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A beautiful stone farmhouse in a rural location in the Dordogne with wisteria, roses and trees

Le Mas is a 16th century farmhouse with thick stone walls, wooden beams and huge fireplaces. We completely renovated the property a few years ago, respecting the history and character of the building whilst bringing it into the 21st century offering comfort, stylish understatement and discreet luxury. 

Le Mas has been awarded 5-stars by the Dordogne Perigord Tourist Board.

The Daily Telegraph has inspected the property and gave it 9/10, and The Times included Le Mas in their 50 French Best Holidays in 2019. You can read reviews from previous guests at Sawday’s.

 

Icons for Le Mas, a 5-start holiday accommodation in the Dordogne

Le Mas

 

Icons for Le Mas & Le Mazet, holiday homes in the Dordogne

Le Mas &
Le Mazet

 

An extra single bed can be added to accommodate 13 guests. There are 2 travel cots available for infants up to 2 years old.

5-star gîte in the Dordogne with private heated saltwater swimming pool and a terrace with Gescova sun loungers, parasols and white pots with orange trees

The heated swimming pool

The private heated pool is 10 x 5 meters, saltwater and has an electric cover. It is open from April to October. A saltwater pool uses the process of electrolysis to purify the water instead adding chlorine. This means softer water and fewer risks for allergies and irritation to your eyes and skin. Saltwater pools only have about 10% of the salinity of the ocean.

The pool is 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!

The summer kitchen of Le Mas, a 5-star holiday home, overlooking the Dordogne countryside

The summer kitchen

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, a cool breeze and fantastic views over the pool to the countryside beyond. There is a small kitchen area with sink, Smeg fridge and a Weber 3 burner gas barbecue.

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.

The kitchen of Le Mas, a 5-star holiday home in the Dordogne, with table, perspex Pedrali chairs, and a terracotta floor

The kitchen

The large well-equipped kitchen (55m²) is the centre of the house, great for family meals. The centuries-old larder and stone évier (sink) built into the exposed stone walls add to the room’s character.

It is well-equipped with: a Smeg cooker with 5 gas burners and large electric oven; a Samsung washing machine; a Siemens dishwasher; a Siemens fridge freezer; microwave, blender, toaster, kettle; a Nespresso machine, Aeroccino milk frother and Siemens Porsche Design filter coffee maker.

A sitting room with large fireplace, blue sofas and painted grey beams in Le Mas, a luxury holiday accommodation in the Dordogne

The sitting room

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 and French channels, DVD player, as well as a portable speaker which you can hook your phone, tablet or laptop to via Bluetooth.

A white bath on the left, and a shower on the right with a corridor leading to Bedroom 2 in Le Mas, a renovated farmhouse for rent near Monpazier in the Dordogne

Three double bedrooms

The three double bedrooms are accessed on the first floor 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. Both master bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms with showers and free-standing baths. All the bedrooms have windows with beautiful views of the countryside.

Twin beds in Bedroom 5 of Le Mas, a large holiday home in the Dordogne

Two twin bedrooms

Two twin 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 (bedroom 5) can accommodate a third single bed, so that a total of 13 people can stay at Le Mas & Le Mazet.

Each bathroom has complimentary Noir toiletries from the White Company, a hairdryer and each bedroom has a fan in the summer.

Luxury holiday house in the Dordogne, France, with a table tennis table in a stone and roofed open structure on white gravel

The garden and games

The garden is full of lavender, rosemary, fruit trees, wisteria and roses; there are walnut and hazelnut trees (which the deer love) and a meadow. In the middle of the meadow is a mulberry tree with a bench around it, and you’ll find more benches dotted around the garden from where you can enjoy the far-reaching views.

There are games to play outside such as table tennis, football goal, archery, boules, darts badminton rackets and shuttlecocks, children’s croquet. There is a covered pétanque court as well.

 

 

Floor plans of Le Mas

Watch a quick tour of Le Mas to get an idea of the layout.

The floorplan for the ground floor of Le Mas, a 5-star holiday home in the Dordogne
The floorplan of the first floor of Le Mas, a 5-star holiday accommodation in the Dordogne

 

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