Hôtel de Cours de Thomazeau

Castillonnès, Lot-et-Garonne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 37 19 12 17

A stunning 18th-century townhouse full of antiques, with a medieval underground spring. Super-friendly owners welcome you in


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Enter the courtyard of one of the finest houses in the Lot-et-Garonne. Re-built in 1775, it forms part of the ramparts of the bastide town Castillonnès – hence the amazing views.

Jennie gives you the tour… from the gracious suite of salons downstairs to the elegant bedrooms in the wings, each furnished to suit the period, and the scale. Pour yourself drinks from the honesty bar; chat over tea in the kitchen; your hosts – and their rescue pugs – are charming. A substantial continental breakfast is included; a light lunch can be arranged.

Off the tourist trail, Castillonnès is a peaceful place from which to discover the gastronomy of the Périgord, starting with its Tuesday market. Villeréal, 13km, is another bastide jewel. Lovely medieval Bergerac, famous for its wines, is a 25-minute drive – don’t miss the Route des Vins.

Hôtel de Cours de Thomazeau - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The marriage of 18th-century architecture and elegant period furnishings
  • The entire ground floor, its books, piano and honesty bar, is given over to guests
  • Staying in a 'Monument Historique' in a lovely old bastide town
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You should know

  • One of the staircases to the bedrooms is quite steep
  • Breakfast is served at one big table
  • No garden - but there is a terrace for summer dining


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Simple lunch, €15. Dinner, 3 courses, €28-€45 (both by prior arrangement).


Nightly price
from €145
Singles €90-€145. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Triple
From €175
1 Twin
From €145
5 Twin/doubles
From €150



Let Jennie regale you with the fascinating history of this ancient house and its rescue from dilapidation. Wander through each room at will and be transported back to the 18th C (earlier, too) while enjoying discreet 21st C comforts. Your hosts are warm and welcoming, entertaining and knowledgeable - a treat.

Patricia, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house stands on a narrow street in 13th-century Castillonnès; you're minutes from the arcaded main square, and walking distance from some small restaurants including the very good La Maréchalerie. Enjoy rambles through the maze of tiny streets; Jennie does guided walks through the town, and can provide maps for day tours. For summer there are tennis courts and an open-air pool.

Local points of interest from Jennie Whetton

  • Architect, Victor Louis known for the Opera House in Bordeaux was responsible for this lovely C18th ‘Hôtel Particulier’. The house was built on the footprint of the original medieval fortified chateau. Two levels of the early building are still in use.
  • Castillonnès is set on a promontory high above the surrounding countryside and is on an ancient route from Northern Europe to Spain. During the 100yr war the town changed hands frequently between the French and English.
  • Guests are invited to tour the property, learn the history and hear our story which began 10 years ago when we bought Thomazeau in auction. The discovery of the forty five C16th Spanish gold coins is particularly intriguing.
  • All our guests are welcome to use the five elegant reception rooms, the balcony which is in full glorious sun in the afternoons and evenings is a delightfully fresh place to enjoy breakfast or a coffee.
  • Castillonnès really is the gateway to the Perigord renowned for its traditional cuisine. There are lots of great local markets selling the freshest produce in delightful villages steeped in history. Local vineyards are well worth exploring.
  • Just 20 minutes south of the airport at Bergerac, Hôtel de Cours de Thomazeau is a perfect place to begin your holiday or stop off and relax for a few days. The warmest welcome awaits you.


Jennie Whetton

The owners, who live on the other side of the street, bought Thomazeau in 2009, then devoted ten years to immaculate renovation. Engineer Ron carried out the building work; Jennie oversaw the interiors. The house had been built to accommodate a large household, "so sharing it was a natural progression." Weddings and events are planned throughout the year.