Chateau Sainte Martine

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Overview

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Down a long driveway in the heart of glorious parkland, discover Château Sainte Martine, a picture-book castle dating as far back as the 15th century. With such idyllic landscapes around you, it’s hard to imagine that you are just a 20-minute drive from the handsome town of Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne River.

Inside the château are elegant salons with stunning ceilings, floors and fireplaces, the centuries merging as traditional and modern blend beautifully alongside the pleasing furnishings and artwork. It’s not all history and romance here - there is a billiard table in the second lounge, the modern fully equipped kitchen has high-end appliances and upstairs the four bedroom suites have been luxuriously designed with super king-size double beds, chic furnishings and gorgeous bathrooms.

Step outside to an expansive area of paths, terraces, lawns and lines of small cypress trees, so typical of a formal French garden, with a fabulous 30m-long infinity pool tucked away down pretty stone steps. There are wonderful far-reaching views across the estate’s expansive parkland and the Périgord Pourpre countryside beyond.

There are so many idyllic places across this region including the ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ of Monflanquin and Monpazier, medieval Issigeac and the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion in one of the most famous wine regions in the world. When the sea beckons, the oysters of the wild Atlantic coast at Arcachon Bay and Cap Ferret are just a day trip away.

Closer to home, discover more of this incredible area renowned for its gastronomy, vineyards, caves, castles, markets and festivals in its traditional towns and medieval bastide villages before returning to the beauty and heritage of your exquisite château.

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What you should know…

  • The château sleeps up to 8 guests and, on request only, an additional two children in the billiard room – please enquire for details.
  • Please note that there are horses and donkeys in the grounds.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Château Interiors (900m2)

-    Living room
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, blender, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine
-    Small lounge/billiard room
-    Guest WC

Upstairs


-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (200x210cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (200x210cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (200x210cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (200x210cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and shower

Outside Grounds (50+ hectares)

-    Infinity swimming pool (30x4m, depth: 1.6m). Open approximately 20th April to end-September
-    Barbecue
-    Terraced garden (with steps)
-    Formal French garden
-    Enclosed grounds (with wires for animals)
-    Donkeys and horses
-    Bikes
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Fireplace
-    Satellite TV
-    Billiard table
-    Bikes
-    Table tennis
-    Safe
-    Hairdryers
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Sainte Martine
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Sainte Martine enjoys a rural setting within the Dordogne department of south-west France, located between Bergerac and Périgueux. Bergerac Airport is 24km away or take the fast TGV service from Paris to Bordeaux and onwards to Gare de Bergerac (19km). There is so much to discover in this beautiful region renowned for its gastronomy, vineyards, caves, castles, markets and festivals in its bastide towns and villages.

Bergerac (20km) is a handsome market town on the northern bank of the Dordogne River. The old town exudes charm with its characterful squares and medieval streets with high end restaurants and boutiques. The renowned Maison de Vins in Bergerac has a permanent exhibition for wine enthusiasts and hosts occasional summer concerts in its beautiful cloisters. Buy local produce at the food markets on Wednesday and Saturdays mornings before visiting the Château de Monbazillac, just south of Bergerac, to purchase fine bottles of their golden sweet wines.

Périgueux (38km) is an important city with a rich heritage, situated on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route and home to a Byzantine style cathedral, designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Dordogne is synonymous with fine food and drink and Périgueux is full of specialist shops from boulangeries to fromageries and lively squares with plenty of restaurants as well as the wonderful markets.

Stop off at one of the nice tea-shops in the charming medieval village of Issigeac (28km), perhaps en route to one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages', Monflanquin (65km), which overlooks the Haut Agenais region and Lède Valley from its hillside position. This small medieval village has picturesque pedestrian streets crossed by small bridges, a Gothic cathedral and an interactive museum relating to the medieval towns built in the region during the 13th and 14th centuries.

Monpazier (45km) is another one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ worth visiting, a very old and beautifully preserved bastide town with a magnificent square as well as lovely shops.

