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Olive Tree Cottage with beautiful pool and garden



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Cottage in Flaujagues close to Saint Emilion, River Dordogne, Bordeaux & several good restaurants

Olive Tree Cottage was once part of a winemakers house. Nestled in a small hamlet, just a few minutes walk from the village winery, shop and local restaurant, it is the perfect place from which to explore the vineyards, rivers and medieval towns of the Gironde and Dordogne regions.You will find everything provided to make your holiday carefree and relaxing. Fully equipped kitchen, big floodlit pool and bikes for you to pedal off on mini adventures. In the heart of the Bordeaux wine region between Bergerac and the silver beaches of the Atlantic coast, you will find lots of things to do. Canoeing and fishing on the Dordogne, jet skis, lovely vineyard walks, fabulous shopping in Bordeaux, history and a wealth of wine in picturesque Saint Emilion and great family run restaurants where you can sample the delicious local dishes of duck, steak and fabulous fresh seafood. We are also 5 mins drive from the wedding venues at Chateau Rigaud & Chateau Soulac and only an hour from Stade de Bordeaux, venue for the Euro 2016 football matches.

Details for holiday cottage Olive Tree Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Olive Tree Cottage was once part of a wine makers home. It is now a charming and spacious holiday home with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with UK tv, dvd player and woodburning stove and a dining area with solid oak pew.

Upstairs the bedroom has original exposed oak beams and looks down onto the garden. There is also a large ensute bathroom with shower, wc and wash basin.

We keep a selection of bikes which are available free of charge for you to pedal off and explore the delightful surrounding countryside.

Outside you have barbecue, dining table and chairs, armchairs and, for the ultimate in holiday relaxation, a pair of hammocks. The garden is private and is planted with olive trees, wisteria, roses, hollyhocks and exotic plants. You will also, of course, have use of the beautiful pool which lights up at night, plus sunbeds and parasols on the deck.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife Gail and I had idyllic holidays here as our children grew up, canoeing and fishing on the River Dordogne, spending lazy days on the beaches at Arcachon and basking in the warm summer evenings as tasty beef steaks grilled on the barbecue. We get a real thrill helping our guests get the best from their stay here in our corner of La Belle France. Whether it be arranging a visit to Chateau de la Riviere for a tour and tasting of their luscious wines, or organising a gentle paddle down the River Dordogne in a canoe. When our guests are happy we are happy.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your friendly welcome and the extra gestures of hospitality you have given us.

We have enjoyed the two weeks in your gite enormously. We have had a really relaxing time, the setting is beautiful and the gite really well equipped.

We had a fantastic holiday-thanks so much. Hope to do it again sometime in the future.
Sep 2007
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28 Reviews

based on 28 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful place for totally chilled out holiday.

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Olive Tree and fully intend to go back next year. Rural location but close enough to local facilities to enable shopping etc. Luigi and Gail are a lovely couple who make you feel at home and provide a wonderful place to stay. We park up the Motorbike and use the Bicycles (provided FOC) to get around when we can be bothered! Would certainly recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday but there is stuff to do if you want it.

The addition of the pool for use of Cottage and Barn this year was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming, peaceful cottage with pool

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was spotless, comfortably furnished and well equipped in the kitchen. A nice touch from our hosts was a welcome pack full of goodies with a bottle of wine. The location was perfect for us because we wanted to visit the wine growing regions near St. Emillon. Beautiful Chateaus nearby for some wine tasting, exploring Bergerac and Bordeaux.Our favourite restaurant was L'Ardois where Luigi helped us to arrange for a taxi.We can recommend this lovely cottage and the owners always at hand if needed for any help.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and comfortable characterful house, with a warm welcome from the owners which included some essentials coffee, milk wine to get started, a lovely touch. Every thing one needed was in the kitchen, and for eating outside. Two hammocks for relaxing in, and a new pool was adjacent to the house. Location is good for touring, St Emilion well worth a visit. A very good hyper market is within an easy drive and an Intermarche' is in the local town. Quiet garden, great weather and lovely discreet owners, recipe for a super holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in a nice, quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to enjoy a week of perfect weather. Gail and Luigi were really helpful. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped, garden is lovely and that was the best welcome pack that we have ever seen. A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gite, wonderful garden and pool

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect if you want to relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings yet have easy access to a range of wonderful restaurants, activities and interesting towns and villages. When we arrived it felt perfect. The gite was spacious, beautiful and the gardens were in full bloom.There was also an extra swimming pool so you can always have a pool to yourselves. There was a lovely welcome pack with lots of local treats, wine, fresh bread and beers. I normally do lots of research but just followed Luigi and Gail's website recommendations on days out and places to eat. We had a wonderful time and had outstanding food and wines. We also enjoyed a 'fair amount' of wine from the cooperative that was just 2 minutes walk. We used their bicycles to ride to the local town and market, went canoeing from Pessac, visited lots of local villages, markets and towns. We also took advantage of the train and visited Bordeaux, Arcachon and Cap Ferret. It was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had for years. Gail and Luigi are wonderful hosts. Unobtrusive but helpful when you need advice or help. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we're so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please bear in mind that from 2017 guests of Olive Tree Cottage and Gite will use the new pool installed for their use adjacent to both propreties.
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Excellent accomodation at Olive Tree Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation, everything you would need, feels like home from home. Gail and Luigi were fantastic hosts. The property was extremely clean on arrival, with a generous amount of food left for us. They even managed to ensure that we had good weather. The new swimming pool is exceptional. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends and hope to return ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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From the Owner

