Le Mas

Sainte Croix, Dordogne
Self-catering


Go completely Dordogne in this elegantly renovated farmhouse with views, a beautiful private swimming pool and large garden

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

The
Experience

At the end of a country lane curving through forest and field, a cluster of 16th-century farm buildings has been transformed into a luxurious retreat by Rupert and Franck who live in the former tobacco barn nearby. They are thoughtful and generous hosts who haven’t forgotten a thing you may need.You stay in the honey-hued stone farmhouse – light and spacious with a big kitchen for group cooking (although the private chef is popular), a table made for long conversations, toys and games for children and heaps of books.Outside find fruit trees, a veg and herb garden (help yourself), a sheltered ‘summer kitchen’ in an old barn, a private pool with wonderful views and lavender and jasmine scenting the air. This is a fuss free, relaxing sort of place, best for families.

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We think you'll love

  • Hiring the private chef
  • Getting deliveries every morning from the local artisan baker
  • Being taken to and from the restaurant in the next-door
Le Mas - Gallery

Home truths

  • There’s another holiday property on site
  • You need to drive to shops and some restaurants

Essentials

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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: For Sawday's guests: - For Sawday's guests: Book 5 star Le Mas and a delicious bottle of wine from a local chateau will be awaiting you on arrival.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 2km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €295
Weekly price
from €2065
Damage deposit
€300
1 House for 12
From €2958 beds6 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a wonderful stay at Le Mas. It is a beautiful property and you can tell it is a labour of love for Rupert and Franck. It is very high end and all the details are taken care of. We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Le Mas!

Kevin & anita, Vancouver, bc canada

Le Mas is a little piece of paradise in the Dordogne and our week there was absolute bliss. Rupert and Franck have done a superb job of renovating the house - it is exquisitely decorated, brilliantly equipped (especially if you have children with you) and so comfortable - they really have thought of everything. The views from every window are stunning and the perfect backdrop to lying by the pool or eating dinner in the summer kitchen. We didn't want to leave and loved it so much that we have already booked it for three weeks again next summer!

Kate, London

Absolutely stunning villa in a beautiful setting. The attention to detail is second to none, we really didn't want to come home!

Alexandra, Oswestry

We had the most brilliant holiday in this amazing farmhouse set in the most wonderful countryside. Spacious and beautifully designed with every comfort imaginable. The pool is large and there are lots of games for adults and children to enjoy. Can't recommend it enough.

Glynis, Nottingham

This is without doubt the nicest holiday home I have ever rented. The house has been beautifully restored in superb taste and is maintained to a very high standard. Every detail has been thought through and the house is extremely well equipped - good quality and plentiful kitchenware, fun games for children and adults inside and out (table tennis, archery, badminton, pool inflatables), comfy deckchairs and sunloungers positioned in perfect spots around the garden etc. Rupert & Franck are responsive, helpful and charming hosts. It doesn't get any better!

Katie, London

From the moment we drove up the white gravel drive (after 2x five hour epic drives from Calais), Le Mas et Le Mazet welcomed us with open and relaxed, luxurious arms! Rupert and Frank have thought of everything: an elegant, useable interior space with a well stocked kitchen, a generous (and uncannily useful) welcome hamper of local produce and a library of books and games for all ages. Their beds are second to none comfort wise and again their eye for detail matters - White Company toiletries and loads of soft towels. Run out of space to wax lyrical on its charming location...just go!

Elizabeth, London

What an amazing place!! So relaxing even with the rain there was plenty of space to still sit outside undercover to read and chill. Every evening we ate outside to enjoy the views. There was 8 of us on this visit and we all slept so well the bedding and pillows so comfortable. Without a doubt we would return for another relax! Rupert and Franck are the perfect hosts, nothing was too much bother, always happy for a chat if wanted or advice on where the best markets are to go to. My advice is just book and enjoy , but you might have to beat us to it! 😀

Kirstin, Brighton

Simply Idyllic! What Rupert and Franck have created in Le Mas & Le Mazet is the perfect retreat for a chilled holiday. We haven't had such a relaxing experience for a long time. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside, with the most amazing crimson sunsets, Le Mas / Mazet is a piece of paradise. The hospitality shown by the guys is fantastic, but subtle - allowing you to relax, and enjoy the tranquility of the French countryside. Sit back and enjoy the country views, use the summer kitchen, relax by / in the pool - or go for a walk or a leisurely drive. Ah yes, we'll be back! Bien sur!

Ronan, Bray, wicklow

What a find! We have just returned from a magical week at Le Mas. Eight adults and a 10-month old baby gathered from across the globe to celebrate my 40th birthday and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect winter paradise. The house interiors have been beautifully designed with a sophisticated contemporary tone - often difficult to come across in rural France. Rupert and Franck have thought of EVERYTHING so all you need to do is show up, and relax! If you do wish to venture out, Rupert has you covered with A* recommendations for food, wine, massages, truffles hunting... Perfection.

