Domaine Claria

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Sleeps: 32 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Chateaux & Castles
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space

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This 17th century French château and renovated stables are set within vast grounds with two swimming pools, located in the Lot-et-Garonne only 1.5km from a medieval village with an impressive castle and pretty lake.

The history of the main château dates back to the late 1600s when it is said that a local duke built the house for the woman he loved (and later married), the cousin of King Louis XIV. The rich heritage of the château remains this day with high ceilings, spacious rooms and many traditional features. It feels like an authentic family home, furnished and styled simply yet comfortably with six pretty bedrooms sleeping 16 guests. Arrange a cook to prepare meals for you as you relax in the salon and children play upstairs in the large games room with toys, ping-pong, board games and a little puppet theatre.  

The château terrace is a grand spot to gather for al-fresco meals whilst the 16m long swimming pool sits proudly in the garden below. The open countryside vistas of the Lot-et-Garonne landscapes are wonderful.

The neighbouring 17th century stables have been charmingly restored to sleep a further 16 guests across three dwellings. In an L-shape, each of the three stables has its own open-plan lounge, dining and small kitchen area. Stables I and II each have three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite) whilst Stables III has two bedrooms and a bathroom. They all exude character, charm and an air of simplicity with rustic décor and furnishings alongside a restful ambience.

What’s more, there is a second swimming pool set close to the stables, and each stable dwelling has its own terrace and barbecue. Look out for splashes of summer colour, trees and lavender across the glorious open grounds.

The domaine is set on a country road leading to a picturesque village only 1.5km away. It’s such a pretty place to discover with half-timbered houses, medieval lanes, a weekly Farmer’s market and a handful of restaurants and shops. Admire the village’s Renaissance castle before taking a walk by the gorgeous lake with picnic benches.   

Appreciate the beauty of the Lot-et-Garonne as you visit bastide market towns such as Castillonnès, Miramont-de-Guyenne, Villeréal and Monflanquin, for example. Canoe or kayak along the Dropt and Lot rivers and potter around atmospheric markets looking out for a range of delicious local produce (tomatoes from Marmande, Tonneins ham, Agen prunes steeped in Armagnac and so on).

Wine-lovers should head to the vineyards of Duras, Château de Monbazillac and even Saint-Émilion or spend time exploring the Dordogne with nearby Eymet only 9km away as well as idyllic Issigeac and Monpazier within easy reach. Soak up the splendour of Bergerac’s old town and beautiful architecture before taking a traditional gabarre vessel along the Dordogne for a truly relaxing day out. 

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What you should know…

  • The domaine sleeps up to 32 guests across the main château (16 guests) and the stables (three separate dwellings sleeping another 16 guests). Please see the 'Property Layout' for further details.
  • They can also be booked separately - see Écuries Claria and Château Claria.
  • Families are warmly welcomed and there is a huge play/games area upstairs in the château. If staying with young guests, please note that the château's cellar steps are not suitable for children and care should be taken by the traditional low windows upstairs.
  • Furthermore, children (and adults alike) are not allowed to sit or step on the very low walls of the main terrace (above the château's swimming pool). Children should be carefully supervised outside across the unenclosed grounds.
  • Short stays are available on request.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Château Interiors (700m2, two storeys, 16 guests)

-    Hallway
-    Living room (58m2)
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and fridge
-    Billiard room (with steps to cellar)
-    Library/study
-    3 x bedrooms with double bed and single bed
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed
-    Bedroom with three single beds
-    4 x bathrooms (two en suite) with bath and/or shower
-    Large upstairs games room/lounge (250m2)

Two of the bedrooms are en suite and on the ground floor.

