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 a luxury, boutique 'Maison Bourgeoise' 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 with a huge barn and pigeonnier.

Any amount of catering is possible - why not have breakfast ready for you each morning or indulge in a 3 course gourmet dinner? Picnic bags for lunch can also be arranged. A 3 course gourmet dinner including wine is €65 p/p. Please note that the house is rented on a self catering basis but the owners are on hand to prepare any additional gourmet meals should you want them.

All four of our comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. A sumptuous breakfast can be served daily in the garden or living area. The dining area allows for cosy conviviality, with its blazing log fire during the cooler months.

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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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Oliver's Travels

Oliver's Travels - France

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Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateaux rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateaux and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateaux, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

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

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ??three strikes and you’re out??? policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

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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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Clos de Chinon sleeps 8
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PEACEFUL AND RESTFUL AND A GORGEOUS ESCAPE FROM TH

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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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The house lies an hour from Bordeaux, 30 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 from us 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 a like. The dessert wines of our region are fantastic and the Monbazilliac wine, a musty fragrant delight from this spot is very good value.

My favourite restaurant serving classical cuisine 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 soup of beans, vegetables, made from duck stock is probably the best I have ever tasted.

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

Our region is an area rich with vineyards and Chateaux of every shape and type, grapes and vines as far as the eye can see, lush and green and such wonders yet to be realised to the full.

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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
 
July to August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
£1,400
From
£1,400
£4,000
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
£996
From
£996
£2,843
 
 
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
£1,014
From
£1,014
£2,895
 
 
January to March
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,014
From
£1,014
£2,895
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,448
From
£1,448
£2,895
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,448
From
£1,448
£2,895
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,106
From
£1,106
£3,158
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,014
From
£1,014
£2,895
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,014
From
£1,014
£2,895
 

Notes

  • Guide Price: £2,895 - £4,083 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).

    Short Breaks: £1,448 - £3,790 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
    nights).

    Security deposit: €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
    inspection.

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
  • Terms:

    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: Included in the rental price in the summer. To expenditure in the winter. This could be up to €1000 per week if the property needs to be fully heated for a week e.g. over Christmas.
    - End of stay cleaning: Please leave the property in the state that you found it otherwise a cleaning charge may apply.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: No.
    - Xmas & New Year: Please note that catering is included in the price for Xmas & New Year bookings.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Please enquire for information regarding catering and services.

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:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Amenities: - Swimming pool. - Pub/restaurant in walking distance. - Internet. - Golf course nearby. - Wine tasting. - All rooms en-suite. - Ground floor bed/Bath. - Fishing. - Wedding venue.