|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This magnificent Chateau lies in the Perigord region of the Dordogne. Originally built in 1840 and recently refurbished to the highest standards, the chateau features antique furnishings, original artworks and designer decor making it the epitome of luxury.
This estate sleeps 37 guests in total: 29 in the main chateau and a further 8 in the gite, which is located within the grounds of Chateau Isly. Twelve acres of beautifully maintained gardens, which feature mature fruit orchards, a swimming pool and a badminton court, are yours to enjoy. Meals can be taken either on the terrace, which boasts a lovely view of the Perigord and the Dordogne, or in the chateauâ€™s dining room.
The main chateau boasts 12 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, 5 of which are en suite. There is also a large drawing room, 2 dining rooms, a snooker room, a modern well equipped kitchen, an office, a library and a separate television room. The gite features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is decorated to the same high standards as the chateau itself.
Chateau Isly was once the palatial home of Marashal Bugeaud, the Duke of dâ€™Isly, and was given to him as a token of appreciation for his dedication to France. Duke dâ€™Isly served under Napoleon and is famed for plotting the victorious Algerian war in 1836. A host of statues and landmarks dedicated to the Duke can be found throughout France.
Within 15 minutes of the chateau there is a lake (with beach sand) for fishing, water skiing and canoeing. There are also local tennis courts and horse riding facilities. Within walking distance of the chateau one can find 2 bakeries, a butcher, a supermarket and there's an outdoor market once a week in the village. A new golf course is only 7 minutes by car.
Wine tastings can be held at the chateau. There are large supermarkets in St Yrieux. Within 15 minutes there are several excellent restaurants. Bergerac is 128km from the chateau.
The closest airports are Limoges (50 minutes), Bergerac (90 minutes) and Bordeaux (2 hours). There are good train connection from Paris to Limoges (3 hours).The Chateau comprises of 13 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, 5 of which are en-suites, sleeping up to 29 guests. The self contained luxury gite has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to sleep an additional 8. The chateau has a discreet traditional elegance combined with modern appliances.
Chateau: The basement has a large spare kitchen and wine cellar. The ground floor has a large drawing room, 2 formal dining rooms, a snooker room, a superb modern well equipped kitchen, a library, television room, a fully equipped office, 2 WCs, and a large terrace with garden furniture for up to 40 people.
The first floor has 2 huge double suites, which come with a sitting room and en-suite bathroom. There are a further 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The second floor has 3 double bedrooms, 2 twins, a room with 2 double beds & a single, a room with 2 double beds and 3 separate shower rooms. Please note all rooms are non-smoking.
Gite: The Gite is 50 meters from the chateau and has a kitchen, 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.
Outside guests will enjoy the 12 acres of park land, a swimming pool (12x6m) with fence and alarm and 12 luxurious sun beds with tables. There is also a table tennis table, badminton court, bicycles, tennis court and a BBQ area for 40 guests. The gardens are surrounded by a wall and fence so children and animals can run free!FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessPets allowedTennis court on siteIdeal for celebrations / Party houseGround floor bed & bathHeated PoolChild-safe PoolBicycles providedGames roomIndoor gamesDVDWorking fireplaceCapacityIndoor reception capacity: 70Outdoor reception capacity: 200
AvailabilityAll year round
The ServiceThere is a chapel in house or people get married in the garden. There is access to an English speaking vicar or priest.
CateringCatering costs range from Â£25 to Â£60 per person.
Other ServicesFlowers: yes, Live bands/DJs: yes, Transport: yes, Maquee hire: we have one on site.
Accommodation32 guests can stay at the chateau. There are plenty of b&bs and hotels within walking distance or a short drive.
TravelLimoges airport 45 min, Bergerac 1hr 30 min, Bordeaux 2hr.30.ExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)