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Luxury Château Sleeps Up To 21, Heated Pool, Floodlit Tennis, Wifi, BBQ, Piano



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Chateau in Tournon d'Agenais, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Rural Position, Excellent For Walking, Touring, Relaxing

Château Cardou has 6 en suite double bedrooms, + 6 additional bedrooms. 3 of the en-suites are on the ground floor, hence making for very easy living. The private grounds include the heated swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and large Wendy House. The upstairs area has 5 bedrooms and a vast reception/playing area. The bottom floor has one bedroom plus bathroom, a ping pong table and laundry room (2 washing machines & ironing facility). The drawing room and the upstairs reception area both have satellite TV & DVD. The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 sinks, dishwasher, central island, 2 ovens and a large American fridge (with ice dispenser). Cooks can be provided as required. Shopping is 5-10 minutes away by car and the area is full of interesting places to visit. There’s a nice grand piano in the entrance hall, ample garden furniture for eating outside.

  • Sleeps 21
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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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

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Dec 2012
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful private Château with a great pool

  • 5 of 5

Chateau Cardou was the base for a wonderful holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent house, its pool, tennis and surroundings. Although rural and private the supermarket is only 10 minutes away. The place is clean and well maintained and big. Plenty of room for all of us! Great area of France. I'd recommend it highly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, so pleased you had a good time!
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We had a splendid holiday

  • 5 of 5

Dear Joanna and Bill

Thank you so much for loaning us Chateau Cardou. We truly had a wonderful time and the house was perfectly appointed for all our needs. The house is really well equipped and Your attention to detail with the children's cots / plastic cups plates and spoons / and toy cupboard was a lovely addition. The house more than exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend it to families / large parties who like to be both together but with space to be apart. The swimming pool and tennis court were enjoyed by all. The piano is also beautiful.

Best wishes Suzannah

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed splendid Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Large house perfect for large families / groups. Well equipped with all you could ask for and more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind Many thanks, Joanna
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  • 5 of 5

Chateau Cardou is a magnificent property with beautiful bedrooms and living rooms throughout. It is clearly an authentic chateau but it's also clear that it was completely renovated recently and is in excellent condition with a modern kitchen well decorated throughout. It really is the most magnificent property we have stayed in.

We had three families staying here with nine children. The upstairs is a large open space with half a dozen bedrooms all round. This became the kids space. Downstairs is the kitchen, living room, dining room, we could seat all 15 of us here in one go and larger bedrooms. There are utilities and a table tennis table in the basement. Outside there is a decent sized heated outdoor pool, gardens and tennis court and with all these facilities we could have kept the family happy at the Chateau all week.

Nearby we could explore the woods and nearby vinyards. The fields around were a mixture including vines and sunflowers and the property is set a little way off the "main" road so we didn't have to worry about anyone running into the road and it was quite private.

The local area is not the most interesting I have found in France but we went caneoing on the river, did some rock climbing, explored the local castle and longer trips to Rocamadour and the caves for the more spectacular.

We have been concerned about stories of fake listings on Owners Direct and for completeness, the property is owned by Joanna & Stuart a rather posh, mature English couple who clearly spend a lot of time in France. If they are in England they will supply a phone number with a Newbury, Berkshire area code and I recommend that you speak to Joanna who will also supply the web address and details of their other properties.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh How Very Kind Tony! Thank you. We are delighted to hear that your house party of 15 with 9 children was a great success. Joanna
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From the Owner

Cardou is very comfortale. 3 of the bedroom suites are on the ground floor, so excellent for families and the elderly. Huge play/entertainment space upstairs.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac or Toulouse at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Monsempron Libos at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agen, Cahors, Libos at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mauroux at 7 Kilometres Car: recommended


10 minute's drive to canoeing on the River Lot at Puy l'Eveque


Bergerac 1 hour, Toulouse 1 1/2 hrs, Bordeaux 1 3/4 hr. A car is essential for this rural area of France


Nearest town/village with shops & supermarket approx 4 miles

Nearest historic bastide hilltop town approx 5 miles

Nearest major historic castle to visit approx 12 miles

Further Details:

Excellent restaurants within 5-10 miles


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
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please email or call to check availability and/or make reservation. Discounts may be available for small groups
Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover preferred

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

120 acres of wooded hillside, fabulous view, private pool, tennis, grand piano, table tennis, wendy house, bbqs, UK satellite + French TV, DVD/BluRay, BBC R4 on FM.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • 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
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • There are 6 en-suite bath or shower rooms and an additional double shower room, please see floor plans on Owner's Website, click button, bottom right hand corner of this page! Thank you.


  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • 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 (12 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Kingsize bed + cot, 2 Double bed 3 Double bed 4 Double bed 5 Double bed 6 Twin beds 7 2 x 3' singles 8 2 x singles 9 2 singles 10 3' bed off bedroom 1 11 3' bed off bedroom 2 12 3' bed off bedroom 3 floor plans on owner's website


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Three principal en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, ideal for elderly etc. Eight bathrooms in total - Please see Owner's website for floor plans and reviews, click button, at the bottom right hand corner of this page. Thank you. Outside: Private heated Swimming Pool, sheltered between pretty stone barns; private floodlit Tennis Court, barbecue, garden, parking, 125 acres rolling wooded hillside, open panoramic view. Utility Room: 2 washing machines, tumble drier, iron + board, large sink & draining board, large work surface. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & towels included, maid service 3 times/week included but optional. Other: Large dining room with Baronial dining table, huge open fireplace, CD/MP3 player Table tennis area Huge upstairs reception area with sofa & chairs, TV & DVD, CD player.

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