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Pool & terrace

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

New pool heater + a high quality conservatory pool cover, so that you can swim whatever the weather. Luxury 6/7 seater hot tub/jacuzzi. The 17th century barn has been converted into a well equipped, comfortable self catering gite, with en-suite facilities, sleeping 6 people.

Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. Private entrance and established garden with beautiful luxury 11 x 5m pool. We are situated to the north of Perigord Noir, the heart of the Dordogne, minutes away from both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys. A peaceful rural location yet situated just 800m from the centre of the village of Cendrieux (mini supermarket, bar/tabac and post office), 11km south of Vergt, and 15km north of Le Bugue with their numerous tourist attractions, weekly markets and selection of supermarkets. Alex and Alison, the English owners live discreetly on site.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Le Bugue 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Open plan sitting & dining area with HD Ready TV, Satellite TV (Sky free to air), DVD. We have an up to 20MB broadband connection with WiFi & a good 3G mobile signal. Large selection of books and games. Fully equipped kitchen area including full size cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, food processor, cook's knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot and all cooking utensils.

There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board. 3 bedrooms. Sleeping 6 adults. 1 x double - with large en-suite bathroom (large shower).

2 x twin. 3rd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs. Bathroom (shower), hairdryer. 2 mobile air-conditioning units. To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying), all bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for the 2nd week.

Further details outdoors


Shared luxury swimming pool - 11 x 5m, lit at night. Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool. The pool is for the use of the gite. New - pool heater + a high quality conservatory pool cover, so that you can swim whatever the weather. Luxury 6/7 seater hot tub/jacuzzi. The cover rolls completely off the pool when not needed, or can be opened just at one end during cooler spells. The cover also provides 100% UVA and UVB protection. Whilst the pool cover and fence comply with French legislation introduced January 2004, your safety remains your own responsibility and children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Shaded parking. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gite guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut.

Further details

Special Offer 20% off our few remaining weeks in 2014. Prices quoted include discount.

For further information and to book, contact Alex and Alison.

Saturday arrivals after 4pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am. We will confirm by email details of your booking together with a breakdown of the total costs, and the dates by which the deposit and final payments are due. We will forward a booking form which should be completed and returned with the 20% deposit.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The property is minutes away from both the Dordogne and Vézère valleys.

The Dordogne offers something for everyone:

Peace and tranquillity or plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby. Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster:-

• The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.

• For the energetic the rivers and stunning countryside offer are boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf (4km), canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers. The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 15 minutes away.

• Hundreds of years of history - Prehistoric Caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby, Châteaux and fortified villages. Beynac & Castelnaud Castles – are fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England

• Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach – Perigueux (regional capital), Sarlat, La Roque – Gageac, Rocamadour


A peaceful rural location yet situated just 800 metres from the centre of the village of Cendrieux (mini supermarket, auberge, tabac and post office), 11km south of Vergt, and 15 kms north of Le Bugue with their numerous tourist attractions, weekly markets and selection of supermarkets.

• Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves

• Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.

• Excellent shopping - Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day to day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux. Not to mention within Cendrieux itself which has a mini supermarket which is open 7 days a week - supplying all the essentials including fresh bread, fresh fruit, vegetables and wine and beer. There is also a bar/tabac and a post office.

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Review 1-8 of 8

11 Aug 2014


"Perfect location and amazingly well-equipped..."

We had a lovely week staying in Gite 2 of The Monjat. We Absolutely loved the Dordogne, so many beautiful villages and places to visit on the doorstep of this fantastic gite.Alison and Alex were great… More

2 Aug 2014


"Does what it says on the tin!"

The gite is exactly as described & is spotlessly clean, comfortable & well equipped with some basics to get you up & running & plenty of cleaning supplies, wul, d/w tabs, laundry liquid, bin bags etc that so many other gites fail to provide. They'll even get a little shopping in for your arrival, (thank you Alison's mum!) & put something to cool in the drinks fridge. (Yay, no fighting for drinks v comestibles fridge-space in this gite!!) With everything provided all you really have to do is unpack your clothes, relax & enjoy.
The pool, hot tub & gardens are superb - you cannot help but relax in such delightful surroundings & on such comfortably cushioned sun loungers. We had a little rain & a couple of uncharacteristically foggy mornings but with a huge covered pool we could still enjoy being in the warm water. What's not to like - as they say!
Alison & Alex are wonderful hosts, serious when they need to be, (pool/hot tub 'rules') but relaxed with a great sense of humour. They'll gladly join you for a chinwag (& a drink, or several) but can also be discreet when you need space. They are a mine of information & will happily recommend activities, places to visit & local restaurants. 'Menu du Jour' abound in the area & we were spoilt for choice - there's a very good website dedicated to lunchtime eating, (ask Alison/Alex). Having WiFi is a real bonus especially for checking out opening/closing times, booking tickets & tables & 'Skypeing'!
Wherever one stays there will always be things that could be better but I have to say that at Le Monjat the ONLY thing I would change would be the terrace chairs - more support for the back & comfier cushions but only so we could sit for longer admiring the view, gossiping & drinking with Alison & Alex. Thank you so much for making this a truly memorable holiday.

