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Chateau Madame De Miremont

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms.

Chateau Madame stands high on a hillside with views looking down and across a valley once lorded over by this 12th century Baronnie. Witness and party to the Hundred Years War, she is now a sleeping giant - one of peace and tranquility.

Chateau Madame has been meticulously restored with an eye towards preserving her original details and personality. Modern comforts and amenities, including a swimming pool, have been subtly woven into her fabric, allowing the original chateau to remain at center stage. Chateau Madame is the perfect place for couples, families, and friends to come, relax, adventure and just be. We love Chateau Madame, and it is our pleasure to share her with like-minded travelers.

Though set in the quiet countryside, Chateau Madame is central to and minutes away from all the remarkable places and adventures that we come to the Dordogne and the Perigord Noir for. Exploring the magnificent landscape and medieval surroundings will transport you to a another century. Chateau Madame is minutes away from such places as Castelnaud: Beynac, the one-time stronghold of Richard the Lionheart: the medieval town of Sarlat: the bastide town Domme; and a seemingly unending list of places and remarkable experiences.

The Dordogne is one of the world centers of prehistory and it records Europe’s earliest art treasures. At Les Eyzies, 10 minutes away, you will find the magnificent newly constructed National Museum of Prehistory, the cave paintings at Font de Gaume and the site of the Cro-Magnon man.

Directly below the chateau is a wonderful vegetable farm. You can walk down and get your vegetables freshly picked from these lovely people. Their colorful fields are visible from the chateau, but not their greenhouses.

When you arrive you will turn up the long grassy drive and traverse the hillside until you are facing the chateau, its terrace, and French doors leading into the kitchen. A massive wisteria clings to the chateau.

FLOOR PLAN

Kitchen

Entered through the French doors. Overhead are huge hewn beams as in all the rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped, including dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, gas four-burner stove.

Dining Room

From the kitchen, pass to the dining room. A huge fireplace, high beamed ceiling and stone walls the color of champagne greet you. Light pours in from the facing view of the valley onto the warm chestnut floors.

Stair Hall

From the dining room, pass to the stone stair hall. One of our favorite parts of Chateau Madame, it ascends to the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Living Room

Pass now to the living room, whose chestnut floors, huge fireplace and dimensions nearly duplicate that of the dining room. The furniture is decidedly comfortable as is the atmosphere. It is a place to relax with friends and family after a day of adventure or to just read a good book.

First Floor Bedroom

Pass out of the living room and up five steps to the 1st floor bedroom. A carved double bed faces a window view of the valley. The stone fireplace stands against the high peaked ceiling. An interesting feature is the lower portion of one of the towers, which now functions as this sleeping chamber.

First Floor Crimson Bathroom

Pass through the 1st floor bedroom into the bathroom. Without any question, this ensuite bathroom is the most incongruous part of Chateau Madame. Created during the 1960s - with a sunken tub! Walls, floor, and yes, the ceiling, are all beautiful crimson-red tiles. Dazzling! The washer and dryer are also located here.

Tower Room

Pass again through the 1st floor bedroom and you will find a small room with spiral stairway leading up to the tower and tower bedroom. A great place to be banished to, it has a single bed and the best views at Chateau Madame and the swimming pool. Through its own door, the tower room shares the crimson bathroom with the 1st floor bedroom.

Master Bedroom 1 - Second Floor

Opposite the bed is a massive fireplace. The room is large and duplicates the size of the dining room below. The master bathroom, also very large, has a tub, free standing shower, toilet and sink. A casement window looks out over the distant hills and valley.

Master Bedroom 2 - Second Floor

A beautifully carved stone fireplace stands adjacent to the bed with its warm red bed hangings. From there you will look out the tall windows across to the hills on the other side of the valley. The bathroom is located in the Watch Tower. The windows, once used by lookouts, were designed for these commanding views. Included are a tub/shower, toilet, and sink.

Third Floor

The 3rd floor is not part of the rental space.

Keywords: Dordogne, Perigord Noir

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen Mack
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Stephen Mack

With a love of this part of France, my parents, artists, bought Chateau Madame in 1989. Having begun on the same path, my work had evolved to architecture and the design, oversight and restoration of historic buildings, which continues today. So needless to say, Chateau Madame was perfect. Chateau Madame came to me some years ago. I find her just as warm and fascinating as I did at the start. It's such a different environment from the norm; for me, it's the perfect place to keep a busy mind at rest.

I live on an 18th Century Farm in coastal Rhode Island in the United States. Old for New England, there is a dichotomy yet a peaceful link between the two that I love.

Stephen Mack purchased this castle in 1989

Why Stephen Mack chose Mauzens-et-Miremont

Chateau Madame sits aside a quiet and untraveled hilltop village nestled under the ruins of the once massive Miremont Castle. You can take a pleasant walk up and around the village, coffee cup in hand, and frequently not see a soul. Yet literally minutes away are some of the most remarkable and famous locations in Southwestern France.

What makes this castle unique

In addition to the other attributes of Chateau Madame: have you ever thought to yourself: "How wonderful would it be to live or stay in a real chateau, a castle, with all the romance and mystery, and have it all to myself!?" Then reality creeps in: have you looked at the size of an average castle lately? Whoa!

Chateau Madame is every bit a real castle, yet unlike most, it is of very reasonable proportion: 6500 Sq. ft. ~ 603.87 sq. meters.

For us and those who come to stay, that dream has been satisfied. That combined with its peaceful location and easy access to all things good in the Perigord Noir makes it hard to beat.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful house and area! We really enjoyed the pool but don't forget the 1234 code before you get it. Enjoyed most of the wildlife and the visits from a times but at midday at the pool to get a much needed drink though. The absolute highlight of the week. Much love
Aug 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Mauzens-et-Miremont in Périgord

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 - 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower is separate from tub
    Master 2 - 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , hand sink
    1st Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , sunken bath hand sink
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Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master 1 - 2nd Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Master 2 - 2nd Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite
    1st Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Shared bathroom with single tower room
    Tower Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Shared Bathroom with 1st floor bedroom
  • Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 7, beds for 7
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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Location

jacquou parc
Grotte de Rouffignac
Grotte de Font de Gaume
The finest polychrome cave paintings available to be seen now.
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
La Bugue, Les Eyzies
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Marterie
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Le Bugue, Les Eyzies
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
La Bugue, Les Eyzies
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Le Bugue
Car: necessary

A wonderful area for exploring off the beaten path where others don't go. You can find the untouched and original French countryside, farms, and amazing diversity of architecture. A canoe or kayak voyage down the Dordogne with a picnic lunch at hand is a day to remember. Very early mornings watching the mist burn off the hills and valley with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Speaking English or struggling with your French at the local village markets and meeting the lovely people who live here. Get everywhere before the others. Take a simple walk in a forest that attracts you along the roadside for just fifteen minutes- you'll be surprised. Keep bathing suits and a towel in the car at all times. Find a secluded spot on the Dordogne and slip into the water for just 10 minutes, dry, dress and continue on. Relax. Visit Bastide towns Belves and Monpanzier (30 mins) and castles along the Dordogne River valley such as Beynac, St Cyprien, and Domme (35 mins).The prehistoric sites and grand caves at Les Eyzies are just a 5 min drive away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Mauzens-et-Miremont, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,716
for 7 nights
£2,716
£8,148
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £890.54
Early/ Late Check in £44.53

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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