Maison Moulene

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village

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In a prime location near the banks of the Dordogne, Maison Moulene is a grand 19th century house with a private swimming pool in the historic market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, ideally situated for visiting Bergerac, Bordeaux and other beautiful villages, towns, vineyards and châteaux of this region.

This impressive house was originally built for the town’s mayor before being sold and gifted as a generous wedding present. Many original features remain such as the waxed flooring, marble hallways and impressive stone staircase whilst there is a wonderful collection of old furnishings and paintings for guests to admire.

To bring this historic maison into the modern age, it has been completely restored with newly renovated bathrooms and kitchens whilst retaining many of its characterful features. Guests can expect comfortable beds and high quality bed linen across all ten bedrooms, five of which can be found in the main part of the house, alongside a ground floor studio bedroom reached via a double doorway near the courtyard terrace. Two one-bedroom apartments are in the garden, one with a balcony peeping out towards the river, whilst a 2-bedroom garden gite is ideal for guests seeking a little more independence with its own lounge area and fully-equipped kitchen.

Embrace the summer aromas of lavender, jasmine and trailing roses in the courtyard as well as herbs – help yourself! Walk through the garden amongst plum, apricot and cherry trees, pick seasonal vegetables and look out for the chickens. The firepit is a lovely place to gather in the evening or prepare feasts by the barbecue served on the outdoor terrace. Not to mention the gorgeous swimming pool within this characterful walled garden, just perfect for relaxing summer days in the sunshine.

Just a few steps away you can pick up your morning croissants and fresh bread or arrange continental breakfasts served by the owner who is also an excellent cook. Stroll into the heart of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande to explore its medieval lanes, half-timbered houses and fantastic Saturday morning market, one of the biggest and most beautiful in the region. Cross the bridge to the other side of the Dordogne for the town’s riverside beach and canoeing/kayaking opportunities.

Catch a train to spend the day in Bordeaux or Bergerac or potter about in your car visiting idyllic villages and bastide towns across the Gironde and Dordogne – Duras, Issigeac and Monpazier are just some of the many historic gems of this region.

Play golf at Château des Vigiers, try the sweet wines of Château de Monbazillac and venture to the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion, just over half an hour away by car. Cycle to your hearts content, take long walks through landscapes of vineyards, farmland and forests, enjoy river cruises in traditional Gabarre vessels or you could even take a hot air balloon ride to appreciate the magnificent scenery of this part of south-western France.

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What you should know…

  • There are five bedrooms in the main house and five bedrooms elsewhere, some with their own lounge areas, kitchen corners and terraces – please check the “Features” tab for full details.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV DVD Heating

Maison Interiors

Main House (various floors)

-    3 x lounges
-    Dining room with table for 10 guests
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Summer kitchen with wine fridge
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, marble fireplace and en suite bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, marble fireplace, seating area, juliette balcony and en suite shower room with walk-in shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, marble fireplace, seating area, juliette balcony and small sink unit
-    Small bedroom with queen-size double bed and balcony. Bedroom can connect with the above two bedrooms or can be locked for privacy
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, feature marble fireplace, garden and river view. Shower room with walk-in shower

Ground Floor Studio Bedroom (next to main house)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, seating area, TV and kitchen corner with small countertop oven, fridge and plug-in hob
-    Bathroom with walk-in shower and separate WC

Ground Floor Garden Apartment Interiors  

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite shower room  
-    Lounge area with log-burning stove, TV and garden view. Kitchen corner with small countertop oven, fridge and plug-in hob
-    Enclosed covered terrace

First Floor Garden Apartment Interiors (reached via external steps)
 

-    Bedroom (low ceilings) with king-size double bed
-    Lounge area with TV and kitchen corner with small countertop oven, fridge and plug-in hob
-    Balcony terrace with view

Garden Gite Interiors (two floors)

-    Open-plan lounge with TV
-    Kitchen, well-equipped with fridge, oven and hob  
-    Ground floor bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with a bath
-    First floor bedroom (low ceilings) with king-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining and relaxation area

