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Bed & Breakfast

Manoir Camélia - Bed & Breakfast in Dordogne

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Chez Gonaud, 24360 Champniers-et-Reilhac, Dordogne
Aquitaine, France

Stephen Holmes Visit website
+33 (0)5 53 56 47 31(landline)

Couples will love this charming manor with attentive hosts. Eat, sleep, and enjoy the wine. Explore the ‘Venice of France’ nearby

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A 19th-century wisteria-covered granite manor with red pantile roof and sky blue shuttered windows on the edge of a pretty Dordogne village. Ex-firefighter Steve and his wife Gill love to share their home, complete with two cats, chickens in the garden and, if you choose to eat in, fresh veg from the allotment for dinner. Bedrooms are in soft pastels with garden views, bathrooms are fresh and modern. Breakfasts of homemade yoghurt and honey from Steve’s bees set you up for a day in the surrounding Parc Naturel Regional. Walk, cycle, visit the preserved wartime village of Oradour-sur-Glane, or just stay in and chill. 

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Stephen Holmes:

Local points of interest from
Stephen Holmes:

  • Visit Chateau Chalus-Chabrol where Richard the Lionheart spent his last days, Richard the Lionheart succumbed to a mystery infection while being treated for a crossbow wound during a siege of the castle in France on April 6, 1199.
  • Gill is a very keen cook, her cooking prowess covers many styles from local French fare, vegetarian or her great passion for Indian food. Give us 24 hours notice and let us know what you would like.
  • Six minutes away from the Manor Piégut-Pluviers has played host to a Wednesday morning market since the seventeenth century. the streets fill with farmers and artisans from all over the region selling local produce and wares. Very popular.
  • This area is a spectacular destination for wild swimming. Its rivers and lakes are some of the cleanest in Europe. We have many lakes nearby including lakes with beaches for swimming. L'étang de Saint-Estèphe is one of the best just 13Km from us.
  • Close to Brantôme you will find the Grotte de Villars, a natural prehistoric cave. An underground river has hollowed out huge caves joined by galleries.The prehistoric section is decorated with rock paintings dating from 17,000 years ago.
  • Brantome is an attractive town 30 minuets drive from the Manor. Sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne the town has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture. Canoes can be hired here for a relaxing glide along the Dronne river.
Points of interest

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"Very friendly hosts, immaculate & comfortable room, lovely supper (owner had cooked curry especially!) and breakfast."

Mark - York, United Kingdom

September 2016
"Whilst travelling back from Spain we stayed in this delightful Manoir in the national park area of the Dordogne. After a lovely home made dinner with wine and coffee in the beautiful old lounge, we retired to a well laid out bedroom with lovely fresh sheets. The ensuite bathroom is decorated to a high standard. Breakfast consisted of cereals, home made yogurts and jams still warm fresh bread and pastries and a selection of honeys from Steve's own bees, and fresh fruit. Steve and Gill who own/run the Manoir were always at hand to answer any questions about the local area. Highly recommended"

Jill - Oxford, United Kingdom

April 2016

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  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) 75 to85 per night

Special Offer: Dordogne Honey - Receive a complimentary Jar of honey taken from Manoir Camélia's own beehives. Straight from the beehive to the jar. Book via our website or telephone & quote ‘Sawdays’ when you book.

Booking info:

Parking on site.


Dinner, 2 courses with wine & coffee €23; not Thursday or July/August. Restaurants 1km.




Chez Gonaud, 24360 Champniers-et-Reilhac, Dordogne

B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) 85 to 85 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) 75 to 75 per night
Stephen Holmes Visit website
+33 (0)5 53 56 47 31(landline)