Villa with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in Lanquais, France
From £2,214 per week
Villa to rent in Lanquais, France
Imagine the sophistication of a modern, airy Parisian apartment, set in a villa in the Dordogne. This is Manoir Altheas, a holiday villa built in 1800 and restored to the height of elegance.
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Villa overview - owner's description
Imagine the sophistication of a modern, airy Parisian apartment, set in a villa in the Dordogne. This is Manoir Altheas, a holiday villa built in 1800 and restored to the height of elegance. Each room embodies style, ease, and the indoor/outdoor life. You'll admire the lush flower gardens surrounding the villa, and large windows that bring the fresh country air inside.
You'll dine al fresco on the stone patio, where the classic sandstone and tile of the villa's exterior feels like a step back in time. After dinner, take a stroll through the garden and orchard to the village of Lanquais - the auberge (restaurant and inn) is a 5 minute walk away. The most important local sight is Chateau de Lanquais, a designated historic monument dating back to the medieval period.
This villa is quite close to the Bergerac airport (it's only a 15 minute drive). The city of Bergerac is a hub of local wine production, full of fine restaurants, and you can even take in a follies-style show at Le Music Hall. You'll never want for things to do in the Dordogne - come and see!
In addition to the main house, there is also an independent and beautifully furnished one-bedroom cottage sleeping a further two guests.
This spacious annexe has its own separate entrance and does not affect the privacy of the main house. It has a double bedroom, shower room and an attractive open plan kitchen/living/dining room all finished to the same high standards as the main house.
1) Main House + Cottage (10 guests/5 bedrooms)
2) Main House (8 guests/4 bedrooms)
Main House Interior
The house is very spacious, elegant and airy, with high ceilings, Italian marble floors, period features, beautiful wood floors upstairs and a magnificent, wide, circular wooden staircase.
Downstairs there is a modern shower-room with basin, WC and washing machine. The fully equipped kitchen is a very large room incorporating a living area with sofa, working fireplace and dresser.
The sitting room comes with marble fireplace, 2 linen-covered sofas, TV cabinet with DVD player, large footstool, bookcase and other furniture. The dining room has a round table and chairs. Both rooms have high, beamed ceilings and antique painted furniture.
Upstairs bedrooms 1 & 2 have king-size beds, bedroom 3 has a double bed and bedroom 4 has 2 single beds. Bedrooms 1 and 3 both have en suite bath/shower rooms.
The beautiful, well-stocked gardens and small orchard, on different levels and backing on to open farmland, are a real feature of the property. There is plenty of garden furniture and a Weber barbecue.
Cottage Interior - 2 guests
(included in the 10 guests price only)
Independent and beautifully furnished one-bedroom cottage with its own separate entrance. It comprisee of a double bedroom, shower room and an attractive open plan kitchen/living/dining room.
The nearest airport is Bergerac which is 15 mins drive, served by Flybe and Ryanair from the UK. Bordeaux airport is about 1hr 30 mins drive. The use of a car is recommended to explore the area fully. The port of Calais is approximately 8 hours 30 mins travel by car.
The market town of Lalinde (market on Thursday) is 8km away and has some very good food shops and a small supermarket. Bergerac is 18km away.
There are 4 good golf courses within easy striking distance. The magnificent Chateau des Vigiers Golf Course is approximately 30 km. This is a 27 hole par 71/72 course, built on 3x9 hole loops. It also has excellent restaurant facilities and club-house.
There is a small - but quite challenging - 9 hole par 35 course at Chateau les Merles, which is only 5 minutes by car from the house. Water hazards, bunkers and greens are all well maintained. This also has a very good bar/terrace and restaurant.
Golf La Marterie is in a stunning setting, about 40km from the house, at St Felix de Reilhac. This is an 18 hole par 73 course of high standards.
A little further is Domaine de Rochebois (57km) which is a 9 hole par 36 course. It has a varied circuit running along the Dordogne Valley with exceptional views. The well tended greens are protected by bunkers and stretches of water.
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Updated 5 December 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 15 December 2018 - 5 December 2021: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
5 bedrooms, Sleeps 10
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi
Central heating, Open fire