Rustic paradise in a breathtaking setting.
Weekly price guide: £4403-£9115
Property Ref: CHA1932
The setting of this chateau is simply breathtaking: expect tree-lined hills, valleys, vineyards, walnut groves, orchards, maize and sunflower fields, foie gras farms, imposing chateaux and ancient villages and towns. The locals here are warm-hearted and friendly and the buzzword is food – you’ll find a wealth of choice from chic gourmet to traditional family restaurants serving home-spun delicacies. The chateau, situated near Sarlat in the Black Perigord region of the Dordogne, is a rustic paradise set in 20 acres of land. Facilities include a swimming pool, private garden and trampoline. The residents include goats, deer and even a few donkeys! This chateau rental boasts nine bedrooms: six in the chateau and a further three in the pigionnier, sleeping 18 guests in total. The castle tower dates as far back as the mid 12th century. It was built as a gift to a local family who had lent their support to the French Aquitaine, who were allied to Eleanor and her English husband Richard the Lionheart in their struggle against the French king Louis VII. Extensive modifications to the Chateau de Rayze were added towards the end of 17th century. This property can be rented along with the Maison, which has a further eight bedrooms, allowing a total of 34 guests. Two independent, but closely situated properties boast a total of seventeen double or twin bedrooms. The chateau (with the pigeonnier) is available for hire either separately or alongside la maison for groups of up to 34. Properties each have their own swimming pool and private garden/grounds. Fifteen of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and four have 4-poster beds. Each property has its own living room and kitchen with all mod-cons (including washing machine), whilst internet access is available in the chateau.
|Bedrooms:||The chateau has seven elegant en-suite bedrooms (Six doubles and one twin)
Upstairs there are two bedrooms (the double room has a cot), a twin room and an attractive bathroom with separate WC. A cosy attic room makes a fine bolt-hole for a teenager. .
|Bathrooms:||En-suite and bathrooms.|
|Kitchen:||The chateau has a large kitchen.
The Pigeonnier has a fitted kitchen with all modern amenities including washing machine, dryer and microwave.
|Living Rooms:||The chateau:
Living room, dining room (seats 24), study and all mod-cons, including gas central heating.
The Pigeonnier, although structurally part of the chateau, nonetheless manages to retain an air of privacy and individuality. It is centrally heated, making it a cosy getaway during the long winter months. The living room gives way to a fitted kitchen with all modern amenities including washing machine, dryer and microwave.
|Other Rooms:||Games room.|
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.|
The garden is partly shaded by chestnut trees and boasts a swimming pool (secured) and garden furniture.
Outside numerous walking and cycling paths lead out from the chateau grounds in every direction. The chateau itself is situated at the summit of a hill and boasts 30 acres of rolling grounds with two swimming pools, kitchen gardens, an orchard with pear, fig and cherry trees, trampoline, centennial trees and acres of wilderness and forests. The Big Field is where you’ll find the donkeys, deer and resident goat! Wander the grounds or simply relax with a good book and enjoy this haven of tranquillity.
|Additional notes (if any):||We can usually help you arrange any of the following, please ask at time of booking.
Maid service/extra cleaning
Local day-trips or tours
Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included in the rental price.
Pets are allowed but they must sleep in the accommodation that we provide for them (not in the bedrooms).
End of stay cleaning included.
No smoking in the property.
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Additional beds: 3 additional beds are available for a small extra cost.