Château de Carsac

Carsac De Gurson, Dordogne
Self-catering
+44 (0)7958 980163


Hilltop château on the edge of a small village half an hour from Saint-Émilion, with a lovely garden, a swimming pool and two lakes

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This former wine château dates from the 1700s and overlooks vineyards and the ruins of 14th century Château de Gurson. The inside is grand without being too precious, making it a relaxing place for a gathering of friends or family.

The spacious kitchen has everything you need to cook for a full house, and there are several places to eat outside, as well as two barbecue areas. Find a welcome hamper with two bottles of wine – one from each neighbour – plus beer, cake, pâté, crisps, sweets and treats for the dog. Sink into the comfy sofas and armchairs in the two big sitting rooms – one has a TV, the other a wood-burner – and choose from the books and games, or simply sit out on the terrace and gaze at the view.

The Lac de Gurson, a fresh-water swimming lake with lifeguards and a café, is 2.5 kilometres away and you can paddle-board or kayak on the Dordogne – or stay home and swim in the pool. Spend the day exploring the six acres of wonderful grounds, orchard with heritage fruit trees and the many vineyards nearby – Saint-Émilion is close by too.

Château de Carsac - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting on the terrace, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the view
  • Letting the kids roam free in the park
  • Popping down to Lac de Gurcon for water-sports and sunbathing
Château de Carsac - Gallery

You should know

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs and three share a bathroom
  • The pool isn't fenced off, though there is an alarm and you can close the gate from the terrace

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights, 7 nights in high season. Can also be rented alongside the 2 gites, La Maison du Gardien and Le Chalet (both sleep 2 each, plus an extra bed/sofa bed).
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1050
Damage deposit
£1000
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Château for 12
From £1505 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Highly recommended. A beautiful private property with amazing views, high quality throughout, long perfect days by and in the pool. Hosts were very helpful and understanding with the uncertainty that Covid has bought.

Michael, Worcester

From your seat on the terrace looking across the vines to the ruins of the Chateau de Gurson on the opposite hill you feel like you're on top of the world. A big family friendly pool invites you in and the park and the lakes encourage you to unleash the explorer inside! A wonderful mixed orchard means that there are fruits from May to September and there's a swing in the garden or a hammock in the park too.

Helen, Sawday's Inspector

We had a wonderful week staying at this property with friends & family. The chateau is beautifully proportioned for 2-3 families with children. The furnishings are extremely tasteful & the kitchen is well stocked- the knives were even sharp! Several choices of where to eat in the house depending on the weather. Clean heated pool loved by all the family. Amazing feeling of space and tranquillity in the house & gardens with orchard & ponds. There is so much to do in the neighbouring towns & villages. We loved swimming in Lac-de-Gurson & went paddle-boarding and kayaking on the Dordogne.

Siobhan

I can't recommend this property highly enough. The chateau is beautiful & very well equipped. All of the bedrooms are large & airy & the grounds (including your own lake!) are so well kept. The location is amazing too. The vineyards & the stunning church in the village of Carsac make an incredible backdrop to the lovely private pool. There is also a great amount to do if you wish to venture further than the chateau (which is so nice you really may not!). The nearby lake is just 4 mins drive away & you can swim, kayak & eat hot dogs. Superb.

Kathy

A fantastic Château with plenty of space to get together as a family. It easily accommodated our party of 10 without feeling crowded. All three generations made good use of the pool and the local lake. Lots of open space for kids and dogs to run around in. Great indoor and outdoor space for dining and relaxing. Such a beautiful area of France with plenty of places to visit as day trips. The local food and wine is amazing. It’s a really peaceful and relaxing location.

Karen

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Location

The neighbourhood

Villefranche de Lonchat is less than 10 minutes away, and has a bakery that does daily deliveries; there are also a couple of places to eat and a bar. Head down to the night market every Friday evening in the summer too. The nearest good restaurant is Bucket's Auberge Inn in Montazeau, also a 10-minute drive. Bergerac (with an airport) is 40 minutes away, St Émilion is 35 minutes away and Bordeaux is just over an hour.

Local points of interest from Justine & Michael Elliott

  • Just over a mile away, the ruined Chateau de Gurson overlooks the Lac de Gurson, a charming swimming lake with beach, playground, cafe, and kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer months.
  • Cycling and walking routes thread their way between villages and vineyards in the beautiful countryside around the chateau. Just next door, Vincent the vigneron makes the excellent Reve de Ternac wine, and always welcomes visitors to taste and buy.
  • You're 30 minutes from St Emilion, a remarkable medieval town at the centre of one of the world's premier wine regions. Stroll the cobbled streets, explore the life of the eponymous saint, buy fabulous wine and have lunch in one of the many great bistros.
  • The chic, cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux is just an hour away. From flea markets to designer boutiques to the foodie heaven of the Marché du Capucins, there's shopping for everyone. Bordeaux also boasts museums, theatres and a thriving culinary scene.
  • Dordogne markets are full of life, and a chance to find local specialties like heritage vegetables, foie gras, and Perigord truffles. The Saturday market in St Foy le Grande, just 15 minutes away, has been voted one of the best markets in France.
  • For trips further afield, the beaches and surfing of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are reachable for a day trip, as are the castles, caves and bastide towns of the upper Dordogne.

Introducing

Justine & Michael Elliott

Michael and Justine bought the château and gites as an escape from their busy London life (she's an anaesthetist, he's a technology manager) and want their two sons to have the opportunity to have a great outside adventure. Their neighbours, Jill and Bill, act as property managers and will do the meet and greet.