Chateau De La Soie

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Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool

Enjoy privacy and seclusion at Château de la Soie, a castle in Aquitaine built before the 16th century and lovingly restored. The pristine grounds feature French and Japanese gardens in a 1.7 acre park surrounded by high walls. Take a dip in the expansive asymmetrical swimming pool and dine al fresco in the shade of umbrellas. An annex offers you an additional bedroom and an impressive wine cellar.

This magnificent château boasts 8 bedrooms, each with a unique character. The first two floors are styled in the French way with marble floors, stunning wallpaper and antique furniture, and the top floor feels like a cosy Norwegian cabin with wood panelling and low-beamed ceilings. You also have available to you a bar, a meeting room with projector and printer, a TV room and a gorgeous formal dining room. Just across the gardens is a delightful annex featuring an extra bedroom and a wine cellar and tasting area.

Just near the château is a beautiful canal. Why not explore the greenway beside the canal or find the beach and play area for a lazy day in tranquil surroundings?

Visit the historic town centre nearby in La Réole (4 km), through which the Garonne River flows. It’s a historic town featuring narrow and hilly cobbled streets filled with charming shops in the old quarter, interesting architecture and medieval houses. Wine lovers have a short drive to the Bordeaux region’s world-famous vintages.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the antique furnishings, bookings with young children are usually not accepted by the owner. Please enquire with us at the time of booking
  • An annex is set within the grounds with a wine cellar and tasting room plus a bedroom and bathroom for extra guests
  • Car hire is essential to explore this fascinating region
  • Although A/C is only available in the kitchen, the main hallway and the annex building, the rest of the house benefits from the thick walls which keep it cool

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Cable TV Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities

Interior of Chateau

Ground Floor

- Living room with fire-place
- Meeting room with projector and printer (up to 20 delegates)
- Dining room with chandeliers, connected to a tower room
- Well-equipped kitchen
- Utility room
- Second living room in the East Wing, connected to a tower room

First Floor

- Two en-suite master double bedrooms, each with a tower room
- Two double bedrooms with bathrooms (no WC)
- WC

Second Floor

- Four double bedrooms
- One bathroom
- Bar
- TV room

Annexe

- Wine Cellar and tasting room
- Meeting room
- Bedroom with bathroom
- Garage

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (65m2/ depth: 1-2.5m) with pool alarm
- Vast Grounds
- Formal French and Japanese gardens
- Carp pond
- Fountain

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Soie
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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In the Gironde department, near the border or Lot et Garonne, Château de la Soie is in a delightful part of south-west France, only an hour from Bordeaux.

There is a canal flowing near the château which has a boat harbour (1km) with a beach and playground and foot paths perfect for a leisurely walk, run or cycle path.

La Réole (4km) is just a five-minute drive away where you will find restaurants (including a Michelin starred establishment) and supermarkets. It’s a historic town featuring narrow and hilly cobbled streets filled with charming shops in the old quarter, interesting architecture and medieval houses. The 12th century former townhall, which was built for Richard the Lionheart and was the oldest townhall in France, is one of the many fascinating historical buildings you can see as you wander through the town. Don’t miss a visit to the former Benedictine Monastery, parts of which are now open to the public.

The Garonne River flows through the town and you have lovely views from the suspension bridge, designed by Gustav Eiffel.  In July and August there is a night-time Farmer’s Market which you may be fortunate enough to experience.

Further afield Duras (30km) to the north features an impressive 12th century castle and a Maison des Vins to celebrate its regions wines.  You can also  head up to the beautiful city of Bergerac (65km) or idyllic Saint-Émilion (50km) for more inspired wine-tasting from around the Dordogne.

For a change of scene you can also head west for a day trip to the coast to sample some local oysters at Cap Ferret (135km) or Arcachon (120km). Not forgetting the fabulous city of Bordeaux (70km or under an hour by train) with its fantastic shops, the riverside Cité-du-Vin and amazing restaurants.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux

(75Km)

Nearest Ferry port Bilbao/St Malo

(/360km/600km)

Nearest Train Station La Réole

(4km)

Nearest Village La Réole

(4Km)

Nearest Town/City Marmande

(20Km)

Nearest Supermarket La Réole

(5Km)

Nearest Beach Arcachon

(120Km)

Nearest Golf Golf Graves

(16Km)

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: Teens
Ideal for Teens

The property is not suitable for young children.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal Delivery 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):

- Extra maid service
- Meal delivery 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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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 €2,000 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded approx two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 12.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Due to the antique furnishings, bookings with young children are usually on request only. Please enquire with us at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is only available in the kitchen, the main hallway and the annex building.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £10,858
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £10,858
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 15th 2021 £10,858

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €11,882
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €11,882
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 15th 2021 €11,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $13,111
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $13,111
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 15th 2021 $13,111

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
2 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It is a private residence with an unique history.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Catherine wife of Pierre Appas of Sacriste lord Brands and Malvia-bay, got the castle listed. The castle was in the same family until the nineteenth century. In this period it was inhabited by aristocrats, lords and has always belonged to aristocratic families. The last 20 years the castle has belonged to an Egyptian prince family.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The Prince of Egypt

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Wine tasting
Really see? Garonne - the canal

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