MAU280 - Château des Bois

House sleeping
Pool size
15m x 8m
Low season
Low season underoccupancy
Mid season
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High season
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An historically important and beautifully restored Chartreuse nestling in 73 hectares of its own grounds and woodland. In days gone by an ancient forge existed on the property of which today certain vestiges are still visible. The beautiful lake, which would have formed an important part of the former working forge, still exists but has been carefully maintained to encourage a wealth of plant, insect and bird life. From the lake an active stream flows through the grounds to provide a lovely sense of “back to nature”. In addition to the beautiful formal gardens around the Chartreuse is a large covered eating area with summer kitchen, barbecue and outdoor dining room as well as a comfortable lounging area with sunken open fire pit. The large private pool, which may be heated on request, is set to one side of the grounds and has a large sunbathing terrace and covered poolhouse with lounging cushions. A full time guardian, in a separate cottage, is on hand to help if guests need assistance.

On arrival at the property the Chartreuse flanks the entire left hand side of the grounds with majestic double stone staircase leading up to the first floor entrance. At this level is an impressive hallway, a large comfortably furnished sitting room, a formal dining room with immense round table and traditional wood panelling as well as five bedrooms - 3 doubles with their own bathrooms and two further twin bedded rooms. One of the double bedrooms has French doors leading out to a delightful terrace overlooking the grounds. From the entrance hallway the original stone stairs lead down to a further twin bedded room, a bathroom with separate WC, a snug with bar and sofas and a breakfast room next to the well equipped kitchen. The kitchen has French doors leading directly out onto a large open air dining terrace.

Opposite the Chartreuse is the delightful and equally beautifully restored Maison d’Amis. The ground floor entrance door leads into a large open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, to the left of which is a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Stairs lead up from the sitting room to a large landing, off which are three further bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms making a total of four ensuite bedrooms in the Maison d’Amis.

A very elegant ensemble of buildings, beautifully restored to offer exceptionally high quality accommodation and ideally situated to explore and appreciate the best of the sites and restaurants located in this lovely part of France.



This property is based in the Dordogne (often referred to by its ancient name "The Périgord"). Although times may have changed over the years the beautiful Dordogne landscape, in one of the most beautiful areas of France, continues to offer something to amaze and delight everyone. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country; a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.

The Périgord Noir where the vast majority of our properties are located, is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary - Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.

Less then 1 hour from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.

8kms from Les Eyzies (supermarket, general shopping, bank & restaurants); 8kms from Le Bugue (all commerce).

Click on "Dordogne Map" (see below) - G7

Accommodation (en)

Main house - Chartreuse (sleeps 12)
• Sitting room
• Dining room
• Kitchen
• Breakfast room
• Snug
• Utility room/laundry
• Sauna
• 6 bedrooms (4 double, 2 twin)
• 6 bath/shower rooms
• 5 WC
Maison d'Amis(sleeps 8)
• Sitting/dining/kitchen
• 4 bedrooms (2 double, 2 twin)
• 5 bath &/or shower rooms
• 4 WC


• Private swimming pool (15m x 8m)
• Pool security system - Electric cover
• Pool heated on request
• Table tennis
• Maid service (2 hours per day during the week)
• Telephone
• Internet access *
• Television with some English speaking channels
• CD
• Microwave
• 2 Washing machines
• Dishwasher x 2
• Heating
• Covered exterior dining area with barbecue & open fire pit
• Garden furniture
• Linen included + pool towels

* French houses have very thick stone walls and often WiFi signals do not travel to every room in the house.
Internet service is for occasional holiday use - speeds can be slow not suitable for commercial use/streaming films etc.

Additional information

• Pets not accepted
• Telephone on detailed billing
• Swimming pool may be heated for a supplement
• Heating included in Low Season
• Firewood available for a supplement
• Breakage deposit 2000 Euros
• Images provided courtesy of Colin Whyman

2018 Season Dates


High season:

14 July to 01 September

Mid season:

26 May to 14 July
01 September to 29 September

Low season:

31 March to 26 May
29 September to 20 October

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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