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Historic Dream Chateau with Pool on Massive Private Grounds with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Historic Hilltop Castle, 5 Luxurious Master Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

**As seen in US 'Country French' magazine!

Sitting high atop a hill between the villages of Domme and Castelnaud, Chateau Peyruzel is a 13th century Medieval Castle and officially-listed Historical Monument. Carved from the ancient bedrock of the Middle Ages it loomed high as a lair and fortress to hiding princes and clashing armies. Now this magnificently-restored Chateau, with a listed history from 1281, is available for your vacation of a lifetime, as it stands on 10 hill-top acres, looking over the lower hamlet houses, and guarding over the valley below.

With stunning 320° views from every window of its four towers, and only minutes from other well-known Chateaux and the beautiful towns of Sarlat and La Roque-Gageac, this magnificently-maintained medieval gem is ideally positioned in the heart of the Dordogne's Perigord Noir to take advantage of all the area has to offer.

With massive stone walls and a magnificent spiral stone staircase, this Chateau tells of a time gone-by while offering all the luxurious touches of today. 14 ft high walnut ceilings and chestnut wood floors create massive spaces in 4 square towers that allow the sun to pour in from each of the huge windows all through the day, making it bright and luminous inside.

On the FIRST TWO FLOORS you’ll find the public rooms:

- a new, entirely modern, fully-equipped kitchen built in an style befitting the Chateau's history;

- the magnificent “Salle a Manger” (dining room) with huge open stone fireplace and a table that seats 12;

- the huge “Salon” (living room) with its stone fireplace and door to the terrace and medieval, walled garden;

- a Library complete with French & English satellite TV/DVD with full AppleTV library & free wi-fi;

- a cozy reception room, (with additional fridge, microwave and sink) for breakfast, lunch or a glass of wine before dinner.

The TOP TWO FLOORS contain the private rooms, and are home to five magnificent and large bedrooms (all with King or Queen beds) including one in the ancient “Salle d’Armes”, with its incredible four poster bed and medieval stone sink, facing a massive fireplace. Stunning views abound from the ceiling-high windows as you gaze through the massive walls to the valleys below - with incredible sunrises and sunsets.

The current owners purchased the Chateau in January 2008 and all the rooms and bathrooms have been carefully renovated and decorated to a style befitting their historical past: with antiques and fabrics to match. With luxurious beds and beautiful linens, nothing has been overlooked for your enjoyment and comfort.

Outdoors the many terraces and the massive walled, medieval garden sets you above the valley below, while providing wonderful areas to enjoy the tranquility and silence that the grassy park affords you. The beautiful pool (45ft by 18ft) and stone-floored pool house is a magnificent spot to spend sunny days and evenings by the barbecue, with wine glass in hand, watching the sun set.

This hilltop haven also includes your own private forest where you can wander and explore. Due to its incredible position, it sits above the fray of the life around it, seeming to be lost above the clouds. On the grounds you'll also find a caretaker's cottage (empty, not for rent) and a large double-storey barn. The barn functions as a wonderful event space where we stage weddings, anniversaries and special events. The large, beautiful stone barn easily seats 85 at tables as well as a dance floor.

The Chateau is absolutely ideal for 4 or 5 couples traveling together (where everyone has a large double room), or for a family get-together or special occasion. If you're considering an anniversary or a wedding, let us and know and we'd be happy to help you. The extent of the gardens and grounds with magnificent views of the valley as well as the Chateau, offer an ideal spot for incredible photos to commemorate your occasion. The chateau sleeps 12 in bedrooms. There are 4.5 bathrooms and 6 toilets.

Just down the road from magnificent sites and other famous chateaux like Chateau des Millandes, Chateau Beynac and Castelnaud, your own private castle is an ideal base for exploring the area. Find your way up to Domme, just minutes away, or to Sarlat to take part in their famous markets. The village of Daglan is minutes down the hill where you can find a daily supermarket, and wonderful restaurants where you can dine outdoors while looking up at the Chateau. Other restaurants and shopping opportunities abound nearby with all the richness of the area's famous pre-history as well. Take a drive up to the Lascaux caves, or visit nearby Cahors for wine-tasting.

Chateau du Peyruzel, listed in 1948 as a 'Monument Historique', still looks down on the hamlet of Le Peyruzel that served it during feudal times. Driving through the massive entry gates, you will find that your every comfort has been attended to as you begin living the life that has been within these stone walls for more than 750 years. Photos and mention of 'Chateau Peyruzel' can be found in guide books and on many other property sites of the area, but rather than staying nearby and looking UP at the Chateau, you now have an opportunity to stay IN the Chateau that everyone else has on their highest horizon.

Keywords: Chateau, Castle, Villa, Manor House, Castello, Maison de Maitre

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Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Janice

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Daglan, France

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ensuite Purple Roses room - toilet , bath with shower , Clawfoot tub with hand-held shower nozzle
    Ensuite Master Rose room - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Claw foot tub, full-size American style shower.
    Ensuite Master Blue room - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Double sinks, claw-foot tub, HUGE American-style shower
    Shared by Chambre Familiale & Chambre Amis - toilet , shower enclosure , This is a good size bathroom with a separate walk-in shower
    Stand-alone toilet 2nd floor - toilet , With basin
    Stand-alone toilet 3rd floor - toilet , With basin
  • Two of these bathrooms are extremely large (one was converted from a bedroom!), while the others are large.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Purple Roses Top Floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Master Blue Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Master Rose Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Chambre Amis Top Floor - 2 large double bed , Bathroom (shower,basin,toilet) shared with Chambre Familiale
    Master Chambre Familiale (family) Top floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot , Bathroom opposite
  • All the bedrooms are large, and a rollaway can be added to Master Chambre Familiale, Master Blue or Master Rose rooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Housekeeping included 2 times a week (for 3 hours at a time). Weddings and events also available with full-time event planner at this Registered Historical Monument ('Monument Historique') 13th century Chateau on hilltop with 320° views of valley below.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Chateau Peyruzel

  • 5 of 5

The chateau was a delight. Although it was off the beaten track, Janice's book of suggestions for site and restaurants was a real help. The place was clean ,well maintained and very well equipped for our stay.

