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Large family and pet friendly farmhouse with substantial grounds & swimming pool

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Modern 6 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with beautiful vineyard and sunflower views

Our modern family friendly Farmhouse is our home away from home. It has a well equipped kitchen with a large dining table. Off this is a good sized sitting room leading into a dining room which has another dining table. There is a TV which has English channels and some games and toys. At the other end of the house are four bedrooms downstairs, 2 doubles and 2 twins with a family bathroom and separate toilet. The configuration of some of the rooms can be adapted on request, for example three children can easily sleep in one room and beds can be moved for this. Upstairs there is a further twin and double room with separate toilet and shower room. Outside there is ample space to play, a good sized pool, trampoline and swings. There are plenty of sun loungers and cushions. 2 large garden tables and chairs will easily seat 12 people. There is also a table tennis table. The surrounding field is a great place for dogs to run or for a game of cricket! A travel cot, high chair and buggy are available on request.


Owner
William Day
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About William Day

We have always loved France and have been holidaying there with friends for many years. As we have had children and pets we have gained a greater understanding of all the little helpful things you want to find when you go away. With three children and a dog we know how helpful it is to have space to run and play. We love living in West London but on holiday we crave space and calming views of the sunflowers and vines and at Boussinet this is what we found. We love to holiday with friends and the house is large enough to accommodate big groups.

William Day purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why William Day chose Saint-Jean-de-Duras

We first saw this house on a cold, wet January day and despite this fell in love with it. We decided that if we could love it in the winter we would definityl love it when the sun was shining and we do! This is a beautiful part of France with lots of Bastide towns to discover, a good range of food and wines, and places to visit. Both the Dordogne and the Lot are nearby and are popular for water sports. Many people love to visit the area to cycle and there are some great routes - although there are a lot of hills! The configuration of the house means that it is possible for the children to sleep at one end and not hear noise from outside or the living room depending on the time of year. In the summer we spend all our time outdoors, enjoying the pool and playing games and eating al fresco. We continue to find lots of new places to enjoy each time we visit.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This house ticked all the boxes for us because it had lots of space, a pool, lovely views and was within easy reach of local amenities. Having holidayed with friends for many years we now have 5 (almost 6!) children and 2 dogs between us. The house easily accommodates large groups and we have had other friends there at the same time which still worked fine. The kitchen is very much the heart of the house and leads directly out to a terrace and seating area which is great for meals.

We have tried to make our house a home from home and to equip it with everything you need to take a family away - after wise advice that "holidays with children are not so much holidays as trips away to somewhere that never has half the things you need!!" We have tried to provide a range of toys and games, a well equipped kitchen, enough things to do outside and a feeling of being comfortable and relaxed. We love spending time there and we hope you will too.

Location

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Eymet
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Vigiers
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
St Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
64 Kilometres
A62
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Eymet
Nearest Beach
180 Kilometres
Arcachon (Bordeaux)
Car: necessary

Our house is situated between the beautiful Bastide towns of Eymet and Duras. Both have a range of restaurants and bars, markets, shops and a castle. Night markets run in all local towns in the summer and are a great way to spend an evening with music and good food.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Seperate toilet is next to the main family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Seperate toilet is next door to the shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Front facing double bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Rear facing double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Front facing twin room
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , Rear facing twin room - often with third bed for flexibility
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs twin room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs double bedroom
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes with ample hangers, chest of draws, bedside tables with lamps and towel rails - most also have chairs in them.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Large family and pet friendly farmhouse with substantial grounds & swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Property was clean, comfortable and catered from ages 88 to 3 years old. Plenty of space to relax.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in Billy and Julia's beautiful house. There were 6 adults and 3 children. There was plenty to keep the children and us adults amused, which was great because having 3 little ones - it meant they didn't want to do the same thing all the time and your house had that in mind.

The veranda proved popular all throughout the day from our 88 year old Gramps reading books, to the 3 and 4 year olds bug spotting. It was a perfect place to relax at anytime of the day and especially in the evening watching the beautiful sunsets.

We made full use of the bbq by using it most evenings as we love to eat al fresco and with a fly swat in hand it wasn't too bad!

The pool area was great and when we were lucky to have the beautiful sunshine, it was just bliss.

We truly had a relaxing time and can't wait to return next year to make more wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely private house with loads of space!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family holiday to France. We stayed for a week with friends as the property is easily large enough for bigger groups. We drove down from London and journey was straightforward. Farmhouse very well equipped with a great home from home feel. We ate outside every day but the kitchen has plenty of space to eat in as well. The pool was fantastic - a real draw with the children and a good size. The garden is enormous and with a trampoline and table tennis as well there was lots of opportunities for outdoor play. Good supermarket a short drive away, a lovely bakery for breakfast pastries even closer! Trips out included St Emillion, trips to small vineyards, Eymet, Duras Castle, some night markets - all easily accessible from 15mins - 45 mins away by car. Very relaxed, peaceful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great family house in a beautiful peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house with another family and it suited us perfectly!

All the rooms were sizeable and made up well with lovely new linen. The living space was away from bedrooms which worked well when small children woke early and could be whisked off to the living room for early morning TV or the kitchen for breakfast.

The pool was clean and more than big enough for our two families to enjoy with more sun loungers than we could possibly use. The views over the local vineyards and sunflower fields are just beautiful and the grounds (which our dog also loved!) go even further than it appears in the photos. The children were delighted by the occasional fly bys from the neighbouring hot air balloon and microlights.

The house had everything we needed for our two week stay and was a great place to hang out as well as a base for exploring the local area where there were plenty of lovely towns to see and things to do. Both Eymet and Duras are beautiful spots that are very close by. The nearby Domaine D'Eybro in Soumensac also does some of the best value White and Rosé you will find. We love this region and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Farmhouse suitable for families, friends or couple

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this large farmhouse as had a preference to be slightly away from the main tourist areas of the Dordogne. It was perfect, quiet (particularly at night) and perfectly positioned to visit the immediate area or head up to the Dordogne or Bordeaux. It goes without saying that a car is a necessity.

We ate out in both local towns (Duras and Eymet) which provided plenty of options and also were able to shop locally (the weekly markets are excellent) to have some nights in and enjoy the wines that we had procured from nearby vineyards. The dessert wine appellations of Monbazillac and Saussignac which are nearby provide an alternative to the more visited areas eg. St Emillion, but even that is in striking distance for lunch.

The farmhouse was clean, spacious and the dining room is well away from the bedrooms with several thick walls between them allowing conversation into the evening while others had gone to bed. The kitchen had everything that was needed to prepare lunches or dinners inside or out.

The pool was perfect, safe and heated which was very useful in the cool September week when we visited. There are two local boulangeries that provide fresh bread and croissants, the staple to any French family holiday.

The owners were able to make many recommendations (both near and far) which were impossible to get through in just one week.....we will have to return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Duras, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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