Chateau St Surin

Guide Price: £1,501 - £4,307 per week Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week.

Short Breaks: £751 - £4,307 for 2 nights Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights.

Nightly price: £13 - £38 per person per night Price shown is per person per night based on seven night rental.

Region: Vendee & Charente

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Sleeps: 16

The 17th century Chateau St Surin sits in 12 acres of tranquil gardens and parklands with a private swimming pool, providing an ideal location for families and larger groups. Enjoy a self-catered holiday in the sunny and warm climate of South Western France.

The Chateau St Surin (sleeps 16) shares the estate with the Domaine (sleeps 10) and the Etables (sleeps 12). However, each property has its own private terrace, swimming pool and grounds. This is a wonderful chateau holiday experience and the property will exceed all your expectations.

Within a short driving distance (30 minutes) of the Chateau St Surin are blue-flagged beaches, wine and cognac tours, and shopping.

The Chateau St Surin has 8 bedrooms to sleep up to 16 guests. On the ground floor there is a salon with piano, satellite freeview TV, a snooker room with full sized table, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a further shower room.

On the first floor (bedroom floor) there are 5 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, there are 6 en-suites and 2 seperate bathrooms altogether.

The house is well appointed with all modern conveniences, the kitchen having electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, dish washer, fridges and freezer as well as kettle, coffee machine, toaster, iron and hair dryer. There are cots, Sat. TV, CD/radio, internet connection and bicycles available for hire. All linen, house towels, kitchen towels and utilities are included in the rental. We do ask you to bring pool and beach towels.

Outside the chateau has its own private parkland, swimming pool and BBQ with decked eating area. The swimming pool is surrounded by a 1.4 meter high wall with a self closing gate, safe for children from 2 to 8 years old. There are a full 8 acres of parkland for you to explore.

*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only

The region of Charente Maritime is one of the sunniest parts of France and benefits from a mostly sunny and warm climate from April through October. The influence of the Gulf Stream means that winters can be as mild as the Mediterranean. Cognac & Saintes are 15km away and Royan is 25km from the estate. The airports of Bordeaux, Angouleme and La Rochelle are within 1 hours drive and are served by an increasing number of UK regional airports.

St. Genis & Pons are both 5km away where there are restaurants and small shops. The nearest beach is only 35 minutes drive. There are 3 golf courses: Saintes (typical UK type club), Cognac (good course, above average) and Royan (reminds one of the Berkshire courses - pine on sand - good course).

The area has many historical sites relating to its past including the periods of Roman occupation, Richard Coeur de Lion and Eleanor of Aquitane, the French Revolution and the Second World War. As the centre of Cognac production, the towns of Cognac and Jarnac are must visits with guided tours around the headquarters of Hennesey, Martell, Remy Martin, Otard, Hine etc.

The coast line from St Georges de Didonne north to St Palais sur Mer has miles of sandy beaches and good fish restaurants. The towns of Royan, La Rochelle and Rochefort are interesting places to visit and are all within one hour's drive.

The area abounds with many fine restaurants, some more expensive than others but all incredible value for money. Many local artisans welcome visits to view their business, including barrel making, wood carving and sculpture, pottery production, chocolate making and many more.

The wine production areas of Bordeaux are within easy reach with the Blaye region only half an hour away and St Emilion just over an hour by car. From the towns of Blaye or Royan it is possible to take a car ferry across to the Medoc.

The city of Bordeaux can be reached in an hour with its good shopping, art galleries, museums and historical buildings. The same can be said for Saintes. Within an hour there are three top golf courses at Saintes, Cognac and Royan with more around Bordeaux.

As well as the obvious sea fishing, river fishing in the Seugne is only 5 minutes away. The Charente only half an hour away. Only 5kms in either direction are good quality local tennis courts. There are several horse stables around providing riding for all levels through the local woodlands. A very local stable provides carriage rides around the lanes of the area. An international length (1.2km long) go-cart track is only 10 minutes from Clerbise. Canoes are available for hire on the local river Seugne.

A busy nightclub is just 5kms away and is open from Thursday to Sunday.

Although the Estate is mainly let on a self catering basis, there are extras available to help. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team to ask about a chef, maid service, babysitting, morning bread delivery and access to the increasingly good wine cellar.

The owners are also able to arrange Wedding Blessings on the Estate which are becoming increasingly popular.

- Security deposit: €600 for the chateau, €1000 if one books the whole estate. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
- Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price, and are changed once a week. Guests must provide their own pool towels.
- Energy costs: Included except oil fired central heating which is charged at cost.
- End of stay cleaning: Guests are expected to leave the property clean and tidy. Cleaning products and facilities are all provided. Guests can request a cleaning service at €12 per hour.
- Arrival time: 5pm onwards.
- Departure time: 10am.
- Pets: Please enquire.
- Owners: Please note that the owners live on site but keep themselves completely to themselves (and do not share pool, facilities etc).
- Smoking: No smoking in the property.
- It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

  • Relaxed & enjoyable week

    Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

    Firstly I must apologise for taking so long to write to you.

    I can't believe how time has flown by since we arrived at your beautiful chateau. I just wanted to say on behalf of Keith, our family & friends what a truly fantastic week we had staying at your wonderful estate.

    The chateau & gites were perfect for our celebration for Keith's 40th.

    The accommodation, gardens, pools & surroundings are all kept to such a high standard & we had such a relaxed & enjoyable week.

    Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality.

    I hope you are both well & of course busy with bookings.

    We will definitely be back within the next few years, the kids still talk so fondly about "the chateau".

  • Lovely time with great people

    Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

    Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday at the Chateau. We all had a lovely time with great people, enjoyed the local food, relaxed and had fun in a beautiful setting. We could not have asked for more.

  • We had the most wonderful holiday..

    Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

    Just a short message to confirm that we would like to stay at the Chateau from 26th July to 9th August 2014 if possible. We had the most wonderful holiday this year and the weather was marvellous. Thank you so much.


    Hope you enjoyed having your daughters and grandchildren to stay.

  • It is already a lovely place, and I'm sure will only get better!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

    Hi Andrew, just wanted to send you a brief note to thank you and Marje (on behalf of the whole group) for a super location for our group holiday.


    We are all now home, safe and sound - albeit a little tired from two weeks of late nights, sun, and the odd drink!


    We loved the Chateau - and all of us got great use of the pool in such lovely weather.


    I told you after the first week that my concern before booking was that a group of 9 adults and 3 children might be just a little bit noisy for the other guests in "Le Domain...". However, the layout of the estate was such that the place did seem very tranquil noise did not appear to travel...much to my relief.


    I wish you and Marje the very best with your project at the Chateau. It is already a lovely place, and I'm sure will only get better.

  • Just right!

    Posted by Anonymous User on 20/09/2012

    Thank you once again for hiring your lovely chateau to us. It's easy to buy a place and hire it, less easy to be present and helpful whilst maintaining a suitable level of intervention and having done a few of these trips I can genuinely say that you had it just right. Typing up the menu was a step you didn't need to do but was so helpful.


    I'll book again. I do these as a volunteer for a 50,000 member organisation and could have filled your place 3 times from the enquiries I had, so will look to repeat this trip soon and may bring this lot back in 3 years.

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