In the heart of the Bordeaux region, on the route de Saint-Emilion, dominating the valley with a thousand aromas, rises a XVIII Century Girondine or "Maison de Maître" with vineyards, a wine growers' former house with a legendary wine cellar at the Vignes De Castillon.
For 10-12 persons, ideal for a family or just adults ,wine enthusiasts or those merely in search of beautiful accommodation in a stunning tranquil location...
Inspired by vineyards as far as the eye can see, we imagined a perfect place, away from the tumult, a harmonious break in a case of Greenery, blending materials both noble and natural as the stone floors of Gironde, limestone floors, the parquets of time, with colours, fabrics and classical furniture, but contemporary design and dotted with paintings by contemporary artists.
Charm, elegance and relaxation await you in this charming villa which we shaped and imagined for your greatest well-being.
"If life in this world is a big dream, why spoil it by giving trouble." Li Po
Each bedroom in the villa is an invitation to enjoy and escape.
Very nice double Greuze Bedroom, spacious with a private bathroom and its own independent space.
Suite Fragonard and Nattier with 2 large double bedrooms. The double beds offer perfect comfort for peaceful nights. Revel in the sweet scent of well-being and relaxation.
Suite Ivresse has a double bed "king size" with seating area, second double bed; and the bathroom has a large bath.
On the ground floor you have the flat screen TV room, video games, PlayStation 2, Canalsat.
2 bedrooms, king beds, in the Main Villa with their own bathroom. Shared rooms & spaces.
Bordelaise entrance XVIII, in the Main Villa.
Several living rooms that offer space and privacy, in the Main Wines Villa.
Living room, dining and TV room In the Guest Wines Villa.
All around the Wines Villa you will find outdoor furniture terraces with tremendous views of great natural beauty.
The Pool house with BBQ, Pizza oven, fridge and dining table for 12 persons and a panoramic view over the vineyards.
Vignes De Castillon Villa is unique , offering wine enthusiasts an exceptional atmosphere combining a haven of peace with epicureanism, all in a dream setting.
We welcome you with a pack providing information on all the local activities and “our suggestions" about restaurants, wine visits, tastings etc.
Local facilities are under 2 minutes drive away: village bar, grocery, restaurant with wine cellar.
Saint Emilion is under 10 minutes drive away with lots of restaurants, street cafés and wine shops, with a fabulous weekly open market.
This villa naturally borrows its style from the vineyard environment and surroundings, set amid a lush garden. The exquisite XVIII eme classical architecture reveals the delicate, beautiful orange stone façade and its roman tiles roofs. A large exotic wood terrace leads off the villa’s living area, drawing its inhabitants towards its sublime swimming pool overlooking the vineyards.
• The villa’s 6 bedrooms (3 master and 3 guest), equipped with their own TV, private bathroom and intimate outdoor area
• A spacious orangeries and central living area.
• A French classical dining room
• 2 kitchens fully fitted with a professional oven
• Very special cellar containing Grands Crus for discerning connoisseurs.
• The outdoor pool house area
• The beautiful swimming pool with the solarium and panoramic views
• Wellness room with professional massages realised by Olivier.
Dining place for 12 persons in front of the Main Villa with a great view on the Boulingrin.
The "Orangerie" offers a careful blend of charm, style, modernity, a pure ambiance with 80m2 space.
You will find several other dining places in the Villa, by the pool house with panoramic view and in front of the guest house.
Vignes De Castillon offers a wonderful selection of bottles from the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, available on request to ensure maximum enjoyment for discerning connoisseurs. Perfect to drink among friends or to amaze your guests… This collection of Grands Crus, from our own “negociant” selection, fits perfectly within the interior décor.
And why not take the breakfast in late morning outside on the terrace as the sun clears the mist off the vines.
Take advantage of a wonderful swimming pool finished with dressed terracotta, a mineral universe where marble colours of the stone floors of Gironde come to "die" near the Orangerie. A living space ideally exposed to retain the heat of the summer, openening out onto the pleasurable park.
Bacchus will splash you with his jet of "water" and you can swim against the current.
For the tanning purists, there is a solarium.
Périgord to the East, the Wonderful Valley of the Dordogne to the West.
The long wine tasting table invites guests to get together in a laid-back yet festive atmosphere and share a bottle of tastefully chosen wine.
Pick this vineyard property with its little but intimate cellar!! Discover Millesime 2014, 2015.!
Cellar, chef & massages just for you, plus one century of myticbordeaux grands crus.
Wine Enthousiasts will discover the world of terrific wine in the Villa with a selection of top names from exceptional Bordelais vineyards , some of the most prestigious "châteaux" in the world.
Let yourself be guided and make your selection with Olivier, who will remain at your disposal throughout your stay. You can order the vintage of your choice. All you have left to do is choose the perfect occasion to open it.
WineTasting afternoons are available at the Vignes De Castillon, where we will have the pleasure of making you discover a personalised selection of wine with local regional food in the Orangerie or in the main living area, on request.
Discover chef's specialities, in osmosis with an terrific atmosphere! Specific and unique Dinners paired with the finest wines in the world. Chef Philippe and Chef François are our partners for your greatest pleasure, Chef François worked with “El Cellar de Can Roca” Restaurant in Gerona, Spain, a 3 Michelin star restaurant ranked No.1 by the World´s 50 Best Restaurants. He has also worked at “Martin Berasategui” in San Sebastian, Spain another 3 Michelin star establishment, and at “Central” in Lima, Peru, ranked No.4 by the World´s 50 Best Restaurants. Most recently he was head chef at “Nuna” in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Philippe & François will prepare special tasting menus to your requirements to make your stay even more unique. Please speak with Ana to arrange your reservation.
