Situated on a quiet back street in the little village of Villefranche de Lonchat, La Maison de Manon is a charming and beautifully decorated house.
All amenities, bars & restaurants are within walking distance and staying in the village gives you a real feeling of French life.
Size: Sleeps two adults with maximum 3 children OR 4 adults.
General: TV (French), DVD player, board games.
Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron, vacuum cleaner.
Utilities: Dishwasher, cooker, washing machine.
Rooms: Kitchen, Sitting Room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (shower only).
Furniture: Kitchen table with seating for 6, nice comfy 3 seater sofa, 2 armchairs, Queen sized bed, 2 single beds that can be attached to create a big double, extra single spare bed.
Other: Beautiful and quiet courtyard at the rear of the house which catches the sun all day & evening. The perfect place to relax with a glass of chilled wine & an aperitif.
Parking: On street or parking spaces very close by.
Access: Not suitable for disabled access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Le Lac de Gurson 1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac airport 38 km, Nearest railway: Montpon Menesterol 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The pretty and spacious courtyard is accessed through French doors from the sitting room and offers a relaxing and private area to eat, enjoy a drink and to have a barbecue. Parking is no problem and can be found 30 seconds away where there are several parking bays. Alternatively there is plenty of on-street parking.Wi-Fi is available in both Bar-restaurants in Villefranche de Lonchat.The restaurant "L'un des sens" is a particularly good restaurant & is only a few steps away. See reviews on Trip Advisor"La Cave des Chevaliers" is a bar-restaurant with live music & is in the village too.
Aquitaine region / Gironde & Dordogne areas
Aquitaine with its beautiful capital city of Bordeaux, is one of the great historic regions of France. It is also one of the largest and most varied regions of France, stretching from the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, to the Spanish border in the south, a distance of over 300 km.
In the Middle Ages, Aquitaine was allied with the Plantagenet Kings of England, and the region has many historic connections with the British Isles.
Gironde is wine country with Bordeaux at its centre. In total there are 57 wines labelled AOC - Bordeaux, Sauternes, Medoc & St-Emilion to name but a few.
Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations within the Aquitaine region. There are many famous sights to visit including the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Eyzies, les jardins de Marqueyssac (Marqueyssac gardens), Sarlat-la-Canéda (Dordogne's favourite and most beautiful medieval town) and many other sites of interest.
A real plus is that all amenities in Villefranche de Lonchat are within walking distance including a boulangerie (bakery) almost opposite so that you can buy your fresh bread every morning without having to get in the car.
Other amenities include a grocery,a bakery, a post office, two Bar-Restaurants, a pharmacy, a cashpoint and a weekly market.
It is approximately 5 kms (8 miles) to supermarkets where there is also a petrol station.
There are loads of small wine producers close by (caves, chĂ˘teaux) where one can taste and buy the wine.
Of course the famous town of St Emilion is only half an hour away and offers a beautiful place to visit aswell as the opportunity of purchasing some very special wines.
Exploring the area taking the little roads, you'll come across people selling fresh eggs, honey and other local produce.
Below is a selection of the main activities and attractions close by:
- â€śLe Lac de Gursonâ€ť a swimming lake with a beach and several bar-restaurants (Five minutes by car).
- â€śLes MarchĂ©s Nocturnesâ€ť village get togethers where local food and wine producers sell their products to be enjoyed at large tables set out in village squares (every friday evening during July and August in Villefranche de Lonchat)
- â€śLes Brocantes and Vide greniersâ€ť Antique Fairs & Flea Markets.
- â€śLe MarchĂ© de Ste Foy la Grandeâ€ť. Rated as one of the top 100 markets in France taking place every saturday morning at Ste Foy la Grande.
- "La bataille de Castillon" a spectacular re-enactment of the last battle fought in the hundred years' war which took place at Castillon la Bataille in 1453. This unique event takes place on various dates during July and August and is an absolute must-see.