La Maison Des Moines
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What Oliver loves…
- A peaceful place to withdraw from city-life and stresses and just relax
- The pretty views across the countryside, a patchwork of vineyards, fields and green rolling hills
- Plenty of great produce and food and wine to discover in the area
- The kitchen is a chef’s dream; sharp knives, two ovens, plenty of gadgets and even a professional cold-cuts slicing machine (fingers beware!)
- The silence…
La Maison des Moines is near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, whilst benefiting from the warmer and drier climate of the Lot. But this unique home could be anywhere - what it has to offer starts with its rich history and ends with everything both inside and outside its thick, stone walls.
The story began in the 16th century when it first started to be the home of monks and priests. For centuries they taught music in the presbyter and held performances in the barn, come theatre. It continued until modern times to be an important meeting and entertainment place for the community and the locals, in the nearby village of only 400 inhabitants, still reminisce fondly about the good times.
It’s modern day version began with a dream…the dream of a family who discovered this beautiful and spiritual building and who decided to restore it and create an oasis of peace and calm, a retreat where to relax, unwind and nourish one’s body, mind and soul with good food, good wine, silence and mesmerizing views of the countryside.
The result is a spacious and elegant home with high ceilings, plenty of original features and a clever and attractive blend of old and new.
Outside, amongst fragrant lavender, rosemary and heather is a pool and a terrace where guests will be hypnotized by the views across the countryside and to the recently restored Château de Theobon, in the distance.
Although it might be difficult to tear yourself away from the silence, there is plenty to do and see in the area too. A world-class golf course is only a 10-minute drive away, as are many other activities. Within reach are local restaurants and wineries, typical markets, brocantes and festivals and the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac and Castillonès, as well as towns such as Bergerac and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, with its fabulous market, or Marmande the tomato capital of France and home to its own Nôtre Dame. Explore the Dordogne along the river via Lalinde and Trémolat, then through the pretty Vallée de la Vézère, Les Eyzies de Tayac and Sarlat-la-Canéde. It is even possible to drive to the Atlantic and visit Arcachon and the tallest dune in Europe, in Pyla.
La Maison des Moines is more than just a holiday home, it is a place to spend quality time with friends and family, unwinding and recharging away from the usual daily stresses and distractions and reconnecting with the things that matter most.
What you should know…
- The owners wish to maintain the tranquillity and encourage days spent chatting and reading, therefore there are no TVs.
- A car is recommended for shopping and exploring
House Interior (220m2)
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living and dining area
- Large double bedroom (1 king + king duvet) with en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, double washbasin and toilet
- Large double bedroom (2 singles or 1 king bed, single duvets) with en-suite shower room with toilet and single washbasin
- Double bedroom (2 singles or 1 king, single duvets), perfect for children (accessible only via one of the other bedrooms)
- Laundry room
- Outdoor dining area
- Private heated* swimming pool with safety electric shutter (size: 8m x 4m)
- Decking area
*The pool is heated to maintain a temperature of 24° minimum
- 3 Bikes
- Table Tennis
- Boules (on driveway)
- Children toys
- Pool toys
- Hairdryers in each bathroom
- Washing Machine and Dryer
- Ironing Board and Iron
- Pantry items (main staples)
- Nespresso coffee machine and milk Frother
- Coffee Plunger
- Kitchen Aid Mixer
- Food processor
- Sandwich Press
- Citrus Press
- Hand mixer
- 2 Ovens (1 with Microwave function)
- Slicing Machine
- American Fridge with ice and water
- Weber Gas BBQ
- Teak Sun lounges / deck chairs
- Teak outdoor dining furniture
- Parking space
There is plenty to do and see in the area too. A world-class golf course is only a 10-minute drive away, as are many other activities. Within reach are local restaurants and wineries, typical markets, brocantes and festivals as well as the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenès and towns such as Bergerac and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, with its fabulous market, or Marmande the tomato capital of France and home to its own Nôtre Dame.
