Chateau des Truffles

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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

This holiday chateau includes 10 bedrooms with private bathrooms split between the main house and a beautifully converted barn. The two spaces are united by a shared 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 chateau.

The surrounding countryside begs to be explored - within 10 minutes of the chateau you’ll find excellent sporting opportunities: golf, canoeing, go-karts and tennis. Travel farther to Montignac (22 km) or Périgueux (30 km) for more bustling medieval towns with wonderful markets. To find the centre of the region's wine production, travel to Bergerac (44 km), where the hillsides beside the Dordogne river are an oenophile's delight.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The Estate Managers will be delighted to help you organise activities in the surrounding areas and to provide catering services
  • The chateau and the barn are let exclusively to one group at the time
  • Air-conditioning is available in the main house only
  • Some of the private bathrooms in the main house are accessed via a spiral staircase
  • This area is secluded and remote - do plan on renting a car
  • Please note that children are not accepted

Property Features

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

The Main House - sleeps 10

Ground floor: fully equipped newly renovated kitchen, breakfast room, utility and laundry, a sitting room with bar, bathroom with shower and sauna and a twin en-suite bedroom.

First floor: 4 double bedrooms and one twin room, each with private bath or shower room (some bathrooms are on the second floor accessed via steps/spiral stairs), 1 separate lavatory, a hall, dining room and drawing room.

Outside Grounds

Formal lawns and a rose garden with a gravel path lead to a wooden bridge over the river Manaurie, which runs through the centre of the gardens. A pergola draped in wisteria covers the barbecue area with table and chairs for outside dining. This area also has the fire pit surrounded by brick banquettes ideal for after dinner relaxing, near to the herb garden. A large heated swimming pool (8mx15m) with safety cover, a terrace with loungers and a pool house is set discreetly between the Barn and the Main House.

The Barn - sleeps 8

Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with dressing room, private bathroom with bath and shower. A huge open plan kitchen/living/dining space.

First floor: master bedroom with 2 private shower rooms, 1 double with private shower room and a twin room with private shower room. There is also an extensive mezzanine area with a large and comfortable reading and relaxing area.

Outside space at the Barn is a small breakfast terrace, a charcoal BBQ and spacious formal gardens with fruit trees, rose garden, fruit and vegetable gardens and lawns overlooking the lake.

Linen and towels are provided for both houses and they both have cosy woodburning stoves for the cooler evenings.

The main house is also fully air-conditioned.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau des Truffles
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau 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 chateaux 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 property there is spectacular walking and much much more. Within 10 minutes of the property 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 11 km 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(44 km)

Nearest Ferry port Calais

(800 km)

Nearest Village Rouffignac St Cernin

(7 km)

Nearest Town/City Rouffignac St Cernin

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant Rouffignac St Cernin

(7km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Rouffignac St Cernin

(7m)

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

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast available
  • 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

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!

Extras included at this property:

- 3 hour cleaning service (every morning, except Sundays)
- On site property manager 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Continental breakfast (for the whole group, to be arranged in advance)
- Catering

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

Small weddings and other celebrations for up to 40 guests can all be arranged.

Please note that stag and hen parties are not permitted.

Contact our team for more details.

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 to the owner four weeks before arrival and returned in full within ten days after the end of the rental if there is no damage.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Pool heating charge? £200 per week, on request. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Heating costs included? Yes, plus firewood provided on request at an extra cost of £100 per week.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is available in the main house only.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 3 nights except July and August when 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and other celebrations are allowed. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Children are not accepted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - £16,215
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £10,134 £13,494 £13,782 £13,782
Oct 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 £10,134 £10,810 £10,810 £10,810
May 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £10,134 £13,494 £13,782 £13,782
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - £16,215
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £10,134 £13,494 £13,782 £13,782
Oct 1st 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 £10,134 £10,810 £10,810 £10,810

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - €16,974
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €10,609 €13,968 €14,428 €14,428
Oct 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 €10,609 €11,316 €11,316 €11,316
May 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €10,609 €13,968 €14,428 €14,428
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - €16,974
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €10,609 €13,968 €14,428 €14,428
Oct 1st 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 €10,609 €11,316 €11,316 €11,316

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - - $18,817
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $11,761 $15,120 $15,995 $15,995
Oct 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 $11,761 $12,545 $12,545 $12,545
May 1st 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $11,761 $15,120 $15,995 $15,995
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - - $18,817
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $11,761 $15,120 $15,995 $15,995
Oct 1st 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 $11,761 $12,545 $12,545 $12,545

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Paradise in Perigord

    Posted by Timothy C 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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