|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Spacious, relaxing, wonderful property and exquisite organic wines. Domaine de Beauregard (area of beautiful outlook) is an organic vineyard and estate has 136 acres of land and woodlands, which 32 acres are vines. The vines have been planted on the hillsides surrounding the property's private winery. Within the grounds of our Vineyard is a wonderful self catering gite with everything you need to enjoy your holiday here at the Domaine, and from June 2012 with swimming pool. The Vine House has 3 double bedrooms which can be converted into twins if necessary. Baby equipment is available. The lounge is bright and airy, french doors lead out to acres of land and spectacular views across the forest and the vineyard. Dining room seating for 8 people and kitchen equipped with everything you should need to make your stay here stress free. All linen and towels included in price. Come and join us to enjoy our fabulous wines and wonderful domaine.
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Vineyard Tour: If all the times in visiting the Dordogne you have never ventured into a vineyard to see how it is all done, then this is the place for you. We will show you around the property explaining all the work that takes place on the vineyard and looking after the vines. You will then be given a tour of the 'chai' where the wine is made. Then of course you can have a tasting session to sample all our wines.
If you are lucky to be here at harvest time you will see exactly what happens. We pick a large quantity of our grapes by hand and then prepare them before they get placed in to the chai, where all the magic happens. If you are here when we are machine harvesting it can be arranged for you to ride on the vendange machine with our driver Bertron and see how it is all done. It is a very busy and tiring time of year, but guaranteed to be alot of fun too.
Lac du Gurson: The Lac du Gurson, is a wonderful place to spend long lazy sunny days. The main lake with its own beach is life guarded during the main summer months and it is excellent for the children with its shallow waters. Around the lake you can find the water shute, bars, restaurants, pedalos and horse-riding. There is a 2nd fishing lake also in the complex.
Activities: There are so many activities readily available in this area of the Dordogne including, Golf, canoeing, Horse-riding, paint-balling, go karting and there is a recently opened wonderful play centre in Bergerac. We will be of course on hand to help you (if needed) if any booking of such activities.
We had a wonderful time on Domaine de Beauregard. Loads of places to visit from Arcachon in the west to Drone in the east. We really loved the area and enjoyed many walks in the surrounding hamlets and villages. The gite is very comfortable and so nice cool to return to on even the hottest of days. The evening sunsets were particularly colourful and all in all we had a very memorable visit.
After a long and tiresome ride we were welcomed by Sasha's smile. At once we felt at home. Robin came to check whether we were okay. And we felt safe. Wonderful hosts who had provided us with a starting packet of food, including their own wine!We could always address them, they were there, modest and helpful. Wallace, the dog, completed the friendly atmosphere.
How free we were in 'our' Vine House, how deeply we could breathe among the fields. How we enjoyed the clean pool, the wide garden, the healthy environment, the gorgeous skies, the cosy villages and glorious cities in the region.
While other tourists suffered from a cold and rainy France, we lived in a kind of micro climate between two rivers that drove the clouds away, so Robin explained. We ate outside, barbecued, swam, went sightseeing or just read a book under a blue sky. THE place to be, obviously!
On the domain we visited 'le chai' (the winery) where Robin told us all about wine-making. And we tasted the owners' marvellous wines.
Our stay at the Vine House offered more than the description promised. A clean and well-equipped gite, the friendliest hosts, a unique nature and culture, peace and quiet. Everything highly recommendable. Thanks, Sasha and Robin!
From the moment we arrived this fabulous Gite continually exceeded our expectations. The views from the property were wonderful. Sasha and Robin were welcoming, helpful and great fun but never in your way. The Gite was well equipped and just the right amount of style and homeliness - a home from home.
The friends we shared the Gite with were a little worried as they had a difficult special needs adult son. He was not only welcomed but was able to work with Robin in the vineyard - which he thoroughly enjoyed.
We arrived as clients and left as friends. What a wonderful place to spend our holiday - thank you Sasha, Robin and family.