24 Apr 2014


"A wonderful place to stay in a breathtakingly beautiful area"

We've just returned from 10 days and can't recommend our hosts and the gite enough. The area is breathtakingly gorgeous and there are so many things to do within the surrounding areas, the gite has everything you can think of and we had no complaints whatsoever which is surprisingly rare for us! The boys loved it, from the heated pool which we were lucky enough to swim in, even in April, to the hot tub, to the trap door in the upstairs room to the barbeques and the adorable Nellie the dog. We hope to return....
We personally enjoyed delicious lunch and dinner at Limeuil, lunch in pretty Saint Cyprien, the market at Le Bugue, the castle at Castlenaud, canoeing from Les Eyzies, exploring medieval Sarlat and being awe inspired by pre-historic art at Lascaux 2.

19 Jan 2014


"Relaxed holiday with excellent hosts"

Beautiful surroundings, and excellent accommodation. The gite was very clean and well maintained, with everything we needed for our stay. The owners Alison & Alex gave us a very warm welcome, providing us with complimentary drinks on arrival, and entertaining us with a BBQ. The garden was beautifully kept, and the pool and hot tub were enjoyed every day well into the evening. ( the sunset is beautiful from the hot tub!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and hope to return.

15 Jan 2014


"A quaint and charming Gite with excellent facilities"

We went to Le Monjat for 2 weeks in May 2012. It was primarily a cycling holiday but relaxing and hopefully sunshine were also on the menu!

The property was ideal for four of us The Gite was well equipped with everything you needed for a self catering holiday. The gardens were beautiful with views in all directions. A lot of time was spent in the covered heated pool, and the hot tub was an added bonus!

It was very quiet and restful as the nearest property was some distance away. The village of Cendrieux was less than 10 mins walk, where there was a restaurant and a shop that only stocked basic amenities. We wanted milk on our first day but none was available, and as we didn't want to buy anything else the owner wasn't happy. We bought most shopping, including fuel, in Vergt, which was 8 miles away.

Alex and Alison were brilliant. Very welcoming and nothing was to much trouble. We were given information on local restaurants and places of interest which were great. They even went the extra mile and showed us views of the surrounding countryside that we would not have found, and took us to a restaurant that was a different experience and very enjoyable.

The best things were the pool, hot tub, our hosts and the cycling! We liked everything about Gite and the surrounding area, and if we were looking to return to the Dordogne would certainly go there again.

7 Jan 2014


"Simply superb. An outstanding holiday enjoyed by all."

This is our 3rd visit to the Gite (having now stayed in both the 2 and 3 bed Gites). The facilities within are well equipped for modern living and offer a very comfortable base to explore the local area. Ideally located Gite, with an array of activities for the family that are easily accessible . The pool and hot tub are excellent. The pool now has a retractable enclosure that provides swimming facilities whatever the weather......bliss!! A glass of wine, watching sunsets to die for, on the bench overlooking the fields in the grounds, is one of my fondest memories. The hosts Alex and Alison as always were stars, so welcoming and our last night barbeque was truly special. Looking forward to our next return visit.

7 Jan 2014


"A lovely comfortable property with welcoming friendly hosts"

Despite the weather (which Alex and Alison couldn't organise for us!) we had a lovely stay here. The gite was comfortable and had everything you could need. Our two young boys (6/3) loved the bedrooms, especially the top room with its trapdoor! The area is beautiful and the Dordogne river and surrounding area is within easy reach. The gite is on a very quiet lane and great for evening walks. The pool was great whatever the weather and the hot tub a sure fire winner. Alex and Alison were perfect hosts, within easy reach but leaving us to our privacy. We couldn't have asked for more. We would love to go back again as we still miss it!

4 Jul 2013


"Really great hosts"

A really fabulous holiday. Actually, the weather was not great - surprising for the Dordogne - but the three of us (my partner and adult son) all enjoyed our holiday. This was due in no small part to … More

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Calendar last updated:02 May 2014

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