Chateau Beau Village

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Pool Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Set in 25 acres of glorious grounds, yet only 2km from Monpazier, one of France’s most beautifully preserved bastide villages, this historic château has been sensitively restored into a wonderful home in this mesmerising part of Dordogne.

The origins of the château date back to the 14th century with many early features still remaining although the present building is thought to date back the mid-16th to 17th century. The current owner has taken great pride in its careful restoration which can be seen by the original oak-beamed ceilings throughout, the antique chimneypieces in many rooms and the walnut cabinetry featured in the bar and in the library, both in the circular towers. The medieval stone staircase and original limestone curtain walls add to the historical ambience of this marvellous château.

Each of the six charming bedrooms has its own bath or shower room whilst there is ample space downstairs for convivial living whether drinking wine by the monumental fireplace, cooking up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen or dining by candle-light in the classic dining room. Despite the traditional and elegant style throughout, the château features high-tech facilities such as a Bang & Olufsen music system, Satellite TV featuring English-speaking channels, high-speed Wi-Fi and geo-thermal heating.

Outside, the heated swimming pool features Cahors limestone as well as the finest teak pool loungers in this magnificent landscaped setting. Dining al-fresco in the summer sun is a delight or enjoy leisurely barbecues as the day comes to an end and the stars fill the clear skies above you. 

You are surrounded by 25 acres of glorious grounds featuring woods, pastures and meadows, giving the château a great sense of privacy with unspoilt views stretching far. Yet it’s only a five-minute drive, or leisurely 2km walk, into the 13th century village of Monpazier, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages. An incredibly beautiful place, filled with national monuments, you will find some excellent restaurants, pretty artisan shops as well as a butchers, bakery and grocery store as well as the bustling market on a Thursday morning which has been going since 1294.

South of the Dordogne river, this area is enchanting and less touristy that other parts of the region further north. Idyllic villages such as Belves, Monflanquin and Beaumont-du-Périgord can be reached within half-an-hour whilst Sarlat and Bergerac are worthy of wonderful day-trips. 

Explore some of the Dordogne’s most famous châteaux, discover troglodyte caves nearby or take a hot air balloon ride across the dazzling landscape. More adventurous guests will love the tree-top adventures at nearby Parc en Ciel, set in 16 acres of woodland or you may prefer a quieter pace just canoeing along the Dordogne before enjoying lunch in one of the pretty villages along the river.

The setting of Château Beau Village really does offer something for everyone whether you are looking to relax in beautiful historic surroundings or make the most of this fascinating part of southern Dordogne.

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What you should know…

  • The 25-acre grounds include plenty of space for children to enjoy supervised play
  • The impressive medieval staircase has stone steps which are slightly uneven in places
  • Access is partly via an unsurfaced forest road

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Heating

Château Interior

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall with stone staircase
- Grand salon with antique chimneypiece
- TV room with plasma TV and antique chimneypiece
- Dining room with table for up to 12 guests and antique chimneypiece
- Study with guest computer
- Kitchen, well equipped
- Laundry room (below circular tower)

First Floor

- Library in circular tower
- Master bedroom with super king-size four poster double bed and ensuite bathroom
- Master bedroom with super king-size four poster double bed and antique chimneypiece, sitting area and ensuite bathroom

Second Floor     

- Bar in circular tower
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom
- Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom with king-size bed, a small child’s single bed and ensuite shower room

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (approx 12.5mx3.5m) with salt filtration system and electrically operated safety cover. Open May to the end of September and can be heated when required
- Al-fresco dining area for up to 12 guests
- Weber BBQ
- 25 acres of grounds (pastures and forests)
- Pond

Facilities

- High-speed Wi-FI
- Geothermal heating (underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators upstairs)
- Satellite TV (inc. English speaking channels)
- Bang & Olufsen stereo system
- Super-size Whirlpool washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Beau Village
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Surrounded by 25 acres of pastures and forests, with a kilometre-long driveway, this is a glorious location yet you are only a five-minute drive (or leisurely walk) to the bastide village of Monpazier, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages.

Monpazier is one of France’s most beautifully preserved villages and dates back to the 13th century. Here you will find some excellent restaurants, cafes and artisan shops as well as a butchers, bakery and a couple of small grocery stores (larger supermarkets can be found near Beaumont or Villeréal).

