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Château les Tours de Lenvege

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Saussignac | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £4,959 per week

Built in the 13th century as a fortification, this magnificent Château adds a historic feel to our luxury villa portfolio. This private Château with pool has been thoughtfully furnished to make an elegant and child-friendly vacation home with space to land a helicopter if desired.

This Château in France boasts a fabulous fenced and floodlit 15m x 6m swimming pool with pool house, full-size boules pitch, outdoor dining facilities and plenty of teak furniture housed in the large gardens. The interior of the opulent Château retains much of its period features, with impressive stonework, exposed beams and 12-15 foot ceilings. This region is known locally as "Gateway to the Perigord" as many visitors use it as a base from which to plan their stay in Dordogne. There is a superb range of attractions many of which are distinctive to this corner of south-west France. Bergerac was once a beautiful medieval city, definitely worth a visit to see its old river port where you can take boat trips along the river, or visit the organic market where, in season, you can purchase truffles.


Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall with piano
  • Grand Salon in the East tower with fireplace, library office area and doors to garden
  • Formal dining room seating 12, kitchen and breakfast room in the West tower
  • Guest toilet
  • Staff apartment and laundry

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: East tower large king-size bedroom en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and walk-in shower
  • Bedroom 2: West tower king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and walk-in shower
  • Family lounge with home entertainment system

Second Floor

  • Bedroom 3: East tower family bedroom with king size four-poster bed, 4 children’s single beds and en-suite bathroom (bath and shower)
  • Bedroom 4: West tower four-poster king bedroom with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower and bath)
  • Bedroom 5: Twin beds (90cm each) with en-suite bathroom (bath and separate shower)

1st Monday of May, Snail Festival (Bertric Burée)
Nearly 100,000 snails are cooked in huge vats and devoured by locals and visitors from all over France. An all day event, in traditional French style, which involves the consumption of lots of white wine and a huge evening feast. Great fun day for the whole family as they normally host a brocante (equivalent of a car boot sales), fun fair, bar and market where they serve food including snails, beef or confit de canard (duck) and lots of wine. Great fun and always on the first Monday in May.

2nd Sunday of May, Strawberry Festival (Beaulieu)
The main event is the baking of a giant strawberry pie, but it is accompanied by a market with regional produce and French and international music and dance performances. The medieval, cobbled streets, a splendid Romanesque abbey, and the Chapel of the Penitents offer a magnificent setting for these strawberries! Entertainment for the whole family; horse riding, wooden exhibition, face painting, wooden games, various workshops (cooking, arts and crafts), parade and races, nature sports events (canoes, making kites, fishing simulator), plus street entertainment and magicians.

Pentecost Sunday, Rocamadour AOC Cheese Festival (Rocamadour)
This festival of Rocamadour AOC cheese is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday each year. There is a competition for the best farmhouse cheese, cheese tasting, traditional music, face painting and feasting. A chance to shop at a wonderful cheese market as well being able to taste all the wares. From the Rocamadour AOP throughout the 25 past editions of the event, they have given us a tour of French cheese gastronomy; and what diversity! Cow, goat, sheep, known and less known.

Mid July, Fete de la Madeleine (Duras)
This is a three day festival in Duras, which traditionally celebrates Baroque music. There is local camping in the château grounds, BBQs each evening, as well as a fireworks display. A rough guideline for the programme is below but is always subject to change. Saturday: Grilled sandwiches and concert with the group Sangria, entry is free. Sunday: Grilled sandwiches and concert (free admission). Monday: Grilled sandwiches and concert with Mickaël Vigneau and Collective Métissé. Closing the three-day festival with fireworks.

Late September, Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (Rocamadour)
A hot air balloon fiesta in Rocamadour in late September. This gathering of European hot air balloons forms a stunning sight against the backdrop of the pilgrimage town of Rocamadour. Attracting some 20,000 spectators, it pays to get your viewing spot early.

