Chateau Bella

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Stag/Hen Allowed

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Your family may fall in love with the horses on the property of this chateau in Charente, which is replete with the warmth of the countryside. You’ll stay in one wing of an updated 17th century castle, where you’ll luxuriate in king-size beds, the wood-burning fireplace in the dining room, and the pastoral views stretching out beneath the chateau.

The aquatic among you will be pleased; there is a heated swimming pool (shared with other guests), as well as a lake nearby. There’s space to relax on loungers, or you can keep to yourself on your private terrace with a view. Children are both welcome and well provided-for here. The chateau is baby-proofed, and there are toys aplenty. Older kids (and adults) will love the games room, which features ping-pong, a football table, and billiards.

The nearest town is Chalais (5 km), where you'll find a lovely Monday market. Just ask, and our concierge is happy to arrange babysitting and a wine tour for the grown-ups! Wineries dot the landscape here (grapes are grown very near the chateau!), only an hour outside of Bordeaux. Head north instead, and you'll find Cognac in about an hour, a mecca for spirited folks.

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What you should know…

  • A car is important at this location, as the nearest town is 5 km away.
  • The swimming pool is shared with other guests, but you do have access to a private terrace!

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Shared Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Ground floor
- Spacious living room with a large flat screen TV and DVD player
- Free internet access and Satellite
- Kitchen which is well equipped with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and small freezer
- Dining table beside the fireplace (wood included)
- Bedroom 1 (ground floor) has a king-size bed and has an en-suite shower-room
- Bedroom 2 (ground floor) has a king-size bed and overlooks the lake
- Bedroom 3 again has a king-size bed and is set upstairs in the eves
- Bedroom 4 has 2 single beds 90x190 and is also upstairs in the eaves
- Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom.
- There is an additional family bathroom which has a corner bath, WC and basin.
- The maximum capacity of the Chateau is 8 guests.
- Large games room open for the guests with table tennis, baby foot and billiard in a very nicely decorated setting.

Outdoor Space
- Private terrace with stunning views
- Large wooden table for outdoor dining
- Private entrance to the house
- Ample parking in front of the house
- Large heated swimming pool (27 degrees) of drinking water quality and a professional automatic cleaning system, which makes the water very mild. The pool is shared with the owners and their guests.

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Wi-Fi internet access
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron
- Hair-dryer
- Baby equipment
- Swimming pool open from April to October according to weather conditions
- Gas BBQ
- Babysitting, wine tours and horse riding tours can be arranged on request
- Owner available on site to help with any enquiries


About the surrounding area of Chateau Bella
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Chateau Bella is close to the vineyards, between Cognac and St Emilion and not far from the famous village of Aubeterre with its wide variety of products and crafts.

Situated on the borders of the Charente and Dordogne, this Chateau is an ideal spot to explore the beautiful countryside that this part of France has to offer.

The town of Chalais is nearby with its weekly market on Monday mornings and there are an abundance of local restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.

For wine lovers, St Emilion is approximately a 30 minute drive away. For those who prefer spirits, Cognac is approximately an hours drive away.

For the more sporty, there are plenty of activities, with tennis courts, fishing, canoeing, river-side beaches, play parks and a recently opened karting track all close to the Chateau.

Bergerac and Bordeaux Airports are both approximately an hour drive from the Chateau.

Slightly further away but still accessible are Limoges and Poitiers Airports.

For those arriving by train, the Chateau is located just over 35 minutes south of Angouleme which has a fast TGV connection.

For those driving, the N10 motorway exit at Barbezieux is approximately 30 km from the Chateau.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux, Bergerac,

(51-60 km)

Nearest Village Chalais

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Angoulême

(46-50 km)

Nearest Restaurant Flamenco

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Flamenco

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Royan

(91-100 km)

Nearest Golf Aubeterre

(31-35 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

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


Oliver's Extras

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

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Equestrian activity: There are 20 pure arabs, sport horses for endurance and breeding. Your welsome to join the owners feeding the horses etc however riding is not possible.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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Terms & Conditions



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

Security deposit €500 to be paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Please note that late arrivals will not be permitted unless agreed to in advance with the owner. A later arrival fee also applies.
Departure time Departure: 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity is included.
Linen & towels included? yes, excluding pool towels.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of 50 Euros per pet per week will apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible otherwise. Please enquire.
Heating costs included? Not included in winter: €100/week for fuel heating. Firewood provided free of charge.
Pool heating charge? No.
Other Ts and Cs Please enquire for additional guests at extra cost.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 £1,192
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £1,399
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £1,845
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 £1,399
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £1,192
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,399
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £1,192
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £1,399
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 £1,845

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 €1,302
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €1,528
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €2,015
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 €1,528
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €1,302
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,528
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €1,302
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €1,528
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 €2,015

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - May 18th 2019 $1,470
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $1,726
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $2,276
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 $1,726
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $1,471
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $1,726
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $1,470
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $1,726
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 $2,276

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Holiday of a lifetime!

    Posted by Mary on 15/08/2018

    The property was stunning. It was very comfortable and well set up for a relaxing holiday. The facilities and the views were excellent, the property gave us tranquility and privacy. (We enjoyed sharing it with the horses.)The caretaker Jenna was friendly and available to answer our questions which made us feel most welcome. This was a holiday of a life time!!

  • A lovely venue!

    Posted by Nick B. on 31/10/2016

    Hi Oliver’s Travels! Lovely venue – fabulous location – friendly family.

  • Idyllic holiday for 2 families

    Posted by Paula Leach on 27/08/2014

    It was quite a long journey driving via the Eurotunnel from the UK to the Chateau which is near Chalais and Aubeterre in the Southern Bordeaux region, but it is relatively easy driving and very much worth it! We were suitably impressed when we arrived through the narrow lanes of the local villages. An impressive and beautiful Chateau with side annex to sleep 8 - perfect for our two families of 4 with children aged between 5 - 9. The children loved having their own space and bathrooms upstairs and the living space was comfortable and clean. Alongside the stunning views, the most impressive aspect of the accommodation however is the heated swimming pool - at 27 degrees it is so pleasant! We had exclusive use of the pool and the comfortable loungers. We also had exclusive use of the back of the property with extensive garden, patio area with comfortable wicker seating and large outdoor table and BBQ. The children loved the pool, the space to play outside and the games room in the cellar. They fed the horses too. We visited local towns such as Chalais and Aubeterre but generally self catered with local shops just 5 minutes away. We ate well, relaxed and enjoyed the peace and serenity of the wonderful location!

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