Chateau | 13 bedrooms | sleeps 29
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Durantey. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper from Farrow and Ball, and furnished with antiques and works of art. All bathrooms are of the highest standard, using brands such as Lefroy Brooks and Sottini and bed linen and towels from Frette. Each bedroom has a TV, DVD and telephone.
Chateau Durantey is set in 12 acres of beautifully kept gardens, complete with fruit orchards, a swimming pool and badminton court. Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner can be taken on the terrace overlooking the picturesque village of Lanouaille, or alternatively a candle lit dinner can be enjoyed in the sumptuous dining room.
The Chateau Durantey is an historic landmark in French history. This was once the palatial home of Marashal Bugeaud, the Duke d'Isly. This chateau was actually given to him as a token of appreciation for his dedication to France. The Duke served under Napoleon and was most noted for plotting the victorious Algerian war in 1836. His influence on French history is evident in the numerous statues and landmarks named after him in France. PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.
|Size||Sleeps up to 29, 13 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Rouffiac 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 59 km, Nearest railway: St Yrieux 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||13 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (12), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 26|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The Chateau Durantey discreet elegance is reflected in the comfort of its rooms. From parquets floors and wood panelling to impressive marble fireplaces and period furnishing. Each suite is tastefully decorated with Farrow and Ball colours, and are spacious and comfortable with magnificent king sized beds and luxurious and generous sized en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and come equipped with flat screen televisions with satellite television, DVD players and telephones, making your stay even more relaxing and comfortable. Please note all rooms are non-smoking.
Basement: Large kitchen, wine cellar.
Ground floor: Large formal drawing room, 2 formal dining rooms, a superb modern well equipped kitchen, a library, television room, a fully equipped office, 2 loos, and a large terrace with garden furniture for up to 40 people.
First floor: 2 huge suites (double bedrooms, a sitting room and en-suite bathrooms), and 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Second floor: 7 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1 shower room.
General: There is a new alarm system and smoke alarm throughout the chateau which is connected to the police. The chateau has a washing room. All the appliances whether they be in the kitchen or sitting room are modern and of the highest quality.
|Further details outdoors||
There is 12 acres of park land for you to wander, a swimming pool (12x6m) with fence and alarm, 12 luxurious sun beds with tables, table tennis, badminton, bicycles and a BBQ area for 40 guests. The gardens are surrounded by a wall and fence so children and animals can run free!
PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The countryside is dramatic with numerous quaint towns & villages dotted throughout the region as well as countless chateaux, caves, view points & museums. Take in the markets that overflow with local produce such as foie gras, truffles, walnuts, duck & goose. Bergerac is a delightful city that lies on the riverbank of the Dordogne. The old town is lovely to wander through with its medieval houses & fountains on the street corners.
Sarlat should be explored via the cool and shady lanes & courtyards to the rear of the cathedral. The central square hosts a fantastic Saturday market for flowers, goie gras, truffles & other local produce. The prehistoric painted caves of Les Eyzies and Lascaux are very popular as a day trip. Canoeing in the Dordogne river is possible and is well suited to beginners who just want to cruise downstream for half a day soaking up the atmosphere.
Within 15 minutes of the chateau there is a lake (with beach sand) for fishing, water skiing and canooing. There are also local tennis courts and horse riding facilities. Wine tastings can be held at Chateau with a local sommeliers. The region is famous for foie gras, walnuts and truffle. It is worth visiting Perigeux, a beautiful town with a famous cathedral and markets (40 minutes away) and Hautefort, one of Dordognes most famous castles with beautiful gardens 15 minutes away. The owners will be happy to provide more information about area if wanted. Within walking distance of the chateau one can find 2 bakeries, 1 butcher, 1 supermarket and there's an outdoor market once a week in the village. There are large supermarkets in St Yrieux. Within 15 minutes there are several excellent restaurants.