Villa Gabaye

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids

Nestled amongst the working vineyard Côte de Blaye, comfortably sleeping ten guests, is Villa Gabaye. A refurbished chateau built with stone walls, Villa Gabaye has five bedrooms and all the space you need to settle into your holiday.

On the ground floor lies the main living area with a kitchen, lounge, and dining table. The kitchen is fully equipped and has all the essentials to cook delicious family meals together. Wicker chairs surround the dining table, perfect for gathering and planning the next day’s adventures.

From the dining table, open the wide patio doors and go out to a small patio furnished with wooden furniture and comfortable cushions. A pergola above provides shade from the sun, cooling you down as you sit and take in the view, smelling the roses climbing up the wall beside you.

Spread across the villa are five bedrooms with double beds, sleeping ten guests. The bedrooms each contain wooden floors, wooden furnishings, bold coloured walls, and plenty of storage for you to unpack. The master bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms attached, adding privacy to your stay. The villa also has spacious family bathrooms with stand-alone bathtubs and walk in showers.

Outside, you have a private garden to enjoy the French sunshine. Surrounded by greenery, you will all love gathering around the heated plunge pool on a sunny afternoon. You will also find an outdoor shower in the garden, the perfect way to cool off after sunbathing.

Sit on the main terrace, to the back of the villa and enjoy evenings watching the sunset while cooking a delicious meal in your BBQ area. The working vineyard Côte de Blaye is in the Bordeaux region and provides the perfect backdrop to your holiday. As a working vineyard, you will be able to witness the full production of wine, from grape to bottle. Spend an hour walking through the vines and chatting to the owners, asking questions on the process, and discovering what makes the wine from Bordeaux so unique.

The villa also has bikes for you and your family to use and explore the local area. From the villa there are many clear cycle paths for you and your family to enjoy, stretching from Blaye to Estauliers.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the plunge pool does not have a cover, so younger children should be supervised at all times.
  • The plunge pool in the garden is heated, so you can even enjoy it on a cooler evening.
  • The vineyard is a working vineyard and has machinery in use. Parents should keep an eye on small children in and around the location of the villa.
  • The local town of Blaye is only a 5-minute drive away and a 15-minute bike ride.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Electric Car Charger Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Interior grounds
Ground floor
- Kitchen
- Dining table
- Large lounge/TV room
- Independent toilet
- One large bedroom with double bed + en-suite bathroom with shower and bath

First floor
- Three bedrooms with double beds
- One bedroom with twin beds
- Two family bathrooms
- Independent toilet

Outside grounds
Private plunge pool surrounded by sun loungers and parasols
- Outdoor shower
- Covered outdoor seating and dining area
- Barbecue
- Private garden

Air conditioning
- Wifi
- Satellite Television
- Sofa bed
- Laundry facilities
- Cot and highchair
- Parking
- Toaster
- Stovetop
- Oven
- Kitchenware
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Refrigerator
- Iron
- 4 bikes with helmets and locks


About the surrounding area of Villa Gabaye
Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Nestled on a working vineyard in the Bordeaux region, in the southwest of France lies Villa Gabaye; one of three luxury villas nestled between the vines.

The working vineyard is called Côte de Blaye, a Bordeaux vineyard, and a unique yet classical location for your holiday. The grape vines are in clay-limestone soil, typical of the region. Traditionally, the vineyard produces Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. In recent years, the vineyard has diversified and now grows white grapes to produce Roussanne, Semillon and Chardonnay, offering a broader range. Take a wine tour to see the wine being made, observing this intriguing process from grape to bottle. 

The grounds of the villa are also home to the Two Origins Distillery, producing whiskey. The name derives from the company's dual French and Irish heritage. Two Origins Distillery produces a unique whiskey that combines the French taste with the traditional whiskey techniques of Ireland; the triple-distilled cask-aged Irish whiskey.

