Idylic Quiet Country Setting, 5 bedrooms, Private walled & gated pool, sun deck
Au Bardeche is a spacious and characterful 17th century farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, complete with 10m x 5m private, gated, swimming pool all set in a tranquil country location near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region.
The local village of Levignac de Guyenne with boulangerie, small grocery shop, pharmacie, post office and public tennis courts is just 1.5 miles away. 2 miles in the opposite direction is the ancient town of Duras (Lot et Garonne) where there are bars, restaurants, banks and shops as well as a traditional weekly market every Monday morning and a bustling night market every Thursday in the height of the summer months.
A comprehensive Carrefour supermarket & petrol station can be found at Duras.
There are many festivals & events that take place throughout the region including a very popular annual Jazz festival held in Monsegur (6 miles away) every July.
The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
Living space: The cozy 1640’s French farmhouse kitchen with original fireplace is well equipped with: Dishwasher, Coffee maker, kettle, toaster & food processor, Large gourmet stove with 7 rings, hot plate, large grill and 2 ovens (gas hob electric ovens)
Selection of kitchen utensils, pots, pans & dinnerware. Large kitchen table with antique chairs. (Seats 8 people), there is also a large dining room
Double door Fridge/Freezer with cold water dispenser & ice maker.
Next to the kitchen is the spacious dining room with feature fireplace. This wonderful space seats 8 people comfortably and has French doors opening onto the garden.
The TV room also has a piano for musically minded guests and has views over open countryside.
Comfortable second lounge which overlooks the pretty internal courtyard.
Bedrooms Ground floor: Bedroom 1 Double bedroom with walk-in dressing area / wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 Double bed with original fireplace.
Bathroom facilities: Master bathroom with roll top bath in front of the fireplace. 2 sinks, a walk-in shower, bidet and a wc. This can be accessed directly from bedroom 1 as well as the hallway opposite bedroom 2.
1 additional separate wc across the hall from bedroom 2 and next to bedroom 1.
Bedrooms Upper floor: Bedroom 3 King size bed and en suite shower room/wc.
Bedroom 4 Large double bed or twin beds, can be changed to make twin beds.
Bedroom 5 Large double bed or twin beds, can be changed to make twin beds.
Bathroom facilities: Bedroom 3 en suite shower room/wc. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have a shared shower room/wc.
Outside: Large gardens with seating and dining areas, private drive with parking for several cars. Private 10m x 5m pool with Roman end steps, the deep end is approximately 2m deep.
Services include: Gastronomic experiences and wine tours, Private pastry classes and private catering, Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied.
Coast, Beach: A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is about 30 mins away.
1½ hour's drive away is the 150 mile long sandy beach at Arcachon and Biscarosse.
Airports: Bergerac 45 minutes, Bordeaux 1 hour 10 minutes, Toulouse 2 hours 10 minutes
Train: TGV to Bordeaux. Bordeaux station 1 hr 10 minutes drive away.
Car. Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports: Calais 560 miles, Caen 430 miles
Top Traveller Review
A great house for one or more families.
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5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
A great house for one or more families.
A wonderful house in a peaceful area. Au Bardeche is incredibly well equipped and maintained. The countryside views are tremendous. The pool area has a sensible gate arrangement if you are travelling with young children. We enjoyed local jaunts to Duras (great Chateau), Bergerac and various local vineyards. We loved our stay and would return in a heartbeat.
Best gite we've ever stayed at!
The property was everything it said it was. Perfect for 6 of us who enjoy space. It was excellently equipped, clean and well maintained. The bbq was great but the pool was the best, complete with cleaning robot it was a real joy to have as the temperature never went below 34 all week. Our outings were short because of the heat but we recommend the market at Eymet and a chateau near Sigoules which had masses of games which were enjoyed by everyone (from 12 to 69!) Duras night market was great fun too. We ate at Nostalgia on our last evening. The food was very good and the view lovely.
Exactly what we needed and much more
We had told ourselves not to expect the property to be as good as the photo's, so kept our expectations modest. Wrong! It was utterly charming in exactly the way we could have hoped. Rooms are lovely, light and wonderfully furnished. Every room had its own charm; small details of pictures on walls, careful stylish touches within keeping - spot the enormous sword in the sitting room and even the piano is a really good one. The kitchen was well equipped and all ten of our group ranging from 25 years to 62, had space and quiet when they wanted to, a perfect pool to cool down in and enjoy, loads of different spots to choose to sit in for the next meal. We came needing rest and restoration and here it was. We kayaked, visited chateaux, walked, went to markets, local and further afeild and visited vineyards....read, relaxed.....everything we could have wished for. For us, completely perfect, our expectations exceeded and all hopes met. With some hesitation as we don't want this to become too popular as we would like to come back - hugely recommended!
The perfect location for our family to reunite!
Such a beautiful house that was well catered for and clearly loved by the owners. Attention to detail and the ornaments around the house made the stay more special.
There was plenty of space for the 10 of us. We hired bikes to explore the area and to collect breakfast each morning. We went boating, checked out the fantastic market and castle in Duras, visited a local night market, enjoyed some meals out as well as enjoyed relaxing at the house and swimming in the lovely pool.
It was a wonderful week.
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|
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
Heating is charged at an additional cost based on usage during the winter months.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library
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
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Ground floor
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Upper floor
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Upper floor, bedroom 3 en-suite
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Ground floor WC only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upper floor
- Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upper floor, can be changed to make 2 twin beds.
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Upper floor, can be changed to make 2 twin beds.
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
- Bedrooms Ground floor: Bedroom 1 Double bedroom with walk-in dressing area / wardrobe. Bedroom 2 Double bed with original fireplace. Bathroom facilities: Master bathroom with roll top bath in front of the fireplace. 2 sinks, a walk-in shower, bidet and a wc. This can be accessed directly from bedroom 1 as well as the hallway opposite bedroom 2. 1 additional separate wc across the hall from bedroom 2 and next to bedroom 1. Bedrooms Upper floor: Bedroom 3 King size bed and en suite shower room/wc. Bedroom 4 Large double bed or twin beds, can be changed to make twin beds. Bedroom 5 Large double bed or twin beds, can be changed to make twin beds. Bathroom facilities: Bedroom 3 en suite shower room/wc. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have a shared shower room/wc.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Tennis ...
- 1 bicycles
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- The local area, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France 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. A good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria.