A beautiful medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Dordogne countryside

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £2328-£5162
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAI3096

General Description

This is a beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Dordogne countryside, with use of your own private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool. The mansion itself holds up to 8 guests, but the historic tower can also be privatised and included for an extra 4 guests in two gorgeous en-suite double bedrooms.

The house is surrounded by luscious parkland, including a tennis court and scented garden that wafts the aromas of the lavender plants around the property, making the idyllic outdoor seating areas that much sweeter. The interiors are full of traditional touches like the stone flooring, ornate fireplaces and the main living space has a sociable open plan lay out that include the kitchen, sofas and a dining area.

Accommodation Facilities

The Inner Courtyard:
Here, the handsome local wood takes centre stage. The courtyard with its ancient beams and perfectly controlled assembly is of great majesty. The beautiful covered terrace, overlooking the courtyard, is an opportunity for impromptu and lively dinners on summer evenings in an exceptional setting.

The Park:
The large park flirts with the medieval spirit: squares of relaxing and calming greenery, the chapel's garden to meditate, a large lawn for a ball game, lime tree's bouquets near the fountain.The Scented Garden offers scents and colours of fresh herbs. In a secluded area in the park, pick succulent vegetables in the kitchen-garden.

The Living Room:
The house is primarily the friends house with a large living room where the kitchen stands alongside the dining and living room. While some are busy cooking, others are occupied around the table or sitting in the large sofa near the fireplace ... friendliness guaranteed! For a great atmosphere, you can connect your phone or computer to listen to your favourite music since the room and the covered terrace is entirely equipped with a sound system. An upright piano, regularly granted, await you for a few notes.

The Kitchen:
Functional and perfectly equipped, the kitchen has a food processor, fridge - freezer, electric oven with a 4 gas hobs cooker, dishwasher and cookware. The beautiful display is sufficiently stocked with dishes to draw a pretty table. On arrival, you will find the staples. The "pile", a semi-underground space where the temperature remains almost constant, will allow you to keep your shopping back from the market. You can dine around the large table and under the covered terrace where the air is so fresh in summer. To add to your comfort, you can get different services for your breakfasts, lunch baskets or dinners.

2 Double Bedrooms:
Both located on the ground floor of the house, one facing the Scented Garden, the other the garden. Large bedrooms with a king size bed (anti-acarid bedding and cotton linen), wardrobe, closet and dresser. On demand, these two rooms can be converted into twin bedrooms. The bathroom have a double sink and a large shower (with cotton towels). Separate toilets.

2 Double Bedrooms:
Cosy double bedrooms under the eaves of the roof, with their small windows and lovely views over the gardens. Bedrooms with two single beds 90cm x 190cm (anti-acarid beddings and cotton linen), which can be matched in king size. Wardrobe, cupboard, double bedside light. Bathroom with double sinks and bath (with cotton towels) and a separate toilet.

The Courtyard's Tower:
The courtyard's tower has two luxurious and spacious bedrooms, elegant and tastefully decorated, with a soft and serene atmosphere.
In each room, a king size bed (anti-acarid beddings and cotton linen)and a private bathroom with cotton towels.

Wellness and Leisure:
A private flat bottomed swimming pool, secured, of 6m x 12m A tennis court, a charcoal bbq, a table tennis, trampoline and bicycles Shady garden, a large park and a kitchen-garden.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s).
Chef/cook available, maid service available.
Arrival time: after 4.00 p.m.
Heating costs included.
End of stay cleaning included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen and towels included.
Pets welcome: on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking is not allowed.
Minimum stay: 7 nights during July and August, 4 nights during all other periods.
Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
There is another house in the same estate. This is always unoccupied when guests are staying at this property.
Please note that only the 12 guests prices include the Tower.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Extras available:
You will be able to enjoy a wide range of quality services for a comfortable vacation.
- Welcome basket provided.
- Household made ??on arrival and departure.
- Free Wi-Fi access.
- Crib available.
- Bicycle to your disposal.
- Indoor games.
- Private parking lot.
- Tennis court (on demand).
- Small private chapel (wedding and baptism celebration)
The property leaves its concierge service at your disposal throughout your stay.

On demand:
- Beauty treatments, hairdressing, restaurant, outdoor activities.
- Logistic solutions to organise your reception (catering, decoration, florist, entertainment, photographer).
- Team Building activities, with a personlised program for your employees or clients.
- Catering service (breakfast, packed lunches, dinners).
- Personalised touristic advice and hiking maps.

Local Area / Activities

Périgord is a region where the cultural, natural and gastronomic riches have made the reputation. This area in the north of the region is known as the Périgord Vert, the name coming from the forests of clear oak and chestnut trees, and the wetlands, and meadows that make up the landscape.

Located forty kilometers north-west of Perigueux, in the natural park Périgord-Limousin, and just 10 minutes from Brantôme, the property is at the heart of the Périgord Vert, famous for its beautiful heritage, and its 1000 castles and mansions. You'll also find countless Romanesque churches and abbeys, picturesque medieval villages, along small country roads, and a warm, welcoming character.

Discover gastronomic specialities of the region, their walnut oil, porcini, and foie gras. You can't leave without tasting the black truffle, the wines of Bergerac, potatoes "Sarlat", walnuts, chestnuts and strawberries from Périgord.

Other attractions to discover in and around Périgord include:
- Brantôme, the Venice of Perigord, the Abbey
- Périgueux (prefecture), its cathedral, the Périgord museum, Abbey Chancelade
- Angoulême (40 minutes)
- Bordeaux (1:30), the city, the wine
- Bourdeilles castle
- Villebois-Lavalette
- Sorges, the truffle market
- The Castle of Puyguilhem
- Prehistoric Caves of Villars
- Peat Vendoire
- Nontron, its church, castle
- Varaignes castle
- Baroque Music Festival (August)

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bergerac (91-100 km)
Nearest Train Station: Angouleme (36-40 km)
Nearest Village: 5km
Nearest Town/City: Brantome (10km)
Nearest Restaurant: Brantome (10km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: 5km
Nearest Shop: Mareuil (5km)
Nearest Supermarket: 5km
Nearest Beach: Royan (Over 100 km)
Nearest Golf: Périgueux (41-45 km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages

The house is surrounded by a large park that was laid out with games for children and sports facilities (football, tennis, cycling, ping-pong table), large spaces for play, games available to them at the pool, swings.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £2328
High Season: £5162

Security deposit: €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Pets considered
  • Fishing nearby
  • Heated pool