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Maison Fontaine

Aquitaine, France

Per week

from 1500.00 to 4900.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Guiraud Frédéric & Poitevin Fabienne

Member since Jun 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:14 days 11 hours

BFB's Overview.

This former medieval priory, with its lovely enclosed courtyard and acres of grounds, has been treated to a sensitive renovation and now offers a fabulous combination of elegant French sophistication and genuine laid-back charm plus a handy list of baby and child-friendly gear which combine to ensure an idyllic holiday for a large group of family or friends is all but guaranteed.

Its stunning setting, against a glorious backdrop of rolling hills, plum orchards and vineyards, makes Maison Fontaine the the kind of place where guests are torn between free range adventure, running wild through meadows and climbing trees, and relaxing with a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc, by the slate-grey pool or enjoying the views from the shady terrace.


Even inside the house, all rooms have superb views, either onto the central courtyard or to the countryside beyond. The house itself is also something to behold being positively organic in its make-up – the stone walls are incredibly thick, providing a unique insulation from the heat outside; huge windows allow natural light all day, until candles are lit at dusk (lights are rarely switched on in the house until nightfall), whilst old oak doors and travertine and slate bathrooms add to the character.


Accommodation Overview:
Overlooking the courtyard to one side and the pool on the other, the main living room of the property is a fabulous open plan space which encompasses kitchen, dining area and sitting room. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything even the most discerning holiday chefs could require including fridge freezer, gas hobs, dishwasher etc. A large barbeque is also on hand and best enjoyed with a bottle or two of the owners' wines - Fabienne’s family have a superb Cotes de Duras vineyard and Frederic is also involved in the international wine business. A second sitting room doubles as the TV room or kids den - with a large flat screen TV, DVD player and stack of DVDs, books and boardgames.

With four fabulous bedrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible, the property sleeps up to 10 in comfort. Three bedrooms all have generous, comfortable, king-size beds and open-plan ensuite bathrooms. All three bedrooms are easily large enough to place a cot. The fourth bedroom is a kid's paradise – a dormitory den at the top of a winding staircase (with child gates) where a secure glass window overlooks the main sitting room, allowing a sneaky peep for the babes at bedtime!

Outside, the stunning, slate grey pool, overlooking fields and orchards, is both alarmed and fenced and has generous steps which stretch the entire width of the pool – perfect for new swimmers to gain confidence or for a little post-lunch wallowing! Beyond the pool, the enormous 5-acre garden is large enough for football matches (goal posts available), cricket, rounders or simply to send the kids off on a treasure hunt, although the house and garden are well stocked with toys, a sand pit, a swing, a see-saw, CDs and books.

Location Information

Maison Fontaine is located a few minutes from Duras and 25 minutes from Sainte-Foy-Le-Grande in the vineyard-heavy Dordogne region. A little further afield is the medieval city of Bergerac, which has recently undergone sympathetic restoration and combines a bustling urban environment with old world charm. The cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux with its great shopping, dining and museums is just 90mins drive north-west with the famous wine producing town of St.Emilion en-route.



A Dodogne river beach is around 30 minutes drive away, as is the charming medieval town of St. Emilion with its cobbled streets crammed with boutiques, bistros and gourmet shops. The entire area is filled with charming little market towns, with the picture perfect medival town of Issigeac about 45mins away — don‘t miss Sunday brunch in the garden at Chez Alain (allow a leisurely 2—3 hours!). Horse and pony riding and the neighbouring riding school is easily arranged, as are rounds at the fabulous Chateau Vigiers golf course nearby. Make the most of the babysitting available and head out to one of the many fabulous restaurants nearby or enjoy food French—style with long leisurely lunches en famille.


More family fun and even more watersports can be found at nearby riverside beach (sandy) which is just a ten minute drive away and at the ‘magic cauldron’ eco farm, named after the pot in which the mohair of 250 goats is farm dyed. Little ones will love making friends with the animals which they can touch and feed including lambs, kids, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, turkeys, large angora white rabbits, highland cattle and two of the largest, grubbiest pigs ever seen. You can also try your hand at cheese or bread making.


