Manor House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 15km

Maison du Verger is a lovely large stone house built in 2007, and has the most splendid panoramic country views in the heart of romantic Dordogne. Our pretty family home is offered for summer rental for the first time in 2008 and we can guarantee you will be stunned by its luxury, comfort and fabulous furniture and open spacious rooms. Built in traditional Oak and local stone but yet with latest modern technology.

Maison du Verger is an ideal place to stay as it is in the heart of the Dordogne countryside with local market villages less than 15 min. away. Set in the peaceful traditional but exclusive village of St.Aquilin.

We are just on the outskirts of the main tourist areas, we benefit from low traffic and friendly locals, in fact you will find only just half and hour to an hour away: Brantome, Domme, Sarlat, La Bugue, Les Eyzies, Eymet and half an hour away from the famous vineyards of Bergerac: Chateau Monbazillac ,St.Emilon, Percharmant these places offer tourists great wine tasting tours and cheap wine!!

We have many wonderful things to see and places to visit: Ancient Towns, Lakeside beaches, caves, aqua park, rivers with canoes and kayaks, walking, horse riding. Lovely shopping malls and great restaurants. Just an hour from the wonderful city of Bordeaux. Good quiet roads and probably the best scenery in France. This is an ideal family holiday home for that wonderful holiday in the Dordogne, France.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lakeside beaches 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: St.Astier 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property sleeps 6 adults and 2 children. We have 3 king size bedrooms.

The large master bedroom has its own walk in shower/bathroom en suite + its own private terrace with french doors. This is on the ground floor.

The other two bedrooms have a shared bathroom/shower room. These bedrooms are on the mezzanine level and are large and have king size beds. Each bedroom has its own wardrobe, and drawer space, bedside tables with bedside lights.

The rooms are all newly decorated and luxurious, providing fluffy towels, designer linen, squiggy pillows and duvets.

The mattresses are new and top quality for a wonderful nights sleep.

Hairdryers are also provided.

The lounge is vaulted and very spacious with an enormous log fireplace, large oak beams,latest widescreen hd tv with satelite tv. cd player and radio.

The floors are tiled with rugs and underfloor heating or cooling. Lovely modern leather furniture .

There is a new modern kitchen with fridge,Dish washer, microwave, chiller drawers, cooking island. and a dining sitting area with panoramic views

There is also a large covered summer eating terrace that overlooks the swimming pool just off the kitchen with new dining table and arm chairs.

The pool is fabulous, kidney shaped 12 x 6 m and is heated with salt cleaning system no pool eye!. It is surrounded with tropical planting, waterfall and has a safety wall surrounding it.

There is a barbecue house and a large terraced area for lounging in the sun and sitting round the pool.

There are also safety gates to prevent the younger children entering the pool area whilst you are not looking.

You can watch the children playing in this lovely safe pool, from the terrace or the kitchen/diner.

3/4 of the pool is the same depth so safe for children to play.

Under the house is the pool equipment and laundry room for your use.

We have a long drive and with gates and plenty of parking. Down a wooded track so away from the main road.

Our house has magnificent view and 14 acres for you to play and enjoy. Set with a 1 acre carp fishing lake with an island in the middle.

Tame Ducks to feed and chickens.(plenty of fresh eggs) We have a boat but we are not insured for its use so you must take it at your own risk, sorry!

We have large play areas, woods, fields and meadows, orchard and vegetable garden.

We hope you will love this house as much as we do, its a family home from home. In face our clients think it is Paradise!!!!!!

Further details outdoors

Maison du Verger has a lovely long drive to the front of the house, down a country track off the main road. We have our own private gate and drive and it is set in an area of about 14 acres, all free for you to discover. We have a large fruit and nut orchard and wildflower meadows. An 1 acre carp fishing lake..this year 21lb ,18lb and 12lb for photos just ask. Our woods of chestnut, pine and oak are free for you to ramble and in the autumn collect wonderful cep mushrooms, a delicacy here in the Dordogne.

Guided walks can be organised.

There are 2 beach lakes with picnic areas and fun for the children about 5 min and 30 min away. Many local market towns for french fresh food shopping, and that wonderful early morning Bread and pain au chocolate!!!!

Supermarkets 10 min away in Tocan and St.Astier.

A big shopping Mall about 20 min.

Many traditional old villages and towns to visit.

There are at least 5 chateaux in the village , very beautiful for walking

A new fishing lake and beach bar opened recently in the village with boating and swimming and fishing.

