Chateau La Moinerie

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8
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Overview

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

Have a grand wedding or family reunion in this masterfully restored château in the Dordogne, where the new meets the (very) old.

Parts of the castle date back as far as the 5th century yet inside you’ll find modern fixtures alongside 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 sleepy village.

Up to 20 guests can reside in this sprawling château with ten charming bedrooms. 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 château is easily reachable from Bergerac (11 km), the heart of the Dordogne region. There you can shop, dine, or learn about the region's wine-making at the Musee du Vins. Then set off on a tour; dozens of wineries are nestled between Bergerac and your château. Pick up many bottles - here you've so much to celebrate!

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…

  • Despite beautiful grand staircase leading to the upper floors, there are bedrooms on the ground floor, where some of the living/dining rooms are also situated. See the Features tab for further details
  • This stunning property is partially surrounded by a moat filled with water and there are also wells and ponds across the glorious grounds
  • New for 2020 - a small fitness room including a professional rowing machine. Watch this space!

Property Features

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

Chateau Interiors (900m2)

-    Large dining room with banquet table for up to 24 guests
-    Formal 18th century ground floor living room and adjacent music room
-    First floor living room (70m2) with TV and piano 
-    French billiards room
-    Grand library
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped

Ground Floor Bedrooms

-    Bedroom 1 with double bed (140cm) and small day-bed (sleeps 2 adults + 1 child). Ensuite bathroom with Italian shower and separate WC
-    Bedroom 2 with double bed (160cm)
-    Bedroom 3 with double bed (140cm) and private dressing room
-    Bathroom with bath and Italian shower (shared between bedrooms 2-3)
-    Separate WC in hallway
-    Bedroom 4 with double bed (140cm) and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC

Upper Floors Bedrooms

-    Bedroom 5 with two small double beds (130cm each) and extra single bed (sleeps 2-3 guests). Ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Bedroom 6 with double bed (160cm) and single bed (100cm) and pull-out bed (100cm) (sleeps 3-4 guests). Ensuite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom 7 with single bed
-    Bedroom 8 with twin beds (90cm each) and cot
-    Bathroom with bath and WC (shared between bedrooms 7 and 8)
-    Bedroom 9 (master room) with double bed (160cm) and ensuite bathroom with bath, Italian shower, WC and private dressing room
-    Bedroom 10 with single bed (100cm) and pull-out bed (100cm) with ensuite bathroom with shower and WC (sleeps 1-2 guests)

Lower Ground Floor (underground)

- Former 18th century kitchens, now a large party area with vaulted ceilings
- Small sitting room
- Extra dining room for buffet parties
- Kitchenette
- WC

Outside Grounds


-    Swimming pool (15mx6m) with rolling safety shutter
-    Large terrace (accessed from ground floor living rooms)
-    Gas BBQ
-    15 hectares of grounds
-    Ponds, wells and a moat surrounding the chateau
-    Ample parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Central heating
-    Satellite TV
-    French billiards
-    Table tennis
-    2 x bikes

Location

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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Château 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 château is situated in 13 hectares of park offering green space, ponds, 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.

A peaceful little village is less than 300 meters away, ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon exploring. The nearest restaurant is just a short drive away.

There are numerous activities across the region from nearby horse-riding and tennis as well as canoeing along the Dordogne. Golf lovers may want to try the 9-hole course just a 10-minute drive away or head a little further to Château des Vigiers, a 27-hole championship course.

The surrounding region is also rich with hospitality, extraordinary food and excellent wine. Wine tasting is available just minutes away.

This is the ideal base from which to explore the marvels of the Perigord/Dordogne region. From the incredible Maison des Vins in historic Bergerac (11km) to charming market towns such as Issigeac (20km) and Monpazier (40km). Idyllic villages are dotted along the Dordogne river, waiting to be discovered, such as Trémolat (28km) and Limeuil (35km).

To the north you can explore the prehistoric caves at Lascaux in Montignac in just over an hour or head to the fine small city of Périgueux (40km) for fine restaurants and beautiful architecture.

Futher west, Saint-Émilion is just over an hour away and Bordeaux (Bordeaux) is a 90-minute drive. In less than two hours you can be at the Atlantic Ocean dining out in a spectacular restaurant overlooking the sea with oysters and crisp white wine.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(15km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac

(11km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(3km)

Nearest Golf Golf Du Château Les Merles

(9km)

Kids

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Welcome Cocktail On Arrival Included
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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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. 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!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Perched on a rock and partially surrounded by a moat, this extraordinary château proudly overlooks the surrounding countryside.  It boasts a historic basement, banqueting table, grand staircase and other architectural gems like silver turrets and a romantic pigeonnier, just waiting to be photographed with a bride and groom. The cour d’honneur is an impressive spot for cocktails before a reception in the beautiful upper courtyard or the glorious spacious grounds. There’s an experienced wedding planner here who will ensure that you have a memorable day, so just relax - the Dordogne is renowned for its extraordinary food and fine wine and there are plenty of modern comforts to enjoy at this historic venue.


Wedding Reception
A seated reception for 35 guests can be hosted inside the château’s dining room.

For a larger or an outdoor reception, 100 people could be seated in a hired marquee in the grounds or cocktails could be served in the cour d’honneur followed by a seated reception for up to 100 guests beneath marquees in the upper courtyard.

Dancing with up to 50 guests could take place in the historic basement inside the château or outside with a hired marquee and dancefloor. Music can continue as late as you like as there are no music restrictions at this property.

Wedding Ceremony
There is a historic basement with a vaulted ceiling where a ceremony with up to 50 guests could take place. An outside ceremony for up to 100 people could be held in hired marquees in the upper courtyard, in the cour d’honneur or, with up to 80 guests, by the pool.

The wedding planner from the château can provide you with an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
20 guests can sleep in the château and a hundred more could be accommodated within 10km of the property.

The wedding planner is able to provide transport for you and the guests.

Wedding Planning 
The venue provides all the wedding planning services and works exclusively with one wedding planner.

Catering
The venue’s wedding planning service will work with you to find a caterer for your event.

Other information
No marquees are allowed in the cour d’honneur.

Groups of more than 30 guests require marquee hire.

Heating is recommended for the marquees in the cooler seasons.

Planner provides bespoke services/planning packages for all events at the château – please enquire.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner no later than two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Dependant on the season.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Linen and bathroom towels are changed once a week for stays of more than a week.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, parties and any other 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 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £6,091
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £8,351
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 £5,797
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £7,074
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £6,091
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £7,074
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £8,351
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £7,074
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £6,091
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £8,351
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 £5,797
Mar 20th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £7,074
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 £6,091
Apr 24th 2021 - May 15th 2021 £7,074

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,665
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €9,138
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 €6,343
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €7,740
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €6,665
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €7,740
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €9,138
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €7,740
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €6,665
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €9,138
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 €6,343
Mar 20th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €7,740
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 €6,665
Apr 24th 2021 - May 15th 2021 €7,740

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 12th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $7,355
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $10,083
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 $6,999
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $8,541
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $7,355
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $8,541
Jun 13th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $10,083
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $8,541
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $7,355
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $10,083
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 20th 2021 $6,999
Mar 20th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $8,541
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 $7,355
Apr 24th 2021 - May 15th 2021 $8,541

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.

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Reviews

  • 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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