ELEGANT PEACEFUL COUNTRY HOUSE, WITH POOL, EDGE OF DORDOGNE VILLAGE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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ELEGANT PEACEFUL COUNTRY HOUSE, WITH POOL, EDGE OF DORDOGNE VILLAGE

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5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, parklike gardens, edge of Monpazier

PERFECT BASE FOR TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 19 TO BERGERAC 2014!! Villa Ste Therese is a stylish, large 'maison de campagne' overlooking beautiful ancient bastide, Monpazier, set on 4 peaceful park-like acres with large inground pool - entirely refurbished in 2011. Minutes from local attractions & major landmarks, ideal for families & groups. Two large upstairs double bedrooms can be converted to twin rooms, offering great flexibility. The kitchen is fully equipped to create any feast, with a large double oven and gas cook top. Each room is spaciously proportioned, with beautiful views over the rolling green valley to the south or the village to the west. The south terrace is a sunny breakfast spot, & the west terrace offers an ideal vantage point for sunset-watching or evening dining against the floodlit backdrop of Monpazier. Recent renovations have created a stylish, authentic, French country house offering all modern amenities. The Villa also hosts a ten day tour each Autumn for small, relaxed groups up to 10, indulging in the cuisine, culture & history of the Perigord.

There's so much to see & do in this part of the Dordogne, it's hard to be brief! But here's a sample of activities within 30-45 mins drive:

Chateau Monbazillac (25km west); Chateau du Lanquais (18km north); Chateau Biron (8km south); Chateau des Milandes (20km northeast); Chateau Bonaguil (19km southwest)

Gardens: Marquessac or Eyrignac (both 35 & 50 mins drive north);

Amazing underground Caves: Grottes de Maxange (15km northwest) Gouffre de Proumeyssac (25km north); Grotte de Font-de-Gaume (38km north)

Horseriding near Villereal (12km south) or Issigeac (20km west);

Treetop adventure park for children: Lacapelle de Biron (8km southeast);

Canoeing, river beach & gabarre cruises: Limeuil, Bergerac, La Roque Gageac.

Ancient Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud: 45 mins northeast

Monpazier has many fetes & festivals all year round, eg:

May: annual flower & rose festival;

July: Bastille Day bodega & fireworks at night;

July: Medieval Fair;

Summer: regular night markets in the central square; summer brocante market

Autumn: randonees (guided walks) in nearby forests, cepes market; autumn brocante market

Dec: Christmas market, truffle fete;

Great weekly market each Thursday

The Village is a treasure itself....: Monpazier may seem like a small, tranquil place, but it is a working village...which means a good choice of shops and restaurants for you! In fact the restaurants range from casual pizzerias, to family-run bistros, to elegant fine dining. There are two small supermarkets in the heart of the village, as well as an organic produce shop, two charcuteries, two patisseries, a boulangerie, a pharmacy, beauty salon with steamroom and masseuse, wine cellar & an ice-creamerie.

Monpazier is the perfect village for browsing (and taking home an authentic local souvenir) as it offers a range of wonderful artisans galleries and showrooms. These include: an ostrich egg engraver, a ceramics showroom, a wood turner for bowls & decorative pieces, a traditional soap & perfume shop, a beautiful print & framing shop, a clockmaker, glassblower, artists' gallery and handmade leather goods.

...Or just relax around the Villa: The grounds of Villa Ste Therese were landscaped 50 years ago, in the French tradition of a gentleman's country house - hedging, shaped shrubs, established large deciduous trees, creating a vista in all shades of greens. A series of stone-walled terraces on the southern slopes lead down to the orchard below - a wonderful place to explore & enjoy...plums, figs, apples, peaches, walnuts, cherries. The northern lawn has plenty of room for petanque badminton or volleyball. Laze on a sun lounge on the terrace by the 10m x 5m pool, or retreat to the summer gazebo for midday shade. We love the fact that we can walk into the village in 5 minutes & relax with a coffee just to watch the world go by! Monpazier's accredited as 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France' so we never tire of its ancient beauty and gentle pace.

The Villa also hosts regular small-group guided tours each year. Our next one is in Autumn 2014 - more like a casual house party than a tour - see our website or send us an email for detailed itinerary!

In 2014 the Tour de France travels within an easy ride of Monpazier, on Stage 19 to Bergerac - July 25. Then on 26 July the Tour heads off from Bergerac on Stage 20 - the Individual Time Trial to Perigueux. Villa Ste Therese offers an ideal base for all lovers of Le Tour!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Rosemary Vine

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We are an Australian family who have all been bitten by the Travel Bug!