Half an hour away newly opened professional carp lakes with excellent facilities, special offers organised if you stay with us!!!

Take time to walk, picnic and swim along the rivers

This is a real family holiday area with tradition and typical old fashioned french style. Enjoy!!!

lovely new gaz barbeque and barbeque house

Visit thegreat Boulangeries here in our villages for the best bread you will ever find.!!!

Summer long wonderful weather and lazy days spent here at Barbilloux St.Aquilin.

Ask us for directions from the ports for an easy safe and stress free drive, avoiding Paris.!!!!!

Further details

During the summer we rent our house on a weekly basis

English/(french) speaking Owners around to help you and they maintain the pool and gardens

Welcome hamper for you on your arrival

Arrival after 4.00 departure before 10.00

B&B available during the rest of the year.

Special weekend gourmet breaks can be arranged.

Hen beauty parties organised

We do house swap out of season.

Our two bedroomed gite is available to rent at the same time for families larger than 8, please enquire

No single parties

Parents of toddlers must be aware that we have a mezzanine staircase in the house.(ask for baby gate!)

Please be aware that animals are kept on the site Goats, chickens, cats and a very friendly dog.

Fans are kept in all rooms

The owner at (7.00 am) prepares the pool area for you with lounge covers and comfy seating. cleans the pool and sometimes has a swim before you get up. the pool is yours exclusively.

The owner lives next door but is very discreet and is out a great deal,but is only there to make your stay more comfortable

The owner must water the private garden in the summer at least once a day at your convenience.

We have new cots, baby bedding and high chairs set up for you on your arrival

Fortnightly stays have a bed and towel change after one week.

T.Towels provided

Babysitting can be provided

Evening Meals can be prepared for you, please let us know when you book.

Pool towels provided

Various board games and dvds lent out

Please dont hesitate to ask for any special needs.

Friendly, welcome and excellent hosts to make you feel at home! THE PERFECT HOLIDAY HOME IN THE DORDOGNE!

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne has a wonderful diversity of countryside, towns and villages and rivers, steeped in tradition, age and character. The people of the Dordogne are friendly and helpful and welcome visitors from all over the world.

There is much to see and enjoy for all ages of the family, from ancient towns and fortresses, vineyards and parks, lakes, riding, swimming, boating and kayaking and many other outdoor persuits for the youngsters and adults together.

There are festivals and fetes, fireworks and dancing, celebrations, music evenings on the streets and fairs all with traditional bias and family values.

Discover some of the gastronomic delights in restaurants and cafes, market squares and narrow shopping lanes. Outdoor eating is a must and the way of eating during the summer months here in France.

Sample: oysters, foie gras, sheep and goats cheese, asparagus, sanglier(wild boar) and tomatoes with tastes of the garden!!! make a picnic and just sit in a field of poppies or under a willow tree by the river!!

Visit the Boulangerie for french breads with a difference. Try pain au raison or pain au chocolate!!! yummy!!!

Sundays visit the vide grenier (boot fairs) for that ancient french bargain or just visit the Brocantes(antique shops) There is a vast array of activities here for you all in the lovely Dordogne.

St Astier

St.Aquilin is a very small quaint traditional village, set high above the market town of St.Astier, in an exclusive area with panoramic views and gently rolling hills. The village has one church the infant/junior school and a very small restaurant/village shop. We also have a fishing lake/bar restaurant which is nice to visit on a sunny day, have a drink or snack at the bar and sit outside next to the lovely lake and wonderful ambiance. Kath is an English lady who loves to chat and help you. Or just go for a days fishing.

We are 20 min away from Riberac with its lovely market on a friday. 30 min away from the ancient towns of Bourdeilles and Brantome(venice of the dordogne) 40 min away from the famous and lovely Bergerac and its town and river. The airport is also there in Bergerac and runs from Stanstead daily.

Perigueux our lovely capital of the Dordogne is only 20 min away and well worth a days visit walking through the cobbled streets and visiting all its ancient streets and lovely shops.

We are only 10 min away from the market towns of Tocan and St.Astier where you can find the local supermarkets and street markets and festivals on various days of the week.

St.Aquilin is not only pretty and traditional it is peaceful, friendly and has wonderful countryside, thats why I live here!!!!!

We are just an hour from beautiful old villages and towns: Sarlat,Domme,Bezier,Eymet, Les Eyses, La Bugue, Montbaziac and the wonderful vineyards.

visit the caves or go kayaking on one of the beautiful rivers around this area.