Self-catering holiday country home in Dordogne

Monflanquin

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47104

Sleeps6

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms2

Castelfret

Introduction

Detached home, completely renovated (2015) set in 2.5 acres of private grounds in countryside setting just outside the lovely town of Monflanquin, 30 minutes from Bergerac and its airport.

Private drive leads to the property and its surrounding fields and vineyards.

Spacious accommodation all on upper ground floor with open-plan living and dining room with UK TV channels, Blu-Ray DVD and Wi-Fi internet. Doors lead out to rear and front terraces.

Fully-equipped kitchen with door to rear dining terrace.

3 bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom and further family bathroom.

Lovely country setting with extended, South-facing views over fields and meadows. 2.5 acres of private grounds.

Front terrace with conservatory furniture. Rear dining terace overlooks the private pool 8m x 4m and its sun-terrace with loungers.

Plenty of private parking.

2 minutes drive into Monflanquin; 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.

Bergerac and airport 30 minutes.

Details

Stairs up to main entrance.

Entrance hallway.

Kitchen with breakfast table and chairs. Oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave.
Doors to terrace.

Open-plan living and dining room; double aspect with TV and UK channels, Blu-Ray DVD and Wi-Fi internet. Dining table and chairs.
Doors to front and rear terrace.

Bedroom 1, king-size double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, king-size double.

Bedroom 3, two singles (or double).

Separate bathroom with WC, bath, separate shower and hand basin.

STAIRS TO LOWER GROUND FLOOR;

Utility room with washing machine.

EXTERIOR;

2½ acres of private grounds with uninterrupted, South-facing views over fields and vineyards.

Front terrace with conservatory-style furniture.

Shaded rear terrace with dining table and chairs.
BBQ.

Private swimming pool 8m x 4m with sun terrace with loungers.

Two large parasols with bases.

Table tennis.

Private drive and plenty of parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,175 £ 1,014 $ 1,318
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May & June € 1,175 £ 1,014 $ 1,318
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 1,925 £ 1,661 $ 2,160
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,175 £ 1,014 $ 1,318
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, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is located 2 minutes drive from the beautifully picturesque, hilltop village of Monflanquin, 30 minutes South of Bergerac (town and international airport).
15 - 20 minutes walk into the village.

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.

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

« “Yet again we have had a wonderful holiday in France. The house is delightful – in a beautiful, relaxed setting and inside modern, clean and well equipped. ...the weather has been perfect wall to wall sunshine for two weeks. We have travelled the area a lot – always a beautiful village or castle in easy reach. All in all a terrific place for a holiday. Thank you Castelfret for making this our home for two great weeks!” »  The Howards September 2016

« “The most relaxing holiday we have had. The house was everything you need and the location is perfect. We’ve visited a few towns on the cooler days, our favourite being Monpazier. The pool was perfect for the hotter days. Thank you for a memorable family holiday.” »  The Knowles family August 2016

« “Super villa set in a tranquil location, well appointed and equipped. We all had greta fun with the new table tennis table – thank you. Highest temp we had was 31 degrees so lovely to cool off in the pool. Night time walks and views of the Bastide town a real joy. Thank you for a lovely two weeks.” »  Clarke family August 2016

« We had a wonderful time at Castelfret and would definitely consider going back to the area again. »  K Howard

« We have had a lovely week here at Castelfret, very relaxing and with beautiful weather. The house had been well designed and is probably the best equipped we have stayed in. Our little girl has loved romping around and splashing in the pool too. All in all, a lovely holiday! Thank you! »  Jenny, Gareth & Nina

« We had a lovely stay in Castelfret, really enjoyed it! »  Lynn Family

« A lovely relaxing week in a beautiful home. Lots of thoughtful touches. Monflanquin is peaceful and everything we wanted for our family week away. Lots of happy memories made. »  Cath, Lee, Jude, Kev & Lin

« Just perfect! All your carefully selected furnishings and colours appreciated. A wonderful holiday! »  Naomi & Danny

« Wonderful house, Wonderful place, Wondeful holiday! »  Tony, Jacqui, Beth, Toby & Imogen

« We have had a lovely holiday. Couldn't ask for any more. Good location. Lovely night-time view of the town. The girls loved the pool... would love to come back in the future. »  Margaret, Paul, Emily, Beth & Eleanor

« It was a pleasure, treat and relaxing place to stay. There is not a thing that has not been thought out, from the furnishings to the kitchen utensils. Fab! Fab! Fab! The pool and the view are fantastic, great for relaxing. »  Neales family (UK)

« Just wanted to say what a fantastic property it was in Monflanquin and was exactly as the photos stated a very comfortable stay. Will be looking to do this again next year maybe in the Provence area of France. »  M Neale, UK

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