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Les Cerisiers

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 11 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

In the heart of the southern Dordogne, Les Cerisiers is set on a quiet country lane just 700metres from stunning Monpazier, listed as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France". Explore nearby historic Chateaux: Monbazillac, Biron, Milandes, Beynac, Castelnaud, & Puymartin. Minutes to gorgeous villages like La Roque Gageac, Domme, Sarlat, Belves, Limeuil, Monflanquin. Amazing caves like Grottes de Maxange or Proumeyssac & Font de Gaume or Lascaux II, or glorious gardens like Marqueyssac & Eyrignac. Dive into the bustling weekly village markets, or relax under a shady tree in the orchard, or just unwind on the front lawns overlooking Monpazier as the sun sets. In cool months, settle before a cosy fire after a walk in the oak forests of Biron. In summer enjoy the riverbeaches at Limeuil, Tremolat & Vitrac, or nearby swimming lakes at Villereal & Lanquais.

Les Cerisiers, now a cosy couple's retreat, was the gatekeeper's cottage for Villa Ste Therese, which sits 70 metres away, beyond hedges, laurels & walnut trees, & shares the rambling four acre gardens. The Villa also hosts a ten day tour each year for small, relaxed groups, indulging in the cuisine, culture & history of the Perigord. Details are on our personal website!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach L'entre deux mers 120 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 700 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 39 km
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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The kitchen is fully equipped to create any feast, with an electric oven and vitro-ceramic cooktop, and dishwasher. The living areas are spaciously proportioned, with a dining/living area downstairs and an airy queensize bedroom upstairs on the mezzanine floor. A separate bathroom is downstairs. Dine outdoors on the terrace and enjoy the views of Monpazier and the gardens. Recent renovations have created a stylish, yet authentic, country cottage offering all modern amenities. A folding cot & portable bath are available for couples with a very young baby.

Further details outdoors

The grounds of Villa Ste Therese 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 lead down to the orchard below - a wonderful place to explore & enjoy...plums, figs, apples, peaches, walnuts, cherries...so help yourself if they're in season!

The northern lawn in front of Les Cerisiers has plenty of room for petanque or badminton. These wide lawns, plus large cherry trees, walnut trees and laurel hedges create privacy & space between Les Cerisiers & the Villa, located 70 metres away. We love the fact that we can walk into the village in 5 minutes & relax with a coffee just to watch the world go by! Monpazier's accredited as 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France' so we never tire of its ancient beauty and gentle pace.

Villa Ste Therese can also be rented as a gite separately - please view it at Property #161201.

The 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 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, Limeuil, Monflanquin. The climate is holiday-perfect most of the year, with pleasant sunny Spring days starting in April, then warm-hot summer weather til late September. Autumn is still mild, but tranquil, with rich golden colors in the surrounding oak forests & vineyards...another ideal time to visit.

Monpazier

There's so much to see and do in this pocket of the Dordogne. Here's a sample of activities within less than an hour's drive:

Chateau Monbazillac (20km west); Chateau du Puymartin (30km north); Chateau Biron (6km south); Chateau des Milandes (20km north); Chateaux at Castelnaud, Beynac, Bonaguil, du Losse

Hanging Gardens of Marquessac or Gardens of Eyrignac (both 30 & 45 mins drive north)

Amazing underground Caves: Font de Gaume (45km northeast); Grottes de Maxange (15km northwest); Gouffre de Proumeyssac (25km north);

Horseriding near Villereal (12km south) or Issigeac (20km west)

Canoeing, river beach & boat cruises on the Dordogne: Limeuil, La Roque Gageac

Monpazier itself has many fetes & festivals throughout the year, eg:

May: annual flower festival

July: Bastille Day bodega & fireworks at night

July: annual Medieval Fair

July/August: marches nocturnes (night market with great food) in local villages

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 in many villages eg Sarlat

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7 Sep 2014

4/5

"Great location - central Dordogne"

We had a great week here late May. The plain trees were at the end of flowering. The cottage was very comfortable and it's only a 5 minute walk to the village. We picked cherries each afternoon from the trees on the property. The enjoyed the local foie gras,bakery,butcher and restaurants in Monpazier. If you don't have transport you would manage as you can get everything you require from Monpazier.
Within an hours drive you can visit many of the other beautiful villages in the Dordogne. Hope we can return again sometime. Enjoy!!

6 Sep 2014

5/5

"Cosy cottage in delightful setting"

We spent a wonderful week in this cottage which had everything you could want for a great holiday. We spent almost all the time outside in the garden with its beautiful trees. Sunrise and sunset over Monpazier were stunning. Monpazier was a short stroll away, walking or cycling there to purchase breakfast baguettes and croissants became our daily ritual. Monpazier itself has a good range of restaurants and a busy weekly market. There are several good cycling routes (our 1 euro local cycling map purchased at the tourist info) was well used.
All the arrangements (access, route advice, deposit return etc) were excellent. The folder in the gite contained lots of useful information.

