Ref: DL146, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, £2500 to £4950 pw
This well-preserved 17th century Manoir with beautiful grounds including a private tennis court is located 1km from the small village of Coulounieix-Chamiers, which can be reached by foot via a country road. Just a short drive from the lively town of Périgueux, in an area rich in sporting activities, picturesque châteaux, and fascinating prehistoric sites.
Main house Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower and wc, 2 shower rooms with wc, 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bedroom with 1 single bed and 1 pull-out bed, 1 single bedroom
Annexe Living room with 1 double sofabed, 1 bathroom with separate shower and wc, 1 double bedroom
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 2 cots (no linen), 2 highchairs, no telephone, good mobile reception, WiFi, iPod dock, satellite TV, video, DVD, CD, piano, heating (on a meter), fireplace (wood included), alarm, Weber barbecue, tennis court, table tennis, babyfoot, swings, badminton, croquet, Mikado, swimming lessons and tennis coach available on request, massages possible on site (prices on request)
Bed linen and bathroom towels included; for bookings lasting more than one week a second set of linen is left at our clients' disposal. Cleaning 3 hours weekly included, additional cleaning (minimum 3 hours) 17 € per hour. End of rental cleaning charge (150 €), payable if no cleaning has been done. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The Manoir was originally constructed in the late 16th century as a family home for a local family. It was later owned by a noble family as a 'gentilhommière'. The original round towers and enclosed interior courtyard have been well preserved. The extensive grounds contain a park with centenary trees and peaceful prairies.
The pool is heated to 26°C free of charge, weather permitting (between mid-April and mid-October only). If you require the pool to be heated during the first two weeks of April and the last two weeks of October a charge of 200 € per week will be payable locally.
The interior is spacious and is attractively decorated with a mixture of modern and antique furniture. At ground level are a living room, a dining room, a kitchen with a dining table, a double bedroom (160cm bed - off the living room, with doors to the courtyard) with an en suite shower room and a wc located in the tower of the building, a further double bedroom (160cm bed) and a bedroom with a single bed and a single pull-out bed which share a shower room with a wc. On the first floor are three bedrooms: a twin (90cm beds), a single, and a large double (160cm bed) with an en suite bathroom with a separate shower unit and a wc.
The annexe is located on the other side of the courtyard and consists of a living/games area with a double sofabed (140cm), a double bedroom (140cm bed) and a bathroom with a separate shower unit and a wc. This is ideal for young people.
18 hole Périgueux 5km
This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.
The Dordogne region, in the heart of the southwest, has been fought over for centuries by the English and the French – some would say they’re still at it – and no wonder. It is an area rich in all the delights France has to offer. Beautiful dramatic scenery greets you at every turn: castles perched high over the Dordogne River valley, the spectacular Gouffre de Padirac caves, tranquil rivers winding their way through limestone cliffs. Our earliest artists descended 17 thousand years ago into the caves near Lascaux, on the Vézère River, to paint in breathtaking colour the animals they hunted; you can visit a replica cave, as well as many other prehistoric sites in the area. The fortified “bastide” towns of Monpazier, Eymet, Villefranche, and others are remarkably well-preserved witnesses to turbulent times. The mighty donjon of Bourdeilles castle looms imposingly, while Brantôme (the “Venice of France”) wears a more serene aspect, the beautiful Benedictine abbey gazing contemplatively down onto the river Dronne.
Coulounieix-Chamiers (1km): small café, bakery, basic shops and services (including a supermarket).
Fresh produce can be purchased from a nearby farm 1km away.
More shops, supermarkets and services are available in Périgueux (7km).
You can walk or cycle to the village although the second part of the journey is not particularly attractive. The village has a very good bakery (won an award for the best croissant in the Dordogne!), a bar and a market on Sunday mornings.
Périgueux (7km) Bergerac (46km)
Coulounieix (1km): Sunday morning farmers’ market
Périgueux (7km): market every day of the week
High end restaurants
L’Essentiel - Périgueux (7km)
Château des Reynats – Chancelade (8km) / 1 Michelin Star
La Table du Pouyand - Champcevinel (10km) / 1 Michelin Star
Le Moulin de l’Abbaye- Brantôme (30km)
Le Vieux Logis - Trémolat (46km)
Le Clos Saint Front - Périgueux (7km)
Le Grain de Sel - Périgueux (7km)
Hercule Poireau - Périgueux (73km)
L’Auberge de la Truffe - Sorges (31km)
Le Sorbier - Marsac-sur-l’Isle (9km)
La Palombière - St-Astier (24km)
At lunchtime in Périgueux (7km), reasonably priced (mainly caterers and market stalls)
Le Troquet - Rue de la Vertu
Café de la Place - 7 Place du Marché au Bois
L’Espace du Sixième Sens - 6, place Saint Silain
La Ferme Saint Louis - 2 Place Saint Louis
Pierrot Gourmet - 6 rue Hôtel de Ville
Au Bien Bon - 15 rue Places
Au Petit Chef - place du Coderc
La Taula - 3 rue Denfert Rochereau
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Périgueux (7km): the capital of the Périgord, stunning cathedral of St-Front and museums.
Brantôme (30km): the Venice of the Périgord, with boat rides on the Dronne River.
Beautiful château at Bourdeilles (30km) open for visits.
The closest famous landmarks of the Dordogne, the châteaux and prehistoric sites, are 40km away.
There are festivals in Périgueux throughout the summer.
The owner of the property has highly recommended that you visit the ’Espace du Sixième Sens ‘ in Périgueux (see above) whose owner, Mr Delpey, has created an association, the ‘Club des Ambassadeurs de la truffe’ to share his passion for traditional and innovative truffle recipes which can be tasted on site or dishes can be taken away. He is also a member of the Périgueux paté club with its interest in foie gras and its history.
The area is famous for its foie gras, duck and truffles.
The Bergerac Appellation produces some excellent red and white wines and wines are also available from the Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors wine growing areas.
Tennis court: on site
Horse riding: Champcevinel (11km)
Bicycle hire: Périgueux (7km)
18 hole golf: Périgueux (5km) very nice cycling track, La Voie Verte, along the river
Leisure lake for swimming and fishing: St-Armand-de-Vergt (27km) with restaurant
Canoeing and kayaking: River Isle at Périgueux (5km)
This was our second holiday here, since we all enjoyed our 2012 holiday at Le Manoir so much!
Absolutely beautiful villa. At first I was slightly concerned with the traffic noise but didn't notice this after a couple of hours. Lovely grounds and ideal for 2 families with children from 9-15 as we have. Plenty to do and space for everyone. The villa is beautifully decorated - each room has its own theme - the website photos don't really do it justice.
Lovely place, well-kept grounds, excellent swimming pool, good hard tennis court and lovingly kept house which felt like a lived-in home.
I am just writing to let you know we had a beautiful holiday at the house of Pascal Magontier who was very kind and welcoming, and his home is very charming. The grounds and the pool, in particular, were stunning. While the weather wasn't always kind, it was a very relaxed holiday and we were hard pressed to play the tourist, preferring to stay put and chill. Thank you for all your assistance and pass on our kindest regards to M. Magontier.
We had a great time - the villa was lovely.
A delightful property set in generous grounds with excellent facilities. Large enough grounds to disperse 13 people.
Great size; very private; lots to do - tennis, badminton, pool, table tennis, outdoor dining. Lovely local area + places to go. Sylvie the cook every other night was a fantastic decision, food excellent; lovely lady; bits left for lunch next day.
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We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.
A stunning building with much character inside and out with beautiful grounds and just a short drive from the lively town of Périgueux.