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

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-21 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Domme castle description

**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 the vacation of a lifetime, as it stands on 10 pristine hill-top acres, guarding over the pristine valleys 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 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 ancient 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 kings 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 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 stone 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, 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 100 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 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 cross the threshold back in time, and begin living the life that has been within these massive stone walls for more than 750 years. Photos and mention of Chateau du Peyruzel can be found in many 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

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
      • Staff
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef


      • 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

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only

      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

      Kitchen & Dining

      • 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

      • 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

      • Pantry Items:

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

      • Dishes & Utensils:

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

      • Stove:

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

      • Dining:

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

      • Cooking Utensils:

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

      • Refrigerator:

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

      • Microwave:

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

      • Dishwasher:

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


      • 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

      • Parking:

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

      • Linens Provided:

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

      • Wood Fireplace:

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

      • Parking Off Street:

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

      • Towels Provided:

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

      • Living Room:

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

      • Washing Machine:

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

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

      • Garage:

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

      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

      • Covered Parking:

        We have 2 garages for your use...moreless

      • Fireplace:

        4 Stunning stones fireplaces...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Modern electric dryer....moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Hair Dryer
      • Babysitter

      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


          • Games:

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

          • Books:

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

          • DVD Player:

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

          • Music Library:

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

          • Video Library:

            We have a library of DVD's for your use....moreless

          • Television:

            2 large flat screen TV's...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Flat screen TV's...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Ping Pong Table


          • Telephone:

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

          • Free Long Distance:

            COMPLETELY FREE international calls and French calls...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Bring your own laptop...moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          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

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                A terrace off the Salon at the second floor level with chairs & table, another overlooking the medieval, walled garden with large dining table, chairs, another terrace at the pool, and another is a terrace off the dining room through a door. There is another near the Barn looking towards the front gate entrance....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

              • 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

              • Golf:

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

              • Lawn / Garden:

                10 acres is yours to explore and enjoy. We have masses of lawn for badminton and other games....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

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

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

              • Tennis:

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


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Monument View:

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

              • Village:

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

              • Rural


              • Restaurants
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking
              • Laundromat
              • Spelunking
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Hunting
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Churches
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Water Skiing


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2014
              Jun 21 - Sep 13, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Fall 2014
              Sep 14 - Nov 22, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Winter 2014/15
              Nov 23 - Mar 13, 2015
              21 night min stay

              Spring 2014
              Mar 14 - Jun 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Summer 2015
              Jun 14 - Sep 5, 2015
              7 night min stay

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


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              Last updated: 08/27/2014
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              44 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              432 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              St Malo
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              26 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Daglan, the village below the Chateau
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Golf course near Montfort
              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 a year 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: french, english, Afrikaans/Dutch



              • Chateau at night

                Chateau at night

              • Chateau Peyruzel from East with surrounding property

                Chateau Peyruzel from East with surrounding property

              • Relax in your very private pool

                Relax in your very private pool

              • Spiral stairs up 5 floors

                Spiral stairs up 5 floors

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

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

              • 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)

              • French Country Kitchen

                French Country Kitchen

              • Chateau kitchen with professional stove

                Chateau kitchen with professional stove

              • Breakfast or reception room

                Breakfast or reception room

              • Chateau from a balloon

                Chateau from a balloon

              • Pool with chateau in background

                Pool with chateau in background

              • Front gates to Chateau Peyruzel

                Front gates to Chateau Peyruzel

              • Salon towards west windows

                Salon towards west windows

              • Master bathroom with claw foot tub and American style shower

                Master bathroom with claw foot tub and American style shower

              • Bathroom ensuite

                Bathroom ensuite

              • Bathroom with tub and separate shower

                Bathroom with tub and separate shower

              • 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

              • 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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              Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

              $5,400 - $8,500 per week (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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