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  • Beautiful landscaped grounds
    Beautiful landscaped grounds
  • Chateau de Gurat
    Chateau de Gurat
  • Main pool and baby pool are both heated
    Main pool and baby pool are both heated
  • Beau Chateau-  Farmhouse Image 4
    Beau Chateau- Farmhouse Image 4
  • Large trampoline, swings and slide
    Large trampoline, swings and slide
  • New Friends!
    New Friends!
  • The Bergerie
    The Bergerie
  • Pedal cars
    Pedal cars
  • some of the toys in the Bergerie
    some of the toys in the Bergerie
  • Nice place to read a book
    Nice place to read a book
  • Bergerie Terrace
    Bergerie Terrace
  • The sandpit is a firm favourite with the kids
    The sandpit is a firm favourite with the kids
  • ...the sandpit is  also a nice place to enjoy an aperitif!
    ...the sandpit is also a nice place to enjoy an aperitif!
  • A small part of the 14 acres of countryside to enjoy
    A small part of the 14 acres of countryside to enjoy
  • Guests are welcome to look for fresh eggs in the morning
    Guests are welcome to look for fresh eggs in the morning
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal downstairs living area
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal double bedroom
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal double bedroom
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal twin bedroom
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal twin bedroom
  • Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal twin bedroom
    Chateau de Gurat, Le Mas Provencal twin bedroom
  • Beau Chateau-  Farmhouse Image 23
    Beau Chateau- Farmhouse Image 23
  • Chateau de Gurat
    Chateau de Gurat
  • 2012

Beau Chateau- Farmhouse

Poitou Charentes, France

Per week

from 990.00 to 1670.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Chateau de Gurat

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:55.56%
  • Avg. Response Time:21 minutes
  • Availability Updated:19 days 14 hours

BFB's Overview.

A quick flick through the guestbook here finds that, along with words like "fantastic", "wonderful" and "beautiful" seemingly on every line, names appear to be repeated time after time too. People return here like boomerangs and it's easy to see why. Parents, babies, toddlers, older children... everyone is well looked after here. From the huge sandpit, large heated paddling pool and play barn for little ones, to the tasty meal deliveries, pre-bookable babysitting, massages and additional housekeeping. Plus, the thoughtful list of nursery equipment. A holiday that is relaxing and enjoyable for everyone is pretty much a given here.

Let's not forget the scenery... Set in 14 lovely acres of woodland and meadows and on the edge of a pretty village and just a few minutes drive from Aubeterre (officially listed amongst France's most beautiful villages), the six pretty gites, picturesque chateau are both wonderfully picturesque and convenient. They date back to the 15th century and sleep from 2 to 8 (plus cots) separately, or up to 40 as a whole. Inside, the interiors are a pretty blend exposed honey-coloured stone walls, original wooden beamed ceilings, tiled floors and simple furnishings, plus luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. All have furnished and secluded patios - perfect for enjoying long summer evenings.

Farmhouse with it's vibrant Provencal theme is ideal for smaller families with two bedrooms one double and one twin it sleeps 4 plus cots. Outside there is a pretty little terrace which is a perfect spot to relax and maybe take in a good book and a glass of Bordeaux, whilst keeping an eye on the little ones playing in the sandpit just across the lawn.

Location Information

The cluster is situated on the edge of a tranquil little village which boasts a 10th Century Gallo-Roman church, 2 bars, post office and petrol station. Just a few minutes away by car are Villebois-Lavalette with its magnificent hilltop fortified chateau, and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, officially one of "les plus beaux villages de France". Don't miss a visit to Villebois' market (Saturdays) and sample a dish of fresh oysters with a bottle of Muscadet under the ancient covered market square. Pretty Aubterre's many artist's studios, puppet theatre and a museum of butterflies (all 12,000 of them!) are charming. It has a lively village square - perfect for people watching with a coffee or glass of wine in hand, plus a fascinating monolithic (subterranean) church. But, for many, the sandy river beach is Aubterre's main attraction. It offers safe swimming, tennis, snacks and canoe hire The village has several excellent restaurants that are well worth booking a night or two's babysitting for. For a true French gastronmique experience a visit to the Hostellerie-du-Perigord is a must - Chef/Owner Fabrice Morel is well-regarded for pushing the boundaries of French cuisine. Another popular restaurant in Aubeterre's market square is Paseo del Sol, formerly owned and run by "EastEnders" star Sid Owen, who earned a surprisingly good reputation for great food.

