Villa Ste Therese
Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
In the heart of the southern Dordogne, Villa Ste Therese is just 700metres from stunning Monpazier, listed as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France". Explore nearby Chateaux: Monbazillac, Biron, Milandes, Beynac, Castelnaud & Puymartin. Minutes to gorgeous villages like La Roque Gageac, Domme, Limeuil, Belves, Beynac, Sarlat, Monflanquin. Amazing caves like Font de Gaume, Lascaux II, Grottes de Maxange or Proumeyssac, or glorious gardens like Marqueyssac & Eyrignac. Dive into the bustling weekly village markets, or simply laze by the large pool, relax under a shady tree in the Villa's orchard, walk through the nearby forests of Biron, or unwind on the terrace overlooking Monpazier as the sun sets. In cooler months, settle before a blazing fire in the ancient stone fireplace rescued from the ruins of a nearby crumbling chateau. In 2014 the Tour de France travels within an easy ride of Monpazier, on Stage 19 to Bergerac - July 25.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||L'entre deux mers 120 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 39 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The two upstairs double bedrooms convert to twin rooms. All rooms are spaciously proportioned, with beautiful views over the rolling green valley to the south or the village to the west. Recent renovations have created a stylish, yet authentic, country house offering all modern amenities.The kitchen is fully equipped to create any feast, with a large double oven and gas cooktop.
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds were landscaped 50 years ago, in the French tradition of a gentleman's country house - hedging, shaped shrubs, established large deciduous trees, creating a vista in all shades of green. A series of stone-walled terraces on the southern slopes make the gardens down to the orchard below a wonderful place to stroll and explore, while the northern lawn has plenty of room for petanque, table tennis, badminton, volleyball or even cricket. The 10m x 5m pool has a summer gazebo for midday shade. It is very deep at one end - four metres! Pool opens 1 June to end-September, weather permitting.
Welcome Kit on arrival. Credit cards accepted via Paypal secure payment.
A separate, private 'maison gardienne' (now a gite for couples) may also be rented during your stay (you can view Les Cerisiers at Property #177318). It is situated 70 metres away from the Villa, shielded by established trees and hedges.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Dordogne is renowned for its cuisine, iconic wineries, chateaux and rich history. Yet it is still such a peaceful setting for a relaxing holiday. It's the Land of 1001 Chateaux because at every bend is another stunning vista of an ancient chateau, and many are open for public visits. This area of the southern Dordogne is full of amazing medieval bastide villages, many of them having earned the title "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France", such as Monpazier, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Domme, Belves, Monflanquin. The climate is holiday-perfect most of the year, with pleasant sunny Spring days starting in April, then hot, clear summer weather til September. Autumn is still warm, but tranquil, with rich golden colors in the surrounding oak forests...another ideal time to visit.
There's so much to see and do in this pocket of the Dordogne. Here's a sample of activities less than an hour's drive of the Villa:
Chateau Monbazillac (15km west); Chateau du Lanquais (18km north); Chateau Biron (6km south); Chateau des Milandes (20km north); Chateaux at Bonaguil, Castelnaud & Beynac
Hanging Gardens of Marquessac or Gardens of Eyrignac (both 30 & 45 mins drive north)
Amazing underground Caves: Font de Gaume (26km northeast); Grottes de Maxange (15km northwest); Gouffre de Proumeyssac (25km north)
Horseriding near Villereal (12km south) or Issigeac (20km west)
Treetop adventure park for children: Lacapelle de Biron (8km southeast)
Canoeing, river beach & boat cruises on the Dordogne: Limeuil, La Roque Gageac
Monpazier itself has many fetes & festivals throughout the year, such as:
May: annual flower festival
July: Bastille Day bodega & fireworks at night
July: annual Medieval Fair
Autumn: randonees (guided walks) in the nearby forest behind Biron - some torchlit by night
October: seasonal cepes (rare gourmet mushrooms) markets
December: annual truffle market & fete
Christmas: beautiful Christmas fairs & markets eg Sarlat
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3 Nov 2013
"French country at its best"
Villa St Therese is everything and more that is offered. It is spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated, each large double bedroom with its own bathroom, beautiful grounds and a pleasant stroll… More
19 Oct 2013
"Beautiful villa, well equipped and in a beautiful area of France"
Our trip was taken with 3 other couples from our Classic Car Club. It was my turn to organise the trip for this year, and I had the idea of renting a villa, which although we have holidayed together a couple of times before, we had always stayed in hotels to tour. The brief I had was that every couple wanted their own en suite, a private pool safe parking for our beloved jaguars and within a beautiful and interesting area of France. I can tell you that this is a tall order to fulfil! After hours of trawling the internet, I came across the Villa St Therese, and what a find that was!!
The owner Rosemary Vine was so helpful and provided us with details of the house and of of the area. The best was yet to come, when we arrived at the house, it was far more impressive that we had imagined, and all of us were impressed with the setting, the quality of furnishings and with how well equipped the house was. Monpazier and the surrounding area is stunning. The only drawback was that the weather wasn't kind to us, but we had a great stay all the same.
