Chateau Des Truffles

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles Wellness
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite

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You’ll want for nothing at this 17th century home in the Dordogne, where every room is elegantly appointed, and every comfort provided. The on-site manager will greet you and every weekday a maid will come in to tidy. Your guests won’t have a care in the world, only curiosity about what treasures lie hidden within this 184-acre estate.

This incredible home includes 10 bedrooms with private bathrooms split between the main house and a beautifully converted barn. The two spaces are united by a private pool, a wisteria covered pergola and gardens (roses, herbs, and fruit trees). To thoroughly explore the tree-lined valley, there are some wonderful walks from the grounds or simply relax and fish by the beautiful lake.

The surrounding countryside begs to be explored - within 10 minutes of the estate you’ll find excellent sporting opportunities: golf, canoeing, go-karts and tennis. Travel further to Montignac (30km) or Périgueux (35km) for more bustling medieval towns with wonderful markets. To find the centre of the region's wine production, head south to Bergerac (48km), where the hillsides beside the Dordogne river are an oenophile's delight.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • You'll find six en suite bedrooms in the main house and four further bedrooms in a separate, beautifully converted barn on the estate
  • The on-site Estate Manager will be delighted to help you organise activities in the surrounding areas and help organise catering services
  • Air-conditioning is available in the main house only
  • Some of the private bathrooms in the main house are accessed via steps or a spiral staircase, but the two ground-floor bedrooms are ideal for any guests with reduced mobility
  • The grounds feature a beautiful lake ideal for fishing and a river runs through the grounds

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Herbs and fruit trees
  • Natural cleaning products
  • Carbon neutral emisions – Ecollective

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Breakfast room
-    Living room with bar
-    Dining room
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom
-    Bathroom with shower, WC and sauna
-    Utility room
-    Laundry

First Floor

-    Drawing room
-    Formal dining room
-    4 x bedrooms with double beds
-    Bedroom double bed and en-suite bathroom
-    WC

Each first-floor bedroom has its own bathroom with a bath or shower, some of which are on the second floor accessed via steps/spiral stairs.

Barn Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living-dining room with TV and open-plan fully-equipped kitchen
-    Twin bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom
-    Laundry room 

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with two shower rooms
-    Bedroom with double bed and shower room
-    Twin bedroom (can be made into double bed) with shower room
-    Mezzanine level (with reading/relaxing area) and living area

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (15m x 8m) with safety cover and alarm
-    Pool terrace
-    Pool house
-    Pergola with al-fresco dining area and BBQ
-    Firepit with table and benches
-    Charcoal BBQ (by the barn)
-    Breakfast terrace (by the barn)
-    Formal gardens and lawns
-    Fruit and vegetable gardens
-    Herb garden
-    Rose garden
-    River (with bridge) runs through the grounds
-    Lake
-    Boules
-    Badminton
-    Frisbee golf course
-    Croquet

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (main house)
-    Heating
-    Wood-burning stoves
-    Gym
-    Sauna
-    Treatment room
-    Yoga/dance studio
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Badminton
-    Croquet
-    Darts
-    Board games and cards
-    Lake fishing

Extra Sustainability Gems About the Property

The owners only use bamboo toilet and kitchen rolls within the property. They ensure that all of their bathroom products and cleaning products are natural and organic. Some of their garden lighting is solar-powered, too.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Truffles
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château des Truffles is the perfect location for your holiday or rendezvous, whether you just want to get away from it all and become immersed in another part of hidden France, or you want to be busy discovering all that the Perigord region of the Dordogne can offer. It is known as the valley of 1000 châteaux with endless pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, local markets and spectacular valleys and rivers. Both the Vezere and the Dorgogne rivers offer great kayaking, canoeing and unparalleled views of the countryside.

From the château there is spectacular walking and much much more. Within a 10-minute drive there are tennis courts, golf, paint-balling, go-karts and canoeing.

Further afield there are interesting villages, gardens and local markets to visit. Don't forget the vast number of UNESCO listed sites of prehistoric interest within the valleys of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers.  Cro-Magnon, for example, was discovered at Les Eyzies de Tayac just 15km away.

