2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Farmhouse in Gensac

Chateau life! Spacious French farmhouse surrounded by our own vineyards with wonderful views.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Helen Kelly
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Property Type: Farmhouse
Location: Gensac
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per week: €1400
High season price per week: €1400
Average price per week:€1400
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


TRAVEL UPDATE - Rather not fly ? Travel by car & ferry from Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries, or by train from London to Bordeaux via Paris or Lille. Contact Helen for more details.

KEEPING COOL DURING THE HEATWAVE! Swimming and water activities available 10 minutes from the house! Three spring-fed natural lakes with beach and safe bathing; river swimming; rain-filled swimming lake with inflatables; canoe and paddel board hire.

Sitting majestically on a limestone escarpment and surrounded by our own vineyards, the holiday house at Chateau de Claribes has magnificent views over our own valley to the front, and vineyards to the rear. Peacefully situated in the heart of the countryside, yet only 3km from the pretty village of Gensac, our visitors enjoy the tranquil, relaxed pace of life, with close proximity to all the services of village life.

The small village of Claribes, with just 10 permanent residents, is a site of historic interest. The buildings are more than 400 years old, with a small (former) chapel, priory and our own property at the heart of the hamlet.

The house provides an ideal base for exploring the Bordeaux region rich in culture, architecture, activities, food and wine. Or enjoy the relaxing, peaceful home and gardens set amongst the tranquility of vineyard covered hills and valleys.

On arrival, pass through the flower-filled front garden to the door, where you enter into the middle of the very spacious ground floor space (13m x 6m with high ceilings). One huge cooking, eating, relaxing space, there is plenty of dining and lounging furniture for six. An abundance of cookware, crockery and cutlery ensures meals can be relaxed. Former guests have entertained 11 people easily! The living area has a sofa, chairs, TV with DVD player, books and a selection of board games. The wood burner provides warmth and ambiance for chilly early spring or late autumn visits.

On the first floor are two spacious double bedrooms (each 5m x 5m), one with en suite shower room with shower, lavatory and washbasin. The main bathroom has bath, lavatory and washbasin. Each bedroom has hanging space, drawers for clothing and a hair dryer.

Large, soft fluffy towels will be in the bathrooms, and the beds made up for you on arrival, with plenty of pillows, duvets and crisp cotton sheets.

The house was renovated with sustainability in mind. Keeping the character of this centuries old farmhouse, we've sympathetically installed new plumbing and electricity to meet today's needs. Locally crafted tiles and wooden floors, rugs made from natural materials, and furniture from the village cabinet maker, all help to reduce our carbon footprint. We only use water-based paints and ensure that we buy from companies who also have a reputation for sustainability. We can provide allergen-free pillows and duvets on request.

The private gardens to the front, rear and side of the house have dining and lounging furniture, with parasols and a barbecue. There's plenty of space for outdoor games - badminton, frisbee, boules, basketball, rugby and foot balls, etc; are available. There is private parking for two cars. Within 5 minutes drive you will find a tennis court, bike hire, canoe/kayak hire, whilst a little further further afield are natural swimming lakes and beaches.

Facilities for day-to-day life are available in the village of Gensac, including a small grocery store, boulangerie, cafe/restaurant, bank machine, doctor and pharmacy. Large supermarkets, a lively weekly market and a wide variety of shops are all available in the nearby towns of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Castillon-la-Bataille.

You are welcome to explore amongst the vines, walk through our fields down to the river for paddling and a picnic, or sit by our babbling natural source of water to experience the tranquility of Claribes.

Collect seasonal fruit and nuts from the gardens - plum, cherry, mirabelle, greengage, fig, green fig, almonds, walnuts, etc.

Bike, canoe and kayak rentals are just five minutes away, with the option of bike delivery and collection. Tennis courts are available in the village. There are a number of golf courses with a 15 minute drive, with Chateau Vigier being the closest course.

Our house is 50 m from your holiday home which is completely private and independent from us. We will be here to greet you, show you around and handover the keys. We provide a book of useful information about local shops, restaurants, places to visit, maps, running, walking and cycling routes, as well as specific activities and events available during your stay. You can be completely independent, but we are on hand to make reservations and for any questions you may have. We offer all our visitors a tour of the vines and winery, followed by a tasting or our organic, award winning wines.

For safety and security, children over the age of 8 years are very welcome.

Although animal lovers, we are not able to accept pets under any circumstances.

For the comfort and safety of all our guests, the house and gardens are no smoking zones.

The rental rates are per week for the whole house accommodating up to four people, including electricity, towels and household linen.
For short stays, the price per night is 240€ for a minimum of a 3-night stay.
We offer a further discount for bookings for two or more weeks.

If you have any questions about the house, local area, activities, etc; do get in touch by 'phone or email.

27 Reviews - 4.9/5 Average Rating

A bientôt ...

By Claire & François on 07-Aug-2021

Nous sommes ravis de ce passage dans cet ecin de verdure et de calme profond. Le vins Chateau de Claribes restera un joli souvenir egalement. A bientôt, Claire et François, Louise & Victor.

La maison est cosy, très comfortable and chaleureuse.

By Florence et Laurent on 20-Aug-2023

Merci pour votre accieul au Chateau de Claribes. La maison est cosy, treès comfortable and chaleureuse. Nous avons decouvert ce coin de Gironde avec plaisir! Je garderai un excellent souvenir des pauses sous l''arbre, pour une petite sieste, une lecture ou l''apéro ... Bonne continuation et à une prochaine fois peut-être.Florence, Laurent, Clare et Gaëten. France

Thank you for your hospitality.

By Andreas and Vessela on 02-Aug-2022

Dear Helen and Nick, We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful holiday house! We did enjoy the vineyards and the surroudnings! Visiting St Emilion is a must; we also recommend "The Old Bookshop" in Duras for their friendly hosts and delicious salads and sweets .... Thank you for your hospitaility. Andreas, Vessela, Kalina dn Fabian.


10 April 2021 - 26 June 2021 early summer 1400€ per week
26 June 2021 - 28 August 2021 summer 1400€ per week
28 August 2021 - 27 September 2021 late summer 1400€ per week
28 September 2021 - 06 November 2021 early autumn 1400€ per week



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Water Sports Equipment


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