Chateau De Cardou

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


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Heritage Collection
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The spectacular Chateau de Cardou is located in the wooded hills of the Dordogne valley and boasts breathtaking scenery and its own private swimming pool. With 300m2 of space, it can comfortably sleep 10 guests and has to be seen to be truly appreciated!

Steeped in history, with its foundations dating back to the 13th Century, the Chateau de Cardou is listed by the “Historical Residences of Character.” It has had several rebuilds - most dramatically in the 15th century as military architecture evolved in line with the development of armaments. It was also rebuilt later in the 18th and 19th centuries, which has contributed to its unique charm and character.

The Chateau de Cardou has been part of the existing owners’ family for 271 years and was originally a wedding present from Joseph de Beaudet and his wife Catherine de Montalembert to their daughter Suzanne de Beaudet when she married Etienne-Jacques of Saint-Exupery in 1734. The owners restored one of the original wings in 2001 and this is the part of the chateau available to rent.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Owners are hospitable and ever helpful, living in the next door wing
  • Not available during the winter season as there is no heating
  • Very quiet and remote, therefore a car is recommended!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet TV DVD Working Fireplace Caretaker/Owner on Site

You enter the chateau to the spacious entrance hall and adjoining main staircase. The furnished living room has sofas, armchairs, table, TV, VCR and home stereo. The large dining room has a beautiful arched ceiling and contains rustic chairs, an armchair and settee, a dresser and a working fireplace. The kitchen comes with two separate cooking surfaces, microwave, oven, pressure cooker, spit-roast, fridge, dishwasher and all the usual kitchen utensils. There is also a downstairs shower room with lavatory. The chateau also includes a telephone, iron and ironing board, washing machine and tumble dryer, clothes line, hair drier, vacuum cleaner and WIFI internet access.

On the first floor (in the XVth century tower) is the master bedroom with double bed, table and chairs, cupboard, armchair and fireplace. The en suite bathroom comes with bath, shower, basins and WC. Also on this floor are 3 twins (all with en suite bathrooms) and an additional double with a shower room.

Outside there is a fenced private swimming pool (12x6m), a helipad, a very large dining terrace, plenty of garden furniture and lots of parking spaces.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Cardou
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The chateau is ideally located only 25km from Bergerac with its Ryanair airport. The nearest town is Lalinde, 5km away, where you can pick up the essentials for your stay and enjoy typical French fare in a number of excellent restaurants.

Local activities include canoeing on the Dordogne River at Lalinde (3km), riverside beach and swimming in the Dordogne (5km), Lanquais lake (8km), hiking trails and mountain-biking at Lalinde, the Bastide Trail: Molières, Beaumont, Monpazier & Issigeac, the many châteaux of the Périgord, the beautiful market town of Sarlat, the Pécharmant vineyards and wine-tasting at the Château de Tiregand (visits available on request), golf at Les Merles (8km) and Belvès Flying Club (12km).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(16-20 km)

Nearest Village LALINDE

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City BERGERAC and SARLAT

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant TREMOLAT

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub LALINDE

(2 km)

Nearest Golf SIORAC or LE BUGUE

(15 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €800. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? €100 euros per week. This will be deducted from the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Unfortunately Pets are not welcome in this property.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 £2,506 £3,007 £3,508 £4,009 £5,012
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £2,506 £3,007 £3,508 £4,009 £5,012
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £2,506 £3,007 £3,508 £4,009 £5,012
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 - - - - £5,858
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - - £6,834
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 £2,929 £3,515 £4,101 £4,686 £5,858
Sep 9th 2023 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,506 £3,007 £3,508 £4,009 £5,012
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,506 £3,007 £3,508 £4,009 £5,012

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 €2,723 €3,268 €3,812 €4,357 €5,446
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €2,723 €3,268 €3,812 €4,357 €5,446
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €2,723 €3,268 €3,812 €4,357 €5,446
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 - - - - €6,366
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - - €7,426
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 €3,183 €3,820 €4,456 €5,093 €6,366
Sep 9th 2023 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,723 €3,268 €3,812 €4,357 €5,446
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,723 €3,268 €3,812 €4,357 €5,446

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2022 - Dec 31st 2022 $2,816 $3,379 $3,942 $4,505 $5,632
Dec 31st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $2,816 $3,379 $3,942 $4,505 $5,632
Apr 29th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $2,816 $3,379 $3,942 $4,505 $5,632
Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023 - - - - $6,582
Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - - - $7,679
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 $3,291 $3,950 $4,608 $5,266 $6,582
Sep 9th 2023 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,816 $3,379 $3,942 $4,505 $5,632
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,816 $3,379 $3,942 $4,505 $5,632

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.


  • Fabulous French Castle

    Created on 17/08/2016

    This is a great place to relax. So much space and so elegant. Steeped in history, it exudes charm. The whole family enjoyed our stay. Great location for exploring the Dordogne. Go and you will not be disappointed if you like historical buildings and charming owners for whom nothing is too much trouble.

  • Beautiful castle and location, with great villages nearby

    Posted by Sarah F on 10/08/2016

    We had a fabulous stay at the Chateau. It is very grand and the owners were so wonderful. We had Angelique come and cook us a gorgeous dinner in the Chateau one night as well and it was all local products, really delicious. Thank you for a fabulous stay! We loved living like Counts and Countesses for a week! Henri's wine is fab too!

  • High reccommended

    Posted by Erik A on 08/09/2015

    A lovely place to stay that more than lived up to the pictures and the description. Nicely situated for all sorts of day trips to the interesting sites in the region and always a pleasure to return "home" at the end of the day and be able to prepare dinner in the immense kitchen and enjoy it either in the kitchen, the classic dining room or even outdoors in the shade of the castle overlooking the pool and the forested hillsides.
    Isolated in it's private domain, it's an incredibly calm and relaxing place to be with well maintained rooms and grounds.
    The owners were extremely hospitable and available to us and have an excellent knowledge of the region and had excellent advice on places to go and things to see.

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