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Beautiful Converted Barn, Sleeps 10, Private Pool & Garden With Wonderful Views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Taillecavat, Nr. Duras, Gironde, Aquitaine - Stunning Countryside Location But Only A Few Minutes From Duras And Monsegur

Le Bonheur is a beautifully restored barn set in an acre of tranquil private grounds. Having fantastic views across the undulating Bordeaux countryside, with vineyards all around. Le Bonheur has been tastefully restored, with original oak beams & stone walls throughout. The lovely new open plan kitchen is fully equipped with a modern large Range cooker, American Style Fridge Freeze and a feature central island. The lounge has a 55-inch Full HD TV, Blu-Ray and Freesat TV, which also available in the Kitchen and main bedroom. The large breakfast terrace leads out from the kitchen overlooking the private, idyllic 10x5m pool with lovely terrace/lighting and stunning views across the local vineyards. To one end of the pool is a purpose built BBQ area positioned to make the most of the evening sunshine/sunsets. There are many lovely towns close by with restaurants, cafes and weekly open air markets, including several evening markets during the summer months. See lebonheur 'dot' co 'dot' uk

Shirley Hughes
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Why Shirley Hughes chose Cours-de-Monségur

Simply beautiful renovated high-end home-from-home in one of the most lovely parts of the world!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked to stay at Le Bonheur for 10 days in June and found it to be the perfect getaway. Before hand, Shirley was helpful with booking and ensuring we were prepared for our stay - with a huge housebook detailing everything we would need! The house was fully equipped and they had gone above and beyond by ensuring the house was full of modern technology and entertainment, which proved useful for us as it was raining whilst we were there. You will be beyond comfortable and happy at this place, it is perfect for groups looking to get away without feeling like they are on top of each other as the house is spacious enough!

The house was truly everything we needed and wanted and it is sure to make your holiday a great one! 5*
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cours-de-Monségur in Gironde

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large well equipped bright bathroom with double sinks etc
    Bathrooom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Marble sink top unit, power shower, sink, storage
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bedroom downstairs - Ensuite with walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Off Utility
  • Bathroom 1 large bright and modern room with matching 'his and hers' vanity sinks/mirrors & units, bath with shower over, WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 with shower cubicle, WC and vanity sink unit. Separate Cloakroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Bed downstairs exposed stone walls
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Bed downstairs. Ensuite walk-in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King Size Bed upstairs plus single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 single beds, exposed walls/beams plenty of storage
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Large open area upstairs 3 single bed + cot (movable)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 King Size bed. Bed 2 King Size bed plus single. Bed 3 with 2 twin beds. Bed 4 with 2 twin beds Plus Day Bed and additional full size mattress to be used where needed All rooms have exposed stone walls and are well equipped with wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside lights etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes: Le Bonheur has been tastefully restored, with original oak beams & stone walls throughout. The idyllic 10x5m private pool has a large terrace with lighting and purpose built BBQ/dining area at the shallow end of the pool. Le Bonheur sleeps 8-10 (plus cot) in its 4/5 bedrooms and has two bathrooms, plus a private En-Suite in the Master Bedroom. Cot and highchair are provided for your use. Central heating is available if needed. The property provides extremely spacious accommodation for 10 people and is suitable for both adults and children. Free Wifi is also available in the property. Outside: The Private Garden is approximately 1 acre and is secluded without being remote. Full of mature trees many of which are cherries giving name to the hamlet Les Cerisiers. At the heart of the garden is the 10x5m pool. After the three semi-circular Roman steps the shallow end is flat at 0.9m for the first 3m – perfect for children playing or for relaxing - then slopes down to the deep end at around 1.85m. Using the latest techniques in pool hygiene, the pool is fitted with the latest anti-bacterial and advanced filtration system; the pool and its perfect setting is truly idyllic. Good quality sun loungers are provided in addition to an extensive range of patio furniture which can be used on the front terrace or down by the pool. Cleaning: Le Bonheur will be cleaned (at no extra charge) before your arrival and all bed linen is provided at a charge of £10pp/stay. Both the garden and pool are maintained by our English Housekeepers on a regular basis. Other: Leading from the kitchen is a large terrace overlooking the garden and swimming pool with fantastic views across to Taillecavat. There is a built in BBQ beside the pool, sun loungers, tables and chairs are all provided. The pool has under water and terrace lighting to complete this very special setting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything that we were looking for. Booking was very easy and the owners were more than helpful to ensure our time spent there went without any glitches. The house has everything that is stated in the listing, great heating (winter holiday), fantastic WiFi and great television systems for those relaxing evenings in front of a (huge) open fire. Ideally situated and close enough to local villages and towns. The property is set in an amazing elevated location with wonderful views of vineyards and the local surrounding countryside. My wife and I spent a whole month over the Christmas festive season at the property, so unfortunately didn't get the opportunity to experience the wonderful private swimming pool due to the winter climate. Although, I imagine it would be fantastic in the summer months. If you are looking to stay in a traditional French property with open wooden beams and superb surroundings then I would highly recommend this property to anyone. The historic town of Duras is roughly 7km away (as the crows fly) and here you can find everything you require such as; Bars, shops and restaurants. Bergerac is roughly 1 hours drive from the property, which has great shops and restaurants - a visit is highly recommended. In short, a wonderful month spent in a fantastic house with great surroundings. We would most certainly rent this property again in the future. Shirley and Bill we thank you. Steve and Jenny x

