About the property
- Chateau / Country House7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
10 bedrooms 13 bathrooms 2 kitchens 5 reception rooms
The accommodation is divided between two buildings -
The Forge and The Barn which face each other across 200 metres of beautiful garden, and each is a fully equipped home with all facilities including wifi and laundry.
The Forge has two floors with 6 bedrooms of 4 doubles (5ft3ins minimum) and 2 twin rooms; 7 bathrooms; kitchen; large utility room; cellar; two dining /breakfast rooms (one very cosy seats 12 persons, one very grand on the first floor seats 20); ground floor sitting/TV room; grand sitting room on first floor; sauna; and a wonderful outdoor patio which gets the morning sunshine. It also has a grand stone external staircase. All bedrooms have A/C and heating.
The Barn has a vast open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, and four en-suite bedrooms with 2 doubles & 2 twins, plus a separate toilet on ground floor .
The estate consistes of 184 acres (74 hectares) of private valley parkland; large fishing lake and boat; 15mx8m swimming pool and pool house with bathroom; romantic wisteria clad pergola with barbecue and dining tables, plus a log bonfire pit with seating around. The outdoor dining area beside The Forge gets the morning sunshine.
Between the Forge and The Barn are separate buildings for the gymnasium, and for the exercise/dance/yoga studio with two massage rooms and separate bathroom above.
Chateau Forge du Roy is just a few minutes drive from the valleys of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers which have 147 UNESCO listed sites of prehistoric interest. The Dordogne region has many medieval villages and towns including some created by King Richard the Lionheart in the 13th century. Within easy reach are the historic towns Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, Rocamadour and many many others listed on www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-
Activities include golf, tennis, horse riding, canoeing, cycling, hot air ballooning, truffle hunting, prehistoric sites and museums, and walking in quiet countryside.
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Paul & Jen Lowther
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- Mar 21, 2018
About Paul & Jen Lowther
We are an English couple living in UK close to London. We bought the property because we love southwestern France.
Paul & Jen Lowther purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2006
Why Paul & Jen Lowther chose Périgord
This is a historic building, dating from 1680, in a beautiful country setting, tranquil and safe. We have modernised and improved it to a high standard of comfort.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The Estate is only ever booked to one group at a time, who thus have exclusive use of the Estate and all facilities. It is the perfect place for groups of family, friends, or those with a shared interest.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Chateau Forge du Roy and its Estate of 184 acres sits in a peaceful valley of woods and meadowland, and is a few km from the Vezere valley which has 147 UN listed sites of prehistoric interest including the famous Lascaux painted caves. It is located 1km along a quiet country lane off the Perigueux - Sarlat road (D47). The rural location is perfect for hiking and cycling, and canoeing is wonderful along the Vezere from Les Eyzies de Tayac - 14 km away. Les Eyzies also has two of the most famous French museums of prehistory, a good selection of restaurants, and a number of troglodyte caves. The Grotte de Rouffignac - 8 km - has prehistoric animal paintings, and the small town of Rouffignac 7 km has a busy market on Sundays and is the nearest for supermarket and butcher/baker. A greater variety of shops exists at Le Bugue, the largest local town at 10km. A challenging 18 hole golf course is at Mortemart 10mins away. Further afield Sarlat 30mins, Domme and Roque Gigeac are a must to visit. The Dordogne and Vezere rivers meet at Limeuil which is a beautiful picnic spot. Near Belves is a hot air ballooning centre for trips above the region (details in the house information book).
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Security Deposit £2000 Pool heating €200 per week Low season October - April Easter week and Xmas/New Year charged at Mid/High Rate Mid/Shoulder Season are May, June, September High Season is July and August