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Holiday home, Monflanquin, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, with private pool
Private pool with terrace

Clairefontaine, Monflanquin

Holiday home

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne

  • Lovely, spacious country house set in 5 acres of private grounds
  • 5 acres of private grounds with large lawns
  • Private pool 12m x 6m
  • Wi-Fi internet and UK HD satellite TV
  • Table tennis, pool table, Garlando table football game, darts
  • 15 min walk / 2 min drive to all amenities

Ref.47024

Sleeps12

Bedrooms7

Bathrooms5

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Introduction

Clairefontaine


Lovely, spacious country house set in 5 acres of private grounds on the edge of beautiful, hilltop town with all amenities including 8 restaurants.

Traditional stone and timbered property with large lawns and renovated 'pigeonnier' tower. The house offers welcoming and well-furnished accommodation to sleep up to 12 people.

6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms.

Fully equipped kitchen / breakfast room, 95 m² living / dining room with 60 inch HDTV, UK HD Freesat TV channels, Blu-Ray DVD player, sound bar and sub-woofer,DVD and paperback library. Wi-Fi internet. Freesat HD also in kitchen and master bedroom.

Charming conservatory opens onto the extensive, mature garden with lawns, meadows and woodland and small lake - great for catching crayfish!

Shaded dining terrace overlooking the pool and sun terrace.
Private pool, larger than average 12m x 6m.

Games room with pool table, table tennis, Garlando table football game and darts. Large sofa and easy chairs and iPod speaker dock. Drinks fridge.

All amenities in the bastide town of Monflanquin (15 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive); large choice of cafés, restaurants etc.
Bakery, traditional artisan stores, bank and supermarket. Street market every Thursday morning.

Adjoining, lodge with independent, private access has residential tenants. All facilities described are for private, exclusive use of holiday renters.

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room with mezzanine

Living room with mezzanine

Accommodation details

Holiday home


Entrance hall.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Living / dining room with beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling fireplace. 60 inch Flat-screen HDTV with UK freesat HD channels, Blu-Ray DVD, soundbar and subwoofer.
Through to;

Conservatory with chairs and sofa. Door to garden.

Living room with fireplace
Door to terrace.
Stairs to mezzanine office.
Wi-Fi internet.

Kitchen / breakfast room with insert fireplace. American-style fridge freezer, second large fridge, dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave.
Dining table and chairs. Door to dining terrace.

Utility room / second kitchen with washing machine, electric hob, oven and extractor hood.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, sunken bath / shower, hand basin and separate shower.
Flat-screen TV (with UK Freesat HD channels and DVD player.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 3, single and pull-out single.

Bedroom 4, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 5, double.

Separate bathroom with WC shower and twin hand basin.

Bedroom 6, two singles plus sofa bed.
Door to balcony.

Exterior access to Pigeonnier tower;

(On three levels).
Stairs up to;

Mini lounge.
Bedroom 7, small double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

5 acres of private grounds with large lawns and meadow / woodland and small lake.

Games room with large sofa and easy chairs, i-pod speaker dock, pool table, table tennis, Garlando table football game, darts.
TV for games, USB, DVD.

Covered dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.

Breakfast terrace with large round table, chairs and parasol.

Private swimming pool 12m x 6m.

WC.

Sun terrace with loungers. and large parasols.

Private drive with plenty of parking including covered parking for 2 cars.

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

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Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/04/2019 18/05/2019 early May € 1,995 £ 1,793 $ 2,313
18/05/2019 29/06/2019 late May & June € 2,395 £ 2,152 $ 2,777
29/06/2019 31/08/2019 July & August € 3,995 £ 3,590 $ 4,632
31/08/2019 28/09/2019 September € 1,995 £ 1,793 $ 2,313
Refundable Security Bond € 500

Location

Monflanquin


The property is located 2 minutes drive from the beautifully picturesque, hilltop village of Monflanquin, 30 minutes South of Bergerac (town and international airport).
15 - 20 minutes walk into the village.

