Farmhouse and Cottage in Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Peacefully Situated In An Idyllic Farm Setting
Petit Pourquet is peacefully situated in the gently rolling vine covered countryside of the Cotes de Duras, in the Lot et Garonne, South West France. Close to the hilltop town of Duras is St Sernin and the farmstead of Petit Pourquet, an ancient group of farm buildings in a most wonderful setting, with splendid views across meadows and woods to the hills beyond. At Petit Pourquet you can relax in peace and tranquillity, with complete freedom to walk and explore its interesting old buildings, meadows and woods. There is a circular above ground pool, seven meters in diameter, which blends perfectly into the rural landscape. Both the farmhouse and cottage have been carefully and sympathetically renovated into holiday accommodation. Set apart from the other stone buildings and with complete privacy, both have been brought up to date with modern equipment and fittings, whilst still retaining their original character, allowing visitors to conjure up pictures of bygone days.
Details for holiday Farmhouse (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
Suitable for either just two people or a family of 5 or 6.
The large spacious rooms have natural stone walls with terra cotta tiled floors and exposed timber ceilings.
On the ground floor there is a large combined kitchen and dining room, with a farmhouse dining table and chairs, plenty of built-in cupboards with tiled worktops, cooker, refrigerator and microwave.
The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, crockery, cutlery and tea towels.
An even larger sitting room adjoining has a double bed, with an open staircase to the granary with its two rooms, each of which has two single beds…mind your head on the low original beams!
The light and airy bathroom is off the sitting room and fitted with modern shower, basin and toilet.
The farmhouse is comfortably furnished in an unpretentious attractive manner, with clean bed linen provided at the beginning of your stay.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Had an absolutely superb stay at Petit Pourquet. Just the type of place we love. Quiet and lovely countryside. Returning home extremely relaxed. Definitely don't want to leave but look forward to returning next year. Jane Cornwell - Lancashire.
This was one of those places that you go to and within 10 minutes you know everything is "just right", the gite, the gardens, fields, animals, les patrons and the surrounding countryside. It's the last night and we are still marvelling about how brilliant everything is here. Greg Spellman - Northampton.
What can we say? Where do we begin? The gite is more than the lovely photograph which first attracted our attention. You have worked very hard to create an exquisite holiday home. We have had a most enjoyable, peaceful, relaxing week in a beautiful part of France. Len and Hilda Jones - Essex.
Activity and Interests
Arcachon, with its beautiful beaches and the dune at Pilat Plage are approx 95km from Petit Pourquet.
Bergerac airport is a 40 min drive away and is served by Flybe and Ryanair from a number of UK destinations. Car hire is available at the airport. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour 30 mins drive away.
Duras is 5km, St Foy le Grande 19km, Bergerac 40km and St Emilion 50km.
Petit Pourquet is in quiet countryside amongst fields of bright yellow sunflowers and is ideally situated for a variety of holiday activities and there are lots of things to see and do. The nearby town of Duras, typically French and unspoilt, has a weekly street market with stalls selling colourful local produce. There are shops for everything, with pavement bars in the square and an ancient chateau with a fascinating museum of French life in the past. Throughout the summer season there are many events that take place such as the Duras wine festival, an antique fair and a spectacular firework extravaganza set to music with the chateau as its backdrop. All around are family run vineyards, where you can visit to taste and buy their wines. There are many interesting historic towns and villages, all within about half an hours drive. Further afield, you can visit the medieval town of St. Emilion and sample some of its famous wines. On the Dordogne River is Bergerac, visit the old town to find the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the final balance due 6 weeks before arrival. A refundable damage deposit of £150 is required with the final balance cheque. Please ask for our email package for full details and terms and conditions.
The farmhouse and cottage are both let from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Notes on accommodation: The weekly rent is inclusive of water, gas, electricity, bed linen, communal washing machine and Wifi. Smoking is not prohibited inside the properties. Outside: Outside, each has its own terrace with table, chairs and barbecue. The extensive lawns around the farmhouse and cottage merge into the surrounding meadows and countryside. There is a specially designed, stone and tiled, partly above ground pool, 7m diametre x 1.5m deep, which blends perfectly into the rural setting of Petit Pourquet. The pool is shared.