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    Rapunzels Folie

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    Property ref: S114669

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Reviews (34)

    About this property

    Romance and whimsy rule the day at this fantastical 15th century cottage in the Dordogne. Nestled on the shore of a lush, green lake, honeymooners will love to stargaze and watch wildlife from the private dock. Inside every room is unique, and the design plays with the delicate and the bold, the old and new. You’ll absolutely swoon for the bridal bed - a stately four-poster in a rustic barrel vaulted bedroom.
    In the daytime, take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and on to the nearby village of Nonards (1 km), where you’ll find the nearest pub. A little farther down the road is the medieval town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (5 km), where restaurants and cafes are convenient to the riverside.
    If you’ve time to tour the region, we recommend Périgueux, an hour and a half west. Here you can dig deep into history at the Perigord Museum of Art and Archaeology, or the Vesunne Museum, built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa. Périgueux is also known for markets, with delicacies aplenty - duck, chestnuts, foie gras, and truffles.
    Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

    Yey! Wait… what is that?
    It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

    What’s included?
    Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

    The Gate House is 6 km from the Romanesque town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, situated  40 minutes from Brive airport, one and a half hours from Limoges airport, served by Ryanair, two hours west of Bergerac and two hours north of Toulouse.
    There is much to do in this area, including Arts and Culture, many festivals, markets, Canoeing on the Dordogne, Fishing, Golf, Hot Air Ballooning and Horse Riding. There are also many famous caves and grottos as well as ancient Chateaux.

    Accommodation

    Rapunzels Folie has its own entrance (separate from the entrance to the chateau), and is approached down an avenue of plain trees, through the large wooden gates into your private paradise. There is a deck for sunbathing or fishing, watching the wildlife, or gazing at the stars. There is a wonderful South facing terrace with large barbecue and steps down to the river as well as a further West facing terrace and a cosy Chelsea summer house.
    The house is a three story timber framed building. On the ground floor there is a charming sitting room with windows overlooking the lake, a large inglenook fireplace and comfortable sofa and chairs. A round dining table seats four. Off this is a delightful fully equipped kitchen with small breakfast bar all in part of the round tower.
    On the first floor there is an intimate sitting room with plasma screen TV, DVD player CD, i-pod, books and another deep sofa. Leading off this is a luxurious double bedroom with en-suite WC, bidet and the magical black bathroom with large bath, basin and shower as well as underfloor heating.
    Climb the stairs again to the top floor where you will find the unusual barrel vaulted wooden brides bedroom complete with ethereal four poster bed. This room has four windows making it light and airy. It also has it's own bathroom with WC, bidet, basin and large round rain shower. The house has full central heating, beautiful bedding & towels included.

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    • Intermarché Super et Drive
      4 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Bretenoux - Biars
      7.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF des Quatre-Routes
      8.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Saint-Denis-près-Martel
      9 miles
    • Chateau De Castelnau-Bretenoux
      9 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Turenne
      10 miles
    • Gouffre de Padirac
      12 miles
    • McDonald's
      15.5 miles
    • Stade Amédée Domenech
      15.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Tulle
      16 miles

    Reviews (34)

