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Olive Tree Gite With Beautiful Pool, Just 5 Mins Walk To Local Restaurant



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Cottage in Flaujagues close to Saint Emilion, Bordeaux & 6 good restaurants

Olive Tree Gite was recently created on the first floor of a 200 year old barn. Nestled in a small hamlet, it is 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, floodlit pool and bikes for you to pedal off on mini adventures. Nestling in 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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Olive Tree Gite. It is in a perfect location for exploring the region and really felt like home away from home for us. We hope to return some time in the future and would not hesitate to recomend you to our friends.

Thank you for being such good hosts and making such a lovely environment.
Sep 2009
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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely place.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in July at Chez Olive Tree - one week in each of the two properties (Gite and Cottage) . It is a lovely place. Both places are connected to the grounds of the owners' house. They are both beautifully decorated and have all the facilities you could need. The cottage was particularly lovely given the sizeable garden and space that is available outside and it would be our choice. The swimming pool was welcome - the new one could perhaps be considered by some to be a little on the small side for some couples who do not know each other.

The suggestions and advice on things to do and areas of interest outlined on the website guide were hugely helpful to us. Thank you !

We decided not hire a car and to do everything by bicycle. We had a choice of bikes (excellently supplied by Luigi) which was wonderful . We cycled everywhere, Juillac for a visit to Chateau Font Vidal, Pessac for canoeing on the river, Pujols to eat at Chez Sylvie and La Poudette, Castillon la Bataille for trains to St Emilion and for supermarket etc... a treat in every way and this enhanced our stay very much. It worked very well without a car, the only difficulty being unavailability of taxis (and subsequent cost) in Castillon on arrival which one should perhaps be mindful of in terms of arrangements in advance.

A very nice place indeed. Thank you/ Merci bien.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Many guests this year have commented on how delighted they are with the new swimming pool; its convenient position and beautiful landscaping. If requested in advance we can reserve a taxi for guests arriving at Castillon La Bataille railway station
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing break at Olive Tree Gite.

Luigi and Gail really are the most welcoming hosts, who think of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They provided fresh bread, milk, butter and a selection of snacks to ensure that we had something to eat when we first arrived, as well as for breakfast. They made some great suggestions for places to visit and things to do, and went out of their way to furnish us with further information and help us with our arrangements.

The gite is a lovely space, which was clean and comfortable, with everything we needed to feel as though we were at home (with the added benefits of a wonderful pool and beautiful views).

We made the most of the bikes which Luigi and Gail allow their guests to make use of to explore many of the nearby villages and chateaus.

We would not hesitate to recommend the gite to others, and certainly hope to stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our own piece of paradise again.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Gail and Luigi's gite and it definitely won't be our last. They are both so welcoming and there if you need anything but they would never impose. The gite is immaculate and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Gail thinks of everything including fresh milk, butter and bread as part of an extensive welcome pack in the gite.

We particularly enjoy the views and tranquillity at the pool. The gardens are fabulous with the scent of lavender and magnolia that are all carefully looked after by Gail. It's lovely to spend a day relaxing by the pool or a few hours after a day of sightseeing. You know that you will never have to share it with more than the two guests in the other gite.

