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Charming Country Cottage With Large Heated Pool In Monbazillac, Nr Bergerac

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Les Croux, Monbazillac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Gite Set In Spacious Grounds Leading To Vineyards. Secluded And Peaceful. Bergerac 10 Mins By Car

This stone built cottage consists of a large living room with a kitchen and dining area, one bedroom and a bathroom. It is attached to our traditional Perigordine farmhouse, but still maintains its independence. Situated on a plateau at the edge of the village of Monbazillac, it is an idyllic spot to sample the pleasures that the Dordogne has to offer and is conveniently located just 7 minutes from Bergerac airport. It has a lovely heated swimming pool (13m x 6m), shared with the owners, set below a rockery and not overlooked by the main house. One can walk through vines and woodland without leaving the property. The village of Monbazillac is quiet, dominated by its 16th century chateau and famous vineyards. Ten minutes away by car is the town of Bergerac, full of shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, and of course, the beautiful old town (complete with Cyrano statues) and riverside port. There are markets on most days in the bastide towns, and night markets in the summer for local outdoor eating and drinking.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Martin

We moved here permanently in 2005, seeking a calmer lifestyle away from London.

Martin purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Martin chose Monbazillac

The Dordogne area is already renowned for its gastronomic delights, especially the wine! We chose our house for its unique location - very close to Bergerac and its facilities, but at the same time completely secluded from neighbouring properties and roads.

What makes this cottage unique

We are perched on the Monbazillac plateau, hidden among our own vines. The most frequent comment we get from guests is the feeling of space all around the property. The pool is hidden from the main house and the gite, with a view over meadows leading to woods and vines.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Monbazillac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower, bidet, basin, WC Heater, and heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a double bed, fitted carpet, double fitted wardrobes, and traditional French furniture.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: There is a table just outside the cottage front door, with a parasol and chairs, as well as barbecue. The swimming pool (shared with the owners, but hidden from the house) is 13m x 6m, and heated. There is a large terrace around the pool with sun loungers, reclining chairs, parasols and another table and chairs. There is a ping pong table, trampoline, swings and other outdoor toys. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the ajacent utility area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly or on request. Other: Wi-fi throughout There is a private eating area for 4 people just in front of the gite, complete with parasol.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Excellent location to explore the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for four days in May to explore the region and generally relax. The location of the house is perfect, beautiful and very peaceful about 15 - 20 min walk from Monbazillac. The gite is well equipped with everything you need and a very comfy bed. The weather was great so we made full use of the swimming pool which is well maintained with plenty of furniture. Martin was very helpful and the gave us lots of information and recommendations on local bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay again, thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for leaving the place so clean. Perfect guests! I look forward to having you back when you need a break.
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Lovely gite & friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

The directions were good and the setting idyllic.

Martin was helpful and urbane. I can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in November.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. It ticked all the boxes, a wonderful place to stay. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Autumn Stay at Les Croux

  • 5 of 5

Les Croux is a compact space of Bedroom, living area and shower room, however the space is well used and the furnishings are comfortable. Being November we did not use the pool but I did relax in a chair with a book by it and it was easy to imagine what a nice place it must be in the warmer months. It was nice to find a property like this - ideal for two people but with the benefit you get with larger lets.

The immediate area around Les Croux affords many choices of constitutional walks from 5 minutes to a few hours through vines and woods - the choice is yours.

Martin was a superb host without being intrusive - can't ask for better than that.

Would we return one day - yes but maybe in the warmer months to fully experience the poolside and share a drink with Martin - Thank you

Alan Whitehouse

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fabulous place to stay amongst the vineyards and countryside

  • 5 of 5

wonderful excellent equipped gite. Great swimming pool and set amongst glorious countryside and vineyards.The owner Martin was very welcoming.Definite return to this gite.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent weather, excellent wine, lovely gite and a charming host. Thoroughly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Gite suited us perfectly - very comfortable, spacious and all modcons provided. Poolside was a bonus as were the bikes and the excellent walks. Thank you, Martin.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Maison Vari, Monbazillac
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Chateau des Vigiers
Car: recommended


The Atlantic beaches of Lacanau and Arcachon are 2 hours drive, and 3 hours will take you to the Basque coast of Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian in Spain.


Bergerac airport is just 10 minutes down the hill, with flights to London Stansted, Bristol, Southampton, East Midlands, Liverpool, Birmingham and Paris. Bordeaux airport is about 90 minutes away Gatwick, Dublin, and many international destinations. The Brittany ferry port of Caen is a motorway drive of 7 hours. There is a train station in Bergerac on the main Bordeaux-Sarlat line with connections to Paris and Eurostar from Bordeaux or Libourne. Calais is 880km or 8h30m.


Bergerac Airport 8km (7 mins). Bergerac centre 10km (12 mins). Issigeac 13km (15 mins). Eymet 20km (20 mins). Saint Emilion 60km (1 hour). Sarlat 80km (1 hour 20 mins). Bordeaux 100km (90 mins) Arcachon/Dune de Pyla 170km (2 hours with no traffic). Calais 880km (8 hours 30 mins). Paris about 5 hours drive. Barcelona about 5 hours drive

Further Details:

Slightly further afield are the towns of Bordeaux, Sarlat and Cahors, and then there is the Walabi theme park for the kids (all about 90 minutes by car). Drive through varied landscapes to discover just how historically rich this area is, from pre-historic caves (Lascaux, Proumeyssac, Padirac and many more), to Roman ruins and medieval towns and villages. For sports people, there is karting (age 7 upwards) 10 minutes away and the Aquaparc (also 10 minutes) has three pools with slides for the children, and bowling, Laser Play, an indoor play area, and mini golf next door. The Dordogne and Vezere rivers offer either tranquil or exciting canoeing as well as fishing. There is a riding stable very close to us, near the Chateau de Bridoire and plenty of country lanes and tracks to walk. For eating out, our personal favourites are the Tour des Vents restaurant (now with a michelin star) with a marvellous view over the Dordogne landscape, and L'Imparfait in Bergerac top the culinary bill. With children it's hard to beat the elegant but informal Pizzeria in Eymet. Many villages now host a 'marche nocturne' during the summer, a night market, where one buys local food cooked in the square. Grab a place at one of the trestle tables and with a few bottles of the local wine (also on sale), before you know it you'll be speaking French! Monbazillac has its own night market every Sunday. Bergerac prides itself as a cultural tourist centre and they lay on free jazz concerts on Wednesdays in the summer, as well as a succession of exhibitions, arts and crafts, informative river boat trips in a "gabarre" (traditional boat) on the Dordogne and not forgetting the spectacular July 14th firework display over the river.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Monbazillac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Season
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required to confirm booking. The deposit is payable by bank transfer in £Sterling or Euros. Bank details will be furnished by email. The balance is due on arrival. In the event of cancellation, please note that the deposit is non-refundable unless the property can be re-rented, The deposit can be carried forward in the event of a change of dates.

Changeover Day:
Most bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, but we are flexible and will do our best to accommodate. Arrival time from 4pm, departure time 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are calculated on a pro rata basis for stays that overlap different price periods, or for periods shorter or longer than 7 nights. We reserve the right to add a heating surcharge during very cold periods between November and March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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