Chateau Belles Vignes

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Sleeps: 12 - 26 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 11
Oliver Approved


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Château Belles Vignes offers guests a unique stay in a XVIIIth century castle in the heart of a real wine estate, surrounded by vineyards, 170 ha of rolling hills and woodland and only 15km from the centre of charming and exciting Bordeaux.

Completely renovated in 2016, the château has 530 m² of comfortable living space with six ensuite bedrooms, and stands nestled in a huge park with a swimming pool and a private pond. 

The castle’s small museum, with rare pieces, testifies to its long history whilst its more recent fruits can be sampled during a private wine tasting reserved for all guests. What could be better than staying on the estate that produces the fabulous wine you will drink with the delicious local delicacies of this gastronomic region!

The château is perfectly placed near Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, so this beautiful region is at its doorstep. Discover the varied landscapes of Entre-Deux-Mers, its vineyards, bastides and small villages, which are full of charming chapels and churches, with several stopovers possible at Créon and Espiet in particular.

For sports enthusiasts, there are a number of activities nearby, including two 18-hole golf courses within 15km and a tennis court. The spectacular sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast as well as the Dune du Pilat (the highest in Europe) and the gorgeous seaside town of Arcachon (with its casino) are about 60km away.

Château Belles Vignes offers all the perfect ingredients for a memorable holiday, wedding or special event in this special part of France.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This château is in high demand, so early booking is recommended
  • Air-conditioning is due to be installed in the main château and is expected to be ready from 2024 onwards
  • Advertised prices are for up to 12 guests only. From June 2019 five bedrooms sleeping up to an additional 14 guests will be available in a separate building - please refer to the 'Features' tab and enquire for a quote (they are subject to availability and may be rented out separately, but guests will not have access to the château grounds or facilities)

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Wine Cellar Games Room Pool/Snooker DVD Heating

Please note that advertised prices are for up to 12 guests only. Up to an additional 14 guests  can be accommodated in the hotel rooms - please see below for room details and enquire for a quote.

Chateau Interior (530 m2, sleeps up to 12 guests)

- 5 ensuite double bedrooms (bed sizes 160x200cm) with shower or bath
- Twin ensuite bedroom (bed sizes 90x190cm each)
- Lounge room
- Dining room (12 seats)
- Kitchen
- Games room
- Reading room
- Billiard room
- Veranda
- Reception Hall (surcharges apply - see our "Events" tab).

Additional Hotel rooms (up to 14 guests)

From June 2019 five additional bedrooms sleeping up to an additional 14 guests will be available in a separate building to the château. These rooms are  subject to availability and may be rented out separately, however guests will not have access to the château, the château grounds or its facilities. Please enquire for a quote.

Rooms available
- 2 double bedrooms
- 2 triple bedrooms
- 1 suite for 4 guests

All hotel rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. Breakfast may or may not be included in the quoted price

Outside Grounds

- Terrace
- Private swimming pool (size: 10x4.5 m / depth: 1.2 - 2.5 m)
- Pond
- Outdoor dining area
- Vineyards
- Rose garden
- Park and woodlands
- 2 courtyards (1,130 m2 and 165 m2) - available when renting the Reception Hall
- Parking space


- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Flat Screen TV with Satellite channels
- DVD player
- CD player
- Radio
- Dishwasher
- Microwave-
- Hob
- Oven
- Kettle
- Fridge/Freezer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Coffee machine
- Hairdryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Barbecue
- Household products
- Billiards
- Safety box
- Outdoor furniture
- Burglar alarm

*Air-conditioning is due to be installed in the main chateau and is expected to be ready from 2024 onwards.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Belles Vignes
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux-Merignac

(31 km)

Nearest Town/City Bordeaux

(15 km )

Nearest Train Station Bordeaux

(12 km)

Nearest Golf Bordeau-Caymeirac

(11 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(200 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(200 m )

Nearest Supermarket Fargues St Hilaire

(5 km )

Nearest Shop

(5 km )


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A little further afield, spend the day at the Arbor-et-Sens adventure park, about 10km away, with tree-top courses for various abilities including children aged 4+ as well as rock-climbing (all levels) and jumping (for teens/adults). Le Lac aux Branches (22km) is another popular tree-top activity centre for the most adventurous of families.

Just south of Bordeaux, La Ferme Exotique is another possible day out with over 800 animals from across the world as well as other attractions including an interesting heritage museum.

