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DVD
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Caretaker/owner lives on site

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

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Waterfront
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
"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"

Alex and Liz
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Property Tour Video

Overview of Rapunzels Folie

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 privately owned chateau.

Rapunzels Folie 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

Rapunzels Folie 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 fireplace and comfortable sofa and chairs. A round dining table seats four. Off this is a delightful fully equipped 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, i-pod, 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 with 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
Nearest Airport BRIVE. LIMOGES RODEZ

(10 km)

Nearest Village NONARDS

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City BEAULIEU-SUR-DORDOGNE

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant BEAULIEU-SUR-DORDOGNE

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub NONARDS

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Golf PUY A ARNAC

(5 km)

The Region

With the eponymous river running through its heart, the Dordogne really is a treasure trove when it comes to the hidden beauty of France. It's got history, culture and tasty cuisine in spades, and the landscapes offer breath-taking views and exciting activities in equal measure.

Download our Dordogne Travel Guide >>

 

 

Catering & Services

Included in the price: Hamper of essentials foods, local  delicacies, Champagne, seasonal fruits, flowers 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: Chef available to come to the Gatehouse to prepare and cook Dinner for guests by prior request. A massage therapist  is also available for reflexology at the Gatehouse.

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

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

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? No.
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 responsibility. 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.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Rapunzels Folie

Rapunzels Folie Reviews


  • Most amazing and precious experience

    Posted by Bettina and Brice on 26/11/2014

    The most amazing and precious experience of feeling alive and peaceful for the first time. Most discreet, efficient and friendly welcoming and care,

  • Can`t wait for a return!

    Posted by Kelley Ahern on 26/11/2014

    I visited the Rapunzels Folie in 1998 and recently came across the pictures from that trip. When I checked to see if it still existed I was pleasantly surprised to see that it did and has new owners! You have done a wonderful job of updating the decor - it looks outstanding. Can't wait for a return visit!

  • Surpassing all our hopes!

    Posted by David, Valerie and Sarah on 26/11/2014

    When we were searching for a house where our small family could spend some time together cooking, reading and exploring the countryside we could scarcely believe our luck when we came across Rapunzels Folie. Could it really be as wonderful as it seemed. After a week here we know that we were indeed lucky, Rapunzels Folie surpassed all our hopes, thank you.

  • Simply perfect!

    Posted by Axel and Phillippine Apr 14 2011 on 26/11/2014

    thanks for this relaxing time in this perfect place, it was a perfect lovely week end, simply perfect.

  • WOW!!

    Posted by Jessica Kissel on 26/11/2014

    WOW this looks beautiful!!!! I can not believe how beautiful it is. We must be in touch, email or call me! Same email as before.

  • Paradise perfected!

    Posted by Alex and Liz on 26/11/2014

    "As your first honeymoon couple, we would like to thank you for the best start to married life that there is. Rapunzel's Folie is paradise perfected"

  • We would like to tell the world about this place!

    Posted by Angela and David on 26/11/2014

    "We would like to tell the world how lovely Rapunzel's folly is, although we really want to keep it our secret"

  • Lovely!

    Posted by Mark and Rachel on 26/11/2014

    Lovely relaxing honeymoon at Rapunzel's Folie

  • A sensational place

    Posted by Alison and David on 26/11/2014

    What a sensational place to stay, it was perfect for our honeymoon. We hope to experience Rapunzel's Folie again in the not too distant future.

  • Just the best!

    Posted by David and Helen on 26/11/2014

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

  • Perfect honeymoon ever

    Posted by Joe and Helen on 26/11/2014

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

  • A real break from our hectic lives

    Posted by Jo and Mike on 26/11/2014

    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 26/11/2014

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

  • We loved it so much!!

    Posted by Angela and David on 25/06/2010

    We would like to tell the world how lovely the Rapunzels Folie 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. Rapunzels Folie 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! Rapunzels Folie is perfect as you are as hosts.

  • Rapunzels Folie 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. Rapunzels Folie 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 29th 2016 - September 30th 2016 - - £1,691.36
September 30th 2016 - March 18th 2017 - £676.54 £1,691.36
March 18th 2017 - June 30th 2017 - £676.54 £1,691.36
June 30th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - - £1,691.36
September 29th 2017 - March 2nd 2018 - £676.54 £1,691.36

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 29th 2016 - September 30th 2016 - - €1,907.26
September 30th 2016 - March 18th 2017 - €762.90 €1,907.26
March 18th 2017 - June 30th 2017 - €762.90 €1,907.26
June 30th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - - €1,907.26
September 29th 2017 - March 2nd 2018 - €762.90 €1,907.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 4 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 29th 2016 - September 30th 2016 - - $2,135.91
September 30th 2016 - March 18th 2017 - $854.36 $2,135.91
March 18th 2017 - June 30th 2017 - $854.36 $2,135.91
June 30th 2017 - September 29th 2017 - - $2,135.91
September 29th 2017 - March 2nd 2018 - $854.36 $2,135.91

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Lady Sarah

How long have you owned the property?
11 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The romantic fairy-tale setting, nestling besides the river, with golden colored stone and its towers.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
We have a bedroom where Napoleon's Marshal and Marshal Ney stayed after defeat at Waterloo, before capture. During the revolution it escaped burned as it was wet and the roof too slippery. It was a safe house for English airmen during the last war.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Recently we have had just had a boy band heartthrob and his squeeze (who was an equally famous girl singer!)

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
They will remain nameless, as apparently the customer is always right!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Canoeing on the Dordogne, and Hot air ballooning over the Chateaux.

Really eat?
The region is famous for Foie Gras, Truffles Duck, Chestnuts and Apples.

Really see?
Visit the most beautiful Villages that abound in this ancient area, plus the caves

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Be a lover of Peacocks, wild life, and nature...sitting on the terrace watching the stars, it's a complete contrast from city life!

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