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Lovely Village House with Great Light and Fantastic Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautifully restored 300-year old village house with magnificent oak floors and original marble fireplaces. This spacious and light-filled house retains many original features including high ceilings, intricately carved moldings and an elegant winding mahogany staircase. The house features a large eat-in kitchen complete with all modern appliances including dishwasher, 4-burner gas cook-top and convection oven. The kitchen is well fitted with dishes, utensils and serving-ware for up to 10 persons. There are 3 large luxuriously furnished bedrooms each with comfortable beds and large sunny windows. The house has 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathrrom.

There is a bright and stylishly decorated living room with ample seating and flat-screen cable television. One of the most surprising features of this house is its amazing roof-top terrace with stunning views of the surrounding village and picturesque countryside. In addition to its classic old world charm, this house also has all necessary modern amenities including a washer/dryer, wireless internet access, TV and telephone (with free long distance calls to the US and most other locations). The house is also an ideal winter house with central heating throughout.

Monflanquin is a historic 13th century hilltop bastide village located approximately 20 minutes north east of Villeneuve-Sur-Lot and is chosen as one of France’s prettiest medieval villages. The house is located just four doors down from the village center with its lively restaurants and bustling weekly market both offering gourmet food and fine local wines. The village has a health club, swimming pool, bike hire and access to horseback riding and tennis. Lakes, canoeing and golf courses are all available nearby. The village is high on this bastide hilltop so Monflanquin enjoys beautiful breezes and panoramic views.

Keywords: flat, townhouse, monflanquin, bordeaux, wine country, bastide

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About The Owner

We grew up in Los Angeles and now live in between San Diego and Monflanquin. We love to entertain, home renovation projects, we enjoy travel, food and wine!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Lot-et-Garonne

We have been visiting this region for many years and really love the culture, history, food, wine and mostly the people!

What makes this house unique

Aside serving good food and wine the local cafes have such a great cast of characters. They are friendly, fun, knowledgeable and very pleasant to be around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Magnifique maison à quelques pas de la place principale, ce qui permet un accès immédiat à toutes les animations estivales sur la place (marché, expositions, …) et aux restaurants; Très beaux espaces disponibles à chaque étage.

Meubles et décoration à la fois traditionnels (très beaux objets) et très fonctionnels (cuisine très complète, machines à laver et sèche-linge, TV, internet, …).

Terrasse superbe, au niveau supérieur, pour petit déjeuner et apéritif, avec vue imprenable sur les environs et bains de soleil possibles (table , fauteuils).

Accès à la piscine municipale extérieure et très agréable : à pied en 15 minutes.

A faire absolument : Fête médiévale du 15 Août, et les marchés de producteurs dans Monflanquin et les villages environnants, en amenant ses couverts (bons produits et convivialité maximale).
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Monflanquin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , can be separated into two (2) single beds if desired.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Public swimming pool and health club nearby,original marble fireplaces (4),historic 13th century hilltop bastide village,lively restaurants, weekly market,fine local wines and vineyards, bike hire and golf courses available, panoramic countryside views

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

This house suited us perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

This house served us well. It had every amenity and proved to be the perfect spot for a rest after two weeks of traveling in France. The owners were instantly responsive to any inquiry. Needless to say, the rooftop terrace provided a spectacular view.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Roomy, airy, comfortable home in a historic and friendly village.

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortably furnished with plenty of space and bathrooms and a full laundry and a full family-sized kitchen. The beds are comfortable, but high. Linens are pleasing, clean, and adequate for all weather and needs. Proper use of the windows and shutters will keep the house cool in the summer and quiet when needed. There were two boulangeries, one butcher, and one epicerie within easy walking distance, and a full village market on Thursdays. The village is large enough to enjoy walking and the tourisme office can help with finding hikes/walks to take in the area. The next-door bar/café has great food and is managed well so that it is not a disturbance to peaceful enjoyment of the home. A quick drive or a long walk gets one to a full grocery/liquor/house-hold items store, pharmacy, and a great boulangerie/patisserie. It is easy to drive to numerous historical sites and other bastide villages but it really helps to have a GPS and the local maps from each tourisme office.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Ca
5

A Most AMAZING French Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from the most wonderful vacation I have had in the past 5 years.

