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M4 Manorhouse near Sarlat

Near Sarlat, sleeps max 15, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Internet acces (Free WIFI), Swimming Pool Heated, tennis, cook
Availability / Prices


This 18th century south facing farmhouse is situated in private grounds of 35 acres (86 acres) on the summit of a flat topped hill with over 40 hectares. Its unique setting gives the property a world of luxury in a very private world, yet it is only 6 kms from the picturesque medieval town of Sarlat with its famous Saturday market, its excellent shops and a wealth of restaurants;

The house sleeps a maximum of 15 people in eight bedrooms ( one of which is a single bedroom)

Local Activities

Sarlat the center of the Dordogne is within easy reach, 6 kms east les Eyzies the center of prehistory. There are an enormous amount of local festivals and cities held in the region throughout the summer This is an ideal house to see the region's sites


The house is approached by a steepish winding drive off a quiet country road and has ample space for parking. It is surrounded by 35 hectares of private grounds and a large variety of trees. In the center of the U shaped building is a south facing courtyard with a dining table and a wide sun umbrella.Accessed from the kitchen / dining area is another west facing terrace with a dining table, a large sun umbrella and a charcoal barbecue.

Huge lawns on the south and west sides sweep down to
- a very private filtered heated swimming pool which is protected by a high hedge and by a fence with a very secure gate.It has a whirlpool, under water lights with automatic sweeping systems. It is 13.5 x 6m with a maximum depth of 2.1m and Roman steps at the shallow end.There is an extensive range of pool furniture and a large sun umbrella. At the shallow end of the pool, a 3 ring electric cooker, a sink and a fridge freezer.In the other half of the pool house is the changing area with a shower, a washbasin and a WC .
- a tennis court with a driving range.

On the north side of the house 50 meters from the house is the house where a concierge and his wife live They provide house cleaning, breakfast, pool cleaning and monitoring of the estate Thirty hours of labour is provided free to the guests


The accommodation (600m2) which is a renovated 18th century farmhouse sleeps up to 15 years ago and has been restored to a high standard of comfort and efficiency. A deliberate feature is that the bedrooms have been separated from the living area allowing a considerable degree of individual privacy. The building is built from the attractive local stone so typical of the area where glows golden in the sunshine.

Sliding glass doors to the entrance to the entrance to the entrance to the entrance to
the kitchen / dining area / small sitting room. No expense has been spared in the kitchen.It has 4 electric hobs and 2 gas rings, a grill and deep-fryer, 2 ovens, a microwave, 2 fridge freezers, 2 dishwashers, a blender, a toaster and coffee maker and a double sink with a waste disposal unit 

The dining area seats 16 The sitting area has a large woodburning fireplace and 2 comfortable armchairs. Off the kitchen / dining area / living area is the large high ceilinged living room (10 x 7 m) with a picture window at its widest Armchairs has a massive wood burning fireplace and a TV with CNN, BBC and French satellite, a CD tape radio, DVD player and video player

There are seven large double bedrooms, one single bedroom and four bathrooms. 

Stairs ascending from the kitchen / dining area / living area to the first floor lead to 
- Bedroom 1 with a high beamed ceiling which has a 6ft wide bed which can be split into two beds and windows facing east and west  
- Bedroom 2 with a beamed ceiling and twin beds
- Bathroom 1 with a bath and overhead shower, twin washbasins, bidet and WC which serve Bedroom 1 and 2 

Opening off a staircase of stairs is a transition qui connects the first floor of this wing to the first floor of the other wing of the U where there is  
- a separate WC with wash basin and a bidet
- Bedroom 3 with a 6ft wide bed which can be  split into two singles
- An ensuite bathroom Bathroom 2 with a bath, an overhead shower, a wash basin and a bidet 

- A utility room with a washing machine, a tumble dryer and an ironing board and iron. A staircase gors down to the gravelled area of ​​the house
Further stairs ascend to
- Bedroom 4 with a single bed and a TV ideal for a nanny or an au pair or a single person who will use Bathroom I on the first floor accessed from a corridor

