The Award Winning Le Manoir du Bois Mignon

Voted by Tripadvisor in 2021 as one of the top 10% of hotels wordwide, Le Manoir du Bois Mignon is a stunning stone mansion and grounds, built circa 1790. It is peacefully nestled in a small hamlet between the banks of the Dordogne river, vineyards and forest known locally as ‘Le Bois Mignon’ or ‘Cute Wood’ from which the house takes its name.

Le Manoir du Bois Mignon, situated in the Bergerac Montravel wine appellation between the medieval bastide of Ste Foy la Grande and the riverside village of Le Fleix, offers 5 luxurious and indulgent suites and spacious guest salons in the main house. Also, situated in Le Manoir’s 2 acres of grounds, is Maison des Vignes, named after the grapevines that grow above its terrace, offering shade from the Summer Sun. Maison des Vignes is a beautiful 250 year old traditional French cottage and properties share a stunning pool and romantic grounds in which to relax and soak up the French summer sunshine.

Le Manoir and Maison des Vignes are truly magnificent and unique properties which have been lovingly restored by their owners in recent years. Featuring a wealth of original period features including large open fireplaces, exposed beams, marble floors and exposed stone walls typical of the area. Le Manoir and Maison des Vignes are furnished with traditional French pieces but blended with contemporary twists. All guest suites in Le Manoir are equipped to a superbly high standard and feature all modern conveniences including super king-sized beds, luxury bed linen, large walk-in showers, heated towel rails and luxury toiletries. The signature, ‘Amelia’ suite has 3 rooms and extends to more than 70 square metres boasting a stunning and indulgent free-standing bathtub in its bedroom area.

Maison des Vignes retains the rustic charm of a bygone age, including old beams, the traditional terracotta floor, original stone wash basin and beautiful working Perigordian fireplace. This mixes seamlessly with all modern conveniences including fast broadband access, modern kitchen and bathroom and a lovely outdoor terrace for alfresco dining and lazy afternoons in the sun.

Outside, the mature grounds and stunning pool with waterfall feature extend to two acres with centuries old trees offering shade and ample space to relax and unwind. There are several terraces dotted around the grounds with comfortable seating areas and tables. Also available for guests who prefer to be more active are bicycles to rent, a table tennis, pool, French petanque and a traditional English dart board in our outdoor ‘pub’ area. There is also a terrace with deck chairs and beautiful views of the Dordogne river where the owners have recently built an enclosure for their chickens who provide hours of fun for guests young and old as well as a plentiful supply of delicious fresh eggs for the kitchen!

Breakfasts, dinners, lite bites and chilled local wines are usually enjoyed ‘alfresco’ by the pool during the Summer and in the guest dining room and salon in front of a roaring fire, accompanied by a glass or two of warming local red wine in Winter.

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Your Hosts, Rob & Vanessa

Le Manoir du Bois Mignon and Maison des Vignes are owned and operated by a British couple, Rob and Vanessa Gray, who live at Le Manoir with their son Barnaby. They are ex-marketing and recruitment executives who have left the London rat race to follow their dream to live in France and run a boutique B&B and hospitality business. The couple commented “We love meeting and greeting new people and sharing our amazing home. It is our mission to provide our guests with the luxury and indulgence of a 5 star hotel, while at the same time, giving them the far more intimate and personal experience of a few days spent with old friends at their house in the country. We are fully available to help our guests during their stay, to assist with any needs they may have. We are happy to advise on local attractions, restaurants, and events, make reservations and arrange transport. If you are celebrating a special occasion, looking to treat yourself to a massage, or anything else then we are here to help you make the most of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Manoir du Bois Mignion very soon” Rob and Vanessa.