The local restaurants and auberges come highly recommended for lunches and dinners serving regional specialties as well as high-end dining. The house with its gardens offer a special place to take time out, relax and rejuvenate.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport

(80km)

Nearest Airport 3 Limoges International Airport

(123km)

Nearest Ferry Port Ouistreham

(600km)

Nearest Village Rouffignac St Cernin

(7km)

Nearest Restaurant Rouffignac St Cernin

(7km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Contact

(7km)

Nearest Town/City Le Bugue

(13km)

Nearest Golf Domaine de la Marterie

(10km)

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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Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Massage Treatments & Yoga lessons 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:

- Daily cleaning service (except Sundays)
- On site Property Manager

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Catering
- Extra cleaning
- Fridge-stocking/shopping
- Babysitting

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

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 €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner 8 weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. Note that an additional €400 fee is required for check-in and handing over the keys.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Heating costs included? No, there is a charge of €30 per day /€210 per week for heating and €150 per week for firewood for the fireplaces and the fire-pit, payable to the owner in advance of your stay.
Energy costs included? Yes, except air-conditioning which is available in the main house only and costs €30 per day /€210 per week, payable to the owner in advance of your stay.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes plus daily maid service (except Sundays) is also included. Please note 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 towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Yes, the pool can be heated on request at a cost of €250 per week, payable to the owner in advance of your stay. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? Well-behaved dogs on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday between July and end-August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights between July and end-August. 3 nights during all other periods.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £6,410 £8,547 £10,684 £14,957
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £6,929 £9,239 £11,548 £16,168
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £18,675
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £6,929 £9,239 £11,548 £16,168
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 £6,410 £8,547 £10,684 £14,957
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £6,929 £9,239 £11,548 £16,168
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - - £18,675

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €6,975 €9,299 €11,624 €16,273
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €7,539 €10,052 €12,565 €17,590
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €20,318
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,539 €10,052 €12,565 €17,590
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 €6,975 €9,299 €11,624 €16,273
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €7,539 €10,052 €12,565 €17,590
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - - €20,318

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $7,548 $10,063 $12,579 $17,611
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $8,158 $10,878 $13,597 $19,036
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $21,988
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $8,158 $10,878 $13,597 $19,036
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2025 $7,548 $10,063 $12,579 $17,611
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $8,158 $10,878 $13,597 $19,036
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - - $21,988

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

How long have you owned the property?

Our company purchased the property in early 2019.

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

We fell in love with this property due to the beautiful location nestled in between a valley within 184 acres of woodland and a stunning 4 acre lake. The long history of the building makes it one of the most famous landmarks in the local area. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It was originally built as a hunting lodge for the French nobility. Around 1730 it was transformed into a ironmaster's Forge and is said to have fabricated cannon balls for Napoleon’s Army. 

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

Must do? 

We have over 140 UNESCO sites locally (all within 40km radius) from cave dwellings to Châteaux to pre-history museums

Must eat? 

We offer a continental breakfast service in-house at a supplement (please ask for details) 

If you prefer to cook for your family/guests, we have daily local fresh produce markets

We can arrange a chef to come into the Forge and provide lunches and dinners – this must be pre-arranged with our managers. 

Must see?

The Dordgone region is steeped with history and there are plenty of activities to keep you and your guests entertained, from Hot air ballooning, wine tasting, canoeing down the beautiful rivers or local music festivals, it will not disappoint. Or for those of you who just want to relax we can arrange spa treatments and yoga sessions in-house, with an outdoor swimming pool, badminton, table tennis, fishing on the lake, boules/pétanque, sauna and woodland walks.

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

It is essential to bring some cash in Euros as many of the services here (massages, yoga, chef, taxi etc) and local markets only accept cash payments.

If you would like to go out as a large group for lunches and evening meals during high season, we would strongly recommend that you book your table in advance, please ask our managers if you need help with this.  

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Reviews

  • Paradise in Perigord

    on 02/08/2016

    We enjoyed our week enormously. The property accommodates a large party (we needed all ten bedrooms) but retains elegance and intimacy. It feels like a grand family home and not a vast and faded pile. The interiors are in excellent condition. We had wonderful weather so spent most of our time outside, in the spacious and beautiful gardens. Jennifer, the property manager was very helpful and friendly. Overall, the Chateau des Truffles provides an Englishman's dream of a French country house.

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