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Chateau De Villars
Chateau de Villars Pres de la Cure 24530 Villars Dordogne France
Contact person
Bill Davies & Kevin Saunders
+33 (0) 5 53 03 41 58
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Bill Davies & Kevin Saunders would be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful Chateau set in the magnificent Perigord countryside.

The professional kitchen is always entirely 'gluten free' all year round, with no danger of any cross contamination.

We concentrate on specials diets and have cooked thousands of special diet meals.

This is not an ordinary Hotel! There are never more than fourteen guests at any one time. This means that Bill and Kevin are able to give each guest all the attention they require. Our guests leave as friends and are treated as such during their stay. It's always a wonderful house party each week!

We can arrange airport and train station collection for you. When you arrive you will be warmly welcomed.

The atmosphere is, 'relaxed'. People are never regimented but always urged to make themselves at home. Breakfast is at a time to suit everyone, lunch when needed. Dinner at 8pm cannot come soon enough but that is because our guests soon realise the standard of cooking is first class !

Included in the price of your holiday is transport to local places of interest - such as, St Jean de Cole, one of 'the most beautiful villages in France', Brantôme, 'the Venice of the Perigord', the Chateau de Puyguilhem, the fantastic Villars cave complex and Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne, with its magnificent old town. For the destinations that require a full days visit packed lunches will be provided. If others provide trips at all, it is charged as an expensive extra, remember, with us three outings are FREE!

Naturally if you choose to spend the day at the Chateau you can relax in the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the grounds. You can stroll in the gardens, walk around the village, laze by the pool or play a game of croquet on the lawn. Or sit on the terrace and enjoy a well chosen bottle of wine from or wine cellars!

Season 2010 runs from the middle of April to the end of October. You can check our weekly schedule and prices on our website.
Chateau de Villars is located in Villars, in the département of Dordogne. Our guests coming by plane from the USA and Canada often fly into Paris, Bordeaux or London and continue here by train or rent a car. Ask us - we can help you plan your trip! There are easy train connections to our local train station at Thiviers from Paris via Limoges and from Bordeaux via Perigueux. From the UK fly to Limoges on Flybe from Southampton or Ryanair from Stanstead, East Midlands, Liverpool etc., with connections from Ireland. We can arrange collection from the airport for a small supplement or can help you arrange to hire a car.

By train, there is Eurostar from St. Pancras, via Lille to Angouleme or via Paris. And there are trains from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

By car it is approximately 7 hours 30 minutes from Calais and about 6 hours from St. Malo or Le Havre. We can suggest a route for you and a choice of places to stay the night on the way is you wish (our guests who have arrived by car have left a well worn path!)

See a map of the local area (MSN Maps & Directions).

From Calais or Le Havre, head south to Limoges and then follow local roads to Villars using the multimap directions. From St. Malo, head south to Niort and Angouleme and then follow local roads.

If you would like to book please check availability via email before sending off the booking form
First class cuisine for all tastes and any diets in the beautiful French countryside. Our kitchen is always gluten free all year, but our guests are both coeliac and non coeliac family members, partners and friends.
Venue Category
• English
• European
• French
• Vegetarian
Special Diets Catered For
• None gluten containing ingredients
• Dairy Free
• Vegetarian
Opening Times
April to October. Heated Pool open depending upon season and warmth. Spa available for massage, manicure, facial etc.
Credit cards accepted
Visa, Mastercard, Cash
Samples from the menu
Some of past menus have included roasted pear with Forme d'Ambert blue cheese and cranberries service on a fresh arugula salad, a country chicken with butter caper sauce servied with sweet baby garden petits pois, a panna cotta with a melange of wild berries
Other facilities
The Chateau is available and can be booked for intimate weddings and commitments, for special celebratory events, for family gatherings and reunions. In the grounds there is also a two bedroom self catering 'Gite' (the Trincou Summer House) with private terrace, kitchen and living room.
Wine list
Prepared by noted wine writer, Helen Savage of NH Wines Ltd. with whom the Chateau also arranges wine tastings from time to time.
Bill Davies & Kevin Saunders
During the 2010 season, the Chateau continues its successful Gluten Free 'Relax & Learn' weeklong holidays - join us for a week of Painting & Drawing, Bridge, Walking& Photography; French Culture, Cooking or Yoga. More information is available on our website at
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The Dining Room
Rear View of Chateau
Auvezere Bedroom
Lizonne Bedroom
The Heated Pool
The Spa Treat(ment) facility
The landscape
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