Manoir de Moncé

Saint Aquilin, Dordogne

A beautiful Dordogne house for up to ten in calm countryside with old stones, contemporary colours and bathrooms, superb kitchens, fine pool


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 8


A dream come true. Four friends from Munich dreamed of restoring a rundown French country house and sharing it with like-minded travellers. And here it stands, on the edge of a pretty valley, an enchanting, rambling house of wobbly roofs, rose-clambered walls and mullioned windows. Blessedly, it hasn’t been over-restored and the fading, slightly flaked lime render gives the country house a hopelessly romantic patina. Inside, it’s a feast of colour and glorious old stone. The L-shaped building, with the medieval tower at its hinge, can be taken as a whole or as two independent gîtes. Each has a dining kitchen, a large open fireplace, gorgeous bathrooms; both mix rustic with contemporary; bedrooms are all inspiring with fabulous beds, interesting art and colourful fabrics. The room in the tower is circular, of course. Look out over endless lawns stretching out to the forest. It is totally quiet here. Walk or cycle in the lovely Dordogne countryside, visit local châteaux, caves, towns – and farmers’ markets for superb local produce and specialities that you’ll prepare in your fine big kitchen. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 1 week. Arrival/departure on Sundays. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €37
Weekly price
from €260
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per week.
1 House for 8
From €904 beds4 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €371 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nikolaus von Grundherr

  • Culinary: Don’t miss the local markets, they are a treasure of great products and atmosphere.You are welcome to search for ceps in the oak woods of Moncé, collect wallnuts and sweet chestnuts (Marons) as well as harvest ripe fruits and grapes in the garden
  • Animals: Donkey, Horse - during the season we also have four legged guests who graze in the southern part of the gardens. Donkey Valentine, Horse Felicia stay until autumn and love to be fed on carrots.
  • Culture: From end of June until beginning of September every Friday Open-Air Blues and Culture Jazzevenings in the nearby village of Douchapt. Dancing after sunset - very frensh ! Visit the Brocante Markets especially Verteillac - first Sunday each month.
  • Excursions/Attractions: Less noted than newly opened Lascaux 4 but almost as impressive (and very near) are the Grotte de Villars near Brantome. Once on your way to Brantome we strongly recommend to visit the Castles of Bourdeilles and Puyguilhem.
  • Outstanding: An impressive jewel is the beautiful village of Aubeterre s. Dronne with the Rock Church St.Jean from 8th century being the largest monolithic church in Europe; do not miss Saint-Jean-de-Côle rated as one of the prettiest villages in France.
  • Farming: Our tenant grows organic crops on the land of Moncé - no pesticides nor artificial fertilizers are used. You are staying in an ecological intact environment and will see animals, insects and plants which you might not have seen nor heard before.