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johanna van riet

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french, german, dutch

Huge manor from 1670 - 23 hectares, private swimming pool, tennis court, golf, W

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Biron holiday castle

Charming country house with outbuildings, 18 persons, Southern Dordogne

The manor of Montauriol was built in 1670 with the stones of the former castle of Montauriol which has been destroyed during the religious wars. It´s located on the country side of the Dordogne, nearby the small town of Biron, with its impressive castle built on an old volcano. The manor lies in the middle of 23 hectares of private property, consisting of woods and meadows. A creek, where the animals come to drink water, runs through the valley.

There are various spots where deer walk every day. Montauriol is the perfect place to enjoy the good things in life and the tasteful products of the area with your family and friends. Come here and enjoy the barbecue or a lovely dinner at the open terrace next to the kitchen, with view on the 900 year old pigeon tower.

The manor of Montauriol is very suitable to celebrate your birthday or to have family- or friendship reunions. The house is provided with all modern conveniences and has 2 outbuildings for your guests looking for more privacy

The manor is carefully decorated and partially furnished with antiques, so enjoy yesteryear´s ambiance along with today´s comfort. A total of 13 guests can stay in the main building and 6 persons can use the guesthouses. You can also rent the main house only, for 13 persons, during, before and after the high season, the outbuildings will remain uninhabited during your stay in order to guarantee your privacy.

The bedrooms are very large in size. All beds are of great quality and have a length of two meters.

There are good and clean sanitary facilities and separate toilets. There is a big kitchen and living room with fire place, all equipment, pantry with washing machine, dryer, baby changing table, refrigerator and storage.

Free firewood. Next to the kitchen there is a breakfast-terrace overlooking a large lawn and our 900 year old pigeon tower, but you can also oversee the children´s playground from the terrace. In the distance, on the horizon, lies the Castle of Biron.

On the first floor, there is a large living room in castle style, with a fire place and a flat-screen television, two bedrooms, bathroom and a toilet. On the second floor there are two bedrooms with large double beds and the thrilling Harry Potter dormitory for 5 children. The Harry Potter dormitory is an exciting experience for children.

There are two guesthouses - at a short distance - for your guests who would like to have some more privacy. Both of them are suitable for 2 - 3 guests.

Around the house one can find various terraces, complete with garden furniture and parasols.

In the barn you will find a table football game, golf sticks, tennis rackets and a lot of toys for the children.

The swimming pool of 6 x 13 meters will be roofed during the pre- and post-season and it also has an automatic covering for extra safety. For the children there is a paddling pool in the shape of a fish, with fountain.

For you and your guests there´s - amongst others - a dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, iron, bed linen, towels, children´s bed, box, high chair, wireless internet connection, toys for in the garden.

Two golf holes par 3. Two mountainbikes, 10 km. of hiking trail on the property.

Observation: After prior consultation, one pet animal maximum per reservation is allowed, against 10 € per day.

With your reservation, the beds will be made, the use of towels is free, and a regular final cleaning is included. For more information please check our website. Send us an email for more information!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
johanna van riet (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, dutch


based on 8 traveller reviews

Huge manor from 1670 - 23 hectares, private swimming pool, tennis court, golf, W
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the manor for a week. Amazing place to spend time with family and friends. Weather was fantastic and the facilities are great with lots of activities to do. Very secluded location so we were never disturbed. Would definitely recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ben and friends, we are very happy with this review. It was great fun to have you and your friends at Montauriol. Good luck with your busy life in London, like to have you back! Johanna and John van Riet, owners
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A Great Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Montauriol is set in a very peaceful and picturesque part of rural France but close to several small Bastide towns where good restaurants were to be found together with regular local night markets. The extensive estate grounds provide stunning views from the terrace and provide plenty of space for all to find a quiet spot.

The facilities both inside and out were excellent for our group of 10 ranging from grandparents to small children and a baby. The kitchen and utility areas were very well equipped as were the outside pool and very comprehensive games facilities - there was so much for the children to do without leaving the estate. Dining al fresco was a real pleasure made easy by the close proximity of the terrace to the kitchen.

The owners, who live about 30 minutes away, made us very welcome and were available to respond to any problems if required and visited from time to time to maintain the pool, remove rubbish etc.