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful farmhouse. Le Bonheur is very well equipped with everything you need and more. it's peaceful location is perfect with a village boulangerie nearby and a short drive to the nearest town and supermarket. We loved relaxing in the garden and by the pool and found plenty to do within an hour's drive. There are beautiful towns and villages to visit, canoeing on the rivers and we would recommend a trip to the high ropes centre.

We had such a great holiday and would highly recommend this fantastic property.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Still as wonderful as our first visit!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't wait to return to Le Bonheur for two weeks of blissful rest and relaxation. It's such a beautiful home, with a super pool, everything you need and surrounded by wonderful countryside with views of vines and sunflowers. And since we knew where we were going, the moment we got into the car we could relax. Thank you so much Shirley and Bill for renting out your lovely home. It's certainly a place that we love and have many more happy memories to add to the ones from last year.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house and pool situated in a stunning situation surrounded by vineyards. A perfect place

  • 5 of 5

I took my children and grandchildren for a half-term treat to Le Bonheur. What a treat it was. A lovely spacious and well maintained house. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped. The scenery from the garden was beautiful surrounded by vineyards. A perfect environment for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Blissful, rural retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband gave me the brief to find a property which was in a rural location, had a pool and surrounded by vineyards. Le Bonheur is just that! Set in a tiny hamlet, just on the outskirts of sleepy Taillecavat, this converted farm building is truly a home-from-home. The renovation has been done to a superbly high standard, with very generous bedrooms, bathrooms and a super lounge and large kitchen. Le Bonheur also has a wonderful pool which we enjoyed a lot! The location is SO peaceful and yet you can access Bordeaux or Bergerac in an hour. There are numerous villages and vineyards to wind your way through, and we really enjoyed discovering the prune, cheese and chocolate! Thierry is the local baker and produces mouth-watering delights! Well worth a visit. Honestly, this has got to be one of the most relaxing and wonderful holidays we've ever had. Would we come back? Absolutely!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After having so many places to choose from, we’re so pleased we picked Le Bonheur, we really could not have hoped for better. The house was perfect for the whole family, young children through to the grandparents. Great pool and BBQ area, lovely views and the house was incredibly well equipped for a holiday villa. Lots of lovely local towns and markets (and vineyards!) to visit, just great, we’re hoping to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House Guinguet (Maison Guinguet)
Choc fest!
Dordogne River Canoeing
CANOEING/PADDLE BOARDING – Great fun! There are several venues in the area, but we have been...
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Locally Duras and Monsegur can provide you with restaurants, cafes, banks and supermarkets.

World renowned wine tasting is available in the Duras, Sauterne, Marmande, Bergerac and Monbazillac areas as well as in Graves, Médoc and the picturesque medieval town of Sainte-Emillion.


Duras and Monsegur are both about a ten minute drive away with the popular Bastide town of Eymet approximately twenty minutes away.

Further Details:

There are regular open air markets in the local picturesque towns of Duras, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Monsegur and Eymet, along with many others in the area. On the first Sunday of each month, the old town of Bergerac is transformed into a large antique market. Bordeaux, with its opera house, art galleries, museums, shops and the lovely broad sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are little more than an hour away.

Coast/Beach: Visit the huge sand dune 'Dune du Pilat' know locally as the eighth wonder of the world. Moreover, Biarritz, located further south on the Atlantic coast, is still within striking distance for a day-trip.


Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are both approximately one hours drive away. Here you can hire cars which are essential to enjoy your stay at Bonheur.

By car you can travel either from the Channel Tunnel, and the main Channel Ferry ports along the south coast, to a variety of destinations in France.


Duras and Monsegur are both about a ten minute drive away with the popular Bastide town of Eymet approximately twenty minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Cours-de-Monségur, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low-Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
28 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
11 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Mid Season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
16 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pool heat per week £50
Cleaning £95

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking complete our booking form and send it along with your rental deposit of 25% of the total rental amount. The balance of the rental due is to be paid 60 days prior to travel, together with a damage deposit of £300, which is refundable. There is a one-off cleaning fee of £95 per stay payable with the final amount.

Pool Heat:
Is available at an additional charge of £50/week

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday. The house will be ready for you by about 4pm French time. Departure by 10am please to allow time for the house to be prepared for the next guests. This can sometimes be flexible if not at a busy time.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Please contact owners to discuss rental periods and prices.
shirley 'at' lebonheur 'dot' co 'dot' uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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