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Château of Castlenaud

La Badoussie Château of CastlenaudStanding since the 12th Century high over the Dordogne valley, with magnificent views of the châteaux of Beynac and Marqueyssac and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac. During the Hundred Years War the château was often in English hands but was eventually taken back by the French. In the 17th Century it was rarely inhabited and even used as a stone quarry but in 1966 it was officially listed as a Historic Site and an enormous programme of restoration began. It is now given over entirely to the display of warfare in the Middle Ages, a collection of arms and armour and outside can be found actual size catapults and cannons.


La Badoussie SarlatIs by far the most important tourist site in the region and is also the capital of the Perigord Noir. Its worldwide reputation is linked with its rich history from the Middle Ages onwards. Its evolution over the centuries has left it with an exceptional heritage. Sarlat Market is a must for food lovers. There is a lively and cheerful atmosphere, the stalls are colourful and wonderful smells abound, all set against the background of a beautiful town with exceptional, historical architecture. Not to be missed.

Our Home

La Badoussie is a refurbished farmhouse with attached converted barn in a quiet hilltop location with stunning views, a private heated pool and all set within 4 acres of land, offering you peace and privacy in a truly magical setting.

Whilst secluded, the house is 5 minutes from the picturesque village of Daglan with shops and restaurants, 10 minutes to the River Dordogne and 20kmw from the Renaissance town of Sarlat.

The house has a bright, spacious interior which has been thoughtfully furnished providing 5 generous bedrooms (sleeps 10), 4 bathrooms, sitting room with vaulted ceiling and 17th Century fireplace, modern and well equipped kitchen, and salon with views over the pool and gardens.