Chateau la Gontrie is an ideal base to discover all the beauties and treasures of Bordeaux and its region. You will enjoy all the modern comfort of a fully self-catering holiday house in a calm lovely hilly countryside on a family owned vineyard. The wine maker and owner Jean-Louis (bi-lingual in English) and Nola (his Australian wife) will be delighted to share their passion for Bordeaux and its region and will be happy to help you make your holidays a most enjoyable experience.
You can relax on this 11-hectare property, surrounded by the gardens, vines and forest of Château la Gontrie. Less than 50 meters from the holiday house there is a large swimming pool area (secured for children) with a shared pool of 12m x 6m. This haven of peace is only 20 minutes from Bordeaux.
Description of the holiday house: Le Pigeonnier : 4 bedrooms – 4 to 6 guests :
This large holiday house facing south has a large terrasse and garden with a view of the forest. Each bedroom has its own ensuite (shower, toilet and washbasin) and the main living area mixes modern furniture with old stone walls (typical of Bordeaux). The Pigeonnier is set up with all modern comforts (Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa and beds, TV, fully equipped kitchen).
The ground floor has a bright living room with a lounge area with a sofa, armchairs, TV, and on the other side of the room an open kitchen equipped with a fridge, dish washer, washing machine, stove, oven, coffee maker, electric kettle. The dining table seats people confortably.
Two steps down from the living room : the master bedroom has a bed : 1,6m x 2m, and the single bedroom has a bed : 1m x 2M. Each room has an ensuite : shower, wash bassin and toilet.
On the first floor, is a second master bedroom with a four poster bed : 1,4m x 1,9m ; and a single bedroom : 1m x 2M. Each room has an ensuite : shower, wash bassin and toilet.
In the garden is a bbq and a garden table and chairs where you can enjoy your meals surrounded by the flowered terrasse and overlooking onto the garden.
The Pigeonnier, has a party wall to another holiday house : Chez les Grands-Mères ( 2 to 4 guests). Both houses have their own private garden serperated by a 2m hedge.
Finally you can enjoy relaxing around our secured *swimming pool : 12m x 6M shared between our 4 holiday houses.
*large fenced off area and child proof lock system on the front gate
Staying on a family owned vineyard you will benefit from a free English language tout vines, the winery and a tasting of our 6 different wines. This visit and wine tasting takes about 1hour and a half.
Passionate about their region, Jean-Louis, Nola and Andréa (their daughter) will be very happy to share their local knowledge and their favourites places with you to help you discover the best of the area.
This is an ideal destination for a family holiday or to share with some friend in a spacious and self-catered holiday house. The beautiful green surroundings in the middle of the vines will help you to relax and experience life on a family Bordeaux winery.
In the grounds there is a ping-pong table, a volley ball area and swings for the children. We also provide free bicycles to ride to our local bakery (800meters) for the croissant lovers or to go and get some oysters (from the Bassin d’Arcachon) on Sunday morning in the village.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information, we will be happy to assist you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Jean-Louis & Nola and Andréa