The Wine Lodge & The Wine Cottage

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

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


2 places


Sleeping from 3 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Caro and Seán’s passion for creating wine eventually led them to this ancient estate, and they will immerse you in the intricate and fascinating world of growing, creating and understanding wine.

The setting is utterly lovely, with views pouring over steeply sloping ranks of vines, rolling hills and woodland. The Lodge, previously a ‘chai’ (winery), has been eco-consciously converted, and inside are honeyed oak and poplar, stone walls and big windows for those marvellous views. The Cottage shares the views and is equally comfortable, with an airy living room and private terrace.

It’s a short walk to Saussignac to buy your daily bread and for two good restaurants. 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 or swimming in the saltwater pool.

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We think you'll love

  • The experience of staying on a working winery
  • 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
  • How wheelchair friendly the Lodge is - the kitchen and bathroom have been perfectly adapted
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You should know

  • The pool is shared and 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


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Ask Caro and Seán about their wine tastings at Château Feely.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pairing lunches and cheese platters, served in the wine tasting room (afternoons only).


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



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 bio dynamic wines.

Helen, Sawday's Inspector

We spent a week staying in the Wine Lodge at Chateau Feely in early autumn with our young family. Caro was a fabulous host going out of her way to make us feel welcome whilst oozing knowledge and enthusiasm for organic biodynamic wine making. The location of the lodge is amazing with beautiful views over the vineyard and beyond. The kids loved the freedom of exploring the vineyard, foraging for walnuts, almonds, figs and the odd grape left after harvest. The parents loved the delicious wine. Highly recommended.

Alan, Edinburgh

We had a superb couple of weeks staying for the second time at Château Feely. The properties and location are stunning and tranquil. There are so many things to do in the area with kids; chateaux, walking, historic towns, prehistoric caves and of course Château Feely's own wine tours and tastings, not to mention the delightful swimming pool overlooking vines and Château de Saussignac. Caro & Sean were very obliging in helping us to charge our electric car on site. The highlight of the holiday was being fortunate enough to take part in the start of the grape harvest. Highly recommended!

John, Bath

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

Chateau Feely is one of those very rare places where high expectations are massively exceeded. We stayed for 3 nights B&B in the beautiful Wine Lodge, we had planned to do lots of eating out and lots of visiting but it was such a peaceful environment with an amazing terrace overlooking the vineyard we didn’t actually go very far (well as far as the lovely pool!). Caro was a delightful host and we enjoyed learning all about the estate both from reading her books and from our wine tasting session. Overall a beautiful place to stay and we look forward to a return visit.

Briony, Sheffield

We had a lovely stay in the wine lodge. Caro made sure we had everything we needed, and had helpful suggestions for local sights. We did a lunch wine pairing class - which was fun and yummy. We were happy to have the pool - since temperatures soared to over 40 degrees C. The space was very comfortable for 4 adults - and baths and showers worked well. We had access to laundry - which was great given how hot and sticky we got each day. The VIEWS ARE AMAZING - we all have fabulous pictures from the deck. There are lots of wineries, towns and cities within 1 hour so no shortage of things to do.

Cynthia, Toronto

We spent a wonderful relaxing week in the Wine Lodge. Caro and Sean are so welcoming and helpful. We did a tour of their vineyard and had a wine tasting with Caro. Also a pool to cool down if it gets too hot. The winelodge is very well equipped and comfortable.The perfect place to locate to visit the Dordogne region. Lovely restaurant Le Lion d'Or for dinner just a short walk through the vineyards to the village of Saussignac. We will have to go back so much more to do and see.

Mary, Kilkenny, Ireland

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


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

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


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!


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The neighbourhood

Views from both properties are of vineyards and countryside. Saussignac is less than 1km away and has two good restaurants, Le Lion d'Or and Le Café 1500, and 1.5km in the opposite direction is a summer restaurant, The Bus Brothers. The small town of Gardonne (4km) has a few places to eat including a pizzeria and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (11 km) has a fabulous farmers' market on Saturday morning. Bergerac (18km) has absolutely everything you could need.

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


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.