Sasha and Robin are great hosts, the property is well maintained and equipped. The pool made the holiday but the children (10 and 7) also enjoyed lizard spotting, egg collecting (and eating) and the walk through the woods with the dogs. The adults enjoyed the peace and quiet, the local area - pretty towns and villages, the local food and especially the local wine. We hope to go back soon and would recommend this Gite! Thank you.
we spent a great family vacation in Sasha & Robin's "Vine House" this last august. The house fits 7 persons at ease. It is a beautiful house, fully furnished and stocked with all necessary items, very comfortable and relaxing. With green fields all around, nice view and good wine, we spent a wonderful week in the area, visiting nearby Bordeaux and St. Emilion. The main dordogne attractions are a little far, but a nice canooe ride is only a half hour drive away and we managed to visit places like lascaux, domme and padirac. The ruffler's hospitality was fantastic, and our children soon became friends and played together throughout our stay. Robin's guided tour of his winery was also a highlight. All in all, we highly recommend this holiday home for future visitors to the area!
With spacious, clean and well equipped accommodation (the free wifi and satellite TV were a big hit with our 16 and 13 year old's) this house provides an excellent base to explore this beautiful region.
Particularly enjoyable & no more than 10 minutes drive away is the Lac du Gurson which has a small beach surrounded by woods. A little further away (approx 30mins drive) at the Grand E'tang de Jermaye there is a larger beach with free canoes and a diving pontoon. Neither beach ever seemed overcrowded and both have lifeguards, picnic areas and small cafes. St Emilion is an easy drive as are many of the Dordognes other attractions.
The food pack (and the wine!!) was much appreciated after a long drive. Sasha and Robin are very welcoming hosts, always helpful without ever being intrusive and a mine of information on the locality.
Altogether an excellent holiday.
Roberts Family Surrey
We have stayed at The Vine house twice 2010 and 2011. We have been made to feel so welcome by Sasha, Robin and the children. the setting is beautiful very tranquil, wonderful sun sets and sun rises over the vineyard. There is no light polution so the sky at night is spectacular. The geographical position is ideal for exploring the SW of France. There are many places to visit, some just a ten or fifteen minute drive away or others an enjoyable day trip. During our stays we have visited Bordeaux, Bergerac, St Emilion ( A World heritage site), La Reole, Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat, Agen, Perigore, Sauveterre de Guyenne, to name but a few. the Gite is very clean and well appointed . A kitchen that is very practical to use and the beds are very comfortable. there are two terraces one for the morning sun and one for the afternnon sun and to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down! Do visit you will not regret it !
Villefranche is a typical french village, plenty of history and a bastide anglais. It has a bakery, pharmacy, doctors and also a couple of bars and restaurants. It also has a wonderful lake, Lac du Gurson where you can swim in the lake, relax on the beach and why not stay there for dinner to watch the sun go down - perfect.
Other Activities: Tour of the Vineyard. Paintballing, Go Karting.
Golf: Chateau les Vigiers Is approximately 40km away and is a beautiful golf course and spa. Listed below are a few details of the course at Les Vigiers.
The Golf at Château des Vigiers
Château des Vigiers forms the centrepiece of a spectacular 27 hole, par 72 golf course designed by Donald Steel who is considered one of the very best 'natural' golf course architects.
The original 18 hole golf course was completed in 1991 by Brian D. Pierson and is set amidst plum orchards, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. We have just finished a fantastic 9 hole course, also designed by Donald to integrate beautifully into the existing course. The new course will be open in the early part of 2008 and will offer added variety to our members and guests.
The courses are maintained as a holiday courses with short rough, promoting quick play and accessibility for higher handicaps whilst still offering a challenge to lower hadicappers. In addition we have a 6 hole academy course, ideal for beginners and, in combination with a covered driving range, practice greens and bunkers, you have an ideal place to begin or improve your game.
Our Resident Pro, Vincent Trojani, is always on hand to give lessons and our Touring Pro, John Bickerton, who won the French Open in 2006, holds frequent golf clinics at Vigiers.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am.
25% non-refundable deposit is required on booking.
If the deposit is not received within one week we will place the property open again for booking.
The remaining balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 200€ , is required 2 weeks before arrival, it will refunded subject to checks within one week of departure.