La Maison Forte
Located in the South of the Dordogne in a quiet hamlet on the outskirts of beautiful Issigeac, La Maison Forte is a stunningly restored fortified Manoir dating back to the 13th century. Situated atop a hill as a strategic outpost for the bastide, this luxury home offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The beautiful property combines modern luxury with a feeling of intriguing history and can comfortably sleep up to 12 people (+ 2 babies). With a large heated swimming pool, games room, private grounds and parking, La Maison Forte is ideal for families or friends to enjoy a wonderful holiday.
Arranged over 3 floors, La Maison Forte has 6 modern double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. 3 air-conditioned bedrooms are located at the top of the house, while another (with double shower) is on the middle floor next to the stunning large living room, with Juliet balcony providing views over the surrounding countryside. The large living room boasts a beautiful wood burning heater, Satellite TV and access to one of the many terraces and views over the valley. On the ground floor is a chef’s kitchen and separate large dining room with a dining table that seats 12 people, a wood burning heater and double doors opening out to another lovely terrace overlooking the garden. The fifth bedroom, with its own entrance and courtyard leads off from the dining room.
Down a few steps from the terrace and detached from the main house is the sixth bedroom with en-suite facilities and a small kitchenette. In the grounds there is also a large games room with table tennis, pool table, board games, TV and a library of DVDs for guests to use. It also boasts its own kitchen area and shower facilities.
Set in 1.3 acres and with panoramic views of the countryside, La Maison Forte has a large private heated swimming pool in the most beautiful setting, fruit trees and several terraces for outside dining, socializing, or simply relaxing with a book and a glass of wine from the local vineyards.
Located in the hills of the Purple Perigord in a tranquil location, La Maison Forte is ideally situated to explore the many stunning bastides in the area like Montpazier or Montflanquin. Just 3km away is the medieval village of Issigeac, with its famous, bustling Sunday market, fabulous restaurants and artisan shops. Amenities include bakery, butcher, bank, pharmacy and local supermarket.
The beautiful City of Bergerac, on the banks of the Dordogne River, is a 15 minute drive away where there are large supermarkets and an international airport.
The last few years Maison Forte was used as a reknown Bed & Breakfast, but the new owners prefer to rent out the house as an independent self-catering luxury Manoir. You will never need to share the premises with anybody else other than those of your own company.