This luxurious famous chateau sleeps 12/18 in 6 or 8 bedrooms. Within it's own grounds, walled/gated security, heated pool, with chef and maid service included in the rental fee. Close to a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and golf course. Ideal for large families or private house parties wanting to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or wedding.This would be a perfect venue for two/three or four families as mums and dads can be accommodated in rooms opposite or next to their children. A vacation rental with a child friendly staff and house.Chateau Guygaudie is a gated and walled secure property, as is the pool, and has a dreamy quality that resonates throughout the house, out through the large oak doors into beautifully landscaped gardens with, for the children, oodles of play areas, set to lawns and all within sight of parents’ external seating areas. A family holiday venue in France that will be remembered. A holiday home from home and child and family friendly.The grandeur and luxury of the villa is undeniable, yet this is accompanied by a warm, welcome feel. The chateau has a chef and maid whose services are included in the holiday rentals. A high standard of cuisine which is tailored to the specific dietary needs of all parties and the service overall is on a par with any Boutique Hotel or 5 star Hotel in the world and excellent value for money allowing all guests to indulge in a carefree relaxing holiday. It sleeps 16 guests in six elegant bedrooms.There is a heated, walled pool and terrace attached to the house, with a lockable gate for complete privacy and most importantly for the security of tiny tots and small children. There is a pergola in front of the pool, much favoured as a dining area with its own sound system, some adult midnight bathing, on balmy evenings, has been known to happen.
Interested in staying with a smaller group? Petit Chateau Guygaudie sleeps 12 guest in 6 elegant bedrooms.
Additional amenities include: game room, child-safe pool, baby proofing, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, ideal for celebrations / party house, walkable village/town, high chair(s), gated/fenced grounds, cot(s), caretaker/owner lives on site, lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, ideal for teens, bicycles provided, wi-fi/internet access, heating, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages, rural location, ideal for kids, golf course nearby, stalking/hunting, walking/hiking paths, ideal for babies & toddlers, toys, walkable pub/restaurant.TripAdvisor property ID 2815248...Read more
Chateau Guygaudie Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac, Aquitaine, France
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There are numerous childrens activities in and around the surrounding areas that are not age restricted. Canoeing is 5 minutes away but restricts the age of participants to a minimum of 3; this is the case with all canoeing in the Dordogne.Within a 5 to 20 minute drive:- The town of Riberac has a very well organized water activity centre for days out on the river. 5 minutes away from the house.- There is an equestrian centre close by and hacks are organized on a daily basis.- There are bicycles at the house but in the case of larger numbers or bicycles with children’s trailers, there is a local hire shop with a large selection and at a reasonable price.- The town of Riberac has six municipal tennis courts that are maintained to immaculate standards.- Lake Jamaye is less than 15 minutes away from the house and has a beautifully maintained sandy beach with free boating activities, a floating raft, two play areas with swings and climbing apparatus, sand pits and slides. There are quite nice restaurants/bistros at the site if you haven’t arranged a picnic. There is also a volleyball area and beautiful walks around the lake.- The beautiful town of Aubterre is very close and makes for a splendid excursion. There is a leisure complex at the river’s edge and a controlled swimming area with diving boards, boating activities, restaurants and even a monolithic cathedral carved secretly into the mountainside in the centre of the town. You could always visit the glass blowing factory afterwards. The town is lovely and boasts superb restaurants and snack bars making it a perfect venue for a day out.- The town of Brantome, called the Venice of the Dordogne, boasts a wonderful church cut into the mountain side, numerous water activities, glass blowing factory, riverside walks and some of the best restaurants in the Dordogne. Just 10 minutes away there is the wonderful cave at Villars with its historic cave drawings, stalactites and stalagmites.- Less than 20 minutes away is a lovely water park with slides, go-carts, boating, trampolines, swings, swimming areas and a children’s adventure playground.Further afield:- There are numerous world famous prehistoric caves and the Dordogne is at the very centre of these, at less than 40 minutes away. - For the more adventurous there is a harnessed tree climbing activity site. Very local:- Although markets are, traditionally, the love of adults, the market at Riberac (every Friday) has terrific children’s activities within it. There are usually roaming knights enacting the crusade paths that passed through the Dordogne on their way to Arabia and all sorts of hurdy gurdies, jugglers and balloon artists - a lovely family day out.- Adults may wish to take in a concert, a myriad of which occur to all tastes throughout the summer. There are baroque evenings, jazz nights and many other things to do - antique street markets, night markets and organized town street parties, for example.- There are several pizza houses and restaurants which all accept children. National carriers all fly to Bordeaux, which is just over an hour away, but there are numerous alternatives which are much closer. Easyjet, Flybe and Ryanair fly into Bergerac, which is just 35 minutes from the house. There is a free shuttle service available into Riberac, alternatively a taxi service can be arranged though our concierge service.
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