Then of course there is the great city of Bordeaux, on the banks of the Garonne, with its magnificent buildings (look out for the summer splash fountains at the Miroir d’Eau) and brilliant museums (including Cap Sciences and the Natural History Museum). Tired legs can tour the city via the little road train that takes you past some of the city’s major sights.

Parc Bordelais hosts puppet shows in July and August whilst there are other green spaces and playgrounds dotted across the city. Alternatively, head to Lac Bordeaux for a day at the lakeside beach in the summer months where you will also find some watersports.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Vineyard Tours (available at extra cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Chef and waiter service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Wedding photos © Corinne Ballouard, © Mya Wedding Photography & © Un Autre Regard.


For a large celebration with more than a touch of grandeur, this castle with its magical towers and noble credentials could be the perfect choice.

It’s idyllically set within a massive estate of beautiful vineyards, gentle hills and woodland. There is plenty of space to host your reception inside the vast hall with its own dance floor or in the courtyard where twinkling lights add a touch of romance as the sun goes down. Connoisseurs will savour the castle’s fine wine accompanying the wedding feast, sourced from one of the best vineyards in France. 

Indoor Capacity - 250

Outdoor Capacity - 300

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can host up to 150 guests in the covered courtyard or up to 300 guests in the grounds. The owners can provide you with details of an English-speaking celebrant. 

Wedding Reception
This château can host 300 people for a seated reception in the grounds or in the reception room on-site. Over 300 guests can be seated for a reception in the courtyard – under a marquee if required. Dancing for 300 people can continue until 4am inside the reception room and later if the reception room is also hired for the following day. 

Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Wedding Planning
The owners can recommend an English-speaking wedding planner or clients may arrange their own. Owners are able to provide details of local recommended suppliers for the event. 

The venue works with five catering partners - you should chose from one of these options and details can be provided on request. Other external caterers are not permitted.

Wedding Packages
There are set prices for renting different spaces/rooms of the property for the event – please enquire for the specifics. Packages are 4pm-4am but timings for the event can be altered on request. 

Where To Stay
Up to 30 people are able to sleep on-site – split across the main château, lakehouse and a few B&Bs. There are plenty of other options where the remaining guests might stay, all within a 10 minute drive. The owners can provide details of local transport firms.

Venue Accessibility 
The property is fully wheelchair accessible. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis.

Venue Back-Up
Indoor space available for backup. 

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
Yes, please enquire for details.

Children are welcome (no event childcare services are available).

Noise Restrictions 
No major noise restrictions and parties can extend late into the night.

The venue uses surveillance cameras to monitor the premises.

There are no specific restrictions on decorations and themes - bring your creative ideas!

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash or cheque to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 5pm and 8pm
Departure time Before 10am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 2 nights. Please note that weekend short breaks June - September are on request only and may be limited to wedding/event bookings.
Changeover day May to mid October: Monday to Friday. Flexible otherwise.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Advertised prices are for up to 12 guests only. From June 2019 five bedrooms sleeping up to an additional 14 guests will be available in a separate building - please refer to the 'Features' tab and enquire for a quote (they are subject to availability and may be rented out separately, but guests will not have access to the château grounds or facilities).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,194 £3,083 £3,973 £4,862 £6,522
Apr 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,728 £3,815 £4,902 £5,988 £8,182
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,194 £3,083 £3,973 £4,862 £6,522
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £2,728 £3,815 £4,902 £5,988 £8,182
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 £2,194 £3,083 £3,973 £4,862 £6,522
Mar 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 £2,728 £3,815 £4,902 £5,988 £8,182

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,387 €3,354 €4,322 €5,289 €7,095
Apr 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €2,967 €4,150 €5,332 €6,515 €8,901
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,387 €3,354 €4,322 €5,289 €7,095
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €2,967 €4,150 €5,332 €6,515 €8,901
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 €2,387 €3,354 €4,322 €5,289 €7,095
Mar 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 €2,967 €4,150 €5,332 €6,515 €8,901

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,589 $3,638 $4,687 $5,737 $7,695
Apr 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,218 $4,501 $5,783 $7,066 $9,654
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,589 $3,638 $4,687 $5,737 $7,695
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $3,218 $4,501 $5,783 $7,066 $9,654
Jan 5th 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,589 $3,638 $4,687 $5,737 $7,695
Mar 31st 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 $3,218 $4,501 $5,783 $7,066 $9,654

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since February 2013.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It is a wine property, we already had one and were looking for a second wine property in the Bordeaux area. The estate, set in a landscape of hills and woods (and vines!) is a breath of fresh air only 20 min drive from Bordeaux. The tasting of the wine produced definitely convinced us!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Château Belles Vignes in its current form, with its two pointed towers and large size, was built in 1780. But the estate was founded much earlier in 780, when the Count of Seguin, Administrator of the Emperor Charlemagne settled this agricultural land. There is a very old noble past tied to this land, and the impressive number of buildings shows that the property was dedicated to agriculture, livestock and wine.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Not yet!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Tasting our wines! Visit wineries and taste wines from different appellations.

