Chateau Deux Lacs

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

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Close to the Forêt de Chabrières in the beautiful region of Limousin, an hour north of Limoges, Château Deux Lacs is a stunning early 18th-century home which has been lovingly restored with sensitivity and style, set in 55 hectares of glorious parkland featuring two lakes and an abundance of wildlife.

The welcoming owners first fell in love with the château when visiting family in France in 2018 – since then they have spent three years transforming it from its dilapidated state to the charming holiday home it is today. After so much hard work, they have successfully returned the château to its majestic past whilst adding personal touches and contemporary style. We especially love the spacious lounge with wonderful views across the grounds, the superbly equipped kitchen and the movie room with vintage cinema chairs from the 1920s with the most exquisite velvet peacock fabric.

Across the eight gorgeous en suite bedrooms, one of which is a two-bedroom suite, admire the perfect blend of traditional, vintage and modern furnishings alongside colourful fabrics and striking objets d’art from across the globe. Sleeping up to 18 guests, there is ample room across its three floors, not to mention the many hectares of magnificent grounds.

Spend time in the courtyard with its romantic pavilion which can be transformed into an exceptional wedding reception space alongside the outdoor events barn. Splash around in the heated swimming pool, play badminton, basketball or football, then dine al-fresco by the thousand-year old oak tree, beautifully lit up with fairy lights.

Head out across the estate with its meadows, woodland and two lakes, either by foot or on mountain bike, always looking out for deer, foxes, kestrels, falcons, woodpeckers and the resident owl. Discover the largest lake, a picture-perfect spot for wild swimming.

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What you should know…

  • There are eight bedrooms but one of them is a two-bedroom family suite so the château comfortably sleeps up to 18 guests.
  • The vast grounds feature two lakes and a natural spring alongside 55 hectares of meadows and woodland - of course, children will need to be supervised.
  • The estate manager and three lovely dogs live in a farmhouse set on the estate but with their own garden, far enough away not to intrude but close enough if you need any advice. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with wood burner, piano and doors opening up to garden
-    Dining room (for up to 18 guests)
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including range cooker, 2 x fridge-freezers, dishwasher, wine cooler, microwave, coffee maker, blender, food mixer, wood burner and island for up to 6 guests
-    Cinema room with 75 inch TV, Blu-ray DVD player and DVDs and vintage cinema chairs (x14)
-    Laundry room
-    WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed and bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom 2 with double bed and bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom 3 with king-size bed and bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom 4 with king-size four poster bed and bathroom with bath and overhead shower

Second Floor

-    Bedroom 5 with king-size four poster bed and bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom 6 with two twin beds and bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom 7, 2-bedroom family suite: bedroom with king-size bed, bedroom with two cabin beds and bathroom with large shower
-    Bedroom 8 with double bed and bathroom with bath and shower

Outdoor Events Barn available for weddings and celebrations (on request, subject to an additional fee)

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (9.5x4.8m, depth: 1.2m) with locked safety gate at entrance of pool area. Open approximately May to September
-    Pergola for al-fresco dining for up to 18 guests
-    Courtyard
-    Pavilion 
-    Large freshwater lake (canoe and paddleboard friendly)
-    Second freshwater lake
-    Vast fenced grounds (55 hectares of woodland, meadows, wildlife)
-    Old Roman walkway
-    Basketball net
-    Badminton

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Deux Lacs
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding
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Château Deux Lacs is located in the French region of Limousin, in the department of Creuse, around an hour north-east of the city of Limoges and its airport. The château is set in 55 hectares of vast grounds with meadows, woodlands and two lakes, the largest a picturesque spot for wild swimming.

Use the château’s bikes to explore the trails and French countryside beyond, looking out for the estate’s family of deer, foxes and many squirrels or follow the old Roman road on foot and perhaps you will catch a glimpse of cuckoos, woodpeckers, kestrels or falcons as well as the resident owl. Despite this rural idyll, a small village is only 3km away with a restaurant-bar, bakery, pharmacy, doctors and small grocery store. It's around a 5-minute drive or you could walk through the parkland, past the lake, and reach the village in around a 15-minute country walk.

There are larger supermarkets and a great range of restaurants in the town of Guéret, 8km by car. Visit the twice-weekly market on a Thursday and Saturday morning selling wonderful local produce from the Creuse region. Highlights of the town also include the fascinating Museum of Art and Archaeology whilst just outside Guéret is the Base de Loisirs de Courtille with supervised swimming as well as various watersports, all taking place from early July to the end of August. You will also find a useful train station in Guéret with departures to Limoges or Montluçon, both about an hour away.

Keen nature lovers will adore the château’s close proximity to the Forêt de Chabrières in Les Monts de Guéret, around a 20-minute drive away, with its hiking and mountain biking trails, giant maze and the much-loved wolf park (Les Loups de Chabrières) where you can see grey wolves living in natural surroundings in huge enclosures, alongside other animals.

The town of La Souterraine (33km) is especially beautiful in the summer with its flower-filled main square and the 11th century Église Notre-Dame. Visit on a Thursday or Saturday morning for market day and soak up the ambience of this traditional French town. Perhaps also combine with a visit to Etang Du Cheix with its sandy beach and supervised swimming in the height of the summer.

