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Enchanting 19th Century Fairy-tale Castle Located Among Vines Close to Bordeaux

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,350 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The Chateau Sleeps Up To 14 Guests In 6 Bedrooms Each With Its Own Bath.

Château Le Petit Verdus is set amid the beautiful countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux-Mers region of France. It is a tranquil haven only 25 minutes from the center of Bordeaux city and 40 minutes from the international airport at Mérignac. The Château is an enchanting 19th Century French castle set in its own private grounds of 50 acres with woodlands, lawns, and 10 acres of vineyard. It has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and is furnished with antiques and period furniture. The Château is fully equipped will all the comforts necessary for a delightful stay in your own secluded park including a swimming pool and tennis court. It is gated and fenced for security and privacy. The Château has 6 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. On the ground floor, there is a large eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, including a Viking range, SubZero refrigerator and a dishwasher. The dining room seats 12 comfortably. The salon with working fireplace, a small library and a TV/reading room, and a powder room/half bath complete the ground floor. There are four bedrooms on the second floor - a queen, a king and two doubles. The master bedroom has two dressing rooms and two bathrooms with a sauna in one of the bathrooms. The third floor has two twin-bedded rooms, a large TV room and a game room with a foosball (babyfoot) table as well as a laundry with washer/dryer, ironing board and iron. The castle can accommodate up to 12 people. In an adjacent building there is an exercise room with a fitness machine and a sauna. For al fresco dining, the large terrace with a table that seats twelve overlooks a great lawn and the vineyard. The caretaker lives on the grounds in a separate building. Two hours of housekeeping are included daily Monday through Friday. Additional hours and weekends are available at extra charge.

Château Living exclusively manage the bookings of the château and provide exceptional hospitality services. The château may be rented with fully or partly serviced. The charges for hospitality are in addition to the rental prices quoted. Château Living can provide you with guided wine tours and exciting days out, market visits with the chef and cookery classes. Château Living can provide for fully catered stays with beautiful breakfasts, luxurious lunches and delicious dinners - casual and relaxed or fine dining at your own château. See more at

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Jonathan Loy
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Jonathan Loy

We live in the U.S. Virgin Islands where Neil started a telecommunications company in1987 that is now publicly-traded and owns operations in the U.S. and Caribbean. We personally own and operate Coral World Ocean Park, a marine park and tourist attraction on St. Thomas as well as a restaurant, the Old Stone Farmhouse. We both grew up in the U.S. Northeast. Neil attended the Holy Cross College and Trudie graduated from Tufts University. We are both former lawyers (Neil a graduate of Harvard Law School and Trudie a graduate of Washington College of Law, American University).

Jonathan Loy purchased this castle in 2011

Why Jonathan Loy chose Sadirac

As lovers of French wine, we decided we would like our own vineyard. Having traveled in the beautiful and historic Bordeaux region previously, we began our search here and found the perfect castle in a perfect setting. And here we planted our vines.

What makes this castle unique

The chateau is a fairytale castle complete with turrets in a secluded park-like setting. The house is full of surprising architectural details like the massive fireplace in the kitchen, the elegant central staircase, the turret sitting area in one of the bedrooms, and the copper tub in one of the bathrooms. Deer and partridge visit the lawn. Dining al fresco on the terrace overlooking the vines on a warm, sunny day is glorious.


Sadirac Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom - Her bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom - His Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , third floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third floor
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Ground Floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , turret sitting area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , In one of the castle turrets
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , very large room with each bed in a separate alcove
  • Each bedroom has its own bath. The master bedroom has two dressing rooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom contains a shower and sauna. The other a tub/shower combination.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property is gated and fenced for security and privacy


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

When a dream comes true

  • 5 of 5

This chateau is more than you can dream of!

Wonderful location, superb decoration, incredible rooms.

We spent unforgettable 4 days in this chateau and we will definitely come back to stay longer.

Thank you Susi and Jonathan for making our stay so special. Your dinners, breakfast and overall support can not be topped, they are just ten out of ten. Unforgettable is also your afternoon tea, never experienced something more unique than that!

Looking forward to seeing you and staying at le Petit Verdus very soon.

One more time, a big thank you from all of us!

Monika, Marcel & co

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monika & Marcel - it was a pleasure to host you, your family and friends. We'd be delighted to have you back to stay again and again! With very best regards, Jonathan & Susi
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Magical fairytale castle nestled in vineyards

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chateau located about 35 min for St Emilion and the same distance to Bordeaux. You definitely need a car to get around. The closest town we found was Creon (about 7 mins away) which had a fun brasserie type restaurant and a fabulous boulangerie with all sorts of wonderful pastisseries, breads, pizzas, quiche sandwiches and even rotisserie chicken. The Chateau is lovely, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The Kit is well equipped so making a quick meal was very easy. The last evening there we had a grand finally dinner with a chef that Suzi had recommended. He has done dinners there before so was very familiar with the kitchen.It was spectacular. I highly recommend having an elegant dinner at the chateau. A fabulous experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marie-Noelle, we're glad you had such a wonderful time!
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Beautiful property, full of old world charm in pristine condition!