Monflanquin is an old bastide town with winding streets and fabulous views. It is included within "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" - an association of France’s 153 most beautiful and historic villages and small towns. All amenities in the village including large supermarket, cafés, restaurants, bakeries. Traditional street market every Thursday morning.

The Dordogne and Let et Garonne area of France is one of the most beautiful and one of the most popular. Lovely countryside interspersed with medieval, bastide towns and fairytale châteaux rise from the morning mist.

Its a great region for food lovers; all the Perigordian specialities such as Foie Gras, confit d'oie and canard, mushrooms of all types are in abundance.

Many antique markets throughout the year. All info at the tourist information office.

Bergerac (40 minutes) was once a flourishing port for the wine trade. It still today has a picturesque harbour where you can take a boat trip along the river Dordogne, or a miniature train ride around the Bastide town, viewing the many half timbered houses with terracotta decoration.

The many timbered houses with terracotta decoration that line the lanes of the old town, are wonderfully evocative of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. On one corner the wanderer suddenly finds himself 'nose to nose' with Cyrano whose statue proudly reminds the visitor that Bergerac owes some of its fame to this historic figure. Not surprisingly the annual theatre 'Le Festival du Théatre' is named after him.

A great way to tour the vineyards is by following the designated Route des vins where the visitor will be welcomed by the growers and encouraged to try their wines. The Bergerac region is sometimes called Perigord Pourpre the name deriving from the rich purple-red wines that characterize this area of Perigord.

When the subject of 'gastronomy' is raised it is usually associated with a particular region and the Perigord stands in high regard in this field. The traditional produce, such as truffles, walnuts, strawberries and the wines, together with the well-known rich specialties derived from fattened geese and ducks, is largely responsible for this fame.

Châteaux Lanquais, 30 minutes from Bergerac is great for the kids; it still has great canon ball holes in the side walls from an attack, and a removable wooden stair case. Open all day every day in July / August.

Don't miss a trip to La Roque-Gageac, a stunningly beautiful village under the towering cliffs. The village regularly wins France's 'Prettiest Village' competition. Good canoeing centre here.

Competing with La Roque-Gageac in the prettiness stakes is the village of Carennac. Elevated just above the South bank of the Dordogne river, it is best known for its typical Quercy architecture and Romanesque priory. Further Romanesque art at the Saint-Pierre church in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.

Perhaps the most famous of the Dordogne tourist attractions are the cave paintings around Les Eyzies. There are more pre-historic caves in this area than you could ever visit in a day! Les Eyzies lies at the heart of an unspoilt area of great natural beauty with rolling hills, tranquil rivers and fascinating cliff and rock formations. It has some of the world's most beautiful caves with outstanding stalactite and stalagmite crystallizations. And the cave-lined Vézère valley has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. The most well-known of all is the cave at Lascaux which was discovered in 1940. The paintings date back some 17,000 years.

Sarlat-la-Canéda features the highest concentration of medieval, Renaissance and 17th century facades of any town in France. Its prosperity was a reflection of the privileged status it was granted in return for loyalty to the French Crown during the 100 years war.

Behind the nondescript rue de la République are narrow lanes and archways, and ancient ocher-coloured stone town houses rich in ornamental detail. Protected by law since 1962, Sarlat-la-Canéda's buildings now form an outdoor museum.

The town is also famous for one of the best markets in France. Every Saturday the great Sarlat-la-Canéda market is held in place de la Liberté, along with a full-scale fair that attracts locals from all around the surrounding countryside.

The exceptional number of buildings registered or classified as historical makes of Sarlat-la-Canéda the first European city in term of inheritance. For this reason Sarlat-la-Canéda has been used in many movies. On the first Sunday in July the Félibrée, a typical Périgord village fair where everybody is disguised, animates Sarlat-la-Canéda.

TRAVEL:

Approx 10 - 12 hours drive from the Western channel ferries - a trip via Dover is best combined with an overnight stop on the way. Motorail will deliver you from Calais to Brive or Bordeaux. Flights are available to Limoges, Poitiers, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Rodez with daily flights from the UK.

Ryanair fly from Stansted airport to Bergerac regularly. Bergerac airport is approximately 30 minutes away.

Flybe also fly to Bergerac from Southampton.

