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Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Grand Mauroux has been extensively renovated and has 6 ensuite bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, dinning room and kitchen. The Mezzanine has facilities for snacks,coffee, cold drinks etc. Set in the countryside, yet close to Castillonnés, with it's weekly market, for all day to day requirements, there are large peaceful grounds to relax in with a glass of local wine or play boules or table tennis.There is also a pool to cool off in.( 33'x18'x4' )
Grand Mauroux is a wonderful centre for an interesting holiday; chateaux and vineyards ,Bastide towns, Kayaking on the Dordogne, golf, tennis, cycling, walking or swimming in either the local lake with a beach and amenities(7kms)or the new community pool(2 kms). It is on the circuit of Chateaux and Vineyards or only 1hour from the grotto's and caves. There is something for everyone in this beautiful friendly region.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside Beach 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 6 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Stone steps lead to an imposing front door which opens to a large hallay with doors to the large dining room, the kitchen which has French doors to the garden and the two sitting rooms. Also on this floor are an en suite double bedroom and a downstairs loo and shower room. Lofty ceilings throughout and either tiles or oak floors, with loose carpets.
A staircase takes you up to the next floor which has a large landing with sets and bookcases, off which are five bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms and wcs - " 4 with a double and a single bed, one twin bedded.All these bedrooms and bathrooms are fitted with fly/mosquito screens on the windows.
All rooms have a wealth of lovely old beams and the high roof makes it very spacious; From the landing stairs go up to the mezzanine where there is a kitchenette, for coffee etc and snacks, with seating which overlooks the landing and all the enormous beams.
|Further details outdoors|
The house sits in 9 acres of grounds affording a variety of seating areas in shade or sun; Mostly mown grass, with a field and wood behind. A very tranquil haven with views of the the countryside and in the distance-Castillonnés.( only a 20minute gentle walk).
An old tobacco drying house in the grounds houses the table tennis etc and boules can be played on the lawns.
Well behaved, sociable dogs are welcome( we have 2 friendly dogs,one is a Great Dane and the other a gordon setter , that are kept confined to our fenced part of the gardens).
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
A region of varied agriculture with a vast abundance of medieval and Bastide towns; criss-crossed by majestic rivers. An area renowned for it's,wine and local cuisine, it is a haven for most tastes. A micro-climate makes this an exceptionally clement spot, with long days of sunshine from spring until well into the autumn.
The quaint old towns, ancient grottos with cave-drawings, peaceful countryside and sparkling rivers assure that there is interest for all. Sport is well catered for with golf courses, tennis courts, cycling and walking routes, kayaking and swimming readily available. There is a colourful market within reach most days of the week and some evenings. Restaurants are plentiful and cover a wide range of both choice and price.
Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne
Castillonnés is a Bastide with a chequered history, which for many years was English owned during the 100ys wars. It is a good centre for day to day commerce and boasts good restaurants and bars. During the summer months there are open air concerts and festivals and there is a thriving market every Tuesday.
Trotting races are held at the Hippodrome five or six times a year and this area has many studs and training yards.
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28 Oct 2011
"Fantastic house superb location - ideal for relaxing and sightseeing"
Barbara and Alison Coad the owners of Grand Mauroux could not have been more helpful or accommodating on arrival. The House itself is superb with every amenity you could need and the rooms furnished to a high degree with hairdryers and power showers. The facility to make snacks, tea and coffee straight from the bedroom on the mezzanaine floor was great. The dining room and sitting room were just magnificent with plenty of room for 12 people-and with english tv if required.The kitchen facilities had everything you could need.
When visiting the area be sure to find out when the local markets are and make them a must - you will truly experience the french way of life. Within easy range are Bergerac and Bordeaux and for day trips dont miss the Lot and Garonne.
Came back feeling really refreshed and relaxed and will defintely return next year.
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