- Country House
- House / Villa
- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
In the heart of picturesque Limousin sits Manoir la Croix de la Jugie, a beautiful 18th century manor house with eight bedrooms, a gorgeous swimming pool and six acres of grounds. What better setting for a relaxing retreat, a family holiday, or even a wedding? We are super family friendly - the pool is fenced and cover is available throughout your stay, travel cots and sheets, baby baths, high chairs, sterilising equipment and stair gates can all be provided!
The Manoir is steeped in history, with character touches throughout the house, grand old beams, stained glass windows and a quirky layout that begs to be explored. There are numerous spacious living areas, all of which display a perfect blend of rustic and contemporary, the charming bedrooms can comfortably sleep up to 19 people, and the grounds are fantastic for BBQing, dining, sunbathing, playing and rambling. And a short walk from the house is St Priest Ligoure, a small village complete with a boulangerie from where you can collect your daily bread order.
Limousin is the least populated region of France and as such it is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of day-to-day life. The countryside around the Manoir, with its rolling hills and large natural lakes, is full of walking and cycling routes, and activities like horse riding and golf are also popular against this backdrop. There is even a circus school nearby! Within a few minutes’ drive of the house you will find traditional French restaurants and local markets, and the area is also rich in beautiful old chateaux, captivating museums and delightful little villages. Perigueux (a wonderful foodie centre), Thiviers (the foie gras capital), Limoges (the centre of Limousin beef), Angouleme (a medieval Cathedral city), the Bordeaux wine region, Cognac and the Massif Central are all perfect for day trips and even Paris is only 3 hours away on the train.
The nearest airport is Limoges Bellegarde, 35 minutes away. You can also fly to Brive la Gaillarde (60 minutes), Angouleme (120 minutes), Bergerac (120 minutes) or Bordeaux (180 minutes). There are two small train stations very close to the Manoir, Nexon and Pierre Buffiere, but the best mainline station for connecting to Paris is in Limoges. Trains to Paris take 3 hours. Please see the website or contact the owner for driving directions.
Nearest Train Station:
Nexon or Pierre Buffiere
St Pierre Ligoure
The main living space comprises the Grand Salon, the Petit Salon/Billiard Room, the Dining Room and a large kitchen. The Grand Salon has a huge stone fireplace as well as plenty of comfortable furniture, the kitchen has a long dining table and a wood-burning stove, and from the kitchen you can access a laundry rooms and the terrace. The vast first floor landing doubles up as a library area, there is another ‘snug’ on the top floor of the house, and there are eight lovely bedrooms in a variety of layouts and locations. The house is well equipped with TVs, a DVD player, WiFi, board games and a billiard table.
The house sits in six acres of land which include a large rambling field for games and a more formal garden area with the swimming pool and its terrace. There is a small orchard and copse with a fire pit, and there are several areas for al fresco dining – a large terrace outside the kitchen, under the barn’s canopy or beneath the trees. There is a small collection of bikes available to borrow and the Bergerie hosts a yoga space and a treatment room.
Linen and towels are included and maid service/catering/local therapists can be organised. The Manoir is the perfect venue for celebrations and the barn can host 80-100 guests for a sit-down dinner. Outdoor events can also be organised.
Conditions of Rental
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before your stay.