Chateau Tessyiere

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved


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Recommended Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

This stunning 17th century château, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne.

Château Tessyière is set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens and orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths that lend themselves to leisurely strolls. The château had been in the same family for over 300 years – the Comtes de Tessyiere military family – and is the epitome of 17th century manor living.

Now restored, all the rooms in Château Tessyière are individually furnished to an exceedingly high standard and are full of authentic French fabrics, antiques and silks.

Château Tessyière is a truly magical holiday destination for kids, particularly those with a love for the outdoors, set within 11 acres of mixed woodland that will be sure to excite the imagination and adventurous spirit in kids of all ages.
Further exploration of the grounds will reveal a number of deer, a fantastic local birdlife, a thriving world of creepy crawlies and a lake with many resident fish. There is also golf, canoeing and horse riding a short distance from the property.

For those who prefer to stay within the comfort of the château there is no shortage of indoor entertainment including table football, badminton, and an extensive movie library for older kids, as well as a dolls house and toys for the younger ones.

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What you should know…

  • The garden slopes to the bottom so if you fancy a kickabout you need to bear it in mind!
  • Please note that hot water is limited. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Waterfront

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Stone-flagged entrance hall
-    Grand Salon with antique furnishings
-    Dining room 
-    Bureau and petit salon
-    Kitchen (recently updated with new, top of the range appliances) with two dishwashers, two fridges, microwave, stone sink, seating and open fire
-    Large oak dining table with 8 seats (6 additional seats available in the dining room next door) 
-    Utility/laundry room with pool changing/shower room

First Floor

-    4 x bedroom suites with double bed, antique furnishings and en suite bathroom

Second Floor

-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds, antique furnishings and en suite bathrooms
-    Bedroom with double-sized four poster bed and en suite bathroom

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (6x12m, depth: 1.2-2.5m) with safety alarm and fencing
-    Wildflower meadow
-    Al-fresco dining terrace (by kitchen) with round table and valley views
-    Al-fresco dining terrace (by salon)
-    Arboretum/woodland overlooking a lake


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    TV and DVD player
-    Table tennis
-    Laundry room


About the surrounding area of Chateau Tessyiere
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <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 Historical Sites
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The nearest airports are Limoges (60km) and Bergerac (85km) and the nearest town is Thiviers, just over 1km away. Thiviers is a sizable traditional market town. It has three supermarkets plus a good range of shops, bars and a great market in the square on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The N21 runs between Limoges (68km) and Périgueux (33km) south of Thiviers. This is at the centre of the truffle and fois gras region of France at the northern end of the Dordogne. The château is found north-east of Saint-Émilion and the Bordeaux vineyards, north of the Bergerac wine area and south of the Loire. This is the perfect country for a food and wine tour. The castles of the Dordogne and fantastic Grotte de Villars are all also in close proximity.

Popular local activities include tennis, golf, canoeing, cycling, walking, bird watching and nature trails. A beautiful horse race track can be found at the Pompadour just 40 mins to the east. Throughout the spring and early summer months National Hunt, eventing and dressage events take place.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac Airport


Nearest Train Station Thiviers


Nearest Town Thiviers


Nearest Restaurant Thiviers

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl


Nearest Golf Le Domaine d'Essendiéras



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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • English speaking babysitter available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • English speaking babysitter 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

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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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

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £2000 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 (except heating - see below).
Heating costs included? Central heating included November to March, otherwise it's a charge of approximately £500/week, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only (for one dog) and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, 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.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
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.
Pool opening dates? 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.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair can be provided on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that hot water is limited.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,838
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,235
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £7,095
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £6,235
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £4,838
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £3,763
Christmas & New Year £6,235
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £4,515
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £5,805
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £7,482
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £8,514
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £7,482
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £5,805
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £4,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,288
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,816
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,756
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,816
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €5,288
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €4,113
Christmas & New Year €6,816
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €4,936
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €6,346
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €8,179
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €9,307
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €8,179
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €6,346
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €4,936

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $5,725
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $7,378
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $8,396
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $7,378
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $5,725
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $4,453
Christmas & New Year $7,378
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $5,343
Apr 26th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $6,869
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $8,854
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $10,075
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $8,854
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $6,869
Oct 25th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $5,343

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.


  • Just what we needed!

    on 24/09/2018

    All very relaxing and peaceful with very good eating,drinking,golfing,walking,villages.

  • Great Stay!

    on 04/08/2018

    Overall, the accommodations were excellent. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless. The lounges and dining areas were well equipped. The swimming pool was a huge relief because we were in France during the middle of the heat wave, with temperatures in the mid-909's.

  • Spectacular Property

    on 15/08/2017

    We have recently had our annual trip to Chateau De La Guerinche. We love the chateau and the location. It is something special to wake up to the spectacular views from the bedrooms both in Summer and Winter. The property is well maintained and it’s size makes accommodating a party of 8 - 12 work well. Activity wise great area for cycling, walking and horse riding and for those less active a good book by the pool or sitting on the terrace is hard to beat.

  • Utter luxury in a perfect location

    on 24/07/2017

    Just back from a blissful few days at this gorgeous, authentic chateau in the heart of Perigord. The ancient building is exquisite and so romantic, with a tower, beautiful terraces and gardens, stunning unspoiled views and simple, chic interiors. So calm and peaceful, yet only 5 mins from the nearest town where everything is available. Lovely pool with a shady pergola perfect for an afternoon siesta followed by a glass or two of rose as the sun goes down! The owners have really thought of everything to make their guests comfortable and we are already looking forward to a return visit...

  • Our holiday at the Chateau was wonderful

    on 25/09/2016

    Our holiday at the Chateau was wonderful, the chateau itself was very nice
    just as you would expect it was been updated but you still felt as if you were back in time in a very grand house. The grounds were exceptional very well kept, the grandchildren loved the swimming pool. The whole house was very accommodating for our four grandchildren and six adults, very spacious as you would expect so we could all have our free space if wanted. Although not within walking distance to the closest village this did not stop us going in the car. Perfect holiday and a lovely way to spend a special birthday.

  • Magical is the only way to describe it

    on 02/05/2010

    Thank you for allowing our group the pleasure of staying at your wonderful Chateau we had a brilliant week, Patricia was very helpful and Elizabeth provided 3 wonderful meals, magical is the only way to describe it

  • The 2 weeks were undoubtedly magical

    on 23/04/2010

    The 2 weeks were undoubtedly magical. The pictures are so beautiful. We will always think of La Guerinche and Thiviers with the fondest memories.

  • We had a dream vacation!

    on 23/04/2010

    We had a dream vacation!! no other way to express it.

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