About the property
- House3121 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 Bed en suite, garden, fenced heated pool. 28' kitchen/diner, sitting room
Grande maison, with secluded garden, dining terrace overlooking pool and walnut orchards and hills behind, located on edge of pretty, historic village. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. Range cooker, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Sitting room with flat screen TV, DVD and CD player. 1 bedroom 28' x 15', exposed beams. Plus 4 others2 bathrooms (1 jacuzzi bathroom) , 2 shower rooms. Free WiFi.
In 2015 we have just installed a gazebo which makes a lovely shady sitting area near the pool; and also a new super heater (air -source pump) for the pool itself.
Special interest for garden lovers, cyclists, canoeists - see below.
Within 5 mins stroll: boulangerie for freshly-baked croissants, butcher, grocer, weekly market, pharmacy, petrol, cash machine, cafe/bar providing meals and takeaway, with outdoor tables under the walls of the 12C church. Several excellent restaurants within easy walking distance: all family friendly and reasonably priced. Stroll down the pretty, winding lane with your picnic and bottle of wine to have by the river. Activities - canoe and bike rental, fishing, floodlit tennis court in village.
Linen provided except swimming pool towels.
Weekly cleaning and linen change provided.
Departure by 10.30 a.m. Saturday. Arrival 4.00 p.m. Saturday.
Now also flights from London City Airport to Brive (30 mins from house)and from Stansted (Ryanair) from April 2014.
George & Jo Gordon
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About George & Jo Gordon
Retired couple living in Sussex.We enjoy many holidays in our lovely house, near the Dordogne river, with children and grandchildren.
George & Jo Gordon purchased this House in 2004
Why George & Jo Gordon chose Saint-Julien-de-Lampon
Ideal for families, children, grandchildren. Walking distance to village shops, cafe, restaurants.
What makes this House unique
As above. Plus lovely garden and views. Easy walk to beautiful Dordogne river. We can offer lower rates for smaller parties (6 or fewer) out of peak season.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fab house and location
Fab character house and location. Ideal for the 10 of us to holiday and explore the area.
Heated pool is a good size for swimming and playing games. Great house for playing sardines and being noisy.
Shops just down the road in the village for everyday supplies. Lovely friendly people. Large supermarket and fuel in Sarlat
Although mid October still really warm mid 20s and kayaked down dordogne, visited caves and castles. All close by.
If this is what you are after then this place is ideal and highly recommended.
Perfect retreat for all the family
Le Manse proved to be more than we could have hoped for when we arranged a holiday for our family aged from 11 months to 70 years. Working on, if the children are happy everyone else is, Le Manse provided treasure troves of toys, a sand pit, a swimming pool and much more. ‘Dinosaurs’ were chased in and out of the copse of trees, which together with the daily walk to buy croissants resulted in young children drifting into a heavy sleep with little coaxing. George, the owner of Le Manse is a superb communicator and ensured our holiday was a great success. Thanks George!
Great stay in the Dordogne.
We booked the house for 7 adults and needed the bedroom and bathroom space to accommodate everyone. The house is laid out over three floors. Some of the bed arrangements are bunks or singles so be prepared if you have a lot of adults- someone may need to be on top bunk! There are some low beams here and there on the upper floor but this is to be expected in this type of property- all part of the character.The pool was an added bonus and we paid for the heating to be on given the time of year. The house is situated just a short stroll (less than 5 minutes) into the village centre which has all of the essential shops you need- excellent butchers, a bakery (that made a small fortune from us!), small general store, chemist, as well as a cash machine and a bar come cafe/ restaurant come pizza takeaway. We ate in there on one night and the pizzas were very good- and large! The centre of the village was being totally resurfaced while we were there so we couldn't sit out by the church which is where the cafe tables usually are. St Julien is situated between Sarlat (great market on Saturday) and Souillac and both were within an easy drive. There is a supermarket at Souillac which is about a 10-15 minute drive away open until 7pm and even on a Sunday morning 9-12ish. As we went in early April we didn't really know what the weather would be like. It turned out to be fantastic. The nights were a little cold and we had a day or so until the house warmed up as we were probably the first guests for a while given it's the start of the season. There is central heating and once it was up to speed it was fine. Not an issue later in the year of course. The house is surrounded by a good amount of garden and is fully enclosed and private. The overall location is excellent for transport links, Souillac is on the motorway, the A20 and the new airport at Brive La Gaillarde has Ryan Air flights twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. It is only a 25-30 minute drive from the house. Likewise there is a train link into Paris (Gare d'Austerlitz) from Souillac although the journey is 4 hours and 30 mins it only makes about 4 stops. We used all three methods of transport so had a truly planes, trains and automobiles time! Our thanks to the owners who were always quick with any communication and for letting us use their property (and booking us 'mid week to mid week') as well as ensuring the weather was good to us- what more can you ask!
