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Beautifully renovated manor house in the heart of Périgord Noir with heated pool



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 extra toilet, sleeps 9, private heated swimming pool

The house was a farming hamlet whose origins pre-date the 16th century. Deserted after the Second World War, it was bought and beautifully restored as a single house by the present owners in 1970. Built of sandstone, the house has all modern comforts while retaining original features including wooden beams and original bread oven. From its hillside position it commands wonderful views over the valley, with two terraces providing sun or shade at different times of day. The large sitting room has an open fire place and provides direct access to the dining room and one of the terraces. The swimming pool is below the South-west terrace. There is a table tennis table in the large games room. Situated in its own grounds deep in the countryside and with direct access to woodland and valley walks, it is a haven of peace, safe for children, and yet within very easy reach of major tourist sites, historic places, medieval market towns such as Sarlat and Les Eyzies, and fine restaurants.

The Périgord Noir region is famous for its chateaux, prehistoric cave paintings, bastide towns, thickly wooded hillsides and valleys, beautiful climate and superb food. Sarlat, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, holds a music festival in July and August and there are spectacular firework displays along the rivers.

Horse riding centre is only 5 minutes drive away from the house.

Weekly markets are held in the local towns all year round on different days for example Saturday in Sarlet, Sunday in St Cyprien. In the late spring, summer and early autumn months you can hire canoes and kayaks on the Dordogne and Vézère rivers, and a ten-minute drive from the house there is a leisure park with swimming pools, water sports, fishing, and shady picnic areas. There are also safe swimming places in the Dordogne river, also only ten minutes away.

Le Bugue which is 10 minutes by car from the house has a famous old market on Tuesdays. Le Bugue has 3 supermarkets, an excellent wine merchant and a DIY store. It also has a good medical centre. Doctors readily do home visits at very reasonable rates.

In the spring the peach and nectarine trees blossom on the slopes below the house and wild boar may occasionlly be heard in the woods. In the autumn the misty early mornings give way to warm sunshine that ripens the walnuts, grapes, and an astonishing variety of wild mushrooms/fungi.

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  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Beautiful, tranquil, Perigord treasure

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 5 adults spending 2 weeks in this beautifully restored and wonderfully located house. The heated pool was a good size and very welcome as the weather was more than kind to us. The cows in the field next door strolled up to say hello, and the whole ambience and functionality of the restored house was excellent. Highlights were the Jardins de Marqueyssac, Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, the river trip from La Roque Gageac, and the spa at the Hotel Les Glycines in the lovely village of Les Eyzies. Also, we recommend the 15 minute train journey from St Cyprien to Sarlat, avoiding fighting for parking space in busy Sarlat. Wifi worked well, and the kitchen was well equipped. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return. We agreed it would make a great location for a winter, Christmas or New Year gathering - maybe something for the owners to consider. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks and had great holidays - felt like paradise on earth. The house offers everything you need for a perfect holiday for youngest and older people. We loved to swim in the heated and clean pool, even it was early in spring. The evenings we spent in front the lovely chimney. Every sights of the Périgord are easy and near to reach.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location. Pool was marvelous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a wonderful stay at this house. It is close to so many attractions including Grotte de Rouffignac, Chateau de Commarque (which was great for the kids to climb around), towns like Sarlat and Baynac, as well as canoeing on the Dordogne (fantastic!). Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone. At the end of a day of sightseeing, we had dinner by the pool and just relaxed. We wished we could have stayed longer.

Nitya was easy to work with and she was available to help us with the pool alarm.

We would recommend this house for your stay in the Dordogne!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return visit and just as memorable as the first!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property highly enough. This was our second visit, and it has the most idyllic setting. Coupled with the most amazing glorious sunshine, we had a fantastic time. Kayaking, visits to local markets (such as Sarlat), and relaxing by the pool.......the key ingredients to any holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Maroutal

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely 2 weeks at Le Maroutal. The house is very well appointed and in a lovely private, rural location. Despite the rural location, it is only about 8 minutes drive from St Cyprien, where there are plenty of shops including a large supermarket. It is an excellent base for day trips throughout the Dordogne regions, particularly for access to towns along the Dordogne River. The property was very clean and well maintained, and the owners were helpful and available on the phone to sort out any minor issues. We would have preferred if separate towels for swimming were provided in addition to the bath towels, as it had been stated in the information for the property that they were normally provided. The pool is in a lovely setting, overlooking surrounding fields, and was used daily thanks to the gorgeous summer weather.

We would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and private villa in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family( 6 people) holiday week in this very comfortable and spacious villa in the Dordogne , early in June.

The villa is well situated to visit St Cyprienne, Sarlat, Domme and other historic villages in the area. It is also easy to arrange canoeing, cycling and walking excursions in the surrounding areas.The villa is situated on a large property in the rural, agricultural hills outside St Cyprienne, and is thus very private. It has a beautiful swimming pool and is extremely well equipped. All you need is your own food and drink.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive and Bergerac at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Eyzies at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Préigueux at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is in the heart of the Périgord Noir, 6 km north of St Cyprien, 15 km south-east of Sarlat. It is about half an hour drive to drive to Périgueux (the capital of the region) and 50 km to Brive with airport and railway station with Motorail service to Calais. There are currently Ryan air flights and Flybe to Bergerac (about 40 minutes drive from the house). It is about 2 and a half hours drive from Bordeaux with a major international airport

Other Activities: canoeing


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £890

Prices not include central heating. Heating charge is £100 per week. Please advise if central heating is required when book.

The Swimming pool is heated and is opened from May to Mid October. if your booking is out of the time mentioned and you would like the pool open for you. please make a request to the owner.
A deposit of £450 (£900) is required to secure the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 280 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • cloakroom - Toilet
  • All bedrooms have direct access to a bathroom. The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 and 3 have a bathroom located in between them. Bedroom 4 and 5 also have bathroom located in between them.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single, 2 cots


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Please note that - smoking is not permitted in the house and smoking outside in summer may cause serious fire. There is a travelling cot available in the single bedroom - please request. There are 3 bathrooms and 3 staircases. The principle bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The other bedrooms have 1 bathroom located between two bedrooms with direct access from the bedrooms into the bathroom and to the staircases. There are a few games kept in the large games room such as skittles, board games. A picnic table for children to play board games. There is also an indoor table tennis table in the games room with bats and 2 balls. There are a range of children books on the bookshelves in the games room. Please note that the house has no wheelchair access. We provide bath towels. Please bring your own beach towels. If you have problem bringing your own beach towels please contact the owner in advance.

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