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La Maison Prunier

Saint Maurice-de-Lestapel, Castillonnès, South West France

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At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  5. Heated Pool 
  6. Table Tennis
  • Ground Floor: Open plan living area: kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher)/dining area/living room (wood burning stove, DVD) with door to front and rear terraces. Double bedroom with open plan en suite bathroom. Double bedroom. Shower room. Utility room (washing machine). 
  • Outside: Front and rear terraces.  Large open grounds comprising garden, fields, barns. Table tennis. Table football. Covered dining terrace with summer kitchen (inbuilt barbecue, sink, hob). Pétanque. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps, surrounded by terrace.

The countryside south of Bergerac offers enticing vistas of rolling hills covered with orderly rows of vines, fields filled with sunflowers, and charming villages with the essential bakery and weekly market teeming with local produce. This quintessential French setting is the backdrop to La Maison Prunier, a stone barn (once used to dry the plums from the surrounding land) which has been sympathetically and stylishly transformed into beautiful accommodation for a couple or friends holidaying together.  

Taking centre stage inside is the open plan living area where old and new meet in perfect harmony.  Immense wood beams and exposed stone walls create an impressive framework for the modern kitchen diner and living area.  Adding a stylish contemporary note are the velvet seating in jewel colours and the sparkly chandeliers hanging from the double height ceiling.  Other striking features in this gorgeous cottage include the open plan en suite bathroom in the master double bedroom where the curve of the stone wall accentuates the curves of the rolltop bath, as well as the gold accents in the second double bedroom.

Front and rear paved terraces are perfect spots for morning coffee and evening dinners, or for simply relaxing under the shade of the trees. Just across the courtyard, steps lead up to the pool area, where a spacious terrace surrounds the pool and provides ample space for comfortable seating and sunloungers. Alfresco dining is not forgotten either: a covered terrace just above the pool area is home to the barbecue, preparation area and dining table, with open views across the fields.

There is a small ‘épicerie’ in Lougratte (5 minute drive) for essentials such as fresh bread and croissants, with more amenities and restaurants in Castillonnès (9km) and Cancon (10km). Ideas for active days out include canoeing (choose from the Dordogne, Dropt or Lot rivers), walking and cycling (bikes can be hired locally), a treetop activity park for children and adults alike and boat trips from Bergerac along the Dordogne. Those seeking more leisurely pursuits will enjoy a stroll around one of the many delightful bastides, such as Eymet and Issigeac, a wine tasting or two at a wine chateau in the region (Monbazillac and Duras spring to mind) or exploring little known gardens such Latour Marliac (35km) with its collection of water lilies and the rose filled Jardin de Boissonna (45km).

  • Please note that next door to La Maison Prunier is the main house of the estate. When La Maison Prunier is booked, the main house remains unoccupied and closed.  All facilities including the pool and the grounds are for the exclusive use of guests staying at La Maison Prunier.  
  • Arrival time is from 17:00

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Great Things to Do Near La Maison Prunier

Potter around Castillonnès

Have a coffee in the main square in Castillonnès and admire the arcades and the stonework. Take a guided tour around the town and learn a bit more about its history and architecture. The guided tour in English takes place every Tuesday, leaving the Tourist Office at 5.30pm.

Delicious fresh produce from the markets

Don't miss all the great food markets. The area is well known for its locally grown produce so head to Castillonnès on a Tuesday,  Bergerac on Wednesday or Saturday, Eymet or Monflanquin on Thursday, Villeréal on Saturday, Issigeac on Sunday... In July & August, head to the evening 'marchés gourmands' where you sit with the locals at long tables and eat food that you will buy from the local producers that have cooked for you. You can also buy local wine and drinks. Bon appétit !

Lots of walks in the area

Pick up a walking itinerary/map from the tourist office in Castillonnès and discover the local area from a different perspective. There is a range of walks and bike rides to suit all.

Visit the Medieval Bastides

of the Lot et Garonne and the Dordogne, such as Villeréal, Monflanquin, Beaumont-du-Périgord, Monpazier, Issigeac, Miramont-de-Guyenne. The best day to visit them is on market days when there is such a lovely, lively atmosphere!

