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Luxury & Sophistication, Quiet Country Setting Just 15 Mins To Bordeaux Centre

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom. Beautiful Detached House. Private Heated Pool. Beach 1Hr

If luxury and sophistication is what you are looking for in a holiday, look no further!

Villa des Pins Grand Cru has been renovated to a very high standard and offers luxurious holiday accommodation in the heart of the Bordeaux countryside, yet conveniently is just 15 minutes drive from the cosmopolitain city centre of the Unesco world heritage site of Bordeaux. A chic and contemporary open-plan living area flows across the ground floor over travertine tiles and spills out onto the decked terrace which is perfect for al-fresco dining on a summers evening. Three bedrooms are each accompanied by a modern, lavish bathroom and the carefully manicured garden wraps around the house and private pool to complete the setting.

Conveniently located just a 1 hour drive to the sandy beach and cosmopolitain shopping at Arachon Bay.

For lovers of fine wine and gourmet cuisine, just 2 minutes drive (1.3km) or 15 minutes walk away is the infamous Grand Cru Classe, Smith Haut Lafitte wine estate where a tour and tastings of their sumptuous wines are a must.

The Michelen star restaurant La Grand' Vigne is an experience to be savoured, the bistro-style menu at La Table du Lavoir offers superb value for money in beuatiful surroundings and last but not least, be thoroughly pampered at the renowned Les Sources Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa.

Sleeping quarters & sumptuous bathrooms:

Ground Floor: Double room overlooking the rear garden and pool. 160cm wide 200cm long bed. En-suite shower room, basin and WC.

Twin or double room overlooking the front garden. 180cm wide 200cm long bed which can be separated to 2 x 90cm. En-suite shower room with basin.

A separate WC is also located next to the lounge and ground floor bedrooms.

Upper Floor: Large twin or double room built into the eaves of the house overlooking the rear garden and pool. 180cm wide 200cm long bed which can be separated to 2 x 90cm, a further single bed (90cm x 200cm) can be provided in this bedroom for a 7th guest. Large bathroom with bath, shower over, sink and WC.

Living Area Facilities: The on-trend living area is furnished with comfortable sofas, interesting artwork and objects and overlooks the front garden.


Stylish and contemporary kitchen with dual aspect views of both the rear and front garden. The large dining island offers a great social space to eat and the facilities include: 90cm Smeg oven / hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Expresso machine, Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

Flatscreen TV with international satellite TV, DVD Player, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speaker.

Entertainment: Books, games, petanque court, croquet and dart board offer entertainment for all ages.

Babies and children's facilities: Cot, Highchair, Baby bath, Baby monitor, Potty, Toys, books & DVD's, Children's swing & seesaw.

Facilities & Services: Towels, linen, pool towels provided, Private chef on request, Babysitter on request, Private wine tour on request, Heating.

Cycle hire is available to your door.

Outside: Parking on private driveway for 2 cars, further parking on the quiet road outside if required.

10m x 4m heated, fenced and alarmed private pool. Pool depth 1m to 1.45m. Roman steps, first step 60 cm.

Terrace for alfresco dining, Weber BBQ, Large garden, Petanque area.

Old pine and oak trees provide the beautiful landscaped garden with tranquil spots to take shade from the summer sun.

Location: The house is ideally situated just 15 minutes drive from the city centre and airport of Bordeaux, but in an incredibly peaceful surrounding.

40 minutes drive from Arcachon & Cap Ferret

40 minutes drive from St Emilion

2 hours drive from Biarritz

For wine lovers the house is situated in one of the most prestigious appellation of Bordeaux: Pessac-Léognan between Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Château Carbonnieux and Château Bouscault.

The very famous “Caudalie” Spa & Vinotherapy is just 2 minutes drive away.

Water park and zoo 10 minutes drive.

For adults, wine tastings, theatre, museums, restaurants, wine bars and shopping are all within 15 minutes drive.



Bordeaux 15 minutes drive

Bergerac 2 Hours drive

Toulouse 2 hours 20 minutes drive

Train: TGV to Bordeaux. Bordeaux station 25 minutes drive away.

Car: Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:

Calais 550 miles

Caen 380 miles

More Details

Property Manager
David & Tracy HolidayCottagesandVillas
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

What makes this villa unique

We think the property is an ideal setting, set in country side near fantastic vineyards and restaurants a short journey into the centre of Bordeaux, 1 hour drive to the beach and Arcachon, we think it's perfect.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful home. The location was wonderful. We toured several local chateaus and tasted many fabulous wines of the region.

We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and preparing delicious dinners in the evenings.

We hope to visit again in the future?

