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Renovated beautiful 6 bedroom house with pool near Sarlat

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


The house has gone through a total renovation with new bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, new beds, bedding and furniture. The grounds and pool have also been upgraded. The house is a typical Dordogne style with high pitched roof and use of local stone. The house sits on acreage near the River Dordogne with lots of fully grown trees giving privacy and a scenic outlook from every window and from the terrace.

There are six bedrooms that can sleep eleven people comfortably, plus a cot for a baby.

Large living area with huge fireplace and wine cave, dining with seating for 10, 2 Flat screen TV,s Home Theatre System and DVDs. Laptop with ADSL/Internet, 3 bathrooms, main in beautiful marble

12 x 6 meter in ground pool (April – October) with sun loungers, covered Sala, terrace with seating for up to 12 with a BBQ. Sauna, Gym and games room.

Only 2 Klms to shops, bars and restaurants

Living area - Light filled living area with windows overlooking the grounds and local hills, all of which have shutters. Typical ceiling made with huge wooden beams. Huge modular sofa, side tables, antique French cupboard with a 42” LG Flat Screen TV, with multiple TV channels. Sony Home Theatre System with DVD’s and CD’s and has an iPod connection. Huge chateau stone fireplace with large glass fronted eco burner that cuts out smoke, mess and pollution. A stone wine ‘cave’ contains brochures of local attractions, DVD’s, books and magazines and spare candles for the two large antique candle holders. A large solid wood table with 10 chairs perfect for entertaining or a family meal. Laptop with internet connection

Kitchen - New spacious black and white kitchen with stone tops. With gas/electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink, soft close cupboards, shelving, coffee maker, premium glassware, tableware and cutlery for up to 12 people.

Bathroom - Large Terrazzo marble bathroom with large shower with rain shower head and separate shower head, large sink, heated towel rack, large ‘industrial’ type lighting that gives both light and heat. Separate WC

Bedroom 1 -Double bed, quality linen, side table, chair and chest of drawers. Window with shutters faces rear garden area.

Bedroom 2 - Double bed, quality linen, side tables, chair, built in robe with plenty of storage, double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace overlooking the front garden.

Bedroom 3- Bedroom with two single beds (modern bunkbed), desk, chair, with double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace. Suitable for children.

Master bedroom 4- Large light filled bedroom that has block out blinds on the windows. King bed with premium bedding, side tables, lamps, chest of drawers with a Flat Screen TV and DVD, chair, fire effect heater (heat mode can be switched off giving a romantic fire/ flame effect within the room) Wardrobe.

En-suite Shower with rain shower head, sink, WC

Bedroom 5- Bedroom with two single beds that can be converted to a King bed. Direct access to shared en-suite. Interconnecting room with a cot. All bedrooms have sisal carpet.

Ground Level - internal garages for cars or storage.

Sauna Room with separate new shower room

Gym with Multi Gym

Laundry with new washing machine, dryer, ironing board, iron. Games Room with table tennis table, bats, balls. Rumpus room, separate enclosed WC with sink.

Pool-12 x 6 meter in ground pool (April – October) with sun loungers and Day bed. Outside shower. A Sala near the pool for a covered area to sit and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine with friends.

Terrace - Raised outdoor terrace overlooking the grounds and trees. Table with benches/chairs seats 10. Gas BBQ

An acre of gardens with mature trees and two bridges. Parking area for 4-6 cars.

The local area is steeped in history, with many sites and attractions within a short distance from the house. From the UNESCO listed caves containing early man’s cave paintings, Gallo-Roman ruins, fortified medieval towns and villages and over a thousand castles and chateau. Also within driving distance are the famed vineyards of Bordeaux, such as Saint Emillion, and the closer vineyards of the Bergerac region. The area has beautiful cliffs, fields and valleys that run all the way along the Dordogne River.

The River Dordogne is only 1000 meters from the house and is great for fishing, canoeing, cruising or even swimming in the summer months.

Saint Cyprian is only 2 Klm away with restaurants, bars, shops, and a large supermarket that sells everything from wine, cheeses, meats and seafood, to DVD’s and clothing. The town has a beautiful Augustinian Monastery initially built in 1076 in the centre of the town that is a focal point to the area due to its size and being raised half way up a hill. The town has many medieval winding side streets and is a wonderful base to explore the Dordogne region. There are two tennis courts that can be hired. A great Sunday market that is open in the morning where you can stock up on local provisions.

Berbigeuires is dominated by a Chateau initially built in 12th century. The village is only 1 kilometre from the house and is an easy walk or bike ride. The village is situated in a dale between two wooded hills and has many hiking trails around the area.

Chateau Des Milandes is only 8 Klm and was built in the 15th Century by the owner of Castle Castelnaud. The chateau was abandoned during the French revolution but was restored by the famous Music Hall star Josephine Baker in the 1930’s. It is a lovely building that can be visited and houses a museum to Baker and is maintained in the way she furnished it in the 1930’s.

