Self-catering holiday country home in South West France

Monflanquin

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47045

Sleeps4

Bedrooms2

Bathrooms2

The Old Stone Farmhouse

Introduction

Set in open countryside just 5 minutes from the beautiful, bastide town of Monflanquin, the property comprises a large and high quality, 2 bedroom house, private pool and 1.7 hectares of grounds.

Large lawn and extensive, South-facing views. Charming dining terrace and private pool 14m x 4m with sun terrace and loungers.

Spacious living accommodation with quality, modern fixtures, fittings and furnishings; large living and dining room with fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and further double bedroom and family bathroom.

Wi-Fi internet and UK satellite channels.

Discreet English / French owners (professional chefs) live next door and maintain the property and are on hand for advice and emergencies if required. All levels of catering available upon request.

Monflanquin is an old bastide town with winding streets and fabulous views. All amenities in the village including large supermarket, cafés, restaurants, bakeries. Traditional street market every Thursday morning.

NOTE: Children under 9 years old not accepted, sorry.

Details

Kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave, (washing machine).

Living / dining room with table and chairs, fireplace, TV with UK satellite channels.
Wi-Fi internet. iPod dock.

Bedroom 1, super-king double.
Door to garden.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, super-king double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Exterior;

Dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.

Private swimming pool 14m x 4m with steps (1.50m max depth).
Sun terrace and loungers.

1.7 hectares of private grounds with lawn and woodland.

Private parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
17/06/2017 23/09/2017 June to September € 2,450 £ 2,095 $ 2,734
Refundable Security Bond € 750
  • * 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, water, linen and towels (inc pool towels).
  • Children under 7 years old not accepted.

Location

The property is located 5 minutes drive from the beautifully picturesque, hilltop village of Monflanquin, 30 minutes South of Bergerac (town and international airport).

Monflanquin is an old bastide town with winding streets and fabulous views. All amenities in the village including large supermarket, cafés, restaurants, bakeries. Traditional street market every Thursday morning.

Nearby tennis club with 4 courts and 18 hole golf course 15 minutes away.

The Dordogne 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.

Its a great region for food lovers; all the Perigordian specialities such as Foie Gras, confit d'oie and canard, mushrooms of all types are in abundance.

Many antique markets throughout the year. All info at the tourist information office.

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.

The many timbered houses with terracotta decoration that line the lanes of the old town, are wonderfully evocative of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. On one corner the wanderer suddenly finds himself 'nose to nose' with Cyrano whose statue proudly reminds the visitor that Bergerac owes some of its fame to this historic figure. Not surprisingly the annual theatre 'Le Festival du Théatre' is named after him.

A great way to tour the vineyards is by following the designated Route des vins where the visitor will be welcomed by the growers and encouraged to try their wines. The Bergerac region is sometimes called Perigord Pourpre the name deriving from the rich purple-red wines that characterize this area of Perigord.

When the subject of 'gastronomy' is raised it is usually associated with a particular region and the Perigord stands in high regard in this field. The traditional produce, such as truffles, walnuts, strawberries and the wines, together with the well-known rich specialties derived from fattened geese and ducks, is largely responsible for this fame.

Châteaux Lanquais, 30 minutes from Bergerac is great for the kids; it still has great canon ball holes in the side walls from an attack, and a removable wooden stair case. Open all day every day in July / August.

Don't miss a trip to La Roque-Gageac, a stunningly beautiful village under the towering cliffs. The village regularly wins France's 'Prettiest Village' competition. Good canoeing centre here.

Competing with La Roque-Gageac in the prettiness stakes is the village of Carennac. Elevated just above the South bank of the Dordogne river, it is best known for its typical Quercy architecture and Romanesque priory. Further Romanesque art at the Saint-Pierre church in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.

Perhaps the most famous of the Dordogne tourist attractions are the cave paintings around Les Eyzies. There are more pre-historic caves in this area than you could ever visit in a day! Les Eyzies lies at the heart of an unspoilt area of great natural beauty with rolling hills, tranquil rivers and fascinating cliff and rock formations. It has some of the world's most beautiful caves with outstanding stalactite and stalagmite crystallizations. And the cave-lined Vézère valley has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. The most well-known of all is the cave at Lascaux which was discovered in 1940. The paintings date back some 17,000 years.

Sarlat-la-Canéda features the highest concentration of medieval, Renaissance and 17th century facades of any town in France. Its prosperity was a reflection of the privileged status it was granted in return for loyalty to the French Crown during the 100 years war.

Behind the nondescript rue de la République are narrow lanes and archways, and ancient ocher-coloured stone town houses rich in ornamental detail. Protected by law since 1962, Sarlat-la-Canéda's buildings now form an outdoor museum.

The town is also famous for one of the best markets in France. Every Saturday the great Sarlat-la-Canéda market is held in place de la Liberté, along with a full-scale fair that attracts locals from all around the surrounding countryside.

The exceptional number of buildings registered or classified as historical makes of Sarlat-la-Canéda the first European city in term of inheritance. For this reason Sarlat-la-Canéda has been used in many movies. On the first Sunday in July the Félibrée, a typical Périgord village fair where everybody is disguised, animates Sarlat-la-Canéda.

TRAVEL:

Approx 10 - 12 hours drive from the Western channel ferries - a trip via Dover is best combined with an overnight stop on the way. Motorail will deliver you from Calais to Brive or Bordeaux. Flights are available to Limoges, Poitiers, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Rodez with daily flights from the UK.

Ryanair fly from Stansted airport to Bergerac regularly. Bergerac airport is approximately 30 minutes away.

Flybe also fly to Bergerac from Southampton.

British Airways fly from Gatwick airport to Bordeaux. Bordeaux airport is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

EasyJet fly from Gatwick airport to Toulouse. Toulouse airport is approximately 2 hours away.

Reviews

« We so enjoyed our two weeks with you. The house was fantastic and the pool and its surround were totally stunning. »  Rebecca

« A beautiful & tranquil setting. Excellent accommodation- well equipped but private from the discrete on-site owners. The owners cooked us a beautiful meal- it was the best meal we had on our honeymoon! »  Jane

« Thank you again for a wonderful week in your beautiful home. We had a lovely holiday, made extra special by the wonderful surroundings and great food, wish we had chance to have you cook for us more often! »  Becky - Cambridge

« We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the property. I can't tell you how many photos we took of that view from the end of the pool over the fields towards Monflanquin but it is a very special place and we feel priviledged to have stayed there. I returned to work today and have been singing its praises, especially the food which we really enjoyed. Sitting on your terrace last Wednesday evening with lovely food and wine (courtesy of Stephane), the rainbow and such fantastic light was very special indeed. Thanks once again for hosting a lovely fortnight! »  Mike - Doncaster

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