Near from Curmonte, the chateau d'Arnac dates mainly from the XVth century. From the XVIIth century to the Revolution, the château was owned by the same French noble family, les Comtes des Ferrieres. Of special note is that Marshall Ney stayed at Château D’Arnac following the French defeat at Waterloo and was captured by French royalist forces nearby. His bedroom on the first floor is a feature of the house and, like other bedrooms on this floor, it has stunning 18th century panelling.
Arnac was owned in 1930 by a Scottish couple Diarmid Campbell-Johnston, who carried out significant repairs and improvements to the château during their ownership including the reconstruction of the Gatehouse and the creation of a large terrace above the entrance courtyard. They had the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to stay on several occasions prior to World War II. During World War II, the château was used by the French Resistance as a safe house for escapees, particularly airmen, en route to cross the Pyrenees.
The current owners buyed Arnac in 2003 and rent now The Gatehouse, in the castle'parc and The Noyers cottage, in the nearby village of Curemonte.
- Animals are welcome
Open: All year long
Two cottages welcome you, The Gatehouse in the castel's parc and The Noyers, situated in the village of Curemonte, nearby.
- The Gatehouse is a romantic luxury retreat destination.
The house is set on three floors. The ground floor consists of a charming sitting room with a beautiful inglenook fireplace enjoy a roaing fire. Built within the round tower adjacent to the sitting room is a modern kitchen.
The first floor houses the cosy red snug, with plasma 3D TV sky digital, dvd player and music system I Pod dock. Adjacent to the snug, is the luxurious first floor bedroom with a bathroom. Separate WC and bidet.
The second floor is home to the master bedroom suite. It has a wonderful arched timber roof and a grand four-poster bed, fit for a princess complete with fairytale white curtains and fur rugs. The bathroom is stylishly decorated in green tiles and has a round rain shower, wc, bidet and green glass bowl sink.
november to march - minimum 3 nights: 530 € à 1870 € depends of the number of nights
april to october - minimum 5 nights from august to september: 560 € à 1950 € depends of the number of nights
- Les Noyers has been carefully restored so the light and airy rooms are welcoming and full of character. The mature gardens and terraced areas allow you to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the benefits of outdoor living.
Overlooking a wooded valley, the house has a large living room and fully fitted kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. Off this is also a utility room and seperate WC.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms that sleep up to five people, one double bedroom en-suite, one room with twin beds and en-suite shower room, and one single bedroom.
The house also has a pretty terraced garden with sun loungers, garden furniture and barbeque all provided for your use throughout your stay.
- Prices pour 7 nights:
1er au 31 may: 600 €
31 may au 28 june: 750 €
29 june au 31 august: 1070 €
september - october: 750 €
- 6 bedrooms
- Nearby city: Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (7,5 km)
- Nearby city: Brive la Gaillarde (35 km)
- Distance from Paris: more than 180 miles
- Nearby airport: Brive - Vallée de la Dordogne (39 km)
- Nearby station: Brive (34 km)