This elegant manor house was once part of a tobacco plantation in the 1830s and has since been lovingly converted by its English owners into a cosy yet spacious holiday home. It is fantastically located amidst mature gardens and sits alongside the River Isle in the small village of Saint Médard. The holiday home was formerly a sechoir (a tobacco drying barn) and is now ideal for larger groups of holiday-makers, business meetings or for those simply seeking plenty of space in order to unwind when visiting this renowned region of South West France, The main house consists of a large drawing room, which benefits from views of the river. The ten bedrooms are all located on the first floor and each benefit from an en-suite bathroom. The wisteria covered side terrace leads down to the rear lawns and private pool and is an ideal spot for dining or relaxing together. The stone garden cottaged is tucked away on the other side of the manor house and is wonderfully equipped with a kitchen, lounge and two ground floor bedrooms, one of which leads onto the private terrace and lawn. The cottage is ideal for those seeking a little more privacy and is also more suited for guests with reduced mobility. The driveway has ample space for parking ten cars. The famous chateaux and vineyards of Saint-Emilion are located less than 30miles away and the town of Bergerac, which is home to daily boat trips, a market and a selection of shops is just a fifteen minute drive away. Alternatively, Brantome, which is a beautiful riverside village with great restaurants and canoe hire is 33 miles away, whilst Sarlat, a stunning medieval town is 55 miles from the property. Bordeaux city and airport is roughly 55km away.
- House3767 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs3
- Min. Stay7 nights
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, polish
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Oct 2018
Pool / Spa
Rustic property, but perfect for us - 13 adults (on Wed. 1 more arrived) and five children.
The swimming pool was marvellous for adults and children alike. It was a good size (sorry do not know dimensions). We had plenty of bedrooms to choose from and the bathrooms were up to date with good showers and plenty of hot water all day. The outdoor dining area was huge with lots of chairs and two huge tables end to end. It was wonderful to sit out in the balmy evenings. We cooked all our own food, each family member taking a night. Breakfast and lunch were moveable feasts. The only downside was the village, which had nothing to offer, except one cafe, but a large supermarket was within walking distance.
We visited the caves of Lascaux - very interesting, but not the original cave, just a reproduction, but well worth a visit. We also went to St. Emilion and took the 'Petit Train' around the vineyards and sampled the wine. In the fist part of the week, the weather was scorching, reaching 42 degrees on the day we went to the caves. Then we had a storm of biblical proportions, thunder, lightning and torrential rain. The lights went out and we had no power for the rest of the night - this was around 9.00 pm. Candles added to the ambience! Power restored next day around midday. After that it was much cooler, without much sun.