Chateau La Moinerie

Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and receive:
  •  Airport lounge passes
  •  Champagne reception on arrival
  •  Welcome hamper full of local delicacies
T & Cs apply

Have a grand wedding or family reunion in this masterfully restored chateau in the Dordogne, where the new meets the (very) old. Parts of the castle date back as far as the 5th century, but inside you’ll find both modern fixtures and family antiques. Perched on top of a rock overlooking unspoilt French countryside, you'll feel just like royalty. For a taste of the local character, descend to take a long stroll through the gardens to the nearby village of Lamonzie-Montastruc.

Up to 20 guests can reside in this sprawling, 900 sq metre chateau. Have a high style dinner party together inside the grand banquet hall, or spread out among the 15 hectare park to dine al fresco or lounge by the pool under the French sunshine. Spectacular architectural details abound: like the moat, the turrets, and the 18th Century pigeonnier overlooking the private pool.

This holiday chateau is easily reachable from Bergerac (11 km), the heart of the Dordogne region. There you can shop, dine, or learn about the region's winemaking at the Musee du Vins. Then set off on a tour; dozens of wineries are nestled between Bergerac and your chateau. Pick up many bottles - here you've so much to celebrate!

Good news! This property is available 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’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The chateau is located quite near a road; you can sometimes hear it from the swimming pool.
  • The kitchen is galley style and on the small side - ask about our catering services to make meals easier.
  • Lots of stairs could prove to be a challenge for the elderly, however there are bedrooms on the ground floor and so are most of the living/dining rooms.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The Chateau La Moinerie includes 10 bedrooms (8 doubles and 5 singles beds), all uniquely charming, well restored and delightfully comfortable, sharing a total of 8 bathrooms and 9 WCs.

There are many spacious living areas of different styles and grandeur providing plenty of opportunities for socialising as a group or snuggling into a cosy corner with a good book. There is a large dining room with seating for up to 24 guests, a French billiards room, an impressive library, a grand 18th Century stairway, a large drawing room and additional reception rooms with a TV and grand piano. The large terrace is accessible from the ground floor living rooms.

Bedroom 1: Large double bed with banquette bed and large shared family bathroom
Bedroom 2: Queen sized double bed with shared bathroom
Bedroom 3: Large double bed with shared bathroom
Bedroom 4: Large double bed with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5: Twin beds with additional single bed with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 6: Queen sized double bed with single bed and pull-out bed with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 7: Single bed with shared bathroom
Bedroom 8: Twin bedroom with baby bed and shared bathroom
Bedroom 9: Single bed with pull-out bed and en-suite shower room
Master Bedroom: Queen sized double bed with en-suite bathroom

The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern amenities and includes a refrigerator.

Additional amenities includes a satellite TV, internet/Wi-Fi access and a large swimming pool (15x6m) with an electrically rolling cover for safety. The property also has central heating and a large gas BBQ.


About the surrounding area of Chateau La Moinerie
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau La Moinerie is located on the edge of the vineyards of Bergerac, in the valley of Caudeau. This stunning property is partially surrounded by a moat filled with water.

The peaceful little village of Lamonzie-Montastruc is only 300 meters away, ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon exploring.

The property is situated in 13 hectares of park offering green space, woods and alleys for long walks. The generous nature of the Dordogne invites you to step out beyond the estate's boundaries and explore the welcoming countryside.

Chateau La Moinerie is the ideal base from which to explore the marvels of the Perigord-Dordogne. There are the prehistorical caves of Lascauxin Les Eyzies just 30 minutes away.

Chateau La Moinerie is set in a countryside rich with hospitality, extraordinary food and excellent wine. Wine tasting is available just minutes away from this Chateau.

Futher west, Saint Emilion is only one hour away and Bordeaux is an hour and a half's drive. The Atlantic ocean is accessible west of Bordeaux and is less than 2 hours from Chateau La Moinerie, making it ideal for a day trip.

