Dordogne holiday homes for rental

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C8 - Château near Le Bugue


Chateau C8 is a beautiful 17th century chartreuse set in a tranquil wooded valley of some 184 acres in the heart of the Dordogne in the South West of France.The house which can accommodate up to 26 guests in three separate buildings has extensive gardens, a swimming pool and a large lake (200 x 100 m)

Considered locally to be one of the most important buildings of its kind in the Dordogne region the house has recently been returned to its former glory with many original features, including stone and marble fire surrounds and elegant wall panelling. The chartreuse dates back to around 1680 and was originally built as a gentleman's hunting lodge. Owned in 1701 by Le Marquis de Fleurac, Seigneur de Rouffignac, it became an ironmaster's workshop around 1730 and at one time was manufacturing cannon for Napoleon's army. The lake is a reservoir created to provide the ironworks with a reliable reserve of water.By the end of the 19th Century the building had ceased to manufacture iron.


Internal equipment
  • Audio visual Main house: TV english freeview in kitchen and small living room den/ bar in main house and in large open plan living area of barn
    IPOD docking station that can be moved around and CD player
  • Kitchen barn Fridge freezer, electric hob, electric oven, dishwasher
    In laundry washing machine and dryer
  • Kitchen main house Fridge freezer, gas hob (5 rings) , double electric fan oven, dishwasher
    In pantry another fridge freezer, wine fridge
    Laundy: washing machine and dryer

Chateau C8 can accommodate up to 26 guests in three separate buildings.

THE MAIN BUILDING which has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms consists of:

On the Garden floor:
A fully equipped kitchen with open fireplace, breakfast room with open fireplace, utility room and laundry, a sitting room with bar with open fireplace, a bathroom with shower, sauna and WC and a twin bedroom with doors opening on to the garden and an adjacent bathroom with bath and shower

On the First Floor:
5 double bedrooms with five bathrooms or showerrooms
- one super king size - the master bedroom with outside terrace and a 1,9 x 2m bed which uses the bathroom on the second floor just above it with bath and shower, wc and two basins
- a king size bedroom with a 1,7 x 2m bed with an en suite bathroom with shower room with WC
- one king size bedroom (with a 1,7 x 2m beds) with steps leading up to a shower room on the second floor with wc, sink and shower
- one king size bedroom with steps leading up to a shower room on the second floor with wc, sink and shower
- a twin room with steps leading up to a bathroom on the second floor with a bath and separate shower, wc, and two basins

Also on the first floor there is a hall,a dining room and a drawing room.

THE BARN which has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms comprises:

On the Garden Floor:
A huge open plan kitchen/living/dining space, a twin bedroom with dressing room, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower and WC

On the First floor:
Master bedroom ( 1,9 x2m bed) with 2 ensuite showers and WC's, 1 double room (1,7 x 2m) with ensuite shower room and WC and a twin room with ensuite shower room and WC

There is also an extensive mezzanine area with a large comfortable reading and relaxing area.

There are two extra single beds which can be put in two of the double bedrooms in the barn or main building

A small building in the grounds which has a gym on the ground floor and two double bedrooms sharing a small bathroom on the first floor provides extra space for guests.

Linen and towels are provided for both houses and they both have cosy woodburning stoves for the cooler evenings

Garden & Grounds

Chateau C8 has 184 acres of grounds which are mainly wooded and very peaceful

There is a large heated swimming pool (15x 6 m),( it costs an extra £100 to heat) with safety cover, a terrace with loungers and a pool house set discreetly between the barn and the main house.

There is a studio for dance, aerobics and yoga, two massage rooms and a gymansium

At the main house there is a pretty stone kitchen terrace next to a lovely herb garden. Formal lawns and a rose garden with a gravel path lead to a wooden bridge over a river, which runs through the centre of the gardens. A pergola draped in wisteria covers the barbecue area with table and chairs for outside dining which can also be used for lunches and breakfasts This area also has the very popular fire pit surrounded by brick banquettes ideal for after dinner relaxing

At the barn outside there is a small breakfast terrace and spacious formal gardens with fruit trees, rose garden, fruit and vegetable gardens and lawns overlooking the lake which has a rowing boat which can be used for fishing


Chateau C8 is situated 30 minutes from Sarlat and Perigueux, 10 kms from le Bugue and 40 minutes from Bergerac right in the heart of the Dordogne valley

The nearest village is Rouffignac 8kms 5 minutes by car a village which has a bank, post office, Sunday market two local hotels and restaurants and 10kms from le Bugue which has supermarkets,shops, a very good market,restaurants, bars, local speciality shops, an aquarium, canoeing and caves.

