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16th Century Manor House With 3 Beautiful And Independent Guest Cottages - Wisteria Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cottages in Velines, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - The St Emilion Region With Its World Famous Wines Is Just 20 Minutes Away

A completely renovated Maison de Maitre dating back to the 16th century oozing architectural features, charm and comfort. The ancient original door has been preserved complete with the lock and the key the size of which does not fail to amaze the visitors every time. Many vineyards are waiting to be explored. Most of them offer wine tasting and sell their produce at bargain prices. St Emilion with its charming cobbled streets and exceptional wines is just 20 minutes away. The River Dordogne is just a 15 minute walk from the house and there are many pleasant spots to walk and cycle along the riverbanks. Canoeing, fishing and riding are popular activities alongside sports such as tennis and an excellent golf club is only 20 minutes away. Our local market (Sainte Foy La Grande) has been voted the peoples favourite market in France.

We have three gorgeous independent and entirely private cottages available. They are called Kiwi, Wisteria and Hazelnut cottages. All three are full of charm, fully equipped with quality appliances, decorated to high specification and comfortable. They are complemented with a park of one hectare and a heated pool of 12mX6m with pool house and Summer kitchen.

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Details for holiday cottage Wisteria Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The guest cottage 2 is situated in the courtyard to the right of the Manor House and provides a spacious, cosy one bedroom self-contained dwelling all on the ground floor. It is the perfect home for people who would like to have everything on one floor.

the open plan living room/dining room/kitchen, 8.01m x 4.97m, window to front, window to side, stone floor, amazing exposed beams, kitchen island with sink, induction hob, oven, combination microwave, two French doors opening to a beautiful wisteria pergola that provides a cosy and charming area for dining outdoors.

The large air conditioned bedroom, 5.06m x 4.73m, window to front, fitted carpet, fitted cupboards running the length of one side, exposed beams.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, marble floor, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, washing machine.

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

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About the Owner

Caspian was brought up in Germany, Lulu was brought up in Cyprus and Jeffery (our chocolate labrador) is a Welsh boy and we all found a most beautiful home in the South of France. Caspian is a Chartered Engineer by background and has worked for corporations in Germany and England. Lulu is a qualified biology teacher and as a second career she also worked for a large pharmaceutical company in England for many years. We have many friends here locally and also internationally and enjoy their company whenever we can.

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Speaks English, French, German

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


La Gorce is Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Caspian & Lulu get everything right on every level! They are excellent hosts and La Gorce does not disappoint. They could not have been more helpful, friendly and accommodating and made us feel more like we were staying with friends rather than renting a gite. They made many recommendations for local food and markets and each one lived up to expectations.

The whole property is immaculate - we stayed in Wisteria Cottage and found it large, comfortable and very well appointed. The air conditioning was a bonus as we experienced very hot conditions during our stay.

la Gorce is set in its own extensive gardens which are maintained to a very high standard including the fabulous pool area. It proved ideal for our dog to run around safely & freely (at times!) To say La Gorce is 'dog friendly' would be an understatement, Jeffrey (Caspian and Lulu's dog) even popped in every morning to make sure all was well. He is an added attraction at La Gorce and an important member of the team!

Caspian and Lulu could not have done more to make our stay so wonderful. We would highly recommend La Gorce and will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully presented property with charming, helpful and friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic holiday cottage. The cottage was furnished and equiped to the highest standard we have ever experienced, everything had been thought of.

It was absolutely spotless and everything worked, it is clear that the owners had taken the time to actually live in the cottage to ensure nothing was missing.

As for Caspian and Lulu the owners, what can I say, they were warm, friendly and generous, checking daily to see if there was anything they could help with and offering excellent advice, all without being intrusive.

We selected the cottage because it was dog friendly and yes this was exactly right, even the owners dog Geoffery was happy to see new friends.

Set in the middle of a vineyard, the cottage offered a tranquill escape from modern life, especially sitting around the lovely swimming pool in the evening enjoing the excellent local wine with the other guests and the owners.

As a base for visiting Bordeaux, Bergerac, Sarlat etc it is excellent. Do try and visit the local market at Sainte Foy la Grande where the whole town turns out for this lovely Fench Saturday morning social event and the first Sunday in the month in Bourdeax when they close the streets to traffic so the tourists can enjoy the city at its best.

What a holiday, thank you Caspian and Lulu, you fully deserve your 5 stars.

Clive & Joanna.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Spent a wonderful week in Wisteria Cottage, feeling completely relaxed at the end of our week and sad to leave. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Absolutely brilliant

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we expected.

The one bedroom Wisteria cottage was air-conditioned and had UK satellite TV and wifi. The lounge was well furnished with a integral kitchen. There was a dining table and breakfast bar.