My best friend and I decided to do a girls trip to the SW of France. We chose a Beautiful 300 year old home in Monflanquin. When we arrived, and opened the front door, what a wonderful surprise!! This house is spectacular. Beautifully furnished. A cozy and beautifully equipped kitchen. The Beds and pillows were sooo comfortable. Clean and wonderfully stocked. I felt so at home within minutes of exploring the house. The owners Michael and Vince, were extremely helpful, with all the information they provided. They were so willing to answer any questions we had in preparing for our trip to France, from sites to see, restaurants, tips on money exchange, navigating the towns and villages, weekly farmers markets in the different nearby villages,even recommendations on CD's to learn the language. The village of Monflanquin is so beautiful and friendly.

There is so much to see in the Area. After a full day of Sightseeing it was such a joy to come home to our beautiful home away from home at 8 Rue St Marie, in this Beautiful old Badtide Town of Monglanquin,open up a bottle of wine and head upstairs to the Fabulous Roof top Deck... To watch the Falling Stars and listen to the Hooty Night Owls .

I look forward to my return Trip next year

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cincinnati oh
5

Perfect Place in Monflanquin

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay in this Monflanquin house was heavenly. The location on a charming medieval street was convenient to a number of really fine restaurants, a bakery, bar and services (including an aesthetician where I treated myself to a wonderful facial!). The house was clean, spacious and well laid out. The kitchen was outfitted as well as my kitchen at home so cooks will enjoy making delicious meals with ingredients from the local markets. Did I mention how warm and friendly the folks of Monflanquin are? Always a "bonjour" waiting for you at every turn. And the managing couple Sebastien and Miranda were not only helpful but a wealth of information. We would love to return to 10 Rue Ste. Marie!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey/new York City
5

A week in Monflanquin in early May

  • 5 of 5

The four of us spent a great week in Monflanquin. The house was comfortable, but it was early may and the weather not surprisingly a bit cold. Vinice and Michael responded promptly to our request to have the central heating turned on. The town is fun, and the house roomy and comfortable; I wish my kitchen were half so well equipped. And, since I was recuperating from an illness, the hours spent on a recliner on the roof in the sun were memorable. I do recommend you take the "round the bastides" trip. many of them are quite charming. Overall all, a very good experience.. Phil Zeigler

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia
5

This was everything promised & far more

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this place. Vince & Michael were absolutely wonderful & made everything so easy, from ease of payment (which we had problems with in other places), to loads of great pre info & then a wonderful old house, supplied with everything you possibly want and at a really good value price. Sebastien met us, was v welcoming & ensured we had all we needed & were briefed well, though they supply a book with everything in it anyway + lots of good recommendations.

The house was old, wonderful & full of character. It was also great to have a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, also free wifi, and Sky TV - meant that we could watch the Tour de France with English commentary (though not much time with so much else to do).

The village is wonderful, full of history & character - it is deservedly 1 of the "pretty villages of France. It is small but has lots of restaurants, good food & reasonable, both in the square & throughout the village, old & new. All are within walking distance of the house, which is v well located just off the main square. There are also cafe/bars, patisseries (best ones are down the hill), a supermarket, butcher supplying far more than ours do, a good little market & a great Thursday evening with communal tables in the square for the food market - what a great idea & what fun.

the house is located next to & opposite a cafe/bar as it is right in the centre of town, so it can be a bit noisy at times. However you can just close the windows or use the ear plugs supplied if you find it is too hot for that.

Don't arrive with a big car though as the streets are v narrow & the car is best left parked until you go exploring further afield. The location is fab for this as there are lots of places within easy driving distance for day trips & lots of great suggestions for these are on their website & in the house. It is a bit further from Bordeaux time wise than I had realised & so not somewhere you could access regularly but more quite a long day trip. There are so many other great places to visit all around though that we didn't cover them all in our week - hope to return sometime.

The village is on a hill & the house multi story so do need to have people capable of managing stairs & hills. We had my in laws who were in their 70's & they managed fine but not all that age would. They loved their time there as did my sister in law. We had 6 people staying & we all fitted v comfortably. We would all highly recommend a stay in this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monflanquin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$872
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $272.37

Year Round rate - €800/per week* (up to 6 persons)
Contact owners for short term rates (stays less than 7 days) during off-peak season.

* includes linens and cleaning fee. Mid-week cleaning available for additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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