Château de Rouffillac, your next dream come true
Have you ever imagined hanging your hat in a castle? Fantasized of hearing your footsteps echoing through long and meandering corridors? Fancied reading a book in your own private library? Good news then — with the present financial crisis still on the rise, it’s getting much easier to transform the dream of “owning a castle” into outright reality. Plus, who would think of a more romantic present to reward yourselves with for St. Valentine’s Day? Currently one of Les Studios’ hottest assets, the historic Château de Rouffillac is now on the market, so don’t miss your chance and the next noble owner’s portrait in the Grand Dining Room could now be yours.
Once upon a time in the southwest of France, in the heart of Périgord Noir, there was a castle overlooking the Dordogne valley. Situated on a cape, perched above the river, peacefully flowing by castles, beautiful nature and picturesque French villages, the Rouffillac castle is surrounded by 12 acres of park and woodland and provides guests with breathtaking views of the valley.
Historically, this lovely 950 m2 Renaissance castle belonged, among others, to the Duke de Noailles. A grand structure, Château de Rouffillac began as a fortified manor in the 17th century. During the 18th century it was enlarged and converted into the elegant Renaissance castle it is today.
Accessible through a private 900m tarmac road and equipped with 3 entrances, the castle has several outbuildings (among which, a recently renovated 170m2 dwelling house and a 200m2 building with a caretaker, garage and stable) and can be accessed by a helicopter.
With room for up to sixteen people, the castle itself is in very good condition. The building is an undisputable architectural jewel, without any big renovations left to be made and with a perfectly secured roof.
Interior-wise, everything on the three different levels of the château is conceived for joy and pleasure. There are numerous rooms with an ideal view over the Dordogne valley, 10 vast and richly decorated bedrooms (each representing a different interior design style – Louis XIII, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directory, etc.), 2 comfortable lounges with grand Renaissance stone fireplaces, a vast and fully-equipped vaulted stone kitchen, a dining room, 6 bathrooms, 4 WCs, a laundry room, a 70m2 library and two boudoirs in towers.
Offering twenty hectares of wooded park, a cool and shaded inner courtyard, three garages and a 6.5 x 8 seawater pool, no modern comfort has been forgotten in this enchanting château and the stay of its guests ensures access to 21st century conveniences blended with the historic charm and atmosphere of the past.
Reputed as the land of 1001 castles, the roads of the multifaceted Dordogne region, where the Rouffillac castle is located, never cease to excite. Much of the most impressive rural architecture in France is to be found here, in the prehistoric heart of the country. The geese, the vineyards and the beautiful green oak forests with the Dordogne River running through best represent the Périgord region. Ancient houses, barns, pigeon houses and churches paint the unforgettable landscape of the French countryside.
Close to the Château de Rouffillac, visitors can explore the drama of the legendary town of Rocamadour, the energy of Sarlat on a market day, the allure of the medieval bastide town of Domme and many other scenic villages spread like breadcrumbs along the banks of the Dordogne river.
In the region you will come across many beautiful castles (Bonaguil, Beynac and Biron), some medieval towns (like Belvès, Monpazier and Sarlat), a few prehistoric caves (Lascaux II) and a handful of small charming villages, several of which classified as the most beautiful in France.
The summer theatre and music festivals also keep the holiday cheer going and there are plenty of sport activities to choose from – within 2 km one can play tennis and two golf courses await at about 20 km away from the castle. For boating aficionados, canoeing on the Dordogne river is a memorable experience.
The outstanding scenery, interesting distractions and heaps of sunny days create an appealing blend, guaranteeing that the time spent at Château de Rouffillac will be more than rewarding.
Situated 12 km from the A20 motorway, 30 km from the Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne Airport (giving you direct access to Paris and London), 15 km from Sarlat, 20 km from Rocamadour and 180 km from Bordeaux and Toulouse, the castle’s perfect location to all touristic attractions in the Périgord Noir and Quercy regions is just another of its undisputable benefits.
Other than being the ultimate status symbol, providing luxury and privacy, castles are built in the most picturesque European locations to provide relaxation and security for their residents and inspire admiration in their guests.
Economically speaking, the act of purchasing a castle has an enormous potential if transforming the place into a sumptuous boutique hotel able to generate its own income as a tourist destination.
You could own this exclusive 17th century Renaissance artifact and become part of history.
It sounds like a fairytale, but that’s how life should be … and IS with Les Studios de Paris.
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