Chateau De Marineu

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Chateaux & Castles
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

Château de Marnieu is a magnificent medieval stone castle set on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Dordogne countryside. The interior décor is elegant yet modest, combining traditional rustic motifs with modern design and gentle colour schemes. 

Guests have exclusive use of a luxurious 6 x 12 metre swimming pool surrounded by lawns and stylish sun loungers, and overlooking neighbouring fields and woodland. This is the Périgord ‘Vert’ after all, renowned for luscious, uncultivated countryside, breath-taking granite valleys, and offering the chance to discover some authentic hidden gems in the villages and châteaux scattered throughout the region.

Get the best of the simple life, enjoying complete relaxation with a team of staff that offer a tailor made service for each group of guests, where the only limitation is your imagination!

Beautiful Brantôme, known as Venice of the Périgord, can be reached in 14km whilst the exquisite capital of Dordogne, Périgueux, is also waiting to be discovered, around a 45-minute drive away.

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What you should know…

  • This rental is suited to adults and older children, as there are high walls where young children will need supervising.
  • Two of the bedrooms are in the tower wing, both accessed from the outside.
  • If you require the use of bikes, please arrange this with the owners in advance.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Château Wing Interiors (500m2)

Main Floor

-    2 x living rooms with sofas and chairs. Doors lead to inner courtyard
-    Dining room with fireplace and oval table for up to 15 guests
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including fridge-freezer, two electric ovens, gas hobs, dishwasher and pantry
-    Laundry room

First and Second Floors

-    5 x bedrooms with double beds (twins on request) and countryside view. En suite bathroom with double sink, bath and separate WC

Tower Wing Interiors (150m2)

Ground Floor (external access)

-    Master bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made twin), sofa, two chairs and en-suite bathroom with double basin and bath and separate WC

First Floor (external access)

-    Double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with single basin, bath and separate WC

Le Petit Logis

Ground Floor

-    Lounge room
-    Kitchen with fridge, freezer, combined fridge/freezer and table and chairs

First Floor

-     Study/meeting room with table and armchairs
-     Living room with stone fireplace, table and armchairs

Second Floor

-      2 x bedrooms with double beds (can be made into twin beds)
-      Bathroom with shower
-      2 x bedrooms with double beds (can be made into twin beds) 
-      Bathroom with shower (suitable for guests with reduced mobility)

Outside Grounds (26 hectares)

-    Swimming pool (6m x 12m, depth: 1.5m) with electric safety shutter, open approximately April to end-October
-    Sun-loungers and parasols
-    Outdoor kitchen 
-    Various al-fresco tables and chairs across the grounds
-    Padel court
-    Boules 
-    Gardens and grounds
-    Internal courtyard (100m2)
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine and dryer  

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De Marineu
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Périgord is a region where the cultural, natural and gastronomic riches have made ​​the reputation. This area in the north of the region is known as the Périgord Vert, the name coming from the forests of clear oak and chestnut trees, and the wetlands, and meadows that make up the landscape.

Located forty kilometers north-west of Perigueux, in the natural park Périgord-Limousin, and just 10 minutes from Brantôme, Chateau de Marineu is at the heart of the Périgord Vert, famous for its beautiful heritage, and its 1000 castles and mansions. You'll also find countless Romanesque churches and abbeys, picturesque medieval villages, along small country roads, and a warm, welcoming character.

Discover gastronomic specialities of the region, their walnut oil, porcini, and foie gras. You can't leave without tasting the black truffle, the wines of Bergerac, potatoes "Sarlat", walnuts, chestnuts and strawberries from Périgord.

Other attractions to discover in and around Périgord include:

- Brantôme, the Venice of Perigord, the Abbey - Périgueux (prefecture), its cathedral, the Périgord museum, Abbey Chancelade - Angoulême (40 minutes) - Bordeaux (1:30), the city, the wine - Bourdeilles castle - Villebois-Lavalette - Sorges, the truffle market - The Castle of Puyguilhem - Prehistoric Caves of Villars - Peat Vendoire - Nontron, its church, castle - Varaignes castle - Baroque Music Festival (August)

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(91-100 km)

Nearest Train Station Angouleme

(36-40 km)

Nearest Village Mareuil

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Brantome

(10 km)

Nearest Restaurant Brantome

(10 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Mareuil

(5 km)

Nearest Shop Mareuil

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Royan

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Périgueux

(36-40 km)

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: Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Property host

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/private chef (breakfast, lunches and dinners)
- Bike hire
- Beauty treatments
- Personalised itineraries, advice and hiking maps
- Cooking workshops an tours
- Restaurant reservations
- Outdoor activities
- Event organisation
- Team building activities

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion.

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

Feel the romance of the Périgord ‘Vert’ whilst celebrating your wedding at this elegant abode, after all you’re just a short drive from Brantôme, known as Venice of the Dordogne.

