Maison Regence

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

When Maison Regence’s owners first searched for their perfect home in the Dordogne, they weren’t expecting to fall in love with this elegant townhouse in the heart of a market town. Yet with its historic charm, walled garden, swimming pool and prime location facing Riberac’s main square, they immediately knew this was the house for them.

No wonder as you will soon discover when you step inside and admire the oak floorboards, sycamore staircase and large living and dining rooms that interconnect with each other – the perfect set up for spending quality time with family or friends. With two-thirds of the house dating back to the mid-17th century and the other part from one hundred years later, there is so much character throughout Maison Regence which is also reflected in the tasteful décor and furnishings, alongside welcome contemporary touches. Across the upper two floors there are four beautiful bedrooms, each one with a private bath or shower room, two bedrooms also benefiting from air-conditioning.

Outside, steps lead down to a verdant walled garden with a gorgeous swimming pool with a poolside terrace with sun loungers and a barbecue for al-fresco dining. That said, you may prefer to simply wander and enjoy Riberac’s inviting restaurants including a pretty cafe-bistro across the opposite side of the square with tables and chairs set out beneath the shady trees.

Indeed, you really are in the very centre of the picturesque town of Riberac, just 70m from your nearest boulangerie for fresh bread and pastries in the morning. Embrace the bustling ambience from your doorstep as you stroll around the town admiring its old houses, impressive mairie and the Collégiale Ribérac in the Quartier des Arts. The vibrant and colourful market on a Friday morning, taking place on the square outside the maison, is regarded as one of the best in the Périgord and it’s a fantastic place to pick up all sorts of gastronomic delights from across the region.

Explore the landscapes of the Dordogne, canoe along Dronne river, follow forest hiking trails through La Forêt de la Double and visit Périgord gems such as Brantôme, Saint-Jean-de-Côle and the grand city of Périgueux, the capital of the region.

Visit Angoulême by the banks of the Charente, a comic lover’s dream with its  Musée de la Bande Dessinée, or venture further south towards Bergerac, Saint-Émilion or even Bordeaux for yet more exquisite architecture and endless vineyards producing some of France’s most famous wines.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is only featured in Bedrooms 1 and 4 – please see the “Features” tab for details of the house layout.
  • Guests need to be able to manage the many stairs in this historic maison with bedrooms on the first and second floor.
  • There are two car parking spaces accessed via the electric gate at the rear of the house. The main square in front of the house has further spaces on a 'first come first served' basis and two electric vehicle charging stations but avoid parking there on market day (Friday until around 2.00 p.m) as you will otherwise be blocked in by traders.

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 Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating Parking Space

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Lounge
-    Dining room (seats 12)
-    TV room
-    Breakfast room
-    Kitchen
-    Laundry room

First Floor

-    Bedroom 1 with super king-size double bed, air-conditioning and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower

Second Floor


-    Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed, child’s bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with bath/shower

There are characterful low beams in some of the bedrooms.

Outside Grounds (via steps)

-    Heated swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 1.6m) with electric cover. Open approximately May to end-September
-    Poolside terrace with two sun loungers and parasol
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Walled garden
-    Parking space (accessed via rear of house) for two cars
-    Remote controlled electric gate

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating (on request)
-    Air-conditioning (Bedrooms 1 and 4 only)
-    Smart TV
-    Board games
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Regence
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Dordogne department of south-western France, just a 45-minute drive from the region’s capital, Périgueux (38km), Maison Regence can be found in the heart of Riberac facing the bustling main square which hosts a wonderful market on a Friday morning.

Riberac is a traditional Dordogne market town with characterful houses, picturesque cafes and useful shops, just south of the Dronne River where you will find canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the summer months. From your house, just stroll around the corner to reach your nearest boulangerie for your morning pastries and fresh bread whilst one of the town’s most atmospheric cafes is just the other side of the main square with its tables beneath the shady trees. You can buy groceries at local shops within walking distance or drive under 2km to one of the larger supermarkets on the edge of the town.  

It's an attractive town to wander around with its handsome houses, little art galleries, the impressive Collégiale Ribérac and the pretty townhall. There is a good choice of restaurants and the town is especially famous for its Friday morning market, known to be one of the best in the Périgord, selling all sorts of seasonal fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat, charcuterie, honey, local wine, baskets and so much more.

