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Beautiful detached house with 360 degree views, stunning heated feature pool.

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Ground Floor Bedrooms, Large Garden, Country Setting, All round 360 degree views

Beautiful holiday home in the Bordeaux region of France set on the borders of Lot et Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne, complete with private swimming pool and fantastic views over the valley below.

Nestled into a hillside on a full hectare of private land, this graceful home has 360 degree views across the countryside. Designed by the architect to capture the magnificent and lush landscape within total privacy, Villa Alouette is a serene retreat. From the orchards and wisteria vines to the distant pastures, this home is meant to appreciate nature.

The post and beam architecture, arched entries, alcoves and promenades are a nod to the past but with updated amenities. The spacious entry hall leads into an elegantly appointed living room of comfort, art and sophistication, with high ceilings and lots of light.

The adjacent library and media room is time away for entertainment and reading while the large dining room is the place to gather and enjoy some of the finest local food and wines together. The kitchen is compact and well equipped with state of the art appliances and everything you’ll need for family meals. Multiple French doors open to the terraces, gardens and pool for an indoor outdoor lifestyle.

The large master bedroom features an en-suite bath, shower room, and private dressing area. The bed is electrically adjusted.

Two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the villa provide an enormous amount of space all with lovely views and private access to the terraces and pool, these bedrooms can be connected or separated.

Master bedroom bed is electrically adjusted and measures 180cm wide 190cm long.

Double bedroom large double bed, en-suite shower room.

Twin bedroom, beds are 90cm wide 190cm long, en-suite shower room. Shared wc with the Double room.

Each bedroom has a hairdryer supplied for your convenience.

The pool area is one of the highlights of the home. 11m by 5m, it’s large enough and geometrically designed for either swim or play. This part of the garden is a secluded and intimate outdoor space with plenty of lounges and seating for tanning, snoozing under parasols or dining al fresco.

The owner’s enthusiasm of the local culture are reflected in the interiors and were lovingly decorated with detail and warmth to make you feel at home.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

With everything to make you feel at home including a flat screen satellite TV in the Master bedroom and a large flat screen satellite TV with DVD player in the media room , Wi-Fi, fully stocked gourmet kitchen with Nespresso machine, comfy furnishings for up to six people and heated floors.

The pool is heated between June and September and features a safety alarm. There is a washing machine, tumble drier in the adjoining laundry/pantry and a spare cot that sleeps one. We’ve also thought of the kids and have included a high chair, swings, toys and table tennis.

The owner is very proud of her gardens, a gardener tends to the plants once every week. The long driveway has plenty of parking.

The home has a state of the art security system.

AROUND

Located in the heart of Bordeaux’s famous wine country there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. The picturesque village of Duras is a short drive to excellent dining and shopping and the local farmhouses and countryside perfect for exploring.

A quiet country setting, Villa Alouette is made for relaxing.

LOCATED

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.

Located in the southwestern Bordeaux region of France in the village of Duras, Villa Alouette is a short train ride to Toulouse and Bordeaux via the St. Foy la Grande or Marmande station. The small local Bergerac Airport is close by with Bordeaux Airport (73 km), Angouleme Airport (117 km), or Toulouse Airport (149 km) being the larger hubs. The nearest train station has regular services to the center of Bordeaux.

These picturesque bastide towns are host to weekly traditional French markets where the villagers shop for local produce and meet friends, enjoy a coffee and croissant and watch the world go by. A popular night market is also held each week during the summer months where street food and entertainment are the backdrop for the evening. Each town offers a good selection of restaurants, cafés, bars, pharmacie & banks with atm's as well as the all important boulangerie for fresh croissants and crusty bread and beautiful chocolaterie selling hand made delicious chocolates and gifts.

A comprehensive Carrefour supermarket & petrol station can be found at Duras or Monsegur. Larger hypermarkets are available in La Reole (20 mins drive) and Marmande (30 mins drive).

