As the wine industry capital of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage, Bordeaux is an excellent destination both for wine lovers and those who enjoy long walks in a stunning, picture perfect landscape. By renting a luxury château in Bordeaux you can provide yourself with an excellent base from which you can discover everything the city has to offer.

To make choosing easier, we’ve sifted through our portfolio of properties in the Aquitaine region (where you’ll find Bordeaux, naturally!) to find the 10 best luxury châteaux you can rent for your holiday.

1. Chateau Emirol

Chateau Emirol - Bordeaux - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Emirol – Bordeaux – Oliver’s Travels

Chateau Emirol is a great choice for a large family or small group, sleeping up to 9 people. With cycling and hiking paths on your doorstep as well as lake, lush vineyards and woodlands you’ll have plenty to explore!  There’s  market town just a short 10 minute drive away, so be sure to sample some fab local food. This is the perfect Bordeaux château for an active family interested in outdoor activities both in and around the château. You’d be hard pressed to find a better location in the Bordeaux area than this!

Sleeps: 9

Price from: £76  pppn

2. Villa Le Bassin

Villa Le Bassin, Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Villa Le Bassin – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Located just west of Bordeaux, the stunning Villa le Bassin is built in a recess of its very own cove on the Atlantic coast. With lush pine forests in one direction and the ocean in the other, there’s a wealth of things to do including hiking, cycling and watersports. Gastronomic visitors are in for a treat too, and those booking the villa would be well advised to try the amazing local oysters.

Sleeps: 16

Price from: £64 pppn

3. Château Tertre

Château Tertre - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Château Tertre – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

This gorgeous chateau has views overlooking an award-winning vineyard, as well as having the UNESCO world heritage site of St Emilion only a few moments away. This chateau is a great escape for all ages. There are acres of terraced gardens for the children to play in, a PlayStation and a private pool. For the grown ups, there’s a two-man hammock and a beautiful outdoor dining terrace to enjoy.

Sleeps: 16

Price from: £38 pppn

4. Château Montstruce

Château Montstruce - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Château Montstruce – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Chateau Monstruce is situated in the beautiful region of Entre-deux-Mers. From the bedrooms on the upper floors you can see vineyards, gardens and meadows that stretch on for miles. If you’re visiting Bordeaux for the wine, (who isn’t?) you will be staying next door to a wine producing chateau where free wine tasting is offered! However, if you’d prefer something more adventurous, there is a climbing wall and an outdoor park with six climbing tree courses in the neighbouring village of Frontenac.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £47 pppn

5. Chateau Belles Vignes

Chateau Belles Vignes - Bordeaux - Oliver's Tavels - Sleeps 12

Chateau Belles Vignes – Bordeaux – Oliver’s Tavels 

Chateau Belles Vignes rest between rolling hills and woodland in an idyllic spot just 15km from the bustling centre of Bordeaux. Recently renovated, the chic interiors of this property create the homely environment you’ll need to wind down in style. On top of the swimming pool and private fishing pond, an extra special feature of the chateau is its very own small museum filled with rare pieces that will give you an exclusive slice of history.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £37 pppn

6. Maison du Vins

Maison du Vins - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Maison du Vins – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Tucked in the tiny hamlet of Pichon, Maison Du Vins is a converted ancient winemaking property that now has everything you need for the ultimate luxurious, relaxing holiday. With a games room, toys and outdoor activities at your fingertips, no one will get bored. This property is surrounded by beautiful grounds and has its own private pool for you to lie by and soak up the sun, bliss!

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £45 pppn

7. The Millhouse

The Millhouse - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

The Millhouse – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

This unique property is truly magical. The vast outdoor space is filled with ornamental gardens home to beautiful plant life bursting with fragrance and colour. Locate in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside, we’re proud to say Th Millhouse was voted one of the 25 best villas in Europe by Conde Nast. With such beautiful scenery and charming interiors – its no wonder The Millhouse is a top pick for whatever occasion! 

Sleeps: 21

Price from: £36 pppn

8. Château De Simon

Château De Simon - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Château De Simon – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Situated in 15 acres of stunning private woodland containing a huge variety of wildlife, Château De Simon is a charming 15th century property and is ideally situated for a spot of local exploration. With wine tasting opportunities and golf courses nearby, this luxury property is ideal for families and groups of up to 12 people looking to explore the area close to Bordeaux. There is also the additional benefit of a ground floor bedroom and bathroom for older and disabled visitors.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £30 pppn

9. Château Duras

Château Duras - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Château Duras – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Chateau Duras is incredibly spacious with super king size beds in most rooms making the well-deserved lie-ins extra special. There’s a huge kitchen which opens on to a lovely covered dining terrace, perfect for long sociable dinners as you enjoy the local wine. There are plenty of activities provided for holidays with children and there is a private tennis court available for use. The grounds are immaculately kept to go strolling on, or if you’d prefer to go exploring in the town of Duras is only 3km away!

Sleeps: 11

Price from: £38 pppn

10. Château Castelsagrat

Château Castelsagrat - Aqutaine - Oliver's Travels

Château Castelsagrat – Aqutaine – Oliver’s Travels

Situated next to the 13th Century fortified village of Castelsagrat, Château Castelsagrat is one of our most beautiful properties (just look at those pictures!). It provides a stunning and historic setting throughout the year for any holiday, seminar or event…. But let’s be honest, this is one property that’s made for weddings, and any bride-to-be who dreams of indulging her inner princess in a fairytale setting is sure to fall in love with Château Castelsagrat!

Sleeps: 19

Price from: £43 pppn

This is only our starter 10 – we’ve got plenty of other rental properties around Bordeaux to check out, and our concierge team are more than happy to point you in the right direction to find your perfect property for your holiday in France. If you’re planning your dream trip and need some ideas, check out our local’s guide for the most authentic experience, and our picks for some of the best food and wine tours in the area.

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