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La Palombière Treehouse - Gironde

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Château Lestange

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Up to 3 children can sleep in the loft on bean bags. Pets cannot be accommodated.

A magnificent treehouse in the heart of wine country near Bordeaux. Dine overlooking the vines...

Head south, like the migratory palombes which give this luxurious perch its name. A magnificent treehouse has newly grown up in the woods of Château Lestange, a traditional French manor house 12km from Bordeaux. La Palombière is made of red cedar and Douglas fir, decked with fresh flowers, sumptuous linen and touches of antiquity (the doorknobs are borrowed from the historic château), but kitted out with a wood-burner and a super shower for supreme comfort. A canopy bed with sparkling fairy lights (and the option of champagne in the fridge bar) make it a wonderful place for couples, but discover the trapdoor up to the mezzanine level and you might wish you'd brought the kids. Upstairs, they'll find an attic with camping beds (for no more than three little ones or two teenagers, or space gets tight) a TV to practise their French, and the best views of all.

You’ll be excellently taken care of, waking to breakfast laid on the treehouse terrace. (From October to April, it’s served in the château itself.) There’s no kitchen but there are places to eat on site. Order in advance and your evening meal can be whisked up to your leafy dining room to enjoy under the stars. 

Despite being wonderfully close to the historic city of Bordeaux and its transport links, you are in the heart of wine country here, surrounded by tumbling hillside villages and beautiful landscapes. Make the most of it – and don’t forget to bring a couple of bottles back home!

Our guests say...

We had a very relaxing overnight stay in la Palombiere tree house. The attention to detail was very impressive and the tree house managed to feel both cosy and luxurious. My girls loved their loft room and slept with the blinds open so they could see the stars. We had a reasonable early flight but our lovely hostess managed to put together a lovely breakfast for us, and delivered it the night before We wish we could have stayed longer.



This is a very quaint cabin set in the corner of a wood overlooking vineyards and Bordeaux in the distance. The welcome we recieved, the horse riding, cycling, wine tasting and not to mention the send off we recieved was all brilliant and very friendly. I would recommend this place highly!



I booked this treehouse for my boyfriend as a surprise and I can honestly say it’s one of the best places we have ever stayed. The treehouse itself was stunning, the beautiful photos don’t even do it enough justice. The power shower, the beautiful secluded setting, the 4 poster bed etc was paradise. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like one of the family. Ann-Marie went out of her way to help us with anything we needed and went above and beyond, even giving us a lift into town which would have cost around 50 Euros in a taxi. The food prepared by chef Eric was faultless, I’m vegetarian and usually struggle to find anything to eat in France apart from bread and cheese and he cooked me some gorgeous tapas dishes from scratch, always making sure my wine glass (delicious wine from a local vineyard) was fully topped. My boyfriend was also spoilt for choice with all the meat and fish dishes noting it was some of the best food he had ever tasted. Finally, an extra special thank you to Nicholas who helped me conquer my fear of horse riding. I had a severe accident 20 years ago whilst horse riding and had not been back on a horse since, but felt like I would be missing out by



"Oh wow what a fantastic place to stay! [...] A lovely lady called Susana looked after us, and whilst she didn't speak English and we don't speak that much French, we managed to communicate enough. The treehouse was beautiful. The gorgeous, comfortable 4 poster bed, the fun loft for children (my two loved it!), the lovely shower! And the AMAZING breakfast! Homemade yoghurt, homemade jams (all delicious) warm croissants and bread, coffee and orange juice - all delivered by Susana. The view of the vineyard, the tasty bottle of wine we had given to us.....everything!

After the treehouse we spent a night in an expensive hotel in Bordeaux, and whilst it was nice, we all agreed we would have preferred another night in the treehouse! And not even the hotels breakfast beat the one we were delivered in the tree house! We will be recommending the treehouse highly to all our friends, and really hope we will visit it again!"



"Our stay was wonderful, the cabane was clean and well equipped ( with also a bottle of wine produced by the owner). Our guests were helpful finding a restaurant nearby ( as it was quite late ). The location near Bordeaux is easy to reach and from there you can reach the town center catching the tram (clean and always on time) without parking problems. Definitely a place to recommend."



"Our stay at La Palombiere in the wonderful Chateau Lestange was magic from start to finish. We were welcomed by a very friendly lady who took us to our maison dans l'arbres which far exceeded our dreams, with a four poster bed (!), fabulous shower and proper loo...as well as the wonderful chamber upstairs where the children slept, above a trap door, nestling in the branches of the tree. We loved having breakfast in the Chateau, setting a precedent for chocolat chaud every morning henceforth, with lovely croissants and homemade yoghurt. On our last day we had breakfast in the treehouse itself, which was very romantic, looking over the vineyard. Eric Charmet, our host, invited us to sample local wines including his own highly desirable La Villa Ferret, which is a seriously good rosé winning all kinds of awards. We had the wine tasting in his home next to the chateau itself, and were provided a mini education in wine, via Franglais and my very rusty french. We spent a day at the nearby Dune de Pilat, which was incredible, and I'd recommend it to anyone staying here as a day trip. We also spent a very nice evening at a local restaurant, Cafe De l'esperance. All in all, this was a memorable and inspiring stay, and we would love to go back for more! Great for couples and families, or even reclusive folk who want to hide in a tree for a few days writing a book..."



"We had a really great time, despite indifferent weather for the time of year.  The treehouse certainly had a luxury feel, with really comfortable bed, luxury shower and lovely view over the vineyard!  The log fire was both cozy and comforting.  The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly and we could not have asked for more personal care and attention.  We definitely recommend the whole C&S concept and this fabulous site in particular.  Thanks to Eurostar and Canopy & Stars for the opportunity."



"Wonderful, magical..perfect in every way.  Our host was very nice, breakfast was great..fresh orange juice, fresh yoghurt, coffee, tea, croissant, bread etc... all brought to our beautiful treehouse terrace.  Enough shelter on the terrace to have breakfast in the rain one morning.  Children loved the loft and bean bag beds (might not be so comfortable for any child over 12 because they would be too big.)  The whole place was full of charm and simple beauty."



"The treehouse was magical, tastefully and thoughtfully designed with beautiful fittings with fabulously comfortable bed. The loft room for the children with giant bean bags, complete with DVD / TV was great.  It was a real pleasure to sit on the terrace and enjoy a chilled glass of Rose in splendid isolation but without being far from the children.  Breakfast delivered to the terrace the following morning was also a delight."



"We loved it. The family who owned it went out of their way to pick us up from the airport and ensure all our desires were meet. They made us coffee before they drove us home. We have never had such a love filled holiday."



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