Château de Belet B&B

Saint Aquilin, Dordogne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 76 14 50 68
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From
€150 - €580
per night

Stylish and spoiling B&B in a Renaissance château with outdoor pool, vast grounds, valley views and the Dordogne at your feet

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€150 - €580 per night

The Experience

Sweep down the driveway bursting with hydrangeas and day lilies to this gorgeous turreted château tucked in the hillside overlooking a verdant, tree-filled valley. Inside find oodles of space in all the guest rooms plus spoiling en suite bathrooms that are large enough for spa treatments and massages if you fancy, and much to do onsite: borrow a book from the library, relax in one of three salons, play tennis, splash in the pool, join ‘an experience’.

Breakfast on overnight oats, fresh fruit from the orchards, honey buzzed in from hives in the garden, local breads and pastries, homemade jams and lashings of coffee to set you up for exploring the Dordogne’s many delights. Expect vineyards to visit and truffles to hunt, charming towns including Périgueux and Bergerac, and restaurants, cafés and bars all within a few kilometres.

Or simply take a picnic down to the river, stroll through the woods, snooze in your lovely bedroom.

Château de Belet B&B - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a magnificent house filled with ancient history but brought bang up-to-date
  • Booking dinner if you don't fancy eating out in the evening
  • Arranging a truffle hunting experience with a local expert in the château grounds
Château de Belet B&B - Gallery

You should know

  • There's a dormitory for older children

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Accommodation

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
4 Doubles
From €150
1 Quadruple
From €440

Information

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Other details
Large barn available for events. A futon for 2 guests is available in one of the double rooms.
Closed
January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Lunch and dinner available on request.

Reviews

This is a stunning, stylish, unique property allowing guests to stay in a sympathetically restored Renaissance château whilst enjoying the best of modern day life. It's a gem.

Annette, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You can walk 30 minutes or cycle (it's steep in parts) into Saint-Aquilin (3km) which has a good restaurant – but you do need to book ahead. Saint-Astier (5km) has heaps of restaurants and bars to choose from and a thriving Thursday morning market. There are miles of woodland and country walks from the door and much to do nearby: visit vibrant Périgueux (26km) and history-rich Bergerac (46km).

Local points of interest from Don & Jennifer Macdonald

  • Château Belet, The Belet Experience, showcases local artists and producers through land, culture, wine, and bounty via extraordinary direct book guest experiences.
  • Château Belet is centrally located to discover the Périgord, a region known for wine, truffles, mushrooms, foie gras, caviar, and nuts, and its inhabitant lifestyle.
  • The Belet Experience offers curated local producer-led culinary, wine, touring, and wellness experiences paired with lodgings or as stand-alone packages with partner offerings.
  • Château hosts luxury destination fully serviced weddings and events. Small group less fifty in the castle salons or outside terraces or large groups fifty to one hundred and ninty in our extensive 16th barn venue or outside terraces.
  • I also provide a draft of the experiences and packages underay you will be implementing on Cloudbeds/website for early look.
  • We are open year-round with sustainable underflooring heat, bedroom AC systems throughout, 3 salons, dining, and wine caves.

Introducing

Don & Jennifer Macdonald

Jennifer and Don are originally from the US and lived and worked in Germany before deciding to open up a B&B and self-catering house. They looked at many properties, including a castle in Scotland and a big house in the Lake District, before widening their search to Europe. They looked at 75 properties in France before finally (and reluctantly) viewing Château de Belet, which turned out to be the one!