You won't find a chateau in a more spectacular location anywhere in France!

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £2981-£3794
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA2342

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General Description

A six bedroom chateau that sleeps ten guests, found in 24 hectares of arcadian rural woodland that makes up part of the forested valley that extends on its southern boundary to the middle of the Beune River. In the cliff face to the east of the Chateau is a huge, troglodyte Pigeonnier (a sort of dovecote) which is currently gated and inaccessible to the public. Further up the valley is the location of the Venus de Laussel, a limestone carving of a woman that dates back some 25,000 years. It's a great place to visit and, as you'd expect, is classified as an artefact of no little historical significance! On the western boundary of the site is the Abri du Cap Blanc, which contains notable Magdalenian friezes and is open to the public. As the site is set on a hillside which terminates in a steep vertical drop into the valley, the stunning terraces and gardens occur on a series of delightful levels. Outside the wall of the Chateau's courtyard there is a large, formal parterre garden with shady seating areas for relaxing and truly appreciating the delicious local wines! At a lower level and adjacent to the C17th chapel, is the 11x11m D-shaped swimming pool, which is protected by an audible security system.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: Ground Floor Tower Room:
Single bedroom with ensuite

First Floor Tower Room:
Single bedroom with ensuite

Second Floor:
Double bedroom with ensuite. The double bed is made up of two single beds which can be pulled apart slightly if preffered

Double bedroom with ensuite. The double bed is made up of two single beds which can be pulled apart slightly if preferred

Third Floor Square Tower:
Double bedroom: The double bed is made up of two single beds. There are fixed bedside tables either side, but one bed could be pulled forward of a table, and positioned against the wall if you'd prefer the room to have two singles.

Fourth Floor Square Tower:
Double bedroom - The double bed is made up of two single beds. As with the third floor sqaure tower bedroom, there are fixed bedside tables either side but one bed could be pulled forward of a table if you require single beds.
Bathrooms: Please be aware that due to the challenges posed by renovating a genuine 13th century medieval castle, the ensuite bathrooms are relatively small and do not have a full shower - they do, however, have a removable tap/hose combo on the sinks that can be used as a very basic shower, thanks to these rooms being fully tiled and waterproofed. This small drawback is somewhat mitigated by the beautiful master bathroom that comes complete with a big jacuzzi!
Kitchen: The fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, electric ovens, gas and electric hob.
Living Rooms: The ground floor of Chateau de Lauzel has a large vaulted entrance hall connected to the main circular staircase, utility room and cellar. The Hall opens onto a large south-facing terrace overlooking the valley and the historic Chateau Commarque.

The Salon is at first floor level along with the dining room, the galleries and the kitchen.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Linen & towels included.
Additional notes (if any): If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please enquire at time of booking. We can usually help you to arrange any of the following:
- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local daytrips and tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- 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.
No pets.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included.
No Smoking.

- Please note that the property lies close to the cliff edge. Should an accident occur, we, nor the owners do not accept responsibilty. Children must be closely supervised at all times.

Local Area / Activities

Situated in the Dordogne (in the country's South West) and is 5km away from the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil and the canton of Marquay, with the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda just 15km away. The surrounding area includes many Cro-Magnon sites, and Les Eyzies itself is proud to be a leading world centre of pre-historical artefacts and study. located on the River Vezere, it has a new National Palaeolithic Museum which makes a fascinating day out even if history isn't really your thing. The world-famous cave of Lascaux is approximately 15 km north east of Les Eyzies. This is a region of numerous Chateaux and historical abbeys and contains many villages regarded as the most beautiful in France. The region also includes several ‘bastide’ (or 'fortified') villages built by the English and French during the 15th century, such as Monpazier and Beaumont. The local rivers of the Dordogne and the Vezere provide canoeing expeditions and sightseeing river boats. Hot air ballooning, helicopter trips and tourist flights in light aircraft are also offered locally, and will give you a brand new perspective on the beautiful Dordogne landscape. During the high season, the town of Sarlat offers a wealth of exhibitions, music and events throughout the day and night, together with bustling market days and a huge variety of restaurants and shops. The nearest airports are Bergerac (54 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Ryanair and Flybe, Brive-La-Gaillarde (74 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Air France and City Jet and Bordeaux Merignac (186 km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil) served by Easy jet, British Airways and Air France. By sea, Brittany Ferries serve Caen (Ouistrenham) with both day and night services. Caen is 603 km north of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. Most of the journey from Caen to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac Sireuil uses the French auto-routes and includes a section on the A20 which is toll free. The 841 km journey from Calais to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil also uses the auto-routes with a section on the toll free auto- route A20. Local Activities include: - Canoeing on the Vezere river - Dordogne river boat trips - Helicopter and hot air ballooning - Prehistoric Caves - Local farmhouse restaurants The summer climate from Easter to September varies from 20 degrees at Easter to 35 degrees in July and August. The Chateau was completely restored several years ago to a high standard by the current owner, who also happens to be an award winning British Architect! Local Amenities Nearest Airport Bergerac (51-60 km) Nearest Ferry port Caen (ouistreham) (Over 100 km) Nearest Village Les Eyzies de Tayac (5 km) Nearest Town/City Sarlat (16-20 km) Nearest Restaurant Ferme Veyret (1 km) Nearest Bar/Pub Les Eyzies (5 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £2981
High Season: £3794

Contact Information

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Near river beach
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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