Pautard

Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


Everything you need is here: a wood-burner for winter, a pool and spacious terraces for summer, and peace and beauty all year round

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 9

The
Experience

Take a nightcap to the terrace as you gaze on Monflanquin, exquisitely illuminated at night. These little hilltop bastides are unique to the Dordogne and this one is a gourmet’s delight: three bakeries, a Thursday market, and a ‘cave de vin.’Your refurbished house is well-equipped and snug, with a sociable living area and bedrooms up and down, one with remarkably low rafters. The housekeeper lives in the imposing manor, unmissable though part-hidden by trees. She pops over early each morning, so everything looks pristine. When not in Paris the owner lives in the manor too, with her retriever.Table tennis, tennis, trampoline, pool: all are for you. There’s masses of outdoor space for a party of eight, and rolling countryside beyond. Wallow in the jacuzzi, party round the barbecue, and book a table at Le Jardin under the arches of Monflanquin’s medieval square.

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We think you'll love

  • The feeling of serenity and the uninterrupted views
  • Picking fruit straight from the orchard
  • Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, great for those with limited mobility
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Home truths

  • Steep stairs to bedrooms upstairs
  • Indoors feels less spacious than the outside
  • You have to get in the car for your croissants: Montflanquin is a 7-minute drive

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
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. One of the twin rooms is more suited to children.
Closed
4 November - 2 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from €390
Weekly price
from €2730
Damage deposit
£1000
1 House for 9
From €3906 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

The peace and tranquillity of Pautard creates a rural haven, with the sound of the trickling fountain and the wind rustling through the trees at the back of the house. There's plenty to keep the whole family occupied here - ping pong, tennis, a pool surrounded by pretty flower beds, not to mention an enormous hot-tub for some serious indulgence. With big softie Litchy the dog plodding over for ear scratches every now and again, the owner and guardian are on hand in the nearby manor house.

Harriet, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Dordogne is rich in history and beauty. Pony-trek nearby, or take a canoe trip from Marcilhac sur Célé, a two-hour drive but worth every minute. All the bastide towns have weekly markets, the closest being Monflanquin, 5km, and Villeréal, 7km, which is known for its ‘marché escargot’ on Mondays, 6.30pm (and they don't just sell snails!). Another must-visit is the beautiful medieval castle of Bonaguil (38km). Vineyards abound: start with Chateau de la Jaubertie, a half-hour drive.

Local points of interest from Axelle D'Herouville

  • Only 5km away is Monflanquin, a wonderful fortified town classed as one of the most beautiful in France. Janouille la Fripouille, an enchanting story-teller, will help you discover the medieval city on a nocturnal tour: what fun!
  • The region offers many activities: lovely horseback riding in Monflanquin, golf in Castelnaud de Gratecombe, canoeing and kayaking in the Dordogne or just tennis at home followed by a relaxing moment around the pool or in the jacuzzi.
  • For foodies, there are many markets around, each on a designated day (Monflanquin, Villereal, Issigeac). They’ll offer you delicious fruits, duck breasts, foie gras, ceps, walnuts, liquorice... a real treat!
  • For nature lovers, walk in the Gavaudun valley, a classified natural site. It will take you through a multitude of magical places like the villages of Lacapelle Biron and Saint Avit as well as caves and natural shelters.
  • The Dordogne with Sarlat and its many castles (Beynac, Marqueyssac, Castelnaud...) can be reached in just 1h30 from the house. You will dive in the heart of more than 5 centuries of history of France with breath-taking views of the Dordogne valley.
  • In Cancon, the capital of hazelnuts, you can visit the Unicoque cooperative with its factory and hazelnut orchards. Once you’ve tasted their delicious finished products hazelnut production will no longer be a secret for you!

Introducing

Axelle D'Herouville

Axelle, welcoming and open, has inherited her beloved Pautard from her great-grandmother. She works in Paris but returns regularly to help attend to the farm; the estate produces plums and cereals for the locality. Books are another passion. Her parents, editors both, helped introduce France to the ‘Mr Men’ adventures of Richard Scarry, of which Axelle is rightly proud.