A beautiful holiday home set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne

Sleeps: 20
Bedrooms: 8
Weekly price guide: £2906-£7077
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: MAN2939

General Description

Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, fields and wild woods, is a beautiful holiday home in this picturesque region.

The owners have lovingly restored their Manoir, including a 400 year pigeonnier, with sensitivity and style, retaining so many traditional features such as exposed stonework and ancient wood beamed ceilings with contemporary décor and design. Every comfort has been considered from 100% Egyptian cotton linen in each of the five en-suite bedrooms to a Smart TV and incredibly well-equipped kitchen plus plenty to entertain the family such as the brilliant computer games area with its own screen and console.

Outside you can admire the amazing vistas from the exquisite swimming pool or simply enjoy a glass of local wine from the south-west facing terrace as you look out to the cacophony of green fields and orchards around you. The gardens are vast and include a 400 year old Cedar tree dating back to when the Manoir was first built as well. You'll also find a ruined watermill by the stream that leads to the River Lot. As evening falls, prepare a barbecue with goods from the local market as you gather in the evening for wonderful meals on your impressive terrace under the starry sky.

Alongside the Manoir, just across from the drive, is a cottage, formerly a barn which has been coverted into a charming three bedroom home with its own enclosed gardens and private pool. For 15 guests or more the cottage is included in the rental price or it can be rented separately. The owners also live on site with their friendly dog and tend to their surrounding beautiful grounds. They can cook you amazing meals if you wish, sampling some the most local and delicious produce around.

You can wander through the plum and kiwi orchards to the local village where you will find a couple of bakeries for your morning pastries, a little supermarket and a café serving lunch daily in July and August plus a glorious beach on the banks of the River Lot where you can swim and hire boats in the summer months. Explore further afield to idyllic hilltop villages which come alive in the summer evenings with night markets serving amazing food and drinks. This area is well known not only for the delicious fruit but also some of France's most famous vineyards where you can sample the fine wines of the region.

Hire bikes in the local village, play golf or go horse-riding through the magnificent countryside or simply explore some of France's Plus Beaux Villages such as Pujols and Monflanquin or cross the border to Dordogne to discover some gems such as Monpazier, Issigeac and beautiful Bergerac, all within an hour.

That said, with such glorious views (you may even spot deer or falcons from your terrace), you don't have to travel far from the house to be amazed by this captivating area.

Accommodation Facilities

1) Manoir and Cottage (20 guests)
2) Manoir Only (14 guests)

Manoir Interior (max. 10 adults + 4 children only):

Ground Floor:
- Kitchen, well equipped including 5 ring gas hob, American fridge-freezer with ice-maker, dishwasher, 2 electric fan ovens (one standard size and the other smaller with grill), microwave, coffee maker and armoir larder for storage. Door leading to garden
- Open-plan dining area with table and chairs for up to 14 guests and woodburning stove. Sliding doors out to covered terrace
- Open-plan living area (one step down from dining area) with sofas, Smart TV and DVD player
- Bedroom with king-size bed, door to outside. En-suite (via step) shower room with walk-in shower and WC
- Separate WC

First Floor:
- Master bedroom (in the pigeonnier tower) with super-king-size bed with drapes, platform with roll-top bath, antique screen, dressing tables and sofa. Views of pool and garden. En-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
- Family bedroom with king-size antique bed and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC. Door leads to children's room (low beam) with double bed plus 2 single beds. Pool and garden views
- Bedroom with Emperor-size bed and chaise longue. En-suite (accessed under a beam) with walk-in shower and enclosed WC. Located on north-west corner, so coolest room in summer
- Bedroom with double antique style bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, separate walk-in shower and separate WC. Located on north-east corner so gets morning sunshine
- Computer gaming area with screen, game console and seating

Outside Grounds:
- Swimming pool (10mx5m) with security alarm open April to October
- Poolside terrace with 6 sun-loungers and a large 'lounging pod' seating up to 4
- Covered terrace (12mx4m) with lounge area and al-fresco dining table for up to 14 guests
- Weber gas BBQ
- Gardens (unenclosed) including mature trees and amazing wildlife
- The estate includes a ruined watermill along a stream leading to the River Lot
- Shared laundry room with washing machine and hanging facilities (located by the cottage)
- Covered parking upon request

Cottage Interior (max 6 adults or 4 adults and 3 children):

- Living area with sofas, wood-burning stove, TV and DVD player and sliding doors leading to large decked area
- Kitchen-diner, well equipped including gas cooker and hob, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher and breakfast bar. Dining area has dining table for up to 7 guests, reading area and second fridge. French doors out to small balcony/terrace with table and chairs for 2
- Bedroom with super-king bed (can be made up as a twin), ceiling fan and hairdryer
- Bedroom with king-size bed and ceiling fan
- Triple bedroom with bunk-beds (double on bottom, single on the top) and ceiling fan. Suitable for 2 adults and 1 child- Shower room with walk-in shower and WC
- Separate WC

Additional Notes:
£1000.00 (Manoir only) or £1350 (Manoir and Cottage) to be paid by bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival, refunded 2 weeks after departure subject to a full inspection.
A baby-pack is also available (includes one highchair and one cot) - please request at the time of booking.
Chef/Cook Available.
Maid Service Included.
Arrival time: 5.00 p.m.
Heating costs included up to 20C, plus one basket of logs for the wood-burner (the house is generally heated from October to March).
Linen and towels included, including pool towels.
Pets welcome on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of 5 Euros per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Minimum stay 3 nights (excluding June to end of September which is 7 nights).
End of stay cleaning included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Weddings, hen/stag parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
The pool is open from April to October.
Please note that only the 20 guest prices include the use of the cottage - the 14 guest prices include the Manoir only and in this instance, the Cottage may be rented out separately.
The Manoir is suitable for 14 guests made up of 10 adults and 4 children only. The cottage is suitable for 6 adults, or 4 adults and 3 children.

