Chateau de Claribes
Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, Claribes provides an ideal base for exploring local vineyards, towns and markets.
Vineyard tours and commented tastings, follow an off-road bike trail or relax and enjoy the tranquillity. Walking, running, and cycling (on and off road) routes provided. Tennis, horse riding, canoing, golf within a 15 minute drive.
Days out in Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sainte Foy la Grande provide contrast to the peace and quiet of the countryside. The Atlantic coast at Lacanau, the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Dune de Pyla provide surf, interesting fishing villages, oysters beds and the highest sand dune in Europe for far-reaching views of the Bassin d'Arcachon.
Spend evenings experiencing local produce in restaurants in local villages, or stay at home and feast on produce bought from the villages markets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Sustainability has been at the heart of renovations on the holiday house, with care given to insulation; use of natural, local materials; low VOC paint; and furniture from companies who also have a policy for sustainability.
The generously equipped house and garden provides you with a comfortable environment in which to unwind or use as a base for exploring local towns, coast and vineyards.
Muted colours, traditional locally made tiled or wooden floors, soft furnishings and unique art work contribute to the relaxing pace of life. The contemporary, minimalist style ensures you have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Radiators and wood burnings stoves, fuelled with logs from our own woods, provide warmth and ambiance for chilly out-of-season evenings, making this a practical house for short or long breaks at any time of the year.
The large open ground floor (12m x 5m) is the hub for for cooking, eating and relaxing. An abundance of cooking equipment and tableware for meals at home; iPod dock; DVD and TV - bring your own music and DVDs or borrow a movie from our extensive collection for evenings in. The two large double bedrooms on the first floor each have their own shower or bathroom. Unbleached cotton bed linen, lots of plump feather pillows and large, soft, fluffy towels help to ensure a peaceful nights sleep.
Additional beds or cots can be provided for young children or babies.
The enclosed flower filled front garden is a restful place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine with views of the valley and vines.
Cleaning, cooking, babysitting at extra charge and by arrangement.
|Further details outdoors|
Tour of our own vineyard and winery with tasting off our award winning wines. Selection of restaurants in the area. Tennis available in Gensac. Swimming lakes at Blasimon and Cadie. Bike hire available locally. Canoe hire available locally. Walking, running, cycling routes available.
You have your own private gardens as well as the freedom to explore our vineyards, fields and river. We can provide you with walking, cycling and running routes. Oudoor games available - badminton, boules, frisbee, football, etc.
You are welcome to arrive any time after 4pm on the first day of your stay, and leave by 10am on the day of your departure. This is to allow us plenty of time to thoroughly clean and prepare the house for your arrival - although with advance notice and an additional charge, we can organise early arrival and late departure. Please check at time of booking.
We are not able to accept pets.
For the health and safety of all our visitors the house and gardens are strictly no smoking.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Nestled amongst the vineyards of Bordeaux, the region offers many wine related activities as well as Bastide towns to visit; markets to explore; Brocantes to browse and river-based activities. The cities of Bordeaux and Bergerac are within easy reach for city sight seeing; museums; theatres; shopping and dining.
The Atlantic coast is around an hour and a half's drive with clean beaches and fantastic surf.
With temperatures reaching the late twenties as early as April and as late as October, local communities organise many outdoor events to make the most of the glorious weather.
The local village of Gensac is within walking distance along a very quiet country lane or through the vineyards. In the village you will find a butcher; baker; small supermarket; a weekly market; two restaurants and two cafes - everything for daily needs!
Within 20 mins drive, the small towns of Sainte Foy la Grande, Castillon, and St Emilion have a selection of restaurants, supermarkets, bakers, markets, etc. Sainte Foy la Grande has a lively farmer's market every Saturday morning. Local towns have regular summer night markets, brocantes, music festivals as well as celebrations of the local food and wine.
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29 Jan 2014
"Chilling with a glass of Rose and snuggling in front of a log fire.....a perfect recipe for relaxation"
I'm cooking dinner on Saturday evening and feeling so disappointed with the garlic I'm crushing...memories of our visit to Gensac in October come flooding back.....plump, juicy, garlic clove… More
1 Oct 2013
"Tranquility in Wine Country"
Chateau de Claribes is situated in the heart of the Bordeaux Region wine country about 40 kilometers from the city of Bordeaux. Claribes is owned by Nick and Helen, Brit ex-pats who have devoted them… More
23 Sep 2013
we have just returned from a stay at chateau claribes. Helen and Nick were perfect hosts. Everything was just as advertised and we had a wonderful time. The house is in a lovely scenic area and close … More
26 Jun 2013
"A Hidden Gem."
Arrived late evening on Thursday to be greeted by Helen and shown the accommadation which was ideal for my wife & 2 x adult daughters. It was " kitted out " with everything required for our … More
23 May 2013
"Un charmant séjour dans les vignes"
Nous voulions découvrir le bordelais et avons trouvé cette charmante maison atténante au chateau de Claribes et donnant directement sur les vignes. Ma fille a pu ainsi jouer en sécuirté sur la gr… More
17 Dec 2012
"Beautiful, relaxing stay with wonderful hosts"
We stayed at Claribes for a week in October 2012, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone - we have been singing its praises to friends and family non-stop! We were incredibly lucky with the… More
21 Sep 2012
"A glorious honeymoon in beautiful countryside"
We just returned from Claribes. Helen and Nick were wonderful hosts - responded quickly and helpfully to all my emails when booking and provided generous, helpful advice throughout our stay on the bes… More
13 Sep 2012
"Tranquility among the vineyards"
Very well appointed and comfortable accommodation. An excellent place to stay if you want to get away from the hurly-burly of urban Britain. Well situated for visits to such places as St Emilion and D… More
21 Aug 2012
"A wonderful house in beautiful surroundings"
The house is beautifully decorated and furnished and is set in magical surroundings; the peace, quiet and tranquility are amazing. Helen is so helpful and friendly and made every effort to make our st… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the holiday house at Chateau de Claribes. We're so pleased you found your holiday relaxing and enjoyed the surroundings as well as the facilities in the house.
We particularly appreciate the suggestions you made about how we could improve the bedding and facilities to make a stay more comfortable during extremely hot weather - I think it was mostly around 40°C whilst you were here!. We have already provided the light weight cotton sheets - I'm sure this addition will provide more flexibility for bed coverings in the hot weather, alongside the summer grade duvets. We have bought electric fans to help keep the air circulating in the bedrooms as you suggested and we'll buy sun loungers for the garden as soon as they're available in the shops in summer 2013!
Thanks again for taking time to e-mail the suggestions - they're very helpful.
We very much look forward to seeing you again!
9 Jul 2012
"Peaceful setting among the vineyards"
What a lovely weekend we had visiting Chateau Claribes! Nestled in the quiet village of Claribes, population 10, we drank the award winning organic wines of the chateau and relaxed between canoe trips on the Dordogne.
Helen & Nick were friendly and welcoming throughout our visit and full of recommendations and tips about the area. Helen even offered to shop for us before we arrived. Thanks to her suggestion to head to the market in Ste Foy la Grande, we enjoyed the best pain au chocolat we have ever tasted! Nick gave us an interesting & informative tour of the vineyards & winery followed by a tasting.
The house was spotless with simple French chic decor and fully loaded with games & dvds. I wish we could have stayed longer!
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