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5/5

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

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Rates

21 May - 1 Jul 2022 : £990 /week2 Jul - 26 Aug 2022 : £1670 /week27 Aug - 24 Sep 2022 : £990 /week21 May - 1 Jul 2022 : €1149.004 /week2 Jul - 26 Aug 2022 : €1938.219 /week27 Aug - 24 Sep 2022 : €1149.004 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Chateau de Gurat's owners live at the Chateau with their two young children.

They are here to make your stay a memorable one.

The Needham family at home

What do they love about it?

We enjoy creating a special holiday destination for adults and little ones alike. We love the relaxed French lifestyle, the amazing fresh local produce (truffles, fois gras and sublime Bordeaux!), and of course, the weather!

What do the kids love about it?

Life at the chateau is busy, busy, busy for little ones. From swimming in their own little paddling pool, visiting the chickens & goats, feeding the guinea pigs, digging in the huge sand pit, swinging on the swings, sliding on the slide, jumping on the trampoline or just chilling in the play barn with a good book or video - it's non-stop. Until they go to bed at night, shattered and ready to do it all again tomorrow

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4+infants in 1xtwin& 1xdouble

Airport under 2 hours drive

It is approx. 90mins drive from the airports at Limoges, Bergerac, Poitiers and Bordeaux. Angouleme is the nearest airport at just 20mins drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Aubeterre has a sandy river beach with grassed play area, cafe and restaurant. St Aulaye the same, but with water slides too!

Any Pool

There are two securely enclosed swimming pools, a 12m x 6m for adults and a 4m x3m paddling pool. Both are heated and open from mid April to end September.

Spa Onsite

Massages and facials are offered by an English speaking therapist.

Indoor Play Area

The bergerie or play barn is the hub of our social activities, and an ideal place to retreat from the mid-day sun. There's a video & book library, lots of jigsaws & children's games. The mezzanine is set out as a kids

Babysitting

Trusted, ex-pat British babysitting can be arranged on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Equipment supplied includes: cots (with linen), potties, high chairs, changing mats, bed guards, stair gates, bath toys, baby monitors (with walk-about handset), bouncy chairs, microwaves, sterilisers, booster seats, hand blenders and night lights, plus plastic plates, cups and cutlery

Indoor Toys

A small selection of books and toys is placed in each gite.

Games Room

Inside the barn there's table tennis, table football.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A wide selection of home-cooked meals, using fresh local ingredients is available any night, delivered to the gite, ready to pop into the oven. Ideal for arrival night. Prices from 6-9 Euros per meal.

Outdoor Toys

a lovely large sandpit close-by the gites acts as a social centre for babies and toddlers. Older children and parents enjoy the wooden climbing frame, 14ft trampoline (with safety enclosure, swings (baby and standard), boules, giant Connect 4, giant Jenga, archery, 5-a-side football pitch & mountain bikes (for hire)and ofcourse the outdoor heated pool and paddling pool.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Massages and facials are offered by an English speaking therapist.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stiargates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private terrace with dining furniture and BBQ overlooking central courtyard

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is avaialble

Friendly Animals

There are some Pigmy goats, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, cats for the little ones to admire.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots and highchairs avaialbel on request

Daily Cleaning

Daily cleaning available on request (extra charge)

Reviews

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  • What a fantastic place for a holiday with kids! Plenty for kids to enjoy on site, and some lovely towns to explore nearby - small towns rather than cities or resorts, which was perfect, as they were easy to park and explore for a morning or afternoon trip. David and Nikki couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend - we will return!

  • Really fantastic. David and Nicki are brilliant hosts and catered for all of our needs.

  • Excellent holiday that catered brilliantly for a toddler. The home cooked meals and weekly wine tasting evening were also fantastic.

  • Excellent holiday that catered brilliantly for a toddler. The home cooked meals and weekly wine tasting evening were also fantastic. Overall rating: Outstanding!

What a fantastic place for a holiday with kids! Plenty for kids to enjoy on site, and some lovely towns to explore nearby - small towns rather than cities or resorts, which was perfect, as they were easy to park and explore for a morning or afternoon trip. David and Nikki couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend - we will return!

Really fantastic. David and Nicki are brilliant hosts and catered for all of our needs.

Excellent holiday that catered brilliantly for a toddler. The home cooked meals and weekly wine tasting evening were also fantastic.

Excellent holiday that catered brilliantly for a toddler. The home cooked meals and weekly wine tasting evening were also fantastic. Overall rating: Outstanding!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 7 guests.

  • 2012


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