We love wine and just feel happy being so close to the vineyards of Saint Emilion, but also our local wine which is less well known but goes down a treat. But there isn't just the wine, there are great markets, days out on the fabulous beaches of the Atlantic, really quaint towns and villages to explore, and when we want the buzz of the city, we can be in cosmopolitan Bordeaux in less than an hour.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Melee at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 573 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau des Vigiers at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castillon la Bataille at 8.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 28 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Melee at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : La Mongie at 309 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de la Cadie at 6 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We would be delighted to make appointments for you to visit a chateau. Our favourite is Chateau de la Riviere, a true fairytale castle with wondrous cellars that stretch for miles under the chateau and vineyards, or the splendid Saint Emilion estate at Chateau Fonplegade where you get taken round the vineyard in a very cool 4 wheel drive buggy.


Waterparks with sandy beaches, pedaloes, jet skis, cafes and restaurants are becoming more popular in our area. Our favourite at Lac de Cadie is only 5 mins away by car.

90 mins in the car will get you to the endless silver beaches of the Atlantic coast, the mighty Dune de Pyla, Europe's highest, and the delightful bay of Arcachon.


Bordeaux airport 60 mins, Bergerac airport 35 mins. Saint Malo 449km, Le Havre 558km and Calais 772km.

A car is helpful, but some guests have used our bikes as an alternative.

Car hire available at both airports.

Fly with Easyjet, Ryanair, Flybe & British Airways. Flights available from Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Luton, Gatwick, E Midlands, Edinburgh, Stansted, Birmingham, Exeter & Southampton. Check schedules for your nearest airport.


Village of Flaujagues with shop, restaurant, bar & post office 5 mins walk.

Castillon La Bataille with banks, pharmacy, street market, supermarkets, 10 mins drive. Saint Emilion, 15 mins drive. Bordeaux, 40 mins drive. Bergerac, 30 mins drive. Atlantic beaches, 90 mins by car. Wedding venues at Chateau Rigaud & Chateau Soulac only 5 minutes, Mouliets et Villemartin 5 mins, Juillac 5 mins.

Further Details:

Flaujagues has shop, bar and restaurant 'a La Ronde' and is only 5 mins walk. Castillon La Bataille, famous for its battle which ended the Hundred Years War in 1453 is 10 mins by car and has a typically French street market, good food shops, banks, pharmacy, doctors, several supermarkets and good restaurants. Saint Emilion is a truly stunning medieval village. You will love its narrow cobbled streets, towers, churches and superb range of wine shops, as well as some great places to eat. Bordeaux has a brilliant new tramway system which makes it a must for shopping, art galleries, museums, great architecture and exciting riverside summer festivals.

Bergerac is always worth a visit. For a little activity you can use our small fleet of bikes around the quiet country lanes, fish on the River Dordogne, or hire canoes for a gentle paddle downstream. Stroll or cycle around the beautiful lake at Lac de la Cadie or follow the Pierre Loti vineyard walk.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April/May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May/June 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When you book we will ask you to pay a 25% deposit and complete a booking form. Payment can be made by cheque or internet banking. The balance is due 10 wks before the holiday. You will then have access to our online holiday information website which is packed with our recommendations for things to see and do, where to shop and where to seek out the best restaurants.

Changeover Day:
changeover day is Saturday, but out of season this can be flexible.
We ask you to arrive between 4 & 5pm (this can be flexible if you expect to arrive later) and leave by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are fully inclusive, so no extra charges for linen or cleaning etc.
Included free is a welcome pack containing fresh bread, cheese, pate, butter, jam, fresh milk, tea, coffee, sugar and some tasty snacks to go with the beer and bottle of wine. In cooler months a charge will be made for logs, electricity and gas for heating when used.
Payment can be made either by internet bank transfer or by cheque to our UK address in Gloucester.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Our guests love the pool and garden which has exotic plants like palms and banana. Though we are in a small hamlet, there is somewhere to see and explore for every day of the week and six good restaurants all within 10 minutes drive, including our local which is only 5 minutes walk.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • really spacious en suite bathroom with shower and wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed. Original exposed oak beams & ample storage for your clothes.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We provide an initial supply of hand soap, loo roll, bin bags, cling film, cooking foil & cleaning products including washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets.You'll even find vine twigs to add flavour to your bbq food. For exploring we have a range of bikes with detachable baskets which are ideal for carrying some shopping from the local market or a picnic. Helmets are available and we also provide a picnic blanket. Our online guide on what to do and see, where to shop and eat is constantly updated and you'll find a printed version in the gite. Our area has a good choice of restaurants so we offer our recommendations based on meals eaten by us and our guests. Free wifi is available and you can keep up with your favourite uk programmes as we have all the main uk tv channels. Outside: You'll find ample sunbeds, parasols and barbecues, all provided to make your stay as relaxing and carefree as possible. Pool is shared with 2 guests of Olive Tree Gite. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, bath and hand towels are provided. House is cleaned before and after lets. Fresh linen & towels provided each week if you stay for a fortnight or more.

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