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8 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Chateau de Chalus-Chabrol
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Étang de la Barde
    17 min drive
  • Restaurant
    2 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Les Délices du Gourmand
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Limoges (LIG-Limoges Intl.)
    28 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Chalus. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Étang de la Barde and Parc Naturel Regional Perigord, while Espace Meteorite and The House of Foie Gras are cultural highlights.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Chateau de Chalus-Chabrol - 8 min walk
    • Étang de la Barde - 17 min drive
    • Chateau de Nexon - 19 min drive
    • Parc Naturel Regional Perigord - 23 min drive
    • Chateau de Rochechouart - 27 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bussiere-Galant Station - 8 min drive
    • Limoges (LIG-Limoges Intl.) - 28 min drive


    • Gallas - 2 min walk
    • Les Délices du Gourmand - 3 min walk
    • La Table Italienne - 5 min walk
    • Pag'Encas - 3 min drive
    • Dino's - 11 min drive

    About this property

    Eight Bedroom Chateau With Heated Pool, Walking Distance to Bars, Restaurants

    Family-friendly vacation home with outdoor tennis court and sauna
    Plantagenet Manor is a beautiful eight bedroom ‘petit’ chateau with a Heated in-ground pool that has gone through a complete renovation with five new bathrooms, gourmet commercial size kitchen, modern four poster beds and luxury cotton bedding with duck down quilts and pillows and a great mix of new and antique furniture sourced from all over France by Australian Interior Designer, Liane Lancaster and her husband Robert. The chateau is located in the centre of historic Chalus on nearly an acre of grounds, and is within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and a lovely Health Spa. The town was made famous by being the place where English King Richard the Lionheart met his death while storming a castle. The chateau sits below the castle and a second smaller castle now in ruins is located a short walking distance from the chateau. The town is on the Richard the Lionheart route and also on the main Santiago de Compostela route and is close to many castles, chateau, abbeys, medieval towns and villages and is located in a National Park, renown all over France for it's beautiful natural scenery, woodlands and lakes. The city of Limoges with its international airport and high speed rail links is only 35 kilometres away and Paris is only four hours away. GROUND FLOOR Enter into a large hallway through the two massive solid oak doors with wrought iron fixtures you find a beautiful circular stairway on the left that leads up to the upper levels. The gourmet commercial sized kitchen with huge old stone fire place is situated on the right through two antique 9 ft high oak doors. The kitchen has a very large commercial gas and electric cooker with double oven, 6 gas burners and hotplate situated within the huge 'chateau' style fireplace. There is a large double door fridge with icemaker, separate wine fridge, stunning three meter marble centre island with six Tolix chairs, coffee machine, extensive glassware, tableware and cutlery and an array of pots and pans. Everything you could wish for to make a gourmand meal for the family and friends. Off the kitchen is the laundry and utility room with a washing machine and dryer and extensive cupboards housing the iron and ironing board and other useful household items. To the left of the entrance is a bedroom with a double bed and en-suite within the room itself with a shower, sink and WC. Off this room are utility rooms. A separate WC is located in the hallway. From the hallway, through two beautiful Oak doors leads to the lounge area which houses two aged leather five person sofas and other seating, large coffee table with parquetry top, American Oak entertainment unit which contains a 127 cm (50') flat screen LG Plasma TV, DVD, Sat channel box with hundreds of English and French channels, a laptop with WiFi internet connection, books on the local area, chateau and interior design and DVD library. A lovely Napoleonic Black Marble open fireplace sits in the centre of the room. High ceilings, dark wooden floor, pillows, throws, and other items make this room the perfect place to relax together as a group. There are electric shutters on all windows and the windows face out onto the rear grounds where the pool, entertainment area and raised gazebo are situated. A lovely old church can be seen from all windows and dominates the local area. The rear grounds can be reached through double French doors from the lounge room. To the left of the lounge area is the large dining room that is entered by two solid oak doors. This room houses a three meter wooden table with inlaid wood top, huge round oak legs, ten black velvet French dining chairs and two antique carvers that have been recovered with beautiful English fabrics. Lovely panelling surrounds the room which also houses a very large lime washed hand carved cabinet. There are many glass fronted cupboards and large canvas paintings on the wall. Our resident Knights Templer stands guard in the room. Two double windows open up the view onto the