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Beautifully Restored House within 5 minutes walk of shops and restaurants. Private pool

 Welcome to Maison Duras
  • ID: 110
  • House
  • Weekly £ 600 - £ 1,595
  • Bedroom(s) 4
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bathroom(s) 4
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Detached Property, Beautifully Restored House, Duras Town 5 Mins Walk, Pet Friendly, Golf Courses Nearby, New 6.5 x 4m Pool, Free WiFi, Sleeps 2 - 8

Summary

Beautifully restored house within 5 minutes walk of shops/restaurants. Private pool. Off road parking. Free wi-fi. Pet Friendly. Set in the Bordeaux region near the Dordogne & Bergerac. Sleeps 2 -8.

Description

Maison Duras is a detached property which has been lovingly restored to a high standard and is an ideal central location to explore the wine regions of Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.

The best boulangerie is just a 1 minute walk away, perfect for fresh croissants for breakfast or spoiling yourselves with a French patisserie for elevenses! 5 minutes level walk to the ancient town centre of Duras (Lot et Garonne, France).

Living areas
The modern open plan fitted kitchen provides all the home from home appliances that you would expect in such a beautiful house and has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, double oven and ceramic hob, dining area with table and chairs. The comfortable lounge overlooks the garden with windows and double French opening doors. There is a small room upstairs that could be used as an office.During the autumn/winter months, a log burner provides a cozy focal point to relax in front of.

Bedrooms
All the bedrooms are neutrally decorated, light and airy and are accented with pretty bedding.

Bedroom 1
Located on the lower ground floor, twin beds, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with bath/shower and wc.

Bedroom 2
Located on the ground floor, small room with a double bed, next to its own shower room and wc.

Bedroom 3
Located on the upper floor. Double bed, en-suite shower room and wc.

Bedroom 4
Located on the upper floor, en-suite shower room and wc.

Outside
Walk out of the kitchen diner doors on to the sunny patio with a further table and chairs over looking the large garden and pool.

Private 6.5 x 4m swimming pool.

Cycle hire can be arranged in the town or delivered to your door.

Parking
At the front of the house which is on a quiet road. Driveway up the side of the house, garden gate to the garden.Lots of countryside on the doorstep for walks and cycling and the river in the valley.

Map

Address: Duras, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.676485 / 0.17921000000001186
Airport Bergerac 40 minutes
Beach Arcachon and Biscarosse. 90 minutes
Ferry Port Caen 430 miles
Train Station Bordeaux 70 minutes

Area description

Duras
The house is 5 minutes level walk to the ancient town centre of Duras, and XIII century bastide town. The market square is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, weekly traditional French market, and a night market during the summer, plus a boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with ATMs and pizzeria with weekly live music, A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station are located here.

There are many festivals and events going on through out the region including a very popular annual Jazz festival held in early July in Monsegur 8 miles away and several events at the Chateau de Duras.

Exploring the Area
This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France. Bordeaux is approximately an hours drive to the west and Bergerac is 45 minutes to the east, St Emilion 30 minutes north

Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host's weekly live music.

There is also a cinema in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version.The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous St Emilion, just a short drive away. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.

Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a designated world heritage site a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe's, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.

Dordogne
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.

Markets
Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.

ACTIVITIES

Cycling
The countryside around our property is perfect for cycling, whether it's just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views. Cycle hire is available to your door.

Tennis Courts
Good quality tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Duras & St Sernin de Duras and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it, whilst the large river Garonne (20 minutes away) has a faster pace. The Dordogne river is an hour away which has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.

Beaches
The Atlantic coast, with over 150 miles of golden sandy beaches is less than one and a half hours drive away. Great fun for all the family, simply relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at surfing. Alternatively there are also fresh water lakes with a beach and facilities. The nearest is at Blasimon (about 30 minutes drive) and is very popular with families.

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club.

Zoo & Water park
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is approximately an hour drive.
Aqualand water park is approximately 90 minutes drive located at Bassin D'Arcachon.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: House

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 4 ( 8 Sleeps )
  • Double Room with en-suite: 3
  • Twin Room with en-suite: 1
Bathroom(s): 4
  • Baths: 1
  • Showers: 4
  • Wash basins: 4

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: Yes, pets welcome
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • WiFi

Indoor facilities

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Burner

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture

Services

  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Availability

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Rate summary - £ 600 - £ 1,595 - 7 Nights -
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Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.

Full Catering service available, prices start at 20 euros per person.

Pets are considered with an additional charge, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Heating is charged at an additional cost based on usage during the winter months.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security bond of £300 is payable with the balance which is returned within 14 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

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Owner

  • David & Tracy
  • Phone #1: 00 44 (0) 1634 566 180
  • Phone #2: 00 44 (0) 7974 361 309