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  • Quiet, rural area with some traffic

When you see our holiday home (gîte) "Pomerol" you'll fall in love with it just like we did.
We didn't name this lovely self-catering holiday home after a famous wine region by accident. Château Coulon Laurensac used to be a wine-producing property. This beautiful 200 year old building used to be the château's cellar master's lodging. Now it has everything you need to enjoy a "grand-cru" holiday.

Pomerol (4 persons, 80 m2) [861 square feet]
This stylish intimate cottage is finished to a high standard with lots of home from home comforts. Pomerol has all the right ingredients for a perfect holiday. There are two sofas grouped around the former fireplace in the tastefully decorated living room with beautiful exposed beams and honey-colored limestone walls.

Furnishing and equipment
Pomerol has recently been renovated and redecorated to welcome you with all the modern comfort. In the living room there is a selection of English and French books. Complementary wifi Internet access and a TV (flatscreen, 32 inch) with DVD player are all at your disposal to make for a comfortable stay. If we are at home, you can come and borrow as many DVDs as you like. In addition to the French television there is a wide selection of satellite channels. Among them many British and American channels like BBC, Sky news, CNN, etc. A stereo set with iPod or iPhone docking station with CD player and radio complete the technical equipment of your accommodation.

Well situated, the house offers a high degree of privacy. Pomerol overlooks the park and has its own garden (almost half the size of a football field) and boasts a lovely seating area with garden furniture and a sunshade.

The kitchen area is spacious and has a modern, fitted and well-equipped kitchen/dining room (table, 4 chairs) with cooker, dishwasher, etc. As well as bowls and pans, there is a coffee machine, kettle, toaster, iron and a vacuum cleaner, in short, everything you need for a comfortable stay.
There is a central laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble-dryer you can use at no extra charge.

Bedding and bathroom
There are two spacious bedrooms upstairs. One has a double bed (Box-spring: 1.60x2.00 m) [5.5 feet by 6.6 feet], the other two (large) single beds [2.9 feet by 6.6 feet]. On the same floor there is a sizeable luxury bathroom with a jacuzzi bath, two washbasins and a WC (see picture).
When you arrive at the Château, the beds are already made. All beds are provided with duvets. Bed linen and towels are included. (Please bring your own beach or pool towels).

The gite is non-smoking, and sorry, no pets are allowed.

Swimming pool
You can enjoy moments of leisure or take a dip in our large heated swimming pool (6 by 12m), [807 square feet]. The pool, which has two roman steps, is stunningly set at the south side of the château. The pool is heated from early May until the end of October.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bath
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool

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Enjoy your holiday on the grounds of a beautiful and romantic 18th century château. Surprisingly situated just 5 km from the buzzing center of Bordeaux, one of France's largest cities, Château Coulon Laurensac awaits you on the banks of the Garonne River and offers four self-catering gîtes (cottages).

The self-catering holiday homes are situated in the former barrel hall next to the château. This building, in which the wine used to age in oak casks, has been completely renovated in order to welcome you with all the modern comfort. We kept the traditional style of the building such as beautiful exposed beams and honey-colored stone walls.
Château Coulon Laurensac is superbly located and set in a park of 5ha (12 acres) of enclosed and landscaped grounds with centuries old trees and rows of lovely rose bushes. The special atmosphere of our Château guarantees you a peaceful and relaxing holiday at just 5 minutes from down town Bordeaux.

Whether you prefer to relax by the pool, enjoy a daily boulangerie run for a baguette, take up sports, discover wine tasting or enjoy visiting Bordeaux and the area, you'll be ensured to experience an unforgettable holiday at Château Coulon Laurensac.

