RIGAL MANOIR AND GITE
Jacky and Chris Holton


Dordogne

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Le Rigal is an impressive eighteenth century farm house situated within 116 acres of organic pasture and woodland on the outskirts of the pretty village Cause-de-Clerans, 6km north of the Dordogne river and 25 minutes due east of Bergerac. It is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty called  the 'Golden Triangle' where the density of tourist activities is one of the greatest in the Dordogne.

The Gite at Le Rigal is the former farm manager's cottage and is located within the spacious and private courtyard.

 

 

 

 

The village comprises two parts, Clerans and Cause. Clerans has a medieval castle, a cluster of beautiful yellow sand stone houses, a lavoir, where the women used to gather to do their washing and a tabac/bar selling drinks and ice-creams.

Just up the hill is Cause with its medieval church and ancient Italian cypress tree, which was planted before the French revolution. The area stands within a landscape rich in chestnut and oak forests, abundant in flora and fauna and criss-crossed with woodland walks, cycle tracks, bridleways, small rural buildings with varied architecture, huts, crosses and dovecotes. Nearby is the bastide town of Lalinde, with all amenities, standing proudly next to the Dordogne river.

The area around Lalinde, called the Lindois, is located to the east of Bergerac and has been inhabited by man since paleolithic times.
 

 

CHILDREN are very welcome at Le Rigal. Items available upon request include cots and travel cots, an all terrain 3-wheeler buggy, high-chair, steam sterilizer, children’s books, toys etc. Please email us if you have specific requirements and we will try our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

We have two small girls ourselves and are aware of health and safety issues both within the Gite and around the farm and leisure facilities.
 

 

   

 

SWIMMING POOL
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. The brand new pool conforms to all the latest safety and filtration standards. There is an entrance via roman steps to the shallow end and the deep end is 2m with an access ladder.
The pool is a salt water pool thus avoiding chemicals that damage the skin and environment. There is a terrace around the pool and a veranda with shade if you just want to relax - for those of you who would like an evening dip, the pool is lit.
For security reasons, the pool is closed overnight.
 

 

 

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