The Wine Lodge & The Wine Cottage

Saussignac, Dordogne
Self-catering


Gaze at magnificent views or immerse yourself in all things wine just outside your door. An eco-conscious lodge in the Dordogne

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 3 – 4

The
Experience

The setting is utterly lovely, with views pouring over steeply sloping ranks of vines, rolling hills and woodland. Caro and Seán’s passion for creating wine eventually led them to this ancient wine estate. They love sharing their heritage and enthusiasm (Caro teaches organic wine-growing methods) and will immerse you in the intricate and fascinating world of growing, creating and understanding wine. The Lodge, previously a ‘chai’ (winery), has been eco-consciously converted with special attention to the less mobile; inside are honeyed pine, stone walls and big windows for those marvellous views. The recently renovated Cottage shares the views and is equally comfortable with its airy living room, brand new kitchen, and private terrace. It’s a short walk to Saussignac to buy your daily bread, market day is Friday and there’s a good restaurant in the village. In fact, you could spend days here without using the car – a cycle ride along the Grande Randonnée, a stroll in the woods and vineyards in search of wild birds or wild mushrooms, a lazy afternoon’s reading beneath a shady fig.

Terroir Feely, les Compagnons 2010

Seán and Caro make fully certified organic and biodynamic wines with minimal sulphites. Their natural wines include this limited edition blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Expect sweet plum and cassis and a long mineral finish. Sign up for a Vineyard Share, join in the harvest and you, too, can be a Compagnon!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Never.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £82
Weekly price
from £575
1 House for 4
From £1023 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 3
From £822 beds1 bedroom

Reviews

A little bit of paradise in France. The accommodation was lovely with all the home comforts you would expect and you are made to feel very welcome by all from the minute you arrive. The views from the wrap around balcony were stunning, looking out over the vineyards and beyond. I would recommend staying at Chateau Feely with no hesitation.

Pauline, Bury st edmunds

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

A lovely week staying at the Wine Lodge, Chateau Feely, Saussignac. Great Gite with everything you need supplied. Surrounded by vineyards and the rolling hills of Bergerac. Very interesting learning about the Biodynamic/Organic wines.

John, Sidmouth, devon

Wonderful from start to finish. Wine delicious. Village of Saussignac charming, spent a day at the fête which was fun. Hosts brilliant

Jean

It was a lovely stay. The Gite is perfect. We stayed in the Wine Lodge. It was immaculate. The views simply stunning and very peaceful. The area is perfect for a relaxing break.

Nicolette, Liverpool

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.

Anne, Painswick, gloucestershire

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 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

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 had a fabulous stay at the Feely's Wine Lodge which was perfect for our first holiday with our one year old twins and very spacious for all their paraphernalia. The vineyard and the view over it from the lodge are beautiful and there are lovely walks from the lodge in the surrounding area. The lodge and the gorgeous organic vineyard created through Caro and Sean's foresight and hard work are an inspiration. We hope that we'll be able to return in the future.

Patricia, York

Although we spent more than three weeks wine tasting our way through France, the week we spent with Caro & Sean Feely at their fabulous Wine Lodge was absolutely the highlight of our trip. Caro took on on a tour & tasting in St. Emillion that was spectacular. We loved the accommodations. We awoke each morning to a gorgeous view of the vineyard. We will definitely return.

Allison, Seattle, washington

We had a delightful 2 week stay in the wine lodge. The accommodation and the views from the private terrace were fantastic. Caro and Sean are justifiably proud of their organic and biodynamic vineyard producing lovely red and white wines. Their warmth and hospitality made us feel really welcome.

Richard

We really enjoyed our weeks stay, in this tranquil and peaceful setting. Ideally placed for enjoying all that the Berberac region has to offer, including excellent wines and food. We would strongly recommend this as a great base for a relaxing holiday. Anne and Ellis

Anne

We spent a wonderful 10 days in the Wine Lodge with our 10 month old little girl in May 2015. What a fantastic time. The lodge was very comfortable and perfectly equipped for our family stay. The setting of the vineyard is on a beautiful hilltop location and is a lovely stroll into the village for lunch at the Lion D'Or. The Wine Lodge is a really relaxing spot to wind down and sample French country life - strolling through the vines, feeding the chickens and tasting some great wine from Terroir Feely!

Brian

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 had a lovely stay in the Wine Lodge. It was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. And of course, the views are magical. The new swimming pool is also a super new addition. Caro and Sean are great hosts and we loved the day tour of the vineyard with lunch and wine making in the afternoon. Their conviction and passion for biodynamic winemaking is utterly convincing, compelling and frankly, with hindsight, logical. I would wholeheartedly recommend staying here to anyone with a love of wine and a decent set of tastebuds.

Guy

Our stay at Terroir Feely in the Wine Lodge was the perfect retreat whilst remaining close enough to Bergerac etc to enjoy the twice weekly market and all that this lovely area has to offer. The lodge is very well equipped and really comfortable. The views over Feely vineyards and neighbours is very relaxing. There can't be anything better than drinking wine produced from the vines you are surveying from your terrace. We would recommend too one of Caro's wine pairing lunches and tours. This was a fun and informative way of sampling Feely wines. We look forward to returning before too long.

Shona

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

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