Chateau Les Merles is the kind of glamorous boutique hotel escape most BFB users would have killed to visit pre-offspring with its wonderful vineyard/golf course setting just 10mins from Bergerac and its airport, sophisticated monochrome interiors and highly rated restaurant and bistro. All is not lost! Thanks to its elegant three bed villa set just 100m from the main building which provides the perfect place for families looking for an indulgent yet family friendly retreat.
Whilst BFB highly recommends Chateau Les Merles as an luxury holiday for parents of babies/new toddlers, and the staff are certainly very welcoming to mini guests, parents with older toddlers or several children may find that there is little to entertain them, apart from the lovely pool.
The three bed villa is perfect for groups of parents in search of a restful break with friends. The bedrooms can all be made up as doubles ( or twins) and each has access to their own bathroom. There is a spacious and well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is both an indoor and outdoor dining area one which is part of the kitchen and the exterior as part of the private terrace which faces the large swimming pool ( shared with owners family). For relaxing of an evening or taking a break from the midday sun there is a comfortable lounge area.
Guests of the villa have access to all the hotel's facilities including the golf course, tennis courts, shared swimming pool and treatment room.
Although peacefully located in acres of its own vineyard, golf course and vegetable plots, Chateau Les Merles is extremely convienent for Begerac being just 10mins from the city and its airport. It is also a short drive from St Emilion and its famous Chateau vineyards and pretty Medieval town.
There's also an Bergerac Aqua park, which with its wide range of slides and chutes provides buckets of fun, and the Prehisto Parc in Les Eyzies - an adventure straight out of the Flintstones and is perfect for budding dinosaur lovers.
Getting There: Bergerac Airport is 10-15mins drive. Bordeaux is also close by. BFB finds www.skyscanner.net useful for sourcing low cost flights from London and UK regional airports.