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Beautiful and Quiet 9th century Castle in the heart of Perigord - Dordogne

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 16 Sleeps, 5 Ponds & Private Swimming-Pool and Tennis

Located in a beautiful part of the northern Dordogne, this spectacular château dates back to the 9th and 12th centuries. It's a true gem in a magnificent setting with beautiful extensive grounds including two boating lakes – boats provided!

The property boasts 35 hectares of magnificent land in very peaceful surroundings with five lakes which can be used for boating (two boats on two lakes provided), fishing (pontoon and boat provided) and swimming. The largest lake covers 3 hectares. There are wonderful views from the Château beyond its grounds towards forests and hills, and a pleasant terrace under a shady arbor by the swimming pool. Meals can be taken here or at a terrace at the back of the house.

The caretakers live on the property grounds beyond the gates of the château.

There are two entrances to the Château. One is at garden level which comprises the dining room and the kitchen. The other is at ground level next to the pool; a hallway with a stunning stone spiral staircase (children and elderly persons must take care) leads to a very large living room with beautiful stone floors, original beams and two fireplaces. On this floor there are also a sitting room, a library with comfortable seating and a shower room with a wc.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms (one with a 160 cm bed and one with a 140 cm bed), one with a single bed (80 cm) for a child, each with an en suite bathroom with a wc. On the second floor is the children's area with a twin bedroom (one bed is 110 cm bed and the other a 90 cm bed), a double bedroom (140 cm bed), a playroom on the landing with a single bed (80 cm), and a shower room with a wc.

Annexe 1 is located close to the Château and consists of a large single bedroom (130cm bed) at ground level with steps up to a double bedroom (140 cm bed) on a mezzanine which overlooks a living area, and a shower room with a wc. Annexe 2 is at the entrance of the building complex, 50 m from the Château; it has a living area with a single sofa bed, a double bedroom (160 cm bed) on a mezzanine and a shower room with a wc under the stairs.

Occupancy is limited to 10 adults and 6 children

The standard of accommodation in the Château is higher than in the Annexes.

The castle is located near marvellous local attractions: prehistoric caves, and Brantôme, the “Venice of France”.

They will have access to the 40 hectares of forest, ponds and beautiful landscapes all around the castle. There are also a private tennis court and a public golf at 21km. Somebody also takes care of the swimming-pool.

The owner of the house will welcome you and explain you all the story of this incredible place. Moreover, there are four guardians that will help you for everything you need.

More Details

Owner
Anne de Vandiere
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Anglais
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Anne de Vandiere

Artist who lives in Paris and travels all around the world.

One of my projects is a series of portraits through the hands of tribal men and women from all over the world (Photographs of hands, faces and interviews, see triptych, weakened by globalization all over the world . I've visited couple of beautiful countries as Malaysia, Peru, Tanzania, Australia... I enjoy too welcome foreigners in Paris, to visit the city where I was born and which my QG. Leyguras is my family house, where I've spent all my holidays. This house is very important to me.

Love to share my work and passions with others.

I would be glad to have a talk with you about your travelling experience.

Anne de Vandiere purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

Why Anne de Vandiere chose Augignac

It's a family property. All our family lives very close to Leyguras. Dordogne and Leyguras is the heart of Vandiere's family

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The view, the landscape, the endless walks around the ponds, the friendliness of the castle, his history: that's the reason why Leyguras is so important to me and unique for all who stay few days.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Augignac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bergerie's Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Anne's Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Chambre des Etangs' Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Chambre des Artistes - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Soleil and Lune's Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chambre des Etangs - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Private bathroom with shower and wc
    Chambre des Artistes - 1 Double Bed , Private bathroom with a shower and wc
    Chambre Lune - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Annexe 1: La Bergerie - 1 Double Bed , Living area with a shower room with wc
    Annexe 2: Anne - 1 Double Bed , Living room and 1 shower room with wc
    Annexe 1: La Bergerie - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Chambre Soleil - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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An historic chateau in Perigord.

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This beautiful chateau has really good communal area, lovely salon, cinema room and library with pool table all of which we enjoyed. The outside is well thought out with several shaded dining tables and a good swimming pool. We enjoyed cycling around the vast grounds on bikes provided and boating on the private lakes. We also played a bit of tennis, although the clay court is a "little tired" we still enjoyed it.

