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Beautiful family holiday rental, private pool, wonderful views, walk to village



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Private pool, stunning views, Sleeps 8, within walking distance of village

This lovely family holiday house is ideally situated within its own large grounds with panoramic views over beautiful countryside yet in walking distance of the picturesque village of Rouffignac St Cernin and only a short drive away from Les Eyzies, Sarlat, Perigueux, Bergerac and the Dordogne tourist attractions.

Our lovely private swimming pool is 10m x 5m with a depth graduated from 1 to 2m plus a shallow roman steps play area. The pool enjoys full sun all day long, is maintained weekly and heated automatically and has an alarm for your security. There are sun loungers, occasional tables, parasols and a selection of inflatable toys. Late night swimming in the summer is a pleasant way to cool down with underwater lighting making the water all too tempting.

We have a large sunny garden with 2 acres of lawns, orchard and woodland, plenty of space to play outside, tree swings, table tennis, boules and quoits.

With 2 'separate' areas of bedrooms/ bathrooms the house is ideal for friends or families holidaying together or for families holidaying with grandparents.

Both our lounge and kitchen open onto a covered south facing balcony which is enclosed on 3 sides and sheltered from the direct sun. This is our favourite outdoor dining place with stunning views over the valley, garden and swimming pool and only the mewing of buzzards or distant honking of geese to disturb the peace! In the summer we also set up a large table and chairs on the sunny paved lower drive, with cantilever parasols, which are perfect for long relaxed lazy lunches (while the kids play), or balmy barbecues using our superb Weber gas BBQ. Later still this area is perfect for evenings under the stars - the rural skies are truly breathtaking at night!

Our lounge is a beautiful double-height room with a high wooden vaulted ceiling and balustrades open to a first floor mezzanine. There are traditional shuttered French windows, a fireplace, colonial ceiling fan, tiled floors, oak furniture and comfy leather sofas. Relax listening to music in here on the Bose Ipod speaker, play the piano, watch DVD's or television (French free view channels), enjoy the free wifi or play games with the family (we have Playstation1 and games, various board games and Duplo). For more formal meals the dining room has a lovely oak sideboard, dining table and seating for 8 people and is ornamented with a chandelier and original artwork.

The kitchen has an eye-level electric oven-grill combination, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, sink, kettle, water filter jug, cafetières, cooking utensils, pans, cutlery and crockery. The adjoining utility room houses the dishwasher, freezer, extra utility sink and additional cooking aids (slow cookers, mixers etc). On the lower ground floor are the washing machine, indoor washing lines, iron and ironing board and a utility sink. This is also where you'll find the outdoor play equipment and bikes. Outside is a superb washing line with amazing views which makes you want to wash just to use it!

Our bedrooms sleep 8 plus infants. All bedding is provided and beds will be made up for your arrival. There are shutters, insect nets and fans in all bedrooms and also a toddler bed guard and a fold up cot available (linen not provided). Hand and bath towels are provided. On the ground floor we have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath , separate shower cubicle room and separate WC. On the first floor is a further double bedroom and twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, and separate WC.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

La Font Mendosse has been our family holiday home for the past 8 years. Our children have grown up enjoying all their holidays here with a regular stream of friends and relatives joining us each summer. This is the first time we have made our home available for rental and we hope that other families will love it as much as we do!

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Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Great spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well equipped the owners have thought of everything.

It was a fabulous week with a fantastic pool. The facilities are the be d t we have had with bikes and table tennis table. There was lots of room and our children all enjoyed playing the piano - practice whilst on holiday without nagging brilliant

The owners are extremely helpful and I would highly recommend it.

