Chateau Belle Rive

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

This beautiful French château sits by the riverside in the Lot-et-Garonne region of south-western France, within a short stroll of a pretty village. Embrace the romanticism of its interiors before swimming in its heated swimming pool, then relax by the river’s edge with a glass of local wine. 

Dating back to the mid-19th century, Château Belle Rive makes a fine holiday home or an elegant venue for a French wedding across its six acres of grounds. The reception rooms are so inviting with a characterful lounge and cosy snug alongside the dining hall and superbly equipped kitchen featuring an impressive Lacanche range. Original features can be found throughout from stone floors and wood beamed ceilings to exposed brickwork and gorgeous fireplaces, as well as modern touches and stylish décor.

The perfect blend of old and new can be found across the seven bedrooms which sleep up to 18 guests, each room with its own personality and character. French beds and antique furnishings add an immense amount of charm, as do the rolltop baths which stand proudly in many of the bedrooms. For additional guests, a 2-bedroom cottage can be added to your booking on request, subject to a supplement.

Swim in the heated swimming pool and enjoy long lunches prepared in the fantastic poolside kitchen beneath the trailing vines. Take a stroll through the château’s vast gardens, stop off in the chai for a game of pool and drink by the bar, or simply find a picturesque spot on a south-facing terrace overlooking the River Lot. A small jetty allows you to canoe or fish (with a licence) along the river in this truly idyllic setting.

Pick up locally grown fruit and vegetables from the neighbouring farm shop or stroll down to the local village with its épicerie selling fresh croissants and bread each morning. A traditional restaurant-bar is attached to the village shop for lunches or evening meals out whilst there are many further places to eat in riverside villages and towns such as Castelmoron-sur-Lot and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

In a region famed for its orchards and fertile farmland, enjoy the wonderful markets of nearby villages and towns (including a summer’s Farmer’s market on a Thursday evening in the local village). Try the tomatoes from Marmande, prunes from Agen, wine from Duras as well as strawberries, nuts, courgettes, melons and of course foie gras, magret and delicious cheeses.

Hire seasonal pedalos, canoes and kayaks in Castelmoron-sur-Lot, discover riverside beaches for summer swimming and visit picture-perfect villages such as Pujols, Penne-d'Agenais and Monflanquin.

You could even venture north to the Dordogne with Monpazier, Issigeac and Bergerac all around an hour away, whilst other days out include the undulating landscapes of the Gers, the Malbec producing vineyards of Cahors and even the world-famous wineries of Bordeaux, amongst many more highlights of south-western France. 

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What you should know…

  • The château sleeps up to 18 guests (and two cots) across seven bedrooms. There is also a 2-bedroom cottage within the grounds, available on request only and subject to an additional supplement, perhaps ideal for a nanny/au pair (rest assured it remains otherwise unoccupied).
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Games Room Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Waterfront

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Formal living room
-    Second lounge/snug
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including Lacanche oven range
-    Dining hall with doors leading to front façade and back garden
-    Bedroom with double bed and two single beds. Shower room (next door)

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed, rolltop bath (with shower) in the bedroom and separate WC (in the tower)
-    Bedroom with small double bed and two single beds, rolltop bath (with shower) in the bedroom and separate WC (in the tower)
-    Bedroom with double bed, rolltop bath (with shower) in the bedroom and separate WC (in the tower)
-    Bedroom with double bed, rolltop bath (with shower) in the bedroom and separate WC (in the tower)
-    Bedroom with double bed, rolltop bath (with shower) in the bedroom and separate WC (in the tower)

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed, en suite shower room and separate WC

Chai

-    Games room with pool/snooker table and bar
-    Can be used for events or dining (on request)

There is a 2-bedroom cottage within the grounds, available on request only and subject to an additional supplement, perhaps ideal for a nanny/au pair - it remains otherwise unoccupied.