Suggested General Activities
  • Market - enjoy a trip to market in a town close to your villa and buy fine meats, olives, oils, wines and cheeses of the region.
  • Private Art Class - try your hand at landscape painting as a professional artist teaches you the fundamentals in your own villa for a half or full day. Alternatively, painting activities can be arranged for children in Bergerac whilst they tour the town
  • Boat trip - why not take an organised boat trip up the river to see the town of Bergerac and the nearby countryside from a different perspective
  • Shopping - take a day for a shopping tour through Bordeaux where you find Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe
  • Wine tour - enjoy an educational day with an emminent wine writer and professor in the Dordogne - take a full day excursion to St Emilion, Pommerol or the Medoc with lunch, mini train trip through the vineyards and private tasting of selected vignoble
  • Wine lesson - enjoy a day as a guest of an emminent wine writer and professor in his own home - your day would include a class introducing the vine and its properties, the wine making process, tasting and a five course lunch with selected wine
  • Enjoy a truffle tour hosted by the owner of a local truffle farm
Suggested Sporting Activities
  • Cycling - France provides wide, empty roads and flat or rolling countryside suitable for biking
  • Boules - this typical French game can be played nearly everywhere; many towns provide dirt, gravel, hard-packed sand squares as playing surface for Boules
  • Mountain Biking - rent a bike (in Limoges for example) and discover the beautiful countryside
  • Golf - enjoy a round of golf at one of the many courses in the region
  • Swimming - Beach at Dune de Pilat near Bordeaux, Limoges has an Olympic size pool
  • Climbing - find a wall in Limoges
  • Tennis - in Limoges, 50 tennis courts
  • Sailing - rent a yacht in Bordeaux
  • Kite-surfing - go with the wind in Bordeaux
  • Windsurfing - about 6 excellent windsurfing schools with rental facilities for equipment
  • Horse riding - enjoy the scenery of the Dordogne from horseback. Sessions can be booked to suit a range of ages and abilities
  • Canoeing - spend a day canoeing down the Dordogne, a great family activity which can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and include a lunch stop
Selection of Local Attractions
  • Bergerac, Maison des Vins (Wine Rooms)
  • Bergerac, The Costi Museum - Open from July to August, rest of the year on demand
  • Bergerarc, Chateau de Monbazillac - Open from March to October
  • Bergerac, Velines/ Sardy Gardens - Open from Easter to 1st November
  • Bordeaux, Palais Gallien - June to September
  • Bordeaux, Saint-André Cathedral - Open all year round
  • Bordeaux, Casa de Goya - Open all year round
  • Bordeaux, Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux - Open all year round
  • Périgueux ,Cathedral of St Front - Open all year round
  • Périgueux, Amphitheatre - Open all year round
  • Périgueux, Musée de Vésunna - Closed in January
  • Limoges, Le Jardin Botanique de l'Evêché - Open all year round
  • Limoges, Le Grand Théâtre de Limoges - Different program all year round
  • Pau, The Musée National des Parachutistes - Open all year round
  • Pau, La Cité des Abeilles (bee city) - Open all year round (from Nov to Feb only Saturdays and Sundays)
Time Zone

GMT + 1 hour



Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

The South West is in a temperate zone that is far enough in the north to experience all four seasons. The region has pleasant and warm spring weather. There are hot summers with an average temperature around 30°C. Daylight in the summer averages between 8 and 9 hours. Autumn in the South West is also pleasant, with warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. The days can be quite short during the winter months, with an average number of sunlight hours between 2 and 3 in December and January and temperatures below the freezing mark.


It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.


Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving Info
  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • An international driving licence is not required. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by your passport, will suffice.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (autoroute). Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros. Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the motorways (autoroute) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.

Guest Book

24th August 2013
This experience was faultless. Your staff, both here and abroad, are knowledgeable and approachable and made the whole experience very enjoyable for all of us.
Mr & Mrs Palmer

VILLA Location

  • Train station: Bordeaux (86km)
  • Airport: Bordeaux (93.5km)/Bergerac (19.5km)
  • Villages:
    Saussignac - Walking distance
    Monestier (4km)
    Cuneges (7km)
    Razac-de-Saussignac (6.5km)
  • City: Bergerac (58km)
  • Beach: Arcachon (147km)
  • Golf: Golf du Chateau des Vigiers (4.5km)

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K Concierge services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Maid service, 10 hours a week.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (weekly change for bookings of 2 weeks or longer).
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Private fenced swimming pool (15m x 6m).
  • WiFi internet.
  • Telephone (local calls only) and fax.
  • Central heating.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service available on request at €20/hour.
  • Pool heating available on request at €375/week (no cover for the night) to be paid locally.
  • Cook service (local cuisine) / Chef service (professional service) is available for up to ten guests from EUR 250.
  • Waiters (obligatory for more than 8 guests): From EUR 20/hr (subject to availability).
  • Transfers from Bordeaux Airport to the Villa (Transfer both ways): Mercedes E class (for two or three passengers) or Mercedes Viano (for seven passengers) available from EUR 362.
    (Please note: for services between 7.30pm and 7.00am a supplement of 20% is applied).
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available. A service fee of EUR 60 is charged plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to EUR 200 worth of groceries. This service is included within our A&K Concierge offering.
  • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting,  tennis or golf courses, bike rental or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

  • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.

  • A local tax will need to be paid locally.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Bicycles
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Play Area
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Phone
  • Piano
  • Recreation (Petanque/Boccia/Boules)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Fenced/Gated)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Table Tennis
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer


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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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