The bedrooms have received a designers touch and all look lovely, the shower rooms are adequate for purpose.

The area is interesting, we enjoyed visiting Nontron about 10 minutes away to shop. They had their knife festival on whilst we were there, to see so many artisans demonstrating their art a surprise. We mainly ate in with BBQ's by the pool but went to lunch one day at Domaine des Etangs, about half hour away, a truly memorable experience, wonderful food in a magnificent setting. We will be back to both chateau and restaurant.

A very enjoyable and successful visit, helped by attentive family and staff.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Golf d'Ecuras
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Angoulême
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Lac de Saint Estèphe
Car: necessary

You'll find in around the castle a private petanque court, american and english billiard and ping-pong table.

OTHER LOCAL INFORMATION

SHOPS AND SERVICES:

- A bakery, a post office and a small supermarket can be found at Augignac (3km)

- A larger selection of shops and services including supermarkets are available at Piégut (9km) and at Nontron (9km)

SUPERMARKET OPENING TIMES (on your arrival):

- The supermarket EcoMarché at Piégut is open until 19:00 on Saturdays and from 09:00 to 12:00 on Sundays

- The supermarket Intermarché at Nontron is open on Saturdays until 19:30 and from 09:00 to 11:45 on Sundays

- The supermarket Super U at Nontron is open on Saturdays until 19:30 and from 09:00 to 11:45 on Sundays

MARKET DAYS:

- Nontron (9km): Saturdays

- Piégut (9km): Wednesdays

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS:

- Le Pélisson, Nontron (9km)

- Le Saint-Jacques, St-Saud-Lacoussière (13km)

- Le Moulin du Roc, Champagnac-de-Belair (27km)

PLACE TO SEE:

- Le Roc Branlant at St-Estèphe (5km)

- Caves at Villars (23km) with prehistoric paintings

- Lovely village of St-Jean-de-Côle (32km)

- Truffle museum at Sorges (48km)

- Superb château of Puyguilhem (23km)

Many churches and châteaux.

A little further afield:

- Picturesque towns of Brantôme, the Venice of Périgord (30km)

- Medieval fortress and Renaissance château at Bourdeilles (38km)

- Both Limoges and Angoûlème are about an hour's drive away.

REGIONAL FOOD AND WINE

Food

The area is famous for its foie gras, duck and truffles

Wine

The Bergerac Appellation produces some excellent red and white wines and wines are also available from the Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors wine growing areas.

Activities

- Tennis: Private

- Horse riding: St-Estèphe (5km).

- Bicycles: 4 adult bikes at the property.

- Leisure lakes for swimming: St-Estèphe (5km), St-Saud-Lacoussière (13km) and St-Mathieu (18km).

- Pedaloes can be rented at the lake of St-Estèphe.

- Canoes can be hired at Brantôme (30km) and Bourdeilles (38km).

- 9 and 18 hole golf courses: Ecuras (21km).

- 18 hole golf courses: Marsac-sur-l’Ile (55km) and Angoulême (61km).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Augignac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,283
for 7 nights
£4,283
£17,481
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,136.28

The extensive grounds are quite marvelous and the Chateau a true gem in a magnificent setting. A sens of history pervades.

Exterior
The property boasts 35 hectares of magnificent land in very peaceful surroundings with five lakes which can be used for boating, fishing and swimming. Meals can be taken at a terrace at the back of the castle or on a pleasant terrace in front of the swimming pool.

Interior
There are two entrances to the Chateau. One is at garden level which comprises the dining room and the kitchen. The other is at ground level next to the pool; a hallway with a stunning stone spiral chase leads to a very large living room with beautiful stone floors, original beams and two fireplaces. On this floor there is also a sitting room and library.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms. On the second floor is the children's area with large beds, a playroom and a shower room with WC.

Annexe 1 is located close to the Chateau and consists of a large single bedroom at ground level, a mezzanine and a shower with WC. Annexe 2 is at the entrance of the building complex, 50m from the Chateau.

Weddings can be organized at this property.

Features:
-Swimming pool: open from mid-May to mid-October and is private.
-Tennis court: private.
- Golf: 18 holes - 21km

Other Features
- Internet
- Table Tennis
- Pets accepted
- Cook (request)
- Babysitting (request)
- Ground level bedroom

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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