Renovated farmhouse & barn+pool (Sleeps 12) in St-Marcory, Monpazier, Bergerac, Aquitaine, France - Le Mas is set in a haven of quiet countryside. 5 minutes from the lovely village of Monpazie
The renovated farmhouse (Sleeps 8+) and converted barn (Sleeps 4) at Le Mas form a spacious, comfortable but still rustic home. Situated in 5 hectares of gardens and grounds, Le Mas enjoys an exceptionally peaceful, rural setting with a large private pool, numerous terraces and outlooks. The beautiful, bastide village of Monpazier is 5 minutes away and other stunning towns, excellent restaurants and the delights of the Dordogne river are within 20 minutes drive. Le Mas is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with family and friends.
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About the Owner
I am now semi-retired after 40 years in business, 30 years managing international brand and retail operations.
I still advise a number of companies but spend most of my time enjoying my friends and family and relaxing at home in West Sussex, France and New Zealand.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our guest book attests to the many wonderful memories that have been created at Le Mas/Le Petit Mas for all the friends and guests who have stayed there. Without exception, everyone who has spent time here has had a fabulous experience and is eager to return one day. See link : http://lemasfrance.com/guest-comments/
4.7 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
What's not to like
The biggest problem with Le Mas is..... none of you will want to leave. A stunning, luxurious, haven of tranquility, tastefully decorated and well equipped. We had a glorious time here, in the pool, evening meals outside, lazing in the garden and exploring the fantastic surrounding area when we managed to pull ourselves away from the house. The property was clean, well maintained and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. All communications with the owners were very pleasant, helpful and prompt. We really hope to be going back.
Beautiful French holiday home
“This is a beautiful, traditional farmhouse which is obviously loved by its owners. There is plenty to do for all the family around the house but we just loved chilling on the many shady patios and in the hammocks, enjoying the views when we weren't playing in the pool with the children. Our party had 8 adults and 3 children aged 3, 6 and 10. Two couples without children shared Le Petit Mas and those with children were in the main house. The upstairs bedroom in Le Petit Mas is better suited to children than adults but was perfectly adequate for us.
The houses were well equipped and the bbq was well used! Monpazier, the local "town" is the most friendly place we have ever visited in France and has lots of interesting shops to browse around on a rainy day. That was a blessing as we had more rain than sun!”
We would love to return one day!
A little slice of heaven
If you want to experience the upmost charm of rural France this place has it all. Located in a secluded hamlet and surrounded by fields Le Mas is the perfect mix of informal and comfortable accomodation (enough to sleep 12!) and all modern convenience. My advice? Fill up with wine and cheese from the local village on your way in and try to leave the property all little as possible!
The property has two seperate accomodations comprised of a lovingly restored farm house and barn. It suits a larger family or two family vacation perfectly. There are activities for all age groups to enjoy and the pool ensures that the children are gainfully occupied for hours.
There are several lovely walks out from the house along tree lined roads flanked with corn fileds and horse pastures. Local amenities are a short drive but far enough away for this place to feel like a true gidden gem.
I would highly recommend this place - it is a perfect place to create cherised memories of family vacations.
This was the second time that our large group has rented both properties at Le Mas and we are already talking about when the next time will be. Both houses and the pool are beautiful and the entire site is stunning and peaceful retreat. The pool area has been re surfaced since our last stay and looks great. Thanks to Roger Meadows and the property managers for accommodating our needs fully from the point of booking till the end of our stay.
A magical, stunning & simply delightful farmhouse!
Le Mas couldn't be a more welcoming, comfortable, peaceful, beautiful, traditional French Farmhouse. It's the holiday home one hopes might exist, and then exceeds expectations. It oozes character and charm; and is wonderfully decorated with a warm, family home feel. It's equipped for all one needs for a family holiday or a quiet retreat. The pool is lovely, surrounded by trees and fields - the whole property feels like the rest of the world has disappeared and the beautiful countryside surrounding is all yours! The local villages are wonderful to explore with fabulous traditional market squares to sit in and watch the world go by; and the selection of restaurants/eateries is perfect for a range of options, from delicious michelin star restaurants to traditional local cafes or wonderful shops to stock up on fresh baguettes, cheese, olives etc to enjoy at home by the pool. The region is simply beautiful, with canoeing, exploring, wine tasting, walking or just relaxing on the agenda. We loved every single moment at Le Mas; it just wasn't long enough and we'll be back very soon!
