The magnificent Chateau Sainte Aulaire was built in 1550 and is situated in a dominant position overlooking the valley of the river Isle. After a conscientious modernization and restoration, Chateau Sainte Aulaire is now available as a luxurious, exclusive, self-catering rental accommodation in the heart of the Dordogne region in France.
Inside the Chateau one can admire the craftsmanship of those who built it. Monumental fireplaces, ancient wood paneling, oak beams covered in intricate plaster work, mosaics and wooden floors, are all a part of an ancient theme that has only improved in appearance with time. Renowned for its excellent accommodation facilities and attention to detail, Chateau Sainte Aulaire is a superior choice for chateau rentals in France.
Outside, guests will be delighted by a wealth of wild vegetation and formal gardens that stretch over an area of 40 acres. The pool area provides a sweeping view of the valley and is furnished with chairs and sun loungers. You are welcome to explore as much as you wish of this plentiful environment with a stroll or a jog. The Chateau is located at only 10 km from Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne, which constitutes an ideal starting point for the discovery of some of the most beautiful towns of France.
The Dordogne valley, Sarlat, Domme, Brantome, Les Eyzyes and Saint Emilion are within easy reach from the Chateau. And of course, there is also much to explore in Perigueux itself: the Roman ruins, museums, or the medieval center with its wonderful open market on Saturdays. Without a doubt, the Dordogne captures the essence of France, and Chateau Sainte Aulaire is nestled at its heart.
Included in the price: Gas, water, electricity, pool and garden maintenance, twice weekly maid service
Available at additional cost: daily maid service, chef service
Chateau Sainte Aulaire is comprised of three floors and is around 9000 sqf.
On the GROUND FLOOR is a fully-equipped, vaulted, stone kitchen (dishwasher, large double-door refrigerator, microwave oven, gas range, electric oven, toaster, electric coffee maker) and a large table with chairs. The Laundry room is fitted with washer, dryer and ironing board. The large formal dining room has a Renaissance-style fireplace and seating for 12. The main living room offers plenty of seating, fireplace, Satellite TV with DVD and CD player. The ground floor bedroom consists of a queen bed and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
The FIRST FLOOR consists of four bedrooms, all uniquely decorated and equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities. The family/play room offers a billiards table and ping pong.
The SECOND FLOOR houses the sixth bedroom with a king bed, large dressing room, and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
The private pool is equipped with an alarm system (which can be turned on or off at your convenience) and lighting for night swimming. There is a BBQ area with plenty of outdoor seating. The Chateau property is 40 acres and offers jogging/walking paths adjacent to a forest, which extends for miles over the northern limit of the property. Tennis is a minute walk and golf can be found within a five minute drive.
We were part of the group with Cassandra in October, and want to say how special our time at your Chateau was. It was, simply put, a trip of a lifetime. The Chateau, your hospitality, and all of the wonderful things in the Dordogne - architecture, food, people, prehistoric art, wine, bicycling through wonderful villages - seemed like the best possible part of France. At Christmas we enjoyed cooking with some of the things we brought home… there's not a day that passes that I still think of some amazing memory from your home.
C C, Michigan USA
I wanted to thank you again for an amazing week at your chateau. It will be an unforgettable vacation for all of us. The owners have done a wonderful job making it a welcoming and beautiful place to stay. We loved the meals that were prepared also. Thanks again
Dick and Helen Adorjan USA
First, I wanted to thank the owner for her tender care when I came down with a cold and chills. Everyone else was envious of the extra attention I received. We were among the 11 folks who you hosted recently. The chateau is unique and lovely providing a wonderful place from which to operate. The food that was prepared for several of evenings was outstanding. This was one of the best trips we have experienced, and I recommend your chateau to anyone wishing to visit the Dordogne region. Thanks.
What a spectacular week we spent at your chateau! THe wonderful meals, the owners' smiling faces and their ever present enthusiasm contributed to our fabulous reunion. Thank you for everything.
