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Late evening by the pool, Walk in steps span the whole width of the pool

(FLMM) La Maison Montignac

Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
Pets
No
Property ID
FLMM
Changeover Day
Saturday
£1495 to £4095
** SPECIAL OFFER 29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019 NOW 1795**
7 bedroom barn conversion. Private 11m x 5m heated secure pool (fenced, gated & alarmed), private tennis court, games room, large gardens & stunning views over the valley. 20 minutes walk to village with shops, restaurants, bars & weekly farmers market. Bordeaux wine region near Saint Emilion and the Dordogne. 1 hour from Bordeaux & Bergerac airports, South West France.
£1495 to £4095
** SPECIAL OFFER 29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019 NOW 1795**
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  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
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  • Private heated 11m x 5m pool
  • Secure fenced & gated pool
  • Pool alarm
  • Private clay tennis court
  • Children’s swings
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Table tennis
  • Air hockey
  • Dartboard
  • Boules
  • Wi-Fi
  • UK Freesat TV
  • DVD Player
  • Denon Bluetooth speakers
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry area
  • Large gardens
  • Private off road parking
  • Covered veranda
  • BBQ
  • 2 Cots and highchairs
  • Baby package
  • Toys, books and games
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private catering available
  • Walk to village

La Maison Montignac is a tastefully converted large stone barn complete with a private heated swimming pool which is fenced, gated and alarmed to provide extra security for young children. A well equipped games room and private clay tennis court offer plenty to keep guests of all ages amused. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.

La Maison Montignac has a “home from home” feel because the owners spend several months of the year there themselves and have lovingly restored and improved this fabulous building.  Offering spacious accommodation with all of the facilities you could wish for, set amongst large landscaped gardens of approximately 1 acre with stunning views over the valley and an easy 20 minute walk (2km) to the historical bastide town of Monsegur which has a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a weekly market every Friday. There are also vibrant weekly night markets every Wednesday in the peak summer months. Choco Latine boulangerie which produces artisan bread, fine French patisserie and chocolates on-site is a favourite of the owners and there is a well stocked Carrefour supermarket 1.6km (1 mile) from the house just before you enter Monsegur .

The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.

Bedrooms

All bedrooms have room fans and there are several hairdryers.

Master Suite
Beautiful, spacious upper floor master suite with a king size bed (150cm x 200cm) and TV with UK Freesat channels.
Dual aspect windows over looking the grounds both to the rear and front with spectacular views over the valley.
Insect screen on one window and vented roller shutter on the other.
En-suite shower room with shower, wash basin and separate wc.

Sunflower room
Spacious ground floor room with a boutique feel.  Super king size bed (180cm wide x 190cm) which can be converted to twin beds if required.
Dual aspect windows with insect screens.
Next to a shared bathroom with half bath and shower over, wash basin and separate wc.

Little Bears room
Upper floor. Small, cosy room with twin beds (90cm x 190cm), dual aspect windows. Exposed oak beams and stone walls.
Shared bathroom and wc.

Big bears room
Upper floor. Characterful pretty room with double bed (140cm x 195cm), washbasin and 2 windows. Exposed oak beams. Situated next to the “Little Bears room”.
Shared Bathroom and wc.

Garden room suite
Benefitting from its own entrance from the courtyard. A delightful, spacious and airy room with king size bed (150cm x 200cm). Seating area with sofa. Window with insect screen and patio doors that let in lots of light.
En-suite shower room with large shower, wash basin and wc.

Medieval room
This very special room boasts original features including a 16th century stone fireplace, original tiled floor and stone sink (not in use). The medieval style king size bed (150cm x 200cm) and furniture, dressed with Toile de Jouy drapes, finishes off this romantic room.  There is a stable door which opens onto a small garden area at the side of the house and an inter-connecting door with the Mimosa room.
Shared shower room with shower, wash basin and wc with the Mimosa room.

Mimosa room
Small pretty room with twin beds (90cm x 190cm) with inter-connecting door into the Medieval room. This room can also be accessed by another door from the hallway.
Situated next to a shower room with shower, wash basin and wc which is shared with the Medieval room.

Children’s and Baby facilities

2 travel cots suitable for babies, 2 high chairs, stair gates, buggy, potty and a baby changing mat.
Children’s swings and large grassed areas with plenty of room for running about in the 1 acre garden. A selection of toys and games.

Kitchen diner

Modern fitted kitchen with double sink, dishwasher, double electric oven with grill, gas hob with 4 burners, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker; and ample storage for supplies in a large pantry style cupboard.

A large table comfortably seats 10 people, additional outside tables and chairs can be used to extend if required.

Utility area

Laundry area with washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Washing line outside on the courtyard.

Living room

Comfortable large sofas occupy the lounge of the 40ft x 20ft open plan living area.
Large panoramic doors offer stunning views out across the grounds and ever changing landscape of the valley below.

Features include a 22ft oak beamed ceiling and large stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
Heating in the low season is by wood burning stove and electric heaters. (Logs can be provided and are charged as an extra).

Entertainment
UK Freesat TV/radio, widescreen TV, Denon Bluetooth speakers, DVD/CD player and a selection of films, books and board games.

Games Room

Great fun for all ages and the focus of many “holiday tournaments”.  Table tennis, pool table, table football, air hockey and dart board. A selection of children’s toys and games and an additional fridge for drinks. The high, oak beamed ceiling keeps this room nice and cool in summer.
All equipment is provided for guests.

Outside

Enjoy breakfast on the patio to the front of the house overlooking the stunning views of the valley, or take a lazy lunch under the shady covered oak veranda where there is a large BBQ and courtyard.

The mature landscaped garden is set on an acre of land and attracts wildlife such as birds, butterflies, red squirrels, pheasants, barn owls and deer in the vineyards below.

There is a private gated driveway with parking for several cars.

Private pool

11m x 5m heated pool with a solar cover to retain the heat overnight. The whole pool is 1.4m deep with 4 shallow walk-in steps which span the whole width of the pool at one end. Surrounding terrace with solar shower, sun loungers and parasols all securely fenced and gated in addition to a pool alarm.
(Please note: specific pool temperatures cannot be guaranteed as heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors).

Private tennis court

The house was bought by the owners from former French tennis star, Patrice Dominguez, who represented France in the Davis cup between 1971 – 1979 and went on to train several players including Henri Leconte. He then furthered his career by becoming National Technical Director of the French Tennis Federation and also worked as an analyst for the French media. The full size clay court, which has uninterrupted views of the valley, was built for Patrice and many of his racquets, books and tournament documentation were left at the house by him, some of which are on display at the house today.
Racquets and balls are provided for guests.

Cleaning/towels/linen

Quality bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the price. A change of linen and bath towels is provided each week for stays of 2 weeks +

Additional cleaning can be arranged directly with the house manager who is also on hand to assist with any queries during your stay.  The house manager is fluent in French and English.

Services

Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Private catering and wine and food pairing evenings
www.lovingaquitaine.com
www.aftereight.jigsy.com

Cycle hire can be delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.

What to do in the area

Weekly farmers markets, restaurants, quiet roads which are great for cycling, zip wire park, canoeing – more information on whats on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. The local picturesque towns of Duras and Monsegur, plus many more in the area provide an insight into the wonderful and relaxed way of life in south west France.

Coast / Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 24km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

The famous sandy bay at Arcachon (144km) with Europes tallest sand dune, Dune du Pilat. This is the start of a 150 mile long sandy beach south past Biscarosse, or while the day away meander your way around Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 47km
  • Bordeaux 96km
  • Toulouse 200km

Train

  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 68km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 29km
  • La Reole (Bordeaux line) 17km
  • Bergerac 49km

Car

  • Calais 575 miles
  • Le Havre 495 miles

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Changeover day: Saturday.

We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.


** SPECIAL OFFER 29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019 NOW 1795**

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Pool heating.

Taxe de Sejour (Tourism Tax).

