Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Le Mazet||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Le Mazet is a charming, 4-star house typical to the Dordogne with honey-coloured stone walls, jasmine climbing up the walls, and breath-taking views from your private garden and from the sitting room to the 12th century church across the valley.
In the summer enjoy the garden with sunloungers, deckchairs, bbq and dining chairs and table with shade afforded by a huge oak tree or a parasol. Le Mazet was renovated in 2016.
The Times included Le Mas in their 50 Best French Holidays for 2019. We are delighted that Le Mazet has been awarded 4 stars by the French Ministry of Tourism. The classification is based on the facilities, space, state of the accommodation and information we offer guests. The Daily Telegraph has been to stay in order to review us and awarded us 9/10.
Approached from the garden, Le Mazet has steps to the front door, which opens into the living room and open kitchen (36m²) on the upper ground floor.
The modern kitchen equipped to ensure an easy and enjoyable stay, with a dishwasher, oven, fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee-machine and Aeroccino milk frother, toaster and kettle.
The living room with open kitchen is a sunny room, with deep-set windows on all four sides, a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a large fireplace with a log burner. It has everything you need to relax – a comfortable sofa, dining table and chairs, satellite tv with English channels, dvd player, portable Bluetooth speaker and free wi-fi.
Steps lead down from the living room to the lower ground floor bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is a kingsize bed, dressing table and chair, wardrobe and bedside tables.
The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink, toilet, washing machine and heated towel radiator.
There is a huge fireplace upstairs with a wood burner, with unlimited firewood provided.
In the sitting room and kitchen there are 2 electric oil-filled radiators which work brilliantly, and there is another one downstairs in the bedroom. In the bathroom there is a large heated towel rail.
There are books, games, dvds in Le Mazet, as well as satellite tv with English channels, dvd player, portable Bluetooth speaker and free wi-fi.
Outside their is a covered table tennis table and dart board, as well as other outdoor games.
Le Mazet has its own private sitting area with sunloungers, Weber charcoal barbecue, table and chairs for al fresco dining or to relax and read or enjoy a glass of wine. It has the benefit of sun from morning until evening due to its south-facing position.
Relax amongst lavender, rosemary and fruit trees in the 2.5 acres of garden, enjoy the wildlife and birds, or dine out under the stars. There are unspoilt views over glorious countryside and to the 12th century village church. The 'sunset bench' is the perfect spot to have a glass of wine and watch the sun going down over the countryside before you.
There is a communal parking area with 5 spaces.
Le Mazet is perfect for 1 or 2 people.
"Le Mas & Le Mazet is a luxurious rural retreat for nature lovers, peace seekers and bon vivants"
We provide goose-down duvets in the double bedrooms, but there are also anti-allergy duvets available. All the bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton, and the towels are also pure cotton. We provide towels for the pool. For longer stays the bed linen and towels are changed weekly.
To ensure you don’t have to bring too much with you, we provide a travelcot with mattresses, and a highchair.
If you would like a meal awaiting your arrival at Le Mazet, you can choose from the menu provided by our private chef, and he'll ensure you have a tasty meal for you to heat up when you arrive.
We also have a local artisan baker who can deliver every morning straight to your door.
We decided in 2015 to leave the beautiful city of Amsterdam and our careers and to move to the Dordogne - swopping one UNESCO World Heritage site for another! We converted a tobacco drying barn on the property into our own home and renovated Le Mas & Le Mazet, and are very proud of how beautiful and comfortable they have become. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||When we drove up the long drive to Le Mas for the first time, we realised how special the place was and how amazing it could become. We love its history, character and charm and the beautiful countryside all around it, with all the wildlife, peace and tranquility it offers. This part of France is not only beautiful, but has exemplary food and wine, culture and history.
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.
|Unique benefits of property||Le Mas has been awarded 5-stars by the Ministry of Tourism, a one of only 17 hotels or gites in the Dordogne. Le Mazet has been awarded 4-stars.
The Daily Telegraph has reviewed Le Mas & Le Mazet online with 9/10.
The setting is spectacular - approached down a long private drive through woods and fields, the houses sit on top of a hill overlooking the glorious Dordogne countryside, all the way to the 12th century village church, whose bells you can hear over the valley.
The houses are centuries-old and full of authentic charm, but have been completely renovated to bring them into the 21st century. Our guests all remark on the attention to detail and comfort afforded by the houses.
Hotel beds and Egyptian cotton sheets offer a good night's sleep.
We have a private chef who can cook a special menu at Le Mas for you, and a masseuse who can come and relax you.
There are no hidden charges and even the firewood and barbecue gas is included.
Every morning of the week there is a market to be found. Our favourite is the Sunday morning market in Issigeac - it's big, very French and has delicious local produce.
The Dordogne has 1,001 cháteaux, some of which you can visit. We love Biron, Castelnaud, Beynac and Milandes.
There are fantastic restaurants around us, from pizza places to Michelin starred restaurants. We have a list of recommendations to share with you.
Canoeing down the Dordogne river is a great way to experience this beautiful part of France, as is horse riding, walking and cycling. We have info on where to go and what to do.