Chateau Des Amours

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Chateaux & Castles Wellness Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic RWC-Bordeaux

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Set in the south of France between Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion, enjoy award-winning wine from the beautiful 10-acre vineyard as you relax in the vast gardens and woodland surrounding this romantic French château.

Château Des Amours has been exquisitely restored with refined style sleeping up to 16 guests across its eight gorgeous en suite bedrooms. Expect the most wonderful décor from hand-printed wallpaper and intricately designed fabrics to vintage furnishings giving this 19th-century abode a classic yet high-end old-world ambience. Elegant windows frame views of the French wine countryside whilst the three historic turrets are architecturally significant.

Step through the grand hallway’s French windows and be greeted by the sight of the estate’s vast lawns, 40-acre woodland and vineyard that produces a white, rosé and red Bordeaux, all available to purchase. Follow the picturesque path to the inviting swimming pool or play tennis on the private court in stunning surroundings. Discover nature trails, jogging routes and even horse-riding opportunities as you explore the 52 acres of glorious grounds.

Experience authentic French cuisine by taking advantage of the private chef services whether arranging gourmet picnics, candle-lit feasts or meals al-fresco on the terrace, of course accompanied by the estate’s own wine. Breakfast can also be prepared, perhaps served in the rustic kitchen with its roaring fire or on the summer terrace by the lavender and flowers.

Guided tours can be organised to visit the great city of Bordeaux, just 21km away, as well as the celebrated vineyards of this region. The UNESCO World Heritage landscapes and village of Saint-Émilion should also be appreciated by wine-connoisseurs and keen historians alike. If you are yearning for the sea, you can be enjoying white wine and oysters overlooking Arcachon Bay in just over an hour.

Whether out and about visiting some of the finest wineries in France or simply soaking up the old-world romance of this fairy-tale abode, Château Des Amours is an idyllic and unique place in such a magnificent setting close to the city of Bordeaux and its world-famous vineyards.

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What you should know…

  • The high-speed train from Paris to Bordeaux takes just over two hours and private transfers can be arranged from the train station to the château
  • There are 52 acres of glorious grounds including a working vineyard, woodland and jogging trails – the swimming pool and tennis court are reached via a short walk through the gardens

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating RWC-Bordeaux

Château Interiors

Ground Floor


-    Grand entry hall
-    Living room
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped
-    Library
-    Gym
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and sauna

First Floor


-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, bath, sauna and walk-in wardrobe
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with double/twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with three single beds and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Games room with pool table and football table
-    TV den

Outside Grounds (52 acres)

-    Swimming pool (irregular shape, approximately 18x12m, depth: 2.1m) with safety alarm
-    Sun loungers and parasols
-    Terrace area for al-fresco dining/lounging 
-    Barbecue
-    Tennis court
-    Vast grounds (lawns, woodland, jogging trails)
-    Wine-producing vineyard

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplaces (x2)
-    TV den
-    Tennis court
-    Pool table
-    Table tennis
-    Football table
-    Exercise machines
-    Sauna (in two bedrooms)
-    Board games and books
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Amours
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Gironde department, Château Des Amours is in an ideal location for visiting both Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion. It’s only 33km from Bordeaux International Airport or if arriving by train then transfers can be arranged from central Bordeaux (the TGV from Paris takes just over two hours).

The château is set in 52 acres of grounds with walking and jogging trails, woodland, horse-riding opportunities and the estate’s vineyard which produces a red, rosé and award-winning white wine that you can of course purchase during your stay.

The nearest amenities can be found 5km away in medieval Créon with a restaurant and boulangerie as well as a Carrefour supermarket just outside the bastide town. Visit on a Wednesday morning to experience its atmospheric Farmer’s market which takes place in the 14th century arcaded square. Just beyond the town is the historic Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Guided tours can be arranged to make the most of your visit to Bordeaux (21km) and its surrounding vineyards, some of the finest in the world. In the city itself head to La Cité du Vin or take advantage of the vibrant restaurant scene. Admire the city’s amazing architecture and visit some of the brilliant museums for a fantastic day out.

Saint-Émilion (30km) is also around half an hour by car – it’s a beautiful village which, alongside its surrounding vineyards, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander around its charming cobbled lanes coming across pretty squares and churches or discover the village’s underground catacombs. Visit its many vineyards and appreciate the breathtaking beauty around you.  

Keen walkers can explore the many forests and hills of the region whilst cyclists have a range of paths to follow including part of the 'Canal des 2 Mers' trail between Bordeaux, Créon and Sauveterre-de-Guyenne.

For a change of scene, the Dordogne river is easily reached with Branne just 22km away and interesting villages such as Castillon-la-Bataille (35km) and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (56km) a little further. The historic town of Bergerac (80km) is another highlight for wine enthusiasts and a pleasant day out – look out for traditional boat trips along the Dordogne.

By contrast, the Atlantic coast also awaits with Arcachon (80km) and its bay just over an hour away or head to the wild beaches close to Le Porge. Alternatively, challenge yourself to climb the incredible Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux

(33km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac

(83km)

Nearest Restaurant Créon

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Créon

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Nr Créon

(6km)

Nearest City Bordeaux

(21km)

Nearest Beach Around Arcachon Bay

(80km)

Nearest Tennis On-site

(Short walk through grounds )

Nearest Golf Nr Bordeaux

(30km)

Nearest Train Station Bordeaux Saint-Jean

(20km)

Kids

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

Families will enjoy the vast estate with the on-site tennis court as well as trails ideal for nature walks and jogging – horse-riding can also be arranged in the grounds.

