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

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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:
24 April, 2017

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 Perigord Pourpre

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 Dordogne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • 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-up/drop-off service for visitors who arrive at Bergerac airport or train station. The charge is 20€. The apartment decor is quiet and reposing, with period furniture giving a French country feel to the rooms.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


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: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in this heavenly gite, small but perfectly formed, in the midst of startlingly beautiful countryside. Facilities were perfect, wonderful gardens to front and rear melding into the meadows.

Our hosts were helpful and discreet and everything very well maintained, I would recommend this to anyone, especially those wishing for a romantic break. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that we shall see you again (whoever you are!) wishing you all the best.
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. Lovely walks and easy driving to the gardens we had come to see. Graham and Liz were wonderful hosts and gave great advice on what to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we were glad all the gardens lived up to your expectations. There is almost too much to see round here, especially within a week, so we like to advise people to visit our own favorites.
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What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Liz's and Graham's beautiful house - where we found absolutely everything we needed: the kitchen is perfectly equipped, there is the terrace for the morning and our breakfast, and the garden on the other side for the evening sun and barbecue (which we didn't use as it was too early in the year and not warm enough). Liz and Graham, who a perfect hosts, had great tips on what to see and where to go. We can recommend this beautifully positioned and maintained place to everybody. Five stars from us!! :)

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the 5 stars, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay, ( as we did too). I hope we shall see you again, we will arrange warmer weather so that you can use the barbecue next time!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter, Rate 1
9 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer season, Rate 1
28 May 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season, Rate 2
27 Aug 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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)

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