**SPRINGTIME SPECIAL: BOOK A WEEK IN SPRING UNTIL JUNE 18 2016 TO RECEIVE A 200 EUROS DISCOUNT OFF STANDARD RENTAL RATE! Villa Ste Therese is just 700 metres stroll from stunning Monpazier, an iconic Dordogne village, listed as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France". This Villa offers wonderful views & vistas from every terrace and bedroom window. It is set on four peaceful acres, so you feel completely immersed in the tranquil French countryside...with this beautiful active village on your doorstep.
Explore nearby Chateaux: Beynac, Monbazillac, Biron, Milandes, Castelnaud & Puymartin. Minutes to gorgeous listed villages like La Roque Gageac, Domme, Limeuil, Belves, 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, have a hit of golf, or just unwind on the terrace overlooking beautiful 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.
The five bedrooms are all spacious, with large double beds and ensuites, and in upstairs bedrooms, the two doubles convert to twin beds for extra flexibility.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||L'entre deux mers 120 km|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 39 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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
The classified village of Monpazier is very beautiful - but also very handy! It offers all amenities: patisseries, charcuteries, two small supermarkets, pharmacy, doctors, bank cash machine, gas station, and several great restaurants and bistros.