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4* Manoir in 98 acres, with private pool. Paradise!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Set in beautiful scenery, the perfect place to stay

Le Manoir de Gurson has 5 large bedrooms, one on the ground floor, with fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, fridge, freezer and ice-maker), lounge, dining room, entrance and rear halls, with a separate laundry room. The rear hall leads to the garden and swimming pool, which has a fantastic view of the hidden valley, lakes, fields and woods.

There is a lot to do without even leaving the Estate: swimming, fishing, walking, star-gazing, and bird watching.

Wine tasting is within walking distance, as is the sandy beach at Lac de Gurson. At the Lac, there's swimming, adventure playground, tennis, bars and reaturants, and it's a popular place to spend some time.

There is a lot to do and see in the area: canoe/kayak centre in Montpon-Ménestérol; St. Emilion, famous for its wines and largest monolithic church in Europe - the climb to the top of the tower affords an amazing view over the rooftops and Dordogne Valley; Bergerac, with the old and new towns, and the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac; Montbazillac; golf courses, including Château de Vigiers, near Bergerac; Aquapark; Celestine Grotto; Périgueux, with its domed cathedral; the prehistoric caves at Lascaux; Bordeaux for museums, parks, shopping, architecture and more; the Dune de Pyla, lazrgest sand dune in Europe, with a view over Arcachon, Cap Ferret and the Atlantic; locally, there are markets, night markets, music events and lots, lots more.

Suitable for all ages, Le Manoir waits to welcome you to this wonderful part of France, and enjoy quality time together.

Whatever you choose to do, you are assured of a wonderful holiday.

More Details

Property Manager
Charmaine Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Charmaine Brown

I have lived here since 2007, and it's like being on holiday all the time! The changing scenery, through all the seasons, is wonderful to see, and I so enjoy sharing it with others.

There's always a lot to do (a bit like the Forth Bridge or the Eiffel Tower), so it keeps us busy.

The pace of life in France is quite laid back - so different from the daily commute to London.

And, of course, there's wine!

Charmaine Brown purchased this villa in 2007

Why Charmaine Brown chose Montpeyroux

Le Manoir is in a stunning setting, with beautiful views in every direction.

The Estate spreads over 98 acres, the nearest neighbour being quite a distance away, so it is completely private.

This is the place the 'chill', and appreciate Nature in all her forms. There are nightingales to listen to, deer to spot in the fields, sunrise and sunsets to try to capture with a camera, amazing stars (no light pollution), and, the other week, the end of the rainbow was in one of the lakes - spectacular! I asked my son to go down there so that I could take a photo of him, where one should find the pot of gold, but he declined. "Mum, it's in the lake! I'll get wet." Silly me.

What makes this villa unique

There is a certain magic about Le Manoir. People who come here can't believe how quickly they can relax and unwind.

There are stunning views in every direction, and this is the perfect place to see Nature at her best.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Charmaine was the perfect host in the perfect location. There is nothing more we could have asked for. The photos don't do the Maison justice and our breath was taken away as we pulled up the long drive towards to the property. Each bedroom having an en suite was perfect and everything about the house was great. Charmaine was on hand to answer any questions and give us advice on all the local events and attractions. Thank you
Aug 2016
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Montpeyroux Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , With wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , With wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With two wash basins in front of a wall of mirrors
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , With wash basin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , With wash basin
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , With wash basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Overlooks the lakes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooks the ruins of the Chateau de Gurson
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Overlooks the lakes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With separate luxury bathroom, view towards the Chateau ruin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , On the ground floor, with view over the garden
  • All the bedrooms have private en-suite facilities.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a lot to do and see in the area, more than mentioned here. We have a suggestions book, with details of places, distance and time to get there. Some guests prefer to just sit back and relax at Le Manoir, perhaps by the pool with a glass of wine.


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4* Manoir in 98 acres, with private pool. Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Peace in paradise

  • 5 of 5

As we pulled up the drive the views, peace and silence was breathtaking. What a sanctuary to spend a week in. Charmaine was the perfect host! Nothing was too much for her (even helping us when our car battery died). The area is fantastic you can do as much or as little as you like. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Manoir de Gurson definitely has that 'WOW' fact

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from our extended family holiday at Le Manoir. My party comprised of 8 adults and 2 children aged 18 months and 20 months. Some of the group flew in to Bergerac airport and the rest of us drove from Cherbourg. On our arrival Charmaine and her son Tim provided and joined us for a lovely BBQ which we had in the evening sunshine on the poolside patio. A good chance to get to know each other and a brilliant start to our stay.

When we arrived at Le Manoir and we saw the house for the first time from the top of the drive we all said, "Wow". The house is truly impressive. The five en-suite bedrooms were all a good size and the big kitchen, lounge, dining room and downstairs entrance hallways provided plenty of room both for group socialising and for those who wanted a quiet space. The kitchen is equipped with every appliance and gadget you will need. The adjacent barn houses the laundry room which is available for guests' use. There is free wifi with internet access. Also British television and a DVD player.

The private pool is at the rear of the house by the patio and lawned area from which there are extensive views over the surrounding countryside and the estate fishing lakes.

Lac de Gurson is about 20 minutes walk away and has a sandy beach, toilets, canoe hire as well as bar/restaurant facilities and free car parking as well.

The nearest town of Villefranche de Lonchat is about a 20 minute cycle away. It has a couple of small shops selling the everyday necessities. Every Friday evening the town hosts a 'night market' which is a must for it's range of food.

Members of our group visited Arcachon (less than 2 hours by car), Bordeaux ( about an hour by car), and the nearer beautiful towns St Emillion and Aubeterre. The local quiet roads are ideal for safe cycling. The Dordogne is about 30 minutes away with opportunities for canoeing and sightseeing.

So, Le Manoir is ideal for those who just wish to laze by the pool (or play table tennis, boules, go fishing or cycling) and also for those who wish to tour the local area including the renowned vineyards of St Emillion.

All our group enjoyed our stay at Le Manoir, particulary the space in the house. There is nothing to dislike.

This review would not be complete without a special mention for Charmaine who, without being intrusive, was always on hand for any query about what to do/where to go etc. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she always has a smile. A great holiday venue.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friday nights are music and dancing nights in Summer, when there is a choice of meals/snacks...
Saint Emilion
Word Heritage site, Saint Emilion, welcomes travellers from all over the world. The church ...
Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Villefranche de Lonchat
Nearest Ferry
460 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chateau de Vigiers
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Villefranche de Lonchat
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lac de Gurson
Car: necessary

The sandy beach at Lac de Gurson is within walking distance, with a swimming lake, tennis, bars and restaurants.

There are 3 restaurants within a few minutes' drive from Le Manoir.

Suggestions of places to visit: St Emilion (for wines and the largest monolithic church in Europe - World UNESCO site); Bergerac, with the old and new towns, boat trips and Aquapark; the canoe-kakak centre at Montpon-Ménestérol; Montbaziallac, Pomérol, Sauternes - more wine; pre-historic caves at Lascaux; castle and Celestine grotto at Rauzan; Périgueux; Porte St Foy; Castillon la Bataille, with its re-enactment of the 100 Years' War in July and August; Bordeaux, with something for everyone; the Dune de Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe; chateaux, gardens, local markets, music events and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $614.4
Stay tax $1.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Detailed directions to Le Manoir de Gurson will be given when a reservation is made.
A car is advised, as this is a rural area.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Smoking is allowed outdoors.
A Taxe de Séjour (Tourist Tax) of 1.50€ per person per night (over 18s) is applicable, and payable upon departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.