The Tobacco Barn

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


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Great Value
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties


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 The beauties of rural France mingle with the highest quality interior design in The Tobacco Barn, a unique holiday home in the Dordogne. This architect-designed barn conversion sits on an acre of private grounds, including a lawned garden, a large private pool and a shaded dining terrace with BBQ.

Inside, the light-filled living room features modern furniture, an innovative feature fireplace, TV with UK satellite channels and doors to the front terrace where you can enjoy expansive views of the countryside. Two of the four bedrooms have stunning en-suite bathrooms with distinctive tilework, and another has both a bunk-bed and two singles, ideal for children.

This family-friendly holiday home is just 5 km from Monpazier, a scenic bastide village with every amenity you need, including Bistrot 2, an excellent traditional bistro restaurant. Foodies will want to partake of the Perigordian cuisine of the Dordogne region, including foie gras, truffles and Bergerac wine. Explore the weekly markets in Monpazier or Lalinde for the area’s specialties.

Nestled in a small hamlet near Monpazier, The Tobacco Barn is between Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Sarlat-la-Caneda, and Bergerac in Dordogne, just 45 minutes from the Bergerac international airport.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car is a must due to the rural location.
  • The fourth bedroom has two singles and a day bed which opens out as a double.

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 TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Max. Capacity: 10 (6 adults + 4 children) - Otherwise strictly 8 adults.

The accommodation in Tobacco Barn is spread across two floors. There is a main living room with a feature fireplace, TV with UK satellite channels, Wi-Fi internet and doors opening onto the front terrace. It also has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a dining area with table and chairs.

The Tobacco Barn sleeps 10 people in four bedrooms. Bedroom One is a double room with an ensuite with a bath, shower and hand basin. The Second bedroom is also a double room with an ensuite bath, toilet, shower and hand basin. It also has a door to a private terrace with a table and chairs. Bedroom Three is a double bed and Bedroom four is ideal for children with two singles and a day-bed (which opens out into a double).

There is an additional WC located on the ground floor and a separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin on the second floor.


About the surrounding area of The Tobacco Barn
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Tobacco Barn is located in open countryside 5 km from Monpazier. Monpazier lies between Villenueve, Sarlat and Bergerac in the Dordogne department. It's a very pretty bastide hilltop village with all amenities including an excellent traditional bistro restaurant.

Monflanquin (20 min) is an old bastide town with winding streets and fabulous views. All amenities in the village including large supermarket, cafés, restaurants, bakeries.

The Dordogne area of France is one of the most beautiful and one of the most popular. It has lovely countryside interspersed with medieval, bastide towns where fairytale châteaux rise from the morning mist - it is also a great region for food lovers: all the Perigordian specialities such as Foie Gras, confit d'oie, canard and mushrooms of all types are in abundance.

Read more about Dordogne

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(41-45 km)

Nearest Ferry Port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Monpazier

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Monpazier

(6 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Monpazier

(6 km)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Two cots are available on request and free of charge.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby proofing
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €800. The security deposit is paid by credit card and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price. Guests are asked to be mindful to conserve energy.
Linen & towels included? All linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Changeover day Saturday only.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - - £2,957
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - - £3,252
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - - £3,903
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - - £3,252
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £1,301 £1,561 £1,822 £2,082 £2,602
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £1,171 £1,405 £1,639 £1,874 £2,342
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 - - - - £3,252
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - - £3,252
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - - - £3,903
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - - - £3,252

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - - €3,212
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - - €3,533
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - - €4,239
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - - €3,533
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €1,413 €1,696 €1,978 €2,261 €2,826
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €1,272 €1,526 €1,781 €2,035 €2,544
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 - - - - €3,533
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - - €3,533
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - - - €4,239
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - - - €3,533

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 - - - - $3,478
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - - $3,826
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - - $4,591
Aug 17th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - - $3,826
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $1,531 $1,837 $2,143 $2,449 $3,061
Oct 19th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $1,378 $1,653 $1,928 $2,204 $2,755
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 12th 2025 - - - - $3,826
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - - $3,826
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - - - $4,591
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 - - - - $3,826

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

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
5 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We loved the fact that it was a derelict pile of rotting timber when we bought it!! It gave us an opportunity to make a property exactly how we would want it if we were holidaying in the Dordogne!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was actually used - not so long ago - to dry tobacco... There was even some still in there when we bought the property!!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Not sure, I think we have as a few have flown in on private jets, but we try to leave people to it!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received
"The pool isn't big enough!!"

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
As little as possible, RELAX!

Really eat?
Everything possible, it's all so lovely!!

Really see?
Your family! Time to switch the phone and wifi off.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Don't travel too far away, there is so much locally... Do the markets!



  • Excellent

    on 24/07/2023

    Very good first impression and there were plenty of general household provisions including some food items. The premises were very clean too. There are lots of indoor and outdoor games and the pool is lovely and clean. Excellent.