Beautiful rustic family getaway
We had a glorious week in Le Mas at the end of July. This is a lovely rustic farmhouse, ideal for family gatherings. The main living area is comfortable and airy and the pool is fantastic, especially the outside shower! The views from the house are spectacular - perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine, lighting the barbecue and letting the children go wild (great swings!) The location of the house is excellent - you feel you are miles from city life (which you are) but there are shops and countless markets just a drive away. Monpazier is a stunning bastide town closest to the house and there are loads of activities for families, including a lovely horse-riding centre 15 minutes' away.
From the Owner
“We travelled with our young family to the beautiful Dordogne for many years enjoying the gorgeous countryside, river valleys, pretty villages and delicious cuisine before finally deciding to buy somewhere away from the madding crowd where we could entertain ourselves, family and friends. After a 3 year search, Le Mas proved to be the perfect choice”
Activity and Interests
Le Mas is 45 minutes from Bergarac airport or 2 hours from both Bordeaux or Toulouse. It is 8-9 hours (420 miles) driving from the ferry port at Caen-Ouistreham. Its rural location means that a car or other transport is essential.
Le Mas is 6kms from Monpazier, 11kms from Belves and the Dordogne river and numerous other beautiful bastide villages and chateaux. Many restaurants plus canoeing, golf, tennis and horse riding are all close at hand (within 30 minutes).
Monpazier has 2 small supermarkets, a bank and plenty of interesting shops and cafes. Large supermarkets are found at Siorac, Villereal and Bergerac. The closest, stunning chateau is at Biron (15kms) and the many chateaux and canoeing locations on the Dordogne are 30 minutes away.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£222|
A 25% deposit is required and bookings run from Sat-Sat.
Changeover day is Saturday but other days may be possible out of High Season
Notes on prices:
We only let both properties together in July-August so that groups are not sharing the pool and grounds. Rates are available on application for other times of the year when may let each property separately.
At the time of booking we ask for a 25% deposit. Payment of the balance is requested 2 months prior to the rental date and at this time we also ask for a €500 surety refundable within 7 days of departure less any agreed damages.
The payment of a 25% deposit secures the booking. Payment of the balance and the security deposit is usually due 2 months prior to the booking date
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Le Mas is within a day's drive of the channel ports. We love the quiet and easy way of life here. We slip into instant relax mode the moment we set foot in this magical place. It's combination of comfortable but appropriately rustic accommodation; peaceful and bucolic setting yet close to stunning villages, the Dordogne river, great restaurants and Bergerac airport (45 minutes away); it's ability to house a large group whilst having so many areas where one can escape for moments alone (including 5 terraces ) and 5 hectares of meadow and copse... all make Le Mas an exceptional place to spend time with friends and family. Everyone who has been here over the years falls in love with this special home.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- pets considered
- botanical garden
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Le Mas has 1 bath+shower room in the main house and a further shower room in the 2 bedroom annexe. Le Petit Mas has a family bathroom including bath and separate walk-in shower.
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 12+ . 8+ in main house. 4 in barn-stables. Notes on bedrooms: The farmhouse has 4 large bedrooms which can easily accommodate 8 but with 2 cots and 2 futon/roll-aways this can be increased for additional friends and or little ones. Le Petit Mas which is a few paces from the main house has 2 large bedrooms.
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: With a total of 6 large bedrooms in total, we can comfortably accommodate 12 but with the extra 2 cots, roll-aways and sofa-bed this can be increased for little ones or occasional visitors. There are numerous locations around the property for dining and relaxing in the comfortable living areas or on one the many terraces - all of which have tables and chairs. Outside: The properties are surrounded by 5 hectares of gardens, grounds and copse. The large private pool sits attractively between the two houses and has loungers and deck chairs. There are 5 terraces equipped with tables and chairs. There is a fixed BBQ area in the courtyard and other portable ones. There is table tennis in one of the barns (a useful play area in inclement weather) and parking in another barn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The properties are cleaned before arrival. Linen & towels are included in the rates. These are changed once a week. Additional cleaning & linen changes can be provided at an extra charge on request. The pool is cleaned before arrival & usually once weekly Other: Both properties overlook the alarmed pool, grounds and a large grassed courtyard. In total, both properties together can comfortably accommodate 12+ and 2 small children.