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Charming Cottages With Stunning Views And Lovely Shared Pool - La Bergerie Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



La Bergerie Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

The charming and authentic gite ‘La Bergerie’ is the smaller of the two cottages.

The gite consists of a living room with sofa and kitchen corner, a double bedroom and a bathroom with bath, toilet and wash basin.

The gite can accommodate a maximum of 2 persons and a baby.

The gite is equipped with a microwave, stove, and full sized fridge/freezer.

There is a terrace with garden furniture and a secluded parking place.

About the property


The property called ‘La Blanchere’ includes a traditional stone built former winery and two nicely and tastefully renovated cottages on 2,5 ha. of land. The eldest part dates back to the early 18th century. Both gites have a lot of character and are peacefully situated in the countryside in the middle of vineyards and plum orchards in the wine region 'Cote de Duras'. From the grounds you have a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valley and of the old town and castle of the Dukes of Duras. You can relax around the swimming pool (10 x 5 m) with Roman steps and a lovely terrace. In the surrounding garden you will find garden furniture, picnic tables, BBQ, swing and boules court. In other words a very picturesque and relaxed setting for your holidays.

Riny van Sprundel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Riny van Sprundel

Before we moved over from Holland in April 2003 my wife Jacqueline and I had busy jobs there. We could have continued to live this life until our pension, but somehow we both needed a new challenge and wanted to change our lives completely. We wanted to do something quite different and be more close to nature and its daily routines, which turned out to be no routine at all. During the past years we have started to fall in love with this beautiful area, its easy way of living and the friendly local people we encountered over the years. So if we ever would have to leave this place it would be with a lot of regret.

Riny van Sprundel purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Riny van Sprundel chose Lot-et-Garonne

We knew the south east of France rather well, having spent a lot of holidays over there in the past.

So we decided to start our quest over there to find an ideal place. However we soon decided to try the south west, although we had never been there before. We looked for houses for about 2 years and made about 7 trips, a lot of them leaving us with quite some deception.

Then in 2002 we encountered this property and fell in love with its wonderful location, the buildings and their possibilities to fulfill our dream.

A house with a view was what we dreamed of, surrounded by farmland and...now we found it.

In less then 2 months the sale was completed and we actually could start thinking of setting up a gîte business. So in spring 2003 we moved to France and until now without any regret.

What makes this cottage unique

La Blanchère really offers tranquility and our guests always appreciate the relaxed atmosphere. When they arrive we often hear that the property looks much nicer in reality then on the pictures.

We normally have a nice spring and summer time in this area, so people can enjoy spending lots of time outdoors until late in the evening. If you talk about this area then you talk about wine. So if you like wine you are in the right place.

A lot of interesting places, many dating back to medieval times, are at your doorstep. We are in the very heart of the Aquitaine, which in the past for some centuries did belong to the english crown.

Finally the different (far from hectic) pace of life and the hospitality of the local people are to be experienced.


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Les Vigiers
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
La Reole
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


For those who love the seaside the beaches on the Atlantic coast and around the Arcachon basin south of Bordeaux could be considered. Here you also will find Europe’s highest sand dune (Dune de Pyla). Driving distance: 75 minutes.


Nearest airports: regular low cost flights from various airports in the UK, Ireland and Holland to Bergerac (45 minutes) and Bordeaux (approx. 70 minutes drive).

Channel ports:

- Saint-Malo 375 miles (crossing from Portsmouth)

- Calais 525 miles (Tunnel or crossing from Dover)

Car hire available at the airport (e.g. Europcar, Avis, Sixt). Book in advance on the internet. Please note that a car is essential here.

Specific directions will be sent upon confirmation of booking.


The picturesque town of St. Emilion with its famous wines is within easy reach.

History relives in charming old bastide towns and villages such as Eymet, Monségur and Monpazier, dating back to the Middle Ages and 'The 100-year Battle' between the English and the French.

The Dordogne river invites you for a boat trip. Along the river there are also many medieval castles worth visiting such as Milandes, Castelnaud and Beynac. Do not miss the Vézère valley with its prehistoric sites and caves.

Further Details:

In summer there are historical and musical events as well as wine festivals in and around Duras. During the summer season special evening markets are organized in Duras and surrounding villages. In and around Duras you can also find fine well priced restaurants and cozy bars.

Available Rentals


Booking Notes:
On arrival a refundable security deposit is required: € 300 for La Bergerie. To be paid in cash or by cheque.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time from 5 pm, departure time 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Rent of bed linen: € 3.25 p.p. per week; rent of bath towels/kitchen linen: € 3.25 p.p. per week. Please bring your own pool towels.
Use of cot and high chair: free.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Savignac-de-Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Both gites have free WIFI. A washing machine is available for our guests in the barn. Bed linen and bath towels (except pool towels) are available on demand. A cot and high chair can be added on request. Outside: From the grounds you have a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valley and of the old hilltop town and castle of Duras. You can relax around the swimming pool (10 x 5 m) with Roman steps and lovely terrace with sun loungers. The pool has to be shared with other guests in the other gite. Garden furniture, picnic tables, a large fixed barbecue, 'boules' court and a swing for the children. In other words a very picturesque and relaxed setting for your holidays. Friendly but unobtrusive owners live on site


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