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Beautifully Converted Farmhouse

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Monpazier, Nr. Beaumont, Aquitaine, France - Private Pool And Breathtaking Views

Fauvet is a beautifully converted barn and farmhouse with a private pool situated in the heart of the Perigord countryside. The house, which is situated 30 minutes south of Bergerac, is surrounded by fields and woodland with unbroken views stretching to Chateau Biron, just beyond Monpazier. The small towns of Beaumont and Monpazier are 7 and 10km away, close enough for the morning bread run. The house can comfortably accommodate two families (up to 14 beds), but is also frequently used for couples while still feeling cosy.

Susan Wilmot
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Susan Wilmot

We are a young family living in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and for us Fauvet is a home from home. Our holidays in France are the highlights of our year and the children especially look forward to being reacquainted with their favourite haunts..

Susan Wilmot purchased this farmhouse in 1970

Why Susan Wilmot chose Perigord Pourpre

Fauvet was bought in 1972 by my father-in-law. He bought it as a retreat, deep in the French countryside. Since then the house has evolved considerably, but the atmosphere remains the same.

We love the area because although there is plenty to do (for all ages) we also love the slow, rural pace. A perfect day is spent around the pool, with perhaps a trip to the local market, or cafe for a coffee. For the more active and adventurous, there are several places where you can hire canoes for the day, or a couple of hours, within an easy drive of the house. Also a park where you can climb and zip wire amongst the trees.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fauvet is situated in a beautiful and entirely unspoilt corner of the Dordogne. From the garden the only other visible building is the Chateau Biron, in the distance, 20km from the house. The rest is fields and, woodlands. We are, though, an easy drive to the region's medieval towns, castles and vineyards. My favourite time of day is early evening when the sun has reached the west terrace and you can watch the birds swoop, accompanied by a bottle of wine. Later, if you are lucky, you might catch the sound of a scops owl.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic holiday we had at Fauvet. Your beautiful house was a joy to stay in as ever. Please can we come back again in two years' time? (2013)
Nov 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rampieux in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is an en-suite and has toilet, bathtub, shower and one basin. Bathroom 2 is an en-suite and has toilet, shower and one basin. Bathroom 3 and 4 has toilet, shower and one basin.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10-14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: 1 king bed (sleeps 2). Bed 2: 1 double bed (sleeps 2). Bed 3: 1 king bed (sleeps 2). Bed 4: 2 twin beds (sleeps 2). Attic: 1 single cot (sleeps 1), 4 twin beds (sleeps 4). Mezzanine: 1 queen bed (sleeps 2) and 1 single (sleeps 1).
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
There is hot-air ballooning in the Dordogne river area.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Beautifully Converted Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful,peaceful farmhouse with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful,totally peaceful farmhouse.The views were stunning and the large secluded pool was just what you wanted on a hot sunny day.The farmhouse had everything you needed and had a lovely homely welcoming feel to it that had us relaxing as soon as we walked through the door.Would recommend Monpazier (.a delightful bastide town) with a host of good restaurants...suggest trying Bistro 2 and La Bastide and if you fancy a little drive out try La Petite Tonnelle in Beynac et Cazenac.

Susan was very helpful and answered our Emails very quickly.We hope to return in the future.

Debbie and Steve P

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased our house was able to live up to expectations.
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So much space, inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

This charming house was everything we'd hoped it would be. For our party of eight, including six older "children" (aged 14-25), it was ideal, as there was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and claim their own bit of space, but also some lovely, good-sized areas for when we all wished to get together for food and boardgames etc. We enjoyed eating our meals outside every night, including several BBQs, using the BBQ equipment provided. The swimming pool and good quality table tennis table were both big hits with the entire family and many hours were spent by all, swimming or just lounging by the pool.

Location wise, this property delivered the best of both worlds; wonderfully peaceful and private surroundings, whilst also being perfectly situated for quick trips to the supermarket and nearby markets in Montpazier and Beaumont. Other trips out included visits to Bergerac, Chateau de Biron, Les Jardins de L'Imaginaire, high rope adventure and kayaking on the Dordogne - all from our wonderful base camp at Fauvet.

Our contact with the owner of the property was 100% positive and she was both quick and helpful in her replies. At the end of two very enjoyable weeks, we did not want to leave Fauvet and would happily return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Fauvet, and the whole holiday, lived up to expectations.
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Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Fauvet a couple of weeks ago.

