Le Manoir Des Pineaux

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3


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In the sunny region of Charente, close to the border with Dordogne, Le Manoir Des Pineaux allows you to experience laid back French living in beautiful surroundings whether a family getaway, foodie retreat with friends or an intimate wedding close to historic market towns and wonderful landscapes.

As soon as the current owners approached the driveway of this 18th century home, they knew it was just perfect for them. Surrounded by open French countryside with such calming views, the project has been a labour of love and what they have created is simply stunning. Le Manoir Des Pineaux effortlessly combines tradition with contemporary elegance and it’s obvious that the owners have a keen eye for aesthetic style.

With five individually designed bedrooms featuring hand-made headboards and Egyptian cotton bedlinen, most with king or super king-sized beds, guests can soak up the relaxed vintage vibe whilst making the most of the glorious scenery. Then there’s the cosy lounge with its log-burner and adjoining library, the bright dining room and fantastically equipped French kitchen; every corner of this manoir has been restored with so much love and flair.

Another brilliant feature is the huge barn, not just a superb spot for joyful meals beneath the characterful wood beams, but also a place to kick back with a film on the 200-inch screen, chill out with the PS4 or challenge someone to a game of pool, darts or table tennis.

Outside you can admire the delicate pink roses trailing by the kitchen door, the hand-painted blue shuttered windows and the inviting swimming pool overlooking the countryside. Poolside dining is so special by the outdoor kitchen, especially in the evening as the area is atmospherically lit up. A barbecue and custom-built pizza oven await – the owners are brilliant cooks and can arrange imaginative pizza nights or barbecue feasts so you can just sit back with your glass of rosé wine as the sun sets. 

Head out for bike rides or long walks from your doorstep or simply stroll down the country lane to the local village with its boulangerie and well-regarded restaurant. Discover delightful Farmer’s markets, including one in the village on a Friday morning, then enjoy a picnic by the Dronne river just a short drive away. Spend time in picture-perfect villages from idyllic Aubeterre-sur-Dronne only 15km away to enchanting Brantôme, known as ‘Venice of the Périgord Vert’, the ideal spot for canoeing and lunch.

Vibrant and historic Angoulême with its foodie scene, comic museum and classic car race is also within easy reach or explore further afield to experience the charm of Périgueux or the wine-tasting of Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux. You could even dip your feet in the ocean in Royan or Lacanau before returning to the calmness of your inspiring and welcoming holiday home. 

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What you should know…

  • The manoir sleeps 10 guests across five double bedrooms and an extra two guests using single beds in two of the larger bedrooms – see the ‘Features’ tab for more details. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Smart TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Home Cinema Working Fireplace Heating

Manoir Interiors

Main Floor

-    Lounge and adjoining library
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, 5-burner stove, blender, food processor and coffee machine
-    Shower room with shower, sink and washing machine


-    Bedroom 1 with super king-size double bed and pool/countryside views. Interconnects to Bedroom 2 (and has own entrance)
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed, pool view and en suite bathroom. Interconnects to Bedroom 1 (and has own entrance)
-    Bedroom 3 with super king-size double bed and countryside view
-    Bedroom 4 with double bed and courtyard view
-    Bedroom 5 with king-size double bed and garden view
-    Family bathroom with bath/shower over bath

Two single beds can be added to Bedrooms 1 or 3 on request

Barn Interiors (open-plan space next to the house)

-    Lounge area and dining table
-    200-inch cinema screen and projector
-    Table tennis, pool table and darts

Outside Grounds (one hectare)

-    Swimming pool (12x6m, depth: up to 2.2m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to September
-    Poolside sun loungers, parasols and deck chairs
-    Al-fresco dining terrace with outside lighting and Sonos speaker
-    Outdoor kitchen with wood fired pizza oven
-    Covered bar and barbecue area
-    Pétanque set


-    Wi-Fi
-    Home cinema (200-inch cinema screen and projector)
-    Amazon Fire Stick including Netflix
-    PS4 and games
-    Pool table
-    Table tennis
-    Darts
-    Sonos music system
-    Hair straighteners
-    Pétanque set
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Le Manoir Des Pineaux
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Charente department of France, close to the border with Dordogne, Le Manoir Des Pineaux is set in the open countryside just outside a picturesque French village.

You can walk down the country lane to the local boulangerie, a well-regarded French restaurant (take a torch for the walk back if dark) and the weekly market on a Friday morning. Further amenities including a large supermarket, shops and restaurants are in Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard, just over a 10-minute drive away – visit on a Saturday morning for its lovely market. Trains depart Montmoreau towards Libourne or Angoulême.

There is a good range of other restaurants in local villages around a 10 to 15-minute drive away as well as many walking and cycling opportunities straight from manoir. Golf-lovers can play at the 9-hole golf club a short drive away or try larger courses near Angoulême or even Cognac. Enjoy further summer adventures at Base de Loisirs de Poltrot, only 15 minutes away, with its maze, tree-top adventure course, picnic spots by the Dronne river and an atmospheric restaurant.