Thanks for a sincere welcome and for sharing this lovely home for our vacation.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Martillac, France

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bedroom 1 En-suite shower room, basin and WC.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bedroom 2 En-suite shower room & basin, next to separate wc
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Bedroom 3 En-suite large bathroom with bath, shower over, wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 63 inches / 160 cm wide bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Either Twin or Double. 180cm wide double or x2 90cm singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3 single bed , Either Twin or Double. 180cm wide double or x2 90cm singles
  • Large twin or double room overlooking the rear garden and pool. 180cm wide bed which can be separated to 2 x 90cm, a further single bed can be provided in this bedroom for a 7th guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private chef on request, Babysitter on request, Private wine tour on request. Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price If booking for more than 1 week you receive a complimentary change of bedding every week and a 4 hour clean. Massage and spa facilities 1.3km away. Cycle hire is available delivered to the door, full safety equipment supplied. Pool heating included from 23rd May - 25th September 2015. (Out of season pool heating is charged at €150 per week)


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Luxury & Sophistication, Quiet Country Setting Just 15 Mins To Bordeaux Centre
average rating of 4.785714 based on 35 reviews

Peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely peaceful place and the garden and pool were exceptional. From Tracey who helped with the booking to Gladys who owns the house we were very well cared for. A private tour of Chateau Smith Haut La Fitte was a highlight and we enjoyed touring the area. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay and for your kind comments about me and the owner. We are all really pleased that you had a memorable time and I hope I can help you again in the future. best wishes, Tracy.
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Well appointed villa in good location

  • 4 of 5

Modern property, well maintained by very welcoming owners who live next door. Nice attention to detail in provisions on arrival, collection of useful cooking ingredients to avoid buying. BBQ used a lot with starter quantities of charcoal and lighters.

Advice pre-visit on wine tours useful, proximity to Chateaux Smith Haut Laffitte a real bonus, lovely property, great setting and tour. Useful notes sent out beforehand on restaurants, local services and so on. A great start to our holiday planning.

Pool well kept and great to relax, or travel into Bordeaux, or tour around vinyards. St Emilion visit a must. We hired bikes, delivered to the property and collected afterwards. Gite we stayed in the following week in the Loire had bikes provided.

Walk to Boulangerie, Boucherie each morning, almond croissants a lasting memory!

Overall an excellent venue, charming host, excellent location and facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike. Thanks very much for taking the time to provide such a detailed review of your stay at Villa des Pins Grand Cru, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa and exploring the surrounding area. Bike hire is a great option and I thought I should just explain the reason why they are not provided at the house, this is due to the fact that bicycles need regular and proper maintenance and therefore in the interest of the safety of our guests we prefer that these are provided by a company that specialise in this facility. Thanks once again and we hope that we can help with your holiday plans in the future. David & Tracy.
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Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 adults travelling together. We received a very warm welcome and were taken through the house and shown all the essentials.

The house was great - 5 adults and we all still managed to have our own space. Being able to cook our own meals and enjoy the garden and pool was a bonus. The house is very well appointed, clean and in a leafy quiet location.

We would highly recommend this as a base if you are visiting the region.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene. Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Villa des Pins Grand Cru. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house, facilities and area and hope that we can offer a warm welcome to you again one day. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Short break

  • 5 of 5

Property was excellent and the owner Gladys was very friendly and helpful - if we needed any information regarding what to do locally Frederic was on the ball and provided this quickly. A visit to the Smith Haut Lafitte wine bar for lunch is a must.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stuart. Thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about your stay at Villa des Pins Grand Cru, we are really pleased that you enjoyed the villa and exploring the local area and are also glad that you were able to experience lunch at Smith Haut Lafitte, we've been ourselves and agree it's a must! We hope that we can welcome you back again one day. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Wonderful place to stay in Bordeaux!

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples in our 50’s and spent ten days in the comfortable, well located and newly remodeled Villa des Pins Grand Cru. Each couple was able to enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom and bathroom. We were able to share breakfast every morning as well as late afternoon happy hours with music and wine in the comfortable, modern and very well equipped kitchen/dining room or the wooden deck in the charming patio.

The house owner, Gladys, is as nice, accommodating and helpful as an owner can be. Not only did she welcome us with a smile, a wonderful bottle of wine and a box of exquisite chocolates but she also offered to and washed our towels and bed sheets halfway through our stay.

On our first day we encountered the only negative moment of our entire 18 day vacation which would have been much worse if it wasn’t for Gladys. After dropping off our luggage, refreshing ourselves from a three and a half hour train ride from Paris to Bordeaux and picking up a rental car next to the train station, our car broke down in front of the driveway of the house as we were getting ready to head back to explore and have dinner in Bordeaux.

Gladys, who leaves next door, noticed we had been trying to move the car but were not able to do so. She came out, called and helped us communicating with the car rental company, then when they said they did not have any large cars to send us at that moment she put pressure on the company to send a car to take us back within an hour. When the car showed up, she went with two of us to the car rental company to “make sure we would be taken care of properly”. When we arrived, she argued with the lady at the counter for them to provide us at the same rate with a top of the line Mercedes Benz passenger van, which was more expensive but the only one available. She got it for us and we were able to save what would have been a wasted rest of the day and next morning.

