|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Beautifully & tastefully renovated farm cottage set in rural countryside only 20 mins from Bergerac airport & the lovely old market town & not far from the historical medieval Bastide towns of Beaumont, Issigeac & Monpazier . There are over 1000 chateaux in the Dordogne. Chateau Biron, Hautfort, Beynac & Castelnaud are closeby. There are nearby caves to explore with drawings dating back to 15000 years BC.
We can organise bicycles to hire or a visit to a local winery. An hourly or daily cleaning service can be provided at extra cost. A massage by appointment. Croissants & fresh bread can be delivered to your door & a welcome hamper will be waiting for you on arrival consisting of a bottle of local red, white or rosé wine, fresh farm eggs, butter, milk ,bread & one of my home made jams & cakes. Log fires in the winter. Air conditioning.
The cottage has all modern amenities including an integral vacuum cleaner & a separate laundry. There are excellent restaurants in close proximity.
Rose cottage & the newly renovated barn (completed june 2014) are set in the beautiful 40 acre grounds & landscaped gardens of the Manoir. They have both been entirely renovated and tastefully restored & furnished to a very high standard using local craftsmen and materials. Many original features have been kept that were discovered during the renovation. The cottage has two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms with spacious Italien style showers in Dordogne stone. The main bedroom, which also has it's own entrance & terrace, has a 160x200 double bed, antique french painted wardrobe & bedside tables, desk & a victorian mahogony bow fronted chest of drawers.The 2nd bedroom has two single beds which can be made in to a 180x200 double, a fitted wardrobe & french painted chest of drawers. High quality bedding, linens & bathrobes are provided for maximum comfort & the floors are in polished chestnut.
the living/dining area retains its original stone fireplace & the well equipped kitchen has a nespresso coffee machine, english bone china for afternoon tea & all modern appliances. There is a separate laundry room with large belfast sink, washing machine and dryer and storage place for outdoor wear.
there are 2 private terraces with table and chairs, a place to play 'petanque' a bbq and large private garden with sunloungers & a charming stone fountain. French & English TV channels.IPod docking station. Wifi. DVD player
THE BARN..Renovated with exceptional design features, high quality furnishings & fittings & decorated in soft tones of Farrow & Ball warm greys & with paving stones on the ground floor. There are twin beds in the downstairs bedroom, which can also be joined to make a double 180 X 200. This bedroom has a large antique french painted wardrobe, a regency desk , an ensuite shower room in slate & local stone & a separate WC. The 2 first floor bedrooms have beautiful colonial handcarved fourposter beds & beautiful ensuite marble bathrooms with separate WC.
The Barn has English & French TV channels, a dvd player, an Iphone docking station. The spacious sitting room, with high ceilings & original beams, opens onto a private, split level terrace for dining & sunbathing with spectacular views over the hills & valleys.
The pool, 13x6m is heated and has a large sunbathing patio with views over the valley. There are sunbeds on the teak deck & rattan sofas & chairs under the gazebo, a perfect place to watch the sunset with a whisky sour. There is also a heated poolside shower, a wc & changing room in the watch tower and a fridge in the summer kitchen at the disposal of guests for cold drinks.
There are lovely walks on the property along mown paths meandering through the grounds & woodland and the quaint stone village of Clermont de Beauregard is 15 minutes walk on foot across the land. The nearest town, Vergt, is 11 kms away & is one of the biggest strawberry growing areas in france. They have a very good market on Friday mornings. There is a bakery only 4 kms away for you to fetch your croissants in the morning & twice weekly you can purchase homemade breads, gluten free or with brown flour, cereals...choose from a wide selection straight from the oven in a private country home.. Otherwise we can deliver hot croissants to your door if you order the night before.
There are local farmers markets in the nearby villages every day selling local fresh produce & you can purchase eggs & vegetables from the neighbouring farm.
We invite our guests to the Manoir for a cocktail & canapés to help you with any queries you may have or to recommend the best restaurants & markets or local events.
Bergerac airport is only 20 mins away. We are 35km from Perigueux, 1 hour from Sarlat and St emilion,1h15mins from the beautiful historical city of Bordeaux. 40 mins from the chateaux of Beynac & Castelnaud, Mylandes, Losse & the lovely Marqueyssac gardens.
Winter is also a great time to come & discover the Perigord. There are weekly farmers markets & truffle fairs. Learn how to make foie gras or take a cookery course, Jan- April at the Manoir or do a painted furniture course for 1 or 2 days & learn how to transform plain furniture into a beautiful original & personalised item you'd be proud to have in your home. (Ask Angela for details. 00 33 553 81 66 97)
There are flea markets (brocantes) on Sundays in several of the local villages for you to find a 'french treasure' to paint or take home.