Getting There: The house is approx. 45 minutes from Bergerac airport and 90 minutes from Bordeaux airport, both of which are served by low cost airlines from many of the UK’s regional airports. See www.skyscanner.net to help locate airports/flight options. The nearest train station is Marmande which is 25 minutes drive away and has a direct connection with Bordeaux and Toulouse. The closest ferry ports are Bilbao (4.5hrs), St Malo (6hrs) and Calais (10hrs).



Nearest Medical Facilities: In Duras with Doctors, dentist, physiotherapist and pharmacy.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Rates

3 Jul - 27 Aug 2021 : €4500 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2021 : €2000 /week4 Sep - 30 Oct 2021 : €1500 /week19 Mar - 22 Apr 2022 : €1500 /week23 Apr - 20 May 2022 : €1800 /week21 May - 17 Jun 2022 : €2500 /week18 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : €2950 /week2 Jul - 26 Aug 2022 : €4900 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : €2200 /week3 Sep - 5 Nov 2022 : €1800 /week3 Jul - 27 Aug 2021 : £4500 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2021 : £2000 /week4 Sep - 30 Oct 2021 : £1500 /week19 Mar - 22 Apr 2022 : £1500 /week23 Apr - 20 May 2022 : £1800 /week21 May - 17 Jun 2022 : £2500 /week18 Jun - 1 Jul 2022 : £2950 /week2 Jul - 26 Aug 2022 : £4900 /week27 Aug - 2 Sep 2022 : £2200 /week3 Sep - 5 Nov 2022 : £1800 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 10+cots in 3 x king-sized double bedrooms & a kids room with 4 single beds.

Airport under 2 hours drive

45 minutes from Bergerac airport and 90 minutes from Bordeaux airport.

Any Pool

The house has its own private fenced, alarmed. The pool is large and has wide shallow steps ideal for little ones to sit and splash. Heating is included for the 2016 season from 21/5 - 30/9. In 2017 heating is included 27/5-30/9. Outside of those dates heating is available at 150 Euros per week.

Private Chef

A private chef is available to guests on request.

Babysitting

English speaking babysitter is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available includes: two travel cots, highchairs, baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, stairgates, bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups.

Indoor Toys

A selection of indoor toys are provided including: Bath toys, kids books, general toys & U-rated kids DVDs

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys provided include: Seesaw, swing, sand pit & paddling pool.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are available.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has 5-acres of open gardens and two terraces. The central courtyard is safely enclosed for little ones, whilst the covered terrace near the pool is complete with BBQ an sofa.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WIFI is available.

Eco-Aware

All cleaning products are eco friendly,low energy bulbs are used and recycling is encouraged.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two travel cots and highchairs can be provided.

Reviews

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  • We had such a wonderful time at Maison Fontaine. Frederic was a wonderful host and it was wonderful to arrive to some essentials left for us, including wine!! The house was just gorgeous and the land and facilities were wonderful. We would most definitely return again. Review dated 25/06/2018

  • We had a wonderful week in this amazingly restored house. Not only is it beautifully designed, there are so many thoughtful features. It was just perfect and it's going to be tough to find such a great house in the future.Review dated 02/06/2015

  • Maison Fontaine was beautiful and well-equipped, with a fantastic garden and delightful owners.Review dated 19/04/2015

  • Fantastic property, great setting and lots of toys and space for exploring toddlers!! Would definitely come back.Review dated 12/09/2014

  • Wonderful property - ideal for groups with families, as all 3 adult rooms are king sized en suites. The place had everything we could ask for and the owners were so helpful. We'd definitely consider a repeat visit!Review dated 04/08/2014

  • It provided a great place for a family holiday with a fabulous outside covered deck area which was perfect as the weather was very hot.Review dated 16/06/2014

