Reference: 47024

Holiday home with private pool, Clairefontaine.

Holiday rental in Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

7 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | sleeps 12

Introduction

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.


Accommodation details

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.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
27 Apr 18 May Saturday Weekly - € 1,995
18 May 29 Jun Saturday Weekly - € 2,395
29 Jun 31 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 3,995
31 Aug 28 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 1,995
2020
25 Apr 16 May Saturday Weekly - € 1,995
16 May 27 Jun Saturday Weekly - € 2,395
27 Jun 29 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 3,995
29 Aug 26 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 1,995
Refundable security bond€ 500
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 4:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Tourist Tax
Where applicable, Pure France is required to collect and remit local government tourism taxes on behalf of our property owners. These taxes are calculated and collected from guests at the time of booking. Pure France then remits collected taxes to the applicable tax authority on the property owners' behalf.
For this property tourist taxes are due between 01 January and 31 December and will not exceed € 1.60 per adult per night.


Location

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.

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


Customer Reviews

Judith and Ken, Sophie, Marcelo, Emily, Beatrice, Lucy, Russell, Rachel and Tom (UK and Australia
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 and Louise were wonderful and answered all our questions and helped with any small problems. We all enjoyed a perfect family holiday.

The Thursfields
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 Duggans
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!

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

Wilsons and Ridings.
Possibly Perfect! An amazing house and property to stay at. House feels like the Tardis (bigger inside than out!). Seven kids kept the pool in continuous use (Thanks Gary and 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!

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The Wrights
“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 Ryders
“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!”

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

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

O'Brien family
“A terrific house, felt at home as soon as we walked in.”

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Clare, Paul and Family
A fabulous 3 generation holiday to celebrate my 60th birthday. Beautiful house...

Gordon, Lynch party
Such a pretty place for friends to get together for a week. Weather – perfect, Clairefontaine-amazing-the games room got a good workout for our games challenge! Monflanquin and surrounding towns so pretty and friendly. Enjoyed the restaurants and if you really want to treat yourself get Jane the flying chef (gourmet)to come and cook for you!

The Bourne party
Un endroit encroyable! Des vacances memorable pour tout a prochaine fois, on espère.

Eyes family
Clairefontaine was magnificent and we had a great week there.

The Watsons family
Clairefontaine is a beautiful property and so well set up for a family holiday. W've had fantastic weather and made the most of the pool. Xavier (10) loved the games room – if only we could duplicate it at home! We’d love to come back sometime.

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The Smiths and the Palmer families
It was great staying at Clairefontaine. We loved loved the pool and the games room. I had an amazing time in the pool! We have had a fantastic holiday. The house is lovely and very well equipped. The pool and games room have kept the children very happy for the two weeks – good for us! We’ve really enjoyed the garden and lake, seen a red squirrel and a Little Bustard!

The Blocks and Dentons families
Fantastic! Everything was superb! Great place for an unforgettable holiday (Gary and Louise incredibly helpful).

Bethany aged 14
I had a lovely stay here as the villa is beautiful and the grounds are fantastic! We all enjoyed the pool and the weather was wonderful. There’s been lots to do in Monflanquin and other villages close by, with markets and great restaurants. The games room is lots of fun and so was the hammock!

Kilpatrick family
We have had a great time staying at Clairefontaine! The weather was fantastic every day. Everyone who stayed went in the pool at least once. The games room was fun and there was something for everyone. The villa was lovely and the rooms were perfect. The markets were very good and the square wasn’t a long walk away. Thank you! We had a GREAT time!

The Boot family
What a wonderful week! A long anticipated family holiday/reunion from the bottom of the world to the top (Tasmania to France). Very much enjoyed the amenity and comfort of the house and the interest of the surrounding area…Long remembered , we wish we all had longer.

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The Hamiltons, Blairs and McGills
A fabulous property with plenty of room for large family groups. It provides a luxurious vacationing experience in such a lovely part of France and wants for nothing in terms of amenities and the living facilities it offers.

