Stunning French castle to rent in the Dordogne

Chateau Saint Emilion ou Dordogne

Ref. : F41033
Dordogne and South West France (France)

20 persons - 10 rooms - 700 sqm
Rates: From €15060 to €15060

Distinctive features
  • Elegant interior
  • Short walk to the village
  • Group capacity
  • Heated salt-treated pool
  • Large estate
  • Near Bordeaux vineyards
  • Luxury property

Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne is a castle for rent in the winelands of southwest France. What could be more chic than your very own historic castle in the countryside? This extraordinary property is set in 35 hectares of unspoilt nature, with a secluded swimming pool and a village you can walk to. With ten bedrooms, it’s ideal for groups and has all the makings of a holiday to remember! Read More 

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Château Saint Emilion ou Dordogne - Rental castle in southwest France


Stay at a historic castle in France

Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne dates back to the Middle Ages – it was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. Its fortress walls and crenelated turret identify its military history without hinting at the luxury and elegance that lie inside.

The property has been fully refurbished with style and finesse to preserve period features and embrace modern day luxury.

The old terracotta and parquet floors, stone walls, woodwork and stairs have been lovingly updated to keep the castle’s beautiful authenticity while creating an uplifting and welcoming atmosphere.

Each of the ground floor rooms serves a purpose: there is a reception room, a music room, a games room, a television room, a study, a dining room and a kitchen. And with the help of a musician in your party, the melodious tones of the grand piano will resonate throughout. Elegant sofas and armchairs have curved details that nod to the mouldings on the wall and invite you to relax. Baroque-inspired black furniture is classy and harmonious, and gilding and chandeliers complete the décor.

The kitchen ticks all the boxes as the hub of the home – high-end rustic chic, plenty of space and great equipment to cater for numbers, with a range cooker and a wood burning stove. Stone walls, a tiled floor and huge square-paned windows combine to create a bright and relaxed space where you’ll feel right at home.

Moving into the grand dining room, a beautiful wooden table strikes an impressive contrast with the sky blue walls. All that’s left is to gather round to enjoy what France does best – food, wine and taking time to enjoy friends and conversation!


10 bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms

Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne has ten bedrooms and suites and ten bathrooms, all of the same level of style and comfort.

There are six spacious suites with en-suite bathrooms and two smaller double bedrooms which also have their own bathrooms, although not en suite. There is another double room on the ground floor which has an en-suite bathroom and a toilet outside the room.

The final bedroom is great for children and teens, with bunk beds, a pull-out bed and a sofa bed. It also has its own private bathroom.

The comfortable bedrooms are spacious and stylish, with mouldings on the walls and elegant furniture that has been chosen with care. The bathrooms are something special with a luxurious retro chic design. The curvy taps, bathtubs and basins have a timeless vintage feel that fits the place perfectly. The walls and floors are all about elegance, featuring noble materials.

The tower is in the centre of the castle and houses a gym on the upper floor with weight training and yoga equipment and a TV to play training videos. Working up a sweat indoors is optional though – the huge grounds outside are also ideal for exercise.


Step out into the countryside

Like all fortified castles, Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne is situated on the top of a hill. It overlooks the Dordogne valley with a magnificent view of the Périgord region in the distance. There are lots of opportunites to admire the scenery from various viewpoints and terraces. This is rural France – the chateau is in the heart of the countryside and the finest French terroir. It is surrounded by walnut orchards and 35 hectares of sprawling grounds that are perfect for walks in the fresh air.

There are a number of relaxing spots outside, making it easy to enjoy the sunny climate. The castle’s rooms open out onto a quaint paved courtyard that reflects the warmth on its stone walls.

The swimming pool is situated on the other side of the building from the enclosed courtyard, flanked by trees and lawn. The pool is heated and treated with salt, creating a feeling of lightness in the water. The pool deck is perfect for peaceful sunbathing, interrupted only by birdsong.

There is a table tennis table and an unheated outdoor room that can be used for yoga, games, or whatever suits your needs.


A rare and exceptional location

The chateau is exceptionally well located. There is a small village nearby which is about a 20-minute walk. It has all the essentials – a grocery store, newspaper shop, wine shop and restaurants. There are more shops within a 10-15 kilometre radius.

