L'Ecurie de Chateau de Sours
Chateau | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Chateau de Sours is situated high up on a commanding limestone plateau just to the southwest of Libourne and Pomerol, and facing St Emilion. Producing the finest wines for over 200 years, our current winemakers continue to blend the traditional rigour and craftsmanship of the region with a modern creative approach that produces some of Bordeaux's best red and white wines, as well as leading a renewed interest in top class rose.
The Ecurie at Chateau de Sours was new to the rental market in Autumn 2012. All bookings at our two guest properties (offer applicable to minimum one week stays) will receive a free tour of our winemaking facilities. There is the possibility of taking both guest properties at the chateau (l'Ecurie and the Studio), which also sleeps five, to make it a perfect holiday for two families or a larger group of adults. White bedlinen, and fluffy white towels and bathrobes, provided as inclusive in the rental price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon or Lacanau 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux Merignac 25 km, Nearest railway: Bordeaux Gare St Jean 23 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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The Ecurie has been sympathetically converted from the old chateau stables to offer the best of Bordeaux to visitors...plenty of old beams, a beautiful period fireplace, comfortable bedrooms and stunning, spacious bathrooms as well as a well-equipped kitchen. The terrace has views over the chateau's vines as well as our potager, from where you are welcome to help yourselves to whatever is in season to cook up a storm for dinner. There is a central stylish living area with a huge sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, fireplace and with two pairs of glazed double doors opening out onto the terrace.
The kitchen is fabulously equipped and located at one end of the living area with a large farmhouse table that easily seats six to eight people. The single bedroom and ensuite bathroom leads off the kitchen area, whereas the two double bedrooms/ensuites lead off the entrance hall area to the apartment. One has views over the terrace and potager, the other over the chateau's courtyard. There is also a separate WC in the hall area. Bathrooms have fluffy white towels, bathrobes and bathmats.
There is a TV with international satellite channels and a DVD player with a small library of titles. In the courtyard you will find table tennis, balls and bats. We have three bicycles which you are welcome to use at no cost to explore the local area. We can offer tastings of the estate wines (at a per head extra cost). We also offer the option of a fridge-stocking service before your arrival (at extra cost) which takes the strain off you a little after a long journey. We are child-friendly and can provide a cot, high chair and toys on request.
|Further details outdoors|
L'Ecurie is a luxury property, guaranteed spotlessly clean, yet with many of the facilities and chic decor of a boutique hotel.
The property has an authentic French feel about it, and hospitality at Chateau de Sours comes with the same warmth and care that characterizes our approach to winemaking. A stay at the chateau puts you right at the heart of the region's history, culture and cuisine, as well as the enchanting castles and villages surrounding the property. Only 15 minutes from St Emilion, 30 minutes from Bordeaux, 60 minutes from the Bassin d'Arcachon or the world-famous surf spots of the French Atlantic coast such as Lacanau, and 60 minutes from the Dordogne and Bergerac, the Ecurie at Chateau de Sours is the perfect base to explore all that the region has to offer.
Local markets with wonderful local produce abound: Wednesdays at Creon (5kms), Thursday and Saturday at Branne (8kms), Wednesday and Sunday at St Emilion, Monday, Friday and Sunday at Libourne. You will not go hungry! There is also a local 8-8 type shop, boulangerie and also a take-away pizza service only 2 minutes drive away, or 5 minutes by bicycle.
This property is no smoking.
Changeover day is Friday. However, we also offer short lets of 3 nights+ in Mid and Low Seasons.
Fridge stocking service available prior to your arrival at cost.
Bed linen and towels included in rental cost.
Deposit €500, fully refunded two weeks after departure date providing there are no breakages, damage or extra cleaning required.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Chateau de Sours stands in the heart of the Bordeaux region with its rich and fascinating history, wildly romantic castles and bastide towns, natural beauty, and thriving cultural life. Among the many attractions of the local area are the legendary beautiful towers and Roman remains of St Emilion, where the first vines were planted in Bordeaux; the prehistoric caves of Lesault, where the world was stunned by the discovery of the Cro Magnon cave paintings; and the galleries and museums of Bordeaux itself. The forests and rivers of the surrounding region are ideal for hiking, canoeing, riding, hunting and fishing, all of which can be organised from the Chateau, as well as no less than seven 18-hole championship golf courses within an hour's drive for the golf enthusiast.
St Quentin de Baron is a small traditional village in the Entre Deux Mers region of Bordeaux. It has a population of 1,300, and is situated 23kms east of Bordeaux, near to the Dordogne river. On big spring tides, the phenomenon of the Mascaret, a tidal bore on the Dordogne river, can be observed at St Pardon (about 15 minutes drive) which attracts surfers and crowds from around the world.
