Four days over Christmas or New Year is available for £1000 and this includes central heating, roaring log fires, the house fully decorated for Christmas with natural fir tree etc. Champagne and local delicacies in the fridge. It is also be possible to stay extra nights at additional expense if required.
The Honeymoon Gatehouse was constructed in the 15th Century on the site of an earlier castle and sits within the grounds of the owners private chateau. It is built of golden stone flanked by four towers; a tributary of the Dordogne River flows through the chateau grounds. The Romanesque town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is just 6km away.
The region is known for its wonderful oak, chestnut and walnut woods, foie gras, strawberries, walnuts, cepes, truffles & wine. The gatehouse is ideal for nature lovers and, as its name suggests, is perfect for honeymooning couples as the ‘Brides’ bedroom features a romantic four poster bed. This French holiday home comfortably sleeps 4 adults in its 2 double bedrooms.
The Gate House has its own entrance (separate from the entrance to the chateau), and is approached down an avenue of plain trees, through the large wooden gates into your private paradise. There is a deck for sunbathing or fishing, watching the wildlife, or gazing at the stars.
The house is a three story timber framed building. On the ground floor there is a charming sitting room with windows overlooking the lake, a large inglenook firplace and comfortable sofa and chairs. A round dining table seats four. Off this is a delightful fully equiped kitchen with small breakfast bar all in part of the round tower.
On the first floor there is an intimate sitting room with plasma screen TV, DVD player CD, ipod, books and another deep sofa. Leading off this is a luxurious double bedroom with en-suite WC, bidet and the magical black bathroom with large bath, basin and shower as well as underfloor heating.
Climb the stairs again to the top floor where you will find the unusual barrel vaulted wooden brides bedroom complete wth ethereal four poster bed. This room has four windows making it light and airy. It also has it's own bathroom with WC, bidet, basin and large round rain shower. The house has full central heating, beautiful bedding & towels included.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
The Gate House is 6km from the Romanesque town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, situated one and a half hours from Limoges airport, served by Ryanair, two hours west of Bergerac and two hours north of Toulouse.
There is much to do in this area, Arts and Culture, many festivals, markets, Canoeing on the Dordogne, Fishing, Golf, Hot Air Balloning, Horse Riding. There are also many famous caves and grottos as well as ancient Chateaux.
Included in the Price: Hamper of french produce and wood for the fire. There is maid service twice a week (extra by arrangment) and she offers a laundry service for 12 euros per hour. Airport collection and taxi service by arrangment.
At Additional Cost: Breakfast brought by the Chateau fairy, champagne chilling for your arrival, fresh fruit and flowers, coals for the BBQ and daily logs during the Winter months.
- Security deposit: £300. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. The house should be left in a tidy and clean state. Extra charges will apply if excessive cleaning is needed. - Arrival time: 2pm onwards. - Departure time: 11am. - Pets: No pets allowed on the property. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - Water Hazard: The property has a lake and a river. Should an accident occur the owner or Simply Chateau does not accept responsibilty. Children must be closely supervised at all times. - Security: For insurance purposes, all exterior doors and windows must be locked when away from the property. The owner of the property will not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or consequential losses due to theft or any other security related incident howsoever caused. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
We loved it so much!!
Posted by Angela and Davidon 25/06/2010
We would like to tell the world how lovely the gatehouse is, although we really want to keep it our secret
Little peace of heaven on earth
Posted by Jo and Paulon 13/06/2010
We had a fantastic few days - this place is like a little peace of heaven on earth and we hope to come back again!
We can't say enough and can't wait to go back!
Posted by Greg Bon 06/06/2010
Your host displays his Barcelona charm and contemporary sense of design in this century-old Chateau. An hour East of Bordeaux and one half-hour from Bergerac, the inn is located near the charming town of Mussidan. This Chambres d'hotes is surrounded by vineyards, truffle and fois de gras. The five course French gourmet meals with organic ingredients should earn the chef a Michelin star. All the bedrooms have new cozy top of the line beds and bathrooms. We can't say enough and can't wait to go back!
Our perfect honeymoon
Posted by Joe and Helenon 28/05/2010
Thank you for the perfect start to our honeymoon. You made us feel very welcome. The Gatehouse is absolutely beautiful. We will remember our time here always. Thank you! xxx
Best holiday ever!
Posted by David and Helenon 26/05/2010
Thank you for what has been our best holiday ever! The Gatehouse is perfect as you are as hosts.
The gatehouse is paradise perfected
Posted by Alex and Lizon 21/05/2010
As your first honeymoon couple, we would like to thank you for the best start to married life that there is. The gatehouse is paradise perfected
Our second visit
Posted by Jo and Mikeon 14/05/2010
This is our second visit. Was as good as before - a real break from our hectic lives.
A little piece of heaven
Posted by Tony and Fion 07/05/2010
long way from darkest Africa but home from home. A little piece of heaven. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Turreted and dating from the 1600s, the Chateau du Marquis de Tracy sits in 50 acres of parkland in central France's Bourbonnais region. The grounds include ponds, a petanque court and a lovely swimming pool, while the elegant interior is furnished with antiques. Eight bedrooms, sleeps 20; booked through Simply Chateau (0845 389 9582, simplychateau.com), for a week this summer it costs between £2,135 and £2,585. That's £107 to £129 per person, meaning a family of four could pay about £500 if they split the cost with friends.
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