About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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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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 Sarlat-la-Canéda
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.
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I just loved it!
Gorgeous house, very well appointed, great bedrooms and bathrooms. There is a comfy, open, cozy ground floor area containing dining, kitchen and living areas with 2 big fireplaces at each end. The size of the house was perfect for 8. The surroundings of the property are delightful in their diversity of flowers, bushes, trees, all dispersed among the different terraces. This lovely home, wonderfully located 6 km from the little medieval town of Sarlat in Perigord, has a spirit, and it is a welcoming and joyful one. I really hope that we will have the opportunity to return for another stay in this little paradise.
Thank you so much for that lovely review Helene! It is such a pleasure to share our little Chateau and this beautiful surrounding area.
A magical place to stay
We spent a wonderful two weeks with family and our oldest friends in this beautiful house. The tower and its circular staircase was a big draw for our teenage son; and aperitifs at the top every evening a highlight for the adults as we watched hot air balloons gently drifting across the valley. The house was very comfortable and each bedroom having its own bathroom was a bonus. The location was ideal for us, near Sarlat with many places to see - Beynac was our personal favourite - and things to do within easy reach. The owners were very helpful before we arrived and quick to answer any queries too. We couldn't have wished for more and were sad that we had to leave.
Thanks so much for that lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!
very charming old little castle
Romantic and charming old little castle. Many possibilities to have breakfast or dinner outside even on top of the little tower. Lovely views on the nature around the property.
Fabulous place for a special celebration!
The Petit Chateau " Maison Grise" exceeded our expectations in every way. We were there for a week in late July to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. The accommodation was perfect for 8 people with 4 bedrooms with their own ensuites. All bedrooms had spectacular views over the valley, with the main bedroom ensuite offered the most picturesque view from the huge bathtub! The tower offered a great spot for Aperitif and panoramic view of the sunset. The gardens were truly beautiful and well thought of with some mature fruit trees, as well as interesting flowers and shrubs. The water lillies were all out in blooms in the fish pond under a charming stone bridge.The good size and well maintained pool kept us entertained most afternoon. The kitchen, laundry and other facilities were ample for a week stay. The tennis court over the road would have been more utilized if there were 4 racquets! The location was great for Sarlat and other sightseeings. We went to the market on Wednesday and Chateau de Beynac, which was only 20 mins away. We even took a trip to St. Emilion for lunch one day! We'd love to return one day if we could round up enough people to join us again! Thank you Charles and Anne for sharing your lovely home.
Thank you so much Kanitaka for that lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed our home. We feel so blessed being able to live here and also share our good fortune with others.
Charming villa in a picturesque setting
Our group of 6 adults just spent a week at Maison Grise, which exceeded our expectations. The photos on the website really can't capture how beautiful the house and its setting are. The interior is cozy and comfortable, the kitchen small but adequate for our needs, and all comforts are well served, including a clean, bright and well-equipped laundry.
The master bedroom and bath (on the first floor) are significantly larger and more elaborate than the upstairs bedrooms. On the second floor two matching bedrooms (with beds that can be separated into two twins) each have large and fully-equipped bathrooms. The 4th bedroom (with a double bed) is actually in the tower, has a door into one of the 2d floor bedrooms, and a very small bathroom, adequate for one person but tight for two.
Outside there are eating areas off the living room, kitchen, a picnic table near the lily pond with a beautiful view of the valley; and the pool is lovely and well-sited. Best of all is the seating area at the top of the turret, with gorgeous, sweeping views of the countryside.
The location is rural (the center of St. Andras d'Allas, just down the hill from the house, consists of several charming houses, a small farm, and a small church) but a boulangerie is just u the street, a large grocery store is only a 10 minutes drive, and Sarlat center is 15 minutes. It is convenient to many of the top attractions in the Dordogne. We also enjoyed walks on paths leading from the house through the countryside.
All business aspects of our rental were handled with ease.
Myself, my husband our 13 yr old daughter and another family of 4 spent a week here towards the end of August. As others have commented, the house exceeded our expectations and the grounds are delightful - there are so many different outside spaces to enjoy. Our family had a very special meal at Le Petite Tonnelle in Beynac one night, we had tow very nice meals at Le Bacchus (in Le Jardin at the back) in Sarlat and also at Le Glacier restaurant which is right next to Le Bacchus. One thing that isn't in the very comprehensive information package that Charles sends you is the 'chef for a night' service that is available from Teresa. Basically you can book her to cook a 3+ course meal so you don't have to drive anywhere. It's shame we hadn't known about this prior to arriving because she needs a few days' notice and, unfortunately for us, was fully booked that week. The night market at Saint-Cyprien was great fun, as was canoeing on the Dordogne and Padirac Cave. We had an amazing holiday and will definitely be back. Oh, and if you've left your dogs at home and are missing them, don't worry; the neighbour's dogs come and visit you for a cuddle :o) Thank you Charles and Anne.
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you all back
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.
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.