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Luxury Village Manor House - Discover All that the Dordogne and Lot Has to Offer

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A Stunning Village Manor House - 5 Bedrooms; 4 Bathroms, 3 Living Rooms & Pool

LE MANOIR - THE PROPERTY

Le Manoir is a beautifully renovated, 17th century village manor house providing approximately 400 sq m of living accommodation in a walled, hedged and fenced garden of approximately 2,000 sq m. With 5 bedrooms (providing 4 king beds and 2 singles) and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), Le Manoir can comfortably accommodate 10 to 12 guests. Principle rooms within the house include Kitchen, dining room, wine cellar, 3 separate family / sitting rooms, games room; 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, two of which are en suite. Outside, Le Manoir provides a lawned garden, 2 large sun terraces and swimming pool.

The property has been sympathetically renovated throughout, ensuring that the very best of the many period features of the house have been retained, while also benefiting from the inclusion of modern and stylish fixtures and fittings throughout.

LOCATION

Le Manoir is located in the small hamlet of Le Bourg, situated between the historic towns of Figeac and Rocamadour within the National Park known as the 'Causses Du Quercy' in south, central France. The “Causses” is an upland limestone plateau and area of outstanding natural beauty situated between the scenically stunning Dordogne and Lot river valleys and bordered by the historic towns of Cahors, Figeac, Brive-La-Gaillarde and Sarlat. Conveniently located on the border between the French administrative “departments” of the Dordogne and Lot, Le Manoir provides a unique, luxurious and convenient vacation base from which to explore and enjoy all that this wonderful region of France has to offer.


SEE AND DO

The extent of things to see and do during your holiday at Le Manoir is as diverse as the landscape itself. An ideal location to explore the Dordogne and Lot River Valleys; The Countryside of the Causses Du Quercy; Historic Castles & Chateaux; the Medieval towns of Rocamadour: Sarlat; Cahors and Figeac; The Cahors Vineyards; Enchanting Villages such as Martel, St-Cere-Lapopie and Autoire; The Caves of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave; Markets, Fetes and Festivals; World Leading Prehistoric Sites including the Cave Paintings of Lascaux and Le Pech Merle; Sport and Recreation activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Cycling, Hot Air Ballooning, Golf, Horse Riding, Swimming Pools, Aqua Parks; Zoos and Animal Parks.

Whatever your interest, be it food; wine; history and culture; music and the arts; nature; sports & recreation - or simply just chilling-out, relaxing and taking it very easy – then Le Manoir and its surrounding area has something especially for you. Here are just a few of the many and varied activities that await you, your friends and family during your holiday at Le Manoir.

Food

The culinary home of foie gras and truffles and a region renowned for the freshness and quality of its meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables, you can rest assured that a holiday at Le Manoir will satisfy the wants of every budding gastronome. Whether it’s enjoying fine-dining or wholesome country fare in one of the area’s excellent restaurants; exploring the region’s produce at the many farmers markets; or taking cooking lessons under the instruction of a experienced local chef and putting your newly honed skills to the test for friends and family in Le Manoir’s wonderful kitchen – all are possible during your holiday at Le Manoir.

Wine

With vineyards nestled either side of the delightfully meandering River Lot, immediately to the west of the historic city that gives these unique wines their name, Cahors is one of the eldest regions of wine production in the whole of France. The true birthplace of the Malbec grape, and the benchmark wine against which the South American and other New World wines of the same grape varietal are judged, the vineyards of Cahors have been producing their uniquely deep, dark, rich and powerful red wine since before the Romans invaded Gaulle. Whether it’s a bespoke visit to specific wine producers, a casual tasting tour of the Cahors vineyards or a desire to learn more about the general process of viticulture in the region, all can be arranged during your stay at Le Manoir.

Sites of Historic Interest

It’s of little surprise that a region, once occupied by the Romans, so determinedly fought over by the French and English during the Middle Ages, and more recently the focus for resistance to fascist tyranny during the Second World War, now offers the visitor such an array of fascinating historic sites, buildings, villages and towns to explore and enjoy. From the fairy tale castles of Baynac, Castelnaud and Montfort rising high above the cliffs of the Dordogne river; the picture post-card villages of Martel, St-Cirq-Lapopie and Autoire; the medieval towns of Sarlat, Figeac and Cahors; to the pilgrim site and village of Rocamadour perched precariously 1,500 ft above the Alzou River gorge – the historic sites of the region offer something of interest to everyone.

