Manoir Beaulieu

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and receive:
  •  Airport lounge passes
  •  Champagne reception on arrival
  •  Welcome hamper full of local delicacies
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The peace of the open countryside is alive at this 98-acre estate in Aquitaine. Anglers will be in heaven at any of the three private fishing lakes. Whether you choose to wander the grounds or relax in the hammock by the private pool, you’ll experience something priceless: uninterrupted quality time with your loved ones.

Inside, the Manoir is traditional in style yet there’s plenty of room for a group of 10 (plus any small kids that are in tow!) in the 250 square metre space. Each of the five bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, no sharing necessary. A lovely welcome present will be waiting for you in the country style kitchen - including 3 bottles of wine from the nearby Château de Gurson (which, coincidentally, is worth a visit!). 

A Welcome Barbecue is offered for 2 or more week reservations, so you can start your holiday without having to prepare a meal.

St Emilion, famous for the largest monolithic church in Europe (World UNESCO Heritage site), and the view from the top of the tower is well worth climbing the 196 steps,is under thirty minutes away.

This family villa is convenient to all manner of outdoor activities; 2 km down the road is Lac de Gurson, where kids can play in the adventure playground, swim in the supervised swimming lake, and the whole family can find a bite to eat in the cafés which are right by the water's edge.. If you’re an oenophile, head south to the River Dordogne and follow it to Bordeaux (70 km) or to Bergerac (30 km), tasting at the vineyards along the way.

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What you should know…

  • The interiors are old-fashioned in style but there's plenty of space, good facilities and amazing grounds and views
  • If you would like to golf in the area, ask about the free Dordogne Golf Pass prior to your visit. It will get you discounted admission at 7 courses, including Château de Vigiers.
  • Because it’s a rural area, the Wi-Fi signal may be weak from time to time. A good excuse to switch off and relax!
  • Manoir Beaulieu nestles in the middle of 98 acres of beautiful scenery, so a car is necessary to explore the area

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Manoir Beaulieu, nestling in 98 acres of beautiful scenery, is a wonderful place in which to enjoy quality time with your family and friends. Five large bedrooms offer accommodation for 5 to 10 people (plus baby and toddler in parents’ rooms). Each of the rooms is en-suite, with the 5th having a separate luxury bathroom. On the first floor, three of the rooms have a king-sized bed, the other has two single beds. The ground floor bedroom has a king-size bed and overlooks the garden.

The fully equipped kitchen, with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, kettle, ice maker, utensils and crockery, with a table and chairs for breakfast and snacks.

The lounge has reclining sofas, Satellite TV, Netflix, DVD player, with large selection of films, and the dining room has plenty of board games to amuse all ages.

The interior style of the manoir is traditional with beautiful grounds and views. There is a table tennis in one of the barns, and the sun terrace overlooks the pool (8m x 4m), lakes and hidden valley. Here, you will find a table, chairs, sun loungers and a hammock, and it is the perfect spot for a barbecue, or a leisurely time with a glass of wine.

The care-takers live in an adjacent wing of the house and are on hand if needed.

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir Beaulieu
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Manoir Beaulieu is ideally placed for visiting the many attractions in the area.

The nearest beach is at Lac de Gurson (2km) with a lake for swimming, adventure playground, canoes, picnic areas, and two water-side cafés.  Montpon-Ménestérol is 15 minutes away for fuel, shops, banks, and a canoe/kayak centre for a leisurely time on the river.

Visit Castillon la Bataille (where the re-enactment of the 100 Years' War takes place in July and August) or St. Foy (both 20 minutes) for fuel, shops, markets and a stroll by the Dordogne river. 

St Emilion (30 minutes), is famous for the largest monolithic church in Europe (World UNESCO Heritage site), and the view from the top of the tower is well worth climbing the 196 steps!

Other famous wine areas: Bergerac, Monbazillac, Pomerol, Sauternes and Bordeaux. Prehistoric caves, châteaux, gardens and grottoes are all within driving distance. During the summer, there are night markets, jazz concerts, and a variety of events to choose from.

