St Thomas de Conac, near Royan and convenient for Bordeaux, France
Le Petit Manoir du Tartre is a beautiful Charentaise house, professionally restored to a very high standard, complete with exclusive private pool. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, near the Gironde Estuary with its fantastic array of flora and fauna, Le Petit Manoir is situated in a protected nature area and has glorious views towards the Gironde, with its own wooded land and huge barn detached from the house. The area is rich in wildlife and perfect for cycling and walking. Le Petit Manoir is close to 3 delightful small ports with a range of restaurants and bars and is only 20 minutes from award winning sandy beaches. The high standard renovation has retained original features such as wooden floors and exposed beams. Le Petit Manoir du Tartre is furnished with both comfort and elegance in mind, a mixture of local antique and modern furniture, making it a stylish and supremely comfortable home in which to unwind.
This fantastic holiday home, with Satellite TV and WiFi, offers you three bedrooms, three W.C.s and two beautifully tiled shower rooms.
The secluded pool is 10.5 metres x 5 metres and has a depth of 1 to 2.1 metres complete with a safety ledge. There is a solar shower and ample pool furniture for a wonderful relaxing holiday.
Le Petit Manoir is the perfect year round destination from which to enjoy exploring everything the southern Charente Maritime region has to offer.
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Some comments from our guests:
Just a note to say that we had an absolutely wonderful holiday at Le Petit Manoir...but forgot to sign the visitors' book to make it official! You coped with the hot water crisis in brilliant fashion and all members of our party have spoken about the high quality of beds and bathrooms, kitchen and games equipment, YV and WiFi etc. Family chemistry can always be tricky at holiday times but your house supplied the correct formula. We have returned with several bottles of your neighbours wine on David,s recommendationand plan to purchase a lot more for our daughter's wedding next June. With very best wishes J & B Liphook, Hants
After such a long drive from Calais, (and the Eurotunnel problems) it was such a pleasant surprise to receive the "Welcome Pack" - thank you so much. The Pizzaria in the village came to our rescue that first night! he house, grounds and setting are lovely and we spent most days relaxing in the pool and playing table tennis. The large electical storm was exciting until it knocked out the hot water, but thank you so much, for getting the plumber around so quickly. Thanks again for a lovely time, all the best! McG Family, Surrey.
We had a lovely stay. The milk, wine and veg were a lovely touch after the journey down. The kids have really enjoyed the pool and beach in the evenings. Ate at "le restaurant du port" yesterday very good meal. We would like to book again for next year and we'll advise you when on our return to the UK. Thank You! M Family Tunbridge Wells.
Thank You for a lovely stay - the provisions and fresh flowers were a lovely welcome after a very long drive! Weather has been up and down but we have spent some great sunny afternoons in the pool and the children have had fun finding frogs! Not had mosquito problems but have found some big spiders, the best wildlife has been the lizards. Loved St George de Didonne, Royan had lots to do but lacked the charm of St Georges. The Aquarium at La Rochelle is good. Recommend the Brasserie du Nord for a lovely lunch next to the water. The children have slept very well and we are all very rested after a lovely holiday. Thank You, Bolton Family Warwickshire
We have thoroughly enjoyed our brief holiday. Le Petit Manoir more than exceeded our expectations and its rural location enabled us to truly switch off, thank you. Many thanks also for the welcome supplies and produce - if only we could successfully grow peppers and aubergines at our allotment in Cheshire. Sue, Paul and the girls, Cheshire.
We enjoyed our stay in your very comfortable house, which easily accommodated our children and grandchildren. As the weather was warm we made good use of the beautiful garden and pool. The children particularly enjoyed the swimming pool. We found the house very well situated for visits to the estuary and the seaside. J & A T. and Family, Sheffield
We had a great time in a peaceful and quite location with the weather being a bonus, plus fantastic pool and garden. Ian M Leeds
Beautifully quite and relaxed. House very comfortable and well equipped. The figs were very tasty indeed. Weather excellent except from a spectacular storm a couple of evenings ago. We must try to make it earlier in the year next time. Tina, Jay and Bill.