Rosemary Vine purchased this farmhouse in 2010

we are incurable, unabashed Francophiles. The Dordogne is emblematic of everything we love about 'la belle France'...atmospheric villages, amazing chateaux, wonderful wineries, millenia of history, not to mention the cuisine. Some of the most iconic food and wines are in this region...foie gras, truffles, confit duck, Bordeaux wines, cabecou goats cheese, Monbazillac wines...the list is endless! And we love it all!

We have the best of both worlds at Villa Ste Therese - the peace and tranquillity of four acres to enjoy, just a leisurely stroll to a lively active village, and location in an area overflowing with amazing ancient sights. At our place we can be as busy as we like, day-tripping all over this part of the Dordogne...or we can kick back and unwind at the Villa, never having to get into the car, as all we could need are at the house, or in the village on our doorstep. And nothing beats the stunning views of Monpazier over sunset drinks on the west terrace. And because we have both Villa and cottage on one site, it's the perfect base for extended families & large groups.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Elegant peaceful country house, with pool, edge of Dordogne village
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French Country At Its Best

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
EXTRACT FROM TRIPADVISOR 3/11/13: Villa St Therese is everything and more that is offered. It is spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated, each large double bedroom with its own bathroom, beautiful grounds and a pleasant stroll into the town. If you are looking for a rural French experience then this is the place. We gathered walnuts, chestnuts and mushrooms from the garden, stoked up the log fire on a cold night, wondered what the world was doing on the evening that we sat on the terrace with the magnificent view of the bastide Monpazier, loved the twitter of the birds, even the crowing of the far off roosters during the day (those French roosters sure are confused). Monpazier is a gorgeous town with friendly people, village supermarket, craft/art studios and a weekly market. We did not have a car but this only made the experience more peaceful, more enjoyable. We would return in a heartbeat.
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Elegant peaceful country house, with pool, edge of Dordogne village
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Beautiful Villa, well equipped, in beautiful area

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
EXTRACT FROM TRIPADVISOR REVIEW 19/10/13: Our trip was taken with 3 other couples from our Classic Car Club. It was my turn to organise the trip for this year, and I had the idea of renting a villa, which although we have holidayed together a couple of times before, we had always stayed in hotels to tour. The brief I had was that every couple wanted their own en suite, a private pool safe parking for our beloved jaguars and within a beautiful and interesting area of France. I can tell you that this is a tall order to fulfil! After hours of trawling the internet, I came across the Villa St Therese, and what a find that was!!
The owner Rosemary Vine was so helpful and provided us with details of the house and of of the area. The best was yet to come, when we arrived at the house, it was far more impressive that we had imagined, and all of us were impressed with the setting, the quality of furnishings and with how well equipped the house was. Monpazier and the surrounding area is stunning.
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Elegant peaceful country house, with pool, edge of Dordogne village
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A special vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
EXTRACT FROM GUEST BOOK AT VILLA: The ten of us (a family group with a 7yo grand daughter) have had a wonderful time in all our various ways, despite the rainy weather...We've enjoyed trips to villages, vineyards and gardens, but the house itself and Monpazier have been the real delight. Plenty of room for all of us, beautiful grounds, lovely roses and peonies in bloom. The fireplace made a cozy gathering place and we shared delicious meals in the dining room. We found cherries on the trees in the grounds. Would love to return some day.
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Elegant peaceful country house, with pool, edge of Dordogne village
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Looking forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
EXTRACT FROM GUESTBOOK IN VILLA: Staying at Villa Ste Therese has made our trip to France a wonderful time! It's easy to drive around to various places having a base here....Thank you for providing a comfortable "home" for us. Looking forward to coming back in the near future!
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Highlight of our Trip to France

