Chateau Bella

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Modern Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Stag/Hen Allowed Wheelchair Access Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Discreet owners live on site and is very happy to help in any way during your stay.
  • 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!

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

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

Chateau Interior

- Spacious living room with a large flat screen TV and DVD player
- Kitchen, 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 90cmx190cm 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.
- Large games room with table tennis, table football and billiards in a very nicely decorated setting

Outside Grounds

- Private terrace with stunning views
- Large wooden table for outdoor dining
- Barbecue
- Private entrance to the house and 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. Open approximately April to October. The pool is shared with the owners and their guests.

Facilities

- Wi-Fi 
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron
- Hair-dryer
- Baby equipment
- Gas barbecue
- E-car charger

Location

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
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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)

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

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
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Cleaning
- Babysitting
- Wine tours
- Horse riding tours

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 €500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 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 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity is included (except for E-car charging).
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 €60 per pet per week will apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible otherwise. Please enquire.
Heating costs included? Extra €110 per week if required, payable locally. Firewood provided free of charge.
Pool heating charge? No.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to provide official paperwork which confirms that they have received a completed course of Covid-19 vaccine (two doses where applicable) at least two weeks before arrival. Please enquire for more details.

Rental Rates

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.

Reviews

  • 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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