Manoir La Croix de La Jugie is a beautiful family manor in rural France; perfect large property to get away from it all. Stunning views, 6 acre estate, heated pool. Sleeps 16+. Available for weddings and retreats. Hosts &Breathe Postnatal retreats. Extremely baby/child friendly.
Our beautiful Manor House, Manoir la Croix de la Jugie, is set in the heart of the rolling Limousin countryside - with picture perfect rustic French views. It is very close to the Perigord-Limousin National Park and only half an hour from the Dordogne.
La Jugie is set in 6 acres of lovely land, which includes a large rambling field for messing around with bikes (we have a small collection) or holding a family sports day, a more formal garden area with a heated pool and terrace, and a stunning barbeque and fire pit area behind the small orchard which overlooks a perfect French view. The stables host a small bike collection, croquet sets and plenty of bats and balls to play with, and the games room in the Manoir has a billiard table and a raft of board games. The ground floor of the Bergerie cottage is available for use as a yoga space, with a few mats provided and this is also where the ping-pong table lives. PLEASE NOTE: pool in use May-Sept/Oct only.
There are 8 bedrooms, four with their own bathrooms and four more which share a further two bathrooms. There are several living areas: Grand Salon, Petit Salon, Dining Room and a large kitchen with another long dining table and wood-burning stove; you and your guests can also dine outside under the barn's canopy (which easily seats your whole group) or on the terrace for long lazy lunches and dinners. For a really relaxing holiday, we offer a catering service for you and your guests for an extra cost.
With plenty of walking and cycling routes starting from the Manoir, and golf courses, riding schools and even a circus school nearby, you won't get bored! There are plenty of delicious traditional French restaurants within a few minutes drive and weekly markets or supermarkets for buying provisions. Perigueux, Angouleme, the Bordeaux wine region, Cognac, and the Massif Central are all perfect for day trips, even Paris is only 3 hours on the train.
Limoges airport is 35 minutes' drive away with regular flights to London. The train station in Limoges is three hours to Paris and Bordeaux, Bergerac and Angouleme airports are also easily accessible by car.
La Jugie is perfect for your big family reunion, long relaxing summer holiday, or weddings and group celebrations. We have a large barn attached to the main house which can host 80-100 guests for a sit-down dinner, and outdoor celebrations (with or without marquee) can also be organised. Ideal for weddings, anniversaries or special birthdays.
We are super family friendly - the pool is fenced, cots, baby baths, high chairs, sterilising equipment and stair gates all available!
The whole estate is yours for the duration of your stay - perfect privacy but with a couple of neighbours up the lane if you should need a cup of sugar ;-)
Interaction with guests
The owners are not present at the manoir, but on the end of a phone or email for any advice, questions or queries. We can arrange catering, babysitting and day trips in advance, as well as massage treatments. Please contact us before your stay for any of these.
Other things to note
We can arrange one-off or weekly catering for a super relaxing week or if you're celebrating a special occasion. Please contact us once you've booked and in advance of your stay with your requirements.
We love our home and want you to love it too!
- No smoking inside, if you must smoke, you must do it outside and ALL cigarette butts to be disposed of in the bin;
- remove muddy shoes and boots before entering;
- sorry, no pets!
We don't expect you to fully clean the manoir, BUT you must leave it in an acceptable state, i.e. neat and tidy. Please follow instructions in the house manual at the property.
We will charge you for:
- any mess left behind
- damaged furniture
- damaged and stained soft furnishings and bed/bath linen
- damage to any other household items.
Founder of &Breathe Postnatal (postnatal family retreats to get fit, eat well, and feel good with baby in tow, held in France and the UK).
Owner of La Jugie (this Manoir) for holidays, retreats and weddings.
Married with a small daughter. Juggling life, travel, culture, and sleep!