Chateau Visconti

St. Martin de Ribérac, Dordogne, Dordogne - Perigord, France

Sleeps 12      Bedrooms 8      Baths 5      Price per week starting at $5,004     
Pool      Internet      Walk to town     

Maid and cook service included, large gardens, Pool, Wifi

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  • Description

    Chateau Visconti is located in the Dordogne near the town of Ribérac. This beautiful Chateau has been cared for by its owners who have done everything they could think of to make your stay at the chateau one to remember forever! Most guests arrive and never leave the Chateau for the week as there is plenty for all to do right at the property or nearby.
    Chateau Visconti is a gated and walled secure property, as is the pool, and has a dreamy quality that resonates throughout the house, out through the large oak doors into beautifully landscaped gardens with, for the children, oodles of play areas, set to lawns and all within sight of parents’ external seating areas. A family holiday venue in France that will be remembered. A holiday home from home which is child and family friendly.

    The grandeur and luxury of the villa is undeniable, yet this is accompanied by a warm, welcome feel. The chateau has a chef and maid whose services are included in the holiday rentals. A high standard of cuisine which is tailored to the specific dietary needs of all parties and the service overall is on a par with any Boutique Hotel or 5 star Hotel in the world and excellent value for money allowing all guests to indulge in a carefree relaxing holiday. It sleeps 12 – 18 guests in eight elegant bedrooms in high season or six bedrooms during low season.

    There is a heated, walled pool and terrace attached to the house, with a lockable gate for complete privacy and most importantly for the security of tiny tots and small children. There is a pergola in front of the pool, much favoured as a dining area with its own sound system, some adult midnight bathing, on balmy evenings, has been known to happen.

    LIVING AREAS
    Chateau Visonti's living-room / drawing room is particularly elegant and it communicates into and with both the music room/library and the children’s sitting/playroom.

    A splendid evening can be passed in the drawing room perhaps playing cards and or listening to music or even just reading a book. Having this communication with the family room enables the family to closely monitor their children whilst spending quality adult time together. The maid can also monitor the children for you and if a peep is heard inform you enabling you to relax and enjoy the security this service affords.

    BEDROOMS

    Upstairs there are six-eight bedrooms depending on the time of year (please see our booking/price page) which lead off the main corridor that run through the length of the chateau. The three double rooms are all en-suite whilst the three twin bedrooms share a large family bathroom and toilet, in total 6 bedrooms. However there is an additional double room with en-suite bathroom plus a further bedroom for rental if required at an additional price which in total would make 8 bedrooms. Each room has a unique colour theme and all are furnished with big pieces of antique French furniture.

    All the bedrooms with en-suite facilities have either double or king size beds whilst the bedrooms that are not en-suite can either have double or single beds depending upon the request from the client.

    Sleeping in the house is almost a new experience as the only sound you hear are country ones, there is a magical silence at night and many of the guests are quite surprised at the quality of sleep they attain whilst here. All the adult beds have orthopedic mattresses and all the children’s beds have roll out guards.

    The staff at the chateau are very discreet and they work to your time schedule allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday.

    There are numerous cots at the house and these can be placed where and when required, and there is also a mobile play pen which can be used for afternoon naps or play time for a tiny tot. In fact the chateau has numerous facilities for tiny babies and tots if required, from high chairs, booster seats, prams, changing facilities, children’s cutlery/plastic plates, sterilizer, potties, toys, books, films, stair gates, baby alarms, pool accessories etc. (please specify what is needed when making your booking.

    The adult bedrooms are all en-suite and there is an overflow family bathroom on the upstairs corridor. The bathrooms have been carefully renovated to retain as many of the original features as possible, including the roll top baths and generous sized basins, showers and toilets.

    The stairs are gated, there are a series of night lights placed along the corridor which are dark sensitive and come on at night and where potties have been grown out of the family bathroom acts as the children’s w.c. bath-nights are a pleasure in the large roll-top bath where you can do three at a time comfortably.

