Rural France manor house rental – this classic French manoir with private pool stands in two acres of grounds. It is surrounded by vineyards and is close to medieval villages and market towns. Positioned in the heart of the French countryside, on the edge of a hamlet famous for its church, this attractive property is ideal for those who want to enjoy the timeless essence of France. The house is comfortably furnished in an appealing'shabby chic'style, and the grounds comprise secluded gardens and outdoor terraces, as well as a good-sized pool. Location-wise your nearest port of call would be Montsegur (Gironde), a well-preserved and typical fortified bastide town just ten minutes away. You will find shops, restaurants and banks here, as well as an excellent chocolatier for delicious hot chocolate, and a local market on Fridays. During the season there is a night market on Wednesdays, usually with entertainment, culinary treats, local wines, and always a good atmosphere. If you're here in early July there is the famous jazz festival to enjoy too! Another historic little town nearby, with a pretty market square, restaurants and a lovely chateau, is Duras. Larger towns within easy reach include Bordeaux, a UNESCO world heritage site, where there is plenty to see and do for all the family, and lovely St Emilion, a very important wine town well worth the hour's drive. If you want a day on the coast, the appealing seaside resort of Arcachon (excellent sandy beaches) is only about an hour and a half from the house; alternatively, head to the north of Arcachon to the very chic headland of Cap Ferret, which stakes a strong claim to be the oyster capital of France. A holiday at Manoir de l'Eglise can be anything you wish to make it!
Montsegur (restaurants, shops) 5 miles, Duras 9 miles, Marmande 10 miles, St Emilion 35 miles, Bergerac airport 38 miles (1 hour), Monpazier 50 miles, Bordeaux airport 56 miles (1 hour), Arcachon 100 miles. Tennis and horse-riding locally.