Chateau Des Seigneurs

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Set between Bordeaux and Bergerac, step into a world of old-fashioned charm at this historic château in the most glorious of grounds with a heated swimming pool, close to the banks of the Dordogne River and only 9km from the characterful market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.

Stroll through the 11th-century tower into the beautiful gardens and feel the sense of history all around you. It’s thought that the château’s origins also date as far back as the 11th and 12th centuries and its distinctive towers were added in the 1700s. Much of the château’s heritage remains as you can see from its stone spiral staircase and grand fireplaces whilst the home has been furnished with a melange of new and old, creating a classic yet authentic ambience across its living spaces and five en suite bedrooms. We especially love the warmth of the traditional kitchen and the salon with its graceful décor, the heart of this welcoming abode.

Outside, the vast grounds are a joy to spend time in whether swimming in the heated pool, relaxing beneath the century-old plane trees or following the 2km trail around the property by the little stream and through the woodland. Doze in the hammock between the trees, then feast en famille at the huge table and benches in the shade of the giant oak. As evening nears, watch the sun set over the surrounding farmland.

Hop on the château’s bikes and you will reach the Dordogne River in less than 2km and a little further is a picturesque riverside village and bar. A wealth of restaurants can be found within a short drive, many in the gorgeous market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, home to one of the Dordogne’s largest and most beautiful markets on a Saturday morning.

Bergerac and Bordeaux await for fantastic days out, as do other gems of the Gironde, Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne regions such as Duras, Eymet and Castillon-la-Bataille. Not forgetting exquisite Saint-Émilion with its UNESCO World Heritage vineyards, one of the most enchanting hilltop towns of south-western France and reached in just half an hour from Château Des Seigneurs.

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What you should know…

  • The gardien lives on site in a separate house and is available to help guests should they need it.
  • Take care on the historic stone steps leading up to the bedrooms and look out for low beams in some of the rooms.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site RWC-Bordeaux

Château Interiors

-    Grand salon with billard table
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped and with breakfast table 
-    Two first floor living rooms

First Floor Bedrooms

-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed (180x220cm) and en suite bathroom with bath, Italian shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (140x180cm) and en suite bathroom with Italian shower and WC

Second Floor Bedrooms

-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath (with shower) and separate WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath, Italian shower and WC
-    Bedroom with two double beds (160x200cm each) and en suite bathroom with Italian shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 0.6-2m) with safety cover, open approximately May to October
-    Poolside sun loungers and furnishings
-    South-facing terrace
-    Large outdoor table and benches
-    Barbecue and plancha
-    Hamac
-    Boules pitch
-    Bikes (x4)
-    Volleyball net
-    Parkland (5 hectares)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Office and printer
-    Billard table
-    Table tennis
-    Bikes (x4)


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Seigneurs
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located between Bergerac and Bordeaux, Château Des Seigneurs is in the Gironde department just a 3km drive from a picturesque village by the banks of the Dordogne River.

The historic market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is only 9km by car, home to one of the region’s best and largest markets on a Saturday morning as well as a weekly Marché Nocturne in the height of the summer, a fantastic opportunity to enjoy local cuisine and wine. Elsewhere in the town, admire its medieval lanes and charming squares, make the most of the restaurants and shops and look out for canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Dordogne.

Golf-lovers have a great choices of courses in the region such as Château des Vigiers and Golf Club de Saint Méard de Gurçon, both within 19km, and Grand Saint-Emilion Golf Club, around half an hour away.

Other wonderful places to visit include Bergerac (34km) on the banks of the Dordogne, with its boat trips, pretty squares, atmospheric markets and Maison des Vins, and Château de Monbazillac (34km), famous for its sweet wines.

Wine-lovers should also spend a day in the incredible hilltop village of Saint-Émilion (30km); it’s surrounding vineyards have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bordeaux (75km) and its wineries is another grand day out whilst market lovers should soak up the ambience of Libourne’s Sunday morning market, one of the largest in the Gironde, reached in around a 40-minute drive.

