Oliver's Travels - France

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CLOS DE CHINON SLEEPS 8

Gensac Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

An elegant house set in beautiful grounds 4 bedrooms

Nestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac, Clos des Chinon lies in a part of the world as much famed for its beauty, tranquillity and verve as for its wine, cuisine and rolling vineyards.

Staying in boutique Clos De Chinon you will enjoy a glimpse into the real France. From the bustling local markets and antique fairs; to relaxing, kir in hand, on a local café terrace; to experiencing the history and wonder of Saint Emilion and Bordeaux. This elegant house is set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by the vines.All four comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.

The whole house is rented on a self catering basis between July - August and as a B&B for in low season the rest of the year. Please note there is no access to the kitchen in low season and the owners will be living on site.

The house has been completely redecorated to a high standard by a local architect and his artisans. Everything is here to provide and help create an unforgettable dining experience. The kitchen dining area is a great place to have informal lunches, The living room has two comfortable sofas and a more formal dining area for 8 people.

There are 4 double bedrooms (one on the ground floor), all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a four-poster bed. The house also benefits from internet connection, central heating. The bathrooms have heated towel rails.

Outside there are an abundance of fruit trees and bushes: cherry, plum, apple, pear, and figs. There is also a private swimming pool, outdoor pizza oven barbecue.

Clos de Chinon offers holistic recreation and treatments, all arranged with local businesses. But, you are of course free to simply put your feet up and relax within the grounds of the house.

The holiday can be complemented by attending music festivals (seasonal) or Fetes and Medieval Festivals (the History of the Hundred Years' War surrounds the area). Or you can just rest in the garden with an interesting book, enjoy the pool or have an Indian head massage.

The owners Jonathan and Barbara profession chefs, with their restaurant career in London spanning three decades. They have had recognition by major restaurant guides such as the 'Michelin' and 'The Good Food Guide'. Through the years, there were many challenges but they were forever moving with the times and were always on the lookout for fresh ideas; just about every London food critic took note and wrote favourably about their cuisine, particularly praising the unique style of cooking, presentation and freshness of their ingredients.

High Season - Self Catering (July & August):

- A deliciously prepared dinner is available for a minimum of 6 guests at an additional cost from 75 euros.

Low Season - B&B

Included:

- Continental breakfast served between 8.00 - 10.00 am

Available at extra cost:

- Picnic baskets can be made up for you containing a great variety of cold cuts of meat, terrines, pates, little savory pastries, fruits, cold beverages and bubbly from Bordeaux. Prices start from €40 per person.

- Tea for 2 or more! in the garden, share a delightful selection of cakes, biscuits and traditional French and English sarmies and tisanes, tea or coffee from €18 per person.

- BBQ meal with delicious chops, prawns, sausages, ice cream and wine from €35 per person ( 2 guest minimum)

- Pizza making session using the in house pizza oven. Served with a salad, dessert and wine from €35 per person.

- If your look for a touch of luxury try the fine dining experience from €75 per person.

Sample fine dinning menu

Amuse bouche

Prawn bisque

Breast of lacquered French duck with pak choy, creamy potato mash, French beans and crispy purse of boudin noir

Assiette of cheese

Cloud pie

Vegetarian options are also available, please mention at time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.

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  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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About Oliver's Travels - France

Your time off is precious. So when you go away, why not make an occasion of it and book somewhere a bit… different?

At Oliver’s Travels we don�������t do ordinary. But if you’re looking to rent somewhere quirky, unique and bursting with more character than a bottle of ���59 Lafite Rothschild, we’ve got some stunning luxury villas for you to choose from.

Fancy a romantic weekend for two in a lighthouse, a week away in a converted windmill, or a fortnight relaxing with friends in the grounds of a French chateau?

We’ve got them all here at Oliver’s Travels. Each one of our properties is handpicked by our team to guarantee you a truly memorable luxury villa holiday. By booking direct with the owner from around £40 per person per night, you can experience luxury without burning a hole in your pocket.

Where did it all start?

In 2003, my best mate Ravi and I spent a week at Chateau de Cardou in the Dordogne with a group of our closest friends. It was one of those holidays you never forget. The chateau was stunning, the wine was flowing and the weather was pretty much perfect. Best of all, we had the whole place to ourselves.

As it turns out, that holiday was the start of something pretty special. Before we’d even got back to England, Ravi and I had come up with the basic idea for our first business, Simply Chateau: a website where people could find and book exclusive, luxury villas without having to shell out a fortune.

Where are we today?

We’ve grown a bit since then. We’ve now got a team of people who love travelling just as much as we do. Between us, we’ve handpicked every one of the properties you’ll find on the site.

Our emphasis is still on quirky, lavish, one-of-a-kind places to stay, but we now offer villas, castles, stately homes, beach huts and cottages, as well as chateaux – not just in France, but across Europe and the Caribbean.

Oliver's Travels - France purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Oliver's Travels - France chose Gensac

So whether you want to treat the family, get together with friends or spend a romantic weekend somewhere special, why choose ordinary when you can have exceptional?

At Oliver’s Travels, we guarantee you a holiday to remember at a price you won’t regret.

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, why not take a look at our latest recommendations, where you’ll find a list of our own favourite places to stay? Our concierge service can help personalize your trip down to the smallest detail, or if you're raring to go you can just jump in and start browsing.

