Dordogne Cottage D1: "La Bastide"

Your  French Country Village Home - A Few Steps from the Medieval Market Place

"La Bastide" is a traditional stone house located in the heart of the 13th Century village of Monpazier and only a few steps from the central Medieval market place. The minute you enter the town by any of its three arched gateways you feel there is something special and exciting in the air; a confident charm about the shops and the people that is not lost on any visitor to this ancient bastide.

A beautiful old stone village house with a long history

Substantially and sensitively renovated in early 2013, this traditional French country village house stands on the corner of a quiet street and a charming "carreyou" (small lane), and is built from a mixture of ash and honey coloured stone. Solid and imposing, with walls over two feet thick, its façade boasts a beautiful double entrance door surmounted by a crest, another larger quadruple French door and, higher up, a graceful window looking out onto the street.

 

There are three levels. The living area is on the ground level; two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the middle level; and there are an additional two beds and bathroom on the open plan top level, in a converted attic (“grenier”).

 

With its thick ancient stone walls, the house is cool in Summer and the automatic electric central heating makes it cosy and inviting in Winter.  The house is ideal for a couple, two couples or a family of up to six.   Parking is available just outside the house. Parking within the village is easy as the streets are well designed and only locals and our guests park within the walls.

 

Layout and Facilities

 

Ground Floor Level

Open plan with large dining table, spacious salon and kitchen

  • Terracotta tiled floors with rug, rendered white stone walls and exposed oak beam ceilings.
  • Large open space comprising the living room, dining area and kitchen at the rear.
  • The living room has a large comfortable sofa, two additional armchairs, coffee table, satellite TV with English and French channels (not just news channels) and music system and bookshelves with some books in English.
  • Telephone with unrestricted access and free calls to all fixed lines in France and most overseas destinations.
  • The dining room has a long traditional wooden table that seats eight people. You can open the French doors to create the feeling of "en plein air" dining.
  • A handmade chestnut staircase added in early 2013 is a feature of this floor.
  • The kitchen has a stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, cupboards with all utensils and cutlery, etc.

First Floor Level

Queen Bedroom, Double bedroom and adjacent bathroom.

  • Two bedrooms - one with a Queen sized bed and the other with a large double bed.
  • There is a portable air conditioner that can service either bedroom.
  • Fully renovated and updated bathroom with washbasin, WC and enclosed shower recess.
  • The floor tiles in this and the top floor bathroom are handmade tiles from Bordeaux.
  • Polished oak floors with rugs, a mix of wallpaper and painted walls, and exposed oak beam ceilings.

 

Top Level

Bedroom and Adjacent Bathroom, Laundry

  • Open plan room with two single beds.
  • These two beds can be configured as a King Sized bed.
  • Second bathroom with washbasin, enclosed shower and toilet.
  • Washers and dryers are on this floor concealed in enclosed cupboards.

 

Parking

  • Parking is readily available in the quiet street just outside the cottage or a few steps around the corner.
  • Our guests have the right to park within the village walls.

 

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Suitable guest numbers and group composition

  • One 0r two couples or a family of up to six

 

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Large Oak Dining Table - enough for eight persons - at La Bastide
Main Queen Bedroom - another view
Facade of La Bastide Cottage Monpazier France
Beautiful Double Entrance Doors
Kitchen at La Bastide
Very Comfortable Sitting Room
Main Queen Bedroom at La Bastide
Bathroom No 1 at La Bastide
Traditional Fireplace

Facade of La Bastide Cottage

Beautiful Double Entrance Doors

Kitchen

Very Comfortable Sitting Room

Main Queen Bedroom at La Bastide

Main Queen Bedroom - another view

Bathroom No 1 at La Bastide

Traditional Fireplace

Large Oak Dining Table - enough for eight persons - at La Bastide

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