Le Manoir des Granges
Le Manoir des Granges has several different sized gites to offer, which means the owners can accommodate different sized groups with ease. Their large 6-bedroom house (all en-suite) has a wonderful kitchen/dining room, easily accommodating 12 people and has been known to have 18 sitting at the table. A separate living room with a large open fire, if needed on the cooler nights, gives a place to relax. Outside there is a large patio area for BBQ’s, a large garden and a private swimming pool and large off street parking area. The barns offer plenty of scope for secure bike storage.
There are 4 separate gites: The Tobacco Barn, with three bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people. The Haybarn, Walnut Store and Roque Terrace all sleep 2 people. The 4 gites have their own shared pool and each has their own patio/terrace area for outside eating.
Accommodation can be hired individually or together which means the accommodation can sleep between 2 and 23 people – all ages are very welcome. A boulangerie, plus a lovely bar and restaurant, are just a 2-minute ride away or a relaxing 5 minute stroll. French and English are spoken. The Vezere Valley is a popular place for prehistory, cycling, walking and canoeing. There are great routes for all abilities – both on and off-road – from the gates of Le Manoir des Granges. Follow the river down the valley to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (and its prehistory museum) passing Forte Reignac and the goose farm at Tursac. Carry on to Le Bugue for their fabulous market on Tuesday morning. Or carry on from Les Eyzies to the Sarlat where, apart from all the amazing architecture and history, they have the voie verte – a great day ride. Just 20km up the valley, in the very French town of Montignac, are the UNESCO-listed Lascaux caves. The owners, Paul and Philippa, can help with route planning and arrange bike hire. Relax in the gardens or cool off in the pool after a day on the bike.
In July 2015 there will be a cycling event in Montignac – cycle24.fr and in October Paul and Philippa help with the local cycling event which takes place around their property: http://velosilex.com/
When you have finished cycling there are so many things to do and see you will not know where to start! Or, you can just sit and relax in the sunshine. The area is known for duck, foie gras and walnuts – and the owners have their own walnut trees too. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Saint Leon sur Vezere, Tursac, Thonac and Montiganc. Lots of markets selling fresh fruit and veg and supermarkets in Montignac and Rouffignac. Bergerac is not too far away if you want to indulge in some wine tasting.
Contact the team at Bike Adventures for further details and availability.