From the villa, there are many fun cycle paths for you and your family to enjoy, stretching from Blaye to Estauliers. Take a morning cycle down to Blaye using the bicycles at the villa. Blaye is your local town, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Citadelle de Blaye. The town is located on the waterfront, overlooking the Gironde estuary. Designed by the celebrated French military engineer Vauban, Citadelle de Blaye is a fortress offering panoramas over the Gironde estuary. Built in the 17th century, the citadel of Blaye had 1.5km of ramparts, over 30 hectares of fortifications and 1,500 soldiers occupying the fort!

Spend some relaxing time strolling through its narrow streets and meet the craftsmen, restaurateurs and shopkeepers who dwell in the once-fortified fortress. Tours are also available for those who want to delve deeper into history and enter the underground passages below the surface. The town of Blaye also offers cafés, restaurants, and shops for you to enjoy, and all just a bike ride from the villa.

Travelling slightly further afield, take a day to visit the picturesque village of St. Emilion, a medieval gem located in the famous Bordeaux wine region. Surrounded by vineyards, St. Emilion has two thousand years of history emanating from its elegant architecture and monuments. Its golden bricks shimmer in the sunlight as you wind through the village, exploring historic vineyards, cafes, and shops.

Spend an afternoon feeling refreshed and head to the coast. The southwest of France is home to the Aquitaine coastline, the longest sandy coastline in Europe, stretching 230 kilometres!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux


Nearest Village Cars


Nearest Town Blaye

(2.7km )

Nearest Train Station St André de Cubzac


Nearest Restaurant I Gusti Della Mama


Nearest Supermarket Leclerc Blaye



Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Located on a working vineyard, Villa Gabaye is certainly well suited for an adult holiday, or alternatively a group of friends. However, Villa Gabaye is also great for families wanting to tuck themselves away and enjoy the quiet of the countryside. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

Outside, kids will love making a splash in the plunge pool and playing in your private, secluded garden. However, please note that the pool does not have a cover, so adults will need to supervise younger children at all times. 

There are so many activities for the whole family to do together. Cycle from the villa to one of the charming local towns. Take a dip in the refreshing water along the coastline in the Bay of Biscay. For those wanting more adventure, explore the landscape from the water and rent kayaks, paddling along the estuary or down rivers and lakes. The whole family will love this activity, witnessing some of the local wildlife along the way.

Kids will love learning about the history and heritage of the region in the towns, ruins, and monuments. Great days out for history include visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Citadelle in Blaye, the classical village of St-Emilion, and much more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Bikes
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 charged to client’s credit card two weeks before arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm.
Departure time 10am.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Heating costs included? Included in rental price.
Energy costs included? Included in rental price.
Internet access? Wifi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Changeover day Saturdays June to end of September and Christmas. Flexible during other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Pool opening dates? Approximately May to end of September. (Please note that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming)
Pool heating charge? Included in rental price. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £1,383 £1,844 £2,305 £3,226
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - - - £3,226
Jan 2nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,383 £1,844 £2,305 £3,226
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - £3,434
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,383 £1,844 £2,305 £3,226
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 - - - £3,226
Dec 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,383 £1,844 £2,305 £3,226
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - - £3,434

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €1,500 €2,000 €2,500 €3,500
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - - - €3,500
Jan 2nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,500 €2,000 €2,500 €3,500
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - €3,725
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,500 €2,000 €2,500 €3,500
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 - - - €3,500
Dec 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,500 €2,000 €2,500 €3,500
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - - €3,725

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $1,651 $2,201 $2,752 $3,852
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 2nd 2024 - - - $3,852
Jan 2nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,651 $2,201 $2,752 $3,852
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - $4,100
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,651 $2,201 $2,752 $3,852
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 - - - $3,852
Dec 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $1,651 $2,201 $2,752 $3,852
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - - $4,100

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Fabulous house

    on 20/07/2022

    Fabulous house to stay in and having bikes was an extra bonus. Everything was perfect and we couldn’t fault a thing. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week and only wish we had booked it for two weeks!

  • Wonderful stay

    on 12/08/2021

    The house is beautiful in a quiet and pittoresque setting and has every convenience you need. We had a wonderful stay.

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