We also have a masseuse who can, by appointment, give you a relaxing or invigorating massage in your own bedroom or in the watchtower. A perfect holiday... an idyllic location...A place for all seasons....
The cottage & barn can also be rented on a monthly basis at a reduced tarif of 2000€ per month for the cottage, including electricity, heating & logs for the fire & 2500€ per month for the barn all inclusive from October to April.
*I'm afraid we don't acommodate children under 12 years of age in order to preserve the peace & quiet for our guests.
I grew up in Australia from the age of 3. These formative years I believe made me the person I am today. I have a need to be in wide open spaces & a great love of nature. After returning to England to finish my education & have a family...I then came to France...Paris. Having done a course in design, French painted furniture & decorative paint effects, I opened a workshop & gallery near to Paris & began giving courses teaching my methods to others. I later incorporated a quaint english style tea room & baked home made cakes & provided light lunches..all a great success.
Then, 22 years later whilst on holiday in this wonderful region, I decided this is where I wanted to live. After unforseen circumstances forced me to change my life, I returned to the Dordogne to find my dream. ..an old stone property with a view & outbuildings & in need of renoivation to put to use my design skills.....I found Le Manoir de Beauregard
Angela Meunier purchased this cottage in 2010
I returned to the Dordogne with a mission... to find an authentic, period stone property with outbuildings to restore. Here I am..in paradise! The Manoir is in the very heart of the Dordogne & within easy reach of all it has to offer. Its Romanesque churches, medieval castles & villages, cave paintings & meandering rivers... an unrivalled jewel, it's history spanning from 500 000 BC.
The gardens & grounds of the Manoir are magnificent. There are secret paths to discover, woodland areas & cornfields. Close to Bergerac & St Emilion with their vineyards & renowned wines, we can organise a winetasting experience for you. A place for all ages...an escape for all seasons....Peacefull.. idyllic.
Please note... for the peace & quiet of our guests, we don't accept children under 12 years of age
After extensive renovation, Rose Cottage & The Barn are now completed. Beautifully restored by local craftsmen, with every modern convenience, but keeping the original 17thC features, the Cottage & Barn provide luxury accomodation. The 12thC dovecote has a WC & changing room for guests use near to the pool.
Beautiful gardens & private terraces with BBQ & table & chairs. Log fire ( logs included) Central heating. Satelite TV, WiFi, DVD
The large pool, surrounded by olive trees, palm trees, roses & lavender, is heated until October. Heated outdoor shower. Fridge in the summer kitchen near the pool for guest use. Rattan lounge suite under the Gazebo & lovely sunbeds, breathtaking views. We provide relaxing & destessing massages by appointment, in your own room or in the dovecote in summer.
I give painted furniture corses from October until April.
Boules, badminton. Golf nearby
Clean sheets, bath & pool towels are provided every Saturday. A welcome hamper is provided on your arrival including fresh bread, butter, milk, homemade jam, fresh eggs from the farm, a fruit bowl & a bottle of wine.
30% non refundable deposit payable on booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to stay. Refundable security deposit of 300€ on arrival, damages or breakages deducted & cleaning. You can take the option of the cleaning service 60€ for the Cottage & 80€ for the Barn to enable you to enjoy your holiday right up until the end ..OR...you can strip the beds & empty all bins & leave the cottage tidy...cleaning charge, 35€ for Rose Cottage & 45€ for the Barn. We can also organise a cleaner to come on an hourly basis for a charge of 12€ per hour during your stay.
Changeover day..Saturday departures 10h30am. Arrivals after 4h30pm in summer. If early you can drop of cases & go & shop or relax in the garden. Winter months more flexible.
For a 2 weeks stay ..clean sheets & bath towels provided on Saturdays.
Notes on prices:
Please enquire for short 3 day stays & also long stay rentals, at interesting short or long stay rates off season. Ideal for artists, writers or people househunting or renovating a property nearby or simply wanting a long break to discover this wonderful area....La Dordogne. We offer a discount if both Rose Cottage & The Barn are rented together in either summer or winter.
Please phone or email if you have any questions ..we will always try to accommodate your needs & requirements.
*Please note that above prices are based on one weeks rental. For a shorter rental period of less that one week the above prices indicate a minimum rate & a suppliment is added accordingly.
This is our third visit to Rose Cottage at Manoir de Beauregard- the cottage is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with a French antiquities .Fresh flowers from the cottage garden greet you along with a hamper of local wine and freshly baked bread,cake and preserves! We love it because it is ideally located to explore the Perigord region, and yet secluded enough to be the ideal retreat that one looks for in a holiday location.We enjoy visiting the weekly markets and then returning to lounge by the pool looking over the valley .Many an evening has been spent sipping cocktails by the pool watching the sunset while the swifts and swallows dip and dive to take cooling water from the pool.
Is it any wonder that we are returning again this year !