It turned out to be close to a lot of great historical sites, wineries,and weekly markets that made for a great holliday.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Canada and Palm Desert, CA

The CA Group

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Relais Château Comfort and Medieval Dreams

  • 5 of 5

Relais Château Comfort, Medieval Dreams

Having traveled extensively around the world and stayed at many beautiful places I can without reservation say that Chateaux Peyruzel was one of the most memorable places I have stayed at.

The thick stone walls, leaded windows, high ceilings, and massive beams and working fireplaces (you could roast a cow in some) fire the imagination of anyone harboring medieval fantasies while the beautiful and tasteful decoration (the castle has been published in several design magazines) and up-to-date infrastructure (wifi, satellite tv, gorgeous kitchen, etc) make it supremely comfortable.

If the castle were not part of VRBO it would be a member of the Relais Chateaux group. Indeed, Janice, the owner, could be a concierge at one. She was incredibly helpful in securing difficult reservations to must see attractions and restaurants, like the Lascaux caves and Michelin starred restaurants, took us on a personal wine tour, set up a wine tasting in St. Emilion that was the best in my life and brought us to a little out of the way village that time forgot up into the attic of a tea room that looked like Harry Potter movie set.

The only problem with the Chateaux Peyruzel is that it is located in a beautiful area with lots of wonderful attractions like a working medieval castle (trebuchet launching anyone?), beautiful gardens, markets, great biking trails, canoing, gorgeous villages that “out-Cotswold” the Cotswolds and yet because Peyruzel is so beautiful , you don't want to leave.

Oh yes, and one other problem, you might have to dodge the occasional hot air balloon (as my daughter did one morning) that soars dangerously close to your castle bringing tourists to enjoy for a few minutes, the view that you get to enjoy every minute you stay at the Chateau!

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Chateau Peyruzel

  • 5 of 5

Lovely chateau exceptionally well located. Superb attention payed by the owners to the needs of their guests. Excellent recommendations from the owners for sites and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach County, Florida USA

Magical Trip in the French Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Our multigenerational family of 9 truly felt like royalty during our stay at the beautiful Chateau Peyruzel this past July. This magnificently restored medieval castle is the perfect blend of modern convenience, historical charm and luxury.

The owner Janice made certain that our every need was met during our stay. In advance of our trip, she arranged for a local chef to provide a lovely catered meal upon our arrival, thoughtfully had our favorite vintages of wines stocked, provided suggested itineraries and even arranged to have a chef come to the Chateau for private cooking lessons. We asked for help with a poolside vow renewal ceremony on our last evening and she managed to have the Vice Mayor of a local village conduct the ceremony. No request was too large! All of this was done in a non-intrusive manner as she was available to us from a distance and only when we requested.

The chateau has 5 fabulous bedrooms complete with beds that we felt compete with some of the finest hotels we have stayed in. Bathrooms are each individually designed with the beautiful, new fixtures and thick fluffy towels. Much to our surprise, we had mid week maid service!

The tasteful, elegant interior design in each and every room has been completed as though you were in someones beautiful home (which you are!)

The kitchen is nicely stocked with condiments and housewares. There are a number of living areas which we gathered in, including a library complete with a large TV and local tour books, large fireplaces everywhere and a dining room that easily accommodated our large group. Whether we needed a hair dryer, a potato peeler or an electrical converter.....Janice had it covered. There was even a fabulous laundry room!

This luxurious medieval castle is set in the middle of 10 beautiful acres including a gorgeous pool, garden dining gazebo complete with grill and huge entertainment area overlooking a private forest! We enjoyed magnificent views from every nook and cranny of the estate. The chateau sits high above the village of Daglan where we discovered everything from a charming outdoor market to fresh croissants every morning. Many small and large villages are nearby. We took many easy day trips to visit Castles, the Famous Caves, Local wineries, many beautiful villages and even a Michelin rated restaurant...all with Janice's advice.

Chateau Peyruzel is an AMAZING value. Our only regret is that we did not stay more than one week!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Chateau with Pool

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most beautiful and elegant places to stay in the area. The Chateau sits atop a hill with breathtaking, peaceful views in every direction from the 4 story building on the 14 acres. The accommodations were comfortable, elegant and beautiful. The fabrics in the castle were superior. The bedrooms were large and bathrooms were modern. Our family consisted of grandparents, parents and three children aged 9-12. We enjoyed meeting for coffee and tea and pastries and toast every morning in the separate breakfast room where we would plan our day. We used the Library and Media rooms for reading and catching up with friends.

We spent time sight-seeing most days and visiting towns nearby and enjoying their outdoor markets and dinners on the patios. We enjoyed some afternoons in the pool, wining, dinning, and relaxing.

Our host, Janice, was most kind and generous with her time and knowledge of the area. She is so delightful and made our vacation much more memorable with her presence. She guided us in suggesting the best things to see and the best way to spend our days. It was hard to leave this part of France and the best host anywhere. Lucky is the guest that finds this knowledgeable woman in town during their visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daglan, the village below the Chateau
Nearest Ferry
432 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Golf course near Montfort
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daglan, the village below the Chateau
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Daglan, France

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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