1 Oct 2013
"Très agréable maison dans un très beau cadre"
Excellent séjour d'une semaine en Août dans cette maison périgourdine typique tout à fait agréable.La maison est vaste avec de la place pour tout le monde; les chambres sont très bien équi… More
12 Sep 2013
"Fantastic house for a celebration"
We were a group of 10 celebrating a 50th birthday - this is the perfect house for this, with large rooms (bigger than the pictures suggest), gorgeous bedrooms and bed linen, plenty of bathrooms, and l… More
27 Jun 2013
"Truly the highlight of our trip to France!"
Just home after a month in France, our best memories are of our week at the Villa Ste. Therese in Monpazier. Three couples shared this wonderful house; none of us had been to the Dordogne before, so i… More
18 Jan 2013
"Cosy, elegant, spacious, typically French and wonderful for a family Christmas."
We spent 4 wonderful weeks over Christmas and new Year in this beautiful Perigordian villa with its stunning views. The house is well-equipped, spacious and cosy. The ensuite bathrooms attached to each room made for a very harmonious stay for our family. Christmas was a joy. Christmas lights in villages were beautiful as was the Christmas market in Sarlat. Everything we needed for our celebrations could be bought in Monpazier itself or in Villereal just 15 minutes away. The bigger towns of Sarlat and Bergerac are also within comfortable driving distance. Local foie gras and truffle markets were interesting and educational. The weather was kind, but snow in January also made it a fairytale place.
The grandchildren, who have very busy lives at home, adored the chance to simply stay home on some days and play hide and seek and knights of old in the huge garden with its many secret places. The surrounding areas are full of wonderful places to explore in winter. Exploring the Bastide towns and their history was a fascinating exercise. The castles at Castelnaud, Beynac and Biron were especially interesting as were the troglodyte caves and dwellings and the grottoes in the Cadouin and Les Eyzies areas. Winter has two particular advantages: no crowds and the bare trees give you a wonderful chance to see architectural and natural treasures that are hidden in Summer. Although in January, many restaurants are closed, several are not. Bistrot 2 in Monpazier does wonderful food as does La Dolce Vita in Villereal. We cannot wait to come again. The photos do not do this place justice.
19 Oct 2012
"Supurb French Country House in Monpazier"
The Villa is spacious, elegantly simple and very welcoming
Everything has been thought of to ensure your holiday is a comfortable and relaxing one
The owner makes everything easy, a group of 9 of us stayed for 1 week, thoroughly enjoyed the house,gardens, cooking together in the beautiful kitchen and didn't
want to leave
Its also ideal walking distance to Monpazier village that has just enough of everything you could need including bakeries, weekly market and lovely resturants
Thanks Rosemary we now have such a special life lonf memory of our time at your Villa
3 Sep 2012
"When can we go back?"
We had a fantastic time in the Villa St Therese. What a beautiful setting and the house is so wonderfully furnished it is like staying in a home, not a holiday let; we really enjoyed ourselves. The villa had everything you could want, all of top quality. The local village is beautiful and the view across the valley is superb.
12 Aug 2012
"It's everything it looks - and more!"
It was a great experience to be able to stay at this amazing villa, if only for just a week! Carefully renovated and decorated with much consideration to the original style, it was a pleasure to wake up in the beautiful rooms every morning and open the bedroom doors to stunning views. Impeccably cleaned en suite bathrooms for each bedroom was a welcomed luxary. Fans of cooking, we relished in the local markets and made good use of the well-equipped kitchen. We never stopped being taken away by the beautiful scenary, and spent much time enjoying it over dinner or a game of cards on the terrace. The complete peace and quite in the garden or by the pool in combination with just a five minute walk to the local patisserie or restaurant in the beautiful bastide village was a perfect combination for us, a group of friends in our late 20's-early 30's, as I'm sure it would be for people of any age. The contact with the owner was spotless - every email was answered within a day and we received lots of advice on activities and restaurants - also, there was barely any question that couldn't be answered by looking in the information book provided in the house.
The villa is an ideal outpost in the middle of an area rich in gourmet offerings, small chateaux spread over the hills, and beautiful sunflower fields and wine yards. On days when the heat made car rides seem like a bad idea, spending the day with a good book by the pool was perfect. The house and its surroundings offer a great diversity of activities for both young and old - next time we're staying at least two weeks! We strongly recommend Villa Ste Therese to anyone wanting a relaxing and personalized holiday in beautiful surroundings.
10 Aug 2012
t's not often that photographs underestimate the glory of a spot, but when we arrived at this charming country house we were indeed more than delighted by the scale of the house, the beautiful and very large grounds, the ample space behind those charming French shutters and the attention to each and every detail. Of particular note to me is that as if often not the case in vacation homes, this house is as lovely to spend time indoors, as out. All is comfort, breathtaking views and easy chairs so that if one is inside one does not feel in any way robbed of the spectacular fields and French delicacies of the surrounds. Better yet, the little town is a gem and true to the description a short stroll away which makes for easy access and ready entertainment should one require the delights of the local restaurants, patisseries and market. Our landlady was available for any and all queries over and beyond domestic issues, providing us with an insider's knowledge that expanded our enjoyment far beyond the pages of the tour guides. The house served us well as a large group, ages from 12 to 82 and strong personalities amongst the crowd, but we came away each and every one of us hoping fervently to return.
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