The Phillips, Draper and Brown families
What a wonderful home for a fabulous holiday!. Go to the market in town on a Thursday morning for local produce. Domme is very pretty as is La Roque Gageac

The Brannigans
What a beautiful house – we didn’t stop saying “wow” all week! So many well thought out little extras which added to our enjoyment. We will be back!”

Mr and Mrs Skipper and Party
What an amazing place – the house is beautiful with plenty of room for a large group – pool and gardens are fantastic and constantly occupied by our daughter – definitely a big hit. Really well placed for an easy stroll to the village and close to the supermarket. All in all a wonderful holiday. Fantastic place, weather and company. Nothing else we could have possibly wanted. The house is so beautiful, it was a real pleasure staying here. Lovely gardens and plenty of wildlife. Hope to be back someday

2012
We came here with a group of fantastic friends to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary – we’ve had a wonderful time and the best weather, hope the weather is as good for everyone that comes after us. The villa is amazing and none of us want to leave, we will certainly be back.

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Beveridge family - UK
Thank you for the use of your property. We very much enjoyed our stay there and found the property to be of a most acceptable standard. Having rented numerous holiday homes on the continent we have become quite critical, but on this occasion we have only praise. Thanks once again.

Lucas
We have all enjoyed a wonderful two weeks as a family in your beautiful villa. The ladies found it hard to tear themselves away from the poolside; the men found it equally difficult to leave the games room! Monflanquin is a lovely town, close enough for an easy walk (were it not for the hill!) but far enough away not to be disruption. All-in-all, a very happy holiday! Thank you very much for letting us share Clairefontaine with you.

Farrar's and Butterworths
A very relaxing week in the sunshine. Games room very popular with kids (big and small!).

Ziman’s, Winlow’s and Greenshields
We all had a wonderful time. The house was so comfortable and spacious and well equipped. Lovely pool area and we used the BBQ a lot and the games room of course. Gary and Louise were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and we all had a great holiday.

Sofia Ziman Age 8
I loved sitting in the conservatory or in other words Africa! I had lots of fun outside and playing in the pool and playing volley ball. Every night I would go and play pinball, pool and darts. I can't leave out table tennis. Everything was fun even going to bed was a lot of fun (strange) I don't want to leave. Gary and Louise were a big help I don't know what we would have done without them.

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Elsie Age 17
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. We all really enjoyed it. The house was immaculately clean and tidy, and so were the gardens and swimming pool. Gary and Louise were the most friendly people you could imagine and made us so incredibly welcome. Thank you to everyone. You gave us a wonderful week. We also enjoyed visiting the horses next door and loved how friendly the man was. Thank you x.

K Bhate
We all enjoyed a great week, filled with good weather, the pool was amazing especially in hotter weather and I enjoyed a fantastic birthday.

The Muir family - Australia, New Zealand and London
This is a wonderful property! Beautifully restored and maintained. The grounds are a pleasure to walk around. Our family had a wonderful time here, and would love to return someday. Au revoir.

Muir family
Wonderful stay. Kids loved the place and so did the under 18's too! Lots to see in the area.

Elise and David Foreman and Family - Vancouver, Canada
We could not have chosen a better place for our family holiday. The grounds are wonderful - the proximity to Monflanquin a true asset and the history in the surrounding towns all combine to create an ideal place. Thank you - we would not hesitate to return someday.

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What a fantastic house and gardens! We had a superbly relaxing holiday. The surrounding countryside and Monflanquin are beautiful. Thanks for making our stay perfect.

The Mowl, Murrell and Bottacchi families
Had a fantastic time. Monflanquin is a beautiful place, and we spent may evenings in the restaurants there. The pool was brilliant - enjoyed by both the children and the adults. Would definitely come back another time, and recommend to our friends.

The Mowl, Murrell and Bottacchi families
Had a fantastic time. Monflanquin is a beautiful place, and we spent may evenings in the restaurants there. The pool was brilliant - enjoyed by both the children and the adults. Would definitely come back another time, and recommend to our friends.


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