The gite is a perfect location to visit Bergerac and St Emillion. There are also bikes to use to cycle along the Dordogne or to nearby villages for lunch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem in a marvellous area!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place.... A beautifully furnished and equipped gite plus a sparkling pool to cool off in, both nestling in a secluded garden which the owners tend with pride! Gail and Luigi were very helpful and welcoming and we had a great week blending relaxation with discovery in this vine-rich corner of France. Visit wine chateaux, take a tour of local towns, eat out at the many good restaurants in the surrounding area - enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed before at the olive tree cottage and this time we were in the gite. It was just as charming and loveley. The view from the balcony is gorgeous. This is perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday but with the option of visiting gorgeous local villages and sampling the great food.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was just perfect! The setting was peaceful and full of character. Luigi & Gail were the perfect hosts and had a lot of local knowledge which really helped us plan our stay. Would highly recommend this to anyone that is interested in this region of France. The gite had everything that you need, all the home comforts and a good selection of DVD' s for my husband as I spent most nights out on the terrace with a lovely bottle of red and the piece and quite of the evening sun going down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love being in amongst the vineyards and close to Saint Emilion but also where they make our local wine which isn't well known but very gluggable indeed. We think the markets are just great for food shopping and love all the medieval towns which are lovely to explore. If we want a day at the coast we can easily make it in a day and when we want the buzz of the city we can be in cosmopolitan Bordeaux within an hour.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Melee at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 572 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau de Vigiers at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castillon La Bataille at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 46 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Melee at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees at 309 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de La Cadie at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our background is in wine so we would be delighted to make appointments for you to visit chateaux like La Riviere in Fronsac and Chateau Figeac in Saint Emilion and also lesser known but equally fascinating local wine makers, where you will be made very welcome to tour the vineyards and taste the wine.


You really must take a day out to visit the silver beaches of the Atlantic Coast and the beautiful Bay Of Arcachon plus Cap Ferret where you will eat fantastic seafood and the Dune de Pyla, Europes highest sand dune which gives you the most fabulous view of the coast. Arcachon is about 90 minutes drive.


Bordeaux Airport is approx 55 minutes

Bergerac Airport approx 40 mins

Port of Caen 7 hours, Saint Malo 6 hours, Le Havre 7 hours

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


Village of Flaujagues with shop, restaurant and bar, 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.

Only 5 minutes from wedding venues at Chateau Rigaud & Chateau Soulac.

Ste Radegonde 5 mins by car, Juillac 5 mins by car.

Further Details:

Flaujagues has shop, bar and restaurant 'Cepe et Sarment' 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. 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. Buzz around Lac de Cadie on jet skis or follow the Pierre Loti vineyard walk.

Bordeauxs wine festival 'Fete le Vin' is on the waterfront from 26-29 June 2014.

Bergerac hosts the penultimate stage of Le Tour de France on 26 July 2014, an individual time trial over 54km from Bergerac to Perigueux.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late |Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
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 10wks 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.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and include all normal use of gas, water & electricity. A welcome pack of food and wine is also included.
Payment can be made by internet banking or by cheque to our UK address in Stroud, Glos.
In cooler months a charge will be made for gas, electricity and logs when used for heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Olive Tree Gite occupies the upper part of a big stone barn which we converted 5 years ago. We like the open plan living area and kitchen and most of all the private deck which is perfect for outside meals and barbecues and feels a bit like a treehouse tucked up and under the branches of an oak tree.

Property Type

  • house


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom with shower and wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, lots of hanging space & storage for your clothes. Natural wood floor with Moroccan rugs. Large south facing window.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: You will find an initial supply of hand soap, loo roll, bin liners, cling wrap, cooking foil and cleaning products including washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets. We want you to make the most of your time with us, so our online guide to whats on, where to go, what to do, where to shop and where to eat is constantly updated. You'll also find lots of printed info in the gite with restaurant recommendations and more. Our countryside is perfect for cycling, with meandering riverside routes and a few gentle hills. We have a choice of well maintained bikes with baskets which are perfect for carrying some shopping from the local market, or a picnic. Picnic blankets are provided along with cycle helmets. Outside: Olive Tree Gite has its own elevated decking with a view of the pool and garden, this is perfect for long lazy lunches. Just a few steps away you'll find yourself in the pool area. We even provide bundles of vine twigs which will give your food an amzing flavour when glowing hot on the barbecue. The pool is shared with 2 guests of Olive Tree Cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Gite is thoroughly cleaned between lets. Bed linen, towels and kitchen tea towels are supplied. fresh bed linen and towels provided if you stay for 2 weeks

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