Even though our stay was short and we had a lot planned in our busy scheduled, when we were home, we also managed to enjoyed morning street walks among several of the neighboring vineyards as well as our three minute drive to the nearest “boulangerie” to pick up fresh baguettes.

We will come back to the Bordeaux region and when we do, Villa des Pins Grand Cru will again be our home away from home. Can’t wait to see Gladys’ with her happy smile waiting for us again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frances. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your holiday experience at Villa des Pins Grand Cru. We are absolutely delighted that you had such a great time, especially with your wonderful host Gladys. We have passed your kind comments onto her and we very much hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Warm regards to you all, David & Tracy
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Autumn break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing week at the villa. Villa was in a lovely quiet location but still only 20 mins from Bordeaux. Villa had everything we needed. Kids loved the pool which was heated. Gladys was very friendly showing us around the house when we arrived. We had requested some shopping for when we arrived as it was late arrival. Gladys did brilliantly. She even got sweets for the kids. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, thanks for reviewing your autumn holiday at Villa des Pins Grand Cru, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time there and that the villa and area lived up to your expectations. Gladys is a wonderful host and we will pass your kind words onto her and we hope that we can help with your future holiday plans back at Villa des Pins or one of our other lovely properties. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bordeaux Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
334 Kilometres
Bilbao Spain, Le Havre northern France is 667 km
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Within 45 mn of Bordeaux there are 12 Golf Clubs
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Gare De Bordeaux St Jean
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Kilometres
La Grand' Vigne, Chateaux Smith Haut Lafitte
Nearest Beach
67 Kilometres
Arcachon, Bassin d'Arcachon sandy beaches
Car: recommended

Situated in the countryside and being so close to Bordeaux city centre there are so many activities, places to visit, cultural events and sports the range is so diverse. If you have a specific request please let us know.

We can offer personal wine tours of the most prestigious wine estates bordeaux has to offer, within a short distance there are Michelin star restaurants.

1.3km from the Chateaux Smith Haut Lafitte wine estate with a superb Michelen star restaurant La Grand' Vigne and brasserie, 15 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive. There is also the famous vinotherapy spa treatment centre to pamper yourself.

Bordeaux centre is approximately 15 minutes drive, St Emilion 40 minutes.

This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine consisting of the Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and are considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

Towns and villages in the area hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

The charming city of Bordeaux, with its neoclassical architecture and a reputation for fine red wine, is located in the southwest region of France and is surrounded by green vineyards, mountains and the ocean. The area, which is steeped in art and history, is well situated for family holiday or a romantic weekend at a Bordeaux property.

From grand French chateaus to a quaint gite, Bordeaux accommodation can be found in a variety of sizes to suit any requirement and budget. If you don’t like the idea of a self-catering holiday rental there are bed and breakfasts in Bordeaux that will allow you to leave the domestic duties to somebody else. The wide selection of holiday cottages and farmhouses around Bordeaux France, gives holidaymakers a taste of authentic French charm. Holiday rentals in Bordeaux France make a great base from which to explore the area and enjoy the many opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

You can spend your Bordeaux holiday exploring architectural treasures, including Palais Rohan and the Grand-Théâtre, or you can visit a Bordeaux wine museum, follow the wine trail and pamper yourself with a vinotherapy spa treatment. From walking, cycling, and horse riding to bird watching and fishing, the opportunities to enjoy the countryside are endless.

Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes.

Some towns have night markets during the summer where you can experience the fantastic street food, local wine and browse the stalls.

MARCHE DES CAPUCINS, Place des Capucins, 33000 Bordeaux

Every morning till 1 pm. Closed on Sunday.

This is a covered market place, not very good looking, but with EXCELLENT quality and diversity of food.

MARCHE DES CHARTRONS, in front of La Cité Mondiale des Vins, quai des Chartrons

Thursdays till 1pm Organic market. Sundays till 1pm classic but very chic bordelais market.

Cycle hire is available delivered with safety equipment to the door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$741.56

Changeover day: Saturday.
Flexible arrival/departure dates are available for date ranges that offer short breaks.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of €500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

We do not charge any booking fees, service fee or surcharges if you book direct through our own website.

Included in the price: House heating, Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels.

Bookings of 2 weeks or more receive a complimentary change of bedding every week and a 4 hour clean per property

2017 pool opening times April 29th - October 28th.
Pool heating is included from May 27th - September 30th. (Out of season Pool Heating cost € 150/week).

2018 pool opening times April 28th - October 27th.
Pool heating is included from May 26th - September 29th. (Out of season Pool Heating cost €150/week).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made