About the property
- Farmhouse1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Holiday Home on wonderful Domaine de Mazieras,tennis court,pool and equestrian facilities - Peaceful, Rural Location on a Domaine Of Outstanding Beauty
Welcome at Maziéras, a 250 acre estate surrounded by fields with sunflowers and maize, forests and orchards with chestnut, walnut and fruit trees. Wake up to the most beautiful sunrise you have ever seen. Maziéras, resting against a hill, looks out upon a wide valley. Enjoy the scenery from your bedroom window from where you can see the horses grazing, the river la Crempse glistening and sunflowers turning their heads.
Both for relaxing and active holidays Maziéras offers many amenities. Enjoy long days of sunbathing on the large terrace, overlooking the wide valley. Here you can drift away by the heated pool or play tennis in a lovely panorama, go fishing by the River la Crempse, take endless walks through forests and fields or visit our livery yard, where horses are trained daily. It is even possible to house your own horse during your stay at Maziéras. The entire estate is at your feet.
This beautiful estate has both wooded areas and large open fields to enjoy long walks, bike or endless horse rides. You may encounter deer and other wildlife, especially in the twilight when they come to the river la Crempse to drink. On your walks, you can pick blackberries, figs, hazelnuts, apples and pears.
A private drive leads through the estate and up to the house, where Holiday Home Le Chasseur is located in an independent part of the main house, with your own private entrance to the courtyard where your car(s) can be parked in one of the cool barns.
Holiday Home Le Chasseur is a spacious home of 140m2 which can accommodate 4 to 10 people. The living room is the central room, there are two dining tables, a sitting area and wood burner. The open kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, 2 fridges and a freezer with drawers.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor including one bedroom with a large double bed 160x200 cm and one bedroom with two single beds 90x200 cm. There are two bathrooms. A bathroom with bath, shower, double basin and a separate toilet and a second bathroom with shower, separate toilet, double basin and washing machine. A tumble dryer and iron facilities are available.
On the first floor you will find 2 bedrooms. In both rooms there are 2 single beds 90 x 200 cm. For more than 8 guests you can find in the hall a bunk bed and in the room off the living, besides a bureau, a single bed can be placed.
There is Wi-Fi Internet and the TV provides you with a wide range of channels, including English, Flemish, Dutch, German and French. In addition there is a DVD player.
The rental price includes bed linen, towels, bath towels, kitchen towels and final cleaning. At your arrival the beds are made up. For stays longer than one week, we will gladly provide clean linen on demand.
The central heating system allows you to enjoy this holiday home also during spring, autumn and winter.
At the front of the estate is a heated salt water swimming pool (14 x 6 metres) with large sun terrace and garden over-looking the valley. The area with the pool is fully fenced and is heated from late of April to late October. There are a solar shower and plenty of sunbeds, a lounge set and parasols on the terrace, as well as 2 kiosks where tables and chairs are set in the shade, as well as a trampoline in the child friendly garden. In front of the house is the private tennis court with basketball hoop.
The swimming pool and the tennis court are for exclusive use by the guests of Le Chasseur. There is a gîte on the first floor of the mansion which will for privacy reasons only be rented out when there are no tenants in holiday home Le Chasseur.
Holiday Home Le Chasseur has his own private entrance to the courtyard where you can relax in the shade or sun with 2 tables, chairs with cushions, sunbeds and a parasol. You can make use of the charcoal barbecue.
Le Chasseur is situated on the private estate of the Domaine de Maziéras amidst over 250 acre of open rolling farmland and woods. The estate lands spread out along the Valley de la Crempse with the River Crempse dividing the lower fields. Full of trout the river provides some good fishing.
The vast estate is intensively cultivated. Maziéras has about seven acres of orchards. Chestnuts and walnuts are harvested and sold. Large fields are sown with wheat, canola, sunflower and maize. In late 2008, approximately eight acres of poplar forests were felled and replanted. This gave Maziéras a new and wonderful view of the valley of the river la Crempse. In summer these fields are mowed and the trees are pruned in order to accelerate growth. The forest is exploited through the timely cutting of trees, the timber resources are also used to make pickets to create fences for the meadows and paddocks.
Do not forget to take a peek at the badgers’ fortress, only 150 meters from the main house.
Surrounding Area :
The Domaine has much to offer with it’s interesting location. There are more than 600 km of marked trails of varying lengths to be explored either on foot, bike or on horseback. Local maps are available to show the way.
Situated on the banks of the river l’Isle, you can take a canoe or follow the river all the way from Libourne to Perigueux by bike.
The Domaine is situated just outside the charming village Issac, a typical French village with a post-office, town hall, primary school and restaurant/bar. Here you can also buy fresh bread and order your croissants for the next day.
Issac has a very active basketball club, with teams for every age, playing for fun or in serious competition. Many flea markets, gourmand evenings and other social gatherings are also organised by this club.
You can visit the Château de Montréal with his great history, but it is on its own, a beautiful site. High upon a hill, it overlooks the green fields and forests that makes this region so wonderfully pretty.
A 10 minute drive away is the market town of Mussidan with 4 big Supermarkets, Tourist Office, Restaurants, Bakeries, Hairdressers, Doctors, Dentists, Banks and more.
Because of the rich history of the Dordogne there are many other castles in the area, caves, rock-villages, museums and craft sites to be seen. All at just a short drive. Antique fairs and local produce markets in every season will show you the real French way of living.
In summer there are the typical French markets, brocantes and antique fairs. There are canoe trips on the Dordogne, boat hire, golf, museums, a zoo, a theme park, pedal-boats, magical gardens and wine tasting. Local restaurants are of a very high standard, serving Périgourdine food and wine.
Maziéras is situated between Bergerac on the River Dordogne and the River Isle to the north. The Isle Valley has been inhabited since prehistoric times and traces have been found of cave paintings near Sourzac as well as dolmens and standing stones. The Normans are reputed to have sailed up the Isle and ransacked the valley in the 9th century.
To the north of the Isle lies the 50,000 hectare forest of La Double, a haven for wild life and with a large lake at Le Jemaye which has an artificial beach, water sports, nature trails, children’s play area, picnic tables, snack bar and restaurant. Winding walking tracks taking you from lake to lake, whilst enjoying the preserved natural lakes and forests and is truly worth a day out.
To the south lies Bergerac with its medieval town centre and charming timber framed stone houses, quaint alleys and old squares. Here you can take a boat trip on a traditional flat bottomed Gabare from the ancient port on the banks of the Dordogne, take the little train on a guided tour of the town or simply enjoy lunch and a stroll about. You will find lots of small boutiques; handmade chocolate, goldsmiths, wooden toys, narrow bookstores and a covered meat-and cheese market. Local produce markets are held every week, serving you with a wide arrange of vegetables, fruits, cheeses and delicacies such as figs stuffed with foie gras, terrines, roast duck and beautiful pâté.
Périgueux is only a 30 minute drive. A town in the same medieval style with a beautiful great cathedral, old town centre and all the shops and restaurants you can wish for. Here you can also learn about the great history of Roman habitants in a very modern and impressive museum.
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- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Dora Wolthuis
After a long search for a suitable farmhouse in France, Roelf and Dora found Maziéras in 1999. They immediately fell in love at the sight of the long lane ornamented with large old trees. Maziéras with its stately appearance formed an imposing appearance. Built in the 13th century and used in the most recent centuries as a mixed farm, Maziéras promised an enormous challenge for Roelf and Dora. From the Netherlands, they decided on what steps needed to be taken to make Maziéras into their future home and business. The maintenance and refurbishment of the existing buildings was a necessary starting point. Two houses were renovated to make them suitable for long rentals. Alongside this project, a part of the main house was rebuilt into holiday accommodation for renting out. In 2005 Dora moved to Maziéras to supervise on these projects and worked hard to be able to welcome the first guests. Long-term tenants quickly found their way to this wonderful domain. From 2009 holiday makers were welcomed at Maziéras. To enhance the holiday joy, massive amounts of rocks were taken away out of the hillside to be able to build a large saltwater swimming pool and a tennis court. Roelf’s passion for horses on Maziéras could finally be expressed. On the east side of the mansion luxurious stables were built, with room for 20 horses. The views of these horses, grazing in the meadows around the main building, accentuated the hilly landscape and bring an extra dimension to the beautiful picture called Maziéras. Since 2013 the experienced horse trainer Lindsay is working daily in the livery yard. Maziéras can now offer holiday guests as well as long-term tenants accommodation for their own horses. Dora and Roelf hope to welcome you soon on the enchanting Domaine de Maziéras.
Dora Wolthuis purchased this Farmhouse in 1999
Why Dora Wolthuis chose Périgord
Domaine de Maziéras is a very attractive property for horse lovers. Not just the domain itself, but also the surrounding area offers over 600 km of marked routes for both walks on foot or on horseback. It's a beautiful way to discover what makes the Dordogne such a beautiful region. Holiday and long term tenants can bring their own horse.The livery yard Les Ecuries can offer your horse high standard accommodation, only a minute or 2 by foot from your holiday home. The livery yard of Maziéras currently has six own horses. Three Selle Francais mares of 5, 6 and 11 years, one young S.F. stallion, Irish Cob Gelding of 7 years and a 14 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. Maziéras has, as a separate business, a professional dressage trainer who, in addition to our total of six horses, keeps her five horses 'on their toes'. The trainer, Lindsay Lonsdale, can be found daily at les Ecuries. In 2017 five babies were born and still at Maziéras beginning 2018. The luxurious stables provide separate accommodation for 10 - to 20 horses. There are six large paddocks where the horses play and graze daily in small social groups. There is a riding school of 40 by 20 metres and a round pen with a diameter of 18 metres. To complement your stay on Mazieras, we can offer you not only the use of the luxurious stables, pastures, riding school and round pen, but also exclusive and specialized dressage training and the use of our eventing course with over 30 obstacles. All horses on Maziéras stay under the supervision of Lindsay Lonsdale (S.E.)
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Maziéras offers all facilities for the ideal holiday. Long walks or bike rides on the vast estate and in the area, tennis or basketball, endless daydreaming by the pool or spotting the wildlife. There are regular flights from London, Liverpool, Southampton and other cities to Bergerac Airport, just 30 minutes from us or travel world-wide via Bordeaux Airport, 75 min. from Maziéras.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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10 Days Of Peace
If you are looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful part of France, then look no further. Dora and Roelf were very welcoming and made sure before and during our stay all our questions were answered. Our party was made up of 2 couples both with children under 3. We all had a fabulous time with great weather. The worry always is whether the website reflects the reality. In this case what you see in the photos is exactly what you get. The house is very clean with large living spaces and bedrooms and a fantastic pool, lawn and tennis court. Very child friendly and Adult friendly too, we would all highly recommend.
The Dordogne is a beautiful region offering you with the widest arrange of sites, activities and tranquil hideaways. Nature, culture and history are combined in such a natural way that only the French know how to do. Easy, unorganized and utterly beautiful.