Chateau Cordeillan-Bages – the ultimate French wine-lover address for a sublime stay
A member of Relais & Châteaux, Chateau Cordeillan-Bages languishes on the prestigious Cazes-owned Lynch-Bages wine estate in the Haut-Médoc.
The five-star hotel boasts of 28 bright, spacious bedrooms and suites, amidst cosy and elegant surroundings.
In the right wing of the 17th-century castle, the hotel exudes an aura of timeless calm with its British-style lounges and immaculate terraces surrounding lush pine trees and lime-green verbena shrubs.
The hotel offers five types of luxurious accommodation, all of which are contemporary, spacious and sophisticatedly decorated – classic room; superior room; premium room; junior suite; and suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms – with views of the magnolia tree-filled front garden or the interior courtyard garden.
The rooms feature designer furniture, including bespoke oak cupboards and Italian king-size beds, Danish Frandsen lighting, leather door ‘knobs’ and artworks from the private collection of the Cazes family.
The colour palette is earthy and nature-inspired.
Wifi is available in every bedroom.
Chateau Cordeillan-Bages accommodates guests with disabilities and also welcomes pets.
The hotel also has a 25-metre heated outdoor pool, a fitness room, a sauna and a library.
Buffet breakfast is served on the terrace beneath mulberry trees or in guest rooms.
You can dine at the two Michelin-starred restaurant, which overlooks the two-hectare vineyard.
Just a stone’s throw from the hotel, in the heart of the hamlet of Bages, the Café Lavinal is an invitation to discover regional products. You can enjoy traditional and generous French cuisine following the seasons.
The interior decoration is inspired by the 1930s, with red moleskin benches and the ambiance is of an old French bistro.
The terrace offers a picturesque view of the village square.
Wine tasting and touring aside, Chateau Cordeillan-Bages organises bespoke wine courses, cookery classes, vineyard picnics, bicycle tours, helicopter rides over the vines, horse and carriage rides, and DIY wine-making experiences.
The nearest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, 52 km away.
Chateau Cordeillan-Bages is closed from December to mid-March.
Even if you can’t make it to Chateau Cordeillan-Bages for a heady holiday experience, you can enjoy JM Cazes fine wines available at aeclub.com