  • Really enjoyed our 2 week stay in this beautiful gite, so full of character, history and stunningly restored and furnished with every comfort of home. Frédéric and Fabienne could not have been more welcoming and helpful responding promptly to care for our every need in the friendliest of ways. We had a great time in the pool, playing badminton, table tennis and relishing the space and wildflowers and butterflies in the uncut grassy areas. The delicious ingredients in our « welcome pack » were much appreciated. In the area we loved visiting the night market at Monsegur and various day markets Eymet, Duras ect. It was great to enjoy the beautiful fresh tomatoes and bread we bought at St Foy La Grande in a picnic there on the banks of the Dordogne. we had a wonderful pastry day here with Lidi of « So Sweet » followed by her providing us with a vegetarian 3 courses gastro dinner, here at Maison Fontai ...Review dated 22/09/2016
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  • On our 5th visit to the area and our 1st stay at Maison Fontaine, we are very sad to be leaving. The accommodation is the best we have stayed at so far ! The grounds were amazing for all! Our 3 years old daughter must have run miles chasing the frisbee and ball… We are all well rested having slept so well in the dark, quiet and comfortable rooms. We hope to come back next year. Review dated 23/06/2016

  • Fabulous week in the best self catering house ever. Frederic was very helpful and we were very fortunate with the weather. Absolutely loved our week at Maison Fontaine, beautiful place, wonderful surroundings and Duras just up the road. Hope to come back soon. Review dated 31/05/2016

  • What a lovely week! It’s a beautiful and confortable house. The boys loved the garden and made great use of the toys and use of the pool ! Thank you for the kind hospitality, hope to revisit sometime and will certainly recommend to our friends ! Review dated 01/04/2016

  • What a great house! We really enjoyed our stay here with our 2 kids. Frédéric you are a great host, finding the strawberries and cheese in the fridge, good tips for a day trip! We all want to come back for sure ! Thanks hope to see you again ! Review dated 14/12/2015

  • We had a wonderful family week here ( seven adults, two babies and a 2 years old). What a beautiful house and setting. We really appreciated all the toys and sporting equipment, thank you. A visit to chateau Duras ( without push chairs) and to Monday market are highly recommended. Thank you for a great holiday. Review dated 14/12/2015

  • We have enjoyed the outdoor fun, the fields are beautiful with wonderful flowers, the TV room was brilliant I would recommend this as a peaceful holiday in the countryside. (Nina aged 8) Review dated 14/12/2015

  • I liked the pool the most because I got to practice my swimming.However the big garden was also really fun to go in because there’s a lot of space for football.(Roman aged 7) Review dated 14/12/2015

  • Awesome week. Perfect for adult and kids. Our 4 children had an amazing holiday. The six adult are leaving-sad that is all over so quickly! great timesReview dated 30/09/2014

  • Great week spend relaxing in this beautiful house. Our daughter loved the pool and the swings. It had everything we needed for energetic toddler! We highly recommend the private Chef for delicious food. ThanksReview dated 01/08/2014

  • Great house and fantastic 2 weeks. Frederic’s wine tour to be done at all costs..taking back a few cases of his recommandations. Also night market at Monsegur and day market at Ste Foy La Grande very good. We’ll see you againReview dated 01/07/2014

  • We’ve had a wonderful 2 weeks. The house was fabulous and really well kitted out. Our 2 boys loved ( 3 & 4) loved the swimming pool in particular. A day trip to Bergerac is recommended. Review dated 30/06/2014

  • A wonderful week in a beautiful home! highly recommend a visit to the Hauts de Riquets vineyard - within walking distance!Review dated 19/06/2014

  • Thanks so much for a great week in super house. We loved relaxing by the pool and enjoyed a delicious meal clocked by the private Chef ! recommend visiting the chateau de Duras. Hope to return soonReview dated 04/06/2014

  • What a beautiful house, we have enjoyed our week here enormously. We took away lots happy memories and look forward to returning! Fab sunny weather tooReview dated 30/05/2014

  • We’ve spend super holidays and everything was just perfect! Thanks for welcoming us. Our children loved the toys, the garden as well the house. We will recommend your house Review dated 23/01/2014

