Luxury chateau&barn to let in rural Dordogne - AD005196

6km from Mauzens-et-Miremont, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005196 Advertiser since: 11 January 2017
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Chateau Forge du Roy Self Catering Saturday 10 20 13 Two small bedrooms and beds for up to four persons

About this property

Comfortable, Modernised, Chartreuse From 1680 . This chateau is in a rural setting.

Chateau Forge du Roy is set in its own 184 acre Estate of unspoilt rural valley for your exclusive use. Perfect for a family holiday, a party of friends, a group with shared interests, or a wedding celebration. In the heart of the Dordogne region within easy reach of historic towns, wonderful restaurants, and exciting activities.

The accommodation consists of two buildings - The Forge and The Barn which face each other across the 300ft garden. Each building is a complete home with sitting room, kitchen, laundry facilities, log burner, etc. and has a bedroom on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible. The complex also has a sauna, an exercise studio, a gymnasium, a wisteria covered pergola with dining area and barbecue, a pit for log bonfire with seating around, another dining area which gets the morning sunshine, a swimming pool, a large fishing lake with boat, and a very large garden with the little river Manaurie running through it.

Our private valley is minutes away from the Vezere valley which is famous for its prehistoric sites – 147 of them listed by UNESCO. All of the Dordogne countryside is a delight of hidden valleys, chateaux, and unexpected views. The cooler months are perfect for cyclists, photographers, walkers, enthusiasts of prehistory, and any outdoor activity. Our swimming pool is lovely in warmer weather, but nearby you can go canoeing, ballooning, horseriding, golfing, truffle hunting, or simply soaking up the local culture and ancient architecture.

The Forge was built when Louis XIV – the Sun King – was at the peak of his radiance and France was the leading European power. Originally completed in 1680 as a hunting lodge for the Marquis De Fleurac, over the centuries it has had many changes and was, for a time, a forge which made huge iron cauldrons for sugar reduction in the French Caribbean. The locals still call it Forge Neuve, and it is also said to have produced cannon for Napoleon's army. The Chateau is just minutes away from the Bastide villages of Domme, Monpazier, Eymet, and Villefranche du Perigord. as well as being close to some of the listed 'Plus Beaux Villages de France', including Castelnaud, Beynac (stronghold of Richard the Lion heart), Sarlat, Limeuil, and much more.

Type

Chateau

Kitchen and dining

Each of The Forge and The Barn has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and two fridges, in addition to laundry facilities - washer and separate drier. They also have an ironing board and iron, tv and dvd player, desk and dining table close to the sitting area in front of the log fire.

Living rooms

In The Forge are two sitting rooms - downstairs a cosy tv room and, upstairs a larger, more formal sitting room. The Barn has a huge open plan sitting room, dining area, and kitchen.

Bedrooms

The Forge has six very comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms, while The Barn has four bedrooms also very comfortable and with private bathrooms. There are two smaller bedrooms above the Studio which share a small bathroom - these are available only in exceptional circumstances.

Bathrooms

Each of the ten bedrooms has a private bathroom, most with Villeroy and Boch fittings, heated towelrail, and heated floor. Two bedrooms - one in each of The Forge and The Barn - is on the ground floor and reasonably wheelchair accessible.

The two smaller bedrooms above The Studio share a small bathroom.

Heating

The Forge has electric air heating in addition to the four log fires and the bathroom floors. The Barn also has electric air heating and a log fire.

Entertainment

Within the estate are :
- a boules court
- a table-tennis table
- a dartboard
- swimming pool with lots of pool toys
- lake with boat
- croquet can be set up
- badminton can be set up
- 'frisbee golf' can be set up
- fishing rods are available for use on the lake

In the houses are :
- selection of board games
- packs of playing cards

Garden and outside

The garden has a wealth of flowering plants and shrubs, plus fruit, herb, and vegetable areas from which guests are welcome to enjoy produce. The plums, apples, and pears are really tasty. These are in addition to the swimming pool, boules court, lake, walking paths from the estate, barbecue, wisteria-covered pergola, and log bonfire pit.

