Chateau D’Arnac Gatehouse is a romantic luxury retreat situated in the Dordogne region of the South of France. It nestles in the private idyllic grounds of Château D’Arnac (a 15th century fairytale Château hide away of the stars ),and provides the ultimate romantic holiday destination. Read what the press say…

This chic love nest overlooks an ornamental lake that is fed by the bubbling waters of the Menoire river. Exquisitely furnished with Manuel Canovas wallpapers, Colefax and Fowler fabrics, antique furniture, goosedown duvets/pillows and beautiful linen, this exclusive luxury hideaway provides all modern conveniences, while retaining a natural and rustic feel.


The Chateau D’Arnac Gatehouse is set on three floors. The ground floor consists of a charming sitting room with a beautiful inglenook fireplace enjoy a roaring fire, The perfect place in which to unwind and toast crumpets on the log fire. Built within the round tower adjacent to the sitting room is a modern kitchen fitted with a halogen hob, bosch electric oven, smeg dishwasher, belfast sink ,wine fridge,and breakfast bar.The Gatehouse has good internet connection.

Outside this bijou gem of a cottage, you have  your own two private little gardens.Have lazy morning breakfasts on the deck over looking the lake, feed the resident geese, & ducks, Alternatively, dine al fresco in the lantern lit rose covered pagoda. Sunbath in privacy on the lovely new landscaped terrace, a real sun-trap  with steps down to the river should it get too warm. There is a large stone BBQ, and table here too.  If you feel more energetic enjoy a row round the lake in The Jolly Good Roger, or a game of croquet.


Up to 4 guests maximum

Your Idyllic retreat includes
Linen and towels
Logs for the fire
A welcome hamper
Property house book –
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Personally Visited

Two doubles with en-suite bathrooms

two en-suite

Maid service is once per week, but additional housekeeping is available on request

Private terrace overlooking lake
Sunbathing terrace, sun beds
Large stone BBQ
Chelsea summer house

By arrangement. Additional charge applied

Mod Cons
Smart TV, sky digital, dvd’s & player, ipod dock music system
free wifi internet connection
mobile signal: good

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival time is at 4pm
Departure time is at 10am
where possible we can extend these times.

No smoking inside the building.

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The luxurious first floor bedroom has an ensuite sexy black bathroom. Take a long soak in the double ended big tub, before wrapping up in thick towels and soft bathrobes.There is a seperate WC and bidet.

The second floor is home to the master bedroom suite. It has a wonderful arched timber roof and a grand four-poster bed, fit for a princess complete with fairytale white curtains and fur rugs.The bathroom is stylishly decorated in green tiles and has a round rain shower, wc, bidet and green glass bowl sink. It is a enchanting room ,let the sound of the gently flowing river lull you to sleep.




Air: Brive la Gaillarde airport is the nearest airport to Chateau D’Arnac.  It is approximately 25 minutes drive away with direct flights from London City and Manchester through Cityjet and Flybe respectively.  Limoges is the second nearest airport to Chateau D’Arnac Gatehouse.  It is approximately 90 minutes drive away and is served by Ryanair, with regular flights from London Stansted, Liverpool and the East Midlands.  Bergerac airport is equally close and is also served by Ryanair, though flights are less frequent.  Toulouse airport is slightly further away though flies to a much wider selection of international airports.

Train: High-speed SNCF rail service to Brive la Gaillarde originates at Paris Austerlitz.

Car: From Paris via the A20 Autoroute, Chateau d’Arnac is about 5 hours.


There is a small village shop within walking distance of the Chateau , Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne  is a beautiful Roman village which is five kilometers away, many shops,supermarket petrol and restaurants, lively markets . Some of our favourite eateries are

La Tureene in Beaulieu sur Dordogne. 0555 91-94-72

Le Prieure  in Carennac .0565 39-76-74

Relais St. Anne in Martel .0565 37-40-56

Les Vieille Tours. Rocamadour 0565 33-68-01

Le Pont de L’Ouysse. Lacave. 0565 37-87-04

Chateau deTreyne.Lacave. 0565 27-60-60


There are a number of different activities within the château grounds that guests are able to pursue under supervised instruction.  These include:

  • Archery – we have a professional target range, a selection of composite bows and arrows, and a resident toxophilite to boot.  Tuition available for €30 per hour.
  • Shooting – we have a professional target range and a number of 0.22 rifles.  Tuition available for €50 per hour.
  • Croquet – we have a well kept croquet lawn within the grounds and a championship croquet set which is available for use.
  • Hot Air Ballooning – the château’s grounds have been used for numerous hot air balloon flights and, weather permitting, a flight could be arranged for your stay.
  • Canoeing and horse riding can be arranged locally, or discover the many places for wild swimming.
  • Massage services.
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