Historic Hilltop Castle, 5 Luxurious Master Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
- english, french, Dutch
We are a California couple who purchased this 'coup du couer' in 2008 and spent two years renovating and decorating this magnificent historical monument. We were 'done' with anymore purchases in this area (we have other properties on this site), but fell in love with this beautiful chateau that we saw in a realtor/immoblier's window on our way to the local bistrot one night! Like most, we always HAVE to look in those windows...!! In addition to the indoors, we also developed the terraces and added a magnificent pool area and covered pool house. We have planned the chateau the same way we would like to find it after coming across the world for a restful vacation. We have spared no expense to develop this magnificent monument into a warm and welcoming home. It is so pure in its medieval form, that we were astonished that such a place still existed in this area, and hadn't been rebuilt or damaged in any way - after so many hundreds of years. We spend time at the chateau ourselves, along with our friends, and we love every stone corner and wooden beam! We are constantly amazed at the views from each window and have enjoyed discovering all the history that the chateau has to offer.
Janice purchased this Castle in 2008
Why Janice chose Daglan
Location, location, location! It's minutes to Sarlat, Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud and every beautiful village in the Perigord Noir. The Dordogne is a magnificent secret with gentle scenery, gentle people and the best food and wine to be found in rural France. It's life as you hope it will be when you head to 'get away' from it all. Local neighbors and wonderful authentic villages all add to a feeling of stepping back into what really counts when you head on a vacation - beautiful location, wonderful company, great food and wine, and a pace of life that will help you live a few more years!
What makes this Castle unique
A magnificently restored 13th century medieval chateau on top of a hill with incredible views all round, a listed historical monument built in the 1200s...4 levels of unparalleled comfort all encased in magnificent stone with a spiral stone staircase ascending 5 floors (it goes into the roof), the best pool area you'll ever find in the area. 10 acres all to yourself, including a private forest. And beautiful beds and with linens and furnishings to die for...Enough said!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Dream chateau in heavenly village with best ever owner/manager
We are 2 families who have holidayed together for 13 years (our first in 2006 to Janice's first Dordogne property, Les Volets Bleus, in Tremolat). Even back then when Janice was relatively new to the holiday rental market, the quality of the accommodation was superb, so I knew that we would be in for a treat. This chateau stands in the small hamlet of Le Peyruzel on a hill overlooking the stunningly beautiful village of Daglan. The chateau is all that a guest would hope for in that it has the feel of an historic castle but with the home comforts that only the best beds, bed linen, furnishings and luxuries can bring. Outside, the pool is large and in sunshine all day but with a few trees for shade, the walled garden has badminton and boules and the huge 'party barn' has table tennis. On 2 or 3 of the evenings we also watched hot air balloons flying over the chateau which the children really enjoyed. My husband was brave enough to cycle the 2 miles down to the village (and back up...) for croissants on the first morning, and enjoyed it so much that he did it every day (Janice's bike), one day even cycling almost twice the distance into Cenac instead to try a different boulangerie! The village of Daglan is so incredibly pretty and well worth a visit. We walked down and enjoyed a lovely lunch there (with the children, ages 10 to 15) at Chez Fabrice, a charming Frenchman who used to be the chef at a gastropub in Oxfordshire, so speaks good English! The lunch was so good that the adults returned for a delicious dinner. Both are limited choice but delicious menus at very reasonable prices, and they even encouraged the children to be rather more adventurous than they otherwise may have been! Best of all about Chateau Peyruzel is its owner, Janice. She is truly exceptional and by far the best owner/manager that we have ever met on a French holiday. I would now consider her to be a friend and I suspect that many of her guests would say the same. She really does make sure that everything is just right, she has suggestions galore, organises everything for you if you prefer it that way, and best of all.....her cheese and wine tasting evening! This is a must! She arrived at 8 with I think 8 cheeses and 7 bottles of wine and left at well past midnight. What a fabulous evening! Thank you Janice! As I think that you can tell, we highly recommend Chateau Peyruzel!
Perfectly located chateau in the Dordogne
From first contact, the chateau’s owner set out to make us welcome and provide any information and support that was necessary. Everything was as advertised with very high quality linens and furnishings in every room. The swimming pool is perfectly sited and designed such that it stays very clean although a pool man also comes regularly to attend to it. It was very peaceful with absolutely no noise. As the chateau is on a hill and away from any still water there were no mosquitos (and no wasps) which was a real plus. We very much enjoy cooking, and the kitchen was well equipped and the dining room beautiful to eat in. There is sufficient flat land for those who wish to run. Apple TV was a real bonus but otherwise the family enjoyed table tennis and badminton on the lawn.
