|La Baronnie Manoir||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3||2 cots available for babies|
Entry to this quirky property is either via one of the two doors from the verandah into the large kitchen and diner with inglenook fireplace with a range cooker, separate oven and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Downstairs also comprises a large living room with log-burner and fireplace, comfy reclining leather sofas and a Juliet balcony with views towards the pool and the Dordogne valley.
Entry can also be by the front door which is upstairs. This floor comprises three bedrooms all with shutters; the master bedroom with king-size bed, dual aspect views and includes a double-ended freestanding bath, wash basin and shower cubicle within the bedroom. The toilet is separate in the hallway.
Bedroom 2 has stunning south facing views and has a king-size bed with a Jack and Jill en suite (shared with bedroom 3). Bedroom 3 currently has a double bed, but there will be the option to be configured as 2 single beds in place of the double, and faces the front of the property.
Please note that as the pigeonnier (tower) contains our offices and storerooms, it is not accessible to guests.
There is full WiFi coverage over the site, including the patios and pool area.
The stunning cream kitchen has a range cooker with gas hobs, and there is a separate electric oven. As well as seating for 8 round the table there are also 2 bar stools at the island unit. There is also a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, microwave, iron and ironing board.
As this is our home in winter there are ample dishes and utensils.
The living room is a bright welcoming room with Juliet balcony a large wood burning stove, reclining leather sofas and a DVD/Blu-ray player and TV with UK and FR satellite free-to-air channels. A selection of board games are available for your use.
There are 3 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 with dual aspect windows (east and south), king size bed, double ended freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, basin/vanity unit and heated towel rail. Large mirrored wardrobes and chest provide plenty of clothes storage. There is also a small safe.
Bedroom 2 also with a king size bed, built in wardrobes with shelves, en-suite of large shower cubicle, basin and toilet is shared on a Jack and Jill basis with bedroom 3. This bedroom also faces south and has amazing views.
Bedroom 3 sleeps 2 in either 2 singles or a king sized bed, wardrobe and drawers. This bedroom faces the front of the property.
There is a toilet in the hall, mainly for use by bedroom 1 guests, with bath, shower and basin located in a separate part of the main bedroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share an en suite.
There is oil fired central heating throughout the porperty and also a wood burner in the lounge, although I don't anticipate either will be needed in the summer months!
Each bedroom will have a cooling fan.
There is a heated towel rain in the bathroom.
There is a large television with UK free to air channels, as well as French television. There is also a DVD player with a library of over 500 titles to choose from.
There are also several board games.
As well as the heated swimming pool there are 2 mountain bikes and helmets for your use.
The gardens are terraced and offer shade at all times of the day. New for 2019 is a large tonnelle that will be situated at the far end of the pool to give extra shade when the sun is hot.
The Manoir has its own private verandah with a table for 2 and deckchairs overlooking the valley. At the other side is a larger table that can seat 4 comfortably, or 6 good friends! This table has a large parasol. There is also a large Weber charcoal barbecue for guests use. A perfect area for alfresco dining!
However, there is also a table seating up to 12, that guests at the Manoir can use. It is under the tonnelle (gazebo) and is lit in the evenings.
Full WiFi coverage on all guest outdoor spaces.
There is off road parking for guests.
As the Manoir is located on a hillside, there are balconies, steps and the garden is on different levels. The property is not suitable for wheelchair access nor those that have difficulty with steps.
Young children should be supervised at all times
Please note that the pigeonnier (tower) is not accessible to guests as it contains our offices and storerooms.
I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. Our home, the Manoir is now available for rent from 2019. We hope you love being here as much as we do!<br/>We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.|
|Unique benefits of property||On the south-facing slope of the Dordogne valley, our property benefits from its sunny position, providing a real rural feel yet just minutes from the major tourist sites of the Perigord Noir including the medieval town of Sarlat and the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud and the Chateau des Milandes. Our pretty nearby town of St Cyprien has a vibrant and busy market every Sunday along with a Carrefour supermarket for all of your essential provisions. Our swimming pool area offers wonderful views of the Dordogne valley whilst being private and not overlooked. The Dordogne river, with canoe rental, river beaches and hot-air balloon rides is just minutes away. The nearby Vézère river offers several prehistoric sites around the small town of Les Eyzies. Several excellent restaurants are nearby.|
Sunday morning market
The Sunday market in St Cyprien is always worth a visit at any time of the year. Local producers of food and drink can be found as well as local crafts and plants. Sit on one of the many pavement cafés and watch the world go by, shop for an early coffee or glass of chilled rosé. Perfect on a sunny summers morning!
Our nearest restaurant and arguably one of the best in the area. Fine dining in lovely surroundings, with an outside terrace for the summer and indoor restaurant featuring fantastic works of art by local artists. The chef is the owner and his wife front of house and both so welcoming and friendly. However as it gets busy, booking is recommended.
The former home of the singer and activist Josephine Baker is only 7 km away. It is a beautiful chateau and is how she had it in the 1920s. Her story is fascinating if sad. There are beautiful gardens, a superb restaurant and the falconry display is worth a look.
Perched high on the hill above Beynac this impressive fortress was once home to Richard the Lionheart. Wonderful views over the Dordogne valley towards St Cyprien.
Another fortress built high on the hill only 10 km away.Home to the museum of the middle ages it features trebouchets and crossbows. It was the former home of Simon de Montford, Earl of Leicester.
The local town is world renowned for its history and beautiful buildings in the old town. Sample foie gras and duck and walnuts served as a cake, or a tasty wine.
Lots of places to pick up a canoe from less then 2km from us and canoe, or kayak, down the river Dordogne past all the wonderful chateaux. Hire times can be from as little as 2 hours to all day. Often a highlight of the holiday.