The Subterranean World

The prevalence of limestone rock throughout the region has supported the creation over millions of years of a fascinating subterranean world ready to be explored.The cave systems of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave are both located within close proximity of Le Manoir and offer two of the most extensive cave systems open to the public in Western Europe. Both systems offer the visitor a fabulous opportunity to explore on foot and by boat the immense caverns, stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations that have made these systems famous.

Sites of Pre-historic Interest

Discoveries made over the course of the past century or so have confirmed that the valleys of the Dordogne and Lot have been inhabited by man and its Neanderthal ancestors for thousands of years. The intricate cave paintings of Lascaux and The Pech Merle offer the visitor a fascinating insight into the importance of this region in man's evolution.

ACCESS

Access to the property and region by road, air and rail is very straightforward. By road, Le Bourg is located approximately 20km to the east of junctions 55, 56 and 57 of the A20 auto-route, all of which are situated between the cities of Brive-La-Gaillarde (to the north) and Cahors (to the south). The A20 provides rapid connection via the motorway network to Paris and the ferry ports of the English Channel and Brittany to the north and north-west, and to Toulouse and the Spanish ferry ports of Bilbao and Santander to the south and south-west.

The region is also very well served by air with the four closest airports to Le Manoir being Brive-Le-Gaillarde; Rodez; Bergerac and Toulouse. Brive and Rodez, the closest, are located within 60 miutes drive time from the house. All four airports are served from the UK by either Easyjet and / or Ryan Air. Toulouse, the region's largest airport provides connection to international destinations.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Subject to prior discussion an agreement, pets are generally welcome at Le Manoir on the basis that owners take full responsibility for their control and cleaning....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outside of the house and using the ash trays provided...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Large and light with original fireplace, mantle and mirrors ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Large and light with original exposed beams and wooden floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Large and light with kingsize Jacobean style 4 poster bed...moreless

  • Principle Guest Bedroom (Bedroom 2): 1 king

    With original wood pannelled wardrobes an en-suite bathroom ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom (Bedroom 1): 1 king

    With fireplace, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Rollaway Beds

    An additional 2 rollaway beds are provided for use by guests...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 1): toilet, tub, shower

    Stylish - walkthrough shower, circular bath, sink and WC...moreless

  • Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 3): toilet, tub

    A hint of Asian Style - well appointed with exposed stone...moreless

  • Principle Guest Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 2): toilet, combination tub/shower

    Traditional style with slipper bath, fireplace, sink and WC...moreless

  • Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 4): toilet, shower

    Well appointed - with large walk-in-shower, WC and 2 sinks...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Sit back and relax with a good book - there are well stocked bookcases within each of the three living roooms for use by gusts during their stay ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    A DVD / Blue Ray / 3D player is provided for use by guests...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The games room at Le Manoir offers guests the chance to hone their skills and enjoy friendly competition in darts, foosball and pool - with a well stocked fridge to quench the thirst while you play...moreless

  • Games:

    A large collection of traditional family and board games, inclluding Monopoly, Cluedo, Chess, Drafts and Cards are available for use by guests...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A selections of CD's are available for use by guests...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Stereo:

    A stereo is provided in both the family room and games room with audio connection for I-phone / tablet...moreless

  • Television:

    A large flat-screen TV - with access to domestic French TV and English news channels plus access to Netflix, Youtube and the Internet. There is separate HDMI connection to the TV for I-phone / tablet ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's are available for use by guests...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Located within the heart of the small hamlet of Le Bourg, adjacent to the 12th century church, war memorial and Marie's office...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are 2 separate dining areas. The vaulted dining room adjacent to the kitchen is great for dinner parties. The large table by the fireplace in the Family Room offers relaxed dining family style...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A tumble dryer and clothes rack are provided in the laundry room and available for use by guests...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Enjoy the warmth of a real log fire. Le Manoir benefits from Inglenook fireplaces in two of the ground floor living rooms. A further 4 fireplaces both up and downstairs add extra charm to the house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house is heated by indivdually controlled electric radiators located discretely throughout the house...moreless

  • Internet:

