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Dovecote Manoir

Chateau with 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and private pool in Agnac, France

From £4,036 per week

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Chateau to rent in Agnac, France

Dovecote Manoir is on the border of two exceptional regions - near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, whilst benefiting from the warmer and drier climate of the Lot.

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

Dovecote Manoir is on the border of two exceptional regions - near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, whilst benefiting from the warmer and drier climate of the Lot.
Just a five-minute stroll across the 23 arch Roman style bridge takes you to the village bakery, grocery store, bar/tabac/restaurant and post office. The desirable villages of Eymet and Duras are a short drive away.
This 17th-century manor house, linked to the Knights Templar, is steeped in history and even boasts one of the finest Pigeonniers in France, which is a National Monument. The house full of rustic charm and beauty with terracotta floors, exposed wooden beams and thick, stone walls which keep the house cool.
Its two hectares of grounds offer a pretty and romantic walled garden lined with lavender, a lawned courtyard and pergolas of wisteria and ivy. In the rest of the grounds there are many secluded areas to simply sit and enjoy your surroundings. There is also a large private swimming pool, table tennis and boules pitch for the more active guests. The outside dining table is perfect for late afternoon lunches and dinners under the stars whilst devouring all the delicious local delicacies purchased from the local markets.

Dovecote Manoir is a charming and idyllic base for a holiday or celebration and is ideally located with absolute tranquillity and privacy yet close to amenities, with a village within walking distance and the surrounding area full of wineries, historic chateaux, caves and famous towns including Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Features

1) Manoir + Apartment (20 pax)
2) Manoir Only (14 pax)

The Manoir

Ground Floor

  • Large entrance hall
  • Large fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances and a large kitchen table and sofa corner and access to the garden
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and second fridge
  • Formal dining room with long table for 14 guests
  • Sitting room with leather sofas and plasma screen TV
  • Bedroom 1: double bed (160cm) and en-suite bathroom
  • Guest WC and shower room with WC
  • Sun room opening onto the garden and overlooking the pond

First Floor

  • Landing
  • Bedroom 2: large double bed (160cm) with separate child's bedroom/day room with Zanzibari bed and en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Bedroom 3: large double bed (160cm) with en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Bedroom 4: twin beds or super king-size bed (on request) with en-suite shower room with WC. This room is only accessed by a private outside stone stairway

Second Floor

  • Landing with pull out bed for two
  • Bedroom 5: large double bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Bedroom 6: large double bed (160cm) with en-suite bathroom with WC

The Apartment (accessed by external staircase and located on one floor)

  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and a large island. There is a wooden dining table, a plasma screen TV and comfortable sofas (one converts into a bed for two)
  • Bedroom 1: twin beds or super king size bed (on request) with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Bedroom 2: double bed with en-suite shower room with WC
  • Terrace accessible through French doors from the living area with views over the pool

The Barn (available for events)

  • Beautifully restored barn (180m2) which can seat up to 150 guests
  • French Themed Bar with zinc counter in converted cattle shed
  • Large commercial kitchen
  • Guest WCs

Outside Grounds

  • Private swimming pool (size: 12x5m) with remote controlled retractable solar powered cover (water temperature: 24-26°)
  • Poolside terrace with reclining sun loungers, parasols and tables
  • 3 acres of secluded and private lawned gardens with lavender and plants
  • Outside dining tables
  • Boules pitch
  • Courtyard
  • Pigeonnier

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning in the apartment
  • Fans in the Manoir
  • Sat TV
  • Table Tennis
  • 2 bikes
  • 2 sets of golf clubs
  • 2 charcoal barbecues and bag of charcoal
  • Books
  • Games
Location

Dovecote Manoir is located on the border of the Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne regions, surrounded by beautiful countryside, vineyards and chateaux. The property is ideally situated to explore and discover this fabulous part of France with activities for all to enjoy including horse riding, kayaking, hiking, cycling, wine tours and many towns to explore.

If you prefer to stay local, there are many activities within walking distance or just a short drive away. There is a small 9-hole golf course just up the road and there are a couple of sets of clubs in the Manoir which you are welcome to use. There are also three more courses at the internationally known Chateau des Vigier, 20mins drive away. The nearby village of La Sauvetat du Dropt is within walking distance and offers all the necessary amenities including a bakery, small supermarket, bar/tabac/restaurant and a post office. Throughout the summer months, the village hosts a Soiree Gourmande every Friday evening, serving an al fresco meal of locally produced food and wine, on the square and everyone is made very welcome.

The pretty village of Eymet is only a short drive away and is certainly worth a visit, especially as it is a key location in the 2017 Tour de France. There are ruins of the original castle, picturesque streets, many restaurants, a weekly market every Thursday and a night market during the summer.
The lovely village of Miramont de Guyenne also has a weekly market.
Similarly, Duras, with its famous chateau, medieval clock tower and Maison des Vins, is a popular town to visit.

The ancient town of Bergerac is characterised by its charming medieval features and original cobbled pavements. Boasting boutique shops, restaurants and pavement cafes it is most appreciated on foot. Situated in the renowned Dordogne, Bergerac is a real gateway to the surrounding wine region. Indulge in the famous Maison des Vins before exploring the countless wineries and vineyards in the beautiful countryside.

During the summer months, the town is thriving with regular markets, concerts and festivals. The whole family will enjoy a boat trip up the river, with the opportunity to see local chateaux and typical French villages. Within the local surroundings, Bergerac has a whole host of activities on offer, including caves, castles, bowling, water parks and lakes, to name a few.

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Location

This chateau is:

34.56km from Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport
Outside this chateau in Agnac, France
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Prices and availability

Updated 16 October 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 15 November - 18 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 19 December 2018 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 January - 22 March 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 23 March - 28 June 2019: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 29 June - 3 October 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 October - 17 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 18 December 2019 - 3 January 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 January - 20 March 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 March - 26 June 2020: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 27 June - 1 October 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 October - 15 December 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 16 December 2020 - 1 January 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 January - 16 October 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £1,000.00 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

8 bedrooms, Sleeps 20

Bathrooms

9 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable

General

Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire

Suitable for

Hen or stag groups

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