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Bordeaux holiday chateau rental – Home 193166 Chateau

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 40 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Bordeaux holiday chateau rental – Home 193166

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  • Chateau
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 40 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Chateau / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 40

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

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.

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...

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 4 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 4 Cots available
  • 3 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Gerard P
Response rate:
25%
Calendar updated::
27 Aug 2015
Years listed:
5
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


This Chateau has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 40. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Dec 2011. Located in Gironde, it has 57 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £0.

The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Aug 2015.

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“Fabulous French Holiday with wine, swimming and good fun!”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2012

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.

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

Reviewed 8 Jun 2012

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

“Sentout - best holiday accomodation I've ever experienced.”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2012

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.

“Beautiful rustic accommodation with lovely hosts, perfect for families”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2012

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.

“friendly, welcoming, relaxinging wine lovers haven”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2012

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.

“A little piece of paradise”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2012

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.

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

Reviewed 30 May 2012

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

“A great place to stay near Bordeaux”

Reviewed 29 May 2012

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

“Memorable”

Reviewed 28 May 2012

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

“Fantastic”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

We spent a week at the Chateau Sentout, and couldn't have been more pleased with the accomodations, and the kindness and generosity of Gerard Peltier, the owner/manager. The unit named Tilbury was very comfortable, located close by the swimming pool. Tilbury possessed a fine garden area for barbecuing and relaxation, as did all the other units. Gerard quickly and efficiently repaired a water heater problem, the single problem we encountered. We arrived late the first night, and Gerard had available some food and coffee to tide us over until the next day when we could grocery shop. We ate all of our meals in, despite planning to eat in restaurants as per our usual custom. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and other accoutrement. While there were only two us staying in the unit, it could easily accommodate up to 5 adults. The location is perfect for exploring the Graves region, and is close by the Right and Left Banks of Bordeaux for day trips, and Bordeaux is only 25 km. We plan on returning next year.

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

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