    While the aim is to relax and unwind, there is an appreciation that the need remains to be able to connect to work and email. There is free and continous WIFI connection available throughout Le Manoir...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen is provided at Le Manoir...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are three separate living rooms at le Bourg, each providing a unique space to relax alone or with friends and family....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is sufficient parking area at the from of Le Manoir for 4 or 5 cars. Additional parking is available by the church that is located adjacent to and within walking distance of Le Manoir...moreless

  • Telephone:

    A telephone able to receive in-coming calls only is provided within the house. It is expected that guests continue to make use of theirown mobile phones when staying at Le Manoir...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels for up to 10 guests are provided at Le Manoir. Guests are xpected to supoply thierown towels for use of the swimming pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washing machine is provided in the laudry room and available for use by guests...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There are two coffee makers provided in the kitchen at Le Manoir - an Nespresso maker (capsules not supplied) and a filter coffee / expresso / latte maker. Two coffee plungers are also provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and other cooking utensils provided to accomoodate cooking for and serving up to 10 people ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Remove the effort of washing up after dinner - a full size programable dishwasher is provided below conter top in the kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A chef's paradise - bespoke, fully fitted modern kichen with large preparation surfaces - providing grill, 3 ovens, 5 hobs, microwave, fridge freezer, wine-cooler, dish-washer, coffee and toast maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Grill plus three separate ovens of varying size - including a dedicated "slow" oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large vertically separated fridge-freezer providing substantial storage for chilled and frozen items as well as including both ice and chilled water dispensers ...moreless

  • Stove:

    State-of-the-art stove incorporating 5 separate and electronically controlled "infusion" hobs of varying dimensions suitable for food preparation for large groups ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A large two slice toaster and toaster rack are provided in the kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Le Manoir enjoys the benefit of two decks. The larger south facing deck is located close to the swimming pool. The smaller deck provides an area of shade at the rear of the house to escape the heat...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Enjoy some serious al fresco cooking - there are two BBQ's (gas and charcoal) available for use by guests during their stay at Le Manoir...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Serious family fun. Remove the electric pool cover and cool down in the heat of the day - or enjoy a splash around during the cooler temperatures of evening in the floodlit, south facing 11 x 4 m pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$372
$2,604
Low
Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay

$3,135
Mid
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,666
Low
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,135
Mid
Apr 8 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,666
Low
Apr 23 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,135
Mid
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,666
High
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,782
Mid
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,666
Low
Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,135
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$296

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $531.33
  • Post stay cleaning $132.83

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Brive-le Gaillard (aso Rodez; Toulouse; Bergerac)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Assier & Lacapelle Marival
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Souillac Golf & Country Club
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Assier
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A20
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Assier & Lacapelle Marival

Car: Necessary

WHY LE MANOIR?

The extent of things to see and do during your holiday at Le Manoir is as diverse as the landscape itself. Whatever your interest, be it food; wine; history and culture; music and the arts; nature; sports & recreation - or simply just chilling-out, relaxing and taking it very easy – then Le Manoir and its surrounding area has something especially for you. Here are just a few of the many and varied activities that await you, your friends and family during your holiday at Le Manoir.

An ideal location to explore the Dordogne and Lot River Valleys; The Countryside of the Causses Du Quercy; Historic Castles & Chateaux; the Medieval towns of Rocamadour: Sarlat; Cahors and Figeac; The Cahors Vineyards; Enchanting Villages such as Martel, St-Cere-Lapopie and Autoire; The caves of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave; Markets, Fetes and Festivals; World leading prehistoric sites including the caves of Lascaux and Le Pech Merle; Sport and recreation activities including kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning and golf.

ACCESS

Access to the property and region by road, air and rail is very straightforward. By road, Le Bourg is located approximately 20km to the east of junctions 55, 56 and 57 of the A20 auto-route, all of which are situated between the cities of Brive-La-Gaillarde (to the north) and Cahors (to the south). The A20 provides rapid connection via the motorway network to Paris and the ferry ports of the English Channel and Brittany to the north and north-west, and to Toulouse and the Spanish ferry ports of Bilbao and Santander to the south and south-west.

