The Wine Lodge

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


Be warmly welcomed by your knowledgeable hosts at this eco-conscious lodge for four in the Dordogne. Immerse yourself in all things wine

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Caro and Seán are passionate about organic and biodynamic wine, and on this ancient estate they will immerse you in the intricate and fascinating world of growing, creating and understanding it.

The setting is utterly lovely, with views pouring over steeply sloping ranks of vines, rolling hills and woodland. Your lodge, previously a ‘chai’ (winery), has been thoughtfully and eco-consciously converted – inside are honeyed oak and poplar, natural paints on hemp, chalk and stone walls and big windows for those marvellous views. Rainwater is harvested, and solar panels are on the way too.

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, 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 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.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pairing lunches and cheese platters, served in the wine tasting room (afternoons only).

Pricing

Nightly price
from £102
Weekly price
from £715
1 House for 4
From £1023 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

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

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

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 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

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

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Location

The neighbourhood

Saussignac is less than 1km away – it has two good restaurants, and 1.5km in the opposite direction is a summer restaurant, The Bus Brothers. The small town of Gardonne (4km) has shops and a few places to eat including a pizzeria, and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (11 km) has a fabulous farmers' market on Saturday mornings. The bigger town of Bergerac (18km) has 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

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.