Manoir Du Battut is a truly magical place. It is a listed French National Monument set on a high ridge in the South Correze, surrounded by rolling hills and valleys full of limestone cliffs. Close by there are attractive local rivers including the mighty Dordogne. From the house & terrace, there are spectacular views 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.



Le Battut is available between June and September for parties of 6-12 for bed & breakfast, please contact for availability.


Breakfast is included and we can provide other meals at cost.

The house comes with a friendly, family labrador called Alfie.



Manoir du Battut is also available for intimate, perfectly formed weddings and private events. It is ideal for events of around 35 or less, and for weddings up to 150 people. There are plenty of charming B&Bs and hotels in the village or in neighbouring towns for guests, or camping by The Dordogne river for the more adventurous.

Our pricing is competitive and very good value for money. For more details feel free to contact us below.



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 as well as plenty of outside space for long lazy lunches and sunset dinners.



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.



Local Restaurants


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.

Cultural Sites


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.

Local Markets 


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.

Leisure Activities


Cycling, Walking, Wild Swimming, Golf, Horse Riding, Fishing, Tennis, Wine tasting

Vineyard Tours 


Tours can be arranged to local vineyards by arrangement with the local vignerons

Adventure Sports 


Canoeing and Kayaking on the Dordogne, Water Skiing, Sailing, Hang-gliding, Ballooning