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Estate,5 km from Lascaux,sleeps 6,4,2, pet friendly,rates per propert

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 suites, 1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, powder room, sleeps 6,4 or 2 guests. 400 m²

Located in the quiet countryside, minutes from Montignac,this manoir is a true pearl of Black Perigord architecture. An exclusive property,it will delight everyone who seeks only the best! You will be surrounded by beautiful antique furniture, finely blended with all the amenities of modern life. Your private grounds of 20 acres include a 1,000 m2 enclosed inside courtyard offering complete seclusion. You will be in the neighborhood of the Valley of Man cradle of prehistory with caves displaying the first-known paintings by man, dating back to 17,000 years Gorgeous gardens and historical castles will delight you all along the splendid river Dordogne. Fairy-tale like villages with their daily markets offer all the renown culinary delights of this region.The town of Sarlat, lit so beautifully at night, will charm you with its truly medieval atmosphere. Wine region of Bordeaux is 2h drive away.Come to a place where only the best of old France have been preserved. Come to live a dream

You are renting the whole manoir and garden for the rate quoted.

Further details and wine area trips: If you need further details about the Manoir and the activities in the whole area, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For the lover of the 'noble' wine, less known to the North American market, but truely surprising in it's quality are the wines of Cahors and Bergerac.( 2 h drive).White Montravel is this area's best kept secret. Monbasillac, desert wine, is a must with all delitious dishes using either fois fresh,mitcuit or entier. ...You do not know what it is?...come to Perigord and get to know this true delicasy.

Miminimum number of guests per stay: There is a possibility to book the manoir for 2 or 4 persons. Please contact us for details and the rates.

Equesterian possibilities: Pick up and transport of your own horse can be aranged as well as boarding on the property.Call us for any further details.

Fully catered stay is also possible, call for details.

For security reasons,we do not have a swimming pool, however a lake and the beautiful river Vezere are minutes drive away.

Due to the quality of the furnishing throughout the manoir, we hope that children will behave accordingly...

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Montignac Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • bathroom bedr. # 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    bathroom bedr. # 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , toilet is in a separate room
    bathroom bedr. #3 - toilet , shower , bidet , very spacious walking shower
    powder room - toilet
  • All bathrooms are of high quality
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom # 1 ,master bedroom,is located off the main floor entry hall,and is also wheelchair accessible. It is in fact,a very luxirous suite containing a living room of 35m2 ( 375 ft2). This suite is open to the outside grounds. Sleeps 2. Bedroom # 2 is located upstairs from the entry hall. This apartment has it's own sitting area, full bath and separate toilet.Sleeps 2. Bedroom # 3 is located in the upper floor of the historical tower. It is a very large room,with an oversized king size bed. Full bath has a spacious walk-in shower.You are very high up there,so the view of the valley and the countryside from here is magnificent. Sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily maids service can be arranged at additional cost. At time of arrival,if requested, we will help you to organize your stay so,that you will get the maximum out of it, eg.advance bookings/ ticket pick-ups... for Lascaux 2.... Large events allowed, but only with an increased security deposit, contact us for details If you wish, you can be fully catered to at an additional cost,contact us We can offer at an additional cost private chauffeur, with a Landcruiser, during high season, almost a must for visiting many of the sites . Prior to your arrival a massage therapist can be booked, this can be arranged in a spa located 10 km away, including a haman as an option as well. If booking with a pet we ask for an increased safety deposit . Contact us for details. Strictly non smoking only. Contact us for equestrian possibilities during your stay, including horse pick-up, transport.and boarding on the property.


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Estate,5 km from Lascaux,sleeps 6,4,2, pet friendly,rates per propert
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Vivre comme un français

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I wanted to leave our hectic lives in the city of Vancouver, Canada. She somehow stumbled upon this manoir while looking on this website and I do not regret her booking it without my consent--sneaky woman. At first glance it was amazing to see how well maintained a 13th century building could be. I figured that I shouldn't have judged a book by its cover immediately, but the interior did not change my idea of the manoir one bit. Everything was absolutely authentic and beautiful inside.

Other than the manoir, we spent some time site seeing. One of the most interesting places we visited was the Gouffre de Padriac; which was really close by. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys nature to trek to this cave.

