Holiday House

Self Catering Holiday House - Château de Claribès

With views over our valley and vines, the newly renovated self catering holiday house is available throughout the year.

There are woodlands, caves and a stream to explore; quiet places to sit and read a book; private spots for picnicing by the babbling stream or amongst the vines; and a shady flower filled garden from which you can enjoy the views of our valley and vines. Or just curl up with a book on chilly winter evenings in front of the wood burner.

If you prefer a more active holiday, we can provide you with walking, cycling and running routes; a list of places to visit and point you in the direction of a fantastic array of restaurants in which to sample local food and wine!

Our policy for sustainability has been at the heart of renovations with care given to insulation; use of natural unbleached fabrics and low toxicity paint.

Locally crafted wooden floors, tiles, windows, shutters, doors and furniture have been supplied by companies who also have a policy for sustainability.

The generously equipped house and garden provides you with a comfortable environment in which to unwind or use as a base for exploring local towns, coast and vineyards.

Muted colours, soft furnishings and unique art work contribute to the relaxing pace of life.

Radiators, and a woodburning stove fuelled with logs from our own woods, provide warmth and ambiance for chilly out-of-season evenings, making this a practical house for short or long breaks at any time of the year.

The two large double bedrooms on the first floor, each have their own shower or bathroom. Unbleached cotton bed linen, lots of plump feather pillows and large, soft, fluffy towels help to ensure a peaceful nights sleep.

The house costs between €900 and €1200 per week.

Short breaks are €200  per night.

The house is fully self-contained to give you total independence, but if you’d prefer to have some meals provided, contact Helen to discuss your requirements.

  • Sleeps 4 in two double bedrooms
  • Private bath or shower room for each bedroom
  • Extra beds available for young children
  • WiFi
  • Tours of the Vineyard

Call UK 0203 239 9463 or France +33 557 471662

or use the booking enquiry form  under the Availability tab for more information.

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“Whilst visiting Gensac and St Emillion for a wedding weekend we booked Chateau de Claribes. From the moment we arrived we had such a warm welcome from Helen who owns the cottage and vineyard. We were immediately impressed as the surroundings were so peaceful and stunning (yet still very close to Gensac). The cottage was gorgeous, so clean and decorated in a modern French shabby chic style adorned with peonies and fresh roses from the garden. It also had a fantastic modern kitchen, which had everything (even a dishwasher!). Wine (from the vineyard) had also been left chilling in the fridge!! We had a baby of 5 months with us and I think he enjoyed his stay as much as us. The cot was so clean and comfy as the baby slept well all 3 nights! Overall the cottage was perfect and Helen was so kind taking us wine tasting and helping us with Taxi’s. It was a perfect weekend.”

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To make a booking enquiry
use the form below or call on:
UK +44 (0) 203 239 9463
France +33 (0) 557 471662

The calendar provides a guide to availability.

Once the dates are confirmed a 30% deposit is required to reserve the house for your stay.

Additional information on the area and full booking terms and conditions will be sent in reply to your enquiry.


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Bordeaux Port


Eurostar can be booked on-line all the way through from London St Pancras to Bordeaux St Jean or Libourne. The journey takes 6 hours 50 minutes with a 1 hour 20 minute change Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Montparnasse.


If you are driving, the GPS Coordinates are ”

44°47’52.9″N 0°06’10.9″E

Decimal Degrees “44.7980380, 0.1030390”.

On your phone or tablet our Google+ page will help you plot a route:

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An alternative is:

For the Channel tunnel:

For cross Channel ferry operators and other online ferry booking sites:

From St.Malo and Caen the drive takes 6 to 7 hours. From Calais allow about 10 hours.


Claribes is about 40 minutes west of Bergerac airport and an hour east of Bordeaux airport. A good selection of budget airlines fly to both airports and each have excellent car hire services.


  • Flybe – from Southampton, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds Bradford
  • Ryanair – from London Stansted, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Liverpool.


 Car hire

These car hire firms operate at both Bordeaux and Bergerac airports, and Bordeaux train station.