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What Oliver loves…
- The grand dining room with original 'fleur de lys' tiled floor, magnificent stone fireplace and highly detailed wooden lower wall paneling as well as breathtaking views from the large windows.
- One of the bedrooms has a stunning sitting area in the adjoining tower that boasts magnificent views over the château grounds and surrounding countryside.
- A perfect setting for guests who wish to leave behind the stress of a hectic life and just relax and unwind.
- Guests have the option of booking a full catering service - see 'Extras' tab for details
Château Renaissance comes with its own string of people who have fallen in love with this perfect piece of France, in the Dordogne-Southern Limousin borders.
In the late 19th century a colonel was so enchanted by the beautiful scenery he stationed himself there with his troops for months, before buying farmland as the setting for his future home; a château, which he would build completely in Renaissance style. It remained in the colonels’ family until the 1930s when it became the elegant summer home of a well-known Parisian family, who along with two further owners, added their own touches of finesse, high quality furnishings and artwork.
Fast-forward to 2006, and the château and its three hectares of park and gardens becomes the home and dream-come-true of a charming Dutch couple and their warm hospitality. Although they still own and cherish the original detailed building plans of the colonel, they too have added their own touches in a major restoration and renovation of a very high standard, which preserves the château’s original character and historical heritage. High detailed ceilings, large restored windows with internal shutters, original stone or wooden fireplaces, parquet floors and wall paneling are some of the features that adorn the beautifully appointed rooms.
Guests will immediately be transported as they enter the grounds through a private gated entrance before driving down the 100-metre tree-lined drive to be greeted by the grandeur of the château, set against a hill, blessing it with breathtaking views. Surrounding the château are the hills and woods the colonel fell in love with and the mesmerizing tranquility if this beautiful countryside.
The private grounds are equally stunning with terraces, three wells, manicured parkland of seven acres with mature and centennial trees, wonderful views and the perfect setting for enjoying blissful silence and perhaps a bit of star-gazing.
The château is located on the outskirts of a village just 20 kilometres from Brive-la-Gaillarde and perfectly positioned for visiting this area packed with beautiful scenery, history and things to do. Within reach are walking trails, Lascaux caves, châteaux, French gardens of the Périgord Noir and villages such as Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Perigueux and Arnac-Pompadour.
Château Renaissance will continue to enchant all guests as it has all the generations which have fallen in love with this hillside retreat bathed in nature and beauty.
What you should know…
- Maximum guests and advertised prices are for 12 guests only - a further two children can be accommodated on extra beds on a request basis only, subject to prior agreement (supplement may apply).
- Chateau Renaissance sits on a hill, therefore access to the château and swimming pool is via stairs.
- The seven beautiful fireplaces are decorative only
Maximum guests and advertised prices are for 12 guests only - a further two children can be accommodated on extra beds on a request basis only, subject to prior agreement (supplement may apply).
Chateau Interior (surface: 535,5 m2)
- Small kitchen / laundry room (10m2)
- Cellars (ceiling 2.6 m.)
- Large entrance hall (28m2) with original tiled floor
- Billiard Room (36m2) with parquet floor, large fireplace and terrace access
- Large living Room (55m2) with parquet floor, original wooden fireplace, access to terrace and countryside views
- Dining room (34m2) with original 'fleur de lys' tiled floor, stone fireplace and wooden lower wall paneling. There are french doors leading to a central balcony
- Fully equipped kitchen (38m2) with large stone fireplace, dining area and wooden door leading out to a garden dining area
- Guest W.C.
- Coffee corner
- Bedroom 1 with double bed (2x 90 x 210 cm) fireplace and en-suite shower room with rain shower, wash-basin, W.C and hairdryer
- Bedroom 2 with double bed (2x 90 x 210 cm) and en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins and W.C
- Bedroom 3 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) fireplace, seating area, en-suite shower room with rain shower, wash-basin, W.C and hairdryer
- Bedroom 4 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) fireplace, seating area, en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins, W.C and hairdryer
Second Floor (access through a partially red-carpeted wooden staircase)
- Bedroom 5 with double bed (180 x 210 cm) en-suite shower room with rain shower, bath, double hand basins, W.C and hairdryer
- Bedroom 6 with single bed (90 x 180 cm)
- Bedroom 7 with single bed (90 x 200 cm)
- 3 hectares of well-kept parkland with mature trees.
