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Romantic Stone Cottage, Great Tour de France base in July, lovely Views & Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 90 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps two, cosy fireplace, 5 mins stroll to listed ancient village

GREAT TOUR DE FRANCE BASE FOR STAGES 9, 10 & 11 IN JULY! Le Tour route runs along the Dordogne River just 20 minutes away from our village in 2017...our cottage is a perfect spot to enjoy the action. Les Cerisiers is a cosy couple's retreat, at the edge of Monpazier, an iconic Dordogne village, listed as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France". This cottage is the old 'maison gardienne' or guardian's cottage for Villa Ste Therese - entirely refurbished recently. It is set on four peaceful acres, so you feel completely immersed in the tranquil French countryside...with this beautiful active village on your doorstep. Minutes from local attractions & major landmarks of the Dordogne. Relax under a shady tree in the orchard, or just unwind on the front lawns and enjoy stunning views of Monpazier as the sun sets.

The kitchen is fully equipped to create any feast, or stroll just 700 metres into the village to enjoy one of the many great restaurants & cafes. Recent renovations have created a stylish, comfortable country cottage, providing all modern amenities. There is a spacious living/dining area on the ground floor, and then up on the mezzanine is a comfortable large double bedroom. Completely separate, 70 metres away from the Villa, the cottage is private, peaceful and perfect for two. If you're seeking a tranquil retreat after a hard day's touristing, Les Cerisiers is ideal! The Villa can be viewed at Property #391654 and can also be rented.

There's so much to see & do in this part of the Dordogne, it's hard to be brief! But here's a sample of activities within less than 45 mins drive:

Chateau Monbazillac (25km west); Chateaux at Beynac and Castelnaud (25km north); Chateau Biron (6km south); Chateau des Milandes (20km northeast); Chateau Bonaguil (19km southwest);

Gardens of Marquessac or Gardens of Eyrignac (both 30-45 min. drive north);

UNESCO listed Cadouin Abbey & Cloisters (15 mins north);

Amazing underground Caves: Grottes de Maxange (15km northwest); Gouffre de Proumeyssac (25km north); Grotte de Font-de-Gaume (38km north);

Horseriding near Belves (15 mins north) or Issigeac (15 mins west);

Canoeing, river beach & boat cruises: Limeuil, La Roque Gageac, Beynac (30 mins north).

Swimming lakes at nearby Villereal and Lanquais;

Stunning ancient villages: Sarlat, Domme, Belves, La Roque Gageac, Limeuil, Monflanquin, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Issigeac, Villefranche du Perigord

Monpazier has many fetes & festivals all year round, eg:

May: annual flower & rose festival;

July: Bastille Day bodega & fireworks at night;

July: Medieval Fair;

Summer: regular night markets in the central square; summer brocante market

Autumn: randonees (guided walks) in the nearby forests, cepes market; autumn brocante market

Dec: Christmas market, truffle fete;

Great weekly market every Thursday

The Village Itself is a Treasure: Famed as the best-preserved bastide village in France, Monpazier may seem like a small, tranquil place, but it is a working village...which means a good choice of shops & restaurants for you! In fact the restaurants range from casual pizzerias, to family-run bistros, to Michelin-recommended elegant fine dining. There are two small supermarkets in the heart of the village, as well as an organic produce shop, two charcuteries, a patisserie, a boulangerie, wine cellars, a pharmacy, beauty salon with steamroom and masseuse, & an ice-creamerie.

Monpazier is the perfect village for browsing (and taking home an authentic souvenir) as it offers a range of wonderful artisans’ galleries and showrooms. These include: an ostrich egg engraver, a ceramics showroom, a wood turner for bowls & decorative pieces, traditional soap & perfume shop, beautiful print & framing shop, clockmaker, glassblower, artists' gallery and handmade leather goods.

Monpazier is at the heart of the southern Dordogne: the perfect base to explore this gorgeous region. And it's an easy 45 minute drive to Sarlat & its attractions.

In Summer, enjoy swimming & paddling in the Dordogne river beaches at Limeuil, Tremolat or Plage Caudon at Vitrac. Or there's a lovely lake set next to Chateau du Lanquais - perfect for a dip and a picnic.

