Maison Montruf

Peyzac-le-Moustier, Dordogne
+33 (0)6 84 09 11 06

An impressive limestone house on three levels created within the ruins of an ancient village with uninterrupted views of the Vézère valley


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The heart of the house is the kitchen/dining room with a huge stone fireplace, oak table and all the cooking kit you might need, plus a gas fired chargrill, central island and big American style fridge. Just a few steps away is one of the terraces overlooking the pool and garden – a shady spot for lunch. Thick walls keep the sitting rooms cool and there are games and books for the odd inclement day.

Teenagers will adore the games room with pool table and board games, TV and DVDs, but mostly you’ll be out of doors: an acre of stunning garden is all yours with a heated saltwater swimming pool, plenty of places to sit or eat, comfortable sun beds, table tennis and two barbecues for long evenings of convivial fun and good food. The pigeonnier is a grand spot for a sundowner.

Bedrooms are spread across the three floors: all are very comfortable with crisp cotton sheets and their own shower rooms – one has a claw foot bath.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much space inside and out and feeling totally private
  • All the walks, both serious and not so serious, from the door
  • Exploring historic towns nearby and bringing back tasty regional ingredients from the local markets
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You should know

  • There are quite a few different levels inside and out so not ideal for those less mobile
  • The owners live in a chalet in the grounds
  • The upstairs bedrooms have quite low beams


  • 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
  • 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.
1 October - 31 May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants, 3km.


Nightly price
from €443
Weekly price
from €3100
1 House for 8
From €4435 beds4 bedrooms


Having experienced a virtual visit we would love to stay here, it would be a perfect holiday house for us to spend time with our grown kids and their spouses. With lots of exploring to be done, good restaurants and a fab kitchen, it hit all the right spots.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest filled with wildlife: the dawn chorus will be impressive and there are marked trails; the GR36 is behind the house. You're just a short walk away from the river (hire canoes and bikes locally) and 3kms from the village of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère with lots of good restaurants. Montignac is a 15-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Charlotte & Paul Bransbury-Harris

  • Centrally located in the Périgord Noir most of the “must see / do” attractions and towns are within an hour’s drive from the house. For the active there is a fantastic choice of walks and cycle routes and canoe hire companies are just a 10 min drive away.
  • If relaxation is what you prefer then the pool and large terrace is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. The view across the valley is stunning and the sunsets are truly magnificent.
  • There are no hidden extras. WIFI, UK TV and Netflix, cotton bed linen, bath and pool towels are all included as are store cupboard essentials. We know this is one of the most important weeks of your year and want to make it as wonderful as possible.
  • The house and gated grounds are private but not remote. St Léon is just 3 kms away with a wide choice of places to dine, from riverside cafés to fine dining at “Le Petit Léon”. Our local boulangerie is less than a 5 min drive, or 30 min walk away.
  • The house has a limited rental period because for the rest of the year it is our home. High quality, modern appliances, original artwork, antiques and curios elevates Maison Montruf to more than a Gite, it’s a home from home for your holiday.


Charlotte & Paul Bransbury-Harris

Charlotte and Paul will be there to greet you along with their two flat-coated retrievers, Monty and Rufus. They bought the property in 2018 and moved here permanently from Oxfordshire. They're now happily integrating with locals from the area and can give good advice about where to go and what to do. They're just there if you need them and will leave you a welcome hamper, but will otherwise leave you be.