HISTORIC DREAM CASTLE WITH POOL ON MASSIVE PRIVATE GROUNDS WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Janice

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights

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HISTORIC DREAM CASTLE WITH POOL ON MASSIVE PRIVATE GROUNDS WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights

Overview

Overview

Domme Castle Rental Photos and Description

Historic Hilltop Castle, 5 Luxurious Master Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

**As seen in US 'Country French' magazine Fall/Winter 2012 (www.chateaupeyruzel.com). Sitting high atop a hill between the villages of Domme and Castelnaud, Chateau Peyruzel is a 13th century Medieval Castle and officially-listed Historical Monument. Carved from the ancient bedrock of the Middle Ages it loomed high as a lair and fortress to hiding princes and clashing armies. Now this magnificently-restored Chateau, with a listed history from 1281, is available for the vacation of a lifetime, as it stands on 10 pristine hill-top acres, guarding over the pristine valleys below.

With stunning 320° views from every window of its four towers, and only minutes from other well-known Chateaux and the beautiful towns of Sarlat and La Roque-Gageac, this magnificently-maintained medieval gem is ideally positioned in the heart of the Perigord Noir to take advantage of all the area has to offer.

With massive stone walls and a magnificent spiral stone staircase that rises up 5 stories, this ancient Chateau that played a major role in the 100 Years War, tells of a time gone-by while offering all the luxurious touches of today. With 14 ft high walnut ceilings and chestnut wood floors, the massive spaces inside the Chateau offer rooms befitting kings and nobles. Four square towers join together to form the shape of a Maltese Cross, which allows the sun to pour in from each of the massive windows all through the day, making it bright and luminous inside.

On the FIRST TWO FLOORS you’ll find the public rooms:

- a new, entirely modern kitchen built in an style befitting the Chateau's history;

- the magnificent “Salle a Manger” (dining room) with huge open stone fireplace and a table that seats 14;

the huge “Salon” (living room) with its stone fireplace and door to the terrace and medieval, walled garden;

a Library complete with satellite TV/DVD & wi-fi;

a cozy reception room, for breakfast, lunch or a glass of wine before dinner.

The TOP TWO FLOORS contain the private rooms, and are home to five magnificent double bedrooms including one in the ancient “Salle d’Armes”, with its incredible four poster bed and medieval stone sink, facing the massive fireplace. Stunning views abound from the ceiling-high windows as you gaze through the massive stone walls to the valleys below - with incredible sunrises and sunsets.

The current owners purchased the Chateau in January 2008 and all the rooms and bathrooms have been carefully renovated and decorated to a style befitting their historical past: with antiques and fabrics to match. With luxurious beds and beautiful linens, nothing has been overlooked for your enjoyment and comfort.

Outdoors the many terraces and the massive walled, medieval garden sets you above the valley below, while providing wonderful areas to enjoy the tranquility and silence that the grassy park affords you. The beautiful pool (45ft by 18ft) and stone-floored pool house is a magnificent spot to spend sunny days and evenings by the barbecue, watching the sun set.

This hilltop haven also includes your own private forest where you can wander and explore. Due to its incredible position, it sits above the fray of the life around it, seeming to be lost above the clouds. On the grounds you'll also find a caretaker's cottage (empty) and a large double-storey barn. The barn functions as a wonderful event space where we stage weddings, anniversaries and special events. The large, beautiful stone barn easily seats 100 at tables as well as a dance floor.

We also offer full wedding and event planning with florist, private chef, DJ, stylist, photographer and all rental included (tables, chairs, linens, tents, glasses, plates etc.) co-ordinated for you specifically.

The Chateau is absolutely ideal for 5 couples traveling together (where everyone has a large double room), or for a family get-together or special occasion. If you're considering an anniversary or a wedding, let us and know and we'd be happy to help you. The extent of the gardens and grounds with magnificent views of the valley as well as the Chateau, offer an ideal spot for incredible photos to commemorate your occasion. The chateau sleeps 12 in bedrooms. There are 4.5 bathrooms and 6 toilets.

