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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Our gite is located in an historic 'bastide' (walled village) founded in 1284 by England's Edward I, at a time when the king of England still controlled much of France.
Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Monpazier has several restaurants/cafes offering a range of dining experiences, from casual to haute cuisine. A colourful weekly market is held in the village square on Thursday mornings, offering local produce and a variety of other goods. Monpazier is also home to a number of artists and artisans specializing in glassware, leather-work, pottery and marquetry - and even delicately carved ostrich and emu eggs!
The countryside around the village is ideal for touring and cycling, with a range of attractions. Please refer to the sections "Description of Dordogne" and "Description of Monpazier" for more information on local places of interest.
Our gîte, on the ground floor, provides an intimate home for two. It has one large bedroom with queen size bed and a lounge with flatscreen TV and WiFi. The kitchen/dining area opens onto a small terrace.
The gîte has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. All essential linen and towels are also provided at no additional charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Lougratte (lakeside beach) 25 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 43 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 43 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
This gite has a shower room plus separate toilet. All essential crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen and towels are provided at no additional charge.
|Further details outdoors|
Whilst there is no on-site parking, safe off-street parking is available adjacent to the property. All windows of this property are double glazed.
About this location
The Dordogne region
The area of the Dordogne surrounding Monpazier is home to many chateaux, including the formidable fortress of Castelnaud, with its museum of the Middle Ages, exhibitions of blacksmithing and wood turning in summer, and display of trebuchets – large catapults used to lay siege to medieval castles. By contrast, at the chateau of Marqueyssac there's not a weapon in sight, just breathtaking views and a rambling garden of immaculately manicured hedges.
Also within easy reach are numerous ancient and picturesque villages, each with its own character and most hold a weekly market. In nearby Belves you can visit troglodyte cave dwellings beneath the town that were occupied right up to the 18th century. Also close by, the pretty village of Cadouin is centred round its cloistered abbey.
A short drive will take you to caves hidden in limestone gorges, featuring world famous examples of the art of prehistoric man. Or you may fancy a leisurely trip along the Dordogne River in a 'gabarre', a traditional river barge, including a gourmet picnic lunch if you wish.
Small lakes nearby offer safe swimming for children, water sports or a chance to laze about in the sun. The area also has a choice of three golf courses.
Founded in 1284, Monpazier was called the Pearl of the English XIIIth century bastide towns in the Dordogne and retains its centuries old charm.
It is also home to many artists and artisans - painters, potters, workers in wood and glass, and perhaps uniquely the production of exquisite table lamps made from delicately carved ostrich and emu eggs, which really must be seen to be appreciated.
If you visit in July you can join in the fun of the medieval fair, when Monpazier's village square becomes a medieval encampment. This event is usually held on the last weekend in July but please check before booking.
Perhaps you would like to hire a bike and get out into the countryside, or even see it on horseback?
If your interest in horses is a little more passive, you could choose to sip a glass of champagne and risk a euro or two at a local horse race meeting – it isn't Royal Ascot but it is fun!
The tourist information office in the village has comprehensive information on other events in and around the village.
The village has a range of services and facilities, with two supermarkets, two butchers, three boulangerie/patisseries, a pharmacy, a general medical practitioner and even a library with a good selection of English language books.
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19 Oct 2014
"A delightful stay!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Monpazier. The village and surrounding area are fascinating and beautiful but our enjoyment was enhanced by our accommodation at Chez Edell. This immaculate, comfort… More
10 Aug 2014
"Fabulous accomodation in a gorgeous village"
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Chez Edell. The gite is spotless and extremely well appointed. Its location is perfect as it is only a short walk to the town square and amenities. The owners were ex… More
11 May 2014
"Perfect Apartment in a Perfect Town"
This bright and clean apartment is in the ancient center of Monpazier, and less than a 2-minute walk from the medieval marketplace. Friendly owners made it a delightful place to stay - we are plannin… More
16 Apr 2014
"A wonderful stay in Monpazier with charming hosts"
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Chez Edelle in their one bedroom apartment. We had a wonderful time. The apartment was very spacious with high ceilings and very clean. It was also well equipped with… More
27 Jan 2014
We stayed a week and wished it had been longer. Chez and Edell are fantastic hosts. The apartment was spacious and very clean. Walking distance to get our freshly baked croissants every morning. Ac… More
4 Dec 2013
"A perfect location, bastide village and hosts"
We stayed at Chez Edell for about two weeks in November this year. My wife and I stayed in an upstairs one bedroom with onsuite while d the 'in-laws' stayed in the downstairs apartment with … More
16 Sep 2013
"Home away from home!"
Great location, right on the edge of the old town and less than 100 metres to the market square. Great for visiting the surrounding area, some magnificent sights within one hour.… More
2 Jun 2013
"Clean, comfortable apartment with friendly, helpful owners"
This one bedroom apartment was even better than we expected. It was spacious, very clean and comfortable but most importantly, the owners, Edell & John were so helpful and kind. We had English TV an… More
It was a pleasure having you staying with us and thank you for your review. We will replace the microwave oven with a combi-oven.
23 Mar 2013
Had a great holiday at " Chez Edell " Maurice and I rented a lovely apartment from John and Edell who were the perfect hosts and full of useful information to make our stay more interesting.… More
6 Dec 2012
"A little gem in Monpazier"
Fabulous situation set on the edge of the village. Beautifully appointed with high quality finishes and run by the most delightful and charming couple, John and Edell.
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