This was a great house and we loved it! It more than delivered on all of our requirements. The grounds are stunning and the patio and garden are a private oasis from which to enjoy them. The furniture was very comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious with plenty of hot water and great water pressure in the shower. The kitchen had everything we needed since we weren’t planning on doing much cooking (note that there is no oven). It was a very convenient base for this part of our trip. There’s a small supermarket less than 10 minutes away and a large Carrefours in Libourne which is less than 20 minutes away. Marie-George and Phillippe were gracious hosts and are loving stewards of their property.
The house was perfect for the two of us and we would definitely rent it again if we come back to this area. We were sorry to have to leave.
That being said, there are some idiosyncrasies that aren’t obvious in the photos and others might find them bothersome:
There is no privacy in the second bedroom—it is an open loft (you can see the stairs in photo 20 of 51) and one needs to go through it to get to the master suite.
The layout of the master suite is awkward. The door from the second bedroom (the white door in photo 18 of 51) leads right into the master bath. Also, there’s no door between the master bath and the master bedroom.
For us, these quirks didn't detract from the enjoyment of the gite.
This chateau is every bit as beautiful as it looks online. The house was well stocked with everything you could want. The rooms are spacious clean and elegant. Bruno is on the grounds every day maintaining the lovely gardens. Just when you think the place is perfect, it exceeds expectations. Can't tell you how much fun we had in the "game room" playing pingpong and darts after dinner. It is really set out there among the vineyards but perfect as a quiet retreat. We cannot wait to go back.