Self-catering holiday country home in South West France

Duras

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47056

Sleeps10

Bedrooms5

Bathrooms5

Maison Duras-Vignes

Introduction

Lovely, traditional country home surrounded by an award-winning organic vineyard.
The property has 2½ acres of private grounds with superb views over the countryside.

Spacious accommodation over two floors with beamed ceilings and original fireplaces. Ground floor with fully-fitted kitchen and dining room, living room with TV with UK satellite channels, DVD and Wi-Fi internet. Two bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms.
Further three bedrooms on the 1st floor, all with ensuite bathrooms.

Large, private garden with two terraces and private pool 8m x 4m with sun terrace.

Pentanque set, footballs and goals, swings and outdoor play equipment and table tennis.

5 minutes to Duras, with a good selection of restaurants, bars, café and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need.

Details

Entrance hall.

Kitchen with beamed ceiling and fireplace, dining table and chairs, oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer. Washing machine and dryer.
Doors to terrace.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Living room with TV with UK satellite channels, DVD.
Wi-Fi internet.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 5, two singles ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

Private grounds of 2½ acres.

Two terraces with table and chairs.
BBQ.

Private swimming pool 8m x 4m with steps and sun-terrace. Sun-loungers.

Pentanque set.
Footballs and goals.
Swings and outdoor play equipment.
Table tennis.

Private drive and plenty of parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 2,350 £ 2,028 $ 2,637
01/10/2016 29/10/2016 October € 1,950 £ 1,683 $ 2,188
02/04/2017 01/07/2017 April, May & June € 1,950 £ 1,683 $ 2,188
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 3,300 £ 2,848 $ 3,702
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 2,350 £ 2,028 $ 2,637
30/09/2017 28/10/2017 October € 1,950 £ 1,683 $ 2,188
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 5:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is located in open countryside 5 minutes from the lovely village of Duras.

Duras is situated between Bergerac (40 minutes) and Marmande (the A62 motorway 20 minutes) and 70 minutes from Bordeaux. All amenities in Duras. Further shops, restaurants, café bars, supermarkets in Marmande.

Duras itself is a charming medieval town with an impressive château perched high on the edge of the town from where there are magnificent views across the valleys. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need

Ideal base for visits to the Dordogne valley with its world famous pre-historic cave paintings, caverns and pre-historic cliff dwellings as well as the romantic medieval châteaux of the Dordogne and the 'Bastide' towns (fortified market towns) which remain largely as they were 600 years ago.

The area surrounding Duras has almost 200 small, independent or cooperative vineyards (72 independent vignerons et 118 cooperated vineyards) over 1800 hectares of vines which welcome visitors most days for wine tasting and purchases. These wines form the appellation 'Côtes de Duras'. Red wines form 65% of the locally produced wines, they are made with le Merlot, le Cabernet Sauvignon, le Cabernet Franc et le Malbec grapes. The white wines are grapes; le Sauvignon, le Sémillon, le Muscadelle, l'Odenc, le Chenin, le Mauzac and l'Ugni Blanc. The area is particularly renowned for its organic wine which constitutes over 20% of the total production.

The river Dordogne is 20 minutes to the North where it is possible to hire canoes and kayaks to explore the river by the hour or for the day. The smaller river Dropt is just a few kilometres to the South of Duras where it is also possible to hire canoes and kayaks.

Along the Dropt you can enjoy visits to the medieval bastide towns of Monségur, Eymet, Villereal, Castillonnes, Monpazier, Sauveterre and Miramont.

The Historic towns of Bergerac, Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux, are all less than an hour away and the Atlantic coast with Arcachon and Cap Ferret just an hour and a half.

Reviews

« We stayed for 2 weeks and loved every minute. The villa is situated right in the middle of a vineyard. This made for beautiful and gloriously peaceful surroundings. The vineyard owners are very friendly, and happy to take you on a tour and show you how the (very good) wine is made. The villa has a beautiful pool for your exclusive use. The kids were hardly out of it for the whole 2 weeks. There's also loads of outside space - more than enough for a big game of rounders or football. Inside, the villa is beautiful. All five bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The lounge and kitchen are large and the kitchen has every utility you are likely to need. There is English satellite TV and wi-fi and loads of games for the kids to play, including a table tennis table. The Dordogne is a beautiful region - with loads to do for families in the area. »  Sue

« We loved the house – thanks so much! We had such a brilliant time. »  

« We had a fabulous week and loved the house and garden. »  

« We had a truly amazing holiday in Duras – thank you. We will certainly recommend your beautiful house to friends and family. We all have some amazing memories. »  

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