Overall we had a great family holiday in very tranquil surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. and Mrs. C. Thank you very much, we are verry happy with your positive review. Like to have you back, Joanna and John
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In desperate need of investment

  • 2 of 5

This Manior benefits from a throughly beautiful location. Whilst the pool and tennis court are fine, the bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and bathrooms are in desperate need of investment. The days of 1950s French grandma interiors are long past. Reliable hot water and wifi are very basic needs which this house sadly failed repeatedly. It could be so much better but sadly someway off.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim S. Thank you very much for your review. I like to remind you that pictures of all interiors and bathrooms of our property are available on our site. Other guests before you appreciated the comfortable and generous French ambiance and the French provincial antiques .I am very sorry if its not to your taste.This also concerns our bathrooms and we think good and hygienic cleaning is more important then the last fashion in tiles and taps. About the hot water problem, the technicien ordered the wrong part and simply forgot to start the extra electric boiler he installed himself for cases of emergency like this. Things happen and not always for a reason. About the wifi, it got off after a summer storm and it was very difficult to motivate Orange to send a technician for repairs. The appointment was delayed also, because of that same storm. We inquired at the city hall and the mayor assured us we will hopefully dispose of a fibre connection in June 2017. We hope our answer is sufficient and like to have you back, kind regards from sunny France. John and Joanna , owners
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Great stay in excellent surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A group of 18 people, 7 adults and 11 children, had an excellent stay at the Manoir. The facilities were very accommodating for this size of a group and catered well to our different needs. Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or practicing our short game at two golf greens or just relaxing by the pool you could easily keep everyone in the group both occupied and relaxed.

The house was actually better than we expected. It was very clean and tidy. Household appliances are new and of good quality. The kitchen was well equipped. But most important the Manoir offered a great country atmosphere were the days were packed with activity and ended with a dinner at the patio and a cozy fire at the fire pit in the garden.

The owners welcomed us with cold beverages and offered great and attentive service throughout the stay. We would recommend Manoir De Montauriol to everyone looking for a nice, serene country environment but access to sporting activities, especially larger groups.

Thank you Johanna for you great service and I hope to see you again at the Manoir in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Iceland, thank you very much for your positieve review. We enjoyed very well having you! Kind regards from sunny France, Johanna and John van Riet, owners
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Nos vacances en famille ;-)

  • 5 of 5

Le manoir de Montauriol est niché au milieu d'une superbe propriété très bien entretenue. Vous ne serez pas déçus, les photos sont le reflet de la réalité. La superbe piscine, le tennis, le golf et la plaine de jeux font le bonheur de petits et grands.

Pour la baguette du matin, n'hésitez pas à l'acheter à l'épicerie du camping "Le Moulinal", c'est à 2 km. Pour un petit souper sans prétention, allez-y; en plus les glaces y sont impressionnantes et délicieuses.

En juillet et en août, le dimanche dès 19h, ne manquez pas "les soirées gourmandes" au pied du château du Gavaudun. Vous vous attablerez avec les locaux, voire d'autres touristes, et pour un prix démocratique vous pourrez manger et boire tout en profitant d'une atmosphère joyeuse et "bon enfant".

Nous remercions Johanna et Koen pour les conseils, l'entretien de la piscine et de la nature environnante. Nous avons découvert un domaine calme et enchanteur.

Daniel et Marie-Bernard de Bruxelles

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci, Daniel et M.B. de Bruxelles, peut etre a l annee prochaine? Johanna et Jean van Riet, proprietaires de Montauriol
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Fantastische vakantie in de Dordogne

  • 4 of 5

Een ideaal vakantieverblijf voor een grote familie of vrienden. Een groot karakteristiek hoofdgebouw met apart een gastenverblijf en bungalow. Mogelijkheden voor een actieve vakantie (zwemmen, tennissen, golf) en ideaal voor kleine kinderen met een aparte speeltuin. Een uitstekend verzorgde maaltijd door een kok is een plezierige optie voor een "luie" vakantie. Al voor de 2e keer geweest. Beslist geen teleurstelling.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Manoir de Montauriol is en blijft met al zijn voorzieningen en 23 Ha. natuur een aantrekkelijke keuze voor n relaxte vakantie. De mogelijkheid om uw maaltijden ter plaatse te laten serveren is zeker n goede aanwinst. We zien u graag terug.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
La Capelle Biron
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
On site
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
65 Kilometres
A 20 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Capelle Biron
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Montauriol is a beautiful and huge manor, particularly suitable for your successful holiday with family or friends. Manor Montauriol is situated at the southern border of the Dordogne. Thanks to it´s location, both the points of interest in the Dordogne as well as those in the Lot and Garonne are within reach.