Another fantastic place for water-based activities is Lac Vassivière, one of France’s largest man-made lakes, around an hour south of the château. As well as canoeing, wind-surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming and fishing, there are various beautiful beaches, horse-riding, cycling and some incredible hiking opportunities. Boat taxis take you from one part of the lake to another and there is a 30km long trail that follows the shoreline of part of this vast lake.

Of course, the Creuse department also offers many picturesque villages and towns worth exploring such as historic Chénérailles (35km) near the impressive Château de Villemonteix, Boussac (45km) and its castle as well as Aubusson (55km), famous for its fine tapestries and rugs dating as far back as the 15th century.

Not to mention the lovely city of Limoges, around an hour away, with its grand cathedral and town hall, charming historic quarter, Musée des Beaux-Arts, atmospheric covered market and pretty shops selling locally-made porcelain.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges

(90km)

Nearest Airport 2 Clermont-Ferrand

(154km)

Nearest Village Small village

(3km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store and bakery in local village

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Pizza restaurant/bar

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Guéret

(8km)

Nearest Town Guéret

(8km)

Nearest Golf Golf Des Dryades

(48km)

Nearest City Limoges

(80km)

Nearest Train Station Guéret

(8km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There’s no doubt that the region of Limousin has so much to appeal to all ages, not just the huge grounds with walks, mountain biking, wildlife, but also the surrounding area, especially around the market town of Guéret.

If staying in July and August, there’s a local Base de Loisirs just outside the town, about a 10-minute drive away, with supervised swimming, watersports, fishing, a sandy beach, mini-golf and a skate-park. At any time of year it is a pleasant place for walks and picturesque picnics by the Etang de Courtille.

The Forêt de Chabrières in Les Monts de Guéret, around a 20-minute drive away, is also a great place for families to visit. The most adventurous will enjoy hiking and mountain biking trails or spend some time finding your way through the giant maze with its small farm and giant board games (Labyrinth Geant des Monts de Gueret). The wolf park (Les Loups de Chabrières) is another fantastic attraction where you can see grey wolves and other animals in vast natural enclosures.

Across the Creuse department, there are so many pretty lakes and ponds, many with Base de Loisirs featuring supervised swimming, watersports and play areas (they are usually open in July and August but check opening dates and times in advance). Etang Du Cheix is a lovely spot near the pretty town of La Souterraine, as is the Base de Loisir near the Gorges d'Anzême with tennis, a playground and various watersports.

Lac de Saint-Pardoux, about an hour away, also has tennis as well as 500 hectares of parkland with mountain biking, abseiling, climbing walls, picnic areas, beaches and other summer activities.

The incredible Lac Vassivière, one of France’s largest man-made lakes, is also beautiful with exceptional beaches, a range of watersports, swimming, fishing, horse-riding, cycling and many wonderful walks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Climbing
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Soccer
  • Mountain bikes
  • Basketball net
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Catering 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):

- Breakfast (continental breakfast including a selection of bread, cold meats, cheese, butter, jam and pastries)
- Catering (lunch or evening meals)
- Mid-week clean or daily maid service
- Fridge-stocking/shopping

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

Take an idyllic walk across the 55 hectares of beautiful parkland with your newly-wed husband or wife, listening out for cuckoos and the resident owl, having photographs taken amongst the majestic trees or enjoying the romance of the rowing boats on one of the two freshwater lakes.

Indeed, Château Deux Lacs is a gorgeous place to get married, surrounded by history and the most wonderful nature all around you.

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails by the courtyard’s pavilion with the characterful château as your back-drop, then feast in the relaxing surroundings of the 17th century barn with space for up to 160 guests as well as a DJ or live band and plenty of dancing.

For a more intimate occasion, dine al-fresco with your guests by the 1000-year old oak tree, romantically lit up by fairy lights, overlooking one of the glorious lakes.

Wedding Reception and Ceremony
The 17th century barn can be set-up as a reception space for up to 160 guests with room for a band, DJ and a separate area for catering. There is also space outside for seating.

The beautiful courtyard with its romantic pavilion is the perfect spot for a welcome drink or aperitif with the château in the background. It can seat up to 100 guests, making it a lovely space for summer parties.

Dining al-fresco is also an option for more intimate events with a pergola for up to 20 people or set up a table by the 1000-year old oak tree overlooking one of the two lakes.

A church is nearby if required – please contact us for further details.

Where to Stay
Up to 20 people can stay at Château Deux Lacs. There is further accommodation nearby.

Catering
Guests can choose their own caterers and there is no corkage charge for BYO drinks.

Other Information

Wedding packages tend to include 4 nights château rental (with the option to add additional nights) and full use of the Events Barn for two nights with outside lighting, compost toilets and a parking field for up to 100 cars. Table and chairs for up to 160 guests are also included, as are use of the catering area with lighting, tables, butler sink and 3-phase electrics.

Bespoke wedding quotations for 3 night events are also available on request with optional add-ons such as barn rental (which may not be required for smaller weddings who can use the grand pavilion).