  • 5 of 5

Had such a wonderful time! Jonathan and Suzy took such wonderful care of us, organised in house chefs, tours and ofcourse their wonderful morning breakfast spreads are like no other!

Can’t wait to come back again and try another one of Chateaux Livings properties that are in the wonderful care of Jonathan And Suzy!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ania - it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying with us. We would be delighted to welcome you back! À bientôt!!
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Fabulous Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to rent on VRBO and I could not have been happier! Jonathan and Susi who manage the chateau are absolutely fabulous and pay great attention to every detail. We were a group of 12 celebrating a birthday and Jonathan and Susi organized an outstanding dinner with private chef, several vineyard tours, wine tastings and a walking tour of Bordeaux with their fun tour guide Chloe. The chateau itself was beyond our expectations; from the beautiful interiors to the comfortable beds, the gym to the indoor play room with pool table. Our group is ready to book again for next year!! Thank you Chateau Living for such a wonderful and memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

we went with another couple to celebrate 20th wedding anniversaries. Obviously there was more than enough room. We did not enjoy the pool due to cold and bad weather but every morning I enjoyed a walk through the woods of the property. The entire house is comfortable and we enjoyed dinner by fireside in the kitchen and also after dinner by the fire in the living room. We hired a private chef 2 nights and both were wonderful meals. We went out every day on a sightseeing trip of some sort but this house is so comfortable that a day just hanging out at the chateau would be lovely. I would definitely love to go back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a wonderful location with a very supportive owner and lovely local team

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at Le Petit Verdus twice and on both occasions have had terrific holidays. The chateau is both convenient and traditional. The grounds are set in an environment that almost requires relaxation with an outdoor dining space that looks out on a small vineyard and a modern pool surrounded by nature. The local village of Creon is splendid and there are miles of paved bike paths. Finally, Pascal and Nathalie take such good care of you during your stay. Having stayed in many VRBO's around the world, this is our favorite. Thanks Trudie!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brasserie-Pub Saint-Leon
Nearest Ferry
334 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Golf de Teynac
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
La Table
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Château Le Petit Verdus is only 25 minutes from the heart of Bordeaux city, labeled a "City of Art and History" and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bordeaux is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th-century architectural urban areas. In 2015, it won the title of Best European Destination & Best City in the World to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet & The Los Angeles Times.

Only 30 minutes away is the historic town of St. Emilion - another UNESCO world heritage site and a beautiful medieval citadel producing some of the world’s greatest wines, with many excellent restaurants. Wine tastings are available at the famous surrounding chateaus. An hour in the other direction is the Medoc wine region, including famous Chateau Margaux.

The stunning Cote d'Argent coastline is 1.25 hours away by car. Arcachon has a fine beach. At its southern entrance from the Atlantic Ocean, the Bassin d'Arcachon is crowned by the Dune du Pyla Europe's largest sand dune. Enjoy oysters fresh out of the water from the bay. The nearby Teich Bird Reserve is a natural reserve with excellent infrastructure for those who love bird watching. A trail of 5km around different habitats leads to a series of observation hides and look-outs where you can spot all sorts of water birds and take great pictures. It is a gathering point for storks, cranes, herons and smaller birds.

In the charming town of Creon 10 minutes away, there is a Wednesday market with fresh produce, meats, fish, cheese, bread and crafts. Creon also has a large, well-stocked Carrefour supermarket.

There is a 57 km bicycle path starting in Latresne, southeast of the Bordeaux city center on the eastern side of the Garonne River that runs through the nearby town of Créon to Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. Bicycle rentals are available in Creon on the bike path. It is about 25 km from Creon to Bordeaux. Access from Latresne to Bordeaux is via a river bike path.

Golf de Teynac is 15 minutes and Golf de Bordeaux is 30 minutes away. Horseback riding is under 10 minutes away.

The chateau is 10 minutes from the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure (included as part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela).

The Chateau is 25 minutes from Frontenac (wall climbing, other outdoor activities), 10 minutes away is a tree climbing and adventure park called Arbor et Sens, and 30 minutes away is Lac de Blasimon with a sandy beach for swimming and fishing.

Canoe and kayak rentals on the Dordogne are available in Pessac-sur-Dordogne about 50 minutes away.

The prehistoric cave of Lascaux, dating to 15,000 B.C. and famous for Paleolothic cave paintings, is two hours' drive via toll road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No Reservation is effective until receipt of Final Payment. Reservations 30 days or less prior to arrival require payment in full at the time of reservation. Daily maid service is available at an additional charge based on the number of guests. Charges for any international or long distance calls made on the house phone will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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