CHATEAU DE CLERAC
Just 30 minutes north of Bordeaux, in the village of Clérac and set in 22 acres of private gardens and forest, Chateau de Clerac is a family run sanctuary-retreat for people who wish to relax, learn or work in a comfortable, pleasant and inspiring environment.
A paradise for both adults and children - on the property there is a yoga studio, two ITA rated tennis courts, a 10m salt-water pool, swings, sand pit, trampoline, tight rope and also many interesting things to do nearby ranging from horse riding to mountain biking, wine tasting, clay-pigeon shooting and even motor racing.
The chateau and gardens are available for animals to enjoy too, with resident dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and even a parrot who spends the warm days in the mirabelle trees.
Guests are welcome to bring their own pets as long as they are calm, well behaved and sociable.
The estate produces fruit and vegetables using natural fertilisers and without any pesticides and wherever possible meals are prepared using produce from the estate and the farms nearby.