A spa day

If you wish to relax even more, visit Les Bains de Casteljaloux (about an 1hr drive) where you will find thermal spas, massages, Japanese baths, and both indoor & outdoor pools.

Vineyards and châteaux

Don't miss the château of Monbazillac (25km) with its fine collection of XVIIth century furniture, and a museum of wine and its vineyards. Discover the wonderful wines in the area by tasting them at the château. And further afield, in the area around Creysse, visit the Pécharmant vineyards and the wonderful Château de Tiregard at the heart of a working vineyard – visit the barrel hall and the formal gardens and of course, taste the wine.


Do not miss a wander around the famous wine town of Saint-Emilion (84km). It is the first wine growing area listed by UNESCO so it is definitely worth a visit. There is also a huge monolithic church carved out of limestone rock, as well as miles of underground tunnels and caves.

Le Cinéma

The French love the cinema and produce some great films. There is a cinema in Castillonnès (Place Jasmin), which shows both French and English films (look for Version anglaise - VO - sous-titrée if you want to watch the English version).

Extraordinary frescos

In Allemans du Dropt, visit the church to see the 15th century frescos – they depict lively devils and gruesome goings-on!

Take the children to the Parc-en-Ciel

in Lacapelle-Biron (33km) - 14 hectares of trees and fields where you will find mini golf, a farm of baby animals and an adventure playground through the trees with different courses depending on the age of the children.

A day at the lake

The nearby Lac de Lougratte is a large lake where you can swim and spend the day relaxing. It is open in July and August. https://www.lougratte.com/enbaignade.html 

Chocolate Museum

For the chocoholics amongst you, don't miss a visit to the chocolate museum and factory between Lougratte and Castillonnès.  

Prune Museum

If you are staying at La Maison du Prunier and like the taste of the famous 'Pruneaux d'Agen' (originally from the Villeneuve-sur-Lot area rather than Agen), why not visit the Ferme et Musée du Pruneau, which is in Lafitte-sur-Lot. Discover the history, the production process, and how good they are for your health (as well as how delicious they taste). 

Canoeing and sightseeing

Although La Roque-Gagaec is over an hour away, it is well worth taking a picinic and going there for the day. Canoeing down the river, admiring the chateaux and the picturesque villages of the Dordogne is a lovely way to spend the day.

Music everywhere

There are little music events everywhere in the summer: the free pop concerts in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, in the park of the old hospital in the town centre; the 'soirées baroques' in July in Monflanquin; the free concerts during the jazz festival in Villeréal in July, etc...  For more details, ask at your local tourist office or search online.

Medieval Festivals

From end July until August, you can take a trip back in time with a visit to one of several medieval festivals which take place along the Bastide towns in the Dropt Valley. There are reenactments of battles, food to sample and displays of local crafts which you can buy. You can even hire a medieval costume yourself to really relive the experience of life in medieval France.

Bastid'Art street theatre festival

Over a weekend in early August, a couple of villages near Miramont-de-Guyenne host a street performance festival, with an eclectic mix of theatrical, musical and circus performances to enjoy. Fun for all! https://bastidart.org/

Antiques and 'brocantes'

In the summer, there isn't a Sunday without an antique market, a brocante, a flea market around.  Villeréal holds a great antique/brocante market every second Sunday of the month.  Head there in the morning for a stroll around the stalls to see what you can discover, followed by lunch at one of the restaurants in the square.   



Lougratte 5 mins 
Castillonnès 10 mins 
Cancon 10 mins 
Villeréal 20 mins 
Eymet 25 mins 
Bergerac 35 mins 


Bergerac 40 mins 
Bordeaux 1 Hr 40 mins 
Toulouse 2 Hrs  
Limoges 2 Hrs 35 mins 

Train Stations

Bergerac 40 mins 


Bilbao 4 Hrs 55 mins 
Santander 5 Hrs 45 mins 
St Malo 6 Hrs 40 mins 
Caen 7 Hrs  
Le Havre 7 Hrs 30 mins 
Cherbourg 8 Hrs  
Roscoff 8 Hrs  
Dieppe 8 Hrs  
Calais 9 Hrs  
Times are approximate

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