Château La Thuilière
What We Love
- A romantic French château stay, with breakfast, a vineyard visit and a choice of beautiful digsLazing in a hammock in the château’s rambling grounds
- Sampling delicious vin rouge in the area’s much-lauded vineyards
- Hip design pieces introduced tastefully to this historic mansion setting
What To Know
- Perfectly situated for day trips to Bordeaux, Perigueux, and Brantome
- Those flying into Bordeaux can rent a car at the airport and drive to the chateau; it's roughly an hour and a half drive and very easy to find
- Guestrooms have Nespresso machines
Fine wines, rolling French countryside, a storied château filled with antiques and art – we defy you not to feel in the mood for l’amour at Château La Thuilière. Holding a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, it’s at once intimate, relaxed and yet, impressively grand.
Inside you’ll find a library, billiards room and drawing room, where you can lounge on plush sofas in front of a roaring fire or help yourself to a tipple from the Honesty Bar. Modern design classics by Philippe Starck and Mies Van der Rohe sit beside traditional tapestries and Tudor-style architecture. Outside, meanwhile, there are acres of private parkland and woods to explore, hammocks and daybeds to chill in, and even a sunken pool for summertime dips. In short, it’s the dream holiday home many have always aspired to have.
There are three rooms for you to chose between – small, medium or extra large – all with king-size beds. And because you’re in the Dordogne – where it’s virtually criminal not to take advantage of the region’s renowned wines – you’ll get the chance to visit a nearby vineyard and taste the impressive terroir’s of either St Emilion or Begerac.
How to Get There
Stefan and Layla created the most magical weekend for us - beautiful rooms, peaceful surroundings, stunning food [breakfast will blow your mind] and the 3 course dinners were mouth watering. You feel like home in this chateau and both Stefan and Layla create the perfect setting to do so. I could have stayed for a week! They were so welcoming and flexible - they cater to your needs and want you to feel relaxed and happy. One of the best hosts I've ever experienced - I would definitely go back.
Our trip started badly after arriving at a very disappointing and unacceptably dirty Airbnb but fortunately we were able to check in to Château la Thuiliere at the last minute. We had a superb two night stay with Stefan and Layla who couldn’t do enough for their guests. The accommodation was luxurious yet authentic with every need catered for, and the food was sublime. Many thanks to Stefan and Layla for a wonderful, if unexpected visit. And thank you so much for assisting us with our accommodation for the rest of our trip. We very much hope to return.
There were 6 of us girls and we honestly couldn’t recommend this place enough! We were so well hosted by Laila and Stefan and would give their cooking 3 Michelin stars! The food and hospitality was better than our meal over the weekend at a Michelin star restaurant in the area! We had such a wonderful time and we were made to feel at home! We will be back again.