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Elegant Manor House With Private Pool, Tennis Court & Beautiful, Mature Gardens.



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Chateau / Manor House in Blanzac Porcheresse, Nr. Barbezieux St Hilaire, Charente, France - Peaceful Location. Fabulous Setting. 5 Min Drive To All Local Amenities. 1 1/2 Hours From Airports

Le Manoir was built in the late 1800's & has the wow factor from the moment you turn into the gates & enter the long gravel drive to entering through the front door & seeing the fabulous staircase & hallway. Le Manoir is a very beautiful, elegant property that easily & comfortably accommodates 12 people. Beautifully furnished yet homely & welcoming. There are 3 fabulous suites & 3 ensuite bedrooms. 1 single toilet. The swimming pool is a great place for relaxing on the loungers & a BBQ in the fully equipped summer kitchen. We have a new addition of a poolside shower room & WC's for 2016. Also a treatment room for those all important pampering sessions! There's a wonderful tennis court, ideal for those feeling a bit more energetic. We also have some quiet seating around the garden for those moments away from it all, to read a book or just relax. There are some spectacular trees in the garden which are simply magnificent! Another addition for 2016 is our very own log cabin. This is in the lower garden near the ancient oak tree. The cabin is fully equipped & is offered as additional accommodation for a couple. Please enquire for pricing. This means that Le Manoir could sleep 14. The cabin is beautifully decorated, in a peaceful setting & self contained. There is a huge terrace for all those important sun loungers, parasols & alfresco dining furniture.

The terrace to Le Manoir is south facing so is perfect for soaking up the sun all day or sipping something fizzy in the evenings.... The beautiful kitchen is a dream to be in, either to cook a meal or sit & enjoy the elegance of it all. The very spacious living area has plenty of comfortable seating along with an antique dining table to seat 12. There is a log burner for those chillier times.

We accommodate babies & children & provide travel cot & high chair. Wifi through out the house..it may not reach the log cabin.

Le Manoir is ideally located to travel to many beautiful towns, vineyards, rivers & sights of interest.

For more pictures of the house have a look at the website www.lemanoircharente.com or email us with any queries. We are now offering the wine tours, so have a look at the website which will be regularly updated.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I've been coming to France for over 10 years & love the area. Le Manoir is in a very beautiful area, being close to Cognac, Angouleme, Aubeterre, Bordeaux & many other places. I've always found it a very relaxing place & that's why I chose Le Manoir as a holiday house. Guests will love it!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for an amazing holiday. The house is perfect for a family, it has everything we needed & much more. The pool was the focal point with a very well equipped outside kitchen & the BBQ area. We all enjoyed playing tennis as well.

The peace & tranquility was to die for, as were the bedrooms!! They definitely have the WOW factor. The kitchen was an absolute pleasure to cook in. We ate outside on the terrace every evening, watching bats & listening to the wildlife.

There is so much to do in the area, markets, cognac houses, lots of french bistros not too far away, kayaking.....can't wait to come back!
Jun 2015
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

La Manoir is such a fantastic holiday home. It has charm and elegance that abounds. It is situated in the Charente region of France that is just far enough south to give you the feel of the REAL rustic France and the charm of the French locals.

Its grounds are well maintained and are a joy to occupy ,plenty of areas to sit and read and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Then when you are chilled out you can always head for the marvelous refreshing swimming pool with a purpose built barbeque area adjoining, to enjoy a glass or two of local French wine with local french bread.

The owner was quick ,efficient with all enquires and was always available nearby or at the end of the phone.

We were sad to leave this area with its endless fields of yellow sunflowers and fields of gold( cornfields!) .

The wild life is a joy to see, deer running across recently cut cornfields, eagles drifting on warm uplifts, owls, falcons sitting on wooden posts surveying the cut fields for food.

Some of the local villages are well worth a visit ,we visited Chillac,Bordeaux,Pons and Mortagne-sur-Gironde to mention a few all full of French history and charm.

For the more adventurous the jet skis at the blue lake were worth a visit, 10 minutes from La Grange.

Thank you Sue for a fabulous holiday, see you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we could have wished for. Beautifully furnished, spacious, with high quality fixtures and fittings. The bedrooms are individually furnished and the ensuite's are the height of luxury. The pool was fantastic not too small with facilities for cool drinks, and food right at the poolside. The tennis court is brilliant, full size allowing a good doubles match if you really want to stretch yourself but a knock around and then a dip in the pool is much more inviting! The veranda is beautiful to have your lazy breakfast of coffee and croissants, drifting into a light lunch of local bread, cheese and olives washed down with a glass of local wine from the vineyard just down the road, then later on an aperitif and b-b-q supper and salad and washed down once again with a glass of local wine !!! - (Some serious dieting required when back home). There is lots to see just a short drive away, lovely villages, bike riding, canoeing, Bordeaux and La Rochelle a little further away but do-able in a day and worth a visit. A wonderful meal at a chateaux in Chalais - recommended. All in all a lovely stay and can't wait to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your week. We have worked really hard to make the house comfortable & welcoming, I'm glad that we've succeeded. The garden, pool & tennis court are crying out to be used & I'm so pleased that you managed to enjoy everything that we have to offer. You were perfect guests, it would be wonderful if you could make it back next year. Thank you.
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From the Owner

