Chateau Serbise Estate
Chateau with 19 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms and swimming pool in Belluire, France
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Chateau to rent in Belluire, France
Chateau overview - owner's description
This palatial estate in Charente consists of 19 bedrooms distributed across three 17th century chateaux. It's an ideal venue for weddings or celebrations.
This palatial estate in Charente consists of 19 bedrooms distributed across three 17th century chateaux. It's an ideal venue for weddings or celebrations, with private accommodations conveniently located within close proximity of each other.
The stately Chateau Serbise sleeps 16 and is the largest of the three, with eight bedrooms, a snooker room, salon and ornate fireplaces. The reception hall is ideal for hosting large events, with an attached catering kitchen and direct patio access.
Domaine Serbise holds five bedrooms (sleeps 10), and has a welcoming open-plan floor space that's great for socializing. Etables Serbise is cozy and charming, with overstuffed sofas, and an intimate yet open layout connecting the living, dining, and cooking areas. Six bedrooms sleep 12, including two rooms in a Rapunzel-like tower.
Each chateau includes modern conveniences and upgraded kitchens, as well as private terraces, swimming pools, decked BBQ patios, and individual parklands to explore. The full estate enjoys 12 acres of parkland and gardens.
The estate caters to large events both inside and out, and even has a 13th century Romanesque church on site for wedding ceremonies. Within 30 minutes of the estate are wine and cognac tastings, beaches, shopping, and medieval towns to explore.
The Chateau Serbise has 8 double bedrooms to sleep up to 16 guests. The Domaine Serbise can sleep up to 10 guests in 5 double bedrooms. The Etables Serbise can sleep 12 guests in 6 bedrooms.
Chateau: On the ground floor there is a salon with piano, satellite freeview TV, a snooker room with full sized table, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a further shower room. Also on the ground floor is the new Reception Hall (15x6.5m) with direct access to the patio and lawn with adjoining entrance lobby, toilets and link to our purpose built catering kitchen (available from spring 2016). On the first floor (bedroom floor) there are 5 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms. They all have their own bathroom, 6 en-suites and 2 separate bathrooms.
Domaine: On the ground floor there is an airy modern kitchen, a dining room, gallery, and a large living room with satellite freeview TV. There are 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom and a WC. On the first floor there are 3 twin bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
Etables: The Etables enjoys spacious living areas, and separate fully equipped kitchen and open-plan dining room. There are 2 bedrooms with the tower house also has 2 bedrooms. All bath & shower rooms contain washbasins and WCs. There is a further WC. On the first floor there are 2 very large bedrooms with large en-suite bathrooms where extra beds can easily be added.
The houses are well appointed with all modern conveniences, the kitchens having electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, dish washer, fridges and freezer as well as kettle, coffee machine, toaster, iron and hair dryer. There are cots, satellite TV, CD/radio, internet connection and bicycles available for hire. All linen, house towels, kitchen towels and utilities are included in the rental. We do ask you to bring pool and beach towels.
Outside each property has its own private parkland, swimming pool and BBQ with decked eating area. There are a full 8 acres of parkland.
The region of Charente serbise is one of the sunniest parts of France and benefits from a mostly sunny and warm climate from April through October. The influence of the Gulf Stream means that winters can be as mild as the Mediterranean. Cognac & Saintes are 15km away and Royan is 25km from the estate. The airports of Bordeaux, Angouleme and La Rochelle are within 1 hours drive and are served by an increasing number of UK regional airports.
St. Genis & Pons are both 5km away where there are restaurants and small shops. The nearest beach is only 35 minutes drive. There are 3 golf courses: Saintes (typical UK type club), Cognac (good course, above average) and Royan (reminds one of the Berkshire courses - pine on sand - good course).
The area has many historical sites relating to its past including the periods of Roman occupation, Richard Coeur de Lion and Eleanor of Aquitane, the French Revolution and the Second World War. As the centre of Cognac production, the towns of Cognac and Jarnac are must visits with guided tours around the headquarters of Hennesey, Martell, Remy Martin, Otard, Hine etc.
The coast line from St Georges de Didonne north to St Palais sur Mer has miles of sandy beaches and good fish restaurants. The towns of Royan, La Rochelle and Rochefort are interesting places to visit and are all within one hour's drive.
The area abounds with many fine restaurants, some more expensive than others but all incredible value for money. Many local artisans welcome visits to view their business, including barrel making, wood carving and sculpture, pottery production, chocolate making and many more.
The wine production areas of Bordeaux are within easy reach with the Blaye region only half an hour away and St Emilion just over an hour by car. From the towns of Blaye or Royan it is possible to take a car ferry across to the Medoc.
The city of Bordeaux can be reached in an hour with its good shopping, art galleries, museums and historical buildings. The same can be said for Saintes. Within an hour there are three top golf courses at Saintes, Cognac and Royan with more around Bordeaux.
As well as the obvious sea fishing, river fishing in the Seugne is only 5 minutes away. The Charente only half an hour away. Only 5kms in either direction are good quality local tennis courts. There are several horse stables around providing riding for all levels through the local woodlands. A very local stable provides carriage rides around the lanes of the area. An international length (1.2km long) go-cart track is only 10 minutes from Clerbise. Canoes are available for hire on the local river Seugne.
A busy nightclub is just 5kms away and is open from Thursday to Sunday.
Although the Estate is mainly let on a self catering basis, there are extras available to help. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to ask about a chef, maid service, babysitting, morning bread delivery and access to the increasingly good wine cellar.
The owners are also able to arrange Wedding Blessings on the Estate which are becoming increasingly popular.
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Outside this chateau in Belluire, FranceThis chateau has a pool and a children pool.
Prices and availability
Updated 22 June 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 24 June 2017 - 14 September 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£883.63 per booking, paid locally
19 bedrooms, Sleeps 38
Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional