Sunday, 19 August 2018 | Le Manoir
On arrival we were warmly welcomed to the house by Paul and Philippa. We were a group of 7 adults and 4 children – aged 8 to 11.
The house is very well equipped and maintained. It’s a treat that all the bedrooms have ensuites. The pool provided a welcome relief from the high temperatures. The kids loved played with inflatables left by the previous people and their own ( enjoy the boat :) ) we also played table tennis under the shade of a walnut tree. The house has lots of room for us - we could sit together in the kitchen or out on the patio.
We all had breakfast round the big table in the kitchen. A daily walk to the local bread shop to collect croissants / pain au chocolate was a must during our stay. We also walked to the Roc St Christopher (my son loved the snack bar there) and the local restaurant. The restaurant owners looked after us so well for our celebration.
The owners were really helpful, including making an appointment at the local doctor for one of our group. We absolutely loved our stay at the house.
The house is in a great location – may places to visit within a short drive. The stars at night are wonderful
Sunday, 12 August 2018 | France
Nous avons séjourné une semaine aux Manoir des Granges avec nos 3 enfants (6, 3 ans et 7 mois) dans le gîte "séchoir à tabac". Le gite est très confortable, calme et propre. La vue sur la Roque saint Christophe est superbe! Nous avons bien profité de la piscine qui est protégée par alarme. Le gîte est idéalement situé pour visiter les nombreux sites touristiques de la région. Les hôtes, Paul et Philippa, sont à la fois très accueillants et très discrets. Bref, on recommande !
Thursday, 26 July 2018 | Sacramento, California
My teenage daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our six-night stay at Le Manoir. Le Manoir is perfectly located for exploring the medieval towns, chateaus, prehistoric sites, and the peaceful rivers and countryside of le Perigord Noir. We stayed in the Tobacco Barn, which was spacious (3br with ensuites), clean, comfortable, fully-equipped, and which opens to the pool and gazebo. When we were not out exploring the region we enjoyed the pool, beautiful walks near the property, and spectacular evenings dining in the gazebo, watching the sun set on Roque St. Christophe and the moon rise at dusk (truly serene).
We loved being hosted by Paul and Phillipa. They were warm and welcoming hosts - helpful, generous and happy. We hope to return to Le Manoir.
Monday, 23 July 2018
This was our second holiday in France and at Le Manoir Des Granges. We stayed in the Walnut Store which is a beautiful, typically French style one bedroomed gite. It was spotlessly clean and had everything you might need, including shared use of a chest freezer and washing machine, which were accessed just off the courtyard, there was also a clothes line, ironing board and iron (very handy if you are staying for a while). The bedroom has a door which opens directly onto the poolside where there were parasols, chairs and sunbeds. The pool was lovely and we wasted no time in getting in there to cool down. At the front of the Walnut Store we had our own little terrace where we could sit out and soak up the atmosphere whilst having our breakfast or evening meal. Le Moustier has a fantastic restaurant and boulangerie which are a 5 minute walk away, it was perfect. Our hosts Phillipa and Paul were really lovely and were there to give us advice on places to visit and the best markets, they even booked us a table at Le Table du Moustier on our first night so we didn't have to worry about finding somewhere to eat. They were very kind and helpful yet never intrusive. Thank you for a wonderful holiday (and for the lovely bottle of wine you left for us), we thoroughly enjoyed both and we hope to be back again soon.
Sunday, 22 July 2018 | UK
This gite has its own private terrace so was ideal for us with our dog. Lovely gite in a beautiful location. Nice bottle of wine and walnut cake waiting on arrival. Much appreciated. Bakery and restaurant within a 5 min walk. The owners are extremely helpful, without being intrusive, suggesting places to visit and booking restaurants and the vet for us. The Dordogne is a beautiful part of the world and we will definitely be going back.
Sunday, 22 July 2018 | UK
Our two families had a great week at Le Manoir. Communication with Philippa and Paul beforehand was a good level of detail and timely. The house is well proportioned with generous sized rooms which are all en suite. The house is lovely and historic with mature gardens. The secure pool with steps made access for our kids easy. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The house was spotless when we arrived. It is well located very close to the many attractions in the Dordogne which Philippa and Paul were happy to help with suggestions and recommendations for. Best for our family was the beautifully clean river 5 mins walk away for wild swimming and beach play. Thanks so much Philippa and Paul.
Monday, 18 June 2018 | Victoria BC Canada
Second Visit in 5 Years - Wonderful Place, Great Hosts!
This was our second stay at Les Manoir de Granges in five years, both times were absolutely wonderful. One of us being of limited mobility (but ambulatory, no wheelchair) La Rocque Terrace's layout and furnishings were ideal. The gite is sited in a great location for doing the best of the Dordogne - there is something absolutely magical about drinking your morning coffee and watching the mist clear off the river to reveal the ancient site of Roc St Christophe, or, for that matter, sipping a chilled glass of Monbazillac and eating foi gras while watching the sunset paint the cliff face.
Paul and Philippa are superb hosts, welcoming and attentive to guests needs while at the same time allowing a healthy sense of space and privacy. We would definitely do this again (this time we were with them for three weeks) and have absolutely no reservations about recommending the gite to others.
Kim and Janet Murray,
Alex and Sara Hardwick
Friday, 15 June 2018 | Devon UK
We booked 4 nights at short notice. We had a restful break exploring the cave at Rouffignac and the Rocque St. Christophe over the river and enjoying meals at La Table de Moustier in the village, and the wine. Perfect! Thank you Philippa and Paul, we hope to see you again.
Alex and Sara
Lizzy and Mark Porter
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
We booked the main house at fairly short notice last summer and enjoyed a comfortable fortnight here at the end of August. We had more than enough space and loved the pool and garden. The house had a lot of character, the beds were comfy and the kitchen very well equipped - not always the case, in our experience! The village is an easy short walk for breakfast supplies, and we loved the location opposite the historic Roque St Christophe. We explored the beautiful Vezere valley, went canoeing and ventured further afield to many others places in the Dordogne. Montignac is a beautiful local town and the Lascaux caves well worth a visit. Gites owners Paul and Philippa were on hand - discreetly - if needed. We would definitely recommend.
Monday, 14 May 2018 | USA
We stayed here 2 nights. The Roque Terrace felt large and comfortable for two people. The kitchen is nicely stocked with basic cooking equipment and ingredients. As hikers without a car, Paul and Philippa brought in some breakfast items for us and booked us into a couple restaurants within walking distance. When one of the restaurants closed without warning for the evening of our reservation, Paul drove us to a nearby town for dinner and picked us up afterward. both were readily available and happy to help us figure out how best to enjoy our time in the area.