Château Gauthié

Dordogne
Bed & Breakfast


Outside a perfect bastide village, an elegant manoir for lazy days in the Dordogne, fabulous dinners and glorious gardens

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 5

The
Experience

This château B&B is run with warmth and energy: Stéphane cooks brilliantly and loves wine, Florence is enormous fun. There’s a laid-back feeling here. Big, sunny bedrooms overlook beautiful grounds tumbling with roses and birds flit between the trees. Float in an infinity pool, sunbathe on treetop decks, dip in the hot tub.

Breakfast on croissants, French ham and cheese or eggs if you want, borrow tackle to fish in the lake or spin off on borrowed bikes to visit châteaux and quiet lanes (don’t forget to reserve dinner later). It’s paradise for families with space all around for children to run free, plus badminton, football and table tennis.

It’s quiet in the Perigord, château-studded and rich in history and cuisine. There’s much to see within driving distance: Vézère’s cave drawings, Issigeac’s Sunday market, canoeing on the river.

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We think you'll love

  • The large, airy bedrooms
  • Lying on the wooden bathing terraces or around the pool
  • Stéphane’s wonderful cooking
Château Gauthié - Gallery

Home truths

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs
  • The rural setting means you need a car for getting anywhere

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights; 7 nights in Treehouse.
Closed
Mid-November to March.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, 4 courses with wine €40. Wine €15-€50.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €90
1 Twin
From €90
1 Treehouse for 5
From €175
1 Treehouse for 2
From €133
3 Doubles
From €90

Reviews

This place is an utterly family friendly B&B. Parents can relax whilst their children run free exploring the place and doing sport. The rooms are large and airy and great value.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

Fabulous find. Stéphane and Florence were great hosts. We’re there when you needed them but was like you had the place to yourself. Rooms fabulous, pool and hot tub amazing and grounds beautiful. A true gem just outside of the beautiful medieval village Issigeac. Lovely cycle routes and driving to chateaus only 10 to 15 minutes away. Meal cooked by Stephan on the last night was lovely. He was so hospitable. Definitely recommend it. Very reasonably priced.

Paula, Farnborough

A lovely peaceful retreat in the Dordogne countryside, but with lots to do on site, if you wish. The pool and hot tub were most welcome to aid the relaxation. Our hosts, Florence and Stephane were very welcoming and the room and breakfasts delightful. Hoping to return in the future, but next time with rod and line, as there is a most inviting fishing lake within the grounds

Peter

I stumbled on this wonderful chateau while my husband was in hospital in Bergerac. Stephane and Florence were so welcoming to this waif and stray sans mari and just as welcoming when said mari managed to escape from the Centre Hospitalier and join me at this oasis of calm and peace that is Chateau Gauthie. Breakfast was a feast and one night Stephane cooked supper for all the guests which was as delicious as it was fun. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are bikes for those who want to work off some of the extra pounds gained thanks to Stephane et Florence! A fabulous stay.

Janie

What a superb find!! Located in extensive gardens equipped with hot- tub, pool, lake and tree-houses, the chateau boasts charming bedrooms. The hosts are very relaxed and we immediately felt at home. We will definitely be returning. A Bientot

Lynne

We had such a wonderful holiday at the Chateau and were able to enjoy a few days stay in treehouse. Stephane and Florence are such friendly and accommodating hosts who made our stay so special. The location is beautiful and the atmosphere so relaxing that we were sad to leave We will definitely be back.

Tracey

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Location

The neighbourhood

Within a short drive from the manoir you’ll find a clutch of honeyed stone bastide towns; Issigeac (3.5km) is closest and beloved for its fine market where you’ll find duck and goose, foie gras, fruits of the land and black truffles. Villarèal and Montpazier are also worth a look. Châteaux Biron (27km) and Bridoire (18km) are ideal for families, with games and much to explore, and there are trips on the Dordogne river (20 minutes’ drive) via canoe or traditional flat-bottomed gabarre. Wine lovers should visit Bergerac (20km) and Montbazillac (16km).

Local points of interest from Florence & Stéphane Desmette

  • The neighbouring medieval ISSIGEAC village with its popular SUNDAY MARKET is the focus of a unique combination of landscape variety. Woodland splashed hills and rolling Bergerac VINEYARDS are dotted with exquisite VILLAGES and stunning CASTLES.
  • BERGERAC, MONPAZIER, BIRON, MONBAZILLAC, BRIDOIRE, VILLEREAL, BEAUMONT, SAINT-AVIT-SENIEUR, CADOUIN : already many sites for a few days. For a longer stay, we recommand SARLAT, BEYNAC, LIMEUIL, MARQUEYSSAC, PERIGUEUX among many more lovely places
  • GOLF course (30' drive away) TENNIS (5'), HORSE RIDING (5') CANOEING or sailing on a 'gabarre'-flat bottom boat on the Dordogne river (30'), BOWLING in Bergerac, TREE TOP ADVENTURE park (40')
  • Swimming-pool and Hob Tub, Badminton, Croquet, PingPong, Pétanque (French bowls), Fishing in the Lake (fishing tackle provided), Walking on the surrounding country paths (17loops arround Issigeac), cycling through picturesque vistas (bikes to borrow).
  • GARDEN and NATURE : the romantic grounds, fringed by roses and flower beds, expand through old boxwood, oak, ash, field mapple. trees and some rare species. Both dry and wet grassland display contrasted sceneries, favoring wild life. A birds' paradise...

Introducing

Florence & Stéphane Desmette

Charming Stéphane and Florence greet all guests with infectious enthusiasm. Stéphane co-built the treehouses, while the garden is Florence’s domain. They can recommend places to see nearby – ask over dinner, Stéphane’s an accomplished chef.