Thank you Sarah and Alan for the use of your property we had a wonderful time. The arrival gift was very thoughtful too. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your holiday and are delighted that the pool and piano combination added to your experience! Hope you have lots of happy summer memories to sustain you through autumn and winter!
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Great location and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable with everything we needed (and more!) - it feels like a much-loved family home, rather than a holiday rental. The pool and garden are amazing; the views are stunning! We couldn't have asked for a better location - peaceful and relaxing - yet easy walking distance to the friendly village of Rouffignac, where there is a fabulous weekly market, a few small shops, bars and restaurants. On the days that we could drag ourselves away from the pool, it was a short drive to a variety of places to visit to entertain all ages and interests. The booking process was very straightforward - Sarah was very helpful and responded quickly to any queries, both prior to and during our holiday. She provided very comprehensive directions and useful information. As a party of 7, ranging in age from 9-67, we all very much enjoyed staying at La Font Mendosse and would love to return one day. Highly recommended for a truly relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It means a lot to us to read a review like this and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, our home and the area. Thank you too for being such considerate guests.
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Great location, ideal for families, heated pool perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families of 4 with children ranging in age from 2-8. The house was very well suited to our needs - particularly the separate sleeping areas. The house was well stocked with games and toys both inside and out. The kitchen was well equipped for food lovers. The proximity to the village was ideal and the perfect cycle distance. The highlight was the heated pool with wonderful views which was stunning. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had a great holiday and that your children enjoyed the pool so much. And also the toys and games!
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The property is beautiful. Wonderful warm pool.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, perfect location for out and about sight seeing, fabulous pool. The owners have been very thoughtful about your requirements so everything is to hand! Great base to relax or explore the dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We have tried to create a home from home experience so it's great to know that's appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the area too. Hope you'll visit again in the future.
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Beautiful property with tireless views

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate gîte and very well equipped. Really enjoyed BBQ's with a great game of table tennis table in the evenings.

Spotless pool with fantastic views across the valley and lovely outdoor eating areas perfect for the warm weather.

Great location only a short walk to the town which had a market on Sunday morning selling the local produce of the region, such as olives, cheeses, wines, walnuts and in particular Michel Blot's (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) tarte au citron!

So much to do within driving distance of the area, many chateau's and pretty villages such as La Roque-Gageac. Enjoyed visiting castelnaud with spectacular views across the Dordogne river. Also visited Grotte de Rouffignac which was very interesting taking the train into the depths of the grotte/ cave. There were many troglodyte sites such as grotte du roc de cazelle which had a great walk through the caves and wood.

For fantastic regional wine, although a bit of a drive, we recommend visiting the Rigal family (Le Cantonnet, 24240, Razac de Saussignac)

We would highly recommend this gîte to friends and hope to stay again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and our holiday 'home from home'. We love the area ourselves and it's great to hear that you did too. We will have to try the vineyard you recommend too!
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From the Owner

Heated private pool, wonderful views, Edge of village location, large garden, covered balcony & outdoor dining options, peace, tranquility and relaxation, bedding and towels included, free Wifi, piano, Weber gas BBQ, table tennis, boules, quoits, tree swings, pool inflatables, close to Dordogne tourist attractions...what more could you want!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Rouffignac St Cernin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Rouffignac St Cernin at 1 Kilometres

The Dordogne is a showcase for all that France offers: gentle rolling valleys and picturesque villages, ancient towns, buildings and sites of cultural and historic interest, gourmet cuisine, vineyards and sunshine, all within a day's drive from the Channel ports and Tunnel. La Font Mendosse is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Dordogne river valley chateaux, Lascaux and the cave paintings of the Prehistoric Vézère Valley, historic towns and villages such as Perigueux, Roman capital of the Perigord, medieval Sarlat and its famous market and Bergerac with its old town and riverside harbour. Add to this, the draw of world famous wines, local French food such as foie gras, duck, truffles, cèpes, and walnuts and a wide range of activities perfect for families and couples alike and its clear why many people come back year after year.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

If you would like to rent the property but don't envisage using all 4 bedrooms, a reduced rate may be available. Please email us with your enquiry.

Changeover Day:

Rental periods are from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

2 'separate' areas of bedrooms and bathrooms make it ideal for extended families or families holidaying together.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Twin wash basins
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Wash basin
  • Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower, Wash basin
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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