Le Manoir Des Lavandes

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Experience the warmth hospitality, graceful character and family-friendliness of this beautifully restored manoir in a charming village setting in northern Dordogne’s wonderful Périgord Vert.

With two acres of glorious gardens, a summer swimming pool and the most fantastic pool house, this 19th century manor house exudes traditional French style with contemporary extras to make this a fine holiday home for families and friends.

An elegant salon sits alongside a comfortable TV lounge with Netflix, Apple TV and UK satellite channels whilst the brilliantly equipped kitchen with modern touches contrasts perfectly with the formal dining room. Why not hire a chef to prepare a typical Perigordian feast to enjoy under the chandeliers or on the south-facing terrace looking out towards the village’s 12th century church.

The six bedrooms are also a delight with every comfort such as high-quality bedding (the two twins can even be made up with children’s bedding if requested) and each with their own en suite bathrooms with spacious modern showers, three with luxurious baths as well. At the very top of the manoir discover the roof terrace, a lovely spot for a quiet coffee or evening aperitif.

Outside, the vast enclosed gardens are a joy for playing badminton, croquet and football (alongside the many other games inside) and the cinema room, part of a converted barn, is great for cooler evenings with its 8ft screen, surround sound, DVD and Blu-Ray player and smart/satellite channels.     

You will no doubt spend quality time in the vast pool house with its summer kitchen, gas and charcoal barbecues, relaxing lounge area and covered dining table – perfect whatever the time of year whether its huddling by the fireplace on cooler evenings or watching kids splash around in the fabulous swimming pool in warmer months.

Help yourself to herbs, fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden where you will find rhubarb and asparagus in the spring, aubergines and peppers in the summer and all sorts of seasonal fruit such as figs, plums and pears. This is in addition to the generous welcome basket on your arrival with beer, wine and olive oil alongside garden produce and fresh eggs from the resident hens.

You can fetch your morning croissants and fresh bread from the charming village shop, just a short stroll away, or experience market day in the picturesque old towns of Thiviers (especially renowned for its foie gras and truffle markets in the winter) and Excideuil, both within a 10-minute drive. The twice-weekly market in Périgueux is another great experience in this historic city known for its gastronomy and look out for atmospheric night markets taking place across the region in late July and August.

Then there’s idyllic villages to visit such as Saint-Jean-de-Côle and Ségur-le-Château, walking and cycling trails through the verdant landscapes, canoeing along the river in the beautiful town of Brantôme and famous French castles close by such as Château de Hautefort and Jumilhac.

With such rural beauty around you, yet within easy reach of some of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and ancient market towns, Le Manoir Des Lavandes offers something for everyone in the magnificent part of the Périgord Vert.

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What you should know…

  • The friendly but discreet owners live on site in a cottage in a separate, fenced part of the grounds.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

 Manor Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Formal living room with card table and games
-    Lounge with log-burner and Smart TV with Netflix/Apple/UK satellite
-    Kitchen, fully equipped including range cooker, microwave, large fridge and freezer, second freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso machine
-    Dining room with log-burner and table for 12 guests
-    Laundry room with WC
-    Study with desk and Wi-Fi access

First Floor

-    Bedroom 1 with double bed (5ft) and en suite bathroom with bath, large shower cubicle and WC
-    Bedroom 2 with double bed (5ft) and en suite wet room with large shower and WC
-    Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3ft each) and en suite bathroom with large shower and WC (in this bedroom a 4ft6 double can be requested to replace one single)
-    Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3ft each) and en suite bathroom with large shower and WC

Second Floor

-    Bedroom 5 with double bed (5ft), portable air-conditioning unit and en suite bathroom with bath, large shower cubicle and WC
-    Bedroom 6 with double bed (5ft) and en suite bathroom with bath, large shower cubicle and WC
-    Access to roof terrace

Separate Barn in Grounds 

- Cinema room with 8' screen, Netflix/Apple and UK satellite TV, DVD and Blu-Ray player and surround sound
- Games room

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1.4m) with safety cover and fenced/gated
-    Pool house (75m2) with open log fire, fridge, kettle, ice-machine, sink, Bluetooth speaker, lounge and dining area, gas barbecue and plancha, charcoal barbecue, separate WC and changing area
-    South-facing al-fresco dining terrace
-    Roof terrace with table for 4 guests
-    Charcoal barbecue
-    Badminton
-    Croquet
-    Football goal
-    Children’s play area (slide and swing)
-    Kitchen garden (seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs)
-    Hens
-    Enclosed garden (2 acres)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplaces
-    Portable a/c unit (one, Bedroom Five only)
-    Fans (bedrooms)
-    Cinema room (8’ screen, surround sound, DVD and Blu-Ray player, Netflix/Apple TV/UK satellite channels)
-    Smart TV with Netflix/Apple TV/UK satellite channels
-    Bluetooth speaker
-    Books (all ages)
-    Board games  
-    Table football
-    Table tennis
-    Outdoor games
-    Hairdryers (x4)
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Manoir Des Lavandes
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In northern Dordogne, Le Manoir des Lavandes is situated in the glorious Périgord Vert, a verdant region renowned for its beautiful scenery, delightful villages and wonderful market towns, just a 40-minute drive north-east of Périgueux.

