Watch Tower Castle: WATCHTOWER CASTLE- South front view with the swimming pool
Self catering holiday rental chateau in a typically french village, 13 kms from Bordeaux center and only one hour drive from the Atlantic coast. Ideal location for families, friends groups, congresses willing to explore the most famous wine region

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Details of Watch Tower Castle, SAINT CAPRAIS DE BORDEAUX, France Sight-Seeing Tours Details for Watch Tower Castle

Surrounding Area

Located in the very neighborhood of Bordeaux, and only one hour drive from the Atlantic coast and its beautiful sandy beaches (Arcachon, Le Cap Ferret, Lacanau ocean, etc...), the " Castel " is a luxurious property built on the top of a hill, in the tiny typical french country village of Saint-Caprais de Bordeaux.

Twenty minutes from the Merignac International Airport and from the railways station and ten minutes from the free highway, you can enjoy all the outdoor pastimes its ideal location offers to you, or you can just enjoy the comfort of an exceptional location and the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

A short ride of the village, a huge selection of towns and villages are of great historical interest, such as Rions, Saint-Macaire, Cadillac, ... (medieval fortified cities), La Réole, Langon, Sauveterre, Saint Emilion, Sainte Croix du Mont, (well-known for their wine) etc...

Golfing, 4 horse riding complexes, hiking paths, etc... are available from the village.
Just behind the "Petit Château", guests can find two tennis courts

A nice garden, with 12x5 (meters) swimming-pool, garden furniture, a barbecue and a ping pong table will help you to enjoy your stay during the warm summer vacation...

All around Saint Caprais, many excellent restaurants offer local specialties.

Vacation Rental Property

If you are looking for a really special and unique property, in a worldwide famous and hotly sought after region well known to be a desirable place to live or visit all year round for its hot and reliable climate, its history, wines, heritage, architecture,…this small castle fits all your dreams.

Located only 15 kms from the magnificent renewed historical 18th century town of Bordeaux and its railway station, 20 minutes from its International airport, 10 kms from the highway, only one hour from the Atlantic coasts and the famous beaches of Arcachon, the Cap Ferret, Lacanau, … and about 3 hours from the main Pyrénées ski resorts and Spain, 20 minutes from Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, … this spacious mansion is situated on the edge of a small pretty and typical quiet french village, within walking distance of all amenities, (boulangerie, church, primary schools, post office, small market, 3 doctors, 3 nurses, etc..).

Said to date part from the 15th & part from 18th and 19th centuries this stone manor, has been completely renovated and partly redecorated in 2009 and provides a very high standard accommodation.... In a hill top position, it offers magnificent, 360° open views over the surrounding undulated countryside, Garonne valley and vineyards from its three really quiet roof terraces ideals to take sunbathes or have evening drinks under the stars.
It lies in a really quiet area, in the middle of a 1662 sqm enclosed mature park secured by magnificent old fences and including a running well and a 12x4,5m salt swimming pool with 80 sqm of stone sun lounge area.

Facing South the manor is optimally situated to make the most of the sun, thereby ensuring a wealthy living atmosphere inside its thick stone walls.
Light and airy and full of character (stone fireplace, exposed stone walls inside and outside, colored lime walls, old wooden floor,…) il has been tastefully decorated and has a central gas heating together with two wooden stoves.

Sleeps & # of Bedrooms

The accommodation offering 7 rooms, + a small one, 2 living rooms, 2 sitting rooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms, 2 kitchens, is organized over 3 floors around a stone staircase.
The several centuries years old dramatic basemen can be totally independent with its own entrance leading to the garden, and comprises 4 rooms, a small kitchen, a shower room, a dining room with a table fitting to up to 14 people.

The first floor and the second floor, comprise a large living room, a dining room with a fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen with a nice terrace, 3 rooms, a complete bathroom and a shower room, and a small office with a stair leading to the roof terraces.
A very old stone staircase leads to the second floor where you will find three bedrooms decorated and furnished in different styles.

The main one has a king size double bed, a dressing room, a nice bathroom and separated toilets are attached.

The second bedroom is of good size and contains two double beds.

The third bedroom has a double bed and is old style furnished.

A fourth room has a single bed.

Another complete bathroom is composed with a bath, a shower, a washbasin and toilets.>


The ground floor is composed by three very nice bedrooms furnished in ancient style, a bathroom, toilets, a utility room, and a veranda.

The first floor offers a large dining room with a fire place, a spacious lounge with all facilities (TV, Hi Fi, french books...). The fully fitted modern kitchen which includes a snack bar, is very well equipped with an electric cooker, a microwave, a freezer, a fridge, a dishwasher.

The utility room provides an automatic washing machine and a drying machine

Services Offered

Cleaning is available on request.

Policies & Restrictions

It is not allowed to smoke inside the house.

Rates & Availability

Prices are from 1000 euros per week to 3500 euros per week according the season.
The property is available all year round and discounts will be offered for two weeks and more booked.

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Nearby Attractions & Services

Acrobatic park in forest
1 000 meters
20 kms
Bordeaux center town
15 kms
Arcachon beaches
60 kms
Cap Ferret, Atlantic coast
60 kms
tennis courts
300 meters
Hike paths
500 meters

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April 3 - May 01

May 01 - May 31

June 01 - July 03

July 03 - July 17

July 17-August 14

August 14 - September 4

September 4 - October 30

October 30 - December 18

Dec 18- Jan 5

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Listing Amenities Amenities

Business Facilities
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities & Service
  • Laundry Available
  • Parking - Free

Leisure Amenities
  • Swimming Pool

Room Amenities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone - Free Local Calls
  • Television

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