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M4 - Manorhouse near Sarlat


 M4 is a very beautiful 18th centiry manorhouse situated close to Sarlat


Internal equipment
  • 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

The accommodation (600m2) which is a renovated 18th century farmhouse sleeps up to 15 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 this area which glows golden in the sunshine.

Sliding glass doors to the entrance lead 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, grill and a deep-fryer, 2 ovens, a microwave, 2 fridge freezers, 2 dishwashers, a blender, a toaster and a coffee maker and double sink with waste disposal unit has 

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 7m) 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,  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 I with shower and bidet, twin washbasins, bidet and toilet which serve Bedroom 1 and 2 

There is a transition area that connects the first floor of this wing to the first floor wing of other part of the U where there is  
- a separate toilet with wash basin and a bidet
- Bedroom 3 with a double bed that 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 goes to the gravelled area of ​​the house and also to a very comfortable movie room 

On the ground floor  there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms

A passage to the left of the entrance to the hall 

Bedroom 4 with three single beds and a glass panelled door

- Bedroom 5 with 2 single beds, small TV and a glass panelled door  

- Bathroom 3 which has access to both bedrooms and a separate WC in the corridor

The passage continues up a short flight of stairs to the other side of the U still on the ground floor where there is 

- Bedroom 6 with a 5ft double bed, glass paneled doors on 2 sides, a wood burning fireplace and a TV  

- Bedroom 7 with a six foot  double bed which can be divided into two single beds the sweeping lawns, a wood burning fireplace and a TV

- Bathroom 4 which is reserved for  bedrooms 6 and 7: has a bath,  a separate shower and a bidet concealed a separate toilet 

This house is staffed. The housekeeper comes in every day to clean and delivers bread and croissants in the morning. The pool and garden is maintained by a concierge An external cook can be hired.

Garden & Grounds

External equipment
  • 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

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 of the world
- a very private large heated swimming pool which is protected by an alarm.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 sinker and a fridge freezer.In the other half of the pool is the changing area with a shower, a washbasin and a WC.
- a tennis court with a driving range.

Housekeeping, breakfast, pool cleaning and monitoring of the house


This 18th century south facing farmhouse is situated in private grounds of 35 acres (86 acres) on a hilltop of 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 up to 15 people in 7 bedrooms 

  • 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

Local Activities

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

  • 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

Availability / Prices

*Note to the rental rates

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- 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 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