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Attractive Montpon Menesterol Cottage

Property ref: S114695

About this property

Swim in a solar heated pool and relax on a vine-covered veranda at the Domaine des Champs, a large luxury 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, cable TV and pool table, as well a “dressing-up” clothes and game consoles 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 14 adults and 10 children with the option of renting out an annex apartment able to sleep extra 2 guests bringing the total capacity up to 26. 
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 (40 min) and Bordeaux (50 min).

The villa is situated in a semi rural area just outside the pretty village of Menesterol and only 1k 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. TVG connections are available from Bordeaux and Libourne.
The large annual fireworks display on Bastille day (14th July).

The last weekend in August the town of Montpon becomes a fairground every evening for 3 consecutive nights, ending in a superb fireworks display at the park.

The Chandois leisure park is a few minutes walk from the villa and has a swimming lake and beach, snack bar, skating park, fishing lake, canoeing (river L’Isle) and motor boat hire, crazy golf, family sized go-karts, bike hire and a fantastic fireworks display in August.
 
There is also a large outdoor public swimming pool just outside the town centre. The large lake resorts of Lac Jemaye & Lac du Gurcon are both within a 15min drive. Montpon-Menesterol is only 5k from the A89 motorway. The nearest airports are Bergerac (40mins) and Bordeaux International (50mins).

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)
Shops
Restaurants
Bars
River walks
Large park with swimming lake
Canoeing
Fishing
Pedaloes
Electric boats
Pedal Go-Karting (small to family size)
Crazy Golf
Public outdoor swimming pool
Cinema
Historical sites
Indoor bouncy castle play centre

Local Family Activities (within 30min drive)
Go-Kart racing
Laser play
Paint balling
Horse riding
3 swimming lakes with beaches
Canoeing/Kayaking
Indoor swimming pool with slide and toddler pool
Tree climbing
Ice cream farm, milking demonstrations. The farm also has children’s park, pedal go-kart track, huge maize field labyrinth, night market with food stalls and disco every Thursday evening during July August.
Indoor jungle gym with restaurant
Bowling
Night markets with live music, discos and entertainments
Night clubs
Restaurants
Bars
Cinemas

Accommodation

1) Villa and Apartment (16 adults and 10 children)
The villa including the apartment can sleep up to 26 people (made up of 16 adults and 10 children plus cots) in 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
2) Villa Only (14 adults and 10 children)
The villa excluding the apartment can sleep up to 24 people (made up of 14 adults and 10 children plus cots) in 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Villa (sleeps 24 : 14 adults + 10 children)
Ground Floor
- Entrance hall with double doors
- Toilet
- Bedroom 1 with double bed, enclosed patio and en-suite shower
- Bedroom 2: children’s dormitory with en-suite bathroom (8 children)
- Bedroom 3 with twin beds
- Bedroom 4 with double bed, en-suite with patio doors to veranda (wheel chair friendly)
- Bedroom 5 with double bed
- Grand salon
- Kitchen
- Cinema room

1st Floor
- Bedroom 6: family room with super king-size bed, 1 single bed suitable for a child + full size cot
- Bedroom 7 with double bedroom
- Bedroom 8 with twin bedroom (+optional extra single bed suitable for a child)
- Family bathroom

All rooms have original exposed beams to ceilings.

Apartment (sleeps 2)
Opening out to the Mediterranean court yard, the apartment is fitted out to the same high standard of the villa. It has an open plan kitchen/lounge/dinner area, one large en-suite bedroom. It also has air conditioning, heating, a log stove for winter, Wi-Fi, TV with free-view channels and DVD player.
Outside Grounds
Outside you can relax on the vine covered veranda which has a bar, plenty of seating, and darts area. The Mediterranean courtyard provides a large dining area with 3m table. There is a large gas barbecue and fire pit.
The fully alarmed solar heated pool is enclosed in its own tropical garden with a vine-covered dining area, plenty of sun beds, and shaded sandpit. The villa is fully equipped for children of all ages with toys, books, games console and  ‘dressing up’ clothes. Outside is a play area with swings, slides, 5-aside football pitch and go-karts, bikes, sandpit, trampoline and outdoor theatre.

There is a fully fenced pond with duck and chickens in the Summer that the children are invited to feed, alongside two petting ponies. There is a brand new table tennis table and football table to be enjoyed.
Onsite facilities - Indoor

Pool table
Football table
Dressing up clothes
Toys
Books
Games console
Cinema room with 3m screen
PlayStation
WII
Cable TV
DVD
Onsite facilities - Outdoor
Swimming pool
Children’s play park
Trampoline
Table tennis
Swing Tennis
Pétanque
Pedal Go-Karts
Football
Archery
Darts
Baby & Toddler Equipment
Cots
High chairs
Changing table
Books
Toys
Playpen
DooMoo Beanbag

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  • Gare SNCF de Montpon-Ménestérol
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  • Site archéologique de Montcaret
    12 miles
  • Le Comptoir de Genès
    13.5 miles
  • Château Pressac
    15 miles
  • Chateau Soutard
    17 miles
  • Château La Croizille
    17 miles
  • Atelier De Candale
    17 miles
  • Chateau des Vigiers
    17 miles
  • Chateau Troplong Mondot
    17 miles
  • Cloître des Cordeliers
    17.5 miles

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