|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
In the south-west of France, in the heart of Perigord Noir, the castle of Ruffiac overlooks the Dordogne valley. This French holiday chateau was beautifully restored in the 19th century to a very high standard and reflects the French renaissance style. The chateau has a stunning and imposing exterior and traditional furnishings, lending to its authentic chateau feel which makes you feel like the old french aristocracy. This former noble castle that dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by a 20-hectare park, with views over the Dordogne River (1km away) and private hiking paths.
Today, the Chateau de Ruffiac is the ideal holiday place to discover Perigord, the Medieval market town of Sarlat and the popular Dordogne region. The chateau is a haven for peace and beauty, which can be seen perched on the hillside for miles around, offering incredible panoramic views over the surrounding countryside from either of its two towers. The chateau is perfect for groups and families with the spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms offering privacy within the group. The chateau gives guests the chance to find their own corner of tranquility, the chateau's library offers a wide collection of books and a sanctuary of calm for those who just want to relax and unwind. Maid service during your stay is included in the rental price.
The chateau is located 5 minutes from the pretty village of Carlux, half-way between Souillac and Sarlat, the medieval capital of the Perigord Noir. It sits in the heart of all the major Quercy and Perigord areas of interest.
The chateau is also close to numerous leisure activities, such as boat cruises on the Dordogne, hot-air ballooning, canoeing and golf.Rooms at the chateau are elegant and tastefully representative of the French style. The lucky guests that rent the chateau will enjoy all its amenities including nine bedrooms (6 doubles, 2 twins, a single), two living rooms with large Renaissance fireplaces, a vast and fully equipped kitchen (Godin cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, all equipment), a dining room, an inner courtyard and two boudoirs in the towers. The castle has six bathrooms and four WCs. Other facilities include: phone, fax, internet connection, TV set with international channels, HIFI, babyfoot & table tennis. All bed linen is supplied free of charge. There is a spare bedroom that can be used as a dormitory for children.
Outside the chateau sits in a 20-hectare park with private hiking paths. It is even possible to access the chateau by helicopter! There is also a garage and a private alarmed swimming pool.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessChild-safe PoolGames roomIndoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCaretaker/owner lives on siteRecommendedExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)Security guard