LE 1500

Where Time Behaves

Private Suites . Retreats . Food . Art . Wine . Fun



    Le 1500 is a small group of historic buildings dating back to the Twelfth Century, situated in the heart of Saussignac, a hilltop village on the southerly banks of the River Dordogne in South West France.  Owned and operated by internationally renown artist, Michael F Rumsby and his husband, Lee, who has spent two decades managing some of the world's finest luxury hotels, the property is beautifully appointed with an eclectic collection of antiques and contemporary art.  Every aspect of the property has been renovated and designed over several years with one thing in mind - ensuring that our guests have the most awesome time with us.  Easily accessible from Bordeaux and Bergerac, and a short journey from St Emilion, Medoc and some of the finest world class vineyards, guests can choose from accommodation in one of our private suites or individual rooms.  All our guest rooms are ensuite.  You'll enjoy a well equipped gym, a poolside kitchen and covered dining area, champagne bar, outdoor cinema, access to the latest technology, including Apple TV and Sonos in the main house and grounds in addition to just being spoilt rotten.  From April to December we offer a diverse range of retreat packages for art and wine lovers as well as yoga, meditation and healing retreats.

    Our restaurant, Le Cafe 1500, serves freshly prepared, largely organic fare in a beautifully rustic setting either indoors or outside on one of the shaded terraces.  The property is a beautiful marriage of contemporary design and medieval history where guests will find a quiet corner to read a book or join the party zone elsewhere. Wander through the village vineyards, work out in the gym, paddle board on the Dordogne river, party by the pool, play golf at the stunning Chateau de Vigiers or sample the magic of our fine local wines and tailored hospitality.



    Each of our individual rooms and private houses tells a story.  Full of period features, they are beautifully designed in a simple style, each with ensuite bathroom, providing the utmost comfort for an excellent night's sleep.




    LE CAFE 1500

    Our Award Winning restaurant caters for up to 30 guests in the stunning catheral-like space of its interior space to one of several terraces. Dishes are created with the oversight of the artist-chef owner and are largely organic and always entirely home made.


    The 1500 brings a long-overdue taste of the City brunch to the region with a fantastic chilled brunch vibe on offer every Sunday morning.  Healthy brunch dishes, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and organic brewed coffee accompanied by brilliant DJ vibe playlists.


    We offer beautiful private lunches, dinners and celebration cakes that help to create memorable events for you and your guests.  We accommodate private dining experiences for ten guests or more throughout the year.  Take a look also at our Weddings & Parties in Menu.

    Tapas & Movie Night


    19:00 pm

    Come and experience the magic of our 5 x 3 metre outdoor movie screen in the comfort of our beautiful open sided barn, The Tilly.  Accompanied by popcorn and a glass of Prosecco, it's a different movie each week with a combination of old classics and some of the latest blockbuster releases.  Join us from 7:30 pm for a tapas board before taking your seats for the movie from around 9:00 pm.  Available separately or as a package.  Tapas €12 per person / Movie, Popcorn & Prosecco €12 / Combo Package €20

    Bad Boy Burger Night


    19:00 pm

    Voted the best burger in the area, our incredible, succulent home made 100% organic beef burgers are served with lashings of potato salad and overflowing with garnish.  We guarantee you won't find a more authentic burger for miles.  Adults €17.50 / Kids under 12 €9.50 / Chocolate Brownies with ice-cream €6.50.  Reservations Only.

    Three-Course Supper Party


    19:00 pm

    How it all started. Six years ago, with just the two of us to do the lot - from welcoming and serving our guests to preparing the food and washing up at the end of the night - we came up with a simple but beautiful zero-waste formula - the three-course supper party.  Ever popular, we've retained this magical evening for one night each week, offering a different menu each week from June to September.  Seating is now available on a range of terraces for individuals, couples or large parties.  We guarantee you a magical, candle lit evening with music, laughter and a very very warm welcome from us both. €30 per person / Wine menu available. Reservations Only.  Additional special Friday dinner events will be advertised throughout the season.

    BBQ & Pool Party


    From 4:30 pm

    Saturday afternoons and evenings at The 1500 are about chilling out, listening to music and enjoying a cocktail by the pool before easing your way into a very relaxed BBQ prepared to order from 7:00 pm.  Order your meat from the Chef and help yourself from the freshly prepared Salad Bar.  Reservations Only / Cocktails & Wine menu available.

    Sunday Brunch


    10:00 am

    Saturday afternoons and evenings at The 1500 are about chilling out, listening to music and enjoying a cocktail by the pool before easing your way into a very relaxed BBQ prepared to order from 7:00 pm.  Order your meat from the Chef and help yourself from the freshly prepared Salad Bar.  Reservations Only / Cocktails & Wine menu available.

    Monday & Tuesday

    All Day

    Any Day

    The Cafe 1500 is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but we are available to open for private lunches, dinners and other events across the property.  Just contact us with one week's notice if possible and we will come up with some fantastic packages for you to choose from.



    Saussignac is situated on the border of the Bordeaux and Bergerac wine regions, 30 minutes from St Emilion.  One of the largest organic growing areas in Europe, we organise wine tours to accommodate all tastes.

    GOLF & SPA

    The Chateau de Vigiers offers a stunning 27 hole golf course surrounded by vines and plum trees.  The newly renovated Spa and pool complex was offers a portfolio of excellent treatments and guests of The 1500 are entitled to discounted rates.


    Guests have access to a well equipped gym on the property which includes Norditrack, Spinning, KO8 and free weights.  Apple TV and Sonos is streamed to the gym.  Use of the recently resurfaced tennis court is also available in the village centre.


    The breathtaking beaches and dunes of the Atlantic coast are accessible in around 140 minutes by car.  Arcachon and the Cap Feret offer world famous oysters  to sample in one of the rustic beach huts with local Bordeaux white wine.


    The region boasts some of the most vibrant and authentic markets in Europe, rich with fruits, vegetables and flowers year round.  Our local markets are located in some of the area's most beautiful medieval Bastide towns.


    Rich in its own history, Saussignac sits on the Santiago de Compostela route in a region that offers world class cultural experiences.  From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the Royal City of Bordeaux.

    "Highly recommended"

    "Simple, innovative meals or tapas platters beautifully presented in this utterly charming bistro / gallery / chambres d'notes"

    "A wonderful oasis of colour and charming antiques"

    "Something magical in Saussignac"

    "A wonderful find" - Pierre & Jean-Baptiste, France

    "Fresh food and a heavenly atmosphere" - Jesus & Marguerite, Spain

    "The atmosphere here, inside and out, is stunning!" - Dale & Steph, UK

    "Romantic, yet laid back and welcoming" - Jules & Michelle, USA

    "A little haven" - Michael & Meg, Australia

    "So stylishly rustic but sophisticated and relaxed ... a gem to discover" - Simon & Ahmed, Netherlands



    Tel: +33 6 42 13 93 67

    Le 1500, Lieu Dit Le Bourg, 24240 Saussignac, France

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