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Child Friendly holiday estate in the Dordogne - Le Manoir

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



Le Manoir

The Manor house itself: Set in a splendid location with a South facing terrace looking across the wooded valley.

This sleeps up to 13 adults in spacious comfort. In the large 35 ft living room you will find a large screen T.V. & home cinema. In the kitchen there is an American fridge/freezer with ice maker - Essential for those hot summer days. There is a dish-washer, & larger than standard washing machine. 3 bathrooms, + additional w.c. + wash basin.

Le Manoir enjoys the use of its own private swimming pool.

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About the property

Le Manoir De St. Marcel

At Le Manoir de St Marcel you will enjoy high quality holiday accommodation in a lovely setting - An ideal base for exploring the area. Le Manoir de St Marcel is especially suitable for families with children of all ages. Ask about our baby pack.

Pets are also made welcome.

Fantastic restaurants nearby.

The estate is big enough that you are sure that your children are far away from roads, & other dangers.

It is however, small enough, in that you will soon get to know your fellow holidaymakers & their families.

Particularly popular is the large solar heated pool, & play - barn for toddlers.

Nancy & Peter will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure your comfort & enjoyment.

The Properties

All the properties are self contained & are situated around a grassy courtyard. Bed linen is included in the price, as is a welcome pack, which provides the food items to “get you going.”

Children welcome & catered for.: Book now for 2014 at the same rate until the new tariff is released.

Please ask if you require cots, high chairs, bouncy chairs, baby monitor, or anything from a long list of baby equipment available to you FREE of charge.

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About Us

Peter Austen
Le Manoir De St Marcel, St Marcel du Perigord
24510 St Alvere
Bergerac C of C., Le Manoir De St. Mar
VAT Reg NoNone

Peter & Nancy
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese (Nancy)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About Peter & Nancy

Nancy & Peter owned two hotels in Scotland prior to embarking on this 'lifestyle' business.

Nancy, who is originally from Singapore, has always been in the hospitality industry, bringing to this a level of genuine friendliness, but also a professional approach to your well-being & comfort.

Peter & Nancy purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why Peter & Nancy chose Saint-Marcel-du-Périgord

We spent a long time researching the area with no prior prejudices, or favourites, so that you need look no further!

Le Manoir De St. Marcel is absolutely in the right geocentric location for your visit to the Dordogne!

To the West you have the vineyards of Bergerac, & further on, St. Emillion.

To the South, just a 15 minute ride to the River Dordogne, with all the chateaux, forts & canoeing it has to offer.

To the East Sarlat, & the popular sites of the Dordogne.

Finally, 20 minutes to the North is Perigueux, a wonderful old city.

Yes! - You will find Le Manoir De St. Marcel is ideally located for your holiday. - Many guests return year after year. - They know!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Le Manoir De St. Marcel rests on a South facing side of a valley.

The views across the valley which is mostly wooded, make for a relaxing ambience.

The 5 properties are nestled around a grassy quadrangle.

Built in the local sandstone, they form a picturesque backdrop for your holiday.

Well away from public roads they provide a beautiful, safe, environment for you, your family, & dog.

Available Rentals

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Bookings for 2017 & subsequent years made before the tariff is published enjoy 2016 rates!
Tourist tax is payable locally currently at 60c/night per adult.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Marcel-du-Périgord in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 with Double + single, 2 doubles 3 twins: = 13 In addition, on request: 1 childrens bed, up to 3 cots - Will easily fit in any of the bedrooms. (Please request on booking).
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Is there anything else you wish to know? Please contact me - Peter, with any other questions. I will be delighted to try & answer.


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Le Manoir
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Holiday within a holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were invited guests of a couple already in the Le Manoir as we were travelling to UK from Spain , so we had the opportunity of 8 days in the Dordogne with friends.

If you want peace and quite in a luxury setting this is it.

It is clear that Peter and Nancy will always go the extra mile to make sure their guests have a perfect holiday.

They even laid on a welcome bbq for all the properties and guests at Le Manoir.

Pool, Gardens, and Properties great standard and very French in style.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi/ Many thanks for your kind review: So glad that you enjoyed it here. It was a pleasure to meet you! - Peter.
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A very relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family at Le Manoir de St Marcel complex in La Petite Maison for a week in early July. The property is well appointed and has 3 bedrooms with a secluded garden (inc BBQ) with wifi throughout. The large pool is shared with 3 other properties. There are plenty of sun loungers and we were lucky during our stay that we had it virtually to ourselves.