We had a fabulous time! Thank you for a wonderful holiday - our most relaxing yet! Two weeks next time :-) Thank you Mark, Therese, Will and Izzy, Devon
We really enjoyed our stay. A lovely house. We've stayed in lots of holiday lets over the years and you win the prize for best welcome - the highlight being the home grown salad and veg. As gardeners ourselves that was a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely holiday. C family - Leeds.
Had a great 2 weeks, weather fabulous & the few cloudy days a welcome respite from the heat. The house was beautiful, & really comfortable and well equipped. Thank you very much for such a lovely stay. The bedrooms & bathrooms were beautifully clean - lots and lots of clean towels - much appreciated, as were the provisions in the fridge on arrival. We had lovely days out to Blaye (market Weds a.m.) & Port Maubert - really lovely restaurant there, open Sunday evenings. The citadel at Blaye was lovely, lots of lovely quaint shops, several cafes and smarter restaurants and a great pony & trap ride, 20€ for the whole family. A bit further from St Thomas than we thought & the hills have made cycling with children rather challenging. The pool & garden are fabulous and we have had a lovely time. Les Antilles in Jonzac good for children, also the Base de Loisirs is excellent, lovely cafe/restaurant for lunch and kayaks, pedalos etc. for hire. Also trampolining and other stuff for kids as well as a lovely cool lake for swimming. Thank you again for a lovely stay & I hope the rest of the summer is as lovely as our two weeks. Jo, Simon, B + F J., Poole Dorset.
We had a wonderful holiday. The house
was just right for all of us. It was so calm and peaceful in your dreamy
garden and fabulous pool. We really enjoyed our boat trip from Vitrezay
thank you for suggesting that, and had a great time in Cognac; Jarnac was
good too. We weren't over fond of Blaye but adored Royan and it's chic
neighbour, St George.
The girls loved watching the storks and herons take off. We hadn't been to your region before but now it's our favourite, it seems to have charmed us and woven its' magic, so much so, that we are already planning next year and will be in touch when we have firmed up on the dates, we may be able to manage 3 weeks if your lovely house isn't already bagged, in which case we'll try and work round what availability you have. Thank you once again, Megan, Patrick, B, C +Y; Hamilton
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"We can't thank you enough. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. It was a spur of the moment decision as you know, and one that we got right! Fabulous house, lovely touches, even the weather was kind. All of our batteries have been recharged. Faye, George, Becky and Harry. Epsom.
House wonderful. Weather wonderful. Holiday wonderful! Thank you so much. The flowers, wine, beer, greens, milk etc. were much appreciated. We hope to return very soon. Clive & Emma B Southampton.
Had a lovely break, enjoyed Dashing out to the fish and bread vans
Fish van Mondays at 11:30am
Bread van Tues & Thurs 9:30 - 11:00 bread is fab but she'll only let you have one loaf + be quick as she's off after 2-3 minutes
Many thanks J & D for the lovely house and making us feel so welcome on arrival ( the goodies were much appreciated). Going to miss picking the fruits from all around the garden and lanes - the pear and bramble tart was a real winner and free!! Best wishes K & I, Cheshire.
We have had a lovely time in your lovely, lovely house. Thanks again R. K. J. & L. ,Cheltenham, UK
Have had a really relaxing week in your very comfortable house - the boys thoroughly enjoyed the pool and table tennis. Many thanks for the "goodies", they were much appreciated. M, N, P, K, M and T . Maidstone, Kent.
We had a lovely time thank you. So peaceful - Thank you. Family B
Thanks for a lovely week at the Petit Manoir! It's a lovely house, beautiful surroundings and very peaceful and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool!! We can truly recommend the restaurant Moulin du Val de Seugne for a gourmet dinner. I'le de Re, Talmont, Cognac and St Emilion were well worth a visit, to mention a few! In St Aubin de Blaye we visited a great wine tasting centre, with a huge variety of local wine for tasting. If you go to Cognac try Le Bistro de Claude - great! Really good food, good service and great atmosphere. Best wishes E P L & T Malmo and Stockholm, Sweden. ps Also we got to hear the Golden Oriole ( Oriolus Oriolus ) in the forest behind the cottage and also see some Stag Beetles. Wonderful for a nature buff. Looking forward to renting the place later, it was quite a delight!
