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Rosemary Vine

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, Australian!
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, Australian!
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Monpazier Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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

**SPRINGTIME SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 300 EUROS OFF ALL WEEKLY RENTALS 1 APRIL TO 22 MAY 2015!** 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 Biron (8km south); Chateau Monbazillac (25km west); Chateau Beynac (24km north); Chateau des Milandes (20km northeast); Chateau Bonaguil (19km southwest)

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

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

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

UNESCO listed Cadouin Abbey & Cloisters (15 mins north);

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

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

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 - more like a casual house party than a tour - see our website or send us an email for detailed itinerary!

Recent guest reviews can be viewed on Trip Advisor, or look under the 'Owner Profile' section to read them here. And if you're a 'Pinner', feel free to browse our Board on Pinterest, called 'Dordogne Holiday Dreaming'...a collections of snaps from friends and guests staying in Monpazier.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosemary Vine (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, Australian!
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2015

About Rosemary Vine

We are an Australian family who have all been bitten by the Travel Bug! We are also incurable, unabashed Francophiles. The Dordogne is emblematic of everything we love about 'la belle France'...atmospheric villages, amazing chateaux, wonderful wineries, millennia 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!

Rosemary Vine purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Rosemary Vine chose Monpazier

We have the best of both worlds at Villa Ste Therese - the peace and tranquility 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. We felt instantly 'at home' with the Villa the first time we saw it - and the attachment grew when we stepped out onto the terrace to take in those beautiful views of Monpazier. And because we have both Villa and cottage on one site, it's the perfect base for our extended family & friends to gather.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Nothing beats the stunning views of ancient Monpazier over sunset drinks on the terrace. Instant peace and contentment!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay in you beautiful house. We particularly loved sitting around the fireplace at night in the cosy lounge. We also loved opening the shutters in the morning to the amazing views over the valley. Monpazier was delightful and the locals very friendly and accommodating. It was such a great base to explore the area. Thanks again for opening up your house so we could gain an appreciation of country life in France.
Dec 2014
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Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 7 traveler reviews

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Elegant peaceful country house, with pool, edge of Dordogne village
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Perfectly charming place to stay in Monpazier

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely house in Monpazier in the middle of September with a group of friends. The house itself is spacious and comfortable, and furnished very tastefully. Everything you could possibly need is provided, plus more.

There are lots of spots around the beautifully maintained grounds where you can just sit, relax and enjoy the views. The terrace is an example of this, with its magnificent views across to the lovely bastide of Monpazier.

The entire area is a paradise for food lovers. Delicious cheeses, foie gras, seasonal meats and fresh vegetables, and the delicious offerings of the various local markets in nearby villages. The bakeries were fabulous!

After my stay I went on to visit other parts of Europe. But Villa Ste Therese in Monpazier was the absolute highlight of my trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

It's not often that photographs underestimate the glory of a spot, but when we arrived at this charming country house we were indeed more than delighted by the scale of the house, the beautiful and very large grounds, the ample space behind those charming French shutters and the attention to each and every detail. Of particular note to me is that as if often not the case in vacation homes, this house is as lovely to spend time indoors, as out. All is comfort, breathtaking views and easy chairs so that if one is inside one does not feel in any way robbed of the spectacular fields and French delicacies of the surrounds. Better yet, the little town is a gem and true to the description a short stroll away which makes for easy access and ready entertainment should one require the delights of the local restaurants, patisseries and market. Our landlady was available for any and all queries over and beyond domestic issues, providing us with an insider's knowledge that expanded our enjoyment far beyond the pages of the tour guides. The house served us well as a large group, ages from 12 to 82 and strong personalities amongst the crowd, but we came away each and every one of us hoping fervently to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Silver Spring, Maryland

Wonderful place to stay in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property in Sept. 2011 and had a lovely time. The main house is large and would work well for an extended family or group. Each room was pleasant, spacious and clean. The house and grounds have a lot of character and are well maintained. The cottage is more appropriate for a couple and is quaint and quiet, set apart from the main house. The property sits above a beautiful valley just outside of town. We woke to the sounds of farm animals in the morning and had a delightful view from our bedroom window. The house has a comfortable living room and large dining room, but we found it irressitible to eat at tables set outside where you can enjoy views in three directions. We enjoyed several delightful evenings on the patio watching the sun set over the stone walls of the nearby town. The weather was great well into late September.

Monpazier is a real treat. The town has maintained its medieval character and is a wonderful place to stroll and explore. There are several shops and restaurants, all worth a repeat visit. The local bakery was a dependable supplier of bread and pastries, and we got in the habit of making daily trips. It is an easy ten minute walk from the house to town and it is not necessary to drive. Older children could safely make the walk on their own and have plenty to see and do. In season, the town has a farmers market with an array of vendors, produce, jams, and wines. It is definitely worth planning your week to see it. Although there are lots of fun things to do within an hour's drive, Monpazier is the perfect place to spend a quiet week without the need to jump in the car.

Villa Ste Therese is absolutely lovely and we highly recommend it. My wife and I hope that we can make a return visit and would plan any future trip to France with this as one of our destinations.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Real Find

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, stylish and peaceful. I highly recommend this beautiful French maison which is perfectly placed just outside Monpazier but with specatcular views of the village. The house and gardens are great and the pool was huge. Plenty to do and eat in the area.

Just perfect for a large group or large family.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Strongly recommended for families

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to share my 50th birthday celebrations with an extended family group in this very beautiful house in Monpazier! All of our children LOVED the huge swimming pool for the string of hot days we had in late summer. They spent many hours exploring and playing in the fantastic grounds surrounding the house. The adults loved the terraces facing over the valley and we had many wonderful, candlelit dinners on the terrace overlooking Monpazier. After the pokey hotel rooms of Paris, the house is very spacious and clean, the bedrooms huge and the living spaces beautifully decorated. I loved the weekly market at Villereal (only 15kms away) and the local patisseries are to die for!

I would highly recommend this house for anyone wanting to enjoy a taste of life in rural France.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful house and estate

  • 5 of 5

Villa St Therese lived up to and exceeded our expectations in all areas. The grounds are large and beautifully tended, with a big deep pool and a great family friendly pool area. The views from the terraces around the house are spectacular. Inside, the house is newly renovated, stylishly appointed with fresh clean linen and towels, and was spotlessly clean and very spacious. The house's location is great being a five minute walk to Monpazier which has all the high calorie food shops you expect in France and a number of terrific restaurants. Down the road is Villareal which is a great market town. I would recommend this house to any sized familiy or group.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

From €1,400 Per week

Monpazier Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
April 2015
Mar 29 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 2015
May 2 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 2015
May 31 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
October 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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 into French bank account. Non-refundable deposit of 25% to confirm booking, then final balance due six weeks before arrival date. Any transfer/exchange fees are at client's own expense.
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Monpazier Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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