The Manoir La Croix Residence

haute vienne, southwest france
8 bedroom - 6 bath
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£500 - £679 per night (GBP)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 king
3 queen
7 twin / single
1 toddler bed
sleeps 5
5 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This idyllic French farmhouse is a rural dream with beautiful countryside and space for kids to run around outside, a pool to splash in and dens to make in the woods. Large family tables are set up both indoors and out, with barbecue, wood burning stove and fire pit for family time centered around food. Families can explore nature, indulge in gorgeous local markets and restaurants and visit surrounding local beauty, wine country and historical sites. Grand bedrooms and bunting-clad attic rooms with bathrooms to fit the whole family suit extended families, friends traveling together, and with nannies/au pairs.

Why Kids Love it

The manoir has plenty of toys and books for toddlers and babies, and lots of room for indoor and outdoor play. There's a billiard room with board games, a ping pong table in the Bergerie (cottage) and sports equipment, plus a small bike collection, outdoor croquet and games for older kids. There are acres of land to roam and there is a heated pool for swimming. There are lots of bedrooms to choose from; kids will love the cozy top floor with slanted ceiling and bunting. Multiple cribs, high chairs, baby baths, changing mats, baby monitors, stroller/buggy, slings, steriliser, bottle warmer, blender and more are available to use.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days, 7 nights in May - September and over Christmas, New Year and Easter. The host may be able to offer 40% off for half occupancy (4 bedrooms) during mid/low season - please enquire for details. The property is prepared for families with a fenced pool, stair gates for all staircases, baby cribs, baby baths, high chairs and sterilising equipment as well as a selection of bikes and outdoor games for children. Reliable and friendly local babysitters can be recommended by the hosts and chefs can be arranged to simplify large group mealtimes. Grocery shopping can be pre-arranged and delivered. There is plenty of space for parking on the property. Limoges airport is 35 minutes' drive away with regular flights to London. The train station in Limoges is 3 hours to Paris. Bordeaux, Bergerac and Angouleme airports are also easily accessible by car. Please note that the host requires a security deposit of £1500 to be paid one month in advance of check in which is held in a separate account with Paypal - the host does not receive the money and the refund can be effected immediately upon processing. The host will refund this fully within 7 days of the end of your stay provided no damage. You must report any damage or breakages to the host by the end of a stay. Half Occupancy rate is available in Low and Mid seasons (Jan - June, Sept - Dec): 50% off for 8 guests or fewer in 4 bedrooms rather than 8.

About the Location

Manoir La Croix is in the Haute Vienne department of the Limousin region, ideal for slow paced rural life. Plenty of walking and cycling routes start from the manoir, and there are golf courses, riding schools and even a circus school nearby. There's a little playground in the village and a Parc Zoo du Reynou, with over 130 species of animals, is 20 minutes away. Several traditional French restaurants and bakeries are within a few minutes’ drive plus weekly markets or supermarkets. There are beautiful lakes within 20 minutes’ drive for paddling and picnics, fairytale chateaux and medieval towns to explore, and the famous Dordogne, just 30 minutes to the south. The house is also used as a retreat for women and families - ask the host for help organizing health or fitness sessions and therapies, particularly for post-natal or menopausal women (additional fees apply).

Accommodation Details

This French country manor is set on 6 acres of land with a large field, formal garden with heated pool and terrace, barbeque and fire pit behind a small orchard, and outdoor dining and woodburning stove under the barn’s canopy. On the ground floor, a main grand salon living area with stone fireplace leads to a farmhouse dining kitchen with French doors to the terrace, and a Petit Salon has a pool table and board games. An ensuite bedroom is at ground level with a private door outside. Upstairs includes a library and children’s den. Four of the bedrooms are in the original 18th century farmhouse, 2 doubles on the 1st floor with shared bathroom, 2 on the second floor – 1 twin and 1 double room with a shared shower room. Four further bedrooms are in the adjoining wing of the house, accessed through the Grand Salon - 1 double bedroom with ensuite shower on the ground floor and 3 on 1st floor - 1 double and 1 twin room with ensuite shower rooms and an ideal children’s room with 2 double beds and adjoining shower room. The old sheep fold or ‘bergerie’ has been converted into a yoga space.

Style Notes

French farmhouse meets East London inspired-design. This ivy-covered country manor is full to the brim with authentic character from wooden beams, stone walls and attic bedrooms to formal gardens, orchards and wild acreage. Modern vintage decor is evolved and families feel right at home with the antique and upcycled furniture, vintage pieces and personal design touches. We love the subtly wallpapered walls, French country linens, mismatched antique twin beds and perfectly gorgeous countryside views and experience.

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Clio W.
Member since December 01, 2016
Bio: Clio, Bryn and their two daughters live between London, UK and France. Their beautiful holiday home in France is a little bit of family luxury, perfect for getaways with a personal touch. Clio runs her own family wellbeing company, &Breathe and Bryn is a managing director in a listed company. They love travelling the world together; their children have visited Brazil, Canada, Singapore, France, Spain, & Greece before their first birthdays - so we know what makes travel easier with little ones, Kid and Coe residences are fantastic hotel alternatives.

Haute Vienne, Southwest France

This region of central France, just north of the Dordogne, centers around Limoges, its medieval streets and porcelain shops. The area around the city is wonderful to explore, with dense woodland, rivers made for rafting and kayaking, and pretty villages with weekly markets.