Beynac is only 12 Klms and is a stunning village situated on the banks of the River Dordogne. It has a castle at the top of a cliff that dominates the whole area. There are winding streets that lead up to the castle which when reached offers excellent views along the Dordogne valley. There is a great restaurant right on the river and plenty of bars and cafes. Canoes can be hired nearby on the river as well as cruises. The castle can be visited and the film Joan of Arc and Chocolate were filmed in the village and castle. It really is one of the most beautiful and enchanting villages anywhere in the world and almost looks like a set from some Disneyland Movie.

Les Eyzies is only 14 Klm and is situated in the UNESCO Listed Vezere Valley and has many caves with prehistoric drawings and other evidence of early man dating back 40,000 years. This is the area where Cro Magnon Man was discovered and the town has the National Prehistory Museum situated built into a hillside.

There are some lovely cafes and restaurants overlooking the river and the area has many caves that can be visited.

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac is only 14 Klm and are set high on a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley with views covering Beynac, Castelnaud and many other chateau’s in the area. The gardens are quite remarkable with clipped boxed hedges that weave in and out and lovely walkways on the edge of the surrounding cliffs. There are apparently over 150,000 clipped boxed trees and hedges in the garden that is spread over the entire hilltop.

There is a great cafe and terrace that serves excellent salads and sweet treats where you can sit, eat, drink and be in awe of the view.

Castelnaud Castle is only 16 Klm and is situated high above the rivers Dordogne and Ceou not far from Baynac. The castle has excellent views around the countryside and to Baynac Castle. The castle was built in the 12th Century and houses a great entertaining museum and huge catapults on its ramparts.

La Roque Gageac is 17 Klms and one of France's most beautiful villages. It is positioned on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by cliffs, and is one of those picture postcard villages. You can take a boat ride on one of the replica ‘Gabares’, the old typical local river boat from here to explore the river Dordogne or hire canoes locally and paddle along the river and explore the area yourself. There are restaurants and bars and the village is a lovely place to spend the afternoon having a cool drink by the river.

Belves is 20 Klm and a typical Bastide town that sits high on a hill with many medieval houses and has a 15th century covered market hall. The town is famous for being the town of seven bell towers. There is a 14th century castle and town walls and is on the ‘most beautiful villages in France’ list. Many parts of the town date from the 11th and 12th century and some of the fortified town ramparts are still visible. Market day in Belves is Saturday morning and during July and August there is an evening market on Wednesday nights where tables are laid out around the central hall. You can select what you will eat from the surrounding stalls.There are a couple of great restaurants in town that offer great service, excellent cheap three course meals and have a very good wine list.

Domme is 21 Klm and still has some of its fortified walls and main entrances to the town in place. The towers of the main entrance known as the Porte Des Tours were converted to a prison when the Knights Templers in France were arrested on orders of the King in 1307. It is still possible to see engraved graffiti such as crucifixes and other marks carved by the Knights as they were held awaiting trial.

Sarlat is 22 Klm and the main town in the local area and one of the most visited in France. The town should not be missed. The old part of the town, dating from both the medieval and renaissance periods has been well restored and is very beautiful. It is a great pleasure to wander around the cobbled streets. The tourist office in town is very helpful and can give you a lot of information. Sarlat has the highest density of Historic Monuments and Classified Monuments of any town in the whole of France.

Bergerac is only 52 Klm in the western part of the Dordogne and is one of the largest towns in the area. The town is situated on the River and the old centre is very attractive with some nice restaurants. It is a very scenic drive to Bergerac alongside rivers and canals. There area produces excellent cheap wine

Rocamadour is 70 Klm and has been a pilgrimage site for over a thousand years. The village is built on the site of the Shrine to a Madonna and the shrine was famous for its healing powers. The village is on the pilgrimage path to the Santiago de Campostela.

Saint Emilion is only 72 Klm and is one of four Bordeaux wine regions and produces some of the finest wines in the world.

Bordeaux is only 180 Klm is a beautiful city and has over 287,000 acres of vineyard

More Details

Robert Lancaster
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Robert Lancaster

Managing Director of Lancasters Global Risk and property investor.

Robert Lancaster purchased this house in 2011

Why Robert Lancaster chose Perigord Noir

The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful places in the world, rich in history, full of castles and chateau, vinyards and wonderful villages. As soon as I went there I knew I had to buy something. The house was orginally a bit of an ugly duckling, but after some serious renovations, my own little 'Grand Designs' the place is now as beautiful as the area it is situated in

What makes this house unique

When I saw the house I knew it had potential. The location was ideal. A lot of hard work and some interior reworking, plus the guideance of a great Interior Designer has transformed the house to a home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great family holiday at your lovely home in France, it was a pleasure for us to be all together in one property and to watch our 5 grandchildren ages 11, 9, 6, 3 and 2 interacting. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful home in a fantastic area.

