Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Charming 4* traditional French manoir nestling in 98 acres.

Sunny terrace, private swimming pool, garden, secluded grounds overlooking the hidden valley, fishing lakes, fields and woods.

Five bedrooms, all en-suite

Fully-equipped kitchen.

Perfectly private.

Staff available if required.

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!

Let Le Manoir de Gurson weave its magic spell over you! Here is where you can get away from it all, and simply relax, or have a base for discovering the area. Everyone is surprised at how quickly they unwind from the moment they come down the 500-metre drive and step into the entrance hall. The secret could be that Le Manoir is in the middle of 98 acres of beautiful scenery, with lakes, fields and woods - and even a hidden valley. A real piece of paradise.

We also run fully-catered residential courses for 1 or more people.

In 2016 Isle of Wight artist Murray Ince is hosting the Painting and Drawing holiday 8th-15th October (£700 per painter and £450 for non-participant). Prices include accommodation, meals and trips out. Please contact us for more information, or see our website (Le Manoir de Gurson).

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.

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, 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, and canoeing/kayaking are all nearby.

There are several excellent golf courses within easy driving distance. Free Dordogne Golf Pass available, 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
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 4 en suites and 1 toilet only
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lac de Gurson, with playground 2 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 32 km, Nearest railway: Montpon-Menesterol 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

All bedrooms offer wonderful views, are en-suite, one with a separate large bathroom, and one on the ground floor;

Good selection of DVDs, books and board games;

Wi-fi internet access; Table tennis in the garden.

Telephone available for free landline calls to Europe, USA, Australia and more.

Further details outdoors

Le Manoir is totally secluded;Private pool can be illuminated at night;Sun loungers;Tables and chairs for outdoor dining;Table tennis and outdoor toys in the garden;Plenty of parking spaces;Free fishing in the lakes;Horse riding on site;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!We can give you lots of information on trips out, including guided tours of St Emilion, bike rides, bike hire, walking routes, cycling routes, hot-air ballooning, boat trips, canoeing or kayaking, karting, paintballing, and a host of other activities. Tennis courts nearby.

Further details

Ideal for families, friends, weddings and special occasions.Included in price:Free welcome pack for all bookings (bread, butter, confiture, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, and wine);Free welcome barbecue or meal for 2 or 3 week reservations;Bed linen, bath towels;High chair, cot and toddler bed if required;Departure cleaning, if left in clean and tidy state.Not included:Pool/beach towels (2€ each per week);Extra departure cleaning if necessary: 100€; Central heating/wood: payable per consumption. Optional extras: Wine tasting at Le Manoir, catering, babysitting/child-minding and maid service, Indian Head massage.

The 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 cannot 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. 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.

Villefranche-de-Lonchat

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. An experience not to be missed.

Lac du Gurson (3 minutes) - a very large open-air swimming lake, sandy beach, fountain, adventure playground and free pedaloes, 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 (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 24th July 2016; a treat not to be missed.

Montpon-Ménestérol (15 minutes): canoe/kayak centre, 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, excellent for Young children, with water slides and fountains. There's a mini-golf, and a bowling alley there, too.

Bergerac - a lovely old town, always well worth a visit. Find the statues of Cyrano de Bergerac!

Bordeaux (1 hour)- a beautiful, very old city, with magnificent buildings. Always plenty to do and explore.

Dune de Pyla (95 minutes) - largest sand dune in Europe. Climb the stairs for a splendid view (at 108 metres above sea level) of the ocean and surrounding area. Option to go back down on the sand - a unique experience.

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 is 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 in the area.

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.