Overall, this place was fantastic and my girlfriend and I even recommend it to our friends. The only issue I had were the insects, but that's expected from a city boy and while being in the countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, just like Patrick wrote, the Manoir is surrounded by nature, not skyscrapers. Thus, there are some country flies around, not seen in downtown Vancouver.
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Stunning manoir surrounded by wooded hills

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week in August with my husband and four year old son. It was pretty close to paradise for us - an exquisite manoir in beautiful condition, in its own grounds, with not another house in sight. We could happily have stayed there a month - the area is full of wonderful places to see and things to do, though often all we wanted to do was to spend the day sitting in the lovely garden painting and reading and talking, and listening to the cry of the buzzard over the woods...

Although we did not meet our hostess, Zdena, she was very accommodating and made the whole thing easy for us.

It was a great wrench to leave - we're already plotting our return!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clermont Ferrand

Captivating place in the South West of France

  • 5 of 5

In English:

During an invitation to discover Dordogne (the Périgord Noir), I was immediately captivated by this exceptional place.

The home owners of the Manor deserve a medal. Their home/catered manor is beautifully decorated and kept to a superb standard.

On arrival they were exceptionally welcoming and they made ??me feel immediately serene in a setting that is both very intimate and confidential.

There is an atmosphere tinged with rich architecture. It is an invitation to discover France where medieval art is in the limelight.

Starting point for many excursions gastronomic, ecological, cultural and historical, I must say that spending that week in the Manor procured great satisfaction to me.

I am particularly grateful to the owners for their hospitality on arrival and advice.

I strongly recommend the discovery of this beautiful place and this majestic manor.

En Français :

Lors d'une invitation pour découvrir le Périgord noir, j'ai tout de suite été séduit par ce lieu d'exception.

L'accueil des propriétaires à l'arrivée a été particulièrement chaleureux et m'a permis de ressentir d'emblée une grande sérénité dans un cadre à la fois intimiste, élégant et confidentiel.

Il y règne une atmosphère teintée de richesse architecturale et c'est une véritable invitation pour découvrir une France historique où l'art médiéval est à l'honneur.

Point de départ de multiples excursions gastronomiques, écologiques, culturelles et historiques; Je me suis évadé pendant cette semaine.

Je suis particulièrement reconnaissant envers les propriétaires pour leur accueil et leurs conseils avisés.

Je recommande particulièrement la découverte de ce lieu magnifique.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historical charm in the Perigord

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to put into words how this holiday exceeded my expectations. The area is incredibly rich and diverse in history, architecture and tradition. Certainly, one week barely scratches the surface of what there is to see and do within even an hour of this Manoir.

I made the decision to accept the optional package of having the host serve as a guide. For me, it certainly facilitated my stay but equally, one could roam and explore on your own – with a good map! There are numerous small roads in the region winding their way through the countryside. It would be great for those with bicycles too as many of the sights would be within a days pedal. Or, if canoeing is your forte, rivers are close by and rentals can be arranged.

The local cuisine was fascinating and with the specialty of the region being foie-gras, duck and goose preparations prevail. Equally unique to the area are truffles, a rare and expensive form of mushroom although they are only harvested in the fall. This is certainly the place to go in France if these culinary items interest you.

Something else that struck me was how peaceful and quiet it is at this residence. There is very little traffic on the road that passes by and the property is very private. As old as the buildings are, the interior of the house is tastefully done with true antiques and bathrooms have been modernized. Equally fascinating to me is the horizontal stone roof design (lauze) dating back to the 12th century and used on many of the houses, manoirs, churches and castles in the region. Incredibly heavy at up to a ton per sq. meter, the design must be supported by thick walls. It gives a unique character to the architecture of this region. Ask your contractor for a 1,000 year guarantee next time your roof needs replacing!

In summary, I think you will find this property a delightful spot to relax or to serve as a base to see the spectacular delights this region has to offer. I would definitely return to see all that I missed the first trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for for this very kind review. Yes, we do offer fully guided stays, we take you where you like, we sugest what could be missed, we book tickets for you in advance, we drop you off and get you when you call us... Perigord Noir is our passion! It is for its beauty! It is for its history! ...and great gourmet delights. A very unique place in France
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  • 5 of 5

I will highly recommend this lovely little French jewel . Only superlatives can be used to describe the elegant house,its location and well kept garden .You will have an unforgettable memories , this place is for everyone who is looking to find place to relax, recharge, enjoy the touch of old world.

We truly lived here for ten days in bedtime story setting.

Thank you- owner- for sharing with us your treasure.

