Look out at the Dordogne vineyards and rolling hills around you as you relax in the glorious gardens of your manoir, surrounded by the summer scents of lavender, roses and jasmine. Close to the delights of both Eymet and Bergerac, this is a fine place to holiday with family or friends looking to relax in this alluring region of southern France.
The former 19th century residence of the local mairie, this country abode is both elegant and stylish following an impressive restoration in recent years. With seven bedrooms spread over the main house and cottage, Manoir du Jasmin has retained much of its historic charm with original flooring, exposed stone walls and oak beams. This is contrasted with 21st century luxuries such as air-conditioning throughout, a home cinema room, a gym and an especially grand bar and games room in the converted barn.
Even the heated swimming pool is stylish with its limestone terrace and glass panelled safety gate, ideal for young families. The gardens are full of flowering colour and there are fruit trees and a vegetable garden; help yourself to aubergines, chillies or whatever may be growing that season. The 15-acre estate includes lawns, meadows and the owner’s vines; in this beautiful setting you are truly immersed in the Dordogne countryside.
Pass vineyards and summer fields of sunflowers as you drive to Eymet, a much-loved bastide town on the banks of the Dropt river. With its atmospheric square of restaurants, charming weekly Farmer’s market and occasional night markets in July and August, it’s a wonderful place to spend time soaking up the Dordogne ambience around you.
Bergerac is also close by, a must for wine and food-lovers with its Maison des Vins, twice-weekly market and excellent restaurants as well as being ideal for families with boat trips and other child-friendly attractions nearby. Also within a short drive you will find summer canoe trips on the Dordogne or Dropt rivers, incredible walking trails, horse-riding and mountain biking as well as magnificent châteaux and vineyards.
The most intrepid explorers could even venture as far as Bordeaux, just over an hour by train from Bergerac. That said, with its picturesque gardens, a superb pool and such outstanding features, it’ll be hard to leave the beauty of Manoir du Jasmin for too long.
Manoir du Jasmin is set in the southern Dordogne countryside with glorious views over rolling fields and vineyards.
Set just outside a small hamlet, it’s a short drive to the nearest village where you will find a boulangerie and small shop with essentials whilst the pretty bastide town of Eymet is also close by with its cafes, restaurants and supermarket. In a picturesque setting on the Dropt river, Eymet has some fine medieval architecture and a lovely weekly market on a Thursday morning. Look out for occasional night markets in July and August in the main square, an atmospheric place in the summer with its cafes and restaurants.
Food-lovers who are seeking some of the wonderful cuisine that the Dordogne is so well-known for have a great choice of excellent places to eat in the region. Bergerac, Monbazillac and Issigeac all have fine restaurants which are reasonably priced. The Michelin starred Le Vieux Logis in Trémolat is also a special place to visit, perhaps combined with a day out on the Dordogne river.
There are many excellent wineries to visit in the area, some only within a 15-minute drive or so. The Maison de Vins de Bergerac will also appeal to wine enthusiasts when visiting this remarkable historic wine-town so close to Manoir du Jasmin.
You’ll discover all sorts of regional delights at local farmer’s markets, some of the best being on a Sunday morning in Issigeac (also one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’) or a Saturday and Wednesday morning in Bergerac.
Other idyllic villages to visit include two more of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages', Monflanquin and Monpazier, as well as bastide towns such as Beaumont-du-Périgord and Lalinde or delightful Limeuil on the Dordogne river. Take a boat trip on the Dordogne from Bergerac, hire canoes near Gardonne or head south to La Sauvetat-du-Dropt in the summer for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle-boarding and whitewater river trips on the Dropt river.
There is also a train service from Bergerac which takes you to the stunning market town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, taking one hour, or head west to the magnificent wine city of Bordeaux, around 75 minutes by train.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Private chef
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!