bordering the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne

Welcome to Jayan

The ultimate French experience

Jayan has been privately owned by one family for 16 years and during that time it has been extensively and lovingly renovated to the highest standards.

Jayan is located down a small private road and nestles in the beautiful Montagnac-sur-Lède valley with stunning 360 degree views. Totally secluded yet only 7km from Monflanquin an  award winning 12th Century hillside Market Town where you have all the amenities you could want – Hypermarket, Restaurants, Bakeries, Chemist, Doctors, Dentist, Vet, not to mention the Thursday market.

As you can see from the guest comments Jayan is a “home” and not just a “rental property” and has been equipped, looked after, and cared for accordingly. From the kitchen, where any gourmand cook would be happy with gas hob, electric oven, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher together with top of the range cutlery, crockery, knives and crystal, to the 42” plasma flat screen TV, pause/record satellite (no need to miss your favourite UK TV programme), Blue Ray DVD, Bose i-pod wave sound system and Wi-Fi internet (satellite) – décor is French/English, comfortable, easy living.

In the Reading Room off the main Living/Dining area there are over 500 VHS/DVDs from 40’s/50’s classics to today’s blockbusters including a comprehensive library including teenagers’ and toddlers’ books. Also, all our bedrooms are en-suite with a separate toilet / shower room on the ground floor.

Everything you need is here from herbs, oils, kitchen rolls to dishwasher tablets so all you need to do now is bring yourself and then let Jayan work its magic.


The perfect place to explore South West France

Jayan is situated on the borders of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne just 40 minutes drive from Bergerac Airport and only a very short drive away from some of the most picturesque ancient Market Towns in South West France, Monflanquin, Villereal, Issigeac, Monpazier, Pujols, Eymet, (too many to mention) all offering fresh baked bread, local produce, cheese, wine, froie gras, pate, reflecting the taste & personality of France.

However if you want to visit a jaw dropping châteaux you have Biron, de Bonaguil, Beynac, Monbazillac, to name but a few. The area also boasts some of the most fabulous cities in Europe,  Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Toulouse, and most are no more than a 2hr drive away. So, if you’re looking for world class dining, world class shopping, sprinkled with some world class culture and history you’re in the right area.

If on the other hand you fancy a day trip to the beach then Mimizan plage or St Jean de Luz, where you can watch the local fishing boats bring in the days catch of tuna & anchovies or Biarritz for some of the best tapas on the Atlantic coast are again just 2hrs drive away.

Or if it’s Canoeing, Theme Parks, the Wine Route, Horseback Riding, Tennis, or just lazing by the pool – whatever takes your fancy Jayan is a great place to start.


Comfortable, easy living, all you need for a great holiday

Jayan sleeps a maximum of 6 adults with a double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor with a walk out terrace. There is also a separate toilet/shower room on the ground floor. On the 1st floor there is a large twin en-suite bedroom plus 2 x built in cabin beds (small double size). There is also a UK king en-suite bedroom in the adjacent, self-contained Garden House.

In the kitchen is a breakfast table & chairs with gas hob, electric oven, microwave/grill, fridge/ /freezer and dishwasher with door leading to a large covered terrace with dining for eight, lounge area and BBQ.

The main Living/Dining room has 42” flat screen TV, pause / record satellite, Bose ipod wave sound system and Wi-Fi internet (satellite) with Reading Room off with pull out sofa, book and movie library. There is also a landline telephone.

House & Surrounds

Take in the great views relaxing by the pool

The grounds of Jayan comprise of large private lawns with mature trees (walnut, fir, tamaris, wild plum, cherry, popular and hazelnut) with stunning views all round. There are two large tiled sun terraces with another dining table and chairs where the 12m x 6m salt water pool is located with parasols, sunbeds and a ping pong table. There is a laundry room / pool house which contains a washer and dryer plus tennis and shuttlecock rackets, pool toys and games.

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Over 60 happy guests

Perfect for families and groups of friends alike, Jaya has welcomed over 60 happy guests since we began renting this special venue. We have hosted 8 nationalies, and one wedding!


Quick response

We take the stress out of planning your holiday, with over 60 years of combined local knowledge, we can advise on every element of your journey and advise you over the phone.


Local knowledge

We take the stress out of planning your getaway, with over 60 years of local knowledge between us, we can advise you throughout your stay with us & supply a guidebook on-site.


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Weekly Rates & Availability

There are only 17 weeks available for the 2020 season, from Saturday 30th May to Saturday 3rd October.

Season Months Euro Sterling (Estimate)
Low Season: May & June €1,950 £1,680
High Season July & August €2,200 £1,900
Low Season: September & October €1,950 £1,640

Prices accurate as of Jan 2024. Sterling prices only indicative.

All payments are only accepted in Euros, Sterling estimates are guideline only. Weekly bookings run from Saturday (4:00pm arrival) to Saturday (10:00 am departure) and are for the whole property. Weekly rental includes a private swimming pool, electricity, internet, satellite TV (pause & record), Bose sound system, gas, water, linen & towels including pool towels – linen & towels changed weekly at no cost. To see what’s involved before you consider making a reservation/booking please go to our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our enquiries form and we will get back to you within a few hours – thank you. Sterling prices are indicative, and subject to change.We will consider out of season requests on an individual basis.