Or Just Relax at Les Cerisiers: The grounds of Villa Ste Therese were landscaped 50 years ago, in the French tradition of a gentleman's country house - hedging, shaped shrubs, established large deciduous trees, creating a vista in all shades of green. A series of stone-walled terraces on the southern slopes lead down to the orchard below - a wonderful place to explore & enjoy...plums, figs, apples, peaches, walnuts, help yourself if they're in season! The northern lawn in front of Les Cerisiers has plenty of room for petanque, badminton, or volleyball. The cherry trees, walnut trees and laurel hedges create privacy between the cottage & Villa. Laze on a sun lounge on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy the peaceful view. We love the fact that we can walk into the village in 5 minutes & relax with a coffee just to watch the world go by! Monpazier's accredited as 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France' so we never tire of its ancient beauty and gentle pace.

The most recent guest reviews can be viewed on the Owner Profile below ('About Rosemary V') to read them here, or visit our personal website to access more guest comments & reviews. And if you're a 'Pinner', feel free to browse our Board on Pinterest, called 'Dordogne Holiday Dreaming'...a collections of snaps from friends and guests staying in Monpazier.

More Details

Rosemary V
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, Australian!
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About Rosemary V

We are an Australian family who have all been bitten by the Travel Bug! We are also incurable, unabashed Francophiles. The Dordogne is emblematic of everything we love about 'la belle France'...atmospheric villages, amazing chateaux, wonderful wineries, millennia of history, not to mention the cuisine. Some of the most iconic food and wines are in this region...foie gras, truffles, confit duck, Bordeaux wines, cabecou goats cheese, Monbazillac wines...the list is endless! And we love it all!

Rosemary V purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Rosemary V chose Dordogne

We have the best of both worlds at Villa Ste Therese - the peace and tranquility of four acres to enjoy, just a leisurely stroll to a lively active village, and location in an area overflowing with amazing ancient sights. At our place we can be as busy as we like, day-tripping all over this part of the Dordogne to see world-famous sights...or we can kick back and unwind at the Villa, never having to get into the car, as all we could need are at the house, or in the village on our doorstep. We felt instantly 'at home' with the Villa the first time we saw it - and the attachment grew when we stepped out onto the terrace to take in those beautiful views of Monpazier. And because we have both Villa and cottage on one site, it's the perfect base for our extended family & friends to gather.

What makes this cottage unique

Nothing beats the stunning views of ancient Monpazier over sunset drinks on the terrace. Instant peace and contentment!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us share your lovely home in Monpazier. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a lovely area & we enjoyed visiting other bastides in the area plus a couple of the local chateaus. We have brought back a good amount of wine which we shall be enjoying over the next few months! (EXTRACT FROM GUEST EMAIL TO OWNER)
Sep 2015
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Capdrot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom was fully refurbished in mid 2011. Soft large Egyptian cotton towels are provided for extra comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The queensize bedroom is on the mezzanine floor. This room is light and airy, and the shuttered window opens onto the lush green lawns below.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Cottage guests are welcome to use Villa pool in summer if Villa is empty.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Romantic Stone Cottage, Great Tour de France base in July, lovely Views & Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful quiet cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Les Cerisiers as part of our honeymoon and it was the perfect place. The house itself was beautifully presented and is ideal for a couple. It is well situated just outside the village so is nice and quiet, but only a few minutes walk away from the village, which has plenty of shops and restaurants. The Dordogne river and the many tourist attractions based around it are about 40 minutes drive away, but there are also other lovely villages and other attractions closer to hand. Monpazier itself had a Medieval Festival and a late-evening cycle race while we were there, so if either of those are of interest to you, try to find the dates online before booking in case you can coincide. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les Cerisiers - Vacation Rental 908380

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Les Cerisiers was absolutely delightful! The internet description was spot on. The cottage was romantic, warm & cosy and very comfortable, with a wonderful log fire. It was superbly equipped and maintained, and we had excellent customer service with English housekeepers nearby to help, and cater to any of our needs, eg more firewood. The surrounding grounds were lovely with groves of walnut and cherry trees.The beautiful village of Monpazier was within walking distance, in fact you could see it just out of the kitchen window. The village contained everything you would need - several restaurants, cafes, butchers, patisseries, pharmacy, supermarkets, local produce shops, and various antique and gift shops. There is a fresh food market every Thursday, and markets at surrounding villages almost every day of the week.

