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Great Holiday Home, Private Pool In Country Location, Characteristic Features.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Maison de la Chartreuse in Montignac, near Montpon-Menesterol, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France. - Superbly Equipped House, Swimming Pool, South Facing, Tranquil Setting

This newly renovated French house (a Maison d'Maitre) is ideally situated for experiencing this famous wine growing region and all it's attractions. Situated in a country setting 5 min from the market town of Montpon. Accommodation is spacious with en-suites. Large, comfortable living areas. Easy flow for outdoor entertaining. French doors from open plan kitchen/formal dinning area to tiled patio/pool area and a covered outdoor eating area. Characteristic features have been sympathetically restored with beautiful stone fireplaces, original cherry-wood stairway, antique light fittings and some original tiled flooring. A unique blend of elegant french style together with rustic charm. A beautiful old house with all the comforts of modern living. The house is south facing with large, private garden overlooking our fields. The perfect place to relax in style and enjoy the French way of life. 15 min from the swimming lake 'Lac de la Jamaye' and 1 hr 30 min to the Atlantic coast (Biscarosse, Arcachon, Lacanau).

Leeanda Schreiber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Leeanda Schreiber

We share our time between our apartment in Southampton and our house in France. Our plan is to live in France once my husband retires. I spend more time in France as we have spent a few years renovating this home and it has been necessary to be on hand with buiders working, making improvements and doing the changeovers during the season.

I love living here, gardening, painting and sourcing suitable "treasures" for the house.

Leeanda Schreiber purchased this house in 2007

Why Leeanda Schreiber chose Perigord Blanc

We loved the house and as we both enjoy renovating we knew we could restore this house into a beautiful home. It is conviently situated between Bergerac and Bordeaux, in the heart of the wine region and with easy access to the 2 major airports. This was important as we frequently travel over from the UK.

Our children love outdoor life and there are plenty of activities to keep them bike riding, canoeing, horse riding and rambling.

We enjoy the relaxed french way of living. Eating outdoors, sharing good food and good wine with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

A spacious maison de maitre sensitively restored with all the comforts of modern living. All bedrooms have en suites. The outdoor living area flows from the kitchen, dining area and makes for easy, relaxed outdoor entertaining. The pool being the focus of this area. A large covered area for outdoor eating when the sun is too hot to sit out in or, in the cooler evening having drinks and meals on the patio watching the stunning sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really lovely house. Everything you need and spotlessly clean. Very tastefully furnished and decorated. Owners very helpful. We would come again and recommend the house to others. Blades, Northumberland.

What a beautiful home! Everything we could ask for and more. We all leave with heavy hearts and could have stayed for weeks! Innes Family, North Berwick.

A stunning house in every respect, far above and beyond our expectations. Lovely owners. We leave with very fond memories. Thankyou. Ainsworths, Whites and Mitchells: Haworth, West Yorkshire.
Jan 2012
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Montpon-Ménestérol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Bedroom 1 has large en-suite bathroom, roll-top bath, seperate shower, 2 large his and her wash basins, bidet and wc. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bathroom with large shower, wash basin and wc. Bedroom 3 also has an en-suite with spacious shower and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all with their own en-suites Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size bed. Bedroom 2: King size with option to put an extra single bed if needed. Bedroom 3: 2x three quarter beds, wooden beams.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This spacious house with private use of swimming pool is rented out during the summer months and the owner lives separately in the adjoining gite if in France. Skye TV and Internet WiFi available. A cot plus a camp-cot are available. Utility room: separate large area, washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, iron and board, wash-baskets and pegs. Wash line in the garden. Bed linen and bath towels plus swimming towels are provided. Linen changed weekly for longer stays. A mid-week clean can be arranged at a fee of €75 should you require this service. Downstairs toilet and all 3 bedrooms are en-suite upstairs. All bed linen is 100% pure cotton. We guarantee that you will enjoy your stay in a very well maintained, truly comfortable and elegant home. Outside: The garden is private, south /west facing with views over the field. A very new heated, private swimming pool 8mx4m + roman end steps (with pool alarm if needed). The pool is NOT shared and for use only by persons renting the house. A Weber BBQ available. Outdoor tables, chairs, 6 sunbeds and umbrellas provided. Perfect setting for sunbathing, relaxing and eating outdoors and watching the beautiful sunsets. Property has an ancient, restored bread oven and a small, safe fish pond with an original water pump feature. The neighbours peacocks stroll through the garden at times. The house is situated in a rural environment but has very quick access into Montpon and onto the regions major roads. Utility Room: Separate large area, washing machine and tumble dryer, sink, iron and board, wash-baskets,pegs and washing soaps provided. Wash line in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and bath towels provided. Swimming towels also provided. Linen/towels changed weekly. Cleaning at end of stay. Other: Internet connection. Electric heaters and fans in each bedroom. French doors from dinning room lead to an outside, open eating area and a rustic, covered eating area for those very hot days.


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Great Holiday Home, Private Pool In Country Location, Characteristic Features.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

On every count this stunning home cannot be beaten.

The house is impressive and totally comfortable with plenty of space for all members of the family to relax. The pool area with its outdoor covered kitchen, barbecue and dinning space is ideal. The pool was really appreciated as we had a few days of exceptionally high temperatures. It was hard to persuade our grandchildren to leave the pool and indeed to leave the property at the end of our stay.

The owner, Leeander, could not have been more helpful. She was a pleasure to deal with. The booking process was dealt with professionally and pleasantly.

Many thanks Leeander for a very enjoyable stay at your magnificent home.

