This large villa in the South of France for 23 people has a private swimming pool, sauna and great views over the Charente that stretches as far as the Dordogne.
On the border of the Dordogne and the Charente lies this beautiful Manoir with private pool. When you arrive driving through the hilly countryside you can see the large house from a distance on top of a hill.
At the end of a winding cul-de-sac (there are only a few houses) you reach the spacious car park through an iron gate, where up to 10 cars can park.
When you get out of the car you will immediately notice the overwhelming silence.
From the car park you can enter the Manoir through the official main entrance, but we do not expect you to use this entrance much; it is easier to use the entrance from the main terrace, where you can directly enter the living room and kitchen. If you walk around the house on the left, you will reach this terrace, which is partly in the sun, partly in the shade. There is a long dining table for at least 12 people with a double-sided sunshade above it. This is the perfect place to have your meals; you are close to the kitchen and you have a magnificent view over the hills, free as far as the eye can see and on the swimming pool below.
From this terrace you can also walk to the other side of the manor, and there is another terrace plus a large covered part, the Abri, where you will also find the (gas) barbecue. This is also an excellent and sheltered place to dine. In front of it there is a large jeu-de-boules alley.
Stairs lead down from the terrace to the swimming pool (12 x 6 m), which is surrounded by a terrace with 10 sun beds and many chairs. The view of the surroundings is as impressive as above... There is a high degree of privacy. Behind the pool there is a play area for children with grass and a playground with swings, slide, sandpit and climbing frame.
The total garden covers about 6000 m2, of which about 500 m2 is a tiled terrace with several seats. The latter ensures that you can stay somewhere in the sun or shade at any time of the day.
The house itself has been completely taken care of and renovated by the owners, while retaining the beautiful old details. The furnishing with durable and antique furniture is tastefully attuned to the style of the house.
Through the main terrace you enter the living room, with several sofas around a fireplace and on the other side a dining table for 6 people and a piano.
Directly on your right is the entrance to the kitchen. It is compact and decorated in a modern / rustic way with antique French oak. The equipment of the kitchen is enormous; you will find everything from 2 Senseo appliances, a lemon squeezer, a baking tray, good chopping boards to a kettle, normal coffee machine, toaster, SMEG 6-burner gas cooker with double oven and high fridge with small freezer compartment. Of course a dishwasher and a good microwave should not be missing.
In the middle is a large work island with a few bar stools around it. In it there is a separate fridge for drinks etc.
From the living room you enter the dining room, the so-called 'Lou Cantou', which divides the building in two. This room can accommodate 14-16 people, but we think you will eat outside most of the time.
On the other side of this large room is the actual entrance. Here is a large fireplace, a sitting area with 2 leather two-seater sofas. Here is also a table with 4 chairs.
From this dining room several stairs lead to the first floor with the sleeping quarters. Actually Le Maine Menot consists of 5 parts with 1 or more bedrooms. Each part has its own shower and toilet. This makes the Manoir very suitable for a stay with several families.
The 13 bedrooms have a total of 10 double and 3 single beds. Of the 5 standard bathrooms, 4 are equipped with a shower and 2 with a bathtub. The numbers mentioned include the studio (see below), Master Bedroom and extra triple room.
Separately for rent is the Master Bedroom: a luxurious bedroom with a private bathroom with bath, toilet and shower. This room - which also has its own entrance - can be rented at an extra charge (if you are more than 18 people, it is mandatory to rent this room). However, if you want extra luxury for yourself or one of your guests, the Master Bedroom can always be booked.
The 13th room can only be booked on request. This room has a double bed and if desired two single beds can be added.
From the living room you can also take the stairs upstairs. This will take you to a sort of gallery, three quarters of which runs around the living room. There is some seating furniture and a table with chess. You can also reach the fitness room from here.
On the ground floor there is also a separate, indoor studio with a small kitchenette, a single and a double bedroom, a bathroom with washbasin and shower cubicle and a separate toilet.
Both rooms overlook the terrace next to the house and the canopy; from the single room a door leads directly to that terrace.
From the hall / dining room you can also go to the play / recreation room, which is fully equipped for children. There is a children's playpen, a television with satellite reception and DVD player, a leather three-seater sofa and an armchair. There are many separate tables that can be put together, many upholstered stacking chairs and 3 modern children's dining chairs. There is also a table tennis table, billiard table and many DVDs and games.
In a corner there is a small kitchenette with a dishwasher, fridge, coffee machine and a Senseo coffee machine plus a small microwave. Behind the kitchenette there is another toilet.
In the living room there is a small room with a washing machine and dryer. In the lower floor - under the main terrace - there is another sauna, which can accommodate 6 to 8 people. You get there via an entrance from the swimming pool.
A beautiful large house with a nice atmosphere, excellent for large groups who find a kind of private hotel / inn. This accommodation has repeatedly proven to be an excellent location for parties and celebrations, where the catering can also be taken care of for you. Also for an occassion/party with a group of 20-40 persons this location could be made suitable for you. This can be done with the help of extra sleeping facilities in surrounding gites and a nearby campsite. We will be happy to provide you with additional information.
Please note: if you are with a group of up to 8 people, there are sharper offers in the low season. Ask us about the possibilities.
Interior of the country house
- muliple level country house
- living room with television, DVD player and hifi
- dining room and 3 additional living rooms
- fireplace in living room (wood)
- satellite antenna (dutch)
- entertainment room
- laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- there is a sauna on the ground floor
- kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster and juicer
- extra kitchen
Bedrooms and bathrooms
- bathroom with single washbasin, bath, shower and toilet
- bathroom with single washbasin, bath and toilet
- bathroom with single washbasin, shower and toilet
Exterior of the country house
- large plot
- heated private pool measuring 12m x 6m
- beautiful lawned garden with gravel, trees and garden furniture with sunbeds
- outdoor kitchen and barbecue
- outdoor shower
- outside sitting area and outside dining area
- nearest town: Salles-Lavlette (within 2 kilometers of the house)
- nearest airport: Bergerac (within 100 kilometers of the house)
- second nearest airport: Merignac Bordeaux ( > 100 kilometers of the house)
- pets allowed
- wheelchair friendly accommodation
- The accommodation is very suitable for families with children, wedding parties, events, photo sessions and yoga sessions
Features and services included in the rental price of the country house
- vacuum cleaner and iron and ironing board
- fitness area
- billiard and table tennis
Features and services at extra charge
- internet (WiFi)
- bed linen and towels
- half pension and breakfast
- cook service
- sauna, wellness facilities and pool heating
- tennis, golf, horse riding and fishing (within 1000 meters of the house)
Please note that for this accommodation a security deposit of € 1.250,00 is required. For more information please see our Rental Conditions.