Clos De Chinon
Villa with 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and swimming pool in Gensac, France
Booking cost: £0.00
From £2,495 per week
Villa to rent in Gensac, France
Villa overview - owner's description
Experience a luxurious holiday at Clos de Chinon, a boutique chateau in Aquitaine, nestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac.
Experience a luxurious holiday at Clos de Chinon, a boutique chateau in Aquitaine, nestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac. This elegant house in beautiful grounds has been renovated to the highest standard and features a large swimming pool with wooden deck as well as outdoor barbecue and pizza oven. Relax on a shady hammock and explore the fruit trees and bushes, including cherries, plum, apples and pears.
This country house mixes contemporary and traditional furnishings in spacious rooms with hardwood floors. You'll love the wooden staircase, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Each comfortable bedroom (all doubles) has a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with heated towel rails. Enjoy your meals in the kitchen or in a more formal dining room.
When you're ready to visit the all-important boulangeries or find a restaurant, the owners can recommend their favorites in Gensac, a short walk away. A visit to St. Emilion, a charming medieval village 20 km away, is a must, and wine lovers will appreciate the proximity to the vineyards in Bergerac (35 minutes) and Bordeaux (1 hr). With bustling local markets and antique fairs nearby, you'll get a glimpse of the real France.Clos de Chinon is 35 km west of the Bergerac airport.
The whole house is rented on a self catering basis except between April and May when rented as a B&B. Please note there is no access to the kitchen during this period and the owners will be living on site. They will be happy to cook for you on request at an extra charge or to recommend restaurants.
The house has been completely redecorated to a high standard by a local architect and his artisans. Everything is here to provide and help create an unforgettable dining experience. The kitchen dining area is a great place to have informal lunches, The living room has two comfortable sofas and a more formal dining area for 8 people.
There are 4 double bedrooms (one on the ground floor), all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a four-poster bed. The house also benefits from internet connection and central heating. The bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Outside there are an abundance of fruit trees and bushes: cherry, plum, apple, pear, and figs. There is also a private swimming pool, outdoor pizza oven and barbecue.
Note: maximum capacity is 10 ( max. 6 adults + 4 children).
The house lies an hour from Bordeaux, 35 mins from Bergerac and 20km from St Emilion. The local village of Gensac is just 1km away.
The City of Bordeaux is less than an hour away and you can visit the buzzing restaurants, theatres and incredible architecture. Bergerac, much smaller than Bordeaux, has a very enchanting old town that has great individual shops, fountains, cobble stone streets, a market Brocante every 1st Sunday of the month and a traditional market every Wednesday.
Stop at St Foy La Grande to enjoy a coffee in the square, take a walk along the river or if you are around on Saturday morning you will find shopping a real delight.
Leaving the house to get to St Emilion (everyone must visit this pretty village!), you should drive through Pujols, as just outside is a great little restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere and fantastic food. Sunday is a good day for venturing to Issegac Market. The town itself is quaint and riddled with tiny rivers, loved by tourists and locals alike. The dessert wines of the region are fantastic and the Monbazilliac wine, a musty fragrant delight from this spot, is very good value.
The most highly recommended restaurant is just a few kilometres away and it is essential to be hungry when you arrive. The vineyard workers of the area leave for their day with sustenance at this family orientated place. The bean and vegetable soup with duck stock is fantastic.
If you yearn for sea air and seafood, make an early start to set off for Arcachon Bay, as it will take two hours to get there. The shops are smart and the ambiance is that of a well visited resort where sophisticated the Bordelaise promenade. Spain is approximately 4 hours away and en route are Bidart, St Jean De Luz & Biarritz.
The region is an area rich with vineyards and Chateaux of every shape and type, with grapes and vines as far as the eye can see.
Clos de Chinon offers holistic recreation and treatments, all arranged with local businesses. But, you are of course free to simply put your feet up and relax within the grounds of the house.
The holiday can be complemented by attending music festivals (seasonal) or Fetes and Medieval Festivals (the History of the Hundred Years' War surrounds the area). Or you can just rest in the garden with an interesting book, enjoy the pool or have an Indian head massage.
The owners Jonathan and Barbara are professional chefs, with their restaurant career in London spanning three decades. They have had recognition by major restaurant guides such as the 'Michelin' and 'The Good Food Guide'. Through the years, there were many challenges but they were forever moving with the times and were always on the lookout for fresh ideas; just about every London food critic took note and wrote favourably about their cuisine, particularly praising the unique style of cooking, presentation and freshness of their ingredients.
Low Season - B&B
- Continental breakfast served between 8.00 - 10.00 am
Available at extra cost:
- Picnic baskets can be made up for you containing a great variety of cold cuts of meat, terrines, pates, little savory pastries, fruits, cold beverages and bubbly from Bordeaux. Prices start from €40 per person.
- Tea for 2 or more! in the garden, share a delightful selection of cakes, biscuits and traditional French and English sarmies and tisanes, tea or coffee from €18 per person.
- BBQ meal with delicious chops, prawns, sausages, ice cream and wine from €35 per person ( 2 guest minimum)
- Pizza making session using the in house pizza oven. Served with a salad, dessert and wine from €35 per person.
- If your look for a touch of luxury try the fine dining experience from €75 per person.
Sample fine dinning menu
Breast of lacquered French duck with pak choy, creamy potato mash, French beans and crispy purse of boudin noir
Vegetarian options are also available, please mention at time of booking.
The whole house is rented on a self catering basis except between April and May when rented as a B&B. Please note there is no access to the kitchen during this period and the owners will be living on site. They will be happy to cook for you on request at an extra charge or to recommend restaurants. Outside the B&B period, the owners live in a separate building with private garden and parking space.
- Self Catering:
- Arrival time: 4.30 pm
- Departure time: 10.00 a.m
- Weekly bookings only
- No catering included during stay
- Exclusive B&B:
- Arrival time: 4.00 pm
- Departure time: 11.00 a.m
- 4 night minimum stay
- There is no access to the kitchen
- Breakfast is served between 8.00 - 10.00 am
- You will be the only guest at the property during your stay!
Please note that catering services are not available in July and August.
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Outside this villa in Gensac, FranceThis villa has a pool and a children pool.
Prices and availability
Updated 27 April 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 April - 30 June 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 31 August 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 September 2017 - 29 June 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 30 June - 30 August 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
4 bathrooms, 4 en suite bathrooms
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Car hire optional