Chateau de Gurat

Cottages with pools, in the grounds of a picturesque chateau in the South West of France.

  • roomUnits 6
  • person Sleeps 2 - 8
  • bed Bedrooms 2 - 4
  • petPets
  • mobilityMobility
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
From £880/week
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Treat yourselves to a holiday in South West France in the grounds of a picturesque chateau. Fill your days with woodland walks and fun in the outdoor swimming pools shared by just six cottages. Situated on the sunny Charent-Dordogne border, these child-friendly cottages have oodles of facilities and activities to keep the children entertained and parents relaxed.

About this place

Best bits
  • Appreciating a truly rare balance between child and parent friendly, where kids usually find playmates for the week and parents can enjoy themselves and relax.
  • On-site you’ll find lots of friendly animals (chickens, sheep, goats, and guinea pigs) roaming the 14 acres of beautiful French countryside – don’t forget to venture down to the chicken coop to find some fresh eggs for breakfast!
  • It is not just the kids that are catered for... grownups get to enjoy weekly wine tasting evenings and a Pizza night using the wood fired Pizza oven on the Bergerie terrace (subject to demand). Guests are also welcome to use the Bergerie terrace for an impromptu aperitif!
Top tips
  • Take towels with you or pre-order a towel pack to save on luggage space if you’re flying.
  • Pack light - there's a huge array of baby and toddler equipment in every cottage, plus more available on request.
  • Book an English-speaking babysitter and have a night to yourselves - sample local delicacies or take a stroll around the pretty villages.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Indoor play room
Outdoor play equipment
Farm animals
Baby listening

Two of the cottages have downstairs bedrooms. Please contact the owners for more details.

Location & local area

About the owners

The Owners

Listed since October 2010

We firmly believe that "Happy kids equals Happy parents". We pride ourselves that we have created a safe, child and parent friendly environment, where both kids and parents can mingle, explore and play.

Owner recommendations

  • Go to Villbois-Lavalette (10 mins away) and take a walk a walk around the ramparts of its ancient castle or stroll through the village and get some ice cream. 

  • Visit one of the local markets during your stay with us. It's just so quintessentially French to visit a bustling local market, with the wonderful array of fresh local produce. We also recommend visiting the local farm (5 mins away) to stock up on fruit and veg prior to going to the supermarket.

  • Swim in beautiful Lake Jemaye and soak up the sun on its large sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. You will also find good food in its two beach restaurants.

  • Canoeing is popular around about here, and you’ll get to see some of the otherwise hidden spectacular views of the region. Brantome and Aubeterre are great starting points for this.

  • Another firm favourite is the Poltrot river beach. Here you will also find a great monkey ropes playground and a lovely restaurant set beside the river and an old water mill.

  • Visit Aubeterre, which a hidden gem of a village. You will find a river beach, artist studios, puppet theatre and a lively square. This is also the site of one of Europe’s largest monolithic churches - truly stunning.

  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Brantome, which is circled by the river Dronne. Shopping, cafes and good for canoeing too. There is a great market on Friday morning. The Villars caves are also nearby if the heat is on in the afternoon.

  • Head to St Aulaye river beach, and play on the water slides. The bar/restaurant has excellent pizza along with other more local dishes and offers a moule/frite night every Sunday (booking recommended).

  • Visit the stunning Chateau at Rochefoucald which has been in the same family for 1000yrs. You can get into the spirit of Chateau life by dressing up in their selection of period costumes. Nearby you will also find good restaurants and the beautiful caves systems of Placard and Chazelles.

Plan your stay at Chateau de Gurat

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