This location has multiple holiday properties
|Le Manoir des Granges||Self Catering||6||12||6||Cots, extra single beds|
Our wonderful, child friendly, Main House at Le Manoir des Granges is a beautiful Perigordine house, built in 1889 in the local golden sandstone, surrounded by private, spacious gardens. You will find a private 12 x 5 metre swimming pool in its own separate garden which is fenced for safety. Just in front of the house is a fabulous stone patio, built especially for outside dining and, most importantly, for your bbq!
Inside there are 6 en suite bedrooms, a rare amenity, offering a mixture of double, twin and king sized beds. Five have a bath with shower, while one has a shower suite. We also have cots and highchairs available for the little ones.
The spacious entrance hall connects to the large dining kitchen, which has many modern features including dishwasher, large electric double oven, two fridges (one for the drinks perhaps?!) and all the pots and pans you need to cook a lovely meal.
In the living room armchairs and sofas surround a stone fireplace, where guests can light log fires on cool evenings, supplemented by the oil-fired central heating. There is also a hi-fi, a flat screen tv with both French and English satellite channels and a dvd player. The book-lined library is on a mezzanine within the living room where you will find books to suit all tastes. A separate laundry room and drying area houses the washing machine. A large chest freezer is shared between the whole property.
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The kitchen has everything you need to provide cooking facilities for large groups.
A large, double electric oven with 5 gas burners, microwave, two fridges, dishwasher and granite work surfaces throughout. Plenty of pots, pans and roasting/baking trays. Two sinks!
The dining area has a large bespoke oak dining table and chairs seating upt to twelve people.
Highchairs are available.
Sofas, armchairs, English and French satellite tv, hifi, radio, wi-fi, dvd player all help to make the living room a lovely comfortable room.
Plenty of books available.
Large open fireplace and central heating to provide warmth on cooler days or evenings.
3 rooms with double bed and en suite bathroom (shower over bath), toilet and washbasin.
1 king size bed with en suite shower room, toilet and washbasin.
2 twin bedded rooms with en suite bathroom (shower over bath), toilet and washbasin.
As described above.
Extra toilet downstairs on ground floor.
Oil fired central heating throughout.
Open fireplace for burning logs in the living room.
Some indoor games available.
Some outdoor games available - badminton raquets, boules, football + mini football net.
Large garden with large stone patio in front of the house. Separate garden area with the large private swimming pool to one side. The pool measures 12x5m and is secure with fence, locked gate and hedges. New thermal pool cover will keep the pool at a lovely temperature.
Orchard area in front of the property with walnut trees, apple, pear, cherry and peach trees.
New for 2016 - outdoor table tennis table
Plenty of parking available on site, off road.
The house is child friendly and has been road-tested by many different ages. We have cots, highchairs, baby bath, potty and stair gates. The stair gates can be used at the top of the main staircase and at the bottom and top of the stairs leading to the second floor. It is not possible to place a stair gate at the bottom of the main stone staircase.
The stairs may present a slight obstacle to someone with mobility impairment.
The house is not suitable for a wheelchair user but we do have two smaller gites on site which are perfect for someone using a wheelchair.
Please ask us for help and advice.
We were both born in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was a graphic designer, Philippa was a secretary. We moved to Leeds for Paul's work, Philippa trained and qualified as a nurse. We have two married daughters, Charlotte and Nicola. In 2008 we took a gap-year to go travelling. In 2009 we worked as couriers for Eurocamp on Elba. We did the same job in 2010 on a campsite in the Dordogne and found our property, quite by chance, on the internet. Time for a new chapter in our lives!
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||During our family holidays in the Dordogne we loved the area so much we said we would love to live and work here. We never dreamed that it would become a reality.
There is spectacular scenery around every corner. The colour of the stone buildings is warm and sunny. There are so many places to visit and things to do that it will keep you busy, or entertained, for as long as you like.
Castles, such as Beynac on the side of the Dordogne river. Chateaux, such as Castelnaud and de Losse. Caves with the original cave paintings, such as Font de Gaume, or the world famous Roque Saint Christophe opposite our property, where cavemen lived. Gardens, such as Marqueyssac which has panoramic views across the Dordogne river and valley.
Go canoeing, walking, cycling, bird watching or just sit and relax. Enjoy a quiet picnic, wander around the beautiful villages, visit the fabulous markets.
Restaurants galore where you can eat delicious duck meals.
|Unique benefits of property||Our property consists of one large 6 bedroom house, one large gite (Tobacco Barn) with three bedrooms and three smaller gites (Haybarn, Roque Terrace and Walnut Store) each with one bedroom. One of the unique aspects of our properties is that all our bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
The house can be rented on its own or in combination with one or more of the smaller gites, giving our property the flexibility to suit a couple, a family or a large group.
With two swimming pools and plenty of outdoor space, patios and terraces for outside eating, you can enjoy the sun from morning till night.
When the house is rented on its own, it has its own private gardens, pool and space. The four smaller gites are separate with their own swimming pool.
The Walnut Store and Roque Terrace are suitable for people who use a wheelchair and for those with impaired mobility. They each have a lovely, large, wet-room style shower room.
Paul and Philippa live on site so are always on hand to help.
The amazing new replica of Lascaux caves. Bigger and better than anything we've had before! Using new technology this visit is more interactive than the previous Lascaux II. Book online at www.lascaux.fr
The new building has been made to blend into its surroundings and is fully wheelchair accessible.
Children will love it too!
Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these gardens are a great place to visit for gardeners and the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During the summer there are candlelit evenings with music; take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com
Beautiful gardens with views. A lovely visit for people who are gardeners. www.eyrignac.co.uk
Situated just across the valley from our property. Excellent for all the family. Pre-history at its best. http://www.roque-st-christophe.com/?lang=en
Experience the world of cavemen. How they lived, where they lived, a fascinating insight into their lives.
One of Frances' top 100 villages. Beautiful, calm, quaint, set at the side of the river Vezere. Sit and watch the canoes go past while you enjoy a beer, glass of wine or a picnic lunch.
This is a lovely 'theme' park. It has something for everyone. http://www.lebournat.fr/en/index.php
Craftsmen, animals, a fairground, restaurants.
Perfect for children but adults will enjoy it too!
Highly recommended by all our visitors but beware, there is a torture chamber!!
Sarlat is just 30 minutes drive from our property and is completely beautiful. A medieval town which has retained its wonderful buildings and ambience. The Saturday market is world renowned and, as such, gets very busy which adds to the pleasure. Get there early during July and August, have breakfast in one of the lovely cafes, indulge in the wonderful items and foods on sale, then come back and put them on the BBQ.
Lascaux II has been superseded by Lascaux 4.
Based in Montignac, this is the site of the cave paintings discovered 70 years ago by a group of young boys.
Lascaux 4 will open in the autumn of 2016