Elsewhere in the Dordogne, discover beautiful riverside villages from pretty Lalinde (20km) and Limeuil (31km) to iconic gems such as La Roque-Gageac (66km) and Domme (77km), both just over an hour away heading east. Not forgetting the exquisite town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (68km) with its historic architecture and restaurants showcasing the gastronomy of the Périgord Noir.

Just over an hour away, wine enthusiasts don’t need an introduction to the world heritage site of Saint-Émilion (88km), east of Bordeaux in the heart of the famous wine region, one of the greatest in the world. Saint-Émilion has attracted visitors for decades and thousands of hectares of vineyards surround the picturesque medieval village.

Closer to home, there is a 9-hole golf course at Château les Merles (15km). The whole region is a paradise for nature and sports lovers offering a choice of so many outdoor activities such as tennis, horse riding, hiking and mountain biking alongside canoeing and kayaking on the Dordogne and Vézère rivers.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux

(133km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Bergerac

(19km)

Nearest Village Small local village

(3km)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac

(20km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Small village shop

(3km)

Nearest Golf

(15km)

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

The whole region offers so many outdoor activities for children as well as caves, castles and bastide towns to discover. There is canoeing/kayaking along the Dordogne, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and even hot air balloon rides.

In Bergerac discover bowling, paintballing, a go-karting circuit as well as a large swimming lake with a pretty beach called the Lac de Pombonne just north-east of the town.

For a fun day out, head to Château de Bridoire around half an hour away, a great place for families with its games, play area, maze and other activities – also known as the ‘Château Des Jeux’. Meanwhile, AccroZarbres (25km) is one of the places to go for families looking for tree-top adventure whilst nearby Parc du Touron (5km) is a must for young animal lovers.

A little further away, Le Bugue (34km) is home to several family attractions including Le Parc du Bournat old-fashioned theme park, Le Bois des Lutins woodland park, Jungle Golf and the much-loved Aquarium Périgord Noir.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook 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
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast
- Lunch and dinner

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

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 €15000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Pool is open from late April to late 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €1200, payable to Oliver's Travels at time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. 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.
Changeover day Saturday or Sunday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, on request.
Other Ts and Cs The château sleeps up to 8 guests and, on request only, an additional two children in the billiard room – please enquire for details.
Other Ts and Cs The helpful yet discreet château hosts live on the upper floor of the château – they can prepare breakfast, lunch and evening meals on request (at an extra charge) six days a week. She lives onsite, but she has an independent entrance to her quarters.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £14,610
Jul 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £17,532
Mar 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £14,610
Jun 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £17,532

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €15,809
Jul 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €18,971
Mar 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €15,809
Jun 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €18,971

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $16,932
Jul 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $20,318
Mar 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $16,932
Jun 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $20,318

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.

Reviews

  • Legendary property

    Created on 14/11/2023

    A legendary property maintained by two exceptional hosts who understand how to provide a great experience to guests but also just let the whole venue breathe and thrive on its own. They’ve considered every detail and will jump at the chance to provide for you and make your visit truly one of a kind.

  • A timely blend of old and new

    Created on 31/07/2023

    The property boasts multiple elegant luxury staterooms and updated brand new hyper-modern bathrooms, a timely blend of old and new that showcases the best of the past without sacrificing luxuries from the future. If you stay here definitely opt in for breakfast. The host goes all out to create an incredible spread which I honestly could have done a better job photographing - but I didn’t want to be rude at the time.

  • Deserves this level of praise

    Created on 03/06/2023

    If you’re in the area absolutely stay here! It’s really wonderful and deserves this level of praise. I’ve stayed in exceptional places and dined in some of the world’s finest restaurants- this is one of my favorites. :)

  • Absolutely stunning

    Created on 05/02/2023

    The infinity pool at the property’s southwestern edge is absolutely stunning and you really feel like royalty when you’re gazing out over the grounds and into the surrounding area from your stately perch. Water can be a bit cool if it’s not summertime.

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