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Barn Conversion, Heated Gated Pool, Tennis Court, Games room, Views, Near shops



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Barn Conversion in Monsegur. Aquitaine, Gironde, near the Dordogne, France - Tranquil and Idyllic Location, 2 mins Drive from Supermarket, Restaurants, Bars, Bank, Market.

Situated near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, France. La Maison Montignac has been tastefully converted from a large stone barn into a beautiful holiday home offering spacious accommodation with all of the facilities you could wish for set amongst large landscaped gardens with stunning views over the valley.

An ideal central location to explore Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.

A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station is approximately a 2 minute drive away.

1 mile away is the bastide town of Monsegur with its picturesque stone vaulted market square which is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with atm's, pizzeria with weekly live music and a supermarket.

Every week there is a traditional French market and during the summer a night market.

There are many festivals and events going on through out the region including a very popular annual Jazz festival held in Monsegur every July.

For guests that have disabilities, the very young or for the slightly older, most of the property is on the ground floor, except for 3 bedrooms. Though the property is very old there aren't many steps. If you have any concerns please contact us for more detailed information about how suitable this house is for your needs. The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.


Master Bedroom

This beautiful spacious 1st floor room has a king size bed.

En-suite shower room with basin and its own separate W.C.

Dual aspect windows over looking the grounds both to the rear and front, views over the valley.

Sunflower room

Spacious ground floor twin room. Dual aspect windows.

Next to a shared bathroom with bath, shower and basin, separate W.C.

Little Bears room

1st floor. Small twin room with dual aspect windows. Exposed oak beams and stonewalls.

Shared Bathroom and W.C.

Big bears room

1st floor. Double bed, washbasin and 2 windows. Exposed oak beams.

Situated next to the "Little Bears room". Shared Bathroom and W.C.

Garden room

Benefits from its own entrance from the garden. A delightful, spacious and airy room with king size bed and sofa.

En-suite shower room, basin and W.C. Dual aspect windows.

Medieval room

With its own entrance to the garden, this large room boasts original features including a 16th century stone fireplace.

Medieval style king size bed. Shared shower room/W.C. with the "Mimosa room".

Mimosa Room

Small twin room with adjoining door into 'Medieval room'. This room can also be accessed from its own entrance door.

Situated next to a shower room with basin and W.C.which is shared with the "Medieval room".

For your comfort all rooms have a wardrobe, bedside table(s), lamp and electric fan. Hairdryers also supplied.

Children's facilities:

Cot & bedding hire available @ £10 per cot per booking. 2 Cots suitable for babies and 1 large cot suitable for babies/toddlers.

2 high chairs and stair gates provided.

Children's swings and large grassed areas with plenty of room for running about in the 1 acre garden.


New modern fitted kitchen, dishwasher, double electric oven with grill, gas hob, microwave, fridges, freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker.

Utility area:

Laundry area with washing machine, iron/ironing board and washing line etc.

Living room:

Comfortable large twin sofas occupy the lounge of the 40ft x 20ft open plan living area.

Large panoramic window looking out across the grounds and valley below.

Features include a 22ft oak beamed ceiling and large stone fireplace housing wood burning stove. Heating in the low season is by wood burning stove and electric heaters. (Logs are charged as an extra)

British satellite T.V./radio, widescreen TV, DVD/CD player. Plenty of films and books.

Games Room:

Table tennis, 6ft pool table, table football, dart board and an additional fridge. The high, oak beamed ceiling keeps it nice and cool in summer.


Bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price.


Enjoy breakfast on the patio to the front of the house overlooking the views of the valley, or take lunch under the shady covered veranda.

Facilities include a BBQ, 3 areas with outside table and chair sets.

New improved pool for 2015.

11m x 5m heated pool with a solar cover to retain the heat over night, this also improves the heating performance. All of the pool is 1.4m deep with 4 walk-in steps the whole width of the pool at one end. Outside shower and terrace with sun loungers, all securely fenced and gated in addition to a pool alarm.

The pool will now be heated, we cannot guarantee what temperature the pool will be, it just depends on the ambient temperature and weather.

The large tranquil, landscaped garden is set on an acre of land and attracts wildlife such as birds, butterflies, red squirrels, pheasants, barn owls and deer in the vineyards below.

Catering, wine tours and historical tours available. Cycle hire available delivered to the door with safety equipment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

This is our personal second home and we spend a lot of time here. We have made many new French friends and we just love this area of France.

