My French Dream is set in the heart of Monflanquin. A beautiful bastide. So beautiful, in fact, that it is officially classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. Monflanquin was founded in 1256 and is steeped in history and surrounded by châteaux, castles and vineyards as well as breathtaking scenery from it's hilltop location and a lake to stroll around or picnic. Just off the village square is pedestrian lanes known as 'carrerots'. It is in one of these quaint lanes that you will find your house.
A short stroll from the front door will take you to many, good quality and reasonably priced, restaurants, bars, cafes and not forgetting bakeries for your fresh baguettes or croissants in the morning. At the back of the house is the village library where you will find computers with internet access as well as English books and CDs. The village square hosts weekly markets and many festivals. The village also has banks with ATM facilities, a 'Casino' supermarket and many speciality shops as well as a swimming pool and museums.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Agen 45 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Walk in to a separate entry hall with wooden floors and a place to hang your coats. Take the wooden staircase to the open plan living area which displays the original stonework and history of the newly renovated home. The living area has wooden floors, high ceilings with beams and drenched with natural light from the two skylights and two windows going all the way to the floor. The living area boasts a fully equipped, u shaped, kitchen, dining area for four (however the table can be extended) and a spacious lounge area comprising two modern sofas and two arm chairs. Modern spot lighting sets a relaxed mood for the evening (time to enjoy a glass of the local wine) and highlights the historical features of the room.
Back down the stairs you will find two generously sized bedrooms with beams and windows giving a charm of their own. One has two single beds and the other one double bed. The shower room has a large shower and vanity with plenty of room to move. There is also a separate toilet and storage cupboards. The house has many electric heaters for every room and linen and towels are available upon request.
|Further details outdoors|
Within a two minute walk of the house you will find many free parking facilities as well as parkland with picnic tables overlooking the breathtaking scenery. The village also has a lake to stroll around and feed the ducks as well as a swimming pool and gym.
Available for short or longer stays. Check in and out times can be flexible dependant on availability.
An unspoiled part of South West France. Many Chateaux such as Biron, Gavaudun, Bonaguil and Beynac are just a short drive away.
Beautiful villages and medieval towns such as Penne-d'Agenais, Monpazier, Belves, Domme and Sarlat. You can also visit many caves and wineries. The interesting architecture, history, countryside, markets, restaurants and vineyards make it a perfect holiday destination.
Monflanquin is a 13th century Bastide. Surrounding the village square, Place des Arcades, are many impressive stone buildings such as the home of the Black Prince. Leading off the square are lanes known as carrerots, one of which is where you will find your house. In the square are restaurants and shops and it is here you will find the weekly market, entertainment and festivals and is only a 1-2 minute walk from your house.
A short stroll from the square is the impressive15th century church set on top of the hill and from here you can stroll further around the hilltop town to take in the breathtaking views from the picnic tables. Another great place to picnic is the lake which is down the hill from the house, approx 15 min walk or 2 min drive, stroll around and feed the ducks.