We have just returned from a glorious week at the Petit Manoir. It is a beautiful old house which has been lovingly restored to a high standard yet has retained many original features with some interesting pieces of furniture. The pool, bicycles and table tennis kept us occupied whilst at home and there are many lovely beaches and riverside harbours nearby. Driving through the country roads amongst acres of vineyards was a pleasure as was a visit to the town of Cognac. The supermarket at Mirambeau and the local bakeries made shopping very easy and the whole week was totally relaxing. The best part was either laying by the pool or laying in bed with nothing better to do than listen to the birds singing! Thank you Janet and Dieh. We really enjoyed our week and we enjoyed the bottles you left us in the fridge! Jill, Brian, Kirsty and James in Sheffield
We have much enjoyed our stay here. The area is new to us and we were excited to find what a good bird watching place the Gironde is. The house is comfortable and had most of the things we needed. The hot sun has been on our backs all day - I think it too much to hope that we will get the same treatment in England! P. N .
We had a great holiday. The house is lovely and really well equipped and the pool is fantastic. Thanks again for providing such a lovely base for our holiday. R. M. L. S. & R. L-F, Wiltshire
Thank you for providing such a lovely house, we have had a lovely holiday, much needed! K. D. M. B & A
We have had a lovely holiday in this lovely old house, very comfortable and well equipped. Made good use of the bicycles and pool. Chateau Beaulon was worth a visit for the gardens and tastings! Our visit to Bordeaux was the highlight of the week. Thank you for the little extras - much appreciated. R. V. E. & D. Berks UK
We have had a fabulously relaxing break in this wonderful house. The pool is tremendous and a welcome cool option on a toasty warm day. The zoo is a great place to visit..... Bordeaux was beautiful..... we parked at the tram stop and got the tram into the town centre. Thank you so much for the little personal touches. A wonderful place, a wonderful holiday. Bryan, Emma, baby Harriet and Granny.
Thank you.... we had a great time, very relaxing which is just what the doctor ordered !! Thanks again. N. & F. Berkshire
The house was lovely and the area was absolutely fantastic, we did not get to see as many Chateaux as we would like so we will have to do that next time! SueMay T. London.
"What a memorable experience! -
living in a French hamlet with French people,
fresh baguettes from the van,
oozing fromage, delicious cognac,
fields of reverent sunflowers, heads bent in prayer,
a garden redolent with ripening figs,
the harvesting of lush, juicy grapes hanging from their vines,
wines, foods and good times shared with family and friends.
All in this lovely French farmhouse!! Thank you Janet and Dieh. Jan and John, Lim and Peter, Bob and Morag, NSW Australia.
"We have had a lovely holiday here - house is comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed walking locally and generally relaxing by the pool - could easily have spent another week here! Many thanks, The P Family, Farnham, Surrey.
"We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The house is very clean and comfortable with everything you could want. In fact, we have spent more time here than planned, Our teenage sons loved the pool, bikes and have already recommended the gite to people." Jane, Sean, William and Robert H. West Midlands
"After a journey that took almost 3 hours longer than planned with it raining until we got to the bottom of the hill, we arrived a little deflated and unsure what to expect for the next 2 weeks. However, within 5 minutes of walking into the house it was all forgotten, the little extras in the fridge were very welcome. The house itself was very comfortable and absolutely spotless throughout. We spent a large part of the fortnight by the pool which was enjoyed by us all. We visited Royan, Cognac (pretty, but everything shuts on a Monday). The beach at Vergnes was really good, not too busy and ideal for families. The indoor swimming pool at Jonzac was also very good for a cloudy/rainy day. Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks." Matthew, Deb, Joe, Sam and Max S. West Sussex
"We had a lovely time at Le Petit Manoir - thank you. A beautiful spot and a lovely house, the kids had a great time in the pool - we would come again." Catherine, David, Laura and James C. Nottingham.
