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Swim in a private pool and relax on a vine-covered veranda at the Chateau Dordogne Fields, a wonderful villa in the Dordogne. Exposed beams and stone walls show the villa’s 400-year history, but you’ll find the modern conveniences you expect, including elegant modern bathrooms.
This family-friendly villa has two large salons with a home cinema, Smart TV with Netflix and a pool table, as well a game console for the children. The grounds contain a fenced pond and all the outdoor activities kids enjoy. You’ll gather in the Mediterranean courtyard or the veranda, which has a bar, dart board, shaded dining area and barbecue. The property can accommodate up to 18 guests in both the villa and a separate apartment across a variety of rooms.
Just outside Montpon-Menesterol, the villa is a walk away from traditional French shops including the all-important boulangeries. With two supermarkets and a Wednesday morning market, you’ll have what you need to prepare meals in the fully fitted kitchen. Walk to the Chandos leisure park with canoeing on the river L’Isle, or drive to the Dordogne’s famed caves, fortified castles and vineyards.
The nearest airports to this French luxury villa are Bergerac (50 min) and Bordeaux (1hr).
Gather in the home cinema to enjoy a film together.
This family holiday villa is a haven for children, with swings, slides, football pitch, go-karts, a games console, resident ponies and more.
The expansive layout can be a maze where you lose yourself, but that means you won’t feel crowded with a large group.
The charming owners are happy to arrange many extra services such as grocery shopping/fridge stocking, delicious catering by a local acclaimed chef, babysitting, massages, facials, etc…
The 18-person price includes the villa and apartment with eight bedrooms and four bathrooms overall. The 8-person price includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the villa only - see the Features for details on which bedrooms are included
The 8-person price is not available in the peak season
Short-stays of 6 nights are on request only. Please enquire at the time of booking
Air-conditioning is available in the apartment only plus there is one mobile unit that can be used in the villa
ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
1) Villa and Apartment with eight bedrooms and four bathrooms (18-person price)
2) Villa only with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, excluding bedrooms 2,3,4 and apartment (8-person price)
Villa and Apartment Interiors
- Entrance hall with double doors
- Grand salon
- Cinema room with 3m screen
- Bedroom 1: bedroom with King-size bed, patio doors to veranda (wheel chair friendly) and ensuite bathroom with free-standing bath, shower and WC
- Bedroom 2: double bedroom
- Bedroom 3: twin bedroom
- Bedroom 4: bedroom with King-size bed, enclosed patio/veranda and adjacent bathroom with shower and WC
- Guest toilet
- Bedroom 5: bedroom with super King-size bed (can be made into a twin bedroom), single bed and full-size cot
- Bedroom 6: twin bedroom (+ optional extra single bed suitable for a child)
- Bedroom 7: bedroom with King-size bed
- Family bathroom with bath, shower and WC
Apartment (sleeps 2)
- Open plan kitchen/lounge/diner area with TV with freeview channels, DVD player and log stove
- Bedroom 8: bedroom with King-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, double sink, WC and bidet
- Private swimming pool (irregular shape, approximately 10m x 4m), fully alarmed and in gated area
- Hot tub
- Sun loungers
- Vine covered veranda with a bar, plenty of seating, and darts area
- Al fresco dining area
- Play area with swings and slides, sand pit
- 5-a-side football pitch
- Pedal go-karts
- Charcoal barbecue
- On-site resident ponies
- Air-conditioning (in apartment and one unit in villa)
- Smart TV with Netflix
- DVD player
- Pool table
- Football table
- PlayStation 4 Pro with small collection of games
- Toys and books
- Play pen
The villa is situated in a semi rural area just outside the pretty village of Menesterol and only 1km from the market town of Montpon-Menesterol. It is ideally placed for easy access to Bordeaux, St Emillion, Arcachon beach resort, Bergerac and Perigueux.
Montpon-Menesterol is situated on the banks of the River l’Isle which has a good range of traditional French shops including bakery, butchers, chocolatiers, bars, banks, post office, Tourist office, clothes shops, some excellent restaurants, 2 large supermarkets and a bustling weekly market every Wednesday morning. There is a train station running to Bordeaux and Perigueux. TGV connections are available from Bordeaux and Libourne.
The annual fireworks display on Bastille day (14th July).
During the month of August the town of Montpon becomes a fairground every evening for 3 consecutive nights, ending in a superb fireworks display at the park.
The Chandos leisure park is a few minutes walk from the villa and has a swimming lake with beach area and snack bar.
The large lake resorts of Lac Jemaye & Lac du Gurcon are both within a 20min drive. Montpon-Menesterol is only 5k from the A89 motorway. The nearest airports are Bergerac (50mins) and Bordeaux International (1hr).
With its prehistoric caves, fortified castles and picturesque villages the Dordogne valley has a lot to offer any visitor. Steeped in history going back thousands of years when Cro-Magnon man lived in the caves of the Périgord and left cave paintings in sites such as Lascaux and Les Eyzies, the region now boasts over 3 million visitors every year.
The diverse landscape of Atlantic coastline beaches boasts some of the best surfing in Europe, and Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europe's largest sand dune: the Dune de Pyla (or du Pilat), nearly 3 kilometres long, 500 metres wide and reaching 107 metres in height.
The city of Bordeaux is among the world's major wine industry centres. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the eighth century. Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. Saint-Émilion's history goes back to prehistoric times and is a World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque Churches, catacombs and the fantastic monolithic church made from a single block of stone.
For avid golfers, experience Chateau de Vigiers 18 hole, par 72 championship course designed by Donald Steel.
Local Activities – walking distance
Market town (morning markets each Wednesday)
Large park with swimming lake
Local Family Activities (within 60min drive)
3 swimming lakes with beaches
Indoor swimming pool with slide and toddler pool
Ice cream farm, milking demonstrations. During July and August the farm also has a children’s park, pedal go-kart track, huge maize field labyrinth, with Thursday evening market with food stalls and music.
Indoor jungle gym with restaurant
Night markets with live music, discos and entertainments
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport
Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux Airport
Nearest Train Station Gare De Montpon-Ménésterol
Nearest Village Ménestérol
Nearest Restaurant Ménestérol/Montpon-Ménestérol
Nearest Supermarket Casino
Nearest Golf Château des Vigiers
The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.
The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.
The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.