The region is also very well served by air with the four closest airports to Le Manoir being Brive-Le-Gaillarde; Rodez; Bergerac and Toulouse.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My three children and I welcome you to Le Manoir at Le Bourg. We hope you enjoy this unique property as much as we do. I was born and raised in Hertfordshire, the county located just north of London in the United Kingdom. Educated at Bishops Stortford College, and at university in London and Newcastle, I entered the property industry in London in the early 1990's. My career then took me to Beijing, China in 1996, where my three children were born and we all currently live. While we spend considerable time in Asia, we are lucky to also be able to travel regularly back to both France and England.

Why the Owner Chose Le Bourg, France:
The son of true Francophiles, I spent countless vacations in and developed a true love for France as a child and teenager. It remained a personal goal to own a property in France - with the Dordogne and Lot regions being high on my list of preferred locations. Fueled by a love for the country, its culture, history, geographic diversity, food and wine - supported by a wish to retain a home base in Europe while my children and I continue to live in Asia - we purchased Le Manoir in 2003. The property is truly unique, full of character with many aspects of architectural interest. It is also well located to explore the Dordogne and Lot river valleys and all that this great area has to offer.


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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • The west and south aspects of Le Manoir

    The west and south aspects of Le Manoir

  • The west facade of Le Manoir with front door

    The west facade of Le Manoir with front door

  • Relax in the summer sun on the large south facing terrace

    Relax in the summer sun on the large south facing terrace

  • Al fresco dining and general relaxation on the south facing terrace

    Al fresco dining and general relaxation on the south facing terrace

  • The heart of the house and a gastronomers dream - Le Manoir's stunning kitchen

    The heart of the house and a gastronomers dream - Le Manoir's stunning kitchen

  • Cahors and other wines of the region - available to guests in our honour bar

    Cahors and other wines of the region - available to guests in our honour bar

  • Dining - Family Style. The large dining table comfortably seats 10 people

    Dining - Family Style. The large dining table comfortably seats 10 people

  • Dive into a good book, chess or a game of cards by the fire in the Library

    Dive into a good book, chess or a game of cards by the fire in the Library

  • Serious fun in the Games Room - snooker, pool or billiards

    Serious fun in the Games Room - snooker, pool or billiards

  • The Master Bedroom - relax in the armchair by the fireside with a good book

    The Master Bedroom - relax in the armchair by the fireside with a good book

  • Sleep like royalty at Le Manoir - sweet dreams in the Jacobean four poster

    Sleep like royalty at Le Manoir - sweet dreams in the Jacobean four poster

  • Asian Influences - the cat's eyes in the bathroom

    Asian Influences - the cat's eyes in the bathroom

  • The west facade and tree lined front door to Le Manoir illuminated at night

    The west facade and tree lined front door to Le Manoir illuminated at night

  • The 11m x 4m swimming pool  with stone edge and automatic retractible hard cover

    The 11m x 4m swimming pool with stone edge and automatic retractible hard cover

  • Serious chilling in the summer sun - and take a dip when you need to cool off

    Serious chilling in the summer sun - and take a dip when you need to cool off

  • Quiet time in the shade - the deck a the rear of Le Manoir in view of the church

    Quiet time in the shade - the deck a the rear of Le Manoir in view of the church

  • The sympathetically designed and fully fitted kitchen and vaulted dining room

    The sympathetically designed and fully fitted kitchen and vaulted dining room

  • Fine Dine with friends and family in the Vaulted Dining Room

    Fine Dine with friends and family in the Vaulted Dining Room

  • Relax in comfort and under stated style in the family room at Le Manoir

    Relax in comfort and under stated style in the family room at Le Manoir

  • Relax into the leather bound chairs and sofa by the  inglenook fireplace

    Relax into the leather bound chairs and sofa by the inglenook fireplace

  • Upstairs at Le Manoir - view from the landing towards a bathroom and 2 bedrooms

    Upstairs at Le Manoir - view from the landing towards a bathroom and 2 bedrooms

  • Tiffany lamps and wood pannels - enjoy traditional style in the guest bedroom

    Tiffany lamps and wood pannels - enjoy traditional style in the guest bedroom

  • Enjoy understated style and extreme comfort in this bedroom at Le Manoir

    Enjoy understated style and extreme comfort in this bedroom at Le Manoir

  • Classic and elegant style - soak in the slipper bath in guest bedroom en suite

    Classic and elegant style - soak in the slipper bath in guest bedroom en suite

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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