The Gîtes

Set high on a hill, these two beautiful gîtes have been newly converted from a chai, originally a wine store, built around 1850. They are surrounded by vineyards and overlook the town of Cadillac in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, and only 30 minutes drive south from the town of Bordeaux. The picturesque village of St. Emilion is 35 kilometres away. The area is also popular for cycling, walking,painting as well as wine tasting. The beautiful Atlantic coast is less than 1 hour away.

Apart from the long hot summers, the weather in spring and autumn can also be a lovely time of year in this region. The sight of hundreds of Cranes flying over in V formation as they migrate north in early March is a sure sign that spring is on the way, and the autumn colours of the trees and vines in late October can be quite spectacular.

ACCOMMODATION

Both gîtes accommodate 4 people. Rentals are normally from Saturday to Saturday. Long stays and mini breaks welcome (except in high season), prices on application.
Each gîte has its own private terrace with extensive views. A table and chairs and BBQ are provided (on each terrace) for al fresco eating. The first gîte has morning sunshine, and the second has evening sun. There are also several other seating areas around the building for visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the views. Inside, the stone walls keep the spaces cool in summer, and the central heating keeps them warm in winter.

The accommodation in each gite consists of an open plan ground floor with living/dining and kitchen area. There is a TV, DVD, radio and CD. The kitchen is complete with all modern appliances including dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. On the first floor there are two twin bedded rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

There is a swimming pool, and terraced area with sun loungers, chairs and sunshades.
All linen is provided, except pool towels
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Prices
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Rental periods
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April - June £660
July - August £720
September - October £660

Notes on prices
The prices are for each Gite per week in UK pounds. Central heating in low season included in the tariff. Outside high season, short breaks / long weekends may be available. Price on application. Discounts available for long lets by negotiation.

Changeover day
Normally Saturday to Saturday.
Arrival after 3.00pm. Checkout by 10.00am

AVAILABILITY Please use our website to check availability.
CADILLAC
The town of Cadillac lies in the centre of the region and was built in the 13th Century as a walled city. Cadillac has good shops, several restaurants and busy Saturday market.
BORDEAUX
Bordeaux, a major port and capital of Aquitaine, lies on the banks of the Garonne River. It is a vibrant city with a grand theatre and a number of museums. It also has an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. A new tram system has recently opened which allows good access to all areas.
ARCACHON AND THE DUNE DU PILAT
The basin d’Arcachon is an hour away, and the coast is well knows for the excellent surf. The town of Arcachon is lively, especially in summer. There are many restaurants and bars along the boardwalk, and a good variety of shops. The Dune is a short distance along the coast from Arcachon and is well worth a visit. It is the largest sand dune in Europe – nearly 2 miles long and 340 ft high.
DIRECTIONS
From the airport follow the signs for the Rocade (this is the Bordeaux equivalent to the M25). Take the direction for Arcachon/Bayonne/ Toulouse/Pau/Agen.
Exit the Rocade at Junction 19 to Toulouse/Pau/Agen (A 62). Exit Junction 2 signed Podensac/Cadillac.
Take D 117/D11 to Cadillac.

FLIGHTS
Air France Gatwick - Bordeaux, BA Gatwick - Bordeaux, Flybe Bristol/Southampton - Bordeaux, BMI Birmingham/Manchester - Bordeaux, Ryan Air Stanstead - Bergerac

FERRIES
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth – Caen/Cherburg/St Malo

LD Lines Portsmouth - Le Havre
P & O/Stenna Dover – Calais
Speed Ferries Dover - Boulogne
Transmanche Newhaven - Dieppe

CAR HIRE Several well known companies operate from Bordeaux.

CONTACT DETAILS
5 Poncet Est 33410 Omet France Tel/Fax: 0033 (0) 556767232 Mobile: 0686699955

EMAIL info@poncetiere.com WEB www.poncetiere.com.