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Character 18C House with 12 x 6m private pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras, Nr. Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Quiet Location

'La Metairie des Ducs' Is a spacious 18C house, comfortably sleeping up to 8 people. The house has a large open plan kitchen, dining room, separate lounge and wet room on the ground floor. opening out onto a large covered terrace with BBQ area and private garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, large landing with bathroom and separate WC. The pool is located to the rear of the property in a large open area with lovely views. There is a shaded games barn, with a pool table, ping pong ,darts and other games to keep everyone entertained. An ideal spot for total relaxation.

The owners live on site in a seperate dwelling to the rear of the property.

Located in a peaceful village with historic church.

More Details

Julie Porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Julie Porter

We have spent the last 17 years living and working in France. Buying and renovating properties in various areas. We fell for the charm and location of our current property and feel it is an ideal place for a special holiday. We look forward to welcoming you.

Julie Porter purchased this house in 2012

Why Julie Porter chose Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras

We chose this property because of its charm and character. Its location is ideal for our lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

we love the tranquil location and the friendly locals.

Yet Duras and Monsegur are lively little towns with lots going on.

We also enjoy nature on our doorstep, walking and riding amongst the beautiful scenery and wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , toilet in separate room from bathroom
    downstairs wet room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large wet room shower
  • Ground floor has a wet room shower, toilet and handbasin. Upstairs has a bathroom with bath and handbasin. There is a separate toilet adjacent to the upstairs bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2nd double is a small double(120cm)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed on large landing
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and a french sleigh bed (small double). The sleeping arrangements can be configured to suit.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Outside: There is a covered terrace (30m2) with built in BBQ. There is a large dining table and chairs for alfresco eating. and small private garden to the front of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed on a weekly basis. Pool/beach towels are available for a small charge. The property is cleaned on changeover days and at the request of guests for an extra charge. Other: The house has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs for out of season stays. There is a daily surcharge for heating and Firewood available to buy


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Character 18C House with 12 x 6m private pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A beautifully peaceful location perfect for a relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

Julie made us very welcome after a long drive. The house is set in a beautifully peaceful location surrounded by farmland. The house is cool and spacious and comfortable.

The pool is a good size and there are also all sorts of games, ping pong, darts etc in the barn so great for kids. This is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday but there's lots to explore too.

Duras the nearest village is very pretty and there are masses of vineyards and other villages to visit. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow, was what I thought when I first saw it. Great holiday great unintrusive but friendly owners .

  • 5 of 5

Loved the terrace with BBQ and loved the pool and games room. I am disabled so they even have a wheelchairfriendly shower room on ground level and we changed the lounge to a downstairs bedroom. We loved it . They even let us throw a small bbq hen do ! Great venue. Liz Ranger.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in peaceful countryside near to interesting small towns and villages.

  • 5 of 5

House is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean easily accommodating 6 people. (There were 4 of us). Julie and Chris were on hand for any help needed - just ring the bell on the barn door- but never intrusive, ideal set-up. Lovely unexpected welcome pack of bread,cheese, milk etc, not forgetting her fabulous own free range eggs. Be prepared for the church bells ringing at 7.30 every morning! It's surprising how quickly you get used to it and it's really quite quaint. Our weather was quite mixed with some very hot sunny weather - perfect for relaxing at the pool. Would highly recommend this place if you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderul stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay with Chris and Julie in their delightful house in Ste Colombe de Duras. The house was beautifully equipped, with the most fabulous pool (also bikes, pool table and lots of useful bits for the kids to play with in the pool). It has a lovely veranda for eating under and is in a perfect spot for doing any touring of the area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally Chilled

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gite, stylish mix of traditional with modern, set in stunning countryside, what more could we ask for? Julie and Rob were fantastic owners, living just around the corner they were on hand if needed and went out of their way to make sure our holiday was perfect, even providing a baby buggy, bucket and spades and a baby life jacket for our trip to the lake!

We ate and drank our body weight in blue cheese and red wine, visited night markets in the surrounding villages, took an active part in the local wine festival and came back totally chilled and relaxed. Would love to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice Memories from Ste Colombe de Duras

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice spacious house with its own charm and character. It can accommodate very comfortably a party of 6 people with its 3 double bedrooms. The house is situated in the beautiful Ste Colombe, Dordogne area, at approximately 1 hour drive from Bordeaux Airport (a good satnav essential) and has everything you need for a short 1 week or a longer stay. The owners - Julie and Chris welcomed us on the arrival (with some vine and food) and were excellent hosts and very helpful in all matters related to our stay. The fireplace in the main room will provide not only warmth but also a nice atmosphere for the evenings. Very clean and nice house with crisp bedding and towels provided. There are a lot of nice places to visit in the area for day trips (car essential). We recommend the area of Beynac-et-Cazenac, with several beautiful “chateau”-s. We managed to visit only one and we wished we had more time for the others. The medieval towns Sarlat-la-Canéda and La Roque-Gageac are “must-see” places. We recommend the local vine maker in Ste Colombe (just ½ mile from the house) Mr Gerard Dalla-Longa who was a brilliant host inviting us to visit his cellar. All in all a nice place to visit, lots of opportunities for car trips or foot walks, local markets, and vine makers that left us with lots of nice memories.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
Caen or Le harve
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Sauvetat sur Dropt
Nearest Train
12 Miles
La Reole or Marmande
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Arcachon basin
Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are located at just over an hour's drive


The closest airport is Bergerac, located a 35 minute drive away. Bordeaux airport is about 45 minute drive. To take full advantage of the area, car hire is recommended


Duras is 5km away. Monsegur is 9 km away.

Further Details:

Welcome pack offered on arrival


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid early
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early peak
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid late
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid early 2019
4 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak 2019
2 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £50
Stay tax £0.40 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 20% is required at time of booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Damage deposit of 250 pounds to be paid with the balance and refunded after inspection within the week following your stay

Changeover Day:
During peak season the changeover day is Saturday. At other times of the year we can be flexible about the changeover day. Arrival time after 4pm and departure by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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