The magnificent, French Chateau Sainte Aulaire was built in 1550 and is situated in a dominant position overlooking the valley of the river Isle. After a conscientious modernization and restoration, Chateau Sainte Aulaire is now available as a luxurious, exclusive, self-catering rental accommodation in the heart of the Dordogne region in France.
Inside the Chateau one can admire the craftsmanship of those who built it. Monumental fireplaces, ancient wood paneling, oak beams covered in intricate plaster work, mosaics and wooden floors, are all a part of an ancient theme that has only improved in appearance with time. Renowned for its excellent accommodation facilities and attention to detail, Chateau Sainte Aulaire is a superior choice for chateau rentals in France.
Outside, the visitor will be delighted by a wealth of wild vegetation and formal gardens that stretch over an area of 40 acres. The pool area provides a sweeping view of the valley and is furnished with chairs and loungers. You are welcome to explore as much as you wish of this plentiful environment with a stroll or a jog. The Chateau is located at only 10 km from Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne, which constitutes an ideal starting point for the discovery of some of the most beautiful towns of France.
The Dordogne valley, Sarlat, Domme, Brantome, Les Eyzyes and Saint Emilion are within easy reach from the Chateau. And of course, there is also much to explore in Perigueux itself: the Roman ruins, museums, or the medieval center with its wonderful open market on Saturdays. Without a doubt, the Dordogne captures the essence of France, and Chateau Sainte Aulaire is nestled at its heart.
Included in the price: Gas, water, electricity, pool and garden maintenance, twice weekly maid service
Available at additional cost: daily maid service, chef service
Chateau Sainte Aulaire is comprised of three floors and is around 9000 sq. feet. On the ground floor is a fully equipped, vaulted, stone kitchen (dishwasher, large double-door refrigerator, microwave oven, gas range, electric oven, toaster, electric coffee maker) and a large table with chairs. The Laundry room is fitted with washer, dryer and ironing board. The large formal dining room has a Renaissance-style fireplace and seating for 12. The main living room offers plenty of seating, fireplace, Satellite TV with DVD and CD player. The ground floor bedroom consists of a queen bed and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
The first floor consists of four bedrooms, all uniquely decorated and equipped with en-suite bathroom facilities. The family/play room offers a billiards table and ping pong.
The second floor houses the sixth bedroom with a king bed, large dressing room, and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
The private pool is equipped with an alarm system (which can be turned on or off at your convenience) and lighting for night swimming. There is a BBQ area with plenty of outdoor seating. The Chateau property is 40 acres and offers jogging/walking paths adjacent to a forest, which extends for miles over the northern limit of the property. Tennis is a minute walk and golf can be found within a five minute drive.