rear grounds, pool area and the old church. LEVEL ONE Ascending the magnificent oak circular stairway with sisal runner and iron railings you arrive on to a large landing and hallway. Off the landing you will find four beautifully renovated bedrooms, three with modern four poster beds, all with comfortable white hotel quality cotton bedding, duck down quilts and pillows and en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 2 Very large room with high ceilings, modern four poster bed with white cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, mirrored built in robe, chest of drawers, white marble fireplace with large mirror above and a comfortable chair. Large window with shutters. Private en-suite with floor to ceiling tiles, shower with large rain shower-head, sink, and WC. Lots of natural light through the large double frosted windows. Bedroom 3 Very large room with high ceilings, modern four poster bed with comfortable hotel quality cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, mirrored built in robe. Comfortable chaise. Chest of drawers. Two windows overlooking the rear garden area with shutters. Private en-suite with floor to ceiling tiles, shower with large rain shower-head, sink, heated towel rack, and WC. Lots of natural light through the large double frosted windows. Bedroom 4 Master bedroom Large room with high ceilings, modern four poster bed with comfortable hotel quality cotton sheets, duck down quilt and pillows, two side tables with lamps, extensive built in cupboards. Comfortable chaise. Marble top chest of drawers with Flat screen TV, DVD, and sat box with hundreds of channels. Very large master bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, beautiful 'egg' bath and stunning chrome tap ware, double sized shower with large rain shower-head, two single sinks and WC. Chrome heated towel rack. Lots of natural light through three sets of double frosted windows. Bedroom 5 Bedroom with double bed, comfortable cotton bedding, side tables and lamps, cupboards and separate entrance to the main shared bathroom with a separate lockable interconnecting door to Master bedroom. Making both bedrooms perfect as a family suite. LEVEL 2 Ascending the beautiful oak staircase leads to the top level with open landing with antique table and chair. To the left is a door leading to a large open hallway leading to two bedrooms and open plan entertainment/games room. A further separate bedroom and bathroom is located on this level. Bedroom 6 Smaller bedroom ideal as a nanny's bedroom with double bed and cotton bedding, side table and lamp, cupboard to hand clothese. Separate entrance to a large shared bathroom with shower, sink and WC. Bedroom 7 Bedroom with two single beds suitable for children, cotton bedding, wardrobe, desk, chairs, side table and lamp Bedroom 8 Bedroom with two single beds suitable for children,desk, chairs, side table and lamp. Entertainment / games room. Large open room with 2 two seater sofas, antique river rowing boat attached to the huge roof beams, TV counsel with flat screen TV, DVD, Sat box with hundreds of channels, DVD Library, other seating, table football/babyfoot game, books, games. Perfect as an children and teenagers entertainment area out of the way. GROUNDS The grounds of Plantagenet Manor are very private, raised from street level with high walls and hedges, with nearly an acre of gardens, HEATED pool, gazebo and full size pétanque court. Front Large wrought iron gates leads up a stone pathway to the front entrance with two huge antique oak doors with wrought iron features and large lock. A video intercom is at the side entrance gate. Two large urns are situated each side of the main entrance. Trees, hedges, bushes, grassed garden and a full size pétanque court that is overlooked by the castle. To one side is an ancient 'wishing' well with secure metal grill and a seating area with two chairs and a table. Rear The rear of the property houses the HEATED pool, pool area with new modern semi circular seating overlooking the pool, 12 sun loungers, raised gazebo on decking with outside seating and table for the whole family. A new gas BBQ and plenty of play areas for children. The rear of the property has two large wrought iron gates leading to the rear lane and old church. Parking is available for numerous vehicles at the rear of the property or on the side streets. We offer many extras such as arranging a degustation 6 course meal by a Michelin chef at Plantagenet Manor, wine tours, visit to a Limoges Porcelain factory and retail outlet, a tour with the Marquis de Bonneval of his medieval castle that has been in the family for over a thousand years. Plantagenet Manor is situated on the Richard the Lionheart route and is within walking distance to the Castles of Chalus-Maulmont, Chalus Chabrol and close to the castles of Montbrun, Les Cars, Rochebrune, Rochechouart, Brie, Nexon,Jumilac, Bonneval,Pompadour, the ancient Fortress of Lastours, the Abby's of Chalard, saint-Yrieix-La-Perche and the medieval city of Segur-Le-Chateau. 30 minutes from the chateau is the moving reminder of the horror of WW2 with the preserved town of Ordour Sur Glane, left as it was since 1944 as a reminder to the brutality of war.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court and a sauna.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Robert Lancaster

