This former wine chateau 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.