The Wine Cottage

Saussignac, Dordogne
Self-catering
+33 (0)5 53 22 72 71


A cottage for two on a wonderfully eco wine school and vineyard. Gaze at magnificent views from your terrace

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Caro and Seán are passionate about organic and biodynamic wine and they will immerse you in the intricate and fascinating world of growing, creating and understanding their crop. 

There are vast views over the vineyards, rolling hills and woodland from your cottage. Inside, you’ll find bright, open, eco-consciously converted spaces: a simple open-plan kitchen and living room, bare stone walls in the bedroom (with organic cotton sheets) and a contemporary en suite shower.

It’s a short walk to Saussignac for a café and restaurant; or spend your days cycling along the Grande Randonnée, strolling in the woods and vineyards, swimming in the saltwater pool and tasting the estate’s wine. There’s a barbeque and deckchairs on your wrap-around terrace – perfect for those warm, hazy evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • The experience of staying on a working winery and taking a tour around the vineyard
  • Seán and Caro's organic and bio-dynamic focus, from the building materials and cleaning products they use, to the way they cultivate their crop
  • The wonderful views from your private terrace
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You should know

  • The pool is shared with another gite and is beside the main reception
  • It's more suited to adults than young families
  • You may hear a low hum of the heat exchanger during harvest

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm Saturday
Check out
By 10am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Ask Caro and Seán about their wine tastings at Château Feely.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Pairing lunches and cheese platters, served in the wine tasting room (afternoons only).

Pricing

Nightly price
from £82
Weekly price
from £575
1 Cottage for 2
From £821 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We – my wife and I – spent a magical week in the Wine Cottage at Chateau Feely last July. The lodging is beautiful with everything you need and Madame Feely is a perfect host, always available and full of good suggestions about visiting the Bergerac. Very interesting the visit of the winery, particularly if you want to know about organic wine making (which is a totally different thing from the wine making I knew). A quiet and restful location we loved, good wines and the outstanding bergerienne food in the neighbourhood, we hope we can visit again soon.

Matteo, Trento

A perfect place to immerse yourself in the world of biodynamic wines.

Helen, Sawday's Inspector

Having tasted and enjoyed Feely wines here at home, a visit to their website prompted us to book a week in the wine cottage. We were not disappointed. The beautifully appointed cottage is very well equipped and has far reaching views over the vines. There are good restaurants very close by and the Dordogne region is ideal for visiting Bergerac, Monbazillac, Saint-Émilion and the amazing Jardins de Marqueyssac. Sean and Caro are perfect hosts. Caro leads knowledgeable and informative wine tours and Soirées. Feely wines are second to none. A perfect holiday!

David, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Another wonderful stay at the Wine Cottage, great accommodation and amazing views over the vineyard. Welcoming hosts, great breakfasts and delicious wines. Hope to return soon.

Ian, Salcombe

Stayed in the Wine Cottage and its just the loveliest place to stay,the cottage itself is fitted out to a very high standard, very comfortable and peaceful with amazing views.

Brian, Exeter

We spent a week in the newly renovated Cottage, where we stayed first in 2010. It is extremely comfortable now, and well equipped. The views from the cottage are wonderful with vineyards all around. It was harvest time so lots of activity, with the chance to take part! Excellent wine tastings too. We love it here - out 6th visit. Thanks to Caro and Sean, Sophia and Ellie for having created such a marvellous place to spend a holiday, and for their warmth and friendship.

Annie, Painswick, Gloucestershire

The Wine Cottage was exquisite. Clean, beautiful views, quiet, and private. It was recently remodeled and everything is new. Caro and the family are the ideal hosts, and I couldn't have enjoyed my visit more. I loved having a kitchen and washing machine too. I highly recommend the Wine Cottage.

Cindy, Austin

We stayed in the wine cottage for a week with our 1 year old and it became a home from home except far more beautiful. The cottage is stunning with lots of room & 2 balconys for breakfast or sipping a glass of their delicious wine at sunset. The pool is refreshing after days out sightseeing & visiting the beautiful market towns close by. We made great friends with the cats, chickens & especially the lovely Dora. We had a fantastic wine tasting session with the very knowledgeable Ceciele. We learnt so much & went home with a new organic philosophy. We had an amazing trip & can't wait to return!

Steven, Dublin

What a wonderful place to stay. The views and being very much a part of a working vineyard made our holiday. The wine cottage has everything that is needed and has that lovely rustic french feel that is so often missing in other gites. We loved our stay and are already starting to plan a return visit.

Cathy

We spent a week in the wine cottage for our honeymoon. It was a lovely relaxing holiday, spent largely outdoors - the countryside is idyllic, even the half-hour cycle to and from Gardonne for groceries is gorgeous! The cottage is pretty and spacious - rustic and has everything you'll need. We had a bottle of sparkling wine on the house - very tasty! - and enjoyed the food at the restaurant in Saussignac. It's a lovely, remote, romantic getaway (especially remote without a car, but we liked that!). Thank you!

Kesi

I so enjoyed my stay at Chateau Haut Garrigue. The views of the vineyard from the cottage were amazing. The cottage was spotless & very comfortable . Caroline Feely was most welcoming & very friendly The wines at Chateau Haut Garrigue are truly wonderful. A gift of a bottle of their rose wine was in the fridge as a gift - this was a lovely gesture. The small , pretty village of Saussignac is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. Saussignac has restaurant , a depot du pain, an epicerie & a post office . Ihope to return soon to the Wine Cottage .

Bernadette

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Location

The neighbourhood

Views are of vineyards and countryside. It’s rural here, yet you’re still within walking distance of Saussignac for a few places to eat and 1.5km in the opposite direction is a summer restaurant, The Bus Brothers. Cycle up to Gardonne (4km) for shops and a pizzeria (although it’s uphill on the way back) or head to Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (11 km) for the fabulous farmers' market on Saturday mornings.

Local points of interest from Caro & Seán Feely

  • Read Caro's books - 4 published including the latest Glass Half Full in the hamac under the cool shade of the trees in the park (both houses have also have a small library of great holiday reads)
  • Walk to saussignac to collect baguette / croissants (1km) enjoying the views, smells and life of our charming local village
  • Breakfast on the balcony or terrace taking in the stunning views of the organic vineyards and dreaming about what you are going to do today. Bird watching and deer-spotting are excellent particularly at dawn and dusk
  • Drink the wine from the vineyard you're looking at: taste, see, smell and feel the terroir of this magical organic and biodynamic farm
  • Walk to the Lion D'Or in Saussignac for a delicious dinner with Martine and Luc and then have a romantic moonlit walk home
  • Stargaze with the naked eye or take your passion further with the telescope available in the tasting room. Being rural means little light pollution and a fabulous starry dome in the heavens

Introducing

Caro & Seán Feely

Enthusiastic and smiley Caro and Seán (originally from South Africa, and with Irish roots) live here with their dog called Dora and two cats. They bought the vineyard in 2010 to follow their dream of creating great wines on fine terroir, and Caro, who does the meet and greet, has written three books on their experiences. She's happy to ferry guests to and from the station in Gardonne (4km) on arrival/departure.