About the home
Chateau Lague provides the perfect setting not only for winelovers, but for those who want to make the most of the beautiful countryside and famous towns and villages of the Bordeaux region. The property offers all mod cons whilst retaining the charm and elegance associated with an 18th century chateau. Sitting on the terrace one has views of the Dordogne and Isle rivers, the thriving market town of Libourne and across to the hill of St Emilion.
From its elevated position, Chateau Lague overlooks the village of Fronsac, itself offering numerous opportunities for winetasting. The Chateau owners delight in introducing their guests to the merlot-dominated wines of the area with a tour of their own cellar, and many of the other Fronsac chateaux offer the opportunity to visit and buy direct.
Although set amidst vineyards, the Chateau is conveniently situated for local amenities. Fronsac has a local store, wine shops, a baker and a pharmacy as well as a small restaurant. More extensive facilities, including supermarkets, a good range of shops and numerous restaurants, can be found 3km away in the bastide town of Libourne.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arcachon, 70km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The property has been beautifully refurbished offering comfortable and stylish accommodation. Forming part of this 18th century chateau, the property has beautiful views from the living and sleeping areas. From the circular entrance hall in the tower, one enters the sitting and dining rooms, which have doors opening onto the huge stone terraced area, which in itself provides a great entertainment area. The kitchen is newly equipped and offers all that one needs for a self-catering holiday. Taking the stairs up through the tower, one finds the sleeping accommodation. One of the double bedrooms has an en suite, whilst the other rooms benefit from a huge walk-in shower room and another bathroom with shower over. The property is light and airy and provides a wonderful private holiday base.
Further details outdoors:
The property has private exterior grounds leading directly into the vineyards where numerous signed walks can be found. It is a working vineyard, and guests are welcome to tour the cellars and winemaking facilities with the owners. The balcony provides excellent panoramic views of the local area, and is a great place to relax and have a barbecue. A teak table, chairs and parasol are provided. The owners can provide guests with a key for the local village tennis courts, which can be reached via a short walk through the vines.
Guests will receive a welcome pack consisting of two bottles of Chateau Lague, appellation Fronsac, the merlot produced at the vineyard.
Daily or weekly cleaning can be arranged upon request at an additional charge.
Weekend lets are available at the owner's discretion during peak periods.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Gironde region
Chateau Lague lies at the heart of the famous wine region of Pomerol-Saint-Emilion-Fronsac. The World Heritage site of Saint Emilion is 5 km away. Here you can take a short winetasting course, visit the local chateaux and sample some of the world's most famous wines within a beautiful medieval setting. The historic city of Bordeaux is 30 km away. Known as 'little Paris', it was recently awarded the status of a World Heritage site. The city has been carefully restored to its former glory and now offers a tram service that allows you to visit the museums, the wonderful Jardin Public, the varied shopping boutiques, the newly refurbished waterfront and quays - and, of course, to try some of the famous local delicacies at one of the many restaurants.
The mild and sunny climate of the region owes much to its proximity to the Atlantic. Just over an hour away, a trip to the coast is well worth the visit. Here you can join the surfers seeking the perfect wave, try some of the local oysters and relax on the expansive beaches. If you feel more energetic, you can climb to the top of the biggest sand dune in Europe, or cycle through the pine forest to one of the huge lakes where you can kayak, sail or swim.
If you are visiting for a week or more, you may want to wander further afield with a trip into the Dordogne to Sarlat, or take a trip down the coast to Biarritz or the Basque town of San Sebastian, famed for its tapas bars.
If you still have some energy left when you return to Chateau Lague, there are plenty of walks through the vineyards, horseriding, tennis in the village and golf courses within a 20 minute drive. As the day draws to a close, sit and relax in the large living and dining room and enjoy a traditional meal with ingredients found at one of the local markets and enjoy the peace and quiet of the vineyard at night.
The Libourne area
The bastide town of Libourne is the wine-making capital of the northern Gironde. Set on the banks of the Dordogne and Isle rivers, it is a bustling market town, with three market days each week, and in the summer a weekly night market with food and entertainment. The town hosts an annual arts festival each summer, and Libourne and the surrounding towns and villages have many local festivals and events from April through to September, including horse ball matches at St Terre, the festival of the fishermen in Fronsac, and many food and wine festivals. The local chateaux hold food, wine, music and firework events throughout the summer season, and Libourne, St Emilion and Bordeaux host major events for the annual celebration to mark the start of the wine harvest in September. Information on the numerous events, festivals, antique fairs and wine 'open door' weekends can be found at the Chateau or at the local visitor information centres.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
Bordeaux-Merignac Airport - British Airways, Easyjet, FlyBe and BMI Baby all have services to this airport. Car hire is available from the airport with many of the airlines offering special rates with their preferred hire partners(the car journey takes 40 minutes). Alternatively take the regular shuttle bus to Bordeaux St Jean train station for a train to Libourne and then a short taxi ride to the property.
Bergerac airport - airlines flying to this airport include Ryanair, FlyBe and BMI Baby. Car hire is available from the airport and the journey takes just over an hour.
Other airports slightly further afield include Biarritz (2 hours) and La Rochelle (2hrs 30 mins).
Eurostar/TGV comes to Bordeaux and Libourne, with changes either at Lille or Paris.
Taxis are available in Fronsac and Libourne, although having access to your own car is advised to fully appreciate the area.
Activities near Libourne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Apr 2013
This is a great place to stay in Bordeaux if you like a beautiful view of the vineyards and the Dordogne river. We had the place to ourselves. The bathrooms are clean and well done. While the... more
04 Sep 2011
We were three couples who stayed for 3 nights in late August,the vista was breathtaking! Perfect location for driving to St Emilion or elsewhere for the day. You definitely need to rent a car to get... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Season||24 May 11||1 Oct 11||£ 900||£ 110||£ 160||4 Nights|
|Middle Season||1 Oct 11||16 May 12||£ 800||£ 100||£ 150||4 Nights|
|High Season||16 May 12||1 Oct 12||£ 900||£ 110||£ 160||4 Nights|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Season||24 May 11||1 Jul 11||£ 1200||£ 200||£ 250||2 Nights|
|Very High Season||1 Jul 11||1 Sep 11||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Sep 11||1 Oct 11||£ 1200||£ 200||£ 250||2 Nights|
|Mid-Low Season||1 Oct 11||1 Apr 12||£ 900||£ 140||£ 180||2 Nights|
|Middle Season||1 Apr 12||16 May 12||£ 1000||£ 150||£ 200||2 Nights|
|High Season||16 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1200||£ 200||£ 250||2 Nights|
|Very High Season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Special Rates availabel for Christmas & New Year
Midweek reductons available
Small Parties may receive a reduced rate
Long Stays available if the house is freeEnquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the owner
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
3 years listed
You are contacting
The owner is based in France and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2010. This chateau has received 2 reviews from previous guests.
Verified property owner
This owner has been verified by our team
Payment for this home can be made directly to the owner.
Holiday villas in France (11,415)