Dear friends and colleagues: I would not usually do this, however, Tim and I have fallen upon the most breathtaking French chateau in the Dordogne - I simply could not, not share it with you! It was so much more than we expected...! It is without question one of the most amazing places that either of us have had the fortune to stay. Jose and Diana could not have made us feel more welcome. They have lovingly restored their C16th chateau to glorious splendour and it feels more like a lavish home than a hotel (or a museum!). The chateau has 40 acres of forest to explore and the surrounding villages are exquisite. It is pretty much a 2.5 hour door to door trip (or at least for us) and there are regular flights from both Southampton & Standstead to Bergerac with a 40 minute drive to the Chateau. Jose is a fabulous chef and will cook up a feast of local produce at your request and Diana's breakfasts are simply gorgeous. (Gentlemen - if you are in the bad books this is most definitely the way out!) I guarantee you will love it
Dear Jose and Diana, a BIG THANK YOU from all of us for making Nick's 40th Birthday weekend so perfect. The Chateau is 100% more beautiful in real life and it was a real treat having the run of the place, choosing which of the bedrooms each would have, (readers.... they're all bloody gorgeous !!)and having so much luxury and space around. The recommendation of the Restaurant Hercule Poireau in Perigueux... Five Star !! and having you both prepare our meal and look after us on the last night, superb. Lastly what makes the stay really so special is you yourselves... always at hand when required but never overbearing. Once again A BIG THANK YOU.
Ewa and George, Australia
We enjoyed the stay and the Chateau was wonderful. The service and everything was great, we highly recommend this place. Families or friends get together where you can relax and just have time for each other. Great place. We will be back! Regards
G W, Whitefish, Montana, U.S.A
Our family (16 of us!) recently shared an incredible week at the Chateau. Our ages ranged from 2 to 59, including a few teenagers. Without exception, everyone loved the chateau and its hosts, Diana and Jose. Whether our activities involved just hanging out together, enjoying the chateau and eating Jose's amazing and abundant dinners, or going our separate ways to explore the surrounding area, there was something for everyone. Thank you, for an unforgettable vacation! Sincerely,
S, Texas, USA
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in your exquisite chateau. The restorations are world class - and the accommodations were refined and elegant. Our large family had entrusted me with all of the planning for our trip abroad and I was relieved when the gates opened upon our arrival at the chateau, and I heard a collective "awww..." and witnessed 11 dropped jaws... Your hospitality and generosity will not be forgotten. We will return in the very near future and definitely extend our stay next time around - if not to absorb more of the charming Dordogne, then to soak up more of the ambiance you've created at the chateau. Thanks again
Sean and Lopa, UK
Many thanks for your warm hospitality during our stay at your beautiful Chateau. The work you have done in restoring the Chateau is incredible and I have to say, I truly loved the Périgord region. Highlights of our trip include: a) the long walks and runs through your property and the many many trails (next time I am definitely doing some mountain biking); b) marveling at your beautiful horses; c) your hospitality and cooking (I can still taste the incredible duck confit and scallops); enjoying the ice cold Kronenberg by the pool; and d) our trips to Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, Monbazillac, Brantome, etc. (as well as your restaurant recommendations in Brantome and Perigueux which were perfect!) Thanks again. We look forward to the many stories we will hear from all our friends we recommend to make the journey to the Chateau.
Claire and Allan (Newcastle, England)
We wanted to take this opportunity to extend our thanks for such a fabulous stay in the Chateau.The Chateau is breathtaking, the restorations you have carried out are amazing, you have sympathetically recreated the masterpiece it originally was, yet still managed to bring brought it into the 21st century with the luxury touches of the ensuite bathrooms and the soft furnishings. Having had a full guided tour of the Chateau I don't think I could actually choose a favourite room, as they were all exquisite. India has enjoyed telling her friends that she stayed in a 'real Castle'. We've got to say though, that the most impressive part of our stay was your superb hospitality, not to mention the delicious cuisine
Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Family room, Terrace.
Bedroom 1 -
King bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 -
King bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 3 -
King bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 4 -
2 Queen beds with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 5 -
Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 6 -
Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm.
Full bathroom with tub -
Full bathroom with shower -
Separated Toilet -
Total number of Toilets -
Price for Chateau Sainte Aulaire
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Constructed: 16th Century
Pool 12m x 5m
Cook on request
Maid on request : 15 Euro/hour
Car recommended: Yes
Walk to Town: Yes
Location: Annesse-et-Beaulieu, Dordogne - Perigord, France
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