Le Mas Sainte Croix

3675 - 4620 euro
per week

003. Le Mas Sainte Croix

Unique luxury holiday villa with private heated pool and amazing view

Sainte-Croix, Perigord Noir (Dordogne)

Le Mas is a 16th-century old farmhouse that has been converted into a very luxurious holiday villa for 10 people in the Dordogne. The villa has been completely renovated, retaining the character and history of the building and where luxury and comfort come together to perfection.

Kitchen and sitting room
The fully equipped kitchen (55 m2) is literally the center of the house. Consisting of a Smeg 5-burner stove with a large-sized electric oven; a Samsung washing machine; Siemens dishwasher and fridge / freezer; a Nespresso machine with Aeroccino milk frother and a Siemens Porsche Design filter coffee maker.


The terracotta tiles continue to the sitting room (44m2), which, just like the kitchen, has a large fireplace with wood burning stove (wood is provided) and doors that lead to the swimming pool and summer kitchen. There are 3 comfortable sofas and many books, DVDs and games to enjoy. The flat screen TV has English channels. There is a wireless speaker that can be connected via Bluetooth to a telephone, tablet or laptop.

There are 5 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has 2 single beds and a bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 is also located on the ground floor and has 2 single beds and a bathroom with shower
One of these rooms is wheelchair accessible, as is the majority of the ground floor and the outside area. A third bed can be placed in the other, so that an extra person can sleep here.

The remaining three bedrooms are on the first floor and are served by two staircases. Bedroom 3 is at the top of the stairs to the right of the kitchen. This room has a 180 x 200 cm bed and a shower. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are accessible via the staircase that leads from the kitchen to the floor.

These bright bedrooms are both spacious with a double bed of 180 x 200 cm, ample cupboard space, wooden floors and beautiful original beams. The windows overlook the fields and the forests behind them. It is also the ideal lookout point to spot deer, birds of prey and wild boar. The bathrooms in the main bedrooms have both a bathtub and a shower. Each bathroom has Noir toiletries from The White Company, a hairdryer, and each bedroom has a summer fan.

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Summer kitchen
Opposite the kitchen is the summer kitchen (65m²) that is completely covered. The ideal place where you will spend many hours. This former barn has retained its original roof, but the openings on three sides offer you shade and a cooling breeze. There is a small kitchen with sink, fridge and a Weber gas barbecue with 3 burners (gas bottles are provided). A large dining table with 12 comfortable chairs make it the perfect place for long lunches, finding a cool spot in the heat of the day, copious dinners and long, balmy evenings.

Swimming pool
The swimming pool is open from April to October and is 10 x 5 meters in size, heated, with salt water and with an electrical cover. A saltwater swimming pool is without the addition of chlorine, resulting in softer water and less risk of allergies and eye and skin irritations. A saltwater swimming pool only has about 10% of the salt content of the ocean. The swimming pool is situated in such a way that you can take maximum advantage of the miles distant view of the fields and forests behind it. If you want to quietly read a book, there are several secluded spots in the garden where you can isolate yourself. In the garden you can play various games such as table tennis, football, boules, badminton rackets and shuttles, a children's croquette.

5 star rating & reviews
Le Mas was awarded 5 stars on behalf of the French Ministry of Tourism. There are only 20 other hotels and gîtes in the Dordogne with 5 stars.


At your service
The Dutch owners live in a converted tobacco barn that you pass before you arrive at Le Mas & Le Mazet, and they are happy to be at your service should you need anything - for example, advice on what to see and do.

Private chef
They can book a private chef who will cook for you at Le Mas & Le Mazet. All ingredients are sourced locally to create delicious French dishes, which are served and cleared away so that you only have to enjoy. They can meet all dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) and compile the menu in advance with you.

Dinner package upon arrival
If you prefer not to cook yourself on the day of your arrival, a Dinner Package can be provided for you upon Arrival that you only have to heat up in the oven.

Wine tasting in Le Mas
Enjoy the luxury of a wine tasting in Le Mas, without having to drive anywhere.

Bakery delivery service
The local master baker delivers directly to your house every morning in the summer, and 6 days a week during the rest of the year. All you need to do is send it by email or email it the night before to enjoy fresh baguettes, croissants and chocolatines in the morning!

Bed linen and towels
These double beds are made with goose down comforters, but there are also anti-allergy comforters available. All bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton, the towels are also pure cotton. Pool towels for the pool are provided. For longer stays, bed linen and towels are changed weekly.

