Located in the heart of the Dordogne, Maison Agora is an authentic sandstone French country house whose interior combines traditional and modern elements. Accommodating twelve, the house has recently been renovated and is newly available for rental having previously been a private residence.
The house sits in a one-acre garden and benefits from panoramic views of the French countryside which are enhanced by a small 12th century church next door. Whilst not in active use aside from occasional events, it still traditionally sounds its church bell three times a day – somewhat rare for churches in small French villages.
Maison Agora has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and two large living areas as well as a large 12 x 5 meter heated saltwater swimming pool. There are also multiple dining settings throughout the property all of which seat twelve including; indoors, on an elevated terrace by the pool under a cast-iron Italian pergola with bamboo cover or under a large tree in the garden. The house also has a BBQ on the terrace.
The property has been beautifully renovated, while preserving many of the features of this former rectory. The authentic architecture of the building, the thick walls of exposed stone characteristic of the region, wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and antique piano capturing the atmosphere of times gone by and providing a homely and warm ambience.
Commenting on its opening, owner Judith Van Bergen said: “Maison Agora is in a great location for exploring the Dordogne and through its recent renovation not only offers great house amenities but has retained its rustic charm.
“On purchasing Maison Agora, meaning 'gathering place' our vision was for it to be a place where social life takes place, where people come together and relax and to provide a welcome and authentic French retreat for families or friends looking to connect and spend some quality time together.
“We are delighted to now be open and certainly hope visitors to Maison Agora can do just that and have an unforgettable holiday in our beautiful setting in the Dordogne.”
Maison Agora also has a range of additions available for guests including a local bakery delivery, a private chef for a luxury dinner experience and bike rentals as well as reservations at a local restaurant or grocery delivery for the day of arrival. Prices are available on request at the time of booking. Additionally, Maison Agora also wants its guests four-legged friends to feel welcome and is dog friendly permitting up to two dogs per booking upon request at no additional charge.
Winter rates start from £1,212 per week and Summer rates from £1,804 per week.
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