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

  • Lounging by the heated and gated pool, while soaking up the beautiful countryside views.
  • Taking a break from the midday sun in the Bergerie (play barn) and challenging the kids to table-tennis or table football, or chill out with a book, DVD, jigsaw or game. The fancy dress chest is also a huge favourite.
  • Getting the kids to burn off some of that excess energy on the trampoline, swings, slide, rope ladders, and easy walks down to the stream and rolling fields.

Top tips

  • Avoid cooking on the first night (or any other) and order pre-prepared home cooked meals to pop into the oven.
  • Pack light - there's a huge array of baby and toddler equipment in every cottage, plus more available on request.
  • Take towels with you or pre-order a towel pack to save on luggage space if you’re flying.

Plan your stay

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

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

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Activities

Accessibility

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

Location & local area

Offers & extras

Give your stay the finishing touch with our offers and complementary extras.

Early July Offer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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