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Don and Jennifer Macdonald

Saint-Aquilin, France
English, French,

Chateau de Belet Luxury Lifestyle – Exclusive Use, Guest Experiences, and Event Venue developed by real estate and hospitality moguls Don and Jennifer Macdonald. Chateau de Belet is a private estate on 110 acres (46 hc.) of rolling valleys, hills and forest, one of the Dordogne’s older authentic castles dating back to the 15th century. Fully renovated to historic standards and furnished in superior quality, the stunning decor provides an overall aesthetic that is both modern and elegant within the stone walls of its renaissance birth. 5-star plus amenities and fully staffed with private chef and concierge, accommodations offered include exclusive use or chamber d’hotes complimented by a wedding and event venue barn. Culinary arts concept by chef emeritus, a Michelin Bid Gourmand formally of house Pierre Cardin, now privately designs and supervises Belet’s French and rustic cuisine and wine pairing events, with seasonal market and master classes executed by our private chef. Prefix seasonal organic menu’s of the region served in traditional table d’hotes. High and shoulder season are exclusive use rental. The castle offers six ensuite bedrooms, including one, two bedroom suite, as well as a teen/kids dormitory (the “Knights of the Belet”) totaling 26 persons, 14 adults and 12 children respectively. Three self-catering two-bedroom gites (opening in 2023) sleep an additional 12 adults, each “accessible”, brings total property capacity to 38 persons, thus ideal for large destination events. During low season the castle operates normally as chambre d’hotes, with limited capacity to 15 persons in the castle, gites remain at 12 persons, self-catering basis, for a total capacity of 27 however can also be rented exclusively during this period. Designed for family events and weddings, we accommodate thirty weekly events per year in this format supported by partner third-party caterers.

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Stunning SW France Chateau Belet – Private above rating Exclusive Use, Culinary Experiences, Wedding & Event Venue
2600 € 2.600 2600 /night
2600 € 2.600 2600 /night
Award Winning, 15th century modern renovation of this renaissance castle sits hilltop, spanning multiple levels in respect to the landscape. Each floor accessed by staircases, adorned with monolithic stone archways an...