  • Bergerac airport, station and town centre 40 mins
  • Bordeaux airport and town 1,5 hours by car
  • le Bugue 10 kms
  • Perigueux ( capital of the Dordogne) 25 mins
  • Sarlat (a well known medieval village with a famous street market) 25 mins

Local Activities

Chateau C8 is the perfect location for your holiday or rendezvouz. The house with its gardens offer a special place to take time out, relax and rejuvenate, whether you just want to get away from it all and become immersed in another part of hidden France or whether you want to be busy discovering all that the Dordogne can offer.

The Dordogne is known as the valley of 1000 chateaux with endless pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, local markets and spectacular valleys and rivers. Both the Vezere and the Dorgogne rivers offer great kyaking and canoeing and unparalleled views of the countryside.

From the property there is spectacular walking (we have a 1.5 hour circuit through the estate) and there is much much more. Within 10 minutes of the property there are tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course, horseriding and canoeing. Further afield there are interesting villages, gardens and local markets to visit This area is world famous for its prehistoric caves.

There is a live in concierge couple who are very discreet but can assist with information on the local area and with arrangements for local restaurants and auberges for lunches and dinners serving regional specialities as well as high-end dining. This area is renowned for its gastronomic delights including foie gras, duck specialties and truffles

  • Golf 18 holes 10 mins drive
  • Tennis, canoeing horseriding Le Bugue 10 minutes
  • Walking On site a 1.5 hour circuit through the estate

Availability / Prices

*Note to the rental rates

All prices are per week per property from Saturday to Saturday Owners may be willing to accept mid week rentals or part week rentals in the low and mid season .Please email us your requests. We’ll be happy to answer your queries. Please book well in advance for peak season bookings as the best weeks tend to go quickly.

- Prices are quoted in Euros. If you choose to pay in £ sterling or US dollars please pay the equivalent rate quoted on the site which is approximate only. We will inform you when you pay what the exact equivalent amount is in Euros that you have paid, since it depends on the exchange rate on the day.

- Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheques in sterling or in Euros or by credit card. Prices are net of bank charges, i.e. tenants are expected to pay all bank charges. Payment by credit card through our secure Internet server incurs bank charges of 2% of the rental.

- A 33% deposit is required with the booking. The final balance is due three months before arrival ( a shorter period may be arranged for last minute bookings). A security deposit as defined for each house is required to be paid with the balance . This covers the cost of any damage or breakages and the cost of telephone and other services. This deposit will be returned after the rental, minus any charges for breakages, telephone, etc.

- Rental rates include: all linen, bathroom and kitchen towels, if renting more than one week cleaning on the Saturday of three hours with change of linen, electricity, gas, firewood and water and pool heating if available Pool heating is £100 extra per week

- Rental rates exclude : additional cleaning, cooking, babysitting, heating in winter months charged at cost, phone calls when available, bedding for cots and pool towels

- Renters should arrive between 17.00 and 19.00 as cleaners need the house to be free for cleaning on changeover day until this time. Please try not to arrive at the house until that time. Departure date : for the same reason, please vacate the house (or all except one room) by

- Each house has a maximum number of people. In no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons listed on the property particulars be exceeded without prior approval

- Cancellation charges apply. Should cancellation occur more than three months before the commencement date, then the deposit is not reimbursable, within three months cancellation charges are 100% of the holiday. You are strongly advised to take out appropriate insurance to cover you for medical and personal injury expenses but also in the event of delays in your travel arrangements and against any cancellation charges payable if you have to cancel or curtail your trip. Finally and most importantly you are expected to have third party cover insurance and insurance to cover for any breakages/losses and damage during your stay