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Charming Apartment For 2, With Private Garden In Country Hamlet, Lovely Walks

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment for 2, 1 bedroom, 1 living room/kitchen, own garden/parking- Tranquil Location, Ideal For Walkers And Cyclists, Lake Swimming Is 10 Mins Drive Away, Golf 10 Mins

Charming apartment for 2, attached to owners 14 century house, set in a quiet hamlet, among the rolling hills and forests of the Dordogne valley. It has own garden+parking. B & B is in the main house, and guests can use our garden. Please, absolutely NO SMOKING INDOORS, sorry; there is a smoke alarm. Local activities include tennis, horse-riding and canoeing. The local post office sells bread (1km) Nearest restaurants at Lembras, St Sauveur and Campsegret which are 2.5-5km. Bergerac (10 min), with its medieval old town, on the river Dordogne, has plenty of gourmet restaurants and shops selling local produce and regional wines, and a lake for swimming nearby. The airport (15 mins) has flights to many towns in the UK. The area has much to offer for walkers, cyclists, sightseers and wine tasters, with quaint medieval villages, châteaux and gardens to visit. Les Eyzies,with its prehistoric caves & cave paintings is an hours drive along the Dordogne river passing châteaux and vertiginous clifftop villages, orchards and walnut farms.

Graham and Liz Sangster
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Graham and Liz Sangster

Graham and Liz - They have been living in the Dordogne for 25 years and therefore speak fluent French. As well as running the chambres d’hôte and the apartment, they work in the restoration and decoration of châteaux, where, as an artist, Liz paints frescoes and trompe l’oeil. In addition Liz paints oils and water colours which she exhibits locally and in the uk. The property is an old fortified farm built by the English during the 100 years war, set in 5 acres of land, in a small hamlet in their village commune, which lies a kilometre away.

Graham and Liz Sangster purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Graham and Liz Sangster chose Lamonzie-Montastruc

We love the French countryside here, and Graham, being particularly keen on cycling, enjoys the off-road opportunities, through the forests and fields. We both enjoy walking our dog too, and there are many 'chemins randonées' to choose from where you can walk for hours without seeing a soul. As an artist the area is ideal for Liz , with so many views to draw and paint , the unique Perigordian architecture setting it apart from the rest of France.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is 10 mins from Bergerac, and 4km from 3 villages with commerce, therefore handy to pop out for supplies. Bergerac Airport: flights go to many parts of the UK , so it is extremely handy for visiting our family and friends. The region is so varied that we can drive in any direction and the landscape changes from forest to vineyards, from rolling hills to orchards, then from river to gorge, even within 10 mins of leaving our home. There are numerous châteaux to visit either for wine-tasting or for their historic interest: Josephine Baker's château with it's art deco rooms, makes a fascinating visit because of its history of being the home she created for her 12 adopted "rainbow" children. .....Château Biron with beautifully restored rooms, and spectacular views. .... Castelnaud, again with beautiful views, has interesting replicas of mediaeval war machines. Weather-permitting, the clear starlit skies at night are free from light pollution, and therefore good for stargazing, especially in August when the Perseids meteor shower is at it's peak, it's humbling to see so many shooting stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this stunning location. Thank you both for your warm welcome, generous help and for making our stay so special and memorable. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family and hope to return soon.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lamonzie-Montastruc in Périgord

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please ask if you plan to have visitors. They are not permitted overnight in camping cars/tents, as we have neighbours and other guests to consider.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The room has a shower, WC and sink. The shower is a good size. We provide a roll of toilet paper in the event that guests haven't had a chance to shop. The washing machine is housed in the shower-room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The light and airy bedroom has an antique double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. There are french windows which open onto the terrace where there is a table for breakfasting in the morning sun.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We occasionally accept short stays in the apartment, the charge is £55 per night, not 1/7 of a 7-day rental. The rental rate includes the obligatory stay tax. Outside: Le Vieux Fournil (apartment): There is a secluded courtyard and garden with mature trees providing shaded areas for sitting and eating. At 12m x 21m (36' x 63') it is a good size. Here, there are the garden table, chairs and loungers. A barbecue is available for guests' use. Although we do not normally provide evening meals, if guests arrive on a Sunday evening, for example, we can provide a meal (vegetarian only) for 15€ per person plus wine. Equally, if guests require some basics shopping because they arrive late, we can do that if you give us a list of what you need. We offer a pick-/drop-off service for visitors who arrive at Bergerac airport or train station. Charge is 20€ each way. The apartment decor is quiet and reposing, with period furniture giving a French country feel to the rooms.


