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Tranquil and private location next to vineyards. Short walk to bar & daily bread



Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Private Pool, Large Garden, Far Reaching Views, 1km to local bar & fresh bread

Babeau is a 6 bedroom holiday home in Bordeaux France, complete with private swimming pool and fantastic views over the valley below.

The large 150 year old farmhouse is in an ideal setting giving you comfortable accommodation and modern facilities.

Within a short drive of the ancient Bastide town centres of Monsegur (Gironde) and Duras (Lot et Garonne), both owns have bars, restaurants, banks, shops and supermarkets. Weekly farmers markets and summer night market in both town as well as other local towns.

10 minutes walk to the village where there is a bar with light snacks, by special request they can create a bbq meal for you. Daily fresh bread from the post office or from the bar on Sundays.

The property is situated high on a hill at the end of a no through lane on an acre of landscaped gardens with views over the valley below, without any near neighbours and in a lovely quiet rural position.

This property has been restored and furnished to a very high standard. Most of the house's original features have been retained, including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and fireplace.

For the winter months the entire house is centrally heated.

6 bedrooms, twin & double rooms for 12 people a further 2 single beds can be added to a double bedroom sleeping 14 in total. Flexible bed arrangements with double/twin beds.

3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor. Wheel chair friendly, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Bergerac airport 45 minutes drive, Bordeaux airport 1 hours drive.

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

Full catering service is available at the house.

The house is set 3 miles from the XIII century bastide town of Monsegur (33). A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station are located here. The stone vaulted market square is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with atm's, pizzeria with weekly live music, supermarket, weekly traditional French market and a night market during the summer.

There are many festivals and events on through out the region including the annual Jazz festival held in early July in Monsegur 3 miles away.

The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.


Double bedroom - ground floor. Beautiful double room. French doors opening out looking over the grounds to the front, views over the valley below. Next to a bathroom with an adjoining door. Bath, separate walk-in shower wet room, twin sinks and WC. Ideal for a wheelchair.

Twin room - ground floor. Ground floor twin room, looks directly out onto the neighbouring vineyard. Next to a bathroom with adjoining door. Bath, separate walk-in shower wet room, twin sinks and WC. Ideal for a wheelchair. This bathroom is shared with the ground floor double bedroom (above).

Double room / Twin room - ground floor. Ground floor double, large room, double aspect views, large French doors opening out to the rear terrace. If required 2 single beds can also be put in here, giving a double bed and 2 single beds sleeping up to 4, ideal for children or a family room. Extra beds are charged as an extra. Next to a separate WC. Near to a shower room with twin sinks and WC.

Disabled wheelchair access: There are 2 bathrooms with wc's, the bathroom has a shower wet room for very easy access, for a small extra charge we can offer a self propelled shower chair. Please contact us to discus your individual requirements.

Master bedroom - upper floor. Beautiful double room. Balcony with loungers looking over the grounds on three aspects, views over the valley. En-suite shower room, twin sinks and WC.

A further 2 Twin rooms - upper floor

As with all bedrooms for your comfort all rooms will have a wardrobe, bedside table, lamp and electric fans.

6 bedrooms in total, 3 doubles and 3 twin rooms with added flexibility of adding further twin beds if required. Comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests.

The house has been furnished throughout with beautiful handmade teak furniture.

Kitchen: Modern fitted kitchen, dishwasher, electric oven with grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker etc.

Utility area: Laundry area with washing machine, iron/ironing board and washing line.

Living rooms: There are 3 lounges; The spacious tv lounge with international satellite tv/radio, widescreen TV, DVD. Plenty of films to watch, books to read, double aspect views through 2 sets of French doors. The mezzanine area has some seating and bookcase. The main lounge looks over the front terrace though French doors, original large stone fireplace.

Cleaning/towels/linen: Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the price.

Outside: Enjoy breakfast on the patio at the front of the house overlooking the fields and views of the Dropt valley, or take lunch under the shady, covered veranda. BBQ, outside table and chair sets, children's swings/slide/climbing frame and table tennis all set on an acre of gardens.

9m x 4m pool, 1m deep with a pool ladder, sun terrace and loungers. The pool is protected by an alarm, it is not fenced.

Other facilities: For guests that have disabilities, the very young or for the slightly older, most of the property is on the ground floor, except for 3 bedrooms. There aren't many steps around the property. Please contact us for more detailed information.

Services: Full Catering service available, prices start at 20 euros per person.

Wine and historical tours, buffets, picnics in the vineyard.

Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Great house with all the space and toys you need to keep children happy, adults can enjoy the shade and wine while overlooking the children in the pool. location excellent for exploring the region and local amenities good. highly recommended 6 adults 3 children 1 baby wonderful stay"

Byron R kindly gave us a 4 out of 5 stars rating
May 2015
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3 Reviews

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restful, clean and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We were there with our 5 grown up children. The house was spacious and meticulously clean when we arrived. there is plenty of ground within the gardens for everyone to lose themselves if they so wish, but we tended to gravitate around the pool. You need a car to get there and to get around.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter. Thank you for your 5 star review of Babeau, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, David & Tracy.
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Fabulous gite- pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this place really don't do it justice! It is a beautifully maintained home that is spacious, clean and well equipped. Beds were extremely comfortable and the bedrooms are all large and spacious. There are plenty of bathrooms and ample hot water with good water pressure. Living space is vast and well equipped with comfortable seating and loads of dining space. Not that we used it much spending most of our time outside by the pool and eating at the large table on the shaded terrace.

The pool is great and the garden complete with plum orchard and kids climbing frame and swings kept the kids happy with loads of room to run around and explore. We were 2 families of 4 (with 4 kids between us aged 3 to 7) plus another couple and we easily had enough of our own space not to feel like we were living on top of each other.

The area is beautiful and the local town, Duras, has a chateau that both kids and adults enjoyed exploring, and there's plenty going on in the summer (markets, night markets, festivals) if you can tear yourself away from the peace and quiet of the pool and garden. Canoeing on the Dordogne was fun and just a short drive away.

Great service from the owners including prompt return of the security deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca. Thank you for your absolutely wonderful review of Babeau, we are thrilled that you had such an amazing time and enjoyed exploring all the attractions of the local area as well as some rest and relaxation at the house. Babeau was the first property that we professionally managed for the owners who continually invest in the house and we are proud to have it in our portfolio, they will also be delighted to read your feedback. We are due to update the photo's at the end of the season and hope that we can get across how beautiful and spacious it really is, but nothing can beat experiencing it personally. It's been a pleasure helping you with your holiday booking this year and we hope that we can look after you again in the future. Kind regards, David & Tracy.
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Fantastic Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa was great with fantastic facilities. Very clean and well equipped with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely stay again!

Customer service was great.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Babeau is in an a great location, quiet and away from it all with great views but still only 3 miles from 2 ancient small towns with al amenities you would wish, of course great wines grown all around. There is a lovely small bar just a short walk away, any excuse to go and have an ice cream or a glass of wine...

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac (Bordeaux 107 km) at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar with light snacks in the village at 700 Metres Nearest Golf : Public courses within the area at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Reole at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Reole at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Duras (Monsegur 7km) Bar with light snacks 1km at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 150 Kilometres Car: necessary

10 minutes walk to the village where there is a bar with light snacks, by special request they can create a bbq meal for you. Daily fresh bread from the post office or from the bar on Sundays.

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.


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.

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.


Rental rates

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24 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover day: Saturday. We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.
Stays of 4 days or longer are available at a discount to the weekly rate between 26 September through to 22 May.

Reservation Information
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, bath towels and pool towels are provided. A complimentary change of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

  • villa


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to the Master bedroom upper floor
  • Ground floor: 1. Bath, walk-in shower, twin sinks & wc (suitable for disabled guests) shared with bed' 1 and 2. 2. Shower room with twin sinks & wc shared with bed' 3, 4 and 5. Additional separate wc Upper Floor: 3.En-suite shower to the Master bedroom, twin sinks & wc


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Ground floor, 2 single beds if required
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upper floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Upper floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Upper floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 +2 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground Floor Bedrooms 1. Double room, French doors opening onto terrace 2. Twin room .3 Double with twin beds if required, French doors opening onto rear garden Upper floor bedrooms 4. Twin room 5. Twin room 6. Double room with private balcony & en-suite


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


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • Children's swing/slide/climbing frame. Table tennis. 9m x 4m pool with a safety alarm. Sun terrace with sun loungers. Large gardens with fruit orchard including apples, figs, plums & nuts with lovely, far reaching views over the fields & valley beyond. With no near neighbours this is a perfect, tranquil setting for a holiday in the French countryside. Cycle hire available available to the door. Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board & iron. All linen and towels, including pool towels are provided and included in the price. Central heating is available during cooler months & is charged based on consumption. The 3rd living room is a mezzanine area located on the upper floor with 2 teak chairs, a book case & low table with cushions for seating - great for children or for a quiet reading space. A maximum of 2 dogs will be considered at a charge. If your dates are booked please visit our website as we have other similar properties, the link to our site just above this section.

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