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Traditional Manor House, Private Pool & 4 Gites in the Vezere Valley, Dordogne - The Walnut Store

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Plazac cottage description

A superb 19c manor house with private pool set in a private garden & 4 gites with shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe. The house accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bathrooms. The 4 gites, totally separate from the main house, have all been renovated and furnished to the same level of comfort as the house and share a second swimming pool. The largest, The Tobacco Barn, sleeps 5/6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, Walnut Store and La Roque Terrace - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. Alternatively the house and 4 gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 24 people - perfect for parties and weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and boulangerie and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.

Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.
The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!
Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

The Walnut Store: Plazac Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 54815ha

The Walnut Store is our most cosy gite. Situated in the front courtyard, it has a private patio area with a barbecue, dining table and chairs. The gite is all on one level, and is suitable for an assisted handicapped guest and is wheelchair accessible. The living area is comfortably furnished with a mix of English and French antiques, and has a satellite (freeview) TV and DVD , a fireplace and a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. The kitchen is equipped with a fan oven, 4 ring gas hob, a microwave and a fridge. The sunny bedroom sleeps two, and has a large en suite bathroom with a shower, a toilet, and a basin. A terrace door leads directly to the swimming pool.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Suitable for babies in a cot....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs considered - please ask first....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • The large bed can be used as a double or converted to two twin electrically controlled single beds if preferred. The bedroom is suitable for two friends and couples alike....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Wet-room style shower....moreless

          • A spacious open plan bathroom with open shower suitable for wheelchair access for the assisted disabled...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The gite is accessible for a wheelchair although there is one small step between the living room and the bedroom. A maid service can be provided charged hourly by arrangement. If you wish to avoid the hassle of cooking yourself on your first day of arrival or on longer sight seeing days, a pre-prepared meal can be cooked for you ready for you to serve and eat. Please contact the owner for details....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All


              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Paragliding
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining:

                    Table and chairs situated in the living room....moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people


                  • Washing Machine:

                    Shared between all gite guests....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Heating
                  • Fireplace
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Wood burning stove....moreless


                  • Toaster
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer:

                    Large chest freezer shared between all guests....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 ring gas hob....moreless

                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Table, chairs and parasol....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Communal Pool:

                    10 x 4.5 metre pool shared between all gite guests....moreless

                  property descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Rate 5
                      Jul 5 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Rate 6
                      Aug 30 - Oct 24, 2014
                      1 night min stay

                      Rate 7
                      Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                      1 night min stay

                      Rate 8
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Low season
                      Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                      1 night min stay
                      Mar 28 - Jul 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      High season
                      Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Low season
                      Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
                      1 night min stay
                      Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      30% Deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.

                      Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival.

                      A final cleaning charge of €30 is payable on departure.

                      There will be a nominal charge for a supply of logs during the winter months.

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                      Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                      72 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bergerac Airport
                      774 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      26 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Junction 17 A89/E70
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      28 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Le Moustier

                      Car: Necessary

                      Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

                      The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

                      Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

                      Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

                      This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need.

                      There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

                      Ski: No Skiing.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

                      Why the Owner Chose Plazac:
                      After we had our two daughters, Charlotte (1982) and Nicola (1983), we came to the Dordogne for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream! We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for mobility impaired. We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • The Walnut Store

                        The Walnut Store

                      • House pool and garden

                        House pool and garden

                      • Kitchen and dining room -  le manoir

                        Kitchen and dining room - le manoir

                      • Main House Bedroom

                        Main House Bedroom

                      • Haybarn Kitchen

                        Haybarn Kitchen

                      • Hay Barn Bedroom

                        Hay Barn Bedroom

                      • Le Roque Terrace

                        Le Roque Terrace

                      • Roque Terrace Bathroom

                        Roque Terrace Bathroom

                      • Walnut Store interior

                        Walnut Store interior

                      • Walnut Store bedroom with direct access to the pool.

                        Walnut Store bedroom with direct access to the pool.

                      • Tobacco Barn Living Room

                        Tobacco Barn Living Room

                      • 6 bedroom house, Vezere Valley, Dordogne.
Le Manoir des Granges

                        6 bedroom house, Vezere Valley, Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges

                      • Outside eating at Le Manoir des Granges

                        Outside eating at Le Manoir des Granges

                      • Lounge - le Manoir

                        Lounge - le Manoir

                      • Main House Bedroom

                        Main House Bedroom

                      • Gite for 2 in the Dordogne, shared pool, private terrace.

                        Gite for 2 in the Dordogne, shared pool, private terrace.

                      • Haybarn Dining area

                        Haybarn Dining area

                      • Le Roque Terrace.

                        Le Roque Terrace.

                      • Roque Terrace Bedroom

                        Roque Terrace Bedroom

                      • Dordogne gite for 2, with shared pool, near village with facilities.

                        Dordogne gite for 2, with shared pool, near village with facilities.

                      • Walnut Store kitchen and dining area

                        Walnut Store kitchen and dining area

                      • The Tobacco Barn

                        The Tobacco Barn

                      • Tobacco Barn Bedroom

                        Tobacco Barn Bedroom

                      £44 - £69 per night (GBP)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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