Reference: 33006

Rental château with private pool, Château Garonne.

Holiday rental in Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | sleeps 9

Introduction

Stunning, hillside setting for this superb, restored traditional château. A rare opportunity to rent a château in its entirety - most accommodation in this area is limited to gîtes and bed and breakfast. The region between Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux is world famous for its wine production and vineyard landscapes.

Dating back to 1818, the property has been carefully and beautifully renovated over the last 5 years and now offers an outstanding opportunity to stay in this famous, wine-producing area.

Accommodation on two floors; high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings throughout.

Two living rooms, both opening out to the gardens. UK satellite TV channels and library of DVD's and books and games.

Fully-fitted, state-of-the-art kitchen.

5 bedrooms (Egyptian bed linen and hairdryers provided), all with ensuite bathrooms.

Charming dining terrace with BBQ.

1 hectare of private grounds including extensive lawns. Many fruit trees.

Private pool 14m x 6m with sun terrace and solar shower.

Private tennis court.

Tennis rackets and balls are available.

Lovely restaurant, just a 2 minutes walk away.

Basic amenities in Lugon or Saint-Michel, bakery and small grocery store, 3 minutes drive.

Supermarkets, all shops and café bars / restaurants (from brasseries to Michelin starred) in Libourne, less than 10 minutes. Street market 3 times per week.

For all French gastronomique food and Bordeaux wine lovers, either a top gourmet dining menu or a more simple traditional family type meal can be prepared for your enjoyment in the kitchen, whilst you sit back and relax! Meals are then served to you in the elegant dining room or on the chateau’s South facing terrace.

All cuisine is prepared using seasonal and locally sourced produce, catering for all dietary requirements and tastebuds. In the comfort of the chateau, our professional catering team will produce great French cuisine for a memorable dining experience.

Dining reservations should be made at the time of your booking, to avoid any later disappointment!

Trained masseuse available and cleaning service if needed.

Saint-Émilion, the world famous wine-producing village just 20 minutes away.

Wine domaines for tasting and buying on all corners!

Bordeaux 30 minutes.

Beaches 60 minutes.

ANY DAY ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE (MINIMUM 1 WEEK BOOKING)


Accommodation details

Marble entrance hallway.

Reading (living) room with sofas. Door to terrace and gardens.

Living room with TV with UK satellite channels, DVD and CD and iPod docking station. Library of DVD's, books and games / puzzles etc.

Door to terrace and gardens.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Dining room with dining table and chairs.

Door to terrace and gardens.

Kitchen, fully-fitted state-of-the-art with dishwasher, double oven and hob, fridge freezer and microwave.

Door to dining terrace and gardens.

Utility room with washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer.

Stairs to 1st floor; Bedroom 1, (master suite) double with seating area. TV with UK satellite channels and DVD.

Adjoining dressing room. Ensuite WC, bath / shower, separate walk-in shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite WC, shower and (marble) hand basin.

Bedroom 4, two singles with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 5, single with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Separate WC and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

1 hectare of private grounds comprising extensive lawns.

Dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ and further terracing.

Private swimming pool 14m x 6m with steps (max depth 1.9m).

Sun terrace with loungers and solar-shower.

Private tennis court.

Private drive with video-phone entrance, electric gate.

Parking for many cars.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
27 Jun 08 Sep Flexible 7 nights € 922 € 6,450
Refundable security bond€ 1,500
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 4:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (including beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is located directly off the D670 amongst beautiful countryside in a tiny hamlet, 10 minutes from Libourne and 30 minutes from Bordeaux.

Lovely, traditional restaurant 2 minutes walk from the château.

Supermarkets, all shops and café bars / restaurants (from brasseries to Michelin starred) in Libourne, 20 minutes. Street market 3 times per week.

Saint-Émilion, the world famous wine-producing village just 20 minutes away.

Wine domaines for tasting and buying on all corners!

Bordeaux 30 minutes.

Lovely beaches 60 minutes.

Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


Customer Reviews

Family Elstob - UK
A rather belated note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Bordeaux staying at your Château. It was very spacious, well appointed and well equipped (especially the kitchen) and the pool and surrounding area were superb. We loved eating outside on the terrace and the garden was great for exploring - tomatoes, plums delicious. G made the best plum frangipani tart for us! F (aged 7) went to great effort to write the thank you letter from all of us and in his words it says how we all felt : From F (aged 7) I loved the entire house. I also liked the swivel chair. I liked the big, deep pool for swimming and diving. I really like the lights in the kitchen on the step. I absolutely loved the garden with plums, tomatoes, grapes. I liked playing on the tennis court. I loved gagas bath. It was enormous. I loved my room. I loved the patio. In the morning L my sister shouted c’mon birdies. LOVE FINLEY XO will miss

Family King - London, UK
Dear Jane, we have all had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks at your adorable chateau. Sadly we must leave this oasis tomorrow. When B asked me where I wanted to go this summer to celebrate (?) my 50th birthday, I decided on Bordeaux .. an area I have never visited except by proxy wine menus. She searched for a great place and we have all been exceptionally pleased with the result. We have enjoyed time out and about in Bordeaux, St Emilion and Libourne. We have enjoyed wine tasting and particularly at Chateau Mazaris. The car will be a lot heavier on the way back and we have a wine delivery soon after we get home. We will have many bottles to drink over the next few years to remind us of our lovely time here. The tennis and pool were so enjoyable. We love the chateau inside. It is very well equipped. Access to BBC sport, for me in particular during the olympics was a big plus. Your restaurant recommendations were excellent. We would really love to come back one day.

Ashford/Daley Family - NY, Sydney and Melbourne
Dear Jane, thank you for the opportunity to spend a marvellous week in your wonderful home .. Chateau La Roque. We have enjoyed magnificent wines, great meals .. and the comfort of the Chateau. We have played and laughed through a memorable vacation. Thanks for everything.

The Buick Family, Scotland and Australia
This message is dedicated to B and B Buick, Angus Scotland for their 50 years in marriage celebration who brought together loving family from Western Australia and Scotland. One day we hope to be together in another wonderful setting such as Chateau La Roque … this had and will always be a holiday of a life time to remember. Au revoir and thank you.

The Tzelepis Family, Australia
Dear Jane, It has been such a pleasure staying in your beautiful home, We love the whole area, the wineries, the food, the whole experience and we will definitely be back. It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here. To be honest my husband and I dont normally stay in villas, it is always hotels. But your home made us feel so at ease. We cooked and stayed in 2 evenings and it was really lovely to have the children lounge around and be relaxed. We have always worried what sort of facilities we would find. But your house is so well equipped with a great kitchen and good bathrooms. And your taste in decor made it a pleasant stay … very homely and very special. Thank you

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The Wright Family, Australia
We had a splendid family gathering. We have played lots of games and read lots of books. The weather has been a little cruel to us which did not hamper our ability to enjoy your lovely swimming pool and tennis court. We have had some excellent visits (St Emilion, Chateau de la Riviere, Bordeaux) and some great meals out (Libourne, Montagne, Chez Carles) .. so many thanks for all the tips. Thank you for an excellent holiday with best wishes

Devlin Family - NJ, USA
Dear Jane, thank you very much for allowing our family of 6 experience your wonderful château. It is in a terrific spot, so very central to a host of different activities, sites, locations etc.. Could have stayed much longer! A week is such a short amount of time to see/do ll that this wonderful area has to offer! I guess we will just have to come back in the future to finish it all! So many thanks again

Knight Family - Singapore
Dear Jane, there are so many wonderful comments in this book - and here on the last page is another! Our family has reconnected here at your fab home. It has become “our home away from home”. What a privilege to spend 3 weeks here! Yves (tennis coach) and Karen (French teacher) were fantastic .. surpassing all expectations! Katriona and J L were AMAZING … they made me feel so comfortable. Your support and organisation contributed immensely to our fantastic family stay. Thank you and best wishes

Richards Family - Canada
Sightseeing, walking, jogging, hiking, tennis, swimming, wine tasting... this place has it all: including a wonderful château and grounds. We enjoyed it to the fullest and will have great memories.

Duggan - USA
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful château. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for making our trip to France so delightful

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Willis family - UK
Comfortable, homely, cosy villa with everything one could need. Lovely pool and surrounding area.

Mandl - USA
We have been home for a few days and reflecting on our holiday. We can both say with confidence this France holiday has been the best holiday we have had. Great wine, family and fabulous food celebrated in your welcoming f confirmed we are very fortunate. It was a great opportunity to reconnect and relax. Your château was both child and adult friendly. The weather was perfect, the people were friendly and the château was so well equiped to support the many activites 4 children and 5 adults wanted to do.