The shower was great and there was a washing machine.

The grounds are beautifully kept and are surrounded by vineyards.

The swimming pool was immaculate and the "summer" kitchen was a added bonus.

Caspian and Lulu made us very welcome, including our small Bedlington Terrier Dolly. It was doggy heaven!

There are several excellent restaurants in the area and shops nearby.

We really enjoyed sitting outside under the wisteria tree.

Definitely a place to return to!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A restful place among the vineyards

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time in Wisteria Cottage. Caspian and Lulu were the perfect hosts. They couldn't have been more helpful or more friendly. They even moved a heavy sofa bed into the property so that our 17 year old son could have his own space. We also enjoyed the company of Geoffrey the chocolate labrador. The rest of the property is v spacious - we hardly saw the other guests at all! The pool was large, really well looked after and with beautiful surroundings. There is lots to do in the surrounding areas; beautiful towns like Bergerac and St Emilion. We especially loved the night markets (there's one on every night) and cycling along the Dordogne. Heartily recommend this property for a restful break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, relaxing,beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was delightful and Caspian and Lulu are exceptional hosts. The cottage was charming and is a perfect base for exploring the Aquitaine/Gironde area, including St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Dordogne and Bergerac. We actually found the cottage so relaxing, with the beautiful secluded pool area, that we always wanted to get back to enjoy it! Wisteria cottage has one very large bedroom and a large, bright, open plan kitchen diner lounge with French doors from both rooms to a terrace. Perfect for breakfast in the sun and for sitting out in the evening. The wisteria must be magnificent when it's in bloom as it drapes over the terrace, also providing shade if you need it. There are two other cottages, equally as beautiful, and all quite private, one with two bedrooms. The beautiful manor house is surrounded by vineyards and peace, yet the boulangerie is a few minutes drive for fresh bread and the most amazing cakes and pastries!

Caspian and Lulu are genuinely lovely people who cannot do enough for you and are extremely hospitable and welcoming. And Geoffrey the brown Labrador is, like his owners, gentle, warm and friendly. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

The fact that we already had many local friends around Bordeaux was an important factor for us to choose the vineyards of Bordeaux as our home. This combined with romantic vineyards, pretty villages, enjoyable towns, easy airport connections and the friendly locals made the task of choosing a home in this region simple for us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gensake at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau des Vigiers at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Velines at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Ardoise - Rated excellent by our guests at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Archachon beaches and the largest sand dunes in Europe are 1&1/2 hours drive away. The historic naval port of La Rochelle and the 19th century Victorian resort town of Biarritz are both just a 2&1/2 hours drive away.


Residence La Gorce is located less than 3 minutes from the D936, which gives easy access to Bergerac, St. Emilion, Libourne and Bordeaux. The motorway A89 is roughly 20 minutes away.

The nearest railway station is 2 minutes away in Velines. The nearest TGV station is Libourne 30 minutes away, with easy access links to Paris.

Bergerac airport is 35 min away with flights to the UK, Holland, Germany, Belgium and more

Bordeaux airport is 1h 15 min away with a large selection of flights


The river 0.5km, a number of restaurants 2-5km, the nearest supermarket 2 min away, other small supermarkets 2-5km away, large supermarkets 15km, vets 0.5km, petrol station 2km, a couple of wine caves 1-5km away. Vineyards and wine tasting all around!

Further Details:

Canoeing, tennis, golf, horse riding, wine tasting, village markets, night markets, pre historic caves, cycling and much much much more ...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Flexible please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
The prices given for Hazelnut cottage are for 4 people occupancy. if you are a couple and wish to book Hazelnut the prices would be the same as Kiwi or Wisteria cottages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The completely renovated Maison de Maitre (Manor House) dating back to the 16th century and giving one a sense of history, the beautifully lit pool area at night and the well laid out park make La Gorce a memorable experience. Its architecture oozes the charm one would expect of such an historic property.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Bed linen will be provided with a weekly change. Towels for showering are included and additional separate towels for use by the pool too. There is wifi in all three cottages. Outside: For relaxing, a perfect place would be the large (12m x 6m) heated swimming pool (1.5m deep). The swimming pool enjoys views over the surrounding vineyards, countryside and the many fruit and nut rees ( when in season pick as many as you want). The pool area is secured by an electric security cover, which keeps the heat in and the leaves out. If you would like to entertain a group of friends or family, there's the 50 m2 pool house with summer kitchen and covered dining area. The property is beautifully floodlit, extending one's enjoyment of the long evenings into the night. This includes the swimming pool area and the pool itself. In the well equipped summer kitchen you'll find everything you need to present your guests a memorable meal. A 5-ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and 1½ bowl sink with both hot and cold water makes cooking easy.

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