(FLMM) La Maison Montignac. Heated pool, Games room, View. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac SW France
- Local Area
- 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
- French TV/ UK Freesat TV
- DVD Player
- Denon Bluetooth speakers
- Laundry area
- Large gardens
- Private off road parking
- Covered veranda
- Charcoal 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 that 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 entertained. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
La Maison Montignac has a “home from home” feel because the owners 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.
Monsegur has a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a traditional weekly market every Friday morning. There are also vibrant weekly night markets every Wednesday in the peak summer months. La Choco-Latine boulangerie run by Stephanie and Mickael produces artisan bread, fine French patisserie and chocolates on-site is a favourite of the owners and came 2nd in the 2019 national “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” competition.
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.
All bedrooms have room fans and there are several hairdryers.
Beautiful, spacious upper floor master suite with a king-size bed (150cm x 200cm).
Dual aspect windows overlooking the grounds both to the rear and front with spectacular views over the valley.
Insect screen on one window and a vented roller shutter on the other.
TV with UK Freesat channels.
En-suite shower room with shower, washbasin and large electric towel radiator. Separate wc.
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.
Wall-mounted heated towel radiator.
Next to a shared bathroom with half bath and shower over, washbasin 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.
Wall-mounted heated towel radiator.
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”.
Wall-mounted heated towel radiator.
Shared Bathroom and wc.
Garden room suite
Benefitting from its own entrance from the courtyard. A delightful, spacious and airy room with travertine flooring throughout. King-size bed (150cm x 200cm). Window with insect screen and patio doors that let in lots of light.
En-suite shower room with travertine tiles. Large shower, modern washbasin on a traditional French washstand, wall-mounted heated towel radiator and wc. Insect screens on windows.
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 finish off this romantic room. A stable door opens onto a small garden area at the side of the house and there is an interconnecting door with the Mimosa room.
Shared shower room with shower, washbasin, wall-mounted heated towel radiator and wc.
Small pretty room with twin beds (90cm x 190cm) with interconnecting 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, washbasin, wall-mounted heated towel radiator and wc which is shared with the Medieval room.
Children’s facilities and Baby Package
The baby package includes 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs, stair gates, a buggy, a potty, a baby bath with support 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.
Modern kitchen with double sink, dishwasher, dual fuel range oven with electric grill, 2 ovens and gas hob with 5 burners, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, kettle, toaster and 2 coffee makers (filter coffee machine and Senseo coffee machine). Ample storage for supplies in a large pantry-style cupboard. There are 2 further fridges in the games room.
A large table comfortably seats 10 people, additional outside tables and chairs can be used to extend if required.
Laundry area with washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes airer. There is also a washing line in the courtyard.
A comfortable, large corner-style sofa occupies the lounge of the 40ft x 20ft open-plan living area.
Large panoramic doors offer stunning views across the grounds and the ever-changing landscape of the valley below.
Features include a 22ft oak-beamed ceiling and a large stone fireplace housing a wood-burning stove.
Logs can be provided and are charged as an extra.
UK Freesat TV/radio or French TV, Denon Bluetooth speakers, DVD/CD player and a selection of films, books and board games.
Great fun for all ages and the focus of many “holiday tournaments”. Table tennis, pool table, table football, air hockey and dartboard. A selection of children’s toys and games and 2 fridges. The high, oak-beamed ceiling keeps this room nice and cool in summer.
All equipment is provided for guests.
Enjoy breakfast on the patio at 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 charcoal BBQ and courtyard which has pretty lights in the evenings.
The mature landscaped garden is set on an acre of land and attracts wildlife such as birds, butterflies, red squirrels, pheasants and barn owls and you can sometimes be treated to a glimpse of deer in the vineyards below.
There is a private gated driveway with parking for several cars.
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).
Private tennis court
The full-size clay court with views of the valley. The tennis court is not maintained to a professional standard but is great for holiday fun. All equipment is provided for guests
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 or more.
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.
Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours
Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the house, a wine-tasting evening or even a picnic in a local vineyard. English and French spoken. www.lovingaquitaine.com
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles are 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 and canoeing – more information on what’s 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 southwest France.
Coast / Beach
A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 24 km 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 (144 km) with Europe’s 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.
