Le Mas and Le Mazet Dordogne Residence

dordogne, southwest france
6 bedroom - 6 bath
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€635 - €1,350 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This restored 16th century farmhouse and cottage has historic wooden beams, huge fireplaces and a private, heated saltwater pool in an idyllic rural setting. It sleeps up to 13. The center of the house is the wood-beamed, terracotta-floored kitchen with a large dining table where everyone can eat great food together (cooked by a private chef if you wish!). The residence includes a separate 1-bedroom cottage (Le Mazet) that’s perfect for grandparents, nannies or teens. The private garden is peaceful and serene, with no close neighbors except the hosts - they live in the grounds and will be on hand to offer concierge services such as booking restaurants, bike rentals, Pilates or yoga sessions, massages and wine tasting. What’s more, a baker delivers fresh baguettes and croissants in the morning for a true taste of the French boulangerie.

Why Kids Love it

The estate is perfect for children of all ages. There are lots of toys, games, books , DVDs and outdoor games, as well as the private, heated pool with a safety cover. Outdoor games include soccer, kids’ archery, boules, badminton and table tennis. The sitting room, kitchen and summer kitchen are all great family spaces, large enough for playing. There is a flat screen satellite TV with English channels, a DVD player and a portable speaker so you can hook your phone, tablet or laptop to via Bluetooth. Travel cots, high chairs (in the kitchen and in the summer kitchen), anti-slip mats for the bath etc. are all provided on request. Day trips could include the cave paintings at Lascaux (1 hr, 10 minutes); the medieval castle Castelnaud-la-Chapelle Castle (45 minutes); and Park Archéologique de Beynac (50 minutes), a reconstructed Neolithic village.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week from Saturday to Saturday (April to October). From November to March the minimum stay is 6 nights. From September to May, smaller families may book the main house Le Mas independently, sleeping 10, without the additional 1-bedroom cottage of Le Mazet. See custom payment and cancellation policies below. Safety notes: there are 2 ungated staircases in Le Mas, and one in Le Mazet. There are twin bedrooms for children downstairs in Le Mas. Outside there are steps leading down to the pool area. The pool is ungated, but as required by French law, has a security feature of an electric hard cover which can hold the weight of children. The saltwater pool uses the process of electrolysis to purify the water instead adding chlorine and it is heated. This means softer water and fewer risks for allergies and irritation to eyes and skin. All the beds will be made up and bath and swimming pool towels for everyone in the bathrooms. There are hard and soft pillows on each side of the bed. There are feather or microfiber duvets and blankets available. There is parking for 4 cars.

About the Location

This residence is located just outside the village of Sainte-Croix in The Dordogne, south-west France. This region is a fantastic vacation destination for families. Steeped in history, there are over 1000 castles to visit, prehistoric caves to explore and markets selling delicious local produce and wine. The Dordogne is famous for its truffles, foie gras, strawberries and Bergerac wine. The picturesque countryside is ideal for beautiful walks, canoeing down the rivers or cycling to different villages. Monpazier is a charming medieval town (12 minutes away) built by Edward I of England. Beaumont is the same distance and just as old; in the summer you can visit the evening food market and sit under the stars at long tables in the town square, eat food from stalls and dance the night away to live music. Bergerac Airport is 35 minutes away and Bordeaux, Toulouse and Limoges airports are all within 2.5 hours’ drive. There is also the TGV fast train from Paris to Bordeaux or Libourne, where rental cars are available.

Accommodation Details

The house and cottage have a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Le Mazet is a separate 1-bedroom cottage in the garden of Le Mas, with a sitting room and open kitchen, a kingsize bedroom and an ensuite bathroom. The main house Le Mas has 5 bedrooms (3 king size, 2 twins), each with an ensuite bathroom. On the ground floor is the 55m² kitchen and a living room (with a roaring fire, logs provided), 3 sofas and doors to the pool. At either end of this floor are the 2 twin rooms, 1 of which can accommodate an additional single bed taking the sleep count up to 13. Upstairs are the 2 king size master bedrooms, both with large ensuites with a soaking tub and a walk-in shower, as well as the other king size bedroom. Outside there is a summer kitchen with a dining table seating 12, a kitchen with a sink, Smeg fridge and a Weber 3 burner gas barbecue (gas provided). The 10 x 5 m pool (open from April to October) is saltwater, heated with an electric cover.

Style Notes

Historic luxury. Le Mas and Le Mazet date back to the 16th century with beautiful honey-colored stone walls, thick wooden beams, massive fireplaces and heaps of character. It has been renovated to respect the history and character of the building but brought into the 21st century to create a comfortable, stylish and luxurious vacation home. Design furniture, hotel-style beds and amazing attention-to-detail all ensure that you'll have a fantastic stay. We love the centuries-old larder and stone évier (sink) built into the exposed stone walls in the kitchen; the traditional window shutters and the slick contemporary bathrooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 king
5 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Rupert S.
Member since November 21, 2019
Rupert moved from England to Amsterdam when he was 25 and ran his own antique shop for 5 years before going on to be the head of fundraising for the Dutch breast cancer charity. Franck was a theater producer, first traveling throughout Europe producing Cirque du Soleil for 7 years and then producing musicals and events in the Netherlands. We decided in 2015 to leave the beautiful city of Amsterdam and our careers and to move to the Dordogne - swopping one UNESCO World Heritage site for another! When we drove up the long drive to Le Mas for the first time, we realized how special the place was and how amazing it could become. We love its history, character and charm and the beautiful countryside all around it, with all the wildlife, peace and tranquility it offers. This part of France is not only beautiful, but has exemplary food and wine, culture and history. We have converted a tobacco drying barn on the property into our own home and renovated Le Mas & Le Mazet, and are very proud of how beautiful and comfortable they have become. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Dordogne, Southwest France

The green heart of France

The rural farming heart of France is a fantastic destination for a family getaway, amid fields of sunflowers and pretty market towns. The Dordogne river itself is good for canoeing and swimming, and there are castles and chateaux to explore, caves painted with prehistoric images and, this being France, sensational food.