Jan F. Vancouver ,Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calme et espace

  • 5 of 5

Cette demeure spacieuse et agréable, très joliment meublée, située près d'une route peu passante, fût le havre de paix de nos vacances.

Au coeur de bois et de prairies, nous avons pu profiter de son grand jardin en toute tranquillité.

A un kilomètre du centre du village, on peut profiter d'un sympathique "marché des producteurs locaux" tous les vendredis soirs.

La région enchantera tous ceux qui aiment les sites médiévaux ; il y a une multitude incroyable de châteaux à voir aux alentours. Sans oublier les grottes de Lascaux.

Les propriétaires acceptant les chiens, le nôtre a particulièrement goûté le jardin et les promenades environnantes.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Zdena Nabholtz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Zdena Nabholtz

Dear tourist, we are a very well traveled couple and what we offer you in our beloved manoir is no less than what we would like to get ourselves when travelling around the world.

Zdena Nabholtz purchased this castle in 2004

Why Zdena Nabholtz chose Montignac

Perigord Noir is one of the most versatile places in the world. As written above, we traveled extensively the world, and we fell in love with this area.Having the privilege to own an historical manoir, was a dream come true. Since we divide our time with other properties in France, we took the decision to allow appreciating guests to enjoy this beauty.

What makes this castle unique

At the present time, unfortunetely, it is very! difficult to find a really well preserved historical manoir like ours. The roof, made out of very traditional material, stone called 'loze', is almost a museum item. The location, with its quiet nature around and its privacy, was another reason why we chose this Perigord Noir property.


Château de Commarque
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Château des Milandes
Lascaux II
Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Bergerac 114 km, Bordeau
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
St Genies
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Brive la Gayarde
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Bordeaux / Brive
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Chapelle Aubareill
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Atlantic ocean
Car: necessary

This stunning, historical manor is located in the heart of' the golden triangle' of Perigord Noir, Within a radius of 10 - 40 km max ,you will find an incredibly rich area filled with prehistorical painted caves,eg Lascaux work of artists who lived 17 000 years ago , caves with natural formations eg. Proumesac.The valley of the river Vezere, also called 'the valley of man' is the cradle of modern Prehistoric Science, with multiple sites, including the world-reknown museum of the town Les Eyzies.

MBaynac, Milandes, Losse.ultiple castles and manoirs dot all Perigord Noir. Some of the most stunning are located along the rivers Dordogne and Vezere These are dating back to the Middle Ages and up. Most of them are beautifully furnished and open for visits,eg Castelnaut, ..As well, several historical gardens , with our favorite mong them Eyrignac, are well worth a visit.

.The historical center of the town Sarlat , fully classified 'historical' by the French government since 1962, boasts over 300 incredible palaces and noble houses. It is also a center of art, shopping and very fine gastronomy.The area is rich with very good restaurants, some of them awarded Michelin stars, the absolute guaranty of very fine dining!

Many charming villages offer markets with all the culinary delights of this area.The city Perigueux was the second most important city after Lyon during the Roman times.The visit of the Vesuna museum, build over the actual original foundations of a noble roman style villa is certainly worth the trip, as is the medieval tour of the city.

If you like to live a dream, come to a place where time has stopped,and the best has been preserved. Come and explore this incredibly rich area. After living in this region for 10 years, we never stop discovering new places to visit.

Our property,for security reasons, has no swimming pool, however there is a beautiful river Vezere and a swimming lake very close by.

Fll behaveor your food shopping, there is a convinience store 1 km (1.5mile) away.

If your dog is wed, we are very dog-friendly, and he or she,can freely roam our very large, fully enclosed, inside courtyard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes For stays shorter than 7 nights, there is an 30% additional charge.
Should you wish to heat the Manoir, there is an additional charge for your own consumption. Heating is provided by electric radiators. It is a real count, meter is located in the Manoir.

Our rate is 950,00 Euros per week, per the whole manoir, per 6 guests maximum, during high season.July/ August. To find out any other rates, or rates for any other season, please send me a request. We will be happy to provide you with all details.

To reserve a 100,00 Euros payment is requested at the time of your reservation.;It can be made via our Paypal account. The remaining ballance, plus a refundable 500,00 Euros damage deposit, is to be payed at the time of your arrival.; The damage deposit will be refunded 7 days after your departure, via a PayPal payment. At the times of colder weather, 09-05, deposit is 700,00 Euros.(Heating cost)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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