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Introducing Les Bordes Estate
Les Bordes Estate is a world-class private member golf club and country estate in the heart of the Loire Valley, just 90 minutes from Paris. Founded as a private estate by the Baron Bich, of BIC Company fame in 1987, the golf club has received great acclaim since its inception in 2019, with two of its three golf courses featuring in the top 100 golf courses in the world.
Beyond golf, the 1,400 acre estate is a natural paradise for the whole family, featuring equestrian facilities, cycling and walking trails, swimming and boating lakes, tennis courts, a château and more - and this is just the beginning.
“People love that they can come here and just escape their busy lives”
Exclusive Homeownership in the Loire Valley
For CEO John Keating, the word that defines Les Bordes is “community”.
Les Bordes golf club has always enjoyed a tight-knit atmosphere, due to its exclusive membership, regular tournaments and events; creating Cour du Baron, a private residential community on the estate, was an ideal next step. With homeowners moving in in the Spring of 2024, this exclusive homeowner community will allow owners to call the estate a forever sanctuary.
“We wanted to create residences where families and friends could come together and build a community of like-minded individuals”
The exciting arrival of Six Senses Loire Valley Hotel and Spa, along with 52 branded private residences in 2027, will further solidify Les Bordes’ place as a home. For John, being involved in the project from this early stage, and watching the transformation is what makes his role so exciting.
“I enjoy meeting new members and families who come to visit the estate and find their dream home”
Where top quality culture meets unparalleled service
It is no surprise that homeownership at Les Bordes Estate estate is so sought after; there is a deep-rooted culture of hospitality that is ingrained in every experience, from when guests enter the gates to the moment that they leave.
“We try to deliver world-class service in a very friendly, down to earth way”
This culture is not only experienced by guests, but by the entire Les Bordes Estate team. For John, team spirit and camaraderie between staff is as important as the relationship that staff have with members, as it ensures that his team can deliver the best possible service to guests.
“It’s important that everyone enjoys what they’re doing - whether they’re here to play golf or to service the people playing golf”
Life in the Loire Valley
Owning a home in the Loire Valley is an attractive option for city-dwellers and country-lovers alike, as it is a natural paradise just a short drive from Paris, and a train away from London. The area is less busy, touristic and humid than the South of France, making it ideal for families who want to truly escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
Not to mention the fact that the Loire Valley is a cultural and historical gem in France, boasting over 300 châteaux and thousands of vineyards. Walking around the quaint medieval towns and villages feels like entering a fairytale.
Honouring the history and culture of the Loire Valley in the development of Les Bordes Estate and its residences has been top of mind for John and the team, with the aim being to blend timeless charm and hospitality with contemporary facilities and services.
“We’ve created a modern golf club with a contemporary feel, while keeping all of the original architecture”
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