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Chateau Manaurie is set in its own 184 acre Estate of unspoilt rural valley for your exclusive use. Perfect for a family holiday, a party of friends, a group with shared interests, or a wedding celebration. In the heart of the Dordogne region within easy reach of historic towns, wonderful restaurants, and exciting activities. The accommodation consists of two buildings - The Forge and The Barn which face each other across the 300ft garden. Each building is a complete home with sitting room, kitchen, laundry facilities, log burner, etc. and has a bedroom on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible. The complex also has a sauna, an exercise studio, a gymnasium, a wisteria covered pergola with dining area and barbecue, a pit for log bonfire with seating around, another dining area which gets the morning sunshine, a swimming pool, a large fishing lake with boat, and a very large garden with the little river Manaurie running through it.
This private valley is minutes away from the Vezere valley which is famous for its prehistoric sites – 147 of them listed by UNESCO. All of the Dordogne countryside is a delight of hidden valleys, chateaux, and unexpected views. The cooler months are perfect for cyclists, photographers, walkers, enthusiasts of prehistory, and any outdoor activity. The swimming pool is lovely in warmer weather, but nearby you can go canoeing, ballooning, horseback riding, golfing, truffle hunting, or simply soaking up the local culture and ancient architecture.
The Forge was built when Louis XIV – the Sun King – was at the peak of his radiance and France was the leading European power. Originally completed in 1680 as a hunting lodge for the Marquis De Fleurac, over the centuries it has had many changes and was, for a time, a forge which made huge iron cauldrons for sugar reduction in the French Caribbean. The locals still call it Forge Neuve, and it is also said to have produced cannons for Napoleon's army. The Chateau is just minutes away from the Bastide villages of Domme, Monpazier, Eymet, and Villefranche du Perigord. as well as being close to some of the listed 'Plus Beaux Villages de France', including Castelnaud, Beynac (stronghold of Richard the Lion heart), Sarlat, Limeuil, and more.
The Chateau has :
10 bedrooms in two separate buildings which face each other across the 300ft garden
The Forge, with 6 bedrooms, and The Barn which has 4. Each of the buildings is a self-contained home with fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, comfortable lounge with log fire and TV, and dining area. Both have wifi.
All bedrooms are extremely comfortable and spacious – see paper titled ‘Bedroom Descriptions’. Every bedroom has a private bathroom, and there are three more bathrooms elsewhere including the poolhouse. The Forge has air conditioning and heating, plus three log burners. Every double bed is 160 cms or more.
Chateau - main building
The main house has six bedrooms, five on the first floor and one - Lavender - on the ground floor. All bathrooms have heated floors and towel rails
1. Lavender has access to the garden, two single beds, couch and desk, and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub on the same level.
2. Rose has a double bed (160 cms), and access to a private bathroom by stairs from the hallway; the bathroom has two washbasins, shower and bathtub.
3. Peach has a double bed (160 cms) and ensuite with shower on the same level.
4. Wisteria has twin beds, and a circular staircase to the private bathroom with shower on the next level.
5. Poppy has a double bed (160 cm) and a similar bathroom arrangement as Wisteria.
6. Lily has a large double bed (180 cm), access to a private sun terrace overlooking the garden, and a similar bathroom arrangement as Rose.
The Barn has four bedrooms, three on the first floor and one - Olive - on the ground floor. They all have ensuite bathrooms on the same level.
1. Olive has twin beds, walk-in clothes closet, sitting area, and ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub.
2. Fig has a large double bed (170 cm) and ensuite bathroom with shower.
3. Walnut has twin beds with ensuite bathroom and shower.
4. Almond has a queen size bed (160 cm), sitting area, and two bathrooms each with shower.
The Estate is 184 acres in a quiet wooded valley with the little Manaurie River and a single track road. On-site facilities available to guests are :
Heated outdoor swimming pool Sauna
Wisteria covered pergola with dining area and BBQ Exercise studio
Fishing lake with rowboat Gymnasium
Log bonfire pit with seating around Massage rooms
Breakfast dining area which gets morning sunshine Lawn badminton
Television and DVD player Lawn croquet
Vegetable and fruit garden Boules (petanque) court
Herb garden Table tennis
Woodland walks directly from the Forge Wifi
Quiet roads for cycling
Off-site activities :
Chateaux visits Brocantes (Antiques) Local markets
Canoeing Cave exploring Tennis
Hot air Ballooning Golf Cycling
Horse riding Restaurants Prehistoric sightseeing
Summer fetes Go-karting Wine tasting
Vineyard visits Truffle hunting Foie Gras farms
Mediaeval town visits Knife and fork evenings
Prices: Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.
Please enter your dates on the right to get an exact price.
1 - Pool Heating:
2 - Continental Breakfast: 10 Euros per person/day
3 - Welcome dinner: Please Inquire
4 - Extra Fire wood: 120 Euros a week
Living, Dining, Kitchen, Terrace,
Bedroom 1 - Two single beds with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed
Bedroom 3 - Queen size bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 4 - Two Twin beds
Bedroom 5 - Queen size bed
Bedroom 6 - King Size bed
Bedroom 7 - Two Twin beds with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 8 - Queen size bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 9 - Two twin beds with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 10 - Queen size bed with bathroom ensuite
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm
Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 3
Full bathroom with shower - 9
Half bath (WC) - 1
Type - house/villa
Stove - Yes
Caretaker - Yes
Area - rural
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Large Property, Historic, Charming, Heated Pool, Magical place!