Treat yourself to a stay in one of our charming houses at La Ferme du Père Jules surrounded by the simple joys of nature.
There are magical places in the world where finding contentment could not be easier…
Our two prestigious houses are to be found in the commune of Savignac-de-Miremont, set in independent grounds: La Ferrenie and La Sablonnière, close to one of the hidden treasures of Périgord, the Prehistoric site La Ferrassie, frequented by Neanderthal Man.
Our delightful holiday rentals with heated swimming pools offer refined modern comfort while retaining their architectural authenticity and charm. These luxurious houses seeped in history and surrounded by nature offer a peaceful and private haven.
Our greatest pleasure is to make you happy!
Charming house in Périgord within 12 hectares of grounds
Charming house in Périgord within 6 hectares of grounds
Centrally located between the Dordogne and Vezère valleys, these prestigious houses allow exploration of the landscapes, cultural history and internationally renowned gastronomy of the mythical Périgord Noir region.
Breathtaking panoramas and picturesque villages (Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac, Catelnaud-la-Chapelle, Limeuil…), most in the exclusive club of “Plus Beaux Villages de France”, reveal architectural treasures embedded in gentle green landscapes. The network of minor roads crisscrossing the region reserve surprises at almost every turn as a multitude of extraordinary noble houses, manor houses and castles (Beynac, Castelnaud, Commarque…) emerge, many with impressive gardens (Les Millandes, Eyrignac, Marqueyssac…). Natural marvels are dotted throughout the region and add excitement to journeys of discovery, such as the cliff face of La Roque-Saint-Christophe, the abyss of Proumeyssac, and that of Padirac a little further away, as is the famous perched village of Rocamadour.
The sheer number of prehistoric sites the length of the Vezère valley earns it the name “The Valley of Man”. It is a land of ancient memory having harboured in rock shelters and caves Neanderthal populations and then settlements of Cro-Magnon. The village Les Eyzies is recognised as the World Capital of Prehistory with the outstanding museum (Musée National de la Préhistoire) exhibiting a wealth of artefacts left by our ancestors, illustrating and explaining their way of life.
The numerous prehistoric sites are theatres of our past. The caverns of Lascaux are without a doubt the most famous and in addition to the faithful replica, Lascaux IV, an International Centre of Parietal Art must be visited. Other notable sites in Périgord Noir include the caves Font-de-Gaume and Cent Mammouths, the rock shelters Poisson and Cap-Blanc, Castel-Merle, La Madeleine and others which together led to the Vezère valley being listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Above and beyond the natural and cultural joys, the irresistible gastronomic specialities of Périgord merit attention!
The pleasures of the table are a pillar of the “art de vivre” of the region. Local specialities (foie gras, truffles, duck confit, ceps, sarladaise potatoes…) await you and are best appreciated when accompanied by the wide variety of local wines produced in the vineyards surrounding Bergerac. Monbazillac, Pécharmant, Bergerac, Rosette, Montravel are local varieties of wine (“Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée”) which you can discover in our Julien de Savignac wine shops and vineyards and, of course on the wine lists of the fine restaurants of our clients and friends.
Happiness is the only thing that doubles if shared
Following a long and busy career in the world of wine, we retired having passed on the wine merchant business and vineyards to our children. Our second life centres around the love of our region and the pleasure we obtain by sharing its delights; We began in 2010 when we bought La Sablonnière from a neighbour and friend, “Père Jules” and transformed the old house into a delightful rental property.
We already owned the ruins of Laferrenie and working with talented local craftsmen both houses have been restored respecting their original architectural features. Having invested a large amount of enthusiasm and work in renovation and creation, it brings us great happiness today to share our charming houses in Périgord.
Nicole and Patrick Montfort