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Charming 18th Century Farmhouse. Set within vines. Pool

 Welcome to Le Petit Coup
  • ID: 111
  • House
  • Weekly £ 600 - £ 1,650
  • Bedroom(s) 3
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bathroom(s) 2
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: 18th Century Farmhouse, Set in 14 Hectares of Land, Amongst it's own Vineyard and Prune Orchard, Walled Garden, Chickens and a Veg Garden, Located near Duras, Free Internet WiFi, Pets Welcome, Sleeps 2 - 8

Summary

A charming 18th century farmhouse in the beautiful rolling countryside where the Dordogne & Lot et Garonne meet. Shared pool, country views, large grounds. Shops within a short drive. Sleeps 2 -8

Description

Le Petit Coup is a charming 18th century farmhouse situated in the beautiful rolling countryside where the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne meet.

The large swimming pool provides the perfect place to sunbathe and admire the fantastic views or you can cool off in the heat of the day. It works well for adults and children alike. Shared with the owner who lives on site.

Ground Floor
On the ground floor you will find 2 large double rooms, one of which accommodates 3 people with ease. A very spacious, luxurious bathroom with a large bath, walk in shower, 2 basins and a WC.

The lounge area with tv, music, etc. and lots of books to read if you feel inclined. The kitchen has a range cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The dining room which looks out through the large arch doors onto the cedar garden, the dining table seats up to ten people.

The laundry room with washer & dryer.

First Floor
The first floor boasts a suite comprising of a private lounge area, beautiful spacious bedroom and ensuite shower room, wc and basin.This very large bedroom accommodates a king-size bed and a separate single bed.

Swimming Pool
The pool itself is 10x5m with semi-circular steps at the shallow end to ease yourself in or even sit and have a drink - the depth is 1.2m and goes to 1.8m. There is a walled garden area which accommodates the barbeque and is a great place to dine. There is a swing seat placed under an old oak tree where everyone loves to sit in peace and quiet - either admiring the view, reading - even sleeping! We also have chickens and a veg garden - you can't beat it!

Outside
Set in 14 hectares of land, amongst it's own vineyard, prune orchard and a large amount of agricultural land to the rear. The vines currently supply Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes to the local co-op. The Cedar garden is to the front of the house and is a lovely place to sit and stargaze due to the low light pollution of the area. There is a covered terrace area which overlooks the pool and has great views over the valley - it's often used for lunch and evening meals, giving shelter from the sun.

Map

Address: Duras, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.715289101647976 / 0.21491556640626186
Airport Bergerac 45 minutes
Beach Arcachon and Biscarosse 90 minutes
Ferry Port Caen 430 miles
Train Station Bordeaux 70 minutes

Area description

There are country walks from the house in the vines and the woods, organised walks are also available via the village tourist information office in St Sernin. The local award winning vineyard is within walking distance for the relatively fit, and offers an informative & interesting tour as well as tastings. They also organise several events throughout the year including very popular "Jazz in the Vines" evenings.

A small selection of facilities at the pretty hamlet approximately just over 1 mile away, including superb tennis courts, vineyard, pizzeria, small shop & tourist information office. Guided walking tours of the local area are also available.

Duras
The house is 5 miles from the XIII century bastide town of Duras. 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): 3 ( 8 Sleeps )
  • Double Room: 2
  • King Bed and Single Bed: 1
  • Put-up: 1
Bathroom(s): 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Showers: 2
  • Wash basins: 3

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: Yes
  • Pets: Yes, pets welcome
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Yes

Holiday type

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Romantic
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

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

Indoor facilities

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Cooker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture
  • Swings

Services

  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

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

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Rate summary - £ 600 - £ 1,650 - 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.

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