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Charming Apartment For 2, With Private Garden In Country Hamlet, Lovely Walks
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous Experience.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time during our stay at the property, the location is nice and private with plenty of local walks and stunning scenery within the immediate vicinity.

The pictures really don't lie this really is an experience to be had and the property has all the features and amenities required for any holiday required, coupled with the log burning fire this was a lovely cosy gite which we would unreservedly recommend to any potential traveller.

The owner Liz was on hand when we needed to provide us with any recommendations on local locations and towns and markets which we were very pleased and grateful to receive.

Liz also kindly took her own time out to book us into a local restaurant for a meal on our night of arrival at our request and also picked up some provisions as we arrived on a Sunday afternoon when most shops were closed and we would also like to record our thanks to her for that and a very enjoyable stay.

As we stated we would without hesitation unreservedly recommend this as a holiday stay and if we return to the area would certainly return again.

Our first stay in France and we loved it..

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, thank you very much,; I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, it adds to our appreciation of the beautiful area we live in, to see it again through fresh eyes. We do hope you will come again, in fact you'll have to so that you can meet Graham next time!
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Very relaxing stay in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful holiday. Our first time in rural France was an absolute delight. The apartment had everything that we needed and Liz and Graham were great hosts. To cap it all the weather was superb so we made great use of the terrace and garden to sit in and have breakfast, and also to sit out late at night with a glass of wine. The apartment is very well situated to get around the area, and Liz and Graham were terrific at giving recommendations for just the right places to visit. Merci!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Et merci à vous! So glad you enjoyed your stay here. The weather was indeed sublime for this time of year, and it was great that you were able to profit from it. We hope we shall see you again sometime. Best wishes from Liz and Graham
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Good location well equipped comfortable and good information & good hosts

  • 4 of 5

Located in quiet hamlet but only a short drive from Bergerac. Property was very comfortable, well equipped and very well hosted by Liz and Graeme.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a chill out holiday and is a great base for Bergerac and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your holiday, and thanks for the recommendation, we hope to see you again.
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Paris is Paris, but this is France.

  • 5 of 5

On our latest trip to France we planned on a relaxing vacation staying one week in Bordeaux and another quiet one in the country. Well once we viewed Liz and Graham’s gite, we decided to skip the city and spend the full two weeks there.

Liz and Graham have put a lot of time, energy and talent into creating a beautiful place to live. We could see it and feel it. We are grateful they made it possible for others to share and to enjoy. The reviews on the site are very helpful. They are detailed, accurate and complementary in describing the experience, the apartment, the surroundings, and the owners and we couldn’t agree more.

The private self-catering, beautifully French decorated, well-kept apartment allowed to set our own pace each day. The well equipped kitchen was put to great use since darkness set in before restaurants opened for dinner at that time of year. The satellite TV kept us up to date on the latest news and the Wi-Fi connection allowed us to plan our days knowing the latest weather forecast. Being able to enjoy some Facetime (internet-iPad) with our children and grandchildren was certainly a bonus.

Liz’s help in suggesting day trips, places to see and eat were invaluable in allowing us to make the best use of our time.

Thank you for sharing the ‘best of France’ with us and for arranging perfect weather. We couldn’t have had a more enjoyable and a more memorable time.