Additional charges:

Additional cleaning available on request, payable directly to the house keeper.

Pool information:

Specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

Availability is live and always up to date

The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France

La Maison Montignac is situated near the towns of Monsegur (only a flat 2km walk) and Duras (7km) in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Bordeaux city centre is a 70km drive to the west and Bergerac is 47km to the east, Saint Émilion 44km north.

This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

This region is famous for its wines and wonderful gastronomy. Whether you are in St. Emilion, Pomerol, Blaye, The Médoc, Entre Deux Mers, Bourg, Graves or Sauterne the wines of the region are without doubt some of the very best in the world!
There are local producers near this holiday home that offer very good quality produce at a very reasonable price.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host’s weekly live music.
There is also Cinema Eden in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version (VO), a selection of English speaking films with French subtitles.

The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy

The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous St Emilion, a designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.

Bordeaux

This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe’s, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.

Dordogne

The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.

Local activities

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 9km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family from years of age. Playground and snack bar. Accrobranche

Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 28km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 137km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself by feasting on fresh seafood around the Bay of Arcachon or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling, whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.
Maybe cycle to a cafe bar or the chocolate shop!

Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

The Gironde and Lot et Garonne (Monsegur and Duras areas), guide and information Gironde bike information or Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire
The Mountain Bike Hire Company, cycle hire

Electric bicycles can be hired at Allemans du Dropt and Eymet cycle hire

Carbon road bike hire in Bordeaux, they will deliver to Bordeaux train station for free, they do not deliver to your door but if you are a serious cyclists just ride the bike back to your holiday villa. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.

Chocolate

Yes we believe chocolate is also an activity… we often have to visit and make sure the quality is up to standard so we can continue to recommend this.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory. 2km from Duras.

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it.
The Dordogne river at Sainte Foy has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 17km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 29km: On the Dordogne river, information

Boat trips

Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 26km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Ph +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Horse riding

Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse riding club. Ponies available. English spoken.

Wild life park, animals

Ferme Exotique 70km.

Zoo & Water park

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 95km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 135km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html

Markets

Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.
Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.

Duras: Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market, excellent Organic veg’s & fruit producer. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (17km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (26km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Quite big market with excellent producers.
Monségur: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with good fish stall and butcher.
Issigeac (48km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (27km): Every Thursday morning.

Night markets

From 1st of July till End of August, very successful, where you can eat and dance, with many craft and food stands. Go early if you want to park close to the village.
Duras (7km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (11km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (2km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.

Supermarkets

Carrefour Contact supermarket – just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English part). Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Walking distance just 1.6km or 1 mile, an easy 20 minutes walk, Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Baker – Boulangerie, Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Excellent croissants, fantastic corn flour and rustic breads… Closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon..

Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the place du Marché. Closed on Tuesday. And Sunday afternoon.

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 21km.

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km.

Tourist Information centres

Monségur (Gironde department) Ph +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Ph +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com

5 stars for the house ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A truly beautiful house, exceeding all expectations. Stunning views, excellent pool, games room and tennis court and very well equipped. Suited the whole family, from grandparents to toddlers and we would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Rhiannon, Steve and friends. June 2018

Fantastic Property for a large Group ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lovely property, very well appointed and comfortable. Really well equipped for a large family/group holiday with the games room/pool/tennis courts. We had a fantastic week and would not hesitate to go back. Highly recommended.
Trish C, August/September 2016

Fantastic Holiday at Maison Montignac ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful time at Maison Montignac, it was perfect for our family group with ages from three to seventy nine. The house was clean and very well equipped and we appreciated the welcome pack on arrival, although the large supermarket was only two minutes away by car. There was plenty of room in the house and garden and it was easy to find somewhere for a bit of peace and quiet if you wanted to. The pool was very popular and a lovely temperature. It was fenced and alarmed, really marvellous for us as we had two small children in the party who could play in the garden without us adults worrying all the time. It was a nice touch that the pool towels were supplied and there were even lilos and beach balls there. The tennis court was also well used – a great addition for an energetic group! We took the easy option some evenings and used the services of two different catering companies – ‘Sylvie and Pascal’ and ‘After Eight Catering’ – what a treat – both produced delicious meals. We walked into Monsegur on Wednesday for the night market where there was a brilliant atmosphere and we all had a very enjoyable evening. The housekeeper Maureen responded immediately when we had a query about the pool – she resolved the problem straight away. We would certainly recommend this holiday to friends and will hopefully return in a year or two ourselves.
M & T, July/August 2016