- Bergerac 47km
- Bordeaux 96km
- Toulouse 200km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 68km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 29km
- La Reole (Bordeaux line) 17km
- Bergerac 49km
- Calais 575 miles
- Le Havre 495 miles
Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023||£3,195.00|
|03 Jun 2023 - 09 Jun 2023||£3,095.00|
|10 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023||£3,195.00|
|24 Jun 2023 - 07 Jul 2023||£3,495.00|
|08 Jul 2023 - 28 Jul 2023||£5,150.00|
|29 Jul 2023 - 04 Aug 2023||£5,295.00|
|05 Aug 2023 - 11 Aug 2023||£5,895.00|
|12 Aug 2023 - 18 Aug 2023||£5,895.00|
|19 Aug 2023 - 25 Aug 2023||£5,150.00|
|26 Aug 2023 - 01 Sep 2023||£3,795.00|
|02 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||£3,095.00|
|27 Jul 2024 - 16 Aug 2024||£6,195.00|
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.
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.
Taxe de Sejour (Tourism Tax).
Additional cleaning is available on request, payable directly to the housekeeper.
Specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
Our tips on what to do in Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.
La Maison Montignac is situated near the towns of Monsegur (only a flat 2km walk) and Duras 7km (Lot et Garonne), Sainte-Foy-La-Grande 29km, Bergerac (Dordogne) is 47km, 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. Bergerac is 47km to the east and Saint Émilion 44km northwest.
An ideal base from which to explore southwest 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.
The region is famous for wine 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 nearby that offer excellent quality wines at very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.
The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect walking and 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, cafés, bars, restaurants and excellent boulangeries in both towns, our favourite being La Choco-Latine in Monsegur who were runners up in the French TV show “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” in 2019.
We also love the volunteer-run Cinema Eden in Monsegur which shows some international films in their original language version (VOSTF) with French subtitles.
The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year including in Monsegur the famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July every year.
Wine and Gastronomy
Vineyards are abundant in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau that offers free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
Not to be missed is the world-famous Saint Emilion 40km. 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.
Wine tours, a picnic in a vineyard and cheese and wine pairing evenings are available through local couple Sylvie and Pascal who run Loving Aquitaine.
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 cafes, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river at Bergerac to exploring the wonderful and pretty ancient villages.
Coast, Beach and Water park
A freshwater lake with a 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 fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.
Aqua Park is 41km located near Bergerac.
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 50km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, kid’s play area…. great for adults and kids.
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 with fresh seafood from 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.
Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 6km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.
The famous Chateau de Duras, 7km away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.
Tea room with gardens
Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 7km.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Playground and snack bar, 9km. Des chênes toi Aventure
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 47km.
Cycling and bike hire
The French countryside around this property is perfect 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 for a cold glass of something local or the chocolate shop!
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
Electric bicycle hire at Eymet (27km) cycle hire
Carbon road bike hire is available, collected from Bordeaux train station and you can ride back to your holiday villa using part of the old railway line (Roger Lapebie) which is now dedicated to cycling and walking.
Public tennis courts
Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur, Duras and St Sernin de Duras they are usually booked via the tourist information office.
Canoeing and kayaking
Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it,
whilst the Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.
Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 17km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 29km: On the Dordogne river, information
There are 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 a relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 16km. www.paysdeduras.com/activites-culturelles/melly-golf
Wildlife park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 12 minutes drive 12km away. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 70km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 95km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse riding club. English spoken.
Local markets and supermarkets
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 too.
Duras (7km): Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market with excellent organic fruit and veg, organic goats cheese, foie gras and a selection of other stalls.
Allemans du Dropt (16km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (25km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.
Monségur (2km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice a small market with a particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (50km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (27km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.
Both Monsegur and Duras also have vibrant night markets during the peak summer months grab a bite to eat from one of the stalls and enjoy your food with a drink at one of the bars. There’s usually musical entertainment which creates a lively atmosphere.
