Between Bordeaux and St Emilion

Welcome to Château Lamothe du Prince Noir

Château Lamothe du Prince Noir, nestled in the heart of the Bordeaux region, is just 30 minutes from Bordeaux Mérignac International Airport and 25km from both Bordeaux and St Emilion. Chateau Lamothe is perfectly situated to explore France’s famous wine country. 
Built in the 14th Century, when Aquitaine was under English rule, the Chateau takes its name from the Black Prince, Edward of Woodstock, who used it as a hunting lodge. The three-towered Chateau overlooks rolling fields and forests and is surrounded by a spring-fed moat, home to our swans and ducks.

We have lovingly restored and modernized Chateau Lamothe in an elegant French style, combining traditional furniture and fine antiques with modern luxuries. We offer 5 south-facing bedroom suites with views over the moat and grounds. Our suites are individually styled and each is spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated. All our suites have air-conditioning, super king-size beds dressed with designer linens, relaxed seating areas, Tassimo coffee/tea machines with complimentary sweet treats and L’Occitane products in the en-suite bathrooms.

Our generous breakfasts are included in your stay and can be served on the terrace or the main dining room, both overlooking the woodland gardens and moat.  Our breakfast typically consists of fresh fruit, yogurts, cheeses and meats, coffee, tea, juices, eggs of your choice and, of course traditional croissants and other French pastries, all served with homemade jams.

While enjoying your stay with us, why not stroll in our grounds, relax with a drink on the terrace or take one of our complimentary bikes to explore the neighbouring area. We also have a swimming pool for your enjoyment on those hot, sunny days. Our location is the perfect opportunity to explore the rich wine heritage and beautiful vineyards of the nearby Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion regions. We will gladly help you organize wine tours or suggest wine tastings and there are many charming restaurants in the area which we can happily recommend.

If you want to explore further, it is just a 25 minute drive to the city-centres of both Bordeaux or Saint-Emilion where you can enjoy the rich architecture, shopping culture and local gastronomy at your own pace.

We look forward to welcoming you to Château Lamothe du Prince Noir.