RIGAL MANOIR AND GITE
Jacky and Chris Holton


Dordogne

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Three spacious en-suite bedrooms (2 Kings 1 Twin) - one on ground floor with shower/bath.   Linen and towels provided
 
Large solar panel heated swimming pool with veranda (alarmed and fenced)*
 
Located in our own 100 organic acre farm. Terraces to enjoy views.
 
Ideal for families with children of all ages (Cot - child bed - stair gates)
 
Two great play areas for children in safe and peaceful surroundings
 
Table tennis - bicycles for hire locally - woodland walks from front door -
ponies -chickens - rabbits
 
Golf course 5 minutes drive
 
Home grown organic produce and eggs subject to availability
 
Extensive bird life, wild flowers and wildlife to be spotted according to the season
 
Free Wi-Fi - DVD player, Sky TV - fully equipped kitchen
 
Coming without children? Haven of tranquillity for exploring this wonderful area
 
  * The pool is open from May to September. Please note the swimming pool is solar panel heated, therefore, the water temperature is dependant on the amount of daily sunshine.

 

Sunshine bathes this staggeringly beautiful land.

A crunchy drive sweeps into the entrancing courtyard of the Manor de Rigal. You will find a cluster of ancient  honey-toned stone farm buildings and, secluded at the far end, your delightful 18th century, lovingly restored, farmhouse. The interior has a contemporary French feel, the 3 elegant bedrooms are dressed in crisp luxurious linen, each is en-suite ( one room is downstairs with a bath en-suite) filled with soft towels. The fully equipped kitchen awaits your gastronomic creations, but worry not, for those less inclined there are numerous restaurants, bistros and auberges  just waiting to delight your taste-buds.

 The huge sitting/dining room, with imposing ancient fireplace overlooks the suntrap patio with its barbeque and plethora of chairs to sit and relax or chat or read or sip wine or ….. 

French windows to the rear leading on to the terrace, with views of silky, waving grass, it’s  a place for children to romp in over 100 acres of picture-book organic pasture and woodland without fear of damaging anything. In the grounds, you will stumble upon the medieval designed vegetable garden complete with sundial, not that time is an issue here. However, you may want to soak up the scene at one of the colourful nearby markets, visit a fairytale chateau or for the more energetic cycle or canoe down the Dordogne valley, there are beautiful shady woodland walks from the doorstep and Misty our gorgeous border collie will willingly accompany you if you so desire, she always seems to spot the deer.

 The gite is suitable for families, couples or a small group of friends just wanting a break, there are many cheap flights to Bergerac ( 20 minutes away) and out of season we can fit in with your travel plans. The gite is totally central heated, using coppiced wood from the estate and there is a romantic woodburner in the living room.  

No wonder our guests keep coming back!

 




 

THE GITE


The Gite at Le Rigal is the former farm manager's stone cottage and is located within the spacious and private courtyard of the farm. The cottage has been restored keeping a wealth of period French charm but incorporating all the facilities required for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

The Gite can comfortably sleep 6 people plus cots and child bed. There are 3 well appointed en-suite bedrooms including one downstairs with a bath and shower. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, a spacious lounge with wood-burning stove, satellite television and DVD player. There is a dining area and outside you will find a walled courtyard to the front and to the rear a terrace and grassed area for Bar-B-Q's (provided) and watching the sunset.

All bedding, towels and linen are provided for use in the gite - however please bring towels for use at the pool or other leisure activities.

There is private parking close to the gite with garaging available if required.

We kindly request that all guests respect our non-smoking policy within the gite, around the swimming pool and children's play area.
 


 

ECO-TOURISM


Le Rigal estate is run organically; no chemicals are used on the pastures and re-cycling is a way of life. You will find recycling bins close to the gite where paper, card, plastic containers, boxes, bags, bottles, tins, cans and so on can be collected and recycled.

A composting system is in place and most kitchen waste (apart from meat) can be composted. The compost produced is then spread onto our organic vegetable plot.

The woodburning stove in the gite is an environmentally friendly form of heating (if required!) using wood coppiced and collected from the estate.

The brand new pool conforms to all the latest safety and filtration standards.
The pool is a salt water pool thus avoiding chemicals that damage the skin and environment.


The toilets drain into an environmentally friendly ‘Fosse septique’ and only ecologically approved cleaning materials are used throughout.

The Gite comes supplied with environmentally approved washing-up liquid / dishwasher tablets. Non-biological washing powder should be used and may be purchased from us if required.

The outside lights are solar powered.


 

 

 

     

Fully equipped kitchen:

Electric Cooker & Hob
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Iron & Ironing Board
All cutlery and crockery
 

     

Large Lounge and Dining Room

There are French Doors opening to the terrace
and grassed area for games and picnics

     

Ground Floor Double Bedroom
with bathroom and shower

 

 

 

First Floor Landing leading to

Twin Room

 

     


 


 

and Double Bedroom each with its
own en-suite

The new Gite patio facing west - ideal for eating
outside and enjoying the afternoon and evening sun

 

 

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The pool at Le RIGAL is 11m by 5.5m.
It is a secure pool with 2 alarms and a child-resistant fence surrounding the paved area, veranda and terrace.

 

 

Exciting and fun timber play equipment for children. Designed by British company 'Treetops' *  the new play area for older children will provide hours of enjoyment and creative play. Naturally, it is made with wood from sustainable managed forests ( bearing CE mark and
strictly tested to European safety standards).
 

* For information on 'Treetops' climbing frames
please click HERE

 

 

 


The Gite Ground Floor Plan
Click HERE for larger plan - (pdf format)
 

The Gite - First Floor Plan
Click HERE for larger plan - (pdf format)
 

 

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