Superbly positioned neighbouring the world heritage site of St Emilion

Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £4453-£6083
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA1842


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General Description

Built from traditional girondine stone in 1818, the chateau is located in the Fronsadais wine territory. The warm, quiet, inviting surroundings of the property come complete with a tennis court and swimming pool. The hillside setting of the chateau provides you with panoramic views of the Dordogne river as well as the surrounding working vineyards. With direct access from the chateau grounds, the undulating hills of Fronsac countryside will appeal to those who enjoy hiking, cycling, fishing and horseriding. Superbly positioned, it neighbours the world heritage site of St Emilion and the adjoining world renowned vineyards of Pomerol. The bustling, lively market town of Libourne, which hosts the most wonderful markets three mornings a week, is less than 10 minutes by car. The cosmopolitan and elegant city of Bordeaux is less than half an hours drive away. The unspoiled Atlantic coastline is also within very easy reach. For wine lovers, The Haut Medoc and Sauterne regions are both within a reasonably short drive. For dining out, opposite the chateau's gates is a traditional local restaurant overlooking a lake and the surrounding woodlands. Libourne and St Emilion have a vast variety of restaurants ranging from the traditional style French Brasseries to high end gourmet Michelin restaurants.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: The guest bedrooms in the chateau comprise of a master suite and four further bedrooms, all with modern en-suite bath or shower rooms. All rooms are luxuriously appointed with a mix of Irish antiques.
Kitchen: A state of the art modern granite kitchen with all appliances and an adjoining linen room.
Living Rooms: The ground floor accommodation comprises the main entrance marble hallway that can be used as a dining or sitting area, two large cosy yet stylish salons with original beams and stone walls, a simple and elegantly furnished dining room,There is satelite TV with DVD in both the salon and the bedroom Suite. The chateau also has internet access and an ipod docking station.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Linen and towels provided. Only the finest Italian bed linen and towelling are to be found in the bathrooms.
Outside: In the chateau‘s grounds you can relax on sunloungers on the terraced area by the private swimming pool or on a hammock beneath the horse chestnut trees. There is also a hard tennis court (racquets & balls provided). You are most welcome to stroll around the grounds and help yourself to any ripened fruit from the numerous variety of fruit trees or indeed any ripe fruit or vegetables from the owners vegetable garden. A barbecue is available for al fresco dining on the outside terrace. A number of bicycles are also provided.
Additional notes (if any): Catering can be arranged at the chateau, please enquire at time of booking.
For all French gastronomique food and Bordeaux wine lovers, either a top gourmet dining menu or a more simple traditional family type meal can be prepared for your enjoyment in our kitchen, whilst you sit back and relax! Meals are then served to you at table in our elegant dining room or at table on the Chateau’s south facing terrace.

All cuisine is prepared using seasonal and locally sourced produce catering for all dietary requirements and taste. In the comfort of the chateau, our professional catering team will produce great French cuisine for a memorable dining experience.

We would suggest that dining reservations are made at the time of your booking, to avoid any later disappointment!

The chateau also has a trained masseuse who comes to the property and can provide massage or other beauty treatments for both men and women.

Maid service is also available on request for an additional fee.

Private tennis coach for individual or group tuition can be arranged.

Private French language teacher can be arranged.

Terms & Conditions
Security deposit 1500 Euros to be paid in advance to the owner and refunded within 2 weeks of departure date.
Energy costs included.
No pets allowed.
Changeover day any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included.
No smoking.
Insurance - It is recommended that guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during their stay at the property.

Local Area / Activities

The gates from the chateau lead on to cycling and hiking paths, across vineyards and woodland areas. Horseriding is available in the nearby village of Fronsac. Canoeing is also possible on the Dordogne river, and fishing at the lake directly opposite the property is available. River cruises are available from Libourne. Neighbouring Chateaux offer all year round visits to their spectacular caves. For local shopping, the market town of Libourne is closest and is a 10 minute drive. You will find all local produce available for sale at the market, held 3 mornings a week, and on the perimeter of the town there are a wide range of major supermarkets. Bordeaux's Merignac international airport is a 30 minute drive and Bergerac is one hour from the chateau. The Mainline railway station is Libourne which serves the TGV from Paris and other rail routes. A 15 minute drive brings you to Saint Emilion which is renowned the world over for its red wine. Saint Emilion is a medieval town and can be likened to an amazing open-air museum. It has a remarkable underground monolithic church dug out of solid limestone. It is an ideal spot for either a relaxing stroll, or to take a deeper look into the town’s history. There are numerous historical monuments, museums and galleries, gourmet restaurants famed for their Bordelaise cuisine and countless designer shops to visit in the cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux which is famed for its architectural heritage of the 18th century. It is a 25 minutes drive. An hours drive brings you to the Atlantic Ocean with its sand dunes, large ocean breakers, some of Europe’s finest unspoiled beaches and glamorous Cap Ferret, where the wealthy of today still choose to spend their summers and dine in some of the finest seafood restaurants to be found on this coastline. Measuring 107 meters, the Dune de Pyla is Europe‘s highest sand dune. From the summit there are truly breathtaking views of the ocean, the surrounding woodlands and the distant Pyrenees. It is well worth the hike up just so you can run down it. For the young at heart, surf enthusiasts should visit Lacanau, which hosts one of Europe’s biggest surf competitions. It is a really fun place with plenty of restaurants and beachwear boutiques. Alternatively, you could visit the charming, buzzing ocean side town of Arcachon with its oyster bays and its protected basin that is ideal for children. In the neighbouring Dordogne, a suggested day trip would be to explore the well known Caves of Lascaux. Closer to the chateau is the famous citadelle of Blaye.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £4453
High Season: £6083

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Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby

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