Chateau Les Tourelles

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9
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Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and get:
- VIP Airport Lounge Passes
- Welcome Hamper
- Up to £100 off a Private Chef Meal
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As you approach Château Les Tourelles along the incredible driveway you will be in awe of the beauty surrounding you as the hill rises. This 17th century château offers guests the chance to stay in a fairy-tale castle with wonderful views of the Dordogne valley and river.

Beautifully restored in the style of the French Renaissance, you will feel like royalty in this stately home. Romantic turrets with mesmerising views, coats of arms in the magnificent library, a dining room fit for a feast with its painted ceilings and a welcoming living room with its huge fireplace; this castle is filled with outstanding character and charm. Upstairs, nine impressive en suite bedrooms can sleep up to 15 guests, each room richly decorated with its own individuality and style.

Outside you can relax by the cliff-side swimming pool with its shallow end for children or wander around the glorious gardens taking in the mesmerising views. There are many spots where you can sit and relax or gather together on magical summer days for long lunches in the al-fresco dining area looking out at superb views of the Dordogne valley.

The 30-hectare estate also includes ancient woodland, old stone walls and the ruins of a 12th century church up on the hill. Follow the private hiking paths through the forest, discovering flora, fauna and maybe even wild boars. Wander down to the banks of the Dordogne river for a picnic in idyllic surroundings.

VIP services can be arranged if you wish from a champagne reception to daily breakfasts and a chef service. You may even be picked up by a helicopter and taken straight to your castle or luxury car transfers can be booked. Picnic hampers, cooking classes, wine-tasting at the château and even truffle hunting in the winter; the welcoming caretakers onsite will help you achieve the holiday of your dreams.

You are perfectly positioned to explore the Perigord Noir and all its allure. Gastronomic restaurants are within a short drive and some of the region’s most idyllic villages and towns are close by such as Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Sarlat. Visit endless châteaux, delightful markets, pre-historic caves and beautiful gardens, there is so much to see and do in this enchanting region.

In an astounding location in the Dordogne, this really is the ultimate French château experience. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There are two caretakers who live on the property and they are there to ensure that guests have everything they need 
  • To help you unplug, Wi-Fi only reaches some areas of the château
  • Please note the maximum number of guests is 15
  • The owners are working on upgrading some bedrooms and bathrooms and extra facilities may be added for 2020...watch this space! 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room with grand fire-place and painted ceilings
-    Formal period dining room with painted ceilings
-    Vaulted kitchen, well-equipped including kitchen island

First and Second Floors

-    Library with coats of arms and 25ft ceiling
-    9 x bedrooms with en suite shower or bathrooms

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (children’s pool area and main pool, 5x7m, depth: 50cm-5m). Open approximately May to September. Fenced-in with safety gate
-    Al-fresco dining area with Dordogne valley views
-    Courtyard dining area
-    BBQ
-    Bikes
-    Extensive grounds (30 hectares) featuring woodland, stone walls, wells and ruins of 12th century church

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV
-    Bikes
-    Children’s games and toys
-    Table tennis
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Les Tourelles
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Reached by a breathtaking driveway, Château Les Tourelles is set in 30 hectares of glorious grounds featuring forests, hills and amazing views of the Dordogne river and valley. Explore the estate, discover local flora, wander through the ancient woods and you may even come across wild boars. There’s old stone walls, wells and even the ruins of a 12th century church.  You can walk down to the Dordogne river and enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river, looking over towards another impressive castle on the other side.

There are a couple of villages nearby, each side of the river, one with an excellent boulangerie, the other with a handful of places to eat and there are even more shops and a supermarket in Souillac (13km). Don’t miss the Friday morning market in Souillac and take time to visit the lovely Abbey Sainte-Marie. Golf-lovers will appreciate the Résidence Souillac Golf & Country Club, around a 25-minute drive away.

Gourmands can experience some of the region's very best cuisine at one of the many restaurants within a short drive, ranging from rustic establishments serving regional fare to high-end cuisine at one of the nine Michelin-rated establishments nearby.