- Private salt-water swimming pool (size: 5mx10m/depth: 1.5m-1.8m/shape: rectangular), fully automated, with automatic controls for Ph and chlorine values. In the evening, it is covered with an automatic safety shutter.
- Poolside granite terrace (120m2).
- Outdoor lounge area.
- 3 wells.
- Off road parking.
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Plasma television with international channels
- DVD player
- I-pod docking station
- Stereo system with sound boxes
- Steam oven
- Smeg gas cooker with 6 cooking zones and two main ovens
- Breakfast bar
- Washing machine and dryer
- Chest freezer
- French billiard
- International library
- Family games
- Free copy machine
The chateau is located in the Corrèze department, in the southern part of the Limousin region, in the outskirts of a pretty village just 20 km west of the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde, which borders the Dordogne.
Surrounded by hills and woods, with striking countryside views, the local village (3km) has a grocery store for essential shopping whereas the closest supermarket and bank can be found in Objat (10km).
Public tennis courts and swimming pools are located both in the village and in the towns of Objat and Terrasson Lavilledieu. Golf lovers will be delighted to play some rounds at the excellent golf clubs located in Planchetorte and Coiroux.
Lac du Causse makes for great beach and picnic days out and also offers rowing, canoeing, water skiing and sailing opportunities.
Hiking lovers can choose among a number of walking trails and why don't visit the caves of Lascaux and Gouffre de la Fage or the limestone quarries and museum in Travassac?
There are also 18 scenic routes in this area which combine hiking and gastronomy, not to mention some of the most beautiful gardens of the Périgord Noir. For instance, those of the 17th century Château Hautefort which also displays fine tapestries and carpets.
Countless of amazing towns and villages such as St Robert, Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Périgueux, Rocamadour and Arnac-Pompadour are all within easy reach too!
(35km-35mins/117km-1h 20mins/117km-1h 20mins)
|Nearest Train Station||
Lac Du Causse
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.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Board games
- Child-Safe Pool
- Indoor Games
- Catering Available
- Maid Service Available
- Catering Available
- Maid Service Available
- Fridge-Stocking Service 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 available at this property:
- Extra cleaning
- Fridge stocking/shopping service
- Full catering service*
*A "Full Catering Service" is possible at Château Renaissance. This service includes:
Dinner on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, where guests can chose from four starters, four main courses and four desserts to create one menu for all guests (please discuss dietary requirements if applicable).
Cost €159 per person per week including wine of the chateau or soft-drinks by the dinner. Payable at the château.
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
Special celebrations except weddings, stag and hen parties may be possible during the summer months on request only.
Contact us for further 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.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 to be paid to the owner by bank transfer at least four weeks before arrival and refunded approximately two weeks after departure subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||5.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||No.|
|Tax||Tourist tax of €2,30 pp/pn.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|Pets welcome?||Small dogs only allowed on request and with prior agreement.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open from 1st May to 1st October.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Maximum guests and advertised prices are for 12 guests only - a further two children can be accommodated on extra beds on a request basis only, subject to prior agreement (supplement may apply).|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings and stag/hen parties are not permitted. Other special celebrations may be possible on request only and subject to the owners' prior agreement.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020||£2,890|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||£3,386|
|May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020||£3,838|
|May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||£3,386|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£4,063|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||£4,740|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£5,192|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£4,063|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021||£3,386|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020||€3,200|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||€3,750|
|May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020||€4,250|
|May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||€3,750|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€4,500|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||€5,250|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€5,750|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€4,500|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021||€3,750|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020||$3,547|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020||$4,157|
|May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020||$4,711|
|May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||$4,157|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$4,988|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020||$5,819|
|Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$6,373|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$4,988|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021||$4,157|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
How long have you owned the property?
