An elegant château set against a hill, with beautiful scenery and stunning private grounds

Sleeps: 14
Bedrooms: 7
Weekly price guide: £3010-£5409
Pool: Yes
Type: Chateau
Property Ref: CHA2954

General Description

This property comes with its own string of people who have fallen in love with this perfect piece of France, in the Dordogne-Southern Limousin borders.

In the late 19th century a colonel was so enchanted by the beautiful scenery he stationed himself there with his troops for months, before buying farmland as the setting for his future home; a château, which he would build completely in Renaissance style. It remained in the colonels' family until the 1930s when it became the elegant summer home of a well-known Parisian family, who along with two further owners, added their own touches of finesse, high quality furnishings and artwork.

Fast-forward to 2006, and the château and its three hectares of park and gardens becomes the home and dream-come-true of a charming Dutch couple and their warm hospitality. Although they still own and cherish the original detailed building plans of the colonel, they too have added their own touches in a major restoration and renovation of a very high standard, which preserves the château's original character and historical heritage. High detailed ceilings, large restored windows with internal shutters, original stone or wooden fireplaces, parquet floors and wall paneling are some of the features that adorn the beautifully appointed rooms.

Guests will immediately be transported as they enter the grounds through a private gated entrance before driving down the 100-metre tree-lined drive to be greeted by the grandeur of the château, set against a hill, blessing it with breathtaking views. Surrounding the château are the hills and woods the colonel fell in love with and the mesmerizing tranquility if this beautiful countryside.

The private grounds are equally stunning with terraces, three wells, manicured parkland of seven acres with mature and centennial trees, wonderful views and the perfect setting for enjoying blissful silence and perhaps a bit of star-gazing.

The château is located on the outskirts of a village just 20 kilometres from Brive-la-Gaillarde and perfectly positioned for visiting this area packed with beautiful scenery, history and things to do. Within reach are walking trails, Lascaux caves, châteaux, French gardens of the Périgord Noir and villages such as Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Perigueux and Arnac-Pompadour.

This château will continue to enchant all guests as it has all the generations which have fallen in love with this hillside retreat bathed in nature and beauty.

Accommodation Facilities

Maximum guests and advertised prices are for 12 guests only - a further two children can be accommodated on extra beds on a request basis only, subject to prior agreement (supplement may apply).

Chateau Interior (surface: 535,5 m2):

- Small kitchen / laundry room (10m2)
- Cellars (ceiling 2.6 m.)

Ground Floor:
- Large entrance hall (28m2) with original tiled floor.
- Billiard Room (36m2) with parquet floor, large fireplace and terrace access.
- Large living Room (55m2) with parquet floor, original wooden fireplace, access to terrace and countryside views.
- Dining room (34m2) with original 'fleur de lys' tiled floor, stone fireplace and wooden lower wall paneling. There are french doors leading to a central balcony.
- Fully equipped kitchen (38m2) with large stone fireplace, dining area and wooden door leading out to a garden dining area.
- Guest W.C.
- Coffee corner.

First Floor:
- Bedroom 1 with double bed (2x 90 x 210 cm) fireplace and en-suite shower room with rain shower, wash-basin, W.C and hairdryer.
- Bedroom 2 with double bed (2x 90 x 210 cm) and en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins and W.C.
- Bedroom 3 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) fireplace, seating area, en-suite shower room with rain shower, wash-basin, W.C and hairdryer.
- Bedroom 4 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) fireplace, seating area, en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins, W.C and hairdryer.

Second Floor (access through a partially red-carpeted wooden staircase):
- Bedroom 5 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins, W.C and hairdryer.
- Bedroom 6 with single bed (90 x 180 cm).
- Bedroom 7 with single bed (90 x 200 cm).

Outside Grounds:
- 3 hectares of well-kept parkland with mature trees.
- Private salt-water swimming pool (size: 5mx10m/depth: 1.5m-1.8m/shape: rectangular), fully automated, with automatic controls for Ph and chlorine values. In the evening, it is covered with an automatic safety shutter.
- Poolside granite terrace (120m2).
- Outdoor lounge area.
- 3 wells.
- Barbecue
- Off road parking.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Catering Available.
Extra cleaning, maid service available.
Fridge stocking/shopping service.
Full catering service. This service includes:
- An extensive continental breakfast every day
- Dinner on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, where guests can chose from four starters, four main courses and four desserts to create one menu for all guests (please discuss dietary requirements if applicable).
- Cost €119 per person per week, payable at the château.
Arrival time: 5.00 p.m.
Linen and towels included, including pool towels.
No heating costs included.
Tourist tax of €1 pp/pn.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome: small dogs only allowed on request and with prior agreement.
The pool is open from 1st May to 1st October.
Maximum guests and advertised prices are for 12 guests only - a further two children can be accommodated on extra beds on a request basis only, subject to prior agreement (supplement may apply).
Weddings and stag/hen parties are not permitted. Other special celebrations may be possible on request only and subject to the owners' prior agreement.
End of stay cleaning included.

Local Area / Activities

The chateau is located in the Corrèze department, in the southern part of the Limousin region, in the outskirts of a pretty village just 20 km west of the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde, which borders the Dordogne.

Surrounded by hills and woods, with striking countryside views, the local village (3km) has a grocery store for essential shopping whereas the closest supermarket and bank can be found in Objat (10km).

Public tennis courts and swimming pools are located both in the village and in the towns of Objat and Terrasson Lavilledieu. Golf lovers will be delighted to play some rounds at the excellent golf clubs located in Planchetorte and Coiroux.

Lac du Causse makes for great beach and picnic days out and also offers rowing, canoeing, water skiing and sailing opportunities.

Hiking lovers can choose among a number of walking trails and why don't visit the caves of Lascaux and Gouffre de la Fage or the limestone quarries and museum in Travassac?

There are also 18 scenic routes in this area which combine hiking and gastronomy, not to mention some of the most beautiful gardens of the Périgord Noir. For instance, those of the 17th century Château Hautefort which also displays fine tapestries and carpets.

Countless of amazing towns and villages such as St Robert, Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Périgueux, Rocamadour and Arnac-Pompadour are all within easy reach too!

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Brive/Bergerac/Limoges (35km-35mins/117km-1h 20mins/117km-1h 20mins)
Nearest Village: 3km-7mins
Nearest Supermarket: Objat (10km-15mins)
Nearest Tennis: 4km-10mins
Nearest Golf: Planchetorte/Coiroux (21km-30mins/32km-40mins)
Nearest Train Station: Brive-la-Gaillarde (25km-30mins)
Nearest Town/City: Objat (10km-15mins)
Nearest Bar/Pub: 5km-10mins
Nearest Restaurant: 5km-10mins
Nearest Beach: Lac Du Causse (21km-30mins)

Kids Activities Close-by:
<1hr to Airport
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £3010
High Season: £5409

Security deposit: €1000 to be paid to the owner by bank transfer at least four weeks before arrival and refunded approximately two weeks after departure subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Pets considered
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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