The owners Peter and Nancy made us all very welcome and were always at hand if needed for help and advice especially of places to visit. We were fortunate to be staying when the village organised a food market where people from the whole district attended. The highlights (other than the food and atmosphere) were the Portuguese singer who performed with her band plus the guys selling the wine who were drinking as much as they sold.

Unfortunately the village restaurant has recently closed so we had to travel but found a fantastic restaurant in Tremolat called Le Bistrot de la Place.

We had a few days out which included Chateau Montbazillac where we did some wine tasting, Issigeac Market and Sarlat.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting you.
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Le Manoir is an excellent venue for parties of 10 or more. The facilities within the house make for a very comfortable stay. Two log fires, plenty of hot water, good mix of bedroom accommodation, extremely large living area with large dining table, well fitted out kitchen.

Our hosts had provided Xmas decorations and the Xmas tree was absolutely stunning.

Like any vacation property location is very important. St Marcel Du Perigord is a quiet village but in easy reach of St Alvere and Lalinde from which you can obtain most things you require. I would highly recommend the property and location plus the owners hospitality and friendliness made for a most enjoyable stay. Will be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our fifth visit and the best yet.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, perfect company, and lovely hosts. This is the ideal holiday destination and we would not hesitate to recommend. We will certainly be returning. As Christmas time many of the restaurants round and about were closed but the bars in Lalinde were hospitable. As 10 happy punters in La Manoir everything was catered for.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Le Manoir for 15 years,at various times of the year, so we must love it! The property is situated near a lovely village in the most beautiful part of France. This year there was just two of us so we stayed in the Le Pigeonnier, but in the past, to accommodate family parties, we have stayed in the other gites; all full of character. A great welcome is always guaranteed from Peter and Nancy who do all they can to ensure that their guests have a wonderful stay, and are aware of the opportunities to enjoy the area. Le Manoir also seems to attract nice, friendly people who appreciate this fantastic place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John/ How kind of you! We always enjoy meeting you & Barbara. Nancy & I look forward to seeing you next year, if not before.
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Long Summers at Le Manoir de St Marcel

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight glorious years holidaying at Le Manoir de St Marcel. We enjoyed our time there so much that each year we returned we extended our stay until we settled on an annual 5 weeks, all through the summer. Glorious!

Whether it’s just you and the kids or a group of 13 it is the perfect place to spent quality time with friends and family. The owners, Peter and Nancy are very friendly and welcoming and especially generous with their time in making your stay perfect as possible. The Manoir is large, light and airy and well equipped for all your holiday needs and every time time we arrived the place was spotless. It boasts a large kitchen and enormous reception room to entertain in. An outside terrace spans the length of the whole house with wonderful views of the countryside. We spent countless evenings barbecuing on the terrace accompanied by breathtaking sunsets. A pristine refreshing pool big enough for everyone provides the ideal spot for a cool down, with sun loungers for full sunning but with plenty of options for shade and long afternoon snoozes. While the property easily handles a group of 13 without feeling overcrowded at all there are also plenty of areas to catch some private time, on a lawn, under a tree or in the woods.

St Marcel itself is a beautiful village with a variety of easy to follow signed walks for those who want to take a stroll or a run. The village also boasts a gourmet restaurant, Lou Peyrol where you will be looked after very well indeed.

There is plenty of interest all under an hour away and most just 20 minutes away including canoeing, castles, day markets, night markets, river swims, karting and bowling.

Peter and Nancy the owners hold a BBQ on a Friday night in the summer for all the guests which is real treat if you fancy it. We have met some very interesting people on these evenings and it’s a great to see all the kids get together.

If you’re looking for a holiday to remember that ticks all the boxes for everyone I recommend Le Manoir de St Marcel.

We loved it so much we bought the house next door! Maybe see you there.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lou Peyrol
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Chateau Le Merles
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lou Peyrol
Car: necessary

Families with younger children will find plenty to amuse the children without leaving the estate.

Canoeing on the Dordogne is popular with older children (and their parents!).

Centrally placed between Bergerac. Issigeac Sarlat & Périgueux.

Easy reach from Bergerac airport, & close to St. Alvere & Lalinde.

There is a wealth of historic towns, markets & other attractions to visit.

- From Le Manoir De St Marcel, you can stroll to the restaurant in St Marcel, where you will enjoy 'Haute-cuisine' in a very child friendly environment.

Golf: You may enjoy a discount at our local golf club - Please ask for details.