Castang where you come to relax...

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Castang is a family run holiday property, where you come to take a break and relax in calm and peaceful surroundings while enjoying traditional French cooking in sociable company. The house is run by Cathy, assisted by her husband, Keith, daughter Olivia, and a team of helpers all of whom are dedicated to making your stay at Castang a memorable experience.

Castang is a superb location to peacefully unwind and from where to explore the Dordogne region during the day, and to return and enjoy the pool, garden and the traditional home cooked French cuisine in the evening.

Throughout the Dordogne there are very many types of property options to choose from, whether hotels, 'hiring a house' or taking 'bed and breakfast'' accommodation. All have both advantages and disadvantages. but, the formula offered at Castang offers you optimum flexibility. Here you can combine the freedom of ...

  • ''your own property with large grounds and a pool ''

  • ''having your breakfast served to you on your terrace ''

  • ''dinner served in the dining room '', and having all the associated shopping, cooking not to mention washing up, taken care of and also rather importantly not needing to delegate a 'non drinking' driver to bring you home from the restaurant.

Dinner in the evening is considered by many if not all of Castang's guests both past and present, to be one of the most important events on each day's agenda. Cathy prepares and cooks the meal using her unique culinary skills, and her particular understanding of the region's acclaimed cuisine. These were all learnt at home, where she grew up and first went to school in the small Dordogne village of Montcaret, close to the wine growing area of St. Emilion.

A few of the important features about Castang ...

  • board and accommodation: is based on demi-pension ...bed, breakfast and evening meal comprising special regional cooking, and using locally grown produce wherever possible.

  • accommodation: is very well appointed, and all nine bedroom suites are both spacious and provided with en-suite bathroom facilities.

  • beverages: dinners are inclusive of house wines, and aperitifs are offered before dinner with coffee afterwards usually enjoyed on the terrace.

  • special diets: if notified and agreed prior to arrival, we can cater for vegetarians, and those on special medically controlled diets.

  • microwaves: perhaps a small point for some, but understandably a major one for others.....there are no microwaves used at Castang.

  • house-keeping: the property's bedrooms and bathrooms are discretely and thoroughly cleaned, every morning.

  • grounds: the property has considerable privacy and enjoys a calmness within its tranquil rural surroundings.

  • car parking: is in a convenient tree shaded area, so as not to disturb guests

  • swimming-pool: has great unopposed views and natural shading for after lunch siestas and sun bathing.

Castang and the surrounding area ...

Castang is the main property at the centre of a small hamlet of the same name. It comprises an old Pergordin tobacco and dairy farm of considerable character and charm, parts of which are understood to be over 400 years old.

The success, the popularity and the reputation of Castang have grown steadily since it was first part transformed into an auberge, some 40 years ago.

The farm house together with its complex of converted barns, provide very comfortable and private accommodation located around a sunny terraced courtyard. Inside the farmhouse, there are two salons, and a dining room for the use of Castang's guests. The extensive park like grounds, are surrounded by a mix of both open and wooded farmland.

Castang has a tranquil and elevated setting with both open and shaded areas that are ideal for relaxing and discrete sunbathing, with a swimming pool that overlooks the surrounding countryside and adjoining hillsides.

Castang is very well situated for exploring the main Perigord Noir centres such as Sarlat, Bergerac, Domme, Les Eyzies, and Montignac to mention a few.

The Perigord Noir offers a great attraction with a range of different interests for of all ages. There are a seemingly unlimited number of different places to visit, including historic medieval towns and villages, markets, museums, and châteaux, together with its particularly famed prehistoric caves and caverns.

Sporting and recreational interests are well catered for locally to Castang with a wide range of facilities, including tennis and horse riding; the rivers Dordogne and Vezère, and the nearby leisure parks provide water related sports; the neighbouring valleys invite walking, cycling, and general exploration.

Golf too, is well provided for with several well maintained and run courses in the area, all benefiting from good greens and fine views over the surrounding valleys.

The local climate is well moderated, and the rich countryside, in this part of the Dordogne is extensively wooded, and creates an area of great variety and interest for nature lovers and is particularly suited for artists .

Your meals at Castang ...

Breakfast, this can be served to you either in your room, or on your terrace, or in the dining room between 8:30 and 9:30. This includes fruit juice, fresh croissants, baguette, butter, and Cathy's delicious homemade jams, which can be accompanied by either pots of fresh tea or coffee.

Dinner, in the evening, is after a leisurely aperitif on the terrace in front of the house. Dinner is served in the dinning room, around 8 o'clock. This is a particularly pleasant and relaxing time, to recount the events of the day, and discuss possible plans for tomorrow.

The evening meal in typical French style is a delicious and leisurely event comprising well balanced courses, with selected red and white wines from the Bergerac area. Seasonal,with emphasis on the word 'seasonal' fresh home produced vegetables and fruits are used as often as possible.

Getting to Castang ...

This is for ever becoming easier whether by road or plane. To help you 'fix' Castang geographically look up on the internet Castang, Bigaroque on Google France.

flights: You are able to fly/drive to Bergerac the closest airport. There are increasing numbers of daily flights from all over the UK, presently by both Flybe and Ryanair. From Castang, the small airport at Bergerac is a pleasant 50 minutes drive along the Dordogne river valley. UK airports presently servicing Bergerac include Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Exeter, Southampton and London-Gatwick and London-Stansted.

These are in addition to the various other international flights into both Bordeaux and Toulouse which are approximately 2 to 2.5 hours drive.

rail: Le Buisson is the nearest rail station, five miles distant for services principally via Bordeaux (2 hours) and stations from the north.

For further details ...

At Castang we like to think your holiday reservation needs a more personal touch than simply an anonymous e-mail contact and booking. We also believe that it is good for our guests to speak with us and for us to speak with our prospective guests before we meet.

If you would like to receive further details then please telephone Cathy or Keith Parker ideally during the morning or early evening if possible, before dinner is served.

Cathy tel: 00.33.5.53.31.66.03

or telephone 05.53.31.66.03 from within France

or e-mail : cathy.castang@outlook.com

 

 

Maps and location...

Castang is less than two miles north of the twinned villages of Le Coux et Bigaroque, and the River Dordogne,

It is also situated within the natural triangle formed by the towns of Le Bugue to the north, Le Buisson to the west and St Cyprien to the east.

Please note that the nearest village shown on most road maps is Le Coux, (noting that the villages of Le Coux and the village of Bigaroque are approximately 3km apart).

Useful maps: for getting to and from Le Coux by

road refer to Michelin Map Number 75, and for

local walking/cycling refer to IGN Series TOP25 Numero 1936ET.