Issigeac (50km), one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ also hosts an enchanting Sunday morning market or venture to the beautiful villages of Monflanquin and Monpazier, both just over an hour away.

Slightly closer are historic Eymet (35km) and Duras (20km), both close to the Dropt River and home to yet more vineyards, wineries and undulating scenery of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne. Alongside the Gironde, these are such superb regions of south-western France.   

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport


Nearest Train Station Sainte-Foy-la-Grande


Nearest Village Small riverside village


Nearest Bar/Pub Local bar


Nearest Supermarket In and around Sainte-Foy-la-Grande


Nearest Town Sainte-Foy-la-Grande


Nearest Golf Château des Vigiers



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

With Bordeaux and Bergerac within easy reach as well as the undulating landscapes of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne regions, there is plenty to keep families entertained in this wonderful part of south-western France.

Find a pretty riverside beach as well as summer kayaking and canoeing opportunities in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande on the banks of the Dordogne. Bergerac is also very picturesque on the Dordogne River and there are boat trips on traditional gabarre vessels.

Other family attractions near Bergerac include tree-top adventures at AccroZarbres, go-karting and miniature boats at a little lake just outside the town.

Just north of the market town of Castillon-la-Bataille (17km), pre-book tickets to see the spectacular re-enactments of the Battle of Castillon on Friday or Saturday evenings in the height of the summer.

Of course, this part of France is home to a wealth of grand châteaux, fascinating caves and superb landscapes for walking, cycling, horse-riding and more. You could even venture west to the great city of Bordeaux or continue towards the Atlantic coast near Arcachon Bay or Lacanau on the Médoc peninsula for sandy beaches and surfing opportunities.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Massages 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Cooking services
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Massages
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting
- Winery visits
- Barbecues/spit-roasts

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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Event information

Embrace the romance of this enchanting French chateau set in the most glorious parkland not far from the banks of the Dordogne.

A picture-perfect venue for a fairy-tale wedding celebration, set up a marquee and tents across the vast grounds with a view of the castle’s enchanting façade and distinctive towers, surrounded by ancient plane trees, giant oaks and woodland. Feast with loved ones enjoying the finest cuisine of the region – perhaps confit du canard, pommes de terre sarladaises or other Dordogne delights, no doubt accompanied by wines from local vineyards.

There is ample space to eat, drink and dance or seek a quiet moment as you stroll through the woodland, looking out for wild deer and maybe even catching the sunset as the evening nears.

Wedding Reception
The vast grounds has space for several tents for large weddings with space for dining, cocktails and dancing etc. There are no music restrictions so the event can start and end at any time. Marquee hire is the best option in case of poor weather – the venue can arrange one with space for up to 200 guests.

Wedding Ceremony

Around 3km away there is a charming church that can be used for wedding ceremonies or there is another church a similar distance away in the local village. The venue can help you find an English speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
As well as 12 guests staying in the chateau, the venue can help arrange accommodation for up to 30 guests in a nearby far and another 10-20 guests across local B&Bs – at least a years notice is usually needed to be able to secure this extra accommodation.

Furthermore, tents and tipis can also be put up to act as accommodation – like a temporary village.

Wedding Planning
The venue can provide an events planning service or you may use your own.

The venue can provide external caterers who are familiar with the facilities and have worked with the owners before. Alternatively, you may use your own catering company and there is no corkage fee.

Other Information
Events can be held at any time but please note that there is a minimum stay of 7 nights in July and August.

There is a fixed fee for event hire, then extra costs for set-up, equipment, caterers etc.

The venue can help provide two tents (for up to 100 guests), a marquee (200 guests), rectangular tables and chairs at a reasonable cost. They can also provide details of local reliable service providers who can supply flowers, music, lighting, photography, event management, catering, other equipment rental etc. They have no exclusive suppliers.

