Chateau Buisson is in a rural setting amongst vineyards and near to a forest. Easy access you'll find us midway between Bordeaux and Bergerac, 2/3kms from the River Dordogne. Luxurious B&B rooms in the chateau itself plus a beautiful self catering Le Pigeonnier in the chateau grounds, with 3 double en suite bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Well known for our cuisine with local lamb a speciality and organic wines from our sister chateau. Nearby the famous market town of St Foy le Grande, golf at Chateau Vigiers, swimming at Lac de Gurcon and a visit to St. Emilion famous for its wine.
Le Pigeonnier is a beautifully restored 17th century gite. It has 3 double en suite bedrooms all with showers and on ground level and a tower in which 2/3 children can make a den and sleep. Private swimming pool, sun patio and large covered terrace for relaxed outside dining. Open plan living space with stone tiled floor throughout, light and airy with huge double sliding doors onto the terrace. Fully fitted kitchen for family catering. Washing machine next door in laundry room. Wood burning stove. Barbecue. Stunning views across vineyards and fields to watch the sunset. The emphasis is on relaxation! It's a self catering gite but if you don't feel like cooking, there's dinner at the chateau by arrangement. During the colder months there is a good wood burning stove and electric heating. We charge for heating and logs between September and April depending on temperatures .
Special interest holidays:
Chateau Buisson can sometimes organise wine tasting visits to our sister chateau, Chateau Couronneau which produces organic wine.
The lovely coastal town of Arcachon is a 1-1.5 hour drive away with one of the biggest sand dunes in Europe. Great family day out, sea is gorgeous and lots of activities. Famous for its oysters.
Bergerac airport is a 30 minute drive and Bordeaux is a 50 minute drive both have car hire facilities which are essential. From ferry ports an easy 6 hour drive. A car is essential to get around.
The market town of St. Foy le Grande is a 15 minute drive, market day is Saturday it also has large supermarkets. The pretty town of St. Emilion famous for its wine, is a 40 minute drive. Lac du Gurson where there is swimming and activities is 20 mins away. Major towns of Bergerac and Bordeaux are 30 mins and 50 mins away, respectively. Also possible to use trains from St Foy to Sarlat and major towns.
The village of St. Meard du Gurson is 2 minutes away by car. There is a good bakery and a small grocers for essentials. Bread can be delivered by arrangement by guests in Le Pigeonnier. Canoeing on the River Dordogne which is a 5 minute drive down the hill is a must! Lovely walks around us with many well trodden tracks. We have donkeys and horses at the Chateau all of them love stale bread!!!
Plus Milly the dog who is very gentle and loving with children. The forest is next door and families of wiild boar can often be seen trotting across the fields as you sit on the terrace sipping sundowners!