Manoir Des Poemes

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Sleeps: 12 - 17 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace

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Manoir des Poèmes is an inviting and comfortable French manor house set in a vast domaine, the perfect location for relaxing days by the swimming pool, boating lake and millstream whilst being within easy reach of the Dordogne, Lot and Lot-et-Garonne regions of south-western France.

A fine holiday home for family or friends, this 18th century manoir was once the village’s Maisons de Maître and now welcomes guests to appreciate its charm and warmth. Its current owners have lovingly restored it, sensitively retaining many original features such as the exposed stonework, high ceilings and gorgeous French windows overlooking the beautiful estate. Downstairs, each of the four lounges have been thoughtfully furnished whether you wish to kick back watching the Smart TV, play board games into the evening or relax with a glass of local wine surrounded by elegant objets d’art.

A traditional kitchen means meals are a joy to prepare using delicious produce from nearby markets and garden herbs, to be served in the rustic dining room or al-fresco in the shade by the swimming pool. Following the original wooden staircase upstairs, find six pretty bedrooms across the top two floors, a family bathroom and three en suite shower rooms. With a range of super king-size, double and twin bed configurations, up to 12 guests can sleep comfortably at the Manoir whilst larger groups can benefit from an additional 5-person annexe apartment just by the estate’s entrance.

The Manoir’s heated swimming pool awaits outside, alongside a small stone paddling pool for children and the glorious surrounding garden with Mediterranean plants. Another shady terrace and a barbecue for al-fresco dining can be found at the far end of the pool, perfect for long feasts with the view of the handsome manoir across the glistening swimming pool as the evening draws in.

Guests can also make the most of the shared 18-acre domaine beyond the Manoir and private swimming pool. Bordered by two rivers, it’s a paradise for fishing, leisurely walks through the orchard, paddling in the millstream and boating or even swimming in the small lake. The shared games barn is fantastic for families and there are bikes that the estate’s guests can use.  

This is a great location for exploring the villages, market towns and undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, Lot and Dordogne. Situated just off the road connecting the bastide town of Villefranche-du-Périgord and Fumel, by the banks of the Lot River, you can stroll to the village for morning croissants and fresh bread whilst several idyllic villages and impressive castles are within a 15 to 20-minute drive such as Monpazier, Monflanquin, Château de Bonaguil and Château de Biron.

Cycle through the rural landscapes, hike by local rivers and hire canoes or kayaks to sail along the Lot or Dordogne. Visit vineyards and wineries near and far including those surrounding Bergerac and Cahors, both just an hour away, dine out in excellent restaurants and discover the very best of the regions’ cuisine across atmospheric markets selling all sorts of delights from truffles and cepes to foie-gras and amazing cheeses.

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What you should know…

  • The 12-person rate is for the Manoir only (6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms). The 17-person rate also includes the separate Annexe Apartment (an additional 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms).
  • Manoir des Poèmes is part of an 18-acre estate bordering two rivers. As well as the Manoir and Annexe Apartment, there is a 2-bedroom cottage which is rented out separately, positioned beyond the Manoir’s pool, overlooking the orchard and lake.
  • The owners also live on site in their own residence near the entrance, part of the same building as the Annexe Apartment, separate to the Manoir and its garden/pool. When the Annexe Apartment is not included in your booking, it is occasionally rented out separately. 
  • All of the estate’s guests share access to the games barn and bikes.
  • It is a lovely place for families - do be aware that there is open water across the estate (stream, small lake and rivers) so children will need to be supervised as they play.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Smart TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Manoir only – 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (12-person rate)
Manoir and Annexe – 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms (17-person rate)


Manoir Interiors

Main Floor

-    Reception room with log-burner, books, games and TV
-    Reception room with fireplace and objets d’art
-    Reception room with log-burner, Sky TV and DVD player
-    Reception room with doors leading to courtyard
-    Dining room with log-burner and table for 12 guests
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including electric fan oven, another oven, grill, cooking range and gas hob with 5 rings, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine, food processor, kettle and toaster and farmhouse table
-    WC and washing machine

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with four-poster super king-size double bed and stone fireplace
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with super king-size double bed
-    Family bathroom with bath and shower

Second Floor


-    Bedroom with French double bed and en suite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite shower room with WC
-    Bedroom with super king-size double bed, Juliet balcony and en suite shower room with WC

Separate Annexe Apartment (behind the Manoir, reached via external steps)