There were a great many attractions in the area, with old historic chateaux and beautiful villages to explore. Regular antique fairs are held in many villages,if that is your passion. Excellent restaurants, from farmhouse dining to haute cuisine, showcasing modern creative cooking with the local produce, eg foie gras, duck, apples, walnuts, mushrooms. The food was amazing! The River Dordogne is a short drive from Monpazier and provides many water activities in the warmer months.

I would not hesitate to recommend Les Cerisiers for a relaxing, comfortable and most enjoyable holiday. You need at least a week, if not more, to truly experience this delightful French countryside location. Kerry Scott, Perth WA.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just delightful!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Rosemary, for a relaxing fortnight in this beautifully renovated cottage. We greatly enjoyed shopping at the local markets and cooking up a storm to eat on our terrace overlooking the green valley and village of Monpazier. Even better was being able to use the figs, walnuts and chestnuts from the trees on the lovely grounds around the main house. When we felt too lazy to cook, we strolled into the village at night to eat at the fantastic restaurants there. On many mornings we wandered into the village for an early morning cafe and fresh pastries to start the day.

From our base in the cottage, we explored the local sites – Villereal, Chateau Biron, Monflanquin, Chateau Monbazilliac, Belves and other beautiful villages. And I can't forget a memorable trip to Sarlat and the wonderful views from Domme.

Would love to return for an extended stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The ambiance of this cottage is amazing.

Far enough from the main house on the property to remain completely private. Clean, well appointed, cozy but not squashed in.

Lovely outlook onto gardens. Pool is great too, but if others are using it they can't be heard from the cottage.

Close to the village that has a variety of good dinning options, but a quiet night in next to the fire appeals as well.

Listing undersold it - I actually think its better than the description, as it is so private to the rest of the property.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
145 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Entre Deux Mers
Car: necessary

Dordogne is renowned for its cuisine, iconic wineries, chateaux and rich history. Yet it is still such a peaceful setting for a relaxing holiday. It's the Land of 1001 Chateaux because at every bend is another stunning vista of an ancient chateau, and many are open for public visits, like Monbazillac, Milandes, Biron & Lanquais. This area of the southern Dordogne is full of amazing medieval bastide villages, many of them having earned the title 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France', such as Monpazier, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Domme, Belves & Monflanquin. And for foodlovers, several Michelin-recommended restaurants are right on your doorstep. The climate is holiday-perfect most of the year, with sunny Spring days starting in April & May, then hot summer weather till September. Autumn is mild, mellow and tranquil, with rich golden colors in the surrounding oak forests...another ideal time to visit. Winter brings the gorgeous Christmas markets and truffle fairs...lots of fun! Within an easy drive are several gorgeous public gardens such as Marqueyssac & Eyrignac to explore, as well as amazing underground caves, like Les Grottes de Maxange at Le Buisson or Proumeyssac near Le Bugue. But if you don't want to wander far, Monpazier and Villereal 12km south offer great cafes & restaurants, bustling weekly markets & lovely artisans shops & galleries to potter in.


Rates & Availability

Capdrot Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August Peak 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
April 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee: all bkgs $64.16
Linen/laundry: all bkg $21.39
Refundable damage deposit $213.86

No smoking & no pets allowed
Refundable security deposit against possible damage - refunded within 14 days after your stay
Standard end-of-stay cleaning fee, all linen, professional laundry service itemised separately
Rental fee includes local taxes - TVA and taxe de sejour
Heating fee included mid-October - mid-May (extra heating fee 30 euros per week at other times)
Minbreaks (min 4 nights) available in quieter months, upon request - standard cleaning & linen/laundry fees apply
Non refundable 25% deposit payable on booking confirmation
Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival
Arrival/departure day is Saturday during high season - more flexible in quieter months
If guests cancel up to 60 days prior, booking deposit is retained. If guests cancel within 60 days of arrival, full tariff is non refundable

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