Parking and garages

Two open parking areas - both within the grounds - will hold more than 20 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

During High and Mid Season the Estate is available only to groups of twenty persons who thus have exclusive use of all facilities. This is eminently suitable for family get-togethers; wedding celebrations; friends who share an interest; or any amateur or professional group for photography, painting, prehistoric exploration, cycling, walking, exploration of restaurants, or Chateaux. We can arrange for visiting chefs, masseuse, wine-tasting, yoga, dance, lectures on prehistory, etc

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and therefore accessible by wheelchair

Information about any additional facilities

Rented cars are advisable as we are out in the countryside.

Some cash in Euros is also advisable for payment of local arrangements although most restaurants and shops will accept bank cards.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Perigueux
Distance: 45 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Perch, Trout,
Name of nearest fishing location: Chateau Forge du Roy

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Blue Green La Marterie, StFelix de Reilhac
Distance: 6 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Plassard Pierre, Fortunel, Rouffignac
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR21 - and there are several others

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Julien de Savignac, Le Bugue
Distance: 14 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Lowther

We are English

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Our private valley is minutes away from the Vezere valley which is famous for its prehistoric sites – 147 of them listed by UNESCO. All of the Dordogne countryside is a delight of hidden valleys, chateaux, and unexpected views. The cooler months are perfect for cyclists, photographers, walkers, enthusiasts of prehistory, and any outdoor activity. Our swimming pool is lovely in warmer weather, but nearby you can go canoeing, ballooning, horseriding, golfing, truffle hunting, or simply soaking up the local culture and ancient architecture. The Chateau is just minutes away from the Bastide villages of Domme, Monpazier, Eymet, and Villefranche du Perigord. As well as being close to some of the listed 'Plus Beaux Villages de France', including Castelnaud, Beynac (stronghold of Richard the Lion heart), Sarlat, Limeuil, and more.
Unique benefits of property Chateau Forge du Roy is set in its own 184 acre Estate of unspoilt rural valley for your exclusive use. Perfect for a family holiday, a party of friends, a group with shared interests, or a wedding celebration. In the heart of the Dordogne region within easy reach of historic towns, wonderful restaurants, and exciting activities. The accommodation consists of two buildings - The Forge and The Barn which face each other across the 300ft garden. Each building is a complete home with sitting room, kitchen, laundry facilities, log burner, etc. and has a bedroom on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible. The complex also has a sauna, an exercise studio, a gymnasium, a wisteria covered pergola with dining area and barbecue, a pit for log bonfire with seating around, another dining area which gets the morning sunshine, a swimming pool, a large fishing lake with boat, and a very large garden with the little river Manaurie running through it.

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing/Kayaking on the Vezere and/or Dordogne river

Within 12 kms are several canoeing/kayaking companies, who will take your group up-river to a location at a suitable distance for you. You can choose 1or 2 hour trips, or an all-day outing. There are several places for you to stop for lunch or gather for a while and, because these rivers are very shallow and slow-moving there is little real danger.

Hot air Ballooning

A couple of companies within 25 kms offer balloon trips which are wonderful - they allow you to look down on fabulous and famous chateaux, valleys, and rivers.

Prehistoric caves and cave art

The Vezere valley - within 10 kms of our Chateau - is world famous for its prehistoric caves - UNESCO lists 147 of them. Many have cave paintings or sculptures, the most famous being Lascaux which, in December 2016, opened the latest copy which is accurate to the millimetre of the original and is beautifully lit. The original cave is no longer open to visitors due to the deterioration of the paintings.

Chateaux

The valley of the river Dore has several beautiful Chateaux and mediaeval towns from Le Buisson de Cadouin along the D703 all the way to Domme and Vitrac, all of them well worth visiting.

Horse riding

There are two riding stables within 20 minutes by car

Go-Karting

At La Douze, 13 kms (7.5 miles) from us is Garden Karting - see
www.garden-karting-perigord.com

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