The barn can be used by caterers who can set up cooking equipment, fridges and public toilets.

The large field allows plenty of room for car parking for large events.

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 €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner 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? Charges apply (see 'End of Stay cleaning').
Pool towels included? Charges apply (see 'End of Stay cleaning').
End of stay cleaning included? No, €250 per week for cleaning, linen and towels, payable at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean and linen/towel hire. 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
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax included in rental rate.
Changeover day Saturday in July & August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July & August. 2 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner (they will need to check the breed of dog).
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £996 £1,493 £1,991 £2,488 £3,483
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,195 £1,792 £2,389 £2,986 £4,180
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - £4,528
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,195 £1,792 £2,389 £2,986 £4,180
Oct 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 £996 £1,493 £1,991 £2,488 £3,483
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,195 £1,792 £2,389 £2,986 £4,180
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - £4,528
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,195 £1,792 £2,389 £2,986 £4,180
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 £996 £1,493 £1,991 £2,488 £3,483

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €1,075 €1,613 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,290 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,515
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - €4,892
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,290 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,515
Oct 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,075 €1,613 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,290 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,515
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - €4,892
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,290 €1,935 €2,580 €3,225 €4,515
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 €1,075 €1,613 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $1,154 $1,731 $2,308 $2,885 $4,038
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,385 $2,077 $2,769 $3,461 $4,846
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - - - $5,249
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $1,385 $2,077 $2,769 $3,461 $4,846
Oct 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,154 $1,731 $2,308 $2,885 $4,038
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $1,385 $2,077 $2,769 $3,461 $4,846
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - $5,249
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,385 $2,077 $2,769 $3,461 $4,846
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 $1,154 $1,731 $2,308 $2,885 $4,038

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.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

I received this property as an inheritance from my grandmother only 3 years ago. She got it as a wedding gift from a second husband in 1975 and used it as a vacation house very often.

I am trying to maintain it in the condition I received it and improve it before I transmit it to my daughters.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

While growing up, I spent several summer vacations there as a child playing Knight and Queen in the park and tower.

Now, I love seating down in the living room looking deers and bores running across the fields or taking a walk in the forest all the way to the top looking at the view over the Dordogne valley.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

One of the towers of the castle was cut half-way (as well as his head) as a sign of infamy for raising against the king of France.

The wife of our previous guardian told us she encountered several times the (friendly) ghost of the wife of a previous chevalier who killed her for marital infidelity!

During WWII, several Jewish families hid in the barn on their way to Free France only a few kilometres away at the time.

Old timers tell us a cellar was accessible under the castle with a secret tunnel to escape in case the castle was over run. To this day, we are trying to find the entrance/access to the hidden cellar.

An old prehistorical cave can be found on the hill, trace of first human settlement in the region.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?

Saturday market in Saint-Foy-La-Grande, one of the nicest and largest in the region

Kayaking on Dordogne

Flight over wineyards from local aeroclub

Renactment of battle of Castillon

Must eat?

Foie gras obviously

Duck confit

Potatoes Sarladaises

Gratton pâte

Triquendilles on BBQ with mustard (if you intestine)

Wines from around the castle (literally around!)

We can organize great Lamb Mechoui for large groups

Must see?

Visit other historical castles in the region (Montaigne, Chateau de Monbazillac, Chateau de Bridoire…)

Visit Saint-Emilion village and surrounding properties

Go and spend a day shopping in Bordeaux

Go and spend a day (or two) to Cap-Ferret swim in Ocean or cruise on Bassin d’Arcachon (Cabanes Chanquet, Dunes du Pyla, etc…)

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Our castle is very secluded and quiet, so take the time to relax under our ancestral trees or by the pool, read a good book or go listen to our great collection of classical albums in the office with windows open on wine yards surrounding the property, take morning or end of day walk up the hill through the forest and if you are quiet and pay attention you might cross path with a deer or a bore. And if you are home sick, you can knock on our neighbors door next door or across the street, they are all English!


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