This informal hotel is only 20 minutes from Bordeaux, yet feels like a world unto itself. It’s surrounded by fine parkland and there’s plenty to do rain or shine, or retreat to your room for some peace and quiet too.
Choose from gorgeously appointed bedrooms with sitting areas in the former guesthouse, or in unusual safari-style tents with private terraces next to the lake. Relax with a book in the chateau’s downstairs sitting room, watch a film in the delightful little cinema or head to the spa for a treatment. There’s also a small swimming pool and a gym, and in the summer, there are plenty of places to relax outside with live music on the weekends.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to eating with the two in-house, well-regarded restaurants. Try fine-dining steakhouse Marguerite or Les Petits Caprices for globally-inspired sharing plates; Les Chais for wine, cheese and charcuterie or the retro cocktail bar, Contre-Jour. Stroll through the woods surrounding the hotel, visit nearby wineries, or drive into Bordeaux for art galleries, museums and shops.