The original market hall and the arcades around the edge of the village square are particularly impressive as well as the range of historical houses across the village. Indeed, many of the buildings across the village are classed as ‘national monuments’ for their historical beauty and importance. Thursday morning is the time to visit the bustling Dordogne market in Monpazier and there are also some lovely festivals taking place in the summer.

If you are staying in July and August then don’t miss one of the atmospheric night markets in nearby Belves (15km), also listed one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages. On a Wednesday evening in the summer food stalls and tables are set up around the main halle and you can choose what you wish to eat in a fun and convivial setting. Furthermore, the main market takes place on a Saturday morning throughout the year.

Other idyllic Dordogne villages to explore include delightful Issigeac (30km), beautiful Monflanquin (25km) and Beaumont-du-Périgord (17km) or explore some of the archetypal villages along the Dordogne such as Domme (40km), La Roque-Gageac (36km) and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (30km) with its magnificent château nearby.

Not forgetting the famous town of Sarlat (47km) with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants specialising in cuisine of the Perigord or west to beautiful Bergerac (45km) with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons des Vins.

This is of course the land of famous châteaux with so many to visit across the region, including Château de Biron (10km) within a 15-minute drive. You can also discover troglodyte caves in and around surrounding villages, taste local wines in nearby vineyards and even take a hot air balloon ride across the magnificent landscapes around. 

Those looking for activity can hire canoes along the Dordogne river or cycle or hike in wonderful surroundings. More adventurous guests or those with kids will love Parc en Ciel (13km), set in 16 acres of woodland. The River Lede runs through the park and there is also a small lake, tree-top adventure area, a natural swimming pool, mini-golf and a children’s playground.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(40km)

Nearest Village Monpazier

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant Monpazier

(2km)

Nearest Shop Bakery/Butchers/Mini-market in Monpazier

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Beaumont/Villeréal

(16km/17km)

Nearest Train Station Lalinde

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Forge

(20km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

This is of course the land of famous châteaux with so many to visit across the region, including Château de Biron (10km) within a 15-minute drive. You can also discover troglodyte caves in and around surrounding villages and even take a hot air balloon ride across the magnificent landscapes around. 

Those looking for activity can hire canoes along the Dordogne river or cycle in wonderful surroundings.  More adventurous families will love Parc en Ciel (13km), set in 16 acres of woodland. The River Lede runs through the park and there is also a small lake, tree-top adventure area, a natural swimming pool, mini-golf and a children’s playground.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Catering
- Cleaning
- Fridge stocking/shopping service
- Baby-sitting
- Travel services
- Car hire
- Transfers

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

Event information

With the magical backdrop of this beautiful Renaissance period château, this is the picture-perfect venue for your Dordogne wedding. With unspoilt views stretching far, your ceremony can take place in the vast grounds whilst a marquee can be set up on the lawns to host your celebratory reception.

The setting is just perfect and there’s an air of romance as the sun sets over the surrounding woods and meadows. Not to mention you are just minutes away from 13th century Monpazier, one of Dordogne’s most beautiful villages.

Wedding Reception
Up to 150 guests can be hosted on the lawns for the receptions with a hired marquee.  Dancing and music can continue inside the marquee with a special dancefloor and a bar inside until 3am.

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can take place in the grounds of the estate or in the local Catholic Cathedral, 5km away.

The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 12 guests can sleep at Chateau Beau Village and there are many nearby hotels and B&Bs where up to 150 further people can find accommodation.
The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The chateau can recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own. All suppliers for the day can be hired locally and the owners can supply recommendations.

Catering
The owners can recommend caterers or clients may arrange their own.

There are no corkage fees – the chateau can provide contacts for local Champagne.

Other information
Events can be held from May to September.

Access to the chateau for the guests during the event is limited (the celebrations cannot take place inside but guests can walk around).

