wines. “La Maison du Vin” is particularly recommended, an extremely well-stocked wine-cellar where you can sample and buy wines from the 600 different properties in the Côtes du Bourg wine region.
Larger towns to visit too: Blaye (15 kms), St Emilion (40 kms), Bordeaux (45 kms). Plenty of vineyards to visit, the house is situated within the blayais vineyard, with the St. Emilion and Médoc vineyards within easy reach. A good choice of golf courses between 40 and 100kms away: St Sulpice & Cameyrac, Golfs de Bordeaux, Margaux, Golf du Médoc.
Nearest village / town: Bourg en Gironde (4 kms)
Nearest beach: Royan (70 kms), Lacanau (90 kms), Arcachon (105 kms)
Boulangerie: Bourg en Gironde (4 kms)
Restaurant: Bourg en Gironde (4 kms)
Market: every Sunday morning Bourg en Gironde (4 kms)
Bordeaux airport: 52 kms
Bordeaux railway station: 44 kms
Bergerac airport: 125 kms
St Malo ferry port: 570 kms
Calais ferry port/ tunnel: 850 kms
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