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Magnificant Manor House With Heated Swimmingpool Just On the Outskirts of Sarlat

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Le Manior Oriental is a Magnificent Manor House Dating from the 17th Century Ful

The spacious house (550 m2) can accommodate up to 15 people and is exquisitely furnished throughout with Asian antique furniture and arts & crafts which presents a fascinating mixture of rustic country side atmosphere and sophisticated luxury . It consists of:

A welcoming entrance with Ming and Qing dynasty furniture that gives you a hint why the house is called “Le Manoir Oriental”. It really feels like you just stepped into the home of a high ranking servant of the Chinese Empire. If you turn right, you will enter:

 A large salon/living room (100 m2) with wooden beamed ceiling and two grand open stone fire places – one at each end of the room. The room has three comfortable sitting groups and one piano which is at the musical guests’ disposal.

A teak staircase will take you to the upper floor where you will find three bedrooms, all with beamed ceilings:

1. Arabian nights: a bedroom in yellow and gold that features a double bed (180 cm), a sitting group and stairs leading up to the spacious bathroom with an antique toilet-table and its own Jacuzzi.

2. The Pink Pasha’s Retreat: a cozy French country style room in pastel colours with a 140 cm double bed, its own wc and shower cabin.

3. Mao’s little red: a stylish bedroom decorated with Chinese antique furniture and arts & crafts with a double bed (180 cm) and a spacious bathroom with wc, bathtub, and two basins and lovely views over the grounds

If you instead take the teak staircase down from the living room you end up in the billiards room which features an art gallery with Vietnamese oil-paintings, a full-size pool table and a darts board. Here you will also find bedroom 4

4. The Bedouin’s Bungalow: a spacious, cosy bedroom with two twin beds (100 cm each) and a large Chinese antique sofa that can be made into a third canopy-style bed. The room has its own wc and bathtub and its own entrance from the garden.

If you instead turn left as you enter the house’s entrée, you will come into the dining room which has a beamed ceiling, an large open stone fire place and a rustic wooden dining table that can seat 12 people.

The dining room has windows and doors on each side, one leading out to a large barbecue terrace where you can catch the late afternoon and evening sun.

The dining room has doors leading to the large country style kitchen with all modern equipment: gas stove that also has an electric heating plate, electric oven, microwave oven, two dish washers, fridge and freezer with ice-making machine and plenty of “workspace” to prepare and cook the delicacies of the region.

From the dining room, a staircase leads you to two more bedrooms:

5. The Jade Palace: in gentle green colours, beamed ceiling, a 160cm double canopy bed and a spacious bathroom in what is the “tower” of the manor. The bathroom has hand painted wash basins and wc, shower cabin and features its own Jacuzzi.

6. Ming Dynasty: a bedroom with beamed ceiling in light blue tones with 2 single beds (120cm and 100cm) decorated with blue and white China, antique paintings and a bathroom with its own bathtub and hand-painted wash basin and wc.

If you go through the dining room and past the kitchen you will enter the private suite called

7. The Sultan’s Suite: The Sultan’s Suite consists of a private library style salon with a sit-group and open fire-place. The bedroom has a 160 cm Spanish four poster double bed, country style Laura Ashley wall paper and a spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate wc and shower cabin.

Behind the Sultan’s suite there is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

More Details

Christina Petzall
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Swedish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Christina Petzall

We are a Swedish family who lived in Shanghai for 20 years. This beautiful French Manoir was our escape to Europe during these years where we could enjoy a green and beautiful environment with historical villages, great food & wine and stunning castles and gardens around the corner. We have now moved back two Sweden with our two daughters so luckily we can visit the Manoir a bit more often, but we still like to share it with other people to enjoy when we are not there ourselves.