"We had absolutely everything we look for in a holiday - privacy, peace, space, a pool, luxury, elegance and more...... the bicycles were great, but could you have the hills removed? It is a lovely spot for a relaxing French holiday. We enjoyed dashing out to greet the Fish van and the Bread van, I hope these things don't die out completely. Further afield the zoo is wonderful and more than enough for one visit. The White Horse is in safe hands and the proprietor tries hard to please - his steaks were incredible." Nigel, Carole, Sam and Amelia P-S, Reading
"We found it was really pretty here. The pool and the big garden were great..... in the house the things were beautiful. We saw a lot of lizards. We children had a lot of fun in the pool, The R Family, Stuttgart, Germany
"We have enjoyed a lovely week here, super weather in loads of beautiful countryside = heaven. The house is gorgeous, we have been playing boules, table tennis and generally relaxing in this idyllic spot. Pool was a bit chilly! - will be lovely by end of June! Thank you for making everything so welcoming, we will heartily recommend the place and hopefully return soon." A R & Family, Bordon, Hampshire
"Our first family holiday for several years has been great. We've enjoyed being in your lovely house in this tranquil place. We've enjoyed eating your fruit - pears and figs from the garden; peaches from the lane. We've enjoyed watching the stars appear in a dark, dark sky and then been amazed by the light a fuller moon can give a few nights later. We've really enjoyed the marvellous weather we've had and the bonus of your lovely pool." the G family
Received by email - "It was a dream come true to stay at Le Petit Manoir. Everything we could wish for in a holiday and sincerely hope to return soon." C & J B,
Received by email - "We all had a really lovely time in an idyllic location and would not hesitate to recommend to friends , and indeed return ourselves." C & M. C and family
"We have had an excellent fortnight. We know France well but this region was new to us and we've had fun exploring the varied towns, villages and fishing ports on offer. The house is lovely and very well equipped. We recommend the local restaurant in St Thomas." Doreen & Alan, Crosby, Liverpool; Jean & Ken, Formby, Liverpool; Irene & Steve, Hampshire.
"Lovely comfortable house in a private location. Enjoyed the swimming pool. Weather mixed. Enjoyed Cognac, St Emillion and la Palmyre Zoo" Tim, Karen & family
"Very lovely Holiday, tranquil, sun-kissed and relaxing. The pool was wonderfully inviting. We visited Saintes which was very hot but worthwhile for the amphitheatre, Blaye ..the citadel was remarkable, Talmont which was interesting and quaint, the beaches at Meschers which were safe, sandy and as good as any I have built sandcastles in; Arcachon ... a quintessential seaside resort and the Chateau de Beaulon, which is very close with outstanding gardens, together with its own Pineau and Cognac." Andy, Nasreen & Robert
"What a lovely house in a fantastic location. We have had a wonderful time from the youngest (10 months) to the oldest. We have tried very hard, but can't think how our stay could have been improved upon! The 1st family holiday for 16 years and it has been brilliant." Eleanor, Matt and family
Received by email - "Thanks, we had a lovely holiday and the villa was lovely" Hayley
"Had a great time thanks but managed to put 5 pounds on in a week as the food and wine was just too good to miss. Lovely house in an idyllic, quiet spot, and you could look at the milky way at night whilst sipping a glass of great Bordeaux. Paradise." T, J, C & V. T Glasgow Scotland
"What a tranquil spot! We had such a relaxing time here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All the little extras made for an easy time to just get on and relax. Such peaceful walks and rides on the bikes, watching the grape harvest was such fun! Great to dive in the pool after our exercise, it always capped a wonderful day; weather was fantastic, we shall definitely come again - and at this time of year!" P & J M - Cheshire.
"Totally agree the "extras" here are great and its a house not a rental villa, with the equipment in the kitchen outstanding, better than my house! the pool is great, very warm in the mornings. Hannah learnt to ride on the small bike, a first without stabilisers, so thanks very much!" The R family Bristol.