We would certainly recommend Les Cerisiers for it's comfort, location and to anyone seeking a relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting.

1 Jan 2014

5/5

"Absolutely delightful cottage, a wonderfully relaxing week."

Everything about the week we stayed here was wonderful. The cottage is lovely - comfortable & well maintained, with full amenities. Within walking distance of the beautiful town of Monpazier, it is in… More

21 Oct 2013

5/5

"A true "Cottage in the Dordogne" experience."

If five star luxury hotels are your travel preference then Les Cerisiers in Monpazier is not for you. If however you seek that true French cottage in the country experience; walking into the village to get the croissants in the morning, restaurants ranging from Michelin recommended gastronomic indulgence, to good basic family affairs through to a quick pizza on the day that you just can't be bothered; a couple of bars for a local vin rouge with a snack and one of the most complete and unadulterated bastide villages in France that still functions as a working town and hasn't been destroyed by the tourist industry and its ugly ephemera, then this is for you.

Les Cerisiers is the gatekeeper's cottage attached to the larger Villa Sainte Therese, about a five to ten minute walk from the Monpazier village gates. It is a modernised stone cottage with plenty of space to feel comfortable inside and all the fundamentals to make it homely in a slightly quirky fashion. Wifi connection is good, kitchen set up is complete and the bathroom a bit squeezy but with gallons of hot water. Also there is a washing machine, ironing facilities and an outdoor barbecue. We were there in September and had some unseasonable cool, wet weather but the heating systems kept us comfortable. We managed to eat out on the terrace a couple of times in defiance of the weather, but I'm sure it would be a delight on a balmy summer's evening.

The owner, Rosemary Vine makes each new arrival welcome with detailed information about how everything works, where to go to shop and eat and other villages to be visited. There is also a full list of emergency contact details.

As one of Les Plus Beaux Villages in France, this is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in all things really French. English is widely spoken but as elsewhere in the country, there is a great appreciation for any attempt to speak in French.

20 Oct 2013

5/5

"A sweet little cottage close to a darling bastide village in the Frenc countryside"

We loved our stay in this cottage, which was well set uo for cooking and relaxing. Rosemary provided complete information about the cottage and the village. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a glass of the complimentary Monbazillac wine and looking out over the meadow.

19 Oct 2013

1/5

"A sweet little cottage near a thriving French village"

We stayed for a week in this renovated stone cottage on a beautiful property within walking distance of Monpazier. There is a nice little terrace that catches the afternoon sun where we enjoyed the complimentary bottle of local wine. The cottage has everything needed for cooking and we did that several nights. The other evenings we went into the village to try different restaurants. Monpazier is a darling Medieval village complete with a central square with cafes and stores. We were able to get fabulous local produce and bakery goods there.

We used the place as a base to explore the Perigord and it's centrally located to drive to sites like Lascaux and St. Cirq Lapoppie.

The owner provided good information about the cottage and the area. It 's a great place to stay for a week.

12 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perfect couples retreat close to town"

We stayed at Le Cerisiers for a week while the rest of our group occupied Villa St Therese. The cottage has everything you need, with a really comfortable bed, lovely linen, and is larger than the ph… More

18 Jan 2013

5/5

"Lovely cottage in the heart of the Perigord gastronomic region"

Les Cerisiers was a delightful cottage for two with access to a huge garden. We spent nearly 3 weeks here. It sits on an escarpment overlooking the Bastide village of Monpazier. The cottage was well equipped, and comfortable and it gave us a base for our exploration of this fascinating region. It is a region full of history, pre-history and gastronomic delights. We had access to the rest of the world through both British and French TV, but found little time to watch. We could keep in touch with family via WiFi. We would be delighted to return.

6 Oct 2012

5/5

"Schönes und gut ausgestattes Ferienhaus in alten Mauern"

Gute Ausstattung, gerade auch die Küche. Wir haben viel gekocht. Eine schöne Terrasse zum Draußensitzen und draußen essen. Supergasgrill. Schöner Blick einen in den Park. Swimmingpool ist auch g… More

24 Jul 2012

5/5

"Les Cerisiers is a cosy romantic cottage, just outside of Monpazier and set in the beautiful Dordogne countryside."

Les Cerisier is a delightful cottage, cosy & comfortable, relaxing & romantic, set in beautiful grounds with walnut and cherry trees. The cottage was superbly equipped and well maintained, with excellent service from English housekeepers nearby. It is within walking distance of Monpazier, an historic, well-preserved fortified village, with every convenience and amenity you could desire or need. There were many attractions nearby with historic chateaux and beautiful old villages to explore. Amazing restaurants, and the River Dordogne only a short distance by car, providing water activities in the warmer months. I would not hesitate to recommend this vacation rental. Kerry Scott Perth WA

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