We are holiday rental agents and visit many parts of France but we still love this region as it is so unspoilt and not too "touristy", a genuine flavour of France.

We love it here and we hope you do to.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"An exceptional house - the best we have stayed in. We all loved the pool, games room and tennis court. Can't walk past the view without stopping at any time day or night. We recommend to everyone!" - The James Party

"I cannot think of another property that we have visited that has not only lived up to our expectations but also managed to exceed all expectations – it is a perfect house ideal for group holidays and we hope to visit it again in the future."-

The Crombie party

"Had a fabulous stay. Lots to do for all of our ages - 18 months to 85!!, will recommend it for other family groups" -The Goodson party.

“Stunning house in a stunning location!! It has been a fun filled holiday with much use of the wonderful facilities...it’s a very difficult place to leave and we hope to return one day.” The Hocknell party

“We have had the most memorable time on our holiday. The house has been amazing & met all our needs for all 12 of us......we would definitely come again!” The Gol
Aug 2005
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Property for a large Group

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very well appointed and comfortable. Really well equipped for a large family/group holiday with the games room/pool/tennis courts. We had a fantastic week and would not hesitate to go back. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trish. Thanks so much for your lovely review of your stay at our home. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all the facilities and hope that we can help with your holiday plans again in the future. Best wishes to you all, David & Tracy.
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Fantastic Holiday at Maison Montignac

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Maison Montignac, it was perfect for our family group with ages from three to seventy nine. The house was clean and very well equipped and we appreciated the welcome pack on arrival, although the large supermarket was only two minutes away by car. There was plenty of room in the house and garden and it was easy to find somewhere for a bit of peace and quiet if you wanted to. The pool was very popular and a lovely temperature. It was fenced and alarmed, really marvellous for us as we had two small children in the party who could play in the garden without us adults worrying all the time. It was a nice touch that the pool towels were supplied and there were even lilos and beach balls there. The tennis court was also well used - a great addition for an energetic group! We took the easy option some evenings and used the services of two different catering companies - 'Sylvie and Pascal' and 'After Eight Catering' - what a treat - both produced delicious meals. We walked into Monsegur on Wednesday for the night market where there was a brilliant atmosphere and we all had a very enjoyable evening. The housekeeper Maureen responded immediately when we had a query about the pool - she resolved the problem straight away. We would certainly recommend this holiday to friends and will hopefully return in a year or two ourselves.

M & T

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marian. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at La Maison Montignac, we are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed using all the facilities provided as well as the fabulous private caterers who both happen to be good friends of ours. We love the atmosphere at the night market in Monsegur so we are glad that you had the opportunity to visit that too. We'll be in touch to find out what we can do to improve the rating to 5 star from your opinion as feedback is really important to us and we hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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  • 5 of 5

My party of 14 arrived at Maison Montignac on July 23rd 2016 and we were not disappointed. Every aspect of the property exceeded our expectations and if anything the online photos didn't really do the property justice. With the amount of internal and external room available it never felt crowded, the tennis court was a useful recreational resource in the mornings and the pool was lovely. The games room provided much evening entertainment! Being able to enjoy the beautiful weather by eating outdoors every evening was a real bonus.

The property was clean, well maintained, beautifully furnished and we received first class service from Maureen and Andy. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wishing to spend time in a beautiful part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike. Thank you so much for your lovely review of our 2nd home. We are genuinely thrilled that you enjoyed it so much as it is so important to us that our guests have a wonderful experience at Maison Montignac, and in what we think is a very special part of France. We will be updating the photo's at the end of the season as many improvements have been made since some of them were taken...and with more planned too. With our very best wishes to you all and we hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Warm regards, David & Tracy.
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Monsegur magic

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at la Maison Montignac. The accommodation was perfect and the hosts were more than lovely and helpful. We especially loved the fabulous swimming pool, tennis court and games room. Would definitely stay again as we really didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments, we really enjoyed meeting you and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much at our second home. It was a genuine pleasure to host you and we hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Five star accommodation perfect for large families

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for large family groups and families with children. Well furnished and everything you need to cater for large groups.The pool is amazing with plenty of loungers and the tennis courts and games room provide fun for adults and children alike. We hired bikes and enjoyed some lovely cycles to nearby villages. The local supermarket and bakery in the village provide everything you need.

