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Old Stone Built Farmhouse With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Countryside Location

Nestling in the peaceful countryside of the south west of France, Le Camelot is an old farmhouse built of local stone and part occupied by the English owners (along with their two very friendly dogs and inquisitive cat). It has all the facilities required for modern day living and comfort on two levels, (open plan kitchen lounge diner on the ground floor and three bedrooms and shower room on the upper floor)and lies some seven kilometres equidistant from the nearest towns of Duras and Monsegur.

Reg Cowling
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Reg Cowling

I was a college lecturer and my wife a hospital ward nursing assistant in the U.K. We retired together and moved over permanently to our holiday farmhouse in France with our pet dogs and cat in 2004.

Since then we have spent much time and effort renovating the farmhouse and barns.

In 2010 we decided to rent out part of the farmhouse as a holiday gite with private pool and this has proved to be very popular.

Reg Cowling purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Reg Cowling chose Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras

We first visited this lovely part of France in 1998 for a holiday and bought the farmhouse on the spur of the moment as a holiday retreat for ourselves.

We came over from the U.K. a couple of times a year to enjoy the peace and tranquility (and the wine) and the wide open spaces with wonderful views.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The main benefits of 'Le Camelot' are undoubtably the quiet, peaceful tranquility and privacy of the rural location. Yet within easy driving distance of local towns with shops, bars, restaurants etc. and historical places.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for 2 weeks and had a really great time. The gite was a really high standard and the swimming pool area was excellent

Reg and Sue were really good hosts.

We've been visiting this part of France for over 10 years and this is the most beautifully presented gite we have stayed in, we will be telling everyone how wonderful it is in the UK. We had a fantastic time, everything needed was provided, and Reg & Sue were great hosts.

Le Camelot has been renovated to a beautifully high standard, everything well presented down to the smallest detail. Our rooms were extremely comfortable and exceeded all of our expectations. Duras is only a short drive away and will offer everything you need from shopping to a few drinks and a nice meal.

Le Camelot provided us with such a peaceful and relaxing holiday we did not want to leave after our 2 weeks away from home. Thank you again Sue and Reg and hope to see you again soon.

Paul & Julie Adams, York
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle, wc and wash basin/illuminated mirror unit. There is also a separate downstairs cloaks with wc, wash basin and washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king sized bed, double wardrobe, drawer chest and bedside tables. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, a double wardrobe and bedside cabinet. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds and wardrobe/drawer unit. All bedrooms are also provided with electric fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Outside: Outside there is a paved patio area with large table & chairs, curtained gazebo and BBQ, a grassed play area with swings and climbing ropes, and a private 10m x 5m pool with sun loungers and sun shades (under-water and above ground lighting around the pool area is available on request). There is also changing/toilet facilities at the pool. Utility Room: An automatic washing machine is provided in the understairs cloakroom. A drying rack and electric iron are provided in the large storage cupboard as is a vacuum cleaner, first aid kit etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels (one bath, one hand and one pool towel per person) are included and changed on a weekly basis. Other: At the pool area there is a changing room with wc and wash basin.


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Old Stone Built Farmhouse With Private Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Great 2 weeks at Le Camelot

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We had a lovely two weeks staying at Le Camelot, a well cared for, clean and comfortable gite with wonderful views over the surrounding country side. The gite was fully equipped with large outdoor space for bbq's, enjoying the sunsets over the fields, and plenty of space for the kids to run around too. The swimming pool was lovely & secluded - catching the sun all day. All in all a great place to relax! Local town Duras was lively & has a great weekly Monday market and a fab Thursday evening food market with tables & chairs set up in the market so you can buy your food & wine and enjoy the atmosphere - definitely worth going too. Luckily for us, there was a wine faire at the chateau during our stay - a chance to sample lots of wine from the many surrounding vineyards & of course a few purchases!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always very rewarding to receive such positive feedback and to know that our efforts to meet clients expectations in accommodation, comfort and relaxation are being achieved.
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Lovely rural Gite ob 5 minutes drive from Duras

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four and spent a week at Le Camelot - its a lovely rural location, with views over the orchards and rolling farmland. Reg and Sue are excellent hosts and made us most welcome - the welcome food pack was most thoughtful - they have put a lot of thought into the Gite and it has everything one could hope for; it was also sparkling clean throughout. The gardens, pool and terrace are lovely and very private. I'd happily recommend this Gite for a family stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very satisfying to know that our efforts to maintain a good standard of accommodation is being achieved and appreciated, many thanks for this lovely review. Reg & Sue
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Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Duras or Monsegur
Nearest Ferry
590 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Golf de Vigiers
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Duras or Monsegur
Nearest Beach
145 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest coastal beach is Arcachon, approx 145km away. Well worth a visit especially the view from the top of the 'dune de pyla' (the largest sand dune in Europe.

Other inland beaches are found at the various leisure lakes within easy reach by car.


A car is essential to get around here as there is no public transport and we are in a very rural location.

The nearest airports are Bergerac and Bordeaux approx 45 mins and 75 mins drive away respectively. Budget airlines operate schedules from various U.K. locations to these airports where car hire is available.Rail travel from London is via Lille to Libourne or Bordeaux and on to Marmande.

St Malo is the nearest channel ferry port some 590 km away and the journey is mainly by autoroute.


Camelot is a small hamlet approx 7Km from the nearest towns of Duras and Monsegur.

The departmental capital of the Lot et Garonne, Agen, famous for its wonderful prunes is approx 45 mins drive away.

The monastic town of La Reole is some 25 mins drive and the village of Saint Ferme only 8Km away.

Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, both well known for their fine wines, are only approx one hour drive away.

Further Details:

Both Duras and Monsegur are bastide towns with local supermarket, small shops, banks, restaurants and cafes Both also hold thriving weekly local produce markets,and during the summer months various festive events take place.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Booking can be done either through 'Owners direct' or directly with the owners.
To book through 'Owners Direct' follow their booking and payment system on the website.
To book 'Le Camelot' directly with the owners, please request a booking form. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required with the completed booking form to secure the booking. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the start of the booked period along with a £200 security/breakages deposit (refunded after the holiday subject to satisfactory inspection of accommodation and equipments). Receipts will be issued when monies are received and a confirmation letter will be sent with the details provided on the booking form by you.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, this may be flexible during off peak periods by arrangement.
Arrival must be after 4pm (16:00hrs) and departure by 10am (10:00hrs)

Child cot and high chair are available on request at no extra fee
Notes on prices:
Some prices during off peak may vary if changeover other than Saturday is agreed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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