Suggested activities: swimming, cycling, walking, bird-watching, star-gazing and golf (with the free Dordogne Golf Pass available).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(26-30 km)

Nearest Ferry port Caen

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village VIllefranche de Lonchat

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Montpon-Ménestérol

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant L'un des Sens-Villefranche de Lonchat

(4km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(walking distance)

Nearest Beach Lac de Gurson

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Chateau de Vigiers

(31-35 km)

Nearest Tennis Lac de Gurson/St Martin de Gurson

(5 mins)

Nearest Supermarket Montpon-Ménestérol

(12km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Swings, climbing frames and tennis courts can be found at the new adventure playground of Lac de Gurson. There is also a sandy beach and swimming lake, along with cafés selling drinks, food and ice creams. too, A great place where children can really have a good time!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • A welcome case with 3 bottles of wine from the local Château de Gurson will be in the kitchen upon arrival.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

A free Welcome Barbecue with local wine is included with each 2-week reservation, so that the holiday can begin from the moment you unpack.

Le Manoir will be freshly prepared for each arrival with bed linen and bath towels.

One hour's maid cleaning or babysitting per day is included. Extra Babysitting, cleaning and Chef available for an extra charge.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner 1 month before the arrival and refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4 p.m.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity included.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels included in the price.
> If not included, how much to hire? Pool towels 2€ per person per week
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the price if left in a clean and tidy state, otherwise €100 will be charged.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property. Ashtrays are provided for smoking outdoors.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Heating costs included? yes

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 12th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 £704.00 £845.00 £986.00 £1,127.00 £1,407.00
December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - - - £1,742.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 £670.00 £805.00 £939.00 £1,074.00 £1,340.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 - - - - £1,742.00
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £838.00 £1,006.00 £1,174.00 £1,342.00 £1,675.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 £1,005.00 £1,207.00 £1,409.00 £1,610.00 £2,010.00
June 22nd 2019 - July 20th 2019 - - - - £2,613.00
July 20th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - - - £3,149.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 - - - - £2,613.00
October 26th 2019 - December 21st 2019 £704.00 £845.00 £986.00 £1,127.00 £1,407.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - - £1,742.00
January 4th 2020 - April 11th 2020 £670.00 £805.00 £939.00 £1,074.00 £1,340.00
April 11th 2020 - April 25th 2020 - - - - £1,742.00
April 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £838.00 £1,006.00 £1,174.00 £1,342.00 £1,675.00
May 23rd 2020 - June 14th 2020 £1,005.00 £1,207.00 £1,409.00 £1,610.00 £2,010.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 12th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 €743.00 €884.00 €1,025.00 €1,166.00 €1,486.00
December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - - - €1,839.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 €708.00 €842.00 €976.00 €1,111.00 €1,415.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 - - - - €1,839.00
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €885.00 €1,052.00 €1,220.00 €1,388.00 €1,769.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 €1,061.00 €1,263.00 €1,464.00 €1,666.00 €2,122.00
June 22nd 2019 - July 20th 2019 - - - - €2,759.00
July 20th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - - - €3,324.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 - - - - €2,759.00
October 26th 2019 - December 21st 2019 €743.00 €884.00 €1,025.00 €1,166.00 €1,486.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - - €1,839.00
January 4th 2020 - April 11th 2020 €708.00 €842.00 €976.00 €1,111.00 €1,415.00
April 11th 2020 - April 25th 2020 - - - - €1,839.00
April 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €885.00 €1,052.00 €1,220.00 €1,388.00 €1,769.00
May 23rd 2020 - June 14th 2020 €1,061.00 €1,263.00 €1,464.00 €1,666.00 €2,122.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
December 12th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 $842.00 $983.00 $1,124.00 $1,265.00 $1,683.00
December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - - - $2,084.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 $802.00 $936.00 $1,071.00 $1,205.00 $1,603.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 - - - - $2,084.00
April 27th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $1,002.00 $1,170.00 $1,338.00 $1,506.00 $2,004.00
May 25th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 $1,202.00 $1,404.00 $1,606.00 $1,807.00 $2,404.00
June 22nd 2019 - July 20th 2019 - - - - $3,126.00
July 20th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - - - $3,767.00
August 31st 2019 - October 26th 2019 - - - - $3,126.00
October 26th 2019 - December 21st 2019 $842.00 $983.00 $1,124.00 $1,265.00 $1,683.00
December 21st 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - - - $2,084.00
January 4th 2020 - April 11th 2020 $802.00 $936.00 $1,071.00 $1,205.00 $1,603.00
April 11th 2020 - April 25th 2020 - - - - $2,084.00
April 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $1,002.00 $1,170.00 $1,338.00 $1,506.00 $2,004.00
May 23rd 2020 - June 14th 2020 $1,202.00 $1,404.00 $1,606.00 $1,807.00 $2,404.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Charmaine

How long have you owned the property?
10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The amount of space... it really is a piece of Paradise.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
During the War it was used by German soldiers. We still find their food cans in the forest! The 'Line of Occupation' is 2 kilometres away, and we were in the non-occupied zone.  One of the rooms is fitted with original wall tiles which one guest said he's only seen in a museum. A previous owner had 29 horses which he bred for trotting; he had CCTV in the stables linking up to his bedroom - it must have been the first 'Big Brother' for 4-legged friends.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Only those who remain incognito.

