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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
Le Clos de la Treille is a two-bedroom self-catering apartment conveniently situated in 'Greater Bordeaux', on the way to the seaside (Arcachon) and at a stone throw from the Pessac-Leognan châteaux. The property is a former hunting lodge built in 1790 which we bought in 2011 . We renovated what remained of the former stables into a holiday apartment in 2014 and had it listed with the board of tourism as a “ Meublé de Tourisme *** ” ( Licence ID 944). The rental can accommodate 1 to 4 guests and is elder and child-friendly. Although you might have to share some of the 3800 yard2 ( 3200 m2) garden with us , you will have your own private terrace , roofed parking space, and barbecue.You will therefore only see us if you wish to ! The apartment is independent and separated from the...Le Clos de la Treille is a two-bedroom self-catering apartment conveniently situated in 'Greater Bordeaux', on the way to the seaside (Arcachon) and at a stone throw from the Pessac-Leognan châteaux. The property is a former hunting lodge built in 1790 which we bought in 2011 . We renovated what remained of the former stables into a holiday apartment in 2014 and had it listed with the board of tourism as a “ Meublé de Tourisme *** ” ( Licence ID 944). The rental can accommodate 1 to 4 guests and is elder and child-friendly. Although you might have to share some of the 3800 yard2 ( 3200 m2) garden with us , you will have your own private terrace , roofed parking space, and barbecue.You will therefore only see us if you wish to ! The apartment is independent and separated from the main house by a stone wall and double door. It is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing – machine and dryer , microwave and traditional ovens , as well as a very larger boiler , quality mattresses and even British T.V. channels. There is no air conditioning but it is very well insulated . The rental is inclusive of the use of portable WIFI . For your convenience , the rental is all inclusive ( 3 % occupancy tax , all the bills , cleaning on departure , bedding , ( beach) towels , liquid soap, shampoo etc; ) and your first breakfast is provided (but not cooked) free of charge. Do not hesitate to contact us prior to booking if you have any questions or wish to bring your own house linen so that we may lower the quotation . The rental is free for one child sleeping in a cot ( which we can provide ). Our property is situated in an urban yet very peaceful environment , within short walking distances to public transportation and a small shopping centre . A car is useful but not mandatory to visit Bordeaux and Arcachon . Young children will easily walk to a wooded area with a small playground and a 15 minutes' bus ride will enable teenagers to spend a day at the outdoor local swimming -pool. Why have we decided to let this apartment as we are already busy with two full -time jobs ? Obviously to cover some of our maintenance costs .But most importantly ,to practice foreign languages ( we are bilingual in English and fluent in Spanish and German) and introduce our two children to other cultures . Lastly , Valérie comes from a family of Bordeaux -wine makers and enjoys giving insider tips into local culture . Au plaisir de vous rencontrer ! Valérie and Jean-Luc ( written by Valérie ) Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ID944DEBORDEAUXMÉTROPOLEMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No special events or parties . Smoking allowed in the garden .
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jean-Luc and Valérie R
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Russian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2014
Interaction with guests
We will send you information in French and English about what to see and do in the area before your arrival and make any booking or enquiry for you free of charge . If you have time , you're more than welcome to have an 'appéritif' with us .
