ROMANTIC STONE COUPLES COTTAGE, PARK-LIKE GROUNDS, BY CLASSIC DORDOGNE VILLAGE

Rosemary Vine

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ROMANTIC STONE COUPLES COTTAGE, PARK-LIKE GROUNDS, BY CLASSIC DORDOGNE VILLAGE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Monpazier Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps two, one bedroom, one bathroom, cosy fireplace

Les Cerisiers is a cosy couple's retreat, at the edge of beautiful medieval Monpazier. It's the old 'maison gardienne' or guardian's cottage for Villa Ste Therese, set on four peaceful park-like acres - entirely refurbished in 2011. Minutes from local attractions & major landmarks. The kitchen is fully equipped to create any feast, or stroll just 700 metres into the village to enjoy one of the many great restaurants & cafes. Recent renovations have created a stylish, comfortable country cottage, providing all modern amenities. Completely separate, 70 metres away from the Villa, the cottage is private, peaceful and perfect for two. If you're seeking a relaxing retreat after a hard day's touristing, Les Cerisiers is ideal! The Villa (which can be viewed at Property #391654) also hosts indulgent tours each Autumn for small, relaxed groups up to 10, exploring the cuisine & culture 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); Chateaux at Beynac and Castelnaud (25km north); Chateau Biron (6km south); Chateau des Milandes (20km northeast); Chateau Bonaguil (19km southwest);

Gardens of Marquessac or Gardens of Eyrignac (both 30-45 min. drive north);

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

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

Horseriding near Belves (15 mins north) or Issigeac (15 mins west);

Canoeing, river beach & boat cruises: Limeuil, La Roque Gageac, Beynac (30 mins north).

Swimming lakes at nearby Villereal and Lanquais;

Stunning ancient villages: Sarlat, Domme, Belves, La Roque Gageac, Limeuil, Monflanquin, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Issigeac, Villefranche du Perigord

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 the nearby forests, cepes market; autumn brocante market

Dec: Christmas market, truffle fete;

Great weekly market every Thursday

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

Monpazier is the perfect village for browsing (and taking home an authentic 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, traditional soap & perfume shop, beautiful print & framing shop, clockmaker, glassblower, artists' gallery and handmade leather goods.

Monpazier is at the heart of the southern Dordogne: the perfect base to explore this gorgeous region. And it's an easy 45 minute drive to Sarlat & its attractions.

In Summer, enjoy swimming & paddling in the Dordogne river beaches at Limeuil, Tremolat or Plage Caudon at Vitrac. Or there's a lovely lake set next to Chateau du Lanquais - perfect for a dip and a picnic.

Or Just Relax at Les Cerisiers: 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 green. 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...so help yourself if they're in season! The northern lawn in front of Les Cerisiers has plenty of room for petanque, badminton, or volleyball. The cherry trees, walnut trees and laurel hedges create privacy between the cottage & Villa. Laze on a sun lounge on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy the peaceful view. 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.

Recent guest reviews can also be viewed on Trip Advisor, or click on the Owner Profile here.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosemary Vine (Owner)
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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 cottage 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 cottage unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Extract from Tripadvisor review posted 01/01/14: Everything about the week we stayed here was wonderful. The cottage is lovely - comfortable & well maintained, with full amenities. Within walking distance of the beautiful town of Monpazier, it is in a perfect position, with access to wonderful restaurants, markets and specialty shops. We had a fantastic week, relaxed, refreshed, romantic - and have already booked to go back in 5 years to stay at the Chateau with 4 other couples for our 60th birthdays!! Do yourself a favour, and go and stay here!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

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Romantic Stone Couples Cottage, Park-like Grounds, by Classic Dordogne Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews
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Monpazier Perigord Pourpre
5

Beautiful quiet cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Les Cerisiers as part of our honeymoon and it was the perfect place. The house itself was beautifully presented and is ideal for a couple. It is well situated just outside the village so is nice and quiet, but only a few minutes walk away from the village, which has plenty of shops and restaurants. The Dordogne river and the many tourist attractions based around it are about 40 minutes drive away, but there are also other lovely villages and other attractions closer to hand. Monpazier itself had a Medieval Festival and a late-evening cycle race while we were there, so if either of those are of interest to you, try to find the dates online before booking in case you can coincide. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Romantic Stone Couples Cottage, Park-like Grounds, by Classic Dordogne Village
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Les Cerisiers - Vacation Rental 908380

