Chateau Mont Des Anglais

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Sleeps: 10 - 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11


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Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace RWC-Bordeaux

In a scenic setting above the Dordogne, within easy reach of Bordeaux and close to Saint-Émilion, step back in time at this beautifully restored 16th century French château with a heated swimming pool and vast private estate, a short walk from a picturesque riverside village. It’s a rare feat for such a historic property to also be a large, secluded and incredibly comfortable holiday home.

With 10th-century foundations, the origins of Château Mont Des Anglais date back to the time when the English dominated this part of south-western France. The feudal seat of a local noble family until the mid-19th century, this impressive holiday home has been completely renovated in recent years to provide 21st-century comforts alongside unique historic character.

Soak up its authentic heritage as you wander through the entrance hall with its grand piano (lessons can be arranged) and relax in the graceful salon, TV lounge or games room. The dining room features 3m high ceilings and a stone fireplace whilst the wonderfully fitted kitchen benefits from a La Cornue double oven and a woodburning cast iron fireplace. There is high-speed Wi-Fi, a conference room and two gorgeous offices with garden views, perfect for guests who may need to work, and you can climb the steep stone stairs to the 12th-century tower’s modern gym.

Across this remarkable French château admire its historic architecture and traditional characteristics alongside elegant furnishings and works of art. 20 guests can sleep across ten gorgeous bedrooms, most with en suite bathrooms, including a master king-size double in each of the two wings. Families are warmly welcomed – find toys, children’s books in French and English as well as a wealth of activities outside such as ping-pong in the 16th-century pavilion (where wine was once produced), football nets, badminton, soft archery and more. There’s a great sense of space across this quiet holiday home ensuring no one will get in anyone’s way.

The heated salt-water swimming pool is surrounded by the summer scents of lavender and rosemary, next to walnut trees and a large field perfect for playing games. Help yourself to seasonal produce in the vegetable garden and enjoy al-fresco meals on one of the terraces. The French gardens are beautiful with so many roses and the vast estate of nearly 100 acres of open fields and forest to explore will delight all ages.

A private at-home wine-tasting is included in your rental rate and a whole host of other extras can be arranged from daily cleaning and catering to language, art and photography lessons as well as on-site yoga, sport coaching and more.

It's a glorious setting with views of the Dordogne valley, just over 1km from the banks of the river and a small village with restaurants, a tabac and canoeing/kayaking opportunities. Medieval Gensac is a 3km drive away, home to a boulangerie and weekly fruit and vegetable market, whilst nearby Sainte-Foy-la-Grande hosts one of the region’s best markets on a Saturday morning.

Explore local vineyards or head further afield to the wineries of Bordeaux and Bergerac as well as the enchanting hilltop village of Saint-Émilion – this region is a wine connoisseur’s dream! Not to mention inviting French restaurants, Michelin starred establishments and so many more atmospheric markets showcasing gastronomic delights from the Dordogne and Gironde.

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What you should know…

  • Across the wonderful grounds there’s a natural spring with frogs – children will love it but supervision is definitely needed (as around the swimming pool).
  • You can walk along local country roads (no pavements) to the local village by the banks of the Dordogne or it’s a very short drive. Bike hire is also available locally (the château does have two adult bikes you can use).
  • Special limited time only offer for 2023 stays only: reduced prices for parties of maximum 10 guests (5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms only). See the rates tab for all prices.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Smart TV Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Conference Facilities RWC-Bordeaux

10-person price - 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms (special limited time offer for 2023 bookings only)
20-person price - 10 bedrooms/11 bathrooms

Château Interiors

-    Entrance hall with piano
-    Main salon with sofas and chairs
-    Lounge with TV, sofas and chairs
-    Games room with small table and chairs (for chess etc)
-    Dining room (for 10-20 guests) with stone fireplace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including La Cornue double oven, induction hob (x5), fridge, microwave, two sinks, two dishwashers, wood burning fireplace and table
-    Gym with weight-lifting equipment, exercise ball, yoga mat and TV (in top tower via very steep/narrow stairs)
-    Offices (x2) and conference room

