Honeymoon Gatehouse

Region: Dordogne /  South of France  / France Sleeps: 4
Score of 5 based on 8 reviews

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Elegant, up-market, uber luxury

Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Internet access
Working fireplace
All bedrooms en-suite
Caretaker/owner lives on site
Pets allowed

Things to Do

Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
A long way from darkest Africa but home from home. A little piece of heaven. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Tony and Fi, Nov 01 2010
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Overview of Honeymoon Gatehouse

What Oliver loves…

  • The property overlooks an ornamental lake that is fed by the bubbling waters of the Menoire river.
  • Exquisitely furnished with Manuel Canovas wallpapers, Colefax and Fowler fabrics, antique furniture, goose down duvets/pillows and beautiful linen.
  • All rates include a welcome hamper of local delicacies, wine, seasonal fruits, fresh flowers, BBQ fuel and logs for the open fire.

What you should know…

  • It is within the grounds of a boutique hotel.

The Honeymoon Gatehouse was constructed in the 15th Century on the site of an earlier castle and sits within the grounds of the owner's private chateau. It is built of golden stone flanked by four towers; a tributary of the Dordogne River flows through the chateau grounds. The Romanesque town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is just 6km away.

The region is known for its wonderful oak, chestnut and walnut woods, foie gras, strawberries, walnuts, cepes, truffles & wine. The gatehouse is ideal for nature lovers and, as its name suggests, is perfect for honeymooning couples as the ‘Brides’ bedroom features a romantic four poster bed. This French holiday home comfortably sleeps 4 adults in its 2 double bedrooms.

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Interior & Grounds

The Gate House has its own entrance (separate from the entrance to the chateau), and is approached down an avenue of plain trees, through the large wooden gates into your private paradise. There is a deck for sunbathing or fishing, watching the wildlife, or gazing at the stars.

The house is a three story timber framed building. On the ground floor there is a charming sitting room with windows overlooking the lake, a large inglenook firplace and comfortable sofa and chairs. A round dining table seats four. Off this is a delightful fully equiped kitchen with small breakfast bar all in part of the round tower.

On the first floor there is an intimate sitting room with plasma screen TV, DVD player CD, ipod, books and another deep sofa. Leading off this is a luxurious double bedroom with en-suite WC, bidet and the magical black bathroom with large bath, basin and shower as well as underfloor heating.

Climb the stairs again to the top floor where you will find the unusual barrel vaulted wooden brides bedroom complete wth ethereal four poster bed. This room has four windows making it light and airy. It also has it's own bathroom with WC, bidet, basin and large round rain shower. The house has full central heating, beautiful bedding & towels included.

Map, Location & Local Information

The Gate House is 6km from the Romanesque town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, situated one and a half hours from Limoges airport, served by Ryanair, two hours west of Bergerac and two hours north of Toulouse.

There is much to do in this area, including Arts and Culture, many festivals, markets, Canoeing on the Dordogne, Fishing, Golf, Hot Air Balloning and Horse Riding. There are also many famous caves and grottos as well as ancient Chateaux.

Local Amenities

(10 km)

Nearest Village NONARDS

(Under 1 km)


(5 km)


(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub NONARDS

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Golf PUY A ARNAC

(5 km)

Catering & Services

Included in the Price: Hamper of french produce and wood for the fire. There is maid service twice a week (extra by arrangement) and she offers a laundry service for 12 euros per hour. Airport collection and taxi service by arrangement.

At Additional Cost: Breakfast brought by the Chateau fairy, champagne chilling for your arrival, fresh fruit and flowers, coals for the BBQ and daily logs during the Winter months.

To arrange any of these services, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £300. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 14.00
Departure time 11.00 Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? Pets will be welcome at an additional £50 charge.
Changeover day Any day of the week. End of stay cleaning included? Included. The house should be left in a tidy and clean state. Extra charges will apply if excessive cleaning is needed.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

- Water Hazard: The property has a lake and a river. Should an accident occur the owner or Simply Chateau does not accept responsibilty. Children must be closely supervised at all times.
- Security: For insurance purposes, all exterior doors and windows must be locked when away from the property. The owner  of the property will not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or consequential losses due to theft or any other security related incident howsoever caused.


  • We loved it so much!!

    Posted by Angela and David on 25/06/2010

    We would like to tell the world how lovely the gatehouse is, although we really want to keep it our secret

  • Little peace of heaven on earth

    Posted by Jo and Paul on 13/06/2010

    We had a fantastic few days - this place is like a little peace of heaven on earth and we hope to come back again!

  • We can't say enough and can't wait to go back!

    Posted by Greg B on 06/06/2010

    Your host displays his Barcelona charm and contemporary sense of design in this century-old Chateau. An hour East of Bordeaux and one half-hour from Bergerac, the inn is located near the charming town of Mussidan. This Chambres d'hotes is surrounded by vineyards, truffle and fois de gras. The five course French gourmet meals with organic ingredients should earn the chef a Michelin star. All the bedrooms have new cozy top of the line beds and bathrooms. We can't say enough and can't wait to go back!

  • Our perfect honeymoon

    Posted by Joe and Helen on 28/05/2010

    Thank you for the perfect start to our honeymoon. You made us feel very welcome. The Gatehouse is absolutely beautiful. We will remember our time here always. Thank you! xxx

  • Best holiday ever!

    Posted by David and Helen on 26/05/2010

    Thank you for what has been our best holiday ever! The Gatehouse is perfect as you are as hosts.

  • The gatehouse is paradise perfected

    Posted by Alex and Liz on 21/05/2010

    As your first honeymoon couple, we would like to thank you for the best start to married life that there is. The gatehouse is paradise perfected

  • Our second visit

    Posted by Jo and Mike on 14/05/2010

    This is our second visit. Was as good as before - a real break from our hectic lives.

  • A little piece of heaven

    Posted by Tony and Fi on 07/05/2010

    long way from darkest Africa but home from home. A little piece of heaven. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

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