|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Barn is an exceptional, luxury property having undergone a complete renovation using quality materiels & bespoke furniture & fittings. It is very spacious & each bedroom on the 1st floor has it's own staircase, hand carved fourposter beds & the bathrooms are in black & grey marble. The ground floor bedroom has two single beds & the ensuite shower room is in black slate & local stone. The kitchen area is large & modern, well equipped with views over the 12th century watchtower.There is underfloor heating & so the property is comfortable also in the winter months. Beautiful stone flooring & exposed ceiling beams. Oak floorboards in the bedrooms.The views from each window & the south facing terrace are breathtaking. Satelite TV in english, French TV, wifi, DVD
Rose cottage & the newly renovated barn (completed june 2014) are set in the beautiful 40 acre grounds & landscaped gardens of the Manoir. They have both been entirely renovated and tastefully restored & furnished to a very high standard using local craftsmen and materials. Many original features have been kept that were discovered during the renovation. The cottage has two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms with spacious Italien style showers in Dordogne stone. The main bedroom, which also has it's own entrance & terrace, has a 160x200 double bed, antique french painted wardrobe & bedside tables, desk & a victorian mahogony bow fronted chest of drawers.The 2nd bedroom has two single beds which can be made in to a 180x200 double, a fitted wardrobe & french painted chest of drawers. High quality bedding, linens & bathrobes are provided for maximum comfort & the floors are in polished chestnut.
the living/dining area retains its original stone fireplace & the well equipped kitchen has a nespresso coffee machine, english bone china for afternoon tea & all modern appliances. There is a separate laundry room with large belfast sink, washing machine and dryer and storage place for outdoor wear.
there are 2 private terraces with table and chairs, a place to play 'petanque' a bbq and large private garden with sunloungers & a charming stone fountain. French & English TV channels.IPod docking station. Wifi. DVD player
THE BARN..Renovated with exceptional design features, high quality furnishings & fittings & decorated in soft tones of Farrow & Ball warm greys & with paving stones on the ground floor. There are twin beds in the downstairs bedroom, which can also be joined to make a double 180 X 200. This bedroom has a large antique french painted wardrobe, a regency desk , an ensuite shower room in slate & local stone & a separate WC. The 2 first floor bedrooms have beautiful colonial handcarved fourposter beds & beautiful ensuite marble bathrooms with separate WC.
The Barn has English & French TV channels, a dvd player, an Iphone docking station. The spacious sitting room, with high ceilings & original beams, opens onto a private, split level terrace for dining & sunbathing with spectacular views over the hills & valleys.
The pool, 13x6m is heated and has a large sunbathing patio with views over the valley. There are sunbeds on the teak deck & rattan sofas & chairs under the gazebo, a perfect place to watch the sunset with a whisky sour. There is also a heated poolside shower, a wc & changing room in the watch tower and a fridge in the summer kitchen at the disposal of guests for cold drinks.
There are lovely walks on the property along mown paths meandering through the grounds & woodland and the quaint stone village of Clermont de Beauregard is 15 minutes walk on foot across the land. The nearest town, Vergt, is 11 kms away & is one of the biggest strawberry growing areas in france. They have a very good market on Friday mornings. There is a bakery only 4 kms away for you to fetch your croissants in the morning & twice weekly you can purchase homemade breads, gluten free or with brown flour, cereals...choose from a wide selection straight from the oven in a private country home.. Otherwise we can deliver hot croissants to your door if you order the night before.
There are local farmers markets in the nearby villages every day selling local fresh produce & you can purchase eggs & vegetables from the neighbouring farm.
We invite our guests to the Manoir for a cocktail & canapés to help you with any queries you may have or to recommend the best restaurants & markets or local events.
Bergerac airport is only 20 mins away. We are 35km from Perigueux, 1 hour from Sarlat and St emilion,1h15mins from the beautiful historical city of Bordeaux. 40 mins from the chateaux of Beynac & Castelnaud, Mylandes, Losse & the lovely Marqueyssac gardens.