  • Fantastic villa

    on 05/07/2022

    The Tobacco Barn is a fantastic villa to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, while being close to the lovely village of Monpazier, and within an hour's drive of all the beautiful towns and villages along the Dordogne River valley. A few small glitches which the local agent sorted out for us.

  • Incredible time!

    on 27/08/2019

    I came back from a very nice holiday with friends at The Tobacco Barn. A nice place in a lovely location. And I have to say organisation top class - probably best yet on any villa rental holiday I’ve been on. I’d book with you again, and I’d stay at this again.

  • Amazing time in France!

    on 29/07/2019

    I suppose we should start the review by mentioning how impressed we were by the communication via Olivers Travels, and the ease by which we were able to book the property. The emails leading up to our trip were relevant and useful (I particularly liked the travel check list of things to take and things to remember to do back at home), and the goodie package which arrived just before we left was a fabulous surprise!
    Having holidayed in the Dordogne for many years, we chose the Tobacco Barn as it was bright and light, large windows and less austere (and spooky) than some traditional French properties. We arrived after a long drive from St Malo, coupled with excellent directions on our House Pack emailed to us by Oliver's Travels. The pool glistened welcomely to us, and access to the house was simple via the key box. All was pretty straightforward. The photographs were realistic and there were no disappointments!! Two glorious weeks ensued. We loved Monpazier, a most charming small Bastide town, full of climbing roses and wisteria. Several boulangeries, small (but more than adequate) supermarkets, and restaurants/coffee shops. The market on Thursday was well worth a visit. Monflanquin was only 15-20 mins away and was similarly charming, we had a fabulous meal at Le Prince Noir (kids were delighted to find a burger!). Issiac had a marvellous market on a Sunday, which should not be missed (go early for parking!). We were sorry to leave after our two weeks, and have booked to come back next summer. Monpazier has fast become our favourite place to visit. To summarise, a wonderful two weeks, and we are really looking forward to coming back next summer!

  • Lovely villa holiday

    on 08/08/2018

    Lovely spacious, modern and well equipped property. The garden was beautifully landscaped and the location very peaceful.

  • Just what we Needed

    on 20/09/2017

    The accommodation was well provided for with all utilities you would require. Location was really peaceful with a convenient village close by for groceries etc.

  • We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more

    on 26/06/2017

    As guests at the Tobacco Barn we spent a wonderful week enjoying the peaceful rural setting and comfortable stylish facilities of the barn as well as the beautiful pool which was a great bonus in the hot weather. Monpazier is a perfect bastide town only a few minutes away and was a pleasure in which to spend time. The whole area has much to offer and we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more.

  • Hope to return soon

    on 05/06/2017

    Dear Richard, I am now truly guilt ridden - not only didn't I write a review of the Tobacco Barn but we still haven't booked a return which we need to do as our granddaughter will love the pool. To make things worse we have copied some of your amazing design ideas and are unashamedly acting as if it was all our own work !! Our trip got off to a great start as the car hire guys were just so different to the normal confusing up selling agents. The directions were superb and best of all when we arrived at the barn everything was as described, as pictured- no clever photography, no small rooms made to look large - just exactly as shown. Fabulous! We loved Monpazier- dining is a bit different here to Spain where we spend a lot of time but we got the hang of it. Best of all was just being able to enjoy great food and wine at the house in perfect peace. We slept so well too. My apologies for not doing the review sooner and in future I promise to credit you for our inspired interior design! Hope to return soon but have committed to a lot of long haul adventures whilst I am still young enough. Regards, Steve (Brighton)

  • We would highly recommend the Tobacco Barn to anyone

    on 04/07/2015

    We have just spent a fantastic week at the Tobacco Barn. It's in a superb location very close to Monpazier which is just gorgeous and the other Dordogne attractions are not far away. The accommodation is very modern and comfortable and we wanted for nothing. Even evening entertainment of the local barn owl searching for food for its young was laid on!

  • The barn is fantastic, the finishing touches were perfect..

    Created on 08/06/2014

    The barn is fantastic, the finishing touches were perfect and you could really feel and appreciate the quality. The beds were all ridiculously comfortable (although my bed at home now feels likes sleeping on a brick in comparison!) the kitchen facilities were excellent, plenty of space to prepare the food etc. and the living room was stunning (we all loved the lighting feature!). My family and I stayed at the Tobacco Barn for a week in late August 2012, there were five adults and two young children and we all were incredibly sad to leave. The facilities at the barn are excellent and the decor is absolutely stunning, the staircase is a wonderful surprise! In total, there are three double rooms with the forth bedroom housing the 3 children's beds, all of which are beautifully decorated and fitted out with everything you would expect. The Tobacco Barn is located in quite a remote area, and a car is a must. The nearest bastide is approximately a 5 minute drive, which is perfect for the household's fresh bread, cheeses and wines (the necessities!). All in all my family and I had a fabulous time and we are already considering making it a regular annual trip....

  • Highest standard and quality

    on 14/03/2012

    I have watched this barn being developed from a shell to a fabulous holiday home build to the highest standard and quality. Great location!! 

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