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Walkable Village/Town
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Golf course nearby
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Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
'A beautifully decorated, elegant home in a wonderful corner of France. Utter bliss. We will be back!'

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Overview of Manoir Altheas

What Oliver loves…

  • Though you are within the village, this villa in the Dordogne feels like a private country home.
  • Four golf courses are located nearby - try the challenging Chateau les Merles.
  • Ask about the extra cottage on the property if you need to sleep two more guests in similar style.

What you should know…

  • A lake for perfect summer swimming is just 500 yards away, as there’s no private pool.
  • Parking is on the street, within 20 yards of the front door.

Imagine the sophistication of a modern, airy Parisian apartment, set in a villa in the Dordogne. This is Manoir Altheas, a holiday villa built in 1800 and restored to the height of elegance. Each room embodies style, ease, and the indoor/outdoor life. You’ll admire the lush flower gardens surrounding the villa, and large windows that bring the fresh country air inside.

You’ll dine al fresco on the stone patio, where the classic sandstone and tile of the villa’s exterior feels like a step back in time. After dinner, take a stroll through the garden and orchard to the village of Lanquais - the local shop is within 100 yards of the villa, and the auberge (restaurant and inn) is a 5 minute walk away. The most important local sight is Chateau de Lanquais, a designated historic monument dating back to the medieval period.

This villa is quite close to the Bergerac airport (it's only a 15 minute drive). The city of Bergerac is a hub of local wine production, full of fine restaurants, and you can even take in a follies-style show at Le Music Hall. You'll never want for things to do in the Dordogne - come and see!

Please note that an independent and beautifully furnished one-bedroom cottage is available for 2 extra people (a supplement applies) making Manoir Altheas a very comfortable and attractive villa sleeping up to 10 guests. This spacious cottage has its own separate entrance and does not affect the privacy of the main house. It has a double bedroom, shower room and an attractive open plan kitchen/living/dining room all finished to the same high standards as the main house.

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Interior & Grounds

The house is very spacious, elegant and airy, with high ceilings, Italian marble floors, period features, beautiful wood floors upstairs and a magnificent, wide, circular wooden staircase.

Downstairs there is a modern shower-room with basin, WC and washing machine. The fully equipped kitchen is a very large room incorporating a living area with sofa, working fireplace and dresser.

The sitting room comes with marble fireplace, 2 linen-covered sofas, TV cabinet with DVD player, large footstool, bookcase and other furniture. The dining room has a round table and chairs. Both rooms have high, beamed ceilings and antique painted furniture.

Upstairs bedrooms 1 & 2 have king-size beds, bedroom 3 has a double bed and bedroom 4 has 2 single beds. Bedrooms 1 and 3 both have en suite bath/shower rooms.

The beautiful, well-stocked gardens and small orchard, on different levels and backing on to open farmland, are a real feature of the property. There is plenty of garden furniture and a Weber barbecue.

Although there is no pool, there is a lake within easy walking distance, that has swimming, boating and other leisure activities, together with a life-guard at peak times.

Please note that an independent and beautifully furnished one-bedroom cottage is available for 2 extra people (a supplement applies) making Manoir Altheas a very comfortable and attractive villa sleeping up to 10 guests. This spacious cottage has its own separate entrance and does not affect the privacy of the main house. It has a double bedroom, shower room and an attractive open plan kitchen/living/dining room all finished to the same high standards as the main house.

 


Map, Location & Local Information

The nearest airport is Bergerac which is 15 mins drive, served by Flybe and Ryanair from the UK. Bordeaux airport is about 1hr 30 mins drive. The use of a car is recommended to explore the area fully. The port of Calais is approximately 8 hours 30 mins travel by car.

The market town of Lalinde (market on Thursday) is 8km away and has some very good food shops and a small supermarket. Bergerac is 18km away.

There are 4 good golf courses within easy striking distance. The magnificent Chateau des Vigiers Golf Course is approximately 30 km. This is a 27 hole par 71/72 course, built on 3x9 hole loops. It also has excellent restaurant facilities and club-house.

There is a small - but quite challenging - 9 hole par 35 course at Chateau les Merles, which is only 5 minutes by car from the house. Water hazards, bunkers and greens are all well maintained. This also has a very good bar/terrace and restaurant.