Le Manoir is in a very peaceful location. Knowing the area so well made the decision very easy to buy in Blanzac as I know that guests will love the undulating countryside, fields full of sunflowers, vineyards & maize & there are so many places to visit which aren't too far away. Blanzac is a small town which offers very French cafe bars, supermarkets, tabac & a weekly Saturday morning market.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges/Bordeaux/Bergerac at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Angouleme & Le Manoir de Longeveau at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Angouleme TGV at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : N10 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Nonac at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Aubeterre - man made at the lake at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer complete packages for wine/cognac tasting tours.

Www.lemanoircharente.com for more details & the itinerary. Fabulous opportunity to visit various vineyards, a french market, cognac houses & much more. An impressive 6 course meal served every evening at the very beautiful Le Manoir.


Approx 1 hour 15mins to the west coast.


Limoges airport 1 1/2 hours. Bordeaux airport 1 1/2 hours. Driving time from Calais approx 7 hours. Use of a car essential, unless on the wine/cognac tour where transport is provided.


5mins drive to nearest town of Blanzac Porcheresse. 25mins drive to Angouleme, the nearest largest big town/ small city. 45mins drive to Cognac. 20 minutes to Aubeterre sur Dronne. 20mins to Chalais, a very good market town with larger supermarkets. 15mins to barbezieux & 10mins to Montmoreau. Bordeaux City centre is approx 1 15mins. A very easy drive.

Further Details:

10 minutes from the house is a local distillery, Maine Giraude. A local grower, making wine, pineau & cognac. It is possible to have a full explanation of the process & taste all of the products on site. Good English spoken. Many other distilleries in a radius of 20 miles.

All necessary amenities are in the town of Blanzac, ie, bank, supermarkets, pharmacy, several boulangeries/patisseries.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Booking Notes:
Please email with any enquiries. To book, 50% is required & the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Should the booking be made within 6 weeks then the full amount will be due.
Insurance is strongly recommended as refunds will not be given in the case of cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Saturday change over at peak season. Flexible outside this time.

Notes on prices:
We can be flexible Outside peak periods please enquire & we will endeavour to accommodate you.

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 is a fantastic property. It's very elegant & set to a high standard. There are 2 beautiful staircases, 3 suites & 3 ensuite bedrooms. Sleeps 12. Every bedroom has a private bathroom. The grounds are outstanding, beautifully kept with ancient oak, cedar & pine trees . The 12 x 6 swimming pool & tennis court are both rather impressive as well. You can relax on the terrace any time of day as that's where the sun is from morning til night! The house is located only a 5min drive from the nearest town of Blanzac where you can get all of your provisions if you'd rather not venture any further. At the same time the location is central to many other beautiful towns & cities. The house is privately situated with only the sounds of birds to listen to. It really is a complete get away from it all. You will feel secluded but not isolated. Our new addition of the treatment room will be ideal for those special pampering occasions. We can organised a special meal to be cooked inhouse. If there's a birthday or anniversary we can provide a cake - with sufficient notice. Let us know your requirements & we will endeavour to meet your needs.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to suite 1, 2 & 3 free standing bath, large luxurious walk in shower. Double basins & WC Ensuite to twin room, large shower, twin basins & WC Ensuite to doubles, shower, basin & WC


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Suite 1 with super king bed, terrace suite 2 with king bed, suite 3 with king bed. 2 ensuites with double beds 1 bedroom with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • Outside: The house has a truly fabulous outside space. The south facing terrace is the length of the property and has plenty of seating & dining areas. The 12 x 6m pool is just a few strides from the terrace. It is for the sole use of house guests. There are plenty of loungers and parasols. There is also another seating area with large parasol. It is even possible to watch guests playing tennis from an elevated seating area. The outside kitchen is fully equipped so that you don't even need to go inside for a thing when you're BBQing! Equipment includes a second washing machine, tumble dryer, gas cooker, dishwasher, sink & of course a BBQ. The garden is completely private with only the sound of the many varieties of song birds, truly relaxing! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linen & tea towels are included. They are changed weekly. This can be more regular at an extra charge. Other: 2 beautiful staircases, wooden floors throughout. Elegant hallway with fabulous chandelier & mirror. OUTSIDE KITCHEN - perfect for BBQing around the pool. There's everything here so that you don't even need to go inside for anything!

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