La Castille

Lot-et-Garonne

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Web Ref: 3475
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living room (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi). Kitchen/dining room (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to exterior. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room (no WC). Laundry room/Cloakroom (WC, washing machine). 
  • First floor: Double bedroom with en suite shower room (no WC). Two further double bedrooms. Children’s room with bunkbeds. Shower room (no WC). Cloakroom (WC).
  • Outside: Open grounds with garden extending onto woodland (a stream runs through the garden). Barbecue. Private parking
  • Private fenced swimming pool (10m x 5m)

Enjoy French country living at La Castille, a beautifully restored 18th Century stone bastide which offers charm and style in abundance, in an area renowned for delicious food and wine.  La Castille is the sister property to La Périgourdine (web ref 456) and La Petite Maison (web ref 3150), longstanding favourites with our guests, and we are delighted to feature it in our portfolio.

An elegant balance of soft linens, rustic pieces carefully sourced from local ‘brocantes’, with a colour palette inspired by nature, the interior of La Castille could easily grace the pages of any French country chic magazine.  Yet rest assured the focus is on relaxed holiday living: the gorgeous kitchen/diner, flooded with light, is well equipped ensuring self-catering becomes a delight not a chore and the living room, with its plump sofas and calming colours, is an open invitation to relax. Bedrooms are spacious and soothing, decorated in warm tones with splashes of sky blue, earthy browns, brick red and sunny yellow.

From the kitchen, double doors open out to the garden with its dedicated areas for dining al fresco.  The fenced pool sits to one side, complete with a decked area for sun loungers, and is surrounded by open garden leading onto fields and woodland. 

Beyond these natural boundaries lies the road to Bergerac (23km) and Castillonnès (3km).  Castillonnès can also be reached by way of a country footpath (2.6km), which brings you into the heart of the town and its selection of restaurants and shops.    

The area surrounding La Castille is perfect for languid sightseeing, a gentle landscape between the Rivers Dordogne and Lot, where vineyards and pretty bastide villages abound. Spend the morning exploring Issigeac (10km), Eymet (18km) or Beaumont-du-Périgord (25km) and the afternoon discovering the wines of the region (Monbazillac, Pécharmant, Saussignac to name a few). For those who have a sudden burst of energy, head to the lake at Lougratte (15km) for activities such as swimming, canoeing, pedalos, and beach volleyball.

  • Please note that whilst there are 5 bedrooms available, maximum occupancy at La Castille is for 8 people.

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Great Things to Do Near La Castille

Vineyards and châteaux

Whilst in the area around Creysse, visit the Pécharmant vineyards and the wonderful Château de Tiregard at the heart of a working vineyard – visit the barrel hall and the formal gardens and of course, taste the wine. You could also visit the château of Monbazillac (16km) with its fine collection of XVIIth century furniture, its wine museum and its vineyards, with the opportunity to taste the wonderful wines of the area at the château.

Medieval Bastides

Visit the medieval Bastides of the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne such as Villeréal, Monflanquin, Beaumont-du-Périgord, Monpazier, Issigeac, Miramont-de-Guyenne......

Saint-Emilion

Do not miss a wander around the famous wine town of Saint-Emilion (80km). It is the first wine growing area listed by UNESCO so it is definitely worth a visit. There is also a huge monolithic church carved out of limestone rock, as well as miles of underground tunnels and caves.

The city of Bordeaux

Saint-Emilion is not too far from Bordeaux, a beautiful city and home to good wine and food. This beautiful city sits on the banks of the Garonne and teems with culture and history, much of which is focused on wine! The lovely streets lead to squares where you can happily sit awhile and watch the world go by.

Delicious food from the markets

Don't miss all the great food markets. The area is well known for its food so head to Castillonnès on a Tuesday, Bergerac on Wednesday and Saturday, Eymet on a Thursday, Villeréal on Saturdays.

Castillonnès

Have a coffee in the main square in Castillonnès and admire the arcades and the stonework. Take a guided tour around the town and learn a bit more about its history and architecture. The guided tour in English takes place every Tuesday, leaving the Tourist Office at 5.30pm.

Le Cinema

The French love the cinema and produce some great films. There is a cinema in Castillonnès (Place Jasmin), which shows both French and English films (look for Version anglaise sous-titrée if you want to watch the English version).

The Dropt Valley & Extraordinary frescos

Go for a drive along the Dropt Valley, starting at Duras, through Allemans du Dropt, Lauzun and finishing in Villeréal. Or visit each town on a different day – there is plenty to see and do in each one. In Allemans du Dropt, visit the church to see the 15th century frescos – they depict lively devils and gruesome goings-on!

Water park for the children

Take the children to Aqua Park Junior Land, 10 mins from Bergerac in the direction of Bordeaux. There are four pools, with a water slide and direct access to the river for canoeing. Mountain biking, quad bikes, beach volleyball, table tennis are always on offer. The park is open daily from May to September from 10:00 to 01:00 the following morning – floodlit at night!

Golf

The famous golf course of Château des Vigiers (18 hole) is about 30km away. Have a game of golf and then come back and relax by the pool.

A spa day

If you wish to relax even more, visit Les Bains de Casteljaloux (just over 1hr drive) where you will find thermal spas, massages, Japanese baths, and outdoor pools.

Lake at Lougratte

The village of Lougratte, about 12km away (south of Castillonnès), has a great lake where you can go swimming, hire pedalos, go fishing or canoeing. On the lakeside, you can play table tennis, volleyball, and just relax and have a picnic. Open mid June to end August. Just across the road is a lovely restaurant with a nice terrace

A trip to Bergerac is a must

the old centre is a beautiful jumble of cobbled streets, timbered houses, little shops and cafes, restaurants overlooking the squares. Sit on the riverbank and watch the boats go by

Take the children to the Parc-en-Ciel

in Lacapelle-Biron - 14 hectares of trees and fields where you will find mini golf, a farm of baby animals, a snail museum, and an adventure playground through the trees with different courses depending on the age of the children.

Garden lovers

will enjoy the fabulous collection of waterlilies at La Tour-Marliac in Le Temple-sur-Lot (45min drive).

Nearby

Towns

Castillonnès 5 mins
Villeréal 15 mins
Eymet 20 mins
Bergerac 20 mins
Monflanquin 30 mins
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 35 mins

Airports

Bergerac 20 mins
Bordeaux 120 mins
Toulouse 135 mins
Limoges 150 mins
Times are approximate

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