For the youngest visitors
To ensure that you do not have to bring too much yourself, there are two cots with mattress, two high chairs in both the kitchen and the summer kitchen, children's eating utensils, anti-slip bathtub mats, socket protectors, children's books and games for indoors and outdoors.

Fruit trees
In the garden there are various fruit trees, especially in the summer heavily laden with fruit. Pears, apples, cherries, plums, figs, medlar, quinces, peaches, chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts. Take what is up to you.

Masseuse or Yoga
Upon request, a customized 90-minute holistic massage (€ 75) can be organized under the trees or in your room, or a 75-minute tailored yoga session in the summer kitchen for individuals and groups (€ 50) per session).

Le Mas has central heating and Le Mazet is equipped with electric radiators, effective and very common in France. Le Mazet also has a wood burning stove; Le Mas even two, wood is provided.

During the summer months the owners give you some simple tips to keep the house cool. There are fans in all bedrooms.

You will find The White Company's Noir collection in the bathrooms (hand soap, hand & body lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner) and in the kitchens (cleansing hand wash and hand & body lotion).

Cleaning products
You will be provided with detergent tablets, detergent, detergent and other cleaning products for your use.

Cleaning at the end of your stay
The final cleaning is included, but you are required to leave the house tidy and clean.

The house is available for you on the day of arrival from 4:00 pm to 10:00 am on your departure day
Pets are not allowed
Smoking is not permitted

An absolute gem, incredible attention to detail and understated luxury and elegance.

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Private swimming pool
Heated swimmingpool
5 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
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Facilities and features


  • Number of persons10
  • Living area (m2)± 250 m2
  • Property TypeDetached
  • Child friendlyYes
  • Dogs allowedNo
  • Alleen volwassenen (adults only)No


  • Living roomYes
  • Dining roomYes
  • KitchenYes

Sleeping accommodation

  • Bedrooms5
  • Double bed (s)3
  • Single bed (s)4
  • Number of bed (s) of 200 cm or longer7
  • Bunk bed (s)
  • Sofa bed (s)
  • MezzanineNo
  • Bathrooms5
  • Toilets5
  • SculleryNo
  • BalconyNo
  • GarageNo

Living room

  • FireplaceYes
  • TelevisionYes
  • Satellite receiverYes
  • Netflix, Chromecast other appsYes
  • Sound system - RadioYes
  • DVD playerYes
  • InternetYes
  • Reach mobile phoneYes


  • StoveYes
  • OvenYes
  • MicrowaveYes
  • RefrigeratorYes
  • Freezer or freezer compartmentYes
  • Coffee maker filterYes
  • Senseo/NespressoYes
  • DishwasherYes
  • ToasterYes
  • KettleYes
  • BlenderYes
  • Ice cubes dispenserNo


  • BathYes
  • ShowerYes
  • Hair dryerYes

Various inside

  • Washing machineYes
  • Tumble dryerYes
  • IronYes
  • Ironing boardYes
  • Vacuum cleanerYes
  • FanYes
  • Central heatingYes
  • Air conditioningNo
  • SaunaNo

Baby equipment

  • Baby cotYes
  • High ChairYes
  • Baby bathNo

Terrain Garden

  • Size (m2)5000
  • FencedNo
  • VerandaYes
  • TerraceYes
  • Privacy guaranteed - not overlookedYes

Swimming pool

  • Pool typePrivate pool
  • Inground poolYes
  • Above ground poolNo
  • HeatedYes
  • Telescopic roofNo
  • Pool cover / Electric deckYes
  • Sizes pool (length x width in m)10 x 5
  • Depth of swimming pool (in cm)150
  • FencedNo
  • Pool alarmNo
  • PoolhouseNo
  • Summer kitchenYes
  • JacuzziNo

Various outside

  • Parking on siteYes
  • Outdoor furnitureYes
  • BarbecueYes
  • SunbedsYes
  • ParasolsYes
  • Table tennisYes
  • Play gardenNo
  • TrampolineNo
  • Tennis court on siteNo
  • Private fishing lakeNo
  • BicyclesNo


  • House quietly locatedYes
  • Walking distance villageNo
  • Located at swim waterNo
  • Located at fishing waterNo

Distances in +/- kms

  • Town center at9 km
  • Village shop at9 km
  • Supermarket at9 km
  • Baker at9 km
  • Restaurant / bar at9 km
  • Golf course at15 km
  • Fishing at (km)6 km
  • Canoeing at10 km
  • Nice viewYes

Le Mas & Le Mazet are located in the south of the Dordogne, between castles, medieval fortified bastide towns, UNESCO world heritage sites, weekly markets, antique markets, vineyards, prehistoric caves and much more.


