MANOIR DU BATTUT
Manoir Du Battut is a Listed French National Monument set on a ridge in the South Correze. The house is surrounded by rolling wooded hills and valleys full of limestone cliffs and caves, with attractive local rivers including the mighty Dordogne. There are spectacular views from the house and terrace across beautiful unspoilt countryside.
Parts of the house date back to the 15th Century with 17th Century additions. The house is very “French” in character with a wealth of original features and typifies the “Petit Chateau” of the period. The History of the Battut goes back to circa the 13th century and the substantial cellars with their historical winemaking equipment hark back to the time when Queyssac Les Vignes had a substantial winemaking tradition. There are still vineyards in the village although largely these produce the Vin Paille for which the village is famous.
BED & BREAKFAST
Le Battut is available between June and September for parties of 6 plus for B&B at a special offer price of £250 per person per week.
Breakfast is included and we can provide other meals at cost.
House comes with a friendly, family labrador.
For guests there are two charming twin bedrooms and four double bedrooms all with their own bath and/or shower room.
There is a large reception room, a spacious dining room suitable for 10.
Set in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne valley, the Manoir offers a relaxed and friendly environment for drawing and painting.
With spectacular views of the rustic French countryside; tranquil riverscapes, undulating hills and historic villages, there's something for everyone.
Whether painting 'en plein-air' or in the studio with one of our fantastic teachers, our art courses cater for all levels and all abilities. We have separate activities for non-painting partners and friends who are very welcome to join us.
THINGS TO DO
There are many good restaurants in the area ranging from the local Auberge, which is within walking distance of the house, to local Michelin Star grade restaurants which charge a fraction of what you would pay in the UK. We can provide a sheet with names, locations and phone numbers.
There are attractive Medieval villages and hamlets nearby: Bretenoux, Carennac, Collonge La Rouge, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Martel, Curemonte, Turenne, Rocamadour, to name but a few, many of which are officially classified as the most Beautiful Villages in France.
The area has local markets at: Argentat, Brive, Bretenoux, Carennac, Meyssac, Beaulieu, Martel, Les Quatre routes, Cahors, Curemonte, Vayrac, Turenne, St Cere, and Gramat. We can provide an information sheet showing the days that the markets are open.
Cycling, Walking, Tennis, Horse Riding, Fishing, Golf, Swimming, Wine tasting
Tours can be arranged to local vineyards by arrangement with the local vignerons
Canoeing and Kayaking on the Dordogne, Water Skiing, Sailing, Hang-gliding, Ballooning