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Magnificent Maison de Maître & Cottage Sleeping 14 with Pool & Games Room

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Set on the edge of an Historic village on the Route des Vins

A stone built character house with adjacent cottage set around a courtyard within 5 acres of secluded grounds.

The property is 500m to the east of Montcaret village centre, a picturesque village with an 11th Century Romanesque church set amongst the remains of a Gallo- Roman villa. The village is served with a first class boulangerie/patisserie and a tabac, which are within walking distance of the house. There is also a new restaurant and bar (opened July 2017) Le Mont-Plat which is also 0.5 mile from the house. There is a new Carrefour supermarket at 1.9 miles distance and a convenience store in the neighbouring village at 2.5 miles distance.

The House and the Cottage are set around a gravel courtyard and adjacent to each other, but not interconnecting.

The House sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms and 'The Cottage' sleeps 4 in two bedrooms.

The House has a large kitchen with all appliances including a large double oven range cooker and an American fridge freezer. There is a separate dining room, and a large sitting room with a working stone fireplace and grand piano for the musically inclined. There are separate washing /laundry facilities in a utility room.

The Cottage has its own large kitchen/dining area, and a sitting room at first floor level with a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard.

Both houses have the use of the former Chai (wine making room ) as a games room, for ping pong, table football and snooker/pool. Within the house there is a further games room with a Wii with various games, attached to a large flat screen TV.

Both the House and Cottage have their own flat screen TVs in the living rooms with both UK and French satellite channels.

Both houses are served with free WiFi.

Outside there is seating for dining and relaxing in the courtyard, and to the rear of the house a large terrace for eating out.

To the rear of the house is the pool area which comprises a Roman ended pool (10m by 5m) with an extensive paved seating area and an abri (shaded area). There is a generous provision of sunbeds around the pool.

This area is adjacent to the property's own field from which one can access footpaths up the hillside and amongst the vines.

There is shaded parking for cars under the huge walnut tree next to the house.

This area of the Dordogne is steeped in history and provides a huge variety of cultural, sporting and recreational activities. This can range from visiting the world renowned Unesco Heritage Village of St Emilion close by, or seeing the Son et Lumiere of the Bataille de Castillon in near by Castillon, to, for the more active, canoeing down the Dordogne, horse riding, cycling, trekking etc.

This is serious wine country and of course there are endless opportunities to visit local chateaux for tastings and to sample the delights of the regional cuisine in the many local restaurants. For those who prefer to cook, there are fine local food markets to visit, that at Ste Foy La Grande being particularly popular (Saturday morning) and voted one of the best in France.

For those that want a beach, this can be found just 12km to the north at Lac de Gurson, a large lake with restaurant facilities, pedalos and a long water slide.

Further afield is the beautiful city of Bordeaux, and the picturesque towns of Bergerac, Perigueux, and Sarlat. The Atlantic Coast with well known resorts such as Arcachon and Lacanau are beyond Bordeaux but accessible.

More Details

Gill Bird
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 July, 2018

About Gill Bird

We have lovingly restored this property over the past 18 years. For a number of years we lived in it with our children who went to the local schools but we have now returned to England and so use it for our holidays.

Gill Bird purchased this house in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montcaret in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 (Cottage) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 7
    Bathroom 5 (Cottage) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 8
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Four Poster room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds zip together to form double. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 (Cottage) - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 8 (Cottage) - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite Bathroom
  • Cots can be provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Magnificent Maison de Maître & Cottage Sleeping 14 with Pool & Games Room
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property and our large family (Ranging from 12 to 80 years old) were all catered for very comfortably indeed.

We couldn't have asked for anything more.

The vendors were a pleasure to deal with and answered all our questions promptly.

It provided Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren with a rare opportunity to spend time together in lovely private surroundings.

There is also a good deal to see and visit in the surrounding area - thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Perfect design. Great location. Extended family had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Jill and Richard

  • 5 of 5

All of our party enjoyed this superb property. We were 9 adults and 5 children. There was something for everyone. A well equipped games room was a welcome respite from the extreme heat of the day outside. Both the house and cottage were equipped to a high standard. Of course with a few pianists in our family the piano and our granddaughter's guitar gave us many a musical moment.

The pool has a good shaded area with lots of pool toys to amuse the little ones.

We found some very pretty villages and particularly enjoyed the town and market in Eymet. Some of our party enjoyed fly fishing in the river nearby.

In fact we liked our holiday so much that we have booked again for next August, which speaks for itself.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place to make family memories

  • 5 of 5

An extended family holiday. We arrived from far and wide (5 flights to get there was the record) and how the journey was worth it!

Whether you are 1 or 63 or somewhere in between you are catered for superbly.

From the cots, high chairs and toys to the pool, games room and field. From the superbly equipped kitchen to the individually pleasing bedrooms and welcomingly cool sitting room. Nothing has been overlooked.

And all around the property inside and out are little nooks and crannies with a cast iron bucket here and a sculpture there.

This is a place to enjoy with all the senses.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 8 adults and 7 children aged between 5 and 13 years. The large bedrooms enabled us to sleep very comfortably in this spacious property.

The house is furnished exactly to our taste and it felt like home, except the cookers are far superior to mine! With two pianists in the party, imagine our delight to discover a grand piano in the lounge.

The children never wanted to leave the house as it is so well equipped, inside and outside. They played in the games room, the pool and the grounds where we held our own Olympics, one day.

The owners were the most efficient I have ever dealt with, with prompt answers to questions and a very quick return of the deposit.

The weather was amazing but even in less benign weather this property has so much to keep even the most demanding guest entertained.

We would recommend it, without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Oasis of pure delight

  • 5 of 5

The House is wonderful and provides the quintessential atmosphere that Francophiles are seeking. Four adult couples and five children easily accommodated in a lovingly restored property with enough room for all to enjoy without invading the space of each other. Facilities second to none and it now boasts a 'new' number on the outside which is 41,so easy to find!! A truly Five Star experience. We all want to return but that will need careful planning as half of the party live in Sydney!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Lac de Gurson
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montcaret, Dordogne

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

5% discount on second and third weeks.
Security deposit of £1,000 payable before arrival.
25% deposit payable to secure booking and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
For two week lettings there will be an intermediate clean included in the cost.
Babysitting can be arranged at additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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