Magical Stay in the Dordogne
It is hard to put into words how wonderful our experience was. I'll start with Janice, the owner. She is not only an incredible host, but an incredible person. Generous beyond words. She has such a love of this part of the world and just wants to share it with her guests. Before we arrived, she sent a document with so many suggestions of what to see, where to eat, which tour companies to use. It was incredibly helpful in planning our trip. She arranged for her friend and neighbor to prepare a dinner for us upon our arrival--salads, pizzas, fruit, cheese, bread. It was perfect after a day of traveling. The chateau itself is like something out of a fairytale. It is impeccable. The ground floor and first floor are the common areas--kitchen (2 of them!), salon, dining room, media room. The top two floors are bedrooms. It was absolutely perfect for 2 families. There were two master bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 3 bedrooms for the kids on the 3rd floor. More than enough room for 10 of us! The staircase that runs up the center of the house is so beautiful. We ate most of our meals in the covered area by the pool. There is a fridge out there too. Lunch was always a big meal by the pool and it was perfect for the adults to be able to eat and socialize while the kids swam. Janice did a fabulous wine tasting out there for us one night. Her friend who is a chef prepared food for us and Janice picked out 10 local wines for us to drink. The kids swam and played ping pong while we had our tasting.
The area surrounding the chateau is beautiful as well and it is a great location for exploring other areas as well. Daglan has a couple of incredible restaurants. And it is a very short drive to Beynac and Sarlat as well as many other towns.
I am already thinking about when I can go back. Next time for longer than a week, because leaving was so hard. Magical, beautiful in every way. Merci, Janice!
What a treat it was to meet and host you all!! Can't wait for your return.. Cacahouète too!
The Chateau was remodeled lovingly and everyone in our party of 9 had an amazing time exploring the French countryside. This week's stay was part of a 3 week itinerary and we all agreed that this was the best part. Vacations are meant to be enjoyed at leisure and that's exactly what this provided.
What made our stay magical was because of all of Janice's thoughtful planning. From making dinner reservations at La Cantine to making canoe reservations and recommending towns to visit, Janice was so helpful in every way. What topped it all was our poolside wine tasting (hosted by the most knowledgeable Janice) and then a private chef's dinner in the beautiful dining room.
When we booked the chef's dinner, we did not expect a 4 course sit-down dinner, complete with candle-light, flowers and many wines matched perfectly to the courses. It turns out that the chef is from South Africa, and she had served Nelson Mandela and other celebrities. Janice and the chef worked so hard to make sure that the dinner was perfect. Words of thanks just cannot express our gratitude. What an amazing treat it was!
THANK YOU, Janice, for making our stay MAGICAL!
The CA Group
We had a great time in South Western France. Our accommodations at Chateau Peyruzel were without question the highlight of our trip. This Chateau built in the 1100's is one of the wonders of the medieval world. Overlooking the valley with spectacular views and 15 minutes from the Dordogne river where we took an excursion on one of the sight seeing boats, we highly recommend same. The Chateau is ideally located for day trips to the small towns and villages, maybe an hours drive, some even less. There is a market everyday in one of these towns.
Janice has done a fabulous job of renovating and decorating the Chateau. The bedrooms all have ensuites and comfortable mattresses and made with fine linen sheets.
Janice and her manager were so helpful and friendly, we felt like we had known them for years.
She personally met us one day and took us on tours of two different wineries, a great day was had by all.
Janice also arranged to have a welcome dinner for us the evening we arrived. Her friend and neighbor Sophia, prepared delicious salads and quiche with a beautiful cheese tray. Sophia bakes bread and sweets, her house is a 10 minute walk or 3 minute car ride from the chateau, open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, French bread just out of her ovens. Went well with our Bordeaux wine and French Brie!
If you ever have the opportunity to visit that region of France you will enjoy staying at Chateau Peyruzel.
Hiking, cave visits, out-door markets, wine-tasting, mushroom-hunting, canoeing. The owner will also provide historical tours in English, as well as wine and cheese tastings, along with event-planning for your special day.