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In the middle of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte vineyards near Bordeaux, sits Les Sources de Caudalie, the perfect wine-country escape.
Nestled among its own historic vineyards and lake-gardens, much here is dedicated to the 'terroir' where you will also find two restaurants, a superb spa offering grape-based therapies, a cooking school and wine tasting courses. This peaceful and tranquil retreat is a hamlet of five properties housing rooms and suites based on a variety of diverse themes. The use of old wooden beams throughout blends beautifully with traditional furnishings, while the picturesque cabin, built on stilts, provides breathtaking views across the lake. Experience a grape seed and essential oil massage in the spa. Discover the secrets of Smith Haut Lafitte on a wine tasting evening or book a cookery course with the chef. Make sure you dine in the main restaurant for haute cuisine, either inside or on the summer terrace outside.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Andrew Harper Recommended
May through October