Chartreuse de Montfort

Carsac Aillac, Dordogne
+44 (0)7788 163847
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A family retreat high above the river Dordogne and deep in woodland - with heated pool, games room and village restaurants a stroll away


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Head off on one of the woodland paths to watch for birds, go down to the river for a dip and to the village for breakfast bread; for dinner head to L’Angelus.

There’s space for everyone to spread out on the back terrace with its great, green views and glimpses of the Dordogne and around the fenced pool below. Indoors too, over two long, low floors, you’ve a big, comfy sitting room and roomy half-basement with simple TV and games rooms and a laundry room. Bedrooms are in two wings so work well for two families; this is a practical, unfussy kind of place, complete with nursery and home office too.

Nearby Carsac and medieval Sarlat have great weekly food markets – come back with baskets of barbecue goodies or confit de canard, cèpes and foie gras. Hire bikes and pedal the Sarlat/Cazoulès Greenway or canoes for a river trip; take time to be still.

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We think you'll love

  • The wonderful view over the valley
  • The 15-minute stroll down to the river
  • Walking through the woods to pretty Montfort and the patisserie
Chartreuse de Montfort - Gallery

You should know

  • The 1km track to the house is steep and bendy
  • There’s no lawn but the flat parking area is good for games


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €464
Weekly price
from €3250
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From €4646 bedrooms


Bring your teenagers here and set them free to swim, play football or ping pong, wander on foot or bicycle through the woods and, when exhausted, simply enjoy the wonderful, extensive view over the Dordogne valley. Bedrooms and bathrooms are simple but this place would be great for two or one extensive/extended family, with plenty of living space for all and good dining areas inside and out.

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The neighbourhood

Walking and cycling trails criss-cross the area. It’s a 20-minute downhill walk (7 minutes’ drive) into the attractive village of Montfort with its bakery, 3 restaurants and bars and 10-minutes’ drive to Carsac’s beautiful Jardins d’Eau, its shops, doctor, dentist, eateries and thriving Sunday market. Lovely, popular Sarlat - 15-minutes’ drive, or take the bus – has great Wednesday and Saturday markets. Carlux Zoo is also a 15-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Kate Campbell

  • The area is simply wonderful. The old town, dating from medieval and renaissance times, is a pleasure to visit, especially during the spring and autumn. If you can catch the early morning sunshine on the yellow sandstone buildings, so much the better
  • After a bike ride or a canoe trip on the Dordogne with your family, enjoy some special time in the air!Fly over the Périgord noir in a microlight aircraft, enjoy an exceptional panorama on a paraglider, or if you’re really adventurous, go for a freefall.
  • Private and safe in our hillside chartreuse with magnificent views. Fully restored and renovated, with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a nursery. Our pool overlooks the dordogne river and valley, a view we never get bored of, the morning mist is magical.
  • The medieval, picturesque town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is a 15 minute drive, with all its shops, pavement cafés, restaurants, supermarkets and traditional weekly street markets. Some of france's best rock climbing spots and top wine region for wine tasting.
  • So much to see with many historical sights and famous gardens to visit, a short drive from the house. Walking distance to fresh village bakers, shops & cafe's. Also medieval chateaux & fortified dwellings, many caves with traces of prehistoric civilisation
  • Free WIFI, UK TV in our snug, games, forest walks, cycle paths, beautiful chatter of birdlife from our forest and the occasional wildlife visit the house. Such a sanctuary of peace, but also brimming with activity options for the more active.


Kate Campbell

The owners have long loved France and bought the Chartreuse in 2016 so that they could spend time together there every year and share their wooded Dordogne retreat with Francophile guests. Daughter Kate takes the bookings, and their good friend Matthew who lives locally will gladly answer any questions during your stay.