our romantic Towers is the only way to describe this enchanting listed 15C Château in a setting filled with romance and intrigue. The approach to the courtyard through two large iron gates, the Wisteria climbing the walls entices you with its fragrance to climb the steps to the sun terrace, filled with sunshine from March through to October. Take in the breathtaking view of the terracotta roofs, the flowing river, the village and its people.
A view of the Towers from the Courtyard Terrace and the East Wing of the Chateau
The Château is spacious and furnished throughout with antiques in typical
French style creating a comfortable atmosphere. All main rooms have high ceilings
and fabrics decorate many of the walls. Some rooms are wood panelled, there
are tapestries, paintings, and a splendid Venetian chandelier.
Upon entering the Chateau through the arched doorway into the carved panelled
dining Room one is taken in by the mediaeval atmosphere, perfect for a Banquet,
with huge beams a magnificent stone fireplace, a Grand table that seats 16 people
in style,and 22 with an extension. Shutters that open onto a large terrace with
a beautiful view across the river Dronne.
The family sized Kitchen, with its own courtyard, leads off from the Dining
Room. Back from the Dining Room through a small reception area into the main
Salon with silk walls and gilt mouldings with an adjoining intimate Double bedroom
and bathroom. Up the magnificent spiral Walnut staircase to the first floor
to find four large comfortable bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, 3 double
and one with two single beds, the atmosphere is traditionally French.
The second floor takes you to four intimate bedrooms two with en-suite in one
half and another two bedrooms one with en-suite bathroom. Exceptional views
from almost every room. There is access to the towers at this level, but strictly
From the large terrace go down a flight of sweeping stone steps into the private
gardens, which are well sheltered, in full view of the River Dronne. There is
a Pergola leading you to the overhanging buttress on the river. Here one can
sit and while away the day, doing nothing, or maybe a little fishing, the view
The town of Bordeilles has another Castle which is open to the public, and is well worth a visit, also a variety of small shops for gifts and essentials, three restaurants, and two small bars. There are also very good bread shops one being a patisserie which sell all manner of food for a wonderful French style breakfast, fresh bread daily - what better?
Some comments and impressions from our previous guests...
... thank you for making our introduction to the Dordogne memorable, thank
you it was a lovely experience. We wish you well in your venture, you deserve
success via your efforts and enthusiasm - apart from being nice people.
The Leonard's - Wales
Many, many thanks for your kind hospitality this week and ensuring our stay
was a quiet and relaxed one. We are well fed, well watered and well refreshed.
What else could we ask. We love the Chateau, if you ever sell a share in it,
please consider us and give us a call. We will certainly be back, soon I hope.
The Jobling's - Buckinghamshire
Many thanks for a super time and we will have to return so that we can find
our place in the sun.
The Winter's - Surrey
Superb holiday with nice people.
Callaghan & Brown - Berkshire
One of the most relaxed and companionable holidays we have had.
The Stewart's - Somerset
A fisherwoman's dream. From the boat, the rock or off the bridge. To sit
and watch the kingfishers whilst imbibing your choice of the local wines is
just pure heaven. This has been one of the happiest holidays I have ever had.
The Drew's - London
A lovely place to spend a peaceful week. Fishing from the balcony in the
garden is excellent - except that it's very difficult to reel in the big ones
unless you have got a landing net with a long handle. It's also useful to have
a patient wife who keeps you supplied with wine and food. Next time I'll catch
the big one that got away.
The Goss's - Berkshire
One of the most peaceful and beautiful places to stay for a holiday, only
a week isn't long enough. Beautiful countryside, lovely lodge and charming host!
Hunt & Goulbourn - London
Lovely setting, perfect hosts, memorable food and wine - what more can anyone
The Richard's (the October pioneers) - Wiltshire