Chateau Des Bois

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

The elegant and imposing mid-16th Century Château Des Bois is situated in 45 acres of private grounds and boasts excellent views over the Isle River valley. Six lavishly decorated bedrooms and six bathrooms are available for exclusive hire. A swimming pool is available for private use; it is fitted with a child security alarm.

Château Des Bois features stunning furniture and decoration, including mosaics, detailed plasterwork, parquets, stone-flagged floors, and high ceilings with magnificent exposed oak beams. Many of the rooms are covered in wood paneling, while an enormous 17th century fireplace forms the centrepiece of the dining room. Beupoil family wallpaper still hangs in the living room.

Château Des Bois is located on a hilltop village between the two towns of ‘La Roche’ and ‘Gravelle’, and overlooks the river Isle and the woods of Antoniac. The architecture of other buildings in the village bear a remarkable similarity to the château; this is because the family who once owned it also owned the village and rewarded the local farmers with housing and food in return for their labours in the fields.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the hilltop location, a car is essential.

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors (750m2)

Ground Floor

-    Living room
-    Second living room with TV, DVD and CD player
-    Dining room with period fireplace
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, hob, oven, toaster, large fridge and electric coffee maker
-    Laundry room
-    Office with internet access
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm) and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (190x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm), queen-size double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Hallway with billiard table
Second Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower and bath

Outside Grounds (18 hectares)

-    Swimming pool (11x4m) with safety alarm system
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Ping pong
-    Gardens and wild vegetation
-    Wild woodland with oaks, pines, acacias, autumnal mushrooms etc


-    Wi-Fi
-    TV and DVD player
-    CD player
-    Billiard table
-    Ping pong
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Bois
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The nearest airport is Bergerac (48km) whilst the small yet grand city of Périgueux (11km) is within easy reach where you will find beautiful architecture, bustling markets and a number of highly regarded restaurants such as Les Huit, Hercules Poireau and Les Clos Saint Front. Visit the city's large outdoor market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and head to Saint Astier's market, 8.5km by car, on a Thursday morning. A large supermarket and shopping mall is just over 6km away.

Local activities include golf (Golf Club Perigueux is a 10-minute drive away), tennis (within a 5-minute drive), canoeing/kayaking along the L'Isle River (10 minutes away) and wine tasting in Bergerac (50km), Monbazillac (60km), the especially beautiful Saint-Émilion (87km) and Pomerol (82km).

Brantôme (26km) is a delightful little town which has earned the moniker ‘The Venice of the Dordogne’ due to its location on an island. See the oldest bell tower in France at the Carolingian abbey, take a canoe or boat ride on the river, browse the windows of the many shops or sample the local cuisine.

Bergerac (50km) is a riverside town with medieval houses that line the streets of the centre, virtually unchanged for centuries, and over a hundred vineyards cater to wine enthusiasts of varying tastes. For those who enjoy a sweet wine, Monbazillac is a pretty good bet. Sarlat-la-Canéda (92km) is another medieval town with well preserved streets and a good market.

The river is an essential part of the landscape of the Dordogne, and runs straight through the southern part of the region, taking in many scenic towns along the way. A boat trip is the best way to explore these villages – enjoy stunning scenery along the way and bask in the sheer charm of this region.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport


Nearest Train Station Gare de Périgueux


Nearest Village Small local village


Nearest Restaurant Razac-sur-l'Isle


Nearest Supermarket Outskirts of Périgueux


Nearest City Périgueux


Nearest Tennis 2 x tennis courts

(5-minute drive )

Nearest Golf Golf Club Perigueux



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

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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. 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 included at this property:

- Twice-weekly maid service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef - the owner can provide catering for a 5 course meal, prepared with fresh and organic ingredients. Contact us to arrange your tailor made menu!
- Extra maid service

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.

Arrival time 4.30 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
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.
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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. 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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost based on consumption, payable locally.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August and during Christmas and New Year. 4 nights during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,771 £2,214 £3,098
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - £5,198
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £1,771 £2,214 £3,098
Christmas & New Year - - £5,198
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,771 £2,214 £3,098
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - £5,198
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £1,771 £2,214 £3,098
Christmas & New Year - - £5,198

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,950 €2,437 €3,410
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - €5,722
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €1,950 €2,437 €3,410
Christmas & New Year - - €5,722
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,950 €2,437 €3,410
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - €5,722
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €1,950 €2,437 €3,410
Christmas & New Year - - €5,722

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,085 $2,606 $3,647
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - $6,118
Aug 30th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $2,085 $2,606 $3,647
Christmas & New Year - - $6,118
Jan 6th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,085 $2,606 $3,647
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - $6,118
Aug 29th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $2,085 $2,606 $3,647
Christmas & New Year - - $6,118

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.


  • Really recommend this place

    on 24/10/2023

    Perfect castle, we were 11 and each room is very spacious, they all have their bathroom and toilet. The interior of the castle is spacious, and it is very clean. The owner takes great care of his guests while being very discreet. The pool is lovely . Very lovely area with beautiful things to see. Everything is done to ensure that the guests are well. I really recommend this place.

  • TOP

    on 30/05/2023

    TOP in addition the discretion of the owner allows you to feel comfortable.

  • Not to be missed!

    on 30/05/2023

    This beautiful and very spacious castle is set in a beautiful valley. José and his wife, who restored it, were able to respect it. Their smiling welcome and discretion during the stay made our stay enjoyable. Ideal for stays with friends: very well-equipped kitchen, large bedrooms, all with a bathroom. Not to be missed!

