Built in the 19th Century and previously owned by the same family for over 150 years, Le Manoir is a sympathetically restored manor house set in the heart of the Périgord Vert and the ideal backdrop from which to explore. With rolling green hills and deep forested valleys, the region is famed for its picturesque villages and ancient market towns.
In our hunt for the ideal property in the area, we believed that above all it must work as a home, the rooms should flow naturally, the fixtures and fittings needed to be authentic and either match or compliment the age of the property. When replacing woodwork we used the originals as a template and made good the ceiling moldings, the floors are mainly original and the light fittings hint at the grandeur of years gone by. The pictures are those that we have collected over the past 40 years as are the many books. The furniture has been carefully sourced from local auctions and the decoration and curtains selected to enhance the French feel of the property. Suitable for rent all year around, the property has been insolated, central heating updated and a wood-burning fire fitted in the informal sitting room. Around you will find magazines and elegant reference books with pictures of the local countryside and attractions, the chateaux and the regional food. So all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your well-earned break.
Formal and informal sitting rooms both with direct access to the terrace.
48in HDTV, UK Sat TV and NETFLIX.
Card Table, Games and Books for all ages.
Large reception hall.
Office with a wide range of guides what to do and see.
Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Original spiral staircase to upper floors.
High chairs, stair gate and changing mats available on request.
Kitchen & Dining
Why not dine in style? Jean-Michel and Aline can, on request, prepare, cook and serve a four-course dinner with canapés either 'alfresco' on the Terrace or in the pool house or for that more formal occasion with silver service in the 'Belle Époque' dining room. The modern Neptune kitchen is fully equipped for preparing and cooking all meals. It is intentional that everything you touch, and feel is of the highest quality to enhance your holiday experience. With a range cooker and microwave oven in the kitchen and a gas plancha and gas and charcoal BBQs in the pool house, you can cook and prepare meals easily. Organic seasonal vegetables are available from the garden including tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, lettuce and strawberries and 'Babs' and the girls will be more than happy to lay an egg for you. In addition, a starter pack of everyday basics such as stock cubes, olive and sunflower oils, vinegars, sugar, dried and garden-fresh herbs, flour, tea and coffee are supplied and if you run out of something, as you are preparing that tasty bite, you can just pop across to Nicholas or Simon who will be delighted to try and help out. For the cooler evenings there is a wood-burning stove in the dining room and an open fire in the pool house and all wood is provided as required.
Fully equipped kitchen with adjacent dining room seating 12, opening onto terrace.
Dining table for up to 12 in the pool house.
Dining area on the terrace.
Log burner in Dining Room and open log fire in Pool House
Dishwasher, Range Cooker and microwave oven.
Large gas Plancha, gas and charcoal BBQs.
Chef available to prepare and serve evening meals (available on request).
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
We know that you are looking for comfort, rest and above all a good night's sleep, we think that Le Manoir's bedrooms are up to the task. The four double rooms have 150cm (5' ) beds with deep pocket sprung mattresses. The 400 thread count bedding, silk duvet and fiber pillows contribute to an allergy free undisturbed nights rest. Children's duvet covers and bedding is available on request for the two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms are en-suite with large showers and three also have deep sumptuous baths. Shower gel and hand wash are provided along with soft luxury towels.
Four large bedrooms with king-sized beds.
Two large twin bedrooms (alternative double bed available upon request).
400 thread count cotton bedding and silk filled duvets.
Three en-suite bathrooms with shower and separate bath, three further en-suite shower rooms.
Boutique Linen' towels and pool towels provided.
Complimentary shower gel and liquid hand soap provided.
While staying at Le Manoir we realise that it is not necessarily possible to leave the outside world totally and a link back to the office can be a necessity, so we have a study with WiFi access and desk. It too can act as a hub to plan your holiday as a comprehensive set of indexed guides and recommendations for activities, sites and events available in the area. Alternatively, you might just like to relax and read, there are books for all ages and space to sit and while away your time or write a quick Le Manoir postcard to friends and family. Why not enjoy a Nespresso coffee in the lobby on the second floor or sup a cocktail out on the adjacent roof terrace? It's down to you just unwind, relax and regenerate.
Study/Office with internet and indexed travel guides.
Reading areas on each floor with books for all ages.
Large Roof Terrace with table suitable for the odd cocktail.
Sitting areas around the garden.