The Manoir is owned by Simone who is a professional wine maker and lover of horses.   Simone adores everything original and quirky and has lovingly decorated her home with original art, sculpture, ceramics and fabrics. We are thrilled that Simone has decided to share the Manoir with our guests.

You will book your holiday through Tamar who owns Rural Escapes – a collection of hand picked exceptional self-catering houses in areas of outstanding natural beauty in Portugal, the Greek island of Syros, Cumbria and North Wales.  

Your point of contact will be Anna who will introduce herself soon after your arrival and will be on hand if you need anything. Edourda  (the housekeeper - who keeps the Manoir spotlessly clean) will change your towels mid-week and the gardener - Manuel - is often popping around and will clean the pool during your stay. 

You will no doubt meet our chickens and geese who are occasionally noisy but we forgive them as they produce the most delicious eggs!

You will have the opportunity to buy some our our homemade wine, jams and marmalades via our honesty box. You can also order a seasonal box of our own vegetables or salad ingredients.  During the summer you will be able to participate in yoga or tai chi sessions in the gardens.  A lovely local chef is happy to cook for you your during your stay. 

We are thrilled to have been chosen by Sawday's to be one of their Special Places!

"Gather the clans and come here. For sunshine, peace and quiet, a full-size pool, dreamy views, lovely walks and shady places to rest. Even in horrid weather you'll feel happy here with a roaring fire going and lots of interesting artwork, good food and much comfort"
Nicola,Sawday's Inspector November 2021


"The Manoir was exceptional in a stunning location in the hills - very peaceful and secluded but also very close to the lovely market towns of Sao Bras and Loule. The views from the terrace were spectacular. The housekeeper looked after us with clean towels and fresh flowers and we felt quite spoilt. The pool was heated to a perfect temperature. We loved out time at the Manoir and didn't want to leave. We will return in a heartbeat". 

Air BnB March 2022

Although we hope that Covid is well behind us by 2022, if you are unable to travel to Portugal due to government restrictions, we will do our best to reschedule your dates. We also advise that guests purchase a travel insurance policy to cover Covid disruption. 


Call or mail us to to Book

01636 650081

07903 864357


Tamar Ferguson

58 Newton Street


NG24 1SX