Rebekah, London

My fiancée and I stayed here over the winter whilst searching for a wedding venue. It is beautifully decorated, gorgeous comfy beds, hot power shower, a fantastic log fire for the winter months (and heating!) and beautiful views to enjoy. There is an excellent kitchen stocked with any equipment you could possibly need. Frank and Rupert were incredibly welcoming and went out of their way to help us with dinner reservations and potential wedding venue suggestions! One of the best places I have ever stayed in the Dordogne, we will definitely be back!

Sophie, London

Our best travel friends joined us at Le Mas late this spring. Though seasoned travelers all, they agreed with us that Le Mas was the finest blend of creature comforts, peaceful isolation and convenient location imaginable. Rupert and Franck were discrete hosts, but always available and eager to share their recommendations and enthusiasm for this, our favorite region of France. The house was impeccable, the kitchen expertly outfitted, and the renovations designed to balance gathering space and privacy for all. No detail was overlooked. We could not have asked for more.

Kathleen

We loved staying at Le Mas and wanted to say just how impressed we were with not just the property, views and location, but with your attention to detail and care with which you run it. It is so refreshing to find such a clean, beautifully designed and well equipped home to adopt for a week and a wonderful bonus to meet two such lovely guys at the same time. We honestly couldn't recommend Le Mas et Le Mazet with any greater candor.

Gina, Kent

In the middle of the Dordogne countryside we stayed at this beautifully restored farmhouse. The two (charming) owners have put all their energy, love and taste into restoring the house into a luxurious place to stay. They have managed to keep many of the old elements of the house such as the big fireplace, the old beams and the sandstone walls that make the house extremely homely. The owners were very hospitable (without intruding in any way) and went out of their way to make our stay as memorable as possible. We made great hikes in the region. We will definitely return to this lovely place

Susan, Amsterdam

I had a wonderful stay at Le Mas and Le Mazet. Rupert and Franck were friendly and accommodating hosts, and had many useful suggestions about what to do/where to eat in this richly interesting and historic region. The property itself was beautiful with a combination of scenic views and French style (the bathrooms were particularly modern). Everything was impeccably clean. Outside was equally pretty, with the pool (which was of perfect size for cooling off) looking over the hills where we routinely saw kestrels and butterflies. The thoughtful Summer Kitchen allowed us to make the most of this.

Ceri, Swindon

The house is beautifully restored and has everything you need, with a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining table and wonderful fire place for long evenings and good conversations. Also the summer kitchen and outdoor BBQ next to the the swimming pool are a delight and the the views all around are just stunning. Our room was huge and the spotlessly clean bathroom featured a wonderful shower, stylish bathtub, delicious soaps and fluffy towels. The bed was just heaven, even more luxurious than in some of the best hotels we have stayed in! We will definitely be back!

Martine, Amsterdam

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Location

The neighbourhood

From the house, you can glimpse the hamlet of Sainte-Croix with its 12th-century church, 2km away; otherwise, you're surrounded by nothing but glorious countryside. The nearest restaurant in Montferrand du Périgord, is 3km away. Ask your hosts for advice on local activities - this includes hikes, horse-riding and bike hire, as well as river canoeing and swimming. Within 15 minutes’ drive (9km) are two bastide towns, Monpazier and Beaumont. Both have weekly markets, restaurants and shops; Beaumont has an Intermarche supermarket and a night market in summer.

Local points of interest from Rupert Springfield

  • The Daily Telegraph stayed here in October 2016 and has reviewed us with a score of 9/10 (go to our website, click on the Telegraph logo at the bottom of the page). The French Ministry of Tourism has awarded Le Mas with 5 stars, and Le Mazet with 4 stars
  • There is a great 30 minute walk from the house past a 12th century church with original wall paintings, through a wood to a ruined castle towering over a beautiful Dordogne village, ending at a restaurant serving drinks and delicious food.
  • We can arrange for a private chef to come and cook a fantastic French meal with local ingredients and wine, and his wife serves and clears up, so you don't have to!We also have a local baker deliver here every morning so you can stay longer in bed.
  • Le Mas & Le Mazet are between Monpazier and Beaumont, both beautiful bastide (fortified) towns built by Edward I of England. They have restaurants, shops, café terraces and artisan bakeries. In the summer there is a great night market at Beaumont
  • The garden is full of fruit trees which you are welcome to pluck and you'll find home-made jams and produce in your welcome pack. For fresh fruit and veg there are markets in the surrounding towns most days of the week.
  • Situated on top of a hill, the houses offer stunning uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and the 12th century church, whose bells you can hear across the valley.

Introducing

Rupert Springfield

Rupert worked for many years for charities and as an antique dealer; his Dutch husband Franck was a theater producer for Cirque du Soleil. The farmhouse was completely renovated in 2016 by the interior designer Joris van Grinsven, who respected the history and character of the building but brought it bang up to date.