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Child Friendly holiday estate in the Dordogne - La Petite Maison



Updated: 10-Dec-2016
A cluster of 5 properties, sleeping from 2 to 13

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 restaurant, just 2 minutes walk away.

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.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage La Petite Maison, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

This charming and comfortable family cottage is just off the courtyard and beside a grassy path leading to the village. It has a large living/dining room with satellite TV and a well equipped fitted kitchen including gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge/freezer. The bathroom, with full size bath and shower, is on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms; a large double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. Outside there is a secluded and private terraced garden with garden furniture and a large BBQ

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese (Nancy)
Peter Austen
Le Manoir De St Marcel, St Marcel du Perigord
24510 St Alvere France
Bergerac C of C., Le Manoir De St. Mar
VAT Reg NoNone

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Lovely: tranquil and pretty holiday home

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Le Manoir with beautiful weather. The Manor house and it's outbuilding have been sympathetically renovated, with plenty of space outside for children to explore and couples to relax. The house is a good distance from the pool so there are no safety worries, there is a play barn with toys for pre-schoolers, a climbing frame and swings for little ones, and a games barn for bigger ones. We stayed in the term-time when the other guests were couples, and our children could roam around without disturbing them. In the holidays, I think it would be a great space for your children to get to know the other holiday makers (but only if they wanted to). The restaurant in the village is a very easy walk, with beautiful French cuisine in the evenings. There are plenty of child friendly attractions within an hour's drive. We enjoyed paddling in the river at Limieul, followed by lunch and then a quick canoe trip (children ages 3 and 5). The owners were very friendly, and even identified a valuable piece of camera kit that we hadn't realised we had left behind, and posted it on to us. This is a quiet holiday in beautiful countryside for a family or couple who are looking for peaceful surroundings, a heated pool, and the occasional sightseeing tour to lovely old French towns and villages (and markets).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Frances. It was a pleasure to meet you.
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 24 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lou Peyrol at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau Le Merles at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lalinde at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Perigord at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lou Peyrol at 100 Metres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Bookings for 2015 & subsequent years made before the tariff is published enjoy 2013 rates!
Tourist tax is payable locally currently at 55c/night per adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed, With ample room for a cot
  • Bedroom - 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ample room for a cot
  • Bedroom - 3 - 2 Single Bed, Ample room for a cot
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 cot


  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • What have I missed? Please contact me - Peter, with any other questions. I will be delighted to try & answer.

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