Holiday rental country home in South West France

Monflanquin

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47031

Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms4

Maison Bertot Bas

Introduction

Lovely rural setting for this large, traditional-style country home.

The property sits in 5.5 hectares of private grounds with extensive views over the surrounding fields, woods and sunflowers (depending on crop rotation). 5 minutes drive to picturesque, hilltop town of Monflanquin with an array of pretty, pavement cafés and restaurants in the main square. The town has all amenities including several bakeries, supermarket and super street market.

Spacious accommodation over four 'half' floors. Grand entrance hall and large kitchen / dining room with TV, Wi-Fi internet and doors leading directly to the dining terrace and pool area. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

Two ensuite bedrooms on the 1st floor and further ensuite bedroom on the 2nd floor.

Charming exterior space with dining terrace overlooking the pool.

Private pool 10m x 5m with geothermal heating.

Details

Entrance hall.

Kitchen with large antique oak dining table and chairs to seat 12; range with electric oven, gas hob and ceramic griddle; dishwasher; large larder, fridge; microwave, TV.
Door to terrace with table and chairs.

Bedroom 1, two singles.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

(Door to laundry area with washing machine, iron & ironing board and freezer).

Stairs to 1st floor;

Living room with TV - basic sky UK channels and French channels, DVD, Bose / Denon surround sound stereo system and fireplace.
French windows to two separate (North and South) terraces with table and chairs.

Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower, separate shower and twin hand basins.

Bedroom 3, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 3rd floor;

Mezzanine with Wi-Fi internet.

Bedroom 4, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

Extensive private grounds with lawn, rough grass and woodland of 5½ hectares.

Shaded dining terrace with tonnelle, table and chairs and BBQ.

Private swimming pool 10m x 5m (1.5m depth) with sun terrace and loungers and 'shade sail'.

Boule terrain, badminton kit, dart board, indoor table football, swing ball, garden quoits, box of giant garden games.

Private drive and plenty of parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 29/10/2016 September & October € 1,325 £ 1,144 $ 1,487
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May and June € 1,350 £ 1,165 $ 1,515
01/07/2017 15/07/2017 early July € 1,975 £ 1,705 $ 2,216
15/07/2017 26/08/2017 mid July to end August € 2,300 £ 1,985 $ 2,580
26/08/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,350 £ 1,165 $ 1,515
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, gas, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is situated in open countryside just outside Montagnac-sur-Lède, 5 minutes from Monflanquin, between Agen and Bergerac, which are both 45 minutes away

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Montagnac holds “Le marché aux délices” every Friday evening in July and August, where tourists and residents meet up on the village’s school playground to create an evening meal from all the local produce available, including wine, and join in the dancing 
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Monflanquin is an old Bastide town with winding streets and fabulous views.

There are all relevant amenities in the village - cafés, restaurants, bakeries, ‘tabac’, together with a large Casino supermarket in the adjacent commercial park, and super weekly street markets.



This area of France is one of the most beautiful and one of the most popular.

Lovely countryside interspersed with medieval Bastide towns and fairytale châteaux rise from the morning mist.



It’s a great region for food lovers; all the Perigordian specialities such as Foie Gras, confit d'oie and canard, superb Blonde Aquitaine beef, a multitude of fruit including the famous Agen prune, mushrooms of all types are in abundance.



There are numerous antique markets throughout the year in the area.

All information brochures for local facilities are available at the tourist information office in Monflanquin, but a selection is provided at the house.



Bergerac (40 minutes) was once a flourishing port for the wine trade. It still today has a picturesque harbour where you can take a boat trip along the river Dordogne, or a miniature train ride around the Bastide town, viewing the many half timbered houses with terracotta decoration.

Reviews

« Men golfed 5 times at Villeneuve sur Lot. This course can be recommended! Villeneuve sur Lot town very good. Lots of eating areas and good shops.
We all had a fantastic time holidaying in this super property. Many places around to visit and enjoy the ambiance of this lovely area. Monflanquin nice place to visit. Interesting square to sit around over a good beer and coffees! »  D. Sadler

« Thank you for opening up this wonderful home. It sounds an amazing project to restore this house and you should be very proud. Our family have had a lovely, relaxing week. You have made everything so comfortable and easy and the quality is exceptional. The pool is great, the terraces, the gardens and the landscaping all perfect – I was even inspired to help out with “dead-heading “.( You have a job next time – Owner!) Only comments from my boys were that they would have loved an outdoor table tennis table and badminton net! – Nearly perfect then (Owners comment – could be there for next year!) We split our time between lazy days here and day visits. Thank you for leaving books and leaflets for plenty of ideas and inspiration. One thought – I did think it would be lovely to see a photo album of your building and renovation project on Bertot Bas, even some commentary on its history and your inspiration. Thank you. Colin (Owners comment – after 6 years in the demolition and build – the photo book is in the making and follows for next year, once about 800 photo’s have been sorted out!) »  Whaley family

« Thank you for an amazing stay. We have stayed in many villas over the years, but none have the attention to all those details that make life so much easier – great fridge, BBQ, range, etc. Bedrooms and bathrooms all beautiful. Although Super King beds and rain shower heads would top things off nicely! A pleasure to find knives that cut, although a decent peeler would be a great addition! Pool was great, kids loved it and so did we. Gary was helpful. Definitely be back. Very sad to leave. Thanks again. »  K. Southwell

« We have had an absolutely fantastic two weeks! What a lovely house, beautiful grounds , and an amazing pool. We have really enjoyed exploring the local area, sampling the wine and food and doing lots of biking and running. Thank you so much. »  Helen & James

« We had a fantastic time at the property. The standard of the fixtures, fittings and furniture is the highest we have come across. It was especially nice to have all the rooms finished to a similar standard of quality, so that nobody felt like they had a bad room.
Our thanks to the owner. The local liaisons, Gary and Louise were also very helpful and friendly. »  Southwell family

« We loved staying in your house! We felt very at home here. The children loved the pool – the adults loved the space and the dining areas. The house has everything you can think of so much thought has been put into providing everything you would need whilst on holiday – perfect. With 4 young girls in the house we didn’t worry about how much noise they made – especially when watching “Mamma Mia” on surround sound - very loud! The weather has been exceptional - 30degrees – and we enjoyed a lovely night time swim on our last evening! Thank you! »  

« What a wonderful home you have here! We were amazed at the house, the comfort and the kids adored the pool. We have stayed in this region many times and this is by far the best place we have stayed. We will miss Bertot Bas – lots of lovely family memories made. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy a little slice of Perigord heaven. »  The Louvres

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