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Beautiful 17th Century Chateau near St Emilion

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 6 bed, 5 bath Chateau with pool set in splendid vineyards

La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding vineyards to the hills of the Dordogne River.

This charming retreat is in the heart of wine country, just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage medieval village of St Emilion. It is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy and from which to explore the many pretty villages and historic towns of the area and experience wine tastings at the most iconic chateaux.

Built in 1602, it was Chateau La Mouleyre ( St Emilion Grand Cru ) until the vines were sold to the neighbouring Chateau Faugeres and the house, barn, chais (wine aging cellar) and grounds were purchased in 2008.

Renovated sympathetically so it retains all the original charm into a beautiful country retreat, its 17th century origins are evident. La Mouleyre is a fine stone structure which has been furnished with an uncompromising approach to comfort.

The spacious and elegant interior allows guests to be as social or as private as they wish. There are 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 4 reception areas offering comfort for friends or multi-generational families.

Rooms are inviting and restful. Contemporary art and lighting add sleek interest.

One of the standout features is a epicurean’s gourmet kitchen featuring luxury décor and professional appliances.

Ground Floor (marble floors,underfloor heating)


Very spacious, granite worktops, huge island, Miele appliances (2 wall ovens), Nespresso, etc. Table for 10 and further seating at the breakfast bar.


Main table seats 10. "Children's" table can be added. Substantial period fireplace. Ideal for a formal gathering or celebration. Doors to garden.


Peaceful living area;beautiful fireplace; doors to the rose terrace dining area and garden.

Salon 2 /Study

High ceilings; beams; skylights, large couch ( pull out ); maps and guide books and info and recommendations on things to do.


Mediterranean inspired inner courtyard with roses and extensive planting. Teak dining table. Great for breakfast, lunch or aperitifs.

Rose Bedroom

Large room with doors to courtyard garden. Sofa. Ensuite with walk in shower.

Also on the ground floor--utility room with washer, freezer and refreshment fridge and an entrance hallway with beautiful stone staircase leading to the first floor.

First Floor ( wooden floors with carpets: radiator heating )

Blue Suite :

Huge room; Super King bed, massive beams; large en suite with walk in shower and 180 cm bath. Romeo & Juliet balcony. Dressing area in tower. Magical views across the gardens and vines.

Lavender room:

Very large room; Emperor bed; en suite with shower. Same great views.

Blue room:

Double bed; massive armoire. Same great views. Bathroom with 180cm bath adjacent.

Top Floor ( Painted wooden floors, radiator heating )

Ivory Room---30 sq m -- Oak beams, king bed; 2 single beds.

Bedroom 6 - accessed through Ivory room. Double bed; single bed. With Ivory forms a good family suite.


Large barn----wood burning fire. Used as games room ( ping pong, darts, etc. )/indoor play area; for bikes, balls, pool equipment, etc. ; for wine tasting and also used for meals/parties for large groups.

Outside :

A 10mx4m heated pool is under construction and will be in use by May 2018,

Mature trees, roses, pomegranates, figs, lavender beds, herb garden and lawns ideal for boules or games. 2 ponds with resident ducks; wildflower meadow and fruit trees. Several alfresco dining options-- under a huge tree; on the main south facing terrace ( umbrella ); and in the tranquil inner courtyard. Large stainless steel mains gas BBQ. Numerous seating and sunbathing options.

Traditional markets with fresh produce close by all week. Great restaurants in the area. Fascinating Bordeaux around 45 minutes with beautiful beaches, including Arcachon-- famous oysters and Europe's largest sand dune--a further 30 minutes. All of the other great Bordeaux wine areas--Pomerol, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes, etc. within easy reach. Children's activities at several locations nearby. For golfers, the St. Emilionnais is 10 min and Chateau des Vigiers 25 min.

The area around La Mouleyre is great for cycling (5 adult bikes--one electric--and 2 children's bikes) and for hiking/walking through the vines. Horseriding nearby. A small lake with a sand beach 15 min away and fishing/canoeing/rowing on the Dordogne. Near Castillon la Bataille, great spectacle of re-enactment ( ~500 actors ) of last battle of 100 years war several evenings during the summer.