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

Take a wine tour and tasting at local Chateau la Plante - the owner is 85, and absolutely wonderful (as are his wines).

Really eat?
Local foie gras.

Really see?
Watch the amazing sunrises and sunsets, and spot the shooting stars.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Le Manoir sits in the middle of 98 acres of beautiful scenery, so it's completely private. We have a little 'Book of Gold', with ideas for days out and a wonderful little-known restaurant for the Flavour of France (and, at 15€ a head, wine included, it shouldn't be missed). In the middle of the wine-growing region, St Emilion is only 25 minutes away. The Lac de Gurson has a sandy beach and swimming lake, which is a great place to spend time out. One of the best features is our swimming pool, which overlooks the hidden valley.

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Reviews

  • A great place for a large family holiday with kids

    Posted by Anon User on 19/11/2012

    The owners could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent facilities (pool, 2 fishing lakes, golf range and walking) in a lovely setting. Top marks for children of all ages.
    Liked best: The pool and outdoor facilities.

  • A lovely country escape

    Posted by Anon User on 19/11/2012

    I stayed at Le Manoir with my partner late December 2011, just before Christmas.
    The first thing you will notice is the clean air, and the expanses of green that surround you. It is like stepping into another time.
    The manor has 2 floors, but there is one bedroom located on the ground floor which would be convenient for any guests with special needs. The remainder of the ground floor contains a foyer, a sitting room, a lounge room with a wood heater and a television (it receives both French and English cable channels), as well as a full kitchen with all the modern amenities you are used to, but still maintaining its old-world charm.
    Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with en suites, all decorated impeccably. The room we stayed in had double basins, a heated towel rail and a spa bath in the en suite. The bed was extremely comfortable, and I had the best sleep I have had in months. This was also helped by the lack of disturbing light or noise.
    Our hosts, Charmaine and Jeff, were extremely hospitable, and had plenty of advice on nearby places to visit and good walks to do.
    There is a nearby wine cellar located in front of ruins, which is also famous for growing giant vegetables, and has donkeys wandering the grounds. There is also a nice walk down to the lake.
    The grounds of Le Manoir are complete with a swimming pool, and their own lakes. They also have chickens and ducks, which add to the atmosphere.
    It would be the perfect place to have a family holiday, a family reunion, or even a wedding.
    We can't wait to go back!

  • One of the very best places to go and stay

    Posted by Anon User on 19/11/2012

    The place, the house, the lakes and last but not least the owners Charmaine and Jeff make this place to be one of the loveliest places we have been to. We are a group of friends that share their holiday for bicycling once a year and for 12 years we have been going to France. We have been to several nice places. But there is something about the Manoir Beaulieu which makes it special: the air made us sleep wonderfully; we've seen birds which we had almost forgotten existed; we shared hospitality and friendliness with Charmaine and Jeff. Well, we will come again next year. Thank you very much, Charmaine and Jeff, for the holiday (and for helping out with flour, breakfast egg, shampoo and whatever we were missing:-)).

  • All around a great experience

    Posted by Anon User on 19/11/2012

    I stayed on this beautiful estate during the Easter holidays last year and this, and it was a vacation with pure relaxation. The location of the house, the and the generosity and quiet, discreet friendliness of the owners were decisive. I recommend this place without any objections!

  • A lovely country escape

    Posted by Anonymous User on 15/03/2012

    I stayed at Le Manoir with my partner late December 2011, just before Christmas. The first thing you will notice is the clean air, and the expanses of green that surround you. It is like stepping into another time. The manor has 2 floors, but there is one bedroom located on the ground floor which would be convenient for any guests with special needs.  The remainder of the ground floor contains a foyer, a sitting room, a lounge room with a wood heater and a television (it receives both French and English cable channels), as well as a full kitchen with all the modern amenities you are used to, but still maintaining its old-world charm. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms with en suites, all decorated impeccably. The room we stayed in had double basins, a heated towel rail and a spa bath in the en suite. The bed was extremely comfortable, and I had the best sleep I have had in months. This was also helped by the lack of disturbing light or noise. Our hosts, Charmaine and Jeff, were extremely hospitable, and had plenty of advice on nearby places to visit and good walks to do. There is a nearby wine cellar located in front of ruins, which is also famous for growing giant vegetables, and has donkeys wandering the grounds. There is also a nice walk down to the lake. The grounds of Le Manoir are complete with a swimming pool, and their own lakes. They also have chickens and ducks, which add to the atmosphere. It would be the perfect place to have a family holiday, a family reunion, or even a wedding. We can't wait to go back! Liked best: The wonderful hospitality and the comfortable bed Liked least: Nothing

