Located in the heart of our own vineyards, Chateau de Claribes provides an ideal base for exploring local vineyards, towns and markets. We provide vineyard tours and commented tastings. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity. Walking, running, and cycling (on and off road) routes provided. Tennis, horse riding, canoeing, golf, jet ski, water ski, all 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 and night markets in surrounding villages, or stay at home and feast on produce bought from the village markets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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.