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Renovated Luxury Villa in Medieval Southern French Village

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A unique renovated home, in the Village but with private gardens and patios.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Stunning architect-renovated four bedroom villa with half acre of immaculate grounds to relax in. Located in Monflanquin, 'un des plus beaux villages de France' with all the attractions and facilities within easy walk, yet offers your own privacy and space.

* Newly renovated with completely updated kitchen and bathrooms
* Four spacious bedrooms, two with full ensuite bathrooms. Separate yoga studio and computer area in the loft.
* Stone patios wrap around three sides of the house so you can follow (or hide from) the sun.
* Newly renovated kitchen with hand-built Lacanche stove, granite counters, slate floors etc. etc. Enjoy your gastronomic creations in the large dining room, breakfast bar or through the door to the patio.
* Views of the hilltop medieval village and surrounding countryside
* Local markets, bakeries, restaurants, public swimming pool, walking paths, tourist information bureau all within easy walk of the house.
* All amenities included (linens, towels, telephone (with unlimited free North American calls), WiFi, TV, DVD, CD with iPod connect etc).

Monflanquin has been named 'un des plus beaux villages de France' and it is one of the best preserved examples of a medieval bastide village. These villages were established across this part of France in the 13th century by feuding nobles to defend their territory. Monflanquin is at the top of a 180 metre hill, providing views of the surrounding countryside, including the famous Chateau Biron. Monflanquin is renowned for its treed central market square which remains much as it has since the Middle Ages. It features a farmers' market every Thursday and the historic buildings surrounding the square contain a selection of good restaurants, bars and other commercial enterprises.

The local countryside is covered with rolling hills, many topped with small chateaux. It is ideal for cycle touring or hiking, or just driving around. Water sports are available nearby, with a large municipal pool open every summer, kayaking or canoeing on the Dordogne or the Lot, plus the Walabi water park near Agen provide thrills for the kids.

Wine is an important local and regional product. You can enjoy dozens of local AOC wines, including Bergerac, Cahors, Duras, Monbazillac, Pecharmant and many others, and tour the vineyeards of the top local producers. The famous Medoc chateaux such as Petrus or Lafite are about two hours away by car, and St. Emillion is even closer.

The Bastide museum is located in Place des Arcades in Monflanquin. It provides lots of information about the creation of these 'new towns' in the Middle Ages and the roles they played in the centuries long conflicts between the English and the French kings for control of this rich territory.

Prehistory is an important local attraction. The world-famous cave paintings are within an hour's drive at Lasceaux, and the prehistory museum in Les Esseyes is also popular and well known.

Chateau Biron and Chateau Bonaguille are the two largest local castles, minutes away from Monflanquin by car. They offer tours, and many special events are put on in the summer.

Top 14 Rugby is back in Agen, about 40 minutes to the south of Monflanquin. Rugby is the main sport in the Southwest and the top French league attracts many of the world's best players. SU Agen is one of the most famous French teams with a large and enthusiastic local and national following. Local rugby teams, including US Monflanquin also provide excitement and an insight into an important part of local culture.
The world famous Tour de France takes place in July every year, and the tough mountain stages through the Pyrenees are only a couple of hours away. Although the route changes every year, sometime the race passes quite close by, once it ran right through Monflanquin itself.





Keywords: village house with garden, large house with acreage, villa, maison de maitre,

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Adjacent historic lavoir/wash area, look up to medieval hillside village....moreless

  • Rural:

    House and patios look out over rolling hills, fields and orchards of Lot et Garonne...moreless

  • Village:

    Historic medieval bastide village of Monflanquin, 'un des plus beau villages de France'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,200
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Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€950

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bergerac
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar des Arcades
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Monsempron-Libos
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Mas des Oliviers

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We have enjoyed vacationing and visiting France for many years, especially the south west. We were staying with friends who rented a ville just outside of Monflanquin, and fell in love with the area, the town and the house. We have finally finished the renovations which allow us to enjoy the ancient (200 plus years old) house while having all modern conveniences. Our neighbours have become our friends and every time we spend time we appreciate the French way or life and way of looking at the world.

Why the Owner Chose Monflanquin:
Food, wine and rugby. All are available in abundance, and are of the highest quality. Whether we cook for ourselves, or enjoy the local restaurants, we enjoy some of the finest food in the world. The butter alone is magical, and the local products available at the markets in Monflanquin and neighbouring towns are unlike anything available in North America.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We have the rare privilege of living in a house which is close enough to the village to be able to take part in anything that is going on, while the property is large enough that we can enjoy a quiet meal or just relax on the lawn or patio after a glass or two of the fine local wine (or perhaps a Floc de Gascogne). We also have the pleasure of cooking a la francaise on the Lacanche Chagny, although having such a fine instrument does make it much more difficult to blame the stove for any less than perfect dishes. The large property allows us to putter in our rose and iris beds, enjoy the flowers from a wide variety of shrubs and the shade of the trees on our property. We love cycling and spend time in the rolling farm land around the area - there is still so much to discover. The location is unique when it comes to wines as our area borders on a number of excellent wine growing areas: famous Bordeaux to the north west, Bergerac to the north, east is the Cahor region with its dark, fragrant reds, south you'll find Madiran and Buzet. We have discovered what 'terroir' really means when the foods from local farmers is matched with the local wines.


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Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • A unique renovated home, in the Village but with private gardens and patios.

    A unique renovated home, in the Village but with private gardens and patios.

  • Kitchen and dining area.  Door to north patio.

    Kitchen and dining area. Door to north patio.

  • New kitchen with granite counters and Lacanche professional quality gas stove.

    New kitchen with granite counters and Lacanche professional quality gas stove.

  • View from dining room window into front garden.

    View from dining room window into front garden.

  • View of front door from front hall.

    View of front door from front hall.

  • View from sitting room.

    View from sitting room.

  • Ensuite bathroom to Chambre 1.

    Ensuite bathroom to Chambre 1.

  • Ensuite bathroom to Chambre 2.

    Ensuite bathroom to Chambre 2.

  • Bathroom #3.  Full Bathroom with Italian style walk in shower.

    Bathroom #3. Full Bathroom with Italian style walk in shower.

  • Stairs to yoga studio.

    Stairs to yoga studio.

  • Spring view with lilacs in full bloom.

    Spring view with lilacs in full bloom.

  • View of north grounds

    View of north grounds

  • Side yard with patio and doors to dining room and Chambre 4.

    Side yard with patio and doors to dining room and Chambre 4.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with view of village through oval window.

    Fully equipped kitchen with view of village through oval window.

  • Dining room with east facing view. New high efficiency wood stove for winter use

    Dining room with east facing view. New high efficiency wood stove for winter use

  • View from dining room through front hall to sitting room.

    View from dining room through front hall to sitting room.

  • Sitting room.  Bright and south facing.

    Sitting room. Bright and south facing.

  • Chambre 1.  Bright with ensuite bath, walk in Italian style shower and closets.

    Chambre 1. Bright with ensuite bath, walk in Italian style shower and closets.

  • Chambre 2.  Includes 3 piece ensuite bathroom.

    Chambre 2. Includes 3 piece ensuite bathroom.

  • Chambre 3 with walk in closet.

    Chambre 3 with walk in closet.

  • Chambre #4 with doors to north garden and patio.

    Chambre #4 with doors to north garden and patio.

  • Upper floor yoga studio with skylights.

    Upper floor yoga studio with skylights.

  • Front patio and grounds

    Front patio and grounds

  • View of our rooftop from village.

    View of our rooftop from village.

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