Ref: DL15, Gironde, Aquitaine, France, £1275 to £3000 pw
Perched on a sunny hillside with stunning panoramic views over rolling farmland and vineyards, this carefully renovated barn is pleasantly decorated, with lots of original features. Its sunny pool terrace will be hard to resist. It is ideally located on the borders of the Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne.
Living/dining room/kitchen, 1 bathroom with wc, 2 shower rooms with wc, 1 separate wc, 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot (linen supplied), highchair, telephone, WiFi, 2 TV's (1 with Freeview), video, DVD, CD, iPod dock, central heating (£100 per week), fireplace (wood supplied at cost), fans, alarm, barbecue, table tennis, sandpit, badminton, croquet, swings
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided. A linen and towel change will be delivered on Sundays (for bookings of more than one week). The English caretaker can provide cleaning (minimum 2 hours) at 15 € per hour. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
Situated at the top of a hill, the property enjoys wonderful views of a valley and vineyards and a very peaceful setting. There are various terraces around the house for sunbathing and dining. The swimming pool is near the house with a protective wall and an outdoor shower.
There is a charge of £75 per week to heat the pool to 25°C, weather permitting.
The owners have taken great care to make the interior homely and attractive. On the ground floor is a large open plan living area with a large well-equipped kitchen area and a central open fireplace; also on this floor is a double bedroom (160cm bed) with an en suite bathroom with a wc, and a separate wc. On the first floor are two double bedrooms (160cm beds) (one has a small child's bed - on request) each with an en suite shower room with a wc, and a large TV room which doubles as a twin bedroom (90cm beds), ideal for children - this bedroom overlooks the living area below.
Changeover day: Sunday
Can be heated
Open mid-May to mid-Oct
18 hole 24km
This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.
This property is located in the Gironde and close to both the Lot-et-Garonne and the Dordogne, making it ideal for discovering all three areas. The Gironde is the largest département in France, straddling the Gironde estuary formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. It is the heart of Bordeaux wine country, producing 57 varieties of AOC vintages, including the perennial favourites St-Emilion, Médoc, Pauillac, Sauternes, and of course Bordeaux. Visitors from all over come to take tours of the vineyards, leaving with the boot full of bottles. Bordeaux, a busy port since Roman times, is a lively city of museums, theatres, and restaurants, especially in the 18th century city centre with its elegant shops and cafés. The vast Cathedral St-André and the stylish English public gardens are a must see.
Monségur (5km) post office, chemist, patisserie, supermarket
Duras (9km) all shops, restaurants, supermarket
St-Ferme (6km) bakery
Monségur (5km) Thursdays and Friday
Monségur (5km) Fridays and fresh fish stall on Thursday mornings (Eymet Market)
Duras (9km) Monday
Sauveterre de Guyenne (19km) Tuesdays
La Réole (20km) Saturdays
Ste-Foy-la-Grande (22km) Saturdays
Bergerac (48km) Wednesdays and Saturdays
Café Les Tilleuls in Monségur (5km)
Hostellerie des Ducs and La Terrasse in Duras (9km)
Le Jardin in Villeneuve-de-Duras (19km)
La Fontaine in La Réole (20km)
Clochers X111 in Monteton (20km)
Au Fil de l’Eau in Ste-Foy-la-Grande (22km)
La Tupina in Bordeaux (67km)
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Duras (9km) famous for its castle and good wines.
Miramont-de-Guyenne (27km) lovely main square and church
The towns Marmande (29km) to the south and Eymet (30km) to the east with their weekly markets are also worth exploring. Eymet is a beautiful 13th century medieval fortified town.
First weekend in July, every year, is the massive Jazz festival in Monsegur.
There is a medieval festival that travels around the area in July and August, fun for all the family. Hog roast and medieval entertainment for kids and adults.
There is always a Fête du Vin somewhere in the region. Duras, Monsegur, Eymet.
The area is famous for its foie gras, duck and truffles.
Chocolaterie and Pruneaux D'Agen factory with shop, Guinget at Duras
The Bergerac Appellation produces some excellent red and white wines and wines are also available from the Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors wine growing areas.
Visit a local famiy-run château at Dieulivol, Château Faurie Maison du Vin at Duras Maison du Vin at Monségur
Tennis court: Monségur (5km)
Bicycle hire: Duras (9km)
Numerous cycling tracks including a disused railway line running between Sauveterre-de-Guyenne (17km) and Bordeaux (76km)
Horse riding: Monségur (5km) and Duras (9km)
18 hole golf courses: Monestier (24km), St-Pardon-de-Conques (32km)
Motorbike and quad bikes at Saint-Sernin-de-Duras (16km)
Hot air ballooning at Saint-Jean-de-Duras (22km)
Canoeing and kayaking on the River Dropt at Sauvetat-de-Dropt (24km)
Exactly as described. Great lay-out for six adults, great pool. Peaceful, atmospheric, very special. Gorgeous countryside, lovely local towns.
We had a wonderful Christmas trip to the Duras region. The villa was splendid, and we made nice trips to Bordeaux, Duras and Bergerac. The environment is beautiful, even in winter. Some days were sunny with blue sky (even played ping-pong) others foggy and cloudy. All in all quite a nice experience. Thank you for all advice and service.
Just truly a stunning place, we were so pleased with it, we have been to France many times and this was by far the best place we have stayed in. The accommodation was fantastic. The kitchen was to a high standard, with every appliance you could think of. Having eggs and a few bits in the fridge was a very good little extra. Kids were well entertained with a variety of toys to choose from. We just loved it. If I was to add any suggestions to the place then it would be a sign on the gate as there was nothing to indicate it was Rainettes and also as much as I love the old fashioned highchairs they prove a problem as no straps so my daughter would make meal times a little battle as she use to try and climb out! We would certainly look at booking through your company again. I have to say communication has been fantastic from the moment I enquired about the property to after my holiday when I left all my husband's clothes behind! Your prompt responses were very much appreciated. Thank you again and we look forward to using you again in the future.
Amazing place, just paradise and gorgeous villages around. Superb villa.
Lovely spacious property. Clean and well equipped, although more trays for the smaller oven would be very useful. But that was a minor thing! Pool was very much enjoyed by all. Plenty of chairs and tables by the poolside. Table Tennis was a huge hit with everyone! Lovely grounds, very peaceful :-) We felt very comfortable and had a lovely relaxing holiday.
We knew the area and owners/caretakers from previous visit to Favreau (DL16). Emma, the caretaker is a treasure! Only disappointment the weather.
95% perfect. Would visit again.
Excellent rural location.
A lovely property - nice mixture of traditional and modern features with all mod cons.
The property was fantastic in a lovely setting. The facilities within the property were excellent.
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A charming house inside and out in an idyllic setting perched on a hill with stunning panoramic views.