|Gîte Pinet La Roquette||Self Catering||Saturday||3||5||1|
You will enjoy your stay in the region in our gite. We are near the village of Berson at 8 kilometres of Blaye at the heart of the appellation “Blaye Côtes-de-Bordeaux” vineyard.
Our gite is located in our vineyard and every morning you will have the pleasure to wake-up in front of the vines. You will dispose of your own entrance, bordered by cypress and you will appreciate the landscape from every window!
Our one-floor gite, thanks to its 3 bedrooms, is adapted for families with children, groups of friends and couples. The house is fully equipped and located near some famous spots of the region.
We also offer you to visit our vineyard and our wine warehouse to have a first overview of wine-grower’s work and wine-growing processes.
Of course, we will offer you a tasting of our wines in our cellar!
Fully-equipped kitchen: Electrical oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer.
The room includes a locker and a large dining area.
Large living room with television and internet wi-fi station.
Two sofas and two armchairs.
Two very large double bedrooms (one with a baby bed).
One medium size single bedroom.
One fully-equipped bathroom with shower, two washstands and one washing machine (toilets are separated).
Electrical, independant adjustment in each room.
Front and back flowery garden.
Garden equipment available including outside chairs and table and mobile barbecue.
Covered parking for two cars.
Household linen on request : 10 Euros for one bed.
End of period cleaning on request : 50 Euros for the service.
Both engineers in French Ministry of Defense we, Valérie and Stéphane, changed life in 2001, buying this little vineyard in Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux. We will be pleased to share our passion for vines and wines with you !
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||Valérie was born in Bordeaux and went to school in Blaye.|
|Unique benefits of property||A nice and quiet stay in the middle of a vineyard !|
If you want to relax, to enjoy your stay and to be quiet for one day between two visits you can go to this spa. This property near our gite proposes cares as massage, sauna or Nordic bath.
Ranked in UNESCO’s classification, Blaye’s citadel proposes a historical and patrimonial experience. Constructed by Vauban during the reign of Louis XIV, this military construction also offers a beautiful view over the estuary. You will find guided tours, little train journeys through the vineyards and also boat cruises on the estuary and to its islands. If you are interested in local products, there is a marketplace on Wednesday and Saturday morning at the feet of the citadel.
In the middle of Côtes-de-Bourg appellation, this little fortified town offers a medieval charm to your journey. At the confluence of the Dordogne River you may enjoy a cruise, a glass of local wine or a quiet walk in the middle of the little paths and scales. You can also visit the cave of Pair non Pair decorated with parietal engravings to complete your cultural visit in an original way.
If you are interested in nature and hiking, Bourg-sur-Gironde have many natural sites: you can rent electrical bicycles, visit the Hillsides of the Mugron, walk along the ledge road to see the troglodyte dwellings or discover the Natura 2000 site of the Moron.
Bordeaux proposes a wide choice of activities in culture, sports, wine tasting and food and entertainment. The main touristic places are Saint-Pierre district (medieval place), Saint-André cathedral and Pey-Berland Tower. Tourism office will provide you a map with all these sights and ideas of tour in the streets of Bordeaux. The offer of restaurants is wide and diversified and it is easy to go out and to mix with local population.
If you are a passionate of wine and wine culture, La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is made for you! This is a cultural centre dedicated to the heritage of wine in the entire world. The architectural structure is also a touristic curiosity and the innovative building may please you.
The discovery of wine history is playful and you can also find tasting areas including educational workshops, a reading room, a boutique concept store, food areas (panoramic restaurant) and the Wine Routes information area … everything to be a wine expert!
Saint-Emilion is known as an important vineyard but also as a touristic and historic town ranked in UNESCO’s classification. A City tour is organized (available in English) to show the visitors panoramic views and Saint-Emilion’s main monuments. You can also enjoy the wide offer of châteaux to discover and to visit one of the most famous French vineyard. Saint-Emilion’s restaurants are various and they have a wide offer from “bistro” food to gastronomic dinners: you just have to make a choice!
Another famous spot in Gironde to go to during you stay! This sea-side city can offer you a different overview of the region. The town offers you many leisure activities such as golf (golf course), tennis (the Garden Tennis), karting or hot-air balloon rides. You can also opt for a cruise, musical events or thalassotherapy. You also have to see the surrounding cities which are very animated from April to October such as Pontaillac which have a casino.
You may leave the vineyards for one day and go to the beach to discover this famous spot. Go to see the Ville d’Hiver, a typical neighbourhood, and the Dune du Pilat (at la Teste de Buch) the highest sand dune in Europe. The Bassin d’Arcachon is also known for oysters. Oyster-farming visits are proposed and then you can enjoy quietly a plate of oysters in front of a beautiful landscape. For the most adventurous you can go at L’île aux Oiseaux to discover the local wildlife.
• Wine fair “Printemps des Vins” (April)
• Hiking and VTT manifestation for Blaye Côtes-de-Bordeaux (Pentecost week-end)
• 10 kilometres-race and Marathon of the Vins de Blaye (May)
• Blaye’s Horse Jumping, international competition at Blaye’s citadel (mid-July)
To get more information you can consult the appellation’s syndicate’s website (http://en.vin-blaye.com/) or the tourist information (http://www.tourisme-blaye.com/en/)
Everything about our stay at the Gite, Pinet La Roquette was enjoyable. We were greeted on arrival by a smiling face and a warm welcome. The property was very clean and we were given a proper tour with explanations of everything we were likely to make a part of our holiday. A tour of the wine making facility was a part of our experience and we found this of great interest. Our holiday plans for 2019 obviously include revisiting this ideal place.
From Jean Lish and Brian Cork.