Manor / Castle

Chassenat, a 18th century estate

Chassenat is an atmospheric 18th century chartreuse (large mansion), situated in a paradise setting. From the landing you have a beautiful view of the courtyard with the fountain and the symmetrical outbuildings.
The mansion offers accommodation for 8 people (the associated gite for 6).
NB I The rates and characteristics only apply to the mansion
NB II The indicated surcharge per person of € 125 only applies in the period July 6 - August 31, 2019. Outside of this period the surcharge is not calculated.
Please contact us to calculate your rental price!

Chassenat is rented out to one company at a time during the season. It lends itself well to a larger group because it is so spacious. But it is also cozy and delicious with 2 or 4 people. Of course you can only rent the mansion without the gite.

The estate is 9 hectares in size, there is a free-standing private swimming pool and it is surrounded by extensive fields, farms and forests. You can live here like God in France, lazily enjoying the delicious local dishes such as wine, cheese, oysters, sweet fruit and nuts.

Chassenat is located in the Dordogne, in the middle of the Périgord Vert. It is located near Brantôme and Mareuil, between the larger towns of Angoulême and Périgueux. A land of trees, water and fresh air for a holiday surrounded by nature.

The atmosphere of the authentic mansion is one of old wooden floors, views all around from high windows with shutters, the smell of fire, wax or freshly mown grass and a landing where you look out onto the courtyard shaded by trees or look up at the night starry sky .

The mansion dates from 1728 and is in very good condition. It has a total area of approximately 600 m², has 2 floors and has 4 bedrooms. On the ground floor there are 2 authentic bedrooms with double beds, on the upper floor there are 2 modest bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds.

All 4 rooms have a private bathroom, 3 of which have a bathtub. The living room has a huge fireplace and the dining room a piano. The kitchen is simple and cozy. The upper floor is also the attic and has a large room with many books, a pool table, drawing table, benches and lots of room to play.
Under the entire house there is a basement (300 m²), in which there is a washing machine. The walls are thick, making it nice and cool in the summer.

The mansion has no television / DVD (the gite does) and no dryer. Experience shows that you do not have to label this as a defect, quite the contrary. It is often disputed who can hang the laundry on the idyllic tense lines on the outside of the court. Where it is often dry again within an hour ...

The gite is located in one of the outbuildings. Before the renovation, this outbuilding consisted of stables and two farm workers' homes. The latter were merged in 2011 into a modest gite / residence of approximately 200 m².
It has a large living room with kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a bathtub. From the gite you have a wide view over the adjacent rolling fields.

In the season the gite is only rented together with the mansion. This way you can expand the maximum capacity from 8 to 14 people. The gite and the mansion are only a few tens of meters apart.

From November to April the gite can also be rented separately for a stay of at least 4 weeks at an attractive price (€ 995 for 4 weeks). Ideal for a long stay in the French countryside; to write a book, concentrate on a study or to relax for a few weeks in a quiet, beautiful place. Send a message to get more information about prices, availability and other information.

NB Important! The rooms and facilities of the gite are not included in Layout & Features to prevent confusion between mansion and gite. However, the total space is indeed suitable for 14 people.

Chassenat is surrounded by many hectares of land that belongs to the mansion and is undeveloped. You will find lakes (not for swimming), forests and fields here. You reach the house via a narrow road where only a few cars drive by during the day.
From the landing you look out over the courtyard with old barns, stables and former workers' houses on either side. These are still partly intact and contain mowers, flower pots, wood for the fireplace and what you would expect. Depending on the season you will find trees with apples, blackberries, figs, kaki's and walnuts around the house.

There is a swimming pool with lounge sofas, sun loungers, a trampoline and a table tennis table.

The host, Karen & Paul

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Chassenat has been owned by our family since 1981. We have opened the house for a few years now to friends, acquaintances and others, with the pleasant idea that several people can enjoy this characteristic place and it is inhabited for a longer period of time per year.

We are Paul Vigeveno and Karen Ekker, live in Amsterdam and go to Chassenat several times a year. The beauty, harmony and peaceful rest always surprise us!

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Extra price information

The price in the period from 6 July to 31 August 2019 applies to 4 people. Each additional person is € 125 per week extra.

The prices apply to the mansion (max 8 people). If you want to rent the gîte (max 6 persons), there is a surcharge of € 400 in the low season, € 600 - € 800 in the mid-season and € 1,000 in the high season per week.

Tourist tax and bed linen, bath towels (no pool towels for the pool) and kitchen towels, use of wireless internet and all other equipment.

Contribution to the cleaning costs (€ 150 for the mansion and € 100 for the gîte) and energy costs in the months October to April (amount on request).

  • The indicated rental prices are per week, from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival from 4 pm and departure no later than 10 am
  • Deposit € 500. Any damage or missing furniture is deducted from the deposit
  • For stays longer than a week, sheets and towels are changed after a week at € 25 pp
  • Dogs are allowed, after consultation, but there are restrictions. Cost € 100 per dog per week
  • Kitchen stock and beverages that have been absorbed, like to supplement
Reservations are final after signing the lease and deposit of the rent (25%) and deposit.

We have tried to process our rates as well as possible in the Micazu system. However, it is possible that the calculation of the computer is not always correct and that after sending a booking request a correct price calculation can always be sent by us.

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay

Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 1500.00
Midweek -
Night € 214.00
Weekend -
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 800.00
Midweek -
Night € 114.00
Weekend -
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 1500.00
Midweek -
Night € 214.00
Weekend -


Here you will find any mandatory and optional additional costs.

Damage deposit
€ 500.00
Per stay
Pay at booking | required
Energy surcharge winter
€ 80.00
Per week
Pay at booking | optional
Extra person (base rates apply to 4 persons)
€ 125.00
Per person per week
Pay at booking | required
Extra rent guesthouse
€ 600.00
Per week
Pay at booking | optional
Final cleaning
€ 150.00
Per stay
Pay at booking | required

Location & tips

Additional information

In de regio tussen Mareuil en Bourdeilles, midden in de Périgord Vert strekten zich in de 18e eeuw enorme wijngaarden uit en het is dan ook niet verwonderlijk dat we op deze plaats een chartreuse vinden, zoals dit karakteristieke groot herenhuis in de Dordogne wordt genoemd.
De chartreuse van Chassenat is gebouwd van fraai gehouwde natuursteen op een gewelfde onderbouw waarin zich vroeger keukens en wijnkelders bevonden. Het gebouw, met z'n harmonieuze afmetingen, heeft een prachtig  ‘Mansard’- dak, in overeenstemming met de aan het eind van de 17e eeuwse  Louis XIII bouwstijl. Andere kenmerken zoals de ornamenten boven de dakvensters wijzen al op een latere bouwstijl, Louis XVI.

Chassenat is gebouwd door de arts Jean de Lacouture in 1728. Deze gelovige en vrome man was de rijke weldoener van de streek. Hij was niet alleen een groot bouwer, maar tevens een groot man; zo gaf hij te kennen dat hij wenste dat zijn fortuin na zijn dood zou worden besteed aan ‘de oprichting en het onderhoud van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die voedsel zou verschaffen aan de armen van Brantôme en omgeving’, en voorts aan ‘de oprichting in diezelfde stad van twee christelijke scholen voor onderwijs aan arme jongens en meisjes’. Verder zou het geld ten goede moeten komen aan de armen van Monsec en van Léguillac de Cercles. Wat overbleef moest worden besteed aan ‘het laten zeggen van een groot aantal missen voor zijn zielenheil en voor die van de zijnen’.



Living room
Ground floor
40 m2


Bedroom 1
Ground floor
30 m2

Bed: King-size 200 x 160 cm


Bedroom 2
Ground floor
25 m2

Bed: Double bed 190 x 140 cm


Bedroom 3
1st floor
24 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 80 cm

Bed: Single bed 200 x 80 cm


Bedroom 4
1st floor
24 m2

Bed: King-size 200 x 160 cm


Dining room
Ground floor

37 m2

First floor / attic
1st floor

150 m2


Type: Separate room

Stove: Gas (5 Cooking zones/burners)


Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Private swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Manor / Castle

Total floor space

  • 600 m2


  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Camping bed (1)

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountainbiken
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Maximum privacy
  • Peace & quiet


  • Central heating
  • Electric heating
  • Boiler
  • Fireplace

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Carport
  • Garage
  • Deckchair (8)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (4)
  • Private driveway
  • Play set(s) (3)
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace (4)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (20)
  • Garden table(s0) (4)
  • Lounge set
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Hammock


  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Security installation
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Seperate toilet (5)
  • Accommodation on floor: (2)


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (8)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Beach towels available (0)

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Ipod connection
  • CD player
  • Wifi
  • Internet connection

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books
  • DVDs / Blu-rays
  • Billiards / snooker table
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Trampoline


  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house

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