The property is also close to the Dordogne River and the local canoe club – it’s just a five-minute drive. This is the Gironde département of France, at the gateway to the Périgord region. Périgord is divided into four areas, north, south, east and west, identified as different colours depending on what the area is known for: Purple Périgord for its vines, White Périgord for its chalky soil, Black Périgord for its oak forests and Green Périgord for its countryside. The region spans 9,000 km² and offers a plentiful array of castles, prehistoric sites, medieval villages, gardens, abbeys, cathedrals, and wine estates to choose from. It’s brimming with history and world-class heritage.


Rent a castle in France’s most famous wine region

As its name suggests, Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne lies at the centre of two major French wine regions: the vineyards of Bordeaux to the west and Bergerac and Monbazillac to the east. Monbazillac, a lesser-known sweet wine, is grown a few dozen kilometres from the castle, and it’s the same distance to the Bergerac estates in the Purple Périgord region.

Even closer, however are the prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux. There are several estates within five kilometres from the chateau, and the most highly reputed appellations such as AOC Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru are less than 30 kilometres away. In Saint-Emilion, you will receive a warm welcome at the wineries and in the charming medieval village itself, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fronsac and Pomerol are only a short distance away, and Bordeaux wine lovers will continue on to the Côtes de Blaye, Médoc, Graves and Entre-deux-Mers. Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne is the perfect choice for the ultimate wine holiday in the vineyards of southwest France.

Château Saint-Emilion ou Dordogne can comfortably accommodate four families with children or six couples.


Rent a castle with a heated swimming pool and a gym:


Ground floor
- Entrance hall
- Laundry room
- 32 m² TV lounge
- Games room with a wood burner
- Separate toilet
- 25 m² office and an adjacent bathroom (10 m²) with a toilet
- 35 m² living room with a decorative fireplace
- 28 m² piano lounge leading out to the square courtyard, overlooking the valley on the other side
- 43 m² dining room with a decorative fireplace and view of the valley
- 46 m² kitchen, very well equipped: 2 dishwashers, La Cornue range cooker, table for 6 people, wood burner; access to the
swimming pool area and terrace
- 14 m² office
- Hallway between the square courtyard and the garden by the pool
- Bedroom 1 (18 m²) with a 1.7 m double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower (no toilet)
- Separate toilet
- Shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom 2: a 40 m² studio with a 1.6 m double bed, living room and kitchen area and a bathroom with bath and toilet
- Bedroom 3: a 23 m² suite with a 1.7 m double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and toilet
- Separate toilet
- Bedroom 4 (15 m²) with a 1.5 m bed
- Bedroom 5: a 44 m² suite with a 1.7 m double bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
- 6m² bathroom with shower and toilet to be used by Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 6 (30 m²) with 2 single bunk beds, a pull-out bed and a sofa bed
- 14m² bathroom with shower and toilet
- Bedroom 7 (20 m²) with a 1.5 m bed and a 5 m² en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet
- Separate toilet
- Bathroom with bath to be used by Bedroom 9
- Bedroom 8 (20 m²) with a 1.5 m bed and a 12 m² en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
- Bedroom 9 (13 m²) with a 1.5 m bed
- Bedroom 10: a 40 m² suite with a 1.8 m double bed and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and separate toilet

- Downstairs: a 25 m² meeting room with a capacity of 8 people around the table
- Upstairs: a 23 m² gym with weight training and yoga equipment, TV and Internet

- 35 hectares of grounds
- Inner courtyard
- Two terraces
- 12 x 6 m salt-treated swimming pool, secured by a semi-rigid cover
- Garden furniture for 15-20 people
- Games area with a table tennis table
- Barbecue
- Various dining areas


Luxury house to rent near Saint-Emilion, things to see and do nearby:

- Outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing on the Dordogne River, golf course 15 km away

- Historic sites in Gironde and Dordogne: Montcaret, Les Eyzies, and plenty of castles: Bridoire, Castelnaud la Chapelle, Beynac, Milandes, and Biron to name but a few!

- Towns and villages in Gironde and Dordogne: Gensac, Castillon la Bataille, Bergerac, Périgueux, Sarlat la Canéda, la Roque Gageac, Domme

- Dordogne vineyards: Duras-Bergerac and Monbazillac

- Towns and villages in the Bordeaux region: Bordeaux (70 km), Saint-Emilion (25 km)

- Bordeaux vineyards: Libournais (30 km), Côtes de Blaye et de Bourg (75 km), Médoc (90 km), Graves (50 km), Entre-Deux-Mers (50 km)


Getting to your luxury castle in the Bordeaux wine region:

Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord airport: 40 km
Bordeaux-Mérignac airport: 80 km
Libourne TGV train station: 30 km


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