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Set in Hectares of Woodland and Forest with Stunning Heated Infinity Pool - Les Loriots

 Welcome to Les Loriots
  • ID: 108
  • House
  • Weekly £ 1,100 - £ 2,990
  • Bedroom(s) 4
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bathroom(s) 3
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Lansdscaped Gardens, Private Ponds and Lakes, 20m Heated Infinity Pool, Children's Sand Pit, BBQ, Cot and Highchair, Free Internet / Wi-Fi, Sleeps 2 - 10

Summary

Set on 14 hectares of pasture and woodland backing onto a 400 hectare forest. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Stunning 20m heated infinity pool. Near to the Dordogne. Sleeps 2 - 10

Description

Les Loriots is a beautiful 17th century property that has been lovingly restored over several years to a luxurious standard. Nestled in 35 acres of wild-flower filled pasture and lush woodland and bordered by vineyards and a 1000-acre forest, the views are enchanting and the tranquility absolute.

Horses quietly graze the pasture and deer, wild animals and rare birds regularly visit. The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped, and in the summer months the fruit trees lining the drive are weighed down with apples, plums and figs. The 20-metre saltwater pool with its cascading infinity edge is warmed to a delicious temperature and there are massage jets to soothe any aches and pains.

Living
Entrance hall with aged herringbone parquet floor and vast fireplace. Wooden beams throughout.

Comfortable lounge with two large designer sofas, a squashy beanbag and fluffy deep pile rugs centred around a second stone fireplace.Plenty of books and DVDs, UK Freesat, and a range of games and children’s toys.

Contemporary fitted kitchen with a stunning granite worktop and oak table. Dishwasher, washing machine and large family-sized fridge-freezer. All appliances are Bosch or Liebherr.

Tastefully decorated with unusual and rare pieces, including antique and modern furniture, objets d’art and thoughtfully chosen fabrics and soft furnishings. Carefully selected artwork, often limited edition prints or original paintings, adorn the walls.

Wi-Fi in every room, and a top of the range lighting system that enables you to choose different lighting scenes depending on your mood.Underfloor heating and radiators throughout. Everything has been designed to ensure the utmost comfort and luxury during your stay.

Sleeping
Bedroom 1 / Sunrise (sleeps 3): The main bedroom is simply stunning. A latticework of ancient beams decorates one of the walls, and a wooden aeroplane gently hovers in the capacious ceiling space. Super-king size bed (180 x 200cm) with zip-and-link mattress and a day bed that can easily be converted to sleep one. The sunrise glows through the windows in the morning, while the view is of the front garden and the vineyards and hills beyond. Situated next to the family bathroom.

Bedroom 2 / Mezzanine suite (sleeps 3 children or 1 adult+1 child): A cosy bedroom best suited for children or a single adult as the two single beds (90 x 190cm) are quite close together. There is a third bed (80 x 190cm) up a small flight of stairs on a mezzanine level which is stuffed full of teddy bears, and when not occupied this can be used as a fun den. Restricted head height in the den – only suitable for children. Situated next to the family bathroom.

Bedroom 3 / Sunset (sleeps 2): Charmingly decorated and with a king-size bed (160 x 200cm), this large bedroom with views of the sunset over the forest has an elegant en-suite bathroom with rain-shower, glittering mosaic-style tiles and designer Italian sanitary-ware including wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Family bathroom: Serving bedrooms 1 and 2 is the large family bathroom, designed to nestle between the grainy oak beams and exposed stone walls and fitted with the latest contemporary Italian sanitary-ware. An enormous stone bath takes centre stage, and a bespoke walnut and marble vanity unit with two large basins extends along the wall. The walk-in shower has a rain-shower head and illuminated niches to hold your bottles of pampering products. WC, dressing table, and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 / Pigeonnier tower (sleeps 2): A romantic option for grown-ups. Situated a short run and jump from the swimming pool, this separate building has a wonderful wooden sun terrace at the front and a shady flagstone terrace at the back. Indoors, there is a kitchenette with a hob, fridge, sink and kettle, and a beautifully tiled wet-room with shower, wash basin and WC. A clean white staircase leads you up to the bedroom on the first floor, where there is a double bed (140 x 200cm) and unique views over the pool and woodland.

Towels/linen/fans: Bed linen, fluffy bath towels (one pp), and pool towels (one pp) are supplied and are included in the price. Beds will be made prior to arrival. Change of sheets available for an extra charge (self-change). Electric fans are provided in each bedroom.

Children: Your children are well catered-for with a high chair and sippy cups, children’s plates and cutlery as well as a giant blackboard for scribbles and artistic musings. Potty, training seat and child’s step provided. Cot with drop-down side, baby bath and child gates all available on request.

A swing hangs from an oak tree by the pool, and there is a large hammock under a second oak tree. Paddle gently around the lake in the rowing boat.Arriving in March this year - a children's play area with a slide, swings, sand pit and climbing frame.

Up to four children are accepted.

Internet: Wi-fi available in every room.

Infinity Pool
Spectacular 20 x 6m saltwater pool that ranges from 1.2 to 3m in depth with a cascading infinity edge, all heated to an enticing 27 degrees. Sun loungers provided. The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of October. The pool is protected by a retractable security cover, which conforms to French law and is closed at night. Children must be supervised at all times. The pool is for your exclusive use.

Outdoor living
Picturesque terraces and garden seats provide tranquil areas to enjoy the views.
Stone terrace with a large outdoor table, 10 chairs, parasol and barbeque.
Two wooden sun terraces by the pool and the Pigeonnier.
Shady stone terrace behind Pigeonnier.
Ruin with stone seat and fruit bushes.
Hammock and swing under shady oak trees in the garden.
Children’s play area (March 2013).
Several ponds, and a small lake in the woods with a rowing boat.
Acres of landscaped gardens and rolling fields to explore.

Les Loriots is semi detached and very private and secluded. The owners live next door and are very discreet. Information booklet provided offering a wealth of information on things to do in the area.

Map

Address: Duras, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.676485 / 0.17921000000001186
Airport Bergerac 45 minutes
Beach Arcachon and Biscarosse 90 minutes
Ferry Port Caen 430 miles
Train Station Bordeaux 70 minutes

Area description

Situated near the towns of Monsegur and Duras in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

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 ( 10 Sleeps )
  • Double Bed and Single Bed: 1
  • Double Room: 1
  • Double Room with en-suite: 1
  • Triple Room: 1
Bathroom(s): 3
  • Baths: 1
  • Showers: 3
  • Wash basins: 4

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • 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

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

Indoor facilities

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

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Climbing Frame
  • 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

Availability

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Rate summary - £ 1,100 - £ 2,990 - 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.

Prices include pool heating except 28 September – 26 October. Pool is closed 26 October – 16 November.

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

Animals: There are a number of horses on the land surrounding the house and the owners have (quiet and friendly) dogs. As a result the property is unsuitable for your pets.

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.

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Owner

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