This exceptional French manor house sits within its own 100 acre organic farm, a haven for wildlife and wild flowers. Meticulously renovated and refurbished to the highest modern standards, this is a beautiful villa with a fine history dating back to 1673. Thick stone walls help keep the manor house cool on hot summer days, whilst high ceilings and large windows ensure light, bright and airy rooms throughout.
Locally, the attractive medieval village (bastide) of Monpazier has restaurants and a market each Thursday, and a pleasant stroll past picturesque cottages to the local Chateau de Biron is a must. This whole area is rich with fortified medieval villages (bastides), such as Belves, Villereal and Montflanquin, where you will find numerous weekly markets selling local produce. You may also like to visit at least one of the spectacular caves in the region: try the Bara Bahau caves at Le Bugue where the wall paintings date from the Ice Age, or the famous caves at Les Eyzies. Slightly further afield but still easily accessible from Domaine de Maitre are towns like Sarlat-le-Caneda with its atmospheric medieval centre, and Rocamadour, the second-most visited tourist destination in France.
You may like to visit some of the stunning gardens that have been created in this region, such as those at Marqueyssac, or to vary the pace and spend some time at the karting centre in nearby Bergerac. Bergerac, founded on the banks of the Dordogne, is surrounded by over 100 vineyards, so there's lots of tasting to do! Staying at this lovely French manor house, which is available all year round, you will be in the heart of authentic France, with something for everyone close at hand.
Small sitting room , French door to rear terrace.
Drawing room, (TV, DVD, CD), open fireplace, French doors to front and rear terraces.
Dining room, open fireplace, piano (use by arrangement please), French doors to front and rear terraces.
Large, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room, French doors to front and rear terraces.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), fireplace, ensuite walk-in shower room,WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), fireplace, sofa/occasional bed, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
100 acre organic farm estate with small herd of cattle. Mature garden with lawn and lots of outdoor seating & dining areas. Large terrace with pergola for shaded dining, portable gas barbecue. Private 12m x 4m heated & gated L-shaped pool set a few metres away from house in a hedged garden. Parking for 4 cars.
NB: The caretakers live unobtrusively on site and are available for help and advice if required.
Monpazier 1 mile, Villereal 7.5 miles, Belves 10 miles, Le Bugue 20 miles, Bergerac centre and airport 27 miles, Sarlat 32 miles.
Tennis in Monpazier. Golf 12 miles. Kayaking and Canoeing on the Dordogne River within easy reach. Bike hire locally.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 5 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 4m HEATED POOL
Included: WiFi internet. Telephone for incoming and local calls only.
Extras: Maid service at €18 per hour, chef services €30 per hour, catering services, French cookery workshops, wood for fire €45. This is a no-smoking house. Use of piano on request only. Pool heating mid-June to mid-September (max 25 degrees) €150 per week. Winter heating (Geothermal underfloor heating) €150 per week.
Gorgeous manor house, beautifully refurbished, with great owners who live within the estate and who really ensure that guests are happy and enjoying their lovely home. The rural setting is so peaceful and the house so comfortable. All who stay here say the same “lovely bedrooms, superb beds and just oozes comfort.” This villa is very popular and one of my favourites in the Dordogne.