Follow the Dordogne river west and you will soon reach famous villages such as Domme (20km), La Roque-Gageac (21km) and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (27km). Visit idyllic castles such as Château de Beynac and discover beautiful gardens such as those in Eyrignac or the Jardins de Marqueyssac in Vézac. Hire canoes for a day exploring the Dordogne or have picnics by the riverside; this is the Perigord Noir at its very best.

The famous town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (17km) is also within easy reach. It’s well known for its foie-gras and truffles and has a wonderful weekly market on a Saturday as well as gastronomic shops and gourmet restaurants. The historic architecture is incredible and you can spend hours exploring the narrow lanes of the old town.

Saint-Amand-de-Coly (30km) to the north, classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, is an ideal place to visit alongside the pre-historic Lascaux caves near Montignac (35km). You are also near the border with the Lot department which is filled with yet more beautiful villages such as Gourdon (18km) with its charming honey-coloured houses and Rocamadour (38km), an amazing place to visit. Wine-lovers could even travel as far as Cahors (60km) and its vineyards which produce some of the finest wines in the world.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport

(33km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac

(90km)

Nearest Village

(2-3km)

Nearest Town/City Souillac/Sarlat-la-Canéda

(13km/17km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2-3km)

Nearest Supermarket Souillac

(13km)

Nearest Golf Résidence Souillac Golf & Country Club

(19km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Canoeing or kayaking along the Dordogne river, long walks through ancient forests or even hot-air balloon rides across magnificent landscapes – the Perigord Noir and beyond offers so much for children of all ages.

There are of course a wealth of caves to explore across the region with the famous pre-historic caves at Lascaux near Montignac and the Gouffre de Padirac further east. Combine a visit to the latter with Insectopia, a museum dedicated to insects!

If you love swinging through the trees then there’s a tree-top activity centre only 10km away with activities for all ages from toddlers (2+) to grown-ups! There’s also some great cycling paths, mountain biking and even rock-climbing, especially in the Lot region near Rocamadour.

In nearby Souillac you will find Quercyland, a waterpark with all sorts of water-based attractions or for rainy days you could head to the Musée de l'Automate, with its eccentric collection of old toys.

Finally, animal lovers could spend the day at La Forêt des Singes, again near Rocamadour, where you can see more than 150 Barbary macaques in a natural environment. Even closer to home is the Zoological Reserve Calviac with a great variety of animals to look at in beautiful surroundings.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Champagne Reception 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 (payable locally):

- Daily breakfast
- Champagne reception
- Catering (lunches, dinners, picnics etc)
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting at château
- In-house massages
- Concierge services
- Additional maid services
- Turn-down service
- Truffle-hunting (Jan-Feb)
- Transfers and transportation (by luxury Mercedes Veto people carrier)
- Helicopter transfers


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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner four weeks 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
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.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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.
Other Ts and Cs The maximum number of guests is 15, including children and babies. The exact number of guests must be communicated at the time of booking.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September (cooler months may be unsuitable for swimming).
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £5,387
Dec 21st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 £4,898
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £5,779
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £6,269
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £7,738
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £5,779
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £5,387
Dec 20th 2020 - May 2nd 2021 £5,877
May 2nd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £5,779
Jun 1st 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 £6,269

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,065
Dec 21st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 €5,513
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €6,506
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €7,057
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €8,711
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €6,506
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €6,065
Dec 20th 2020 - May 2nd 2021 €6,616
May 2nd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €6,506
Jun 1st 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 €7,057

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $6,744
Dec 21st 2019 - May 2nd 2020 $6,131
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $7,235
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $7,848
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $9,687
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $7,235
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $6,744
Dec 20th 2020 - May 2nd 2021 $7,357
May 2nd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $7,235
Jun 1st 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 $7,848

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

Reviews

  • Best Stay Ever!!

    Posted by Anne on 18/07/2018

    This Chateau is the most fabulous place we have ever stayed. We were 16 and everything was absolutely fabulous. There are ten bedrooms, so we had rooms that we didn't even use! We ate dinners and lunches outside (there are two different long tables, so that we were always in the shade, depending on the time of day), we spent every afternoon (and some evenings) in the pools and the kitchen and dinning room are spectacular. The house has absolutely everything you could possibly need, and some surprises like bocce, croquet, cooking tools, kids toys, board games, etc. It's spectacular and it should be impossible not to have a fabulous time. Isabelle, the owner and manager is absolutely lovely and the staff (cooks, sommelier and housekeepers are wonderful).

  • Brilliant Experience

    Posted by Tom on 15/08/2017

    We were all very impressed by the welcome that was given to us and the rapid response to any questions or requests ---especially the promised champagne and wine which was summoned up so speedily.
    It's an amazingly beautiful chateau and we had great fun there with the generous support.
    Thank you particularly for organising a splendid trip to the Domme vineyard and the excellent restaurant we lunched at afterwards.
    We had a wonderful week and particularly enjoyed the views of the Dordogne River from the bedroom windows and terraces of the chateau.
    I wish you every success with the chateau in future and thank you once again wholeheartedly for your very considerate care of our group -- and our holiday.

  • What a wonderful time we all had

    Posted by Marion A. on 21/06/2017

    What a wonderful time we all had at Chateau Les Tourelles. The house is so beautiful and well set up. And we all enjoyed meeting you. You are so welcoming and helpful. We will all remember our times sitting out in the garden having drinks and dinner with those wonderful views. And what a beautiful part of France! I can see why your parents wanted to have a place there. I have spent the last two nights in Aberdeen and it is grey and bleak. I miss the beautiful greens of Perigord and the soft, honey- coloured stone of the buildings. However, now I'm on the ferry and we sail soon for the overnight trip to the Shetland Islands. Regards, Marion

  • Un chateau magnifique

    Posted by Rebecca L. on 16/01/2017

    Bonjour Isabelle, je voudrais vous remercier beaucoup pour notre séjour au château. Nous avons passé les vacances merveilleuses. Le château est magnifique et vous étiez une hôtesse très gentille et pleine d’égards pour nous.Surtout, c’était un honneur d'avoir vu la bibliothèque. Je l’ai trouvée fascinante et avec une ambiance spéciale même sans des livres. Votre père était un homme très important. Merci pour expliquer. (Et merci, aussi, pour votre patience avec mon français! J'ai beaucoup aimé vous parler.). Bien sûr, je voudrais beaucoup revenir au château, peut-être pour mon anniversaire prochaine année en juillet. Bien amicalement, Rebecca.

  • We had a wonderful time

    Posted by KJ on 16/04/2014

    By way of feedback, I can report that we had a wonderful time at Chateau Les Tourelles, and we were well looked after by the owner. The chateau was very comfortable with everything we needed to make it a memorable holiday. Thank you for all your assistance in organising such a great location!

  • Fabulous

    Posted by Flora | Oliver's Travels on 11/03/2014

    I was lucky enough to stay at the chateau towards the tail end of last year. I absolutely agree with the review below that it's a wonderful place to stay but can also confirm that the following changes have been made:
    - A new improved wifi has been added and I had no problems with it during my stay.
    - The chateau can be cool outside of the summer months on account of the thick stone walls (but you can just turn the heating up if you need it).
    - The outdoor pool can be cold outside of the summer months (but you certainly don't need it any warmer in July & August) - it just depends if you're lucky with the weather.

  • Had a wonderful stay here.

    Posted by Anonymous User on 19/06/2012

    Had a wonderful stay here.
    Very big! & Peaceful. Grounds are massive.
    All the little handy amenities cork screw, cake tins
    etc.) are provided.
    Would have been good to bring/know: A hot water bottle
    Wireless internet reception not good if you move away from the modem bc thick walls tend not to be permeable to the WiFi signal;
    Outdoor swimming pool is very cold especially if, like us, you don't bother to put the cover on.
    REALLY lovely.

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