Come and enjoy 23 hectares of pure nature, where the air is still clean and where the stars and the Milky Way can be seen at night.

The village of Biron with its impressive castle is very close, just like the three mediaeval bastide villages of Monflanquin, Villeral and Monpazier, where time has stood still.

At a five minutes drive, in La Capelle Biron, you will find a small super market with a cash dispenser, a post office, restaurants, a car workshop and a medical centre. There is also an adventurous climbing track for children up to 16 years of age.

Every day, there is a market in your neighbourhood, where you can buy tasteful cheeses, meat, fruits or nut cake, directly from the farmers. On each day, from 7 o´clock in the evening, you can find a nocturnal market somewhere in your surroundings, this is a market where you can select the ingredients for your meal yourself which will be prepared for you in the same market stand on the spot. You will dine together with other visitors at long tables, joined by the locals, who also know to find their place to enjoy these cosy and wonderful nocturnal markets.

You can find bigger shops 15 minutes away in Fumel Monflanquin and in Villereal. Bergerac is also worth a visit,with its ancient city centre, nice terraces and the boat trips on the Dordogne. There´s Sarlat Cahors and Domme, with their picturesque little streets and the mediaeval façades, or the place of pilgrimage Rocamadour.

There are too many castles to mention, like the defensive castle of Bonaguil, the Lanquis castle or Les Milandes, where Josephine Baker raised her foster child.

There are too many fascinating caves to mention; at Les Eyzies, Lascaux, Gouffre de Padirac, Roche St. Christophe, Domme and at many other places.

In summer time, you can visit the weekly antique- and flea markets.

At the many well-known wine Houses of Cahors, Médoc, Duras, Bergerac, Entre Deux Mers, or at many smaller local wine producers, you can buy and taste wines, the best souvenir from your holiday in France. And this in combination with duck breast, foie gras-pate (a pate made from goose liver), quiches, fresh fruit, walnut cake or a good piece of French cheese.

There are restaurants in all price ranges and most of them work with fresh product from the area. We will gladly give you recommendations or make your reservation. The Dordogne is famous for its food which is exceptionally tasteful and of great quality. Delicious holiday!

This accommodation is for rent in the low season for 12 persons, please see advertisement 1007600.

We also offer a luxury villa for rent in the Dordogne Valley, for 9 persons, please see advertisement 1001753.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Biron, France

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17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
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20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
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19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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sept- okt
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$721

De huurvoorwaarden vindt u op onze eigen site. De borgsom is 500 euro contant bij aankomst..Getoonde bedragen gelden voor 18 gasten, buiten het hoogseizoen ook voor kleinere groepen. De huursom is inclusief gebruik van badlakens en handdoeken theedoeken , gebruik van Wifi, waterverbruik, electra verwarming en toeristen belasting.
De huursom is exclusief opgemaakte bedden, prijs 10 euro per bed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Biron, France

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 370 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , Washbasin furniture
    Bathroom 2 - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Washbasin furniture, separate toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure , Separate toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Separate toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Separate toilet
  • In the pantry, next to the entrance of the bathroom, there is a baby changing table and a sink, a washing machine, a dryer and an additional refrigerator with freezer compartment. There are many storage spaces available.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Boxspring
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double bed , 1 single bed , Guesthouse
    Bedroom 7 - 3 single bed , 1 bed in cottage
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , 3 single bed , 2 cot , Harry Potter
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size
  • All beds are 2 meters in length and of good quality. We take great care to hygiene. Our duvets and pillows are made of cotton and are frequently dry cleaned. There is a lot of closet space in each room. Most of the bedrooms have a beautiful view over the property and on the Biron Castle. Bed linen for the cradles is available. Our guesthouse and the cottage are on the first floor and suitable for those who have difficulty in walking. We do like to discuss this prior to your arrival. The cottage is on a quiet spot and has views on the valley of Montauriol.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 22 garden chairs
  • 18 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The flatscreen television receives French, English and Dutch channels. A DVD-player is available. The swimming pool is 6 x 13 m., has a Roman stairway, underwater lighting and an automatic cover for the safety of your children. The swimming pool cover will be taken off from end June to mid September. Spacious terrace with sun loungers, parasols and cushions. Shallow paddling pool with fountain Private tennis court on the property. Two golf holes par 3 Huge barn with table tennis, football game, darts, tennis rackets, golf sticks and a lot of toys in the garden.