Tony Mattison and family

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top, top quality

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a couple of houses in France but honestly have never come across one finished to such a high standard. This is the practical stuff such as top quality bathroom fittings and fully equipped kitchen to the aesthetic; the house is beautifully decorated and full of lovely furniture and pieces. Pool is great (and heated in case the weather dips) and you have a choice of outdoor eating spots - in the sun or under the shady arbour. Bergerac is a lovely town about 45 minutes drive away and the local supermarket is about 5 minutes. Thoroughly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

A truly relaxing place to spend our summer holiday with our three grown up children.Le Maison de la Chatreuse has been beautifully restored and exceeded all our expectations. Ideally situated for visiting some of the beautiful, old, historic villages and towns that the Dordogne is famous for. We would not hesitate to recommend this perfect place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and spacious luxury holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a group of two adults and three teenagers and all loved the

house, the pool and the surrounding area. The house itself is beautiful and

comfortable, a real treat to stay in. Leeanda and her husband were very

welcoming and full of helpful advice and ideas. The information folder is

invaluable! We particularly enjoyed meals outdoors in the covered eating

area, which afforded cool and shade from the sun and heat. We loved our

stay, hope very much to return and thoroughly recommend this house to


  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property in a lovely setting. Leeanda's attention to detail is second to none. The house is very comfortable, spacious and well-appointed. We were a party of six adults and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be better !

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to the Dordogne area and the nicest property we have stayed in , its a 45 min drive from Bergerac airport where we picked up the hire car . A clean spacious and characterful house which was well maintained and one in which we found the reality accurately reflected the web page descriptions. Althought we found Montpon town, a couple of miles away , a little too quiet for our liking , the beautiful house in the hilltop hamlet of Montignac close to the River D'Isle was still fantastic location for visiting surrounding attractions of Perigeaux , St Emillion ( not to be missed even if you are not a wine buff) , Bergerac , Bordeaux and many other small towns with markets in close proximity. Its 5 mins drive from a reasonable supermarket ( Casino) and 10 mins drive from a very good one ( Intermarche) which was better for fresh fish and meat etc . We spent many hours lazing by the pool , the tranquility only broken by occasional crowing cockerels and bells of the local monastery which only added to the lovely atmosphere. We used the bikes for some easy cycling round the virtually traffic free local area. Thanks again to Leeanda for all her help and guidance for making it a holiday to remember. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bergerac 40 min, Bordeaux 1 hour
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Art lessons can be arranged. Russian trained artist, Micha Dorokhov lives 20 minutes away and will give private lessons or group sessions to beginners and experienced artists.


1 hr 30min to the Atlantic coastal town of Arcachon with the highest sand dune in Europe (Dune du Pyla), superb beaches and architecture. 1 hr to the beach at Royan. Lac de la Jamaye (15 min) with it's sandy beach, lifeguards, volley ball, restaurants, nature walks and children's play area. Aubeterre,( river Dronne) and Lac de Gurcon also good swimming lakes with man made beaches. Canoeing is very popular on the Dordogne and L'Isle rivers. Montpon has a fresh water natural swimming pool.


Bergerac Airport is 25 km away. Takes about 35 min.

Bordeaux Airport is 60 km away. Takes 1 hour. Other airports are Brive and Limoge.

Driving time from St Malo ferry station about 7 hours, from Calais approx 9 hrs.

Use of car essential.

TGV/ train service from Bordeaux, Angouleme and Perigueux.

(rental cars available in Montpon).


Montpon is a 5 min drive away and has banks, supermarkets, boulangeries and restaurants. Market days are Wednesday.

Saint Barthelemy (5min) good local restaurant.

Riberac, 30 min drive, excellent market on Fridays.

Saint Emillion, 35 min. Well worth a visit to these famous vineyards and very special medieval town.

Medieval towns of Perigueux (45min) and Bergerac (35min to Old Town Centre).

Aubeterre, a hill top village (45min). Sainte Foy la Grande (20min) Libourne (40min).

Further Details:

Montignac is situated on the edge of the Foret de la Double, ideal for rambling, fishing, horse riding and biking.

Easy access to the vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux. Saint Emillion is a beautiful medieval town with many famous chateaux where wines can be sampled. Well worth a visit.

A day out in Bordeaux for sight seeing, museums, art galleries, shopping and good restaurants.

The old city areas of Perigueux and Bergerac with their stunning architecture make for an interesting day out.

Vide Greniers (empty attic) are held on Sundays, usually one somewhere in the area where you may find a special french treasure.

Local towns hold their weekly markets selling wonderful fresh produce and the regions specialities. Also marche nocturn's, where local producers set up stands and you buy and eat their gourmet delights outdoors. A good way to sample the local foods and a fun evening out for the whole family. La Pizou (15 min drive) has one every Tues evening in July and August. Well worth it.

Information regarding entertainment and places of interest available at the house with maps.

Montpon is of interest to music enthusiasts as it is called the "organ centre of Aquitaine" boasting 6 ancient and special organs housed in nearby churches.


Rates & Availability

Montpon-Ménestérol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $321.79

Booking Notes:
Email or phone the owner on the provided numbers. £380 to be paid at booking. The balance is payable 60 days before arrival. A breakages deposit of £250 is payable with your final payment and refunded to your bank account within the week after your departure should no damage occur.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday.
Please note: Arrival after 4pm on the 1st day and departure by 10am on the last day so as to allow for proper cleaning on changeover days.
The house is only available for renting from 1 July - 2 Sept 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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