• 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • Charming family house
  • Beautiful rural location
  • Monflanquin (shops/restaurants) 10-minute drive
  • Badminton, table tennis, boules and croquet

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Boasting all the charm and character of a classic 'maison du maître', Maison Mondou sits in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne. It's in an area of majestic rivers, historic bastide towns and castles, and lively night markets, only a short distance from Monflanquin.

Set in an expanse of unspoilt countryside, this attractive stone-built house is a traditional French retreat with original beams combined with period furniture, personal touches galore and inviting leather sofas. For older children or grandparents who prefer their own space, there’s a barn conversion separate from the main house with a second living room, additional bedrooms and a bathroom.

Maison Mondou offers wonderful outside living with a paved sunbathing terrace, shaded dining area and pool house. A purpose-built boules court (complete with spectator benches), table tennis, croquet and badminton are enough to keep you there all day, until it’s time to throw something on the barbecue.

If you want to get out into the stunning countryside, bikes are available for hire in nearby Monflanquin. This charming bastide town has a distinctive arcaded main square, restaurants, a weekly Thursday market and tennis courts. Golf is on offer at the Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf & Country Club close by and there’s a very good beauty salon there too for anyone less interested in hitting a ball around.

If sightseeing is preferable, the impressive Dordogne châteaux are not far away or hire a boat at Casseneuil on the Lot River and experience this authentically French world from the water.

The local area

Maison Mondou enjoys a lovely location in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne region, an area rich in all the delights France has to offer. Beautiful dramatic scenery greets you at every turn: castles perched high over the Dordogne River valley, the spectacular Gouffre de Padirac caves, tranquil rivers winding their way through limestone cliffs, and many fascinating prehistoric sites. The fortified 'bastide' towns of Monpazier, Eymet, Villefranche, and others are remarkably well-preserved witnesses to turbulent times. Nowadays they host lively night markets and local farmers' markets, with the finest local produce and gourmet specialities on offer.

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  • 5 bedroom house (sleeps 10)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen/breakfast/dining room, opens onto terrace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer and dishwasher 
  • Sitting area in hallway
  • Laundry room with WC

First floor

  • Large living room with two separate sitting areas
  • Study/library

Second floor

  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC, dressing room
  • 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms and WC

The Barn

  • Sitting room
  • Small twin bedroom
  • Double bedroom 
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Cot (linen provided) and highchair
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV, DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Heating included
  • Mobile gas-fired barbecue
  • Table tennis, sports and games equipment
  • Boules court
  • Toys and indoor games
  • Small poolhouse 
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 5m (depth 1.5m throughout), security cover, Roman steps
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  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Additional cleaning available on request
  • Arrival meal available on request (20/25 Euros per person)
  • Evening meals can be prepared on request
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Getting there

  • Airports
    Bergerac 50km
    Toulouse 156km
    Bordeaux 157km
    Brive-la-Gaillarde 170km
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 507km
    Caen-Ouistreham 539km
    Cherbourg 600km
    Le Havre 712km
    Calais 724km
  • TGV stations
    Agen 40km
    Montauban 130km
    Libourne 133km


  • Lot-et-Garonne region
  • Shops/restaurants (Monflanquin) 10-min drive
  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot 20-min drive
  • Bergerac airport 1hr drive


For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

Customer feedback

Maison Mondou was excellent – quiet and peaceful, beautiful scenery and very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. Dermod was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Heather Keeble – August 2016

Mr Eddis – July 2016


We have had an amazing time here! We love your villas, Simpson Travel!The house is full of memories and history! Absolutely lovely! Thank you all!
Mrs Potrawiak-Ponto – August 2016

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From the Dordogne’s forest-covered hillsides to the undulating countryside of Lot-et-Garonne, these fertile landscapes have long played their part in human history – the famous Lascaux cave paintings testify to that. For a taste of spectacular coastline on your holiday, head to Charente-Maritime or find a lakeside beach that’s perfect for a picnic – this region is known for its abundant food and excellent wines. Choose a restaurant in an ancient village square and enjoy the sense of history repeated.

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