Montferrand Barn

Montferrand-du-Périgord, Dordogne

Peaceful house for groups of friends and families close to Monpazier; relax by the pool, walk, cycle, explore historic towns nearby


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome

The Experience

This converted barn is tucked behind two properties in a tiny hamlet, but although it feels remote you’re well placed for shops, restaurants and local attractions. Local Natalie looks after the property and will meet you on arrival with foie gras and a bottle of wine, but otherwise you have the place to yourselves.

Find books and DVDs and a comfy sofa in the sitting room, and unlimited logs for the huge fireplace. The open-plan set up is sociable – cook and chat in the kitchen, gather around the dining table for meals or lounge around the lovely pool outside. The garden isn’t overlooked and has views out onto six acres of pasture and woodland.

The nearest restaurant is in Montferrand, three km away, and a decent supermarket and three restaurants can be found in the bastide town of Beaumont, 10km away. There are lovely walks in the area and you can cycle, canoe or ride horses; in season, you can go on truffle tours.

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We think you'll love

  • The location and views – this is total tranquillity in a rural setting
  • Stepping out of the door and into your pool with a view
  • The comfortable open-plan living space
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You should know

  • Natalie doesn’t speak much English - but there's a comprehensive guest folder in English
  • There’s a ground floor bedroom but it has a step so not suitable for those of reduced mobility


  • 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

Check in
4pm-7pm Saturday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €840
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From €1204 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Although the house is set between two other houses, it’s very quiet and private. There are plenty of historic sites in this part of Périgord Noir within easy reach – the lovely medieval towns of Monpazier and Beaumont, which have shops, markets and restaurants; the church and abbey at Saint-Avit-Sénieur, the imposing Château de Biron.

Local points of interest from Pam Bain

  • A combination of beautiful French countryside with really special, authentic French bastide villages, lending itself to finding balance between exploring historical and architecturally significant towns and villages and thereafter retreating to the pool.
  • Cadouin has been on the pilgrimage route since the mid-13th century and its abbey and deep, varied history is breath-taking. But take in too the local brocante, gallery and deli's or linger longer at its fabulous restaurants serving regional favourites.
  • Beaumont-du-Perigord, beau village extraordinaire, sports its own Porte du Luzier, original basitide gate. Market days on Saturdays and Tuesdays are festive, or for variety browse the eclectic Barait and sons and try the Prudence Perfumery in Rue Ratier.
  • Known as the valley of 1000 castles a visit to this region cannot be truely complete without a browse through one or several of these amazing historical artifacts. Your main conundrum will be choosing which one! Chateau Biron is closest and well worth it.
  • Probably a hands-down favourite village is Monpazier. However, its difficult to pin-point one particular reason why. Its main square, cobbled streets, market and bastide gates all contend. Its quintessential shops, brocante, cafés and patisseries amaze us!
  • This area lends itself to the type of holiday that appeals to all- the teenager who seeks the perfect selfie background, to the couple that prefer a more chilled holiday. Local horse-riding, bike hire, kayaking and truffle hunting for the more energetic...


Pam Bain

Pam and Mark live in South Africa and bought this property as a holiday home for themselves as well for others to enjoy. Mark is a well-travelled business consultant and Pam is an industrial psychologist, and they are expert renovators with a number of other holiday properties. As Pam and Mark will not be present, guests are greeted by Natalie, a neighbour who looks after several rentals locally.