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Beautiful Renovated Farmhouse With Heated Pool, Sleeps 8, Stunning Location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,593 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 9 x 5 pool, games barn, Wi-Fi, Trampoline

Parpailloux is a renovated stone farmhouse sleeping up to 7 people + baby with lovely views in a private setting. Situated on a no through country lane, it is under 1 km from the village Montauriol and 4 km from the bastide town of Castillones which lies on the border of the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne. Here is the epitome of South West France; peace & quiet in beautiful countryside yet within a 15 minute drive there are bustling markets, vineyards and gastronomic restaurants.

The house has been well restored throughout. It is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with both families and couples in mind.

Parpailloux is set in over 1 acre of grounds. There are several outside seating areas where you can enjoy the spectacular uninterrupted views; The Emperor's seat is just perfect for an early morning cup of tea. The outside patio, at the rear of the house, is lovely for dining alfresco whilst the small veranda offers a shady retreat.

Parpailloux has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and separate wc washroom.

On the ground floor there is a 140 m2 living area divided by the stairs into a kitchen dining area and a lounge. The spacious kitchen fully is fully equipped with all the necessary crockery, cutlery and cookware you are likely to need. The farmhouse table seats 8 comfortably. The lounge is a charming and comfortable area which stays cool on hotter days.

From the kitchen diner area there is a lobby leading to the bathroom and downstairs bedroom. This area is easy to shut off from the rest of the house offering a private area with sole use of the bathroom.

All of the upstairs bedrooms are a good size and all feature exposed oak roof timbers.

There is plenty to keep you busy at Parpailloux; the 9x5m heated pool, situated in the back garden, promises many lazy, happy poolside days. In the barn adjacent to the house you will find table tennis and a dartboard plus many other garden games to enjoy. There also several bikes which you are welcome to take out for a cycle.

For the young and young at heart there is many an adventure to be had in the orchards and surrounding woods. You will find the beginnings of several dens, feel free to embellish! There is also a large trampoline in the garden to tire out the kids. The fruit trees in the orchard offer rich pickings in the summer months.

More Details

Emma Wallis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

Why Emma Wallis chose Montauriol

We wanted a family retreat where our children could run wild and be free; swimming, cycling, playing in the garden & orchard. Somewhere we could really kick back & relax. As a family of 5 with a large extended family we needed lots of space. It was also important to be close to several towns with all amenities including restaurants & markets that we could enjoy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fully equipped for families, young & old. Private location. Beautiful views and walks. A very happy family house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful holiday at Parpailloux exploring the local area in an

idyllic rural part of France.

Highlights were visiting the night markets with live music and great local

food and wine, shopping in the day markets and our canoeing trip.  The kids

loved the aqua park in Bergerac, taking out pedalos on the nearby lake and

being in and out of the beautiful swimming pool all day.

Would definitely recommend.  Property is spacious and really well looked

after and house has everything you need and more.  Garden really secluded

and very relaxing place to while away the sunshine hours.  Hope to be back

there very soon.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Montauriol in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet
    upstairs shower room - Shower Enclosure , heated towel rail
    downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large vanity unit, shaver point, heated towel rail
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Blue room - 2 Single Bed , 11m2, velux window & small window to rear
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 12m2, large picture window, television
    White room - 1 Double Bed , 12m2, 2 windows, french style double bed, ceiling fan
    Yellow Room - 3 Single Bed , 12m2, 2 velux windows and small picture window
  • All rooms are furnished with chest of drawers, wardrobe/hanging space, electric fan, mirror etc
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.75 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful location, perfect for our family of 6, couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous holiday, the house and pool were so good, we had problems getting the kids to leave the house! Kath and Robert very welcoming and so helpful during our stay. The house had everything we needed, and more. Will be recommending to everyone we know .

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Emma
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Beautiful house is a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect three weeks at Parpailloux. We have been to France on holiday for the last seven years and this is the best house we have stayed in yet. It has the right combination of French period charm and modern convenience. It is in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting but also not far from Bergerac and civilisation if you need it. The house is very clean and well equipped including satellite TV and good wifi. Rob and Kath do an excellent job in looking after the house - we had clean sheets every week which is a first for us when staying in French houses! The pool is heated and there is also a barn with games and bikes. We enjoyed quite a few bike rides and table tennis competitions during our stay. I would highly recommend it and we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property and gardens in extremely peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at Parpailloux. The property was everything we hoped it would be with the definite highlight being the lovely garden and peaceful surroundings.

Our kids absolutely loved the pool (exceptionally clean) and trampoline, which were in pretty much constant use allowing us adults to sit back and enjoy the stunning surroundings of Lot et Garonne.

We were very lucky with the weather meaning we ate every single meal out on the terrace and enjoyed many a trip to the local markets (highlight being Montpazier just a 30min drive away).

The house is very well equipped and the barn contains bikes, outdoor games and inflatable toys for the pool.

All in all, a wonderful stay with our family and I'd like to think we will be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a wonderful location. The house was well-appointed - just like being at home in terms of convenience. The pool is excellent as well.

We would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to welcome you to Parpailloux again soon.
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Idyllic country escape

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely house with great garden and pool. We felt very much at home here and the house had all the facilities a family needs. Very private and beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Emma
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Absolutely fabulous stay in this stunning farmhouse in the most beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are just back from a perfect week at this beautiful farmhouse. From day one when enquiring about the property Emma was helpful and quick to respond answering all questions promptly in addition to providing useful additional information on the property.

The location is absolutely stunning! The drive from the main road was absolutely magical, along a winding road through fields of sunflowers and a beautiful little hamlet. Secluded yet 5minutes from a supermarket and 15 minutes drive from numerous amazing sights and activities, the house is absolutely perfect. Suiting both those wishing to relax by the pool in the exquisitely maintained gardens watching the butterflies at work and those wishing to explore the areas many gems, this house is perfect for all. The house itself is much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside, we actually referred to it as the tardis, it happily accommodated all 8 of the adults in our party. The communal spaces were large enough for us to all sit around comfortablely together playing some of the amazing games within the games chest one evening when it was stormy. The bedrooms are all beautiful and generously sized. The house is also well stocked with all of the basics you'd except as well as additional bits such as plenty of beach towels, adapters, and fans, not to mention the fresh bread left for our arrival which all contributed to a brilliant stay. The outdoor eating space is absolutely fantastic comfortably accommodating us all for breakfasts, lunches and suppers in the sunshine. The bbq, pool, and outdoor games shed are all fabulous adding hours of extra fun to our stay. Rob popped by to check the pool and ensure all was well a couple of times adding a nice personal touch to our stay.

We will all definitely be back again thank you Emma and James for a dream week in your wonderful property!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eleanor for your lovely review. Im so glad you all had a great holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

5 minute drive from Lougratte pleasure lake; waterslide, canoes, small beach, diving platform.

Parc en Ciel is only 30 mins drive away

Monbazillac Chateau is less than 20 mins drive away.

Also 5 minutes from Ecuries St Martin Horse-riding and Lauzun chateau

1 1/2 hours from Bordeaux 2 hours from Arcachon and Biscarosse on West Coast


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeovers are usually on Saturdays, however, it may be possible to arrange changeovers on other days in the low season to take advantage of cheaper flights.

The rate includes all bedding, towels and an end of stay clean. A housekeeping service is available by prior arrangement. a welcome pack is also available at £25 to include basic groceries on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.