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Historic Dream Chateau with Pool on Massive Private Grounds with Stunning Views

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  • Minimum stay:1-14 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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**As seen in US 'Country French' magazine Fall/Winter 2012 ( Sitting high atop a hill between the villages of Domme and Castelnaud, Chateau Peyruzel is a 13th century Medieval Castle and officially-listed Historical Monument. Carved from the ancient bedrock of the Middle Ages it loomed high as a lair and fortress to hiding princes and clashing armies. Now this magnificently-restored Chateau, with a listed history from 1281, is available for your vacation of a lifetime, as it stands on 10 hill-top acres, looking over the lower hamlet houses, and guarding over the valley below.

With stunning 320° views from every window of its four towers, and only minutes from other well-known Chateaux and the beautiful towns of Sarlat and La Roque-Gageac, this magnificently-maintained medieval gem is ideally positioned in the heart of the Dordogne's Perigord Noir to take advantage of all the area has to offer.

With massive stone walls and a magnificent spiral stone staircase that rises up 5 stories, this Chateau that played a major role in the 100 Years War, tells of a time gone-by while offering all the luxurious touches of today. With 14 ft high walnut ceilings and chestnut wood floors, the massive spaces inside the Chateau offer rooms befitting royals and nobles. Four square towers join together to form the shape of a Maltese Cross, which allows the sun to pour in from each of the massive windows all through the day, making it bright and luminous inside.

On the FIRST TWO FLOORS you’ll find the public rooms:
- a new, entirely modern, fully-equipped kitchen built in an style befitting the Chateau's history;
- the magnificent “Salle a Manger” (dining room) with huge open stone fireplace and a table that seats 14;
the huge “Salon” (living room) with its stone fireplace and door to the terrace and medieval, walled garden;
a Library complete with satellite TV/DVD & wi-fi;
a cozy reception room, for breakfast, lunch or a glass of wine before dinner.

The TOP TWO FLOORS contain the private rooms, and are home to five magnificent double bedrooms including one in the ancient “Salle d’Armes”, with its incredible four poster bed and medieval stone sink, facing the massive fireplace. Stunning views abound from the ceiling-high windows as you gaze through the massive walls to the valleys below - with incredible sunrises and sunsets.

The current owners purchased the Chateau in January 2008 and all the rooms and bathrooms have been carefully renovated and decorated to a style befitting their historical past: with antiques and fabrics to match. With luxurious beds and beautiful linens, nothing has been overlooked for your enjoyment and comfort.

Outdoors the many terraces and the massive walled, medieval garden sets you above the valley below, while providing wonderful areas to enjoy the tranquility and silence that the grassy park affords you. The beautiful pool (45ft by 18ft) and stone-floored pool house is a magnificent spot to spend sunny days and evenings by the barbecue, with wine glass in hand, watching the sun set.

This hilltop haven also includes your own private forest where you can wander and explore. Due to its incredible position, it sits above the fray of the life around it, seeming to be lost above the clouds. On the grounds you'll also find a caretaker's cottage (empty) and a large double-storey barn. The barn functions as a wonderful event space where we stage weddings, anniversaries and special events. The large, beautiful stone barn easily seats 85 at tables as well as a dance floor.

We also offer full wedding and event planning with florist, private chef, DJ, stylist, photographer and all rental included (tables, chairs, linens, tents, glasses, plates etc.) co-ordinated for you specifically.

The Chateau is absolutely ideal for 4 or 5 couples traveling together (where everyone has a large double room), or for a family get-together or special occasion. If you're considering an anniversary or a wedding, let us and know and we'd be happy to help you. The extent of the gardens and grounds with magnificent views of the valley as well as the Chateau, offer an ideal spot for incredible photos to commemorate your occasion. The chateau sleeps 12 in bedrooms. There are 4.5 bathrooms and 6 toilets.

Just down the road from magnificent sites and other famous chateaux like Chateau des Millandes, Beynac and Castelnaud, your own private Chateau is an ideal base for exploring the area. Find your way up to Domme, just minutes away, or to Sarlat to take part in their famous markets. The village of Daglan is minutes down the hill where you can find a daily supermarket, and a wonderful restaurant where you can dine outdoors while looking up at the Chateau. Wonderful walks through the Chateau’s private forest open out into hikes down the hill to the Céou river which runs from the Dordogne. Other restaurants and shopping opportunities abound with all the richness of the area's famous pre-history as well. Take a drive up to the Lascaux caves, or visit nearby Cahors for wine-tasting.

Chateau du Peyruzel, listed in 1948 as a 'Monument Historique', still looks down on the hamlet of Le Peyruzel that served it during feudal times. Driving through the massive entry gates, you will find that your every comfort has been attended to as you begin living the life that has been within these massive stone walls for more than 750 years. Photos and mention of 'Chateau Peyruzel' can be found in guide books and on many other property sites of the area, but rather than staying nearby and looking UP at the Chateau, you now have an opportunity to stay IN the Chateau that everyone else has on their highest horizon.

