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17 century farmhouse on top of a hill with beautiful views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 206 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse: 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms

Maison de Nicola has been restored to a very high standard, with oak beams throughout, offering spacious living accommodation. Lounge approx 65 sq metres with terracotta tiled floors with underfloor heating if needed. There is a Bang & Olufson TV and stereo with 4 speakers for a wonderful surround sound also with a remote link in the kitchen dinning room. The lounge has an oak staircase leading up to a large bedroom with double bed and futon this room has a large on suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.Heated swimming pool Air Conditioning in bedrooms

Kitchen dinner approx 55sq metres well equipped with another TV area and wood burner This room also has an oak staircase leading up to two bedrooms one twin bedded one single bedded with shower,toilet,basin

The lounge has wonderful views through the patio doors of the surrounding countryside and magnificent pool with palms around The private swimming pool is alarmed with approx half an acre of garden with many fruit trees that you are free to help yourself if in season.

More Details

Graham Headhouse
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Issac, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 206 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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17 century farmhouse on top of a hill with beautiful views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

A truly idyllic property

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing, stunning and luxurious holiday home, we feel truly privileged to have stayed here. We have enjoyed numerous holidays in France, staying in a variety of lovely houses but we have never experienced these levels of spacious luxury living, peace, tranquillity and such a wonderful ambience anywhere, which combined with a wonderful welcome (and as mentioned by previous guests a truly outstanding welcome hamper) from owners Sarah and Graham - we know it will never be beaten as a destination to return to as often as we possibly can!

As soon as you enter the gates you feel cosseted and around every corner, both inside and out, you are greeted by another wonderful view, topped off by the superbly situated pool in which we whiled away many happy hours. It was incredibly relaxing to spend our evenings on the gorgeous terrace with a glass of local wine after our meal watching the sun setting over the horizon and we were so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend two fantastic evenings with Graham and Sarah and their wonderful dogs, the gorgeous Boris and Mickey, who we worried our two teenage girls would smuggle home with us!

We also loved seeing the gecko's around the garden, swallows diving over the pool and on our last morning watching deer feeding in the next door field......totally spellbinding.

We did find time to venture out and particularly enjoyed visits to the stunning town of Sarlat, so atmospheric, a relaxing Dordogne river cruise on a traditional Gabarre, from La Roque Gageac and finally a wonderful day in St Emillion and an open top bus tour of the surrounding vineyards to fully appreciate where our wines originated!!

As you can tell we would recommend Maison De Nicola without any reservations and will simply sum up by saying book now you won't ever regret it!

Finally, and most importantly, we felt we arrived as clients and left this wonderful place with two great new friends. Thank you so much for letting us share your little piece of paradise Graham and Sarah, we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to the most generous welcome hamper we have ever received, we even had some items left after 4 weeks! Graham & Sarah are lovely and very helpful but never intrusive. Issac the nearest village is less than two minutes by car which has a nice little restaurant/bar. Mussidan the main town is 10 minutes by car and has everything you need. The location of the villa is ideal for exploring the dordogne with everything within an hour. The setting of the Villa in Barre is completely stunning and tranquil, the neighbours lovely and could not have made us feel more welcome even with our very limited French.

The Villa its self is beautiful spacious and has everything you need, the south facing pool area is lovely. We had the most wonderful summer in France and hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Ideal for a relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week away. The property is stunning and has an open and relaxed feel about it. The children spent hours in the pool ( 9 and 12 yrs) and if they weren't in it, they were talking about when they would get back to it. The view is beautiful and adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Sarah and Graham are lovely and the welcome hamper was such a treat. The weather was dodgy for a few days but just arranged the week accordingly.

I agree with the earlier review, it is a perfect break for families. Would love to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

There where 7 of us staying for a week in the fabulous farmhouse . It was very spacious & we loved the 2

Sperate living areas . The photos really don't do it justice , on arrival it was everything we imagined & more . The welcome food basket was a lovely gesture . Sarah & Grahame where a

Stones throw away if needed & where very lovely & helpful . A car is defiantly needed as a little far out but it was lovely to just have a week chilling by the pool . We would totally recommend the farmhouse to anyone who wants a very chilled ,lazy time in amazing surroundings , we will be recommending mason de Nicola 100% .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent - wouldn't change a thing

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful farmhouse that has been renovated with great love, care and attention to detail. Loads of room inside and out for the 6 of us. Wonderfully peaceful (saw a deer from our bedroom window one morning) but only ten minutes from Mussidan for food shopping. Bergerac a little further but a doddle from the airport. Wouldn't change a thing - has everything you need and more, welcome basket amazing. This is a quality property - probably the best we've stayed in over many years of gite rentals in France. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, great for families

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our holiday with two separate living areas, swimming pool and within 20 minutes driving of a village with large grocery stores, etc. Graham and his wife were great hosts and responded promptly to all of our requests before and during our stay. We hope to return again for our next holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport 20kms
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Issac is situated in a beautiful part of the Dordogne surrounded by beautiful countryside and many places of interest to visit nearby, Bergerac airport is about 20 km away but also a beautiful place to eat with many restaurants to be found in the little side streets that are full of charm. There are also some good golf courses and plenty of other activities to be found. Bordeaux is about 1 hours drive away with vineyards plentiful.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A Security deposit of £250pounds is required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.