Christina Petzall purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Christina Petzall chose Sarlat-la-Canéda

The first time we visited Sarlat was during our Honeymoon. We happened to come to Sarlat on a Saturday when the weekly, colourful market takes place and we were charmed by the beauty of the village. When we started to look for a property in France, the choice was easy. Since the first time we visited Sarlat, we have always wanted to come back and spend more time in this stunning area with so much to see and do. Just as we fell in love with Sarlat the first time we saw it, we also fell in love with the property the first time we saw it. It is exquisite in all aspects. It embraces so much history as it is built in the 17th century using the same building techniques as some of the castles in the area. The stone floors in the entrance and living room are identical to the Beynac Castle to which the property used to belong. The house is furnished with Asian antique furniture and decorated with beautiful arts and crafts from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. It all blends in surprisingly well with the rustic French Manor house. The house is surrounded by its own 10 hectares of land which makes it a green oasis with plenty of outdoor space to sit and relax, either by the pool or in the evening at the large BBQ terrace overlooking the green surroundings. Yet, it's only located 4 km from Sarlat with all its shops and restaurants.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A stunning house in a stunning location. Each of the 7 bedrooms have their own individual design and each has a private bathroom. 2 of the bedrooms feature their own jacuzzi and all of the bedrooms have wooden floors, beamed ceilings and are beautifully decorated with Asian arts and crafts. The house has two huge fireplaces, one in the dining room and one in the living room where it's cosy to sit and talk about the day's events and bright moments. The swimming which measures 6 x 12 meters is heated and surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and garden lounge furniture to enjoy the sun or the shade under one of the umbrellas. There is always a terrace with sun and always a comfortable shaded area depending on each guests preference. The BBQ terrace has shade in the morning and sun in the evening. It is an ideal place for larger groups of people as there are 15 beds total, so it is the perfect place for family gatherings or celebrating with friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sarlat-la-Canéda in Périgord

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There are 7 bedrooms in total. The Master bedroom has a large double bed and a very large bathroom with separate toilet. Above the dining room there are two more bedrooms. One has a double bed and a bathroom with a jacuzzi and across the hallway there is a bedroom with two single beds and a smaller bathroom. Hence, this section is deal for a family with two kids. In the wing above the living room there are three more bedrooms. One has a large double bed, a little sitting area and stairs leading to a bathroom with another jacuzzi. At the end of the corridor there is another double bedroom with beautiful views over the garden and the swimming pool and in-between these bedrooms is a smaller pink bedroom with a small double bed and a shower cabin. Below the living room next to the pool room, there is another bedroom with two single beds that can be put together and an extra Futon bed. Hence, this bedroom is also ideal for a family with a kid of for three young adults to share.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A just amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Christina the owner was extremely flexible and so helpful during the booking and that was really appreciated. Refreshing to have an owner work with you to get an owners direct payment system issue sorted. As to the property WOW!. From the moment we drove in we were impressed. It is even better than the images suggest and you will not be disappointed. The Manor is beautiful and so well furnished with some amazing items from around the world. Everyone can meet to eat, or find an idyllic corner to sit and read enjoying the abundant fine wines of the region.

Outside the pool and BBQ areas are great, and the gardens well kept in a country setting. If you get a bit of rain the downstairs pool table will keep everyone occupied for hours. For the cooks (that is us all on vacation...), the kitchens have more crockery, glasses and cutlery than I have ever seen in a rental...and the two dishwashers a great idea.

Our family really enjoyed this property as it ticks every box that you need for a relaxing vacation in beautiful surroundings. Watch the deer come roaming out of the woods literally into the courtyard add to the experience. It just makes it hard to leave on the final day. I've rented all over the world in the last 30 years and this one hits the number one slot. I never normally return to the same property again, but in this case I might have to break the rule as it is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Review Le Manoir Oriental – Sarlat – Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We have had several holidays at this lovely manor house with our friends, with our latest visit in June 2016. We would strongly recommend the house to other visitors who are looking for a relaxing and authentic holiday in the beautiful Dordogne countryside. The house is very impressive and well maintained and has plenty of room for sharing with other families. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the furnishings are of a high standard. All the bedrooms have attractive ensuite bathrooms with period fittings. The location has idyllic views and we spent many days at the house enjoying the pool and relaxing and eating outside. Even the pool table in the basement got good use. There is also access to wifi for those who need it. When we were able to draw the kids away there were plenty of places to visit in the local area and we would recommend paddling on the Dordogne, the local market in Sarlat, visiting local castles and the early cave settlements. We are very much looking forward to a return visit.  Chris Clarke

