- Swimming Pool
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
Set within a private 98 acre estate, this characterful French manoir is a wonderful base for fully tutored week-long painting holidays. A week's course includes 7 nights accommodation, daily painting tuition, 1:1 sessions with professional artists, three meals a day, and several outings to nearby sights. The house itself boasts five en-suite bedrooms, a private swimming pool and stunning views over valleys, woods, fields and lakes. You may never want to leave!
The 7 night painting courses run from May to September and include three meals a day (no lunch on excursion days). You will get daily painting tuition and 1 to 1 sessions with professional artists. Also included in the price are outings to several places, such as St. Emilion, St Seurin sur l'Isle, Bergerac, and Monbazillac. The tutoring takes place around the manoir grounds, and you will have the chance to paint at some of the excursion locations.
Situated amongst the vineyards of the Dordogne, you’d be hard pressed to find a more peaceful and idyllic spot than this. The house is traditional and elegant, with lots of original features but also a host of modern comforts. The grounds are simply magical, with three fishing lakes, a hidden valley, beautiful meadows and verdant woods. And nearby you can spend your days hiking, biking, swimming, painting, playing tennis, visiting vineyards or simply discovering the many cultural and gastronomic delights of the region at your own pace. This is authentic France at its best.
Within walking distance you will find the ruins of the Chateau de Gurson as well as the Lac de Gurson with its beach, freshwater swimming lake, hiking trails and water pursuits. The local baker can deliver fresh produce to the house and there are restaurants within a 2 minute drive, or you can visit the wine region of St Emilion, the night market in Le Pizou and the many Bastide towns, museums, churches and caves. Sporting enthusiasts can take their pick of activities, from walking and cycling to golf, fishing and kayaking, or you could take a day trip to the nearby attracrtions of Périgueux, Brantôme, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Arcachon and Dune de Pyla.
The nearest airports are Bergerac (22 miles) and Bordeaux (41 miles), both of which are served by plentiful flights. Montpon-Ménestérol train station is just 6 miles away and if you’re driving, the nearest motorway access is A89, exit 12.
Bergerac and Bordeaux
Villefranche de Lonchat (4 km) / Nearest supermarket is in Montpon-Ménestérol (15 minutes).
5 mins away
The house has five en-suite bedrooms - each of which has its own distinct character - as well as an entrance hall, a dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, a rear hall with a library and a living room with TV and log burner. There is also a separate laundry room.
The beautiful swimming pool (open April to October) is surrounded by a sun terrace complete with tables, chairs, loungers, parasols, a BBQ and spectacular views. The grounds spread out over 98 diverse acres and comprise three lakes and miles of rolling fields, forests and valley which await your exploration.
Conditions of Rental
Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am. Minimum stay is 7 nights. Self catering holidays are also available, please enquire for details.