  • 4 of 5
Our stay at Les Cerisiers was absolutely delightful! The internet description was spot on. The cottage was romantic, warm & cosy and very comfortable, with a wonderful log fire. It was superbly equipped and maintained, and we had excellent customer service with English housekeepers nearby to help, and cater to any of our needs, eg more firewood. The surrounding grounds were lovely with groves of walnut and cherry trees.The beautiful village of Monpazier was within walking distance, in fact you could see it just out of the kitchen window. The village contained everything you would need - several restaurants, cafes, butchers, patisseries, pharmacy, supermarkets, local produce shops, and various antique and gift shops. There is a fresh food market every Thursday, and markets at surrounding villages almost every day of the week.
There were a great many attractions in the area, with old historic chateaux and beautiful villages to explore. Regular antique fairs are held in many villages,if that is your passion. Excellent restaurants, from farmhouse dining to haute cuisine, showcasing modern creative cooking with the local produce, eg foie gras, duck, apples, walnuts, mushrooms. The food was amazing! The River Dordogne is a short drive from Monpazier and provides many water activities in the warmer months.
I would not hesitate to recommend Les Cerisiers for a relaxing, comfortable and most enjoyable holiday. You need at least a week, if not more, to truly experience this delightful French countryside location. Kerry Scott, Perth WA.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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5

Just delightful!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, Rosemary, for a relaxing fortnight in this beautifully renovated cottage. We greatly enjoyed shopping at the local markets and cooking up a storm to eat on our terrace overlooking the green valley and village of Monpazier. Even better was being able to use the figs, walnuts and chestnuts from the trees on the lovely grounds around the main house. When we felt too lazy to cook, we strolled into the village at night to eat at the fantastic restaurants there. On many mornings we wandered into the village for an early morning cafe and fresh pastries to start the day.
From our base in the cottage, we explored the local sites – Villereal, Chateau Biron, Monflanquin, Chateau Monbazilliac, Belves and other beautiful villages. And I can't forget a memorable trip to Sarlat and the wonderful views from Domme.
Would love to return for an extended stay!!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Monpazier Perigord Pourpre
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Perfect Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The ambiance of this cottage is amazing.
Far enough from the main house on the property to remain completely private. Clean, well appointed, cozy but not squashed in.
Lovely outlook onto gardens. Pool is great too, but if others are using it they can't be heard from the cottage.
Close to the village that has a variety of good dinning options, but a quiet night in next to the fire appeals as well.
Listing undersold it - I actually think its better than the description, as it is so private to the rest of the property.
Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Monpazier
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Monpazier
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Entre Deux Mers
Car: necessary

Dordogne is renowned for its cuisine, iconic wineries, chateaux and rich history. Yet it is still such a peaceful setting for a relaxing holiday. It's the Land of 1001 Chateaux because at every bend is another stunning vista of an ancient chateau, and many are open for public visits, like Monbazillac, Milandes, Biron & Lanquais. This area of the southern Dordogne is full of amazing medieval bastide villages, many of them having earned the title 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France', such as Monpazier, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Domme, Belves & Monflanquin. 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 starting in April & May, then hot summer weather till September. Autumn is mild, mellow and tranquil, with rich golden colors in the surrounding oak forests...another ideal time to visit. Winter brings the gorgeous Christmas markets and truffle fairs...lots of fun! Within an easy drive are several gorgeous public gardens such as Marqueyssac & Eyrignac to explore, as well as amazing underground caves, like Les Grottes de Maxange at Le Buisson or Proumeyssac near Le Bugue. But if you don't want to wander far, Monpazier and Villereal 12km south offer great cafes & restaurants, bustling weekly markets & lovely artisans shops & galleries to potter in.

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Availability & Rates

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Monpazier Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Nov/Dec 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Christmas/New Year Peak
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
April 2015
Mar 29 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
May 2015
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
July 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
October 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Nov/Dec 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes No smoking & no pets allowed
Refundable security deposit against possible damage
Rates include end-of-stay cleaning, all linen, local taxes
Heating fee included mid-October - mid-May (extra heating fee 40 euros per week at other times)
Minbreaks (min 4 nights) available in quieter months, upon request
Non refundable 25% deposit payable on booking confirmation
Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival
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. All rates are indicative until booking is confirmed. All transfer/exchange fees are at client's expense.
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Amenities

Amenities

Monpazier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom was fully refurbished in mid 2011. Soft large Egyptian cotton towels are provided for extra comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The queensize bedroom is on the mezzanine floor. This room is light and airy, and the shuttered window opens onto the lush green lawns below.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
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