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
Stay in a romantic 19th century château in rural southwestern France, with breakfast, massage discount and a visit to a local vineyard
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.