Chateau with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and private pool in Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière, France
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Chateau to rent in Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière, France
Chateau Emirol is a unique and rare find given its lovely setting and fantastic location near Libourne and Saint Emilion. Built from traditional Girondine stone in 1818.
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Chateau Emirol is a unique and rare find given its lovely setting and fantastic location near Libourne and Saint Emilion.
Built from traditional Girondine stone in 1818, Chateau Emirol is located in the Fronsadais wine territory. The inviting surroundings of the Chateau come complete with a tennis court and swimming pool. The hillside setting offers guests great views of the countryside, as well as the surrounding working vineyards. With direct access from the Chateau grounds, the undulating hills of Fronsac will appeal to those who enjoy hiking, cycling, fishing and horse-riding.
Chateau Emirol is superbly positioned, offering quick and easy access to routes to discover the World Heritage site of St Emilion and the adjoining world-renowned vineyards of Pomerol. The bustling, lively market town of Libourne, which hosts the most wonderful markets three mornings a week, is less than 10 minutes by car. The cosmopolitan and elegant city of Bordeaux is less than a half hour's drive away. The unspoiled Atlantic coastline is also within very easy reach. For wine lovers, The Haut Medoc and Sauterne regions are both within a reasonably short drive.
For dining out, opposite the Chateau's gates is a traditional, local restaurant overlooking a lake and the surrounding woodlands. Libourne and St Emilion have a vast variety of restaurants ranging from the traditional style French Brasseries to high end gourmet Michelin restaurants.
The guest bedrooms in the chateau comprise of a master suite and four further bedrooms, all with modern en-suite bath or shower rooms. All rooms are luxuriously appointed with a mix of Irish antiques. Only the finest Italian bed linen and towels are to be found in the bathrooms.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of a main entrance marble hallway that can be used as a dining or sitting area, two large, cosy yet stylish salons with original beams and stone walls, a simple and elegantly furnished dining room, a state-of-the-art modern granite kitchen with all appliances and an adjoining linen room. There is satellite TV with DVD-player in both the salon and the bedroom Suite. The chateau also has internet access and an I-Pod docking station.
In the chateau's grounds you can relax on sun-loungers on the terraced area by the private swimming pool (14mx6m). There is also a hard tennis court (racquets & balls provided). You are most welcome to stroll around the grounds and help yourself to any ripened fruit from the numerous variety of fruit trees. A barbecue is available for al fresco dining on the outside.
The gates from the chateau lead on to cycling and hiking paths, across vineyards and woodland areas. Horseriding is available in the nearby village of Fronsac. Canoeing is also possible on the Dordogne river, and fishing at the lake directly opposite the property is available. River cruises are available from Libourne. Neighbouring Chateaux offer all year round visits to their spectacular caves.
For local shopping, the market town of Libourne is closest and is a 10 minute drive. You will find all local produce available for sale at the market, held 3 mornings a week, and on the perimeter of the town there are a wide range of major supermarkets.
Bordeaux's Merignac international airport is a 30 minute drive and Bergerac is one hour from the Chateau. The Mainline railway station is Libourne which serves the TGV from Paris and other rail routes.
A 15 minute drive brings you to Saint Emilion which is renowned the world over for its red wine. Saint Emilion is a medieval town and can be likened to an amazing open-air museum. It has a remarkable underground monolithic church dug out of solid limestone. It is an ideal spot for either a relaxing stroll, or to take a deeper look into the town's history.
There are numerous historical monuments, museums and galleries, gourmet restaurants famed for their Bordelaise cuisine and countless designer shops to visit in the cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux which is famed for its architectural heritage of the 18th century. It is a 25 minutes drive.
An hours drive brings you to the Atlantic Ocean with its sand dunes, large ocean breakers, some of Europe's finest unspoiled beaches and glamorous Cap Ferret, where the wealthy of today still choose to spend their summers and dine in some of the finest seafood restaurants to be found on this coastline. Measuring 107 meters, the Dune de Pyla is Europe‘s highest sand dune. From the summit there are truly breathtaking views of the ocean, the surrounding woodlands and the distant Pyrenees. It is well worth the hike up just so you can run down it. For the young at heart, surf enthusiasts should visit Lacanau, which hosts one of Europe's biggest surf competitions. It is a really fun place with plenty of restaurants and beachwear boutiques. Alternatively, you could visit the charming, buzzing ocean side town of Arcachon with its oyster bays and its protected basin that is ideal for children.
In the neighbouring Dordogne, a suggested day trip would be to explore the well known Caves of Lascaux. Closer to the Chateau is the famous citadelle of Blaye.
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Updated 16 July 2018
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- 18 July 2018 - 28 September 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
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£886.41 per booking, paid locally
5 bedrooms, Sleeps 9
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