3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, tranquil rural location -stunning view, pool, spa & gym
About Ian Kenworthy
Ian and his partner Hugh both had successful careers in London and now bring their passion for hospitality, service and style to the Dordogne. In a career spanning 35 years, Ian started in hotel Management in London. This led him onto manging restaurants in the city and west end, ending his career as GM of the world renowned Reform Club in London’s Pall Mall. Hugh had a passion for providing world class environments and services for patients and staff in the National Health Service and used his influence as a Board Director to win design awards for inspirational buildings and gardens. Hugh worked at, St. Bartholomew’s hospital, The Royal Marsden, Kings College Hospital and Newham University Hospital. Both Hugh and Ian are passionate about food, gardening, interior design, working with nature to secure a sustainable footprint in rural France. They love art, music and allow creativity to be a dominant factor in their lives. They have travelled extensively worldwide and understand what the true meaning of first class service is.
Ian Kenworthy purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why Ian Kenworthy chose Saint-Privat-des-Prés
The location of Le Manoir is perfect, providing stunning views over uninterrupted countyside. It's a peaceful and calm environment where one can relax and escape the riggours of everyday life.
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Superb quality home rental
This is my second family holiday in this wonderful house. The welcome from Ian and Hugh when we arrived was excellent. The house and garden are beautifully cared for and the standard of accommodation is “five star”. It felt like home from home rather than a soleless rental property. Having the owners on site was a plus as they where able to guide us with local activities and restaurant recommendations.... there is a lot to do in this area and being so close to some of the best wine regions in the world is definitely a big plus.
We also has a lovely day in Bordeaux, which is an easy drive or train journey and well worth the effort.
We plan to return next year for our summer break and I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful peaceful haven to anyone wishing to experience the best in hospitality!
Thank you Ian and Hugh, you have created something very special !
Lovely property, very comfortable
A beautiful setting, well maintained, everything you need for a restful holiday
It was a great pleasure having you and your family staying with us for 2 weeks. We are both delighted that everyone including the 2 boys had a great time - Ian and Hugh
From the moment we arrived at Le Manoir des Fouilloux we knew it was somewhere special. The attention to detail in every little corner of the beautiful and spacious house and grounds are the result of great vision and an enormous labour of love by its delightful owners Ian and Hugh.
Le Manoir exudes a classic, elegant style, with some fun and quirky touches and is luxurious throughout, whilst also allowing you to feel truly relaxed and pampered. You are really spoilt for choice with so many quiet corners to sit, read, relax, snooze, chat and drink rosé as well as several areas to enjoy sunny or shady breakfasts, long lunches and suppers.
With a 10 and 13 year old in tow and temperatures of up to 37 degrees, we spent a large part of our time around the stunning pool Hugh and Ian have created. Not wanting to be too lazy though, there are plenty of things to do very close by – kayaking, tree top climbing and river swimming can all be done from St Aulaye and Aubeterre is also well worth a visit.
Ian and Hugh are the most thoughtful and considerate hosts and should be rightly proud of the tranquil haven they have created. This was quite possibly the best family holiday we have had and we hope to return one day to enjoy it all over again!
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We had a wonderful stay at Le Manoir des Fouilloux, my retired parents and children aged 8 & 11 had a truly relaxing stay with plenty to see and do locally.
The house had plenty of space inside and lots of different areas outside to eat and relax. In particular we enjoyed spending time outside in the Moroccan terrace and kitchen and especially the evening when Ian and Hugh cooked for us when we took advantage of this as an extra option.
Ian and Hugh were super helpful informing us of the local area which suited all ages so there was plenty to do for everyone. I would recommend hiring a car to explore the beautiful villages.
The pool was well used in such hot weather with plenty of space for us all to relax and read as well as splash about with the children.
The area was lovely and quiet so we were all able to switch off and spend quality time together as a family, plus with Ian and Hugh nearby we felt we had our own personal concierge service! They also provide a very useful guide which is in the house and also sent before our arrival.
There has been so much attention to detail carried out in and outside the house and Ian and Hugh were fantastic with our many questions we had as we loved hearing about the work that went into it. We absolutely loved our time there and our 8 year old is now asking for a dog the same as Oscar!
Thank you to Ian and Hugh for giving us such a memorable holiday, we felt truly spoilt staying in such a beautiful and well refurbished traditional house and can't wait to return one day!