Thisgrand chateauinBordeauxis found on a vastwine-producing estatewith vineyards and cellars, open to the public fortours and tastings. Visitors have exclusive use of the 6-bedroomed chateauaccommodating up to14and with aprivate pool.
ExteriorThis statelywine-producing chateauis set in landscaped parkland ofvineyards and woods20km east of the fashionable city ofBordeauxand 20km west ofSt. Emilionwith its fascinating Romanesque churches stretching along charming steep and narrow streets.Château des Grand Vins isone of the largest estates in the region, renowned since theXVIIth century. It boasts 90 hectares of vineyards, 75 of which are in production- 70 dedicated to the AOC Bordeaux Supérieur rouge and the remaining 5 the AOC Bordeaux Blanc Sec.Traditional methods combine with the latest techniques in both the vineyard and cellars in order to make the very most of the region´s offeringsOf course a stay at this delightful chateau would not be complete without experiencing thegrand wine tour and tasting. Guests will be taught about the journey fromfield to barreland see all the facilities. After the tour guests are invited to participate in a tasting of the whole range including different aged wines via several experiments. There´s also achildren´s cornerso you don´t have to worry about keeping the little ones entertained.A stay here doesn´t have to be exclusively devoted, if at all, to wine. A whole range offabulous days outandactivitiescan be enjoyed. There are thesandy beacheson the Atlantic coast for relaxing days, the casino resort of Arcachon, tennis,bike and walking trails, horse-riding,golf coursesjust 5 minutes from the property and of courserestaurants and shopsa short drive away.The property itself has a lovelyprivate poolsurrounded by sun loungers,lawnsandfurnished terraces, ideal for moments of relaxation, reading a good book or soaking up the sunshine whilst admiring your idyllic surroundings.InteriorGuests will have the entire450sqmchateau to themselves, which can accommodate up to14 guests. The chateau is elegant in style, immaculately maintained and was redecorated in 2004 to a very high standard, enhancing the original features with complementaryantique furnishingswhilst skillfully introducingmodern amenities.The ground floor consists of grand but not imposing reception rooms. Firstly there is thedelightful sitting roomwith sofas and armchairs, a music centre and 3large French windowsallowing natural light to flood in and affording views over the parkland. This room leads onto anelegant dining roomwhich includes adecorative fireplaceand a smart American pool table. There is another lounge, more informal withTV and DVD player, games and sofas. Alarge kitchenis fully fitted with all you could need forself-cateringincluding fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave and guests conveniently have autility roomwith laundry facilities and 3 guest WCs at their disposition on this level.The bedrooms are laid out over the first and second floors,6in total, and named after the years in which great vintages were produced.The first floor's north wing housestwo attractive queen sizebedrooms, just as distinguished as the rest of the chateau with theirhigh ceilingsandperiod pieces. The south wing has atwin bedroom(which can be converted into a king-size bed if preferred) anotherdouble bedroom, and two bathrooms.The fifth bedroom is a very spacious room with4 single beds, ensuite bathroom, air-condition and with particularly impressive views. Bed linen and towels are provided and baby facilities including highchair and cot are available. ON the same floorthere is a comfortable double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.Thisgrand chateauwould make a lovely holiday property for alarge group of family or friendslooking to explore the region ofBordeaux, relax in warm weather, and enjoy thedelicious wineson offer! There´s something for everyone.
Additional amenities include: heating.TripAdvisor property ID 2357067...Read more
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