Château & Gites de Carsac

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

Three beautiful spaces for a much-awaited gathering of friends and family. Share the glorious gardens, swim in the pool, create memories


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 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 and there’s plenty of room in a spacious kitchen and several places to eat outside, as well as two barbecue areas. In the château and the gites you’ll find a welcome hamper with two bottles of wine – one from each neighbour – plus beer, cake, pâté, crisps, sweets and treats for the dog.

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-Emilion is close by too.

The two gites have their own outdoor spaces, so if anybody wants to escape the general throng from time to time, these are peaceful retreats.

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We think you'll love

  • Getting such a huge party together and having fun in such beautiful surroundings
  • Visiting nearby markets and vineyards and bringing your spoils back to prepare in the big château kitchen
  • Being able to bring the family dogs along
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You should know

  • The pool isn't fenced off but there is an alarm and you can close the gate from the terrace
  • The gites aren't so grand as the main house and one has no separate bathroom


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights during July & August. The château and gites can all be rented together (8 bedrooms + space for sofa beds/extra bed). Use of pool only when château is part of rental.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£25 per week per dog.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £385
Damage deposit
1 Château for 12
From £1505 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £551 bedroom



From your seat on the terrace looking across the vines to the ruins of the Château 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.

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The neighbourhood

You're nestled on the edge of a tiny village and the approach to the house is awesome, with the lake and fruit trees. Villefranche-de-Lonchat is less than ten minutes away and there's a bakery that will deliver daily, a couple of places to eat and a bar. In the summer there's a night market each Friday. Explore St Emilion, perfect spot for wine lovers, or to Montpon for a pizza cabin.

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.


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.