Winter is also a great time to come & discover the Perigord. There are weekly farmers markets & truffle fairs. Learn how to make foie gras or take a cookery course, Jan- April at the Manoir or do a painted furniture course for 1 or 2 days & learn how to transform plain furniture into a beautiful original & personalised item you'd be proud to have in your home. (Ask Angela for details. 00 33 553 81 66 97)
There are flea markets (brocantes) on Sundays in several of the local villages for you to find a 'french treasure' to paint or take home.
We also have a masseuse who can, by appointment, give you a relaxing or invigorating massage in your own bedroom or in the watchtower. A perfect holiday... an idyllic location...A place for all seasons....
The cottage & barn can also be rented on a monthly basis at a reduced tarif of 2000€ per month for the cottage, including electricity, heating & logs for the fire & 2500€ per month for the barn all inclusive from October to April.
*I'm afraid we don't acommodate children under 12 years of age in order to preserve the peace & quiet for our guests.
I grew up in Australia from the age of 3. These formative years I believe made me the person I am today. I have a need to be in wide open spaces & a great love of nature. After returning to England to finish my education & have a family...I then came to France...Paris. Having done a course in design, French painted furniture & decorative paint effects, I opened a workshop & gallery near to Paris & began giving courses teaching my methods to others. I later incorporated a quaint english style tea room & baked home made cakes & provided light lunches..all a great success.
Then, 22 years later whilst on holiday in this wonderful region, I decided this is where I wanted to live. After unforseen circumstances forced me to change my life, I returned to the Dordogne to find my dream. ..an old stone property with a view & outbuildings & in need of renoivation to put to use my design skills.....I found Le Manoir de Beauregard
Angela Meunier purchased this barn in 2009
I returned to the Dordogne with a mission... to find an authentic, period stone property with outbuildings to restore. Here I am..in paradise! The Manoir is in the very heart of the Dordogne & within easy reach of all it has to offer. Its Romanesque churches, medieval castles & villages, cave paintings & meandering rivers... an unrivalled jewel, it's history spanning from 500 000 BC.
The gardens & grounds of the Manoir are magnificent. There are secret paths to discover, woodland areas & cornfields. Close to Bergerac & St Emilion with their vineyards & renowned wines, we can organise a winetasting experience for you. A place for all ages...an escape for all seasons....Peacefull.. idyllic.
Please note... for the peace & quiet of our guests, we don't accept children under 12 years of age
After extensive renovation, Rose Cottage & The Barn are now completed. Beautifully restored by local craftsmen, with every modern convenience, but keeping the original 17thC features, the Cottage & Barn provide luxury accomodation. The 12thC dovecote has a WC & changing room for guests use near to the pool.
Beautiful gardens & private terraces with BBQ & table & chairs. Log fire ( logs included) Central heating. Satelite TV, WiFi, DVD
The large pool, surrounded by olive trees, palm trees, roses & lavender, is heated until October. Heated outdoor shower. Fridge in the summer kitchen near the pool for guest use. Rattan lounge suite under the Gazebo & lovely sunbeds, breathtaking views. We provide relaxing & destessing massages by appointment, in your own room or in the dovecote in summer.
I give painted furniture corses from October until April.
Boules, badminton. Golf nearby
Clean sheets, bath & pool towels are provided every Saturday. A welcome hamper is provided on your arrival including fresh bread, butter, milk, homemade jam, fresh eggs from the farm, a fruit bowl & a bottle of wine.
30% non refundable deposit payable on booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to stay. Refundable security deposit of 300€ on arrival, damages or breakages deducted & cleaning. You can take the option of the cleaning service 60€ to enable you to enjoy your holiday right up until the end or you can strip the beds & empty all bins & leave the cottage tidy...cleaning charge, 35€. We can also organise a cleaner to come on an hourly basis for a charge of 12€ per hour during your stay.
Changeover day..Saturday departures 10h30am. Arrivals after 4h30pm in summer. If early you can drop of cases & go & shop or relax in the garden. Winter months more flexible.
For a 2 weeks stay ..clean sheets & bath towels provided on Saturdays.
