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Chateau Sentout near Bordeaux

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

52 reviews

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Bakehouse tower

Chateau / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 40

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Chateau / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 40

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Chateau Sentout, one of the best hidden secret of Bordeaux

In Middle of 40 Acre Grounds with a Chapel, Water Skiing, Wine Tasting, WiFi, Individual Air-Cond.

Villas and Apartments f0r 2 to 8.

Spectacularly sited on top of a hill amid vineyards and meadows just south of the handsome city of Bordeaux, this 17th century chateau with its charmingly restored cottages and flower filled courtyards, serves as a comfortable base for touring the famous wine chateaux, medieval villages and pristine Atlantic beaches of Aquitaine. Well renovated accommodations for 2 to 8 people. Large heated pool with protection fence and shallow end for children, situated in a separate courtyard with high pool enclosure openable for cloudy days, sandpit in the orchard. Included: table tennis, badminton, basket ball, volley ball, bowls, nearby tennis.Waterskiing on the Baurech lake, horse riding, 5 golf courses within less than 1 hours drive, canoeing 30 minutes. The chapel provides a haven to listen to classical music, video, fax, satellite TV. Free WiFi access, Air-conditioning.

We organise wine tastings in the most prestigious Bordeaux wine chateaux, at Medoc, Sauternes, Graves and St Emilion, and will help you in organizing your visits to the numerous mediaeval villages such as St Emilion, Bazas, La Reole, oyster villages at Arcachon and Cap Ferret, the Dune of Le Pyla - the largest sand dune in Europe - the pristine Alantic beaches at Biscarosse, lake at Hostens, a favourite to families. Amongst other activities: waterskiing and horse riding at 1 mile, treetop climbing at 4 miles, Bordeaux historical center with its preserved architecture from the 17th century, lots of cafés, jazz café, fish and local cuisine restaurants, parks and the now renovated two miles riverside along the river Garonne with its astonishing "water mirror".

Our large swimming pool, heated and covered but openable, may be used starting mid March, to mid November; it is surrounded by a safety fence and a shallow end for children. It is situated in middle of a loan with banana trees, palmtrees, badminton, swing and a pergola. The beautiful chapel offers the possibility of listening to classical music or could be used for weddings or celebrations.

We are welcoming our guests on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday in the summer season and for shorter stays in the other seasons. To help you, visiting Aquitaine, a GSM navigator might be lent to you.

The Château's differing architectural styles which mark the passing years lend to its elegance and unique charm. An Italian feel is created by the Genoese storehouse and its Tuscan columns found in the courtyard. The inner courtyard's patio is Spanish in style and the windows leading from the main house to the bishop's bedroom are Moorish "Retour d'Egypte" (1813).

The main house, flanked on both sides by two massive square towers surmounted by balustrades, is embellished by two turrets and a large square tower, all three roofed with slate. The terrace at the front of the house facing the valley, is decorated with a stone balustrade.

The gardens, in turn formal and natural give each villa a space of its own, allowing guests to enjoy their privacy whilst being part of the group. Large spaces under the columns or in the arches of the former wine store, near the wine press are perfect to organize parties and meals for 20 and up to 43 guests.

Size Sleeps up to 40, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Hostens 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Merignac 33 km, Nearest railway: Bordeaux St Jean 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Chateau Sentout is surrounded by 40 acres of meadows and woods with no immediate neighbours, and is offering a peaceful and calm atmosphere to our guests. Small paths and roads are allowing walks and trekking around it and the former 20 miles railway leading from Bordeaux to the hart of the Entre-Deux-Mers district is now exclusively dedicated to cycling. Cycle station in Creon, 5 miles from us. The village of Langoiran offers lots of facilities: Restaurants, bakers, butchers, chemist, banks, supermarket, cash dispenser. Restaurant St Martin with its terrace along the river is a perfect place to enjoy meals and watching the mascaret with surfers or the surprising ships transporting the Airbus wings from England to Toulouse and passing in front of the restaurant...

Further details

Rentals by the week from Saturday to Saturday in the summer seasons or less than a week in the other seasons.Payment per credit card or bank transfer, 25 % at booking time and balance 2 months before arrival. Price reduction for 2 consecutive weeks bookings and for group booukings.

The Aquitaine region

Aquitaine can be divided into five departments:Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot & Garonne, Pyrénées Atlantiques.In addition to their shared history, these areas have a great deal in common:

They are wine producers and are particularly noted for their cultural heritage,sporting achievements and vernacular architecture.

