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  Château de la Bourgonie
24480 Le Buisson-de-Cadouin
Hubert and Christine de Commarque


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Languages:    English, German
Credit cards are not accepted.  Euros cash, please.

 Département: Dordogne (24)
 Monument Historique
                                                                    Monument Historique
  • The guest wing of this château is rented by the week.
  • New! Fly and lure fishing in 2 lakes with your host; hunting buck & wild boar. DEtails below.
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Château de la Bourgonie
  Time spent in the Dordogne of France's southwest is never forgotten.  There is a special quality of life and strong sense of history in this region that affects all who come here.  The region's prehistoric history is most apparent in the well-preserved sites ~ the Grotte de Lascaux is an important example with its paintings by early man ~ and that the Dordogne is considered the birthplace of modern (Cro Magnon) man.

Among the treasures of the Dordogne is the spectacular and enduring Château de la Bourgonie, a Listed Historic Monument, set on thirty hectares of meadows, woodlands and lawns and the home of the Comte and Comtesse de Commarque.  In the guest wing of the château are spacious salons, six en suite bedrooms, a fine kitchen with a fireplace and a beautiful dining room. The château, well suited for up to eleven guests seeking peace and country solitude with convenience to so many attractions, offers guests privacy and their own self-catering accommodations with private gardens, terraces and the use of the swimming pool.

The château is located in the 'Black Périgord', a mere twenty minutes from Sarlat and a half hour from Bergerac and Périgueux in the 'triangle of Prehistory'.  The structure is comprised of both fourteenth-century round and square towers, a fifteenth century gatehouse, and an eighteenth-century wing in the style of Mansart.  All the pieces of this amazing château fit together in harmonious Périgordian style.  Built upon a high rocky outcrop and nestled between the Dordogne Valley and the Bessede Forest, the views are endless.  There are pedestrian pathways into the woods ~ a place where deer families can be found and where hunting is not allowed ~ and the beautiful salt-filtered swimming pool is situated on a south-facing terrace with more lovely views.

Medieval in appearance on the outside, the château may seem somewhat daunting when you first come upon it.  However, step across the threshold to find an interior that is warm and inviting offering comfort in every room.  The décor is tasteful, incorporating modern conveniences with fine antiques and classical furniture.  The barrel vaulted ceilings in the ground floor rooms provide a coziness while reminding one that this is an historic château with a long and interesting history.  Six amazing guest rooms ~ two on the ground floor and four on the first floor ~  are tastefully appointed with fine furnishings, seating, comfortable beds, writing desks and most are en suite.  Welcome baskets in the bathrooms include shampoo, soap, perfumes, etc.  The salons offer a games table, a flat-screen television, seating for everyone, and a fine cantou stone fireplace.  Very impressive are the kitchen that includes an American refrigerator, coffee and Nespresso machines, a Babycook and a food processor and the dining room with stone walls, ceilings and, like all of the ground floor, traditional pisée paving stones underfoot. 

For your next vacation in southwest France, consider the Black Périgord and the magnificent Château de la Bourgonie for your holiday destination.  You will be met with a welcome basket of fruit, a book and local specialties.  Wonderful memories will be made as you make it your home away from home for a week or longer.


Rooms:  2 queens (1 bathroom has tub, 1 has shower), 2 doubles (bathrooms with tubs), 1 twin with bathroom that shares the WC with 1 single room that has a non-adjoining shower room.  Breakfast is not available as this is a self-catering rental.
Weekly Rental rates (for 8 people) : € 4485 per week May 21 to July 09 and August 20 to October 08, and  in high season € 5175 July 09 to August 20.  Each additional person is €200 for the week. 
Total capacity 10 people.   Minimum 2-week rentals in high season.   Monthly rental rates - please inquire.
Security deposit of € 1000, returned 15 days after checkout.  Firm booking upon owner's receipt of signed rental agreement.   Rentals are Saturday to Saturday with arrival at 5 PM and departure at 10 AM.
Capacity is 10 adults or children + one baby under the age of  2.
Deposit upon booking is 30% of the full rent, with the remaining amount to be paid 4 weeks before the scheduled arrival date.
Provided: electricity, water, gas, linens supplied (changed Saturdays), daily pool maintenance, garden maintenance, 3 hours of cleaning once a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 - 6 PM).  Laundry room.
Chef service €20 per hour.  Additional Maid service €15 per hour.
Cancellations must be in writing and sent to owner by registered mail.. If canceled less than 30 days prior to arrival, deposit is retained by owner and the balance of rental amount is due.  Other details are in the rental agreement.
First floor TV lounge ideal for children.  Baby cots (cribs), changing table, playpen in bedrooms are available upon request.  High chair provided.
Satellite TV, stereo and DVD player.  ASDL Internet and WiFi on the ground floor. Also for your use are a printer/scanner and iPod docking station. For children, a Playstation 3 with recent games and pad, DVDs (series, movies, cartoons) and HDTV. .
Dinner at the château can be arranged by prior agreement.  Prices provided upon request.  Professional chef will come to the château to prepare meals at 20 euros per hour for 10 adults; six dinners during the week for 10 adults can be arranged.  Please inquire.

No animals, please.
Fly and lure fishing with your host on two lakes: €100 per person - two people max per session. All inclusive (license, food, fishing gear, boat, etc.) Hunting buck and wild boar on 350 hectares:  Silent approach in July, August and September with your host  €300 per person.  All inclusive.  Must have your own hunting license.

Open mid-May to end of October.  Saturday to Saturday rentals.  Arrival should be after 4 PM on the arrival day and departure by 10 AM on the last Saturday.
On the grounds: Salt-water swimming pool (12 x 7 meters) with safety standards and alarm, table tennis, two terraces and garden lounge, meadows, outdoor seating under pergola and dining areas.
Vicinity:  Tennis, golf, canoeing, equitation.  Prehistoric sites at Les Eyzies de Tayac, Lascaux II, the towns of Sarlat, Montignac, Domme, and Trémolat are nearby.  The city of Périgueux (Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord, Musée Gallo-Romain Vesunna archeological site, the Cathedral of St-Front) and the city of Bergerac (twelfth century Carsac de Gurson Church,  la Maison du Vins in the 16th century Récollects Cloisters, Museum of River Transport,  the Costi Sculpture Museum) are both ideal for day trips.  The River Dordogne and its villages, and the Vézère River and the Vézère Valley whose cave dwellings and sites of prehistoric man are collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.


From Périgueux by auto take the N221 direction Sarlat under the autoroute and bear right to take the D710 direction Le Bugue.  At this point it becomes the D31E briefly and then the D51 direction Le Buisson de Cadouin. Take the D25 at Le Buisson direction Siorac/Sarlat.  After the end of the village (about 1km), you will have the direction on your right La Bourgonie at the br. level crossing. Follow the road to the top of the hill - the road ends, becoming private. Total 30 kilometers to Château.

From Bergerac by auto take the D660 direction Lalinde which becomes the D703/D29 direction Le Buisson.  Go through Le Buisson as the road becomes the D 25 and follow above directions to the château. Total 40 kilometers to Château.

From Paris by auto take the A10 direction Orléans, to the A71 to Vierzon and the A20 exit Souillac.  Take the direction Sarlat (it becomes the D703) stay on it to Siorac where it becomes the D25 direction Le Buisson.  Follow above directions.  Château will be on your left.

From Paris by TGV and train: Gare Montparnasse to either Bergerac or Périgueux 5 hours with change of train in Libourne or Bordeaux.

Airport - Bordeaux (115 kilometers)
Car Rental in Périgueux rail station (click here)
Car Rental at Bordeaux airport (click here)

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