The medieval 14th century manor La Bourgonie is built on a rocky outcrop located between the great massif of Bessède and the Dordogne Valley.
This house owned by the family since its origin was enlarged in the 17th century according a square map around a large courtyard. The Bourgonie welcomes you in a natural and unspoiled surrounding.
Guests staying in the great 17th century Mansard wing facing south.
La Bourgonie features all the comforts of a modern home.
Park and garden
La Bourgonie offers a 360 degree panorama.
On clear days, you’ll see to the foothills of the Massif Central.
A clear and pedestrian path goes along the small woods, where hunting is forbidden so that you can see some deers and their young.
From the south terrace landscaped around the pool, the view escapes far away.
Overflowing 12 X 7 swimming pool with salt, teak deck and sunbathing.
Outdoor games: football cage, balls, nets, badminton rackets, table tennis.
The living rooms are all located on the ground floor, facing the sun: to the East for breakfast, to the South for lunch, and facing West for the sunset. A pisé tiled corridor serves the entire ground floor.
The bright vaulted living room (40m²) dessert the entire ground floor.
Multimedia equipment: Wifi Internet connection, HD TV with DVD player, PS3 game console, DVD library.
The dining room (40 m²) with its large table can accommodate 12 seats. Dinnerware and silver cutlery provided.
The fully equipped kitchen (18m²) adjoins the dining room.
Kitchen equipment: semi-professional oven, meat and kitchen knives, food processor, Nespresso coffee machine, Babycook baby food processor, high chair, etc.
Terraces equipped with a plancha, tables, chairs and parasols.
The Ground Floor features two double bedrooms:
- Louis XIV bedroom (26 m²) with double bed (160×205), dressing room and en-suite bathroom with toilet.
- The Louis XV bedroom (24 m²), decorated with beautiful inlaid furniture with double bed (160×205) and en-suite bathroom and toilet.
- The Louis XVI suite (32m²), with double bed (170×205), en-suite bathroom and toilet.
- The Empire bedroom (30m2) with double bed (180×205), en-suite bathroom and toilet.
- Appended, the Louis Philippe bedroom (30m²), with two single beds (0,90×200).
- Children’s play area (TV, games console, DVD player and board games).
Buevon de Comarque, one of the first of the Commarque family, illustrated in the days of chivalry (like Ogier le Danois and Bertin du Bois); his bravoury was celebrated by a 13th century French poet Le Roi Adans, minstrel of Henry, Duke of Brabant, who died in 1261. Before leaving for the Crusade, Geraud de Commarque, knight of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, gave the castle and inherent properties to the Order. Eleven generations later, at the time of the death of his father John III, in 1587, Gaston de Commarque de Beyssac, inherited all the family properties, and same has his son Jean IV, and his grand-son François I, who was to become Lord of La Bourgonie and Marquis de Commarque. Eight generations later, Count Hubert de Commarque, current owner, continues to manage and maintain this house and the Castle of La Poujade, former property of the allied family de Saint-Ours. During the Second World War, Gerard de Commarque, father of the young Godeffroy and Hubert, respectively 5 years and 9 months old, was killed at Buchenwald for acts of Resistance. The Louvre Museum, the Museum of Nancy, the Ingres Museum in Montauban and the Museum of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg had then chosen La Bourgonie and La Poujade to protect a few major French paintings. In 1972, Hubert de Commarque bought the ruins of the medieval fortress of Commarque, historical cradle to his family: after archaeological search and intensive restoration (both still underway today) he opened it to the grand public in 2001.