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Chateau de la Forge

Beautiful chateau in large private estate with 18m heated pool
Ref: 329 Douville
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated private pool
  • Comfort Rating High quality
  • 18m heated pool

We Say

Centuries-old character, timeless elegance and contemporary touches come together perfectly in this beautiful Dordogne chateau

Pricing & availability

Chateau de la Forge
6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen, bathroom & pool towels, final cleaning
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras:
  • Security deposit: GBP 1200
  • Changeover day: SUNDAY
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival is between 5pm and 7pm, departure by 10am please
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What Makes Chateau de la Forge A Great Holiday Rental

  • Beautiful, historic chateau in its own 32-acre estate
  • 18m heated pool
  • Elegant living spaces including billiard room
  • Walk to well-stocked village shop
  • Many Dordogne sites within an easy drive
  • Just 20 mn drive from Bergerac airport

Best for:

Families & friends wanting lots of for space and privacy in elegant surroundings in a classic corner of France.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers: pool protected by an electric cover
  • Teenagers: wifi; Netflix-capable TV (using your own account); large pool
  • Reduced mobility: all bedrooms are ensuite, however all are on the first floor

Anything to watch out for:

No.

Why the Perigord region?

The Perigord region has long been a magnet for visitors and you can see why: a timeless landscape, exceptional food & wine, bustling markets, beautiful villages and towns both along the Dordogne river and elsewhere - Périgueux itself, often overlooked, is stunning - not to mention its ancient history. It is a haven for walkers (there are several trails from the chateau itself), and cyclists will love the quiet lanes passing through sleepy villages. Or try the nearby lakeside beach (Neufont) and go paddle-boarding, or kayaking on the Dordogne itself to take in the region's beauty from the river.

Accommodation

Tastefully & thoughtfully renovated 17th century chateau, the epitome of elegance and character

Entering the long-tree-lined driveway through meadows up to the chateau you know you have arrived somewhere special. At the end the chateau sits proudly surrounded by 35 acres of private estate, the perfect place to unwind and recharge in space & privacy.

Inside, the accommodation is over two floors and 450 square metres, comprising:

Ground floor:

  • Salon with fireplace and seating for 6
  • Dining room with dining table seating 8
  • French billiard room
  • Sitting room-library-TV room with Netflix-enabled TV
  • Well-equipped country-style kitchen with range, double fridge-freezer, island/breakfast bar

First Floor:

All 6 bedrooms are located upstairs:

  • Master bedroom (180cm bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with ensuite shower room and WC
  • Twin bedroom (80cm beds, can be converted into a double on request) with ensuite shower room and WC
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with ensuite shower room and WC
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with ensuite shower room and WC

Outside:

There are two mains areas of garden:

The west-facing pool-side terrace, with outdoor dining table & chairs, several sun-loungers, and barbecue, overlooking the glorious pool: 18m x 4m, heated, 1-1.2m deep, protected by an electric cover.

The east-facing terrace - a lovely spot for breakfast - overlooks a more formal area of gardens with meadows beyond, with another outdoor dining tabel & chairs and barbecue.

Beyond, the 32 acre estate features meadows, a brook and a pond, and several walks are possible from the chateau.

Bedrooms

5 double bedrooms (160cm or 180cm), 1 twin bedroom (2x 80cm) which can be made up as a double

Bathrooms

All ensuite - 4 shower rooms and 2 bathrooms, each with WC

Pool

18m x 4m, 1.2-2m deep, protected by electric cover

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board

Entertainment

  • tv with French channels
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • table tennis
  • bikes
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • hair dryer

Additional House Info

  • Netflix-enabled TV (please use your own account)
  • French-style billiard table, ie no pockets!

Location

The house is set well back from a minor road in the western Périgord; it is about a mile to the local village Pont-Saint-Mamet, with its well-stocked grocery store. Within a short drive there are several good restaurants, and markets can be found somewhere not far away most days - we provide a guide at the house. Bergerac, Périgueux, and the Dordogne river are just 30 minutes away by car, and the region's historic sites and famous villages not much further.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Douville
Nearest beach: Neufont lake beach (15 kms)
Boulangerie: Pont Saint Mamet (1.5 kms)
Restaurant: Douville (6 kms)
Market: Villamblard (8 kms)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Airports:

  • Bergerac 21km
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde 114km
  • Bordeaux 125km
  • Limoges 183km

Ferry ports:

  • St-Malo 607km
  • Caen-Ouistreham 585km
  • Le Havre 655km
  • Cherbourg 693km
  • Calais 854km

TGV stations:

  • Agen 109km
  • Brive 99km
  • Bordeaux 112km

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