Your event will be a true French affair whether sipping champagne on the grand esplanades, taking a quiet walk through the rose garden or feasting in rustic surroundings in the beautiful courtyard. Dance the evening away in one of the château’s two reception rooms then gather with guests the next morning with a relaxing brunch by the swimming pool with exceptional views of typical Dordogne
landscapes.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

The inner courtyard of the château can be set up beautifully for a ceremony or wedding feast for up to 100 guests.

There are also two reception rooms (50m2, up to 50 guests in each room) in one of the château wings, on the first floor and reached via a grand stone staircase. They are ideal for evening dancing or even a wedding ceremony and meal in the event of poor weather, and are available on the special day from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 a.m. There are WCs and a cloakroom on the ground floor (as well as the catering area).

Other parts of the wonderful grounds ideal for gathering guests for a ceremony or drinks include the esplanades, the rose gardens and the large terrace. Garden parties, perhaps the next day, can also be arranged around the swimming pool. If required, a tent can be put up in the grounds, subject to extra costs.

Music can be played until 1.00 a.m. at which point the bass will need to be turned off. Music should not be higher than 25 db according to French law.

Where to Stay
As well as 14 guests staying in the Château and tower wings, the wedding rate includes an additional two family suites and one bathroom for an extra eight guests in the third wing, on the second floor and above the two reception rooms.

Therefore, up to 22 guests may stay at Château de Marineu in the event of a wedding.

The owner’s sister properties can also accommodate extra guests, subject to availability - Villa De Marineu (sleeping 8) and Maison Du Marineu (sleeping 8-12), both a short drive away (neither are available for wedding parties in July and August). There are also many places to stay around Brantôme (14km).

The Château can help you to arrange transport to and from the venue.

Wedding Planning
A wedding planner is required or the Château can provide this service at an extra charge.
 
Catering
The Château can provide you with details on local caterers that they recommend or provide this service at an extra charge.

Other Information
Chairs and tables will need to be hired as well as other extras arranged. The château can assist you with any local services you may require and provide recommendations.

Weddings are possible throughout the year except for the winter period (January and February).

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 €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival or in cash upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Saturday in peak season. Flexible during all other periods.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request (3 or 4 nights are possible for wedding bookings). 2024: 7 nights in peak season, 2 nights during all other periods.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £10,413 £15,620 £20,826 £26,032 £20,826
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - £20,826
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 £10,413 £15,620 £20,826 £26,032 £20,826
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £6,248 £9,372 £12,496 £15,620 £16,661
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,750 £5,625 £7,500 £9,375 £13,121
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 £6,248 £9,372 £12,496 £15,620 £16,661
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £10,413 £15,620 £20,826 £26,032 £20,826
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - £20,826
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 £10,413 £15,620 £20,826 £26,032 £20,826
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £6,248 £9,372 £12,496 £15,620 £16,661

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €11,316 €16,974 €22,632 €28,290 €22,632
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - €22,632
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 €11,316 €16,974 €22,632 €28,290 €22,632
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €6,790 €10,185 €13,579 €16,974 €18,106
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €4,075 €6,113 €8,150 €10,188 €14,258
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 €6,790 €10,185 €13,579 €16,974 €18,106
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €11,316 €16,974 €22,632 €28,290 €22,632
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - €22,632
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 €11,316 €16,974 €22,632 €28,290 €22,632
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €6,790 €10,185 €13,579 €16,974 €18,106

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $12,241 $18,362 $24,482 $30,603 $24,482
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - $24,482
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 $12,241 $18,362 $24,482 $30,603 $24,482
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $7,345 $11,017 $14,689 $18,362 $19,586
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,408 $6,612 $8,816 $11,020 $15,424
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 $7,345 $11,017 $14,689 $18,362 $19,586
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $12,241 $18,362 $24,482 $30,603 $24,482
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - $24,482
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 $12,241 $18,362 $24,482 $30,603 $24,482
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $7,345 $11,017 $14,689 $18,362 $19,586

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.

Reviews

  • Chateau De Marineu

    on 29/11/2023

    The location, staff and service were all amazing. The location and place itself is very high quality and beautiful, but the team are what really makes the experience special. They could not do enough for us.

  • Amazing place!

    on 26/04/2023

    What an amazing place to hold a wedding. We were so lucky to be on the guest list and spent 4 days staying here. All the guests staying in the château and linked accommodation in the outbuildings, all beautifully restored, mucked in for some communal meals, but also with the flexibility of popping into picturesque Brantome 10 mins away, to savour the local cuisine in local restaurants on the river banks. Plenty to do at the Château, pool, tennis court or stroll and cycle the local countryside, bikes provided. The bedrooms are large and luxurious. Convenient to get to from Bordeaux, Limoges or Bergerac airports if you are flying, but take a decent map/satnav as it is off the beaten track.

  • Hautement recommandable

    on 21/10/2021

    Séjour à 15. Tout ici n'est que calme, luxe et volupté. Qualité de la restauration des bâtiments, de l'équipement et de la décoration, de l'entretien du jardin et de la piscine, gentillesse et discrétion de l'équipe. Cette parenthèse au milieu d'une magnifique campagne semée de sites historiques et permettant de belles promenades tranquilles est un enchantement. Hautement recommandable.

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