RIGAL MANOIR AND GITE
Jacky and Chris Holton


Dordogne

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Luxury 17th century Manor House - superbly appointed and fully equipped
 
Four spacious bedrooms - 1 King size four-poster en-suite, 2 Twin.
1 double with en-suite/dressing room on Ground Floor.  Linen and towels provided
 
Large heated swimming pool with veranda (alarmed and fenced) *
 
Located in our own 100 organic acre farm - three private terraces
 
Golf course 5 minutes drive
 
Free Wi-Fi - DVD player, Sky TV - Grand piano
 
Two great play areas for children in safe and peaceful surroundings
 
Table tennis - bicycles available for hire locally - woodland walks from front door - ponies -chickens - rabbits
 
Extensive bird life, wild flowers and wildlife to be spotted according to the season
 
  * 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.
 

 

 

Le Manoir’  The Manor house – Rigal

The Manor house at Rigal is a beautifully restored
historic French ‘ Manoir’ . Dating from the 17th Century and with a wealth of period features it is one of the most imposing houses in Cause-de-Clerans.

   

It is marked on the map as a property of distinction.
The ‘Manoir’ is nestled in a beautiful courtyard amongst 116 acres of organic pasture and woodland.

 

The house has been extensively restored combining
contemporary and luxurious furnishings with ancient
exposed beams, fireplaces and ‘lavebos’ ( stone sinks
in the walls). There is even an arrow slot in the kitchen
with far reaching views to spot  enemy attack! The
rooms are on a grand scale. There are three large bedrooms.

 

To the right is the salon with 18th century fireplace, chandelier and comfy sofas. Two sets of French windows look out onto rolling pasture where by day you can spot the cows, calves and birds of prey and at dusk you may see deer if you are lucky. There is a 42 inch LED television, CD player/radio and DVD player.
 

 

The main entrance of the house is via a double fronted
door leading to a substantial hallway with cloakroom
(toilet and basin)  and  stone staircase leading up to
the first floor

 

 

From here you enter the fully equipped kitchen with fabulous exposed beams, a magnificent oak table capable of seating 8 antique butchers block and traditional freestanding kitchen cupboards standing side by side with the latest contemporary polished work surfaces, light fittings and  a modern dual fuel
double range style cooker.
 




There is also a dishwasher. At the back of the house leading off from the kitchen is the pantry with a large fridge freezer dispensing cold filtered water and ice cubes at the push of a button and also a laundry area with washing machine.

 

Leading from the kitchen to the front of the house is the ‘entrée’ with comfy leather club chairs and huge glazed panel overlooking the courtyard from where there is access out to the front of the house. The entrée is a perfect place to sit and chill out whilst enjoying a glass of wine .

 

 

There are various patios/ terraces adjacent to the house where
you can sit outside to eat, BBQ (provided), drink or relax  and of course the 116 acres are at your disposal.

 

 

To the left  of the hallway is the music room housing a one
hundred year old ebonised grand piano, originally supplied
by Harrods, London.  There is another stunning fireplace
dating from the 19th century.

 

The master bedroom, with en-suite shower
room and toilet, is over 4m high and  with
its double aspect arched windows it is situated in the tower, the oldest part
of the ‘Manoir’.

 

Graced with a beautiful antique cast iron four poster bed
(with a  wonderful orthopaedic pocket sprung mattress) and
other antique furniture and a rocking horse. You immediately
feel as though you have been transported into another world.
It boasts, of course, its own en-suite and is the height of
 decadence.

 



There are two other large bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds, a cot is available if required. These two rooms lead out onto a huge landing with a French window ‘Juliet’ balcony overlooking the courtyard.

 

A brand new addition to Rigal Manoir is the West Wing Suite located on the ground floor. A beautifully decorated double bedroom with French doors opening onto the front courtyard.  Oak floor, original fireplace, beams and exposed stone. Spacious en-suite/dressing room with shower, basin, toilet and fitted wardrobes.

 

 

 
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Ground floor bedroom en-suite

 The bathroom is luxurious with a contemporary free standing bath, twin sinks, shower and toilet. Here you will find one of the ancient stone sinks in the wall.

 

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Le Manoir at night

 

 

At the far end of the courtyard you will find the swimming pool, an 11 x 5m salt water pool. The pool is secure and tastefully fenced and has two alarms to comply with current regulations. There is a veranda and roman steps lead down into the pool which has a depth of 2m at the deep end. There is a large trampoline, swings and slide for smaller children and a sandpit and baby swing for little tots.  Rigal is a working farm and there are always cattle and calves to be seen. The pastures are cut for hay during June or July and we have a small flock of rare breed hens who provide us with eggs . Other animals include ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and our sheepdog Misty.

   

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

 

 

 

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The Manoir - First Floor Plan
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