Magnificent ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My party of 14 arrived at Maison Montignac on July 23rd 2016 and we were not disappointed. Every aspect of the property exceeded our expectations and if anything the online photos didn’t really do the property justice. With the amount of internal and external room available it never felt crowded, the tennis court was a useful recreational resource in the mornings and the pool was lovely. The games room provided much evening entertainment! Being able to enjoy the beautiful weather by eating outdoors every evening was a real bonus.
The property was clean, well maintained, beautifully furnished and we received first class service from Maureen and Andy. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wishing to spend time in a beautiful part of France.
Mike H, July 2016

Monsegur magic ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay at la Maison Montignac. The accommodation was perfect and the hosts were more than lovely and helpful. We especially loved the fabulous swimming pool, tennis court and games room. Would definitely stay again as we really didn’t want to leave.
A.A, July 2016

Five star accommodation perfect for large families ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The property is perfect for large family groups and families with children. Well furnished and everything you need to cater for large groups.The pool is amazing with plenty of loungers and the tennis courts and games room provide fun for adults and children alike. We hired bikes and enjoyed some lovely cycles to nearby villages. The local supermarket and bakery in the village provide everything you need.  We would highly recommend this property and wouldn’t hesitate to go again.”
Kathy C, May 2016

Golden wedding celebration ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The location of this Gite was excellent and had all that the family wanted to relax and enjoy our holiday. We were able to walk into the village though some of the roadways were not so good as there were no paths until nearly into the village. The swimming pool was an immediate hit with everyone especially the children and the weather was wonderful. There was plenty of room around the pool area for everyone to have their space and we liked the security of the gate making it safe when children were playing in the garden, knowing that they couldn’t get to the pool without an adult. The tennis court was well used and the games room was great, because of all this it meant that there was plenty to do without leaving the Gite. I understand that fly screens are being fitted to the windows which will be a big advantage as we did find that the flies were a nuisance at times especially when you wanted some fresh air in the bedrooms. We visited Duras on a Monday morning to see the market and buy produce and to visit the lovely Chateau and taste the local wine. We also went into Monsegur on Wednesday evening to experience the night market, and what an experience that was, it was something that we had never experienced before. Our understanding was that there were around 700 seats available at the tables set out in the centre and an abundance of food stalls to choose from, snails were also purchased and tried but not sure if they were enjoyed. We had a final meal at Le Grand Cep in the village the day before we left and we were looked after extremely well, the food was excellent and beautifully presented and so a lovely finish to our holiday. We had to contact Maureen the Housekeeper during our stay and we were looked after extremely well with a swift response to our enquiry. Also on arrival we were able to leave some of our luggage a bit earlier than the arrival time which helped us out very much and for that we thank Tracy and David for arranging this for us. And finally we thank them for making the booking procedure so helpful and easy from start to finish, it was a pleasure doing business with them and actually speaking personally to the same people throughout the arrangements.”
Althea L, September 2015

Fantastic family holiday gite ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay in La Maison Montignac with our extended family of 8 adults and 7 grandchildren (2 to 12 years old). The property was immaculate, thanks to Maureen and her team, incredibly well equipped and had every facility you could wish for to keep the children (and adults!) amused. The location was perfect with an excellent supermarket within walking distance. The highlight of the week was the Wednesday night market in Monsegur; also Duras, St Emilion and Chateau de Monbazillac were well worth a visit. Tracy and David could not have been more helpful, making the whole rental process so easy. We would unreservedly recommend this property.
Mike L, August 2015

