Tucked Away Wine Retreat in The Lush Médoc Vineyards

Hôtel Rollan de By • Begadan, France

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The beautiful exterior of the hotel will captivate you.
  • The beautiful exterior of the hotel will captivate you.
  • Lovely vineyards roll out across the Bordeaux wine region.
  • Unwind in your plush quarters.
  • Indulge your senses with a wine tasting session.
  • The region is rich with spectacular scenery.

Escape Kit

  • Two- (£235) or Three-Night (£329) Stay for Two in Deluxe Room
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Half-Bottle of Wine in Room on Arrival
  • Rollan de By Vineyard Visit and Wine Tasting Session Each
  • Flight Options to Bordeaux from Most UK Airports (Not Included)

At the mouth of the Gironde estuary stands France's oldest lighthouse, Cordouan. The original light might have been a little basic—wood chips burning in a metal box—but the gilt-heavy interior featured a lavish spiral staircase, ample closet space, and a chapel with a mosaicked ceiling, where presumably the keeper retreated when it was windy to pray the fortification budget hadn't been blown on the décor.

Surround yourself and your olfactory senses in similar opulence with a two-night stay at the Hôtel Rollan de By for £235 (up to £449 in value), or spend three nights for £329 (up to £662 in value). Tucked amongst the vines of one of the region's well-known vineyards, you'll upgrade to a deluxe room—either Cabernet or Merlot—and drink in a blend of antique furniture, 18th-century art, and contemporary chic. As befitting their names, you'll find half a bottle of wine waiting, which should whet your appetite for a vineyard visit and wine tasting, where you'll sample tipples from the heart of Médoc.

Each morning starts with a French breakfast—a seasonally-changing mix of fresh breads, cheeses, pastries, and jams, alongside yoghurt and fruit—ideal if you want to spend a day exploring Lynch Bages in Pauillac or one of many other châteaux around the region. Alternatively, clear your head with a trip to the estuary five kilometres away, and visit Cordouan, also known as 'the Versailles of the Sea'. If the interior doesn't take your breath away, the view after you've tackled the 311 steps to the top just might.

Luxuriate in this Escape, and you could leave Gironde like a lighthouse: beaming.

  • ''The ideal climate and soils for growing vines have therefore turned the Gironde into a dream destination for wine lovers.''

    -- Visit Bordeaux Gironde

Location

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    3 Route du Haut Condissas Begadan, 33340
    0033 (0)5 56 41 27 75 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Flights and transfers not included
  • One voucher is valid for two people and must be used over consecutive nights
  • Limit one voucher per reservation
  • Reservations required and subject to availability - stay must be completed by 31 October 2012
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Bookings must be made within 30 days of purchasing voucher
  • Not valid April 26-May 1; May 11-15; June 1-5; July 15-30, September 5-11
  • Deal based on double occupancy in a deluxe room
  • Voucher includes daily breakfast, half-bottle of wine in room on arrival, Rollan de By vineyard visit and wine tasting session each
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be applied towards existing reservations
  • Please contact merchant directly, within 30 days of voucher-issue, for information on any special assistance required including disabled access - if the merchant's arrangements are not adequate for your requirements, LivingSocial will be happy to issue a refund under our standard cancellation policy
  • Deal price inclusive of VAT
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2012 • Enjoy By October 31, 2012
£235

Original Price: £449

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