Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Only 20 mins drive from airport, you'll find your ideal holiday home. This large familly friendly 19th century manor house called "L'Ancienne Ecole" with private salt water pool suitable for 2 to 10 people is located right in the heart of a typical french village.

So if you want to walk up to the baker to to get fresh yummy croissants for your breakfast, this is the place.

And if you wish to discover the area, l'Ancienne Ecole is a great base for it. Bergerac old town and many local chateaux/many attractions (park adventures, canoeing, golfing...) are all within easy access.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

When you pass through the gate, the manor house will welcome you with a zen garden with its three miniature water lilies ponds blossoming during the warmer time of the year. This storey manor has two separated sun terraces : - the morning terrace (on your right) : enjoy your breakfast outside in the french sunshine ; - the evening terrace (left) overlooking the private salt water swimming pool where you can relax and take in the sun surrounded by the orchard.

2 single folding guest beds and 1 cot available : only if requested (please let us know when booking)

2 new comers to make your stay more enjoyable : an outdoor ping pong table and a black Philips Fidelio DS8550 Speaker System for iPod/iPhone/iPad (Silver/Black) to play your own tunes.

Up to the 1940's, it was the primary school of the whole area of Beaumont. Its headmaster, Garbriel Joubert, was a decorated world war 1 hero who joined the french resistance in the 2nd world war. He finished his days in the prison camp of Buchenwald in 1944.

Further details outdoors

Beaumont area presents a thousand good reasons to explore it, with its attractive bastides (Beaumont, Molières), its picturesque villages (Monsac, Montferrand) and its well-preserved historical buildings, both small (dovecotes, wash-places), and large (castle, churches). Some sites are not to be missed : the abbey of St Avit Senieur, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, the fortified church of Beaumont, Bannes and Montferrand castles... where echoes remain of the sound of battle.

The region The bastide of Beaumont du Perigord was built by the English in the 12th c during the 100 years war between France and England, thus the area is steeped in history. Beaumont is situated in the middle of the bastides (fortified towns), each one being placed about 16 kms from the other which equated to about a day's march for the defending armies. The bastides of Montpazier, Villereal, Cadouin, Issigeac and Molieres are all within such a circle. Further afield there is Sarlet (50kms) and Bergerac (25kms). Bergerac International Airport is a mere 25 mins away.

Most of the local towns and villages host a weekly market where fresh local produce and local wines are sold. Beaumont host a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Lalinde on Thursdays, Issigeac on Sundays, Le Bugue on Tuesdays and an excellent night market at Beaumont on Monday evening.

Further details

Changeover on Saturday. Departure by 10 am. Arrival from 5pm.

Outside the high season, we're going flexible (changeover day and flexible lenght of stay) ! So if you're interested, please contact us!

2015 : 10% deposit only (instead of 50%) if you book before Xtmas 2014

Contact us on the enquiry form here, or (always much quicker) via our own website or by email - we'll reply within a couple of hours, often within minutes (if not check junk mail if not received)

IMPORTANT NOTE : Please feel free to contact me, Isabelle, on my mobile I want you to be certain this is a genuine listing and that your money is safe!

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Climate : The summers are quite hot with an average of 30-35°degres and even hotter sometimes so don't forget your sunscreen lotion. The best months to come over and visit the area are may and June because the days could be delightfully warm.September and October are also excellent : after some morning fog, the sun comes through and the afternoons are warm and pleasant. Average temperatures for september & may : 24°c (75°F), for october : 18°c (64°F).

History : If you're mad into history... this is the perfect area. The Dordogne is packed with pre historic places (Les Eysies for example), castles, and bastides, medieval towns...

Places of interest : vineyards with wine tasting, local cheese (Trappe d'Echourgnac for example), Bergerac (Cyrano).

For kiddies, you can experience some fun canoeing on the Dordogne or Vezere, visit pre historic caves (Gouffre de Proumeyssac) or the biggest aquarium in soft water (Aquarium du Périgord Noir), go-karting, and the list goes on. ....If you feel brave enough you can even go on life time experience : a trip on a hot air ballon to admire the Dordogne valley and its beautiful sites.

Lalinde

Beaumont area presents a thousand good reasons to explore it, with its attractive bastides (Beaumont, Molières), its picturesque villages (Monsac, Montferrand) and its well-preserved historical buildings, both small (dovecotes, wash-places), and large (castle, churches). Some sites are not to be missed : the abbey of St Avit Senieur, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site, the fortified church of Beaumont, Bannes and Montferrand castles... where echoes remain of the sound of battle.

The bastide of Beaumont du Perigord was built by the English in the 12th c during the 100 years war between France and England, thus the area is steeped in history. Beaumont is situated in the middle of the bastides (fortified towns), each one being placed about 16 kms from the other which equated to about a day's march for the defending armies. The bastides of Montpazier, Villereal, Cadouin, Issigeac and Molieres are all within such a circle. Further afield there is Sarlet (50kms) and Bergerac (25kms). Bergerac International Airport is 20 mins away.

Most of the local towns and villages host a weekly market where fresh local produce and local wines are sold. Beaumont host a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Lalinde on Thursdays, Issigeac on Sundays, Le Bugue on Tuesdays and an excellent night market at Beaumont on Monday evening.