Chateau Le Duc And Gite

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Sleeps: 33 - 43 Bedrooms: 21 Bathrooms: 19


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

This magnificent Chateau lies in the Perigord region of the Dordogne. Originally built in 1840 and recently refurbished to the highest standards, the chateau features antique furnishings, original artworks and designer décor making it the epitome of luxury.

This estate sleeps 43 guests in total: 33 in the main Chateau and adjacent annexe and a further 10 in the gite, which is located within the grounds of Chateau Le Duc. Twelve acres of beautifully maintained gardens, which feature mature fruit orchards, a swimming pool and a badminton court, are yours to enjoy. Meals can be taken either on the terrace, which boasts a lovely view of the Perigord and the Dordogne, or in the chateau’s dining room.

The main chateau boasts 8 bedrooms and bathrooms, 5 of which are en suite. There is also a large drawing room, dining room, a snooker room, a modern well equipped kitchen, an office, a library and a separate television room. There are a further 8 bedrooms in the adjacent annexe whilst the gite features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ideal for a family.

An historic landmark in French history, the chateau was once the palatial home of a duke who served under Napoleon and it was given to him as a token of his appreciation for his dedication to France. His influence on French history is evident in the numerous statues and landmarks named after him in France.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

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What you should know…

  • The kitchen, comparative to the size of the chateau, is a little small, however it has catered for 200 before!
  • There are 8 bedrooms in the Chateau, 8 bedrooms in the adjacent annexe and 5 bedrooms in the family gite. See the Features tabs for full details
  • For small parties, up to 33 guests can hire just the Chateau and annexe - see Chateau Le Duc.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace

Interiors of Main Chateau

Ground Floor

- Entrance Hall
- Kitchen (and basement kitchen with wine cellar)
- Dining room
- Drawing room
- Library
- Small sitting room
- TV room
- Office
- Billiards room
- Separate WC

First Floor

- Master suite (80m2) with double bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom
- Master suite (50m2) with double bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom
- Double bedrooms (40m2) with en-suite bath/shower room
- Double bedrooms (25m2) with en-suite bath/shower room
- Double bedroom (40m2) with Four Poster bed with en-suite bath/shower room

Second Floor

- Family bedroom (40m2) with double bed and large single bed
- Double bedroom (20m2)
- Twin bedroom (20m2)
- Three marble shower rooms
- 2 separate WCs

Interior of Annexe (adjacent to Chateau)

Ground Floor

- Double bedroom (20m2) with disabled access and en-suite shower room

First Floor

- 5 x double bedrooms with en-suite shower room
- 2 x twin bedrooms with en-suite shower room
(4 rooms are 40m2, 3 rooms are 25m2)

Interior of Gite

- Open-plan kitchen-diner and living room
- 1 x double bedroom and 1 x twin bedroom
- Shower room
- 2 x double bedrooms
- Shower room
NB the bedrooms are connected

- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

Outside Grounds (12 acres of parkland)

- Swimming pool (12x6m) with fence and alarm
- Sun-loungers (x12)
- Large terrace with garden furnishings for up to 40 guests
- Enclosed gardens
- Table-tennis
- Badminton court
- Tennis court
- Bikes


- Wi-Fi
- TV and DVD player (in some bedrooms)
- Telephone (Chateau)
- Table-tennis
- Badminton
- Bikes
- Tennis


About the surrounding area of Chateau Le Duc And Gite
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Within 15 minutes of the chateau there is a lake (with beach sand) for fishing, water skiing and canoeing. There are also local tennis courts and horse riding facilities. Within walking distance of the chateau (1.5km) one can find 2 bakeries, a butcher, a supermarket and there's an outdoor market once a week in the village. A new golf course is only 10 minutes by car.

Wine tastings can be held at the château. There are large supermarkets in St Yrieux. Within 15 minutes there are several excellent restaurants. Bergerac is 128km from the chateau.

