Chateau Chaumeton

Bordeaux, France

Details Rates
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 14
Full Baths: 5
1/2 Baths: 1
$1,146 - $2,065/night
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DETAILS & AMENITIES

Staying at Château Chaumeton offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the authenticity of a castle with a history spanning over 600 years, all while enjoying luxurious accommodations. Situated within a working vineyard just 15km from Saint-Émilion, France’s renowned wine town, this château provides an ideal setting for relaxation.

Located on the outskirts of a small village near the Dordogne River, this charming French château dates back to the early 1400s when it was constructed as a fortified house by a Norman family. The two towers from that era still stand today. Following extensive restoration in recent years, guests can now experience the castle’s rich heritage while enjoying modern comforts and stylish furnishings throughout its centuries-old lounge and spacious country kitchen.

The air-conditioned bedrooms are beautifully appointed, some featuring wood-beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls, with many boasting en suite bath or shower rooms. Accommodating up to 14 guests across the castle, the family bedroom and two-bedroom suite are particularly appealing to families. The master bedroom’s bathroom stands out with its rolltop bathtub and double walk-in shower, while the tower bedroom offers a unique glimpse into the past with its remarkable ceiling.

Outside, the decked poolside terrace provides a striking contrast to the historic surroundings, resembling a boutique-style beach club rather than a rural retreat in southwestern France. Alongside the heated swimming pool, guests can relax on stylish sun loungers and daybeds, surrounded by agapanthuses and lavender. The poolside converted barn houses a chic bar and lounge, as well as an air-conditioned gym.

The outdoor amenities include a table tennis table, a yoga pavilion nestled among the trees, an outdoor kitchen with a gas barbecue, and al-fresco dining areas that can be beautifully lit up at night. Guests can enjoy the sunset over the vineyards while savoring a glass of local wine on the kitchen terrace.

The region is a paradise for wine enthusiasts, with a 4.5-hectare vineyard surrounding the château. Just a 15-minute drive away lies the exquisite hilltop town of Saint-Émilion, renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. The nearby wine regions of Pomerol, Sauternes, and Bordeaux offer excellent opportunities for wine tours and tastings.

Guests can also explore the local area through walks and bike rides, or enjoy canoeing or kayaking along the Dordogne River. History enthusiasts can learn about the Hundred Years’ War in the nearby market town of Castillon-la-Bataille. Food lovers will delight in the atmospheric markets and inviting restaurants scattered throughout the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Further afield, attractions such as the town of Bergerac by the Dordogne River, the prestigious wine châteaux of the Médoc peninsula, and the beauty of L’Étang de Lacanau await exploration. Alternatively, guests can venture to Arcachon Bay for white wine and oysters overlooking the Atlantic coast.

Features:

Château Interiors

Ground Floor:

Lounge with large stone fireplace
Well-equipped kitchen with large stone fireplace and dining area
Study with sofa-bed (on request)
WC
First Floor:

Master bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with WC
2-bedroom family suite with twin bedroom and double bedroom with en suite bathroom with WC
Second Floor:

Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room with WC
Bedroom with king-size double bed and partly open-plan en suite shower room
Family room with double bed and two single beds
Family bathroom with shower and WC
Converted Poolside Barn:

Bar and lounge with table football
Gym with air-conditioning
Bathroom with shower
Separate WC
Outside Grounds:

Heated swimming pool (13×6m, depth: 0.85-1.85cm and ‘plage’ area of 0.2m) with electric safety cover. Open approximately May to end-October
Poolside terrace with sun loungers, sun beds, and water feature
Poolside barn with bar, lounge, gym, and shower room with WC
Outdoor kitchen with gas barbecue
Al-fresco dining terrace and lounge area
Yoga pavilion with TV
Boules pitch
Table tennis (under cover)
Games (footballs, rugby balls, giant jenga)
Large garden (2 hectares with lawn, orchards, and small wooded copse)
Working vineyard (4.5 hectares)
Outbuildings (not accessible to guests – working agricultural barn and old wine cellar)
Facilities:

Wi-Fi
Air-conditioning (all bedrooms and gym)
Yoga pavilion with TV
Gym
Bar
Table tennis
Table football
Outdoor games
Boules
Washing machine and dryer
Location:

Nestled within a working vineyard spanning 4.5 hectares and only 15km from Saint-Émilion, this 14th-century castle offers a haven for wine enthusiasts and Francophiles alike. Situated to the south of the Dordogne River, approximately an hour from Bordeaux, it provides easy access to the region’s attractions.

Travelers can arrive via Bordeaux or Bergerac Airports if flying to France, or opt for the TGV train service to Bordeaux Saint Jean, with direct services from Paris Montparnasse taking around 2 hours and 10 minutes.

The château is conveniently located just 400m from the small local village, which is home to a 12th-century church. A bakery and a small local restaurant can be found in the neighboring village, approximately 2.5km away by car. The charming bastide town of Castillon-la-Bataille, situated along the banks of the Dordogne, offers a range of shops, restaurants, and café-bars, as well as a bustling market on Monday mornings. Visitors staying in late July or August can experience the impressive re-enactments of the Battle of Castillon on Friday and Saturday evenings – advance booking is recommended for this captivating event.

Castillon-la-Bataille is also home to the nearest train station, offering connections to Bordeaux (39 minutes), Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (18 minutes), and Bergerac (36 minutes). Alternatively, guests can take the train to Saint-Émilion (6 minutes) and enjoy a leisurely 20-minute walk up to the hilltop town from the train station.

Whether arriving by train or car, Saint-Émilion is a must-visit destination, with its historic old quarter, Romanesque churches, and UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Visitors can explore its labyrinth of narrow lanes, browse high-end wine shops and boutiques, and dine at excellent restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred La Table de Pavie.

Food enthusiasts will also appreciate the abundance of dining options in Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac (5km) and other nearby towns, as well as the vibrant markets held in locations such as Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Duras, La Réole, and Monségur. Wine connoisseurs can venture beyond Saint-Émilion to explore the wine regions of Pomerol and Sauternes, or head to the Médoc peninsula to visit renowned châteaux such as Pauillac and Margaux.

Guests staying at Château Chaumeton can expect a memorable experience, with accommodation for up to 14 guests across six bedrooms, including a family suite, and the option for an additional guest (on request) using a sofa-bed in the study.

Features & Amenities

Proximity & Views

  • Landmark View

Technology

  • Internet Access
  • Satellite/Cable TV

Comfort

  • Central Heating
  • Air Conditioning

Amenities

  • Heated Pool
  • Grill
  • Public Gym
  • Washing Machine
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf Course
  • Terrace
  • High Chair
  • Foosball Table
  • Garden
  • Pool Safety Fence
  • Private Pool

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher

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$1,146 - $2,065/night

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