We bought the castle in January 2006.
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The architecture, the grandeur of the chateau, the silence of the surroundings and the fantastic views.
Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
In the town of Varetz there is a bar with a small restaurant called “Piano Bar la Calèche”. Every Friday night there is live music for the local French people who dance in their own way of the music of the band and every Friday night another band also performs. On this evening you can simply have a bistro-meal and various types of beer are served during the music. The atmosphere is really French; you will not find foreign tourists. It’s really a "must" for those who want to taste a bit of the local French live.
The tasting of Vin de Paille which literally means 'straw wine'. This is made from dried grapes on straw. The grapes are on the straw for an average of 6 months. After that, it will have to mature for at least 2 to 3 months in the well-known wine barrels. This yields wine with a considerably higher sugar content. During the production of the wine, this creates a wine with an alcohol percentage of 14 percent or higher. Vin de Paille is really a wine meant as an aperitif or for dessert. According to Jean, the winegrower, he fits well with nutmeg, Foie gras and dark chocolate. Together with 18 other farmers in this region, they produce 46,000 bottles (half a liter) per year. That is too limited to export the wine. The grape varieties used are 65% Chardonnay and 35% Sauvignon. For the 'Rouge' 100% Cabernet-Savignon (the most used grape for red wine) is used.
What a fantastic place for a whold family holiday! We have thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We are all going home relaxed and with fantastic memories.
Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Your chateau is beautiful, and the grounds are stunning! The meals were delicious! Everything was Perfect. Thank you also for your very kind hospitality!
What a beautiful chateau and gorgeous views!
We've had a totally restful holiday despite bringing so many children over with us. Your Chateau is remarkably clean, tidy, well equipped and the swimming pool brillant.
We've had a wonderful family holiday!
The chateau have been a pleasure to stay in. It is so confortable and luxurious. The pool was fantastic and always clean.
A restful stay!
What a beautiful chateau and gorgeous views. We've had a totally restful holiday despite bringing many children with us. Your chateau is remarkably clean, tidy, well-equipped and its swimming pool brilliant.
Fantastic family holiday
We've had a wonderful family holiday. Tha chateau has been a pleasure to stay in. It is so comfortable and luxurious. The pool was fantastic and clean. Thank you for your help when needed. We hope to return one day.
Thank you very much
Once again, i would really like to thank you for the wonderful time we spent with you in, what the granddaughters call, your ‘pink chateau’. We had a really perfect family party, we were all so comfortable and there was plenty of room for us all. The holiday was a really special time for us, part celebration of our 40 years together and part celebration that all now seems to be well. You live in such a beautiful part of France, which none of us knew well beforehand. We had a lovely time exploring and then it was always fun to return ‘home’ to your lovely chateau. The swimming pool was perfect and we all had a lovely time in it. I imagine you might almost be living back there by now - it must be really difficult leaving it every summer - but lovely for us.
A luxurious and relaxing holiday
A beautiful chateau, made all the better by the full catering service provided by Henriette and Hendrikus.
A great place to be together with all the family. Delicious food and very friendly service from Henk and Henriette. A holiday which exceeded our expectation. Thank you.
One to treasure.
Impressive property restored to perfection. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated and appointed room in period style. Huge bed, easily one of the most comfortable I have used. Everything is quality in this establishment. Lovely welcome and attentive service from the owners. The set menu in the restaurant was very tasty and well cooked. You could stay somewhere cheaper but treat yourself to a night here, you won't be disappointed.
Romantic chateau, completely modernized, with lovely hosts
This chateau from the end of the 19th century has been completely modernized, everything is impeccable. Furniture and interiors are well chosen to correspond with the style of the building. Overall, a very romantic stay and the owners are lovely and very welcoming.
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