Just down the road from magnificent sites and other famous chateaux like Chateau des Millandes, Beynac and Castelnaud, your own private Chateau is an ideal base for exploring the area. Find your way up to Domme, just minutes away, or to Sarlat to take part in their famous markets. The village of Daglan is minutes down the hill where you can find a daily supermarket, and a wonderful restaurant where you can dine outdoors while looking up at the Chateau. Wonderful walks through the Chateau’s private forest open out into hikes down the hill to the Céou river which runs from the Dordogne. Other restaurants and shopping opportunities abound with all the richness of the area's famous pre-history as well. Take a drive up to the Lascaux caves, or visit nearby Cahors for wine-tasting.

Chateau du Peyruzel, listed in 1948 as a 'Monument Historique', still looks down on the hamlet of Le Peyruzel that served it during feudal times. Driving through the massive entry gates, you will find that your every comfort has been attended to as you cross the threshold back in time, and begin living the life that has been within these massive stone walls for more than 750 years. Photos and mention of Chateau du Peyruzel can be found in many guide books and on many other property sites of the area, but rather than staying nearby and looking UP at the Chateau, you now have an opportunity to stay IN the Chateau that everyone else has on their highest horizon.

Keywords: Chateau, Castle, Villa, Manor House, Castello, Maison de Maitre

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janice (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english, french

About Janice

We are a California couple who purchased this 'coup du couer' in 2008 and spent a year renovating and decorating this magnificent historical monument. We were 'done' with anymore purchases in this area (we have other properties on this site), but fell in love with this beautiful chateau that we saw in a realtor/immoblier's window on our way to the local bistrot one night! Like most, we always HAVE to look in those windows...!! In addition to the indoors, we also developed the terraces and added a magnificent pool area and covered pool house. We have planned the chateau the same way we would like to find it after coming across the world for a restful vacation. We have spared no expense to develop this magnificent monument into a warm and welcoming home. It is so pure in its medieval form, that we were astonished that such a place still existed in this area, and hadn't been rebuilt or damaged in any way - after so many hundreds of years. We spend time at the chateau ourselves, along with our friends, and we love every stone corner and wooden beam! We are constantly amazed at the views from each window and have enjoyed discovering all the history that the chateau has to offer.

Janice purchased this castle in 2008

Why Janice chose Domme

Location, location, location! It's minutes to Sarlat, Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud and every beautiful village in the Perigord Noir. The Dordogne is a magnificent secret with gentle scenery, gentle people and the best food and wine to be found in rural France. It's life as you hope it will be when you head to 'get away' from it all. Local neighbors and wonderful authentic villages all add to a feeling of stepping back into what really counts when you head on a vacation - beautiful location, wonderful company, great food and wine, and a pace of life that will help you live a few more years!

What makes this castle unique

A magnificently restored 13th century medieval chateau on top of a hill with incredible views all round, a listed historical monument built in the 1200s...4 levels of unparalleled comfort all encased in magnificent stone with a spiral stone staircase ascending 5 floors (it goes into the roof), the best pool area you'll ever find in the area. 10 acres all to yourself, including a private forest. And beautiful beds and with linens and furnishings to die for...Enough said!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Historic Dream Castle with Pool on Massive Private Grounds with Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Domme Perigord Noir
New York City
5

Relais Château Comfort and Medieval Dreams

  • 5 of 5
Relais Château Comfort, Medieval Dreams

Having traveled extensively around the world and stayed at many beautiful places I can without reservation say that Chateaux Peyruzel was one of the most memorable places I have stayed at.

The thick stone walls, leaded windows, high ceilings, and massive beams and working fireplaces (you could roast a cow in some) fire the imagination of anyone harboring medieval fantasies while the beautiful and tasteful decoration (the castle has been published in several design magazines) and up-to-date infrastructure (wifi, satellite tv, gorgeous kitchen, etc) make it supremely comfortable.

