12 km/8 miles southeast of Bergerac (24 Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) is La Chartreuse du Bignac -a 4-star hotel and gourmet restaurant, which stands on a hill surrounded by a rolling landscape of plum trees and vines. It can be found in the heart of Bergerac vineyard, a region known for full-bodied reds and fruity whites. Head to the hotel’s on-site wine bar to sample some of the area’s finest vintages. A small library, stone fireplace and 12th-century vaulted cellars add to the countryside elegance. With a 360° view over the vineyards and woods, this 17th-century building, restored in keeping with tradition, is surrounded by 12 hectares of grounds with 3 century-old box trees, streams, ponds, pigeon house, orchards and an herb garden.
From the terrace to the swimming pool, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the nearby village steeples and appreciate the colours of exceptional sunsets. There is an outdoor terrace and a swimming pool.
All 12 rooms are spacious and harmonious. Some have sloped ceilings, others varnished beams. Whether they are in the former wine storehouse or in the old “geese” building, all look out over the grounds, the ponds or the orchards.
Relax in the peaceful lounge by the fireside, or enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the small library, the original wine bar and home cinema under 12th-century vaulted cellars, or spend time at the swimming pool with its 360° view over the hills and nearby villages.
And if you feel like having a gourmet dinner, the gastronomic restaurant will also offer you an exceptional view, whether inside or on the terrace.
Bergerac wines – using Bordeaux grape varieties but with a distinctive character and great value for money – preferred winemaker – Chateau Grinou at Monestier.
for more info and to check availability at this Bergerac hotel see La Chartreuse du Bignac
OR for alternative nearby Bergerac accommodation see Chateau des Vigiers
airport: Bergerac Dordogne/Perigord EGC 4 miles/6 km
by train to Bergerac
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