There are four bedrooms to choose from located in the main property at Le 1500. Each tells a different bedtime story. Which ending will you choose?
The Chateau Room
More of a Suite than a bedroom, The Chateau Room has its own private access with a C14th staircase leading to the back of the property. It's a beautifully secluded room from the rest of the house and benefits from wonderfully authentic French views across to the Chateau de Saussignac. With its stripped floors, strong, dark colour palette, floor to ceiling window, large mirrored fireplace and large ensuite bathroom, the room feels particularly spacious and comfortable. The Chateau Room is the original sleeping quarters for the Chateau Master who lived at the property when it was a tower back in the C16th. Many important visitors to the Chateau de Saussignac across the road would have been monitored from the 3 metre high window that frames this rather grand space.
The Studio Room
Nestled in the attic of the main property, the Studio Room stretches the length of the entire original house. Renovated in 2021 the project has been the source of much historical interest for ourselves and the village. An enormous amount of fascinating paperwork was discovered under the floorboards that covered much of the space since the C16th ranging from C17th marriage certificates to wartime correspondence from when the local Mayor occupied the house. The room has large Velux in the roof and a beautiful open-plan ensuite bathroom. Most recently it served as Michael's painting studio where he produced some of his most significant works.
The Courtyard Room
With its whitewashed furniture, stripped floorboards and eclectic decor, The Courtyard Room sits at the back of the property overlooking the quaint courtyards directly behind the property. Views across to the pool and Tilly are broken by the large walnut tree that shades much of the rear access to the main house. An ensuite bathroom completes this simple and comfortable room. Architecturally, the entrance to the room is of some interest to local historians who believe it may have been used for meditation or prayer. Two hexagonal columns, identical to those seen in the medieval cathedral and other structures of nearby St Emilion, guard the entrance to this west facing, calm room.
The Walnut Room
The Walnut Room sits at the front of the property and benefits from floor to ceiling windows which drench it in morning sunlight. It opens on to a small Juliet balcony and the village street below. The room benefits from uninterrupted views across to the Chateau de Saussignac and the Dordogne Valley to the North East. Bathroom access is currently available for private use on the ground floor. The room originally served as living quarters for the aristocratic owners who made significant alterations to the height of the buildings and interior rooms to reflect the height of the Chateau ceilings when the new wings were added directly opposite the property. The lintels that support the balconies in the in these first floor rooms are identical to those used in the construction of the new wings of the Chateau de Saussignac in the C17th.