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About Bart Jippes
We are a recently retired Dutch couple who have been working in theatre management and in journalism. The picture shows us with one of our favourite guests: our first grandchild. ;)
Bart Jippes purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Bart Jippes chose Saint-Marcory
If you value privacy without the feel of being isolated. If you like comfort. If you appreciate the absence of light pollution. If you value silence. If you enjoy listening to music on a good stereo. If you like cycling.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
If you ever rented a holiday home, chance is you were disappointed by the old, worn furniture, inadequate lightning and sagging beds. That's certainly not the case in this house: we live here ourselves for months at a time, so we made sure we're as comfortable as in our other home.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Wonderful property, fantastic location
A beautifully presented property in a fantastic location, close to a wonderful local village (Monpazier) and to all the attractions of the Perigord/Dordogne. With all this, however, the property is super quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the summer tourists - a perfect place to relax, enjoy fabulous food and fine wine. Ideal for several couples sharing or a family. We had an absolutely wonderful week here. WiFi is available, but the external lines to the property are not reliable, but there is mobile data coverage at the house. Nonetheless, it is not the place to sit at a computer!
Thank you so much for your positive review!
We're sorry for the lack of internet connection. Our phone company is unusuably slow in repairing overhead cables damaged by falling branches or trees but, now that roaming within the EU has become relatively cheap, we are glad it has not been too much of an inconvenience.
A beautiful home in a gorgeous location.
Two weeks of bliss in a lovely part of France. My wife and I took the brave step of sharing Lacouynes with both sets of parents well into their eighties. The house with its three generous and separate ensuite bedrooms, with terraces connected to the two ground floor rooms, gave us plenty of opportunity to enjoy quiet time apart, yet we could all come together in the large living room and particularly spend early evenings around the table in the outdoor dining area - barbequing is hard to avoid.
Bart and Jacqueline made us very welcome and had kept in touch beforehand to make sure we slipped immediately into enjoying our holiday. We lacked for nothing.
St Marcory itself is lovely but quiet, with no facilities to speak of (the advantages are the quiet, with beautiful skies and stars). Monpazier, however, turned out to be the favourite of our Bastide towns (not an easy choice!), and is only a few minutes down the road. The Thursday market is great fun for local produce and gifts, but the shops cater for all needs anyway. Most towns in the area have a full calendar of cultural and more light-hearted events and we also found two cracking restaurants in Monpazier - La Bastide and our favourite, La Privelege du Perigord (try and get a table on the terrace). That said, there are many others in the town that we didn't have time to try, that looked equally inviting.
With swimming in the river at Limeuil, glorious chateaus and wonderful wines, what is not to like!? 'We'll be back'
Alle Erwartungen wurden übertroffen!
Also: Beim Buchen waren wir schon begeistert, aber das, was sich dann unseren Augen bot beim Ankommen, übertraf alles: Ein großzügiges Anwesen inmitten der Natur, sehr gepflegt und liebevoll restauriert. Es wurde nur noch übertroffen durch die Innenausstattung!
Geschmackvoll eingerichtete Zimmer mit diversen Hinguckern, ein Highlight der zur Ablage umfunktionierte Schlachtklotz, 3 Terrassen mit Liegestühlen oder Stühlen, tolle Badezimmer, viele Blumen rund ums Haus... man kann gar nicht alles aufzählen! Es ist wirklich alles vorhanden, wir konnten nur einen Bruchteil der Küchenutensilien nutzen, da im Urlaub sehr kochfaul.
Auch die Umgebung zu erforschen ist ein Genuss und es gibt viel zu besichtigen.
Vive le Perigord! ( Auch ohne Accent!)
Dieses Haus ist mit Abstand das beste Ferienhaus, das wir jemals bewohnt haben. Wenn wir könnten, würden wir mehr Sterne vergeben.
Vielleicht auf ein Wiedersehen ?!!!
Monpazier, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France and at only 6 kilometres (4 miles) from our home, is a must-see. As are Beynac and Castelnaud, with their impressive castles.
The Château des Milandes, also in Castelnaud (www.milandes.com), celebrates the life of Josephine Baker and is also a favourite with the kids, thanks to its birds of prey demonstrations and children's workshops. The château is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens.