Chateau Les Tourelles

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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As you approach Château Les Tourelles along the incredible driveway you will be in awe of the beauty around you as the hill rises, surrounded by acres of woodland and glorious views of the Dordogne valley and river. Yet it’s not just the setting of this 17th château that will inspire you – step inside and discover a luxuriously appointed fairy-tale castle that will exceed your expectations in so many ways.

The new owners of Château Les Tourelles have recently transformed this hilltop castle into a place of remarkable period charm, retaining so many historic features whilst modernising each of the nine sumptuous en suite bedrooms. Gather with family and friends in the grand salon with its extraordinary furnishings and ancient paintings, prepare feasts fit for royalty in the fully modernised vaulted kitchen, then dine by candle-light beneath the medieval chandelier in the original period dining room. Upstairs, seek solitude in the incredible library with its historic bookshelves and leather furnishings – it even features a desk where it’s said that in the early 19th century the US Ambassador to France wrote letters to the then President of the USA. 

There are nine air-conditioned bedrooms, each one splendidly themed and beautiful modern bathrooms have been added. Look out for one of the bedrooms inspired by Versailles with opulent furnishings, triple plush carpets and marble tiling, another with original tapestry wallpaper and 18th century artwork or admire the bedroom designed in the colours of Provence with a romantic stand-alone bath with 360 degrees valley views. The Royal Suite is possibly the most magnificent with its stain glass windows, original stencilled walls and a grand copper bathtub.

Outside, dine al-fresco in the inviting courtyard, relax by the cliff-side swimming pool and wander around the glorious gardens taking in the mesmerising views of the Dordogne valley. The 32-hectare estate also includes vast woodland, old stone walls and the ruins of an ancient church up on the hill. Follow the private hiking paths through the forest, discovering flora, fauna and maybe even wild boars. Walk down to the banks of the Dordogne river for a picnic in idyllic surroundings.

To add to the sense of luxury, VIP services can be arranged from a champagne reception to daily breakfasts and a chef service. You can 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 late autumn; 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 luxury French château experience.   

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is only featured in the bedrooms
  • There are two caretakers who live in separate houses on the estate 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

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Chateau Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Grand salon with comfortable sofas, large decorative fireplace, historic furnishings and painted ceilings
-    Period dining room with large decorative fireplace, medieval chandelier, original fleur-de-lis tiles and dining table for up to 20 guests
-    Modernised period kitchen with vaulted ceilings, well-equipped including gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, American fridge, coffee maker and toaster. Long dining table and doors leading to al-fresco dining courtyard
-    Guest WC x 2

First Floor

-    Historic library with sound-system, high-painted ceilings, original book shelves with 17th- 19th century books and large chandelier
-   Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, mirrored antique furniture and en suite bathroom in turret with walk-in shower 
-    Bedroom 2 with super king-size leather bed, Dordogne river and valley views and en suite bathroom with double sink and walk-in shower
-    Bedroom 3 with four-poster double bed and en suite art-deco style bathroom with walk-in shower
-    Bedroom 4 with super king-size bed, opulent furnishings and en suite marble bathroom with double sink and shower
-    Bedroom 5 with king-size bed, flamboyant furnishings and en suite marble bathroom with walk-in shower

Second Floor  

-    Bedroom 6 with super king-size bed, furnishings inspired by Provence and en suite bathroom in turret (via five narrow steps) with stand alone bath, hand-held shower, double sink and panoramic valley views
-    Bedroom 7 with twin beds, tapestry wallpaper, valley and river views and en suite bathroom with double sink and walk-in shower 
-    Bedroom 8 with super-king bed, hand-carved furnishings, discreet WC behind the armoire-style door and en suite bathroom with shower, double sink and stain glass windows
-    Royal Suite (Bedroom 9) refurbished to original style. Bedroom with super king-size double bed, discreet LED lighting and stain glass window. Living room with sofas and copper stand-alone bath. En suite bathroom with shower and stain glass window

Outside Grounds

-    Cliff-top swimming pool on two levels (shallow children’s pool area and main pool, 5x7m, depth: up to 2.5m). Features two safety alarms and is enclosed by walled and fenced area
-    Sun-loungers and umbrellas
-    Pool house with bar area, shower and WC
-    Large enclosed courtyard with al-fresco dining area and LED lighting
-    Barbecue
-    Water feature in courtyard with pond and 5m high waterfall
-    Al-fresco dining terrace with Dordogne valley views
-    Cliff top al-fresco lounge area
-    Yoga centre and meditation deck (overlooking forests)
-    Gym and wellness centre with steam room and zen waterfall
-    Chateau gardens
-    Extensive grounds (32 hectares) featuring private hiking paths, woodland, stone walls, wells and ruins of a Roman church

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Bathrobes
-    Gym
-    Yoga centre and meditation deck (overlooking forests)
-    Wellness centre and gym
-    Trampoline
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Les Tourelles
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <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.

