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Bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Bedroom with en suite shower room
Each bedroom has private bath or shower room
Morning-sunny kitchen with original stone chimney and door to gardens.
Spacious living area with books, games, DVDs and comfortable seating.
French country furniture
We can cater for you if you prefer not to cook.
Catering to meet your needs, by arrangement
Bathroom
The original fireplace has been beautifully restored
Fields, woods and a river to explore. We have outdoor games available.
Front of house - flower filled garden with views over the valley.
Join us on a tour of the vineyard and winery followed by a wine tasting
We provide you with a selection of award winning wines from our own vineyard
Views overlooking our own vineyards
Canoeing on the Dordogne - take a picnic for a leisurely day on the river.
Summer night market in the beautifully restored village of Gensac.
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Gensac, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Don M
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
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“A Hidden Gem.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Arrived late evening on Thursday to be greeted by Helen and shown the accommadation which was ideal for my wife & 2 x adult daughters. It was " kitted out " with everything required for our 4 day stay as we attended a wedding in the area. We relaxed in the mornings enjoying our coffee and fresh bread outside and returned in the evenings to sample their delicious Sav. Blanc and their fruity rich reds.Would recommend their house highly for being absolute spotless and ideal for a vacation in their region. 5 star stay.

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Liked best: The home from home feeling.
Liked least: Zero regrets and zero dislikes.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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100CJS
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, relaxing stay with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed December 17, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We stayed at Claribes for a week in October 2012, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone - we have been singing its praises to friends and family non-stop! We were incredibly lucky with the weather, with blue skies and sunshine all week, but the cottage is so cosy that it would be a wonderful place to stay even if the weather wasn't kind. It is beautifully kitted out, and we wanted for nothing. And as others have said, Helen is a wodnerful hostess, and the family dog Belle really made our holiday.

The location is simply fantastic - close enough to walk to the nearest village, Gensac, with its small supermarket, butchers and bakers, but with uninterrupted views over the countryside. It was so peaceful and tranquil we found ourselves accidentally sleeping in most mornings! There is so much to do on your doorstep - Bergerac and St Emilion especially were highlights.

We would encourage everyone to do a tasting with either Helen or Nick - it was so interesting seeing the inside of the winery, and their wine is really very delicious. We managed to get quite a few bottles back in our suitcase, and fully intend to order some more soon. Indeed, we very much hope to arrange a return visit to Claribes soon.

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Liked best: The location and decor
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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MrsATLond...
London
2 reviews
“A glorious honeymoon in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We just returned from Claribes. Helen and Nick were wonderful hosts - responded quickly and helpfully to all my emails when booking and provided generous, helpful advice throughout our stay on the best places to go and explore, without intruding on our stay.

The house was stylish and spacious (especially as we stayed just the two of us in the house) with private spaces and trees to lounge under (stargazing at night a treat!), backing onto the vineyard – and their friendly, family dog, Belle, for company. Claribes is in a tiny, peaceful village - but only 20-30 mins walk from Gensac a charming, sleepy French village - so you have the feeling of isolation, but are in reach by foot of coffee and baguettes or by car through beautiful countryside of hypermarches, sights, local food markets and shops. Longer day trips can take you out to the Atlantic coast for some seaside, though we were mainly happy staying local for picnicking, book reading and swimming at the local lake or ten mins drive from thouse down on the banks of the river Dordoyne.

We really had the feeling of having SW France to ourselves in this tucked-away corner. I'm not sure that I have ever been somewhere which is quite so peaceful to watch the season change and harvest spring into action: it is a real retreat.

Do ask for a tour of the vineyard while you are there, Nick's passion for his organic wine is infectious and you won't be able to resist bringing some home after tasting it! We had a glorious honeymoon escape - and encourage anyone thinking about going to book!

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Liked best: peaceful location, beautiful countryside
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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John K
Leamington Spa
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“Tranquility among the vineyards”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Very well appointed and comfortable accommodation. An excellent place to stay if you want to get away from the hurly-burly of urban Britain. Well situated for visits to such places as St Emilion and Duras. The nearby village of Gensac has a very good supermarket, and has several good eating places. I would recommend Claribes to anyone looking for a place to stay in France.

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Jules C
London
2 reviews
“A wonderful house in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed August 21, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The house is beautifully decorated and furnished and is set in magical surroundings; the peace, quiet and tranquility are amazing. Helen is so helpful and friendly and made every effort to make our stay as good as possible. She gave us a fantastic tour of the vineyard and wine tasting. We spent a week here and both of us have never felt so relaxed. The house is lovely and spacious so we spent much time just relaxing and reading and cooking in the very well equipped kitchen. Eating in the garden that leads onto the vineyard was lovely. We also ventured into Bordeaux for antiques shopping, sunbathed and swam in a nearby lake with a sand beach and went to one of the numerous night markets in the area. You can do as much as you want or as little as you want here and still have a wonderful holiday. We loved it here and hope to go back!

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Liked best: Decor, location and friendliness of Helen
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Oct 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the holiday house at Chateau de Claribes. We're so pleased you found your holiday relaxing and enjoyed the surroundings as well as the facilities in the house.

We particularly appreciate the suggestions you made about how we could improve the bedding and facilities to make a stay more comfortable during extremely hot weather - I think it was mostly around 40°C whilst you were here!. We have already provided the light weight cotton sheets - I'm sure this addition will provide more flexibility for bed coverings in the hot weather, alongside the summer grade duvets. We have bought electric fans to help keep the air circulating in the bedrooms as you suggested and we'll buy sun loungers for the garden as soon as they're available in the shops in summer 2013!

Thanks again for taking time to e-mail the suggestions - they're very helpful.

We very much look forward to seeing you again!
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London
Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: The wine stocked in the house upon arrival
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Halladay
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An excellent stay in a super property”
Reviewed July 2, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We have stayed in several Gites over the years and this was one of the best. Helen and Nick are excellent hosts and the holiday home has all the facilities you could wish for.
The wines made here are very good and staying on a working wine estate is very instructive. The location between Aquitaine and The Dordogne means there is no shortage of places to visit.

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Liked best: The holiday home was comfortable and easy to run
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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