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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Maison de la fontaine is a fully-furnished, newly-renovated, self-catering vacation rental home featuring all modern conveniences, sleeping up to 6 people. Located in the historic heart of old Nérac, in Gascony, South West France, the house is easily reached from Bordeaux or Toulouse via train and is just a short drive to San Sebastian in Spain. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding wine regions and a great “home base” if you’re exploring the surrounding wine regions! * Sleeps up to 6 people: One double bedroom on ground floor, one double loft bedroom, one single bed sleeping nook in loft, one sofa bed in living room on ground floor * Two newly-renovated full bathrooms (showers) * Open-concept well-equipped kitchen with all mod cons (dishwasher, oven, microwave, stov...Maison de la fontaine is a fully-furnished, newly-renovated, self-catering vacation rental home featuring all modern conveniences, sleeping up to 6 people. Located in the historic heart of old Nérac, in Gascony, South West France, the house is easily reached from Bordeaux or Toulouse via train and is just a short drive to San Sebastian in Spain. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding wine regions and a great “home base” if you’re exploring the surrounding wine regions! * Sleeps up to 6 people: One double bedroom on ground floor, one double loft bedroom, one single bed sleeping nook in loft, one sofa bed in living room on ground floor * Two newly-renovated full bathrooms (showers) * Open-concept well-equipped kitchen with all mod cons (dishwasher, oven, microwave, stovetop hotplates, coffee maker, toaster, kettle) * Living area with large dining table and sofa * Comfortable salon with flat-screen TV (150+ channels, including English-language) * Cozy patio where you can enjoy your apéro or meal * Wifi throughout the house (including the outside patio) and telephone with free phone calls to landlines in the US, Canada, Australia, the EU and many other countries (full list available at the house) * Full-sized washing machine and separate clothes dryer in laundry room * Free parking in the public square 50 metres from the house * A short walk across the river to the weekly Saturday market * Just a couple of blocks from the summer night market (Please note that from 1 Oct – 31 March electricity is extra as the house is heated with electric heaters).
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bedrooms
2 Doubles1 Sofa1 Single
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Mardi M
Hosting since December 2015
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe're happy to answer any and all questions about your stay with us. We will provide a comprehensive welcome package before you arrive and inside the house. We're also happy to help with other arrangements with regards to your trip (train tickets etc...).

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Reviews (23)
Julia R
Julia R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two extra weeks of summer
We had two wonderful weeks in Nerac. We used the house as our base from which to take day trips. Lots of places to explore. You can walk to almost all amenities in the town which was handy. And we loved watching the daily game of boules in the square near the house.
Visited October 2023
Written 21 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mardi and Neil (management)
Mardi and Neil (management)
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Nérac. It's the perfect base for day trips around the region, and it sounds like you made the most of it! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 26 November 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nas P
Nas P
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A Charming Cottage in a Bucolic Town with Easy Access to Various Gems
Thank you for welcoming us to your maison de la fontaine. We enjoyed our week in the southwest of France (despite some really hot days - 38 degrees C!). The kitchen had everything we needed and all the instructions were very clear. Nerac itself is a lovely town and our family enjoyed our walks to the shops (especially the early morning walks to the boulangerie) and along the river. All of your restaurant recommendations were great at guiding our choices; we were particularly impressed by Les Moulin des Saveurs in Barbaste up the road. Another highlight was the Tuesday Night Market (Mardi Marche) near Espace d'Albret, which featured some great Latin food and music. What we appreciated most was Nerac's proximity to other places in the region. It made day trips to Bordeaux and Toulouse easy and comfortable.
Visited July 2023
Written 31 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mardi and Neil (management)
Mardi and Neil (management)
Thank you so much for your lovely review - it looks like you really took advantage of the town and region. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back another time to discover even more!
Written 2 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Z4273UFanned
Z4273UFanned
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relax Restore Rejuvenate
This lovely little house is in the most perfect little village. Finding our way there without aid of a car was quite simple via train and a short bus ride coming from Paris. We found everything we needed within walking distance and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the village. The house itself had every amenity you could possible\y need. The arrival welcome of some basics was greatly appreciated. I cannot say enough for the gorgeous promenade walk along the river and all the other things found in the abundance of suggestions in the guide books in the house.. We went to Nerac for restoration and we found it. Having a car for our next visit would allow for easy day tripping but not having a car didn't lesson our enjoyment in the slightest..