Golf La Marterie is in a stunning setting, about 40km from the house, at St Felix de Reilhac. This is an 18 hole par 73 course of high standards.

A little further is Domaine de Rochebois (57km) which is a 9 hole par 36 course. It has a varied circuit running along the Dordogne Valley with exceptional views. The well tended greens are protected by bunkers and stretches of water.

The Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500. Arrival time 16:00.
Departure time 10:00. Energy costs included? Included in summer. €150 outside of the summer.
Linen & towels included? Included. Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? €100 paid locally Smoking Allowed? No Smoking.
Other Ts and Cs Not suitable for small children or wheelchair users due to layout of accommodation and garden area. Other 2 A supplement applies for the use of the cottage. Please enquire for further details.

Reviews for Manoir Altheas

Manoir Altheas Reviews


  • A lovely house

    Posted by David P. (London) on 22/08/2016

    Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely house. We enjoyed the house and location very much.

     

  • We hope to come back

    Posted by Frances P. (London) on 10/08/2016

    We greatly enjoyed our stay. It is a perfect situation - in the heart of the stunning Dordogne but happily hidden away from the most touristy areas. We felt that it was a great privilege to feel as though we were staying in someone's beautiful home rather than a 'rental property'. Your home is so beautifully decorated and the garden was wonderfully peaceful - a real haven. We certainly hope to come again.

  • Thanks for letting us stay in your gorgeous house

    Posted by Richard G on 03/07/2016

    We're en-route home so thanks for letting us stay in your gorgeous house, I practically had to pry my wife's fingers from the doorframe this morning when it was time to leave. I'm sure you've heard this before but if you ever feel like selling up please drop me a line!

     

  • We enjoyed this fabulous house

    Posted by Ella D (Maryland, USA) on 21/06/2016

    Arrived safely and enjoying your fabulous house. We went to the market today in Issigeac and had a lovely day.

     

  • A stunning home

    Posted by Alexander P. (Sussex) on 01/06/2016

    We are feeling very happily settled into your beautiful home. Thank you! It really is stunning, both inside and the surrounding area.

  • A wonderfully relaxing house

    Posted by Jean-Paul Soulie on 19/04/2010

    A wonderfully relaxing house with every comfort, furnished with impeccable taste.

  • We will be back!

    Posted by Paul Weller on 16/04/2010

    A beautifully decorated, elegant home in a wonderful corner of France. Utter bliss. We will be back!

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - £981.07 £1,308.10
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - £1,338.74 £1,784.99
September 2nd 2017 - January 1st 2018 - £981.07 £1,308.10
January 1st 2018 - August 28th 2018 - £981.07 £1,308.10

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - €1,119.34 €1,492.44
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - €1,527.41 €2,036.55
September 2nd 2017 - January 1st 2018 - €1,119.34 €1,492.44
January 1st 2018 - August 28th 2018 - €1,119.34 €1,492.44

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
February 24th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - $1,183.62 $1,578.15
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - $1,615.13 $2,153.50
September 2nd 2017 - January 1st 2018 - $1,183.62 $1,578.15
January 1st 2018 - August 28th 2018 - $1,183.62 $1,578.15

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since October 2006.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beautiful, solid, golden sandstone walls and tranquil setting with its large garden on the edge of the quiet village of Lanquais.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Visit the many vineyards in the area, complete with wine tastings, with regions such as Monbazillac, Pécharmant and Saussignac on the doorstep. Hire a canoe on either the Dordogne or Vézère rivers.

Really eat?
Confit de canard. Foie gras. Truffle omelette.

Really see?

The medieval Chateau de Lanquais – 8 mins walk..
The prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Les Eyzies – 45min/1 hour drive
Chateau des Milandes – home of the singer Josephine Baker – 40 min drive.
The world famous wine town of Saint Emilion – 1 hr drive.
The Bastide towns of Montpazier, Molières and Beaumont, all less than 30 mins drive.
The small medieval town of Issigeac with its wonderful Sunday market – 15 mins drive.
The larger medieval town of Sarlat with its shops and restaurants and Saturday market.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Look out for the lovely Redstarts and Black Redstarts feeding in the garden. The best local red wines of the area are from Pécharmant, some of the best local whites from Montravel.

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