Sleeps two, cosy fireplace, 5 mins stroll to listed ancient village
- English, French, Australian!
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' villages, amazing chateaux, wonderful wineries, millennia of history, not to mention the cuisine. Some of the most iconic food and wines are in this gras, truffles, confit duck, Bordeaux wines, cabecou goats cheese, Monbazillac list is endless! And we love it all!
Rosemary V purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Rosemary V chose Capdrot
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 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!
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Rlovely cottage in the country
Very peaceful in the country , walk to shops and restaurants or cook your own in the kitchen or bbq . Loft bed was very comfortable and pillows lovely . Great to view TV in front of the fire whilst having dinner , we enjoyed sitting outside it’s a wine in the afternoon .
Idyllic rural cottage in the Dordogne valley
Really enjoyable stay in a secluded cottage half a mile away from Monpazier 'beaux village'. A perfect place for a quiet, relaxing break in rural Dordogne. Monpazier itself is an ideal base for tour of the area, having good restaurants/bars, cafes and shops & a lively courtyard where you can soak up the local atmosphere. Lots to see and do in this area, great opportunities for river bathing, kayaking, cycling, walking and exploring pretty Medieval villages, ancient caves and breathtaking scenery. The cottage is set in the grounds of a larger villa, but separated from it across grounds and a small orchard with cherry and walnut trees. It is attractively decorated in simple French style and the mezzanine bedroom with balcony overlooking the living area is gorgeous. It is plenty spacious for 2 with all facilities you would need and a delightful patio area for relaxing in the afternoon sun. Very highly recommended, thankyou Rosemary we really loved our holiday here!
Hi there Mark - thanks so much for this lovely review - what a great surprise! I am really pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. And we'd be very happy to welcome you back to Monpazier anytime in the future - it was a pleasure to host you. All the best, Rosemary.
A fabulous place to stay - you won't want to leave
Rosemary was very friendly and helpful and sent us excellent information in advance of our trip. On arrival, the cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean. Everything you could have needed was provided. The setting is truly magical. We were lucky to have the whole garden to ourselves as the villa was vacant. The town is steeped in history. We just sat in the square and took it all in. Great restaurants and friendly shopkeepers. The walk to the town is not far but the lane back to the house is steep esp if the weather is hot as we enjoyed. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.
Hi Nicola - thankyou for those very kind words. We really enjoyed having you stay, and I know our lovely Housekeeper Julie was really impressed with the way you took such good care of our cottage - much appreciated! It was a pleasure communicating with you every step of the way, and I am so glad that hot weather co-operated nicely for your holiday, so you could enjoy that pool. We'd love to welcome you back any time in the future. In the meantime, all the best! Rosemary
Beautiful quiet cottage in excellent location
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.
Les Cerisiers - Vacation Rental 908380
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.
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!!
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.