Situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir, famous for its many grand châteaus and medieval towns, Château Espérance stands high on a rocky promontory overlooking the beautiful “Rivière Espérance” (the River Dordogne). From its light-filled rooms and broad terrace around the pool, there are superb vistas of the valley and de Fénélon nearby. Dining al fresco beneath the poolside loggia as the sun sets over the many-hued tapestry of farmland and wooded hills below is truly a memorable experience. Just one of the many memories you’ll make on your Dordogne vacation.
In the courtyard of Château Espérance there is a private, detached 17th Century chapel (70m2) which is now used as a non-religious multifunctional space. It is heated/air-conditioned and has a “HK Lucas Performer” music system (compatible with media devices, for example an iphone etc) which allows guests to enjoy their choice of music in high and professional definition with excellent acoustics.
The chapel is furnished as an elegant dining space with dining table and chairs.
Ideal for a blessing, exquisite dining room, private concert and dancing etc. Capacity : Approximately x30 seated or x60 standing guests.
Across the lane is a guest house that provides a bedroom and bathroom for two more people, an ideal hideout for any teenagers in the group. And a few minutes away down the hill from your Dordogne villa is a delightful and popular village with a typical café, bakery, shops, essential services and an excellent weekly market.
Our Favorite Things About this Villa
- The rich history: Originally built for the local priest, this 17th century presbytery and former chapel now makes an ideal vacation home
- The large salt-water pool overlooking the valley
- The covered dining loggia—perfect for enjoying fresh produce you gathered at the market
About Your Hosted Villas Dordogne Vacation
After consulting you on which of our luxury Dordogne villas will work best for your group, your Experience Manager will begin the vacation planning process. By talking to you to get a feel for your interests, priorities and expectations for your Dordogne trip, your Experience manager will create a completely personalized itinerary. Whatever you’re looking for in your Dordogne villa vacation, our team will arrange it: transportation, child care, day trips, celebrations, a private chef – the list goes on and on.
When you arrive in Dordogne, your Local Host is there to greet you—Hosted Villas staff members who live, work and have a wealth of insider knowledge about the region. Once you get to your luxurious French villa, you’re welcomed with a buffet of local treats and delicacies—the perfect way to relax after a long journey and start your Dordogne villa vacation.
Our Local Hosts are what makes Hosted Villas special. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as tour guides. We think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the vacation itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really understand and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. Think of them as your Dordogne guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter and guarantee that your Hosted Villas vacation will be nothing short of brilliant, every time. Don’t just visit Dordogne. Truly experience Dordogne.
Five minutes away is the lively village of St. Julien de Lampon, with restaurants, cafés, and a great weekly market. Famed prehistoric sites and museums can be found in Les Eyzies and Montignac, just 45 minutes away. The medieval villages and castles of Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme and Castelnaud along the Dordogne are just 10-30 minutes away.