Private pool and hidden valley
About the home
Imagine a haven away from it all,
Where you can relax and your stress levels fall.
5 bedrooms allow you to spread out in style,
With views of the country for mile after mile.
Le Manoir is offering all this and more,
With 98 acres for you to explore.
There is so much to see, and so much to do:
Do it all, or do nothing – it's just up to you!
We also run fully-catered residential courses for 1 or more people. This year, we have an art course led by Murray Ince, a poetry course led by Ros Barber, and a yoga week. Please contact us for more details.
Situated in the wine-growing area of South West France, Le Manoir is the perfect base from which to explore the region, or you may prefer to just enjoy the peace and tranquility in a stunning setting.
All bedrooms enjoy private en-suite facilities. Wood burner in the lounge. Fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, 2 fridges and ice maker).
Free Wi-fi connection.
Separate laundry room with washing machine (9kg), tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
The sun terrace is the perfect place for outdoor dining, or just enjoying the views with a glass of wine. The private pool overloooks the hidden valley, has a jacuzzi function on the Roman steps, and can be illuminated at night.
Smoking is permitted outdoors only
Although Le Manoir is self-catering, we can arrange for a chef to prepare some or all your meals. Also available: baby sitting, child minding, maid service and extra cleaning.
Walking, cycling, tennis, horse riding, canoeing/kayaking and zorbing are all nearby.
There are several excellent golf courses within easy driving distance. New for 2013: free Dordogne Golf Pass, allowing you to play at 7 courses at reduced cost.
Whatever you choose to do, you are assured of a warm welcome at Le Manoir, and a holiday to remember.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lac de Gurson (swimming lake with beach), 2km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
All bedrooms are en-suite, one having a separate large bathroom, and one is on the ground floor;
Good selection of DVDs, books and board games;
Playstation with games, and piano keyboard;
Wi-fi internet access;
Telephone available for landline calls to Europe, USA, Australia and more.
Further details outdoors:
Le Manoir is totally secluded;
Private pool has a jacuzzi feature and can be illuminated at night;.
8 single sun loungers, one double;
Tables and chairs for outdoor dining;
Table tennis and outdoor toys in the garden;
Plenty of parking spaces;
Free fishing in the lakes;
Walks in the woods;
Superb views in every direction.
We can arrange treasure and scavenger hunts for children.
Le Manoir is in a natural setting, so it is possible to see deer running across the fields, hear the nightingales, and watch kingfishers, dragonflies and turtles near the lakes.
Because there is no light pollution, star gazing is a pleasure. Lie out under the night sky (we provide sofas and mattresses), marvel at the Milky Way, and look for shooting stars and satellites!
Ideal for families, friends, weddings and special occasions.
Included in price:
Welcome Pack (bread, butter, confiture, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, and wine);
Welcome barbecue or meal, worth up to 250€, for 2 week reservations;
Bed linen, bath towels;
High chair and playpen;
Departure cleaning, if left in clean and tidy state.
Pool/beach towels (2€ each per week);
Cot and toddler bed available for 20€ supplement each;
Central heating/wood: payable per consumption.
Optional extras: Wine tasting at Le Manoir, catering, babysitting/child-minding and maid service.
Breakage/damage deposit of 500 euros, returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday, deductions as necessary.
No smoking allowed indoors.
For restricted mobility: there are 4 steps to Le Manoir front door, and two to the terrace, one very small step to the kitchen, and one bedroom on the ground floor.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The South West of France is one of the most beautiful regions, and enjoys milder weather due to the Gulf Stream. The summers are long, and the winter is usually very mild indeed, but we can't guarantee it!
Le Manoir is in the heart of the wine growing region, with vineyards next to many of the roads in the area.
A local cycle hire company will deliver bikes to the door.
There are several excellent golf courses within easy driving distance. New for 2013: ask us for your free Dordogne Golf Pass, allowing you to play at 7 courses, including Chateau de Vigiers, at reduced cost.
From Le Manoir, one can see the ruins of the Chateau de Gurson, steeped in history, with donkeys keeping watch.
No visit would be complete without a trip to St Emilion, Bordeaux or Bergerac.
The Villefranche de Lonchat / Montpeyroux, Villefranche de Lonchat area
Domaine de Coquelicot, an organic wine producer gives free wine tasting, as does Chateau de Gurson, both within walking distance . Chateau la Plante also gives a free tour and wine tasting, 10 minutes away by car.
Lac du Gurson (3 minutes) - a very large open-air swimming lake, sandy beach, fountain, restaurants and cafés.
Tennis at Lac de Gurson or St Martin de Gurson.
Villefranche de Lonchat (5 minutes), our nearest town, once a fortified English stronghold or Bastide. There is a handful of small shops, cash machine, and a weekly market in the town square. The baker will deliver fresh bread each morning, if requested: a lovely way to start the day! The Fête Cantonale, a great day out for all ages, will be held on Sunday 28th July 2013; a treat not to be missed.
Montpon-Ménestérol (15 minutes): canoe/kayak centre (with cycle hire and zorbing), beach and bars, banks, petrol station, shops, supermarket, cinema.
Castillon la Bataille (20 minutes) - weekly colourful market on Mondays, right on the Dordogne river. Re-enactment of The 100 Years' War July/August. Also banks, fuel, supermarkets and shops.
St Emilion (30 minutes) - one of the most important wine areas in France. There you will find the largest monolithic chuch in Europe, and the view from the top of the tower is well worth climbing the 196 steps!
