Domaine de la Chartreuse

Saint Colomb de Lauzun, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


Stately stone-built mansion with gîtes on the side, in striking distance of rivers to kayak, markets to wander and bastide towns to explore

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 6 – 16

The
Experience

The main house is big and elegant, with an almost Parisian flair. Inside it’s quirky and minimalist with high ceilings, huge beams and lots of space; 16 in the main house and the same again across the three modern gîtes in the converted barn next door. Both areas have a pool, grounds and wide farmland views. Rent separately or as a group and come together in the salons for drinks and conversation.

Upstairs there’s plenty to do: a central space with toys and games, ping pong and day beds for afternoon naps, plus a big garden for racing around or idling in the sun. Gather the troops for sun-dappled lunches on the gravel terrace.

It’s very quiet and peaceful here. You’ll adopt a slower pace for Aquitaine’s marchés gourmands and friendly farm shops, kayaking on the river Dropt and lazy wandering around châteaux – Bridoire has giant chess, pedalos and a maze.

Domaine de la Chartreuse - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The feeling of space
  • Knowing the kids are happy swimming and playing billiards and ping pong
  • Shopping and eating in Lauzun
Domaine de la Chartreuse - Gallery

You should know

  • There’s a road close to the border of the property
  • Some rooms still haven’t had a makeover
  • The terrace of the main house has an unfenced drop down to the gardens below

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Personal chef, baby-sitter and masseur available.
Closed
22 July - 30 August.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €125
Weekly price
from €745
Damage deposit
€2700
Surcharges
Additional heating costs may apply. Cleaning: €200 (€80 euros for the barn).
1 House for 16
From €2416 bedrooms
1 Barn for 6
From €1253 bedrooms

Reviews

The property was just great! It has been renovated with a great feeling of style and the location and views are superb. Highly recommended!

Willem, Amsterdam

We were a group of 17 who were lucky enough to stay at Ghislain’s beautiful house for a weekend. The house, gardens and pool were all fantastic and we loved some of the quirky and unusual decor and furniture. Ghislain (and Patrick who looks after the property) were incredibly helpful, with Ghislain providing some very useful tips on taxis, restaurants and activities before our stay. We would very much recommend a visit here.

Jenny, Groombridge

Domaine de la Chartreuse is a drop of elegance in the surrounding French countryside. A mix of old and charming with Parisian chic - minimalism, this is a great place to entertain or be entertained, with plenty to keep the kids happy too.

Harriet, Sawday's inspector

A very charming house in a wonderful location. Very peaceful with lots to explore locally. The pool was warm and inviting and the garden was very pretty. It was the perfect house for a large family. The local town of Eymet was a constant attraction with amazing markets and great restaurants. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

Camilla, Crowborough

This chateau is extremely special. The rooms are bright, big and airy. We regularly cooked for 16 people using the kitchen with ease. The outside space is jawdropping. With the pool and terrace overlooking beautiful countryside with the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. Ghislain was extremely easy to communicate with and he gave us excellent tips on the local area. Patrick is also on hand to help with anything if you need. Can't wait to go back!!

Johnny, London

This is a truly special house. Great location. Wonderful pool and plenty of gardens for games. Ideal for large groups of friends and families to have a relaxing week. Small village 15mins walk away and dozens of vineyards a short drive. Thanks Ghislain (and Patrick!)

Rob, Manchester

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Location

The neighbourhood

You’re in the middle of two small towns, just a kilometre away with plum orchards and farms as far as the eye can see. Huddled into a bend in the road, the house is well placed: sleepy Lauzun (1km) has the essentials, a pharmacy, épicerie, butcher and bakery, plus a good restaurant – Le Lion d’Or, where the food is simple and local. Farm-fresh produce is easy to find, with many selling direct to the public – just follow the road signs to pick up just-picked plums, pears and veg. For a bigger selection of supplies Eymet (7km) has a lively market.

Local points of interest from Ghislain Le Chatelier

  • The property was built around the period 1670-1690, under the reign of Louis the 14th. Owned by the Count of Lauzun who built it for his mistress Anne Louise d’Orléans, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, then cousin of the King & the wealthiest heiress in France
  • You'll love to relax by the pool, staring at the countryside, furiously winning (losing?) a table tennis game with your son/niece/friend, or shaping your billiards skills before taking a sip of your favourite Bordeaux on the terrace, in front of the sunset
  • Your holidays will not be perfect without taking advantage of our onsite Massage and Manicure/Beauty service, and even our Private Chef who cooks onsite. (A finalist of MasterChef UK, so be prepared to love it !) A baby-sitting service is also available.
  • Castles are closeby in Duras, Bridoire or Biron for instance (Visit possible), and Bastides are pervasive like in Miramont, Castillonès and Monflanquin. Testament to the active life of past centuries, they bring soul and history to these charming villages.
  • The local Office de Tourisme in Lauzun can help you book the tennis court of the village for a couple of hours, rent bicycles (man- or electric-powered) to wander around the countryside, amongst plumtree orchards, or to explore local food markets.
  • Vineyards of Monbazillac (sweet white) and Bergerac (white and red) are a few minutes away, cellar tours and wine tasting are available. Saint-Emilion and the greater Bordeaux wine area (Graves, Sauternes, Pomerol...) are not too far either

Introducing

Ghislain Le Chatelier

Ghislain and Helene bought Domain de la Chartreuse in 2013 – she’s an artist, he’s in technology. They live in Singapore with their four children and spend their holidays in Lot-et-Garonne when the house isn’t being enjoyed by guests.