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Chateau with Heated Pool, Floodlit Tennis Court, Grand Piano, WIFI, in 18 acres.

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Chateau near Tournon d'Agenais, Aquitaine - Set In 18 Acres Lot / Dordogne Region - Beautiful Walks, Canoeing, Historic Villages, Castles, Caves

Enchanting 12th Century Chateau with 6 bedrooms (4 double and 9 single beds), 5 bath/shower rooms. 3 more bedrooms in guest annex. Set in 18 acres of rolling countryside including own vineyard. Stone vaulted rooms on ground floor, generous bedrooms with oak beams upstairs, Bechstein grand piano, barbecue, table tennis, large swimming pool, hard tennis court. Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezers, dishwasher, two ovens, microwave. Dining room seats up to 14 at one table, space to place extra tables as required. Massive stone staircase. Open air markets in local towns and villages throughout the Summer, and good restaurants within 3 miles. Cooks can be arranged for your special occasions. Please click on "Owner's website" below for more details, including vast wedding/entertainment building.

  • Sleeps 22
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Joanna and Bill Stuart-Bruges bought their first property in France in 1973, when they originally fell in love with the amazing Lot/Dordogne/Aquitaine region. At that time Bill's job had taken them, just married, to Bordeaux. They already had little Lilac Cottage in Devon. Now based in Hampshire, they now spend half their time in France, where Joanna has built up a team of excellent local craftsmen and housekeepers to restore and help look after 3 châteaux, as well as the original little farmhouse Lafage. The family includes several musicians and there are now 5 grand pianos and one upright, distributed amongst the properties!

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

Please see our private website for testimonials in our Visitor's Book.
Feb 2005
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

A BLISSFUL Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We all felt in heaven at Chateau du Trichot. Thank you so much! We absolutely loved it the minute we arrived we felt totally at home and happy. We can understand how much you love it and we can see how much you have done to make it so wonderful for everyone, ideal for all ages!

We walked a bit, the country is so beautiful, but really the sun was amazingly hot and the swimming pool was just so perfect. Later we used the flood lit Tennis Court when cooler! Thank you so much for the bottles of wine, also the delicious pate de foie; All your directions were perfect and the file with everything in it, hugely helpful. The house is brilliantly equipped and Hannah was terribly happy in the kitchen. She is such a fantastic help and a wonderful cook. (We are very spoilt)!! So glad we passed Muriel's inspection!! She was terribly nice and obviously brilliant at her job.

We would like to book again for next year please!! Angela.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Chateau!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a two week stay at Chateau Trichot and just had to write a review about our magical stay. A beautiful Chateau with relaxing days around the pool, playing tennis with friends, strolling amongst the vines and walks through the sunflower fields with the dog, it was everything it could of been and more. Our stay at Chateau Trichot was truly amazing, we have been rewarded with fantastic memories that we will never forget.

It has truly made our entire year and we hope to rerun as soon as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a little oasis of heaven. You don't get much more atmospheric than a 12th century chateau with four-poster beds and its own vineyard surrounded by rolling hills and sunflowers. The grounds go on for ever, with beautiful spots for picnicking while children explore. There are two grand reception rooms, with sofas, huge fire-places, a huge dining-room table and a piano. All the bedrooms are different and lovely in their own quirky ways, and the master bedroom is a wow. The chateau feels medieval, with thick, blanket-like curtains, cast-iron chandeliers and an enormous, wide stone staircase. Apart from the tiny, old church visible from the gate, civilisation seems a distant memory. However, there's an excellent supermarket 4km away that has everything, and some super shops in Fumel, including a patisserie that does the scrummiest little gateaux ever. There is heaps to do round about, but we don't bother as it's just so lovely spending time there, mooching around the pool, enjoying the chateau and 'playing' tennis. Wherever you are, the views are beautiful, with ancient cedars and wonderful, mature and beautifully kept gardens all round. It's very well equipped too, and we wanted for nothing. We've been there in the winter too, when the oak fires and comfy furniture come into their own. Winter or summer, it's the most romantic place we've ever stayed, and we've stayed in an awful lot of places. That's why we got married there, with friends and family staying in Cardou (the other chateau that sleeps 20+ about 3km away). Jo Stuart-Bruges couldn't have been more helpful, getting the place ready for us and putting us in touch with local people who did wonderful decor and food etc. It's easy to get to, with plenty of flights going from the UK to airports round about. It's also drivable in a day. We'll be back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh how kind, thank you so much. We are delighted the wedding and holiday was such a success! Joanna
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Location

From the Owner

We knew this region already, having owned a small farmhouse there since 1973. It is the most beautiful, unspoilt and friendliest part of France! The Lot and the Dordogne are full of mediaeval chateaux, villages, towns and bastides. The rivers themselves are perfect for gentle canoeing, the wine and the food delicious.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac or Toulouse at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Libos at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen, Cahors or Libos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mauroux at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

5 miles from River Lot, with fishing, canoeing.

Travel:

Bergerac airport 50 mins. Bordeaux and Toulouse approx 90 minutes' drive. Use of car is essential for our region.

Distances:

Village, with wine cellars approx 1km. Town with supermarkets etc approx 5 miles. Many chateaux and medieval villages to visit within 5-20 miles. Excellent restaurants everywhere.

Further Details:

Unspoilt historic rural area, perfectly preserved medieval villages, castles and towns. Shops, banks, pharmacies, doctors etc within easy reach. Many local festivals and concerts during the summer season.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 4 nights
From
£500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
£4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,900
for 7 nights
£5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 4 nights
From
£500
From
£600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,500
£7,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail or telephone to check availability, stating preferred dates. Full details are on our private website (weblink below).

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the Chateau per week in UK Pounds, based on occupancy by 10 persons, additional people are charged at a nominal extra amount, see owner's website for full details, including supplement for cottage annex. Call for small group or long stay discounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Tennis court, swimming pool, table tennis, satellite TV/DVD, Bechstein Grand Piano, BBQ, 4 poster bed.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, bidet & WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower & WC. En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower & WC Family bathroom with bath, WC & twin basins 2 downstairs WCs Downstairs bath/shower + washing m/c Annex bathroom & WC

Bedrooms

  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16+6 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 1 King size 4 poster & cot. 2 1 full Double + 2 small beds on gallery. 3 1 King size double + cot. 4 1 King size 4 poster & 2 single. 5 (tower) 3 single 6 (ground) 1 single (cottage) 7 1 Double 8 2 single 9 2 single

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Broadband Internet, ADSL, DSL, WiFi. Excellent Grand Piano, Satellite TV. Outside: Set in 18 acres of vineyard, parkland and fields. Large 12m x 6m private heated swimming pool, sun loungers, garden tables and chairs. Excellent hard tennis court, recently surfaced. Utility Room: 2 Washing machines. Iron & Ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of towels/linen are included. Maid service, 9 hours/week. Other: Outside table tennis room. Garden furniture - tables chairs, sun loungers and BBQ.

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