Château Des Sènèchaux
View of Chateau from river bank.

BOURDEILLES - DORDOGNE - FRANCE

For a Romantic holiday of a lifetime


LOCATION & HISTORY

he Loire and the Dordogne are two famous valleys in France. In the Dordogne you will find sleepy country roads, rolling green hills, mountains dressed with vineyards and magnificent Chateaux - as one Chateau fades from sight, another seems magically to appear on the horizon. Groves of Aspen and Birch blaze in the sunlight along the lazy Dordogne as it winds its way through this splendid region of France. Take advantage of the Bordeaux wine region and follow the Dordogne, passing through romantic little villages along the way up the River Dronne tributary to the enchanting village of Bourdeilles, the setting is idyllic.
 
View of the Courtyard on Christmas Day
View of the Courtyard on Christmas Day

The impressive Medieval Fortress and Renaissance Palace of Bourdeilles, with the village clustered at its foot, makes a delightful picture as it stands on the rocks that rise up sheer above the Dronne river. Next door a 15C Chateau Des Senechaux de Bourdeille where you would be staying for your Holidays. From the terrace at the Chateau overlooking the Courtyard, enjoy the lovely view of the River Dronne, the Castle and its setting. A gothic bridge with cutwaters, an Old Mill in the shape of a boat, with the clear waters lapping the rocks below.

 

Château Des Sènèchaux

Summary of Amenities

The Fisherman's Lodge
Ivy's Cottage

Holiday Art April~May~June~Sept~Oct each year
The Local Area
Details
Booking Form


Price List 2008

Brochure Request Form

How to get there & Links to other sites
*New Pool*

More history on the Chateau
Quotes from the Guest Book

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Chateau Des Senechaux entrance



No one we know has been able to photograph it in a way that captures its essence
nor has has anyone been able to find the words to do it justice
At best they have only been able to give us glimpses...
It's hard to imagine where one might find a more romantic place...
it's the home of tranquility
a place to guarantee complete relaxation
a place to listen to music in peace
an oasis
... steeped in history
... occupying a typical Medieval site ...
... cradled between the Romanesque Church and the Castle
echoing to the Medieval clash of arms and the swords of the Renaissance Court ...
glimpses of what used to be
And now? Nothing more violent than the cork being eased from the neck
of a Grande Marque
happy laughter of friends
enjoying a meal
shared in the courtyard of this ...
exquisite jewel.
Chateau des Senechaux
The House of the Seneschal
The Major Domo.

View of the Chateau from the Medieval Bridge

Chateau Rentals
Interactive House
17 Dale Street
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5HH England
Tel/Fax 0871-277-9848
Tel/Fax International 0044-870-141-7449

 

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