4 Bed 4 Bath Village House with Large Garden, Private Heated Pool and A/C
Helen and Colin Molton
- english, Limited French spoken
About Helen and Colin Molton
We purchased Les Arbres in 2016 having decided to buy a holiday home a couple of years previously with the intention of dividing our time between England and France in the future. Please see our website for further information on Les Arbres - www.dordognegiterentals.com
Helen and Colin Molton purchased this House in 2016
Why Helen and Colin Molton chose Serres-et-Montguyard
Having spent many years visiting the area, we finally "bit the bullet" and bought a village house to renovate in Serres et Montguyard, near the historic medieval town of Eymet in the beautiful Dordogne region. The village has a lovely cafe providing a selection of hot drinks, cakes and light lunches. It is also a 'depot du pain' where you can buy your daily bread and croissants. The cafe has begun to provide evening meals once a week (Fridays) which is pre-bookable, something we could help you with should you like to dine close to Les Arbres.
What makes this House unique
Les Arbres is a lovely spacious property in which to relax inside and out. Its large garden and pool area allow guests of all ages to enjoy time with their families and friends. From the terrace by the house, you can soak up the atmosphere of French village life over a glass of wine with a lovely view of the garden and the church spire over the medieval terraced roofs.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous holiday home in a peaceful location
We spent a glorious fortnight holidaying here enjoying this luxury home and pool.
The location is both peaceful and private and there is a lot of space to relax in.
The owners were forever helpful with any queries raised and very quick to respond.
Even the children were complimentary re the speed of the broadband so we had no choice but to chill and relax.
A perfect holiday and we look forward to returning soon.
Thank you Patrick for your review of Les Arbres. We’re so glad you and your family had an enjoyable and relaxing two weeks. Pleased to hear that the young adults appreciated the WiFi! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Helen and Colin
This house has everything. It is beautiful, luxurious and in a lovely location.
A gorgeous house, well equipped and in a lovely location. The garden is also beautiful, so peaceful too. Thanks to Helen and Colin for making this a lovely holiday experience! We will definitely be back.
Liz and family
Thank you for your lovely review of Les Arbres. We're so pleased you all had a great time. We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Such a wonderful holiday
Les Arbres is the nicest property we have stayed in by far. We were a group of 7 ranging from age 7 to 81 and there was plenty of space for everyone to do there own thing. The children loved the pool and playing on the rope swing and we all enjoyed exploring the nearby towns of Eymet and Issigeac. The house has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everything, fabulous kitchen with a wonderful welcome pack, plenty of games, books and DVD’s and they even have even provided lots of plug adaptors. We had such a relaxing two weeks and will certainly be back!
Gavin and family,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Les Arbres. We're so pleased that all three generations had a great time and we thank you for taking good care of the property whilst you were there. We always aim to provide a variety of things to interest all ages and it seems to have worked for you! You would obviously be very welcome to stay any time in the future. Thanks again. Helen and Colin
Rarely have we experienced such high standards in the holiday rental. Superbly equipped - perfect!
This property was perfect for our extended family needs. With three generations sharing the accommodation there was something for everyone. Well- stocked toy cupboard, table tennis, darts and a wonderful heated pool. Contemporary bathrooms offered a plentiful supply of body lotion etc and lovely open living spaces for the family to spread out. Superb!
Maggie, family and friends,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you found our house well equipped with something for everyone to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back!
Thank you again for taking the time to write your review.
Helen and Colin
Well equipped house on edge of hamlet. Very peaceful and bucolic. Nice pool, enjoyed the croquet. Ten minute drive to Eymet for shopping
William and family
Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. We’re so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the facilities.
Helen and Colin
Take me back to that pool!
As the photos suggest this property is extremely stylish and well equipped. We were a group of two families with three children under three and the amount of space here was great. The rooms are all big and there are loads of bathrooms. The garden is especially nice with lots of trees/umbrellas for shade, kids slide and swing, plus as the photos suggest, an amazing pool (the shallow step at one end of the pool was an especially big hit for the kids to splash around on). There was also a big chest full of garden games and some great pool toys.
Owners Helen and Colin were extremely helpful and quick to reply to our questions. Their housekeeper Jean also cooked us a lovely meal on one evening - definitely recommended.
The village where the house is located is very quaint, but also very small. If you want to walk out of your holiday home in to a bustling town, then this isn't the location for you, but for peace and tranquility it is lovely. The Petit Cafe in the village is practically opposite the house - David the owner will pick you up a bespoke bread order in the morning on his way to open up, plus his cakes are amazing.
I have knocked a star off the locations rating because the only disadvantage of this house is that it's not very close to the Dordogne. If you want the classic wild-swimming / canoeing experience in the river then you will need to drive for 45-60mins to get there.
Other than that it is hard to fault this property. We had a great time.
Thank you Matt, Jo, family and friends for your fantastic review. It's so kind of you to take the trouble to write.
The children's play equipment was a recent addition, as we were remembering what our own children wanted to do on holiday, so it's great that they enjoyed the garden, toys and pool. We're especially pleased to hear that the shallow platform at the end of the pool was a success for your very young children to play in and keep cool.
Thank you for your kind comments about our housekeeper providing dinner one evening, I will pass on your comments to Jean. Having the cafe practically on the doorstep, especially with its useful 'depot du pain' ordering service, is proving extremely useful to guests.
Once again, many thanks for your kind review.
Helen and Colin
The beautiful Bastide town of Eymet is only 4km away, with its cobbled square and streets. A good sized supermarket and wonderful boulangerie are available for day to day provisions. You can also enjoy weekly day and night markets in several medieval towns in the local area, including Eymet, Lauzun, Issigeac, Duras and Monsegur. The larger supermarket at Miramont provides a fantastic range of regional specialities as well as everyday items.
Eymet provides several excellent restaurants and bars for those wishing to eat out during their stay at Les Arbres. There is plenty of choice from around the world, including France, Italy and even Peru!
A popular local event in the Summer months, is to enjoy Sunday lunch at Soumensac, where you can choose your food and drinks from local producers and then sit and eat at trestle tables with panoramic view towards the Pyrenees.
Why not take a tour of a local vineyard where you can enjoy a picnic, lunch or dinner surrounded by vines and sample their organic wine? Log onto www.thenakedvigneron.com where you will see that David and Amanda Moore cater for parties up to 16. They have built up a great reputation locally for tasty homemade food and excellent hospitality.
Places to Visit
Nearby, you will find the chateaux of Monbazillac, Bridoire (great for children) and Duras. Take a trip down the Dordogne River on a historic wooden barge (Gabarres) from the pier in Bergerac.
The beautifully preserved Medieval hilltop town of Monpazier is half an hours drive away with several fine restaurants.
For those of you who enjoy a round of golf, the well regarded course at Chateau des Vigiers is just 15 minutes drive away.
Further afield, the picturesque town of Sarlat and the prehistoric caves at Lascaux make for a fantastic day out during your stay. Visit the amazing wine centre of Bordeaux at Saint Emilion. The historic City of Bordeaux with its many historical buildings is an hour away (you can leave the car and take the train down the Dordogne valley from Gardonne, Bergerac or Marmande) and the Dune of Pilat on the west coast is the tallest sand dune in Europe.