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Chateau de la Treyne

Lacave, Dordogne

The Chateau de la Treyne is a fairytale castle from the XIVth and XVIIth Century combining the magic of a bygone era with the luxury and comfort of a modern age. With magnificent views and surrounded by 120 hectares of forest it is truly a magical hotel.

At a Glance

  • Fairytale Chateau overlooking the Dordogne river

  • The towers of this château are so close to the river that it feels as if they are floating on it

  • Dine on the terrace overlooking the river and surrounding countryside in one of the most romantic settings possible

  • Located between the Lot, known as the “Land of marvels”, and the Dordogne, home to more than one thousand châteaux, the Château de la Treyne is the ideal base from which to set off and explore this fascinating region

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Description

Overhanging the Dordogne, the hotel is run by the owners Philippe and Stéphanie Gombert who have taken the art of living to new levels: charming and luxurious bedrooms, breakfast in the shade of ancient cedars, dinner in the Louis XIII lounge or on the terrace overlooking the river, nothing is too much trouble for their guests.

The building of the fortress of La Treyne, in 1342 according to the earliest written records, is probably due to Guillaume and Hughes de Roffilhac.

The towers of this Château are so close to the river that it feels as if they are floating on it. Located between the Lot, known as the “Land of marvels”, and the Dordogne, home to more than one thousand châteaux, the Château de la Treyne is the most romantic and beautiful location from which to set off and explore this fascinating region. There is so much to explore in the surrounding area and returning to a delicious dinner in the Grand Louis xiii Salon, or on the terrace overlooking the Dordogne is one of life's great pleasures.

It truly is as the images portray, a fairytale castle in an extraordinary setting. There is a heated outdoor pool to relax beside in summer months, the hotel can also organize mountain biking, tennis courts on site, with hunting, golf, fishing, riding and biking all available nearby for the more adventurous.

Accommodation

All the rooms and suites at Chateau de la Treyne are accessed by a lift and are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and air-conditioning. There are five different room types and each offers beautiful, individual and welcoming furnishings and boast superb views of the surrounding beauty.

Standard Room

Decorated with Pierre Frey's hangings creating a vintage style in cream and green colorings.

Superior Room

There are four different styles, bigger than the standard room and offer views of either the river or the garden. All beautifully decorated with different styles and colors.

Luxury Room

Spacious rooms with a shower and bathtub in bathroom. Most have a double sofa bed in addition. Views over the Dordogne, the garden or the river.

Suite

There are three suites, all with four-poster beds and seating area. Jacuzzi tub and shower in bathroom. Views over the Dordogne or the gardens.

Apartment

Very spacious, some have a private terrace, separate seating areas and a sofa bed.

Facilities

Stéphane Andrieux has been heading the kitchens at Chateau de la Treyne for over 10 years now. His cuisine is creative as he explores local dishes and ingredients to magic up some deliciousness. His signature dishes are scampi risotto in a seafood juice, Mallemort asparagus salad and meringued soup with truffle milk. You can enjoy his creations in the elegant restaurant or alfresco when the weather permits.

Location & Directions

Lacave, Dordogne

When to go

With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Fall. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Fall months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Fall draws in.

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