There were 8 adults, 4 toddlers and 3 newborns and it was just perfect.

The house is huge and we never felt like we were on top of each other at all.

All the rooms are bedrooms are beautiful and had more than enough room for us plus a travel cot.

The kids loved sharing the space that sat above the kitchen as it felt like their own little den.

We spent most of our time sat around the gated pool and playing in the garden.

The kids loved collecting eggs with the farmer next door for their breakfast in the mornings as well.

We headed out to the night market in the local town of Beaumont one night which was such good fun.

The house is set in such a perfect location as you can have total privacy or you can venture out to the stunning villages.

We will 100% be coming back.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Anneka and gang.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am delighted that you had such a good experience. You clearly love Fauvet as much as we do. Susan.
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Great house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We totally love this beautiful, historic farmhouse and its amazing setting. Fauvet has so much going for it for family holidays - set in peaceful countryside, the only near neighbours being a delightful, friendly, elderly farming couple (try their hens' delicious eggs!), yet with the stunning bastide towns of Monpazier and Beaumont (and an award winning bakery and a supermarket) all within 15 minutes drive. In fact, it really does tick all the boxes for us.

Even with 14 of us in residence, the house felt spacious and uncrowded (and cool, with the temperature outside in the high 30s for much of our visit!). Some parts of the very old house retain their original features and character, whereas the recently converted wing provides all mod cons.

The children (and the adults!) spent many hours in the lovely (securely fenced) pool and the new table tennis table was another huge hit.

This was our fourth visit to Fauvet and we all very much hope to return. The owners are unfailingly helpful with pre holiday planning, always happy to answer any queries and the guys in France who look after the house and pool always make sure both are maintained to a high standard.

In short - we simply cannot recommend Fauvet highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. It is a great affirmation that you love the area and the house as much as we do and have become such good regular guests.
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Converted Farmhouse in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely House, close to the towns of Monpazier and Beaumont de Perigord. Peaceful location, the house has everything you need for a perfect family holiday. The children were occupied with the swimming pool, table tennis and other games that were there for them to use. Good kitchen utensils, crockery, and glassware. Great for two families or one large family to stay. Lots of places to visit in the area all within a short drive. During our stay, there were markets a plenty and evening events. Would certainly stay here again, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a good experience. And good to know that we are continuing to make Fauvet a comfortable and welcoming place.
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Le Fauvet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and location. House is full of character and very spacious - we barely used the back part of the house at all, as the lovely big main room was all we needed. Bedrooms are really comfortable and bathrooms modern and well-equipped. Outside space is amazing - the house is surrounded by fields and has fantastic views across to a castle - our kids played in the garden and pool all day every day and picked thousands of blackberries! Pool area is great and the fence makes a big difference if kids are small. Our extended family loved this house and had a wonderful holiday. We loved the region of France too. I hope we'll return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna. So pleased that you had such a good time and enjoyed all the things that we love too. Susan
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: necessary


Bergerac Airport is a 30 min drive from Fauvet. Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair operate flights to the airport. Avis, Hertz and Europcar have car hire at the airport and this is essential. Bordeaux and Toulouse airports are roughly equidistant at 3 hours drive away. Passenger Ferries travel from Dover to Calais and Boulogne; Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Bilbao(Spain) and Poole to Cherbourg and St Malo.

Driving time (approx): Caen 8.5 hrs, Bilbao 5.7 hrs, Calais 9.5 hrs, St Malo 8 hrs.


Beaumont and Monpazier have a good selection of shops, restaurants and markets and are about 10 mins drive. There is a lake that is about a 15 min walk away. Chateau Biron is a 20 minute drive away.

Further Details:

Horse riding (10 min drive), canoeing (40 min drive), archery (20 min drive), Parc-en-Ciel a leisure park with climbing, mini-golf and farm is 20 mins away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Rampieux, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Minimum rental is 5 days. Rental price includes bedlinen and towels. A deposit of 50% of the total rental is required to confirm the booking, with the balance and £200 security deposit to be paid 45 days before the start of the rental period. We accept payment by personal cheque and direct bank deposit

Changeover Day:
Official arrival time is 3pm and departure 10am. It may be possible to change these times, depending on previous and subsequent occupancy and cleaning. If you wish to alter these hours, contact us before departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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