Really eat?
A BBQ with a branch of vines, foie gras, oysters from Bassin d’Arcachon… French delicacies: paté, saucissons, jambons and sweet delicacies: cannelés, macarons de Bordeaux, … and so many more!

Really see?
Bordeaux and Saint Emilion Medieval Village, just 20 min drive from the Château. You will enjoy the medieval architecture as well as local products and wines from this prestigious appellation.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
On arrival, you will enjoy a welcoming bottle of wine from our property, and will enjoy special rates on the wines from our properties. If you like wine and will visit Bordeaux, the Cité du Vin is a must-see! There is a bicycle path very close to the chateau so that you can discover the area by bike (we have some).
If you visit Bordeaux, public transport is a good option: the best is to park the car and take the tram, bus or even boat! You can also rent bikes from the city.
Our Rental is a self-catering rental, but in case you don’t want to cook we can call a chef!



  • Excellent castle

    on 02/01/2024

    Our family spent a great Christmas in this beautiful castle. Very comfortable and spacious for a large family. Located in a relaxing and beautiful environment. I sincerely recommend it.

  • Perfect venue for a small wedding, with accommodation

    on 17/07/2023

    The chateau was everything we hoped for and more! it is the absolute perfect location, not too far from the airport relative to many of the wedding chateau options, and it was the perfect venue for our 40 person wedding. The accommodation was great, the grounds and pool were perfect for the big day and the day after pool party, and the backdrop couldn't have been better for our intimate wedding. I will remember with such fondness and hope to return to visit one day

  • Preciosa!

    on 12/01/2023

    La casa fue preciosa y lo pasamos fenomenal.

  • Amazing!

    on 01/01/2020

    Very impressed with the property, I would stay again. Reason for giving four stars is the bikes, which the description said were available, were broken so we were unable to go on some planned bike rides.

  • Decadent

    on 31/10/2017

    Beautiful Location and building. Perfect for a decadent weekend.

  • Enchanting Chateau

    on 13/09/2017

    The Chateau was incrediblybeautiful and seems to have been completely renovated recently.

  • Great family location

    on 23/08/2017

    We had a wonderful time. The accommodation worked perfect for our party of three generations. Eric provided a brilliant welcome - friendly and informative. His presence throughout the week was unobtrusive, but very helpful when necessary.. The amenities were great and the newly-decorated bedrooms were gorgeous.

    The quality of the concierge service provided by Oliver's Travels was an added bonus that means we will book with them again!

  • Reveillon 2017

    on 04/01/2017

    Séjour et service parfaits!!

  • Loved it!

    on 14/10/2016

    So happy to have spent a week at Chateau Belles Vignes! The house and the grounds were better and more beautiful than the photographs could show. The harvest had started which was fun,we were also able to walk the grounds and taste the grapes still on the vine - that was such a treat. We enjoyed the sunsets over the vineyard each evening! The location was perfect as it was about 1 hour from St Emilion and 1 hour from Arachon. Six bedrooms all with private shower, each having a different view and each being so comfortable, roomy and lovely!

  • An enchanting stay on the vineyard

    on 22/09/2016

    There's nothing like staying at a chateau on a working winery and vineyard in Bordeaux! We had 6 couples and each of them enjoyed comfortable accommodations. Each bedroom had an attached bath/shower. The grounds were beautiful and the location was perfect- close enough to the city of Bordeaux and centrally located between St Emilion and the Medoc regions. We took the free tour of the winery and we really enjoyed their Carpe Diem wine which was fully stocked (for a charge) in the wine cabinet. We hope to return once again next year!

  • A truly wonderful place

    on 13/10/2015

    We have just spent 5 nights at Château Belles Vignes. Travelling as a party of 4 middle-aged Australian couples we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this beautiful place. The chateau includes 7 spacious bedrooms, beautifully furnished salons, a conservatory, billiards room, formal dining room, a pool and barbecue area and a lovely large kitchen. It truly is a beautiful place with stunning surrounds and proximity to Bordeaux and St Emilion. We found the rental fee generous in reality and the whole experience uplifted us all.

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