Keywords: Chateau, Castle, Villa, Manor House, Castello, Maison de Maitre


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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 8000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome:

    The chateau is furnished to a high standard with antiques and luxury furnishing and we ask parents to be mindful of this with young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Purple Roses Top Floor: 1 king

    Bathroom ensuite...moreless

  • Master Blue Room: 1 king

    Bathroom ensuite...moreless

  • Master Rose Room: 1 king

    Bathroom ensuite...moreless

  • Chambre Amis Top Floor: 2 queen

    Bathroom (shower,basin,toilet) shared with Chambre Familiale...moreless

  • Master Chambre Familiale (family) Top floor: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Bathroom opposite...moreless

  • All the bedrooms are large, and a rollaway can be added to Master Chambre Familiale, Master Blue or Master Rose rooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Ensuite Purple Roses room: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Clawfoot tub with hand-held shower nozzle...moreless

  • Ensuite Master Rose room: toilet, tub, shower

    Claw foot tub, full-size American style shower....moreless

  • Ensuite Master Blue room: toilet, tub, shower

    Double sinks, claw-foot tub, HUGE American-style shower...moreless

  • Shared by Chambre Familiale & Chambre Amis: toilet, shower

    This is a good size bathroom with a separate walk-in shower ...moreless

  • Stand-alone toilet 2nd floor: toilet

    With basin...moreless

  • Stand-alone toilet 3rd floor: toilet

    With basin...moreless

  • Two of these bathrooms are extremely large (one was converted from a bedroom!), while the others are large. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping included 2 times a week (for 3 hours at a time). Weddings and events also available with full-time event planner at this Registered Historical Monument ('Monument Historique') 13th century Chateau on hilltop with 320° views of valley below....moreless


  • Books:

    A variety of novels and travel books are provided. As well as French language books and dictionaries....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Multi-region, bring your own DVD's if you'd like or choose from our library....moreless

  • Games:

    We have Scrabble, Rummikub, Backgammon, Chess, Cards, Cribbage and other popular board games. Also 'boules' and badminton for outdoors....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have 2 iPod/iPhone speakers for your use. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    SInce we ARE a listed Historical Monument I guess we classify as having a 'Monument View' of Chateau Peyruzel....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    We look down on the village of Dagland, 2 miles away at the bottom of the hill....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Very large dining room table alongside open fireplace. Also a poolhouse with dining area for 14....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Broadband Access:

    FREE high speed WIFI...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Modern electric dryer....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    We have 2 garages for your use...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    4 Stunning stones fireplaces - all usable....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness bike on the property for use....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    COMPLETELY FREE international calls and French calls...moreless

  • Garage:

    A lock-up garage for 2 cars can be provided if required...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Entire castle is well-heated with modern (oil-fired) heating. Extremely cosy in the winter and cooler months. Included in the weekly price....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All white, top-quality cotton linens and white towels are provided. Both feather and foam pillows are also provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 massive living rooms, and a reception room which functions as a separate, day-use kitchen....moreless

  • Parking:

    Secure parking for any number of vehicles. The property has massive, lockable entrance gates with acres of parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Once through the massive gates of the Chateau (which lock), there is parking for any number of cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    With 10 acres, there is parking for whatever you'd like!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    This is available for your use, for free to ALL local and INTERNATIONAL numbers....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush, thick white high-quality towels plus hand-towels for everyone. Pool towels provided too....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Modern Washing machine and electric dryer are free for use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own laptop...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Massive, walk-in size, ancient fireplaces in all the dining room, main salon, reception room as well as a bedroom....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We have a highly-regarded chef who lives locally and will provide traditional, or 'gastronomique' cuisine for you and your group at the chateau....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Blender, food processor, hand mixer and all modern appliances like coffee makers and toasters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Multiple dishes and plates and serving dishes for 16. Multiples glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes for 20+...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One in the main kitchen and one at the poolhouse...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen also has coffee maker, food processor, blender and toaster. All are new. There is another room (reception room) that functions as a second (smaller) kitchen, which has a fridge, sink, microwave, toaster and coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) We have 2 microwaves in the house and 1 at the poolhouse....moreless

  • Oven:

    2 ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper, spices of all kinds, flour, sauces (worcester, soya & teryaki)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) In addition to the 3 refrigerators we have one at the Poolhouse for your drinks....moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a large 110cm wide professional cooker with 6 cooking spots, 2 ovens, and a separate broiler/grill. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 toasters...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have a specialist supplier who will rent bicycles to you, drop them at the chateau (and fit them) and then pick them up when you leave....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A terrace off the Salon at the second floor level with chairs & table, another overlooking the walled garden with large dining table, chairs, another terrace at the pool, and another terrace off the dining room through a door. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 golf courses: 15 min drive (9 holes) Rochebois, 20 min drive (9 holes) Lolivarie, 25 min drive (18 holes) Siorac....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many, many choices of canoeing and kayaking on the Dordogne river beginning within 10 minutes drive. Save 10% with our special provider in La Roque Gageac...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The poolhouse functions as a gazebo since it has a terrace that its covered....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    10 acres is yours to explore and enjoy. We have masses of lawn for badminton and other games, as well as a full forest....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have both a wood (built-in) barbecue and a gas barbecue (movable but mostly at the pool)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing is available in the Pyrenees about 2.5 hours drive away (Bagneres-de-Luchon and other resorts) in the winter months....moreless

