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Child Friendly holiday estate in the Dordogne - Le Pigeonnier

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Pigeonnier

This romantic and stylish pigeon tower has been restored to retain much of its original character. It consists of three rooms in the tower itself, each about 4 meters (14 ft) square. There is a kitchen/dining room on the ground floor with gas cooker and fridge. Stairs lead from here to an intermediate level, which has a shower room and separate toilet, both with hand basins. From here stairs rise to the comfortable lounge with a large bed settee and satellite TV. There is a door leading to the patio with garden furniture and BBQ. From the lounge stairs lead to a pretty double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling which retains all the original oak beams and rafters.

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.

More Details

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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

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 barn 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 barn 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 2018 & subsequent years made before the tariff is published enjoy 2017 rates!
Tourist tax is payable locally currently at 60c/night per adult.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Pigeonnierin Saint-Marcel-du-Périgord in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Separate loo with wash hand basin, and shower room + wash hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child bed or cot can be provided.
  • 1 double, 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor 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
What have I missed? Please contact me - Peter, with any other questions. I will be delighted to try & answer.


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Le Pigeonnier
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

beautiful, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Le Pigeonnier is the perfect size for a couple, set in beautiful surroundings and within half an hour of Bergerac and other large towns. The place was very clean and we were made to feel very welcome. We would recommend this property and other properties on the site for anyone wishing to have an ideal getaway. Bergerac has a small airport which makes it easy for flying.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review: We always enjoy meeting friendly guests! Do hope to see you again. Peter.
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The piggionair

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautifull settinging,surroundings,and accommodation. We stayed in the converted pigeon house and it was fantastic. Loads of old character nicely done. Two of us and our 9 year old. Plenty of room and he loved it . Specially the pools and the games rooms. Peter and Nancy were rearly nice and welcoming and very willing to point you in the right direction wherever we were heading. Loads of things to do and lovely villages all within about half an hours drive. We loved every minute and sure we,ll be back soon. ... Dale, Karen & Alex. Chesterfield. Derbyshire. UK

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ..And it was a pleasure to meet you! Thank you very much for your kind review. Warm wishes, Peter.
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Mini-landgoed op een heerlijke groene heuvel

  • 5 of 5

Bij Peter en Nancy hebben we op het laatste moment Le Pigeonnier voor 4 nachten kunnen huren voor onszelf en onze 4-jarige zoon.

Een erg leuk huisje, ruim genoeg voor 3 mensen (2 persoonsbed + slaapbank in de woonkamer. Het ligt op een kindvriendelijk mini-landgoed met meerde huizen, op een heerlijke groene heuvel, met veel bewegingsvrijheid voor de kinderen en een zwembad met omheining.

Overal kun je wel een plekje voor jezelf vinden, in de schaduw of in zon. Ook is er dichtbij, op loopafstand, een goed restaurant. 's Avonds kun je bij Peter en Nancy stokbrood en croissantjes e.d. bestellen voor de volgende dag.

Peter en Nancy zelf zijn erg gastvrij en behulpzaam. Om alle gasten te verwelkomen organiseerden ze op zondagavond een barbecue. Een heerlijk plekje!

Astrid en Wilko

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Séjour très agréable, Peter et son épouse à nos petits soins pour que notre séjour soit parfait

Nous vous recommendons vivement cette location qui correspond à l'annonce

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions de votre avis genre. Il est facile d'être gentil avec les clients tels que vous. Vous étiez super-invités! -Nous Avons vraiment apprécié vous rencontrer!
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Excellent séjour à l'anglaise

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine délicieuse avec mon mari et notre fils de 9 ans dans ce pigeonnier de charme, qui fait partie du Manoir de Saint Marcel, où chaque corps de batiment est loué individuellement. Le domaine est niché en bordure d'un petit village tranquille du Périgord.

Le domaine est vaste, beau et très bien entretenu - un très beau jardin à l'anglaise, et niché en bordure d'un joli petit village périgourdin, fort heureusement éloigné des routes passantes.

Lorsque nous y étions, les autres logements étaient tous occupés par des familles anglophones, ce qui a ajouté au dépaysement de nos vacances.

Le pigeonnier a été restauré dans le respect de l'authenticité du batiment, en gardant notamment les petites ouvertures (de ce fait, la cuisine en bas du logement est sombre, mais à l'inverse nous n'avons jamais eu chaud en plein mois d'août), et est à la fois simple et plein de charme - l'entrelacement des poutres au dessus du lit dans la chambre est une merveille. La décoration est sobre et un peu rustique, mais a du charme et le logement est suffisamment équipé pour des vacances d'été, notamment il dispose d'une petite terrasse avec table et chaises de jardin et barbecue où nous avons pris tous nos repas. Seul bémol, il manque un lave-linge, or la première laverie se situe à plus de 20 kms.

Coté activités: St Marcel est un charmant petit village à l'écart des routes et de l'agitation estivale, mais également éloigné de la plupart des centres touristiques de la région (et on ne circule pas vite sur les petites routes départementales). En revanche, la propriété est équipée d'une petite grange avec jeux d'enfants en bas age, d'une grange plus vaste avec table de ping-pong et billard (payant), et d'une grande piscine à partager avec les autres locataires, mais jamais bondée. Pour qui veut se reposer, c'est l'endroit idéal.

L'accueil enfin était parfait! Peter et Nancy recoivent leurs locataires avec chaleur et discrétion, et cet humour anglais qui ne fait jamais défaut. Ils sont très à l'écoute et ont organisé un barbecue pour les locataires le lendemain de leur arrivée. Ils assurent la livraison du pain et viennoiseries pour ceux qui le désirent et dès qu'on leur signale le moindre petit pépin, ils le règlent tout de suite. Ils aiment ce qu'ils font et vous font sentir très vite comme chez vous. Nous reviendrons, c'est certain!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from 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.