|Property type||chateau / country house|
Main house on two floors with 6 bedrooms 4 doubles and 2 twin rooms, 7 bathrooms, Kitchen, large utility, cellar, two dining /breakfast rooms, one very cosy seats 12, one very grand, first floor, seats 20. Ground floor sitting/TV room, grand sitting room on first floor.
Sauna and shower on ground floor.
All bedrooms have A/C and heating.
Second house (converted barn) vast open plan kitchen/dining/sitting. Four en-suite bedrooms 2 doubles & 2 twins 5 bathrooms.
Nearest village Rouffignac 7km for supermarket, butcher, baker.
Grounds include 4 hectares parkland, large fishing lake, numerous sitting out areas, new 15mx8m swimming pool and pool house, romantic wisteria clad 'arbour' with barbecue and fire pit for eating out.
Large breakfast terrace adjoining main house.
Many good restaurants close by. Golf within 10 minutes, horse riding, canoeing, cycling, tennis, hot air-ballooning, exploring historic towns, picture postcard Sarlat, Domme, and the incredible place of pilgrimage. Rocamadour.
On site manager to help you.
We are an English couple living in UK close to London. Jacquie is an interior designer and David is a retired finance executive.
We bought the property because we love southwestern France.
Paul & Jen Lowther purchased this chateau / country house in 2006
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.
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.
Chateau Forge du Roy sits in a peaceful valley estate of 184 acres 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.
There is a challenging 18 hole golf course 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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,592|
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