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Chateau Des Egrons; Elegance in a Magical Setting, Tennis Court and Heated Pool

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Panoramic Views, Private Tennis & Heated Pool With Golf Nearby; Sleeps 11

Chateau des Egrons is set in private gated grounds surrounded by a clipped hedge among the rolling vineyards of South West France. The Chateau has up-to-date facilities and conveniences but also retains original and ancient features and character, decorated with French antiques. The rooms are all large with high beamed ceilings and tiled floors. There are 5 reception rooms and a huge kitchen with pantry/laundry room. There are several places to eat, inside and outside, covered and alfresco, and lots of seating and private space in the house and around the house.

There are 5 large bedrooms, one with 3 single beds, the rest with extra king-size beds. There are 4 bathrooms, 3 are en-suit.

There is a TV room that has satellite TV and multi-region DVD and hi-fi. There is also a table tennis table and championship quality table football as well as the all weather tennis court and the heated swimming pool.

All linen is provided, including swimming towels. There are both gas and traditional BBQ s and lots of high quality furniture both in the enclosed front courtyard as well as on the rear terrace and around the pool.

A championship level golf course is 15 minutes drive away as is the Dordogne river.

This is a wonderful place from which to explore the surrounding region, the markets, vineyards and site from Bergerac to Ste Emillion. The surrounding area produces wonderful wine and food.

Many friends and families return to visit Chateau des Egrons on a regular basis.

Free Wi Fi

More Details

Owner
Erica
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Erica

As a busy resident of Surrey in England I have always been 'near' France and have loved the variety and way of life of rural France. I often draw inspiration from the local markets and and vineyards and like to forage for whatever is in season. My family enjoy this too between the various activities that keep us busy in France like tennis, golf, swimming, exploring and enjoying the sun and the ambiance. The property has been tended to ensure that we and our visitors can all have a wonderful experience here.

Erica purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Erica chose Riocaud

Chateau des Egrons is an elegant home that has lovingly restored and maintained for visitors to enjoy. It is comfortable, elegant and has a wonderful warm feeling about it that draws people back. My children and their friends call it ‘the happy house’ and we have many repeat visitors. A combination of the house itself, the food and wine, the peace and the variety of things to do.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The location is splendid. It is wonderful to be so close to great food and great wine; my friends tell me it is wonderful to have tennis, the pool and golf at our doorstep. Something for everyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

visiting Chateau des Egrons was the result of a friends organisation. We arrived (two families) on a bright and warm summer morning with kids ranging from age18 to 6. We did not see much of them again save at meal times and for outings (kayaking on the river etc) and the occasional restaurant trip; mostly we cooked or BBQed at the Chateau. The pool and tennis court were well used and lots of wine consumed and good food, fresh from markets, cooked and appreciated. I have never before understood the concept of Marmande tomatoes and how they could taste so different and how chicken and duck had real flavour!

The house is beautiful and on the odd rainy day it was wonderful to find a corner away from the others and read until the group decided to start the next board game of table football championship!

We look forward to returning and reliving the magic of a wonderful and relaxing summer. It is true that the publicity write-ups do not reflect the magic of the place.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Riocaud Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuit
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are large and the thick stone walls and airy spaces make air conditioning unnecessary even during the hottest moths.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cooks are available to come to the property and produce a fabulous meal to suit budgets and tastes. We provide a list of chefs and cooks to visitors.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Chateau Des Egrons; Elegance in a Magical Setting, Tennis Court and Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with high expectations and were surprised to find that this place is bigger, grander and more beautiful than we had pictured. Heavenly. The adults had space to relax and play and the kids had the same. Add some amazing local wine, excellent food, chefs who cook at the house, and some magic weather and we were blown away by the place. Unfortunately 2 weeks passed in a twinkling . Beautiful and very special.

Jimmy and Laura

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jimmy and Laura, Thank you so much for your kind words and sentiments. We do love the place too and we look froward to welcoming you back again. Erica Chateau des Egrons
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Dunsfold, Godalming
5

Absolutely perfect in every way....

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Chateau Des Egrons. We were a family group of 10 including children, parents & grandparents and there was more than enough room for everyone with sitting rooms we didn't even manage to use! Huge kitchen which was very well equipped, lots of fridges, a choice of places to eat both inside and outside. Very nice tennis court and beautiful swimming pool with stunning views across open countryside. The owners were very quick to help with any minor problems and Jayne, the local manager, was very much on the spot if we needed her and made us a very nice meal for our first evening which saved us having to worry about shopping until the next day.

Surrounding villages were lovely and pretty much every day there was a night market in one or other of them where you can go and eat very inexpensively in the market square without booking.

Can't recommend it highly enough - so long as you don't book it when we want to go!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Holiday Exceeding Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family lives in far flung parts of the world and we get together for an annual fling. During 2017 it was France and we stayed at this lovely property. We were so impressed by the sense of space and relaxation and enjoyed all the facilities on offer at the Chateau and in the area. The local cooks were all excellent and we had a splendid 2 weeks together. Highly recommended and very enjoyable and relaxing.

Dr S Kaparia and family

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, we are very pleased that the logistics and flights worked for you and that you all had a good time.
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have returned to Chateau des Egrons, always with a different bunch of companions and this time with family representing 3 generations. We are always surprised at the improvements and enhancements we find on each visit to an already wonderful property. This time the weather was warm so much of our stay was outside by he pool, on the tennis court and in the loggia and courtyard...The golf course also seems to be going from strength to strength. Outstanding service from the local team, great food and wine and the ambiance of this fantastic property....back again in due course we think!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late (midnight) but the local manager was at hand to show us around and help us settle. The morning showed us the full glory of this fabulous place; the grounds, rooms and magical space was like waking up in a dream. Our two families and kids ranging from young adult to young teens all had our favourite things at hand; the pool and the tennis court were well used and the planning where we would sit for each meal (several indoor and outdoor alternatives) was a source of much fun. The area is great with shops, golf and markets on hand and getting to know the wine was also a much discussed pass time; we all had our favourites. Clare and Jane cooked us splendid meals during the two weeks and we also ate out on occasion and enjoyed BBQs and cooking for ourselves after visits to the markets. Although the area is rich with things to do and see (golf, the river, the towns etc) we did spend a lot of time being lazy at the chateau and using its facilities. The excellent weather also helped our tans.

The house is charming, spacious and beautifully decorated with all facilities at hand. We all look forward to future trips here.

The Whitaker and Harris clan

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tammy, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Chateau des Egrons. We look forward to your return. Erica
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5

Fabulous and Fun

  • 5 of 5

I visiting during a particularly nice September and so had the benefit of great weather. My cousin and family came from Australia and my sister and family came from the US. We had a real UN contingent with three generations represented. There could not be a better venue. The tennis and pool were very popular as was the SKY TV for certain sporting events.

We had some wonderful meals cooked by the local recommended cooks and by ourselves. The wine tour was excellent as was the local golf course and all the local markets.

The icing on the cake however was the wonderful home away from home that is this charming Chateau. Not pretentious but very comfortable and very elegant. Well done to the team who make this happen and to the charming local manager, Jane, she is a delightful lady who could not be more helpful.

I hope we manage to get the logistics organised for such a family reunion again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bergerac & Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Duras
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chateau des Vigiers
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
local
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Arcahon
Car: necessary

The Chateau is set among the rolling vineyards of SW France and is ideal for exploring the local area, Bergerac or Ste Emillion. The local golf and river Dordogne plus the on site tennis and heated pool all add to the magic.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $63.74

Credit Cards Accepted - Pay Pal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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