Hobbs - Australia, UK, South Africa
7 of our extended family travelled from Australia, UK and South Africa, and spent a wonderful 5 days at your château in April. We cannot compliment you enough on its location just west of Libourne. Beautifully appointed, 5 bedrooms all en suite and a large living area with modern kitchen made it ideal for 3 families. The views from every room were terrific and made the choice of a lazy day around the château versus short trips to nearby St Emilion, Pomerol and the Medoc a difficult one! The château de Fronsac, many within walking distance, were a delight in that they were so close and unexpected. We would like to return, perhaps next time in summer so that we can make use of the swimming pool.

Pattons, Duncans and Sheldens - Scotland, New Zealand
Thank you Jane for the warmth and comfort of your home. It enabled us to relax and explore the area with ease - and what a wonderful area. The birthday bash in Bordeaux was a great success, as was our evening with Christophe who looked after us like royalty. Thank you for providing facilities such as pool, tennis court and bikes which were all much appreciated. A great holiday with friends old and new.

Bailey - UK
It was a wonderful way to spend our ruby wedding anniversary at your château surrounded by our family. We have enjoyed all the local sights, have drunk copious amounts of wine, eaten loads of french breads and cheese. We have sunbathed around the pool and enjoyed the ambiance of the château. Thank you Jane for waiting for us when we got lost coming from the airport. A massive thank you to Christophe for making our anniversary dinner so delicious and Florence - we want to take you home! Thank you all... now back to the lashing rain of England!

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Mc Evoy and Johnstons - USA and Ireland
Many thanks for a taste of château life.

Rimmer - Philiipines and UK
Thanks for sharing your wonderful château with us. We all had a fantastic tie enjoying the château, grounds and surrounding area - best recommendation one can give is to say that we all hope to be back.

Torgersen - Norway
Thank you for a wonderful week from the Norwegians. The château, the area and the weather were perfect.

Volks - UK
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful château. What a fantastic pool! We have all had such an amazing time and will be very sad to leave.

Bertrand - UK
Great home, wonderful location, brilliant week... thank you.

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Castellucci and friends - Atlanta, LS, NY and St Louis, USA
Thank you for opening your amazing home. Bordeaux, Libourne and Saint-Émilion are lovely and we are so grateful to have spent our time vacationing in your sanctuary - a perfect place for our friends to meet. I assume our group was not among your standard guests - five couples! Most of us met while attending Cornell University and have a fraternity, sorority of a major study in common. Frederico and I dreamt of a time when all of us could be together in the same place again (it has been 5 years) and we are so happy to have found Château La Roque. Whether by plane, train or automobile (and some a combination of all!) we all arrived in Bordeaux for our 1 week stay. We split the days between playing tennis, tasting delicious wine, shopping and eating (thank you Christophe). We left Bordeaux feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and can't wait to return. To all future guests, we hope you enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we did. It is truly something to be cherished.

Bethany B (aged 9) - Scotland
The château is very pretty and the pool is fantastic. I really enjoyed playing in the tennis court even though I am not very good at it. The weather has been great which made the holiday even better. The bedrooms and living rooms were very comfortable. Thank you very much for letting us stay in your beautiful château.

Jonathan R - Scotland
Bordeaux is indeed beautiful. Château Garonne was a beautiful and relaxing experience and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. You have a lovely home in a fantastic location. Having not been in France for years the trip has rekindled my interest - this may have been the first of many future visits!

Neil R - UK
Thanks for a lovely week in your château, we really did have a wonderful week and were sad to leave. The house is so well equipped that we really did not miss anything from home. The kids loved jumping in and out of the pool and relaxing around the garden. Christophe is a brilliant find, he cooked us all two lovely meals, if we could have booked him for the full week we would have done so, maybe next time!

Yeatts family - UK
We had a most wonderful stay... unseasonal weather did not dampen our spirits and we made the most of your recommendations. Pace of life illustrated by the Huit a 8 supermarket which shuts for lunch... well done on such a stylish home...

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Gutierrez Family - Mexico
What a wonderful home! We enjoyed very much, the surroundings are great to take bicycle tours, the pool is fantastic, the tennis court is very good and the accommodations are excellent. Thank you for recommend Christophe and his wife, both were very warm and efficient. We had very good vacations and thank you for all your attentions.

S Griffin and family - UK
Just a thank you for providing us with such a lovely base for our holiday. Your facilities were excellent... we couldn't have asked for better. A really enjoyable stay.

Brannan and Morgan Families - Canada
Your home is absolutely beautiful and the setting just idyllic. We very much appreciated your attention to detail, I hope the orchids survived as we did not realise they were real until the blooms started dropping off! We could have easily spent more time in the area, there is so much to see and do. We did manage a visit to both Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux. Thank you again for such a wonderful week.


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