Look no further than Le Manoir des Granges, the overall setting is truly beautiful, we stayed in the Haybarn at the end of September 2017, one of 4 gites, the owners Paul and Phillipa are truly wonderful, not at all obtrusive but are there for advice if needed and nothing was too much trouble even getting in food so that we could have a meal on arrival as it was quite late and also breakfast before shopping the following day.
The gite was exceptionally clean and well stocked with every utensil and appliance.
We have already booked again for next year.
The location facing the Roque St Christophe rising up from the River Vezere which is beautifully illuminated at night is a sight to behold on its own, but it is peaceful place and there are so many places to visit a short distance away. Highly recommended.
Thank you to Paul and Phillipa for a wonderful and relaxing stay.
We had a wonderful stay in the Walnut Store which is a one bedroomed gite with living dining room, kitchen and shower room. The bedroom led right out to the pool where we had our own table and sunbeds. We also had a private patio to the front of the gite which was perfect. The Walnut Store was spotless and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, there was also a washing machine and freezer in a store room which we had access to, should we need it. Philippa and Paul were always on hand (but never obtrusive) to offer advice and tips on places to eat, visit and on things to do, for instance canoeing which was an amazing experience and something we had never done before. Philippa booked a table for us on our first night at a wonderful restaurant in the village called Le Table de Moustier, which provided some amazing food and excellent service, so we returned later in the week for a second visit. The area was peaceful and set in stunning countryside, a little gem. I can thoroughly recommend a stay at Le Manoir des Granges.
This lovely house had plenty of room for 6 adults and 4 young children. The four double bedrooms on the first floor, each with their own ensuite were great for the younger members of the family. My husband and I opted for one the double rooms on the top floor, a bit of a climb! But there were stair gates to keep the adventurous 1 year old safe. The top rooms and their ensuuite have low beams and my 6ft husband had to take care. The ornate bed looked lovely but was rather creaky and not the most comfortable. The whole house was spotless and well equipped. We enjoyed eating outside with the fantastic views of La Roque St Christophe. It was great to have the use of the secluded pool which was well looked after by Paul and well used by the children, a lovely area to relax. The house is in a fascinating area with loads to see and do. Between us We managed two canoeing trips on the Vezare, visits to La Chateau de Castelnaud which the children loved, a dinosaur park, Beynac, a steep climb but fantastic views, La Roque St Christophe and further afield, Domme, lovely town but very busy. It was nice to walk or cycle along the river and walk to the bakery. Paul and Philippa were friendly and helpful and the red wine was delicious! Thank you.
Phillipa and Paul are perfect hosts of this beautiful, spacious manor house in the Dordogne region of France. They anticipated our every need, booked lovely restaurants for our large group and recommended lots of special sites and markets to visit. The house itself has plenty of room for 12 people and a wonderful large pool. We dined outside every night, but the inside table is also large enough for 12 people. Hire some bikes and cycle to nearby villages with excellent restaurants. Kayak down the nearby river, or go fly fishing, and explore the pre-historic caves opposite the house. Every time my wife and I and our 10 friends who stayed at the house get together it doesn't take long to start reminiscing about the wonderful week of fun we had at Les Manoir des Granges! Thank you Paul and Philipa!
We have just returned from a stay here. What a beautiful area it is. The first week of October is just too late for some of the chateaus to be open and some of the restaurants. They seem to typically close for the season on the 30th of September. But there is still loads to see and do. You definitely need a car and a sat nav. Wow autumn in the Dordogne is wonderful. Temperature around 19 or 20.
Lovely hosts who were on hand if we needed anything. The Haybarn is a very pretty gite too.
Such a picturesque part of the world. I would love to return!
Bergerac Airport is so cute!