Château d’Oche

Saint-Priest-les-Fougères, Dordogne
Self-catering


Deep in the Périgord, 40 minutes from Limoges, is a neo-gothic château on the edge of the woods in impressive parkland with a pool

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 16

The
Experience

The grounds of the château are vast and the trees spectacular. Guests can freely wander and if you go down through the forest to a brook you’ll find a pretty place for a picnic. There’s space for special occasions too, with two chapels, a marquee, indoor events room and luxury ‘glamping tent’.

The northern wing of this 19th-century château is occupied by the owner’s mother, and the southern wing is yours. Look forward to grand proportions, great views, and a hamper that includes wines, chocolates and eggs from the hens. There’s a galley kitchen next to the dining room, and a central sitting area upstairs. One bedroom lies on the ground floor, three lie above, and two are in the tower (a sweet retreat for teens).

Pedal off for patisseries and croissants in tiny Saint-Priest-les-Fougères (2.5km). Shop and eat in Jumilhac-le-Grand (6km), whose square is dominated by a glorious 15th-century château. Later, light the fire pit and marvel at the stars.

Château d’Oche - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Exploring the gardens and peaceful parkland and swimming in the big pool
  • All the historic baroque features
  • Relaxing in the luxury 'glamping tent'
Château d’Oche - Gallery

You should know

  • The estate grounds and pool may be shared with other guests
  • You need a car for shopping and sightseeing

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Extra bed/sofabed available. Additional bedrooms, marquee & an indoor event room available for special events by prior arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from €892
Weekly price
from €5931
Damage deposit
€1000
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Château for 16
From €8926 bedrooms

Reviews

What's not to like about staying in a chateau, bolthole bedrooms in the tower for the children, an enormous pool and a huge park and forest to explore?

Helen, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Set in the Perigord regional park, this château feels beautifully remote. You can explore the 13 hectares of grounds (not missing the two chapels), play outdoor games and cycle the local area. La Coquille is a ten-minute drive, with a train station, shops, a Thursday market, and a friendly gourmet restaurant: Les Voyageurs. Jumilhac-le-Grand lies in the other direction, with shops, a turreted château, and a market on Wednesdays.

Local points of interest from Martin Stacey

  • The stunning Chateau Jumilhac is only 7km from Oche, accompanied by it's village with restaurants and bars.
  • Located in a region famous for its gastronomy Oche is within easy driving distance of a selection of traditional restaurants, 'Michelin' awarded properties and even a traditional 'Irish' Pub
  • The weekly markets of Jumilhac Le Grand, La Coquille and Thiviers are a must, providing the best opportunity to enjoy local produce
  • The City of Perigueux with its famous Catherdal is a 45 minute drive, as is the beautiful town of Brantome which is knows as the 'Venice of the Perigord' where a canoe trip is well worth enjoying.
  • The 'Velorail' attraction near Thiviers is worth a trip, and a great family day out
  • The location of Oche, and its' country roads provide the ideal opportunity to enjoy a cycle ride to the local village, or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings. Bikes are available at the Chateau free of charge

Introducing

Martin Stacey

The owner bought the castle in 2016 and completed the renovations in 2019. One of her chief delights is “interacting with and supporting local homeowners by renting their homes in lieu of staying in hotels”. You make your booking through Martin but the owner's mother Leslie, who lives in the North wing, is there to greet you.