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 £800 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
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.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days on request only.
Minimum stay 4 nights from January to end May. 7 nights from June to September.
Pool heating charge? The pool can be heated free of charge, on request. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately from May to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 £2,308 £2,555 £3,297
Jan 1st 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,424 £2,683 £3,462
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - £4,214
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £4,587
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - £4,214
Oct 3rd 2020 - May 18th 2021 £2,424 £2,683 £3,462

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 €2,533 €2,780 €3,618
Jan 1st 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,660 €2,919 €3,799
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - €4,625
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €5,034
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - €4,625
Oct 3rd 2020 - May 18th 2021 €2,660 €2,919 €3,799

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Jan 1st 2020 $2,792 $3,040 $3,989
Jan 1st 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,932 $3,192 $4,189
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - $5,099
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $5,550
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - $5,099
Oct 3rd 2020 - May 18th 2021 $2,932 $3,192 $4,189

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?
15 years ago, I purchased it in 2003. I then undertook a very major restoration programme between 2003 and 2006 and was able to occupy the chateau from 2006 onwards. The swimming pool was built in 2008. The former owners began restoration back in the later 1990’s, so it took 8 years to restore in all.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beautiful stone, the tower overlooking the open countryside, the peace, privacy, unspoilt views and the proximity to the ancient village (unseen and unheard from the chateau)

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The Coat of arms of the owners. The origins of Château date from the 14thC.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
- Martin Barre, the lead guitarist of famous 60s/70s rock band Jethro Tull, was a guest at a party I held at the chateau.
- My late father, stayed here many times. He was the QC that represented the Beatles against their manager, and Paul McCartney against the rest of the Beatles when the band split up. He was later elevated to become Lord Justice of Appeal.

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

- Go down the road to Monpazier, one of the most beautiful medieval plus beaux villages in the whole of France. Built in 1294 and totally unspoilt this small town has many restaurants, shops and a well-known local market day held every Thursday morning throughout the year (not to be missed)
- Canoe down the Dordogne River (Canoes Roquegeoffre. suitable for families)
High wire tree/rope climbing at  Parc en Ciel:  a specialist centre at Lacapelle-Biron, suitable for different levels of expertise

Really eat?
- Foie Gras taken with a sip of Monbazillac sweet wine – both local to the area
- "Saucisson Sec", a French variety of thick, dry cured sausage, whiixh can be found in the local butcher in Monpazier

Really see?
- Chateau de Bion, monumental castle formerly owned by the Duc de Biron – both he and his wife were guillotined during the French Revolution, despite having commanded a large part of the Revolutionary Army
- Chateau de Milandes - formes home of Josephine Baker, the famous American/French cabaret star

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
- Get to Market Day in Monpazier on Thursdays before 10:00 to get convenient parking
- Try the recommended butcher if you want local meat prepared the traditional way, all sourced from farms close by

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Reviews

  • Amazing stay!

    Posted by Stephanie on 21/08/2019

    I just wanted to compliment you on the stunning Chateau - the grounds, the Chateau, the decor, the furniture and the facilities - all amazing. Bertran was a very hospitable host and helped make our stay very memorable. We are now seriously searching for our own Chateau - a real inspiration!

  • It exceeded our expectations!

    Posted by Stephane & Friends on 03/08/2019

    From the first moment we saw the Chateau, we were amazed. The chateau is beautiful. We spent lots of time at the chateau enjoying the pool and the grounds, we had good fun and laugh in the evenings. This gave us some very epic memories.

  • 5 glorious days!

    Posted by Camila on 13/06/2019

    We had the most wonderful time and loved every moment. The Chateau has been restored so stunningly and none of us were anticipating the beauty of the surrounding landscape - such a magical spot. You were very right in saying that you truly cannot beat the location; the proximity to Monpazier made the entire weekend even more enjoyable and we enjoyed many morning coffees in the square and afternoon aperitifs before dinner. We actually became fascinated with the history of the Chateau, the town and the surrounding area... what a beautiful corner of the world! The weather held up for the majority of the weekend too, so we were throughly able to enjoy the pool and the lawn garden. Bertrand was super and extremely helpful, and we had everything we could possibly need and were beyond comfortable in the house. We had a rather strict rota going on with cooking and cleaning among the group, so we endeavoured to leave everything as we found it.

  • We highly recommend!

    Posted by From England on 30/08/2018

    Chateau Beau Village was ideal for our group which spanned three generations. There’s something for everyone in the area!

  • Perfect Stay!

    Posted by American Family on 25/07/2018

    Everything we wanted as a base to explore the beautiful area of the Périgord. Being close to Monpazier proved to be a real bonus.

  • Amazing Place!

    Posted by B. on 11/06/2018

    One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in - tranquil, yet close to all of the local attractions. The chateau is uniquely historic, but with all the necessary mod cons

  • Amazing Place!

    Posted by B. on 11/06/2018

    One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in - tranquil, yet close to all of the local attractions. The chateau is uniquely historic, but with all the necessary mod cons

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