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Character beamed barn with garden set amongst vineyards near Duras

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable, two bedroomed converted barn with terrace and garden

Surrounded by vineyards and in the tiny hilltop hamlet of Castelgaillard, just outside the village of St Sernin-de-Duras, this is a perfect holiday base. For the active there are lots of walking and cycling trails, tennis in the village, walled bastide towns to be explored, family owned vineyards and foodie markets to be visited. The 2017 Tour de France will pass through Bergerac and onto the nearby town of Eymet on July 11th and 12th. Or if strolling to the village through the vineyards to buy bread in the morning is as active as you want to be, then you can just chill out in the garden or enjoy meals around the table in the shaded courtyard area.

We have an outdoor table tennis and a barbecue. Bicycles can be hired locally and delivered to the property ready for use on arrival at an extra cost.There is a lawn with sun beds and the whole property is set in lovely gardens with mature trees, through which the lake of Castelgaillard can be seen.

Inside there is free wi-fi, British television - as well as a well-equipped kitchen, attactive airy living areas, a shower room with toilet and upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with a double and a single bed) and throughout there are lots of beams! There are child gates on the stairs.

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Robson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

What makes this barn unique

From our gite, you're ideally based to explore not only the wine country of Duras, Bergerac and Monbazillac and the medieval UNESCO wine town of St Emilion, but also the bastide towns of Duras (just 10 minutes away), Eymet and Monsegur. The Route du Chateaux et Bastides en Guyenne passes the bottom of our lane and the pilgrims route to Santiago de Compostela crosses the hillsides nearby.

The magnificent Dordogne valley is just to the north and

foodie specialities abound in the area. In the summer there are numerous night markets, music festivals and vineyards locally all offer tastings and the chance to buy.

Our gite provides an excellent level of accommodation, is comfortable and well equipped and we look forward to welcoming you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

An enormous thank you for one of the most wonderful holidays. Your gite surpassed all expectations-we were really comfortable. Grant and Rozanne, Tanzania.

What a wonderful time we had and our only regret is that we have to leave. Castelgaillard has become like a second home and the gite had absolutely everything we needed. Ann, Victoria British Columbia.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Sernin in Aquitaine

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • WC with shower and basin. Constant hot water. Tiled floor and walls.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 -1 double, 1 triple + sofa bed if needed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed. Bedroom 2 : double and single bed. Cot complete with linen and blankets. Sitting room: large convertible double sofa bed. Good quality bed linen, English duck-down pillows and duvets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Outside: Private walled courtyard area with table and chairs, just outside kitchen. Barbecue, lawn with outdoor chairs, umbrella and loungers. Access to other garden areas. Outdoor table tennis with paddles and balls and rear terrace. Utility Room: Tennis rackets, hoover, high-chair, cleaning materials. There is also access to our barn / workshop, where we keep the bicycles. There is also a baby bath. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are provided which are changed once a week. Other: The dining area has a good size dining table and a sideboard. There is a child gate at the top and bottom of the stairs.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


A lovely visit to this area of France

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable Gite set in lovely countryside with walks in all directions. Our hosts Judy and Richard could not be more friendly and helpful in giving us advice on what to see and do. We enjoyed sitting in the lovely garden in the warm evenings listening to a cuckoo and other birds.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A LOT of gite for the money!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this superb cottage despite uncharacteristically poor weather. We were warmly welcomed and given a useful little tour. The house proved to be superbly equipped and really did have everything we needed – and then some! It’s adjacent to the owners’ property, and while this means any questions/ problems you may have can be speedily resolved, you retain a high degree of privacy in the beautiful and secluded garden that was absolutely full of flowers. Castelgaillard is, as advertised, a tiny and very peaceful hilltop hamlet, and the only sounds you hear most of the time are birdsong and the hum of the bees.

Inside, the gite appears to be a stylish conversion of an outbuilding and yet has maintained many period features especially the beautiful old roof timbers. British Sky television and Wi-Fi mean that you don’t need to be completely cut off, but if you do want to get back to the style of autrefois there are always the 'off' switches!

Two well-used but completely safe and serviceable bikes are on offer, and we found these ideal for touring the gently rolling, vine covered countryside that surrounds the property. Further afield there are some great tourist sites within easy driving range, but the chateau at nearby Duras is really worth a visit.

There’s also an excellent little supermarket as well as a range of useful shops in Duras, a former bastide town which still retains some of its history. Bigger shops and supermarkets are also available inside 30 minutes’ drive.

We’d heartily recommend this gite and intend to go back ourselves at the earliest opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tour de France
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Generally we prefer Saturday for changeover, but we are flexible. On a changeover day, arrival is 4.00pm and departure is 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to offer discounts to longer stay guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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