-    Lounge and open plan kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, hob, kettle and toaster
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with double bed, single bed and en suite shower room

Manoir’s Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12x5m, depth: 1-1.5m) with safety shutter. Separate 3m circular children’s pool. Pools open approximately May to end-September
-    Poolside terrace with sun-loungers
-    Al-fresco dining terrace and barbecue
-    Pergola for al-fresco dining with table for 12 guests
-    Herb garden
-    Parking (4 spaces)

Domaine’s Outside Grounds (shared)

-    18-acre estate bordering two rivers
-    Fruit orchard
-    Private lake with jetty (for swimming/fishing/boating)
-    Mill stream
-    On-site barn with games room
-    Access to bikes

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Smart TV and Sky TV
-    DVD player
-    Books and games
-    Hairdryer
-    Access to shared games (pool table, darts, table football, table hockey)
-    Washing machine 

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir Des Poemes
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport 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 Lot-et-Garonne department, just south of the border with Dordogne, Manoir des Poèmes is set within an 18-acre estate bordering two rivers. On your doorstep you have direct access to the estate (shared with the owners and a few other guests staying across the estate) with its gorgeous lake for boating and summer swimming, as well as fishing in the rivers and beautiful riverside hikes. There are also ample cycling opportunities across the area.

The estate is set just off the road connecting the attractive towns of Villefranche-du-Périgord (13km) and Fumel (12km) on the banks of the Lot River. Even closer, within 500m, is a small village where you can pick up fresh bread, pastries and other groceries whilst larger supermarkets, restaurants and a variety of shops can be found in Fumel, only a 10-minute drive away.

This is an ideal location for exploring the very best of the Lot, Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne regions, whether driving to wonderful vineyards from Bergerac to Cahors, both around an hour away, or visiting picture-perfect bastide villages, many officially classified as France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ such as Monpazier (16km), Monflanquin (21km) and Issigeac (39km).

Head to historic markets specialising in the delights of the area from cepes, truffles and foie gras to delicious cheeses and a wealth of seasonal fruit and vegetables. In the height of the summer, some nearby villages and towns come alive each week with atmospheric ‘marchés gourmands’ where good local food and wine is enjoyed in the evening, sometimes accompanied by live music.

Several iconic villages by the Dordogne River can be reached within 45 minutes including Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Limeuil, all perfect spots for riverside picnics or canoeing and kayaking opportunities. To the south, there are equally charming villages by the Lot River; Puy-l'Évêque (20km) is so pretty with its medieval architecture whilst Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (81km), a village that has inspired artists over the years, is an idyllic day out.

Not forgetting the many grand chateaux of this region from nearby Château de Bonaguil and Château de Biron, both within a 10 to 15-minute drive, to the wonderful Château de Bridoire, just under an hour away, with its family-friendly activities and garden games.

Golf-lovers note that the 18-hole championship course near Villeneuve sur Lot is only 34km away and the welcoming 9-hole Golf de la Forge, near the banks of the Dordogne, is slightly closer.

For more great days out, other attractions include the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (54km) and the famous pilgrimage site of Rocamadour (76km) with the most incredible natural setting.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

(52km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport

(95km)

Nearest Airport 3 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(135km)

Nearest Train Station Monsempron Libos

(12km)

Nearest Village Small local village

(Within 500m)

Nearest Shop Small village shop for bread etc

(Within 500m)

Nearest Restaurant Fumel

(12km)

Nearest Supermarket Casino Supermarché near Fumel

(11km)

Nearest Town Monsempron-Libos/Fumel

(12km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Forge

(32km)

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

The shared estate surrounding the Manoir is a joy for families whether it’s paddling in the mill stream, fishing or boating on the lake and exploring hidden corners of the 18-acre domaine. 

You will find kayak and canoe rental at a Base Nautique on the Lot River around 15km away or venture north for various canoeing opportunities along the Dordogne River within a 45-minute drive.

Just a 10-minute drive away is Parc en Ciel, a family-friendly adventure park with tree-top trails, zipwires, mini-golf, a kids' playground and a lake (open in the height of the summer) for swimming and other water-based activities.

Château de Bonaguil and Château de Biron are both within a 10 to 15-minute drive whilst the wonderful Château de Bridoire, just under an hour away, is also worth a visit with its family-friendly activities and garden games.