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Rebecca, Yorkshire,
September 2023

We have just returned from our wonderful family holiday at Le Mas et Le Mazet.
We loved every minute.
It is a magical place with stunning scenery, peaceful atmosphere and is incredibly well equipped for a superb holiday.
The quality and attention to detail is phenomenal.
Rupert and Franck are extremely kind and helpful.
The welcome hamper of local fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs and homemade jams was a lovely surprise and very thoughtful.
The property is finished to a very high standard with comfortable beds with beautiful bed linen, luxury White Company products in all bathrooms.
The kitchen has everything you need with plenty of cutlery, crockery and glasses and the outdoor kitchen is perfect for eating, and drinking whilst enjoying the beautiful green vista.
We enjoyed the heated pool and had lots of family fun and games.
There are so many gorgeous villages to explore with lovely markets and spectacular rivers for canoeing down. It truly is the ideal destination.
We look forward to returning in the future.
Thank you.


Gina, Kent,
August 2023

This year we made our 7th trip to Le Mas & Le Mazet. I thought it was about time to review it as each year our love for the place grows even more.
The location is incredible: not only is it convenient for Bergerac airport, it’s positioned between Beaumont and Monpazier, two beautiful and historic villages/towns with all the shops and conveniences you could need. The Dordogne river with its chateaus and canoeing is also not far and neither are the caves. The view from Le Mas is also entrancing and bucolic; haybales, sunsets and chateaus all from the stunning outdoor kitchen.
The property itself still really stands out, even all these years on, maintained inside and out with phenomenal attention to detail. The bedrooms are full of storage, great en-suites and dreamy beds with gorgeous bed linen and quality duvets. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need and plenty of (matching!) cutlery, crockery and glasses so no need to be constantly washing up. The living room has huge sofas so everyone can be comfortable and large cupboards full of books and games for cooler or cloudy days.
During your stay the owners Rupert & Franck are on hand if you need them but practically invisible if not. They have organised several experiences for us; this year we particularly enjoyed the fabulous massages from Marielle under the trees in the shade, and an exceptional dinner by Didier. Rupert & Franck have been an absolute pleasure to get to know and each visit it feels more and more like home from home. We countdown to our next visit from the moment we leave!


Virginia, Yorkshire
July 2023

Rupert & Franck have created holiday heaven! Their property is on site but they manage the balance of being available (they are a mine of local info!) & allowing privacy for total relaxation.
Weather wasn’t great for us, although thunderstorms watched from the fabulous outdoor kitchen have their own appeal!
The accommodation is perfect for a group of adults as only one room is more suitable for children and there is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing.
We loved visiting Millie to pick organic veg (some of which was included in our welcome goodies) and we enjoyed long lunches & dinners outside everyday.
The local area is beautiful with lots to do but you will want to get back to this special place as soon as you can to squeeze every drop out of your time there!
We very much hope to return…..


Samantha, Manchester
June 2023

Having stayed for the first time in 2022, we had no hesitation in booking again for 2023. This time we took 10 people so had both properties and, just like last time, everything was perfect. Franck and Rupert are excellent hosts, and nothing is too much trouble. A wonderful week was spent lying by the pool during the day followed by eating and drinking in the outdoor kitchen in the evenings. The kids loved the pool and all the toys and games, whilst the adults appreciated the variety of places and spaces to find some much needed peace and quiet. Both properties have everything you could possibly need to make it a true home-from-home. I have no doubt we will be back again, as long as we can find some availability,


Carole, Washington DC
April 2023

We love staying at Le Mas - it's great for families, with the beautifully-kept surroundings, house, and pool. The owners are terrific, very responsive to any queries ,and always ready with suggestions of where to go and what to do. We look forward to our time there each year!


Rebekah, Oxford
April 2023

This marked our second visit to Le Mas, having celebrated my 40th birthday there with friends five years ago. On this occasion the party was a little different as we brought three little girls with us, who loved the house and grounds as much as we do! They were overjoyed with the pool and were in there every day for most of the day!
It was wonderful to see Rupert, Franck and Plum again. Rupert is a source of brilliant local knowledge (restaurants, places to visit etc), and we also enjoyed an historical tour of the house and grounds.
Such a special place that I want to keep it a secret as it is hard enough to book as it is! If you get the chance to go and stay, grab it with both hands. You won't be disappointed.


Vincenza, Botswana
October 2022
We had the most glorious week at Le Mas. The house is gorgeous in a most amazing location. The kitchen was so well equipped it was a pleasure to prepare and enjoy all the delicious food from surrounding markets. Rupert and Franck are generous and kind hosts. Highly recommend for a family or group of friends who want to really relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of the French countryside.