A little further afield, spend the day at the Abor-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

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Extra Housekeeping Available
  • On-site Horse-Riding Available
  • Guided Tours Available (Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion etc)

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 included at this property:

- Maid service (2 hrs per day, light tidy-up etc)
- Complimentary toiletries
- Weekly linen change

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast
- Private chef services (gourmet lunches, fine dinners, picnics etc)
- Purchasing of wines produced on the estate
- Other drinks options
- Villa stocking service
- Extra housekeeping
- Cookery lessons
- Wine-tastings
- On-site massage treatments
- On-site yoga sessions
- On-site horse-riding
- Hot air balloon rides
- Guided tours (Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, wine regions etc)
- Private transfers from airport or train station
- Extra linen change(s)

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

With such glorious, vast grounds and a picturesque vineyard producing an award-winning Bordeaux wine, Château des Amours is an archetypal French wedding venue set in one of the country’s most wonderful wine regions. 

Host a huge event on the large lawns by the picture-postcard château or arrange a more intimate celebration inside with its exquisitely restored interiors, vintage furnishings and beautiful décor. You can even serve wine produced on the estate’s vineyards alongside fine French cuisine to match the authentic yet elegant surroundings of this gorgeous 19th century abode.

Wedding Reception

A reception can be set up to host up to 500 guests on the main lawn in the château’s grounds. Marquee hire is recommended in case of poor weather.

Dancing can take place on the lawns with a time restriction of 1.00 a.m., when the event (and music) must end.

If you would prefer to celebrate indoors, there is space for up to 25 people to be seated inside the château.

Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony can take place on the château’s lawns for up to 500 seated guests. Guests should make their own arrangements for a celebrant.

Where to Stay
16 people can stay at Château des Amours. There is a range of other accommodation within a short drive, as far as Bordeaux. The owners can suggest transportation firms for guests to use to and from the venue.

Wedding Planning
The owners can provide an Events Planner or guests may use their own.

Catering
The owners can provide recommendations on caterers in the local area (they have no exclusive suppliers or in-house catering) or guests may arrange their own. There are no corkage charges if you wish to bring your own wine.

Other Information

Events can take place between April and October.

Guests must book a 4-night special package which includes the venue fee for the event on the day and a 4-night stay for up to a maximum of 16 guests – prices on request. All other services are payable directly to the supplier.

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 $1000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed weekly).
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and 2 hrs daily maid service. 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.
Changeover day Saturday (July and August) or flexible at other times of year.
Minimum stay 7 nights (June - September) or 5 nights at other times of year.
Pool opening dates? 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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement will apply (payable locally) as well as an increased security deposit and specific conditions will apply - please enquire.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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/conditions.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair can be requested but please bring your own cot if travelling with a baby/toddler.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 27th 2021 - Apr 1st 2022 £5,127 £7,178
Apr 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 £5,986 £8,380
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 - £10,782
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - £10,782
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - £10,782
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £5,986 £8,380
Nov 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 £5,127 £7,178
Apr 1st 2023 - May 31st 2023 £5,986 £8,380

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 27th 2021 - Apr 1st 2022 €5,675 €7,944
Apr 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 €6,624 €9,274
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 - €11,933
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - €11,933
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - €11,933
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €6,624 €9,274
Nov 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 €5,675 €7,944
Apr 1st 2023 - May 31st 2023 €6,624 €9,274

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 27th 2021 - Apr 1st 2022 $6,424 $8,993
Apr 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 $7,499 $10,498
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 - $13,508
Jul 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - $13,508
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - $13,508
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $7,499 $10,498
Nov 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 $6,424 $8,993
Apr 1st 2023 - May 31st 2023 $7,499 $10,498

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 2011.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The stunning architecture and peace of the vineyards and woodlands.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Saint-Emilion

Must see?
Dunes du Pilat

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Arrange a Private chef service and enjoy amazing French cuisine in the comfort of the Chateau!

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Reviews

  • Beautiful chateau

    Created on 30/07/2021

    Beautiful chateau located about 30 min for St Emilion and the same distance to Bordeaux. The closest town we found was Creon (about 7 mins away) which had a fun brasserie type restaurant and a fabulous boulangerie with all sorts of
    wonderful pastisseries, breads, pizzas, quiche sandwiches and even rotisserie chicken. The Chateau is lovely, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped so making a quick meal was very easy. The last evening there we had a grand finally dinner with a chef. He has done dinners there before so was very familiar with the kitchen.It was spectacular. I highly recommend having an elegant dinner at the chateau. A fabulous experience.

  • More than you can dream of!

    Created on 27/07/2021

    This chateau is more than you can dream of! Wonderful location, superb decoration, incredible rooms. We spent unforgettable 4 days in this chateau and we will definitely come back to stay longer. Thank you for making our stay so
    special. Your dinners, breakfast and overall support can not be topped, they are just ten out of ten. Unforgettable is also your afternoon tea, never experienced something more unique than that! Looking forward to seeing you and staying at
    Château Des Amours very soon. One more time, a big thank you from all of us.

  • Eager to return

    Created on 17/08/2019

    Château Des Amours is an amazing home. We had 12 family members ages 2 to 80, and the accommodation was perfect. The quality of the chateau's layout, its comfort, location, amenities, and the preparation and responsiveness driven by the team is unparalleled. Each person in our party was extremely pleased and impressed with the Château Des Amours experience, and eager to return!

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