Château Renaissance comes with its own string of people who have fallen in love with this perfect piece of France, in the Dordogne-Southern Limousin borders.
In the late 19th century a colonel was so enchanted by the beautiful scenery he stationed himself there with his troops for months, before buying farmland as the setting for his future home; a château, which he would build completely in Renaissance style. It remained in the colonels’ family until the 1930s when it became the elegant summer home of a well-known Parisian family, who along with two further owners, added their own touches of finesse, high quality furnishings and artwork.
Fast-forward to 2006, and the château and its three hectares of park and gardens becomes the home and dream-come-true of a charming Dutch couple and their warm hospitality. Although they still own and cherish the original detailed building plans of the colonel, they too have added their own touches in a major restoration and renovation of a very high standard, which preserves the château’s original character and historical heritage. High detailed ceilings, large restored windows with internal shutters, original stone or wooden fireplaces, parquet floors and wall paneling are some of the features that adorn the beautifully appointed rooms.
Guests will immediately be transported as they enter the grounds through a private gated entrance before driving down the 100-metre tree-lined drive to be greeted by the grandeur of the château, set against a hill, blessing it with breathtaking views. Surrounding the château are the hills and woods the colonel fell in love with and the mesmerizing tranquility if this beautiful countryside.
The private grounds are equally stunning with terraces, three wells, manicured parkland of seven acres with mature and centennial trees, wonderful views and the perfect setting for enjoying blissful silence and perhaps a bit of star-gazing.
The château is located on the outskirts of a village just 20 kilometres from Brive-la-Gaillarde and perfectly positioned for visiting this area packed with beautiful scenery, history and things to do. Within reach are walking trails, Lascaux caves, châteaux, French gardens of the Périgord Noir and villages such as Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Perigueux and Arnac-Pompadour.
Château Renaissance will continue to enchant all guests as it has all the generations which have fallen in love with this hillside retreat bathed in nature and beauty.
The chateau is located in the Corrèze department, in the southern part of the Limousin region, in the outskirts of a pretty village just 20 km west of the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde, which borders the Dordogne.
Surrounded by hills and woods, with striking countryside views, the local village (3km) has a grocery store for essential shopping whereas the closest supermarket and bank can be found in Objat (10km).
Public tennis courts and swimming pools are located both in the village and in the towns of Objat and Terrasson Lavilledieu. Golf lovers will be delighted to play some rounds at the excellent golf clubs located in Planchetorte and Coiroux.
Lac du Causse makes for great beach and picnic days out and also offers rowing, canoeing, water skiing and sailing opportunities.
Hiking lovers can choose among a number of walking trails and why don't visit the caves of Lascaux and Gouffre de la Fage or the limestone quarries and museum in Travassac?
There are also 18 scenic routes in this area which combine hiking and gastronomy, not to mention some of the most beautiful gardens of the Périgord Noir. For instance, those of the 17th century Château Hautefort which also displays fine tapestries and carpets.
Countless of amazing towns and villages such as St Robert, Sarlat, Collonges la Rouge, Périgueux, Rocamadour and Arnac-Pompadour are all within easy reach too!
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Extras available at this property:
- Extra cleaning
- Fridge stocking/shopping service
- Full catering service*
*A "Full Catering Service" is possible at Château Renaissance. This service includes:
- An extensive continental breakfast every day
- Dinner on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, where guests can chose from four starters, four main courses and four desserts to create one menu for all guests (please discuss dietary requirements if applicable).
Cost €119 per person per week, payable at the château.