Within a short drive there are superb forest hikes through the ancient Forêt de la Double as well as Le Grand Étang de La Jemaye (15km) with its playground, nature walks, fitness trails and picnic areas alongside seasonal water-based activities and supervised swimming in the height of the summer.

The medieval town of Brantôme (38km) is a gorgeous day trip with its riverside setting and impressive abbey. Take a boat ride along the river and look out for canoeing and kayaking opportunities in stunning surroundings. There are further water-based activities along the Isle River near Montpon-Ménestérol (33km) to the south of Riberac.

Driving into the Parc naturel régional Périgord-Limousin, Nontron (50km) is a lovely village with a rich heritage, known for its historic knife production, whilst picture-perfect Saint-Jean-de-Côle (57km), just beyond Brantôme, is classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Even closer to home is the small city of Périgueux (38km) with its excellent markets, restaurants and historic architecture.

Heading south, another great day out Bergerac (52km) by the banks of the Dordogne whilst the enchanting hilltop town of Saint-Émilion (67km) is just over an hour away with its beautiful historic centre surrounded by UNESCO World heritage vineyards.

You could even venture to Bordeaux (112km) and its famous wineries, reached in around a 90-minute drive depending on traffic, or drive north to Angoulême (56km) by the banks of the Charente, home to the highly regarded comic museum, Musée de la Bande Dessinée, and the annual vintage car race, Le Circuit des Remparts.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

(55km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport

(115km)

Nearest Train Station Angoulême

(59km)

Nearest Restaurant Riberac

(Short walk )

Nearest Shop Bakery

(Within 70m)

Nearest Supermarket Proxi Super Ribérac/E.Leclerc

(150m/1.3km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club de Ribérac

(600m)

Nearest City Périgueux

(37km)

Nearest Golf Golf d'Aubeterre

(15km)

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

As a family it is lovely strolling around the corner for your morning croissants and fresh bread and to be able to walk to restaurants in the evening. The bustling Friday morning market, which takes place right outside Maison Regence, is a real experience for every age! In the summer months, find canoeing and kayaking along the Dronne just to the north of the town and there is also an open-air swimming pool.

A short drive to the south of Riberac is La Forêt de la Double, an ancient forest with diverse flora and fauna and woodland hiking paths. Le Grand Étang de La Jemaye is a particular highlight with its picnic areas, fitness trails, playground, beach volley court, summer swimming and water-based activities in July and August.

Close to the Charente border, Double Accro features a range of tree-top activities for children aged 3+ whilst Circuit Karting du Périgord is a little further, around a 45-minute drive away. There are further canoeing opportunities in Brantôme alongside picturesque river cruises along the Dronne.

Meanwhile, animal lovers can visit Le Parc Sauvage around a 20-minute drive away, half-way to the historic village of Nontron, or for a change of scene head to Le Parc des Doublorigènes with its wooden sculptures and games, also a great spot for a picnic.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Mid-stay Cleaning 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Mid-stay cleaning

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? During the winter heating is on request and subject to a supplement - please enquire.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. 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.
Changeover day Flexible. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax Included.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is only featured in Bedrooms 1 and 4.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and any other special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot can be provided free of charge, on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,578
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £2,880
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £3,428
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,880
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 £2,578
May 31st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £2,880
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £3,428
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £2,880
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £2,578

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,807
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €3,136
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €3,733
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,136
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 €2,807
May 31st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €3,136
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €3,733
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €3,136
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €2,807

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,011
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $3,364
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $4,004
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,364
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 $3,011
May 31st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $3,364
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $4,004
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $3,364
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $3,011

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.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

13th January 2022

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The space, its standard of decorations and finishes and its layout.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Enjoy the café, Chabrot restaurant (200m away), local pub and the Friday market, all essentials of French life. Explore the area and visit other towns and villages.

Must eat?
Riberac Boudin Noir and Foie Gras. Local wine.

Must see?
The whole area is lovely. Part of the pleasure of visiting is making your own discoveries at your own pace.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Adjust to the pace of French country life as quickly as you can and do not expect things to be at your beck and call as they might be in a UK town or city. This relaxed way of doing things is what we love most.

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