Have you ever dreamed of staying in a beautiful, romantic castle in rural France, surrounded by nature; with a picturesque lake, and lovely gardens? Visit us in France, and let us help to make your dream come true. The Château de Bellefond sits on a 12-hectare estate, in Lagrauliere, located in the Limousin region, Corrèze Department.
The Château, with its majestic towers, offers guests modern comfort, along with seasoned beauty and scenic views of the local countryside.
The original name “Bellefond” literally means “beautiful water” and the domain features a 1 hectare lake waterfront setting, with hiking trails and pastoral views, an arboretum, and a large collection of roses, as well as other shrubs and flowers.
There are five lovely guest rooms including a family suite with beautiful views of the country estate.
A generous complimentary breakfast is served to our B&B guests in the dining room. The spacious library / lounge is available to the guests, with access to over 100 French and English television channels. Wi-Fi is available to guests in most rooms, grand hall, seating and reception rooms, all free.
Two large gites have been created in another building. Very spacious, they can each accommodate 6 to 8 people. A romantic one bedroom Honeymoon Gite is also available.
The château is located between Lagrauliere and St. Clement. We are located approximately 5 hours south of Paris, and a little over two hours north of Toulouse in south central France.
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Markets and Shopping
The best farmers market in our area is located in Brive-la-Gaillarde, on Saturday mornings, and Château de Bellefond guests have traveled from other countries to visit this market! Fantastic food, crafts and general items. There’s a smaller market in our own local town of Lagrauliere, easy walking distance from the château by pathways, fresh vegetables, crepes made to order, and even live trout, every Tuesday morning.
We have several wonderful small towns to visit, Uzerche (a medieval city with a magnificent cathedral with tombs underneath), Tulle, and Seilhac.
Vide-greniers (similar to a flea market) are a wonderful way to spend a Sunday, and these take place all summer long, in a different small town each Sunday.
We have lots of festivals and special attractions, and will be happy to fill you in on what is going on when you arrive.
Local supermarkets such as ‘Super U’ and Intermarche are available for supplies, and most small towns have their own bakery or patisserie. Ours sells fresh home baked bread every day, and a big selection of croissants, chocolate filled croissants (pain de chocolat), quiches, tarts, and even chocolates.
During July and August there are street parties each Thursday evening at Sainte-Fereole. Arrive about 7:30 or 8pm, buy your wine and food from the stalls, and join the live music and fun!
There are lots of things to do, and we will be happy to give you ideas for day trips: Rocamadour, Martel, (a nostalgic steam railway runs between Martel and St. Denis), Pompadour (horses!), and Collonges-la-Rouge (a city built entirely with red sandstone), just to name a few.