The site dates back to Roman times and the main building dates from the 15th century.
The Chateau is considered a local historic monument, with interesting features and signs of fortification most likely associated with the 100 years war. Previous owners include the Marquis de Seville and the Ducs de Duras.
The accommodation available
The accommodation is very spacious. All the rooms are large and furnished with French country antiques – lots of comfort and space for 11 or so people (plus cot) to enjoy. Even on very hot days the thick stone walls keep it is cool inside. The Chateau is for your exclusive use. The property is managed by a local British resident who lives close to the Chateau.
The courtyard (90ft x 90ft) is enclosed by stone buildings; a large barn, stables, a loggia and two towers. The courtyard is gravelled and the entrance to the courtyard has large baronial gates and ornamental stone columns. The courtyard is a perfect area for dining by candlelight or observing at the milky way.
There are several separate places to eat – the courtyard, the kitchen, the dining hall, under the loggia or on the terrace. A tranquil and very private setting, the two and a half acre garden is fully enclosed by a clipped hedge.
The large decked swimming pool has panoramic views and shade under the walnut trees. A Tennis Court can be used all year round.
The 100ft terrace overlooks the South West garden and pool and has stone tables and seating so you can enjoy the sunsets across the valley.
Cleaning is undertaken on Saturdays when bed linen and towels are changed.
In May and June the area is full of wild flowers and the orchards are in full blossom. The grape picking season is late September/October when it can be as hot as July/August. If you are not restricted to school holiday periods May/June Sept/Oct is a beautiful time to visit the South West.