"We so loved your house. Felt at home almost straight away. It was all so perfect, you even did some food shopping for us which was so appreciated. The welcome was perfect, fresh flowers and wine. Fabulous that you had Sky TV! Having the 4 children means you don't get out as much as you'd like, so it really was a home from home, so comfortable with everything we needed. The children were catered for very well too, all of my boys just loved it here and your fabulous swimming pool was the focus of our holiday. They preferred it to the gorgeous beaches on offer! We had many table tennis tournaments during our visit too! It is such a relaxing environment, great climate and the locals are super friendly. All in all we loved our holiday, and hope to come back very soon. This has to be one of the best holidays we've had. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to all my family and friends." K,M,T,D,F & J, Cookham Dean, Berkshire.
"Really lovely old house, with an ideal setting near both St R. & St Thomas de Conac. Brilliant views of the Estuary and of the various vineyards that lay around. Top Temperature of 37˚C made a brilliant change from the gloom of England & was well received by all the family! With the pool added in, it truly made for an unforgettable experience! (especially for Ed. , who came off worse for wear with the rays!) Fantastic beaches all around, both close and further afield, in the case of the Cote Sauvage - well worth a trip. Overall exceptional! P. J. O. & E. T. Portsmouth.
"Wonderful home with everything you could ask for! Beautiful area and Talmont a definite must with lovely restaurants and shops. Meschers and the caves is also very good. A.M. Buckinghamshire.
"We have had a great, relaxing holiday here in Le Petit Manoir. The house is lovely, and pool and table tennis well used by all of us - not just the boys! Highlights of our stay included days out to Royan (lovely town), exploring the Medoc (ferry from Blaye to Lamarque) and surfing at the Atlantic beaches. Also had a lovely lunch at the nature reserve at Vitrezay. We have been very lucky with the weather, it has been very warm and mostly sunny just about every day. Thank you, Janet, for letting us stay in your lovely house. We have had a super holiday! F.D.F. & C. A., Helensburgh
"Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely house. The added extras (flowers, wine & beer, washing up liquid etc) were greatly appreciated...... we enjoyed the lovely garden and the table tennis in the barn. Many thanks also for your invaluable "Blue Book" which we used when looking for restaurants in the local area. All in all we had a lovely, relaxing stay at Le Petit Manoir & will be recommending it to our friends" Alex & Will. Windsor, Berks.
"A wonderful location for a great house, very welcoming, comfortable with everything you need plus a few little extras! We were incredibly lucky with the weather so the pool had constant use. A great base for exploring vineyards and buying the wine! Janet and Dieh have been great, very kind and helpful. Thanks for having a lovely house for us to use." Colleen, John and Catherine A. Oxfordshire
"Like others who have written in this book, we have really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. The access to bikes + pool was a real advantage. We were lucky enough enough to be here for the Bastille Day fireworks display, on Royan Beach, which was fantastic! Many Thanks etc." Rosalind, Richard, Jeremy, Timothy + Jessica. Aberdeen
"What a beautiful house! We are really delighted to have spent time here. The walks through the countryside were really memorable. The daily "honk" - (bread van) took us back in time, in Ireland, when time in rural areas moved slowly and daily visits such as these mattered. It was great to step back, reflect and relax. H, E, J, K & C D. Dublin
"Lovely house and area, friendly locals, wonderful walking, cycle if you can. D, P, London A, S and co Cheshire
"Thank you so much for our week spent in this idyllic house. Our two boys have had an absolute ball in the pool & garden. They thoroughly enjoyed the swimming at Les Antilles, Jonzac & also the zoo at La Palmyre. I would also like to echo the sentiments of your previous guests. The added extras were all very much appreciated, wine beer, flowers, loo rolls, kitchen towel, washing up liquid etc. etc. The list goes on. Really makes a difference. Thank you we will definitely be back." L, S, M +O
"Thank you for a perfect holiday house and location. The Petit Manoir has everything you need to relax and stay in comfort. The nice touches throughout reflected a good eye for detail and kindness in providing essentials needed when first arriving i.e. the pint of milk etc! We had a truly relaxing time, in a beautiful spot in the French countryside, with perfect weather. Many thanks." S & N K. Crewe Cheshire.