- Horse-riding and tennis are all offered in the immediate surroundings.
- Water sports and canoeing in Bergerac and up the Dordogne.
- Golf - nine hole 10 minutes away, and 27 hole championship 20 minutes away (Les Vigiers).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(12 km)

Nearest Ferry port Bordeaux

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Lamonzie-Montastruc

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac

(10 km)

Nearest Restaurant Campsegret

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Saint Sauveur

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Arcachon

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Mouleydier

(5 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • 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

Event information

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact for further details.

The château offers an exceptional setting for weddings and events. The total number in residence remains limited to 20, however all events can be set outside in the « cour d’honneur » and in the upper courtyard where 100 to 200 people can fit easily, while dinner can be served under marquees in the upper courtyard for 80 to 100 guests. A dance floor can be installed as well under the marquees.

Starting mid-2016, the 18th century vaulted « grandes cuisines » will be as well in the château basements for your events.

Please note that for all events of more than 30 guests, hence requiring marquees and special arrangement, we require the services of a wedding planner to coordinate all details.

Another formula can be offered in collaboration with a neighbouring château presenting the option to use a combination of the 2 mansions in the same village, for both lodging and event, without the addition of marquees. Details can be communicated on demand.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €2000 to be paid by bank transfer directly to the owner no later than 2 weeks prior to rental, refunded within 2 weeks of departure, subject to no damages.
Arrival time 17.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Depending the season.
Linen & towels included? All linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
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.
Minimum stay 1 week

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 22nd 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 £6,154
Mar 23rd 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 £7,510
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 £6,467
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 £7,510
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 £8,866
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £7,510
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £6,467
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £8,866
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 £6,154
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £7,510
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £6,467
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £7,510
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £8,866

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 22nd 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 €6,677
Mar 23rd 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 €8,148
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 €7,016
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 €8,148
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 €9,619
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €8,148
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €7,016
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €9,619
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 €6,677
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €8,148
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €7,016
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €8,148
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €9,619

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 22nd 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 $7,590
Mar 23rd 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 $9,263
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 $7,976
Apr 27th 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 $9,263
Jun 15th 2019 - Sep 14th 2019 $10,935
Sep 14th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $9,263
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $7,976
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $10,935
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 $7,590
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $9,263
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $7,976
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $9,263
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $10,935

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
We took over the property early 1998 and have done extensive restoration works since then with the support of the Historical Monuments of France.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Besides its remarkable architectural features, this house has a generous soul that can be felt from the moment one arrives and that stays long with the guests after they leave.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The chateau is one of the mythical places in the region and its history spans over 1500 years, from the fall of the Roman Empire to today. It has played a role into the Grand History of France, as well as into the local and family history of the region, which adds to its charm.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
May 1940, HRH the grand duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her family exiled themselves in the chateau, ex-filtrated from Luxembourg in extremis by France before the arrival of the German troops. They remained there for a few months under the protection of a section of Senegalese riflemen, before gaining Portugal… On June 16th 1940, they were joined in the chateau by the last empress-queen of Austria-Hungary Zita of Habsburg, sister of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Charlotte of Luxembourg. On her way to exile towards Spain via Bordeaux, Zita transited through Montastruc with her 8 children of which her elder son Otto of Habsburg, archduke of Austria.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Enjoy the Dordogne countryside – visit the many châteaux, and if a bit adventurous, canoe down the river – visit some of the local wine producers. We can recommend a few great ones.
Really eat?
Black truffles and foie-gras, with a glass of Pècharmant local red wine, or of Montbazillac.
Really see?
Visit Sarlat, and on the way, the numerous fortresses, troglodytic sites and prehistorical caves of the region. We are near the river that concentrates most of the sites…

What insider tip would you pass-on about the property or the area?
Take the time, slow down and enjoy the small villages, walking back roads and exploring local communities away from the main track.



  • Very nice property!

    Posted by Jerome on 11/08/2018

    Exceptional property. Wonderful welcome by the staff. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • A hugely relaxing and comfortable stay

    Posted by French Entrée magazine on 10/10/2016

    Arriving at the château, on first sight it is so beautiful and impressive. Inside, the bedrooms are spacious and well-appointed while the facilities throughout are superb – and the catering for our final meal was exceptional. Exploring the grounds is a must, while the pool area provides extreme relaxation! We enjoyed a hugely relaxing and comfortable stay at Château la Moinerie.

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