Château du Palanquey & Spa

Sainte Colombe, Gironde
+33 (0)6 83 10 55 36
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Come for total peace far from a road, the most delicious food, superb wine and very helpful owners at this lovely old wine estate


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Pets welcome

The Experience

Allow yourselves to be seduced by the beautiful and sculptural vines of St Emilion in an 18th-century manor house, with meals being cooked by clever Laurent. Breakfast is served outside on warm days: a variety of breads, homemade jams and artisan butter, eggs with truffles in season, hams and cheese on request. Relax with a book in one of the five different sitting rooms – each one showcases Laurent and Mélanie’s passion for antiques and quirky contemporary design.

There’s an indoor and outdoor pool, massage rooms, sauna and jacuzzi and a fitness room overlooking the vines. There are bicycles to borrow or electric ones to hire, vineyards all around you and abundant wildlife to spot. Lunch can be a snack or two courses, dinner is three courses and Laurent is passionate about food – even researching how to cook the largely-forgotten Lamprey.

Play petanque on the boulodrome, or listen to some vinyl indoors – there’s a good collection in the music room.

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We think you'll love

  • Every meal that Laurent cooks for you - he is a perfectionist about French gastronomy
  • Having your hosts organise wine tastings, vineyard tours and cooking classes for you
  • The emphasis put onto wellbeing, relaxation and slow living
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You should know

  • No children under 14
  • If you choose not to eat in you have to get in the car for a decent restaurant


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Concierge service available: wine tastings, vineyard tours & cooking classes can be organised.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast, €18. Dinner, four courses, €65.


Nightly price
from €180
2 Suites for 2
From €200
1 Triple
From €200
2 Doubles
From €180



A heavenly place to unwind in luxury in a beautiful area brimming with things to do. The owners are fun, friendly and passionate. It's fascinating to hear Laurent talk about food. His deep knowledge is impressive and love of local products and traditions is infectious!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're surrounded by the undulating countryside know as Les Vallons du St Emilionnais. The closest town is Castillon-la-Bataille - famous for being the site of a major battle during the Hundred Years’ War. 14 minutes by car will take you to St Emilion - cited as one of France's most beautiful towns and full of interesting architecture, history, Roman ruins and great places to eat and sample wine.

Local points of interest from Mélanie & Laurent Zontone

  • Palanquey offer SPA activities all year round with indoor and outdoor swimming pool; Fitness, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room and institut ESTHEDERM beauty traetments.
  • Amazing bike tours in the wineyard - Free bikes and electric bike fort rent -
  • Wine tasting even walking distance
  • Saint Emilion Golf Club just near by
  • Cooking Class and dinner uppon reservation, with the products of the Palanquey Garden
  • Many activities inside the Palanquey : Snooker, Boulodrome, Baby-foot and game and music lounge.


Mélanie & Laurent Zontone

Laurent and Mélanie live in a separate wing so if you come as a group you'll pretty much have the place to yourselves. They bought this house after ten years of dreaming of such a place, spending each holiday in the countryside and realising that they always felt quite sad returning to the city. Mélanie has hospitality in her blood and Laurent adores to cook, so running a B&B makes perfect sense.