Newly advertised for 2013 after full refurbishment!
Set in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne, this sympathetically restored stone barn of 310sq m has been converted into 3 charming cottages and offers comfortable and flexible accommodation for up to 16 people.
Situated in its own enclosed grounds with 11 x 5m pool, surround by tranquil countryside and bordering the forest where deer and other wildlife can be seen, this property offers the perfect setting for a relaxing French country holiday.
Cottage 1: one dbl bed, shower, toilet, open plan kitchen living room with sofa bed.
Cottage 2 : 2 bedroom, Bed 1 with dbl bed, Bed 2 with 3 single beds and a dbl bed, shower toilet, open plan kitchen living room.
Cottage 3 : 3 beds, 1 bd en-suite toilet and shower, 2 remaining bedrooms each 2db with shared balcony, and shared bathroom toilet shower bath, large open plan kitchen/diner and salon with vaulted ceiling.
Each cottage is spacious and airy with exposed stone walls and beams and fitted out with all modern conveniences including international satellite TV, DVD player and IPhone docking stations, washing machine, dry and microwave.. The property also offers a covered patio for alfresco dining, large mature gardens, swimming pool, BBQ. The balcony of cottage 3 overlooks the gardens, pool, and small fenced lake. The gardens extend right up to the forest with plenty of room for children to play. Outside games are provided including table tennis, croquet, petangue, football and newly built (2014) childrens play area.
We offer a variety of beauty treatments and massages (relaxation, sports, physiotherapy and Indian head massages) provided by our own in- house therapist and exclusive to guests.
We can meet all your catering needs from breakfast only, packed lunches and BBQs to formal dinner parties with in-house chef and waitress service. If you are celebrating a special occasion please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Gite Les Mas is situated in a rural area just outside the pretty village of St Martial D’Artenset and only 10k from the market towns of Montpon-Menesterol and Mussidan and is ideally placed for easy access to Bordeaux, St Emillion, Arcachon beach resort, Bergerac and Perigueux.
The Chandois leisure park is a 10 min drive from Gite Les Mas and has a swimming lake and beach, snack bar, skating park, fishing lake, canoing (river L’Isle) and motor boat hire, crazy golf, family sized go-karts, bike hire and a fantastic fireworks display in August.
There is also a large outdoor public swimming pool just outside the town center of Montpon. The large lake resorts of Lac Jemaye & Lac du Gurcon are both within a 15min drive. Montpon-Menesterol is only 5k from the A89 motorway. The nearest airports are Bergerac (40mins) Bordeaux International (50mins).
The Dordogne valley
With its prehistoric caves, fortified castles and picturesque villages the Dordogne valley has a lot to offer any visitor. Steeped in history going back thousands of years when Cro-Magnon man lived in the caves of the Périgord and left cave paintings in sites such as Lascaux and Les Eyzies, the region now boasts over 3 million visitors every year.
The diverse landscape of Atlantic coastline beaches boasts some of the best surfing in Europe, and Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla (or du Pilat), nearly 3 kilometers long, 500 meters wide, reaching 107 meters in height.
The city of Bordeaux is amongst the world's major wine industry centers. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the eighth century. Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. Saint-Émilion's history goes back to Roman times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque Churches,catacombs and the fantastic monolithic church made from a single block of stone.
For avid golfers experience Chateaus de Vigiers 18 hole, par 72 championship course designed by Donald Steel.