    Jessica ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "Rapunzels folie was absolutely amazing! Sarah and Chris were great hosts. The fridge was shocked with food and there was wine and champagne in the chiller. A beautiful, tranquil place where you can completely relax. I cannot wait to return to this stunning place!"
    Christopher ‐ 18 Aug 2018
    "It was a great venue run by excellent people."
    Jill ‐ 30 May 2018
    "An incredible get away from Manhattan - relaxing, peaceful and surrounded by beauty."
    Fiona
    "What a fabulous place to stay! We headed down from London in need of a relaxing few days, it could not have been more perfect. The gatehouse itself is exquisite, beautifully presented and furnished, equipped with everything we needed plus more. After a quick trip to the supermarket to stock up on food and wine we hardly ventured out for the rest of our stay. It was the perfect environment to just curl up in front of a crackling fire and let the world carry on without us for a few days. Thank you so much Chris for looking after us so well, we will be back in a few months for another battery recharge!"
    Jo, Tony and Alysia
    "Absolutely wonderful place to stay, totally relaxed. The ducks, geese, peacocks, lizards and dogs make it all a magical fairy-tale. Thanks to Sarah and Chris for being excellent hosts throughout. We will return."
    Ginny and Anna H
    "Two girls from Berkley, California, stepped into a fairy-tale. Loved our stay and can't wait to return. Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality!"
    Mark, Lucie and Beth P
    "We had a wonderful time in the peaceful grounds. The dogs, geese and peacocks added to the natural atmosphere. The house was wonderful and we will be sad to leave."
    Bernie, Maria, Ellie and Saffie
    "Totally amazing, peaceful place to stay. Loved everything about the gatehouse, chateau and surroundings. Thank you Chris and Hagar for making our 30th wedding anniversary something to remember. A very special place! The girls are going to miss Hagar, as are we!"
    Joshua A
    "We just wanted to thank you for a truly memorable stay at Rapunzels Folie. We had a wonderful time - everything was perfect. From the beautiful grounds, to the fantastic decor, comfortable bed and of course, Hagar and Sirus. Chris was an excellent host and was kind enough to show us round the Chateaux which was a unexpected bonus. The beautiful weather was icing on the cake. We've already recommended the place to several people! Thanks again!"
    Alex and Andrew M
    "Fantastic place! Wonderful way to start our married lives together. Just the relaxing time that we needed. Thank you!"
    Jenny and Chris B
    "We've had a wonderful stay here at this honeymoon cottage. A blissful start to married life! Thank you for your hospitality Chris. We'll certainly miss Hagar's company too. All the best!"
    Jonathan
    "A fantastic peaceful retreat, we needed rest! Fab meal at the chateau, thanks Chris for your company, advice and hospitality. We had a wonderful time here."
    Elle and Nick K
    "We have had the most amazing, relaxing start to our honeymoon! Thank you so much to Chris for being so welcoming" Very much enjoyed Hagar's company. We will definitely return."
    Bettina and Brice
    "The most amazing and precious experience of feeling alive and peaceful for the first time. Most discreet, efficient and friendly welcoming and care,"
    Kelley Ahern
    "I visited the Rapunzels Folie in 1998 and recently came across the pictures from that trip. When I checked to see if it still existed I was pleasantly surprised to see that it did and has new owners! You have done a wonderful job of updating the decor - it looks outstanding. Can't wait for a return visit!"
    David, Valerie and Sarah
    "When we were searching for a house where our small family could spend some time together cooking, reading and exploring the countryside we could scarcely believe our luck when we came across Rapunzels Folie. Could it really be as wonderful as it seemed. After a week here we know that we were indeed lucky, Rapunzels Folie surpassed all our hopes, thank you."
    Axel and Phillippine Apr 14 2011
    "thanks for this relaxing time in this perfect place, it was a perfect lovely week end, simply perfect."
    Jessica Kissel
    "WOW this looks beautiful!!!! I can not believe how beautiful it is. We must be in touch, email or call me! Same email as before."
    Alex and Liz
    ""As your first honeymoon couple, we would like to thank you for the best start to married life that there is. Rapunzel's Folie is paradise perfected""
    Angela and David
    ""We would like to tell the world how lovely Rapunzel's folly is, although we really want to keep it our secret""
    Mark and Rachel
    "Lovely relaxing honeymoon at Rapunzel's Folie"
    Alison and David
    "What a sensational place to stay, it was perfect for our honeymoon. We hope to experience Rapunzel's Folie again in the not too distant future."
    David and Helen
    "Thank you for what has been our best holiday ever! The Chateau is perfect as you are as hosts."
    Joe and Helen
    "Thank you for the perfect start to our honeymoon. You made us feel very welcome. Rapunzels Folie is absolutely beautiful. We will remember our time here always. Thank you! xxx"
    Jo and Mike
    "This is our second visit. Was as good as before - a real break from our hectic lives."
    Tony and Fi
    "A long way from darkest Africa but home from home. A little piece of heaven. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."
    Angela and David
    "We would like to tell the world how lovely the Rapunzels Folie is, although we really want to keep it our secret"
    Jo and Paul
    "We had a fantastic few days - this place is like a little peace of heaven on earth and we hope to come back again!"
    Greg B
    "Your host displays his Barcelona charm and contemporary sense of design in this century-old Chateau. An hour East of Bordeaux and one half-hour from Bergerac, the inn is located near the charming town of Mussidan. This Chambres d'hotes is surrounded by vineyards, truffle and fois de gras. The five course French gourmet meals with organic ingredients should earn the chef a Michelin star. All the bedrooms have new cozy top of the line beds and bathrooms. We can't say enough and can't wait to go back!"
    Joe and Helen
    "Thank you for the perfect start to our honeymoon. You made us feel very welcome. Rapunzels Folie is absolutely beautiful. We will remember our time here always. Thank you! xxx"
    David and Helen
    "Thank you for what has been our best holiday ever! Rapunzels Folie is perfect as you are as hosts."
    Alex and Liz
    "As your first honeymoon couple, we would like to thank you for the best start to married life that there is. Rapunzels Folie is paradise perfected"
    Jo and Mike
    "This is our second visit. Was as good as before - a real break from our hectic lives."
    Tony and Fi
    "long way from darkest Africa but home from home. A little piece of heaven. Thank you for making us feel so welcome."

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