Maison Douce

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Sleeps: 4 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

In a tiny hamlet in southern Dordogne, just a short drive from 13th century Monpazier, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, is the beautiful Maison Douce, a charming four bedroom family home with its own lovely swimming pool.

Head through the heavy oak door and you will immediately feel the warm ambience of this old stone house. The owners have recently renovated it to a high standard with great style and attention to detail. The comfortable sitting room is full of character with its exposed stonework, a grand fire-place and wood beamed ceilings whilst the immaculate kitchen-diner, with its impressive range style cooker, is the perfect place to meet for a convivial meal, tasting fine wines from the region. The four bedrooms on the lower and upper floors are individual in style with pretty details, lovely artwork and good quality furnishings, making this a wonderful place for families or friends.

Outside you can dine in the characterful shade of the large barn, with two open sides, whilst kids can use it a space to play or head over to the inviting swimming pool, surrounded by laurel hedges and lavender. Hear the sounds of nature around you as you relax on the wonderful poolside terrace.

This is a great location in the Dordogne, an area full of pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, vibrant local markets, canoeing on the river and unspoilt views of stunning countryside.  Maison Douce is in a tiny hamlet of characterful houses, about 5km away from the nearest town of Cadouin, a beautiful place famous for its abbey. In the summer you should head to the small village of Saint-Avit-Sénieur, where there are summer concerts in the ruins of the old abbey or experience the weekly night market in the lovely bastide town of Beaumont for a truly atmospheric experience.

Other magical trips out should include sampling the delicious black truffle in the city of Périgueux, heading north over the river to the exquisite town of Sarlat or simply exploring some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages along the Dordogne such as La Roque Gageac, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, all within easy reach. Not forgetting the nearby beautiful city of Bergerac with its unmissable Maisons de Vins.

This immaculate home is full of the character and charm you would expect from this captivating region, it really is a wonderful place from which you can explore the glorious Dordogne.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner
  • For four guests or less, lower rates are available outside the high season
  • The bedroom configuration is three doubles and one twin, including a lovely family bedroom with twin beds and a cot
  • You have to cross a little public path to get to the enclosed swimming pool area 
  • Due to the lovely traditional thick stone walls the Wi-Fi can be patchy in some rooms and should only be used for holiday use as the speeds may be too slow for streaming etc

 

 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV DVD Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Formal sitting room with sofas, TV and open fire-place
- Kitchen-diner, well equipped including large range style cooker, dishwasher and microwave and features doors to front courtyard
- Utility and laundry room with doors leading to front courtyard
- Lounge/TV room
- WC

Lower Floor

- Double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room and separate WC
- Doors leading to rear garden and pool

First Floor (right-wing)

- Bedroom with three kid’s beds

First Floor (left-wing)

- Two double bedrooms one with a baby bed
- Bathroom
- WC


Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4m) with security cover
- Poolside terrace
- Pool house with WC
- Small lawned area by pool. NB You have to cross a little path (shared with your other neighbour) to get to your private enclosed swimming pool area 
- Large barn, partly open on two sides, can be used for covered outdoor dining and play area
- BBQ

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- TV with some English channels
- CD + DVD player
- DVD for children in english
- Books
- One Playpen
- Children games and books
- Telephone (payable locally)
- Washing machine and dryer
- Barbecue

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Douce
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Dordogne is known as the valley of 1000 chateaux with endless pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, local markets and spectacular valleys and rivers. The Dordogne river offers great kayaking, canoeing and unparalleled views of the countryside.

Maison Douce is located in a tiny hamlet in southern Dordogne. The nearest village is Cadouin (5km), famous for its abbey, where you will find some small shops and restaurants, or you can head to the small village of Saint-Avit-Sénieur, where there’s a café-brasserie and summer concerts in the ruins of the old abbey. Further north is Le Buisson (9km) with supermarkets and other town facilities, plus places to swim in the Dordogne, or you can head to Beaumont (14km), a lovely bastide town with further restaurants and some nice little shops and galleries. In the summer check out the weekly night market for an atmospheric and truly Dordogne experience.

The Dordogne region hosts a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as glorious Monpazier (9km), a bastide town dating back to the 13th century. To the north you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux, famous for its amazing black truffles and to the north-east should visit Sarlat with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants. Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac to the west with its medieval architecture as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins. Combine with charming Issigeac, another charming medieval village en route.

Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac and beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère river meets the Dordogne and you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village. In addition, head to La Roque Gageac, Château de Beynac or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle for a remarkable day out in the Dordogne.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Teens will love the nearby waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir in Le Bugue, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Cadouin/Le Buisson

(5km/9km)

Nearest Supermarket Le Buisson, Monpazier

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Beaumont

(14km)

Nearest Restaurant Cadouin

(5km)

Nearest Shop Cadouin

(5km)

Region

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love the nearby waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot-air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.                     

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Extras

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
- Bike hire

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!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €650 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes. Included in low season. From end of May to end of September, heating is on request and at a supplement.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean on Thursday included for stays of two weeks or more.
Changeover day Friday. Other days may be possible on request in mid-season (end of May-mid July & September, approximately) for bookings of 7+ nights only.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Pets welcome? On request only and by prior arrangement with the owner. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay linen change on Thursday also included for stays of two weeks or more.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair and one cot are included. Extra high chairs and cots are available for hire at a cost of €25 for each item per week (limited availability, to be pre-booked).
Other Ts and Cs Lower rates for 4 guests are only available outside the peak season.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 £1,422
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 £1,422
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 £2,498
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 £1,422
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £1,422
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £2,498
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 £1,422

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 £1,749
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 £1,749
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 £2,498
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 £1,749
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £1,749
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £2,498
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 £1,749

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 €1,572
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 €1,572
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 €2,763
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 €1,572
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €1,572
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €2,763
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 €1,572

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 €1,935
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 €1,935
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 €2,763
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 €1,935
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €1,935
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €2,763
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 €1,935

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 $1,767
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 $1,767
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 $3,106
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 $1,767
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $1,767
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $3,106
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 $1,767

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - May 24th 2019 $2,175
May 24th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 $2,175
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 $3,106
Aug 30th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 $2,175
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $2,175
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $3,106
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 $2,175

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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