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Luxury Village Manor House - Discover All That The Dordogne And Lot Has To Offer

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A Stunning Village Manor House - 5 Bedrooms; 4 Bathroms, 3 Living Rooms & Pool

LE MANOIR - THE PROPERTY

Le Manoir is a beautifully renovated, 17th century village manor house providing approximately 400 sq m of living accommodation in a walled, hedged and fenced garden of approximately 2,000 sq m. With 5 bedrooms (providing 4 king beds and 2 singles) and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), Le Manoir can comfortably accommodate 10 to 12 guests. Principle rooms within the house include Kitchen, dining room, wine cellar, 3 separate family / sitting rooms, games room; 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, two of which are en suite. Outside, Le Manoir provides a lawned garden, 2 large sun terraces and swimming pool.

The property has been sympathetically renovated throughout, ensuring that the very best of the many period features of the house have been retained, while also benefiting from the inclusion of modern and stylish fixtures and fittings throughout.

LOCATION

Le Manoir is located in the small hamlet of Le Bourg, situated between the historic towns of Figeac and Rocamadour within the National Park known as the 'Causses Du Quercy' in south, central France. The “Causses” is an upland limestone plateau and area of outstanding natural beauty situated between the scenically stunning Dordogne and Lot river valleys and bordered by the historic towns of Cahors, Figeac, Brive-La-Gaillarde and Sarlat. Conveniently located on the border between the French administrative “departments” of the Dordogne and Lot, Le Manoir provides a unique, luxurious and convenient vacation base from which to explore and enjoy all that this wonderful region of France has to offer.

SEE AND DO

The extent of things to see and do during your holiday at Le Manoir is as diverse as the landscape itself. An ideal location to explore the Dordogne and Lot River Valleys; The Countryside of the Causses Du Quercy; Historic Castles & Chateaux; the Medieval towns of Rocamadour: Sarlat; Cahors and Figeac; The Cahors Vineyards; Enchanting Villages such as Martel, St-Cere-Lapopie and Autoire; The Caves of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave; Markets, Fetes and Festivals; World Leading Prehistoric Sites including the Cave Paintings of Lascaux and Le Pech Merle; Sport and Recreation activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Cycling, Hot Air Ballooning, Golf, Horse Riding, Swimming Pools, Aqua Parks; Zoos and Animal Parks.

Whatever your interest, be it food; wine; history and culture; music and the arts; nature; sports & recreation - or simply just chilling-out, relaxing and taking it very easy – then Le Manoir and its surrounding area has something especially for you. Here are just a few of the many and varied activities that await you, your friends and family during your holiday at Le Manoir.

Food

The culinary home of foie gras and truffles and a region renowned for the freshness and quality of its meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables, you can rest assured that a holiday at Le Manoir will satisfy the wants of every budding gastronome. Whether it’s enjoying fine-dining or wholesome country fare in one of the area’s excellent restaurants; exploring the region’s produce at the many farmers markets; or taking cooking lessons under the instruction of a experienced local chef and putting your newly honed skills to the test for friends and family in Le Manoir’s wonderful kitchen – all are possible during your holiday at Le Manoir.

Wine

With vineyards nestled either side of the delightfully meandering River Lot, immediately to the west of the historic city that gives these unique wines their name, Cahors is one of the eldest regions of wine production in the whole of France. The true birthplace of the Malbec grape, and the benchmark wine against which the South American and other New World wines of the same grape varietal are judged, the vineyards of Cahors have been producing their uniquely deep, dark, rich and powerful red wine since before the Romans invaded Gaulle. Whether it’s a bespoke visit to specific wine producers, a casual tasting tour of the Cahors vineyards or a desire to learn more about the general process of viticulture in the region, all can be arranged during your stay at Le Manoir.

Sites of Historic Interest

It’s of little surprise that a region, once occupied by the Romans, so determinedly fought over by the French and English during the Middle Ages, and more recently the focus for resistance to fascist tyranny during the Second World War, now offers the visitor such an array of fascinating historic sites, buildings, villages and towns to explore and enjoy. From the fairy tale castles of Baynac, Castelnaud and Montfort rising high above the cliffs of the Dordogne river; the picture post-card villages of Martel, St-Cirq-Lapopie and Autoire; the medieval towns of Sarlat, Figeac and Cahors; to the pilgrim site and village of Rocamadour perched precariously 1,500 ft above the Alzou River gorge – the historic sites of the region offer something of interest to everyone.

The Subterranean World

The prevalence of limestone rock throughout the region has supported the creation over millions of years of a fascinating subterranean world ready to be explored.The cave systems of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave are both located within close proximity of Le Manoir and offer two of the most extensive cave systems open to the public in Western Europe. Both systems offer the visitor a fabulous opportunity to explore on foot and by boat the immense caverns, stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations that have made these systems famous.

