Holiday cottages, private pool in Dordogne - AD006549

1km from Villamblard, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006549 Advertiser since: 17 August 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Amandiers Self Catering Saturday 10 20 7

About this property

Beautiful Home Set In Stunning Grounds With Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

An 18th Century manor house plus three self contained apartments near Villamblard. An ideal property for large group gatherings.

Manoir sleeps 12 in four doubles and two twins
One apartment sleeps 4 in two bedrooms
Two apartments sleep 2 in one bedroom
Option of an extra couple of small beds for children if needed (at an additional cost to published rates)

The property is self-catering. It is within 35 acres of land in a beautiful, rural elevated setting in the heart of the Dordogne. There is a private, enclosed 11m x 5m swimming pool plus a lake, tennis court, orchard and mown grass areas for ball games.

Inside the main house are a large kitchen, cosy sitting room, library and gamesroom. Each apartment also has its own kitchen.

Les Amandiers is within walking distance of Villamblard, a pretty village with local amenities. It is equidistant from the city of Perigueux to the north and the historic town of Bergerac to the south. Off the tourist route yet within reach of medieval towns such as St Emillion, Sarlat and Domme.


Excellent family house in great location
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We had our annual family holiday here with 14 members ranging from 78 to twins aged 8 and all enjoyed a super week. The house is even better that the listing which does not do it justice. It was spotless and had masses of equipment and room for the whole family. Lots of activities in and outside with the pool and croquet court being the two favourites. The town/village is very near and the shops provided all we needed. Location is excellent. We found Karen and Jason very friendly and helpful. We definitely would recommend this property.

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Dear Barry

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say we had a lovely time at Les Amandiers during the summer holidays.

It worked perfectly for our group and Karen was very helpful with her suggestions for day trips etc.

Jason mentioned you were working on another project and we would be interested in hearing about it for future holidays.

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Hi Barry,

Just to say many thanks for “lending” us your home. We had a fantastic week and it was perfect for a family of our size and the various ages involved. Beautiful setting, lovely house and gardens and everything available!

Will certainly be recommending this to friends and colleagues,

Best wishes,




Kitchen and dining

There is a large kitchen in the manoir that is well equipped with all of the electrical appliances you would expect to find. Pots, pans, utensils and cutlery are also provided.

The kitchen table seats 10.

There are two outdoor terrace areas seating 12 upstairs and eight on the ground floor.

There are also tables to eat at by the pool and in the herb garden and each of the apartments has a dining table.

Living rooms

There is a cosy living room off the kitchen on the first floor where there is a tv showing English channels. There is also a large library on the ground floor containing c.2,500 books.

There is a small sitting room in the large apartment.


There are 10 bedrooms spread across the manoir and three apartments:

The manoir sleeps 12 in four doubles and two twins
Large apartment sleeps four in two bedrooms (double and a twin)
Lakeside and Middle apartments sleep two (doubles)


In the manoir there are two bathrooms and one shower room, plus two separate wc's.

Each apartment has a bathroom and/or shower room.


There is oil heating in the main house from October to April with an open fire available to use in the kitchen during the winter.

The apartments have electric heating.


There is a large gamesroom including table tennis and billiard tables, comfy seating, a music system and traditional games including 'Devil Among The Tailors'.

Guests are welcome to read books from the library during their stay.

Radios and cd players are available to use throughout the house.

There are bicycles available to borrow, as well as tennis rackets, a croquet set and fishing rods.

The property has free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Les Amandiers is on a 35 acre plot within ancient forest. This includes a lake, tennis court, walled garden, herb garden, orchard and mown area on which to play ball games.

There is a private, enclosed 11m x 5m swimming pool, which can be heated on request and is cleaned daily.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of space available for parking.

Visitor suitability

The property has steps in many areas and some uneven ground; it is therefore not well suited to people with impaired mobility.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villamblard
Distance: 1 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: On site
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigueux
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Villamblard
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Villamblard and surrounding areas



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Villamblard and surrounding areas


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Villamblard, Bergerac and surrounding areas
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Barry Spencer

I bought Les Amandiers in 1988 after it had been totally restored by the previous owners. Since then I have been adding character and improving the grounds, both for my own enjoyment and that of visiting guests. I have an architectural salvage and reclamation yard in England and am always on the lookout for period furniture and antiques with which to furnish the house so it is in keeping with times gone by rather than a contemporary style.

Year property purchased 1988
Why this location? Les Amandiers is in a peaceful, rural location surrounded by ancient forest. It is in a beautiful, elevated position overlooking the Dordogne scenery.

The 18th Century manoir and three self contained apartments/gites sit within 35 acres of land, which includes a private 11m x 5m swimming pool, walled garden, orchard, lake, tennis court and cut grass areas for playing ball games; plenty of room for large groups to explore the surroundings and enjoy the outdoors.

The local village, Villamblard, is about a 10 minute walk away down the hill (or you can borrow a bike!). It's a pretty village with all the basic amenities you're likely to need (bakery, convenience store, Post Office, pharmacy, etc.). Supermarkets in Mussidan are only about a 20 minute drive away.
Unique benefits of property The property sleeps 20 people with another couple of fold-out beds for small children also available. This makes it an ideal venue for large groups looking to get away and spend some quality time together, but with plenty of outdoor space and different rooms for people to pass time in away from the crowd if they prefer.

The manoir has a library stocked with a vast number and range of books and the games room is a great space for children and adults to enjoy.

We are able to provide assistance with arrangements ahead of your stay and there are guardians on site to help during your stay.

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