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Reviews (28)
Sharon Hopkins
Sharon Hopkins
Plymouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
Absolutely amazing place to stay, amazing hosts, brilliant location, exceptionally clean, just perfect. A beautiful gite, very nicely decorated, spacious and with absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay. The two bedroom gite is fully equipped with absolutely everything you could ever need and tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, whilst retaining some original features. Loved the shutters and the stunning original sink from when the house was originally built. There is a lovely covered terrace, perfect for Al fresco dining in perfect tranquility. And for those arriving by car, there is also a covered carport for your exclusive use. All set in a very large beautiful garden. The location is perfect too. Only a few minutes drive away from the airport, local shops ( which consists of a small supermarket, butchers, a tobacconist, bar and pharmacy) only a two minute walk away. This is where you will find the local transport links, which are very reliable and as frequent as every ten minutes. These links will take you to wherever you wish to explore, we used these to visit the coast, local markets, Pessac Centre (with absolutely everything you need, authentic markets, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars) and the beautiful Bordeaux. Not to forget the beautiful Châteaus with their wine tastings too ( you can't visit Bordeaux without trying at least one of these) The hosts Valérie and her lovely family were absolutely amazing and so very welcoming, a real pleasure to have met them. Valérie was always on hand to make your stay as perfect as possible, she was in touch before we left on our honeymoon, sending us all the information needed for us to make our arrival go without any worries. ( we were even able to plan some adventures before we arrived) Valérie greeted us on arrival, went through everything and even provided maps and highlighted attractions and exactly what bus, tram or train needed to get there and back. We couldn't wish for anything else, so helpful. We loved it so much that we are returning next year for our first wedding anniversary.
Visited September 2022
Written 25 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FBCheshire
FBCheshire
6 contributions
Travelled during the freak heatwave. Despite no air con, the gite was lovely and cool. Ourselves and our 3 year old son slept very comfortably. The gite itself is well stocked and has a lovely seated area overlooking the garden. Lovely for morning coffee or evening glass of wine! Valérie and her family are lovely and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to ensure we made the most of our week long trip. We had a lovely welcome met by fresh baguette and jams with some homemade bakes traditional to the area. Public transport and local shops are within easy reach so you don’t need to hire a car. We did however as we enjoy having a car. Beware if you do however as the roads are very busy at times. Again, Valerie helped tell us best times to travel which was really helpful. If you visit, we would recommend the Dune du Pilat (tallest sand dune in Europe). A spectacular view which is well worth the steps to the top. Our 3 year old loved rolling down it on the other side! Arcachon is also lovely to visit. Beautiful beaches with nice restaurants. Bordeaux is also a lovely city. Our 3 year old loved getting his feet wet in the “water mirror” on a particularly hot day. A welcome relief from the heat for all!
Visited June 2019
Written 29 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andy Connor
Andy Connor
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom16 contributions
From the moment we made enquires about this gite, which is attached to an amazing 18th century house, we received warm and informative emails. Valerie and Jean Luc’s wonderful hospitality, and their two beautiful children make for a wonderful and unforgettable stay. We really enjoyed our fun chats, and Valerie gave us some very good tips, even booking a restaurant for us. The gite is comfortable and well equipped - extremely comfortable bed. Whole place impeccably clean. You do really need a car, and the property is conveniently located within 50 mins drive of the picturesque beach town of Arcachon, and about 40 mins away from Bordeaux by tram. Bordeaux is really well worth a visit, t has spectacular architecture. If you are going to Bordeaux. Thank you both for everything and for the lovely home baking.
Visited June 2019
Written 26 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bill G
bill G
Nice, France12 contributions
If you are planning to visit the Bordeaux region, search no more - here’s where to stay. La clos de la treille is an impeccably clean’ well-equipped cottage-style gite attached to a grand ex-hunting lodge. Surtrounded by a large, pleasant garden the gite as a large covered terrace and off-street parking in a private car-port. Valerie, Jean-luc ( plus their two children) are the ultimate hosts. Friendly, welcoming, full of local knowledge and perfectly bi-lingual (French/ English). The large, comfortable double bedroom has plenty storage and second bedroom containing two bunk beds is perfect for children. There is a good quality pull down double sofa- bed in the sitting room. A spacious Italian shower- room is offered as well as a well equipoed kitchen. French and English TV is offered and there is a BBQ available in the garden. Public transport is close at hand with frequent buses to central Bordeaux ( the route also links with the Tramway) and Pessac has a rallway station. Local shops are in walking distance as is a great bakery for morning baguette and croissants. The sea is a 45 minute drive away at the wonderful Bay of Arcachon - a must visit for lovers of oysters and the wine Chateaux of the region are easily accessible by road. My wife and I spent an extended visit at ‘le Clos’ while house-hunting in the region. We can thoroughly recommend renting this gite. You will not be disappointed.
Visited January 2019
Written 4 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Navigator793831
Navigator793831
1 contribution
Valerie and Jean-Luc’s gite is exceptional. Fully equipped with all home comforts and a wealth of information in both English and French about the gite, the local area and how to get about. Access to Bordeaux only a 45 minute bus ride. Even the car has its own private sun shaded area. Valerie and Jean-Luc are fluent English speakers. They are very welcoming and Valerie spoils her guests with her home baking and local wines.
Visited September 2018
Written 24 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emilie H
Emilie H
1 contribution
Gîte très spacieux et très bien équipé à la propreté irréprochable. Idéalement placé pour aller visiter Bordeaux (tram et bus à proximité), tout en ayant un brin de campagne grâce au magnifique jardin calme et arboré. Je recommande.
Visited July 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
leclosdelatreille
leclosdelatreille
Merci beaucoup Emilie ! Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir au Clos . Au plaisir de vous revoir sur Pessac ou Grenoble ! Bien amicalement . Valérie et Jean-Luc
Written 8 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

123abc325
123abc325
Winchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
We very much enjoyed our stay in the gite and especially meeting Valerie, Jean Luc and their family. The gite is very well equipped in a very quite neighbourhood. Very easy public transport in to Bordeaux. We found it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. Valerie offered excellent recommendations for places to visit. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this gite.
Visited July 2018
Written 26 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

keithandpat2018
keithandpat2018
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
The location of the house enables easy access to Bordeaux via public transport. Valérie and Jean-Luc made our stay really enjoyable by providing local knowledge of the surrounding area. They are both fluent English speakers and their hospitality was second to none. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited June 2018
Written 3 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carol_Lynn_Liz
Carol_Lynn_Liz
Chicago, IL3 contributions
We wanted a comfortable base near Bordeaux for a week that would be convenient for car travels to the surrounding area, and public transportation into Bordeaux. We got that and so much more! The apartment is one of the most comfortable and well-supplied of any we have rented around the world. It came with an abundance of kitchen and bath amenities, and thoughtful and delicious meal ingredients when we arrived on a Sunday when the grocery stores are closed. The terrace was lovely on warm afternoons when we returned tired from sightseeing. We made good use of the washer/dryer and the dishwasher. Valerie and Jean-Luc were extremely hospitable, and helpful with every travel detail from the moment we booked. The apartment is stocked with every travel book and pamphlet you could ever want for the area, and Valerie is the best resource of all. We absolutely loved Bordeaux and the surrounding wine country and coast, and Le Clos de la Treille was a perfect location for all our explorations.
Visited April 2018
Written 9 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ana d
ana d
Logrono, Spain2 contributions
Estuvimos 4 días en Le clos y ¡pensamos en repetir! La casa es muy acogedora, con estilo y con todo tipo de facilidades. El jardín es enorme y muy bien cuidado ¡Perfecto para familias! La casa está cerca de Burdeos (30 minutos en coche) y hay supermercados a pie.Valerie fue muy atenta con nosotras y sus hijos son muy simpáticos :)
Visited March 2018
Written 5 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
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Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
The house is located in a very quiet suburban area of Bordeaux . Within short walking distance to small shopping centre , ATM , playground , stadium , public park with small lake , running tracks . Restaurants 20 mns away by foot .Hospitals , zoo , botanical gardens , golf course and Pape Clément château : 2 miles . Airport 5 miles . Public transport round the corner : - Bus every 10 mns to historic sights of Bordeaux (7 miles - 40 mns) , every 30 mns to university . 2 bus stops basically outside the house . - The final stop of Tram B into historic Bordeaux stops less than 2 miles away . - Railway station 2 miles away ( Bordeaux 2 stops away - Arcachon 40 miles away ) - Motorway to Arcachon and Spain 1 mile away - Taxi to airport ( 5 miles)
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  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
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