Traditional stone holiday homes and bed & breakfast close to the Gironde river in south-west France. Located 30 minutes from the busy city of Bordeaux. Vine House vacation rental homes are easily accessible from Bordeaux airport and the A10 motorway. The lovely market town of Blaye is minutes away, as is the Gironde river estuary with a car ferry link to the beaches of the Medoc. Set amidst picturesque vineyards, Vine House offers luxurious Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the main house.
The two independent self-catering child freindly gîtes ( cottages ) with heated pool each sleep up to 8 people plus babies. The house is surrounded by lovely gardens and grounds with a children's play area and a heated swimming pool to keep guests of all ages amused.
Vine House & gites are perfectly located for both short stays and long holidays in this beautiful region. After a busy day spent sightseeing laze by the lovely pool in the grounds.
The local area: Vine House is surrounded by beautifully manicured vineyards - and the area's primary industry is 'viticulture' (wine making). The local vineyard is owned by Yve who will be delighted to show you how the wine is made and - the best bit - offer you the chance to taste it! Bourg-sur-Gironde has a lively market every Sunday morning. It also has a number of excellent restaurants and cafés. Throughout the year, there are fêtes and events to celebrate everything imaginable, such as show-jumping, jazz, salt, flowers, onions, garlic, cheese and asparagus! The town of Blaye is ten minutes away. As you drive alongside the Gironde river, look out for the Roman villa and troglodyte settlement at Plassac. Once at Blaye, the port has a car ferry which crosses the estuary to the forest and beaches of Les Landes.The centre of Blaye is dominated by a magnificent citadel and the hillside fortress stands guard over the town and the river. Blaye has a large market each Wednesday and Saturday
Things to do: The area around Vine House has something for everyone. A good place to start is the city of Bordeaux (30 minutes). You can shop and sightsee or visit gardens and museums. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely supper at a restaurant before heading off to sample the excellent night life! Visiting the city is easy thanks to a park-and-ride system using an ultra-modern tramway.The atmospheric caves at Pair-non-Pair are just 10 minutes away. They date back 30,000 years and are incredibly impressive and moving. Prehistoric carvings and tools have been discovered in the caves and are the oldest ever found in EuropeIf cognac is more to your taste, the town of Cognac is only 50 minutes away. To discover brandy at its best, visit one of the many famous brandy houses located around the town.Overlooking the Dordogne valley, the medieval hilltop town of St-Emilion is 40 minutes away. The pretty town is famous for its wine making, with guided tours available for touring the vineyards and the wine cellar
Vine Gites was a brilliant find for myself and 7 friends who travelled to the area for a friends wedding. We were staying at the guesthouse and the apartment, which were both very well equipped and well kept. Sarah and Patrick were very helpful and accommodating, providing us with fresh home grown tomatoes and cucumber to have with our BBQ, and even offering to drive us to the wedding venue to collect our rental car the morning after. I will certainly recommend Vine Gites to my friends and family in the future.
The surrounding area has something for everyone. There are sporting activities for the energetic, history sites to visit for the less energetic, and the beach resorts. Bordeaux with its trendy river frount, cobbled alley ways, antique shops and café life. A visit to Cognac’s brandy houses is a must, for the kid’s aqua land and the zoo at Royan covering 30 acres & 1600 animals are great days out, and don’t forget the wine. As if you could! with a chateau around ever corner, free tastings and very reasonable prices you’ll be spoilt for choice. Bourg-Sur-Gironde is five minutes away. Built on a rocky outcrop, this fortified village overlooks the picturesque gironde estuary. As you explore the village, at every turn you find impressive buildings with beautiful architectural features. There is a lively market each Sunday morning. Bourg has a number of excellent restaurants and cafes, and throughout the year there are fêtes and events to celebrate everything imaginable.
Other Activities: Wine tasting.
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Oct 26 2014 - Apr 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest|
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The price is per room
Breakfast is included in the price.
Cheek in after 4 pm, cheek out 10 am
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.