Warm and welcoming manor house in a beautiful countryside setting

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £3233-£4507
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAN3098


General Description

On the banks of the Dordogne river, this is a fine home in a beautiful countryside setting, set in eight hectares of private grounds, and makes a delightful place for a relaxing visit to this enchanting region.

Dating back to 1731, the owners have beautifully restored this old manor house and perfectly retained many characterful features such as the wood-beamed ceilings and huge fireplaces across the home. The owners have a fine eye for detail evident through the way they have styled their home; they have created a warm and welcoming ambience yet retained a strong sense of the manoir's Perigordian history.

Downstairs the living area offers ample space to enjoy the traditional surroundings in great comfort or guests can prepare a delectable feast in the impressive kitchen to serve by the roaring fire in the dining room. The original stone staircase leads upstairs to four bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bath or shower room. The bedrooms have an air of romance about them with pretty features such as a four poster bed, exposed stone walls, beautiful fabrics and overall an old-world charm.

Outside you can sip your morning coffee by the trailing wisteria or wander through the lawns and trees down to the rivers edge to relax in the tranquil and idyllic surroundings. Those who are more active will appreciate the private tennis court and table tennis whilst all guests can enjoy the dazzling swimming pool and terrace in the summer months.

Within a two-minute drive you can be in the nearest village with its restaurant and grocery store or just a little further to another village with a butchers, bakery and a lovely weekly market. If you continue along the Dordogne heading west you will come across some of the region’s most idyllic villages such as Domme, La Roque Gageac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Another must is the glorious medieval town of Sarlat, just fifteen minutes by car, with its vibrant Saturday morning market and amazing restaurants often specialising in Foie Gras or local truffles. Heading south to the Lot department the famous Rocamadour, built on the edge of a cliff, is also an incredible place to visit and just a forty-minute drive.

Nature and sports lovers alike will adore this region whether horse-back riding, cycling, hiking or golf in spectacular landscapes. This really is Dordogne at its very best, not just the location but also the absolute charm of this wonderful holiday home.

Accommodation Facilities

Manoir Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Living room with fireplace.
- Dining room with large fireplace.
- Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven. Doors to garden and terrace.
- Utility room.
- Study with doors to garden.
- Separate WC.

First Floor:
- Bedroom with four-poster double bed and ensuite bathroom with WC.
- 2 x bedrooms with double bed and rollaway single plus ensuite shower room with WC.
- Bedroom with twin beds and ensuite shower room with WC.

Outside Grounds:
- Swimming pool (13mx6m), heated (dependent on weather conditions), open approx. end of April to end of September.
- Sun terrace with poolside shower.
- Weber BBQ.
- Al-fresco dining area.
- Tennis court.
- Private country estate (8 hectares) leading down to river.
- Woodland and lawns.
- Barns and outbuildings.
- Table tennis.
- Parking on site.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Catering available (payable locally).
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Heating costs included.
Linen and towels included. Bed-linen and bath/shower towels are provided but please bring your own pool towels.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking is not allowed.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No pool heating charge. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
The pool is open from approx. the end of April to the end of September (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
Special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not permitted.
Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

This property is set on a stunning estate of lawns and woodland which lead down to the banks of the Dordogne River. There is a private tennis court on the estate and within a short walk there's a place to go and rent canoes and kayaks along the Dordogne.

The nearest small village is 2.5km away where you will find a small grocery store, restaurant and another place to hire canoes or in the next village (3.5km) you will find a bakery, butchers, restaurants, cafes and a lovely weekly market.

For further facilities head to Souillac (10km) for a greater choice of large supermarkets. Be sure to visit the impressive Abbey Sainte-Marie in Souillac and even better combine with a trip to the atmospheric market on a Friday morning. There is also a great golf course near here.

Sarlat (18km), the capital of the Perigord Noir, is one of the area's most famous towns with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants plus a famous market on a Saturday morning. Regional specialities here include Foie Gras and the famous Perigordian truffle as well as cepes, walnuts, goat's cheese and confits.

The Dordogne department also hosts a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as pretty Saint-Amand-de-Coly (30km), with the famous Lascaux caves nearby or the 13th century bastide village of Monpazier (60km).

Other magical day trips include idyllic Domme (20km) high above the Dordogne river with its amazing caves, La Roque Gageac (22km), a perfect picture postcard village backed by steep cliffs and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (28km) just across the river.

You are also perfectly located to drive south to the Lot department with yet more amazing landscapes and idyllic villages and towns such as Gourdon (20km) with its honey stone coloured houses set beautifully on the hill and lovely warren of little streets. Beautifully preserved Rocamadour (32km) is another amazing place to visit, built on the edge of a cliff with the river at the bottom of the gorge.

Back in the Dordogne, visit the topiary gardens at Eyrignac (16km) which opens up on Monday evenings in the summer for picnics and dance or Les Jardins de Marqueyssac (26km) set high above the river which also open on Thursday evenings in the summer when you can explore by candlelight.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding and tennis, mountain-biking, golf and canoeing along the river, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love exploring prehistoric caves and parks and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Brive–Souillac (30km)
Nearest Train Station: Gare de Souillac (9km)
Nearest Village: 2.5km
Nearest Town/City: Souillac/Sarlat-la-Canéda (10km/18km)
Nearest Restaurant: in the village (2.5km)
Nearest Shop: grocery store (2.5km)
Nearest Supermarket: Souillac (10km)
Nearest Golf: Résidence Souillac Golf (16km)
Nearest Tennis: on the estate

Kids Activities Close-by:
<1hr to Airport
Canoeing/Kayaking
Tennis Nearby
Cycling
Horse Riding
Fishing
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

The area around the Dordogne river offers a wealth of activities for all ages and is very welcoming to families.

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: £3233
High Season: £4507

Security deposit: €500 charged to clients' credit card one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Heated pool

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