Bedrooms/bathrooms (over two wings)

-    Master bedroom with low beam and king-size double bed (180cm)
-    6 x bedrooms with king-size double bed (180cm)
-    2 x bedrooms with queen-size double bed (160cm)
-    Triple bedroom with bunk-bed and trundle bed 
-    4 x en suite bathrooms with shower and WC
-    4 x en suite bathrooms with bath, shower and WC
-    Separate bathroom with shower and WC
-    Separate bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Office bathroom with bath and WC
-    3 x WCs

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (3x4.5m, depth: 2.5m) with safety cover. Open and heated approximately May to mid/end-September
-    Poolside terrace with teak sun-loungers
-    Pool room with shower
-    Various al-fresco dining terraces
-    Gas barbecue
-    Badminton and soft archery set
-    Croquet
-    Football goals (mid-size x2)
-    Swing
-    Flower garden
-    Vegetable garden
-    Walnut groves
-    Natural spring (with frogs)
-    Vast estate of fields and woodland (90 acres)
-    Pavilion with ping-pong table and large mat (for yoga/dance etc)


-    High speed Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Smart TV
-    Gym with weights, yoga mat and exercise ball
-    Table tennis
-    2 x bikes
-    Children’s toys and games
-    Board games
-    3 x artist easels
-    Children’s books (in English and French)
-    Washing machine and dryer (x2)


About the surrounding area of Chateau Mont Des Anglais
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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On a hillside just over 1km from the banks of the Dordogne and a small riverside village, Château Mont Des Anglais is in a wonderful location for exploring the best of the Dordogne and Gironde with the famous vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion within easy reach.

The local village is home to a small handful of restaurants as well as a tabac for croissants, fresh bread and other essential groceries. Furthermore, there are canoeing and kayaking opportunities departing from here in this pretty setting by the river. Wander further along the banks of the Dordogne to find lovely spots for picnics with such idyllic natural surroundings. The local country roads are ideal for walking, running and cycle rides – bike hire can be arranged nearby.

Set in the picturesque Durèze valley, you can reach the medieval village of Gensac (3km) in around a 5-minute drive (or long walk) where there is a grocery store, boulangerie, restaurant and pretty square which hosts a fruit and vegetable market on a Friday morning. In the height of the summer look out for concerts in the 19th century church as well as the village’s much-loved annual brocante and other events.

Wine-lovers can explore local vineyards or head further afield to Bergerac (40km) and the grand city of Bordeaux (62km), perhaps stopping off in one of the many famous wine châteaux across the region such as Rick Stein’s favoured Château Bauduc (45km). It’s also worth noting that you can reach Bergerac, Bordeaux and Libourne by train from Vélines, just over a 10-minute drive away. There are excellent TGV connections to Paris from Bordeaux.

Another fine day out is the incredibly charming and historic village of Saint-Émilion (27km), home to UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of vineyards and some amazing wineries.

Not forgetting the many atmospheric markets dotted across the Dordogne and Gironde regions selling the most delicious local produce from foie gras, cheeses and truffles to so many seasonal fruits and vegetables. On a Saturday morning visit Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (14km), a beautiful town on the banks of the Dordogne which hosts a bustling market whilst the gorgeous village of Issigeac (52km) is the place to be on a Sunday morning for its delightful market.

The market town of Castillon-la-Bataille (14km), also on the banks of the Dordogne, hosts its market on a Monday morning. If staying in late July or August, book tickets for the town’s spectacular show which dramatically depicts the historic battle of Castillon. History lovers should also visit the fascinating Gallo-Roman mosaics in nearby Montcaret (6km) or drive further afield to discover caves and pre-historic paintings and sites across the Dordogne.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac


Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux


Nearest Train Station Gare de Vélines


Nearest Village Small riverside village


Nearest Restaurant In and around local village


Nearest Shop Tabac in local village


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Town Sainte-Foy-la-Grande/Castillon-la-Bataille


Nearest Golf Golf Vigiers



The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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

Only 1km from the banks of the Dordogne, find canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the local village a short stroll away. Bikes can also be rented nearby – the local country roads are ideal for cycle rides as well as long walks through the beautiful countryside. Or perhaps you’d prefer to simply pack a picnic with produce from nearby markets and find a picture-perfect spot along the river.

