Chartreuse des Moulins is a charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday accommodation with a private pool, situated in the village Montazeau in the Dordogne - near Saint Emilion and Bergerac, surrounded by vineyards forest with walking trails and bike paths.
Ideal for 2 or more families for a joint unique vacation on a spot in the middle of pure nature, with tranquility and an exceptionally beautiful and extensive views.
The view extends over the fields and vineyards to the valley and the villages in the distance ... the deer come into the garden of 2 hectares to play ... There is a barbecue and an old bread oven with indoor seating. The pool and outdoor jacuzzi enhance the enjoyment. A tennis court and a jeu de boules court, as well as a nice restaurant are located in the village, all within walking distance.
Montazeau is one of the highest villages in the small area (10 km south of Saint Martin de Gurson) and this guarantees an exceptional view of miles away! The area is beautiful with its network of small roads. At 2 km there is a slightly larger village with all amenities (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, post office, cafe, restaurant). 6 km to the supermarkets. There is a restaurant within walking distance and nearby there are many dining options.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 4 family bathrooms, 4 en suites and 4 shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 130 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy La Grande 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (5), Sofa Beds (4), Single Beds (16), Cots available (4), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The interior is a mix of old stones and new sleek materials, many white, with occasional accents of antiques. There is a large lounge with a fireplace, library and a large dining room with a stove, a fully equipped kitchen with a wood oven. There is a washing machine.
|Further details outdoors|
- Chef @home possible
- delivery service/catering possible
- organize poney rides for kids
- babysitter (also english speaking)
- weekly evening markets in the regaion during the summer
There is much to do and to see within the region: vineyards, markets, sea, lake with beach and play area, caves, castles, cities such as Bordeaux, Périgueux, Saint Emilion, Sarlat ....
We're in the heart of wine country in Montazeau! Here you can enjoy award-winning local red, rosé and white Bergerac and Montravel wines, made at properties a short distance from your holiday home.
Just 30 minutes away are St. Emilion and Pomerol, exclusive districts of the vast Bordeaux vineyards and home to some of the finest (and at Ch. Petrus, the most expensive!) wines in the world.
We can organise a tour of a vineyard on request.
Places to visit
Every day there are local markets in different places. In summer it’s worth going to an evening market whith music, local food, dancing!
15min : Montpon, little “practical” town where you find several supermarkets and on Wednesday a nice local fresh market.
15min : Sainte Foye La Grande, a « bastide » . Small nice town but comes mostly alive during the Saturday market ! classified as one of Frances nicest markets!!
30min : Saint-Emilion : A must!!! Nicely renovated wine village, known from all over the world and protected! Lots of little old narrow streets. Lots of wine boetiques (expensive!!!). Go and drink a glass of local champagne in the ruines of the old abbey of Les Cordeliers. You by tickets for a visit to the monolytic church at the tourist office.
30min : Bergerac. Old and new part of the city. Small city again. Markets on Wednesday and Friday. Monbazillac is close and famous for its sweet white wines. Beautiful château! Eat at La Tour des Vents in Monbazillac!!!
30min : Libourne. Worth a visit at Sunday morning!, or combine when going to St Emilion or Bordeaux. Take the little roads to go there, not the motorway!!
30min : Riberac. Friday market. Quiet town, take a quick stop when going to Aubeterre.
45min: Aubeterre: wonderful art village; has a monolitic church! Amazing!
30min: Castillon La Bataille: not very special; only at market days (Monday). In july and august they organise a big show at the site of a castle with hondreds of actors and horses....the play of the war of 100 years! A exceptional experience!
45min : Bordeaux. A mix between Antwerp, Barcelona and Parijs. A world city, easily visited by foot! You can walk here for hours and hours. Little streets, the river, shopping, terrasses, antiques, ....so many things to do and to see! You cannot miss Bordeaux!!
45min : Périgueux. A bit smaller than Bordeaux. Do the walk around the old part of the city (by following the arrows). Worth a visit!!
45min : Brantôme. The Venetië of the South. The Dronne River runs through the center, which makes it very beautiful. You can take a ride with a small boat.
30-75min : From Bergerac to Sarlat : Dordogne Valley, with Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, St Christophe, Limeuil, Lalinde, Lanquais… lots of little lovely places to visit ; with prehistorical caves, castles etc….
30-75min : the Bastide tour, small middle aged villages as Eymet, Monpazier, Beaumont
1,5h : Atlantic Ocean: Arcachon, Dune de Pyla, beautiful beaches, extrordanary dune, worth a day trip!
For the little ones
Of course the pool might be the most interesting for your kids, there are fun things to do for them in the neighbourhood! We have a lake with a beach and a play garden at a 2 min drive and a bigger one at a 20 min drive….you can go canoing on the Dordogne River of the Isle River….we organize horse riding every week….you can take your youngsters into the caves or castles….
Swimming in our pool or in one of the lakes nearby
Tennis on the village court (walking distance)
Jeux de boule or Petanque, typical french play for young and old
We rent out bikes for 5 euro/day
Golf at Château Des Vigiers (19 holes) or 9 holes golf at 10 km.
4X4 quads, jetski, paintball at 10 km
Surfing and wave surfing at the Atlantic Ocean
Montazeau is one of the highest villages in the small area (10 km south of Saint Martin de Gurson) and this guarantees an exceptional view of miles away!
The area is beautiful with its network of small roads. At 2 km there is a slightly larger village with all amenities (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, post office, cafe, restaurant). 6 km to the supermarkets. There is a restaurant within walking distance and nearby there are many dining options.
There are hiking trails and biking through the hills is feasible.