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Chateau La Gauterie was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland.
It is situated on the Dordogne/Charente border, 10 minutes from the market town of Riberac. There are airports at Bordeaux (1hr 40 minutes) and Bergerac (1hr) and you can get the TGV at Angouleme (40 minutes).
The Chateau is located on the edge of a small hamlet but only a mile from the nearest village where you can find a small local shop, boulangerie, post office, tabac, doctor, pharmacie, a couple of bars and a restaurant. Within a short drive there are several river beaches or lakes and the nearest beach is 1hr 40mins.
The Chateau has a spacious entrance hall. The large main salon has 2 double doors leading to a large, semi circular, south facing terrace with spectacular views of the park. There is also a smaller secondary salon, dining room, cloakroom, kitchen and tv room.
The grand sweeping staircase leads to the first floor. There are 5 bedrooms on this floor, of which 4 are en suite and the 5th has a wc. And a further 5 bedrooms on the second floor.
All bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a cot and all except bedroom 1 could hold an extra bed.
On the lower ground floor there is a large kitchen and laundry room.
Adjacent to the Chateau is the beautiful Gatehouse which has been transformed into 2 properties.
The properties share an entrance porch. La Taupinière (The Molehill) Located on the first floor and comprises of a spacious open plan living room/kitchen with fabulous beamed high ceilings, well equipped kitchen and a dining table. The double bedroom is a good size and there is a separate bathroom and wc. There is space for two extra single beds in the living room. La Porterie (The Gatehouse) A spacious three bedroom property (2 doubles and 1 twin) on two floors with a private patio. Good size living/dining room and separate well equipped modern kitchen. The bathroom has a supersize shower and wc and there is a separate wc on the ground floor.
The grounds are completely enclosed. From the main gate there is a lemon shaped drive up to the chateau. There is a large pond and impressive bamboo forest and a fantastic array of different trees including very old Cedars of Lebanon. The huge pool is also fully enclosed with a lockable gate. There are plenty of sunbeds and shade. There is also a brick bbq, unheated shower and wc cubicle. The large L-shaped pool has a shallow end with a depth of 0.75m accessible by steps and then slopes down to 3m which can be accessed by hanging stairs or off the diving board. The pool can be lit up at night for night time swimming. It can also be heated at an extra cost.
Separate kitchen and dining room
Stunning large salon with 2 double doors leading on to the terrace overlooking the park.
Smaller secondary salon.
1 - Small double with wc cubicle, overlooking the front of the Chateau
2 - Double, dual aspect, front and park views, en suite with a shower
3 - Double, dual aspect, park views, en suite with a shower
4 - Master room, King, 2 large windows facing over the park, walk in wardrobe, en suite with a shower
5 - Double, overlooking park, en suite with bath. The en suite could also be used by Bedroom 1
6 - Double, overlooking front
7 - Double, overlooking front
8 - Twin, dual aspect, park views
9 - King, 2 large windows facing over the park, walk in wardrobe, en suite with a shower
10 - Double, dual aspect, park views
Property 1 – La Taupiniere
A very spacious 1 bedroom guest house. A separate bathroom and wc and a large open plan kitchen and living room.
Property 2 – La Porterie
A 3 bedroom guest house (2 doubles and 1 twin), 1 bathroom with shower and a large sitting/dining room and separate kitchen.
Five large bedrooms in the chateau have en suites and the sixth bedroom has a wc cubicle.
Large family bathroom on second floor with giant shower, freestanding bath, wc and sink.
Separate wc on second floor.
Cloakroom on ground floor.
La Taupiniere - there is a bathroom with a separate toilet.
La Porterie - there is a family shower room and also a downstairs toilet.
Heating is available during the winter months, please contact the owner for prices.
The swimming pool can also be heated for an extra cost.
10 acre enclosed grounds.
Large L-shaped swimming pool with large patio area with a brick bbq, wc and unheated shower cubicles.
Semi-circular terrace overlooking the grounds.
A huge variety of different species of trees.
Parking on site
Not suitable for wheelchair users
The Chateau can be booked for Weddings, please contact owners for Booking Conditions.
Brantome the 'Venice of the Dordogne' a stunning town in the North of the Dordogne, approximately 50 minutes drive.
Grand Etang de La Jemaye is a 25 minutes drive. A large lake beach, with 2 play grounds, walking trails, snack bar and cafe/restaurant.
There is a mini-golf course a few minutes walk from the Chateau.
River beach at Aubeterre. One of the 'Prettiest Villages in France' with a small restaurant and playground.
Every Friday is the market at Riberac, possibly the largest in the Dordogne.