The Chai at La Chapelle

Recently renovated Chai (Barrel Store) in a
beautiful setting with 360 degree views and the
gentle Charente-Maritime climate.

Surrounded by Vineyards and Sunflowers yet within
10 minutes walk of Village amenities.

The Chai at La Chapelle

Why stay at the Chai?

Equally ideal for couples looking for a romantic break in a breath-taking setting or for families wanting to make the most of their time together.

For availability and booking information email or call +33 5 46 49 44 90


The Chai is a comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday base which enjoys exclusive use of the heated leisure pool, English language TV and Home Theatre system.

With 4 generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms The Chai at La Chapelle comfortably sleeps 6/8 people and is conveniently arranged over a single floor.

The Living Rooms

All open plan with access to the Small Barn, Pool Deck, and Chai Garden.


With 2 large sofas, armchair, coffee tables, plasma TV (UK Freesat) and Home Cinema system. Large selection of games, books, and DVD’s available.

The Living Rooms 1 The Living Rooms 2

Dining Area

With marble topped dining table and 6/8 comfortable dining chairs

Dining Area


Kitchen fully equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and plenty of crockery and glasses for 8 people.

Kitchen 1
Kitchen 1

The Bedrooms

The Green and Gold Bedroom

En-suite with large shower (1600 X 800), basin and toilet.

King-size bed, night stands and wardroom/storage system.

Green and Gold Bedroom

The French Bedroom

King-size bed, night stands, and wardrobe/storage system.

Door to Garden.

French Bedroom

The Red Bedroom

2 single beds, night stands and wardrobe/storage system.

Red Bedroom

The Grey Bedroom

A fourth bedroom is available on request at no extra charge.

King-sized bed, night stands and wardrobe/storage system.

Grey Bedroom

The Chai at La Chapelle

Explore the Area

From sun-drenched adventurous days to lazy days of endless relaxation the Charente Maritime offers all of your dreams in one spectacular location

For availability and booking information email or call +33 5 46 49 44 90

Where’s the wine?

Centrally placed between Cognac and Bordeaux, The Chai is the ideal base for all lovers of Fine Wines, Cognacs, and Pineaus (and those who just want to enjoy a glass or two amongst the vines).


In the centre of the Pineau production area, there are many opportunities for degustation in the immediate vicinity.

One of our favourites is just 5 mins from La Chapelle and also makes excellent Pays Charentais wines.


A good place to start discovering French wines (and foods) is the Maison de la Vigne et des Saveurs.


40 mins drive to the centre. Many of the famous distilleries run guided tours (most can be booked in advance). We like Camus and Remy Martin.

Borg and Blaye

Lots of small Wineries between The Chai and the Estuary.

The Medoc

Centre for the Cabernet-types. A ferry runs between Blaye (30 mins drive) and Lamarque 4 times per day during the summer (expensive but an interesting trip).

The Medoc can also be reached by road via Bordeaux.

St Emilion

Centre for the Merlot-types & Cotes de Bordeaux as well as many famous Houses.

Grapes in the Vines

Wine Tours

Many of the great Chateaux encourage visitors, usually by prior arrangement and some also run regular guided tours and tastings (e.g. Smith Haut Lafitte just to the south of Bordeaux).


Great location, great Chateaux, great Wines.


1 hour drive to the thriving city centre. Historic home to the Bordeaux wine industry.

Leoville and surrounding areas

Historic Buildings
Church of St Christophe
Childrens playground
Restaurant and Bar in the Park (open June to September)
Post Office
Boucherie/General Store

For more information about Leoville please follow these links:

Sports and Leisure

La Chapelle is centrally placed with excellent road links via the A10 (Route de Aquitaine) and N10 giving access to beaches, zoos, golf courses, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, historic sites and other sports and leisure activities.

La Chapelle
Leisure Pool
Table Football
Dart Board
Football Nets
Golf Nets
Leoville 10 mins walk
Childrens playground
Les Antilles de Jonzac 10 mins drive
Water Park
Relaxology Centre
Gym and Beauty Area
Activity Centre
Summer Activities
Jonzac 10 mins drive
Casino de la Barrier
Lake Beach and adventure playground
Also famed for it’s frequent Jazz Festivals
Montendre 15 mins drive
Inland Lake with Sandy Beach
Golf Course with excellent Driving Range
Longer courses at Saintes and Angouleme
Vitrezay and the Estuary 25 mins drive
Nature Park
Excellent Restaurant and Brasserie
Gironde River Cruises
Meschers 35 mins drive
Picturesque and authentic French seaside resort
Angouleme 45 mins drive
Historic French Grande Ville
Great inland beach
Circuit des Ramparts historic motor racing event—Every September
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 45 mins drive
Medieval village

Further afield

Some examples of favourite places, all accessible in under 2 hours from La Chapelle and all worth the trip.

La Rochelle 1.5 hrs drive
Ancient port
Boat trips to TV’s Fort Boyard.
La Vallee des Singes 1 hr 40 mins drive
Over 400 singes presented in a unique format
Famous for it’s Bonobos, Gorillas, and the open enclosures that allow many of the animals to interact freely with visitors (N.B. Thankfully not the Gorillas!).
Take a picnic.
Highly Recommended
Futuroscope 1 hr 55 mins drive
European Star Attraction 2014.
Arrive early, leave late, remember to take les enfants.
La Palmyre 1 hrs 15 mins drive
Simply the best Zoo we have ever visited.
Internationally acclaimed breeding programme.
Take a camera, several enclosures are photographer friendly.
Royan/La Tremblade 1 hr 15 mins drive
One of the best Seaside Resorts anywhere
The untamed Cote Sauvage.
Chatelaillon-Plage (further up the coast) also worth a visit.

The Chai at La Chapelle

Season 2022 Pricing

Make this year
full of memories

For availability and booking information email or call +33 5 46 49 44 90


La Chapelle is a former Winery which was renovated in 2008, and the Chai forms the North-Western corner of the building—easy to keep the wine cool in the warm climate of Haute Saintonge.

The Chai has been renovated and equipped to a high standard in 2014 and enjoys exclusive use of the Chai garden, pool, terraces and adjoining small barn.

Season 2021

Summer From 2th July to 3th Sept £1330 p/w

7 nights minimum stay

The smallprint

  1. Change over day — Saturday
  2. Non-refundable deposit of £200 is payable on booking to secure your reservation.
  3. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
  4. A damage deposit of £200 is also required with the final payment, which will be returned on completion of your stay.

The Chai at La Chapelle


Then you’ll need travel information

For availability and booking information email or call +33 5 46 49 44 90

Planes, trains, or however you like


Direct from the UK to Bordeaux (approx. 1 hour from Leoville), La Rochelle (1 hour 30 minutes), Bergerac (2 hours) or Limoges (2 hours).

Also regular interconnecting flights from Paris for Intercontinental travellers.


TGV (Train Grand Vitesse) direct from Paris to Angouleme (30 minutes from Leoville) or Bordeaux (1 hour from Leoville).

Local services to Jonzac (approx. 15 mins from Leoville).

Car Ferries

Caen (approx. 5 hours from Leoville), La Havre (5.5 hours), or Calais (8 hours).