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Charles Nagy

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Your Own Petit Chateau in the Dordogne, Pool & Tennis !

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Perigord Noir Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Just imagine your own 'petite chateau', set in the heart of the Dordogne, a region steeped in history going back for thousands of years. Your holiday home is situated just minutes from key attractions such as: Sarlat, one of France's most well preserved medieval villages; Beynac and Castlenaud, two of the most famous chateaux in the region; the cliff hanging village of Roque de Gageac; the prehistoric sites of Les Eyzies and the famous caves of Lascaux. This, combined with 2 large rivers for canoeing; day and night markets and hundreds of cultural events means that your holiday can be as quiet or as full as you wish.

Set in an hectare of private gardens, your grande maison has a unique tower with open battlements where you can gaze out over the peaceful valley and watch the sun slowly setting. What better way to enjoy your evening aperitif?

Afterwards, lounge in the shadow of the massive stone tower, then fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner by the water lily pond, stocked with frogs and fish. Or, as the mercury rises, simply relax by your own private pool, overlooking the valley, and catch up on that

reading you always meant to do. The breakfast area overlooks the pool at the front of the house where you can enjoy croissants, breads and yogurts from our famous artisanal boulangerie, 5 minutes walk away.

Built in the mid eighteenth century, it's thick walls a testament to older, more robust building standards, Maison Grise, nonetheless has every modern convenience. It's four spacious bedrooms, (sleeping 8 in double or twin configuration) all have an ensuite bathroom, to ensure luxury with privacy. Bath towels. pool towels and hairdryers are provided.

Living in history doesn't mean you have to abandon your modern comforts. Broadband WIFI

is provided, along with an IPOD/Iphone docking station, quality stereo speakers, and large digital flat screen TV. There is a washing machine, a drier and a spare freezer in the laundry (which also has a magnificent view over the valley), whilst the well equipped and spacious

open plan kitchen will have you itching to release your inner Nigella (or Gordon for that matter). Outside, the lush gardens have plenty of shady areas to sit and enjoy a drink or just to gaze at the peaceful pastoral scene in the valley below.

During the high seasons, total privacy is assured as the owners do not live on site. In the off seasons, special rates can be negotiated for smaller groups or couples. For example, the entire ground floor including the master bedroom is available from 850 Eu per week for 2 people, and with 200 Eu per room thereafter. However, privacy is still assured as you will have the whole kitchen/lounge/living area to yourselves, as you would be the only group there. Priority though, will be given to bookings for the whole house, rather than for smaller parties. Please contact us if you need any further further information.

Keywords: Farmhouse, Stone House, Tower, Chateau, pool, tennis, Gite, country property, near Sarlat, Beynac, Domme, Castelnaud

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Charles Nagy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Charles Nagy

As avid travelers, Anne & Charles see the wild places of the planet shrinking due to the encroachment of human activity. With that, wild animals no longer have the space and freedom to live their lives normally. To try to redress this balance in their own small way, they have set up a charity wingsoverafrica, to work with wild animals in Africa to help them co-exist with humans. They have purchased a small light aircraft to conduct surveys and anti poaching activities, initially in Namibia, but ultimately wherever in Africa they are needed. If you wish, you may visit the owners website for more information on their activities.

Charles Nagy purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Charles Nagy chose Perigord Noir

We always wanted a vacation home in France, and when we first visited the Dordogne, we were blown away by the beauty of the countryside, the history, the medieval villages and the Chateaux.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Watch the sunset from our tower which enjoys a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside, whilst sipping a glass of champagne. Breakfast at the pond in the shadow of the tower, watching the frogs on the lily pads.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Your Own Petit Chateau in the Dordogne, Pool & Tennis !
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

As advertised, a fairy-tale castle where everything worked like a charm.

  • 5 of 5

Three couples and a single enjoyed the four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Plenty of hot water, working stove, oven, washer and dryer. Fabulous pool, sensational views, eight different areas for meals. The medieval village is charming, and close proximity to old Sarlat and the Dordogne. Like a fantasy come true!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful stay in an idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely perfect vacation spot, with views that were splendid at all hours, calm, a great swimming pool, two fig trees teeming with fresh fruit, tennis courts just across the way, a boulangeriemwithin walking distance, and a fairy tale aspect to the entire place that resulted in my eldest son proposing to his fiancé up on the top of the tower! Completely delightful and with very helpful hosts and local crew, for assistance. We were enchanted. (Also, we stayed in August of 2015, but I couldn't get the website to let me put that month in, so it says October)

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Wonderful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving we found everything about Maison Gris to be as represented or better. The home was a marvelous base for our family get together. The house was perfect and the location worked exceedingly well. Because it was outside of Sarlat we had the advantages of privacy and hassle-free coming and going while we were close enough to easily get anything we needed or run into town for dinner in no time at all. A great patisserie five minutes walk and a tremendous LeClercs grocery store that may be one of the best I've ever seen five minutes drive. I would not hesitate to recommend it and would not hesitate to book it again for myself.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house on a hillside near Sarlat

  • 5 of 5

Three couples and a single spent a week in Maison Gris. It was a great house for us. Lots of room with many indoor and outdoor spaces to spread out. The house is very pleasant. The rooms are well furnished and very comfortable. The views are stunning, with hot air balloons traveling up the valley. It is very convenient to Sarlat and to sites in both the Dordogne and the Vezere valleys. The owners were very helpful in planning our trip and left excellent directions and tips. The only thing to remember is tha it is at the top of the ridge. We had hoped to do more cycling. The trip out was quick. The trip back earned you your dinner.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect French Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the great pleasure of renting this beautiful property in May, 2010. The listing description is accurate regarding the location, accommodations and amenities. We also had the unexpected treat of being asked to join the owners and their friends on Sunday walks through the beautiful French countryside. The petite chateau is the perfect size for one to four couples or a family reunion, and it's location to the wonderful market town of Sarlat, great restaurants, the river and endless sightseeing opportunites makes it the perfect choice for all ages!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lolivary Golf course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles

A magnificent historical area, famous for the 100 years war between England and France in the middle ages. Near the fabled Dordogne river, with a chateau on every corner, with hundreds of chateaux in the area. This is also a famous area for pre-history, with Lascaux caves a few kilometers away and many other pre-historic attractions, plus canoeing, walking & cycling trails, balloons and microlight flights. With great restaurants and vineyards nearby, it is truly a wonderful summer destination for all the family.


Rates & Availability

Sarlat la Caneda Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A damage deposit fee of 250 Euros will be charged upon arrival, and refunded when you leave, subject to having no breakages or damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Perigord Noir Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Super King Sized bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed convertible into two singles for a twin configuration., Double Beds (1) Again, convertible into twin configuration, Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) For small children there is a cot provided + High chair
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stone Tower with 360 degree view of the valley below, Pond with fish, lilies & frogs

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