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Testimonials & Reviews

  • Thank you for a fabulous stay at Jayan. You really have the most beautiful house and pool with such incredible views in every direction. It is also probably one of the best equipped houses we have staying in and we have been renting in France for approaching 20 years now!! It is a very special place. Thank you also for your help and attention before and during our stay. The time and trouble you took to help us was much appreciated. The welcome pack was very generous and very thoughtful. I would willingly recommend your house as a wonderful place to spend some time.

    The Lee Family UK
  • One of the best places we have stayed at! It accommodated us with great services and everything we needed for a pleasurable stay. The house is beautiful and it made us all feel at home. The pool was great and very clean, it kept us cool after many nice mornings out in the beautiful South of France. The many videos and DVDs were great like the pool games and board games. The beautiful surroundings made us feel very privileged to be here. Another great part of Jayan was the lovely people who own it and the housekeepers, we all hope to be back again, it was amazing! Thank you for everything.

    Claudine, Ian, Michael, Jacky, Katy, Millie and Abbie Edinburgh, UK
  • We have loved holidaying in your beautiful home! The pool was a godsend to our two teenage boys as was the film and book library on the not so sunny days. We would love to stay again. Not sure I’ll be recommending this one – keeping safely to myself!!

    Sarah, Mike, Levi and Ethen Wales, UK
  • We have had a lovely relaxing 2 weeks at Jayan. We have really enjoyed staying at your charming house. So peaceful, our children loved the wildlife in the vicinity. They saw deers, hares, wonderful birds of prey and squirrels (we don’t have them in Guernsey!). Parc en ciel was worth a visit our kids declared it was awesome and better than Walibi which saved us a trip to Agen! Loved Monflanquin and the medieval festival. Would recommend “La Bastide” (crepes) and “La Baldonia” (pizzas) for family friendly dining in Monflanquin. The night market (thursdas) was fun too. We have been renting in South West of France for years now and can honestly say that this one is one of the most comfortable and well set up homes we have stayed in. Sharp knives and decent wine glasses. Thank you for your time and advice prior to and during out visit, much appreciated. Thanks too to Patricia an dColin for keeping everything nice and tidy during our stay – lovely people. We are very fortunate that you see fit to share Jayan. The peace and the calm of the place along with the spectacular views, not to mention the pool, make it a very special place indeed. We have to come back again! Many, many thanks.

    Kieran, Jackie, Isabella and Freya St Martin’s, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • We feel totally regenerated after the most amazingly relaxing week. Jayan is stunnig, both inside and out, helped by having incredible sunshine. The perfect calm time before the arrival of our first baby in just over a months time!

    Ronnie, Sam, Sarah, Ted, Joanna & Simon London, UK
  • Thank you for a nice “Jayan – stay” we will get back to the region soon! The Marklund Family!

    Pier, Martiner, Rudolf and Hjalmar Sweden
  • We used Jayan as a base for exploring the area, and had a great time. The house is excellent, really good quality throughout and the pool was wonderful. You have a great place, Pat does an excellent job – and what a great welcome basket. Thanks for letting Duke, and Nella stay they had a great time as well.

    Ian, Mary, Duke & Nelly Scotland, UK
  • We have had such a fabulous 2 weeks at Jayan. The first glimpse you get of the house and pool when you come down the drive is magical and the Welcome Pack was such a lovely surprise and one we’ve never experienced in other houses we’ve holidayed in in France.The DVD, books and games were fantastic for the children (and us) and the house left you wanting nothing. We particularly loved the veranda with the beautiful big table that we could all eat at and enjoy the beautiful views and the pool….well what can I say, we LOVED it. The area is SO beautiful, the medieval towns are like stepping back into another time, totally unspoilt and the markets are great. We feel very privileged to have been able to stay such a beautiful place and we hope that one day we’ll bae back to visit again.

    The Evans Family, Harry (12), Jasper (6) Norfolk, UK
  • What a fabulous week we have had in your gorgeous home. Thank you. Every we needed was here – a well stocked kitchen, comfortable sitting and dining areas, a FANTASTIC and clean pool and an amazing collection of DVD’s & books for a rainy day. We have spent most days relaxing by the pool – the wearther has been gorgeous J We leave feeling completely relaxed which with four children is quite rare!! Thank you so much for the added when looking after Polly – a comfortable cot with a duvet (luxury) and a clean, safe, highchair – she had a wonderful week! Oh, and the fabulous “Welcome Pack” was very kind – another thing to set you and your lovely home apart from others we have stayed in. Thank you again – we hope to come back again soon.

    Lucie, Barry, Jack (15), Harry (12), Tom (10) and Polly (1) Chippenham, Surrey, UK
  • We’ve had a wonderful 3 weeks in this beautifully situated house surrounded by Golden Oriols, barn owls and squirrels and deer. The sun shone almost constantly, the wine was chilled and the sea food from the local market was exceptional. We enjoyed the excellent indoor tennis court at Monsepron Libos where there is a really good Thursday morning market – excellent restaurants in Monflanquin especially “Le Jardin” and “Aldaaya” the lebonese one. All in all a superb holiday in a lovely house! Thank you!

    Brian, Berry Templeton & David + Anne Hood Hertfordshire, UK

Visitor reviews, taken directly from our guestbook


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