The closest airports are Limoges (50 minutes), Bergerac (90 minutes) and Bordeaux (2 hours). There are good train connection from Paris to Limoges (3 hours).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges

(36-40 km)

Nearest Ferry port Calais

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village

(1.5 km)

Nearest Town/City St Yrieix la Perche


Nearest Restaurant

(15 mins drive )

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1.5 km)

Nearest Beach Lake


Nearest Golf Excideuil




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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

Extras available at this property:

- The owner of the chateau has run a successful catering company for the last 10 years and has catered for over 200 weddings. A cook will be able to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner
- A cleaner can be provided at 12 euros an hour.
- Babysitters can be hired for 20 euros an hour
- Drivers can be hired for 120 euros a day. The chateau also rents out a 1950's Bentley and a driver at 200 euros + petrol a day.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request.

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

Event information


Follow the footsteps of Napoleon when you host your romantic wedding at Chateau Le Duc, north of the Dordogne. 

Wander past the sweet-scented summer lavender towards the barn for an intimate ceremony or step into a beautifully decorated marquee for a grander occasion.  The historic ambience at this 19th century estate and its 12 acres of glorious grounds makes this the perfect setting for a country wedding in this land of impressive chateaux and fine Périgordian cuisine.

Wedding Reception
With hire of a marquee, a reception for up to 120 guests can take place in the grounds of the chateau.  Inside up to 30 guests can be seated for a more intimate reception.

Dancing can take place in a marquee on the grounds with music lowered at midnight but no final music restriction – so as late as you like.

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can also take place in a hired marquee on the grounds with up to 120 people or inside the barn on site for up to 80 people.
The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 43 people can sleep on site at the chateau, adjacent annexe and gite.

There is plenty more accommodation for other guests within walking distance of the chateau and all guests could be accommodated within a 10 minutes’ drive.  The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The owners can recommend an event planner and prefer the client uses this planner.  Clients may arrange for their own on request.

The owners can recommend local caterers and ask for the client to choose from one of these. 

Other information
Events can be held mid-May until the end of September.

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 Euros. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price. There may be a charge for the low seasons.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Monday or Thursday.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £14,620 £15,588 £16,555 £19,135
Sep 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 £13,545 £14,405 £15,265 £17,523
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £12,470 £13,330 £14,190 £16,448
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £13,545 £14,405 £15,265 £17,523
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £14,620 £15,588 £16,555 £19,135
Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 17th 2021 £13,545 £14,405 £15,265 £17,523

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €15,484 €16,451 €17,419 €20,265
Sep 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 €14,345 €15,205 €16,065 €18,558
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €13,207 €14,067 €14,927 €17,419
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €14,345 €15,205 €16,065 €18,558
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €15,484 €16,451 €17,419 €20,265
Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 17th 2021 €14,345 €15,205 €16,065 €18,558

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $17,361 $18,329 $19,296 $22,723
Sep 1st 2019 - May 1st 2020 $16,085 $16,945 $17,805 $20,808
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $14,808 $15,668 $16,528 $19,531
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $16,085 $16,945 $17,805 $20,808
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $17,361 $18,329 $19,296 $22,723
Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 17th 2021 $16,085 $16,945 $17,805 $20,808

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


  • Amazing!

    Posted by Claire G on 12/10/2015

    This is the most beautiful place to stay and the hosts are wonderful!

  • We indulged in fantasies of nobility

    Posted by Gavanndra Hodge - The Evening Standard on 08/03/2010

    We indulged in fantasies of nobility.. the chateau is probably smarter now than it ever was when it was owned by a Duke!

  • Tastefully designed, excellent for parties!

    Posted by Traveller Conde Nast on 24/02/2010

    There is plenty of room here for a large party to spread out, with large formal areas, cosy corners and a great deal of outdoor space. Much of the interior is suitably splendid.

  • The Sunday Telegraph

    Posted by victoria heinig on 23/02/2010

    The latest holiday trend for families-whether celebrating a wedding, landmark birthday or anniversary, or simply joining forces to the split the costs - is to take over a chateau and live like lords and ladies for a week or two.
    Penny Kitchen, The Sunday Telegraph

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