The Romans aptly named the region Aquitania, a "land of water"as it is dotted with lakes and marshes and many important rivers such as Adour, Dordogne, Garonne, Isle and the Gironde estuary. Its 270 km / 170 miles Atlantic coastline, which stretches from Pointe de Graves in the north to Hendaye at the foot of the Pyrenees, also makes it one of France's main tourist attractions.And, of all regions of France, Aquitaine is by far the most important in terms of prehistory. This is most true of the Périgord, an area with an almost unique cluster of major prehistoric sites.

Around 400,000 BC, the first hunters arrived in the Vezere valley where they lived in rock-shelters in the limestone cliffs and where they made flint tools and weapons. Trace of their activities have been discovered at over 150 sites and in some 50 decorated caves and thanks to Le Moustier, we have an insight into the life and religious rituals of prehistoric hunters from around 80,000-30,000 BC.

At the Cro-Magnon site in Les Eysies, artefacts from 35,000-10,000 BC have revealed the amazingly high level of skill attained by early man and a similar sense of wonder comes from looking at the caves paintings, depicting mammoths, horses,and reindeer at Lascaux and the so-called Venus figures, found at Laussel in the Dordogne and at Grassempouy in the Landes.

In Medoc, around 1,500 BC, large bronze axes were being produced. At the beginning of the 5th century, a series of invasions led to the Visigoths making Aquitaine part of their kingdom in 481. They, in turn were expelled by the Franks and it was around that time that Christianity was beginning to take hold in the towns and cities, although it did not really become widespread in the region until as late as the 11th century but this period did see the start of the construction of some of Aquitaine's first great abbeys and churches.

After the death of their king Clovis, in 511, Frankish Merovingingian control was weakened by the division of the region into separate administrative areas. Taking advantage of this, the Vascons, a people from the Pyrenees who are sometimes equated with the Basques, invaded in 580 settling between the Garonne and the Pyrenees, which became known as Gascony in the 7th century.

Then the Arabs arrived but they were repulsed at Poitiers by Charles Martel in 732. Then the Carolingians annexed the territory but their rule was relatively short-lived as, in the mid-9th century, the Normans sailed up the Adour, Dordogne and Garonne rivers, pillaging and ravaging towns, churches an monasreries as they went.

Bordeaux was torched in 848 and Gallo-Roman civilisation was broken

and gradually it withered away

During the 11th and 12th centuries, the population began to increase, churches and monasteries were springing up all over the Southwest of France, the Abbaye de la Sauve-Majeure founded by Gerard de Corbie in 1079 had more than 300 monks in 1095 at his death.

More and more land was being cleared in order to build abbeys and monasteries especially along the main pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostella in Spain.

Some religious buildings like the Cathedrale Saint-Front in Perigueux were built in the Byzantine Romanesque style but from the 13th century ownward, they was a general downturn in religious architecture, although the great Gothic Cathedrals of Bordeaux, Bazas and Bayonne were rebuilt in the 14th century following the devastation of the Franco-English 100 Years' War.

Thanks to Philip the fair, a firm ruler and accomplished diplomat, Bertrands de Goth, Archibishop of Bordeaux, was elected Pope in 1305 as Clement V . His position allowed him to bestow favours on the Gascon clergy. He also initiated the construction of the great chateaux at Roquetaillade, Fargues, Budos and at Villandraut.

Englishs in France In 1137, Eleanor of Aquitaine daughter and heiress of William X,

Duc d'Aquitaine married Louis VII, later king of France.

However, as Eleanor had not only failed to produce a royal heir but also led a life that displeased her husband, the marriage was dissolved in 1152.A few months later Eleanor married Henry Plantagenet who, in 1154, became

king of England. Apart of the French enclaves of Armagnac and Béarn, the duchy of Aquitaine was now under English rule. Hostilities between the French and the English in the region began in 1328 and continued until 1453, when the English were soundly defeated at the Battle of Castillon by Charles VII with the death of General Talbot. This was the end of se so called Hundred Years War

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a port city in the southwest of France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2007 estimate. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department. Its inhabitants are called Bordelais.

With a population of 1,200,000 inhabitants in the Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne metropolitan area, the fifth metropolitan area in France is known to be the world's wine industry capital, and it is considered Europe's main military space and aeronautics research and construction complex.

Bordeaux wine draws its name from the city around which it has been produced since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.

Tourism in Bordeaux had already developed considerably following the city's extensive facelift. However, it will now be entering a new dimension thanks to the UNESCO listing, undoubtedly exceeding the 2.5 million visitors a year Bordeaux currently welcomes.