Best Wishes

Carrol and Trevor Sadler
Jun 2014
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Marnac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower room next to gym
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom 4 and 5 with shower, sink adn WC
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , With sink terrezo marble, heated towel rack
  • The main bathroom is in beautiful Terrozo marble, with rain shower head, double sized shower, sink, heated towel rack, large industrial type lights and the ceiling has large beams in typical French style. Two windows bathes the bathroom in light. A separate WC with sink with automatic switch off tap is located between bedroom 1 and 2. The upstairs en-suite has direct access by two bedrooms 4 and 5 and is in black and white with a shower with large rain head and smaller shower head. The ground floor shower room, has a rain shower heaad and is next to the gym. A separate WC with sink is located in the Rumpus room next to the games room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 1 Double bed, quality linen, side table, chair and chest of drawers. Sisal carpet. Window with shutters faces rear garden area. Bedroom 2 Double bed, quality linen, side tables, chair, Large built in robe with plenty of storage, double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace overlooking the front garden. Bedroom 3 Bedroom with two single beds, desk, chair with double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace. Suitable for children. Bedroom 4 Large light filled bedroom that has block out blinds on the windows. King bed with premium bedding, side tables, lamps, chest of drawers with a Hi Res Flat Screen Plasma TV, DVD, chair, Large built in cupboard, fire effect heater En-suite Bedroom 5 Bedroom with two single beds that can be converted to a King bed. Cupboard, Shared en-suite. Bedroom 6 Interconnecting room with bedroom 5 with a single bed and a cot. All bedrooms have new sisal carpet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Smoking is not allowed within the house but smoking is available on the terrace, pool and garden areas Fluffy bath towels and pool towels and bedding supplied with rental. Table tennis, bats and balls in a games room Separate Laundry facilities Food pack available on request Bottle of wine provided on arrival Bottle of French Champagne provided with Christmas and or New Years Eve rental


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Renovated beautiful 6 bedroom house with pool near Sarlat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews
Cold Ash Berkshire

Maison de Lancaster lived up to our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Maison de Lancaster is a lovely property to stay at to enjoy the beauty of the Dordogne Situated conveniently to St Cyprien which is a town that retains all the character of the area The house offers all you need for a perfect holiday providing all and more of the comforts of home

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful house, situated in a quiet little area but also walking distance to the local town.

  • 4 of 5

Great villa. Superbly positioned to visit areas throughout the Dordogne. Lovely interior. Good amenities. We had five adults and two children staying and it was very comfortable and spacious. Owners were great to deal with and fair. All in all, a super choice and we'd recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A great house for a family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Maison de Lancaster is a delightful house ideally suited for a family

holiday. Well situated about 5 minutes from Saint Cyprien with good

restaurants, a large Carrefour supermarket and many other services.

We were 10 in number, 7 adults and 3 children who could each have

their own space in this well-equipped property.

Our week at the end of May was unfortunately uncharacteristically

very wet but that did not deter the family getting out and about to

visit the many attractions within about 30 minutes from the house.

Swimming in the rain in the super swimming pool followed by )me in

the roomy sauna was very popular. The family table tennis

competitions were great fun.

We had a great. Thank you Robert and Lianne. Your flexibility

on arrival and departure )mes was greatly appreciated

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fantastic French Experience

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at many houses in France this has by far been the best place we have stayed in since our first travels in 2008. The house is equipped with every thing you need including great cooking equipment, & knives, which is often forgotten. Exceptionally clean, well maintained and great service from the property managers.

We went there for cycling and found many rides close to the house, and some a short drive. Location is close to many casual dining and also Bib Gourmand style restaurants if food and wine is your thing. Good proximity to Sarlat without being right where the crowd is.

All our guests were extremely comfortable, in this stylish french country property with all the mod cons of a city house. We also found St Cyprien Markets great for local produce. 5 Stars from us. They even made the weather perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful house in Devine location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the house. It was very comfortable and loved the pool. Highly recommend it and would definately return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Excellent villa and support from all involved

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for all the advice and the quick responses when booking the villa and for such a beautiful location. We had a party of 11 people ranging in age from 18 to 83 and they all had a fantastic time. The villa is equipped to a high standard and this rates as one of the nicest villa's we have stayed in; we have been visiting the Dordogne for 27 years. Thanks again and especially to Sabine for all the local support.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Saint Cyprien
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Saint Cyprien
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Marnac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,116 **
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,587 **
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,352 **
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,940 **

Additional information about rental rates

Full payment required at least eight (8) weeks before arrival.

500 Euro Security Bond payable on arrival. Fully refundable if no damage or breakages

No refund policy once the property is booked

Service Fee covering bedding, towels, last day cleaning to 6 hours, utilities and on call property management. Fee of $350 per week applicable with all bookings

Extra cleaning charges will apply if anyone smokes in the house or the house left in a mess

Towels and bedding are provided with the rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund