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Stone Built Country House, With Secluded Gardens and Private Pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Dieulivol, Duras, Gironde. Peaceful Location, Near Numerous Vineyards, Hazelnut Groves and Historic Bastide Towns

"Les Janins" is built in traditional stone, exposed walls and original features have been retained inside augmented by stylish refurbishment and modern comfort. Bedrooms are a good size, particularly impressive is the master bedroom with a separate seating area and French doors leading out to the pool. The main bathroom boasts a spa bath. Our new luxury fitted kitchen is a chefs delight and the open plan design of the main living area lends itself to entertaining. The snug provides a peaceful alternative, in which to relax with a book or use it as a separate "kids zone" with the Wii, board games and 50" HDTV with Satellite. Outside there are two separate private gardens, the back garden is walled with beautiful views from the pool up to the church in Dieulivol. The private walled pool area retains the sun late into the evening, a lovely spot to enjoy the magnificent sunsets with a glass of local rose! Plenty of space and outside furniture to enjoy al fresco dining with wonderful produce from the local markets. A tranquil, rural setting situated between the two historic towns, Monsegur and Duras with bars, restaurants, shops and other amenities. "Les Janins" is ideally located to explore the surrounding area with its beautiful countryside, stunning bastide towns, numerous vineyards and a host of leisure activities.


Owner
Julia Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dieulivol in Gironde

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Main bathroom: Jacuzzi bath, shower and his 'n' hers sinks. Second bathroom: shower, basin, wc. Separate wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, Bedroom 2 with king size bed, Bedroom 3 with king size bed, Bedroom 4 with bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is all provided on the ground floor, with access through a pretty vestibule. All bedrooms, house bathroom and snug are located on one side of the vestibule, while the large through living/dining area is on the other. Outside: Walled back garden with large (10m x 5m) private pool, views looking up the hillside to Dieulivol church (beautiful sunsets!) Sun loungers, table and chairs, with two large rotating umbrellas to create shade wherever you need it. Gas BBQ. Large private front garden with plenty of space for table tennis/badminton or just to relax with a good book! Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Other: Snug/TV room - 50" Satellite HDTV, DVD and Wii, sofa, armchair, beanbags, board games.

Reviews

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Stone Built Country House, With Secluded Gardens and Private Pool
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4

Nice house in a quite spot. Responsive owners

  • 4 of 5

Les Janins is situated in a quiet part of Aquitaine amongst a small group of similar properties. The house is in two parts with the 4 bedrooms, main bathroom toilet and snug in one half and the lounge/kitchen in the other. Linking them is a fairly large vestibule area incorporating the main entrance. The highlight of the property for us was the lounge/dining area containing a very well equiped modern kitchen.

There is also a snug in the other half of the house which is a nice cool room in the heat of the day with full UK Freeview TV as well as a Wii which has some favourite games for the family such as Mario Kart etc. At the back there is a good pool and small garden area which is a suntrap - it gets very hot there!! If you have young children there are lots of outdoor toys for the pool etc and for all of the family a decent table tennis table once you can get it set up!

Space wise we thought that 4 adults plus 2 young children would be ideal really but we were fine with 6 adults. Be aware though that all of you will be sharing one bathroom and separate toilet at night time as the second bathroom is in the other half of the house just off the kitchen.

In terms of things to do, we really enjoyed the night market in Duras which had a really nice atmosphere. Get there early though as you need to get a table!! We had some lovely food there, especially from the butcher's BBQ! We tried a number of vineyards (we really like Molhiere wines from just outside Duras!!!)

If there is a fisherman in your party, the river Dropt is about 300 yards away although I found the best swims for Carp to be just past the rugby club in Duras. I had fish to over 10lbs which were good sport although for serious fishing head south to either the Garonne at Marmande or the Lot.

As a golfer I can also recommend Chateau Des Vigiers which aside from a decent golf course also hosts a good spa and a michelin star restaurant. I only played golf there but the rest looked lovely.

Overall I thought the price charged for the house was fair and as we were the first to rent it this year, there were naturally a few snagging problems for which the owner has taken action. Her local support, a lady called Fabienne turned up a few times during our stay to clean the pool and check that everything was OK. She speaks good english so there are no communication barriers.