If the castle were not part of VRBO it would be a member of the Relais Chateaux group. Indeed, Janice, the owner, could be a concierge at one. She was incredibly helpful in securing difficult reservations to must see attractions and restaurants, like the Lascaux caves and Michelin starred restaurants, took us on a personal wine tour, set up a wine tasting in St. Emilion that was the best in my life and brought us to a little out of the way village that time forgot up into the attic of a tea room that looked like Harry Potter movie set.

The only problem with the Chateaux Peyruzel is that it is located in a beautiful area with lots of wonderful attractions like a working medieval castle (trebuchet launching anyone?), beautiful gardens, markets, great biking trails, canoing, gorgeous villages that “out-Cotswold” the Cotswolds and yet because Peyruzel is so beautiful , you don't want to leave.

Oh yes, and one other problem, you might have to dodge the occasional hot air balloon (as my daughter did one morning) that soars dangerously close to your castle bringing tourists to enjoy for a few minutes, the view that you get to enjoy every minute you stay at the Chateau!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Dream Castle with Pool on Massive Private Grounds with Stunning Views
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Domme Perigord Noir
New York
5

Chateau Peyruzel

  • 5 of 5
Lovely chateau exceptionally well located. Superb attention payed by the owners to the needs of their guests. Excellent recommendations from the owners for sites and restaurants.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Palm Beach County, Florida USA
5

Magical Trip in the French Countryside

  • 5 of 5
Our multigenerational family of 9 truly felt like royalty during our stay at the beautiful Chateau Peyruzel this past July. This magnificently restored medieval castle is the perfect blend of modern convenience, historical charm and luxury.

The owner Janice made certain that our every need was met during our stay. In advance of our trip, she arranged for a local chef to provide a lovely catered meal upon our arrival, thoughtfully had our favorite vintages of wines stocked, provided suggested itineraries and even arranged to have a chef come to the Chateau for private cooking lessons. We asked for help with a poolside vow renewal ceremony on our last evening and she managed to have the Vice Mayor of a local village conduct the ceremony. No request was too large! All of this was done in a non-intrusive manner as she was available to us from a distance and only when we requested.

The chateau has 5 fabulous bedrooms complete with beds that we felt compete with some of the finest hotels we have stayed in. Bathrooms are each individually designed with the beautiful, new fixtures and thick fluffy towels. Much to our surprise, we had mid week maid service!

The tasteful, elegant interior design in each and every room has been completed as though you were in someones beautiful home (which you are!)

The kitchen is nicely stocked with condiments and housewares. There are a number of living areas which we gathered in, including a library complete with a large TV and local tour books, large fireplaces everywhere and a dining room that easily accommodated our large group. Whether we needed a hair dryer, a potato peeler or an electrical converter.....Janice had it covered. There was even a fabulous laundry room!

This luxurious medieval castle is set in the middle of 10 beautiful acres including a gorgeous pool, garden dining gazebo complete with grill and huge entertainment area overlooking a private forest! We enjoyed magnificent views from every nook and cranny of the estate. The chateau sits high above the village of Daglan where we discovered everything from a charming outdoor market to fresh croissants every morning. Many small and large villages are nearby. We took many easy day trips to visit Castles, the Famous Caves, Local wineries, many beautiful villages and even a Michelin rated restaurant...all with Janice's advice.