Outside Grounds (0.5 acre)


-    Swimming pool (6x4m, depth: up to 1.4m) with gate and safety alarm. Open approximately April to mid-October
-    Poolside terrace
-    Gas barbecue
-    Firepit with surrounding seating
-    Courtyard with various plants and herbs
-    Garden with fruit trees (plum, apricot and cherry trees) and raised vegetable beds
-    Chickens

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Smart TV (x5)
-    DVD player and DVD collection
-    Board games

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Moulene
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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This late 19th century maison is in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, on the edge of its historic quarter close to the banks of the Dordogne. How wonderful to be able to stroll down the road for your morning pastries and fresh bread as well as being able to reach restaurants and other shops within a very short walk.

Take your time to explore this bastide riverside town with its half-timbered houses and medieval architecture alongside its river beach and canoeing opportunities on the other side of the river banks. Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is especially well known for its Saturday morning market, often regarded to be the best in the region and one of the most beautiful in France. Soak up the ambience as you potter amongst locals admiring a wealth of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, olives, jams, wines, artisan crafts and clothes, all taking place near the townhall within a 10-minute walk. As well as other festivities in the town, look out for weekly night markets with food trucks and atmospheric music, usually taking place on Thursday evenings in the height of the summer.

It's fantastic being only 700m from the train station with departures towards Bordeaux, Castillon and Libourne or in the other direction to the historic town of Bergerac. This means many destinations across the Gironde and Dordogne region can be easily reached by train for a wonderful day out including the great city of Bordeaux within an hour.

That said, it is useful to have a car to be able to fully explore the landscapes of this part of south-western France. Visit picture-perfect villages and bastide towns including Issigeac, Duras and Monpazier, sample the sweet white wines of Château de Monbazillac and play golf at the prestigious Château des Vigiers.

Wine-lovers note that the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion (33km) are also within easy reach or, for a change of scene, venture east towards Sarlat-la-Canéda (95km) to experience its exquisite gastronomy and beautiful architecture. Other gems along the Dordogne River such as Limeuil and Trémolat can be reached in just over an hour.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport

(84km)

Nearest Train Station Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

(700m)

Nearest Restaurant Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

(Within a 4 to 8-minute walk )

Nearest Supermarket Mini-market

(Around a 5-minute walk )

Nearest Town Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

(0km)

Nearest City Bergerac/Bordeaux

(24km/78km)

Nearest Golf Château des Vigiers

(10km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Stay with your family in the heart of this characterful riverside town with a boulangerie, shops and restaurants within a very short stroll.

If children need to let off steam, head to the nearby park/green space as you admire the views over the Dordogne River. Furthermore, there is a cinema for French speaking families. Of course, there are ample canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Dordogne and a summer riverside beach, both on the other side of the river.

Bergerac is another fantastic spot for families with traditional boat rides along the Dordogne, riverside walks as well as the town’s historic quarter and museums to explore. Just outside the town find go-karting, a water park and a pretty little lake with miniature boats to ride.

Enjoy swimming in the lake (supervised in the height of the summer) and forest walking trails at Lac de Pombonne or visit one of the many fascinating châteaux of the Dordogne valley, especially the family-friendly Château de Bridoire which organises treasure hunts, games and other family-friendly activities.

In late July and August look out for the exciting evening shows that depict the battle of Castillon with fireworks and incredible re-enactments – shows should be pre-booked and take place close to the market town of Castillon-la-Bataille.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Breakfast
- Private chef/cook
- Pre-stocked fridge

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 €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed for stays of over 14 nights.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 14 nights also included. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax included.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 23rd 2024 £8,755
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 13th 2024 £7,600
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 4th 2024 £8,159
Jul 4th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 £8,942
Aug 29th 2024 - May 22nd 2025 £7,880
May 22nd 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 £7,600
Jun 12th 2025 - Jul 3rd 2025 £8,159
Jul 3rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £8,942
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £7,880