Château Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (16x6m, depth: 0.9-2.8m) with safety fencing. Open approximately April to October
-    Large elevated terrace with dining table and chairs (low stone walls)
-    Barbecue
-    Large garden/grounds (unenclosed)
-    Badminton set
-    Driveway and parking (shared with the stables)

Château Facilities

-    High-speed Wi-Fi
-    Fireplace
-    Portable fans
-    TV 
-    Board games and toys
-    Puppet theatre
-    Books
-    Badminton set
-    Table tennis
-    Security cameras
-    Hairdryer
-    Washing machine and dryer (in cellar)

Écuries Interiors (three separate dwellings)

-    Entrance hallway leading to Stables I and Stables II

Stables I Interiors (6 guests, 125m2, single storey)

-    Open-plan lounge and dining area
-    Open-plan small kitchen including Nespresso machine
-    Terrace and barbecue
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower 
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
-    Separate WC

Stables II Interiors (6 guests, 135m2, two storeys)

-    Open-plan living and dining area (can be connected to Stables II)
-    Open-plan small kitchen including Nespresso machine
-    Terrace and barbecue
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower 
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (upstairs)
-    Separate WC

Stables III (4 guests, 100m2, two storeys)

-    Open-plan lounge and dining area
-    Open-plan small kitchen including Nespresso machine
-    Terrace and barbecue
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with shower and sink
-    Separate WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (upstairs)

Écuries Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10x5m, depth: 1.5m) with safety fencing. Open approximately April to October
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers
-    Individual terraces with table and chairs
-    Barbecues
-    Large garden/grounds (unenclosed)
-    Driveway and parking (shared with the château)

Écuries Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Security cameras (outward facing)

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Claria
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Domaine Claria enjoys a rural setting bordering farmland and countryside landscapes in the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne, close to the Dordogne border around half an hour south of Bergerac.  

The château and its converted stables are set within vast unenclosed grounds just off a country road leading to a picturesque village. You can drive or walk (no pavement) to the village in around 1.5km where you will find a handful of useful shops (grocery store, bakery, pharmacy), restaurants, an impressive Renaissance castle and a charming Farmer’s market on a Saturday morning. Take a stroll along the medieval lanes admiring half-timbered houses then stop off on a bench by the pretty lake popular with nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts (a permit is needed).

Bike hire can be arranged in the village, there are tennis courts there too whilst canoeing and kayaking can be found along the Dropt River near La Sauvetat-du-Dropt (13km)/ Allemans-du-Dropt (17km) or along the Dordogne and Lot rivers.

There are good sized supermarkets near the local historic towns of Miramont-de-Guyenne (11km) and Castillonnès (13km) as well as bustling markets (Tuesday morning for Castillonnès and Monday morning for Miramont-de-Guyenne). Close to Miramont-de-Guyenne, find more fishing opportunities at Lac du Saut du Loup as well as nature walks and a play area.

Driving north to the Dordogne department, Eymet (9km) is an attractive bastide village near the Dropt River with an atmospheric Thursday morning market. Other gorgeous villages across the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne include Issigeac (20km), home to an especially lovely market on a Sunday morning alongside Villeréal (26km) and the famous bastide towns of Monflanquin (31km) and Monpazier (40km), both classified as two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Discover wine-tasting around Duras (28km), Bergerac (30km) and Château de Monbazillac (23km) or venture further afield to the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion (72km), an enchanting hilltop top with a rich heritage. Meanwhile, the grand city of Bordeaux (120km), so famed for its wines and history, is less than two hours away by car.

This location is also ideal for keen gastronomes with wonderful restaurants, delightful markets and even summer night markets all showcasing the best produce of this region. Larger markets take place in Marmande, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Bergerac, all within a 40-minute drive. Depending on the season, look out for Agen prunes, truffles, cepes, tomatoes, strawberries, asparagus, melons, walnuts, ham and of course the country’s iconic foie gras.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(28km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport

(124km)

Nearest Train Station Marmande/Bergerac

(32km/35km)

Nearest Village Medieval village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant In the village

(1.5km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store and other shops in the village

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(11km)

Nearest Town Miramont-de-Guyenne/Castillonnès

(11km/13km)

Nearest Golf Golf Vigiers

(28km)

Nearest Tennis Local village

(1.8km)

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

Domaine Claria welcomes families warmly. Indeed, the owners and their children often stay here over the years and they have created a fantastic play lounge on the first floor with table-tennis, board games, toys and a puppet theatre. Downstairs, teens can enjoy a game of billiard and there is a badminton set to play in the garden. There are of course two swimming pools, one by the main château and the other by the stables.

