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The history of the Périgord region is a story that began centuries, even millennia, ago. It is etched in the stones which still stand with a defensive posture, their towers and walls perched on the hills of the Dordogne. Like an illustrated book, the Bourlie boldly brings the 15th century, the Renaissance, the 19th century and more recent developments together with a stunning artistic audacity. It shares the successive imprints of a long family line with its guests. The true journey takes place between these walls, unless one wishes to venture out and explore the endless treasures of the Périgord lands.
The chateau has been in our family for eight hundred years and we inherited it. We have two loves: agriculture and culture, and we are committed to transmitting them through the values of La Bourlie. We cultivate the art of hosting in a beautiful atmosphere, without the senseless marketing. A welcoming feel without the spiel.
The golden stone walls are typical of the Perigord region, they bring an infinite and timeless charm and warmth to the property. An enchanting atmosphere prevails in the courtyard lined with citrus trees and perfumed with roses. The estate is comprised of the main chateau, "La Bourlie", an old tobacco barn, "Les Bories", a mill, "Le Pressoir", and "Camp d'Oro" in the park. The chateau and estate are protected as Historical Monuments. Its name, which comes from a former noble haunt, was taken from the first name of the chateau: "La Borrelia", which has been the name since 1459.
The chateau has never been sold. The family history has been flourishing, alive and ever-changing for more than eight centuries. The chateau of Bourlie was shaped, revolutionised and then electrified by all the generations who have lived here. Twice now, it has even been the subject of controversy after being passed down to the women of the family, once in the Middle Ages and once in the 19th century when such a status was prohibited to women. Today, we are the heirs and his signature is our image: Cyril is passionate about architecture, and I, Ortensia, am a writer. We are both philanthropists, art lovers and bohemian bon vivants. We have naturally taken to our quirky vision of chateau life with a 21st century twist.
The chateau of La Bourlie is a unique place. It is located in a pristine and unspoilt part of the Périgord Noir, in the heart of the Dordogne valley surrounded by six hundred hectares of gardens, rolling meadows and woods. This immersion in nature is perfect for reflecting on life. La Bourlie is a family, a virtuous circle, a holiday home, a venue for weddings or big events, a meditation retreat for "mindfulness", an artist's retreat and an independent stage open to concerts and conferences all at the same time. Driven by a secret society of artists, researchers and writers, the chateau is here to serve a noble cause: to respect the relationship between the environment and human beings to better live together tomorrow.
The area is full of historical treasures to explore, including the Renaissance town of Sarlat. The village of Orval with its fortified church and 14th century banal oven is a rare relic of feudal life. The 12th century abbey in Cadouin is a mystical place with music and organ recitals. And of course, do not miss the Lascaux cave paintings, they are among the oldest in Europe and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
18500 € - 29000 € / week
The size of the Bourlie makes allows groups of family and friends to gather at the same time. For more intimacy, a wing of the chateau, a house or a tent can also be rented. The chateau is composed of two wings: the Fournial and the Main Wing. It can be rented in its entirety. Individual suites or Le Fournial can be rented separately in certain seasons. The main wing of the castle can accommodate twelve people and includes six double suites with private bathrooms. All suites overlook the gardens, park and forest and feature real marble bathrooms. On the ground floor, the house has four living rooms, a large dining room, a large medieval kitchen and a more contemporary kitchen. The other independent wing of the castle, the Fournial, can accommodate up to six guests. It consists of a living room with an old fireplace and a kitchen/dining room equipped for six guests. The kitchen opens onto a small terrace which is bathed in sunlight during the evening. The three double rooms: one green, one lilac and one blue, with ceramic-tiled bathrooms, are all bright in the morning and well shaded during the heat of the day.
1400 € - 7000 € / week
A former 19th century tobacco barn, the Bories, are a two-minute walk from the chateau at the end of an old road bordered with walnut trees. Twenty-two metres long and six-metres tall, it enjoys plenty of light with eleven windows on each side and two large bay windows. The property of Bories can accommodate up to four people. It has an open kitchen-dining-living room with two daybeds and a large sleeping area, a canopy bed for two guests and a glass cube shower room. There is no wifi. The Pressoir, a 14th century mill, is an eight-minute walk away. It is an integral part of the Château de La Bourlie estate and can accommodate up to twelve people. The four suites (two of which are adjoining) and two bedrooms are furnished, all have bathrooms with a bath, toilet and sink. The equipped kitchen and dining room make it perfect for a fully autonomous stay and the windows blend perfectly into the surrounding nature. A large salt-water swimming pool with geothermal heating is for guests of Le Pressoir only. It is possible to add five more luxury tents in the Camp d'Oro, for ten additional people.