Explore the Dordogne along the river via Lalinde and Trémolat, then through the pretty Vallée de la Vézère, Les Eyzies de Tayac and Sarlat-la-Canéde. It is even possible to drive to the Atlantic and visit Arcachon and the tallest dune in Europe, in Pyla.
|Nearest Train Station||
(local village )
The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.
The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.
The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.
A highchair and a foldable cot are available.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
- Bicycles Provided
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Complimentary Welcome Hamper
- Food Shopping Service Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Included in the price:
- Welcome hamper with a bottle of wine, a fresh baguette, jam, coffee capsules, selection of teas and essentials
Extras available at this property:
- Food shopping service
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Central heating is not included.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including down duvets and pool towels.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations on request.|
|Pool heating charge?||No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Tax||French Visitors Tax is included in the rental price.|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and subject to prior agreement with the owner and to an additional contract addendum which must also be signed prior to arrival.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023||£2,782|
|Jan 1st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||£4,054|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£5,260|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023||£4,054|
|Dec 31st 2023 - May 31st 2024||£4,054|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023||€3,037|
|Jan 1st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||€4,427|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€5,744|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023||€4,427|
|Dec 31st 2023 - May 31st 2024||€4,427|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Nov 28th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023||$3,152|
|Jan 1st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023||$4,594|
|Jun 30th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$5,961|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023||$4,594|
|Dec 31st 2023 - May 31st 2024||$4,594|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
How long have you owned the property?
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
History & age, Volumes of rooms, remoteness and incredible views.
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Over several centuries, our house was the home of monks and priests who played an important role in the community. Music was taught in the presbyter and the barn was used as a theatre. Locals still remember quite vividly the good times they had there.
Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? That depends on the guests…
Really eat? Everything duck, Foie Gras, Truffles, Cassoulet, Agen prunes… all washed down with a glass or two of local wine.
Some of the best sweet wine “Saussignac AOC” (without added sugar!) is produced just around the corner.
a description of interesting things is below:
A word class golf course is only a 10-minute drive away, as are most the other sport activities. Vine, dine and get marry at the various markets, “brocantes”(jumble sales) festivals. Make a daytrip travelling along the Dordogne passing Lalinde and Trémolat, then continue along the picturesque Vallee de la Vézère and visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, followed by Sarlat-la-Canéde, Much closer you will find the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenès and towns such as Bergerac and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (magnificent Saturday market) or Marmande the tomato capital of France where you should not miss the Notre Dame Church and its cloister. Or why not drive to the Atlantic and visit Arcachon and the tallest dune Europe’s in Pyla.
Just returned from a lovely week at the villa. The location is fantastic with plenty of places to visit within 20mins and the local village has a great shop to provide essentials. The villa itself was fantastic…..beautiful decor, the best equipped kitchen ever, lovely pool, comfortable sun beds (!), unbelievable views plus all the extras (bikes, table tennis, boules etc). A real bonus was having a stocked kitchen on arrival and plenty of information about the villa, surrounding area and places to visit. The host and owners were always there if we needed anything and made us feel very welcome.
The perfect place to rest and recharge
A big thank you from the Graham family. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay swimming, cooking, exploring the countryside, little restaurants and old towns, eating too much but perhaps most of all the peacefulness and wonderful Chateau view from your garden. The perfect place to rest and recharge and plan for the future.
We enjoyed everything about it
Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful house. We enjoyed everything about it. The area is lovely and have eaten and drunk far too much. A big thank you to Michelle who was very friendly and helpful and introduced us to the wonderful restaurant 'La Famille Moutier' where we enjoyed a lovely evening and far, far too much wine.
Thank you for everything.
A blissful escape
Lydia and Didier have thought of everything you could need for the house and the location is impossible to beat. Highly recommended in every way.
Blissful two weeks
A huge thank you for a joyous respite from work, lockdown and the UK. We've had a blissful two weeks of relaxing by the pool, taking in the view, the sound of the bees and your beautiful garden and overindulging on all the food and wine the region has to offer. Nick and Pete have also managed to explore 300km of the surrounding countryside on the bikes.