An ideal central location to explore Bordeaux, Bergerac & the Dordogne.

COAST / BEACH

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 30 minutes away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the summer sun.

Further a field, approximately 90 mins drive away, is the 150 mile long sandy beach at Arcachon and Biscarosse. If you have the energy climb the highest sand dune in Europe at Biscarosse, or while the day away meandering around the streets of cosmopolitan Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.

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.

Carrefour supermarket - just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English part). From 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. Also another Just outside Monsegur on the Duras road.

Baker - Boulangerie, Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Excellent croissants, fantastic corn flour and rustic breads… Closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon..

Butchers - Boucherie Evrard - Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the place du Marché . Closed on Tuesday. And Sunday afternoon.Carrefour Contact, in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Same opening time Carrefour Contact in Duras.

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Aleid and Louis for allowing us to share your beautiful home.

Despite the unseasonable weather we had a fantastic time here and have thoroughly enjoyed the house, pool and gardens. The views are spectacular.

Frédéric is a gem, he has been so very friendly and welcoming, always contactable and helpful even in the thunderstorm and following power cut.

We will take away photos and memories that will last long into the future.
Sep 2015
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3 Reviews

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

A beautiful property in a delightful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautifully furnished with attractive features and decoration. We found the property well equipped and very comfortable for 2 adult couples ( I am sure it would be fine for 6 people as well.)The kitchen may seem slightly on small side for some , but with a barbecue and plenty of outside eating we didn't find this a problem.The setting is fantastic, with wonderful views, but still located near enough to amenities for practicalities. The pool had easy access and was well maintained , unobtrusively, during our stay.Our favourite villa rental in France from 20 years of holidays , and hoping to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy, thanks so much for sharing your memories of your stay at Villa Alouette, it gives is great pleasure to read that it is your favourite villa rental in 20 yrs and we certainly hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Villa Allouete

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property with great facilities and views. Home from home.

Communication throughout our booking and stay were second to none

Great experience all round. Thanks to everyone

Gerard

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Alouette and also the service provided during the booking process. With best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent, beautifully furnished, great pool. Superb location. Would recommend to anybody wanting something special for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Alouette and hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac (Bordeaux 102 km) at 41 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Duras (Monsegur 9km) at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : local courses at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Libourne at 48 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Reole at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Duras (Monsegur 9km) at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fresh water lake (Arcachon bay 150 km) at 32 Kilometres Car: recommended

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.

Bordeaux

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.

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 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.

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.

Golf

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,521
for 7 nights
£1,521
 
 
Rate
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,859
for 7 nights
£1,859
 
 
Rate
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,127
for 7 nights
£3,127
 
 
Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,268
for 7 nights
£1,268
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,127
for 7 nights
£3,127
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £592

Pay directly with Euros to a French bank account.
Or pay in £ Sterling at the prevailing high street rate of exchange, £ payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque.
Debit or credit card subject to a 1% fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
Included in the price: Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels. Bookings of 2 weeks or more receive a complimentary change of bedding every week and a 4 hour clean per property. Pool heating is included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shared with the double room and the twin room
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Situated in the hall way next to the double room
  • The double room and the twin room have their own shower rooms with a shared wc. There is an additional wc next to the double room in the hall way. The master bedroom has a bath, walk in shower and a wc.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ground floor, electrically adjusted bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor
  • The large master bedroom features an en-suite bath, shower room, and private dressing area. The bed is electrically adjusted. Two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the villa provide an enormous amount of space all with lovely views and private access to the terraces and pool, these bedrooms can be connected or separated. Master bedroom bed is electrically adjusted and measures 180cm wide 190cm long. Double bedroom large double bed, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom, beds are 90cm wide 190cm long, en-suite shower room. Shared wc with the Double room, there is an additional wc in the hall way next to the Double room. Each bedroom has a hairdryer supplied for your convenience.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

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