Enjoy a holiday in an 17th century castle located right on the Dordogne river, with all the comforts and luxury you could wish for. The fairy tale Château de Rouffillac sits on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley where with its extraordinary presence, and romantic turrets, time seems to have stood still. This, together with the magnificent castle garden, the sublime view of the Dordogne river and the peaceful location, makes this castle the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday in the Dordogne!
The special holiday feeling starts when you turn onto the drive. A long private road that slowly leads up the hill towards the castle. The anticipation increases...
As you enter the chateau, you can feel the special atmosphere and it is difficult to imagine that this will be your holiday home. In the previous century, the French professor and zoologist Pierre-Paul Grassé was the owner of Château de Rouffillac. Here he found peace and quiet to write his famous encyclopaedia. The chateau is steeped in history including the United States ambassador writing letters to Thomas Jefferson right inside the bibliotecque and of course its presence in the 100 year war. The luxurious chateau can accommodate 15 people with 9 bedrooms. Everything is perfect, from the floors to the ceilings, from the furniture to the upholstery, from the cellar vaults to the roof trusses. The carefully selected traditional interior and the impressive architecture of this castle take you back in time to the French Renaissance. However, modern comforts are also present. The castle has a spacious and fully equipped kitchen, a garage and a swimming pool. It is even possible to reach the castle by helicopter. Naturally, there is also plenty of privacy and appropriate security. The courtyard, where you will find a large table to enjoy your meals together outside, is fenced and can be locked. Ideal if you are travelling with small children or dogs.
Make sure you bring princess dresses and wooden swords for your children; they will never forget this castle.
Many additional services such as cleaning, concierge, truffle hunting and a professional chef are available on request so you can fully relax and enjoy your family holiday. You will walk away having had a breathtaking experience. Explore the castle’s height and the stunning views from its towers, take a dip in the private swimming pool (with handy shallow area for children) or walk to the banks of the Dordogne river in just a few minutes to go canoeing or cycling or simply take a walk along the private hiking paths in the chateaus own forests. Activities in the area are many.