Chateau | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Chartreuse des Moulins is a charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday accommodation with a private pool, situated in the village Montazeau in the Dordogne - near Saint Emilion and Bergerac, surrounded by vineyards forest with walking trails and bike paths.

Ideal for 2 or more families for a joint unique vacation on a spot in the middle of pure nature, with tranquility and an exceptionally beautiful and extensive views.

The view extends over the fields and vineyards to the valley and the villages in the distance ... the deer come into the garden of 2 hectares to play ... There is a barbecue and an old bread oven with indoor seating. The pool and outdoor jacuzzi enhance the enjoyment. A tennis court and a jeu de boules court, as well as a nice restaurant are located in the village, all within walking distance.

Montazeau is one of the highest villages in the small area (10 km south of Saint Martin de Gurson) and this guarantees an exceptional view of miles away! The area is beautiful with its network of small roads. At 2 km there is a slightly larger village with all amenities (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, post office, cafe, restaurant). 6 km to the supermarkets. There is a restaurant within walking distance and nearby there are many dining options.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arcachon 130 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy La Grande 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 4 Shower rooms
Furniture 4 Sofa beds, Single beds (16), Double beds (5), Cots (4), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The interior is a mix of old stones and new sleek materials, many white, with occasional accents of antiques. There is a large lounge with a fireplace, library and a large dining room with a stove, a fully equipped kitchen with a wood oven. There is a washing machine.

The layout of the rooms is as follows (from left to right):

On one side of the house is a large bedroom of 40m2 with a fireplace and a private bathroom (1 double bed and 1 bed sofa). This bedroom has a XXL shower and bath. There is a separate toilet.

In the middle of the house a large open space with a lounge area (40m2), dining room - library (40m2) and the country kitchen (40m2) . Throughout the more than 3.5 metre high ceilings with ancient beams.

In the sitting room is a staircase to the upper floor with a large dormitory of + / - 55m2. Ideal for children, but it can also be used for adults or a family. There is a separate bathroom with shower, bath and toilet.

On the first floor there is another adult-room with a double bed (30m2)

Next to the central entrance hall and the kitchen, there are two large bedrooms each with one double bed and an extra sofa bed (for 2 adults and possibly extra sleepers). One of the bedrooms has its own fireplace and bathroom with a separate XXL shower and bath. The other bedroom has an open bathroom incorporated in the bedroom, but with a separate toilet.

There are large comfortable beds from 180 x 200 cm, which can also be split into 2 beds of 90 x 200 cm. There are cots available.

Further details outdoors

Outside

The view extends over the fields and vineyards to the valley and the villages in the distance ... the deer come into the garden of 2 hectares to play ... There is a barbecue and an old bread oven with indoor seating. The pool and outdoor jacuzzi enhance the enjoyment. A tennis court and a jeu de boules court, as well as a nice restaurant are located in the village, all within walking distance.

Surroundings

Montazeau is one of the highest villages in the small area (10 km south of Saint Martin de Gurson) and this guarantees an exceptional view of miles away! The area is beautiful with its network of small roads. At 2 km there is a slightly larger village with all amenities (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, post office, cafe, restaurant). 6 km to the supermarkets. There is a restaurant within walking distance and nearby there are many dining options.

Further details

- Chef @home possible

- delivery service/catering possible

- organize poney rides for kids

- babysitter (also english speaking)

- weekly evening markets in the regaion during the summer

The Dordogne region

There is much to do and to see within the region: vineyards, markets, sea, lake with beach and play area, caves, castles, cities such as Bordeaux, Périgueux, Saint Emilion, Sarlat ....

We're in the heart of wine country in Montazeau! Here you can enjoy award-winning local red, rosé and white Bergerac and Montravel wines, made at properties a short distance from your holiday home.

Just 30 minutes away are St. Emilion and Pomerol, exclusive districts of the vast Bordeaux vineyards and home to some of the finest (and at Ch. Petrus, the most expensive!) wines in the world.

We can organise a tour of a vineyard on request.

Places to visit

Every day there are local markets in different places. In summer it’s worth going to an evening market whith music, local food, dancing!

15min : Montpon, little “practical” town where you find several supermarkets and on Wednesday a nice local fresh market.

15min : Sainte Foye La Grande, a « bastide » . Small nice town but comes mostly alive during the Saturday market ! classified as one of Frances nicest markets!!

30min : Saint-Emilion : A must!!! Nicely renovated wine village, known from all over the world and protected! Lots of little old narrow streets. Lots of wine boetiques (expensive!!!). Go and drink a glass of local champagne in the ruines of the old abbey of Les Cordeliers. You by tickets for a visit to the monolytic church at the tourist office.

30min : Bergerac. Old and new part of the city. Small city again. Markets on Wednesday and Friday. Monbazillac is close and famous for its sweet white wines. Beautiful château! Eat at La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac!!!

30min : Libourne. Worth a visit at Sunday morning!, or combine when going to St Emilion or Bordeaux. Take the little roads to go there, not the motorway!!

30min : Riberac. Friday market. Quiet town, take a quick stop when going to Aubeterre.

45min: Aubeterre: wonderful art village; has a monolitic church! Amazing!

30min: Castillon La Bataille: not very special; only at market days (Monday). In july and august they organise a big show at the site of a castle with hondreds of actors and horses....the play of the war of 100 years! A exceptional experience!

45min : Bordeaux. A mix between Antwerp, Barcelona and Parijs. A world city, easily visited by foot! You can walk here for hours and hours. Little streets, the river, shopping, terrasses, antiques, ....so many things to do and to see! You cannot miss Bordeaux!!

45min : Périgueux. A bit smaller than Bordeaux. Do the walk around the old part of the city (by following the arrows). Worth a visit!!

45min : Brantôme. The Venetië of the South. The Dronne River runs through the center, which makes it very beautiful. You can take a ride with a small boat.

30-75min : From Bergerac to Sarlat : Dordogne Valley, with Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, St Christophe, Limeuil, Lalinde, Lanquais… lots of little lovely places to visit ; with prehistorical caves, castles etc….

30-75min : the Bastide tour, small middle aged villages as Eymet, Monpazier, Beaumont

1,5h : Atlantic Ocean: Arcachon, Dune de Pyla, beautiful beaches, extrordanary dune, worth a day trip!

For the little ones

Of course the pool might be the most interesting for your kids, there are fun things to do for them in the neighbourhood! We have a lake with a beach and a play garden at a 2 min drive and a bigger one at a 20 min drive….you can go canoing on the Dordogne River of the Isle River….we organize horse riding every week….you can take your youngsters into the caves or castles….

Sports

Swimming in our pool or in one of the lakes nearby

Tennis on the village court (walking distance)

Jeux de boule or Petanque, typical french play for young and old

Canoing

We rent out bikes for 5 euro/day

Golf at Château Des Vigiers (19 holes) or 9 holes golf at 10 km.

4X4 quads, jetski, paintball at 10 km

Horseriding

Surfing and wave surfing at the Atlantic Ocean

Montazeau

Montazeau is one of the highest villages in the small area (10 km south of Saint Martin de Gurson) and this guarantees an exceptional view of miles away!

The area is beautiful with its network of small roads. At 2 km there is a slightly larger village with all amenities (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, post office, cafe, restaurant). 6 km to the supermarkets. There is a restaurant within walking distance and nearby there are many dining options.

There are hiking trails and biking through the hills is feasible.