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Luxury Villa (Former 17th Century Presbytery) : Ideal for family and friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 300 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms (8 pers) : Exceptional views of the countryside


Situated above the Dordogne river and overlooking the French countryside stands Le Presbytère (a former 17th Century Presbytery).

Four bedrooms have been furnished in the utmost taste to create a feeling of well-being and peace. One of which is a suite with hints of past feuds and two others under timber beams possess charm and tranquility. The subtle combination of medieval furniture and soft furnishings inspired by the Orient make for a unique and warm atmosphere.

Leading from a charming terrace is a large dining room complete with a magnificent stone fireplace. The west wing of this floor houses a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. There is also a modern and very well equipped kitchen.

The wooden staircase leads to a mezzanine floor from which you access two adorable attic bedrooms, complete with original and restored bathrooms and fitting attractively under the old oak beams.

A master bedroom with luxurious bathroom is to be found on the same level as the garden. Here there is also the summer kitchen which makes catering for outside dining under the covered area poolside a dream. Particular attention has been paid to its fittings, allowing professional chefs to give full expression to their culinary talents.

The three floors of Le Presbytère are equipped with cloakrooms.

The pretty paved court yard, incorporating a fountain leads to the pool area with garden furniture, parasols, barbecue and electric plancha, the magnificent garden and the private detached 17th Century chapel (70m2). The chapel is now used as a non-religious multifunctional space which is heated/air-conditioned and has a "HK Lucas Performer" music system (compatible with media devices). It is furnished as an elegant dining space with dining table and chairs. Ideal for a blessing, exquisite dining room, private concert and dancing etc. Capacity : Approximately x30 seated or x60 standing guests.

The gardens and terrace surrounding the pool offer sublime views of the valley and the neighbouring Château de Fénelon.

The property is enclosed and gated.

Private heated swimming pool.

Private parking.

Laundry room.

More Details

Caroline ROUGIE
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Caroline ROUGIE

My name is Caroline Rougié and I am a graduate of the L'École Hôtelière of Lausanne in Switzerland. I earned my stripes whilst working for several years within a luxury Parisien hotel. Today I am thrilled, alongside my assistant Marianne to be able to welcome an international clientele wishing to stay in my very special family home.

Caroline ROUGIE purchased this chateau / country house in 1970

Why Caroline ROUGIE chose Perigord Noir

On the 1st of June 1970, my grand-father Jean Rougié (founder of the Rougié factory renowned worldwide for its Foie Gras) acquired the Presbytery at auction and in 2004 it then became my father’s. My parents then embarked upon an extensive major renovation project that was to last two years.

The date of construction for the Presbytery remains uncertain, however archives do imply that the construction could be as early as the 17th century. Records show that in 1750 the Presbytery was inhabited by Jean Bourdet, the priest of Calviac.

Certain authorities have suggested that the detached Chapel could have been built in the Roman period.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The idyllic countryside and traditional stone architecture is perfect for those in search of a tranquil and luxurious retreat in which to relax and enjoy the exceptional surrounding areas, bursting with natural, historic and cultural experiences.


Sainte-Mondane Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Montaigne - toilet , shower , The toilet is separate and shared with La Boétie bedroom.
    La Boetie - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The toilet is separate and shared with the Montaigne bedroom
    Fenelon - toilet , tub , shower , The toilet is separate.
    Mondane - toilet , shower , The toilet is separate.
  • The property has a total of three individual WC's. These are not located in the bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mondane - 1 king , Large King Bed 180cm x 190cm
    Montaigne - 1 king , Large King Bed 180cm x 190cm
    La Boetie - 2 double , 2 x Large Beds 140cm x 190cm
    Fenelon - 1 king , Extra Large Imperial Bed 200cm x 220cm
  • All bedrooms have their own bathroom with bath and/or shower, are air-conditioned and have free wireless internet. Three bedrooms have LCD TV's with satellite connection. ADDITIONAL GUESTS : By payment of a supplement two further guests can be accommodated in a smaller air conditioned property which is situated just a few steps away and is available to rent when in conjunction with Le Presbytère. Thus providing an extra bedroom. It comprises of : A small entrance with kitchenette, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Upstairs, there is a large bed (180cm x 190cm) and satellite TV.  Free WiFi access. Private parking.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 9 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
THIS PROPERTY HAS MULTIPLE RENTALS. La Caminade : Property No. 6906666 x10 pers, x5 bed, x5 bath, private heated swimming pool, private parking. La Maison de Jacquou : Property No; 6906667 x2 pers, x1 bed, x1 bath, no swimming pool, private parking. WEEKLY BIKE HIRE (X9 BIKES) Individual rental available : 6 adult/1 teenager/2 child.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury Villa (Former 17th Century Presbytery) : Ideal for family and friends
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely stunning property - amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation - we stayed at Le Presbytere with 2 families in July....the property is magical.