  • Maison Fontaine met our expectations completely. The house is elegant in every detail! Comfortable and so evocative of regional style. We will carry on memory of Lot-et-Garonne home with us to share with our family and friends. Thanks for these peaceful nights and stunning mornings! Review dated 23/01/2014

  • Thanks for everything .The Maison Fontaine is superb, elegant and you’ve thought about everything. We’ve spent a perfect week. Review dated 23/01/2014

  • Maison Fontaine, most definitely, has the “ WOW” factor! What a beautiful place to stay with our family and friends for two weeks! We had such a lovely stay. You were both so helpful and kind answering our questions. So much stuff for the children! We will definitely recommend Maison Fontaine as a fabulous place to stay especially for families!Review dated 23/01/2014

  • Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. You thought of everything to make our holiday very relaxing, comfortable and stress-free. Your house and surroundings are amazing .Would like to visit again and would certainly recommend. Many thanks. Review dated 23/01/2014

  • We had an absolutely blissful time. The house was fabulous with every comfort you could wish for, with everything provided, and in such a wonderful setting. The village being only a few km away made everything really convenient and being able to watch the sunset each night whilst sitting at the table outside eating dinner was real food for the soul. Frederic couldn't have been more helpful and nothing was too much to ask. We all enjoyed the pool, especially the children and there was so much for them to do with all the toys and games provided. We will definitely be back!Review dated 23/01/2014

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Maison Fontaine. There were some really nice thoughtful touches... The house has been beautifully furnished with spectacular bathrooms. The kitchen was very well equipped. Our two children loved the pool and also playing with the pile of toys that have been left in the house... we will be back!" Review dated 23/01/2014

We had such a wonderful time at Maison Fontaine. Frederic was a wonderful host and it was wonderful to arrive to some essentials left for us, including wine!! The house was just gorgeous and the land and facilities were wonderful. We would most definitely return again.

We had a wonderful week in this amazingly restored house. Not only is it beautifully designed, there are so many thoughtful features. It was just perfect and it's going to be tough to find such a great house in the future.

Maison Fontaine was beautiful and well-equipped, with a fantastic garden and delightful owners.

Fantastic property, great setting and lots of toys and space for exploring toddlers!! Would definitely come back.

Wonderful property - ideal for groups with families, as all 3 adult rooms are king sized en suites. The place had everything we could ask for and the owners were so helpful. We'd definitely consider a repeat visit!

It provided a great place for a family holiday with a fabulous outside covered deck area which was perfect as the weather was very hot.

Really enjoyed our 2 week stay in this beautiful gite, so full of character, history and stunningly restored and furnished with every comfort of home. Frédéric and Fabienne could not have been more welcoming and helpful responding promptly to care for our every need in the friendliest of ways.

We had a great time in the pool, playing badminton, table tennis and relishing the space and wildflowers and butterflies in the uncut grassy areas. The delicious ingredients in our « welcome pack » were much appreciated. In the area we loved visiting the night market at Monsegur and various day markets Eymet, Duras ect. It was great to enjoy the beautiful fresh tomatoes and bread we bought at St Foy La Grande in a picnic there on the banks of the Dordogne. we had a wonderful pastry day here with Lidi of « So Sweet » followed by her providing us with a vegetarian 3 courses gastro dinner, here at Maison Fontaine. She’s a lovely person !

The bicycles we hired have provided hours of fun and exercice visiting the local villages and beauty spots and the provider too was most helpful. We are sad to leave Maison Fontaine but hope to return very soon. Many thanks Frédéric and Fabienne for sharing your beautiful gite with our family, see you again soon.

On our 5th visit to the area and our 1st stay at Maison Fontaine, we are very sad to be leaving. The accommodation is the best we have stayed at so far ! The grounds were amazing for all! Our 3 years old daughter must have run miles chasing the frisbee and ball… We are all well rested having slept so well in the dark, quiet and comfortable rooms. We hope to come back next year.

Fabulous week in the best self catering house ever.