Sites of Pre-historic Interest

Discoveries made over the course of the past century or so have confirmed that the valleys of the Dordogne and Lot have been inhabited by man and its Neanderthal ancestors for thousands of years. The intricate cave paintings of Lascaux and The Pech Merle offer the visitor a fascinating insight into the importance of this region in man's evolution.

ACCESS

Access to the property and region by road, air and rail is very straightforward. By road, Le Bourg is located approximately 20km to the east of junctions 55, 56 and 57 of the A20 auto-route, all of which are situated between the cities of Brive-La-Gaillarde (to the north) and Cahors (to the south). The A20 provides rapid connection via the motorway network to Paris and the ferry ports of the English Channel and Brittany to the north and north-west, and to Toulouse and the Spanish ferry ports of Bilbao and Santander to the south and south-west.

The region is also very well served by air with the four closest airports to Le Manoir being Brive-Le-Gaillarde; Rodez; Bergerac and Toulouse. Brive and Rodez, the closest, are located within 60 miutes drive time from the house. All four airports are served from the UK by either Easyjet and / or Ryan Air. Toulouse, the region's largest airport provides connection to international destinations.

More Details

Owner
Nick Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Nick Jones

My three children and I welcome you to Le Manoir at Le Bourg. We hope you enjoy this unique property as much as we do. I was born and raised in Hertfordshire, the county located just north of London in the United Kingdom. Educated at Bishops Stortford College, and at university in London and Newcastle, I entered the property industry in London in the early 1990's. My career then took me to Beijing, China in 1996, where my three children were born and we all currently live. While we spend considerable time in Asia, we are lucky to also be able to travel regularly back to both France and England.

Nick Jones purchased this house in 2003

Why Nick Jones chose Le Bourg

The son of true Francophiles, I spent countless vacations in and developed a true love for France as a child and teenager. It remained a personal goal to own a property in France - with the Dordogne and Lot regions being high on my list of preferred locations. Fueled by a love for the country, its culture, history, geographic diversity, food and wine - supported by a wish to retain a home base in Europe while my children and I continue to live in Asia - we purchased Le Manoir in 2003. The property is truly unique, full of character with many aspects of architectural interest. It is also well located to explore the Dordogne and Lot river valleys and all that this great area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Owner Note - this guest comment and review was received via my listing on VRBO's sister website Owner Direct (see www.ownersdirect.co.uk - property reference 1783109). The guest rated Le Manoir with 5 stars on the Owners Direct web site.



We have stayed at Le Manoir in Le Bourg with another couple of friends during a round trip through the south of France. The house has been renovated and combines the charm of the old building with what you find as the best in modern comforts. All done with great taste. It added a great deal to our experience in the region. The grounds around the property, the spaces inside, all help creating a great ambiance. Le Bourg is a very small village, but an easy drive to the attractions within de area, like Rocamadour, Padirac caves (don't miss it!), Figeac, Sarlat, etc.
Jun 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Bourg in Lot

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 1) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Stylish - walkthrough shower, circular bath, sink and WC
    Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 3) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , A hint of Asian Style - well appointed with exposed stone
    Principle Guest Bedroom - En-suite (Bathroom 2) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Traditional style with slipper bath, fireplace, sink and WC
    Shared Guest Bathroom (Bathroom 4) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Well appointed - with large walk-in-shower, WC and 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large and light with original fireplace, mantle and mirrors
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Large and light with original exposed beams and wooden floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large and light with kingsize Jacobean style 4 poster bed
    Principle Guest Bedroom (Bedroom 2) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With original wood pannelled wardrobes an en-suite bathroom
    Master Bedroom (Bedroom 1) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With fireplace, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom
    Rollaway Beds - An additional 2 rollaway beds are provided for use by guests
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 18 reviews
5

A beautiful property, sympathetically restored with excellent modern touches

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 generations having a family get together. There was plenty of space for everyone and the property worked and was easy from the minute we all arrived.Beds very comfortable.All beautifully clean and lovely bathrooms.Plenty of room for anyone wishing to have a quiet time.A very relaxing place altogether

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved staying at Le Manior

  • 5 of 5

Le Manoir offered everything we needed for a fabulous stay in the Le Lot region of France. The house is spacious and well-appointed, and accommodated our family of nine, including three children, and six adults. The perfect place to celebrate a family milestone. We cooked here every night, and the kitchen is well-stocked to produce wonderful meals from the many local food products available at the farmers' markets and artisanal groceries. Great wine, and the house offered a fine dining atmosphere with big tables for seating all of us to share our meals. The beds were amazingly comfortable.

