Château Cordeillan-Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
There are many excellent reasons to stay at this idyllic wine-country retreat (parts of which date back to the 17th century). It's one of the Haut-Médoc's most prestigious wine-growing estates. It's brilliantly located for seeing Bordeaux's best.
And as well as an intimate atmosphere, 28 timeless guestrooms, a 25-metre pool, immaculate gardens, and host of bespoke gastronomical and winerelated experiences, the two-Michelin-star restaurant's inventive, contemporary French cuisine is outstanding.