The surroundings are magnificent with amazing views, including a castle. The house is majestic and feels incredibly homey and comfortable. Each room is well appointed with sheets, blankets and plenty of towels in the bathrooms.

The pool is dreamy and lovely place to hang out at all day or come back to after a day of activities. The kitchens are excellent and you can request someone to cook for you (amazing!) or you have everything you need to cook yourself.

One of the best parts of the house is the service...every question you ask, anything you need, etc is all taken care of in an incredibly professional and helpful way. Marianne was unbelievable in helping us plan our activities and answering the many questions we had about the area.

We will return this lovely place...truly amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have met you all and a joy to have been a part of the planning process. Thank you very much for the splendid review and we are thrilled that you would like to make a return visit.
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for relaxation, peace and contentment THIS is where you want to be. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you find your own paradise just waiting for you! The beauty of Le Presbytere is only enhanced by the breathtaking view of the French countryside. And its history is fascinating and awe inspiring. THANK YOU to to our host and ALL who helped to make our stay, although much too short, a completely unforgettable and memorable experience. A week that will forever be etched in our minds and hearts!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, I’m tempted to stay here myself !
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  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in France and we could not had imagined staying in a more beautiful place. The manicured landscape of property and surrounding areas were amazing. Enjoyed the visits to surrounding villages and castles. It was very educational. Caroline and staff were very accommodating and attentive. Would recommend this property to anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside that Perigord has to offer.

What a GEM!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that your stay ‘ticked’ all boxes ! It highlights that there really is something here for everyone to enjoy.
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Dordogne of Desire

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit and all I can think of while I'm here at La Presbytere is when can I come back? The house is beautifully decorated and luxurious feeling, from the comfort of the sofas to the beds, sheets and luxurious soaps and personal products. The staff couldn't be more pleasant or accommodating. They are generous with information, happy to make reservations, shop, or take care of your needs. Just about everything you need or might want to do is within an hour or so, but we have a hard time leaving the beautiful house. I do most of the cooking for our group, and there are two well appointed kitchens. The local markets are incredible and full of local produce in season. (Of course foie gras and duck are always in season.) We like to light a fire in the giant fireplace in the living room, pour a glass of local Cahor and enjoy the beautiful place.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't wait for your 'fourth' return visit.
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Paradise in the Perigord!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Presbytere and it was AMAZING! The house is perfectly appointed and the view is breathtaking. From the sheets to the soaps to the tools in the two kitchens no detail has been overlooked. Caroline (the owner) and her staff are incredibly helpful and so easy to work with. There is much to do around the area and we also enjoy just staying around the house and doing nothing as well. Cannot recommend this property enough. Don't hesitate to book! (NB: its funny that the other reviewer stayed here twice also - we are not the same group)

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to receive your wonderful comments and appreciate your advice to others 'don't hesitate to book'.
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Perfection in the Perigord

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Le Presbytere and it was as good or better than the first. The owner (Ms. Caroline Rougie) has done a fabulous job of restoring and updating this 17th century home. While the interior spaces are beautiful and comfortable (two modern kitchens, spa-like baths, fireplaces, high quality bedding and linens), the outdoor areas are where you will most likely spend most of your time. After you spend a few days lounging by the pool, dining under the trellis and the viewing the French countryside from your hilltop perch, you will understand why the French themselves come here for holiday.

And when you do wish to venture out, Ms. Marianne Selley (Caroline's assistant) can arrange tours, make reservations at the best restaurants and give you all the insiders advice you need to make you feel like this is truly your home away from home.

I have stayed in a number of places in the French countryside and this is the best of the best.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review which we are confident will attract and inspire future travellers, who expect nothing but the very best !
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Brive Vallée de la Dordogne
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Julien de Lampon
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf du Domaine de Rochebois, 24200 Vitrac-Sarlat
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A20 Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ferme Auberge du Cantou, 24370 Sainte Mondane
Car: necessary

The property is surrounded by many old castles and villages and is situated just a few kilometres from the famous medieval town of Sarlat with its renowned Wednesday morning local market and all day Saturday local market. With a visit to the town of Montignac which has the recently opened Lascaux 4 attraction, officially known as The International Centre for Cave Paintings your stay will be permeated with culture and history.

Worldwide celebrated Perigord Cuisine will exceed your expectations with black truffles, foie gras, duck and goose confit, wild mushrooms and patés. Not forgetting the all important bread, wine and cheese!

For the sportive there is cycling, canoeing, horse-riding, golf, running or walking along the beautiful banks of the Dordogne river or along the famous 'chemins de randonnée'.

The nearby village of Saint Julien de Lampon (3 kms) is well equipped with a traditional bakery, butcher, grocery, chemist, bank, post office, café and a Thursday morning local market.


Rates & Availability

Sainte-Mondane Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,603.96

2016 RATES FOR LA MAISON DE JACQUOU (1 bedroom / 2 pers) which can be rented independently of the main house.

LOW : 450 €
MODERATE : 550 €
HIGH : 650 €

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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