Les Milandes

Castelnaud la Chapelle, Dordogne
+44 (0)1458 252971

3 pretty cottages and a grand and gorgeous Manoir, with terraces, pools, a high level of comfort, and a panorama to die for


4 places


Sleeping from 4 – 10

Children welcome

The Experience

The view must be one of the most ravishing in Europe. Part of a château village, these four homes rejoice in a lordly position above the sweeping Dordogne. Choose one of the three former estate workers’ cottages and find a well-planned living area with good rugs on polished wood floors, painted beds, ornate bedcovers, floral or pastel walls, and beams painted white to give a lighter feel. There’s good crockery in well-fitted kitchens, updated shower rooms and pretty private terraced gardens. Gardien and Arc en Ciel share a pool, Mairie, the smartest cottage, has its own. Come with a large party and you can take over the grand and gorgeous Manoir, where ten can lose themselves in huge ground-floor rooms, play in the games room, splash in the pool, and marvel at a kitchen with three fridges, two dishwashers and two ovens. In 1940 Josephine Baker, the black cabaret artiste who took Paris by storm in the 1920s, adopted France, rented the Château of Milandes and brought up her children here. A marvellous launch pad for all the Dordogne has to offer.


  • 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


  • 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 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Properties can be rented together.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £96
Weekly price
from £672
Damage deposit
15% of the rental cost or £100, whichever is greater
1 House for 4
From £962 bedrooms
1 House for 10
From £4296 bedrooms
1 House for 6
From £1803 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From £962 bedrooms



We had a wonderful week staying in the Marie. Two adults and two kids, 8 and 10. The view across the Dordogne is stunning. Watching hot air balloons take off with a cold glass of wine, bliss. Kids absolutely loved the pool. Everything close by so minimal driving to the sights. House was so pretty and had all we needed. Thanks for an amazing week of peace and tranquility.

Rebecca, London

Les Milandes offered lovely views across the Dordogne, as well as being close to a number of beautiful chateaux and villages to explore in the local area. The property was comfortable and very well-appointed, with the private swimming pool a fantastic luxury to cool down in at the end of the day.

John, London

We really enjoyed our week in l’Arc en Ciel. The apartment is spacious, very well equipped and decorated to a very high standard. The weather prevented our getting a lot of use from the outdoor patio but the furniture there was very comfortable - we just needed more sunny evenings to use it. The location of Les Milandes is ideal with easy access to so much close by. We hope to return.

Mike, Emsworth

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christopher & Sarah Chapman

  • A canoe trip on the river is always a great laugh amidst amazing scenery. Stop for a picnic on the river bank!
  • Sarlat is one of the oldest preserved medieval cities in France and has been beautifully restored. Enjoy a sundowner in the main square and watch the world go by!
  • We're spoilt for choice with the variety of walks in and around Milandes from easy to hilly but all worthwhile.
  • Don't miss a visit to the Chateau des Milandes. Not only is there an amazing falconry display, but Josephine Baker comes to life.
  • Visit the Vineyards of Bergerac and enjoy tasting Bordeaux style wines at a fraction of their cost. You won't be disappointed!
  • Enjoy the sunshine late into the evening on the terraces at Milandes.