Just a little further is Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (15km), one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ in such a beautiful setting above the river with charming shops, artist studios, a stunning church carved into the underground rock and a wonderful Sunday morning market. Ribérac (24km) is another much-loved historic town with one of the largest markets in the Périgord region (also look out for the town’s monthly brocante) whilst gorgeous Brantôme (42km) is a must-see, known as the Venice of the Périgord Vert and an idyllic spot for canoeing excursions. Perhaps combine with a visit to the grand Château de Bourdeilles, also close to the banks of the Dronne.

Angoulême (37km) is a fine day out whether you wish to admire its castle and historic architecture, peruse its superb markets or experience its vibrant art and food scene. Dedicated graphic novel fans will love the Musée de la Bande Dessinée and you can discover huge murals across the city as you explore its cobbled lanes. It’s also home to the very exciting Circuit des Remparts each September as classic cars race around the city.

There’s yet more excellent food and wine to be enjoyed in Périgueux (58km) and Saint-Émilion (78km) whilst Bordeaux (115km) can be reached in well under two hours. Continue onwards for oysters and white wine overlooking the bay in Arcachon or slightly closer to home soak up the seaside vibe in Royan (120km) with its superb sandy beach and relaxed ambience by the Atlantic coast.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport


Nearest Airport Bordeaux Airport


Nearest Airport 3 Limoges Airport


Nearest Train Station Gare de Montmoreau/Angoulême TGV


Nearest Village Small local village

(Within 750m)

Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Bar/Pub Local village


Nearest Shop Bakery in local village


Nearest Supermarket Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard


Nearest Town Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard


Nearest Golf Manoir de Longeveau (9-hole)


Nearest City Angoulême


Nearest Beach Royan



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

A welcoming family home, there is plenty to keep younger guests busy surrounding Le Manoir Des Pineaux across the Charente and Dordogne regions.

There are lovely walks and bike rides straight from the manoir’s doorstep – the owners can help arrange bike hire for you all. Another wonderful family day out in July and August is Base de Loisirs de Poltrot, around a 15-minute drive away, with its maze, tree-top adventure course, canoeing opportunities, picnic spots by the Dronne river and a picturesque restaurant.   

A little further, Le Grand Étang La Jemaye is a beautiful place which is popular for swimming, long lakeside walks, picnics, canoeing or just relaxing on the sandy beach. There’s also a children’s play area and café.

Not forgetting some of the exciting châteaux dotted across the region including Château de Bridoire near Riberac. With a real family vibe, enjoy playing traditional games around the castle and there’s also the popular attraction Labyrinthe de la Vallée Mystérieuse with its maze and caves.

If you feel like a full day by the ocean there are lots of options around a couple of hours away - Arcachon Bay is very beautiful whilst Royan, slightly closer, has a charming seaside ambience. Keen surfers won’t want to miss the beaches of the Médoc peninsula, especially around Lacanau, whilst cyclists will love the many trails through the forests. Lac de Lacanau is another idyllic spot with lakeside beaches and gentler watersports for all the family.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Darts
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Bike Hire Available

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 (payable locally):

- Private chef and catering (breakfast, lunch, evening meals, pizza nights, barbecues etc)
- Bike hire
- Pre-stocked fridge

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

Event information

Imagine a picture-perfect venue with a vintage vibe where the owners will take care of every detail to create a relaxed and intimate event. Here at 18th century Le Manoir des Pineaux it’s all about celebrating in beautiful surroundings, soaking up the glorious scenery and feasting on the most delicious and locally sourced cuisine.
A romantic ceremony can be set up by the Mirabelle tree with views of the open French countryside around you, before heading to the courtyard for celebratory cocktails. Enjoy a dreamy wedding breakfast by the poolside or dine beneath the traditional wood beams of the restored barn which can be set up so atmospherically for your special day and is a perfect option for any weather.

The dedicated owners only host a small handful of weddings each year so each event can be as tailor-made and individual as it can be - they work with local artisan suppliers for services such as imaginative floristry, local wine expertise and vintage table accessories.

Wedding Reception
Drinks can be enjoyed in the courtyard whilst feasts for up to 50 people can be set up in the barn (great in case of poor weather) or on the dedicated terrace by the poolside with its ambient lighting.

A disco can be set up inside the barn or in the courtyard with twinkling lights and candles. 

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony can be set up in the gardens by the Mirabelle tree, by the pool or inside the large barn.

Suggestions on celebrants can be given or you can find your own – please enquire for pricing.

Where to Stay
Up to 12 people can stay at Le Manoir des Pineaux whilst other guests have various options within a 10km radius (walking and driving distance).

The owners place an emphasis on locally sourced and seasonal cuisine from canapes and sharing platters to more formal menus. They can tailor-make a catering package for you or give you details or alternative caterers in the area (if you arrange your own caterers, they will need to be able to liaise with the owners closely).

There are no corkage fees on drinks. Drinks packages can be arranged.