  • Rural
  • Meadows and woodland


Château Coulon Laurensac - Vakantiehuis Pomerol has received 1 reviews in the last 4 years with a:

9 stars
  • 9 stars

    1 week in deze mooie Gites is eigenlijk te weinig. Schitterend gelegen nabij Bordeaux.. Een aanrader voor wie in deze omgeving vakantie wil houden. Bordeaux en omstreken zijn het bezoek meer dan waard. Met mooi weer is het heerlijk afkoelen in het zwembad.
    Ton & Tamara

  • Hans en Lia Twilt from Oegstgeest,

    9 stars

    Fijne plek vlak bij de stad Bordeaux. Het dorpje heet Latresne en heeft alle voorzieningen in de vorm van kleine winkels en bakkerijen. Op 500 m. een supermarkt voor degenen die zelf willen koken. Aanrader is echter gebruik te maken van de "plat du jour" in de stad en overige dorpen. Voor weinig geld (9-13 euro) goed eten. Gite Margaux is groot en comfortabel ingericht. Het terras heeft uitzicht op de mooie en enorme tuin. Daar zitten met een glas wijn, geeft een "rijk" gevoel. Gastvrouw en gastheer Margaret en Ronald zijn heel gastvrij en betrokken. De privacy is groot. Daarnaast hebben wij genoten van het grote (verwarmde) zwembad met fijne ligstoelen. Dit ligt naast het chateau op een afgesloten terrein. In de gites hoor of zie je er niets van. In de omgeving zijn mooie autotochten te maken en je kunt veel wijnchateaux bezoeken. Kortom een aanrader in vele opzichten.

  • Tim Beurskens from Amsterdam,

    8 stars

    Heerlijk plekje vlak bij Bordeaux. In een kwartiertje zit je in het centrum. Rustige Gite vlak naast het prachtige Chateau. Welkom was erg goed geregeld en heerlijk aan het zwembad gelegen. Klein stukje rijden naar enorme supermarkt geeft de mogelijkheid om te koken in je eigen keukentje. Goede ervaring en absoluut een aanrader. Enige jammere was dat i.v.m. veel Franse vakanties in augustus de bakkertjes om de hoek allemaal gesloten waren.

Restaurants, food & wine

The southwest of France is famous for its cuisine. You can enjoy fresh seafood and huitres on the local markets. Duck specialties like foie gras and confit de canard taste like they should here.

There is an excellent choice of restaurants within a 5 to 10-minute drive, ranging from a simple bistro to Michelin-starred restaurants. The owners are always pleased to recommend restaurants or make the reservations for you.

And then there is the wine. Whether you like red, white wine or rosé, grand cru wines or more affordable wines made by small producers: Bordeaux caters for all tastes and budgets.
The owners of Chateau Coulon Laurensac are knowledgeable wine lovers themselves and nothing would give them more pleasure then recommending a wine château or wine shop for you to visit, taste and maybe buy.


At Chateau Coulon Laurensac you can practice many types of sports.
You can swim a few laps in the pool. Our spacious lawns are perfect for a game of badminton or soccer. The gravel lane will challenge you to take up your jeux de boules.

A beautiful bicycle and walking trail (piste cyclable) starts in front of the château and runs for approximately 50 km from Bordeaux to Sauveterre. (Don't worry it's mostly flat...) This trail is asphalt so you can use it for skating as well.

There are tennis courts in the village of Latresne (2 miles). In the area around Chateau Coulon Laurensac you can practice horseback riding and play golf. There are three courses within a 20-minute drive from the château.

In the neighbourhood (max 30 minutes by car): swimming, golf, walking, mountain-biking, cycling, riding , water sports, tennis .

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports

Further remarks

-All weekly lets are from Saturday to Saturday in high season. Short breaks for a minimum as of two nights may be available in low and mid seasons and at other times on a last minute basis, subject to availability.
-The beds are provided with duvets. Bed linen and towels are included. (Please bring your own beach or pool towels).
-Rental rates include heating and electricity.
-We are open throughout the year. Our well-insulated and heated gîtes are ideal for winter breaks.
-The pool is heated from early May until the end of October depending on weather conditions.
-Chateau Coulon Laurensac is a non-smoking property. Smoking is allowed on the terraces.

You'll just have to experience it for yourself. Why not check out our website or send us an email to find out if the dates you're travelling are still available? We look forward to hear from you.

Additional price info and offers

Please note for the following dates in 2014:
from July 19 until August 2 and
from August 2 until August 16

rental is per two weeks

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

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