Paul and Philippa Ward

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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LE MANOIR`

Peyzac le Moustier Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering house with private pool & 4 self-contained gites with shared pool

A superb 19c manor house with private pool set in a private garden & 4 gites with shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe. The house accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bathrooms. The 4 gites, totally separate from the main house, have all been renovated and furnished to the same level of comfort as the house and share a second swimming pool. The largest, The Tobacco Barn, sleeps 5/6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, Walnut Store and La Roque Terrace - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. Alternatively the house and 4 gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 24 people - perfect for parties and weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and boulangerie and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.

Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.

The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!

Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

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Details for Le Manoir` 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 6 Bathrooms

The main house at Le Manoir des Granges is a typical Perigourdian manor house, built in 1822 in local golden sandstone, on three floors with a natural slate roof. It has been restored to a high standard and retains many of its original features. The house is surrounded by mature, spacious gardens, with an orchard of apple, peach, fig, cherry and walnut trees. It has a 12 x 5 metre swimming pool set in a private garden, fenced for safety. The area surrounding the pool is sunny with sun loungers umbrellas and a large walnut tree for shade. Inside, there is a well equipped farmhouse kitchen with all the modern necessities for those who love cooking, a 5 burner gas range, dishwasher, 2 fridges and a dining area which comfortably seats 12. Off the hall is a cloakroom with WC. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a stone fireplace for log fires on cooler evenings, satellite English and French (freeview) TV, DVD and Hi Fi and a well stocked library area.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a family get-together in the largest gite (Main House) and found it excellent for our needs. It is spacious, well appointed and beautifully situated with much to do and see in the near vicinity. Philippa and Paul were on hand and very helpful with a couple of bottles of wine and a bowl of walnuts to welcome us. Would recommend it.
Nov 2013
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Paul and Philippa Ward

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We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

After we had our two daughters, Charlotte (1982) and Nicola (1983), we came to the Dordogne for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream!

We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for mobility impaired.

We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Just about perfect

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In June 2014 a group of eight of us enjoyed a week in the main house at Le Manoir des Granges. It suited us perfectly and we used all six bedrooms, which are very comfortable and well equipped, as is the rest of this lovely house. It is situated in the most beautiful spot, right opposite Roque St. Christophe, and we had daily flying displays from the peregrine falcons which were nesting there, as well as being serenaded every night by the nightingales in the woods nearby. The weather was just about perfect and the pool so inviting that we didn’t see nearly as many of the local attractions, of which there are a plethora, as we had intended. We did manage to visit a couple of the wonderful local markets, Rocamadour – not to be missed, and various caves and gardens in the vicinity. We also enjoyed an idyllic and delicious lunch at Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe on the banks of the river at St. Leon sur Vezere. There was so much to see and do in fact, the house was so comfortable, and Paul and Philippa so welcoming and helpful, that we have just booked in again for another week next June, and we can’t wait!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Comfortable and relaxing

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The suites were great, the location and view outstanding. The hosts were always accomodating and extremely helpful. T he English TV was appreciated.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for your stay. We are always grateful when people spend a few moments to tell others about their experience.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

Fabulous house, a delicious meal, lots to do, thanks
Sarah, Geoff and William, Oxon.

Great house, loads to do in the area, had a great week.
Matt, Angela and Thomas, Surrey.

Our families had the most marvellous reunion here and really enjoyed the furnishings, decor and ample supplies in the kitchen. We also very much enjoyed our visits with Alan.
Sally Fouche, Seattle, USA.

Wonderful house, fabulous countryside, good food, good wine, 4 star for families.
The Bulkley family, Canada.

We had a wonderful time, the house is all we had hoped for and more, lovely area and hosts.
Tim and Susanne, Australia.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Ferry
774 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Junction 17 A89/E70
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Plazac
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Moustier
Car: necessary

Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need. http://www.golf-dordogne-perigord.com/golfs.html

There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

Ski: No Skiing.

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Availability & Rates

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Peyzac le Moustier Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
 
 
Mid-season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Low season
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Low season
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
£225
£1,400
 
 
Mid-season
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£280
£1,850
 
 
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
 
 
Mid-season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£280
£1,850
 
 
Low season
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
£225
£1,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
£280
£1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Different rates available for groups of 8 or less in four bedrooms or less - please enquire.

Heating supplement will be charged from December to end March.
There will be a charge for a supply of log
30% Non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.
A final cleaning charge of €80 is payable on departure.
Refundable breakage deposit of €500 required on arrival.
Tax de sejour is included in the price.
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Amenities

Amenities

Peyzac le Moustier Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , The bed comprises two single beds which zip together
  • The bedrooms are on the first and second floor and are all thoughtfully decorated and furnished, for the comfort of our guests. We have six bedrooms with a combination of double and twin beds, the extra large double bed can be used as double or separated into twin beds if preferred. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have room for a cot.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Elderly and infirm - please contact owners to discuss whether house is suitable for individual circumstances. A Chef can be arranged if required - please contact owner to discuss. Maid service and a babysitter can be arranged if required - please ask for details.
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