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

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Le Manoir - amazing view, pvte pool, lge gdn, wlk to bakery+restaurant

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

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About the property

Le Manoir des Granges

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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Owner
Paul and Philippa Ward
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Paul and Philippa Ward

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.

Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this house in 2010

Why Paul and Philippa Ward chose Perigord Noir

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location for visiting the many attractions that the Dordogne has to offer. The gite was very comfortable and has everything you will need for your stay. Thank you Philippa and Paul. PS loved the wine.
Apr 2017
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Notes

Please enquire for rates for smaller groups.
We have flexible arrival/departure day outside July and August.
30% required as booking deposit. The final 70% is payable 10 weeks prior to arrival.
There will be a charge for a supply of logs for the fire.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Peyzac-le-Moustier in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Super Haus, schöne Landschaft, tolle Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 6 Herren, die ins Perigord zum Golfspielen gekommen sind.

Wir hatten das Haupthaus gemietet, jeder ein Zimmer mit eigenem Bad und WC. Alles sehr sauber und gepflegt. Wir haben abends in der komplett eingerichteten Küche zusammen gekocht und im angrenzenden Esszimmer oder draußen auf der Terrasse gespeist.

Traumhafter Urlaub.

Paul und Philippa sind hervorragende Gastgeber, diskret und unaufdringlich, aber immer erreichbar , sobald Fragen auftauchen oder

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  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chic country home with pool

  • 4 of 5

Three families together - hard to find comfortable accommodation for all - but Le Manoir came up trumps. Six bedrooms each ensuite and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plenty of kitchen equipment and dining ware and if we needed something Philippa the owner was happy to loan it from her own things. In the height of summer we ate every meal outside and hardly used the lovely lounge but it's there if the weather turns. The kids walked to the boulangerie every morning for fresh bread and croissants. The five minute walk away restaurant had closed which was a disappointment but made us go further afield sharing the driving and finding some lovely eateries. Cycling, running and walking from the door - the road is a D road but never bothered us - and plenty to see and do within a reasonable radius. Philippa and Paul always on hand for advice on anything. Weather gorgeous and this gave us one of the few down sides - hot bedrooms at night - but plenty of electric fans on hand to help. The pool and table tennis table were well used and plenty of shade for reading and relaxing. Would we stay again? Yes!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review; we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed hosting your group. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. We like to know that people have found their stay clean, comfortable and well equipped. During the summer the temperatures can be very high. Luckily we have shutters on nearly all of the windows of the main house which helps to keep the indoor temperature at a manageable level. The two mobile air conditioning units are perfect for using in the bedrooms on the second floor whilst, as you have said, the fans in the bedrooms on the first floor keep the temperature cool for a good nights sleep. Our new table tennis table has proved to be a big 'hit' with our guests this year; also our new pool cover which has improved the temperature of the water. We are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of our accommodation which is very often based on the feedback from our guests. The village restaurant, which has new owners who speak excellent English, German and French, is due to open on 12th October - only 2 weeks to wait! They will be doing new menu's every day, vegetarian options and a separate coffee/bar area too. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.
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5

Welcoming and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful respite in the Dordogne region with Roque St Christophe within walking distance, bakery nearby and all other amenities a short drive. Property lacked for nothing, comfort and amenities were well supplied. Paul and Philippa were exceptional in answering all and any late minute questions, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Remember to keep 80 euros back for cleaning of property after your general pick up. Make sure your party do not use self tanners as this causes concern for cleaning of towels. Recommend this fabulous property and owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to receive a lovely review. Thank you for mentioning the fake tan/bronzing sun cream on towels - it can be a real problem for owners of holiday homes! Your group was lovely, coming from different parts of the world to celebrate a special birthday. We were very happy to help with the, restaurant reservation, booking taxi's (and even acting as a taxi). We hope that you will be able to return to enjoy the area again in the not too distant future.
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5

Great! Great! Great!

  • 5 of 5

we are a family of 5 (children 15, 13 and 9). we were fortunate to stay at the main house and to enjoy the generous hospitality of Phillipa and Paul, the owners. the house itself is outstanding - still has the ambience of an old farm house built in late 19 century. the house features greatly equipped kitchen for small breakfast or fancy dinner - we did breakfast every morning and cooked two dinners with produce we picked at local markets. the rooms are specious, very clean and well equipped. the swimming pool is well maintained, with clear clean water (Paul maintains daily). the location is second to none - patisserie for your fresh baguette is 2 min drive in the nearby village, several good restaurants in St Leon, 5 min away, canoeing on the Vezere is around the corner, and so are many other "must see" destinations are within 30 min drive max.

the real treat is the genuine, generous, open and friendly hospitality of the owners - Phillipa and Paul. they were full of great and practical advices and went out of their way to address all our questions and requests. They are British, refreshingly fluent English spoken, which made directions, instructions and general communication flow easily. it was a great week for all of us and we are already planning our next stay. if you are heading to the Dordogne - this is where you need to stay! highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

All you will ever want or desire

  • 5 of 5

There were seven of us who had met many years ago as members of a national association for single people. We often get together for self exploring holidays and took over Le Manoir for one week. A lovely charming property full of character. We did, very much, appreciate the en-suite facilities in every bedroom, the wi-fi, and the British TV channels. The property comes with its own private pool which was first class, and tables/chairs for alfresco dining which we took advantage of. There are loads of beautiful places to visit in the locality so no need for drivers to wear themselves out driving. The owners live on site and were always ready to give us helpful advice. There is one restaurant a few minutes walk away which also does lighter meals which we found handy after having a 3-course lunch. We tried one on a nearby camp site on our last night which surprised us because we expected a basic menu, but several of us ended up having blue shark! I really liked the Dordogne and if I go again I wouldn't bother to look for anywhere else to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review of not only our house but also the beautiful area that we are lucky enough to live in. The number of places to visit and appreciate within 30 minutes of our property are enough to keep you occupied for quite a while! The pool and garden area are very tempting on one of the numerous warm, sunny days too. We are very happy to know that you all enjoyed your stay and would be very happy to welcome you back.
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5

Outstanding Gite with a View

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in late March 2015 in the Gite facing the cliffs of La Rogue St. Christopher. We had a wonderful stay for so early in the season. Paul and Philippa graciously helped us narrow down the sites to see, markets to visit and places to eat resulting in a great short vacation in the Dordogne. The Gite was clean, comfortable, well appointed and quiet. The views of the cliffs were impressive, especially when they were lit up at night. We would gladly stay here again on a future trip to the region.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comments; we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will be able to return in the future for a longer stay in order to enjoy more of the area, the food, the scenery and the wonderful places to visit. Paul and Philippa
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Musée national de Préhistoire
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