Visited April 2023
Written 21 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mardi and Neil (management)
Mardi and Neil (management)
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so happy you loved the house as much as we do! We sincerely hope to see you back in SouthWest France again soon! Mardi and Neil (management)
Written 23 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaside167063
Seaside167063
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday, whether you want peace and quiet or more activity
We stayed in the location for four weeks. It is right near the centre of town, walking distance to a wonderful market and boulangeries. My husband and I have completely different tastes: I was ready to read as many books as possible and he went out riding his bike. In between we explored surrounding towns, went to buy my favourite wine from Saint Croix du Mont, visited several Emmaus centres, went to a concert in the town centre. We enjoyed several local restaurants, and decided our favourite was within walking distance ... wonderful! We enjoyed ourselves so much we are returning in 2023 for another four weeks.
Visited June 2022
Written 29 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks so much for sharing how the town and surrounding areas cater to different tastes and interests! There's so much to do if you want to chill out but also loads to explore and it sounds like you had the best of both worlds! We can't wait to welcome you back in 2023!
Written 30 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian W
Brian W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location to enjoy South-west France
Ideally located in the of picture-postcard town of Nerac, half-way between Bordeaux and Toulouse, Maison de la fontaine is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Quaint buildings characterize Nerac, with fine restaurants within walking distance or a short drive to the surrounding countryside. The Maison is well- appointed, with everything you need for a comfortable stay - full dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a nice patio for drinks or a home prepared meal. A little further afield are the beautiful cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse and the great wine country of the Medoc, with the charming towns of St. Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux and on the other side of the Dordogne, St. Emilion, rated by some as the most beautiful town in France. Can't wait to get back.
Visited September 2022
Written 24 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Management
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us :) You certainly made the most of the region and the house/ town. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 26 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cathy L
Cathy L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect French Vacation
We spent two weeks in Nerac at this fully-equipped, centrally-located home. It is within walking distance of everything, including the canal, stone bridges, museums, parks, historic churches and of course restaurants and local shopping. (and if you are there on a Saturday, a huge outdoor market is a 5 minute walk away). We enjoyed all the features of this home and especially the patio. We sampled all the food and wine the French are know for. We also joined the locals in playing Petanque at the square just up the street. Would highly recommend!
Visited September 2022
Written 5 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Management
We are so thrilled to read about your fabulous time in Nérac. Sounds like you immersed yourselves in the local culture and made the most of your time there! We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Written 21 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tony O
Tony O
Toronto, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Worth Waiting For
We had planned our stay at this house three years ago for May of 2020. Covid intervened twice to delay our plans but we finally got there. The village is beautiful and full of natural and architectural interest. We got to attend the great Saturday morning market and make a picnic lunch on our first day, sitting in the shade as pictured in the cover photo. The market had everything we could want. We interspersed walks in and around the village, down and up the river, and to the belvedere overlook, with day and half day trips to the surrounding area. The market is just around the corner and there is a Carrefour in easy walking distance for more mundane needs. Parking was a snap and just a few dozen yards away if you have a car. We made it to Arcachon and Bordeaux, and also Pau and Beynac on different days. We had several beautiful meals in the village with interesting and comfortable evening walks after dinner. This is a great base for relaxation in and of itself, but also a hub to see Southwestern France. It was so great to have a kitchen and bathrooms and a place to read or watch TV at the end of the day, not to mention a glass of wine or champagne in the shade in the afternoon. I highly recommend this in your plans. Mardi and Neil would not steer you wrong.
