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An Oasis Of Tranquillity. Wing of a lovely old house set in park-like grounds

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Gite in Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France 2km from village - Quiet rural location yet less than a five minute drive from the centre of Duras

Gite or self-contained modernized wing of a lovely old house. Private and set in park-like grounds. Well insulated so very cool inside in summer. High beamed ceilings and ceramic tiled floors, quality furnishings.


Owner
Hiram E Warren
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Hiram E Warren

We are an American/British couple who live in Oxford city centre, but love France and the French way of life. We spend as much time at our home in France as we can; however I am still working for the NHS and can't get away as much as I would like. My CP, Stephen, is a retired NHS property consultant/surveyor. Our dream is to be able to afford to retire to France (both of us) someday. Stephen can be in France much more often than I can, so he will be the on-site manager when we have guests. We love our little bit of ''heaven on Earth'' and hope that our guests will also.

Hiram E Warren purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Hiram E Warren chose Lot-et-Garonne

We searched most of Western France for nearly 10 years before settling on the Lot-et-Garonne department. We like the mild(ish) winters and the long, hot summers of the area. Our house is rural,but not isolated. We are only 2 km from Duras, on the D668 which is a well-traveled link road from Duras to Miramont de Guyenne. Bergerac airport is approximately 45 minutes away and Bordeaux is just over an hour away by car. The area has many vineyards and fruit orchards.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower enclosure, toilet, lighted vanity mirror, towel rail and storage unit. John Lewis towels and linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, armoire, dressing table, bedside tables and writing desk. Bedroom 2 double bed, armoire, dressing table and bedside tables. Lined period curtains with tie-backs. The bedrooms windows are protected by screens.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Retaining it's original thick stone walls, all new internal construction and services. Outside: Almost one and a half acres of grounds. Mature trees, hedges and borders. The large patio at the front of the gite is covered by a veranda. A table and chairs are on the patio for relaxing in the shade. Utility Room: Large utility room with washer and an additional fridge/freezer. Cleaning appliances and materials in the laundry room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens, towels, etc included. Washer available in utility room. Cleaned weekly. Other: Covered veranda on terrace with table and chairs.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

An Oasis Of Tranquillity. Wing of a lovely old house set in park-like grounds
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
4

Very pleasant stay in an old French house.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable bed and nice towels. The accomodation is the old barn attached to the house and has high ceilings and large rooms. Lovely garden and outside space in which to relax.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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windsor
5

ideal

  • 5 of 5

my mother and i had the most wonderful 4 days at this lovely gite, the host was fantastic and treated us like one of the family . the gite had some lovely furniture and the beds were very comfortable . the garden was beautiful , just the spot to enjoy a glass of french wine. the town of duras with its restaurants bars and chateau is just a stones throw away. the gite is very good value , highly recommend it,

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bromham
4

Ideal for exploring the region

  • 4 of 5

This was so much better than the photos suggest. The host is very friendly and helpful and the gite is set in a large garden with sunny patio surrounded by flowers. Inside the rooms are spacious with antique furniture giving it very much a french gite feel.

It is walking distance of Duras which is a pretty town with a market on a Monday and places to eat and drink. We also visited the chocolate factory a short drive away. There are also plenty of vineyards to visit.

This is a ideal place to stay if you want to explore the region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne. As you know we are condstantly improving the property to make it more appealing to our guests. We plan to take many more pictures and select those which show the property to it's fullest advantage. We hope to see you again next year and please tell all of your friends and family how much you enjoyed your stay.
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4

Very nice and calm place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and calm place. The host was very kind and prepared our visit like we were his family. All comfort was present in the house. We had only to bring our foot and drinks..Perfect

Duras is a lovely place with his castle, market place and good restaurants. A visit into the castle is really recommended.

Good centralized is you want to visit Lot de Garonne or Dordogne..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Distances:

Duras: 2km/ 1.2mi 5 mins by car. Approximately 30 min by footpath.

Marmande:22km/ 13.2mi

Further Details:

Duras has several good restaurants, other shops, banks and a Carrefour store. A garage/petrol station is 5 mins away. Highly reccommended by all previous visitors. Within easy reach od many medieval villages, some fortified, and chateaux.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Duras, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
£1,400
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
£350
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£50
for 1 night
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available on longer term rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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