A CHARMING CASTLE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
An ideal location for holidays, weddings or any other big occasion.
- 1 bedroom with a double bed (160X200) and en suite bathroom and toilet.
- 1 dormitory style bedroom with 4 beds (90X200) with bathroom and toilet.
- 2 bedrooms with 140X190 beds and a communal bathroom and toilet.
- 1 bedroom with a 140X190 bed with a bathroom and toilet.
- A fitted kitchen
- The little living room
- The big living room
- The dining room (table 3m x 1.5m)
- 1 baby’s cot, a high chair, changing mat and bathtub.
- 1 bedroom with a 160x200 bed with private bathroom and toilet.
- 1 bedroom with a 140x200 bed with private bathroom and toilet.e room
- 1 bedroom with a 140X200 bed shared bathroom
- 1 bedroom with a 90X200 bed shared bathroom
- 1 sofa bed 130X200 in a separete room, shared bathroom
- 1 living room, dining room, big kitchen with a dining table (3x1,2m)
- 2 television sets and a stereo hifi.
- 2 large barbecues
- Garden Lounge
- Ping pong table.
- Private swimming pool, heated and conforming to safety norms. (8,50m x 3.80m)
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board
- Oilfired central heating.
- Free WIFI Access.
- Fire protection with a maintenance subscription.
CHATEAU COUFFIN du PERIER. Why such a creation? The answer is in the history of CHATEAU COUFFINS.
First, two cartographic facts: in the cartographic survey around 1723, Claude MASSE, engineer of the King of France Louis XV (1715-1774), does not yet indicate a castle in the loop formed by the Dordogne after “Cubzac-les –Ponts”, facing Cavern. On the other hand, this loop of the river enclosing the castle forms a "bassinet" which may have suggested its name .
Long before the French Revolution, between 1735-1740, the powerful Girondin family named Du PERIER LARSAN was behind the construction of the neo-classical style castle. The domain was likely to be involved in polyculture but centered on the vine.
For about 200 years, several owners succeeded each other with their various fortunes. Through the successive editions of "Bordeaux and its wines" by Charles COCKS and Edouard FERET, we can follow the history of the vineyard and the estate .
We note in the 2nd edition (1868), that Mr SEIGNAN operates the estate with a production of 250-300 barrels of red wine.
In the 3rd edition (1874), Auguste SEIGNAN Junior is noted as the farmer manager with a production of 350 barrels of red wine. Château Couffins is considered as one of the most remarkable castles of the Fronsadais area.
The 7th edition (1898), notes Madame de RAYNAL as manager of the domain,.
The estate suffered, like all the national viticultural areas in the second half of the nineteenth century, new parasitic diseases such as powdery mildew, mildew and especially phylloxera which devastate almost all vineyards
These attacks seem to have been curbed since we note a production of 300 barrels of red wine on a property reconstituted of the best grape varieties from American rootstocks, which ranks this area among the most famous and largest of the Fronsadais. It covered nearly 85 hectares, including 50 in one piece, as indicated by a cadastral document found and available at the castle.
In the 9th edition (1922), successive owners are mentioned (André COUSTEAU and his son Albert, respectively uncle and cousin of the Commander Jacques-Yves COUSTEAU, the family DROMILLY, the civil Sté of Château Couffins). Successively through cultural improvements and techniques, these owners, have enhanced the reputation of the estate and the quality of the production.
But a decline has begun.
In the 11th edition (1949), there is less production with 200 tons.
The partial reconstitution of the vineyard, the refurbishment of the winery and the cellars which allowed to reap 2000 barrels, are powerless to reverse the order of things.
The wine world is undergoing a brutal change at this time. Administrative recognition does not follow. The origin of these quality wines is not promoted by an appellation that would ensure a better profitability of the production.
Meteorology adds a big layer ... of snow and the frost in 1956 and complete the dramatic situation. The penalty falls, the vineyard is destroyed. The vines are pulled out.
The 12th edition of “Bordeaux & its Wines “(1969), Château Couffins no longer appears as a winery.
Another page of its history has been written since 1956 with the recovery of the domain by the family VANDENBERGHE-PARRET.
Of Belgian stock, settled in Normandy at the end of World War I, this family settles in Gironde and takes on the challenge. The family restructures the property with an orientation of mixed cropping and cattle farming.
In 2009, thanks to estate dispositions, the estate is restructured.
However, the family ties, far from being broken, are reinforced for all the children including Nathalie BONNET-VANDENBERGHE and all the grandchildren who grew up in the castle.
A new page of its history is being written.
The farm continues under the direction of Nathalie’s brother and nephew, then the castle returns to Nathalie who has transformed it into a tourist attraction to accommodate tourists
Despite the different orientations, the castle and the farm are linked and their fate is intimately sealed in the immemorial stone inherited from their parents.
To remember the glorious hours of the old vineyard, but also to honor the successive managers who have ensured the durability of Château Couffins, Nathalie, winemaker in Bourgeais, has created a branded wine: CHÂTEAU COUFFIN du PERIER.
CHÂTEAU COUFFIN du PERIER is a Côtes-de-Bourg AOC wine produced on a property in Saint-Ciers-de-Canesse where Nathalie lives, less than 25 km from Château Couffins. Her husband, Christophe BONNET, also a winemaker, owns CHÂTEAU HAUT-GUIRAUD, in Saint-Ciers-de-Canesse also.
The vines of Nathalie, ideally exposed to the South-West, extend on the first clay-limestone slopes of the right bank between Bourg and Blaye. They give a remarkable view of the estuary of the Gironde. The vineyard, planted strictly with Merlot grapes, has grown since the 2008 vintage. The recent vineyard management practices abstain from the use of any fertilizer, weed killer or pesticide molecules of synthesis, in the purest respect of the vine and the environment. The vineyard is controlled and certified by ECOCERT SAS.
Among the vintages available, we offer wines with a bouquet of ripe red fruits, marked by a melted wood at the end, a beautiful intense colour. They offer on the palate a suppleness and a roundness built on elegant tannins. The wine can age well, unless you taste them now with a beautiful steak "à la bordelaise".
We can welcome you to our properties during your stay, with a visit and a free tasting by appointment. We hope you discover the various Bordeaux wines.
FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS AND SEMINARS : ACCOMMODATION+ RECEPTION ROOM
ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 20 PEOPLE
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The site can accommodate up to 100 people.
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- High and low season rates: please contact us.
- Payment by bank transfer, cheque.
- 30% deposit of the time of booking, the balance 15 days before keys are given
- A deposit is paid on arrival.
- Presentation of your rental insurance certificate (résponsibilité civile) for the period of your stay
- Rental expenses as well as the housekeeping service at end of stay are included in the rental price.
- Tourist tax applicable from 2016: € 1 per person per overnight stay (exemption for minors.)
ACCESS TO THE CASTLE
- SNCF railway station St Jean Bordeaux 22 km
- BordeauxMérignac Airport 30 km
- SNCF railway stations 3kms Cubzac les Ponts and St André de Cubzac 5 km
- Shops near Cubzac les Ponts, 3 km: bakery, grocery, tobacconist, newsagent, butcher, florist, pharmacy, hairdresser, post office
- SUPERMARKET STE EULALIE GRAND TOUR 8kms
TOURISME IN GIRONDE
A WEDDING AT THE CHÂTEAU COUFFINS
PHOTOS AT THE CHATEAU COUFFINS
WINE OF PROPERTY
Nathalie, winemaker in appellation COTES DE BOURG - GRAND VIN ROUGE DE BORDEAUX.