Spacious, well appointed and good for families ★ ★ ★ ★
The house had plenty of space to accommodate our 6 adults and 5 children of varying ages, and has good facilities. We all particularly enjoyed the excellent swimming pool and sporting/games facilities. The surrounding area is pretty and quietly charming without being spectacularly so. The night markets in Monsegur and Duras were good fun and the chateau in Duras is well worth visiting. The owners provide good service. I can certainly recommend this property.
John C, July 2015

A charming farmhouse for a family holiday ★ ★ ★ ★
A charming farmhouse suitable for a family holiday! We were 4 families celebrating our parents 60th wedding anniversary, with an age range of 1 to 79 years and there really was something for everybody! The house was well equipped, clean and very comfortable, with lots of space for us all. The tennis court and games room provided endless hours of entertainment & fun and the pool/pool area was safe, clean, heated and very relaxing! The house was located only a short drive from several local villages and there was a local supermarket and market nearby for our everyday needs. We also visited Bordeaux, Bergerac and St Emilion which were only a short drive away. We particularly enjoyed a memorable wine tasting evening at a local chateau, along with a picnic provided by the lovely Sylvie. David and Tracey were most professional and very helpful from start to finish and we shall certainly use them again. In all we had a wonderful time at Maison Montignac and we would thoroughly recommend it for a family holiday.
Lisa A, July 2015

A wonderful holiday ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We arrived at the gite from Bordeaux airport, an easy journey of just over an hour. The written directions were great – we didn’t need to use a map. The house is lovely – lots of space with some ground floor rooms for the elderly in our party. Everything was clean and the kitchen very well equipped. We were greeted with a welcome pack with some essential goodies and nice bottle of wine – a thoughtful touch. The gite has lots of outside space to sit and eat – we were lucky with the weather and sat out till late every night. Lovely views out over the fields. The heated pool is truly fabulous with lots of sunbeds and enough towels provided for both the pool and the bathrooms. There is a tennis court, table tennis, and pool table. The property is situated bang in the middle of miles and miles of vineyards so wine tasting was very easy to arrange! We went to Bertins and bought a couple of bottles to take home. The nearest supermarket is only a few mins away by car and although quite small, we got everything we needed there without having to go to any of the enormous ones.  We went to the market at Duras and the chateaux – lovely town and quite close. We also went paddling on the Dordogne which was fun but not really suitable for little ones as the canoes are quite heavy and it’s quite a long paddle! We had great customer service throughout the booking process and David and Tracy have obviously put a lot of effort into making the house as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone else wishing to travel to this part of France as a large party.
Carole B, June 2015

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home in France. We had a ball and absolutely loved the villa. What a view you have from the front of the house! We sat out there most evenings and soaked it up. We are considering booking again for next year!
The Ryan family, May 2015

Had a wonderful week at Maison Montignac. Family birthday in a group with different ages. Lots of space, a beautiful new pool heated to a good temperature. So many house activities tennis, darts, pool, table tennis, all in all a great place for a family holiday.
The Malcolm family, May 2015

The house was lovely, perfect for all our needs. There was something for everyone and enough space that we were not all on top of each other (as sometimes it can be tricky on large family holidays!)
We were lucky with the weather so could eat outside lots and had a number of BBQ’s. Our little boy loved the swimming pool, he has a little wet-suit to keep him warm and we went swimming for a short time every day, he loved it and was sad when we left and keeps asking for ‘my swimming pool’ followed by “please Mummy!”
Thank you again for letting us stay in your house and for the excellent service we have received from you. I will definitely be in touch in the future for our next France trip and would not hesitate in recommending you to others.
The Shean family, September 2014

“I booked this amazing property 2 years in advance for our Mothers 60th Birthday.  I know how fast good properties are booked up and had carried out virtual tours of most of the larger properties in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France before setting my eyes on La Maison Montignac.  I knew it was the one, I fell in love with it at first sight!  At the time I was expecting my second baby so it did feel strange booking for a little 2 year old that wasn’t even here yet.