  • Tennis:

    In the village of Daglan 2 miles away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    A magnificent pool with attached, covered pool house has surrounding views of the area. Also a full-kitchen and 2 toilets at the poolhouse....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

Fall 2015
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay

Winter 2015/2016
Nov 22 - Mar 11, 2016
14 night min stay

Spring 2016
Mar 13 - May 1, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Spring
May 2 - Jun 11, 2016
7 night min stay

Summer 2016
Jun 12 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Fall 2016
Sep 4 - Nov 5, 2016
7 night min stay


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44 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Daglan, the village below the Chateau
432 Miles
Nearest Ferry
St Malo
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf course near Montfort
15 Miles
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Daglan, the village below the Chateau

Car: Necessary

Hiking, cave visits, out-door markets, wine-tasting, mushroom-hunting, canoeing. The owner will also provide historical tours in English, as well as wine and cheese tastings, along with event planning for your special day.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are a California couple who purchased this 'coup du couer' in 2008 and spent two years renovating and decorating this magnificent historical monument. We were 'done' with anymore purchases in this area (we have other properties on this site), but fell in love with this beautiful chateau that we saw in a realtor/immoblier's window on our way to the local bistrot one night! Like most, we always HAVE to look in those windows...!! In addition to the indoors, we also developed the terraces and added a magnificent pool area and covered pool house. We have planned the chateau the same way we would like to find it after coming across the world for a restful vacation. We have spared no expense to develop this magnificent monument into a warm and welcoming home. It is so pure in its medieval form, that we were astonished that such a place still existed in this area, and hadn't been rebuilt or damaged in any way - after so many hundreds of years. We spend time at the chateau ourselves, along with our friends, and we love every stone corner and wooden beam! We are constantly amazed at the views from each window and have enjoyed discovering all the history that the chateau has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Domme:
Location, location, location! It's minutes to Sarlat, Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud and every beautiful village in the Perigord Noir. The Dordogne is a magnificent secret with gentle scenery, gentle people and the best food and wine to be found in rural France. It's life as you hope it will be when you head to 'get away' from it all. Local neighbors and wonderful authentic villages all add to a feeling of stepping back into what really counts when you head on a vacation - beautiful location, wonderful company, great food and wine, and a pace of life that will help you live a few more years!

The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
A magnificently restored 13th century medieval chateau on top of a hill with incredible views all round, a listed historical monument built in the 1200s...4 levels of unparalleled comfort all encased in magnificent stone with a spiral stone staircase ascending 5 floors (it goes into the roof), the best pool area you'll ever find in the area. 10 acres all to yourself, including a private forest. And beautiful beds and with linens and furnishings to die for...Enough said!

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Speaks: english, french, Dutch



  • Chateau Peyruzel at night

    Chateau Peyruzel at night

  • Guest bedroom 3rd floor (bathroom ensuite)

    Guest bedroom 3rd floor (bathroom ensuite)

  • Large family bedroom 4th floor (Queen and 2 twin beds)

    Large family bedroom 4th floor (Queen and 2 twin beds)

  • Master Guest bedroom 4th floor (with bathroom ensuite)

    Master Guest bedroom 4th floor (with bathroom ensuite)

  • Front gates to Chateau Peyruzel

    Front gates to Chateau Peyruzel

  • Pool with chateau in background

    Pool with chateau in background

  • Bathroom ensuite

    Bathroom ensuite

  • Large ensuite bathroom top floor

    Large ensuite bathroom top floor

  • Beautiful furnishings all round

    Beautiful furnishings all round

  • Huge library and media room

    Huge library and media room

  • Chateau Peyruzel from East with surrounding property

    Chateau Peyruzel from East with surrounding property

  • Chateau from a balloon

    Chateau from a balloon

  • Salon towards west windows

    Salon towards west windows

  • Bedroom in 'Salle d'Armes' with 13th century window

    Bedroom in 'Salle d'Armes' with 13th century window

  • Master bathroom with claw foot tub and American style shower

    Master bathroom with claw foot tub and American style shower

  • Spiral stairs up 5 floors

    Spiral stairs up 5 floors

  • Relax in your very private pool

    Relax in your very private pool

  • Bathroom with tub and separate shower

    Bathroom with tub and separate shower

  • French Country Kitchen

    French Country Kitchen

  • Chateau kitchen with professional stove

    Chateau kitchen with professional stove

  • Breakfast or reception room

    Breakfast or reception room

  • View from the Chateau over the valley

    View from the Chateau over the valley

  • Dining room with east window

    Dining room with east window

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