They can also arrange welcome aperitifs, family meals, French breakfasts, poolside barbecues and brunches for Manoir guests before and after the event.  

Other Information
The event fee usually includes equipment hire such as wedding tables and chairs, ceremony chairs, crockery and glasses as well as a wedding arch and poolside/barn lighting. The cost of catering and other services is at an extra per person cost or can be incorporated into your tailor-made quote.

Extra services that can be arranged with external suppliers (at an extra cost) include disco lighting, background music, bands, PA systems and other entertainment, waiting and bar staff, table accessories, flowers etc.

There is usually a 4-night minimum stay (1 week in July and August).

They work with a number of local artisan suppliers such as florists and antique traders (for vintage table accessories).

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes and linen changed for stays of over 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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 towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 7 nights (early/mid-June to mid-September) or 3 nights at other times.
Changeover day Saturday (early/mid-June to mid-September) or flexible at other times.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 31st 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 £1,440 £1,920 £2,400 £3,359
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 - - - £3,706
Sep 9th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,440 £1,920 £2,400 £3,359
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £1,440 £1,920 £2,400 £3,359
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - £3,706
Sep 7th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £1,440 £1,920 £2,400 £3,359

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 31st 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 €1,565 €2,086 €2,608 €3,650
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 - - - €4,026
Sep 9th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,565 €2,086 €2,608 €3,650
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €1,565 €2,086 €2,608 €3,650
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - €4,026
Sep 7th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €1,565 €2,086 €2,608 €3,650

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 31st 2023 - Jun 10th 2023 $1,680 $2,240 $2,799 $3,918
Jun 10th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 - - - $4,322
Sep 9th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,680 $2,240 $2,799 $3,918
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $1,680 $2,240 $2,799 $3,918
Jun 8th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - $4,322
Sep 7th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $1,680 $2,240 $2,799 $3,918

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?

Since June 2019.

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

As soon as approached the drive we knew it was the house for us. It had everything we wanted, space, calmness, gardens to explore, views of the countryside – a very special and undiscovered holiday home to escape to!

·      Are there any interesting stories in its history?

In the adjoining barn there is a large nut press in the corner, we’ve also found four beautiful cartwheels and lots of old animal equipment - we can only assume it was the main farm for the village. Its original name was Beaulieu, meaning beautiful place, we like to think it was the central hub for all the village and we can imagine everyone gathering in the barn to enjoy a decadent hunters feast!

·      Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Not yet!!

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

-         Must do?

Visit Aubeterre Sur Dronne and wander its cobbled streets sipping a pineau in the main square.

-         Must eat?

Our favourite restaurant is Le Bruleau Charentais – they cook your steak on an open fire, with rugged tables it’s certainly an experience!

-         Must see?

The blue lakes of guizengeard, wander around this beautiful lake.

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

We are very rural, but with plenty of nearby amenities (supermakets and pharmacies only a 10-minute drive away) a car is essential for during your stay.



  • A glorious wedding

    Posted by Mattie and Cam on 14/09/2021

    Getting married at Le Manoir des Pineaux was simply THE best - it felt like a dream, a dream filled with stunning food, joy and love. The whole team went above and beyond to help making it absolutely perfect: we just could have not hoped for a more glorious day. Thank you, for everything!

  • Wonderful - we will be back!

    Posted by Justine on 06/08/2021

    We had an excellent week with friends at Le Manoir des Pineaux! We were very well hosted by the owners. The house is beautiful, very nicely furnished, the rooms are large and comfortable.
    Everything was impeccably clean. The garden is splendid with a lovely view of the surrounding countryside, plenty of space and the pool is perfect with deckchairs for everyone. We also spent wonderful evenings on the terrace and in the barn with cinema and games. The owners cooked for us during our stay too, a huge barbecue by the pool, everything was delicious! We will be back!

  • What a relaxing holiday

    Posted by Maria Rita on 06/08/2021

    A beautiful place, ideal for a relaxing holiday. The house has a lot of character and is very well equipped. The owners are very attentive and discreet hosts. Thank you for having us.

  • Contemporary yet charming house

    Posted by Claire on 25/08/2020

    We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Manoir des Pineaux. The house is contemporary and clean whilst keeping its charm. The beds were very comfy with gorgeous Egyptian cotton bedding. The living space is great for entertaining with a large dining room, lounge and terrace. The swimming pool is fantastic, complete with a beautiful view. The barn was a great unexpected extra to the house, we enjoyed many games of pool and pingpong after dinner. James and Lauren were great hosts. A fantastic place to stay with friends or family.

  • Could not have asked for more!

    Posted by Emma on 02/08/2020

    Beautiful house & pool in a totally stunning location and area. Very well catered for facilities and lovely personal touches make you feel very much at home. Some great places to visit and many amenities nearby. And great hosts that are welcoming, attentive and available with any queries or questions you have. We couldn't of asked for anymore from our holiday and we'll certainly be back at Le Manoir des Pineaux very very soon.

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