British Airways fly from Gatwick airport to Bordeaux. Bordeaux airport is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

EasyJet fly from Gatwick airport to Toulouse. Toulouse airport is approximately 2 hours away.

Reviews

Feedback from previous guests

We had a great two weeks in your beautiful house. Nothing was lacking. The grounds were fabulous, plenty of space for the children and lots to explore. The pool was fabulous and used most days. We loved walking up to the village to eat and there is so much to do in the surrounding area. The children loved canoeing on the river and exploring the crystal cave.
Gary & Louise were wonderful and answered all our questions and helped with any small problems. We all enjoyed a perfect family holiday.

Judith & Ken, Sophie, Marcelo, Emily, Beatrice, Lucy, Russell, Rachel & Tom (UK & Australia)




One Excellent Week
A truly delightful house in the Lot countryside. We were 12 altogether, a big family gathering to celebrate 70th birthdays (the Grandparents!) the youngest member was just 9 weeks old and had been coping with very hot temperatures since her birth!
Everyone loved the pool, certainly fresh on entering! Superb location and Monflanquin an attractive bastide.
Jane from Gourmet holidays cooked dinner and catered for our celebration meal and it was fabulous - well worth it!
The BBQ was much in use, the kitchen so well equipped, beds comfy and everyone had a superb holiday.

The Thursfields




This is a very beautiful house and we felt at home very quickly. A highlight is sitting on the veranda enjoying great French food and wiling away the evening watching the sunset. The view from the veranda is wonderful and so relaxing. Thank you!

The Duggans




To celebrate a 50th Birthday! Great house, great pool and all in a stunning location. We will definitely return one day.

Joslin family




Possibly Perfect! An amazing house & property to stay at. House feels like the Tardis (bigger inside than out!). Seven kids kept the pool in continuous use (Thanks Gary & Louise for keeping it clean). While the house is wonderful for the ‘period feel’ I have to say thank you for the excellent WiFi connections and TV + DVD... The Lot et Garonne is a hidden gem, said to be France’s Tuscany and we completely agree. I fancy we’ll be back!

Wilsons and Ridings.




“We have had a wonderful couple of weeks here. The house is beautiful and very well equipped – loved the two big fridges!! The children (and aduilts!) have loved playing in the games room and swimming in the pool. We’ve enjoyed going to the French markets, chateaux, castles and playing golf! All in all a fantastic couple of weeks.”

The Wrights




“A fantastic property which is very well equipped...The pool and games room are excellent and very well maintained... We have been staying in France for a number of years and this has been the best of a very good bunch!”

The Ryders




“The house is amazing and it would take weeks to see every nick-nack and nook & cranny!”

Gilbert - Sparks families




“We have had such a wonderful week staying in this beautiful house”

Payne family




“A terrific house, felt at home as soon as we walked in.”

O'Brien family




Holiday home, Monflanquin, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, with private pool

Holiday home, Monflanquin, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, with private pool

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room with mezzanine

Living room with mezzanine

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Kitchen in Dordogne holiday home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Lawned garden with hammock

Lawned garden with hammock

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bedroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Bathroom in Dordogne holiday home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Conservatory in Dordogne holiday home

Conservatory in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Living room in Dordogne holiday home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Covered dining terrace

Covered dining terrace

Games room in Dordogne holiday home

Games room in Dordogne holiday home

Games room in Dordogne holiday home

Games room in Dordogne holiday home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Dining terrace

Dining terrace

Holiday home, Monflanquin

Holiday home, Monflanquin

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Holiday home, Monflanquin, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, with private pool

Holiday home, Monflanquin, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, with private pool

Lake

Lake

Pigeonnier tower

Pigeonnier tower

Living room in pigeonnier tower

Living room in pigeonnier tower

Bathroom in pigeonnier tower

Bathroom in pigeonnier tower

Bathroom in pigeonnier tower

Bathroom in pigeonnier tower

Bedroom in pigeonnier tower

Bedroom in pigeonnier tower

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Lawned garden

Lawned garden

Driveway entrance

Driveway entrance


   

Holiday home in South West France, ref: 47024

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