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Beautiful Dordogne Holiday Homes - Le Manoir - amazing view, pvte pool, lge gdn, wlk to bakery+restaurant

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6 bedroom house, private pool, in the Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No


Le Manoir - amazing view, pvte pool, lge gdn, wlk to bakery+restaurant: Dordogne Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 54815ha

The main house at Le Manoir des Granges is a typical Perigordian farmhouse, built in 1889 in local golden sandstone, on three floors with a natural slate roof. It has been restored to a high standard whilst retaining many of its original features. The house is surrounded by mature, spacious gardens, with an orchard of fruit and local walnut trees.

It has a 12 x 5 metre swimming pool set in a private garden, fenced for safety and The area surrounding the pool is sunny with sun loungers, parasol's and a large walnut tree for shade.

Inside, there is a well equipped farmhouse kitchen with all necessities for those who love cooking. An electric double oven range style cooker with 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, 2 fridges, a dining area which comfortably seats 12. Downstairs WC/cloakroom.

The lounge is comfortably furnished with stone fireplace for log fires, satellite English and French (freeview) TV, DVD player and Hi Fi and a library with a diverse range of both fiction and non-fiction

About the Property

Comfortable self-catering house, large gdns, private pool, 6 ensuite bedrooms

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.
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

Different rates available for groups of 8 or less in four bedrooms or less - please enquire. Refundable breakage deposit of €300 required on arrival. 30% Deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival. A final cleaning charge of €80 is payable on departure. Heating supplement will be charged from December to end March. There will be a charge for a supply of logs during winter months .

Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    Baby gates, high chairs, cots available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Groups
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately the steps make the property inaccessible by a wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 double


  • Bedroom 6: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • The bedrooms are on the first and second floor and are all thoughtfully decorated and furnished, for the comfort of our guests. We have six bedrooms with a combination of double, twin beds and one king sized. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have room for a cot....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Elderly and infirm - please contact owners to discuss whether house is suitable for individual circumstances. A Chef can be arranged if required - please contact owner to discuss. Maid service and a babysitter can be arranged if required - please ask for details. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We have a few DVD's which you are welcome to use. ...moreless

  • Games:

    There are a few board games available. Some puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A few CD's are available....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    English and French Satellite freeview TV....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV is situated in the living room....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table and chairs for 12 minimum. Extra chairs are found throughout the property....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    One mobile unit available on the top floor of the house....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    Open fire for logs. We are happy to provide logs as required for a small fee....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil fired central heating available throughout the property....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen and bathroom towels provided. Linen is changed weekly (on Saturday)....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for 12 people on sofa's and arm chairs. Library of books. DVD's available. Some CD's available for playing on the HiFi unit....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    We have a telephone available (on request) for calls to landline phones. Also for urgent or emergency calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Changed weekly (on Saturday)....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    We have a tumble dryer available but request that it is only used when the weather does not allow you to make use of the beautiful weather....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is situated in the boiler/laundry room. Washing powder/liquid can be bought from us if required....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Access to free WiFi is throughout the property but as we are based in rural France the speed is not fast! Watching or downloading films will not work....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes for mixing and cooking in....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Large freezer shared between all guests....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is extremely well equipped. Large pans are provided to help you provide meals for large groups. There are two sinks - very useful when there are several cooks! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric range cooker. Double oven. 5 gas rings....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You will usually find olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, cling film, foil, kitchen paper. 99% of the time there are herbs and spices available too - dependent on usage by previous guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators. One large one with freezer compartment and one smaller, under counter, one....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a beautiful stone terrace/patio area situated at the front of the house with large table and chairs. Several parasol's will provide your shade....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We provide a variety of outdoor games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large BBQ is available. BBQ tools provided. BBQ fuel is not provided but is readily available at the local supermarket....moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    12 x 5 metre pool set in lovely private garden. Safe for children. New for 2016: Thermal pool cover. There are a variety of objects that can be used in and around the pool to enhance your enjoyment....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 11 traveler reviews


  • Musée national de Préhistoire

    "Full of fantastic information, artefacts and fossils. A 'must do' for all Pre-history fans."

  • Grotte de Font de Gaume

    "One cave, open to the public, that has original cave paintings from pre-history times. Must ..."

  • Grotte de Rouffignac

    "Our favourite cave visit! Take the electric train through the cave and see the etchings/carv..."

  • Montignac

    "Our beautiful, local, very French town. Not just for tourists but for the locals too. Market..."

  • Beynac-et-Cazenac

    "Set at the side of the River Dordogne, just 30 mins drive from us, Beynac is a lovely villag..."

  • La Roque-Gageac

    "One of the most picturesque places in the Dordogne. Quaint villages with lovely little stree..."

  • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley

    "Prepare to be amazed by the paintings in this cave. Even though it is a replica of the origi..."

72 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bergerac Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Le Moustier
774 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
26 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Junction 17 A89/E70
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 Peyzac-le-Moustier, France:
We came to the Dordogne with our daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, 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. We love walking, cycling and birdwatching - we can do all of these in our free time!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • 6 bedroom house, private pool, in the Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges

    6 bedroom house, private pool, in the Dordogne. Le Manoir des Granges

  • Swimming pool and private garden for main house at Le Manoir des Granges

    Swimming pool and private garden for main house at Le Manoir des Granges

  • Haybarn living room

    Haybarn living room

  • The Haybarn bedroom

    The Haybarn bedroom

  • Roque Terrace living area and kitchen

    Roque Terrace living area and kitchen

  • Roque Terrace bedroom

    Roque Terrace bedroom

  • Walnut Store patio

    Walnut Store patio

  • Walnut Store living room and kitchen with bedroom through the doorway

    Walnut Store living room and kitchen with bedroom through the doorway

  • The Tobacco Barn

    The Tobacco Barn

  • Tobacco Barn upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom

    Tobacco Barn upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • Garden in front of house

    Garden in front of house

  • Kitchen and dining area in the Main House

    Kitchen and dining area in the Main House

  • The Haybarn

    The Haybarn

  • The Haybarn living room and kitchen area

    The Haybarn living room and kitchen area

  • Roque Terrace

    Roque Terrace

  • Roque Terrace living room

    Roque Terrace living room

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

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

  • Walnut Store living room

    Walnut Store living room

  • Walnut Store bedroom and en-suite bathroom

    Walnut Store bedroom and en-suite bathroom

  • Tobacco Barn kitchen

    Tobacco Barn kitchen

  • Tobacco Barn living room

    Tobacco Barn living room

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