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Château La Roque de Bas
11, rue de Goffre
33240 St Germain de la Rivière
Mr and Mrs Michael Brown
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com
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Languages:  Fluent English, conversational German and Italian.
Payment by direct deposit to proprietors' French bank. All payments in euros.

Département: Gironde (33)
Special Features: 
wine country

  • This property is rented in its entirety.
  • Reserve the château to attend VinExpo Bordeaux 2017
  • Plan ahead!  Book this château for the Médoc Marathon, September 2017

Château La Roque de Bas



 
  A rare find in the Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux wine region is a château available to rent by the week.  Château La Roque de Bas is a luxurious weekly rental offering guests a sparkling saltwater swimming pool, a fine hard surface tennis court, and 5 luxurious en suite guest rooms for those interested in spending a week or two in wine country at a tranquil yet convenient location.  Your hosts are a friendly and welcoming Scottish and Irish couple who have lovingly renovated this charming château.

The château was constructed in 1818 of local Gironde stone and is set on one hectare (two and a half acres) of terraced gardens and fruit orchards overlooking the River Dordogne.  Vineyards surround the château, so guests will find visits and tastings easily available.  The hills of the Fronsac region are perfect for exploring, hiking and cycling. Those who enjoy fishing or horseback riding will find the area is ideal for those pastimes.

The interior of the château is elegant and decorated in a refined manor.  Soft hues and subtle fabrics are used to maintain both a traditional and peaceful ambiance.  The marble entry hall opens onto two stylish salons and the dining room with period furnishings and lovely paintings.  The very modern kitchen is a contrast, permitting those who rent the château to prepare their own meals and, perhaps, try their hands at French cuisine using the local produce and regional products.

Bedrooms in the château are all en suite and delightfully spacious.  Large windows let in the amazing southwest sunlight, and each room is comfortable, while each bathroom is well-appointed and modern.  Fragonard toiletries are supplied to guests, and all rooms have a hairdryer, and mineral water.  Guests will appreciate the fine Egyptian cotton bed and bath linens which are an added luxurious touch.  The château has a new central heating and air conditioning system for the comfort of its guests.

The grounds of the château have large terraces for plein air dining or relaxing with a cool drink.  Lounge in the hammock beneath the horse chestnut trees, play tennis or swim in the pool.  Guests are welcomed to help themselves to ripened fruit from the variety of fruit trees or use vegetables from the owners' kitchen garden.  Just outside the gates is a fine family-run restaurant for easy dining out.  Guests will also have easy access to cycling and hiking paths where they can cross through vineyards and enjoy the nearby woodlands.  For those who love to be on the water, the River Dordogne is perfect for canoeing, while fishing is possible on a nearby lake.  The surrounding châteaux offer visitors degustations and visits to their wine caves throughout the year.

For gourmands and Bordeaux wine lovers, a gourmet dining menu or a traditional family-style dinner can be prepared for you.  Meals can be served in the elegant dining room or on the château's south-facing terrace.  All cuisine is prepared using seasonal and locally-sourced produce catering to all dietary requirements and tastes by a professional catering staff.  And, for those who are really seeking rejuvenation and relaxation, a very qualified masseuse will come to the château to provide massages and other beauty treatments for both men and women.

There is so much to see and do if you have Château La Roque de Bas as your home base.  Only a short 25 minutes away is the lively and fascinating city of Bordeaux.  With a fine architectural heritage, an important history, excellent restaurants, stunning monuments, and many museums and galleries, Bordeaux is well worth a visit or two.  Near the Château are the famed wine vineyards and villages of Saint-Emilion, Fronsac and Pomerol, a must see for any wine aficionado, while visits to the unspoiled Atlantic beaches ~ famed for surfing, the largest sand dune in Europe and amazing seafood dinners along the coast ~ are easily enjoyed from the Château.  Your week at Château La Roque de Bas will be thoroughly enjoyable and allow you to experience the French château life.