    The standard and general quality of the adults bedrooms is 5 star and the children’s bedrooms are like something out of Alice in wonderland with beautiful murals and completely stuffed full of toys and games.

    The facilities & activities for adults and children at the chateau area second to none. Many families that arrive at the Chateau in a hire car never touch it again until they depart for their return flight.

    The grounds of the Chateau are large enough for children to play and explore for hours leaving the adults to relax with a glass of wine. The pool is gated and lockable and the grounds themselves are secured so children can roam freely.

    For the children

    The attention to children’s needs comes before that of adults and this being the case allows the adults to profit in a more relaxed way than would be normal. A huge trampoline, heated pool, children’s play areas with swings and tyres on trees etc, explore the gardens, a magical folly, a magic grand piano, extensive fancy dress options and a relaxing room with a large range of DVD’s – all these and more add to the magic of your holiday. Dinner times are left to the discretion of the group and the flexibility of food means the children can lose themselves in the grounds. There is an open-air or covered table tennis table or a game of badminton, great for those in between eating and swimming pool times.

    For the adults

    All the facilities for the children are obviously open for the adults – while the grounds lend themselves to pure relaxation. The gardens are beautifully tended by the gardener. There are numerous sun loungers, chairs or a hammock in a variety of places within the gardens, so its very easy to find some quiet time. The surrounding area is great for walks.

    Tennis courts are 5 minutes away:

    Restaurants, bars and cafes are 5 minutes away;

    Wine tasting opportunities – being in the region renowned for its wine;

    History excursions – lots of chateaux, caves and fortified towns to explore;

    Bustling markets – plenty to choose from to buy your favourite cheese. Riberac market is one of the biggest markets in the Dordogne;

    Horse-riding, Golf, Hot Air Ballooning, Canoeing and boat trips;

    Bicycling – the chateau has numerous bikes but further bikes can be hired locally;

    Day trips to Bordeaux, Sarlat or Perigueux and numerous picturesque town and villages in the Dordogne;

    Cookery classes for children or adults.



    The staff at the chateau know the area well and are there to help advise, book, supply info, directions on any restaurant or activity you may well be interested in.

    20 minutes away is the beautiful white sandy beach of Lake Jamaye which is a wonderful day out for the children and parents along with a fully prepared picnic from the chef. Or perhaps a morning at the beach followed by lunch at the house and a relaxing afternoon by the pool.

    The house is very attentive to the individual needs of its guests and encourage any special requests to be brought up in advance, a little careful planning never goes amiss.


    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Library, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Double bed (140 cm) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - Double bed (140 cm) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - Two twin beds or Queen upon request
    Bedroom 6 - Two twin beds or Queen upon request
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 8 - Three Single Beds

    King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm

    Bathrooms

    Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 5


    Prices

    Price for Chateau Visconti

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Heating (If necessary): 100 Euro per day
    2 - Pool heating: 30 Euro per day

    Security Deposit

    £1,000

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    Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.

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    Details

    Amenities

    Type - house/villa
    Floors - 2
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - Yes
    Pool - Yes
    Linens - Yes
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - No
    Garage - No

    Appliances

    Stove - Yes
    Oven - Yes
    Refrigerator - Yes
    Microwave - Yes
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Washer - Yes
    Television - Yes
    Cable - Yes
    Video - Yes DVD
    Stereo - Yes
    Wi-fi internet - Yes

    Staff

    Staff - Yes
    Caretaker - Yes
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - Included in the rental
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - Included in the rental

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Périgueux 37 KM
    Town - Riberac
    Attractions - 5 Minutes away
    Airport - Bordeaux or Bergerac 1.25 hours or 35 minutes away
    Train - Angoulême (Eurostar comes in here) 60 KM
    Parking - On Property
    Walk to town - Yes



    Map

    LocationSt. Martin de Ribérac

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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