Head to Gensac, a 5-minute drive away, for pétanque, tennis and a pretty church which hosts summer concerts. If staying in the middle of August, look out for the village’s little fairground and fireworks.

In late July and August, another highlight of the region is the brilliant re-enactment of the Battle of Castillon which takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings just outside the market town of Castillon-la-Bataille – you can book tickets in advance.

There are also plenty of fun activities in and around Bergerac from boat trips on traditional vessels along the Dordogne to a waterpark, tree-top adventures, go-karting and more.

Heading west, Bordeaux has fine parks, play areas, boat trips and museums or head further towards the Atlantic coast whether climbing the huge Dune du Pilat, surfing by the beaches of Médoc peninsula or spending time by the gorgeous Étang de Lacanau.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Football net
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Private Wine-tasting Included (in the château)
  • Massage Services and Personal Trainer Available
  • Piano, Photography, Language and Art 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Private in-château wine-tasting on the evening of your choice

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Light daily cleaning
- More extensive cleaning
- Catering
- Fridge-stocking/shopping
- Babysitting
- On-site yoga classes
- Personal trainer, sports coaching and weight-training
- Massage services
- Cooking classes
- Wine tasting
- Language lessons (French or English)
- Art lessons
- Photography lessons
- Piano/music lessons
- Dance lessons


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

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 €3000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes (see below re. heating).
Heating costs included? No, extra charge of approximately €1000-€2000 per stay, payable locally. Amount will depend on the duration of your stay and season - please enquire for further details.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Mid-stay linen change included for stays of more than one week.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes (and light mid-stay clean for stays of 14 nights). 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.
Pool heating charge? Included approximately May to mid/end-September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open and heated approximately May to mid/end-September. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? One small to medium sized dog - on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. A fee of €100 per dog will be payable upon arrival directly to the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Two cots and two highchairs are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Special limited time only offer for 2023 stays only: reduced prices for parties of maximum 10 guests (5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms only). See the rates tab for all prices.
Other Ts and Cs Lower prices for lower occupancy may be available at certain times of the year. When these are applied, guests will not have access to all bedrooms and bathrooms. This will be at the owner’s discretion.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £10,921
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £10,921
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £10,921

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £15,885
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £15,885
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £15,885

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €11,825
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €11,825
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €11,825

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €17,200
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €17,200
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €17,200

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $12,516
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $12,516
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $12,516

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 26th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $18,206
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $18,206
Jan 1st 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $18,206

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

When did you become the owner?
In Autumn of 2015 – as the third family of record to have owned the centuries old chateau.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The approach to Mont des Anglais from Bordeaux becomes more and more peaceful and beautiful with each kilometre.  It’s close enough to Bordeaux to be accessible, but far enough away to be well out of the suburban sprawl and into vineyards, natural forests and rolling hills.  Coming onto the Chateau property you take a long quiet drive up above the Dordogne valley floor and the chateau starts to reveal itself, intriguingly, with its 9th century walls and tall tower.  Then finally into the central courtyard where the intrigue turns into – calm.  A feeling of being at peace.  At home. In a place for togetherness that manages to be perfect for both activity and repose.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Roman artefacts found nearby and the natural spring on the estate property suggest the property has been inhabited since Roman times, and likely long before.  The foundation walls are said to date from the 9th century when the Chateau was a military fortified castle.  The tower at the centre of the Chateau is said to date from the 12th century when the chateau was still a military fort and the remainder of the principal buildings to date from the end of the 16th century.  The chateau became the seat of the local feudal lord around that time.  Broken stone embellishments in the central courtyard associated with nobility suggests a struggle – likely during the French revolution, and given the tumult that prevailed in the region from the fall of the Roman empire through then end of the hundred years war and France’s wars of religion, the Chateau certainly has many stories to tell.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
One of the feudal lords is said to have served the beloved French King Henri IV and it’s believed that Henri IV spent time at the Chateau.  More recent guests have included the former US ambassador to Germany and a well know South American actor known for his recent performances in a Marvel film and hit Netflix series.