The manoir itself is just on the edge of a tiny village with pretty houses, a 12th century church, a small bar and a lovely village shop where you can order fresh bread and croissants and pick up local produce and other groceries. You may be lucky enough to stay when the village hosts one of its various events including an atmospheric night market in August serving food and drink as well as concerts at other times of the year.

Keen walkers can follow marked trails from the village itself or in the surrounding region and there are plenty of maps and guides that you can borrow in the manoir. The owners can help arrange bike hire for you, including electric bikes, for you to be able to make the most of the cycling paths and quiet roads in this area. One of the many routes you may like to try is the 17km long Voie Verte which follows an old railway line between Thiviers and Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière, via the idyllic village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle. If you prefer horse-riding, there is an equestrian centre a short drive away near Excideuil.

You will find a great range of restaurants in the area, the nearest being a traditional French restaurant just 6km away. The local markets are another amazing way to discover the gastronomy of the Périgord Vert with local specialities including truffles, mushrooms and foie gras. The markets in Thiviers and Excideuil, both within 10km, are highly recommended as is the twice-weekly market in Périgueux, a city well-known for its cuisine. Look out for other night markets taking place across the region in the height of the summer such as the charming Monday evening July/August event by the river banks in Ségur-le-Château.

Other lovely trips out include one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages', Saint-Jean-de-Côle (18km) with its gorgeous historic houses and Brantôme (37km), a picture-perfect town on the banks of the Dronne river with its abbey, troglodyte cave and pretty stone buildings. Take a stroll along the river or hire canoes as a wonderful way to discover the surrounding scenery. The bustling market takes place on a Friday morning and food-lovers can also visit the Michelin starred restaurant, Le Moulin de L’Abbaye.

If you are hoping to visit some of the famous castles of the Dordogne, the magnificent Château de Hautefort is just half an hour away whilst Château de Jumilhac (18km) is even closer.

If you wish to travel further to the historic châteaux along the Dordogne river, it is only a 90-minute car journey to Château des Milandes and Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, for example, perhaps to be combined with a visit to the impressive gardens at Marqueyssac or the charming town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (80km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges Airport

(68km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport

(80km)

Nearest Airport 3 Bergerac Airport

(94km)

Nearest Train Station Thiviers SNCF

(10km)

Nearest Village

(350m)

Nearest Shop Village shop

(350m)

Nearest Restaurant

(6km)

Nearest Town Excideuil/Thiviers

(8km/10km)

Nearest Golf Le Domaine d'Essendiéras

(14km)

Nearest Tennis Thiviers

(10km)

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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Kids

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

Enjoy spending time with your family in the Périgord Vert with all sorts of lovely activities such as walking trails, cycling paths (with bike hire easily organised) and canoeing in idyllic surroundings in Brantôme or nearby lakes.

In the summer months head to the Base de Loisirs near Rouffiac for a pleasant beach as well as paddle boats, sailing, canoeing and other family-friendly activities. There is also a large children’s play area and, for the more adventurous, an aerial adventure course.

Grotte de Villars, about half an hour away, is not only home to fascinating caves, but also has a pre-historic trail in its large gardens and some extra family activities in the school holidays.  

Another fun trip out is the Velorail Périgord Vert when a family of five can cycle up the railway track on a platform-style bike – some strong legs are needed!

As well as an equestrian centre just a short drive away, horse enthusiasts will also enjoy the charming police horse centre in Brantôme which hosts open days with tours and cream teas. Young animal lovers may also enjoy a day out at the Park Zoo Reynou, about an hour away, just south of Limoges.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Plastic crockery
  • Changing mat
  • Stair gates
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Football net
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Basket Included
  • Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables (from kitchen garden)

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 included at this property:

- Welcome basket (fresh bread, local jam, oilve oil, eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables, sparkling water, beer and wine as well as other essentials)
- Access to kitchen garden's fruit, herbs and vegetables (in season)
- Fresh eggs delivery (from resident hens)
- Toiletries in bathrooms
- Fresh garden flowers in communal areas

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Wine-tasting
- Bike hire

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (including wood provision).
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-June to late-August. The pool may also be opened on request in mid-season (approximately early May to mid-June and end-August to late-September) but only subject to weather conditions at the time and pool heating costs (see below). In all cases, please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Extra €350 per week in mid season (approximately early May to mid-June and end-August to late-September) payable locally. No extra charge in high and peak season. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday (high and peak season) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights (4 nights in low season and Xmas/NY).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - May 4th 2024 £1,921 £2,401 £2,871
May 4th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - £3,464
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - £4,256
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £5,444
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - £3,464
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,921 £2,401 £2,871
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £2,851 £3,563 £4,256
Dec 31st 2024 - May 3rd 2025 £1,921 £2,401 £2,871
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - £3,464
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - £4,256
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - £5,444

