Chateau De La Guerinche

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne.

The Chateau de la Guerinche is set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens and orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths that lend themselves to leisurely strolls. The Chateau had been in the same family for over 300 years – the Comtes de Tessyiere military family – and is the epitome of 17th century manor living.

Now restored, all the rooms in the Chateau de la Guerinche are individually furnished to an exceedingly high standard and are full of authentic French fabrics, antiques and silks.

Chateau De La Guerinche is a truly magical holiday destination for kids, particularly those with a love for the outdoors, set within 11 acres of mixed woodland that will be sure to excite the imagination and adventurous spirit in kids of all ages.

Further exploration of the grounds will reveal a number of deer, a fantastic local birdlife, a thriving world of creepy crawlies and a lake with many resident fish. There is also golf, canoeing and horse riding a short distance from the property.

For those who prefer to stay within the comfort of the chateau there is no shortage of indoor entertainment including table football, badminton, and an extensive movie library for older kids, as well as a dolls house, dress up box and toys for the younger ones.

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What you should know…

  • The garden slopes to the bottom so if you fancy a kickabout you need to bear it in mind!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The chateau is poised on elevated ground overlooking the park and an elegant 12 acre Arboretum. The spacious inter-connecting salons guarantee a lovely temperature in both summer and winter.

A stone flagged entrance hall that leads up to a Grand Salon with antique furniture opens the chateau. The dining room has a large oak table and easily seats 12. There is also a bureau and petit salon.

For smaller parties the kitchen can also be used as a dining space and comes with open fire & seating. It is also stocked with 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, microwave, fitted units and a stone sink. Just off the kitchen is a versatile utility room with a laundry & scullery as well as a pool changing/shower room.

On the first floor there are four grand double bedroom suites with antique furniture and polished wood floorboards. Each has an en-suite bathroom and is decorated with wallpaper and fabrics.

On the second floor there are two more twin bedrooms that also have en-suite bathrooms and antique furniture and a couple of bedrooms that are suitable for children or teenagers.

The beautiful gardens feature an extensive arboretum overlooking a lake so that you may enjoy walks throughout the park. A large private swimming pool (size: 6x12m/depth: 12.m-2.5m, fenced & alarmed) is situated in the middle of the wild flower meadow. On either side of the house there are two dining terraces: one that sits next to the kitchen with a large round table ideal for family lunches in the shade of an ancient box tree with views stretching out across the valley. The other terrace is more formal and accessed from the salons for drinks or a quiet evening meal.

One high chair and one cot are available free of charge.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Guerinche
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The nearest airports are Limoges (60km) and Bergerac (70km) and the nearest town is Thiviers (1km). Thiviers is a sizable traditional market town. It has three supermarkets plus a good range of shops, bars and a great market in the square Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The N21 runs between Limoges and Perigeux 20 mins south of Thiviers. This is at the centre of the Truffle and Fois Gras region of France at the northern end of the Dordogne. The Chateau is found due East of the Bordeaux Vineyards (45 mins to St.Emillion), North of the Bergerac Wine area and south of the Loire. This is the perfect country for a food and wine tour. The Castles of the Dordogne and fantastic Grottos of Villars are all also in close proximity.

Popular local activities include tennis, golf, canoeing, cycling, walking, bird watching and nature trails. A beautiful horse race track can be found at the Pompadour just 40 mins to the East. Throughout the spring and early summer months National hunt, eventing and dressage events take place.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges/Bergerac

(46-50 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caen, Bordeaux

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Corgnac

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Thiviers

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant Thiviers

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Thiviers

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Lake side - Thiviers

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Exciduel

(16-20 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • English speaking babysitter available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • English speaking babysitter available

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.

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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00pm.
Departure time 10.00 am.
Energy costs included? Electricity/ water/ cooking gas included, Heating not.
> If not included, what are they? Central heating included for winter Nov-March or £500/week.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Yes, only 1
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £5,658
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £5,658
Christmas & New Year £6,790
Jan 8th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 £5,658
Jul 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £6,790
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £5,658
Christmas & New Year £6,790
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 21st 2023 £5,658

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €6,228
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €6,228
Christmas & New Year €7,473
Jan 8th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 €6,228
Jul 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €7,473
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €6,228
Christmas & New Year €7,473
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 21st 2023 €6,228

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $7,324
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $7,324
Christmas & New Year $8,788
Jan 8th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 $7,324
Jul 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $8,788
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $7,324
Christmas & New Year $8,788
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 21st 2023 $7,324

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.


  • Just what we needed!

    Posted by John on 24/09/2018

    All very relaxing and peaceful with very good eating,drinking,golfing,walking,villages.

  • Great Stay!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 04/08/2018

    Overall, the accommodations were excellent. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless. The lounges and dining areas were well equipped. The swimming pool was a huge relief because we were in France during the middle of the heat wave, with temperatures in the mid-909's.

  • Spectacular Property

    Posted by G&W - Chichester on 15/08/2017

    We have recently had our annual trip to Chateau De La Guerinche. We love the chateau and the location. It is something special to wake up to the spectacular views from the bedrooms both in Summer and Winter. The property is well maintained and it’s size makes accommodating a party of 8 - 12 work well. Activity wise great area for cycling, walking and horse riding and for those less active a good book by the pool or sitting on the terrace is hard to beat.

  • Utter luxury in a perfect location

    Posted by Victoria E. on 24/07/2017

    Just back from a blissful few days at this gorgeous, authentic chateau in the heart of Perigord. The ancient building is exquisite and so romantic, with a tower, beautiful terraces and gardens, stunning unspoiled views and simple, chic interiors. So calm and peaceful, yet only 5 mins from the nearest town where everything is available. Lovely pool with a shady pergola perfect for an afternoon siesta followed by a glass or two of rose as the sun goes down! The owners have really thought of everything to make their guests comfortable and we are already looking forward to a return visit...

  • Our holiday at the Chateau was wonderful

    Posted by Anne M. on 25/09/2016

    Our holiday at the Chateau was wonderful, the chateau itself was very nice
    just as you would expect it was been updated but you still felt as if you were back in time in a very grand house. The grounds were exceptional very well kept, the grandchildren loved the swimming pool. The whole house was very accommodating for our four grandchildren and six adults, very spacious as you would expect so we could all have our free space if wanted. Although not within walking distance to the closest village this did not stop us going in the car. Perfect holiday and a lovely way to spend a special birthday.

  • Magical is the only way to describe it

    Posted by Roy Wilson on 02/05/2010

    Thank you for allowing our group the pleasure of staying at your wonderful Chateau we had a brilliant week, Patricia was very helpful and Elizabeth provided 3 wonderful meals, magical is the only way to describe it

  • The 2 weeks were undoubtedly magical

    Posted by Claudia W on 23/04/2010

    The 2 weeks were undoubtedly magical. The pictures are so beautiful. We will always think of La Guerinche and Thiviers with the fondest memories.

  • We had a dream vacation!

    Posted by Claudia W on 23/04/2010

    We had a dream vacation!! no other way to express it.

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