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Holiday Home In St Sernin De Duras, Lot Et Garonne, Aquitaine, France



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in St Sernin, Nr Duras, Lot et Garonne, France - Peaceful Location, Set In A Beautiful French Village Surrounded By Vineyards

'Our Home' in St Sernin de Duras is a lovely peaceful place in which to unwind and re charge the batteries. It is surrounded by rolling vine covered countryside with some beautiful roads and tracks in which to run or cycle. The friendly French village boasts a 'tabac', tennis courts and an excellent restaurant with live entertainment. The Dordogne at Port St Foye (15 mins) has a beach with swimming and play area, which is excellent for both children and adults alike. The nearby hilltop town of Duras, typically French and unspoilt, has a weekly street market with stalls selling colourful local produce. There are shops, pavement bars in the square and an ancient chateau with a fascinating museum of past French life. Throughout the summer there are many events eg The Duras wine festival, antiques fairs and spectacular firework extavaganza 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.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Colin & Angie live near Manchester and this is our holiday home. We have four children and work full time. We would love to retire to France and have bought this house as our retirement home. We have carefully restored the property to a high living standard, retaining much character, whilst having all the luxuries of home. We love to sit on the veranda and sip wine in one of the most beautiful regions of France. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

'Modern and yet full of French character. Totally relaxing with the most comfortable beds ever. Will definitely be back.-The Tates

Lovely, comfortable and well appointed holiday home. Great location for exploring the area. Have already booked for 2012.-The Lawless's

So relaxing and very quiet. We are bringing our friends with us next year. We just love your home.-Jack

One of the most comfortable and well equipped houses we have ever stayed in. The location is excellent and the area quiet and peaceful with the convenience of the village close by.-The 'Osbornes'

What a wonderful home from home! Love the house, wonderful patio and kitchen. Geoff is really helpful next door.-Lesley and Terry.

What a lovely house! We really felt like we were staying in a home away from home. Loved the patio.This house has it all.Thank you.-The Jone's

We had a great 3 weeks and enjoyed the house, particularly the kitchen. Lots of Domains so plenty of wine tasting. Peaceful & relaxing region
Aug 2011
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  • 4 of 5

Visitors clearly benefit that the owners have fitted out the house as their home. The comfort and quality of the furnishings and equipment are above the norm. The house and immediate surroundings are pleasant, the one slightly minus factor is the part developed holiday site leading up to the house.

For those who like a stroll there are many options from a short walk around the village to all day walks in the countryside, guidance maps were to hand.

St Sernin is well placed between Duras & St Foy la Grande for all your essentials.

We had a very pleasant stay and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac, then Bordeaux at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Tabac in the village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : various at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 E70 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Grange in the village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Gurson at Villfranche at 25 Miles Car: necessary


15 mins away is a lovely sandy man made beach at Port St Foye on the banks of the Dordogne, with a safe swimming area and childrens entertainment.

90 mins away is the 150 mile long sandy beach at Arcachon and Biscarosse (great surfing). 30 mins away at Blasimon is a fresh water lake with nice sandy beach. The property is an ideal central location to explore the area. Set in the Bordeaux wine region, Bordeaux city is 50 mins away, Bergerac is 25 mins, Dordogne is 15 mins.


Airports: Bordeaux - 1 hours drive. Bergerac - 30 mins drive. Toulouse - 2 hours. There are many routes from the UK being serviced by a handful of carriers. TGV train stops at either Libourne (45 mins drive) or Bordeaux station (1 hour drive). All the main car hire companies are available from these destinations. To drive from the northern French ferry ports, approximately 550 miles from Calais, Caen 430 miles.


Local tabac with basic amenities 5 mins walk and will order croissants and bread in daily. Nearest supermarkets are located in Duras 5 minutes drive or Monsegur 15 mins. Open all day Mon-Sat 9am to 8pm and Sundays 9am-1pm (times may differ on French holidays). Large hypermarkets all within 20 mins drive at La Reole, Marmande or St Foye le Grande. Weekly market in Duras (5 mins) every Monday, St Foye le Grande (15 mins) every Sat (the best), Montsegur (10 mins) every Wednesday.

Further Details:

The house is situated in a perfect location for exploring the Dordogne valley and beyond. Just 20 miles away are the famous wine regions of Monbazillac, Bergerac and Pecharmant; St Emilion and Bordeaux are 50 minutes and 80 minutes drive respectively. The Dordogne is an excellent area for getting away from the tourist crowds with the best of French scenery and superb food and drink. It is a wine-lovers paradise, 13 AOC wines including Bergerac, Pecharmant and Monbazillac which are a short journey away from the house and St Emilion and the other classic Bordeaux regions just a little further afield. Follow one of the many Routes des Vins and sample the wines with the friendly winemakers. Explore the prehistoric sites of Les Eyzies and Rocamadour. See the caves these early inhabitants lived in. Explore the beautiful towns & villages of Sarlat, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme and Castlenaud all of which overlook the Dordogne. Experience the Dordogne by canoe and pas through these picturesque villages. The area is steeped in history. Watch the final battle of the 100 Years War reanacted at Castillion la Bataille. Within 20 mins drive you can do the following: fishing, wine tour, outlet shopping, tennis, golf, hiking,mountain biking, horse riding, walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming.

We have two bikes here for your use. ( please note there are no helmets provided)

Further details of local activites are available in the house.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
6 Nov 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 1
26 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 2
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 4
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 5
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A non refundable 20% deposit paid to confirm booking. Full payment for the booking is no later than 8 weeks prior to the start date of the booking. Details of payment will be provided at the time of booking. A security/breakages deposit of £300 will be required on arrival and will be returned at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Flexible dependent on bookings. Arrival and departure times are again flexible, however if there is another booking arriving the day of a departure then - departure by 10.30am and arrival at 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is per week. Discount for 3 weeks or more. Long weekends available on request. Extra days charged at the daily rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

  • bungalow


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • New large family bathroom with bath, shower, sink, WC and large storage cupboard. En-suite with shower in bedroom 3.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5-7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, very large fitted wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe,drawers, mirror and hairdryer. Bedroom 3 single bedroom with small en-suite Plus 2 double blow up beds for lounge area.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Satellite TV, DVD, books - fiction/non-fiction, games - all ages, video library, broadband access. High quality furnishings, leather suite, UK beds which are very comfortable. 2 new bikes to use. Please note there are no helmets provided. Outside: Large front garden with small patio, larger rear garden with large patio, patio furniture and sunloungers, BBQ, Large private drive for parking. View over to the rolling vineyards of Duras. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included in the price. There are ample towels and tea towels. Other: Two large basement rooms leading from the kitchen. One is a garage and one a storage/workshop, soon to be converted to a games room.

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