Marie & Ray Canada

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We received a really warm welcome from Liz and Graham, and the accommodation was lovely. It was clean, comfortable and quiet with the added bonus of a gorgeous private garden. We couldn’t have wished for more and the position was perfect for exploring Bergerac and the Dordogne. An ideal place to relax and unwind. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would have liked to have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking time to write a review, we're really glad you enjoyed your week here. As you mentioned we are well placed for site-seeing, so we're glad you benefited from the best of both worlds. Hope to see you again, there's still a lot more to visit round here!
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best stay ever

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! In this house we only stayed for one week but when we left we said that we would have loved to stay for the whole summer. Perfect interior, lovely atmosphere, wonderful shady garden. Liz and Graham are very helpful and at the same time give you all the privacy you want. We also really appreciated the care they restored the whole house and garden with. Due to the enclosed garden it was also a perfect place to stay with a dog. We are sure we will come back soon. Thank you for being such good hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the lovely positive review, as I explained, I hate asking for reviews, however it was worth it in your case! Glad to hear we shall , hopefully, see you again, best wishes, Liz and Graham
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
555 Kilometres
Santander or Caen
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Château des Merles,Tuilieres.
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
345 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Man-made lake,Bergerac
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The joint owner is an artist. Daily or longer painting courses are available. Please ring for further details.


Lake swimming nearby at Pombonne 10 mins drive, also at Vergt, a lake with mature trees for shaded parking 15 mins drive, and Lanquais, where there is also a mature lake below the Château of Lanquais at 15 mins drive. Canoeing at Bergerac, canoeing and water-sports in the river at Limeuil and Tremolat (30 mins drive). The nearest coastal beach is 2 hours away (Arcachon).


The nearest airport is at Bergerac 15 mins. Although a small country airport, there are many flights to the UK: Scotland, England and Ireland. Also to Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels. Brive airport 1.5 hour and Bordeaux airport 1.5 hours. The ferry ports of Caen and Le Havre are 7-8 hours drive and Calais, Dunkerque 10-11 hours drive. The ferry port of Santander in Spain is 5 hours. We can pick up from or drop off guests to Bergerac airport, or train station for a fee of 20€ each way.


The old town of Bergerac is 10 minutes drive away. Perigueux, with its medieval narrow streets, and Moorish cathedral, is good for shopping at 30 minutes drive. The capital of Aquitaine, Bordeaux is 1 hr 15 mins by train or car. Here, you can experience the flavour of Paris, with its pavement cafés, boulevards and magnificent architecture. There is an excellent tramway system, where you can park and ride. The wine capital of St Emilion 1 hrs drive. Limoges, the porcelaine capital, is 2 hours.

Further Details:

If you enjoy off-road cycling and walking, there are many 'randonnée' tracks in this area. There are 3 nearby villages for commerce: St Sauveur, at 2.5 kms with a superb boulangerie and a restaurant, Lembras 5km for bread and shopping for regional produce, with 2 restaurants. Then there is Campsegret, at 5kms, where there are 3 restaurants, one of which is an excellent pizzeria. The bustling town of Bergerac is 10 mins away with banks, boutiques, galleries and restaurants and 2 market days. There are opportunities for river trips, canoe trips, a road-train round the town and plenty of wine tasting to be had. There is a local bus from the village to Bergerac and Perigueux, running twice a day. Visitors can also take a train from Bergerac to the medieval town of Sarlat and the grand city of Bordeaux.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £2.5

Booking Notes:
Apartment for 2: Please refer to the table for prices. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required upon reservation and the balance is payable 1 month before. In peak season we prefer to limit to one week stays, although occasionally we accept shorter stays ( such as 3 -5 nights) where we charge £55 per night. If a third guest stays, there will be a charge of £100 per week, (or for 3-5 night stay the charge for a third person is £15 per night.)
Taxe de séjour is not included in prices, this will be collected in euros on your arrival, (0.30€ per person per night), unfortunately this due to the interminable bureaucracy we have to deal with, and is required by law. It is at our discretion that we accept dogs, and only then do we accept well-behaved and only small to medium sized dogs. There is a charge of 2.50€ per night per dog.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day on Saturdays in high season ), but you can always enquire, we have occasionally changed this to accommodate flights.
Flexible during low season.
All guests asked to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 11am, please.

Notes on prices:
Self-catering apartment: prices are for the property per week in pounds sterling, or, can be paid in euros at the going rate. Taxe de séjour of 0.30€ per person is not included. During low season, possibility of shorter stays, minimum 3 nights and long week ends, at £55 per night. ( Extra person £100 per week, or £15 per night)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.