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
La Thuilière is a castle of a sublime aesthetic, furnished with sober but exquisite refinement for the comfort and the welfare of the guests. The result oscillates between family warmth and a rare elegance. It stands in a beautiful setting with a decoration that gives it a timeless dimension.
To receive well, one must know how to give. This apparent paradox structures the project of Stephane and Laila, the owners of La Thuilière. Both love meeting others and are strongly committed to make their stay in the castle memorable and unforgettable.
Stephane and Laila love to propose a refined and authentic cuisine highlighting the products of the and the magical beauty of the castle, whether the dinner is served outside to combine the taste experience with the proximity of a fauna and a flora of a rare variety, or in the splendid reception room. Fresh and healthy, their cuisine of local products is an invitation to take the time to enjoy a real moment of conviviality and relaxation as a couple, with family, friends or others.
Château La Thuilière is a diamond set in a natural and beautiful site, with the peaceful waves of Isle river as an eternal mirror and the verdure of old trees as a green setting. The flight of time, according to the wishes of the poet, has been hanging there for ages
You drive up the hill to see this fabulous house at the top of the hill and then are personally welcomed by the two owners and their dog and cat!
The rooms are delightful - all individual and beautifully restored. A Gin and Tonic from the honesty bar in front of the log fire before sitting down to dinner in the dining room with the other guests.
Locally reared duck with a sauce to die for and a terrific dessert whilst meeting our fellow guests.
Such a peaceful nights sleep and breakfast in the kitchen - home made croissants and jam.
They were wild boar hunting in the grounds as we left with the young owners, she a former Doctor/Surgeon and he a pharmaceutical salesman wishing us all a safe journey and farewell.
This is such a wonderful experience - although I wish them every success, it will be hard for them to maintain such a property with only 10 rooms.
A must to stay if you are passing through Dordogne if on your way North or South.
My mother and I loved this chateau although we did have an issue with our room being up a flight of stairs. I had hoped for a ground floor room especially since my 93 year old mom cannot get up the large staircase there but they were full and unable to move us to another room. The room was lovely and enjoyed once we got there. We did not eat breakfast there as it was too many steps to go down to the basement. Dinner was not offered either for the 2 nights we were there so cannot attest to the food served. Our hosts were happy to assist us in everything else.
This is a wonderful family run hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed but the hosts are always attentive and were very helpful throughout our stay.
Stefane picked us up from the nearby train station and attended to our needs throughout the days while Leila prepared the most wonderful meals. Breakfasts and dinners were communal affairs as all the guests gathered around the same table and chatted.
We passed the time lounging by the pool or taking a small trip along the nearby river on bikes borrowed from the hotel.
Hard to recommend highly enough!
Absolutely loved our stay here in August, we booked a last minute visit as the UK weather was a little chilly and I must say we where blown away by this place
The hosts are like long lost family members who we took to our hearts , they cooked super breakfasts and evening meals, the breakfast was a highlight as you could fill a tray with as much food as you could consume and take it outside and enjoy the incredible grounds
I am a bit of a coffee freak, they accommodated me perfectly!!
Room and house is out of this world, well it’s actually 1889 or about but you get my drift 😎
Loved the pool area as well
We will be back we haven’t had so much relaxing fun in a long time
See you all soon!!
Dave & John!