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Chateau with Private Pool, Floodlit Tennis, Grand Pianos, WIFI



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Chateau in St Germain du Bel Air, Lot, Midi Pyrenees, France - Perfect Location, Ideal For Exploring Dordogne And Lot Region

Chateau de Lamostonie dates from 1478, with substantial additions over the ages. Built over massive vaulted cellars, the chateau has been carefully renovated to provide superb comfort for up to 20 in 10 bedrooms. A further 4 can be accommodated in a self-contained annex ('Pigeonnier') within the chateau grounds. The elegant stone staircase is supplemented with a lift which is appreciated by the elderly or infirm. The owners are keen musicians and two Bechstein Grand pianos are kept in good condition. There is a large dining room and three other reception rooms. Outside there are terraces with barbecues, tables, chairs, a large swimming pool and a very well landscaped hard tennis court, with floodlights at night. The position is perfect, totally secluded with fine distant views and mature trees. The location is ideal for touring the marvels of both Dordogne and Lot regions.

  • Sleeps 24
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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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!

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Speaks English, French, German

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Please see our personal website for many testimonials!
Jan 2011
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Where is that 6 star button?

  • 5 of 5

My friends, family and I (14 adults, 5 children, 1 infant) spent a wonderful 2 weeks at the chateau to celebrate my 50th birthday. It is difficult to summarise the highlights but the key ones would be as follows:

• Having complete privacy in your own chateau, being able to eat, drink and be merry outside looking across beautiful French countryside while you do so and only disturbing the cows in a nearby field

• Lying on the lawn at midnight looking up at the most clear sky we’d ever seen with stars, satellites and the occasional aircraft passing by

• Eating out on the extensive terrace every evening, including having Jean-Marc and his Wife come over to cook us a lovely 4 course meal on a couple of evenings

• Visiting a local vineyard (Chateau Chambert) to do wine tasting in a beautiful setting then bringing some bottles back to drink at my birthday party

• A trip to Sarlat, a wonderfully preserved medieval town – only 45 minutes away

• Kayaking on the Dordogne – again about 45 minutes away

• Our very own very scenic tennis court where we held our own holiday Wimbledon

• Going for evening runs down the lovely country than ran down the side of the chateau and out even further into the countryside to Lamothette

• Visiting the extensive underground cave network at Gouffre De Padirac including a 1km boat ride

• The Pigoennier which housed 3 teenagers who were able to keep their own hours without disturbing those of us who keep normal hours

• Being looked after by Frederique who cared for the house and Jean-Claude who looked after the grounds. Communication was great fun, Frederique’s English is very good and with Jean-Claude our school-boy/Del Boy French always generated a smile.

• Joanna who was great to deal with leading to a very straight-forward booking from start to finish

However the best part had to be the pool. Heated to around 27C it was always a great temperature for jumping in and cooling off without a huge shock either during the day or at night. There is a huge area for sunbathing as well as for BBQs with lots of chairs, tables, loungers and parasols. I was able to practice my middle-aged afternoon nap on several occasions.

We were all very sad to leave and could easily have stayed for longer. The whole experience was very relaxing and the perfect tonic for a hectic life back at home. All-in-all a really great experience from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Chateau Lamostonie

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Chateau Lamostonie in which the venue far exceeded our expectations.

The chateau, put quite simply, was fantastic. The bedrooms were all lovely, comfortable and well served by the many bathrooms throughout. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and there is a second ‘butlers kitchen’ in addition to the main one. Two ovens, two dishwashers and two fridge freezers accompany the plethora of utensils etc. There is more than enough crockery and glassware is also plentiful.

We spend most evenings eating on the terrace often having used the BBQ. There are a few mozzies about but they are not excessive, my advice would be to have plenty of coils and spray to hand.

Additionally to the terrace there is the dining room which we used when we had a more formal meal cooked by Jean-Marc. This we dressed up for and we certainly overindulged, finishing with a slightly raucous party in the cellar.

We never used the drawing room or music room/study as the weather was too lovely.

Finally there is a well provisioned laundry room in the basement which those with children were extremely grateful for.

The Tennis court is lit at night and was heavily used throughout. We spread various other games across the lawn and the pool (which was a lovely temperature and got warmer during the week thanks to the weather) was well stocked with inflatables for children (found in the pool house). We also donated a couple of lilos.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a good holiday............ All points noted. .Many thanks. Joanna
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Beautiful Chateau - great for large group

  • 5 of 5

The Chateau was stunning. Located above a valley, with beautiful views. It was clearly well maintained and had been decorated to a high spec.

We were there as a small group of 9, but we could easily have taken a much larger group. There is plenty of space for people to sleep, and enough bathrooms etc. for everyone to use without any worries.

The kitchen had just about every utensil under the sun. Great big BBQ as well, which was used a lot!!!

We had one of the recommended chefs come and cook one evening, which was a great break from cooking and a real treat. Very high quality of food and would highly recommend this option where possible.

The pool was refreshing, but it was hot so we needed it to cool off! Very well positioned to catch mid morning sun through to sunset.

The tennis court was also lovely and light enough to play into the evening.

There are plenty of villages to visit, and activities to do (we particularly liked the caves at Lacave).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much....... We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday!
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From the Owner

As we have known the area for over twenty years we instantly recognised Lamostonie as an outstanding property in a perfect location. The Chateau itself has excellent accommodation, peaceful rural surroundings, far reaching views. The old N20, which is now reclassified as the D820, carries only a little local traffic and gives very easy access to both the Dordogne and Lot.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive, Bergerac, Toulouse, Limoges at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Frayssinet en Gourdonnais at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cahors, Gourdon at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Germain du Bel Air at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


3 miles to nearest village with shops and supermarket.

Further Details:

Situated in between the rivers Dordogne and Lot, perfect for exploring the region.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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 contact owner for details. Discounts may be available for small groups.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday

Notes on prices:
Prices based on occupancy by 10 persons, additional people (up to 20/24) are charged a nominal extra amount, see owner's website.

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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 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
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 en-suite bathrooms (all double bedrooms). 2 separate shower rooms with wc and washbasin. 2 downstairs wc/cloakrooms. 1 Bathroom/WC and 1 extra WC in Annex/Pigeonnier.


  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • Bedroom 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 20/24 (10 Bedrooms, 2 more in annex) Notes on bedrooms: 1 and 1A: 4-poster king size + single. 2 and 2A: Family suite double bed and 2 singles. 3 and 4: Double beds. 5: Large single 6 and 7: Single beds 8: Double bed 9: Single bed + cot. 10: Double + single bed + cot. 11: Ax Double 12: Ax 2 single


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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


  • Outside: Pool 15m x 6m, hard tennis court, 2 barbecues, chairs and tables, sun loungers. Utility Room: Large laundry room in cellar, 2 washing machines, iron & ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels and some maid service included. Cooks can be arranged for specific occasions. Other: Small study with wifi and telephone. See owner's website for complete room layout, including all bedrooms, en-suites etc.

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