The perfect family holiday destination
La Manse is a well appointed house which is very suitable for a family holiday - across generations. The swimming pool has a safety fence so is safe for children. The village has a bakers, a butcher, a small general store and a pharmacy. There is also a bar/pizzeria. It is an easy walk to the river where you can hire kayaks and bikes. We will definitely return.
Wonderfully French property
Myself and my family stayed at this wonderful french house in the Summer this year. The property has lots of space but kept a very french feel. The top bedroom was beautiful. The house is very conveniently located to the river which is great for fishing, swimming and paddling. Some lovely restaurants are within walking distance too. HIghly recommend this property
Excellent family accommodation in a great village
We had a wonderful 4 week holiday at Le Manse in June 2012 and thoroughly recommend it.
My wife, I and our 2 young girls were there for the duration and had lots of family to stay at differing points in the holiday.
The house is very elegant, as you see in the photos. It sits in the middle of a good sized plot with fields at the back. The neighbouring houses are a comfortable distance away, over hedges and walls, and the road isn't busy.
(We even got invited over by the neighbours to play boules and were sometimes given their rather lovely home grown vegetables).
The garden is beautiful, with sun and shade. Our eldest daughter loved playing hide and seek between the bushes and even managed to befriend the local cats. The lovely heated pool was a real hit with the kids.
Inside the house is well laid out downstairs and has everything you need. The kitchen/diner is a good size and the lounge (with a TV with UK channels) is great for relaxing and stays nice and cool.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor and 2 on the top floor. Of these 2 are large (the main loft room is vast).
Yes we had a gripe or 2 but the hosts were wonderfully responsive when something went wrong (getting workmen to see us immediately) and they are relatively minor.
Our girls were 2.5 and 6 months old and the house was well suited to them. There are lots of toys, the pool is gated and yes, the stairs are steep, but there are stair gates. Perhaps most importantly the front gates shut ensuring the kids can't disappear on to the road!
We had been to Saint Julien the previous year so we knew it was a great village with everything you need. We walked 5 mins to the square to the boulangerie every morning, to get our croissants. On the square there is also a bar which does good take away pizzas, a shop with fresh fruit and veg and also various staples, plus a butchers and a chemist.
There is an excellent restaurant, La Gabarre, a 15 min walk or 2 min drive away. It overlooks the river and we must have gone there 5 or 6 times!
Having been there 4 weeks we felt almost part of the village with everyone knowing us.
We had a wonderful holiday in a great house and terrific village! We'd love to do it again.
St Julien lies beside the beautiful Dordogne river with its wooded hills and dramatic cliffs. There are many canoe hire centres, incl. one in the village, and nearby adventure playgrounds & children's activity centres. The river has many historic chateaux including Beynac, Fenelon (near the village), Castelnaud, Montfort etc. etc, and the famous river village of La Roque Gageac. Good food: several excellent restaurants in easy walking distance - all family friendly and reasonably priced. Garden lovers: 10 lovely gardens within easy reach including: Eyrignac, Marqueyssac, Cadiot, Hautefort, Losse. Cycling: 35kms of cycle track through the picturesque Dordogne valley - and longer distances along quiet country lanes. Other attractions: prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies; Rocamadour; gardens at Manoir d'Eyrignac, Jardins de Cadiot (Carlux). Also, famous Romanesque abbey at Souillac and beautiful mediaeval town of Sarlat. There are many mouth-watering local markets in most villages and towns, and many excellent restaurants featuring local specialities. These include goose, duck, foie gras, fish, fruit, walnuts + oil, and wines (Cahors, Pecharmant, Bergerac, Monbazillac). There are supermarkets at Sarlat, Souillac and Gourdon, as well as the local shops in the village, and farm shops at nearby Carlux and Souillac. Other Activities: Canoeing,cycling, many children's activities, golf, historic chateaux & gardens
Rates & Availability
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Security deposit £300 per booking. Check-in 4 pm ; check out 10.30 am (Saturdays).