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**As seen in US 'Country French' magazine Fall/Winter 2012 (www.chateaupeyruzel.com). 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
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
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
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Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay
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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.
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!
Chateau Peyruzel at night
Guest bedroom 3rd floor (bathroom ensuite)
Large family bedroom 4th floor (Queen and 2 twin beds)
Master Guest bedroom 4th floor (with bathroom ensuite)
Front gates to Chateau Peyruzel
Pool with chateau in background
Large ensuite bathroom top floor
Beautiful furnishings all round
Huge library and media room
Chateau Peyruzel from East with surrounding property
Chateau from a balloon
Salon towards west windows
Bedroom in 'Salle d'Armes' with 13th century window
Master bathroom with claw foot tub and American style shower
Spiral stairs up 5 floors
Relax in your very private pool
Bathroom with tub and separate shower
French Country Kitchen
Chateau kitchen with professional stove
Breakfast or reception room
View from the Chateau over the valley
Dining room with east window
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