Holly from Washington DC, Visited in October 2022

Le Mas is a gem. The house was somehow more beautiful than the pictures. The owners have thought of everything and were gracious and accommodating. We were a group of artists and found tremendous inspiration in the grounds and local sites. 10s across the board! Would definitely like to return in the future.

Susan from UK
September 2022

From the moment of our very friendly welcome to our warm departure this holiday was wonderful. Set in a gorgeous area of the Dordogne Le Mas and Le Mazet delivered beyond expectation for all 12 of us! The accommodation is stunning, the setting and gardens glorious and the attention to detail by our lovely hosts is remarkable. We have stayed in gites in France for decades but this surpasses anything else and how! I know that this is a bunch of superlatives but it’s true! Little details…like a heated salt water pool, a lovely pétanque barn, a massive collection of books and games and information on every aspect of the locality shows just how much thought and attention Rupert and Franck have gone to, to exceed your expectations. Yet this is a gite in rural France, and , despite all the luxury, it remains so. No air conditioning, cobbled paths, and quirky touches but it’s originality is preserved. That is yet another aspect that made it feel so special to us. We will be back, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

Laura, Yorkshire
September 2022

Amazing place, fantastic views and pool and the attention to detail was the best we have ever had in France. Can't wait to return!

Jane from Devon
June 2022

We returned in June 2022 and couldn't believe it seemed even better than our previous visits. The beautiful house is full of character and has everything you could wish for. The large outside eating area is perfectly equipped for all day dining and the pool is sublime. The friendly, yet discreet, hosts truly are the best and ensure you are totally spoilt.
All this, set amongst stunning scenery, means we'll definitely be coming back soon..

Steve from Evesham
May 2022

After booking our stay during lockdown in 2020 we were excited when the time finally arrived to travel abroad again. 8 of us made the trip and from the moment we arrived we knew we were going to love it. Rupert and Franck were the perfect hosts (ably assisted by Plum) and should be very proud of what they’ve created. The accommodation is fantastic, made so by the attention to detail and small touches which combine to make a truly special whole. From the bed linen to the toiletries and the coffee machine, you really get the sense everything you want or need has been thought of. The pool and gardens are immaculately kept and there’s plenty of places around the property to sit and take in the scenery or enjoy the peace and quiet. We’ve been visiting France for the best part of 30 years and this is, without doubt, the best gîte we’ve ever stayed in. If you’re thinking of booking Le Mas then just go ahead and do it. We enjoyed every minute and will no doubt be back in future.

Mike, London
Aug 2021
Pretty much our favourite place in the world
We love Le Mas and try to visit every year. Rupert & Franck have done a brilliant job to create somewhere truly special. The property is beautifully presented and incredibly comfortable. It is so peaceful and private, with an outstanding view to enjoy the sunset. We can't wait to return.

Alex, London
Aug 2021
Sheer perfection in all regards - a luxurious, welcoming and comfortable place to stay surrounded by beautiful country. Everything was perfect.
The houses are luxurious and comfortable. The outside areas could not be better - the pool is superb with amazing views across the most beautiful countryside, and the outdoor barn with BBQ is a great place to enjoy al fresco dining.
The surrounding area is a joy to explore with interesting bastide towns full of winding alleys, great restaurants and mysterious alleys.
But the piece de resistance of Les Mas is the owners and hosts Rupert and Franck. They have poured their love into the property and this shows everywhere. They were welcoming, friendly and amazingly helpful all the way through the trip from recommending restaurants, to organising PCR tests to allowing our children to play with their lovely dog, Plum.
We loved this place so much we re-booked immediately.

Deborah, Paris
Aug 2021
What a stay at the Mas !!!
An absolutely perfect week:
- exceptional setting, the property is surrounded by the countryside ... a beautiful view of the valley, a small church in the distance. As for the garden, it is absolutely beautiful and well maintained. Several places have been arranged to enjoy the tranquility of the place and the setting sun.
- the Mas, a beautiful building renovated with the greatest care, decorated with great taste and very comfortable. And not to spoil anything, very very well equipped.
- a beautiful swimming pool (with salt water) with an extraordinary view of the surrounding landscape, a barn converted into a pétanque area, another including a ping-pong table, ...
- a large summer kitchen, perfect at any time of the day, from breakfast to dinner.
- a charming and warm welcome, a discreet presence of Rupert & Franck (they live in the tobacco dryer nearby)
I can only recommend the Mas.
And sincerely hope to have the chance to stay at Rupert, Franck & Plum again. Thanks to them.
Amandine, Paris
July 2021
Superbe semaine passée en famille. La région est très riche en excursions en tout genre, le lieu est un havre de paix. Le bonheur.
Alexandra, Paris
July 2021
Franck et Rupert sont les meilleurs hôtes au monde, discrets, a l’écoute, heureux de vous accompagner dans cette belle endroit.

