Le Chalet

Carsac De Gurson, Dordogne
+44 (0)7958 980163
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A beautiful cream stone building in the grounds of a grand château, with a large and view-filled outdoor terrace for peaceful dawdling


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

An attractive kitchen and dining room with a rustic terracotta tiled floor, exposed sandstone walls and all the equipment you need to cook. You also get a welcome bottle of wine produced by a neighbour and a basket of local treats. Open the full height folding doors and eat outside at a large table with stunning views over the countryside.

If you’re staying as part of a group who are in the château then you have use of the swimming pool, but if not there’s beautiful wild swimming in Lac de Gurson just a ten-minute cycle away or in the river Dordogne at several spots. Wander the gardens to pick your own fruit and asparagus in season, or walk through vineyards to St-Martin-de-Gurson.

Up the stairs to a good-sized bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and room for extra bods. Views from here are over vineyards, fields of sunflowers and the ruins of Château de Gurson. Watch the sun rise over the valley.

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We think you'll love

  • The comfy sofas and the wood-burner for chillier evenings
  • Picking fresh fruit and vegetables from the gardens
  • The peace and quiet, birdsong and views
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You should know

  • There's no bakery in the village, you can order croissants and bread to be delivered from Villefranche-de-Lonchat
  • The only loo is upstairs
  • If you take just this place alone you will hear happy swimmers in the château pool


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights during July & August. Can also be rented alongside the main château (5 bedrooms) and/or La Maison du Gardien gite (1 bedroom). Sofa bed downstairs in living room.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£25 per week per dog.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £801 bed1 bedroom


Le Chalet has been sympathetically converted from a working vineyard building, and there is much in evidence of its rich history. It has a comfortable living room which will be cool in the hot summer and warm from the wood burner in the winter. The terrace is perfect for dining and relaxing at any time of day. The bedroom is a lovely space to watch the sunrise.

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The neighbourhood

The nearest place to stock up is Montpon - a 15-minute drive for a deli, pizza cabin, lots of food shops and a great mid-week market. St Foy has a market on Saturdays and Bergerac on Wednesdays (which also has an airport, 40 minutes). There's a night market in Villefranche on a Friday evening from 6.30. Périgueux is 45 minutes by car and has a Moorish cathedral and the Vesunna Roman villa. Bordeaux is an hour the other way.

Local points of interest from Justine & Michael Elliott

  • Just over a mile away, the ruined Chateau de Gurson overlooks the Lac de Gurson, a charming swimming lake with beach, playground, cafe, and kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer months.
  • Cycling and walking routes thread their way between villages and vineyards in the beautiful countryside around the chateau. Just next door, Vincent the vigneron makes the excellent Reve de Ternac wine, and always welcomes visitors to taste and buy.
  • You're 30 minutes from St Emilion, a remarkable medieval town at the centre of one of the world's premier wine regions. Stroll the cobbled streets, explore the life of the eponymous saint, buy fabulous wine and have lunch in one of the many great bistros.
  • The chic, cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux is just an hour away. From flea markets to designer boutiques to the foodie heaven of the Marché du Capucins, there's shopping for everyone. Bordeaux also boasts museums, theatres and a thriving culinary scene.
  • Dordogne markets are full of life, and a chance to find local specialties like heritage vegetables, foie gras, and Perigord truffles. The Saturday market in St Foy le Grande, just 15 minutes away, has been voted one of the best markets in France.
  • For trips further afield, the beaches and surfing of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are reachable for a day trip, as are the castles, caves and bastide towns of the upper Dordogne.


Justine & Michael Elliott

Michael and Justine bought the château and gites as an escape from their busy London life (she's an anaesthetist, he's a technology manager) and want their two sons to have the opportunity to have a great outside adventure. Their neighbours, Jill and Bill, act as property managers and will do the meet and greet.