An exquisitely renovated Château located in serene countryside but yet within 10 minutes of the Dordogne riverside town of Bergerac. The Château has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 plus cots. The Château is furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard, full of beautiful antiques and paintings. Recently refurbished from top to bottom, the amenities are fantastic. The bathrooms are full of travertine, large walk in showers and roll-top baths. The large 16m x 5m swimming pool is heated and the covered dining terrace is perfectly located between the summer kitchen and pool. There is also a pool side beach volley ball court as well as Table Tennis, Bikes, WIFI. The château is surrounded by paddocks & grass fields, as the principal activity is breeding race horses for national hunt racing, the stud has produced many winners in France, Great Britain, and Ireland. The stud is completely separate and private from the Château but tours can be arranged if of interest.
The château sleeps up to 12 guests in pure luxury. The reception rooms are large and numerous. You enter up majestic stone stairs into the domed Dining Hall which has an impressive dining table which seats 14 easily. Along the corridor, the main kitchen is a beautiful French château kitchen with a fantastic orange Lacanche range oven. Although giving the feeling of a historic and impressive room it is well equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine, microwave. There is also a formal drawing room which is an ideal place for pre-drinks if you can drag yourself inside from the pool area. To cater for all needs in a large party, the Château also has a more casual sitting room with large screen TV and DVD. There is also a Summer Kitchen which is accessed both from the main kitchen and the covered poolside dining terrace.
There are 7 bedrooms in the Château with 5 having en-suites and bedrooms 6 and 7 sharing an ensuite shower-room. Each room is beautifully decorated and the attention to detail is minute. The first three bedrooms are set in the main Château wing on the ground floor.
* Bedroom 1 is a king-size bedroom with views over the rear and towards the paddocks. It has a very large en-suite shower and bathroom with roll top bath.
* Bedroom 2 is a king-size bedroom again with views over the paddocks and pool. It as an en-suite shower room.
* Bedroom 3 is a king-size bedroom again with views over the paddocks and pool. It as an en-suite shower room.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 are on the first floor in the left wing.
* Bedroom 4 is a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower and bathroom.
* Bedroom 5 is a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower and bathroom.
Bedrooms 6 and 7 are on the first floor in the main Château wing. They are accessed from the main corridor. There is a separate WC and then they share a family shower room
* Bedroom 6 is a double bedroom with an additional day bed.
* Bedroom 7 is a twin room with two single beds.
The Château can come fully staffed with a Cook, Daily Maid and Cleaner. Please enquire for details and costings.
The 16m x 5m heated swimming pool is something else and one of the best pool areas on the portfolio. Ideal for large groups at 16m in length, there are terraces on three sides of the pool and plenty of recliners and pool side seating. In addition, for the more active at heart, there is a full size beach volley ball court just passed the pool area complete with sand! The Summer Kitchen which is equipped with an additional sink, hob, fridge freezer and microwave is ideally set between the main kitchen and pool. There is a fantastic covered dining terrace by the pool and summer kitchen with a large round dining table which seats 14 complete with "lazy Susan", Gas BBQ and even more outside chairs. The entrance courtyard, gardens and pool area are completely private and offer a calm retreat. For those seeking less sun, the gardens also offer woodland walks and shaded seating areas.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, wine tasting nearby, saturday changeover, close to airport, 6 bathrooms: 1, baby equipment, no of bedrooms: 7, fishing nearby, many ensuite rooms, bicycles, chateaux & manoirs, golf nearby, close to village, wedding venues, number of bedrooms: 7, maid service, heated swiming pool, number of bathrooms: 6, chapel....Read more
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