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
- 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
Breast of lacquered French duck with pak choy, creamy potato mash, French beans and crispy purse of boudin noir
Assiette of cheese
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.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
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.
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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.
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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.