From the 1st communications with the owners (David & Tracy) I knew I had made the right decision.  These are owners with passion & commitment to their property and they promise to make your experience the best it can be.  They introduced us to a fabulous caterer “After Eight caterers” who we could not fault.  We had a buffet on arrival, cakes, chilled fizzy, banners and a beautiful card and bottle of fizzy for my Mum from the owners.  I was teary eyed as was my family.  Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely warm welcome.

We then had the joy of exploring La Maison Montignac…  Wow!  It is exquistie.  I want to own it!  Every door we opened we gasped.. we had such fun choosing the rooms.  There are many seperate areas meaning you all have your own privacy.. with a 2 and 3 year old we choose to be in the main part of the building as they are up at 6am, we could have an early breakfast without disturbing everyone else then take the double buggy for a lovely walk to the village, returning after lunch on 2 days whilst the kids had a lovely snooze.

We would come back to everyone relaxing by the pool or playing tennis, listening to music, cooking… it’s such a versatile place to stay.  We would all enjoy a bbq at night time together with the solar powered fairy lights above the table… a special touch.

We had a great day at Duras, and we enjoyed the special summer nights down by the village square.

Maureen and her family maintain the property and if you are fortunate enough to meet them, they will knock your socks off with their kindness.. thank you for everything you did to make our stay special!

If you are considering this property, please do not hesitate… my full family from 2 years old old to 60 loved it.  I cannot wait for the day when we can return!  If I am unable to fill the rooms I will most definately book another property through the owners who were outstanding and have my full trust in delivering an amazing holiday! ”

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Kerry Prow & family. June 2014

Thank you for a wonderful house for the week…BBQs, tennis, yoga, swimming and lots of relaxing.  The house was perfect and the envy of the rest of the wedding guests!  Thank you!
The Jacob family and friends, May 2014

Previous years comments….

“The photos of the property did not do itself justice as all of us wandered around the house/grounds with our mouths agog upon arrival.the space meant we all [2 grandparents,3 grown up children,plus partners,plus one five month old baby] could disappear into or own areas if required, or meet in the huge lounge [what a spectacular room] and not feel we were crowding each other. The furnishing was tasteful and comfy and I dont think we wanted for anything, any reservations we had before arrival were quickly dispelled and not a cross word was uttered throughout the week. We all totally relaxed from the first minute and the experience proved to all of us we could have a family holiday together without getting on each others nerves. I have searched the websites to find a comparable property and to date I have failed. We are looking at a similar date in 2014 to return to Maison Montignac.”

“I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for a fabulous week’s holiday. The house was stunning and we were very lucky with the weather. The house was perfect for our needs as three families, each with young children. The layout meant that we all had our own family personal space with fantastic communal areas to gather in.

Thanks also for the vineyard recommendation. A super vineyard and Roy was a star. The suspension on our car struggled with the weight of wine brought home!!”

“An exceptional house – the best we have stayed in. We all loved the pool, games room and tennis court. Can’t walk past the view without stopping at any time day or night. We recommend to everyone!”

“I cannot think of another property that we have visited that has not only lived up to our expectations but also managed to exceed all expectations.  It is a perfect house ideal for group holidays and we hope to visit it again in the future.”
“We have had the most memorable time on our holiday. The house has been amazing & met all our needs for all 12 of us. The facilities met all our needs & we would definitely come again!”
“Stunning house in a stunning location!! It has been a fun filled holiday with much use of the wonderful facilities. The welcome pack was much appreciated and a very nice touch, it’s a very difficult place to leave and we hope to return one day.”
“The house has been set up wonderfully. You’ve thought of almost everything. Great!”
“We had a fabulous stay. Lots to do for all of our ages – 18 months to 85!! Will recommend it for other family groups.”
“Lovely villa, lovely views, weather perfect – so hot, cooled off in the pool everyday. Duras market was excellent, lots to see, very friendly, so relaxing. Thank you so much.”
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