Chateau Beau Medoc

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Romantic

A wine château that was left abandoned for over thirty years, Château Beau Médoc’s new owners have created a unique and beautiful abode surrounded by the prestigious vines of the Médoc peninsula.

Architects and interior designers were called in from Bordeaux for this ambitious project, always ensuring the château’s heritage was preserved whilst adding a wealth of 21st-century detail with sustainability at the forefront of their minds.

Now, as you walk through the living spaces of this stunning home, you can admire its stylish interiors alongside impressive features including sound systems, high-end speakers and a video projector with Prime, Netflix and Apple TV. The semi-professional kitchen is a cook’s dream and meals can be served in the elegant dining room making the most of the tableware from Milan, or outside on the shady upper terrace. The lounge is the place to kick back with a glass of Premier cru classé listening to music on the record player.

The three bedrooms are just as gorgeous with no expense spared – guests can expect king-size double beds with hotel quality natural bedlinen, as well as Dyson hairdryers, organic local beauty products and Italian marble sinks in their private bath or shower rooms. The château even has its own personalised scent, created by the owners’ favourite London based perfume maker who trained in Paris and Grasse.

It’s all about embracing the authenticity of the setting outside in the 3.5 acres of gardens bordered by vineyards. Relax on the Italian designer furnishings surrounding the 15m long natural swimming pool, enjoy a picnic on the expansive lawns and gaze over the trees towards the Gironde estuary from the upper terrace beside the Weber barbecue.  

In some ways it feels you are off the beaten track, yet there is so much to draw you into this part of south-western France. Potter along to the small local village with its wineries and restaurant and sample oysters, charcuterie, cheese and wine by the village’s oyster shack open in July and August, close to the banks of the Gironde.

Taste some of the finest wines in the world as you visit châteaux such as Mouton-Rothschild, Latour and Château Beychevelle alongside many family-run wineries near Pauillac, Margaux and beyond. Dine in gourmet restaurants and soak up the atmosphere of bustling markets in this region known for its gastronomy as well as its wine.

Then of course there’s the ocean! Spend the day in Soulac-sur-Mer with its Belle Époque ambience and sweeping Atlantic beaches perfect for sunbathing and surfing. Hire bikes to cycle through the pine forests and dunes of this wonderful peninsula or discover the scenery on horseback. Enjoy nature walks and watersports around Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans and Étang de Lacanau, two of France’s largest lakes.

With impressive wines, beaches, lakes and forests, not to mention the vibrant city of Bordeaux within an easy day trip, there is so much to experience across the captivating Médoc peninsula.  

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What you should know…

  • The natural swimming pool has a ‘movable floor’ – this means that the pool can be closed and look like a terrace but when it is open the floor moves down to a maximum depth of 1.4m.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Smart TV Home Cinema Heating

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Lounge with record player, speakers, video projector and screen (for Apple TV, Netflix and Prime Video)
-    Dining room
-    Library with sound system
-    Kitchen, fully equipped to a semi-professional standard including high-end appliances

First Floor

-    Bedroom suite with king-size double bed and bathroom with bath
-    2 x bedroom suites with king-size double bed and bathroom with walk-in shower

There is another bedroom and attic level which are both closed off to guests

Lower Floor

- Laundry room (and storage etc)

Outside Grounds (3.5 acres)


-    Natural infinity swimming pool (15m with adjustable moving floor with a depth from 0-1.4m). Open approximately Easter to October
-    Poolside hammocks and sun loungers
-    Raised deck with al-fresco dining table and Weber gas barbecue
-    Vegetable garden

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Central heating
-    Revo radio/sound system (library)
-    Record player and speakers
-    Video projector and screen for Apple TV, Netflix and Prime Video)
-    Sound system (each bedroom)
-    Dyson hairdryers (each bedroom)
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Beau Medoc
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Surrounded by vineyards so typical of this region, Château Beau Médoc can be found on the edge of a small rural village on the Médoc peninsula, a short stroll to the banks of the Gironde estuary and a 90-minute drive from Bordeaux.

You can stroll into the small village where there is a restaurant overlooking the Gironde (check for seasonal opening times and dates). If staying in July and August, look out for the popular oyster hut within a 15-minute walk where you can enjoy a plate of oysters, charcuterie or local cheeses alongside wine. Further amenities including a supermarket and more restaurants can be found 11km away in Lesparre-Médoc.