Enjoy a stroll around the village lake, around 1.5km away, and stop off for a picnic on a little bench whilst looking out for rare birds. There is also an impressive castle in the village (occasionally open to visitors), a tennis club and bike hire. Around a 10-minute drive away is a larger lake, Lac du Saut du Loup, perfect for nature walks (there is also a play area here).

In the summer months you should find canoeing and kayaking along the Dropt, Dordogne and Lot rivers as well as lovely boat trips along the Dordogne from Bergerac.

Meanwhile, spend the day at one of the tree-top activity centres, Des-chênes-toi Aventure (35km) or Parc en Ciel (42km) or admire the animals at Parc du Griffon (31km), also home to other summer activities.

The caves, play area and woodland walks of La Grotte de Lastournelle is another family trip to consider or if you adore theme parks then note that Walygator Sud-Ouest is located near Agen, just over an hour away.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Theme park
  • Zoo
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Caves/Pre-historic site
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-site Massages and Beauty Treatments 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):

- Private chef
- Catering
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Babysitting
- On-site massages
- Beauty treatments

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

Small weddings/events (for up to 32 guests) may be hosted at Domaine Claria on request. Please enquire 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.



Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €7000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Up to €200 per week energy usage is included. After this, the cost of additional energy is billed and payable directly to the owner based on meter readings (which are taken on arrival and when you depart).
Heating costs included? Please see 'Energy Costs' above for details.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? No, please bring your own.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €410, payable locally via bank transfer. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable directly to the owner by bank transfer (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. 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 7 nights - short stays available on request, please enquire for more details.
Changeover day Saturday (July/August) or flexible at other times.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair can be requested in advance. The estate has four baby travel cots and at least two highchairs. Please bring your own cot linen.
Other Ts and Cs Small weddings and special events (max 32 guests) are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that children (and adults alike) are not allowed to sit or step on the very low walls of the main terrace (above the château's swimming pool).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £8,272
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £10,982
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £10,982
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £13,858
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £10,982
Oct 12th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 £8,272
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £6,492
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £9,549
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £10,982
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 23rd 2025 £6,492
Mar 23rd 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 £8,272
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £10,982
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 £10,982
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £13,858
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 £10,982
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £8,272

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €8,937
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €11,864
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €11,864
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €14,971
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €11,864
Oct 12th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 €8,937
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €7,014
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €10,316
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €11,864
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 23rd 2025 €7,014
Mar 23rd 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 €8,937
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €11,864
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 €11,864
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €14,971
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 €11,864
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €8,937

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $9,521
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $12,640
Jul 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $12,640
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $15,949
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $12,640
Oct 12th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 $9,521
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $7,472
Dec 14th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $10,990
Dec 28th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $12,640
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 23rd 2025 $7,472
Mar 23rd 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 $9,521
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $12,640
Jul 1st 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 $12,640
Jul 13th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $15,949
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 12th 2025 $12,640
Oct 12th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $9,521

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

  • Charming

    on 21/03/2024

    What a wonderful two week holiday enjoyed by all from aged 4 to 65. Something for everyone to do.
    Domaine Claria was charming with wonderful surroundings and so peaceful at night under the starlit sky.

  • We shall be back!

    on 09/09/2023

    We were made to feel very welcome; the caretaker took good care of us. Flowers in the house was a nice touch and appreciated. The house is extremely large; it was clean and had all that we required. We enjoyed local markets and the scenery is stunning as you drive to the house from Bergerac. Thank you. The overall experience was excellent. We shall be back!

  • Wonderful house

    on 10/08/2023

    What a lovely stay in this wonderful house. Spacious, well equipped, and full of history, it is ideally located to discover the area. We enjoyed our trip to discover the Dordogne valley and its medieval castles (Bonaguil, Beynac, or Biron) but also the stunning view of nice villages like Monpazier or Villéreal. Then to fully accommodate the cultural trip, here comes the 'cuisine' element : foie gras and good wine being so close to Bergerac, Monbazillac and Saint Emilion! To balance this busy vacation stay, it was great to relax feeling at home, swimming in the pool while sunset gave outstanding colours to the sky.

  • Very good

    on 29/09/2022

    Very good stay, would do it again!

  • Magnificent

    on 27/09/2022

    The place is magnificent. Thank you for the faultless welcome, the quality of the facilities and the decor.

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