Duras (7km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (11km) : Friday evening
Monsegur (2km): Wednesday evening
(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
Carrefour Contact supermarket – just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English section). Open from 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 8km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631
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. 1.6km. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358
Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the Place du Marché.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 23km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 27km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504
Tourist Information centres
Monségur (Gironde department) Tel: +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Tel: +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com
Fantastic house, equipped with everything we needed. Great pool. A wonderful holiday. Hope we can come back again!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a really wonderful week at Maison Montignac. There was plenty of space for our family group, 10 adults and two children, and lots to do at the house including a great pool, pool table, darts and table tennis. The kitchen is very well equipped and the space in the sitting room and kitchen is really lovely. There is great space to eat outdoors at the front and back. The views are lovely and the location is great with Duras and Monsegur close by. Tracy was extremely helpful during the pandemic with moving bookings and always gave quick and helpful responses to questions. It is a fantastic place for a holiday and I have no hesitation in recommending Maison Montignac!
A great week. Loved the house, pool and grounds which are superb. The view to the front is outstanding. Plenty of tennis and pool games and even more laughs and fun. Fantastic food in the village and on the BBQ. We are all sad to leave. Can’t wait for the next time.
12 years since our previous visit and the good memories of 2010 quickly returned and have been enhanced by this stay. House and garden are immaculate and spacious and the pool area is significantly improved since last time. The Tennis court is a real bonus. Lots of R & R at La Maison Montignac plus trips to Duras, Bergerac, Eymet and of course Monsegur itself. Very hot weather, especially in the 2nd week so the pool was a welcome afternoon refuge. Thanks to David & Tracy for providing such a special place for a memorable holiday.
Très agréable séjour
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Très bonne semaine de repos dans cette belle région. La maison est spacieuse et très agréable, tout est fait par les propriétaires pour passer de bonnes vacances en famille. On dispose d’espaces séparés pour plusieurs couples avec enfants. Le parc est très joli et grand, on est au calme avec une très belle vue sur la région . La piscine très propre, sécurisée est très bien conçue aussi bien pour les adultes que pour les enfants. Les commerces sont très proches.
Very good week of rest in this beautiful region. The house is spacious and very pleasant, everything is done by the owners to have a good family vacation. There are separate spaces for several couples with children. The park is very pretty and large, you are quiet with a beautiful view of the region. The very clean, secure swimming pool is very well designed for both adults and children. The shops are very close.
Goede verzorgde woning, mooi kavel, fantastisch uitzicht, mooi zwembad
Well-kept house, beautiful plot, fantastic view, beautiful swimming pool
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
De woning is lekker groot en bestaat uit diverse delen waardoor je in een grote groep ook privacy hebt als je dat wil. Het uitzicht is fantastisch vanaf het terras en de kavel is erg groot waardoor je diverse plekjes hebt om te zitten. Zwembad is mooi groot, schoon en voorzien van een brede trap. De woning is deels in een uitstekend staat (met name woongedeelte) . De slaapkamers en badkamers zijn wisselend van staat: van voldoende tot zeer goed. Spelgedeelte binnen is ook fijn om even wat activiteiten te doen als het wat minder weer is. Enige puntje van kritiek: Enkele badkamers kunnen een opknapbeurt gebruiken. Eindoordeel: heel fijn verblijf en een mooi huis!
The house is nice and big and consists of various parts so that you also have privacy in a large group if you want it. The view is fantastic from the terrace and the lot is very large so you have several places to sit. Swimming pool is nice and big, clean and with a wide staircase. The house is partly in an excellent condition (especially the living area). The bedrooms and bathrooms vary in condition: from adequate to very good. Indoor play area is also nice to do some activities when the weather is not so good. Only point of criticism: Some bathrooms could use a makeover. Final verdict: very nice stay and a beautiful house!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
La Maison Montignac est un réel havre de paix, idéal pour passer une semaine entre amis, en profitant de toutes les activités possibles : piscine, tennis, tennis de table, billard, ect. La literie est très confortable, la maison est très fonctionnelle. Tracy est très réactive, tout cela pour dire que nous recommandons vivement cette maison !
La Maison Montignac is a real haven of peace, ideal for spending a week with friends, taking advantage of all the possible activities: swimming pool, tennis, table tennis, billiards, etc. The bedding is very comfortable, the house is very functional. Tracy is very responsive, all to say that we highly recommend this house!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This charming and quirky property greeted us with a lovely welcome basket full of goodies which was appreciated With so many games/activities provided, we never got bored and can only wish our stay was longer The nearby well stocked shop was a nice convenience too so we never had to go far for fresh food. Kitchen was well equipped & the spacious gardens & pool kept our young boy very happy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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.
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!”