Beautifully renovated 17th century village manor house for up to 12 guests - 5 bedrooms (4 king, 4 single), 4 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, wine cellar, living room and games room. Ouside, a lawned garden, 2 large sun terraces and swimming pool
LE MANOIR - THE PROPERTY
Le Manoir is a beautifully renovated, 17th century village manor house providing approximately 400 sqm of living accommodation in a walled, hedged and fenced garden of approximately 2,000 sq m. With 5 bedrooms (providing 4 king beds, 2 singles and 2 rollaways) and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), Le Manoir can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Principle rooms within the house include Kitchen, dining room, wine cellar, 3 separate family / sitting rooms, games room; 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, two of which are en suite. Ouside, Le Manoir provides a lawned garden, 2 large sun terraces and swimming pool.
The property has been sympathetically renovated throughout, ensuring that the very best of the many period features of the house have been retained, while also benefiting from the inclusion of modern and stylish fixtures and fittings throughout.
Le Manoir is located in the small hamlet of Le Bourg, situated between the historic towns of Figeac and Rocamadour within the National Park known as the 'Causses Du Quercy' in south, central France. The “Causses” is an upland limestone plateau and area of outstanding natural beauty situated between the scenically stunning Dordogne and Lot river valleys and bordered by the historic towns of Cahors, Figeac, Brive-La-Gaillarde and Sarlat. Conveniently located on the border between the French administrative “departments” of the Dordogne and Lot, Le Manoir provides a unique, luxurious and convenient vacation base from which to explore and enjoy all that this wonderful region of France has to offer.
WHY LE MANOIR?
An ideal location to explore the Dordogne and Lot River Valleys; The Countryside of the Causses Du Quercy; Historic Castles & Chateaux; the Medieval towns of Rocamadour: Sarlat; Cahors and Figeac; The Cahors Vineyards; Enchanting Villages such as Martel, St-Cere-Lapopie and Autoire; The caves of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave; Markets, Fetes and Festivals; World leading prehistoric sites including the caves of Lascaux and Le Pech Merle; Sport and recreation activities incuding kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning and golf.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
The extent of things to see and do during your holiday at Le Manoir is as diverse as the landscape itself. Whatever your interest, be it food; wine; history and culture; music and the arts; nature; sports & recreation - or simply just chilling-out, relaxing and taking it very easy – then Le Manoir and its surrounding area has something especially for you. Here are just a few of the many and varied activities that await you, your friends and family during your holiday at Le Manoir.
The culinary home of foie gras and truffles and a region renowned for the freshness and quality of its meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables, you can rest assured that a holiday at Le Manoir will satisfy the wants of every budding gastronome. Whether it’s enjoying fine-dining or wholesome country fare in one of the area’s excellent restaurants; exploring the region’s produce at the many farmers markets; or taking cooking lessons under the instruction of a experienced local chef and putting your newly honed skills to the test for friends and family in Le Manoir’s wonderful kitchen – all are possible during your holiday at Le Manoir.
With vineyards nestled either side of the delightfully meandering River Lot, immediately to the west of the historic city that gives these unique wines their name, Cahors is one of the eldest regions of wine production in the whole of France. The true birthplace of the Malbec grape, and the benchmark wine against which the South American and other New World wines of the same grape varietal are judged, the vineyards of Cahors have been producing their uniquely deep, dark, rich and powerful red wine since before the Romans invaded Gaulle. Whether it’s a bespoke visit to specific wine producers, a casual tasting tour of the Cahors vineyards or a desire to learn more about the general process of viticulture in the region, all can be arranged during your stay at Le Manoir.
Sites of Historic Interest
It’s of little surprise that a region, once occupied by the Romans, so determinedly fought over by the French and English during the Middle Ages, and more recently the focus for resistance to fascist tyranny during the Second World War, now offers the visitor such an array of fascinating historic sites, buildings, villages and towns to explore and enjoy. From the fairy tale castles of Baynac, Castelnaud and Montfort rising high above the cliffs of the Dordogne river; the picture post-card villages of Martel, St-Cirq-Lapopie and Autoire; the medieval towns of Sarlat, Figeac and Cahors; to the pilgrim site and village of Rocamadour perched precariously 1,500 ft above the Alzou River gorge – the historic sites of the region offer something of interest to everyone.
The Subterranean World
The prevalence of limestone rock throughout the region has supported the creation over millions of years of a fascinating subterranean world ready to be explored.The cave systems of the Gouffre De Padirac and Lacave are both located within close proximity of Le Manoir and offer two of the most extensive cave systems open to the public in Western Europe. Both systems offer the visitor a fabulous opportunity to explore on foot and by boat the immense caverns, stalagnites, stalagtites amd other rock formations that have made these systems famous.
Sites of Pre-historic Interest
Discoveries made over the course of the past century or so have confirmed that the valleys of the Dordogne and Lot have been inhabited by man and its Neanderthal anscestors for thousands of years. The intricate cave paintings of Lascaux and The Pech Merle offer the visitor a fascintaing insight into the importance of this region in man's evolution.
Interakcija s gostima
The Owner and locally based Property manager remain available to assist guests during the course of their stay at the property.
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My three children and I welcome you to Le Manoir at Le Bourg. We hope you enjoy this unique property as much as we do. I was born and raised in Hertfordshire, the county located just north of London in the United Kingdom. Educated at Bishops Stortford College, and at university in London and Newcastle, I entered the property industry in London in the early 1990's. My career then took me to Beijing, China in 1996, where my three children were born and we all currently live. While we spend considerable time in Asia, we are lucky to also be able to travel regularly back to both France and England.
The son of true Francophiles, I spent countless vacations in and developed a true love for France as a child and teenager. It remained a personal goal to own a property in France - with the Drodogne and Lot regions being high on my list of preferred locations. Fuelled by a love for the country, its culture, history, geographic diversity, food and wine - supported by a wish to retain a home base in Europe while my children and I continue to live in Asia - we purchased Le Manoir in 2003. The property is truly unique, full of character with many aspects of architectural interest. It is also well located to explore the Dordogne and Lot river valleys and all that this great area has to offer.