Chateau des Douves

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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Step back in time to the 16th Century in this remarkable château set in 30 hectares of parkland, just north of the Dordogne river.

As you enter the grand hall, you will be greeted by a stained glass window depicting the family’s coat of arms on the wonderful stone staircase. Throughout the château you can admire ancient tapestries, historic paintings and traditional features in every room, including the original kitchen which has been historically preserved. Six fascinating bedrooms full of period detail and three bright bathrooms ensure there is ample space for family and friends to experience this unique old-world atmosphere.

Outside you are surrounded by 30 hectares of parkland which feature an orangery, wonderful gardens and magnificent views across the open countryside. From June to September you can enjoy the inviting swimming pool and spend lazy afternoons relaxing in the sun before preparing a barbecue in order to feast with friends al-fresco on long summer evenings under the starry sky, soaking up the charming historic ambience.

In this rural setting it’s about a five-minute drive to a little village with a bakery, shop and hotel-restaurant whilst the beautiful city of Bergerac is just under 30 minutes by car. Here you can discover the city’s medieval centre, excellent restaurants and famous Maisons de Vins. Wine-lovers should also head to the charming hilltop wine-town of Saint-Émilion for another idyllic day out.

There are of course countless medieval villages to explore within half an hour such as lovely Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne or picturesque village of Tremolat with its lovely viewpoint over the river.  Not forgetting the unmissable city of Périgueux (35km) to the north, famous for its amazing black truffles and amazing restaurants.

The Dordogne region is a true haven for nature and sports lovers from spectacular golf-courses to watersports at nearby lakes or canoeing down the river, not to mention the hiking and cycling opportunities nearby.  

Staying at Château des Douves will be a memorable experience and the setting in this beautiful part of Dordogne is equally mesmerising.

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What you should know…

  • 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
  • The property accommodates 12 guests: 10 adults and 2 children

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Heating

Chateau Interior (max. 10 adults + 2 children)

- Two living rooms
- Dining room
- Kitchen, well equipped including fridge, freezer box, dishwasher and microwave
- 4 x double bedrooms
- 2 x twin bedrooms
- Bathroom with WC, bath and shower
- Bathroom with bath and shower
- Bathroom with WC, bath and shower
- Shower room with WC
- 2 x separate WCs

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (72m), open June to the end of September
- BBQ
- French boules
- Orangery
- Formal lawns
- Parkland (30 hectares)
- Parking on site for one car

Facilities

- Central heating
- Fireplace
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player / Hi-Fi system
- Table-tennis
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau des Douves
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location 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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Château des Douves is set in 30 hectares of parkland with far reaching views across the countryside, just north-east of Bergerac and north of the Dordogne River.  The nearest small village with any facilities is St. George de Montclard (4km) where you will find a bakery and small convenience store whilst larger supermarkets can be found near Vergt (13km) to the north or towards Bergerac.

Beautiful Bergerac (21km) is just under half an hour by car, where you can explore its medieval architecture, pretty boutiques and high-end restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins.  Wine-lovers can also sample some sweet wines at nearby Château de Monbazillac (27km) just south of the Dordogne river or head to the charming hilltop wine-town of Saint-Émilion (80km) for an idyllic day out.

Heating east along the Dordogne, there are countless medieval villages to explore in the surrounding region such as the picturesque village of Tremolat (25km), near the Cingle de Tremolat viewpoint and lovely Limeuil (32km), where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. Here you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village. In addition, head to La Roque Gageac, Château de Beynac or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle for idyllic days out by the Dordogne River, all just over an hours drive.

Not forgetting some of the unmissable larger towns and cities such as sophisticated Périgueux (35km), famous for its amazing black truffles and Sarlat (65km) with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants.

There are of course some wonderful food markets to visit across villages and towns of the Dordogne including Bergerac on a Wednesday and Saturday morning, Beaumont-du-Périgord (30km) on a Tuesday and Saturday morning and a little further south to the incredibly charming Issigeac (30km) on a Sunday morning.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Just 12km away is the Parc de Loisirs de Neufont in the forests where you can hire pedalos on the lake or enjoy waterslides. The region also boasts prehistoric caves and historic castles to explore whilst the more adventurous may enjoy go-karting near Bergerac or tree-top activities in the nearby forests.

Local Amenities
Nearest Restaurant

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Vergt

(12km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and small convenience store

(4km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac

(21km)

Nearest Airport Bergerac/Brive/Bordeaux

(24km/ 117km/130km)

Nearest Golf

(16km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Dordogne is a wonderful area for kids whether it’s canoeing along the rivers, riding horses through the beautiful countryside or playing tennis and mountain-biking.

Just 12km away is the Parc de Loisirs de Neufont in the forests where you can hire pedalos on the lake or enjoy waterslides. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting near Bergerac or tree-top activities in the nearby forests.

Then there’s exploring prehistoric caves in the region, discovering historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Extras

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
- Babysitting / childcare services

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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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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £662 paid upon arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00-6.00 p.m. (this may extend until 8.00 p.m. in the summer, on request only).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, approximately from November to April. During all other periods heating is on request and may be subject to extra charges. Please enquire.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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 Any special events and celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner. Additional charges and higher security deposits may apply. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately from beginning of June to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that for group bookings, on top of the ordinary breakage deposit, an additional and refundable charge of £90 per person applies.
Other Ts and Cs Advertised rates are for a maximum of 10 adults + 2 children.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 £2,516
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 £2,516
Jul 6th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 £3,642
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 £3,895
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £3,642
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,795
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 6th 2020 £2,516
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £2,516
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £3,642
Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £3,895
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 £3,642

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 €2,750
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 €2,750
Jul 6th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 €3,980
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 €4,256
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €3,980
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €3,055
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 6th 2020 €2,750
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €2,750
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €3,980
Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €4,256
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 €3,980

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - Jun 8th 2019 $3,108
Jun 8th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 $3,108
Jul 6th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 $4,498
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 17th 2019 $4,810
Aug 17th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $4,498
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $3,453
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 6th 2020 $3,108
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $3,108
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $4,498
Jul 18th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $4,810
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 $4,498

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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