Enjoy a boat trip on a traditional Gabarre along the Dordogne River in Bergerac, visit the town’s popular Aquapark or spend a day at the Walygator Sud-Ouest theme park near Agen, all just over an hour away.

Another fascinating trip out is the caves at Gouffre de Padirac, around a 90-minute drive away, not far from the incredible town of Rocamadour.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Darts
  • Swings
  • Badminton
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Private chef
- Airport transfers

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 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.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately beginning-May to end-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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July & August. 4 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €150 per pet will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The 12-person rate is for the Manoir only (6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms). The 17-person rate also includes the separate Annexe Apartment (an additional 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms).
Other Ts and Cs Manoir des Poèmes is part of an 18-acre estate. As well as the Manoir and Annexe Apartment, there is a 2-bedroom cottage which is rented out separately. The owners also live on site in their own residence near the entrance, part of the same building as the Annexe Apartment. When the Annexe Apartment is not included in your booking, it is occasionally rented out separately.
Other Ts and Cs Access to the games barn and bikes is shared with any other guests staying on the estate.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £2,081 £2,601 £3,641
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,229 £2,787 £3,901
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £5,981
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 £2,229 £2,787 £3,901
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,229 £2,787 £3,901
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £5,981
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £2,229 £2,787 £3,901

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £2,586 £3,232 £4,525
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,734 £3,418 £4,785
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £7,016
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 £2,734 £3,418 £4,785
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,734 £3,418 £4,785
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £7,016
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £2,734 £3,418 £4,785

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €2,264 €2,829 €3,961
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,425 €3,032 €4,244
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €6,507
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 €2,425 €3,032 €4,244
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,425 €3,032 €4,244
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €6,507
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €2,425 €3,032 €4,244

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €2,813 €3,516 €4,923
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,975 €3,719 €5,206
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €7,633
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 €2,975 €3,719 €5,206
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,975 €3,719 €5,206
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €7,633
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €2,975 €3,719 €5,206

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $2,455 $3,068 $4,296
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,630 $3,288 $4,602
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $7,057
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 $2,630 $3,288 $4,602
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,630 $3,288 $4,602
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $7,057
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $2,630 $3,288 $4,602

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $3,051 $3,813 $5,339
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,226 $4,033 $5,645
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $8,278
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 $3,226 $4,033 $5,645
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,226 $4,033 $5,645
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $8,278
Aug 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $3,226 $4,033 $5,645

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.

Reviews

  • A beautiful and wonderfully equipped property for a perfect family holiday in central France perfect

    on 15/08/2023

    Thank you for making us so welcome and comfortable at Manoir Des Poemes. You have a beautiful, peaceful estate in a lovely part of France with lots of interesting villages, towns and tourist attractions nearby to visit. The weather was so amazing while we were with you that less visiting was achieved than we had planned - we wanted to spend a day in Salet but it didn't happen. Having four generations, an 89 year old with us at one end and a 5 month old baby at the other, made such trips in the hot weather impractical. However, the weather was perfect holiday weather. The great thing was that the gorgeous house and its facilities, the pool (which has to rate as one of the best maintained pools we have ever come across in France) and the games room were such that we really didn't need to go very far to keep the four generations entertained and there were plenty of lovely villages and night and day markets on the doorstep without travelling very far. We had a brilliant holiday!

  • Fabulous, family and friends holiday rental

    on 08/08/2019

    10 of us recently stayed here for a group break. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The owners were so helpful and accommodating, they really made this a special place to stay. The house is beautifully furnished and comfy, the grounds are beautiful and there's lots to do in the area as well if you don't want to just lounge around by the pool soaking up some sunshine. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Fabulous week learning about wine in an amazing setting

    on 17/07/2018

    Manoir Des Poemes is the most wonderful, tranquil and stylish place I have stayed in France, and I have stayed in many. The owners have taken great care and attention in restoring the beautiful buildings, choosing the internal furnishings and creating the amazing swimming pool and grounds. We were warmly welcomed and looked after really well all week. The local area is full of amazing villages, great vineyards and beautiful countryside. If you are looking for a very French holiday with the added support of English speaking hosts, in the most beautiful setting, then this is the place for you.

  • Heaven

    on 23/08/2017

    Absolute bliss, from the owners to the property to the grounds. 3 families together in a beautifully restored French manor house. Enough space internally to have individual family privacy and enough activities outside to never be bored. I cannot recommend highly enough. I look forward to spending a further week enjoying everything Manoir Des Poemes has to offer. Thank you.

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