Visited April 2022
Written 26 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So happy you were finally able to make this trip! Sounds like you really made your most of your time in the region! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 27 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gatoreed
gatoreed
Metairie, LA519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Am Exceptional Rental Home in the Heart of Nerac
I booked this house as I was taking two culinary courses nearby and didn’t want to stay three weeks in a hotel. The reviews are understated! This comfortable home, if that is what you are looking for, is a home. I lived like a local and was able to experience Nérac and the region as a local. I have lived in Germany, U.K. and Italy for over 15 years and there I had my own apartment, in southwest France. Mardi, your host, will ensure that you have everything you need and how to get in touch to obtain help if you need it. She is quick to answer emails and texts if you have a question or concern. Though by myself, this home could have easily slept six. The neighbors (both French and Scottish) are friendly and helpful. You are a short walk from the heart of Nérac, with restaurants, bars, markets, boulangeries and a host of other places to find food and drink. All the service listed on the website work, Wi-Fi, international phone, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. The kitchen is well equipped (this coming from me, a Chef), should you want to prepare meals. You are located in a “hidden gem” part of France that is not yet discovered by the hordes of tourists. I have traveled most of Europe, but this region was off my radar. It won’t be in the future, there is so much to see, taste, drink and do, and Mardi has a host of tour books, maps and guides available. An excellent three weeks in a beautiful region of France.
Visited October 2019
Written 5 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for your review - we're so happy you chose maison de la fontaine as your home base during your stay in Gascony and are thrilled you found it so comfortable. We'd love to welcome you back sometime to this "hidden gem" of a region :)
Written 9 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

K.P.
K.P.
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect week in Nerac!
We very much enjoyed our stay! The house was fantastic. The house was fully equipped, clean and well maintained. It was centrally located and we had a very relaxing time riding bikes around Nerac and walking through the town and along the river. We enjoyed the cafes, restaurants, small town stores and la cigale chocolates. The house is next to a square where locals play boule and there is a boule set in the house. We took a boat cruise along the river and also enjoyed day trips to Agen and Bourdeaux through the French countryside. The owners checked in on us during our stay and their book in the house full with information and recommendations for everything was very helpful. A perfect week in Nerac!
Visited June 2019
Written 6 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time in Nérac and it sounds like you fell in love with the pace of life here just as much as we have! We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 7 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travelling_monkey
travelling_monkey
Toronto, Canada121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh là là! Fantastique!
Spent a wonderful week in Nérac recently with friends and would highly recommend Maison de la Fontaine as a base for anyone looking for an authentic experience living in a small French town. Easily accessible from Agen by bus with a stop at the end of the street. The house is very well appointed and your hosts have thought of everything...and I mean EVERYTHING...you could possibly need for a relaxing stay! From a well stocked picnic basket to umbrellas to plastic wine glasses for the weekly night market to welcome goodies in the fridge upon arrival and more. We felt immediately at home! And if that isn’t enough — we really appreciated Mardi’s wealth of knowledge of the area before and during our stay. She was always quick with a recommendation or suggestion and never steered us wrong! I can’t say enough about this lovely home away from home. It was definitely the highlight of my holiday in France!
Visited July 2019
Written 3 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michelle we are so honoured that you chose maison de la fontaine as part of your "big birthday" celebrations in France and are thrilled you enjoyed it so much! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 4 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court

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About the neighbourhood
Nérac itself has everything you could need even if you don’t have a car – apart from (what we think is) the best Saturday market in the region, there are two big waterparks closeby and the gorgeous Parc de la Garenne – where you can walk, ride bikes or have a picnic along the river. You can rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboats or take a leisurely cruise on the river Baïse close to the house. Nérac hosts an animated (and delicious!) local summer night market (always a good time) which is located is about 2 blocks from the house. Nérac is easy to get to by train from Paris, or a quick drive by car from Bordeaux or Toulouse. It’s also a convenient “home base” location for trips to Bergerac, Bordeaux, the coast and even Spain is just a couple of hours away. Further afield, the Mediterranean south of France is easily reached by car (or train).
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Nérac is located about halfway between Bordeaux and Toulouse and roughly 30 minutes by car from Agen, making it easily accessible via air, train or car. From Agen Take the train to Agen where you can rent a car – it’s approximately 30 minutes by car to drive to Nérac. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Nérac from Agen train station. It takes around 45 minutes, costs 2€ and runs a few times a day, usually scheduled to “meet” the TGV coming from Bordeaux or Toulouse. From Bordeaux/ Toulouse Take the train or fly to Bordeaux or Toulouse and rent a car (1hr 30 minutes by car to Nérac). We will provide you with more detailed instructions on how to get to the house once you have booked and know your travel arrangements.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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