Sep 2019
Wonderful, welcoming house and hosts. Spectacular view, beautiful grounds, well equipped - all-round great! Very comfortable for four couples (and guests).

Martin, Toronto
Sep 2019

Rupert and Franck have created an elegant, comfortable and well-appointed home which our group of four couples loved. We stayed for 10 days and used it as a base to explore the Dordogne region. Everything is organized to make guests feel at home, from comfortable beds, lots of hot water in the en-suite bathrooms, large spaces to cook, eat and lounge - indoors and out - to the fresh bread deliveries and Rupert and Franck’s fabulous attention to detail. They are superb hosts. The location is perfect for walks locally or trips further afield. Highly recommended.


Sheila, Toronto
Sep 2019
We love Le Mas so much that we have just returned from our second visit there and, like last year, have already booked again for next year. Rupert and Franck have created the perfect holiday home - it is beautifully decorated, spacious and well equipped. They have thought of everything and are welcoming, knowledgeable about the local area and happy to help with anything you throw at them. The location is great and the views from the garden are second to none. If you are looking to stay in the Dordogne then you should book Le Mas before someone else does - you won’t find anywhere better!

Kate, London
Sep 2019

We were a party of 8 with ages ranging from 4 to 75 and we all had the time of our life. Rupert and Franck have thought of everything to make their guests feel at home in the most beautiful house (inside and out) pool, and gardens with views and sunsets to die for. We can’t wait to come back.

Richard, Petersfield
Aug 2019

The most beautiful house and wonderful hosts. Can’t recommend Le Mas highly enough. An absolute gem, incredible attention to detail and understated luxury and elegance. We loved every second of our holiday here!

Lucy, Winchester
Aug 2019

Rupert and Franck have created a slice of paradise at Le Mas. Their hosting was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble, both before and during our stay, with a wealth of unexpected special touches provided. The property is exceptional - luxurious and peaceful, with stunning gardens and views. We had a wonderfully memorable fortnight as a group of friends, with teenage daughters. Days in the pool or exploring the countryside; evenings in the summer kitchen, watching the sunsets. We cannot recommend Le Mas enough. Perfection!

Jackie, Middlesbrough
Jul 2019

We recently stayed at Le Mas & Le Mazet with a multi-generational group of 12 including 4 children aged 4 & 6. The properties are stunning, very well thought through and incredibly peaceful. The setting is beautiful and the views are lovely. Rupert and Frank have done a fantastic job of thinking through everything that guests need and their attention to detail is perfect. There is a big selection of outdoor games and activities, indoor games for rainy days and an incredibly well stocked kitchen. We had a very lovely time here and it is definitely be top of our list for any future French trips

Katy, Oxford

Jul 2019
This is our 4th stay at Le Mas and every time we leave overwhelmed by the beauty of the location, the excellence of the facilities and the hospitality of it's owners, who are unobtrusively on-hand in their neighbouring property, should you need advice, restaurant bookings, or indeed anything you can think of. Biggest highlights for us with the property specifically are the decor which is beautiful and clean throughout; the kitchen, which has an abundance of anything you could need; the summer kitchen and the BBQ which gives you an incredible view over the pool and valley. I could go on and on!


Gina, Sevenoaks, kent
Jul 2019

We have stayed in many places around the world but Le Mas is definitely one of the best, if not the best. This beautiful property set in the most idyllic rural location surrounded by wonderful Dordogne sites and places is simply heaven. It’s luxurious, stylish in its design with absolutely everything you could need for a perfect family holiday. Such careful thought has been given to everything and Rupert and Franck are so helpful and welcoming. We couldn’t recommend this property enough. It’s a slice of French heaven!

Lisa, Bideford
Jul 2019

Le Mas is a truly exceptional property and the ideal place for a family vacation with friends. The house itself is beautifully decorated and the surrounding countryside and the views from the property are stunning. It's a haven of tranquility from which we enjoyed runs on trails, lounging in the pool, and meals in the summer kitchen as we watched the sunset. Charming villages such as Montpazier and Beaumont(with its delightful evening market) are just a short drive away. Rupert and Franck are the perfect hosts, always on hand to answer questions and assist in planning. We're eager to return!

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