Happy travelling!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

Guestbook comments from the manager

i travelled the world for business, and have found 2 year ago the hospitality of the johnthan and barbara something rare in the hospitality business. i have been back this year, and once again the two have surprised me with the warmest, attention to detail as well as relaxed attitude in providing 5 star service in all aspects of our stay, while at the same time make you feel at home. i hope to make my visits there a costant feature of my future years, not only to be back as guest, but having feeling to be back as a friend.
Jul 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Clos de Chinon sleeps 8
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Peaceful and restful and a gorgeous escape from th

  • 5 of 5
Hello Barbara and John,



Thank you ever so much for the recipe. We will certainly be using this one. We did a bit of travelling after leaving you, including a lovely stop in Paris but this week our feet have properly touched down and it is back to normal life. Edward is back to school today and Isabel will be off to York University shortly to start her first year reading History. We have done a fair bit of cooking since we got home and there is no sign of it stopping. Edward's skills seem to have really taken off. This weekend we entertained my parents to a special meal to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, and it was Edward who unaided cooked the rack of lamb for seven people to absolute perfection. My husband however has been the real surprise - Max was so inspired by your introduction to the secrets of pastry-making that he has already produced a perfectly turned out apple tart, lemon meringue pie and jam tarts! They were all excellent and he loved doing it. As for Isabel and me, our latest pleasure was to make a tower of iced, lemon cupcakes decorated with yellow roses for my parents' anniversary party.



We would like to tell you that we had a really lovely holiday at Clos des Chinon. It was peaceful and restful and a gorgeous escape from the outside world. The cooking with you was outstanding, as was the resulting meal, and we will remember it for a long time. We also really loved St Emilion and as I think we told you, the winery experience at Chateau Bienfaissance was excellent. I already knew the Bordeaux region so I am thrilled that the rest of the family have now fallen in love with it too and we all look forward to visiting again.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gensac
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Golf de Vigiers
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gensac

The house lies an hour from Bordeaux, 35 mins from Bergerac and 20km from St Emilion. The local village of Gensac is just 1km away.

The City of Bordeaux is less than an hour away and you can visit the buzzing restaurants, theatres and incredible architecture. Bergerac, much smaller than Bordeaux, has a very enchanting old town that has great individual shops, fountains, cobble stone streets, a market Bricante every 1st Sunday of the month and a traditional market every Wednesday.

Stop at St Foy La Grande to enjoy a coffee in the square, take a walk along the river or if you are around on Saturday morning you will find shopping a real delight.

Leaving the house to get to St Emilion (everyone must visit this pretty village!), you should drive through Pujols, as just outside is a great little restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere and fantastic food. Sunday is a good day for venturing to Issegac Market. The town itself is quaint and riddled with tiny rivers, loved by tourists and locals alike. The dessert wines of the region are fantastic and the Monbazilliac wine, a musty fragrant delight from this spot, is very good value.

The most highly recommended restaurant is just a few kilometres away and it is essential to be hungry when you arrive. The vineyard workers of the area leave for their day with sustenance at this family orientated place. The bean and vegetable soup with duck stock is fantastic.

If you yearn for sea air and seafood, make an early start to set off for Arcachon Bay, as it will take two hours to get there. The shops are smart and the ambiance is that of a well visited resort where sophisticated Bordelaise promenade. Spain is approximately 4 hours away and en route are Bidart, St Jean De Luz & Biarritz.

The region is an area rich with vineyards and Chateaux of every shape and type, with grapes and vines as far as the eye can see.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gensac Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£996
From
£996
£2,843
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£996
From
£996
£2,843
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,180
From
£1,180
£3,370
 
 
January to March
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,180
From
£1,180
£3,370
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,685
From
£1,685
£3,370
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,685
From
£1,685
£3,370
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,180
From
£1,180
£3,370
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,895
From
£1,895
£3,790
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£996
From
£996
£2,843
 

Notes



  • High Season - Self Catering (June, July & August):

    27th June - 18th July: £3472 per week
    18th July - 30th August: £3904 per week

    - Weekly bookings only
    - No catering included during stay

    Low Season - Exclusive B&B:

    4 guests in 2 bedrooms: £1908 4 night stay
    6 guests in 3 bedrooms: £2344 4 night stay
    8 guests in 4 bedrooms: £2777 4 night stay

    4 guests in 2 bedrooms: £2385 per week
    6 guests in 3 bedrooms: £2930 per week
    8 guests in 4 bedrooms: £3472 per week

    - 4 night minimum stay
    - There is no access to the kitchen
    - Breakfast is served between 8.00 - 10.00 am
    - You will be the only guest at the property during your stay!

    All price quoted include booking fees
  • The whole house is rented on a weekly self catering basis between July - August. Chinon is rented as a B&B for in low season the rest of the year. Please note there is no access to the kitchen in low season and the owners will be living on site.

    High Season - Self Catering (June, July & August):

    - Arrival time: 4.30 pm
    - Departure time: 10.00 a.m
    - Weekly bookings only
    - No catering included during stay

    Low Season - Exclusive B&B:

    - Arrival time: 4.00 pm
    - Departure time: 11.00 a.m
    - 4 night minimum stay
    - There is no access to the kitchen
    - Breakfast is served between 8.00 - 10.00 am
    - You will be the only guest at the property during your stay!
  • Please enquire for information regarding catering and services.

Amenities

Amenities

Gensac Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Clos de Chinon offers holistic recreation and treatments, all arranged with local businesses. But, you are of course free to simply put your feet up and relax within the grounds of the house. The holiday can be complemented by attending music festivals (seasonal) or Fetes and Medieval Festivals (the History of the Hundred Years' War surrounds the area). Or you can just rest in the garden with an interesting book, enjoy the pool or have an Indian head massage.