The winding drive that leads up to this castle gives you an indication of the majestic surroundings that this property is situated in.
As you pass through the walls you will enter a magical world, full of the modern comforts of a family home.
Nine bedrooms are found across the two wings and towers of the 13th century inner part of the castle.
Here you can enjoy meals under the vaulted ceilings, and explore the library.
The impressive living room is found just across the cloistered courtyard, where you can play pool and listen to music in the games room.
In the outer bailey you will find five more bedrooms and a magnificent ballroom, featuring a large fireplace and banquet table.
Days can be spent by the inviting swimming pool, as you admire the surrounding towers and castle spire, or explore the formal gardens and terraces.
Woodland and fields of wild flowers fill this 270 acre estate, giving you a truly peaceful and private holiday.
Once you are ready to explore, the Dordogne with its fascinating castles and charming villages are just on your doorstep.
Take a trip to the impressive Perigueux, just half an hour away, where you can wander its medieval streets and explore its 11th century cathedral.
Advertised prices are for up to 20 guests only in the main castle (within the moat). Up to a further 10 guests can be accommodated in the ‘outer bailey’ (within the outer walls) at an additional cost of €200 per person, per week.
Main Castle Interior
The Chapel Wing
Second Floor (via narrow spiral staircase, stair-gate available on request)
The Salle d’Honneur Wing (accessed either via cloistered courtyard from Chapel Wing or via covered walkway from first floor Master Suite hallway)
First Floor (accessed via spiral staircase in Cloche Tower)
Second Floor (accessed via spiral staircase of Cloche Tower)
Garden Tower (independent access from garden and main terrace)
First Floor (via stone spiral staircase)
Maiden’s Tower (independent access from inner courtyard)
Lower Ground Floor (accessed via stone spiral staircase)
First Floor (via stone spiral staircase)
Please note the hot water is warmed via individual heaters and a log burning stove in the Maiden’s Tower.
The Outer Bailey Interior
Please note that the Troubadour ballroom and its kitchen are available on request only and at an additional cost and increased security deposit.
Please note there is no central heating in the Outer Bailey but electric heaters are supplied when needed.
This wing also has the chateau office, caretakers apartment and gift shop.
This villa is located in 270 acres of land with countryside and woodland walks on your doorstep. The nearest village with facilities is Lisle (6.5km) where you will find a grocery store, bakery and a couple of restaurants and bars.
The nearest town is the delightful Brantôme (17km) which sits on the River Drone and has fine restaurants and interesting shops to discover. Here you can hire canoes on this particularly gentle part of the river or take a peaceful stroll along the bankside. Riberac (22km) is also a pleasant town with one of the regions best markets on a Friday morning, you could combine it with a trip to the charming village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (35km), one of the prettiest villages in France and well-known for its Monolithic church.
Here you are in the northern part of Dordogne, an area well known for its fine foods. There are a number of Michelin starred restaurants within half an hours drive as well as more rustic but excellent eateries. Market days are a great way to soak up the local ambience and buy some great local foods to take back to your castle. Try the famous Friday morning market in Riberac (22km) or head to Périgueux (27km) on a Saturday or Wednesday morning, both within half an hours drive. Périgueux and Riberac are particularly famous for foie gras and you will also be able sample black truffles and walnuts from the region. Wine lovers should head south to the Bergerac wine country or a little further to St.Emilion (110km), towards Bordeaux, where you will find some excellent wine tours and tastings as well as more high quality restaurants.
The area is rich in history, throughout the region you will see signs for ‘Site Roman’ which refer to remains of medieval Roman Catholic churches, two of which can be found within a few minutes drive of the castle. You will also find a Neolithic burial ground within less than two kilometres or head to the Grotte de Villars caves (32km) with impressive pre-historic paintings as well as stunning natural formations. The charming villages and towns in this area are also rich in heritage, such as the impressive Périgueux (27km), with its 11th-century cathedral, attractive medieval streets and many remains from the Roman times.
Further activities in the nearby area include golf and horse-riding, both within half an hour, and you can even arrange for a hot-air balloon ride to be taken over the castle grounds. Kids will love the zip line and obstacle course about 45 minutes away near Angouleme or head to the go-kart tracks just over an hour away south of Périgueux.