Baurech & Tabanac are small communities of almost 1000 inhabitants, close to the Garonne right banks; part of their territory is on the flat land along the river, and the other part which includes the village is situated on the hills of Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, the beginning of the Entre-Deux-Mers district. The communes are rural, hilly and very typical.

The centre of the villages are very picturesque and contains the church, the Town hall and some wine chateaux.

Their small size means that there are no shops or restaurants. The only commerce is a hairdressing salon. There is a doctors surgery located in the Bourg, an antic dealer along the D10, down the hill, a Citroën garage, many artisans. The beautifull situation of Baurech & Tabanac on the hills facing the Garonne river valley explains why so many châteaux have been built over the past centuries in or around the village.

Baurech is housing a small lake, property of Mr Thierry Malhomme, well known French champion of water ski. Competitions and trainings are organised all year round both for beginners and confirmed amateurs.

Enjoy Golfing in Aquitaine

Aquitaine, situated less than an hours flight from Paris, and less than 2 hours' flight from the major European cities, offers golfers, amateurs and professionals alike, some fifty-odd courses scattered over the region.

The geographic diversity of the region means that there are all kinds of courses,

as varied as their surrounding landscapes and their settings, that are playable

throughout the year in a particularly pleasant mild climate.

We have a long-standing golfing tradition here.

It was in Aquitaine, in Pau to be precise, that Willie Dunn laid out the very first golf course in Continental Europe in 1856.

Activities and leisure at chateau Sentout and nearby:

In the property itself, the most popular is the large swimming pool covered and openable; heated with a shallow end for children and babies. Boules, volley ball badminton and basket and not to forget a sandpit for babies.

The chapel offers a restful place to listen music and both amplifier and a choice of discs are available.

Both in the village of Baurech and Tabanac, there are horse farms organising lessons or walks, near the chateau a tennis court and in the forest 3 miles from us,a tree-top climbing complex.

Canoeing on the river Ciron in the district of Sauterne 15 miles from Sentout is a great opportunity from April to October, canoe are provided on the spot.

Last but not least, the Atlantic beaches, the Arcachon bay, Oyester farms at la Teste, and water parks and zoo.

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5 Jul 2012

5/5

"Fabulous French Holiday with wine, swimming and good fun!"

Friendly owners who were more than willing to help when needed. Children had lots of other children to play with:-nightly cricket game was a highlight Aussies(us) vs the rest of the world Husband had a ball tasting all the local wineries Children and I relaxed beside the pool Local attractions such as Saint-Émilion were a highlight. Great holiday and for us great weather too.

9 Jun 2012

4/5

"Charming family friendly holiday offering comfortable accommodation within a delightful rambling chateau."

Ch Sentout sits atop a south facing valley amid trees and vineyards. It is an unusually pretty chateau with a large range of outbuildings intimately associated with the chateau proper, and which have been converted to form a range of holiday homes. The furnishings are slightly more functional than stylish, but this is entirely in keeping with the understated charm which oozes from every 17th century stone in this lovely place. With mature Wisteria and vines abundant around the core areas of the complex, it is truly visually stunning, and there are acres of informal gardens to enjoy. Needless to say, the pool was the lure for us, and that it is covered gives a very welcome insurance against poor weather- we have known plenty of summer rain in France. With the doors open, the pool does not feel enclosed and there is plenty of space around it to sunbathe whilst fully in touch with what is happening. At no point did we feel encroached upon by others- there is plenty of space in the pool, the chateau and the grounds to grant solitude if sought. Its a lovely place in a lovely part of France.

HI, Thanks for telling us about your holiday with us. About matresses, we did receive new ones (dunlopillo) and they are now in place, hope you will soon check them. Kind regards, Gérard

5 Jun 2012

5/5

"Sentout - best holiday accomodation I've ever experienced."

Simply put Sentout had everything, charm, tranquility, magic, great location and friendliness. It was a great experience for both us and our children. They loved the pool and the sun loungers (so did we). The church was a very special place and simply added to the charm. Gerard was most helpful and the Rosarie was perfect. We have stayed in France a number of times and this was the best accomodation we have ever had. I cannot recommend Sentout highly enough, just exhale, relax and be.

5 Jun 2012

4/5

"Beautiful rustic accommodation with lovely hosts, perfect for families"

The accommodation is in a gorgeous refurbished chateau. Our gite was in one of the towers and had lovely stone floors, beautiful high ceilings and windows that opened out to gorgeous views of the countryside. It was the perfect getaway for a young family. The swimming pool was very well maintained and provided hours of entertainment for the children and there are lovely grounds to walk about in. All in all it was a lovely stay enjoyed by all the family.