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Review Le Manoir Oriental – Sarlat – Dordogne

I spent a week together with 5 friends at Le Manoir Oriental in September 2016. The house is located just 10 minutes drive from the beautiful medieval town Sarlat. In the outskirts of Sarlat there are good hypermarkets like Leclerc, Carrefour and Casino all with a fantastic assortment of food and beverages. In the medieval city center one can find traditional shops, butcher´s, bakeries, wineshops etc. There are a lot of restaurants, bistros and cafés in Sarlat and the food and the service is in general excellent!

The house, Le Manoir Oriental, is located in beautiful rural surroundings, hilly, beautiful meadows and forests perfect for long walks or tough jogging tours. It is peaceful and tranquil, no roads, no cars and at night we could hear the owl and see the milky way as there is little artificial light.

During this week we rented canoes and spent one day on the river Dordogne, highly recommendable. There is also a nice “green” bike path , a path which is built on a former railroad embankment which means it is totally free from cars. There are also numerous interesting historical sites in the surroundings like the famous caves in Lascaux, a number of medieval castles (Richard Lionheart lived here) along the Dordogne river etc.

The house has a fantastic atmosphere with a distinct and tasteful oriental feeling, furnished with furniture and art from all over far and southeast Asia collected by the owners who lived for two decades in China. The pool and the pool area is nice and in perfect condition and adjoined to the kitchen there is an outside fireplace for barbecue and a big table were we spent most of the evenings dining in candle light.

Each bedroom is individually and tastefully designed, most of them very spacious and with a private bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and in the adjoining dining room there is room for 12-14 persons to dine. There is a large drawing room, probably 110-120 sq.m with a big fireplace to spend the late evenings.

We were all very happy to have rented this fantastic house and highly recommend it. The hosts, Lennart and Christina were very helpful and accommodating and all communication worked out smoothly.

Hiroshi Tanaka

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

On a Saturday in late September we arrived, a group of 10 friends , for a week's holiday in the Dordogne area.

Our rental car took us through southern France, and when darkness fell we drove into the small town of Sarlat-la-Caneda. From there it was only about 10 minutes drive to the house.

We have been to this wonderful place before. The house is large with a huge living room, tastefully decorated in Asian style. It was perfect for our large group. The kitchen is classic with thoughtful solutions such as dual dishwashers and both induction cooker, gas stove and griddle. The dining room, which connects to the kitchen, has a large fireplace, the same kind as the two found in the living room.

The seven bedrooms are newly renovated. All have their own bathrooms, several of them with big size bathtubs or Jacuzzis. In the basement is a full-size pool table and next to it an extra bedroom.

The pool area in the garden proved to be the perfect place for us to celebrate a birthday party. Nice furniture with an excellent pool.

The house and garden felt well thought out and provided a good basis for a nice vacation. The surroundings offer a beautiful landscape with exciting destinations from Europe’s early history all the way from Ice Age. The castles are located so closely that they are within sight of each other. There are nice wineries, beautiful design jewelry and other shopping.

Our hosts Christina and Lennart are very service oriented and friendly toward us tenants. Even though we've already been here several times, we will certainly return again. There are always new things to discover.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sarlat la Caneda
Car: recommended

Dordogne and Vézère Valleys: The valleys around the Dordogne and Vézère rivers is a paradise for visitors of all kinds: it is a haven for culture lovers as the valleys are dotted with hilltop castles and pre-historic caves. Gourmands love it too since Perigord has some of the finest dining and wining in France and also there is plenty to do for those of you enjoying an active holiday with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing, horse riding or cycling. For the nature lover, the amazing scenery from the top of a hill, the intensity of the greenery and the and the picturesque stone houses along the curvy country roads will capture your heat at first glance.