 

Guest Rooms in Château:   Suite M, one Double (Chambre C) and two twins (Chambres B and J) and one single (Chambre K).  All rooms are en suite.  Egyptian cotton bed and bath linens, and hairdryers provided. 
Price by the Week:    May, June , September and October 2017: 
€ 4950/ week.  July and August 2017: € 6450/week.
 Rates include all bed and bath linens and pool towels, all utilities and heating costs, cleaning upon departure. 
Stays begin Saturday after 4 PM and end Saturday before 10 AM.
Security Deposit:   €  1500 is required before arrival and will be refunded following departure, less any cost for damages. 
Deposits and Reservations:  List of the names of all guests, including children and their ages, arrival and departure dates, and full home address, email address and contact telephone numbers provided to proprietors prior to stay.  To confirm reservation, 40% non-refundable deposit is required, followed by a confirmation email from the proprietor to the guest.  Balance due 8 weeks prior to start date.  Reservations made 8 weeks or less before start date will require full payment when booking.
Cancellation Policy:  Deposits and balances or full payments are refundable in full  if the property is rented by a new client for the same dates as the canceled reservation.  If the property is rented at a discounted rate to a new client, the refund will be minus the discounted amount.  If the dates are not rented, no refunds will be made.  We recommend that guests buy travel cancellation insurance and insurance for personal belongings and liability, as these are not covered by the château owners' insurance.

Dinner: A professional catering staff will provide meals with advance reservations. (See above.)
Amenities:  WiFi access, UK satellite TV, DVD and stereo systems.  Barbecue available for al fresco dining.  The owner will make arrangements by advance notice for babysitting services, maid service, chauffeur, stocking the refrigerator on arrival or other services.  The owners will also arrange visits to nearby wine domaines for tastings in Fronsac, Pomerol, Saint-Emilion and Haut Médoc. Trained Masseuse available.  Cleaning service if needed.  iPod docking station (iPod not provided).
Entire château is non-smoking.   Guests are required to smoke outdoors only.
**New central heating system**
No pets.

Open  to October 1, 2016.  Open May 31 to October 31, 2017
On site:  Saltwater swimming pool, hard surface tennis court (rackets and balls provided), gardens. 
Vicinity:   Horseback riding. canoeing, cycling, hiking, wine tastings and visits to the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, and the Médoc.   Fine restaurants and brasseries in Libourne and Saint-Emilion.  The Saint-Emilion Jurisdiction, which was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999, includes the village of Saint-Emilion with its underground monolithic church and its bell tower, the collegiate church and cloister, the Catacombs, the Trinity Chapel, La Tour du Roy (dungeon of 12th and early 13th centuries), cloister of the Cordeliers, and more.  Guided tours available.  The Atlantic Coast and the great sand Dune du Pilat and Arcachon, Atlantic beaches and seafood dining, Bordeaux and its many attractions, Libourne with 3 open air markets each week, Planete Bordeaux, Secrets de Parfums workshops, Vinotaste (full day intro to wine tasting in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion) and more!

  Directions:

From Paris by train: TGV from Gare Montparnasse to Libourne and/or Bordeaux, 3 hours direct. 

From Paris by auto:  Take the  A10 direction Bordeaux to exit 40A. Follow the directions indicated below from Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux/Bordeaux Merignac Airport by auto:  Take the  A10 direction Pairs to exit 40A signposted St Andre de Cubzac/ Libourne and D670 direction Libourne.  Two kilometers after Lugon-et-L'Isle-du Carnay take the left signposted St Germain de la Rivière directly opposite Restaurant Carles and Maison du Pays Fronsadais.  Drive a short 6 meters, turn right before the bus stop, and the entrance to the Château will be on your left.

From Libourne Railway Station by auto:  From Libourne take the D670 signposted Fronsac/St Andre de Cubzac. Follow the D670 until you see St Germain de la Rivière (signposted on your right)
directly opposite Restaurant Carles and the Maison de Pays. Turn right, drive a short 6 meters, turn right before the bus stop, and the entrance to the Chateau will be on your left.

GPS coordinates: Lat 44:56:47N  Long 0:19:32W

Airports:   Bordeaux Mérignac airport 30 minutes distance. Bergerac Dordogne Périgord airport, one hour drive to château. 

Railway Station:  Libourne - ten minutes away

Car Rental Libourne Railway Station (click here)
Car Rental Bergerac Airport  (click here)

FranceMichelin Map to Château

 
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Elegant Suite M Château, Pool and Tennis Court Chambre J Dining Room Salon
Elegant Suite The Château Comfortable Guest Rooms Dining and Cuisine The Salons