4 Jun 2012

5/5

"friendly, welcoming, relaxinging wine lovers haven"

Our weeks holiday was hampered by unusal bad weather, however on arrival we were in awe of such a majestic building and suroundings, Gerrard could not have been any more helpfull even opening his own living space to do a guided tour he also arranged a wine taste at a local vinyard which was so interesting and informal. Our apartment which was in the Chateau was so lovely and spotlessly clean, we would without doubt go again.

3 Jun 2012

5/5

"A little piece of paradise"

We stayed at Chateau Sentout in Nov 2011 and could not have had a more enjoyable and relaxing time, in the most idyllic setting. Arriving after dark ,we weren't able to appreciate the glorious and dramatic chateau - we were overwhelmed by it in the morning. Gerard greeted us on arrival and showed us around the Roseraie, gifting us some gratefully received wine. Nothing was too much trouble for Gerard during our stay and we enjoyed our privacy knowing he was never too far away should we need him. The Roseraie is traditionally furnished with two bedrooms, bathroom, WC, living room and kitchen. We really loved the authentic feel. We also had our own private garden area at the rear with original walls and a table and chairs. Every night we sat out with the logs (supplied) on the fire and enjoyed wine whilst listening to music under the stars. Absolute bliss. The sun catches the front of the cottage during the afternoon and we sat out front in the large courtyard looking out over the valley and watching the sunset. I can't emphasise enough how relaxing and beautiful Chateu Sentout is. There is a small chapel, table tennis and a swimming pool, which was closed when we were there due to the out of season visit. We had a hired car, which is a must, and spent days travelling around the countryside and into Bordeaux. There is so much to see and do. We even had a lovely day at the beach which was about 40 minutes drive. Gerard kindly took us to a local winerie where we learned about the process and then sampled many beautiful wines - and purchased far too many boxes for taking home on the train! I can't recommend Chateu Sentout highly enough, whether for groups, families or couples. I can't wait to go back and find our little piece of paradise again.

30 May 2012

5/5

"Beautiful building, beautiful surroundings...would love to stay again!"

We stayed at Chateau Sentout for one week in early May in the "TUILERIE". The chateau is a stunning historic building, and the surrounding environment and views are also stunning. It was all the better to have sunny weather all week. Facilities were fine for our family, having a 1 year old and 4 year old. Having a car is essential, and also remembering that most shops close on Sundays. So if you arrive on the Saturday, make sure you stock up immediately. Travelling to Bordeaux centre was no problem, taking only 30 mins by car. We used the free parking at Carle Vernet tram station, then 4 Euros for a one day travel pass. Driving to Saint-Émilion took less than an hour, and we had a lovely day there. Driving to the coast, and Dune de Pyla took about 1 hour, and well worth the visit. Just avoid rush hour times to avoid traffic around Bordeaux.

Thanks a lot for your kind evaluation. Hope to see you soon again, Gerard & Mary

29 May 2012

4/5

"A great place to stay near Bordeaux"

We had a wonderful time at Chateau Sentout. If you are looking for a place to stay, look no further this is where to go. Very close to Bordeaux and other little towns in the area so day trips are perfect. We did not get to meet Gerard but he left great instructions and everything was ready for us when we arrived. I would definitely go back and stay there again.

Thanks a lot for your kind evaluation. Hope to see you soon again, Gerard & Mary

28 May 2012

5/5

"Memorable"

This is a excellent well kept property with all the comforts one would find at home. It is well situated among the Bordeaux wineries and relatively easy to find with a GPS. The owners are very welcoming and accommodating. The views from the chateaus are out of a story book. We will definitely be back with our kids.

Thanks a lot for your kind evaluation. Hope to see you soon again, Gerard & Mary

28 May 2012

5/5

"a wonderfull place"

Ce gite est merveilleux , il est planté au milieu d'un domaine magnifique dans une région exceptionnelle. M. et Mme Peltier sont très acceuillant et font tout pour que le séjour soit parfait. Les gites sont très spacieux et bien équipés La piscine est chauffée et parfaite pour petits et grands La region regorge de choses a faire ... Bref , je m'arrete là sinon je risque de ne plus pouvoir y retourner pour cause de gite complet

Thanks a lot for your kind evaluation. Hope to see you soon again, Gerard & Mary

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