|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
La Roque Terrace is south facing, with wonderful views, just a short walk from the river Vézère and the prehistoric site of La Roque St Christophe. Two can sleep in the double bedroom, with bathroom en suite. This gîte is all at one level, and is suitable for an assisted, mobility impaired, guest (please contact owners for confirmation of your requirements). The open-plan gîte has a sofa facing the stone fireplace, a dining area, and a kitchen. Three terrace doors lead out to a raised wooden deck along the front, where guests may dine al fresco.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric fan ove, gas hob, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Off the living room, past the fitted wardrobes, a small corridor leads to the bedroom, which has a double bed. Off the bedroom is a large bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin. The wooden decking accesses the pool & terrace and gazebo.
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.
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 cottage in 2010
We came to the Dordogne with our daughters, Charlotte and Nicola, 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.
We love walking, cycling and birdwatching - we can do all of these in our free time!
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.
Super séjour dans un gîte très bien équipé et une piscine très agréable surtout quand il fait très chaud. Merci à Philipa et son mari pour leur accueil discret et sympathique...
See you Later .... May be !!
La Roque Terrace is well located at the front of the small complex, giving a great view of La Roque St Christophe. The homes have been very well restored and maintained. Above all, Philippa and Paul are immensely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly hosts. Highly recommended!
Lovely gite in beautiful area. Philipa and Paul were very friendly and helpful to us during our recent stay in their gite. Nothing was too much trouble for them including Paul chasing us in his car when we left as we had left our passports behind! The gite was very comfortable and clean and very much enjoyed our evenings out in the local eateries. Our hosts even purchased some essentials for us prior to our arrival and we thoroughly recommend the wine and local fresh farm eggs Paul supplied us with. We would not hesitate to recommend staying here and our thanks to Paul and Philipa for making us feel welcome.
The Roque Terrace gite in Moustier is a beautiful, charming and character filled property in the stunning location of the Vezere valley.
It had everything I needed for my stay and was absolutely perfect in every way possible. Clean, comfy, warm and with stunning views of the cliffs and caves on the opposite side of the valley.
The owners were delightful and right from the initial enquiry, through the booking, to the arrival and for the whole of stay they were welcoming, friendly and couldn't do enough to help me. I had a wonderful week and it was sad to leave. I'm already looking at when I can return for another week in this brilliant gite in its brilliant location.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Roque Terrace at Le Manoir des Granges. The gite was immaculate, comfy and full of character, with a terrace overlooking the spectacular, atmospheric La Roque St Christophe. What a view, especially when lit up at night and so close!!
We loved Montignac, with it's old and newer parts divided by the beautiful River Vezere, with its lovely riverside cafes and restaurants. We were there when the music festival took place in Montignac on 21.06.15, in fact it is all over France, and enjoyed wandering through the town, stopping and listening to all the many types of bands, singers and musicians.
Paul and Philippa made us very welcome and were extremely helpful in every way, including with our little dog Warren and extremely knowledgeable in answering all of our many questions about living in France and their much loved area.
Le Manoir des Granges is very well situated for visiting a plethora of places of historic interest and beauty and has a lovely atmosphere and ambience about it.
We would highly recommend Roque Terrace, Le Manoir des Granges and the area. Our only disappointment was that our stay was too short. We hope to return. Thank you Paul and Philippa for a wonderful stay.
Hugh and Tina Neil - Bournemouth, Dorset.
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.