Chateau de Camiller
Farmhouse | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 22
Chateau de Camiller is a 17th century property set on one of the most beautiful plateaux of the Massif Central, Le Plateau de Mille Vaches. The Chateau de Camiller is surrounded by breathtaking scenery of forests, mountains and the beautiful Dordogne Valley.
With accommodation for up to 16 adults and 6 children, it's the perfect venue for a castle vacation for a large group of family & friends. This is a great value and unforgettable holiday experience – the Chateau de Camiller is full of atmosphere from the fireplaces to the Rapunzel tower.
Every room has its own atmosphere and they have all been recently refurbished with new curtains and cushions combining beautifully with the original furniture of the chateau, the antique sleigh beds and lots of Persian rugs to create a real feeling of cosiness and charm.
All the rooms are centrally heated and very cosy in the winter..... and in the summer, very cool, as the walls of this ancient chateau are many feet thick and the windows open on both sides of the house enabling cooling breezes to blow right through the house. The owners live in an annexe apartment on site so are there to offer any help should you need it.
The grounds are safe for the children; there is a dramatic fenced swimming pool, and plenty of space. The Chateau de Camiller can also be used for corporate incentive groups, small gatherings, courses and workshops.
|Size||Sleeps up to 22, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 90 km, Nearest railway: Brive 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 24|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
- Large sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, a small library of books
- Large, wide screen TV with English channels and DVD player
- Fully equipped kitchen retaining all original features in addition to copper pots, cosy armchairs, antique cupboards and a grandfather clock!
- Dining room is very atmospheric and highly conducive to long dinner parties by candlelight! Seating up to 24 people
- Every bedroom has its own atmosphere and they have all been recently refurbished with new curtains and cushions and antique sleigh beds
- Two double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
- The rest of the bedrooms have shared bathroom facilities
- Excellent showers with plenty of hot water
- Play room with children's books, toys and games
- Table-football table, collapsible ping pong table and a snooker table
|Further details outdoors|
On the ground floor there is a wonderful dining room, with exposed beams and a stone fireplace. The kitchen seems to be a hub for the chateau guests, with all the mod cons. There is a large sitting room with fireplace, library, DVD and TV. There is also an elegant salon and playroom with a table tennis table and snooker table. There are two ground floor bedrooms, a double and a triple with adjoining WC.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms, sleeping 11 guests in 2 doubles, 3 twins and a triple. 5 of the bedrooms are very large and many of the single beds are sleigh beds which can comfortably sleep extra children. Each room has its own unique atmosphere and lovely view. They are all furnished with original furniture that has been in the house for generations. There is a large bathroom on the stair landing with a roll top bath and wooden floors and 2 further bathrooms, one en-suite to the master bedroom. All the bathrooms have modern showers and baths and there is plenty of hot water.
The Château de Camiller is set in 32 acres of grounds in which one can soak up the sun and enjoy the sounds and sights of rural life. The grounds are made up of a large garden, the alarmed and fenced private swimming pool (15x7m), open fields, a stream and a small wood. There are spectacular views from every angles. At the rear of the chateau, there is a large grass terrace with refectory tables. Here you can enjoy meals in the shade of the tall trees.
- The Chateau is set in 32 acres of gardens, fields, woods and open land
- Large grassy terrace at the back of the house where you can enjoy outdoor eating at long tables under shady trees
- 15x10 metre saltwater swimming pool for relaxing days in the French sunshine. Pool alarm and a fence for toddlers.
- Beautiful Rapunzel tower and a chapel with a confessional!
- Free parking
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The Limousin/Auvergne region
Collonges la Rouge is renowned as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is built entirely of red stone. Romanesque churches & turreted manor houses make this village well worth a visit. Nearby Turenne (11km away) is a charming city that is overlooked by an impressive chateau with views all over the surrounding countryside.
The regional park ‘Plateau de Millevaches’ contains a vast amount of hills, rivers & slopes making it a hiker’s paradise. Old villages line the edge of the park, where you take refuge after a long day’s walking.
Numerous rivers & lakes provide a whole range of water sports including sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing and water-skiing. Fishing enthusiasts will also enjoy the abundance of trout in the streams & brooks.
Limoges should be visited for its specialist enamel and porcelain and Aubusson for its tapestries.
The Regional Park of Auvergne Volcanoes has an astonishing amount of flora & fauna and 10 thermal spa areas within the ancient volcanoes.
Whether you walk, cycle or drive, you will without going far, experience a sense of tranquility, space and openness amongst the rolling hills, lakes and forests that make up this spectacular countryside. There is very little traffic and it is possible to drive for long periods without meeting any other vehicles. In fact, you are more likely to come across deer, wild boar and other wildlife.
Cycling around the lanes and lakes is a great way to see the countryside - the chateau has some bicycles for its guests and additional bicycles can be hired locally. One of the favourite bike rides is to the Lac de Feyt. This beautiful lake is only a stone’s throw from the chateau and its beach is monitored by lifeguards. There are boats for hire, tennis courts and a small restaurant.
A mere ten minutes drive from the chateau is horse riding. Further afield, there are many other pursuits including golf, hot-air ballooning, hang gliding and canoeing on the Dordogne which is just twenty minutes away in Argentat. There is also an excellent Aqua Park twenty minutes drive away which provides hours of fun for children.
Beyond Argentat you can explore the Dorgogne Valley which is full of fascinating villages, chateaux and caves. The ruins of the medieval fortress, Tours de Merle are well worth a visit. To the west are a group of villages identified as being amongst ‘Les plus belles villages de France’. There are for example, the “red town”, Collonges Le Rouge and Turenne, a 15th century village whose high pitched roofs surround two castles from which the foothills of the Massif Central can be seen.
Also to the west is the Dordogne Valley which has a wealth of picturesque towns and villages such as Argentat, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, La Roche Canillac, Loubressac, Autoire, Carennac and Martel. The Chateau de Bac, Chateau de Soulages, Chateau de Rieu, the Chateau de Val and the Chateau Rilhac-Xaintrie are all close by and the citadel of Rocamadour is only 50 minutes drive.
The Lower Dordogne and its various attractions are only an hour away. These include the famous cave paintings of Lascaux, and La Chapelle aux Saints where the oldest Neanderthal skeleton was discovered in 1908.
The Cahors, Bergerac and Bordeaux wine regions are also within easy reach. An hour and a half away is the Massif Central mountain range and its ski resorts, so it is possible to drive for a day’s skiing.
Cultural activities and events take place in many of the towns nearby with concerts and performances throughout the summer. The famous Festival of Sedieres is held in the nearby Chateau de Sedieres. This music, film and art festival is held over a six week period beginning in mid July.
Markets and fairs are held throughout the year and timetables are available from the tourist office in the local village of St Privat or online. If you are in search of gastronomic delights, there are numerous restaurants which serve delicious local dishes such as foie gras, truffles, walnuts, cassoulet, confit de canard and Cabecou cheese. A guide listing the best of these restaurants is available for guests.
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