Frederic was very helpful and we were very fortunate with the weather. Absolutely loved our week at Maison Fontaine, beautiful place, wonderful surroundings and Duras just up the road. Hope to come back soon.

What a lovely week!

It’s a beautiful and confortable house. The boys loved the garden and made great use of the toys and use of the pool !

Thank you for the kind hospitality, hope to revisit sometime and will certainly recommend to our friends !

What a great house! We really enjoyed our stay here with our 2 kids. Frédéric you are a great host, finding the strawberries and cheese in the fridge, good tips for a day trip! We all want to come back for sure ! Thanks hope to see you again !

We had a wonderful family week here ( seven adults, two babies and a 2 years old). What a beautiful house and setting. We really appreciated all the toys and sporting equipment, thank you. A visit to chateau Duras ( without push chairs) and to Monday market are highly recommended. Thank you for a great holiday.

We have enjoyed the outdoor fun, the fields are beautiful with wonderful flowers, the TV room was brilliant I would recommend this as a peaceful holiday in the countryside. (Nina aged 8)

I liked the pool the most because I got to practice my swimming.However the big garden was also really fun to go in because there’s a lot of space for football.(Roman aged 7)

Awesome week. Perfect for adult and kids. Our 4 children had an amazing holiday. The six adult are leaving-sad that is all over so quickly! great times

Great week spend relaxing in this beautiful house. Our daughter loved the pool and the swings. It had everything we needed for energetic toddler! We highly recommend the private Chef for delicious food. Thanks

Great house and fantastic 2 weeks. Frederic’s wine tour to be done at all costs..taking back a few cases of his recommandations. Also night market at Monsegur and day market at Ste Foy La Grande very good. We’ll see you again

We’ve had a wonderful 2 weeks. The house was fabulous and really well kitted out. Our 2 boys loved ( 3 & 4) loved the swimming pool in particular. A day trip to Bergerac is recommended.

A wonderful week in a beautiful home! highly recommend a visit to the Hauts de Riquets vineyard - within walking distance!

Thanks so much for a great week in super house. We loved relaxing by the pool and enjoyed a delicious meal clocked by the private Chef ! recommend visiting the chateau de Duras. Hope to return soon

What a beautiful house, we have enjoyed our week here enormously. We took away lots happy memories and look forward to returning! Fab sunny weather too

We’ve spend super holidays and everything was just perfect! Thanks for welcoming us. Our children loved the toys, the garden as well the house. We will recommend your house

Maison Fontaine met our expectations completely. The house is elegant in every detail! Comfortable and so evocative of regional style. We will carry on memory of Lot-et-Garonne home with us to share with our family and friends. Thanks for these peaceful nights and stunning mornings!

Thanks for everything .The Maison Fontaine is superb, elegant and you’ve thought about everything. We’ve spent a perfect week.

Maison Fontaine, most definitely, has the “ WOW” factor! What a beautiful place to stay with our family and friends for two weeks! We had such a lovely stay. You were both so helpful and kind answering our questions. So much stuff for the children! We will definitely recommend Maison Fontaine as a fabulous place to stay especially for families!

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. You thought of everything to make our holiday very relaxing, comfortable and stress-free. Your house and surroundings are amazing .Would like to visit again and would certainly recommend. Many thanks.

We had an absolutely blissful time. The house was fabulous with every comfort you could wish for, with everything provided, and in such a wonderful setting. The village being only a few km away made everything really convenient and being able to watch the sunset each night whilst sitting at the table outside eating dinner was real food for the soul. Frederic couldn't have been more helpful and nothing was too much to ask. We all enjoyed the pool, especially the children and there was so much for them to do with all the toys and games provided. We will definitely be back!

"We really enjoyed staying at Maison Fontaine. There were some really nice thoughtful touches... The house has been beautifully furnished with spectacular bathrooms. The kitchen was very well equipped. Our two children loved the pool and also playing with the pile of toys that have been left in the house... we will be back!"

Parent Rated*

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  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 8 guests.



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