We would highly recommend this property and wouldn't hesitate to go again.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy Thanks so much for your kind words and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your return visit 10 years after your first stay at our home. We hope that you might come back again some time in the future. With our best wishes, David & Tracy.
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  • 5 of 5

The "Summer Residence" La Maison Montignac was perfect for our family get together. There were 13 of us coming from Australia, France and UK.. Such a lot to do and see, Much use was made of the Tennis Court, Pool and other gaming facilities. The view from the lounge and garden was stunning as was the whole surrounding area. It was all so much better than we could possibly have imagined. Bordeaux was found to be marvelous. Go carting was much enjoyed by young and not so young. Us two oldies derived great pleasure being with and seeing our family enjoy themselves in a great setting. We much enjoyed relaxing and sampling local wines. The owners David and Tracey were most helpful with much info' provided.

We would happily recommend this property and all that goes with it. Derek and Joan S.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Derek & Joan. Thanks so much for your wonderful review of your holiday in our home, we are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your stay, the facilities and local area as much as we do. It is difficult to get across the feel of the house and indeed the area in photo's so we always appreciate it when our guests take time to share their experience. It has been a pleasure helping you and we send our best wishes to you all. David & Tracy.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac (Bordeaux 107 km) at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Monsegur at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lots of golf courses in the area at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Reole at 24 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Reole at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Monsegur at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 150 Kilometres Car: recommended

We offer wine tours, catering and buffets at the house, picnics in the vineyard. Cycle hire can be arranged delivered to the door with full safety equipment.

Situated near the towns of Monsegur and Duras in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Bordeaux is approximately just over an hour drive to the west and Bergerac is 45 minutes to the east, St Emilion 30 minutes north.

This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host's weekly live music.

There is also a cinema in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version (VO).

The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy

The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous St Emilion, just a short drive away. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.


This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.

A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe's, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.


The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.


Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.

Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.



The countryside around our properties is perfect for cycling, whether it's just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.

Cycle hire is available to your door - visit www.themountainbikehirecompany.co.uk for details.

Public tennis courts

Good quality courts are located in Monsegur, Duras & St Sernin de Duras and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it, whilst the large river Garonne (20 minutes away) has a faster pace.

The Dordogne river is an hour away which has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.


The Atlantic coast, with over 150 miles of golden sandy beaches is less than one and a half hours drive away. Great fun for all the family, simply relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at surfing. Alternatively there are also fresh water lakes with a beach and facilities. The nearest is at Blasimon (about 30 minutes drive) and is very popular with families.


There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa.


Rental rates

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Rate 8
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover day is on a Saturday. Arrivals strictly after 4pm, departures by 10am.

Included in the price: Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price. Pool heating - please note: specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed as heating is affected by weather conditions and other factors.

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Property Type

  • barn


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


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Shower room 2 - Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • wc ground floor - Toilet
  • Shower room 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1, shower, basin and separate wc Wash basin in bedroom 4 En suite to bedroom 5 with shower, basin/wc bedroom 6/7 shared shower room with basin/wc Bath/shower and basin, seperate wc next to bedroom 2 and near to bedrooms 3 and 4.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Upper floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor, either twin beds or large double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Upper floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Upper floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) + 2 baby cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Kingsize bed dual aspect windows B' 2 Twin beds dual aspect windows B' 3 Small room twin beds B' 4 Double bed B' 5 Kingsize dual aspect windows B' 6 Kingsize bed B' 7 Small room twin beds


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • Stair gates, high chairs and cots are available on request. Logs for the wood burning fire are charged as an extra at the time. Securely fenced and heated 11 x 5m swimming pool with sun terrace and sun loungers. Telephone for your use with selected free calls within France and the UK, some other countries around the world. Free Wi-Fi/ethernet internet connection for your lap top. Cycle hire available available to the door. Large patio at the front of the house with views overlooking the Dropt Valley below. Covered decked veranda in the rear courtyard with tables and chairs for dining, additional shingle patio area. BBQ, 2 outside tables and chair sets, sun loungers, hammock, children's swings and landscaped gardens. Private off road parking for several cars with parking also on the gated gravelled drive. 11mx5m private swimming pool with sun terrace that is securely fenced. Full size clay tennis court. All facilities are for your exclusive use. Laundry room with washing machine. Washing lines etc. Iron/ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price. Rear courtyard with shady undercover dining area. Games room with table tennis, 6ft pool table, darts, high oak beamed ceiling which is very cool in summer. Extra fridge. If your dates are booked please visit our website as we have other similar properties, the link to our site just above this section

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