Towns and Villages

Sarlat (4 kms) - Nestling in a small valley between the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, Sarlat is considered the 'gem' of Dordogne with its amazingly beautiful golden-stone houses and ancient roofs along its medieval, cobbled stone streets. Sarlat is the European town offering the greatest number of Historical Monuments per square kilometre and has often been used for film settings. In additional to its cultural heritage, this part of Perigord offers among the finest gastronomy in France. Boutiques are filled with truffle, foie gras (goose liver), confits de Canard, pates and other delicatessen. A good time to sample the tastes and smells of these famous produce of the region is on its lively Saturday market where you can also buy other items from the region such as handicraft, textile, antiques or just a souvenir.

La Roque-Gageac (15 kms) - Huddled beneath a towering gray cliff, this village of tan stone houses, is just on the right bank of one of the hairpin curves in the Dordogne River. It is one of the best-restored villages in the Dordogne Valley and is very popular with artists trying to catch its beauty. Crafts shops line its low, narrow streets, dominated by the outlines of the 19th-century mock-medieval Chateau de Malartrie and the Manoir de Tarde, with its cylindrical turret. You will also find a number of cave dwellings knows as the Fort Troglodyte.

Beynac (11 kms) - Beynac is most famous for its impressive Château that you can see already from afar as it is located high on the top of a cliff above the Dordogne river. This was once one of the greatest Perigord strongholds, dominating a strategic bend in the Dordogne and rivalling the fortress at Castelnaud on the other bank of the river. In the village, there is a small folklore museum and, behind the castle, an open-air 'Parc Archaelolgique' containing a series of reconstructed Neolithic dwellings and tools. Also, the neighbouring hilltop hamlet of Cazenac is worth a visit for its Gothic church and exceptional views.

Domme (14 kms) - Set on a steep promontory high above the Dordogne River, the trapezoid-shaped walled village of Domme is one of the few bastides to have retained most of its 13th century ramparts, including three fortified gates. There is a stunning panorama of the Dordogne River from the cliff-side 'Esplanade du Belvedere' and the adjacent 'Promenade de la Barre', which stretches west along the forested slope to the 'Jardin Public'. There is also a Musem (Musée d'Arts et Traditions Populairs) which has nine room of clothing, toys, tools etc from the past. Just west of Domme is the village of Cénac which offers a number of outdoor activities such as year-round canoe and kayak trips and rent of bicycles.

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (16 km) - This is the centre of the area where many signs of prehistoric man have been discovered. A number of excavated caves and grottoes, some with wall paintings, are open for public viewing. At the Musee Nationale de Prehistoire, you can examine many artifacts and get ideas about excavation sights to visit in the region. 10 km away is Chateau de Camarque which is situated in a picturesque valley.

Bergerac (60 km) - Bergerac is a quiet town with ancient half-timber houses and narrow alleys. Famous for its wine you can find many wine shops in town offering free tasting and you can also find many vineyards around Bergerac that would welcome you to taste their wine and show you around their facilities. Not only are there vineyards in the region, but there are also tobacco plantations. You can learn more about this local industry at Musee du Tabac.

Caves and Pre-historic Sites

Lascaux caves - The Lascaux caves, adorned with some of the most extraordinary prehistoring paintings ever discovered, are probably the most famous of the region. It was discovered in 1940 by four teenage boys who were out searching for their dog. The cave's main room and a number of steep galleries are decorated with figures of wild oxen, deer, horses, reindeer and other creatures depicted in vivid reds, blacks, yellows and browns. A replica (Lacaux II) of this cave is what you are seeing since the human breath were causing a green fungus and tiny stalactites to grow over the paintings and their colours fade as a result.

Le Thot - This is a museum and animal park that


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder Season
31 Mar 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
9 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Seson
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
13 Apr 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
14 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
5 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £437.97

We require a security deposit of 500US$.

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