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 23rd 2024 €9,474
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 13th 2024 €8,224
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 4th 2024 €8,829
Jul 4th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 €9,675
Aug 29th 2024 - May 22nd 2025 €8,527
May 22nd 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 €8,224
Jun 12th 2025 - Jul 3rd 2025 €8,829
Jul 3rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €9,675
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €8,527

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 23rd 2024 $10,147
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 13th 2024 $8,808
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 4th 2024 $9,456
Jul 4th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 $10,362
Aug 29th 2024 - May 22nd 2025 $9,132
May 22nd 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 $8,808
Jun 12th 2025 - Jul 3rd 2025 $9,456
Jul 3rd 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $10,362
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $9,132

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.

Reviews

  • Absolute gem

    on 09/10/2023

    Couldn’t have been more perfect. An absolute gem of a find-sensational period property.

  • Stunning

    on 03/10/2023

    Stunning Property- great base from which to see this part of France.

  • Restful and quiet

    on 25/09/2023

    Loved Maison Moulenes and hope to return. Loved the location, very restful and quiet.

  • Fantastic location

    on 24/09/2023

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Fantastic location , beautiful property and gardens- superbly furnished. There are loads of wonderful things to do/places to explore in the area which you can do easily by train, The station is a short walk away.

  • Beautiful

    on 21/09/2023

    Beautiful accommodation excellent reception, welcoming, and rich breakfast.

  • Beautiful setting

    on 18/09/2023

    An ever caring welcome and beautiful setting to escape for a weekend

  • Wonderful

    on 15/09/2023

    What a wonderful find, we had a fabulous stay at Maison M. WE particularly enjoyed unwinding in the garden.

  • Sophisticated

    on 13/09/2023

    Sophisticated accommodation in a beautiful location. Beautiful enclosed garden with pool to keep us cool and safe for our dogs to chill too.

  • Charming house

    on 04/09/2023

    Very nice helpful owner. Good breakfast. Charming house with nice gardens and lovely swimming pool. Perfect private parking.

  • Stunning

    on 01/07/2023

    Stunning house in perfect location for us as we were looking for property so very well central in location. Slice of heaven behind the Maison doors absolutely gorgeous every detail in this grand old house was perfect the rooms are a breath of fresh air from your standard rooms all very tastefully decorated. The breakfast is more than enough for your day and nothing is too much from the host would highly recommend.

  • What a find!

    on 24/06/2023

    What a find! A property with a secret garden - the doors open and you drive into a beautiful courtyard hidden from the road. We stayed in one of the apartments which had a fantastic terrace overlooking the gorgeous garden. Our apartment was beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable - we loved it. The garden was stunning. Breakfast was lovely. Served in a beautiful room in the house. Great variety and beautifully presented.

  • Fab!

    on 31/05/2023

    We stayed at Maison Moulene for two nights arriving on bank holiday Monday. The house is stunning and the room spotless. The host was super helpful, offering to cook dinner if we weren’t able to go out for dinner. Breakfast was so good and the host was happy to book dinner reservations for us if required. Everything was fab!

  • Amazing experience

    on 13/05/2023

    We had an amazing experience at Maison Moulene. The apartment is beautifully decorated, updated and equipped with everything you need and bed was super comfy. Location couldn’t be better, close to all amenities but quiet. Communication with our host was quick and easy and she went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. She also has great knowledge of the local area. Couldn’t ask for more, highly recommend.

  • Highly recommend

    on 27/08/2022

    We’re on a road trip touring from north to southern France and Maison Moulene is our favourite so far. The rooms are lovely, the garden is beautiful, the house where breakfast was served was stunning. It was such a peaceful place to be and the host was absolutely wonderful helping us with restaurant recommendations and bookings, vineyard recommendations and all round being lovely (even giving me an egg to enter my family’s Easter egg decorating contest). Breakfast was fantastic too. Highly recommend booking this amazing place.

  • Beautiful house

    on 06/08/2022

    A beautiful house with very spacious rooms. The Garden is pretty and well appointed with pool. Very nice place to relax.

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