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2 Gites set in stunning rural location - Prunerie



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
2 gites, one super self contained, one attached to main house with character

Character, charm and comfort in a tranquil setting await you. Maintained to a high standard and very well appointed in a lovely rural setting, gardens, swimming pool, fruit & walnut trees, flowers, field, fishing lake await you. In the summer we are surrounded by a mass of lovely sunflowers which is a spectacular sight. Local markets, fresh produce, fine wines, fabulous restaurants make this area a 'must visit'. Long quite roads for cycling, (for the extremely energetic cyclists check out the routes and kms on the Pays De Duras tourist website which offer routes to take), woods and tails for walking or horse riding, lakes for fishing and rivers for kayaking, petanque, boule, bocce and sun beds for the less energetic there is something for everyone in this unspoilt part of South West France. If you are a shopaholic then Bordeaux, (an hours drive) boasts the longest retail high street in Europe.

Details for holiday cottage Prunerie, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Prunerie stands in half an acre of its own garden, and has been refurbished to a high standard and is totally self contained, with full central heating, for winter months, and cooling fans for the summer! Modern extremely well appointed kitchen, spacious living room, fire place with cosmetic wood burner, master bedroom with ensuite bath and shower facilities, (copious amounts of hot water). Lovely shady areas for sitting, and alfresco eating, flower filled gardens and honeysuckle arch at entrance to stimulate the senses to the tranquil and calm setting in which it stands. We want you to enjoy your stay with us.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having lived on the top of the beautiful Exmoor hills for the past 17 years, the damp, wet and mud gradually became too much. So on a mission to find a comfortable climate, sunshine, blue skies, good local produce, gastronomic restaurants and friendly natives we landed in Duras in Februay 2013 and purchased Le Petit Pourquet moving in 4 days before Christmas this year! Mad maybe, but definitely right, we feel at home in this wonderful area. We are not retired and work from home on line but have not regretted our decision to move to France. Yes there may be a few challenges with the language but hey all challenges can be overcome and what an adventure! We would love to share with you.

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Speaks English, French, a little German but terribly rusty!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The perfect Gite”

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014

What a gem we found when we got in touch with David and Tina to stay at their Gite - peace quite, stunning scenery, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable Gite. Close to Duras where there are shops, restaurants and bars not to mention the Chateaux. Would definitely recommend this Gite to anyone.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
May 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely stay in well equipped gite

  • 4 of 5

The gite was in a lovely rural location; very quiet, which we liked, but close to plenty of places of interest. The welcome from David and Tina was very warm and we enjoyed getting to know their dogs and other animals- the walk one evening with the dogs, goats and donkeys was quite an experience! The gite was well equipped, particularly the kitchen which was a good size for a one bedroom gite. We found the sitting room with dining area very comfortable and the outside seating area looked over the pool and countryside. A beautiful part of France!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in the Duras area......the house is very well equipped and most comfortable.

The only hiccup was that you were not there when we arrived ...but the weather was fine so we enjoyed a walk.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at the the Prunerie. Tina and David were very welcoming and helpful, and we hope to be back one day

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky that we have met so many lovely and interesting people that come to stay with us.
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Great Gite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely gite with all the facilities you could want. Tina and David were very welcoming and helpful hosts.

We had great food in Duras which is not far. Unfortunately didn't get time to walk around the nearby lake - will plan that for our next trip

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Review, we very much enjoyed having you to stay, and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Lovely place, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in La Prunerie, thanks to our guests Tina & David who take of their time to take us to visit nice places and participate to village picnics. We met so many nice people locally, it will be absolutely necessary to come again ! Even the only parrot of the region came to settle ! The place to be !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have such great guest and to make new friends with such lovely French people. David and I thoroughly enjoyed their stay and hope to see them visit us again in the future.
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From the Owner

The situation of this property is rural with a scattering of lovely neighbours in the vicinity, which is comfortable for us. The views are spectacular as are the sun rises and sun sets and fabulous cloud formations. The property is well kept the grounds ample, with 5 acres of field for letting off steam, and a large lake stocked with carp for fishing enthusiasts. There are also 2 smaller ponds that feed the lake and have fish in. The gardens have walnut and plum trees and are stocked with plants, herbs etc. There are mature trees, and shaded pergolas for shade in the hot summer months. We also have a swimming pool for those that enjoy a dip!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : BERGERAC at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : ST SERNIN at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : MARMANDE at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : ST SERNIN at 2.5 Kilometres

It is a 20 minute walk through vineyards to the small village of St. Sernin, in South West France, which has a Mairie, tourist information, public tennis courts, a bar-tabac and grocery store and a Pizzeria-restaurant.

The nearest supermarket is 6 kms away in Duras, which is a delightful small town with a chateau and a market every Monday morning.

Ste Foy le Grande on the River Dordogne is a 15 minute drive; a bustling market on Saturday mornings and a large Leclerc supermarket.

Bergerac and St Emilion are a half hour drive; Bordeaux a 70 minute drive [or by train from Ste Foy].

Arcachon and neighbouring beautiful beaches, pine forests and sand dunes along the Atlantic coast is a 2 hour drive from us; there is well organized canoeing on the Dordogne and the Dropt. And for golfers there are several golf clubs, including Le Vigiers, 10 km from us. Throughout the summer there are local night markets held in neighbouring villages, which must be experienced, for great fun atmosphere and local specialties and entertainment.

For keen cyclists check out the 'randonnes' on this link for cyclists:http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&langpair=fr|en&u=http%3A//www.paysdeduras.com/

We think that the location of the Gite, in beautiful unspoilt countryside but close to all amenities and tourist attractions, offers a wide choice of holidaying pursuits


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
4 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Guests are politely requested not to smoke inside the Gite

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The views from the property are stunning, and changes dramatically with the seasons. In Winter you look out onto vast areas of deep muddy furrows surrounded by clutches of woods and dotted with farms and buildings in the distance, in the Spring the skies stay blue longer, and the sun starts to warm the buds on the trees and the grass starts to turn vibrant green. In the summer the sunflowers that were sown in the furrows in the Spring start to take hold turning the countryside into a ray of golden yellow, the vines are green and the grapes are forming. Autumn the colours are changing again. Our properties are warm, comfortable and well appointed, encouraging an atmosphere of relaxation and pleasure. We are animal lovers and have dogs, goats, donkeys and a pony all very friendly and very relaxing company.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 18 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is well appointed and very comfortable with bath, shower, w.c., vanity unit, heated towel rail and loads of hot water.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, For extra beds or cots please ask when booking
  • The bedroom has a double bed and en-suite facilities which has been fitted to a good standard, large cupboard, chest of drawers.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We want to ensure you have an enjoyable stay with us, and are on hand to advise on local amenities and events which happen through the summer months, to ensure your visit to South West France is memorable. We will even do your first shop for you if you are likely to be arriving late and shops are closed!

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