- leads to a very comfortable den/ mulitmedia room showing films 

On the ground floor a passage to the left of the hall leads to
- Bedroom 5 with twin beds and a glass panelled door
- Bedroom 6 which has three single beds a small TV and a glass panelled door

There is a bathoom Bathroom 3 which has access to both bedrooms 5 and 6 and comprises a bath with an overhead shower, twin washbasins and a bidet and a separate WC in the corridor

The passage continues up a short flight of stairs to the other side of the U
- Bedroom 7 with a 5ft double bed, glass panelled doors on 2 sides, a wood burning fireplace and a TV 
- Bedroom 8 with a six foot double bed which can be split into two single beds, with glass panelled doors with views onto the sweeping lawns, a wood burning fireplace and a TV
- Bathroom 1 which serves bedrooms 7 and 8 has a bath, a separate shower a concealed bidet and a separate WC

There are two telephones both with internet

This house is staffed. The housekeeper can also cook at an extra cost of € 20 per hour. The pool and garden maintenance is maintained by a concierge 

Availability / Prices

*Note to the rental rates

May be willing to accept email or send email to your email address. Please email us your requests. We'll be happy to answer your queries. Please book well in advance for the season and the best weeks tend to go quickly.

- Prices are quoted in Euros. If you choose to pay in £ sterling or US dollars please pay the equivalent rate quoted on the site which is approximate only. We will inform you when you pay what the exact equivalent amount is in Euros that you have paid, since it depends on the exchange rate on the day.

- Payment can be made by bank transfer or by credit pounds sterling or in euros.  Prices are net of bank charges, ie renters are expected to pay all bank charges. Payment by credit card through our secure Internet server incurs a small charge of euros 10-13 per transaction and is provided by a money broker in London and can be paid in US dollars, Australian dollars or in pounds sterling 
- 33% deposit is required with the booking. The final balance is due before the last minute. A security deposit as defined for each house is required to be paid with the balance. This covers the cost of any damage or breakages and other services. This deposit will be refunded, minus any charges for breakages, telephone, etc.

- Rental rates include: all linen, bathroom, pool and kitchen towels, electricity, gas, firewood and pool heating if available. The caretaker is responsible for the pool and tennis courts.

- Rental rates exclude: additional cleaning over and above 30 hours per week which is charged at Euros 15 per hour, cooking (Euro 20 per hour, babysitting, heating in winter months

  • Bergerac 80 kms
  • Bordeaux town and airport 150 kms
  • Brive airport 40 kms
  • Brive railway station 50 kms
  • Les Eyzies and the caves of Lascaux 20 kms
  • Perigueux 60 kms
  • Sarlat 6 kms
  • Souillac train station 35 kms
Equip. Exteriors
  • Outside Games Badminton and ping pong table
  • Swimming pool Heated 13.5 x 6 m with a maximum depth of 2.1m surrounded by hedge. Pool house with shower changing room and kitchen/dining facilities
  • Tennis court with a practice wall at one end
Equip. Interiors
  • Bathrooms Four, three of which have a bath and overhead shower and one with a bath and a separate shower
  • Bedrooms eight in total sleeping twelve
    one double five ft bed, one single, one triple, two twins and three doubles which can be used as twins
  • Inside games Number of board games and a bridge table
  • Kitchen Two Nespresso machines
  • Canoes and Kayaking On Dordogne and Vezere rivers 15 kms
  • Gardens of Eyrignac 15 kms
  • Golf 9 holes at Golf de Rochebois (8 kms) and Golf de la Forge at Siorac (10 kms) whilst the 18 hole Mortemart is near le Bugue (15 kms)
  • Grottes (caves) de Lascaux 20 kms
  • Le Bugue aquarium, gouffre de padirac 60kms
  • Riding stables Close by for hacking and lessons