Massages & Wellness
Massages and aromatic Balnéo is lavished on you for your absolute Well-being; total relaxation of the body and of the spirit. The Balnéo Spa will allow you to taste and to feel the benefits trough the use of Personalised essential oils.
Soin San Bao - 3 Tresors-Taoiste-1H30
Soin Silhouette Tuina Slim - Antique Chinese Massage- 1H00-1H30
Soin Kobido Japonais Face Lifting - 45 Mn
Soin Ayurveda Indian - 1H30
The massages are created with the neutral support of grape seed oil. Known for its soothing and nourishing virtues. Essential oils employed for every type of well being care.
Wine enthusiasts will discover a world of terrific wine, some of the most prestigious "Châteaux" in the world, concentrated in the renowned appellation of Saint Emilion as Château Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Angélus, Figeac, Canon, La Gaffelière, and next to Saint Emilion, the mysterious, small but well known appellation Petrus Pomerol.
Vignes De Castillon is a fantastic place to discover wine tours, wine tasting on the road to Saint Emilion, Pomerol until the appellation Medoc and Sauternais.
Chateau De Myrat: Ermite: First vines in Saint Emilion
Leased by the Gallo-Roman poet Ausonius in the first century BC, the wines of Saint-Emilion have been appreciated for more than two thousand years. More than 30 000 years ago, Paleolithic men settled in Saint-Emilion attracted by the natural caves, forests and its generous waters. It was not until the Roman colonisation, which began in 56 BC, that the first wine amphorae were produced there. The Romans choose to graft varieties used around Massilla (Marseille), on vitis biturica vines, a vine present in the Southwest. In Saint-Emilion the great history of viticulture began on the fifth century, the collapse of the Roman Empire marked the end of the Roman peace and prosperity that accompanied it. The religious cultivated the vine, but it was not until the eleventh century and the arrival of the Benedictines in Saint-Emilion that viticulture found a new boom.
Meanwhile, the village had found a name inspired by an eighth-century monk from Brittany. On the way to Compostelle, Emilion stopped in a cave near the Dordogne and decided to settle there. On his death in 787, his followers built the famous monolithic church in Saint-Emilion.
Saint Emilion & Surrounding Area
The wine in the Castillon region hasn’t stopped standing out and growing with age. Until 1921 its wines were known under the denominator “Saint-Emilionnais” or “Near Saint-Emilion”. It was in 1931 that will be utilised for the first time the special designation of “Côtes de Castillon”.
It’s here that the great writers Pierre Loti, Michel de Montaigne and Edmond Rostand drew inspiration for the their most beautiful writing. It’s also here that in 1453, in the Colly plain, the battle was fought which finally ended the 100 Year War and determined the link between Aquitaine and the French Crown.
We can arrange private visits, day trips to discover the wine and the viticulture. These prestations can be provided by an experience Oenologist and can cover a wine tasting initiation, wine tasting training, oenological, gastronomic and cultural tourism.
Golf Tennis Canoeing Bicycling
A wonderful Golf course des Grands Crus ***** by Tom Doak- Only 2 minutes away from the Villa, just opened in 2015.
We can arrange the rental of bicycles VTT and VTC for one day or more. An ideal way to see the area.
There are also opportunities for Tennis in Saint Emilion , Horse Riding in the vineyards, hacks and riding lessons available within 3 minutes drive , cruising and canoeing down the Dordogne river too.
Take To The Ocean
Arcachon Bay is a beautiful coastline by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea with the colours of a lagoon, bordered on one side by yellow fine sand dunes, the Dune du Pyla. This dune is the biggest sand dune in Europe! Be brave enough to walk down the Dune and swim in the wonderful Ocean. Don't forget to savour an oyster tasting at a local producer with a glass of white wine.
Take A Stroll
Fabulous Bordeaux town and the ocean are under one hour drive away. Enjoy a day shopping, strolling , visiting museums and patisseries in Bordeaux.
Markets - There are many fabulous markets in the surrounding towns and villages - lots of “vide greniers” (literally 'empty attic' sales), night time markets and farmers markets where the local farmers sell their produce and you can then sit down and eat it on the spot while enjoying the atmosphere. Just perfect!
Ste-Foy-La-Grande has a fantastic weekly market– beautiful 13th century bastide town 20 minutes away .
Beaches & lakes; there are several man-made swimming lakes with beaches in the vicinity. The majority have sandy beaches, children's play areas, pedaloes and restaurants.
Saint-Émilion Jazz Festival
In the heart of Saint Emilion vineyards the St Emilion Jazz Festival takes place for your pure pleasure each summer.
Known as a calm and tranquil location, St Emilion enjoys rich and varied social and cultural programs all year round to ensure fun and entertainment for its visitors. Its historic past is revisited through local festivals and shows.
Two minutes away from the Vignes De Castillon, we suggest you to see the “Spectacle de la Bataille de Castillon". Performed in a natural arena encompassing 17 acres, within the original battle ground, around 800 volunteers, including 500 actors and 50 horseback riders, re-enact the Battle of Castillon.
The "Classical Music and Wine in the Châteaux" concerts takes place from March to December around Saint Emilion. Do not hesitate to ask for the program or for more information.