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If you like beautiful architecture, history, stay of high class, nature...

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The property is located between Brive, Sarlat and Rocamadour. You are just minutes from the most beautiful villages of France, as Collonges la Rouge, Turenne, Curemonte but also Caves of Padirac and Lacave, and the village of Rocamadour.

The Castle was carefully decorated with antique objects, including old ones. A mixture of objects of our regions mingle happily with carpets and fabrics from Morocco. A personal home for personal stay, with a particular personality.

In summer, you can have dinner under the trees or swim in the pool that gives onto a breathtaking view and overlooks the church. In the evening you can admire the sunset, the view of the cliffs, and you will be lulled by the sound of the stream flowing along the property.

More Details

Patricia Defever
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Patricia Defever

I am an writter and a publisher, based in Morocco.

I am fond of authentic preserved architecture and of this region so much that I wrote a book on this valley (available in english on, "the Dordogne valley off the beaten path".

Why Patricia Defever chose Saint-Denis-lès-Martel

I fell in love with the renovation of elegant and full of history country houses. More over, my family comes from the Dordogne Valley, which convinced me to move back more than 20 years ago in this fantastic and preserved region of France.

This region provides such a huge amount of cultural activities that it remains full of surprises even after all these years.

This property seduce me by its specific atmosphere and view point on the valley.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

When I first visited this property, I was charmed not only by its architecture but also by its natural environment, the cliffs and the Dordogne valley.

Today, we still enjoy having our breakfasts and dinners in front of the stunning view, when we are not playing cards by the pool. Being surrounded by the garden, full of flowers and birds singing, is a real pleasure that we particuliarly enjoy during summer.

All seasons have their charm, even in Winter with the chimney.

The property is ideally situated at close distance from the main sites and marvels of the region, Rocamadour, Padirac, Sarlat, Lascaux, Carennac, Turenne, Collonges la Rouge, Saint-Céré...

When winter is coming, we gather together by the fireplace with some hot chocolate and a nice book, making this place as comfortable in winter than it is in summer !


Saint-Denis-lès-Martel Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 4 double Note : a bedroom suite can be provided in addition on demand to the owner , it involves a surplus price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private visits at local artists can be organized as well as reservations at selected restaurants . Advice as to what sites to visit is naturally available as well as any practical information guests may need. If desired more time of housekeeping can be provided , above the two hours per day included in the price . Catering can be provided on demand and on surplus price.


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If you like beautiful architecture, history, stay of high class, nature...
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A beautiful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a beautiful setting, tucked away but close enough to local villages so shopping is easy. It's incredibly quiet and the surrounding countryside is wonderful. We had a very happy week.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holidays, great views and swimming pool!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to rent a spacious property to enjoy a family holidays so the cousins could come and see us during our stay this summer. The location is ideal with 10 minutes walk from the railway station , no need to taxi any visitors!

The chateau has been tastefully re-decorated with high specs and the accommodation is very comfortable. Super clean and ample space for each of us to retire in a room and enjoy the piece and quiet this place had to offer. We loved that the owner has respected the integrity of the building and her attention to detail is amazing, it's big yet cosy. The view from the house is breathtaking and the swimming pool was really a plus. We have been able to go on walks nearby and had fun days out by the Dordogne and sight seeing the beautiful villages (Rouge La Colombe!) and hamlets of the region. The owner was really thoughtful in her recommendations and also provided us with tips for best gastronomic experience. We can't wait to organise another holiday in this property and would probably want to experience it in a different season too, perhaps Spring or Autumn. It really is a gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Brive Vallée de la Dordogne
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

several cultural activities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,680.98

Visit : My web site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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