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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Nick and Philippe, as our time at Le Manoir draws to a close I just have to say how much my family have enjoyed the house . It is so well set up for relaxation and enjoyment for the whole family . We have explored the region by car, had meals out and also loved being by the pool, playing chess, pool, watching movies, soccer, cooking and eating in the 'cave ' . All in all a memorable time in this beautiful part of the world. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful home away from home. Cheers Renea
Jun 2016
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6 Reviews

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5

Family holiday at Le Manoir

  • 5 of 5

Before our stay at Le Manoir, we had exchanged various emails with Nick the owner who was more than willing to answer any queries we had prior to our arrival.

Phillipe, the property manager, greeted us at Le Manoir as arranged, showed us around the beautiful house and its many, wonderful features and explained everything we needed to know for our stay.

The property itself is truly first class. The pictures really do not do justice to the sheer size and space available for our family of 12. There are so many thoughtful features to accommodate all sorts of ages and interests from the games room for our teenagers to the vast collection of dvds for our younger children when they needed a rest from the pool! All of the bedrooms are extremely spacious and comfortable with en-suites and bathrooms that easily accommodated our large party. The many different living areas were perfect for people to find their own quiet space, including a wonderful outside terrace with numerous seating, parasols and loungers. Details such as a filled 'beer fridge', which you were simply asked to re-fill like for like, was a super idea and enabled us to settle in and enjoy the property straight away.

The area itself has so many things to offer. Our family, ranging from 10 to 71, spend a wonderful day canoeing along the Dordogne and we visited many attractions and local towns. We found a great pizzeria in Figeac and lovely restaurants in Gramat and Martel. There is also a fantastic pizzeria take-away just down the road from the house which provided us with a break from cooking on a couple of occasions!

All in all, we had a wonderful stay and were very sorry to leave. The house is superb for a large party and we couldn't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property Le Manoir

  • 5 of 5

Nick Jones and his French representive Phillipe were wonderful people to deal with. The house was very comfortable. The pool was excellent for the grandchildren. The surrounding area fascinating. The home was very comfortable for our party of 7 adults and 2 children. The bedrooms large, the beds comfortable, abundant dining areas inside and out. The nearby villages have good supermarkets etc with a good pizza place about 1 km away. Good TV fridges washers dish washers etc.

I suggest that the only shortcoming was an owners guidebook to all the many local attractions and things like when organising pizza, however finding out was part of the enjoyment.

John and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your considerate review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Le Manoir and were able to explore this lovely region of France. Your comments regarding our guidebook are well noted and we will certainly look to improve that for the benefit of future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Manoir in the future.
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A fabulous spot in Drdogne/Lot area

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Manoir in Le Bourg with another couple of friends during a round trip through the south of France. The house has been renovated and combines the charm of the old building with what you find as the best in modern comforts. All done with great taste. It added a great deal to our experience in the region. The grounds around the property, the spaces inside, all help creating a great ambiance. Le Bourg is a very small village, but an easy drive to the attractions within de area, like Rocamadour, Padirac caves (don't miss it!), Figeac, Sarlat, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Sussex, UK
5

Superbly renovated home in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to be able to stay with family in this beautifully restored manor house for 17 days in June. The renovation maintains much of the old character with modern touches especially in the large kitchen and the many bathrooms. Its a great home for families with a super swimming pool (which is padded for the really young) and also for adults with a sports room.

We were on the terrace most evenings to relax and the views are delightful.

While there is not a lot in Le Bourg itself, the location is perfect for exploring the gorgeous surrounding area between the Dordogne and Lot rivers. Our favourite places were Figeac (20 minutes away) especially on a Saturday where the market is a must. Rocamadour is 25 mins away and is simply world class, a jaw dropping town nearly 1000 years old set in to the cliffs. Wine tasting in Cahors (the original home of Malbec), the fabulous town of St Cirq Lapopie and so many more wonderful villages to explore and have lunch.

For foodies there are some wonderful michelin starred options - with Chateau de la Treyne and Les trios Soliel de Montal strongly recommended.

We will be back as there is so much more that we did not have time for - travelling down the rivers, visiting the historic caves etc etc.

Can't recommend this home highly enough and as my brother said on leaving - "it was a privilege to stay here"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, England
5

Lovely and Idylic

  • 5 of 5

Having known the owner for nearly 40 years, it was a real pleasure to spend a long weekend with him at his place in France to see the fruits of his labour and help him get the place ready for the holiday season. In between sampling the local restaurants (which were very good btw) and helping the guys from Preston set-up the snooker table in the games room, we found time to catch-up and unwind. The House is fantastic - bags of room, beautifully decked out without being ostentatious, comfortable, generous and very relaxing. If you are looking for a week or two tucked away in the Midi Pyrenees, a stay here will serve you well. Whether you want to use it as a base to explore the region from, or simply relax by the naturally chlorinated pool and cook-up a feast every night, you won't find much to fault. Take it from me, you'll love it. I know I did and plan to take the rest of my clan some day soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to switch off

  • 5 of 5

We combined a business trip with some leave and the house was perfectly suited to getting the down time we needed after completing the work. I can see that we will be returning very soon to use the house again but next time without having to work as well.

Great baths!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Location

From the Owner

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 Drodogne and Lot regions being high on my list of preferred locations. Fuelled 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.

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,003
for 3 nights
From
£299
£2,198
 
 
Low
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,186
for 3 nights
£2,625
 
 
Mid
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,052
for 7 nights
£3,052
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,186
for 3 nights
£2,625
 
 
Mid
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,052
for 7 nights
£3,052
 
 
Low
23 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,186
for 3 nights
£2,625
 
 
Mid
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,052
for 7 nights
£3,052
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,948
for 7 nights
£3,948
 
 
Mid
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,369
for 3 nights
£3,052
 
 
Low
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,186
for 3 nights
£2,625
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,003
for 3 nights
From
£299
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £427
Post departure cleaning £107

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 400 m²

Bathrooms

  • Master Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 1) - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Stylish - walkthrough shower, circular bath, sink and WC
  • Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 3) - Toilet, Bath (no shower), A hint of Asian Style - well appointed with exposed stone
  • Principle Guest Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 2) - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Traditional style with slipper bath, fireplace, sink and WC
  • Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 4) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Well appointed - with large walk-in-shower, WC and 2 sinks

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Large and light with original fireplace, mantle and mirrors
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Large and light with original exposed beams and wooden floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Large and light with kingsize Jacobean style 4 poster bed
  • Principle Guest Bedroom (Bedroom 2) - With original wood pannelled wardrobes an en-suite bathroom
  • Master Bedroom (Bedroom 1) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, With fireplace, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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