LE 1500

Where Time Behaves

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

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    WHERE TIME BEHAVES . BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO

    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 renowned 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 guests have a beautifully bespoke stay.  Easily accessible from Bordeaux and Bergerac, and a short journey from St Emilion, Medoc and some of the world's finest vineyards, guests can choose from accommodation in one of the private suites or individual rooms.  All the guest rooms are ensuite.  You'll enjoy a well equipped gym, a poolside kitchen and covered dining area, poolside bar, outdoor cinema, access to the latest technology, including Apple TV and Sonos in the main house and grounds, in addition to being spoilt to bits.  From April to December we offer a diverse range of retreat packages for art and wine lovers as well as yoga, nutrition and healing retreats.

    The scrumptious restaurant, Le Café 1500, serves freshly prepared, largely organic dishes in a beautifully rustic setting either indoors or outside on one of the shaded terraces.  The menu varies each day and has become a go to option for vegetarian and vegan foodies from as far afield as Bordeaux. 

     

    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.  Accommodation and Club Days at Le 1500 are an adults-only experience with the exception of the Le Café 1500 which is happy to welcome you and your children.

     

    ROOMS & SUITES

    At Le 1500, 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 stay.

    Prices are exclusive of breakfast.

     

    Upgrade when booking to include breakfast, brunch or a bottle of champagne on arrival.

    Book a Room.  Book a Suite.

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    FOODIES LOVE THE 1500

    LE CAFÉ 1500

    Our Award Winning restaurant caters for up to 30 guests in a stunning cathedral-like interior space or on one of its several terraces around the property. Dishes are created with the oversight of the artist-chef owner and are largely organic and always entirely home made.  Our menu changes daily and we have become synonymous with an excellent vegan and vegetarian offering.  See below for what's on the weekly menu schedule in 2021.

    For our weekly supper party menu, which changes every Friday, just scroll down and click on the MENU.

    CLUB 1500

    In 2021 you don't need to stay with us to experience Le 1500.  Join us on Thursdays and Fridays for one of our Club Days by the pool.  You'll have access to our gym and pool along with our Poolside Bar and Healthy Snack Menu.  Changing facilities, shower room and cloakroom are available.  Click here to indulge yourself. 

     

    A variety of packages catering to specific needs are available starting from €25.

    PRIVATE EVENTS

    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. 

     

    Larger events, including weddings, birthday parties or any other occasion can be catered to for up to 100 seated guests.

     

     Take a look at how to CELEBRATE 

     

    Sunday Brunch

    Sundays

    10:00 am

    Brunch Vibes

    Le 1500 brings a long-overdue taste of the City Brunch to the region with a fantastic chilled brunch vibe on offer every Sunday morning from 10am.  Inventive brunch dishes, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and organic brewed coffee are accompanied by a brilliant DJ vibe playlist.

    Tapas & Movie Night

    Mondays

    19:00 pm

    Tapas 1500 Style

    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

    Our covered outdoor movie experience is available for private hire - Enquire Here.

    Tuesday & Wednesday

    All Day

    Any Day

    Private Dining in Style

    Le Café 1500 is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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.

    Private three-course dinners, including local wine, are available from €55 per person.

    Bad Boy Burger Night

    Thursdays

    19:00 pm

    Beef & Vegetarian Burgers available

    Often cited as 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 or tastier burger for miles around.  Adults €17.50 / Kids under 12 €9.50 / Chocolate Brownies with ice-cream €6.50.  By reservation only.

    Three-Course Supper Party

    Fridays

    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 weekly menu 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 warm welcome from us both. €30 per person / Wine menu available. Additional special Friday dinner events will be advertised throughout the season.   By reservation only.

     

    BBQ & Pool Party - NEW FOR 2021

    Saturdays

    From 4:30 pm

    Chilled Saturday Parties

    Saturday afternoons and evenings at Le 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 where you'll find plenty of choices of starter and main salads.  €25 per person.  Reservations Only / Cocktails & Wine menu available.  Dessert of the day €5 per person.

     
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    VINEYARD TOURS

    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 and budgets.  Click Here to choose from the attached selection of tried and tested expert tours. 

    GOLF & SPA

    The Chateau de Vigiers offers a stunning 27 hole golf course surrounded by vines and plum orchards. 

     

    The newly renovated Sothy's Spa and pool complex offers a portfolio of excellent beauty treatments and guests of Le 1500 are entitled to preferential treatments and discounted rates.

    SPORT & EXERCISE

    Guests have access to a well equipped gym on the property which includes Norditrack Elliptical equipment, Toma hawk Spinning Bikes, KO8, Punchbag and free weights.  Apple TV and Sonos is streamed to the gym.

     

    Use of the recently resurfaced tennis court in the village centre is also available free of charge to guests of Le 1500. 

    THE WEST COAST

    The breathtaking beaches and dunes of the Atlantic coast are accessible in around 140 minutes by car.  Enjoy authentic experiences in and around Arcachon and the stunning Cap Ferret where you can visit the incredible Dunes de Pilat or sample the world famous oysters in one of the rustic beach huts accompanied by local Bordeaux white wine.   Dunes de Pilat

    MARKETS

    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. We're happy to provide exclusive guidance on when and where to visit some of the best hidden gems on offer.

    CULTURE

    Rich in its own history, Saussignac sits on the Santiago de Compostela route in a region that offers world class cultural experiences.  Within 75 minutes of Le 1500 guests can visit numerous cultural riches. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux and the Medieval City of Sarlat to the historical battle sites of the 100 Years War and the Royal City of Bordeaux.

    BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.

    "Highly recommended" - David and Scott, St Andrews

    "Simple, innovative meals or tapas platters beautifully presented in this utterly charming place" - Gayle and Tim, Bergerac

    "A wonderful oasis of colour and charming antiques" - Patrice and Julia, Nantes

    "Something truly magical in Saussignac" - Tom and Jane, London

     

    CONTACT US

    Tel: +33 6 42 13 93 67

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

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