Truly relaxing holiday
We loved our stay in your beautiful home. The views are stunning. Set in a lovely village, the shop was very useful and we visited the restaurant several times. Lots of wine testing and our car is packed up with boxes of wine to take home. Thank you so much for you hospitality and attention to detail. We must mention Mireille, who worked very hard keeping the house spotless.
Wow! What an incredible 2 weeks!
Thank you to the owners for letting us borrow their beautiful home for two weeks and thank you to Murielle for being so helpful and welcoming. Our children have had a incredible couple of weeks and will truly miss having "their" pool when they get home. We will miss everything!
Such a lovely stay!
The house has remained miraculously cool despite the heat! We managed to go out early to avoid the hottest times and yesterday we had a very nice lunch in Bergerac. The swimming pool has been the best of all. We hope to be back again and thank you for providing such a lovely and comfortable welcome to your home.
Couldn't ask for more!!
We have had a lovely week at this stunning villa. We thoroughly enjoed the pool, the views and the amazing weather. The house is very weell equipped with everything we needed!
Really good service!
The house was perfect and it was clean and tidy.
The house is absolutely perfect!!
Immensely comfortable, beautifully designed and well equipped with everything we needed and more.
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We have throughly enjoyed everything. It is a beautiful village in the wonderful countryside. Somehow sitting by your pool the sunshine seems to transport you to a different world; that's the real beauty of this place.
What a week!
Thank you very much for lending us your stunning house. The view is unforgettable and we have enjoyed every second of our stay here.
There's nothing better than being surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see!
Uniquely beautiful property with a very relaxing vibe and welcoming and helpful hosts!
It's a beautiful house with a magnificent view. The house is very comfortable and spacious and it has everything you need. We felt no need for site-seeing as the house was so relaxing, also thanks to the swimming pool. We truly had a wonderful stay!
We truly had a wonderful stay!!
La Maison des Moines is a beautiful house with a magnificent view. The house is very comfortable and spacious and it has everything you need. We felt no need for site-seeing as the house was so relaxing, also thanks to the swimming pool.
We spent a wonderful week in this place. The neighbourhood provides lots of typical places.
Stunning views and private pool!
What a fabulous stay we had at La Maison Des Moines. A great house in a fabulous setting. Stunning views. Brilliant hosts who supplied everything we could have needed.
This place is amazing" It's very clean, nice style and in the middle of a peaceful setting! Everything was fantastic.
Stunning views and private pool
We loved La Maison Des Moines - on the edge of a tiny hilltop village this stone villa looks across a sweeping valley of patchwork fields of mostly vines, fruit trees and wheat to a hilltop Chateau dating back to the 14th century. The only sounds were of the church bells letting us know it was time to open a local Cote De Durras. We like that the village had only one store and one restaurant. We like that it was local not “touristy”. The cottage is restored just enough and has the laid-back charm you would expect to see in the pages of “Cote Sud” magazine. With the perfectly situated pool, the outside dining, etc, etc. it became difficult to leave to explore the wonders of the area. We did drag ourselves away and visited many of the Lot-et Garonne and the Dordogne villages, chateaux, gardens and woodlands and on the way bought provisions from the local markets. Cooking at La Maison Des Moines is a delight with a kitchen obviously set-up by passionate foodies. Generously fitted out the house is a fabulous setting if you want to break the serenity and entertain. Thank you to our hosts for the amazing attention to detail (fresh flowers on the table had me straight away!) and their generosity obvious throughout the house and in our contact with them.
WOW....this truly is a peaceful and fabulous home. Everything has been provided for and the orientation book is thorough. The new world/old word design of this house is spectacular. We did not meet Lydia, but her contact in the village was amazing. The biggest draw for our kids was the pool. It took ample enticing to get them into the car each day. I would not hesitate to recommend this house and these hosts to friends or family.
What a fabulous stay we had
A great house in a fabulous setting. Stunning views. Brilliant hosts who supplied everything we could have needed.
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