"We really enjoyed and appreciated your beautiful, tranquil house ( I loved all the pale blues and greens) and the "paysage" truly is idyllic. Thank you for a fabulous week (as James said when we arrived "It's brilliant!") Ann, Doug, James(8) & George(6) C. Chesterfield Derbyshire.
"We had a fabulous holiday in a great old house. Facilities first class - everything to hand and working! Look forward to returning soon. Lovely area, will miss it all". Tony, Kath & Ellie J. - Sheffield, South Yorks.
"Beautiful house with excellent facilities. The pool was excellent as was the table tennis table........a beautiful area. A remarkable holiday" Chris & Sue E. - Basingstoke, Hants.
"Our return visit confirmed our memories of last year's visit: a charming old house, lovingly presented, in beautiful countryside. Thank you again for another wonderful holiday." 3 generations of family R - Edinburgh & London
"Charming old house with every modern convenience. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch, the garden ideal for children." J M - Gloucester
"Home from home, would recommend Le Petit Manoir. Very relaxing two weeks away from everything. Surrounding area beautiful; would recommend all your guests to eat at Le Cheval Blanc. Beach at St Georges de Didonne a must." Peter & Jenny L. Hook, Hants
"Thank you so much for our visit to Le Petit Manoir. We have really enjoyed our stay. The personal touches have not gone unnoticed and we loved the entries in your guest book. The locals are very friendly and we enjoyed the birds. Lovely pool - wonderful every day! We would love to be back some day." M & T W -Amersham, Bucks; K L & J T and E L - UK
"We had a fantastic time and very much enjoyed the villa - which I must say has been the best holiday villa we have ever stayed in! The kids loved the pool and we had a thoroughly relaxing time - I would without doubt recommend your villa to anyone interested in staying in the south of France." M G -Battersea, London
"Have had a lovely holiday in this beautiful house which is so well equipped - it has been a pleasure to stay here, ............best beaches at La Palmyre & C�te Sauvage" D & L T -- Berwick on Tweed
"A Beautiful old house, lovingly presented, in a location that is just about perfect. Everything about this place is just a little bit better than we had expected. The pool is really big and so pristine & inviting. The house has so many original features and yet is so well adapted to modern living. Everything works! What a joy to be able to shower after shower with oodles of hot water! On top of this, such a perfect location: plenty of garden grounds for the kids to run safely wild, lots of nature study courtesy of the neighbouring wood and easy access to pretty villages among vineyards and sunflowers! Thank You! 3 generations of family R - Edinburgh & London
"Everything about this holiday has been perfect. The house is amazing and very well equipped. We have two small babies and we have felt this place is home from home. I would recommend this house to everyone and we are looking forward to coming back in a few years when the children can appreciate the best place we have ever been." J, C & C E -- Saffron Walden; D, G & A T -- Melksham
"We have had a superb holiday and really enjoyed your beautiful house and would recommend to our friends and family, we had a ball. House is just amazing; really safe for kids. Thanks again for the use of your house." Mrs L.C. Bath, UK.
"we loved the house..... not to mention the location, so we were able to spend a very quiet, relaxing time in warm, comfortable surroundings. We were lucky so early in the season and the best sound of all was, lying in bed, hearing the owl. Thank You!" S & A K, Jersey
Thanks for a great place to work from - all the others I see were on holiday, and I hope when I come back next year I will be too! We wrote some new songs - the best one called Carpe Diem - we hope it will be famous in the next year or so - who knows?" James T Paris, France
" - lovely house, lovely area, thank you so much, we hope to return one day." T H, New Zealand.
"We have had the most fantastic holiday here. We have stayed in many houses in France but the Petit Manoir is by far the best." Mrs J R, Leeds, W. Yorks. "Thank you for the attention to detail - we have appreciated it so much!" Ms AC, San Diego, USA.
"The Petit Manoir is a real little treasure - we love it! We know we will be back one day. Simply, we have had one of the best holidays ever!" R, V, D & Z Birmingham, W. Mids.