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - May 4th 2024 €2,086 €2,607 €3,118
May 4th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - €3,763
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - €4,623
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €5,913
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - €3,763
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,086 €2,607 €3,118
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €3,096 €3,870 €4,623
Dec 31st 2024 - May 3rd 2025 €2,086 €2,607 €3,118
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - €3,763
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - €4,623
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - €5,913

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - May 4th 2024 $2,259 $2,824 $3,377
May 4th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - $4,075
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - $5,007
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $6,404
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - $4,075
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,259 $2,824 $3,377
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $3,354 $4,192 $5,007
Dec 31st 2024 - May 3rd 2025 $2,259 $2,824 $3,377
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - $4,075
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - $5,007
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - $6,404

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

  • How long have you owned the property? 

 

We bought the property in November 2013 and spent the following 18 months sympathetically restoring and modernising it to meet the needs of our guests.

 

  • What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

 

The property had been owned by the same family for over 150 years and had a genuine authenticity as a family home, an element of grandeur resonating from the Belle Epoch and offered so much potential for the future.

 

  • Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

 

Unfortunately, not that we can divulge; we offer total privacy and anonymity to all of our guests

 

  • For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

 

- Must do? All of our guests have enjoyed the Velo Rail experience from Corgnac-sur-Isle to Thiviers – it is guaranteed to bring their inner train driver out! 

- Must eat? We recommend that guests make use of a local chef who can prepare, serve and clear away a sumptuous meal at Le Manoir. His website is https://latabledaline.fr. We also recommend guests try the renown Perigord Black Truffle.

- Must see?  Château du Hautefort, the Villars caves and the gardens at Marquayssac.

 

  • What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

 

When deciding on what to do or see please feel free to draw upon the host’s local knowledge.

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Reviews

  • Fantastic

    on 21/09/2022

    Fantastic property and extremely nice owners. The property was very well equipped and in a magical setting.

  • Beautiful property

    on 29/04/2022

    Beautiful property internally and externally. The owners go over and above to ensure that all your needs are met and nothing is too much of a problem for them. Every possible detail in the accommodation is without fault. They are super hosts. Bedrooms are exceptional, catering provision is excellent, the welcome basket so appreciated, and the cleanliness second to none. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the swimming pool and pool house the best we’ve ever seen and enjoyed. Recommend this property without hesitation or question to anyone. I would thoroughly recommend Oliver’s Travels to anyone, especially if looking for highest quality rental accommodation in unique properties for a very competitive price. The host owners at our Manoir were exceptional; courteous, caring and welcoming, and every possible detail in the accommodation was met. Outstanding.

  • Magnifique

    on 01/12/2020

    La perfection! De l’accueil à l'aménagement de cette magnifique propriété, tout est parfait....un émerveillement de tous les instants

  • Classy and beautiful home

    on 01/10/2020

    Amazing find! Nicholas and Simon have thought of everything. A classy operation with super high standards throughout. A beautiful home with excellent facilities for adults and kids. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

  • Perfect Getaway!

    on 31/07/2020

    We had a great New Years break at Nicholas and Simon's property. The chateau provided the perfect spot for friends to get away and relax, spending most of our time playing board games and enjoying wine and cheese.

  • Special

    on 09/10/2019

    Le Manoir is one of the most special places my family and I have stayed. The chateau is beautiful inside and out with impressive gardens. It was wonderful to be able to use the some of the home grown veg in our cooking and enjoyed several games of cricket, croquet and volleyball! We lived beside the pool and could not have asked for more in terms of facilities.

  • Exceeded expectations

    on 13/09/2019

    I had high expectations of Le Manoir after reading the reviews and the description - but they were far and away exceeded. From the moment we arrived until Simon and Nicholas waved us goodbye at the end of the week, they were excellent hosts - discrete but available whenever we needed their help or advice.

  • 5 stars

    on 23/05/2019

    Many thanks to the wonderful hosts Nicholas and Simon for the very warm welcome, the wonderful fresh fruit and veg from the garden, and being on hand for any other queries.

  • Wonderful hosts

    on 01/04/2019

    For the last 15 years I have travelled over 180 days a year (that's 2700 nights). I have stayed everywhere from the Waldorf Astoria and Ritz to 1 star on Greek Islands. This was head and shoulders my best experience. The place is great, everything the website said and more, but it is the hosts, Simon & Nicholas that stood it apart.

  • Welcoming hosts

    on 27/02/2019

    Nicholas and Simon are wonderful hosts. They made us feel really welcome and got the balance just right between hosting and leaving us to get on with our own devices. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Highly recommend!

    on 30/09/2018

    There is lots to do in the area which is largely not full of tourists even in the summer months (a great change from the Dordogne proper which we found busy, crowded and over-rated). The local store is perfect with fresh bread and pain aux raisin and supplies of almost everything. Local visits include Thiviers, Perigeaux and the beautiful villages of Excuiduel and Saint Jean de Cole. Lots of places to eat, castles to visit and gardens to see. Highly, highly recommended.

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