6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, stunning views all around the house, set by vineyards
'La Brise de Duras' is a beautiful 6 bedroom holiday home situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of St Sernin de Duras, an hour's drive from Bordeaux. Set on the borders of Lot et Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne.
Complete with private 9m x 5m swimming pool and commanding views on 3 sides over vineyards and stunning French countryside. 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.
A small selection of facilities at the pretty hamlet approximately just over 1 mile away, include superb tennis courts, vineyard, pizzeria, small shop & tourist information office. Guided walking tours of the local area are also available.
The house is situated on a quiet country lane with more than an acre of gardens.
There are no near neighbours so La Brise provides a tranquil, private setting for rest and relaxation.
La Brise has been restored and furnished to a very good standard. The beautiful original features have been retained, including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and a wonderful open fireplace.
For the cooler months the entire house can be centrally heated. An additional charge is payable based on fuel consumption.
Bergerac airport 40 minutes drive, Bordeaux airport 80 minutes drive.
An ideal central location to explore Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.
4 miles to a superb wine estate to taste, buy direct and also wine tasting evenings.
Local wine tours available and we can even organise picnic in the vines at a local wine estate.
La Brise has 6 bedrooms consisting of twin & double rooms comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests and boasts...
Stunning country views on 3 sides of the house
Swimming pool with sun terrace
Games barn with table tennis and table top football
Private drive with off road parking for several cars
Fully fitted modern kitchen with wood burner
Cot and highchair facilities available
Laundry facilities, washing machine
Satellite TV and radio & DVD player
Golf courses / tennis courts nearby
The house is 5 miles from the XIII century bastide town of Duras (47). A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station are 5 miles away. The market square is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with atm's, supermarket, weekly traditional French market and a night market during the summer months.
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.
The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
Double room - Ground floor
Large room, twin aspect views with double bed (140cm x 190cm), tall boy, single built-in wardrobe and private bathroom opposite comprising of bath with shower over, twin sinks and wc.
Double room - Ground floor
Large room, twin aspect views with double bed (140cm x 190cm), chest of drawers, 2 large built-in wardrobes and private bathroom comprising of roll-top bath, sink and wc.
Master bedroom - Upper floor
Beautiful large master suite with super king size bed (180cm x 200cm) and en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, twin sinks, walk in shower & wc.
Twin room - Upper floor
Twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 190cm each). This room has it own door onto the landing as well as an adjoining door into the master bedroom. Opposite a shared bathroom comprising of bath with shower over, twin sinks and wc.
Twin room - Upper floor
Twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 190cm each), chest of drawers. There is a wardrobe located on the landing which is shared with the upper floor double bedroom as described below. Next to a shared bathroom with sink and wc.
Double room - Upper floor
Pretty double room with double bed (150cm x 200cm), chest of drawers. There is a wardrobe located on the landing which is shared with the twin bedroom described above. Next to a shared bathroom with sink and wc.
Large & airy contemporary farmhouse kitchen with double height beamed ceiling. Double aspect windows and doors to front and rear of house. Wood burning stove, large country kitchen dining table, electric oven with grill and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee maker etc.
Laundry area with washing machine, dishwasher, iron/ironing board and washing line.
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 the colder months.
Bed linen and bath towels are provided and are included in the price, please supply your own pool towels.
The beautiful private pool is 9m x 5m has a paved terrace with sun loungers and is surrounded by lawned gardens.
There are no neighbouring properties so the property / pool is not overlooked. The pool is protected by an alarm.
There is a shady verandah with table and chairs for 12 people, ideal for lazy lunches or evening meals whilst watching the sun set.
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.
For guests that have disabilities, the very young or for the slightly older, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor.
About the Manager
Guestbook comments from the manager
"We have had the most fantastic and relaxing week at La Brise, thank you so much! Nine of us stayed and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather, lounging by the pool, feasting with the BBQ! We recommend the Perigueux market on Wednesdays and the night market in Levignac. We very much hope to come and stay again next year!"
Activity and Interests
We offer wine tours, catering and buffets at the house, picnics in the vineyard. Cycle hire can be arranged delivered to the door with full safety equipment.
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.
Bordeaux is approximately just over an hour drive to the west and Bergerac is 45 minutes to the east, St Emilion 30 minutes north.
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.
The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!
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 (VO).
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.
This designated world heritage site is 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.
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.
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.
The countryside around our properties 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 - visit www.themountainbikehirecompany.co.uk for details.
Public tennis courts
Good quality 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.
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. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
24 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is refunded within 14 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.
Included in the price:
Bed linen and bath towels are provided and are included in the price. Please provide your own pool towels.
Heating is charged at an additional cost based on consumption.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor, next to it's own bathroom and wc
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor, next to a bathroom and wc
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upper floor, with it's own shower room and wc
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Upper floor, shared bathroom with shower and wc
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Upper floor, shared bathroom with shower and wc
- Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, Upper floor, shared bathroom with shower and wc
- Double room - Ground floor Large room, twin aspect views with double bed (140cm x 190cm), tall boy, single built-in wardrobe and private bathroom, bath with shower over, twin sinks and wc. Double room - Ground floor Large room, twin aspect views with double bed (140cm x 190cm), chest of drawers, built-in wardrobes and private bathroom, roll-top bath, sink and wc. Master bedroom - Upper floor Beautiful large master suite with super king size bed (180cm x 200cm), en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, twin sinks, walk in shower & wc. Twin room - Upper floor Twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 190cm each). This room has it own door onto the landing as well as an adjoining door into the master bedroom. Twin room - Upper floor Twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 190cm each), chest of drawers. There is a wardrobe located on the landing which is shared with the upper floor double bedroom as described below. Double room - Upper floor Double room with double bed (150cm x 200cm)
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- Please provide your own pool towels. Services are quite popular and will need to be pre booked. Cycle hire available delivered to the door with full safety equipment. Catering services available. Historical tours available. Wine tours available.