Le château des Ducs de Mortemart
|Château des Ducs de Mortemart, is situated 40 km from Limoges in the pretty medieval town of Mortemart. Set in a magnificent 3 hectare park with a pond, it has recently been renovated. The chateau recently renovated with an interior decoration both bucolic and cozy can now welcome up to 4 guests in one part of its wings.|
|Location :||Mortemart, 87330 - Haute-Vienne, 40 km away from Limoges by car|
|Capacity :||4 to 6 people|
|Rooms :||2 double rooms et 1 convertible sofa|
|Characteristics :||Medieval castel, in a village certified as being "Plus beaux Villages de France" ( the most beautiful village of France)|
|Minimum length of stay :||2 nights | Up to -20% for a minimum 3-night stay|
Full equipped kitchen
Le château des Ducs de Mortemart
A stay at the château des Ducs de Mortemart is the opportunity of traveling through history!
Behind the heavy entrance door of the castle, a small passage way opens into a pretty interior court yard formed by the castle and its annexes. This leads to, on one side, a gorgeous sun filled garden facing a pond and on the other side, to the house. An elegant stone stairway goes up to an antechamber decorated into an inviting and comfortable reading room. From there, a vast living room with beautiful high windows open, on one side, to the sumptuous garden and on the other side to the covered markets of the village square. In this particularly spacious room, not only a fitted kitchen has been installed, but also an area for eating and a comfortable living room to relax in. At the back of this huge room, a small hallway leads to a cozy bedroom with a bathroom complete with its bathtub. A small stone staircase goes up to the first floor of the tower where a second spacious and sun filled room is situated. This too has its own private bathroom.
A need for greenery and fresh air? The sumptuous and peaceful park is the perfect spot for meditation or yoga. During the summer months, the shade of the weeping willow is the place to be for long naps, lulled by the sound of the leaves brushing the water of the pond. The rich and preserved countryside is an invitation for long walks on foot, on horse or even, why not, on dog sleighs – a perfect way of discovering this immense and magnificent region.
The old walls, witnesses to centuries of history, enable guests to imagine what life must have been like amongst the past illustrious owners. The fife of the Mortemart family, this is where Françoise-Athénais de Rochechouart-Mortemart, Marquis of Montespan was born. She was one of Louis XIV favorites and gave a considerable boom to the ingenious fine arts of her time.
With its rehabilitated covered markets and its pretty houses (religious buildings in the past) the picturesque village of Mortemart was literally built around the castle.
Limousin is a region well known for its variety of ancestral savoir-faire. You could learn about their fine porcelain making and why not even give it a try. A 20 minute car ride will take you to Saint Junien “the city of leather gloves”. Push open the doors of the luxury glove workshops and admire the careful leather work of these amazing craftsmen. In fact, these are the workshops that supply the luxury fashion houses.
For that perfect holiday with family and friends, where you can enjoy a mix of the outdoors, of history and of a variety of French savoir-faire do not hesitate anymore – pack your bags for Mortemart!
Less than 10 minutes
– Golf de Mortemart
Less than 30 minutes
Less than one hour
– Village d’Ouradour sur Glane
– Ville de Limoges