The nearest village is around a 15-minute walk through the forests or just five minutes in the car – here you will find a boulangerie as well as a small grocery store with some fresh produce as well as other basics. Furthermore, at the end of the château’s winding drive is a charming little bar and restaurant which has live music on a Friday evening. Also within walking distance is somewhere to hire bikes and kayaks.

For a good choice of restaurants, artisan shops, lovely cafes as well as a supermarket, head to Souillac (13km), about a 15 to 20-minute drive away. Don’t miss the Friday morning market 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 (or 15-min walk through forest))

Nearest Town Souillac/Sarlat-la-Canéda

(13km/17km)

Nearest Restaurant Small bar/restaurant

(At the end of the château's drive )

Nearest Shop Bakery/small grocery store

(2-3km (or 15-min walk through forest))

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)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool

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
  • Small Drinks Welcome Pack Included (wine and soft drinks)
  • 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 included at this property:

- Small drinks welcome pack including wine, water and soft drinks

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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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 including bath robes.
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.
Changeover day Friday.
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.
Pets welcome? No.
Other Ts and Cs The maximum number of guests is 20, including children and babies (the exact number of guests must be communicated at the time of booking). An additional three beds can be requested for children as well as a cot.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open all year round. 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights (peak season) or 3 nights at other times.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2020 - May 31st 2021 £9,903
May 31st 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 £12,509
Aug 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £9,903
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 £9,903

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2020 - May 31st 2021 €10,213
May 31st 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 €12,900
Aug 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €10,213
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 €10,213

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2020 - May 31st 2021 $12,028
May 31st 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 $15,193
Aug 31st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $12,028
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 21st 2022 $12,028

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

Reviews

  • Breathtaking transformation!

    Posted by Alexandra on 07/09/2020

    A truly magical fairytale castle overlooking the Dordogne in a vast area of private grounds. There is an enchanting walk to Carlux and a little climb up to some ancient ruins up above the Château. The owners are extremely friendly, generous and kind. I cannot capture in photographs the reflection of the breathtaking transformation they have created! Dressing gowns, towels, pillowcases and even aprons are finely embroidered and each room has a different theme furnished accordingly. The attention to detail in every part of the house and surroundings is utterly stunning and beyond anyone's imagination.

  • The experience and memories will stay with you

    Posted by Jazz on 26/08/2020

    Luxury these days is ostentatious and expensive. If you are bored of gimmicks, the look at me photos, and shows of flamboyance and want to return to a time when it meant doing something rare, something magical and getting great pleasure then this is it. As a workaholic, I was only meant to stay a few days but I cancelled my trip to Rome without any sense of guilt. You know when something is special.
    The grandness of the chateau hits you as you drive through woods to its door. It is a huge palace but when you walk into the kitchen you instantly feel at ease, a sense of calm and belonging as if you have always lived here. The vastness means you can go hide but also easily fall into one of many rooms to join in the chatter and the laughter; the odd glass in hand.
    The ambience makes you appreciate spending time with friends and loved ones. This is not an escape. It is a return to reality. To nature, to walks in the woods, to scrabbling up steep hilly banks to find Roman ruins. An adult returning to childhood freedom. Losing yourself into another world.
    All the bedrooms have their own individual character. I slept in the Venetian Room. I know nice sheets but these were really nice sheets. I slid into sleep every night. Everything is top quality but you don’t need an engineering degree to turn on the shower. It is so pleasantly gadget free.
    Let’s face it, every luxury hotel, every luxury spa, every special Swedish cream; it’s all the same bought from the same store, boring and instantly forgettable. But this is simplicity, beauty and elegance. The experience and memories will stay with you.

  • 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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