  • Well worth it!

    on 27/09/2022

    Our stay at the château was just a great experience for our family. The location is perfectly close to the town of Perigueux and to grocery shopping. The rooms are large and well decorated. So are the bathrooms. You have everything you need to spend an enjoyable stay in a 16th century castle and if something is missing, Jose and Diana will be there for you. These two are great hosts.
    We highly recommend this place. It is well worth it.

  • Just perfect

    on 30/08/2021

    We were 7 adults and 5 kids for a week and had a great week at Chateau des Bois.
    The castle is very large, the rooms are all, excellent bedding... we loved the charm that emerges from this magnificent building. Pool, garden, ping pong table, plancha, enough to delight big and small!
    Nothing to say except to thank the owner for his warm welcome, and his kindness.
    We highly recommend this home to which we will be happy to come back.

  • Comfortable house

    on 29/07/2021

    The house is huge, there was room for the 16 comfortably.

  • Great Holiday at the Chateau!

    on 29/05/2018

    Fabulous holiday, beautiful chateau lovely hosts, couldn't have asked for more!

  • Thank you for being excellent hosts

    on 16/07/2010

    Hi, Just writing to say what a brilliant time we had in your chateau last week. Thank you for being excellent hosts and preparing such lovely meals for us. None of us wanted to leave, as you could probably tell, and we will always have fond memories of our holiday - maybe we'll visit again sometime.

  • You may not have seen the last of us!

    on 16/07/2010

    I wanted to be sure and send you both a heart felt thank you from me, my family and my friends. You helped to make our already fabulous vacation even more wonderful every day that we were at the Chateau. We are all home safely now and we have such incredible memories of France thanks in part to you both. I want to personally thank you, Jose, for the time and attention you gave to Lily with the horses and to Alex with the Internet. I really appreciate all the time you spent on those things! We are all telling the great ghost stories of the Chateau and are passing along information about our stay. We all would like to return, you may not have seen the last of us!

  • We look forward to visiting again

    on 16/07/2010

    Just wanted to say thanks again for the great time we had the week of June 24, 2006. You've done a great job with the chateau. We enjoyed meeting you in person (after receiving your many helpful emails in the months leading up to our visit), and had a great time touring, eating and drinking in the Dordogne. We look forward to visiting again in the not too distant future.

  • The Chateau was fantastic

    on 16/07/2010

    We've just arrived back from the Chateau - it was fantastic!!! Jose and Diana were fabulous hosts, it was perfect for the kids and the food was spot on!! We are all discussing our next visit. Thanks.

  • Issue 11 Live Marketing News

    on 16/07/2010

    Issue 11 Live Marketing News: In the heart of the Dordogne, just 10 minutes from the beautiful cathedral city of Perigueux is this stunning Chateau. A 16th century chateau, lovingly restored by owners Jose and Diana, there are just 6 rooms on offer, most set out as suites and all offering luxury bathrooms with Jacuzzi. The venue - set in its own 40 acre grounds - is perfect for romantic retreats, but could also the ideal base for a company looking for a senior Executive's retreat. Food - breakfast and evening meals - are first-rate, in terms of both quality and quantity, and the owners are on hand to deliver exceptional customer service. Communication links are excellent; the airport at Bergerac is just 30 minutes away has daily flights from the UK with various low-cost airlines

  • The chateau is breathtaking

    on 16/07/2010

    Hi Diana and Jose We wanted to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to you for such a fabulous stay in your Chateau and in your company. The chateau is breathtaking, the restorations you have carried out are amazing, you have sympathetically recreated the masterpiece it originally was, yet still managed to bring brought it into the 21st century with the luxury touches of the ensuite bathrooms and the soft furnishings. Having had a full guided tour of the Chateau I don't think I could actually choose a favourite room, as they were all exquisite. India has enjoyed telling her friends that she stayed in a 'real Castle'. We've got to say though, that the most impressive part of our stay was your superb hospitality, not to mention the delicious cuisine

  • The most breathtaking French chateau

    on 16/07/2010

    Dear friends and colleagues: I would not usually do this, however, Tim and I have fallen upon the most breathtaking French chateau in the Dordogne - I simply could not, not share it with you! It was so much more than we expected...! It is without question one of the most amazing places that either of us have had the fortune to stay. Jose and Diana could not have made us feel more welcome. They have lovingly restored their C16th chateau to glorious splendour and it feels more like a lavish home than a hotel (or a museum!). The chateau has 40 acres of forest to explore and the surrounding villages are exquisite. It is pretty much a 2.5 hour door to door trip (or at least for us) and there are regular flights from both Southampton & Standsted to Bergerac with a 40 minute drive to the Chateau. Jose is a fabulous chef and will cook up a feast of local produce at your request and Diana's breakfasts are simply gorgeous. (Gentlemen - if you are in the bad books this is most definitely the way out!) I guarantee you will love it

  • Beautiful 16th century chateau

    on 16/07/2010

    Article Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle: This fall my husband and I stayed at this Chateau in the Dordogne region of France. Owners Jose and Diana left New Jersey to restore this beautiful 16th century chateau. The couple, who speak French, English and Spanish, are the warmest hosts we have ever encountered. They are very familiar with the region and its history, and gave suggestions that made our stay even more memorable. Each bedroom has a private bath. The rooms are all beautifully furnished and include modern amenities. The grounds include a swimming pool, many walking paths and horses

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