Across the Médoc peninsula, wine-lovers have a range of wonderful vineyards to visit within a short drive from small family-run wineries to prestigious wine châteaux including Mouton-Rothschild, Latour and Château Beychevelle. The wine-town of Margaux (52km) is under an hour by car whilst charming Pauillac (23km) is even closer. Nearby Saint-Estèphe (14km) is home to an excellent restaurant and Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc (20km) hosts one of the best local markets. Enjoy all sorts of delicious specialities across this region including fresh mussels, oysters, foie gras and garlic, accompanied of course by some of the best wines in the world.

The stunning Atlantic beaches of the Médoc peninsula are also within easy reach – Soulac-sur-Mer and Montalivet les Bains are around half an hour by car whilst Lacanau, famous for its surfing, is a 55km drive. Discover wonderful horse-riding and cycling trails by the sand dunes and pine forests of the peninsula’s Atlantic coastline, following part of La Vélodyssée which extends all the way to Arcachon Bay.

Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans is France’s largest freshwater lake with such fascinating biodiversity alongside lakeside beaches and seasonal water-based activities. Étang de Lacanau is yet another idyllic spot for walks, hikes, cycle rides, fishing and boating.
 
For a complete change of scene, you could also spend the day in Bordeaux (75km) with its magnificent sights, restaurants, wine bars, boat trips and the highly regarded wine museum, La Cité du Vin.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux Airport

(75km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Lesparre

(11km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(Short walk )

Nearest Restaurant On the edge of the village (seasonal opening)

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Lesparre

(11km)

Nearest Town Lesparre-Médoc

(11km)

Nearest Beach Montalivet les Bains

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Margaux

(52km)

Nearest City Bordeaux

(75km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Kids

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

The Médoc peninsula is a wonderful destination for families with its beaches, lakes, nature and great range of outdoor activities for all ages.

The charming seaside resort of Soulac-sur-Mer is just over half an hour away where you will find a bustling summer ambience alongside long sandy beaches, surfing opportunities and other watersports. Slightly closer is Montalivet les Bains with yet more superb beaches and family-friendly attractions such as mini-golf, tree-top adventure courses and go-karting.

The peninsula’s two stunning lakes, Lac d’Hourtin and Étang de Lacanau, are idyllic spots for nature walks, bird-watching, hikes, cycle rides, lakeside picnics and seasonal watersports including sailing, kayaking and more. In the height of the summer look out for the inflatable waterpark on Lac d’Hourtin.

It’s a paradise for cyclists and horse-riding enthusiasts with so many beautiful trails through the pine forests and sand dunes, following the Atlantic coastline as far as Cap Ferrat and Arcachon Bay.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Grocery Delivery Service Available
  • Boat Trips/Hot Air Balloon Tours Available
  • Horse Riding/Golf lessons/Surf lessons Available

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
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- 2 hours of daily cleaning (Mon - Fri)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Grocery delivery service
- Oyster/shrimp tasting
- Wine tasting tours
- Restaurant bookings
- Yoga teacher
- Sports teacher
- Bike rental and delivery
- Boat trips
- Surf lessons
- Hot air balloon tours
- Horse riding
- Golf lessons
- Babysitting
- Airport/train transfers

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and daily cleaning (2hrs per day, Mon - Fri) also included. 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. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed every week.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately Easter 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.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £10,062
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £12,520
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £10,062
Christmas & New Year £12,520
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £10,062
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £12,520
Aug 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £10,062

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €10,998
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €13,685
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €10,998
Christmas & New Year €13,685
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €10,998
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €13,685
Aug 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €10,998

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $11,897
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $14,804
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $11,897
Christmas & New Year $14,804
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $11,897
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $14,804
Aug 31st 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $11,897

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 2018.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

This manor house dating from 1880, in the heart of the Médoc vineyards just minutes from the ocean, offers a relaxing getaway beyond the reach of time.

Surrounded by prestigious vineyards (the big names like Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Beychevelle and Cos d’Estournel are only a twenty- to thirty-minute drive away), it commands a spectacular view overlooking the ever-changing scenery of the Gironde estuary.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Discovered by its present owners after it had stood abandoned for more than 30 years, Château Beau Médoc is a former wine estate.

The building was renovated by the architectural firm A-GrAM of Bordeaux. The interior designers of Coutume Studio, also based in Bordeaux, created the ambience and added the key final touches, and the garden was landscaped by A ciel ouvert. The traces of time and history were preserved as much as possible, blending with contemporary details.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

The residence is perfectly suited for families and/or friends looking for a place to unwind, in touch with nature amid total peace and quiet, in an authentic location off the beaten path. Conceived as a family dream house, inviting and comfortable, spanning the past and the present, Château Beau Médoc is made for creating happy moments to be shared with loved ones.

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