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Maison de Lavande

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 137km

Maison de Lavande is a large converted farmhouse, ideal for families as it sleeps 8 people in two double and two twin-bedded rooms. It is also cosy for couples as two bedrooms and a bathroom on one floor, and two bedrooms and a shower room are on another. It is situated in the hill-top village of Montagrier which has its own post-office, local store, bike-hire centre, church, art gallery and restaurant. The restaurant has either indoor or al fresco dining underneath a large vine-covered terrace. Just two minutes walk from the house is the village green alongside an avenue of chestnut trees, leading to a historic Roman church and elevated views over the river Dronne valley. On balmy evenings, boules is played along the chestnut tree avenue which is fun to watch, or try for yourself - there are several sets of boules at the house.

Colourful and bustling markets in the nearby towns of Tocane-Saint-Apre, Riberac and Lisle sell the region's abundance of fruit and vegetables, home-made cheeses, local beef, foie gras and wine. The markets are renowned in the Dordogne and are a joy to visit. In the Summer months there is a plentiful supply of delicious fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally, as well as sumptious pastries, flans and bread in the local boulangerie. If home dining is preferable to visiting one of the many nearby restaurants, the choice and quality of fresh produce is second to none. Maison de Lavandes overlooks the beautiful River Dronne valley, it is a very agricultural area with fields of grazing cattle alongside arable crops such as sunflowers and wheat.

Walking and cycling are both very popular, with designated and well marked cycle tracks that provide circuits for all abilities, ranging from 5km - 50 km in distance. The river provides much tranquility and beauty, and canoes can be hired at several places locally. A campsite in the nearest town of Tocane-St-Apre has the river Dronne running through it and it has a beach area which is ideal for young children, plus tennis courts for hire for the more energetic.

Maison de Lavandes will give you a peaceful and relaxing holiday where you can enjoy beautiful views on the terrace or under the shade of one of the walnut trees. There are many books and games to enjoy playing with the family or friends.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bordeaux 137 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 70 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The master bedroom has a super kingsize bed (6ft), chestnut floor and chestnut ceiling timbers. The views from this room are lovely and overlook pasture and arable land. The remaining 3 bedrooms are also large double rooms. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge-freezer, gas oven and all the necessary pots, pans and cooking and eating utensils. The dining room seats 8 comfortably around a large pine farmhouse table. The sitting room is 4m x 5m and has been attractively restored in natural stone. There are many games to play, plus sets of boules that can be used, and there is a radio/CD player. There is a family bathroom and separate toilet downshairs and a shower room with toilet upstairs. The outdoor terrace is close to the house, it is sheltered and private with a table, charis and parasol. There is also a shady area underneath a walnut tree which also has lovely views.

Further details outdoors

The outdoor terrace is directly outside the kitchen and the kitchen window makes a very useful serving hatch. The terrace is sheltered and private with views over rolling countryside. The farmers can be seen cultivating their land, or moving cattle to a different pasture, or in July and August, combining wheat and sunflower crops. Cattle and their calves graze peacefully on lush meadows full of wild flowers, and they can also be seen from the terrace. There is a bbq kept in the nearby barn.

Further details

Beds will be made upon arrival and the house will be clean and welcoming.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne is a department of the Aquitaine region in south west France. It is a very agricultural region and is well known for it's food, including walnuts, sunflowers, wine, cheese and soft fruits such as apricots, peaches and nectarines.

There are many historical monuments to look around in the well known town of Brantome which is only 25 minutes drive from Montagrier. Brantome is also known as the Venice of Perigord as it is situated with the river Dronne encircling the town.

Colourful and bustling weekly markets in all the villages and towns display and sell a wonder of fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, nuts, pastries and other culinary delights.

Aubeterre sur Dronne is famous for a 12th century church carved out of a rock face overlooking the town and is well worth a visit.


Montagrier is a beautiful village situated at the top of a hill and therefore benefits from incredible views from all sides of the village, over agricultural fields and pasture land where cattle and calves graze effortlessly. There is much to do in Montagrier, there are well marked walks and designated cycle tracks, some of which are fairly easy and others are more of a challenge. There is a well used bike hire centre in Montagrier, close to the church. There is a riding school 2 miles away in the town of Tocane, and canoe hire from Tocane too, or further upstream in Lisle or Brantome for those who want to enjoy a picnic on the river and spend half a day enjoying the kingfishers and herons seen every day fishing from the river Dronne. There is also a restaurant, post office and Roman church with the most amazing accoustics.

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Review 1-5 of 5

16 Aug 2013


"Lovely house in a peaceful village surrounded by beautiful countryside"

Loved starting the day with breakfast on the sun-drenched terrace with the buzz of bees in the surrounding lavender bushes, overlooking the sunflower fields and cattle grazing in the valley below. Plenty to keep active locally too with cycling around the quiet lanes and tracks and great canoeing on the local river (from Brantome recommended). Can also walk to the river for a swim too. Particularly recommend the Auberge in the village (5 mins walk) for great evening meals. Dinah is a great hostess and is keen to help with any questions.

16 May 2013


"Beautiful house located in the midst of scenic French countryside"

Had a lovely time staying here. Perfect place to come and relax in the sun! Lots of activities to do nearby including canoeing, biking, tennis, horse riding and just generally having a chilled out time in the sun by some lovely rivers, which are warm enough to swim in! A great place for families to stay, the house is huge but has a very homely feel with lovely facilities and all very clean. Only a walk or cycle ride away from a town with cafes, bars and an open access campsite which is good for children and adults as it has lots going on. Lovely local scenery, sunflower fields and beautiful off road cycle routes. Thoroughly recommended in all respects.

So glad you made the most of all the activities in and around Montagrier and that you enjoyed staying at Maison de Lavande. Thank you for your review.

16 May 2013


"Relaxing, reviving time in beautiful surroundings."

I booked this property for my own an extended family, five adults and three children were very comfortable. We ate outside on the pretty terrace or at the local auberge which served lovely food and is also a small shop. The children appoly played in the garden and we made a number if excursions into the beautiful local area.

We are thrilled that you and your family had such a lovely time at Maison de Lavande, thank you for your review.

16 May 2013


"A lovely place for a holiday"

We have been staying in Montagrier for the last few years. Maison de Lavande is a beautifully renovated property that is perfect for a family holiday. The owners Dinah and Peter could not have been more helpful. It is beautifully situated in the delightful village of Montagrier and within easy reach of wonderful swimming in the river drone just 2km away.

16 May 2013


"Fresh air, bikes and a refreshing river to cool off in"

If you want time to re-bond with your family and friends,rejuvenate your energy levels and explore the Frency countryside, this is the perfect holiday. I came back feeling that I had really 'had… More

Great! Really pleased you had such a lovely time!

Review 1-5 of 5

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