  • A warm welcome

    Posted by Anonymous User on 17/01/2012

    We arrived to an unexpectedly warm welcome where Charmaine & Jef cooked us a wonderful BBQ with local wines; a great treat after a long drive from Kent. Throughout our stay, we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts who live in the adjoining house to Le Manoir and they were always ready to assist with anything we needed from local information such as nearest shops, markets and vineyards to 'guided' mushroom hunts through the woods on the property. Our children enjoyed the horse riding and the grounds were a great place for adventure and exploration. The accommodation was as we expected with great bedrooms/en-suite facilities, a huge living & dining room (that we hardly used due to the glorious weather) and a large family kitchen. Our stay was a totally relaxing and thoroughly peaceful experience and a good base for exploring the western end of the Dordogne. If you're a cyclist, the surrounding areas were an absolute pleasure to ride with great surfaces, no potholes and all motorists appearing extremely courteous. We'd like to wish our hosts every success as they continue with their ongoing development plans for Le Manoir, which can only improve what is already a fantastic holiday destination for those who seek the tranquility of the countryside rather than the crowds of the better known towns further east in the Dordogne Valley.

  • Expectations were met, highly recommended

    Posted by Anonymous User on 17/01/2012

    Having spotted the manoir online we wondered whether our expectations would be met, none of our 11 strong group were disappointed... The Manoir was very clean, with extremely spacious rooms. Each bedroom had it's own style, delightfully comfortable beds and tastefully finished en suite bathrooms. All the facilities throughout the property were in good working order. The decor was classic (recently redecorated) and the beautiful furniture thoughtfully arranged.Charmaine and Jef, who live next door, not only cooked us a delicious welcome BBQ, but throughout the booking process and our stay their 'can do' attitude was a fabulous. They were to hand to answer queries, offer suggestions of local markets and sightseeing visits and arranged local restaurant bookings/ wine tour and would have organised further activities if requested. We were made to feel as welcome additions to their family. Saying that our party had complete privacy, with the freedom to roam throughout the 98 acres and carry out whichever activities we had a whim to undertake (rowing / fishing / golf / table tennis / basketball...). The patio and swimming pool were areas we used the most, and perfect for BBQ's, reading in the shade, sunbathing and meals en-masse with breathtaking views in every direction. The property was perfect for our group (ages ranging from 6 to 75) and the location ideal for exploring the Dordogne region (although some of our party only left the Manoir a couple of times during our stay as they were more than content within the grounds). Since our return (only a couple of days ago) our glowing reviews of the property have prompted friends and colleagues to want to visit Le Manoir, and we hope to stay again in the not too distant future. I shouldn't really have written too glowing a review, as we don't want this place to become booked up / or to miss out on the opportunity of visiting Le Manoir in the future, however others should experience this place, it is stunning having so many positive attributes, impossible to include in this review... go visit!! Fantastic holiday!

  • Beautiful House

    Posted by Anonymous User on 17/01/2012

    Beautiful house in a wonderfully peaceful location.
    We arrived to an unexpectedly warm welcome where Charmaine & Jeff cooked us a wonderful BBQ with local wines; a great treat after a long drive from Kent. Throughout our stay, we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts who live in the adjoining house to Le Manoir and they were always ready to assist with anything we needed from local information such as nearest shops, markets and vineyards to 'guided' mushroom hunts through the woods on the property. Our children enjoyed the horse riding and the grounds were a great place for adventure and exploration.
    The accommodation was as we expected with great bedrooms/en-suite facilities, a huge living & dining room (that we hardly used due to the glorious weather) and a large family kitchen. Our stay was a totally relaxing and thoroughly peaceful experience and a good base for exploring the western end of the Dordogne. If you're a cyclist, the surrounding areas were an absolute pleasure to ride with great surfaces, no potholes and all motorists appearing extremely courteous.
    We'd like to wish our hosts every success as they continue with their ongoing development plans for Le Manoir, which can only improve what is already a fantastic holiday destination for those who seek the tranquility of the countryside rather than the crowds of the better known towns further east in the Dordogne Valley.

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