Château Fengari, Southern France

17270 Clérac, France

Venue Details

Sleeps8 - 30

About the property

A Napoleonic château sanctuary for body, mind and soul in a nineteenth century French château deep in south-west France, Fengari works with tutors and guests to ensure retreats fulfil their dreams.


Owned by the Houstoun-Boswall family, Château Fengari has scheduled a number of day and residential courses for the 2019 season. Fengari is a place to renew yourself: a sanctuary for body, mind and soul in a nineteenth century French chateau deep in the countryside of south-west France. Sleeping up to 30 guests in luxurious château style, this is the perfect venue for gatherings of all sizes.
At the magical, hidden-away Chateau Fengari, described by a guest as “a slice of heaven”, guests can learn new skills with specialist tutors, whether that is creative writing, Qoya, yoga, watercolour painting or yarn dyeing, there is something for everyone.

There is a dedicated yoga studio, complete with mats and blocks for tutors wanting a large inside space. Additionally, the château boasts a dining room, a sitting room, 11 luxury bedrooms (sleeping up to 30), a beautiful terrace, spanning the width of the château, and rolling lawns, perfect for those wishing to make the most of the beautiful French weather. There is also a salt water swimming pool, two professional standard tennis courts, a swimming lake and woodlands. The château is set in 22 acres of grounds.

Guests and tutors can easily reach the château - the nearest airport is Bordeaux airport, alternatively the TGV brings guests from Paris to Bordeaux in just 2 hours. The nearest local train station is just 15 minutes away.

There are various options for running courses at Fengari, from tutor led, to us sharing the marketing with you. There are also a variety of catering options, from room only to 3 luxury meals a


There are 11 bedrooms in Fengari. Most of the bedrooms are twin rooms that have zip link beds to become super king sized. There are also three bedrooms that can host 3 guests per room in comfort.


Almost all rooms have their own en-suite bath or shower room. Two rooms are set down their own wing, and share a bathroom. Soft fluffy towels are provided, as is shower gel, soap and shampoo.


There is a live in housekeeper at the château, who works up to 5 hours per day.

Bed linen

Bed linen and bath towels are provided free of charge.


There are different options of catering available - tutors can opt for room only, B&B or a fully catered option. Catering is provided by our in house chef, who is able to cater to dietary requirements

Kitchen and Dining room

The kitchen is off limits to guests, as our professional chef will cater for your needs. There are a choice of dining rooms, that can host up to 75 guests, inside or outside, depending on the weather.


The château has all guests could need - a salt water swimming pool, a trampoline, two professional tennis courts, a swimming lake, a children's play area, a slack line and 22 acres of land to enjoy.



Ain, France

Château Fengari is based in rural France, about 40 minutes from Bordeaux, 45 from Cognac or Angouleme.


17270 Clérac, France

Nearest Airport

The nearest airport is Bordeaux airport.

Nearest Town

Clérac is the nearest town.

Nearest Station

The nearest station is St Yzain.

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