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
EXTRACT FROM TRIPADVISOR REVIEW 27/6/13: Just home after a month in France, our best memories are of our week at the Villa Ste. Therese in Monpazier. Three couples shared this wonderful house; none of us had been to the Dordogne before, so it was great to discover this beautiful region with such an amazing home base. Monpazier is a lovely village and we enjoyed our daily walks there. Highlights were a sunny day canoeing down the Dordogne River from Vitrac to Beynac (check out Copeyre Canoes), visiting castles and bastide towns, getting lost (but never for long) on little roads, and stuffing ourselves on cherries in season. The weather was iffy, but we were able to enjoy the swimming pool, table tennis, and lovely grounds. The view from the terrace is magical, especially as the moon grew bigger each night. One rainy evening, we lit a fire in the huge fireplace and enjoyed the spacious, nicely furnished living room. The kitchen is large and well-equipped; bathrooms and bedrooms are large, clean, and comfortable.
Dealing with Rosemary, the owner, was great - she is responsive, patient with all our questions, and clearly in love with her home and the Monpazier area.
We were thrilled that Rosemary recommended a local "table paysanne", called the Marmiton, just a few minutes' drive away. With advance notice, Jacqui and Christine will cook and serve an amazing lunch or dinner in their house. We six sat outside on a warm evening, and spent three hours over a six-course dinner with several kinds of aperitifs, wine, and digestifs. The meal centres around their own farm products, with an emphasis on goose and duck. Since I do not eat much meat, Christine substituted the magret main plate the others were having with the most delicious omelette I've ever tasted (made from duck eggs and mushrooms).
Villa St. Therese is a true gem, and I dream of a time when we can return (perhaps with children and grandchildren) and introduce them to this wonderful corner of the world.
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Dordogne is renowned for its cuisine, iconic wineries, chateaux & rich history. Yet it is still such a peaceful setting for a relaxing holiday. It's the Land of 1001 Chateaux as at every bend is another stunning vista of an ancient chateau; many are open for public visits. This area of the southern Dordogne is full of amazing medieval bastide villages, many of them with the title 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France', such as Monpazier, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Domme, Sarlat, Belves. Gorgeous gardens are closeby, like Marqueyssac & Eyrignac. And for foodlovers, several Michelin-recommended restaurants are right on your doorstep. The climate is holiday-perfect most of the year, with sunny Spring days from April, then hot summer weather, perfect for lazing by the pool. Autumn is mild, mellow & tranquil, with rich golden colors in the surrounding oak forests...another ideal time to visit. Winter brings the beautiful Christmas markets and truffle fairs...lots of fun!

Other Activities: Canoeing & kayaking along the tranquil Dordogne about 30 minutes drive north, or enjoy the more genteel pace of a one hour gabarre ride on the river - departing from either La Roque Gageac or Bergerac. Visit stunning underground caves at Les Grottes de Maxange at Le Buisson or Gouffre de Proumeyssac near Le Bugue or Font-de-Gaume at Les Eyzies. For kids there's go-karting and waterslides in Bergerac or a treetop adventure park in nearby Lacapelle Biron.

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Availability & Rates

Monpazier Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April 2014
Mar 29 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,600
7 nights
 
 
May 2014
May 3 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,900
7 nights
 
 
June 2014
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€2,400
7 nights
 
 
July 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€2,800
7 nights
 
 
August 2014
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€2,800
7 nights
 
 
September 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€2,000
7 nights
 
 
October 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,700
7 nights
 
 
Nov/Dec 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,500
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year Peak 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
€2,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests can elect to pay via direct bank transfer, in euros, into French bank account, or by credit card via Paypal, or by cheque in euros deposited in French account. Non-refundable deposit of 25% to confirm booking, then final balance due six weeks before arrival date.
Notes Weekly rental bookings commence 5pm on a Saturday and end at 10am the following Saturday.
Rental fee includes end-of-stay cleaning, bed linen, bathroom & pool towels (any extra cleaning or linen requests will be charged separately), local taxes.
Heating fee included start October - end April. Heating requests at other times incur an extra charge of 80 euros per week.
Non smoking; no pets.
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Amenities

Monpazier Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have been completely refurbished in 2011, to offer bright, pristine facilities for guests. Four are large and spacious, while one is an ensuite shower-room, perfect for a single or couple, or for a person who cannot step in or out of bathtubs. Soft Egyptian cotton towels are provided in each bathroom. Pool towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , converts to two singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , converts to two singles
  • Each bedroom is spacious, light and well proportioned. Recently refurbished in 2011, the bedrooms are tasteful and comfortable, with quality bedlinen and amenities. All rooms offer lovely tranquil views of the countryside around the Villa. Every bedroom has a bathroom attached to it.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • ruins
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Children over the age of five are welcome. For safety reasons we do not accept bookings with younger children. The pool is alarmed but not fenced, about 30 metres from the Villa. There are also steep stone terraces on the southern slopes, which could be dangerous falling-off points for toddlers. There are also no stair gates inside the Villa. The ground floor bedrooms may be suitable for elderly or infirm, as all main facilities are spaciously laid out. Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed. The old gatekeeper's cottage on the northern boundary of the property, Les Cerisiers (Prop #908380), is set about 70 metres apart from the Villa, separated by large trees & hedges, offering a cosy couple's retreat. This may also be rented during your stay.

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