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Large Spacious Countryhouse with Commanding Country Views and Private Swimming Pool

 Welcome to Le Brise de Duras
  • ID: 104
  • House
  • Weekly £ 995 - £ 2,895
  • Bedroom(s) 6
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bathroom(s) 4
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Country House, Commanding Views on 3 Sides over Vineyards and Stunning Countryside, Tranquil Private Setting, Private Drive and Parking, Exposed Stone Walls, Beamed Ceilings and a Wonderful Open Fireplace, Sleeps 2 - 12

Summary

Beautiful, spacious country house in peaceful setting. Private pool & gardens, commanding country views. Shops, bars and restaurants within a short drive. Sleeps 2 -12.

Description

La Brise is a beautiful 6 bedroom holiday home situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of St Sernin de Duras. Situated on a quiet country lane with more than an acre of gardens and with no near neighbours, La Brise provides a tranquil private setting for rest and relaxation, complete with a lovely private pool.

The property has been restored and furnished to a high standard. The beautiful original features have been retained, including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and a wonderful open fireplace.The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.

Living Room
Beautiful large spacious living room with satellite tv/radio and widescreen TV. Channels being British 'Freesat' and French free channels. Triple aspect views through windows on 3 sides of the house.Original large stone fireplace. Under floor heating is also available at an additional cost in winter months.

Kitchen
Large & airy contemporary farmhouse kitchen with double height beamed ceiling. Double aspect windows to front and rear of house. Wood burner, large country kitchen dining table, electric oven with grill and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker etc.

A full catering service is available.

Laundry area
With washing machine, dishwasher, iron/ironing board and washing line.

Bedrooms
Double room (ground floor) - Large room, twin aspect views with double bed and private bathroom.

Double room (ground floor) - Large room, twin aspect views with double bed and private bathroom.

Master bedroom (first floor) - Beautiful large master suite with double bed and en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, twin sinks, walk in shower & WC.

Twin room (first floor) - Small twin room with 2 single beds. This room has it own door onto the landing as well as an adjoining door into the master bedroom. Opposite a shared bathroom with sink and WC.

Twin room (first floor) - Twin beds. Next to a shared bathroom with sink and WC.

Double room (first floor) - Double bed. Next to a shared bathroom with sink and WC.

Outside
The terrace is ideal for watching the setting sun over the vines whilst the balcony is superb to start a beautiful day watching the sunrise with fresh coffee and a croissant.

Swimming Pool
The beautiful private pool is 9m x 5m has a paved terrace and is surrounded by lawned gardens.There are no neighbouring properties so the property and pool is not overlooked. The pool is protected by an alarm.

In Addition
For guests that have disabilities, the very young or for the slightly older, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the
ground floor.

Map

Address: Duras, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.676452 / 0.1816122999999834
Airport Bergerac 40 minutes
Beach Arcachon and Biscarosse 90 minutes
Ferry Port Caen 430 miles
Train Station Bordeaux 80 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): 6 ( 12 Sleeps )
  • Double Room: 1
  • Double Room with en-suite: 3
  • Twin Room: 2
Bathroom(s): 4
  • Baths: 4
  • Showers: 1
  • Wash basins: 5

Suitability

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

Holiday type

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Electricity
  • Fireplace
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • WiFi

Indoor facilities

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

Outdoor facilities

  • Badminton
  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture
  • Volleyball

Services

  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Walking

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Rates

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WeekWeekend
Rate summary - £ 995 - £ 2,895 - 7 Nights -
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Add-ons

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Policies

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

Bed linen and bath towels are provided and are included in the price, please supply your own pool towels.

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

A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 14 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

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

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Owner

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