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x6m) with safety fencing and alarm
-    Covered terrace with summer kitchen (fridge-freezer, dishwasher, paella pan and griddle), bar and dining area
-    Gas barbecue
-    200m river frontage
-    Small jetty (with lockable gate)
-    Fishing boat (licence required) and canoe
-    Table tennis
-    Bikes
-    Pond/fountain
-    Parkland (six acres) with mature trees

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Pool/snooker table
-    Table tennis
-    Bikes
-    Canoe
-    Fishing boat (licence required)

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Belle Rive
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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An idyllic setting by the banks of the Lot River with 200m of river frontage (including a small jetty, rowing boat and canoe), Château Belle Rive is in the Lot-et-Garonne department of south-western France, within walking distance to a pretty village and only 4km from Castelmoron-sur-Lot.

Wander down to the local village for your morning croissants and bread from the village épicerie and find a traditional bar-restaurant next door, both around 900m away. There is also a farm shop just down the lane from the château selling seasonal fruit and vegetables whilst the village hosts a Thursday evening Farmer’s market in the height of the summer.

Soak up the ambience of further delightful markets in Castelmoron-sur-Lot (4km) on a Wednesday morning and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (16km) on a Tuesday and Saturday morning as well as others in places such as Marmande, Nérac, Agen, Cancon, Duras and plenty more villages and towns. Indeed, the Lot-et-Garonne is known for its fertile farmland and countryside - look out for tomatoes from Marmande and Agen prunes as well as locally grown strawberries, melons, nuts, asparagus, courgettes, good regional wines and a wealth of poultry, foie gras, magret and cheeses.

There are many activities across this part of south-western France from summer canoeing and kayaking along the Lot River to wonderful walks, cycle rides, tennis, golf and so much more. Discover other water based activities in July and August across base de loisirs dotted across the Lot-et-Garonne such as Lac de Lougratte (27km), Casteljaloux (50km) and by the river near Marmande (37km). There is also supervised summer swimming in the Lot River in Castelmoron-sur-Lot (4km) and Clairac (15km).

In terms of pretty villages, Pujols (15km) is classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and hikers will appreciate the walk up to the village from Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Penne-d'Agenais (27km) is an idyllic spot perched above the river whilst further north you will find the French bastide town of Monflanquin, another beautiful spot. Crossing over to the Dordogne department, visit Monpazier and Issigeac, both within an hour, or appreciate the beauty and history of Bergerac (61km) and take a river cruise along the Dordogne River.

Even more amazing days out include the idyllic villages and landscapes of the Gers (Larressingle, Montréal and Fourcès are just over an hour away), handsome Cahors (85km) with its Malbec producing vineyards, the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion (93km) and even the grand city of Bordeaux (124km) with its world-famous wineries.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(56km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport

(128km)

Nearest Airport 3 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(153km)

Nearest Train Station Penne/Agen

(26km/35km)

Nearest Shop Village shop

(900m)

Nearest Restaurant Bar-restaurant (attached to village shop)

(900m)

Nearest Village Small riverside village

(900m)

Nearest Town Castelmoron-sur-Lot

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket U Express

(4km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Castelnaud

(19km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

So close to the river in the Lot-et-Garonne department, there is a wealth of family activities across this wonderful part of south-western France.

In the height of the summer, find supervised swimming and water based activities in the Lot River in nearby Castelmoron-sur-Lot as well as a riverside beach and summer swimming in Clairac. A little further afield, Lac de Lougratte (27km) is a superb spot for families, usually open mid-June to late August, with pedaloes, canoes, afternoon swimming, fishing and a beach area. Castel Adventure near Casteljaloux (50km) has further watersports, tree-top trails and other activities.

If you adore theme parks then you will be pleased to know that Walygator Sud-Ouest is around a 45-minute drive away, close to the picturesque town of Agen. A similar distance away is Lud'O Parc, a waterpark close to Nérac, or you may prefer one of the go-karting tracks just south of Agen.

Meanwhile, animal lovers may enjoy a day at Z'Animoland, around half an hour by car, or for a complete change of scene then spend time at Fous de Garonne, just beyond Marmande, a living museum by the banks of the Garonne.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef 

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £9,817
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £9,124
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £9,933
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 £9,124
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 £9,124
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £9,933
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £9,124

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €10,661
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €9,908
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €10,786
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 €9,908
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 €9,908
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €10,786
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €9,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $11,435
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $10,628
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $11,570
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 27th 2025 $10,628
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 29th 2025 $10,628
Jun 29th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $11,570
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $10,628

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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