Lac Jamaye (40 minutes), with free boating.
Aqua Park near Bergerac, 40 minutes.
Bergerac - a lovely old town, always well worth a visit. Find the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac!
Bordeaux (1 hour)- a beautiful, very old city, with magnificent buildings. Always plenty to do and explore.
Sarlat la Canéda (90 minutes) - east of Bergerac. Famous for its night markets. Also in this area are the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Chateau Castelnaud (with demonstrations of a working trebuchet).
Why not book a hot air balloon trip? The nearest place is an hour away, at Le Fouilloux. It's a great way to see Le Manoir and the beautiful scenery of the area from a different perspective .
There are also Châteaux, Gardens, grottoes and tourist areas, weekly markets, night markets, music and events.
For those who just want to sit back and do little there are plenty of good walks, cycling, bird-watching, botany, star gazing (spot the shooting stars and satellites), photography, painting, reading and lazing by the pool - all at Le Manoir.
How to get there
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Fly to BERGERAC from Gatwick, Heathrow, Southampton, Bristol, Exeter, Birmingham, Stanstead, Liverpool, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Shetlands, Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey: Ryanair, Flybe, British Airways or Jet2: 40 minutes drive to Le Manoir.
Fly to BORDEAUX from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Luton, Durham, Humberside, Liverpool, Norwich, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Jersey, Birmingham, Leeds, Exeter, East Midlands or Cardiff: British Airways, EasyJet, KLM, Air France or RyanAir: 85 minutes drive to Le Manoir.
A car is recommended for your holiday at Le Manoir.
Major car hire companies operate from Bergerac and Bordeaux, with reasonable rates
Taxis are also available. We can arrange airport transfers if required.
Ferry ports and drive times to Le Manoir: St Malo (6h 15m), Caen (6h 25m), Le Havre (7h 15m), Dieppe (7h 30m), Cherbourg (7h 45m), Roscoff (8h), Dunkirk, Calais (8h 40m), or Zeebrugge (8h 50m), not including refreshment breaks.
www.mappy.fr is a good way of finding the quickest route. Type 'Beaulieu, 24610' in the destination tab in 'Itinére'.
Eurostar to Paris or Lille, then TGV to Bordeaux. Regional service to Montpon-Ménestérol. Taxi to Le Manoir, or we can arrange to fetch you (Montpon is 15 minutes from Le Manoir).
Activities near Villefranche de Lonchat
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Dec 2012
We had a great family holiday, the location is great, vineyards, lake with a beach and pony rides, we had a great time! Thanks again to our faboulous hosts!
13 Nov 2012
We spent a week at the Manoir with our two sons and friends. A very attractive house in the old French style, well furnished and appointed and set in the midst of beautiful countryside. We made... more
12 Aug 2012
5 Adults and 5 children stayed comfortably in the spacious Manoir.
We were warmly welcomed and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend the welcome BBQ.
The standard of all the rooms was very high, beds were comfortable and the kitchen spacious and well fitted out.
We were provided with excellent local knowledge of markets, places to see and things to do. The owners were happy to assist with any bookings or information.
The kids had plenty to do with a lovely pool, table tennis and other games provided.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to visit again sometime.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Wild Orchid month||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer season||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer season||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||14 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||€ 1550||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||12 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||€ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Jan 14||12 Apr 14||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||26 Apr 14||24 May 14||€ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||24 May 14||21 Jun 14||€ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||21 Jun 14||19 Jul 14||€ 2100||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||19 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||€ 2100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||27 Sep 14||18 Oct 14||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||18 Oct 14||20 Dec 14||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||20 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Wild Orchid month||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1700||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer season||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 2100||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2400||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer season||31 Aug 13||13 Sep 13||€ 2100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||21 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||€ 1700||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||12 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Jan 14||12 Apr 14||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||€ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||26 Apr 14||24 May 14||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||24 May 14||21 Jun 14||€ 1700||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||21 Jun 14||19 Jul 14||€ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||19 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||€ 2550||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||€ 2150||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||27 Sep 14||18 Oct 14||€ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||18 Oct 14||20 Dec 14||€ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||20 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Wild Orchid month||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer season||29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||€ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer season||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||€ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||14 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||12 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||€ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||€ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||5 Jan 14||12 Apr 14||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||26 Apr 14||24 May 14||€ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||24 May 14||21 Jun 14||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||21 Jun 14||19 Jul 14||€ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||19 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||€ 2600||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||€ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||27 Sep 14||18 Oct 14||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||18 Oct 14||20 Dec 14||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||20 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||€ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Free Welcome Barbecue or meal for all 2-week bookings. 5% reduction for second week.
Free internet connection.
Telephone available for free landline calls to most countries, and to mobiles in France, USA and Caneda.
Towels, bed linen and departure cleaning included in price (as long as Le Manoir is left in a clean and tidy state).
Beach towels, cot and toddler bed available for small extra charge.
25% non refundable deposit required upon booking unless visit is less than 8 weeks from time of booking when full payment is required.
Damage/breakage deposit of 500€ due with final payment or in cash at start of holiday (refundable within 2 weeks of end of holiday, deductions as necessary).
Electricity and water included in the price. Gas central heating available, charged by consumption.Book
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Bookings shown are for self catering in the Manoir. Catering can be arranged.
Please contact Le Manoir with your holiday dates and any enquiries.
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