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: Helen Kelly
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  • Property Type: Farmhouse
  • Location: Gensac
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: €1400
  • High season price per week: €1400
  • Average price per week:€1400
  • Property Rating: 4.9/5 Average Rating (20 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


CANCELLATION! - We've had a cancellation in August leaving three weeks available from the 20th August to the 10th September. Contact Helen for discounted rates when you book two or more weeks with changeover day on a Saturday.

TRAVEL UPDATE - 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 and priory at the heart of the hamlet. Chateau de Claribes has an access to limestone caves that traverse under the main house towards Gensac.

The house provides an ideal base for exploring the Bordeaux region rich in culture, architecture, activities, food and wine. Or just a relaxing, peaceful home to enjoy the tranquility of the 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 second 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, basket, rugby and foot balls, etc; are available. There is private parking for two cars. Within 5 minutes drive you will find 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 there 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 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.

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.

20 Reviews - 4.9/5 Average Rating

By Brayn on 27-Jul-2018

Helen is a great host. She conducts the wine tasting of the local wine yard and generally is a great person giving good tips to enjoy the time around Gensac. Thanks Helen!

By Andy on 22-May-2019

Helen's place is a fabulous and well appointed 2-bed house attached to the main Chateau on their private vineyard. It was absolutely perfect for us and has everything you need, and more! Helen made our stay so easy by getting some food and drinks for us as we arrived on a Sunday after the shops had closed, she arranged bikes so we could enjoy some cycling, and the best part was a very informative personal tour and tasting of their wonderful vineyard. I would highly recommend Helen's place to anyone who wants a relaxing escape to the beautiful Bordeaux wine region. Thanks Helen and Nick - we'll be back!

By Tom on 02-Jun-2019

For anyone looking for a peaceful getaway from the day to day, this spot located in the beautiful Dordogne countryside is hard to beat for sheer serenity. The verdant surrounds have an instantly calming effect, Helen’s welcome and hospitality full of genuine friendliness, it only remains to then try some of wine which is grown directly behind the chateau. The accommodation itself is French simplicity done well, there is nothing left to do but soak it in. Would absolutely return, but for longer next time.


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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Tourist attractions