Guests at La Mouleyre are met by our Property Manager, who is available to answer your questions and make recommendations throughout your stay. As we realize that you may have traveled far, we leave a basket of essentials.

La Mouleyre is Ideal for groups of friends or families or wine and culture enthusiasts who are looking for a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the St Emilion/Bordeaux region from.

More Details

Terry Mackay
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Terry Mackay

Originally from Canada, I have lived in London since 2001. I work as a Management Consultant in the UK, Europe and globally.

Terry Mackay purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Terry Mackay chose Sainte-Colombe

Was attracted by the tranquil beauty of the setting---and the challenge of bringing new life to property with excellent pedigree but which had been neglected. Transforming it has allowed the integration of thoroughly modern facilities into a wonderful old structure and the incorporation of many original features.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Beautiful traditional house in a great location; now thoroughly modernised with excellent facilities------and from May 2018 a heated swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sainte-Colombe in Gironde

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Blue Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Very large bathroom.
    Lavender Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Serves Blue and Ivory Rooms and Bedroom 6
    Rose Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Serves the ground floor public rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Huge room; Emperor bed, massive beams; large en suite, balco
    Lavender Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large room; Emperor bed; en suite with shower; views
    Blue Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful Armoire. Family bathroom adjacent.
    Rose Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Doors to Courtyard. Ensuite with walk in shower.
    Ivory Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 30 m2 with original beams, wooden floors, carpets, skylight,
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Accessed via Ivory Room. Together makes great family area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 17th Century Chateau near St Emilion
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Superb Chateau!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Where to begin... This is such a great property! I am so happy I was able to find this and book it for my family. Usually photos look better than the actual place. Well this is the opposite! This place is stunning!

The proprietor(Terry Mackay)has done an absolutely amazing job in transforming this old chateau into a stellar property. The kitchen is spacious and a great central gathering place. All the bedrooms are also spacious and include loads of charm. Especially the area on the third level. Beautiful exposed beams and massive limestone walls. Radiant floor heating on the first level makes such a large space fell comfortable. Two large fireplaces bookend the main level. I might add the Terry setup both fireplaces before he left.

Such a gracious and accommodating host! Terry spent the better part of an hour showing us everything the Chateau had to offer. Everything. Bikes, Ping Pong table, etc...He was also available to answer any questions and left detailed instructions and recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area. We unfortunately missed using the pool and it was under construction while we were there. But I can only imagine how wonderful and relaxing it will be to soak in the pool while sipping on an adult beverage taking in the picturesque expanse of vineyards and surrounding area.

I hosted my family who live close by in Bordeaux and Bergerac. We had a full house. 11 adults and 8 children and it still felt like there would be room for more.

This place is great for families or couples! A grocery store(E.Leclerc) is located less than 10 minutes away. As well as the city of St. Emilion. Bergerac is 47 kilometers away and Bordeaux is less than an hour.

I can't imagine how you could not enjoy and love this property. Book this place now. You will not regret it. The secret will get out soon and it will be hard to rent.

I really can't say enough great things about this place! Thanks so much Terry for your hospitality! We absolutely loved our time at your place and wished we could stay forever!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Davidson, NC

Peaceful, country living

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay - beautiful home, and surrounding countryside. The wood-burning fireplaces were great, lovely linens, well-equipped kitchen etc. every window looks out on a beautiful view. Close to St Emilion with a beautiful drive between them. I would recommend highly!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are from San Diego.

The perfect chateau

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite. We were so charmed by the property that we did not want to leave to see the sights for which we had picked it. The gardens were picture perfect. We just waited for the next meal so that we could dine in a different location. The inside was very comfortable with lots of large bedrooms. The dining room with the fireplace was lovely. My mother wants to stay for a month next time!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accueil chaleureux propriete très agréable merveilleusement aménagée séjour super nous reviendrons

  • 5 of 5

Propriété magnifique Tres agréable à vivre . Chambres avec lits confortables et cabinet de toilette. Cuisine tres bien équipée. Avons beaucoup apprécié le calme et les vignes à perte de vue

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Genes de Castillon
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
St Emilionnais
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
St Genes de Castillon
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sainte-Colombe, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
May Bank Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Autum 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Cleaning fee £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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