MAISON MONFLANQUIN

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Reference: FB-4705
Region: SW France
Location: In the scenic bastide village of Monflanquin. Witihin easy walking distance to all amenities in Monflanquin. Monflanquin is labelled one of the "plus beaux villages" of France, and is one of the best preserved examples of a Medieval bastide village.
Nearest Village: Picturesque villages of the Dordogne (Sarlat, Rocammadour, Beynac) - 1 hour. Rocammadour - 2 hours.
Nearest Town: Monflanquin is approximately 2 hours from both Bordeaux and Toulouse. Villeneuve sur Lot - 17km. Agen - 50km. Bergerac - 50km. Cahors - 71 km.
Department: Lot-et-Garonne (47) * Lot-et-Garonne (47)
Features: Maison Monflanquin is an architect-renovated 17th century farmhouse perfectly located in the scenic bastide village of Monflanquin. This spacious & pretty & recently renovated 4 bedroom house features a lovely large landscaped garden, and views to the south and west of Monflanquin. The house is located on a quiet street, just beyond where the village walls once stood. Maison Monflanquin is spacious and combines both comfort and convenience.
Occupancy:
Accommodates 8 guests
Bedrooms:
This property has 4 bedrooms
Bedroom Info:
2 rooms with double beds, 2 rooms with twin beds.
Bathrooms:
This property has 4 bathrooms
Bathroom Info:
3 full bathrooms + 1 powder room: 2 ensuite bathrooms with showers, 1 bathroom with tub
Description: Renovated in 2010, Maison Monflanquin now features a beautifully renovated gourmet kitchen with doors leading out to the garden and dining terrace. The kitchen is attached to the dining room, large living room with fireplace and wood floors, 4 renovated bedrooms & bathrooms, and new upstairs mezzanine study/exercise room. The furnishings and decor combine traditional French with modern comfort and convenience. The house has been beautifully remodelled with attention to detail, taste, and quality.
The living room is sunny and features a fireplace, beautifully refinished wood floors with area rugs, and it is furnished with a mix of local antique pieces and comfortable new furniture, including a leather couch, several chairs, a large coffee table, and an antique bookcase. For your entertainment, you will find a TV, stereo CD /cassette, and DVD player (Euro DVDs only). The dining room has a large antique wood table & chairs for 6-8 guests, and now connects to a beautiful new gourmet kitchen featuring a Lacanche stove & oven, all good quality appliances, breakfast bar and French doors leading out to the outdoor dining terrace and garden.
Accommodations:
New skylights have been added to the back corridor leading to the bedrooms and bathrooms to fill the house with natural sunlight. Four new renovated bedrooms and bathrooms were renovated in 2010, and one of the bedrooms features a French door leading to the east patio. Two bedrooms have double beds and ensuite bathrooms, and the other two rooms each have twin (2 single) beds, which can be pushed together and made up as a large double bed on request. Upstairs a bright new mezzanine room has been added - an ideal quiet room for reading, study, exercise or extra guests. There are two ensuite bathrooms: one with a shower and the other with tub-shower. Bedrooms 3 & 4 share a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. In addition, there is an extra guest bathroom/powder room.
Exterior: The house has a lovely large landscaped garden of about 1/2 acre surrounded by fencing, and views to the south and west. The garden is equipped with new patio furniture and a Weber kettle BBQ, and boules and lawn darts games.
Equipment:
Dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, gourmet Lacanche stove & oven, and washing machine, Ipod/MP3 hookup, plus stereo CD /cassette, TV and DVD player (Euro DVDs only). Free Wifi internet & telephone. BBQ, patio furniture. New in 2010: all new plumbing & hot water heating, new roof, new heat pump, plus an amazing new kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and upstairs mezzanine.
Comments:
Recommended reading: From here you can't see Paris: Seasons of a French village and its restaurant. Author: Michael S. Sanders. An amusing story about an American who moves to the region with his family, and the setting is a restaurant in the nearby village of Les Arcs, near Monflanquin.
Reviews: I wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely fantastic time in Monflanquin! The house was beautiful and spaciousand just great! We spent our days visiting other towns/villages in the area. It was wonderful! We really loved SW France, and enjoyed exploring all the picturesque villages. Everyone we met was king, helpful, and generous. Our week in Paris was great, too, but the week in Monflanquin was our favorite. We were so impressed by the beauty of the country, and can't wait to go back very soon. P. Thune. Des Moines, Iowa. September 2013.
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Thanks so much for all your help, We had a great time in France at Maison Monflanquin and we already miss being there and riding our bikes. We can't wait to return next year. We are already dreaming of being there again and talk about France every day! Thanks for everything. See you next year. J. Maples. Huntsville AL. July 2010.
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We loved this rental house in SW France. It was perfect for our 3 week stay. Thank you very much for your thorough and professional services. We would not hesitate to use France Bound again and I have referred your company to many friends already. We loved the house in Monflaquin and have talked about going back there. Next time we will try to stay longer, because we want to see and do everything and find time to relax too. We realize that it was the quiet times at home that we all enjoyed the most and found the most restful. Our favourite dinners were barbeques at home on the terrace, while enjoying the lovely garden and fabulous sunsets.The weather was beautiful, but a bit hot, so we often went to the community pool to cool off. I know the owners are planning a renovation this year, but the house is already sapcious, practical and very well equipped, as well as charming and conveniently located. During our stay, we enjoyed the Monflaquin Medieval festival. Everyone was in costume, there were craftspeople and merchants, musicians and jugglers, food, parades etc., all day and night for two days. It was fabulous and we had a a lot of fun. We are so glad you recommended a stay in the Aquitaine region, which was new for us and is now a favourite place to be. We really enjoyed the peacefulness of the area...mot so many tourists as other areas. We also enjoyed kayaking, cycling, and the caves in the Dordogne were a highlight. We liked the local wines too, especially the Bergerac roses.
M. Clarke-Scott. Vancouver. Aug 2009
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We had a great trip. The house and little town of Monflanquin were great. We walked into town every day, and to eat at night. We cycled early almost every morning and we were very excited to see Lance Armstrong riding in the Tour de France. The weather was great, and we can't wait to return. Thanks for everything. Young/Maples July/05
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Local Info:
Monflanquin has been named 'un des plus beau 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 m 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 regional tourist office is there, as well as the bastide museum, which tells the story of these types of villages and life in the Middle Ages. The village is more than a scenic and historic spot. It is a thriving community and regional centre, and has a number of bakeries, grocery stores and other facilities, all within easy walking distance (2-10 minutes) of the house. The local wine cooperative, Cave des Sept Monts, is a 5 minute walk from the house. The town has banks, post office and a number of other services, as well as a community sports and recreation centre. Monflanquin population - 2341.
Nearest Airport:
Bergerac, Agen - 48km
Map Link: click to view map
Activities: The village of Monflanquin and the surrounding area abound with activities, festivals and sights. Within a 2 hour drive of the house is a cornucopia of exciting things to do and see. Bicycles can be rented in the village.
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Price estimates & Rental Information
Please Note: All web site prices are estimates only and subject to change. Please contact France Bound for an individual quote based on specific rental dates and current exchange rates.
Price Estimate: $1200-$2000 per week, depending on dates & exchange rates.
Arrival Day: Saturday
Minimum Stay: 1 week
Conditions:
No pets. No smoking.
Rental Period:
1 week

 

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