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Excellent 5/5 9 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

A tiny village that is what it is, a tiny, very relaxed village with 4 houses (our own and a 2-, a 4-, and a 6 persons holiday house), its own square, a picnic spot, swimming pool, 'salle de fete' for our meet and greet dinner Monday evening (included in price) and with its own vegetable garden for its own temporary inhabitants. And that is exactly what you are in our tiny village; a very welcome temporary inhabitant.

Holidays must be pure relaxation. You need quiet surroundings, you must forget the rush of your work and that of the city. You need to sleep comfortably, eat well and get some exercise when you feel like it. You need to be able to sit outside in privacy, inside with your own music and meet some people if you want to.

This 4 pax, 2 bedroom house used to be the house of the owners employee who worked the land.

The original floor was kept together with lots of other original details, but it was made into this very comfortable apartment with lots of space.

The modern industrial designer features together with its extensive kitchen, comfortable double bedrooms with attached bathrooms and toilets, with all the bedding including huge towels and a dressing gowns, its private terrace with barbecue, make it a place to spend more than a week in. None of the apartments have televisions. We want to go for ultimate relaxation. You can connect your music to the music system in your apartment though and create your own private atmosphere.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac airport 28 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 34 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Monpazier

Apart from relaxing at the pool, on your terrace or inside with your own music. Apart from preparing and savoring a great lunch or dinner with some local wine. Apart from taking a stroll through the grounds picking some cherries, blackberries, apples, hazelnuts, walnuts or getting some fresh vegetables from the garden (or helping me in the garden), there are many more things to do.

Cycling: The cycling here is great. The surroundings are beautiful and the roads are quiet. You can choose for slope routes (go right) or more hilly routes (go left). There are also some mountain bike tracks and we have some very detailed maps available. Helmets are obligatory in France.

Walking: Again some good walks are laid out starting from different villages, like Sainte Sabine itself, but also Beaumont and Monpazier.

Canoeing: Dordogne

Markets: I love them for their fresh local vegetables, great sausages, roasted chicken, fresh goat's cheese, etc. The best market is on Sunday morning in Issigeac. It even has oysters (12 for €7!!) and you have an oyster knife in your kitchen and I can give a quick course on how to open them. This market has a great atmosphere with wine tastings and only friendly, mostly local, people selling their products. In summer try getting there before 10.00h because it gets extremely busy.

Tuesday morning in Beaumont

Wednesday morning in Villereal and Bergerac

Thursday morning in Lalinde, Monpazier and Monflaquin

Saturday morning in Villereal and Bergerac

In season Monpazier has the biggest porcini market in the Dordogne. The season however is variable. In 2013 it was at the beginning of October, in 2012 it was halfway August. It all depends on the weather: a little rain and then lots of sun make them appear.

Wine tastings: Of course with the great Bordeaux area as its neighbour Bergerac disappears a little as a wine area. Yet it has the same grape varieties and lots of great wines. There is so much to discover wine wise. And the wine makers are still very willing to have you taste the wines. I would strongly advise to visit Saint Emilion, since it is a beautiful village, but the wines are expensive and the people too used to selling to tourists. So for wine tasting and buying our neighbourhood is very interesting. Many winemakers are now producing organic wines, which I find a very positive development.

Village parties: They are great. We hadn't visited them over the years when we came here for our holidays. Now we've found out about them, we don't want to miss any of them. All kinds of local bands play, some really good and always performed with great joy. Superb atmosphere with everybody being involved and doing some kind of volunteer work. During our Sainte Sabine village lunches the Mayor a.o. serves the food. Also going to the Hippodrome in Villereal when there is horse trotting going on is an event not to be missed.

Then of course you can visit all the lovely bastides, the great castles but above all the many artists in the area. It is surprising how many artists live, work and sell in this area, and some really good ones as well. Again lots to discover.

Restaurants: It is amazing but half a mile from your doorstep, in Sainte Sabine Born, there is a very affordable one Michelin star Restaurant, called Etincelles. It is not a very traditional one. It is relaxed and friendly and you do not have to dress up. It is a bit like visiting friends when you arrive there. They do interesting food and have a very good wine list. In summer you have to book weeks in advance though, since it is very small and popular. La Bruceliere in Issigeac, is another favourite. It is more creative than your average French restaurant. Again friendly and they have a good wine list as well. But again: book in time. In Villereal our favourite among cheap and cheerful is Les Marronniers. Good pizzas, pastas, salads and meat dishes and extremely friendly…. and a big terrace. Le Moderne has great meat dishes from their own animals. They are friendly but not always very attentive. They have a big terrace but unfortunately 2 televisions are always on, inside. Les Pieds dans les Plats is another nice restaurant, friendly, some interesting dishes and some tapas. And then back in our own village Chez Edith. Again friendly, good size terrace with swimming pool, cheap and cheerful with some nice wines.

And then our old time favourite, the restaurant we always return to; Chateau Les Merles. It has a creative kitchen, great young staff, speaking lots of languages, a nice, very local, wine list, a superb terrace and a great fire place inside. Absolutely worth the half hour drive. Before we created our own place we always stayed here.

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Review 1-9 of 9

4 Jul 2014

5/5

"Lovely place to be, brandnew design interior done in old Dordogne houses."

Your holiday starts with a warm welcome by the owners. Excellent facilities., lush large, large garden, swimming pool , kitchen garden, open barn yard, sitting 20 people, so room enough for everybody!… More

12 Jun 2014

5/5

"Rustic charm with modern facilities"

If you're looking for a boutique gite in the Dordogne area, then Au Perier could be the place that you have been searching for. We stayed for a week in the four person gite and had a fabulous tim… More

11 Mar 2014

5/5

"Een zeer aangename ambiance"

La Ferme is een prachtig design vakantiehuis waar je van een heerlijke vakantie kunt genieten. De voorzieningen zijn perfect, binnen en buiten. Je begint de dag met een ' duik ' in het zwemb… More

20 Feb 2014

5/5

"Weekje la ferme afgelopen zomer"

Een luxe gite, waarbij het je aan niets ontbreekt. Letterlijk alles is aanwezig t.m de handdoeken aantoe. Wil je je spullen weer schoon mee terug nemen geen probleem er staat een wasmachine in de gite… More

19 Feb 2014

5/5

"Fantastisch"

Super leuk gehad, lekker zwembad en genoeg ruimte om aan het zwembad te liggen. S'ochtends lekker ontbijten op je eigen terrasje met vers brood van de bakker uit het dorpje. Mooi ingericht huisje… More

18 Feb 2014

5/5

"super gites"

Mooie oude karakteristieke huizen van buiten, modern design van binnen. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Alles kan, niets hoeft. Lekker relaxed op maandag hapje mee eten of lekker op jezelf. Prachtige auth… More

18 Feb 2014

5/5

"super gites"

Mooie oude karakteristieke huizen van buiten, modern design van binnen. Van alle gemakken voorzien. Alles kan, niets hoeft. Lekker relaxed op maandag hapje mee eten of lekker op jezelf. Prachtige auth… More

4 Feb 2014

5/5

"Een uitstekend verzorgd vakantieadres in een prachtige omgeving"

Mijn man en ik zijn met vrienden in september een week te gast geweest in La Ferme, Au Perier. De informatie vooraf was uitgebreid en accuraat, de ontvangst was heel warm en hartelijk. We hebben één… More

20 Jan 2014

5/5

"Gites de luxe"

Goede service,Zeer comfortabel, ruim opgezetOverzichtelijk en rustig gelegennog geen Internetminder geschikt voor tienersveel te zien in de omgeving… More

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