|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Vine Cottage has 2 bedrooms (king-size bed and 2 - twin beds) and its bathroom has a bath, sink, wc and walk-in shower area.
Both Vines and Roses have large living areas with atrium ceilings, beautiful restored stone walls and beams. Both have TV/DVD with UK Sky, Wi Fi and are furnished with large sofas and chairs, coffee tables, and oak dining tables with either 2 or 4 chairs.
Both kitchens are new and fully equipped with electric ovens, gas hobs, fridge- freezers, washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers, iron/ironing boards etc.
All the rooms and bedrooms are good sized have views over the garden, pool or vineyards.
Vines and Roses are set amid the vines and recently renovated throughout, Vine Cottage (2 bed) & Rose Cottage (1 bed) can be booked individually or combined into a large 3-bedroom house. They are perfectly situated for exploring the Dordogne or Bordeaux & its coast but only 8 kms from the Medieval wine city of St. Emilion. Architecturally designed within an ancient winemaking barn to provide superb facilities & yet retain the charm of their original beams & stonework. The cottages share an alarmed pool but have their own private terrace or garden & are surrounded by picturesque countryside, beautiful villages and churches. As we live locally, we can organise restaurants, cleaning, baby sitting or deliver superb home cooked meals. We take guests on wine tours so you do not need to drive and we do historic walking tours. Alternatively just take the bikes and explore on your own.
We are English, we moved to France in 2003 & we run the properties for a living. I have a keen interest in history & wine which we decided to combine into wine & historic walking tours. My partner is a foodie who loves to cook, hence the catering. The cottages are built into a 18th century wine making barn. We designed Vines & Roses ourselves & we used only local craftsmen for the building & furnishings. We hope to offer a stress free holiday with almost anything you could want including baby sitting, cleaning & transport. As a result we now have many guests who return again & again. Our full day escorted wine tour had been a fantastic success. The French language was been a challenge until we decided to relax & admit that we would always sound like the policeman from “Allo Allo”.
Andrew Okell purchased this cottage in 2004
We take reservations by phone or email. The holiday is the confirmed when we received a 25% deposit and the booking form. The balance with a £150 refundable security deposit is then payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. The security deposit is returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday. We prefer payments in UK pounds by bank transfer but we can take cheques. We also accept Paypal & payments in Euros, US Dollars & Australian dollars.
Changeover day is Saturday in the season (June to September) but we can is flexible in other months. We ask for departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm.
Notes on prices:
PRICES HELD AT LAST YEARS PRICES & FREE ARRIVAL MEAL
Free Arrival meal for weekly bookings in March, April, May, October & November. All linen is provided for free. Central heating available - Vine Cottage £60 per week and Rose Cottage £40 per week. Refundable security deposit - £150.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
My wife and I are recently retired and decided that we would like to spend one to two months in the Bordeaux area of France. Impressed with the many favorable reviews for Vines and Roses, we decided that these cottages were worth a closer look. Fortunately, we were in Spain this past October (2016) and would have a chance spend a week at Vines and Roses after our Spain tour ended. This would give us a chance to check facility out personally, and we were glad we did because we had a marvelous stay.
We arrived late at night and a delicious meal awaited us including a lovely bottle of local wine, French bread, cheese, onion soup, and beef bourguignon. It was all delicious. We spent the next week getting to know as much as possible about the area. We found that there are so many things to see, we felt we only had time to scratch the surface in our one week stay. Moreover, Andy was extremely helpful from first to last with excellent local information and a fun sense of humor.
We could not have asked for more from our accommodations. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed was very comfortable, the guidebooks in the cottage were very helpful, and due to a late harvest, the grapes were hanging heavily on the vines only a stone’s throw from the front door. The cottage was well stocked with necessities including some laundry soap that my wife claimed got her clothes the brightest they have ever been. All in all we had a great time and are currently planning our return for a much longer stay.
My wife and I would give Vines and Roses six stars, but five stars is the highest allowed, so our rating will only show as a five. Vines and Roses truly exceeded our expectations.
This is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting in the French countryside. Absolutely wonderful and fully equipped with everything you need to feel at home. The hosts couldn't be more welcoming and helpful - truly one of the best places we ever stayed in!!!!
Lovely cottage in a wonderful location for exploring the area. Very well equipped.
What a wonderful week we had staying at Vines and Roses. Our cottage ( Rose ) was really clean and as described , it was everything you could need and more . The private garden was a really nice feature and only a few steps away from the pool. Lots of really good recommendations of places to go , things to see and places to eat ( not that we did as it was too nice to go out ) The owners Andy & Richard we're welcoming hosts and I would definitely recommend it to friends. The afternoon treats were delicious and a perfect location to visit the wine regions .
Roses & Vines is the perfect little getaway and true to its name the cottages are nestled amongst the beautiful vineyards and stunning Saint Emilion countryside. Our host Andy is a great guy and it doesn't take you long to realise he is a perfectionist. Andy has great knowledge of the local area and his wine tours are not to be to be missed, it is also a great way of meeting your new neighbours in the other cottages. We normally stay in Bordeaux and travel out to the countryside on our daily excursions, but trust me this location is 10 out 10 with Saint Emilion just 10 Klms away. The apartments have everything you need and Andy stocks the fridge with a survival kit, wine beer cheese and snacks. After a hard day visiting Wineries and beautiful nearby market towns and "Bastides" ( some of the oldest heritage listed towns in France dating back to the 1200's) a glass or two of wine with cheese & pate on the patio is order. The long twilight evenings set the scene as the sun slowly goes down over the vineyards, this is truly paradise
"We'll be back Andy" Dennis & Vicky (Brisbane)
The property lived up to and went beyond expectations. Rooms were clean, well maintained and tastefully decorated and the kitchen very well equipped. The garden was private with a nice atmosphere and the shared pool ideal in very hot weather. Andy was engaging, knowledgeable and helpful and gave us an excellent wine tour. We felt very relaxed staying there.
St Emilion is a real gem with plenty of good restaurants.
Our overall impression is that Vines and Roses is excellent value for money and we would recommend it to friends and family.