Please contact us for further details.

Events can take place across the year with a minimum of four nights rental (or three nights on request).

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 (or GBP equivalent) 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? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, standard changeover clean included. 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 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.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Small dogs on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a charge of €300 for deep cleaning will apply.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
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 permitted.
Other Ts and Cs The estate manager and three lovely dogs live in a farmhouse set on the estate but with their own garden, far enough away not to intrude but close enough if you need any advice.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £9,030 £10,320 £11,610 £12,900
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £10,320 £11,610 £12,900 £14,190
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £7,525 £8,493 £9,460 £10,320
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,515 £5,160 £5,805 £6,450
Christmas & New Year £9,030 £10,320 £11,610 £14,190
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 - £4,730 £5,913 £8,278
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - £5,590 £6,988 £9,783
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - £6,020 £7,525 £10,535
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - £6,020 £7,525 £12,040
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 - £6,020 £7,525 £10,535
Oct 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - £4,730 £5,913 £8,278
Christmas & New Year - £6,020 £7,525 £12,040
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 - £4,730 £5,913 £8,278

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €10,750 €12,285 €13,821 €15,357
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €12,285 €13,821 €15,357 €16,892
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €8,958 €10,110 €11,262 €12,285
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €5,375 €6,143 €6,911 €7,679
Christmas & New Year €10,750 €12,285 €13,821 €16,892
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 - €5,631 €7,039 €9,854
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - €6,655 €8,318 €11,646
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - €7,167 €8,958 €12,541
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - €7,167 €8,958 €14,333
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 - €7,167 €8,958 €12,541
Oct 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - €5,631 €7,039 €9,854
Christmas & New Year - €7,167 €8,958 €14,333
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 - €5,631 €7,039 €9,854

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $11,756 $13,436 $15,115 $16,795
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $13,436 $15,115 $16,795 $18,474
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $9,797 $11,057 $12,316 $13,436
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,878 $6,718 $7,558 $8,398
Christmas & New Year $11,756 $13,436 $15,115 $18,474
Jan 6th 2025 - May 1st 2025 - $6,158 $7,698 $10,777
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - $7,278 $9,097 $12,736
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - $7,838 $9,797 $13,716
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - $7,838 $9,797 $15,675
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 - $7,838 $9,797 $13,716
Oct 1st 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - $6,158 $7,698 $10,777
Christmas & New Year - $7,838 $9,797 $15,675
Jan 5th 2026 - Jan 18th 2026 - $6,158 $7,698 $10,777

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?
Over 3 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We followed our heart… 

After long and often crazy careers, our family craved a sustainable quality of life surrounded by nature. While on holiday in France 2018 visiting our French family, we stumbled upon Castle le Mouchetard - an early 18th century castle, that had previously been used as a horse station. It was fate as a horse mad family. The castle with its expanse of nature, history and culture was perfect…

Our Story…

Set in 55 hectares of woodland and meadows encompassing two fresh water lakes and a natural spring surrounded by all types of wildlife it was idyllic.  Included in the estate, set away from the castle with separate entrances, sat a beautiful farmhouse and orangery, both perfect for renovation. We decided right there and then we would convert them into our home. All this and only 10 minutes from the local town with a wealth of supermarkets, bakeries, large hospital and rail links to Paris and beyond.

There was no question this was our home.

The land and the surroundings were magnificent. The house and outbuildings on the other hand, required extensive work. It was heart-breaking to see such a once beautiful estate in such a bad state of disrepair. 

All 33 rooms in the castle needed work, with the top floor requiring full renovation. It has taken 3 years, numerous amazing artisans and lots of hard work from us, to finally see the castle return to its majestic past.

The farmhouse and orangery have also been extensively renovated and we are happy to say we are finally settled. It has been a tough journey, nothing prepared us for this but it is one we are so happy to have undertaken. 

It’s now a beautiful space perfect for all generations, renovated to a very high standard of luxury.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The castle has had an interesting history - it was a holiday resort for the noble Creuse family and the nobles of GUERET.

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

Must do?
Visit lac de saint pardoux.

Must eat?
At the Le Coq en Pâté (Michelin).

Must see?
Chateau de Culan

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Staying at the castle allows you to switch off and enjoy being present, definitely food for the soul. A place of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, an idyllic peaceful haven.

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Reviews

  • Magic!

    on 08/01/2022

    From the beginning, the magic happens. This home is fantastic and warm. Large spaces to receive, eat and cook and also a beautiful relaxing area to watch movies or work out. The bedrooms and bathrooms are exquisitely refined. The house has been completely renovated with so much taste. Definitely one of the nicest houses I've visited. And the hosts are lovely and welcoming. Nice work !

  • Everything we wanted and more

    Created on 11/08/2021

    Our wedding at Chateau Deux Lacs was everything we wanted and more; private, intimate and charming.

  • Food for the soul

    Created on 24/07/2021

    From our wild swimming to our morning walks, being able to switch off and enjoy being present was food for the soul.

  • Unique experience

    Created on 22/06/2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay, the castle is a unique experience and we cannot wait to return.

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