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Merlot self catering holiday home

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom 3 bathrooms in the vineyards of Bordeaux

Merlot Gîte accommodates up to eight people plus baby. Originally a stone barn, the stone walls and wooden beams have been retained and lovingly restored to make this beautiful holiday home ooze with rustic charm.

The spacious, open-plan country kitchen has been fully equipped with a range of modern appliances and kitchen utensils. In addition, a high chair and child-proof crockery & cutlery have been provided for toddlers and babies.

The dining area has a huge wooden table which seats up to ten people - just perfect for family breakfasts, leisurely lunches and relaxing suppers.The sitting area has plenty of cosy seating and a wood-burning fire for the cooler months. Also provided are English satellite TV and a DVD player with a selection of films.

From the sitting area, French doors open out to a private patio overlooking the garden and heated pool,lovely and warm even in the cooler months . The private patio has garden furniture and a barbecue.

There are 2 gites, the Merlot and the Pinot, if you have a large group you could rent the two together.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Fitzgerald
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Sarah Fitzgerald

Hi, we moved to south west france in 2003 and have never looked back. We love the area that we have chosen and the long summer are just fantastic.

Sarah Fitzgerald purchased this house in 2003

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bourg in Gironde

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

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(1 traveller review)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Great accommodation coming back next year.

  • 5 of 5

The gite was excellently located close to Bordeaux and some charming little towns. It gave us great access to cycling routes .The scenery is stunning in all directions. The gite was very comfortable, offering full facilities including a comfortable lounge area with tv. The pool and play area were great as was the mini golf. Sarah and Pat were great hosts, providing information and advice where required. There were a number of good value restaurants not to far away. We would not hesitate to go back to this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave for taking the time to give our gite such a lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you next summer.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pugnac
Nearest Ferry
495 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saint Andre de Cubzac
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Saint Andre de Cubzac
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pugnac
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Lacanau
Car: necessary

Merlot gite is surrounded by beautifully manicured vineyards - and the area’s primary industry is "viticulture" (wine making). The local vineyard owner will be delighted to show you how the wine is made and - the best bit - offer you the chance to taste it!

Local facilities are only a 2 minute drive away at Pugnac (or a leisurely 25 min stroll) or take one of the bikes - Super market, wonderful cheap bistro, two boulangeries for those all important croissants and crusty baguette, wine co-operative, pharmacy, cold meat, butcher, hairdresser, village bar

The local Bastille town of 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’ll find impressive buildings with beautiful architectural features. There is a lively little market every Sunday morning. It also has a number of excellent restaurants and cafés.

The town of Blaye is 10 minutes away with it impressive Citadel an UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 17th century, Louis XIV ordered Vauban to strengthen the existing fortifications at the Citadel of Blaye to protect the city of Bordeaux.

You will also find also 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! There are markets on Wednesday and Saturday and more restaurants and cafes.

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 where you can sample and buy many of the local delicacies.

The local towns and villages often host "brocantes" (antique fairs) and "vide-greniers" (car boot sales). It’s great fun rummaging around the stalls for authentic French bargains - or you could just enjoy a coffee and watch everyone else hunting for something special

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bourg, Gironde

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
early summer
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£592
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,048
 
 
summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,183
for 7 nights
£1,183
 
 
late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£592
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,048
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£434
for 3 nights
From
£145
£697
 
 
Christmas
27 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£657
for 3 nights
From
£219
£960
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£434
for 3 nights
From
£145
£697
 
 
Mid season
13 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£171
£872
 
 
Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,315
for 7 nights
£1,315
 
 
Late summer
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£171
£964
 
 
Winter
28 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£460
for 3 nights
From
£153
£785
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
From
£105
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment can be made by cheque,bank tranfer or credit card online. We require a 25% non refundable deposit on booking with the remaning balance due 8 week prior to your stay.Although the gite is usually available weekly from 4.00pm Saturday to 10.00am on day of departure, in low season we can usually accommodate short breaks, weekends or even longer stays, making the most of midweek flights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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