Classic French country house set in area of forest and meadows down a small country road. Detached house in enclosed garden with private pool and large terrace.3 bedrooms upstairs. 4th Bedroom is wheelchair accessible off the terrace. Mauzac is the nearest village on the Dordogne river with a small grocery shop and Post Office. The house is a few meters from the popular GR6 walking route. Quiet location but close to all amenities and villages in the area. Good restaurants close by in the beautiful village of Tremolat.
4 Bedroom,3 bathrooms in Private Location Close To The Dordogne And Walking Trail
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 1, 2019
About Elizabeth Wynne-Jones
One Irish/one English-born South African couple with a passion for travel and the French countryside. Dedicated home-owners who enjoy country living, fine food and good wine. And quiet days to read.
Elizabeth Wynne-Jones purchased this House in 2009
Why Elizabeth Wynne-Jones chose Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang
We fell in love with this hamlet and its friendly locals on a European getaway, so decided to invest in our own French-based cottage.
What makes this House unique
This charming region in the Dordogne offers an escape from the humdrum of city life. A fabulous locale for history buffs, with many Bastide towns. Those who love the outdoors will relish the chance to walk and bicycle in the area. Water sports are available, such as water-skiing and canoeing at Tremolat, a mere four kilometers down the road. Foodies will enjoy dining at the one-Michelin-star eatery, Le Vieux Logie, in Tremolat or cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. Close to Sarlat, Les Eyzies (museum of prehistoric man) and Le Bugue.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our two weeks in this wonderful house were perfect. Eight of us (aged 13 - 76) stayed and had plenty of room inside and outside of the house. Although the kitchen was small and the oven not suited to cooking for all eight of us (we managed it though), all other rooms were spacious; the pool was small yet took 4 lilos and enabled us to play ball; and the large garden (with the wonderful (ornamental) sheep) was great for (small) bird watching and for playing games. The house was incredibly well equipped with EVERYTHING we needed - even a bag of picnic items for when we visited local night markets.
We were visited by John and Sonya, who look after the house for the owners. They are a wonderful couple, kind, helpful and full of information.
The house is certainly a rural getaway. Directions to it were given in advance of our arrival. It is important that you look out for La Metairie Hotel, look out for the municipal bins and turn down the lane immediately next to them. The house is literally in the middle of nowhere and for everywhere you want to visit you need a car. The area is full of beautiful little villages that are well worth driving through and occasionally stopping at. Local attractions include kayaking down the dordogne, cycling and visiting vineyards.
I recommend this house 100%.
Well furnished and comfortable house
Very well equipped kitchen though small. Nice outdoor space with large table and umbrella. Good to have indoor dining room and comfortable living room too. Ceiling fans in main house bedrooms were good. Lovely bathrooms. Bedroom 4 (with ensuite) is not accessed from the main house which we had not realised. Fortunately our kids are older so not a problem. Sonya and Jon who look after the property were helpful.
Thank you Carol for taking the time to write a review. It is important to me to get feedback in order to ensure that I maintain the high standard that I hope I offer.
I ‘m so glad you enjoyed your time in our beautiful part of France.
deposit is part of rent ?
Wonderful holiday . The house offers decent accommodation in the countryside with just about everything you would need to make your stay comfortable . Mauzac at the beginning of July offers the rest ; quaint villages , seasonal markets , great clean surroundings & perfect weather . If you have a weakness for duck , a speciality , you'll be in heaven , you can have it for breakfast , lunch & dessert . We certainly enjoyed our stay ( keeping in mind that at someone else's house " treading lightly " was our modus operandi but wasn't a hardship ) . On the second to last day at the house we paid close attention to the detailed cleaning instructions list & set about tackling these assigned chores , finishing some of them the following morning . After a thorough inspection of the premises , we locked & left , happy in the knowledge that the the cleaning staff would wonder wether they had in fact had guests in the house for the last 9 days ( end of June / beginning of July ) . As we now begin the month of September & after an e-mail to owner , asking about our deposit , the responding silence was strange . After all , the to & fro communications with the same e-mail was brisk when we were considering the house for our holiday . That deposit is a tip & may be used for a good cause . In conclusion , nice house , great area , just budget deposit as part of the rent & you won't be disappointed . Unless of course , you now opt for a better house that does give you your deposit back .
Good Morning Jean
I woke up today to find your kind review of my house in France at which you enjoyed a 10 day stay (June 28th- July 7th). I am greatly disturbed by the fact that there seems to have been some confusion about the return of the deposit.
With reference to your message sent on 15th August you enquired as to whether the deposit had been returned. The next day (16th) I sent you a copy of the standard Homeaway notification which detailed that indeed the deposit had been refunded to you on 14th July. In my mail to you I asked that you let me know if you had not received it. I also expressed pleasure that you had told me you enjoyed your time at my house. I am forwarding you a copy of that mail which includes proof of payment from Homeaway.
Would you please check your bank account around that date (14th July) . You should also have received a notification from Homeaway detailing the refund.
If there was no refund then you should contact your local agent through whom you booked. As I remember it was something called VRBO or similar.
I must emphasise that the deposit is retained and refunded by Homeaway and I have nothing to do with the process.
Once this matter has been sorted out and assuming you have actually been paid I would be most grateful if you would amend your review accordingly.
I look forward to your reply.
Lovely house and location
Really enjoyed our stay. The house is a good size and felt like a home rather than a holiday let.
The pool was warm. Huge dining room table and good sized table on large terrace. Beds and rooms were comfortable. The nearby village is a short drive away and has a small food shop and post office. Well located and pretty setting.
We had a lovely time in this very well equipped house. Everything there and the house feels homely. Pool a bit small but it is heated which is a big bonus. Mauzac is a super setting on the river. Interesting villages all around and everything you need for a great holiday.
We spent a wonderful week at La Bergerie and cannot wait to return.
The house is in a quiet, secluded location and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard.
The children loved the heated pool and the terrace catches the sun until the evening creating a wonderful place to relax and sunbathe.
We visited many achingly beautiful French villages, canoed down the Dordogne and ate at some wonderful restaurants.
Everything we wanted for our weeks holiday, just wish we'd stayed longer.
Nearest airport is Bergerac which is 35 mins away. A car is necessary for rental of this property.
Nearest village, Mauzac, is 3 kilometers away,
NTremolat is 4 kilometers away.
The nearest large supermarket is in Lalinde which is 10 mins away. This house is situated in a declared area of outstanding natural beauty and historical importance. Lalinde was the first of the bastide towns to be built in this area. Walking trails are easily accessible from the house.
Close by in Tremolat there is a 1-starred Michelin restaurant and an excellent bistro. Many other good restaurants abound in this area.
Lalinde offers a large supermarket,banks,post office and other retail shops.
Bergerac too is only half an hour away and offers a wider range of banks and retail shops.
Canoe hire and sailing are locally available in Mauzac and Limeuil on the Dordogne river.
The local Dordogne English expert on birding,butterflies,dragonflies and flowers operates his personally guided tours out of Mauzac.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancellation is made more than 60 days before date of arrival. No further refunds thereafter unless the booking is taken by other clients. Cleaning Notes If the house is not left in a satisfactory state i.e. clean and tidy there will be a cleaning charge of €20 an hour Changeover Day: During the summer season and Peak season the changeover day is Saturday. Arrival should be after 16 hrs and departure should be not later than 10 hrs.