Plenty of room for all of us, and all the various ages of our family.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A house full of surprises

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Le Manoir, the house was superbly catered for both our young children (6 months and 3 years old), our friends (in their 30s) and my parents (in the their 70s). The fabulous pool was the hub of our day times and the games room the hub of our evenings, the older generation still had 3 sitting rooms to choose from for quiet reading and chatting. Each room has been cleverly and lovingly furnished, you cannot imagine waking in a more beautiful bedroom. We were a short drive from canoeing and rock climbing which was great fun. The only negative of this place is having to go home!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous spot in Dordogne/Lot area

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Manoir in Le Bourg with another couple of friends during a round trip through the south of France. The house has been renovated and combines the charm of the old building with what you find as the best in modern comforts. All done with great taste. It added a great deal to our experience in the region. The grounds around the property, the spaces inside, all help creating a great ambiance. Le Bourg is a very small village, but an easy drive to the attractions within de area, like Rocamadour, Padirac caves (don't miss it!), Figeac, Sarlat, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Magnifique demeure tout confort dans une région magnifique et paisible

  • 4 of 5

Le Manoir est à tout point de vue somptueux. Dès les premiers échanges mail avec le propriétaire, on se sent en confiance. Il y a tout sur place.... même une cave et l'équipement ad hoc (verrues, carafes, ...), une chaîne hi-fi sur laquelle on peut brancher une source externe, WiFi, Netflix, cheminées à "gogo"....

Bref, une demeure où il fait bon vivre, avec un grand espace cuisine très bien aménagé, d'immenses espaces de détente et loisirs si bien qu'on se croirait seul dans la maison tout en étant nombreux ! Pour la piscine, l'eau mériterait d'être chauffée à cette saison, mais c'est un détail. Endroit idéal pour découvrir Rocamadour, le gouffre de Padirac et la vallée de la Dordogne entre autres. Le village de Gramat mérite aussi un détour pour ses commerces pour certains très authentiques. Merci aussi à Philippe pour son accueil et sa gentillesse. Ne changez rien, continuez ainsi Nick et Philippe ! Nous reviendrons très certainement.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautifully renovated stone manor

  • 5 of 5

Met by the informative and charming Phillipe and toured through the manor. Very tastefully and lavishly renovated and updated. Modern kitchen complete with every top of the line appliance. Large fire places with comfy couches and chairs, lots of Chinese antiques and curios. Beautiful game room, with new large pool table. Great patio and swimming pool. It was an absolute treat to spend 5 days here with friends, I highly recommend Le Manoir!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Brive-le Gaillard (aso Rodez; Toulouse; Bergerac)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Assier & Lacapelle Marival
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Souillac Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Assier
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Assier & Lacapelle Marival
Car: necessary

WHY LE MANOIR?

The extent of things to see and do during your holiday at Le Manoir is as diverse as the landscape itself. Whatever your interest, be it food; wine; history and culture; music and the arts; nature; sports & recreation - or simply just chilling-out, relaxing and taking it very easy – then Le Manoir and its surrounding area has something especially for you. Here are just a few of the many and varied activities that await you, your friends and family during your holiday at Le Manoir.

An ideal location to explore the Dordogne and Lot River Valleys; The Countryside of the Causses Du Quercy; Historic Castles & Chateaux; the Medieval towns of Rocamadour: Sarlat; Cahors and Figeac; The Cahors Vineyards; Enchanting Villages such as Martel, St-Cere-Lapopie and Autoire; The caves of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave; Markets, Fetes and Festivals; World leading prehistoric sites including the caves of Lascaux and Le Pech Merle; Sport and recreation activities including kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning and golf.

ACCESS

Access to the property and region by road, air and rail is very straightforward. By road, Le Bourg is located approximately 20km to the east of junctions 55, 56 and 57 of the A20 auto-route, all of which are situated between the cities of Brive-La-Gaillarde (to the north) and Cahors (to the south). The A20 provides rapid connection via the motorway network to Paris and the ferry ports of the English Channel and Brittany to the north and north-west, and to Toulouse and the Spanish ferry ports of Bilbao and Santander to the south and south-west.

The region is also very well served by air with the four closest airports to Le Manoir being Brive-Le-Gaillarde; Rodez; Bergerac and Toulouse.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £132.35
Damage Deposit £441.18

Stay tax (Tax de Sejour) of Euro 0.5 per person per night will be due to the owner on arrival in accordance with the rules defined by the Grand Figeac Tourism Department. This charge does not apply to children under the age of 18 years of age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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