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.
With exquisite interiors, a heated pool surrounded by lush vineyards and even a billiard table, Chateau Grand Cru will treat you to fine French living. The château produces a well-known Grand Cru and there are many other incredible vineyards to visit across the region. A perfect time to visit is May when Le Weekend des Grands Crus takes place. This tasting is a must for everyone who loves the great wines of Bordeaux and it’s a unique time when you can discover the new vintages while they are still in the barrels.
Price from: £140pppn
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.
Price from: £64 pppn
Enjoy countryside views while you swim in the beautiful pool when you relax and unwind at the stunning Chateau Levet. This 18th-century home is nestled in the hills of the Entre Deux Mers vineyards and has a contemporary and warm interior with both modern and antique furniture. You’ll find a small library in the sitting room and have a choice of three dining rooms too. Explore the nearby picturesque village of Arbis or take advantage of the bike-rental and on-site concierge and embark on an exciting cycling tour.
Price from: £45pppn
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.
Price from: £37 pppn
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!
Price from: £45 pppn
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 – it’s no wonder The Millhouse is a top pick for whatever occasion!
Price from: £36 pppn
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.
Price from: £30 pppn
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 that opens onto 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!
Price from: £38 pppn
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!
Price from: £43 pppn
This beautiful chateau has been expertly restored with the most romantic interiors and elegant gardens. The chateau also has its own vineyard, where three excellent wines are produced. Plenty for you to sample! The vast grounds allow for relaxing countryside walks, through the woodland, lawns and trails, where on-site horse riding can also be arranged. The UNESCO World Heritage vineyards surrounding the gorgeous village of Saint-Emillion are under half an hour away, perfect for unique day trips during your Bordeaux holiday.
Prices from: £62pppn
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.
Looking for a full list of villas to rent this year? Check out our villa holidays page here.