Other services and items included in the price:
- Light general housekeeping service included every morning (max 2 hours) which includes pool and terrace maintenance and light clean of kitchen, dining room, lounge and hallway)
- Mid-stay linen change included for guests staying a minimum of nine nights
- Welcome pack typically consisting of a selection of local delicacies, owner's homemade jams, fresh eggs from the neighbour, a bottle of local wine, basic food, household supplies and toiletries

Other extras available at this property (payable locally):
Table d’hôte dinners including apéritif, starter, main course, cheese, dessert and wine (48hours notice required).
Fridge stocking service.
Additional cleaning (minimum 2 hours).
Party/celebration planning and organisation service.

Please note that only the 20 person prices include the rental of the annexe, Cottage des Cedres, however as the cottage can also be booked independently, it is subject to availability for bookings of up to 20 guests. See Cottage des Cedres for full details of the cottage.
The Manoir is suitable for 14 guests made up of 10 adults and 4 children only. The cottage is suitable for 6 adults.
The estate is also shared with the owners’ house and their dog who has run of the Manoir's grounds when the owners are at home.

Local Area / Activities

Located in the Lot-et-Garonne region, you are surrounded by fruit orchards, cedar trees, fields, sunflowers and wild woods. Local wildlife on the estate and beyond include deer, wild boar, rabbits, hares, eagles and other birds of prey. At the end of the estate there's a ruined watermill by a stream which leads to the River Lot.

You can wander down the nearby road or through the valley via the kiwi and plum orchards to the local village where you can pick up your breakfast croissants and bread, a small supermarket, delicatessen, two boulangeries and a café for your morning coffee and they also serve lunches daily in July and August. You can also find some wonderful local produce at the weekly market on a Wednesday morning.

There is also a village beach on the River Lot where you can hire canoes, pedalos and motorboats in the summer months (late June to early September) and a sandy area from which you can swim, sectioned off from the boats.

There are further facilities in the town of Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot (10km) such as a large supermarket. Follow the river further east towards the ancient bastide town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot (20km) and keen hikers can then follow the hilly route south to the picturesque hilltop village of Pujols (20km), noted as one of France's most Plus Beaux Villages. Penne D'Agenais (31km) with its impressive architecture is also worthy of a visit in this beautiful region and it’s worth visiting Agen (34km), an interesting French town which is the most important in this region.

As well as summer boats and bike hire in the nearby village, there are plenty of activities on offer in this area. Golf lovers can tee up at Golf Barthe (12km), just ten minutes by car whilst there is an excellent horse-riding centre a little further near Saint-Pierre-Sur-Dropt (42km). Kids will love visiting the local farm just a ten minute drive away or head further south to Parc Walibi amusement park (43km) near Agen.

In July and August you can explore the night markets in charming local villages where local food is sold and cooked for you by local artisans with live music and plenty of drinks. This area is of course wonderful for some of France's most famous vineyards where you can sample and buy some excellent wines. Not forgetting the amazing fruit that is grown in the region (as well as on the estate); the local plums, Pruneaux D'Agen, are particularly delicious, especially when steeped in the local Armagnac.

Other noteworthy places to visit include Monflanquin (34km), another of France's Plus Beaux Villages, a beautifully preserved bastide town full of medieval character with a great market on a Thursday or cross the border into the magical Dordogne department to Monpazier (55km), one of France's most impressive and stunning villages. The beautiful city of Bergerac (64km) with its famous Maison des Vins can also be visited in a day, possibly combining the visit with the lovely village of Issigeac (50km) with its fantastic weekly market.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bergerac/Toulouse/Bordeaux (55km/152km/130km)
Nearest Ferry port: Bilbao/St-Malo (370km/654km)
Nearest Village: 1.3km/15mins walk
Nearest Town/City: Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot (10km)
Nearest Restaurant: 3km
Nearest Supermarket: Saint-Livrade/Villeneuve-sur-lot/Tonneins (10km/20km/20km)
Nearest Beach: River beach (1.5km)
Nearest Golf: Golf Barthe (12km-10mins)
Nearest Train Station: Villeneuve-sur-Lot/Tonneins/Agen (20km/20km/34km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Walk to Village
Horse Riding
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £2906
High Season: £7077

Security deposit: £1000.00 (Manoir only) or £1350 (Manoir and Cottage) to be paid by bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival, refunded 2 weeks after departure subject to a full inspection

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near river beach
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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