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Beautifully Converted Farmhouse

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Monpazier, Nr. Beaumont, Aquitaine, France - Private Pool And Breathtaking Views

Fauvet is a beautifully converted barn and farmhouse with a private pool situated in the heart of the Perigord countryside. The house, which is situated 30 minutes south of Bergerac, is surrounded by fields and woodland with unbroken views stretching to Chateau Biron, just beyond Monpazier. The small towns of Beaumont and Monpazier are 7 and 10km away, close enough for the morning bread run. The house can comfortably accommodate two families (up to 14 beds), but is also frequently used for couples while still feeling cosy.


Owner
Susan Wilmot
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Susan Wilmot

We are a young family living in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and for us Fauvet is a home from home. Our holidays in France are the highlights of our year and the children especially look forward to being reacquainted with their favourite haunts..

Susan Wilmot purchased this farmhouse in 1970

Why Susan Wilmot chose Rampieux

Fauvet was bought in 1972 by my father-in-law. He bought it as a retreat, deep in the French countryside. Since then the house has evolved considerably, but the atmosphere remains the same.

We love the area because although there is plenty to do (for all ages) we also love the slow, rural pace. A perfect day is spent around the pool, with perhaps a trip to the local market, or cafe for a coffee. For the more active and adventurous, there are several places where you can hire canoes for the day, or a couple of hours, within an easy drive of the house. Also a park where you can climb and zip wire amongst the trees.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fauvet is situated in a beautiful and entirely unspoilt corner of the Dordogne. From the garden the only other visible building is the Chateau Biron, in the distance, 20km from the house. The rest is fields and, woodlands. We are, though, an easy drive to the region's medieval towns, castles and vineyards. My favourite time of day is early evening when the sun has reached the west terrace and you can watch the birds swoop, accompanied by a bottle of wine. Later, if you are lucky, you might catch the sound of a scops owl.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic holiday we had at Fauvet. Your beautiful house was a joy to stay in as ever. Please can we come back again in two years' time? (2013)
Nov 2008
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bergerac
Car: necessary

Travel:

Bergerac Airport is a 30 min drive from Fauvet. Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair operate flights to the airport. Avis, Hertz and Europcar have car hire at the airport and this is essential. Bordeaux and Toulouse airports are roughly equidistant at 3 hours drive away. Passenger Ferries travel from Dover to Calais and Boulogne; Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Bilbao(Spain) and Poole to Cherbourg and St Malo.

Driving time (approx): Caen 8.5 hrs, Bilbao 5.7 hrs, Calais 9.5 hrs, St Malo 8 hrs.

Distances:

Beaumont and Monpazier have a good selection of shops, restaurants and markets and are about 10 mins drive. There is a lake that is about a 15 min walk away. Chateau Biron is a 20 minute drive away.

Further Details:

Horse riding (10 min drive), canoeing (40 min drive), archery (20 min drive), Parc-en-Ciel a leisure park with climbing, mini-golf and farm is 20 mins away.

Amenities

Rampieux Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Bathroom 1 is an en-suite and has toilet, bathtub, shower and one basin. Bathroom 2 is an en-suite and has toilet, shower and one basin. Bathroom 3 and 4 has toilet, shower and one basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10-14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: 1 king bed (sleeps 2). Bed 2: 1 double bed (sleeps 2). Bed 3: 1 king bed (sleeps 2). Bed 4: 2 twin beds (sleeps 2). Attic: 1 single cot (sleeps 1), 4 twin beds (sleeps 4). Mezzanine: 1 queen bed (sleeps 2) and 1 single (sleeps 1).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
There is hot-air ballooning in the Dordogne river area.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautifully Converted Farmhouse
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
5

fantastic large converted farmhouse with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideal for large family groups as plenty of space and good facilities. Location ideal for visiting Dordogne and surrounding area towns and villages. Large garden and swimming pool with excellent views across the countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison idyllique

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve. Une maison certe isolée équipée d une piscine privée et un ensemble d espaces extérieurs et intérieurs grandioses. Avec 7 enfants on a profité et aménagé les espaces extérieurs de jeux. Les enfants etaient ravis et nous aussi... Nous conseillons cette demeure entre amis.... Alain le voisin était très accueillant et nous a ouvert sa ferme et nous a accueilli avec un superbe panier de fruits de son jardin. Nous avons eu de très belles et longues soirées au barbecue.....

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house in beautiful surroundings. Well equipped and great pool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this lovely house. Off the beaten track, with stunning views, but great access to Monpazier and Beaumont, and only half an hour from Bergerac airport.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted by the positive review. We always love to have return visitors.
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5

Beautiful,peaceful farmhouse with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful,totally peaceful farmhouse.The views were stunning and the large secluded pool was just what you wanted on a hot sunny day.The farmhouse had everything you needed and had a lovely homely welcoming feel to it that had us relaxing as soon as we walked through the door.Would recommend Monpazier (.a delightful bastide town) with a host of good restaurants...suggest trying Bistro 2 and La Bastide and if you fancy a little drive out try La Petite Tonnelle in Beynac et Cazenac.

Susan was very helpful and answered our Emails very quickly.We hope to return in the future.

Debbie and Steve P

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased our house was able to live up to expectations.
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So much space, inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This charming house was everything we'd hoped it would be. For our party of eight, including six older "children" (aged 14-25), it was ideal, as there was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and claim their own bit of space, but also some lovely, good-sized areas for when we all wished to get together for food and boardgames etc. We enjoyed eating our meals outside every night, including several BBQs, using the BBQ equipment provided. The swimming pool and good quality table tennis table were both big hits with the entire family and many hours were spent by all, swimming or just lounging by the pool.

Location wise, this property delivered the best of both worlds; wonderfully peaceful and private surroundings, whilst also being perfectly situated for quick trips to the supermarket and nearby markets in Montpazier and Beaumont. Other trips out included visits to Bergerac, Chateau de Biron, Les Jardins de L'Imaginaire, high rope adventure and kayaking on the Dordogne - all from our wonderful base camp at Fauvet.

Our contact with the owner of the property was 100% positive and she was both quick and helpful in her replies. At the end of two very enjoyable weeks, we did not want to leave Fauvet and would happily return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Fauvet, and the whole holiday, lived up to expectations.
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5

Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Fauvet a couple of weeks ago.

There were 8 adults, 4 toddlers and 3 newborns and it was just perfect.

The house is huge and we never felt like we were on top of each other at all.

All the rooms are bedrooms are beautiful and had more than enough room for us plus a travel cot.

The kids loved sharing the space that sat above the kitchen as it felt like their own little den.

We spent most of our time sat around the gated pool and playing in the garden.

The kids loved collecting eggs with the farmer next door for their breakfast in the mornings as well.

We headed out to the night market in the local town of Beaumont one night which was such good fun.

The house is set in such a perfect location as you can have total privacy or you can venture out to the stunning villages.

We will 100% be coming back.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Anneka and gang.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am delighted that you had such a good experience. You clearly love Fauvet as much as we do. Susan.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.19

Booking Notes:
Minimum rental is 5 days. Rental price includes bedlinen and towels. A deposit of 50% of the total rental is required to confirm the booking, with the balance and £200 security deposit to be paid 45 days before the start of the rental period. We accept payment by personal cheque and direct bank deposit

Changeover Day:
Official arrival time is 3pm and departure 10am. It may be possible to change these times, depending on previous and subsequent occupancy and cleaning. If you wish to alter these hours, contact us before departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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