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Le Mas: 5 star luxury Dordogne farmhouse offering private pool, garden & WiFi

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
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Go completely Dordogne in this renovated farmhouse from the 16th century which offers you 5 star discreet luxury and understated style, with 5 bedrooms (each with their own bathroom) and a fantastic summer kitchen which looks out over the private swimming pool, fields and woods. Le Mas has thick stone walls, wooden beams and huge fireplaces. It has been completely renovated in 2016 by interior designer Joris van Grinsven who respected the history and character of the building but brought it into the 21st century offering comfort, stylish understatement and discreet luxury. The Times included us in their 50 Best French Holidays for 2019. The Daily Telegraph has been to stay in order to review us and has awarded us 9/10, the highest mark they have given any hotel or holiday home in the Dor...Go completely Dordogne in this renovated farmhouse from the 16th century which offers you 5 star discreet luxury and understated style, with 5 bedrooms (each with their own bathroom) and a fantastic summer kitchen which looks out over the private swimming pool, fields and woods. Le Mas has thick stone walls, wooden beams and huge fireplaces. It has been completely renovated in 2016 by interior designer Joris van Grinsven who respected the history and character of the building but brought it into the 21st century offering comfort, stylish understatement and discreet luxury. The Times included us in their 50 Best French Holidays for 2019. The Daily Telegraph has been to stay in order to review us and has awarded us 9/10, the highest mark they have given any hotel or holiday home in the Dordogne. The large well-equipped kitchen (55m²) is the centre of the house, great for family meals where 12 people can sit comfortably around the table. The centuries-old larder and stone evier (basin) built into the exposed stone walls just add to the character of the kitchen. It is well-equipped with: a Smeg cooker with 5 gas burners and large electric oven; Samsung dishwasher and washing machine; a Siemens fridge freezer; and a Nespresso machine and Aeroccino milk frother. The terracotta floor tiles lead to the living room (44m²), which like the kitchen has exposed beams, an enormous fireplace with a wood burner (wood provided) and doors leading outside to the pool and summer kitchen. There are 3 large comfortable sofas and plenty of games and books to enjoy. If you want to catch up on the news or watch a film there is a flat screen satellite TV with English channels. There is a portable speaker which you can hook your phone, tablet or laptop to via Bluetooth. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor at opposite ends of the house, each with two single beds and en suite bathrooms with showers. One of these bedrooms is wheelchair accessible, as is the majority of the rest of the ground floor and outside area. The other three bedrooms are accessed via two staircases. The first staircase leads to a double-aspect bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower. The main staircase goes from the kitchen up to the two large gabled master bedrooms (33m² and 23m²). The master bedrooms have wooden floors, beautiful original beams and are light and bright. Windows have views to the fields and woods beyond, being the perfect lookout for deer, birds of prey and wild boars. Both master bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms with showers and free-standing baths. Opposite the kitchen is the covered summer kitchen (65m²). Originally a barn, it still retains the roof but is partly open on three sides, affording you shade and a cool breeze. There is a small kitchen area with sink, fridge and a Weber 3 burner gas barbecue (gas provided). A large dining table, 12 chairs and comfortable seating make it the perfect setting for long lunches, escaping the sun or spending time together late into the night, with atmospheric lighting. There are games to play in the garden (table tennis, boules, swingball, badminton rackets and shuttlecocks, children’s croquet) and the pool to enjoy. The 9 x 4 meter pool has a deep and a shallow end, with steps down into the water for easy access (no awkward ladder). It’s positioned to take in the view over the fields and woods beyond, so lie back on the sun loungers and deck chairs and enjoy it! If you are seeking solitude there are several private spots in the garden. The pool is not heated, and for that reason is closed from November to May. We are delighted that Le Mas has been awarded 5 stars by the Dordogne Perigord Tourist Board, on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism. There are only 15 other hotels and gites in the Dordogne with 5 stars. The classification is based on the facilities, space, state of the accommodation and information we offer guests. More
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About the Owner
Rupert S
Languages spoken:English, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Interaction with guests
We live in a converted tobacco-drying barn on the property, and will be there to welcome you and show you around. You drive past our house to get to Le Mas & Le Mazet, so you'll have lots of privacy. If you need anything during your stay - advice on where to go and what to do, or a table to be booked at a restaurant - just come and ask.
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

Beautiful place to stay. Very nice and cool decorated house, comfortable and cosy. Every bedroom has it’s own bathroom, very luxe. We stayed with 10 persons and had plenty of space. Rupert and Frank are very nice hosts and give you the feeling of being...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rianne2011
Reviewed 29 May 2019

I am here with my wife, children and their partners to celebrate my birthday next month and wanted somewhere that could take a group of seven adults. As ever, we all wanted enough space to ourselves but also areas where we could be together to...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Huwrhys
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

What a beautifully converted farmhouse in a really stunning position with amazing views, and it's in the middle of the French countryside - we couldn't believe our luck! We had a fantastic time exploring the local villages (Monpazier is a must) along with markets, châteaux,...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank nwfrichards
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Le Mazet and we had wonderful week. The accommodation has been thoughtfully renovated and affords you every luxury. The gardens surrounding the property are lovely and perfectly compliment the views across beautiful countryside. Hosts are as gracious as they...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Alison L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Though seasoned travelers all, when our best travel friends joined us at Le Mas this spring, we all agreed that it was the finest blend of creature comforts, peaceful isolation and convenient location imaginable. The owners were discrete hosts, but always available and eager to...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Wilbur L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
There is much to explore in the area. Markets selling local produce and antiques. Castles, churches and prehistoric caves, famous wineries, and restaurants serving the region’s specialities (such as truffles, duck and foie gras). There are stunning walks and cycle routes on the doorstep; canoeing, golf, horse riding. We are very happy to advise on what to do and where to go.
Getting around
It is necessary to have your own transport as Le Mas & Le Mazet is in the middle of the beautiful Dordogne countryside and there is virtually no public transport.
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