Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 10-12 people. Originally a small hamlet, home to 12 families, the magnificent red sandstone buildings are set in acres of meadow and woodlands. With spectacular views all around us, the most memorable is that of the medieval village of Curemonte directly opposite Fleuret on the other side of the valley. Larger groups can also rent the cottage at Fleuret, giving a total occupancy of 18 people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive Valley of the Dordogne 40 km, Nearest railway: Brive la Gaillarde 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The village of Curemonte dates back to the 11th century and has been honoured with the title of "L’un des plus beaux villages de France". There is also a local farmers market once a week in the summer months. Beaulieu sur Dordogne, just 10 minutes from Curemonte and, as its name suggests, situated on the Dordogne River, is a small market town with many shops, several bars and restaurants and a twice-weekly market.
Despite its numerous attractions (3 Chateaux, 3 churches and a market hall), it remains very much a working village, with a post office, bar/tabac and three restaurants.
The Benedictine Abbey and Chapelle des Penitents are in the centre of the town, canoes can be hired at the river, as well as boat trips on the traditional "Gabares".
A mere 15 minute drive takes you to villages, chateaux, caves and of course the Dordogne River. To the west is Collonges-la Rouge, the "city of little castles", and Turenne, a 15th century village whose high pitched roofs surround two castles from which the foothills of the Massif Central can be seen. For those wishing to explore a little further afield, the world famous Lascaux caves can be reached in an hour, along with the many other attractions of the Lower Dordogne area. The Cahors and Bordeaux wine regions are also within easy reach.
To the south and east is the Dordogne valley, with a wealth of villages such as Loubressac, Autoire, Carennac and Martel. The Chateaux of Castelnau, Belcastel and Montal are all close by, while the citadel of Rocamadour is only 30 minutes drive away.
More active pursuits include horse riding which can be arranged locally, canoeing down the Dordogne River, tennis, cycling (we have several bikes for hire and also organise half and full day cycling itineraries), beautiful walks, three nearby golf courses, and hot-air ballooning trips. For children there is also an 'acrobranche' park if they enjoy climbing and adventure, water parks, the 'foret de singes' and 'parc animalier', and not forgetting the steam train running along the banks of the Dordogne in the summer months.
For many, however, the main attraction of the region are the rolling hills, peace and quiet of our immediate surroundings, as well as the local gastronomic specialities such as foie gras, truffles, walnuts, cassoulet, confit de canard and cabecou cheese. Local wines include a delightful red, Mille et Une Pierres from the nearby vineyard of Branceilles, and the aperitif wines "Vin de Paille" and "Vin de Noix".