There are local markets in the surrounding towns and villages almost every day of the week, where a vast array of fresh local produce is on offer, including vegetables, cheeses, flowers and meat.
There is a very well-run riding stables within 4kms of the property with horses catering for all ages and abilities. There is both extensive and beautiful hacking on offer here, and also manege-based riding lessons.
At Creon (5kms) you will find the Piste Cyclable Roger Leypebie, a resurfaced disused railway line now intended for recreational cyclists. Some of the old railway stations have been converted into cafes where you can stop for a light lunch. It is possible to cycle almost all the way to Bordeaux in one direction, and as far as the beginning of the Dordogne region (Sauveterre-en-Guyenne) in the other....a total length of some 55kms. A fantastic facility to have so close by for bicycling enthusiasts. There is also a bicycle rental station at Creon, where small trailers can also be hired which attach to your bike to take your small children with you without tears!
Within 15 minutes' drive you will find St Emilion with all it has to offer to the wine and culture enthusiasts. Fabulous restaurants, beautiful old churches and buildings are here to discover, wine tastings and tours can be organised by the Office de Tourisme...here, the wine world becomes your oyster. It is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, and rightly so.
Golf can be played at Chateau Vigiers, a championship course where one can pay a daily green fee (about 30 minutes' drive). There is also a lovely brasserie here, as well as an outdoor swimming pool...great for the kids.
Canoe rental: possible at Ste-Foy-le-Grande on the Dordogne river, about 30 minutes' drive.
Bordeaux: 23kms drive from us, a city waiting to be explored and discovered. Vibrant by day and by night. Fabulous restaurants. Great shopping. Sparkling nightlife. Opera and ballet at le Grand Theatre. Cookery school at le Chapon Fin. Vinotherapie spa at Les Sources de Caudalie, Chateau Smith Haute-Lafitte, 23kms southeast of Bordeaux.
Bassin d'Arcachon: about 60 minutes' drive.
Surfing at Lacanau: world-class. About 60 minutes' drive.
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7 Aug 2014
"About as good as it gets"
We simply loved our stay in this wonderful apartment in the courtyard of the lovely Chateau de Sours. We were slightly unsure what to expect but everything exceeded our hopes.The Chateau is peaceful a… More
Delighted that you had a great time at Chateau de Sours. Come and see us again as soon as your diary permits!
22 Jun 2014
"An Excellent Option"
If you are visiting St Emlion or this region with children, or as a group of couples, this is a truly fabulous place to stay. The chateau and accommodation are beautiful, the staff are amazingly frien… More
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us!
27 Jan 2014
We stayed for 5 nights with our 13 week old baby and 2 year old daughter, it really was everything we could have hoped for and so much more, even in the depths of winter! From the welcome to the déco… More
We're so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Chateau de Sours....come and see us again soon!
6 Dec 2013
"Superior Accommodations, Location & Services!!"
Beginning with my first email contact with the owner, I knew that we were making a wonderful decision in reserving L'Ecurie de Chateau de Sours. All communications were handled expeditiously and… More
We're so delighted that enjoyed your stay with us and that we met (and here and there exceeded) expectations...this makes us very happy. Please come back and see us again soon!
21 Sep 2013
My husband and I were so happy at Chateau de Sours we didn't want to leave. So we extended our vacation for another week! Perfect accommodation and amenities for us. Traveling with our infant … More
...and we can't wait to see you back at Château de Sours! Thanks for your truly lovely review. :-)
14 Jun 2013
L'Ecurie at Chateau de Sours was the perfect way to explore the Bordeaux region. The whole experience exceeded our expectation from the charming accomodation to the warmth of hospitality shown by… More
We are delighted you had a good time with us....come back soon!
14 Jun 2013
"Fantastic location. Excellently appointed accommodation."
This is a fantastic gîte - lovely, quiet location and handy for Bordeaux and other areas of interest. Very well appointed with 'all mod cons'. The welcome is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. And, of course, the wine is sans pareil - try the reds and whites as well as the still and sparkling rosés for which it is renowned. The only drawback is that a car is needed to get to the nearest restaurants and bars.
So pleased that you had a comfortable stay at Chateau de Sours, and that you enjoyed tasting the wines on site!
6 May 2013
"Top spot in Bordeaux"
This beautifully appointed and spacious 3 bedroom villa is located within the vineyard and winery. The charming host and english speaking staff ensured we had a pleasant stay. We stayed for 5 nights with another couple and the rooms we had were spacious and clean. There are comfortable queen size beds and pillows with large ensuite bathrooms in the rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, lovely dining table and large comfortable sofa and chairs. Lots of space which is unusual in France. The Ecurie is conveniently located close to both Bordeaux city and St. Emillion.
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