This part of the world lives life at a different pace to the UK and it's a great place to rest, recharge and have fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great villa for a week. 2 families but plenty of room. Great pool. Kids loved it. The house has everything you need for a great holiday. The night markets at duras and eymet are definitely worth a visit. The caretaker fabienne was very nice and helpful when the hot water broke down.she was there very quickly and fixed it. Although it was not a major problem. Overall this house is perfect for a quiet family holiday in a beautiful part of france. We would definitely book again. Pat. July 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage lived up to its billing. Not only is it in excellent condition, we found the location to be incredibly peaceful. The ground and pool proved to be a great place to relax. There was plenty of space in the cottage to spread out. The location is just about right for popping into Duras. Booked again already!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we look forward to welcoming you back as return guests next year!
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5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

My family of four children (16,14 and twins aged 9), my wife and I had a fantastic holiday at Les Janins. Brand new modern kitchen (including wine fridge), v good quality furnishings throughout and pristine bed linen. All the mod cons you could wish for are included. The pool was used constantly and the table tennis table was up permanently. Very peaceful setting, a vast number of vineyards to visit and an abundance of historic towns to visit. A particular favourite was Eymet with it's 'must visit' Italian restaurant in the picturesque square. Bergerac and Bordeaux also have many great sights. We even managed to visit the coast - Pyla sur Mer - biggest sand dune in Europe. Stunnings views across Arcachon Bay. Leave early as the traffic can be horrendous!! Would definitely stay again but would bring a chauffeur so i could visit more vineyards next time!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this lovely villa. It really was the best we have stayed in, and hesitate to give it a glowing review in case it gets so heavily booked up we can never stay there again! It offered us everything. It was very clean, modern and comfortable. With two very smart bathrooms. The beds were very comfortable with lovely linens. The kitchen was stylish, including a wine fridge! The media room was a great hit with the family when it rained, and when it didn't they enjoyed the pool. We had a lovely holiday. Lots to do, and especially enjoyed the night markets. On our last day we discovered the local village had a cafe that would deliver bread if ordered the day ahead. Small supermarkets close by. Definitely need a car, as it is not in walking distance of villages. The caretakers are a lovely young couple who speak perfect English and are very helpful. Take note, the pool is not fenced in, which was a concern to my daughter-in-law. Though, it has a cover for when not in use. Definitely recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Les Janins - Dieulivol near Duras

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends had a great holiday at Les Janins in Dieulivol, the property was even better than described on the website, beautifully furnished, the best of any holiday villa I've seen. Situated in a lovely village near Duras, the surrounding countryside was beautiful, ideal for sightseeing, walking or just lazing by the pool. Julia was very helpful throughout the booking process, the place was spotless. A long way from Australia but well worth the journey, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Monsegur
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Chateau des Vigiers
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
La Reole
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Monsegur/Duras
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Biscarosse
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

140 km: Stunning coastline with lots of beautiful beaches to choose from. Based around the areas of Arcachon and Biscarosse.

Biscarosse also boasts a wonderful lake with shallow water, perfect for little ones. Lots of activities during the summer months.

Travel:

40km: Bergerac airport and car hire.

100km: Bordeaux airport/train station, car hire available at both.

Use of car essential.

Distances:

5km: Monsegur

7km: Duras

20km: La Reole

25km: Marmande

30km: Saint Emillion

40km: Issigeac

45km: Monflanquin

Further Details:

Monsegur and Duras have banks/cash points and supermarkets that are open 8am-8pm. Both towns have some lovely restaurants including Hostellerie des Ducs near the Chateau in Duras where you can experience traditional French set menus. Pizzeria Don Camillo is also great especially after a morning wandering through the market.

Markets: Duras- Monday am and Thursday pm during the summer.

Monsegur - Friday

Horse riding: Duras (details at the tourist info centre)

Tennis courts: Duras (keys hired from the tourist info centre)

Chateau Duras: Open to visit, concerts, special events during the summer.

Vineyards: Numerous, all open for tasting/purchasing, we use Berticot and Grave Bechade. The famous vineyards of St. Emilion are a short drive away and well worth a visit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dieulivol, Gironde

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
 
Autumn rate
9 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Winter rate
5 Nov 2017 - 17 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
For bookings made under 8 weeks, payment is necessary in full at the time of booking. A security/damage deposit is also payable when the balance is due. This will be returned subject to checking the house after your departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our change over day. However, this may be flexible out of high season.
Arrival time: 4pm
Departure time: 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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