“At the end of a tree-lined avenue stands this Gothic-style château, which is now home, from May to October, to a delightful and grand four-bedroom B&B. The first building on the site was a 15th-century feudal manor, but the château as it is today was built in 1868 and has fairytale turrets and pale stonework with a creeper-covered façade. Steeped in history, Château de Pitray has been in the same family for around 600 years. Set in a 200 acre estate with oak and cedar trees, the gardens are tranquil and relaxing and there’s a pool for a refreshing dip. Tennis, horse riding and canoeing can all be arranged nearby and the hosts will organize wine tastings and a tour of their vineyard, which produces a healthy 240,000 bottles per year.”
Written by Helena Hamlyn
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
For the family atmosphere and historical setting and the tranquillity of the surroundings
What is there to do in the area or on site?
There are many things to do in and around the Chateaux. For example guests can visit our winery and have wine tastings, as well as visit the world famous chateaux in Saint Emilion (10km away). Or if you want a more relaxing experience guests can relax by the pool and enjoy the country setting.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A lovely continental breakfast, with eggs on request at no charge
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
No meals served, however with 2 days’ notice dinner is possible. However there are several good restaurants in the neighbouring village and plenty of them, of all standards, in Saint Emilion.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All four of our suites are equally as popular, three of them can accommodate 1 couple with a child and one for two couples.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Extra beds or cradles are available. Children can play table-tennis (adults also!), swim (under parents’ responsibility), cycle around the local area with bikes provided; swings and sandpit can be found in the park
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
That they will be very welcome to stay and treated like family!”