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

Must do?
Morning walks to explore the 90 plus acre property.
- Bike rides and runs on the quiet country roads adjacent to the property.
- Lunches and dinners on the terraces close to the chateau – or do as the French do and take tables and chairs out into the gardens under the trees and have an elegant picnic, with local wines, of course.  If children are in your group, their ability to leave the table to explore and play nearby while you relax and converse is magical.
- A multigenerational soccer match, badminton challenge or table tennis challenge.
- A late night after dinner swim under the stars in the beautiful pool.

Must eat?
Fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumber and raspberries from the Chateau potager, when in season.

Must see?
The natural clear water spring on the Chateau property under a massive stone cliff just off the west terrace.
- The UNESCO city pilgrimage village of St Emilion, 25 minutes away, with its steep stone streets, underground church and terrific restaurants.
- Wine Chateau visits at some of the world’s finest wineries in the nearby Bordeaux wine appellations of St Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac.
- The historic city of Bergerac and the historic Duras and Monbazillac castles.
- The UNESCO city of Bodeaux – ranked at the top of cities the French most want to live in in recent surveys.
- The Re-enactment of the historic Battle of Castillion which takes place summer nights each summer.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
- Take advantage of the easy access by train.  The local station is less than 10 minutes away and has frequent trains to Bordeaux with great connections to Paris.
- Don’t hesitate to bring in instructors to set up activates at the chateau – yoga, painting, wine tasting, cooking, photography, etc.  They help take you out of your routines and give you a truly special shared experience.
- Take the time to cut and bring in flowers from the 150 plus rose bushes and other flowering plants on the property.  Their flowers are beautiful in the garden, but transform and become truly magnificent in a vase on your breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
- Enjoy the local sights, but don’t be shy about hopping in the car and seeing a more distant site on a day trip.  Most all of the roads are quiet and easy and the country settings they take you through make the drive itself a great pleasure.



  • Can't wait to visit again!

    on 18/07/2023

    This is such a beautiful Chateau and far exceeded my expectations. Upon arrival we were welcomed by the host who was our contact for the rest of our stay. She was extremely helpful and responsive to all our questions during our stay. As we were taken on a tour of the Chateau I couldn’t stop saying “this is amazing”. There is so much to explore on the property however there are plenty of different areas to sit and relax. The property is very well equipped and we had everything we could possibly need for a group of 15. We had the most incredible stay and no one wanted to leave. I only wish we had booked another week! Can’t wait to visit again.

  • We have stayed several times

    on 03/11/2022

    We have stayed several times at Château Mont Des Anglais and absolutely love this beautiful luxurious château, gardens, views and the wonderful pool.
    The château has that rare combination of incredible rooms steeped in history with all the amenities and comfort of the 21st century. Every detail has been thought through without compromising the rich history of the property.

    On one occasion we took over the château for a weekend house party and the owners helped us arrange outstanding local caterers at the very highest level as well as pointing us to superb restaurants for other meals.

  • Unique and magical destination

    on 22/10/2022

    We enjoyed an idyllic week at Château Mont Des Anglais. The chateau is elegant and luxurious, with a chef’s kitchen, spacious rooms for gathering and entertaining, and large comfortable bedrooms, all with modern bathrooms – most en-suite. The grounds are wonderful for exploring, al fresco dining, and enjoy-ing the beautiful pool and lounge area. The chateau has been renovated for every modern convenience, but we loved that it retains historical architectural features and antique touches that make it a unique and magical destination. Perfectly situated in the Bordeaux region, the chateau was our home base for exploring St. Emilion, Bordeaux and the surrounding villages. It was an easy journey from Paris, via train. We can’t wait to return to this stunning and special place!

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