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

This is a very pleasant 'maison du maître' 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, with its distinctive arcaded main square.

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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom house (sleeps 10)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

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

General

  • 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

Wifi

  • 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.

Services

  • 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

Location

  • Lot-et-Garonne region
  • Restaurants (Monflanquin) 12min drive
  • Shops (Monflanquin) 12min drive
  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot 20min drive
  • Bergerac airport 1hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Bergerac 50km/40min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City British Airways Sunday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
Bristol Ryanair Saturday 3 Jun - 30 Sep
East Midlands Ryanair Sunday 26 Mar - 22 Oct
Liverpool Ryanair Saturday All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 29 Apr - 30 Sep
Southhampton Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Exeter Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Manchester Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep
Edinburgh Flybe Saturday 1 Apr - 9 Sep

 

Toulouse 156km/1hr 50min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 25 Jun (Sat)
9 Sep - 28 Oct (Sat)
2 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 1 Apr - 9 Sep (Sat)
26 Mar - 3 Sep (Sun)
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Manchester Flybe Sat/Sun All season

Bordeaux 157km/1hr 55min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun From 22 Apr (Sat)
All season (Sun)
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season (Sat)
23 Apr - 22 Oct (Sun)
Liverpool easyJet Saturday 13 May - 7 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 13 May - 23 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday All season
Southampton Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep
Birmingham Flybe Sat/Sun 26 Mar - 9 Sep

 

Brive-la-Gaillarde 145km/1hr 50min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

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

Bliss!
Mr Eddis – July 2016

 

We have had an amazing time here! We love your villas, Simpson! Mr Kirchner - your home 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.

And for a place to stay in Dordogne and the South West, explore our collection of luxury villas.

Read more on our The Dordogne & South West region page

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