Chateau Peyruzel is an AMAZING value. Our only regret is that we did not stay more than one week!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Domme Perigord Noir
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5

Historic Chateau with Pool

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the most beautiful and elegant places to stay in the area. The Chateau sits atop a hill with breathtaking, peaceful views in every direction from the 4 story building on the 14 acres. The accommodations were comfortable, elegant and beautiful. The fabrics in the castle were superior. The bedrooms were large and bathrooms were modern. Our family consisted of grandparents, parents and three children aged 9-12. We enjoyed meeting for coffee and tea and pastries and toast every morning in the separate breakfast room where we would plan our day. We used the Library and Media rooms for reading and catching up with friends.
We spent time sight-seeing most days and visiting towns nearby and enjoying their outdoor markets and dinners on the patios. We enjoyed some afternoons in the pool, wining, dinning, and relaxing.
Our host, Janice, was most kind and generous with her time and knowledge of the area. She is so delightful and made our vacation much more memorable with her presence. She guided us in suggesting the best things to see and the best way to spend our days. It was hard to leave this part of France and the best host anywhere. Lucky is the guest that finds this knowledgeable woman in town during their visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Family of 7

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the most beautiful and elegant places to stay in the area. The Chateau sits atop a hill with breathtaking, peaceful views in every direction. The accommodations were comfortable, elegant and beautiful. The fabrics in used in the castle were superior. The bathrooms were modern. Our family consisted of Grandparents, Parents, and three children aged 9-12. We enjoyed meeting for coffee and tea and pastries or toast every morning in the the separate breakfast room where we would plan our day. We used the Library or sitting room for reading and media catching up. The kitchen and dinning room are large and very well equipped. We were sightseeing most days and visiting the nearby towns on days of their outdoor markets. We enjoyed afternoons, wine and dinners by the pool. Our host, Janice, was most kind and generous with her time and knowledge of the area. She is so delightful and made our vacation much more memorable with her presence. It was hard to leave the most beautiful part of France and the best host anywhere.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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SAN DIEGO
5

Castle Splendor

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a castle, chateau, or villa to spend a week with your 10 closest friends, this is the one! The four (4) story castle is located in the heart of the Dordogne, France. With this as a base of operations, you can enjoy miles of bike trails, castle explorations, prehistoric caves, wineries, kayaking on the river or just lay out by the tranquil pool.

The best part is your amazing host Janice. She literally met us at the door with dinner and wine in hand along with the next day's breakfast to get us started. She arranged for bicycles to be delivered to the castle for our use. She coordinated local chefs to come in at night to prepare gourmet dinners and picnics and even joined us one night for dinner! Can't say enough about her attention to detail to make sure our trip was spectacular!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Brive
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daglan, the village below the Chateau
Nearest Ferry
432 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Golf course near Montfort
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Gourdon
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
A20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daglan, the village below the Chateau
Car: necessary

Hiking, cave visits, out-door markets, wine-tasting, mushroom-hunting, canoeing. The owner will also provide historical tours in English, as well as wine and cheese tastings, along with event planning for your special day.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 14 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Winter 2014/15
Nov 23 2014 - Mar 13 2015
21 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 6 2015 - Nov 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,800
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Domme Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ensuite Purple Roses room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub with hand-held shower nozzle
    Ensuite Master Rose room - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub, full-size American style shower.
    Ensuite Master Blue room - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, claw-foot tub, HUGE American-style shower
    Shared by Chambre Familiale & Chambre Amis - toilet , shower , This is a good size bathroom with a separate walk-in shower
    Stand-alone toilet 2nd floor - toilet , With basin
    Stand-alone toilet 3rd floor - toilet , With basin
  • Two of these bathrooms are extremely large (one was converted from a bedroom!), while the others are large.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Purple Roses Top Floor - 1 king , Bathroom ensuite
    Master Blue Room - 1 king , Bathroom ensuite
    Master Rose Room - 1 king , Bathroom ensuite
    Chambre Amis Top Floor - 2 queen , Bathroom (shower,basin,toilet) shared with Chambre Familiale
    Master Chambre Familiale (family) Top floor - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bathroom opposite
  • All the bedrooms are large, and a rollaway can be added to Master Chambre Familiale, Master Blue or Master Rose rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Housekeeping included 2 times a week (for 3 hours at a time). Weddings and events also available with full-time event planner at this Registered Historical Monument ('Monument Historique') 13th century Chateau on hilltop with 320° views of valley below.
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