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Idyllic country retreat perfect for families and large groups



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, 2.8 Hectares Of Private Garden/forest With 11x5m Pool

Newly advertised for 2013 after full refurbishment!

Set in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne, this sympathetically restored stone barn of 310sq m has been converted into 3 charming cottages and offers comfortable and flexible accommodation for up to 16 people.

Situated in its own enclosed grounds with 11 x 5m pool, surround by tranquil countryside and bordering the forest where deer and other wildlife can be seen, this property offers the perfect setting for a relaxing French country holiday.

Cottage 1: one dbl bed, shower, toilet, open plan kitchen living room with sofa bed.

Cottage 2 : 2 bedroom, Bed 1 with dbl bed, Bed 2 with 3 single beds and a dbl bed, shower toilet, open plan kitchen living room.

Cottage 3 : 3 beds, 1 bd en-suite toilet and shower, 2 remaining bedrooms each 2db with shared balcony, and shared bathroom toilet shower bath, large open plan kitchen/diner and salon with vaulted ceiling.

Each cottage is spacious and airy with exposed stone walls and beams and fitted out with all modern conveniences including international satellite TV, DVD player and IPhone docking stations, washing machine, dry and microwave.. The property also offers a covered patio for alfresco dining, large mature gardens, swimming pool, BBQ. The balcony of cottage 3 overlooks the gardens, pool, and small fenced lake. The gardens extend right up to the forest with plenty of room for children to play. Outside games are provided including table tennis, croquet, petangue, football and newly built (2014) childrens play area.

We offer a variety of beauty treatments and massages (relaxation, sports, physiotherapy and Indian head massages) provided by our own in- house therapist and exclusive to guests.

We can meet all your catering needs from breakfast only, packed lunches and BBQs to formal dinner parties with in-house chef and waitress service. If you are celebrating a special occasion please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Gite Les Mas is situated in a rural area just outside the pretty village of St Martial D’Artenset and only 10k from the market towns of Montpon-Menesterol and Mussidan and is ideally placed for easy access to Bordeaux, St Emillion, Arcachon beach resort, Bergerac and Perigueux.

The Chandois leisure park is a 10 min drive from Gite Les Mas and has a swimming lake and beach, snack bar, skating park, fishing lake, canoing (river L’Isle) and motor boat hire, crazy golf, family sized go-karts, bike hire and a fantastic fireworks display in August.

There is also a large outdoor public swimming pool just outside the town center of Montpon. The large lake resorts of Lac Jemaye & Lac du Gurcon are both within a 15min drive. Montpon-Menesterol is only 5k from the A89 motorway. The nearest airports are Bergerac (40mins) Bordeaux International (50mins).

The Dordogne valley

With its prehistoric caves, fortified castles and picturesque villages the Dordogne valley has a lot to offer any visitor. Steeped in history going back thousands of years when Cro-Magnon man lived in the caves of the Périgord and left cave paintings in sites such as Lascaux and Les Eyzies, the region now boasts over 3 million visitors every year.

The diverse landscape of Atlantic coastline beaches boasts some of the best surfing in Europe, and Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune, the Dune de Pyla (or du Pilat), nearly 3 kilometers long, 500 meters wide, reaching 107 meters in height.

The city of Bordeaux is amongst the world's major wine industry centers. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the eighth century. Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. Saint-Émilion's history goes back to Roman times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque Churches,catacombs and the fantastic monolithic church made from a single block of stone.

For avid golfers experience Chateaus de Vigiers 18 hole, par 72 championship course designed by Donald Steel.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Belgian born retired doctor from South Africa.

Speaks English, French, Dutch, Afrikaans

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


dordogne at its best

  • 4 of 5

Great moment with friends in dog-friendly lovely large house - comfortable bedding, clean, well furnished, nice garden, pool, many fun things to do and visit in the area. Quiet and inspiring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place for eveybody to be himself

  • 5 of 5

Here is a place where you can be united with yourself. In the calm, big garden you will find a corner which is just your own. Romantic for some in the shade next to the pond, active for the kids at the pool or the trampolin. You can actually read a book while they play in safety! The house is very clean, nicely furnished and you find all necessities and more. It was a very nice holiday for us! I loved the terrace with the very long table where friends can sit and chat all night long!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idéal pour des vacances entre amis

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 15 personnes dont 3 enfants dans ce gite à l'entrée du Périgord. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine dans cette grande maison divisée en 3 gîtes indépendants.

Le gite était très propre lorsque que nous sommes arrivés. L'intérieur est très bien aménagé ainsi que l'extérieur avec une piscine et un très grand terrain fleurie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

A family business.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : St Laurent des Hommes at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montpon-Menesterol at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N89 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Gabarier at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
autumn and winter
24 Sep 2016 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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17 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £534
Pet Fee £44
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

If you bring your own bedding, there will be a 200 euro discount on your stay.

When renting in winter heating is included.

We ask 30% on booking, and the outstanding sum 12 weeks before arrival. The security deposit can be payed at latest 2 weeks before date of rental.

Paypal or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The tranquil forest meets world class wines!

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 310 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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