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Private pool
    Heated pool


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Limo/town car service
    Car recommended

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    Breakfast available for a fee


    8 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    6 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Foosball table
    Arcade/game room
    DVD player
    Video library
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer




    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Things to do

    Outdoor tennis court
    Bicycle rentals on site
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Sailing nearby


    Sleeps 16
    Unit size: 6867 sq ft (638 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM


    Check-out before 9:30 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus House
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus Châlus
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus House
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus Châlus
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus House
    • Renovated Eight Bedroom Petit Chateau Historic Chalus Châlus

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    2 - Mediocre
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    5/5 Excellent

      A unique take on a french holiday experience

      Our group consists of three good family friends with fifteen of us looking to book a lovely french holiday retreat. We have all been to France many times over the years staying in various hotels and Gites and we found Plantagenet Manor quite by chance on the homeaway website. Having spent the past two weeks here, and we all agree the photos just don’t do the property or the proprietors justice. The manor has been finished to a high standard and the owners have done their utmost to ensure everything you will need is available for you to use. The pool is heated and kept impeccably clean, the grounds are well kept and the rooms comfortable. WIFI and TV services are provided with a huge back catalogue of DVDs if the kids get board or the weather turns inclement (which I might add didn’t happen so we didn’t use the TV much!) Chalus is a beautiful town full of a great selection of shops, restaurants, beauty parlours, Boulangeries and an open air market hits the square on Fridays for a great selection of fresh produce and clothing. Châlus is also brilliantly placed in the centre of a great many beautiful french towns with Châteaus to visit. One of the most thoughtful things I will remember was being greeted by Robert and Liane on our arrival after a long drive south with a bottle of bubbly to toast our arrival. Nice touch which started our holiday off the way we intended to continue (and did!) We look forward to coming back here and would like to thank Robert and Liane for providing such a lovely venue for our holiday.

      5/5 Excellent

        Beautiful Property

        The property is exactly as advertised. It is furnished (and was cleaned) to a high standard. Owners easy to get hold of.

        5/5 Excellent

          A truly delightful house to stay in, which gave us all we could have asked for. Flawless.

          The house is lovely - immaculate and so well decorated, with delightful and very thoughtful touches everywhere. It absolutely lives up to the website photographs. The rooms are large and elegant. We found the sitting room peaceful and restful, and the dining room very special. The bedrooms are very spacious and one can just settle down and luxuriate in them. The showers are really good, with lots of hot water. The kitchen is nice and big, which made it very easy for several of us to be in it at the same time, and it is excellently appointed. The garden is super. The swimming pool is just the right size and temperature. Our 5 'children' brought all 5 of our grandchildren - who were in and out of the pool all day long, and we adults were too. My wife and our daughters spent a great deal of time on the sun-beds, which are top-notch by the way, very comfortable and flexible. We all loved the soft seating at the end of the pool, where we ended up at the end of almost every day. We ate every lunch but one at the table in the garden, and the barbecues tended to be there too! The table is square, which brings everyone so much closer together, and involves everyone in the conversations. That shape of table unexpectedly increased the warmth and affection - which our family prizes and values greatly. We barbecued a lot. We ate out thrice - the Relais was our preferred place and is very traditional. We went as a family of 16, and they were very happy to set up a table in their garden. Sax'o serves good French fare too, and we liked it, though they would not cater for us all at one sitting. Hotel du Centre coped well with all 16 of us, but it is changing hands (if he manages to sell it) . The area is lovely - the run down from Limoges airport takes one through splendid green rolling countryside. We 'did' a few castles, some of us got into Karting which was a lot of fun. We would have done some fishing, but ran out of time. Chalus is a little gem. It has the things you need, but is small enough to get round easily, and the house location means you can pop out in the morning for croissants and bread before breakfast. Great. Robert and Liane are a real pleasure to meet and could not have been more helpful - many thanks to you both! You have done a fabulous job of renovating the Manor. We certainly would love to return.

          5/5 Excellent

            Beautiful property.

            Great location.

            5/5 Excellent

              Privacy, comfort, equipment, tidiness, classy designed rooms, proximity to an authentic village.

              Outstanding place for a large family of 14 with parents, 4 adult couples and 4 grand children. We enjoyed everyting and every second.

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