Notes on prices:
Please enquire for short 3 day stays & also long stay rentals, at interesting short or long stay rates off season. Ideal for artists, writers or people househunting or renovating a property nearby or simply wanting a long break to discover this wonderful area....La Dordogne. We offer a discount if both Rose Cottage & The Barn are rented together in either summer or winter.
We had a wonderful 2 weeks stay at in the barn in Le Manoir last year. We were made to feel extremely welcome by Angela. She has restored this beautiful barn to an extremely high standard - marble bathrooms, stunning colour schemes, comfortable beds. Our 2 girls - 3 years old and 7 years old - had an amazing time and made full use of the stunning pool and gardens. We loved our holiday so much that we are returning again this year and can't wait to go back to this beautiful place. Thank you Angela for making us feel so at home.
Special interest holidays:
This is a wildlife haven for birds, butterflies, hedgehogs. Deer occasionally come and enjoy the tranquility too.
French style, hand painted furniture courses are available. Please enquire for dates & availability...I or 2 day courses. 1 day 75€.. 2 days 150€. 9.30 till 4.30. Each person should either provide a small item of furniture to paint or can purchase something here from our workshop or from one of the Brocantes held most weekends in the nearby villages. It should be stripped or in natural wood. A light lunch, tea or coffee & homemade cake is included.The price includes paint & all materials necessary to transform a simple item into & beautiful piece resembling a french antique. Great fun, take a little bit of France home with you.
Cookery courses from January to April. 45€ per person including lunch.
We have a masseuse available by appointment to give you a relaxing massage in your bedroom or in the dovecote by the pool.
The pretty resort of Cap Ferret & popular resort of Arcachon are 2.5 hours away by car. Pyla & its famous sand dune, the biggest in europe are also in the same area. There are wonderful sandy beaches, fish restaurants & some very chic clothes shops as well as authentic fishermens cottages. It could be fun to spend a day & night in Bordeaux & on to Arcachon the next day & take a boat across the estuary to Cap Ferret for lunch. From there you can head for home, taking the motorway from Bordeaux.
Bergerac airport is 20mins away. Bordeaux airport is 1.15 mins drive away. I recommend Ouistreham near to Caen for the ferry port if coming by car or Le Havre. A car is certainly needed here if you want to see the many sights & chateaux. There is so much to visit . Look on www.perigord.com for more information.
The small town of Vergt is 10kms away and has a good farmers market on Friday morning, also banks and supermarkets. The village of St George de Monclard 4kms. Bordeaux, a mini Paris 1.15 mins/98km.
St Emilion- where some of the world’s finest wines come from 50 mins /55km.
Sarlat - medieval town with some wonderful architecture. 1 hour/ 90km.
Beynac, Roque Gageac, Maison de Reignac, Castelnaud, all approx 35 mins / 40km.
prehistoric caves, Lascaux 90km
There are several night markets in the summer months with outdoor dining and live music from 8km to 50km away. Bergerac is a nice town to shop in or visit and the old medieval part is fascinating with a lot of restaurants and snack bars and fashionable clothes shops, museums, art galleries & historic buildings. There is a very good farmers market on Wednesday & Saturday morning.
There are some excellent restaurants in the immediate area including a Relais Chateau and two with Michelin stars.
A visite to a vineyard or truffle farm can be made possible also. Canoeing is a popular sport on the Dordogne river as many of the Chateaux and villages can be seen along the way. There are two very good supermarkets within a short distance. Intermarché is only 8km away in the small nearby town of Vergt and the hypermarket is 22km. There is a wonderful farmers market with local fresh produce in the medieval Bastide town of Issigeac on Sunday mornings & brocantes every Sunday in various villages & farmers markets most days in other surrounding villages where fresh, home grown produce can be bought. Even in autumn & winter the markets continue & the truffle auction is held every Monday in the truffle season in St Alvere, only 20 mins away.
You will find information here & I will help & advise you on places of interest to visit. There is so much to see & do. We can organise wine tours for you in the Bergerac, St Emilion or Bordeaux areas. We are happy to recommend & book a restaurant for you during your stay. Baby sitting services can be provided. Bike rentals can be organised & the bikes delivered.
*Children over 10 years of age only.