Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Le Manoir De St. Marcel is set-up to cater for families with children.
You & your children can expect to meet families with other children.
We provide a safe secluded environment for them to play in, & they are made to feel very welcome.
Sitting on your South facing terrace or indoors in Le Manoir, you will enjoy your privacy. However, Le Manoir attracts an interesting group of families, many with interesting backgrounds. You may find that you wish to share their company.
There is plenty of communal space to meet your fellow guests.
Our local restaurant is just 2 minutes' walk from your front door. It is unusual in that they provided genuine haute cuisine whilst remaining child-friendly.
When you stay at Le Manoir De St. Marcel you can choose between staying in this relaxing country estate, & enjoying the wild life, & sunshine, or exploring the Dordogne valley.
You will find us on the property. Nancy, my wife, & myself - Peter, have owned Le Manoir De St. Marcel for 15 years.
You will find that we are very happy to discuss your itinerary with you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 km, Nearest railway: Lalinde 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance to the property is from the courtyard through the original doors into a large hall.
A door leads to the well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, double electric oven with gas hobs, large American fridge/freezer (The ice machine is a godsend in hot weather!),
There is a breakfast table in the kitchen. There is a door from the kitchen to a storage area and then to the bathroom with shower, toilet and large hand basin. The washing machine is also here.
From the hall there is an entrance into the 35-ft living/dining room with its high beamed ceiling.
There are 3 comfortable sofas. TV with digital satellite (BBC), video recorder, DVD, & home theatre system. There is a massive chestnut dining table.
Stairs from the hall lead to a spacious open landing with access to six bedrooms:
3 with king-size beds.
2 with twin beds.
1 with a double bed & a single bed.
The sixth bedroom is accessed through the fifth.
There is a large bathroom with full size bath, toilet, large basin and bidet and an additional toilet & wash basin.
The second "bathroom" has a loo, wash hand basin, & shower.
Outside there is a full length south facing terrace overlooking the garden with fishpond. There are steps down to the garden.
In the winter the powerful central heating will keep you warm. The added attraction of a wood-burning stove keeps the pyromaniacs amongst us amused.
This house is as child friendly as possible.
There are stair gates on the outside terrace, & on the landing.
|Further details outdoors|
Nestling in the tranquil heart of an estate of woodland & meadow. Far away from traffic & other dangers to children.
Tremendous location for all that Dordogne has to offer. Numerous leisure pursuits for all ages.
Large enough: During summer there will probably be other children for your children to play with.
Small Enough: You will know exactly who everybody is. It is not a Butlin's type environment.
* Games Barn with pool table, table tennis, & pinball.
* Play Barn: Your younger children will enjoy this large well equipped room.
Swings & slides outside.
* Stair Gates: In all properties except Le Pigeonnier.
* Swimming Pool: a spectacular, large solar-heated 18m x 8m pool.
Shallow “Roman Ends” especially suitable for tots!
* Baby-sitting by arrangement.
* Baby equipment available at no charge: - Choose from; Cots, highchairs, baby baths, baby bouncers, sterilizers, baby monitors, safety plug guards, blender, changing mat, toys, potty, steps, booster seat, & more!
During the peak season the change-over day for Le Manoir is Friday.
Outside of this period, subject to existing bookings you may choose to arrive and depart when you wish.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The department of the Dordogne is in the Aquitaine region of south-west France (Le Manoir is approximately 60 miles inland from Bordeaux in an easterly direction). The Dordogne is famous for its wines such as Pecharment and Monbazillac; its food, including duck, foie gras and truffles. Exciting visits include the prehistoric caves at Lascaux and, of course, the Dordogne valley itself with its spectacular scenery and many dramatic and beautiful chateaux.
You will enjoy some of the best sights if you take a canoe down the Dordogne.
The Dordogne area is renowned for its long hot summers, the warm and pleasant weather usually extending from April to late October.
There is just so much to do in summer, it often overwhelms our guests, & they unwind by the swimming pool!
Your first Sunday will often be spent visiting the market at ISSIGEAC, a medieval bastide town which is beautiful in its own right, but with the added attraction of a vibrant Sunday Market.
The kids will love Castelnaud, perched high over the River Dordogne: It offers the them a medieval war museum.
Nearby is my favourite Chateau; Chateau Milandes; The home of Josephine Baker, an American Cabaret artist who adopted a child from each continent. This is where they lived, & the chateau is a museum about her.
There is so much that you will not want to miss! – Where to stop!
You must visit Domme, & Sarlat.
Finally, I nearly forgot! – If you are here in July & August the Marche Nocturnes are good fun.
They are a bit like a mediaeval banquet. – You sit at communal tables & choose food from the many stalls offering cooked local produce.