Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms.
- english, french
About Stephen Mack
With a love of this part of France, my parents, artists, bought Chateau Madame in 1989. Having begun on the same path, my work had evolved to architecture and the design, oversight and restoration of historic buildings, which continues today. So needless to say, Chateau Madame was perfect. Chateau Madame came to me some years ago. I find her just as warm and fascinating as I did at the start. It's such a different environment from the norm; for me, it's the perfect place to keep a busy mind at rest. I live on an 18th Century farm in coastal Rhode Island in the United States. Old for New England, there is a dichotomy yet a peaceful link between the two that I love.
Stephen Mack purchased this Castle in 1989
Why Stephen Mack chose Mauzens-et-Miremont
Chateau Madame sits aside a quiet and untraveled hilltop village nestled under the ruins of the once massive Miremont Castle. You can take a pleasant walk up and around the village, coffee cup in hand, and frequently not see a soul. Yet literally minutes away are some of the most remarkable and famous locations in Southwestern France.
What makes this Castle unique
In addition to the other attributes of Chateau Madame: have you ever thought to yourself: "How wonderful would it be to live or stay in a real chateau, a castle, with all the romance and mystery, and have it all to myself!?" Then reality creeps in: have you looked at the size of an average castle lately? Whoa! Chateau Madame is every bit a real castle, yet unlike most, it is of very reasonable proportion: 6500 Sq. ft. ~ 603.87 sq. meters. For us and those who come to stay, that dream has been satisfied. That combined with its peaceful location and easy access to all things good in the Perigord Noir makes it hard to beat.
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A wonderful area for exploring off the beaten path where others don't go. You can find the untouched and original French countryside, farms, and amazing diversity of architecture. A canoe or kayak voyage down the Dordogne with a picnic lunch at hand is a day to remember. Very early mornings watching the mist burn off the hills and valley with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Speaking English or struggling with your French at the local village markets and meeting the lovely people who live here. Get everywhere before the others. Take a simple walk in a forest that attracts you along the roadside for just fifteen minutes- you'll be surprised. Keep bathing suits and a towel in the car at all times. Find a secluded spot on the Dordogne and slip into the water for just 10 minutes, dry, dress and continue on. Relax. Visit Bastide towns Belves and Monpanzier (30 mins) and castles along the Dordogne River valley such as Beynac, St Cyprien, and Domme (35 mins).The prehistoric sites and grand caves at Les Eyzies are just a 5 min drive away.