(FB) Babeau. Amazing valley views, Pool, AC. Near Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac in SW France
- Local Area
- Private 9m x 4m Pool
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Dog friendly
- Spacious gardens
- Stunning views
- Private off-road parking
- 2/3 living rooms
- Children’s swings/ slide
- Covered veranda
- High-speed fibre Wi-Fi
- Roku Streaming device for TV
- Table tennis
- Charcoal and gas BBQs
- Wood burner
- Cot (1) and highchair (1)
- Wheelchair friendly
- Golf courses nearby
- Weekly markets nearby
- Close to historical towns
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Cafe bar 0.4 mile
- Daily bread 0.6 mile
Babeau has a private pool, breathtaking far-reaching views, AC, exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, dog and wheelchair friendly, walk to cafe bar and bread, this holiday villa is just a short drive to historic towns and villages, SW France.
Babeau is a detached 250-year-old farmhouse Set over 320 square meters and has been restored and furnished to a good standard whilst retaining most of the house’s original features including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and a fireplace. Set on a hilltop with stunning views, at the end of a country lane with fenced-in gardens and an orchard. 2.3km to the nearest vineyard with wine tasting.
A short walk (0.4 miles) into the village, a café with refreshments, buy ice creams or maybe a bottle of wine to go. Daily fresh bread from the post office or the cafe bar on Sundays by request. An ancient church with stunning views over the valley, there is also a grotto to discover, it’s well worth the walk.
Fun for all of the family and children of all ages, a tree adventure and climbing park is just 3km away.
An ideal location to experience the Bordeaux / Bergerac wine regions, visit weekly farmer markets, St. Emilion and the Dordogne.
This holiday villa is within a short drive of the ancient Bastide town centre of Monsegur 5.5km (Gironde) and Duras 7km (Lot et Garonne), both towns have café bars, restaurants, banks, shops and supermarkets as well as weekly farmers’ markets and night market in the peak summer months.
6 bedrooms, twin and double rooms for up to 12 guests.
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the ground floor with one bedroom and bathroom being wheelchair friendly, please see the Wheelchair users’ information below.
There is a separate wc on the ground floor, a total of 3 wc on the ground floor.
3 bedrooms on the upper floor, bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room, wc and the other 2 bedrooms use the facilities on the ground floor.
Furnished throughout with beautiful handmade teak furniture. Air-conditioned in all bedrooms, all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned and portable electric fans are available.
Bedroom 2: Beautiful double room (150cm x 190cm). The French door opens out looking over the grounds to the front and views over the valley below. This is the most suitable room at Babeau for a wheelchair user.
Next to a wet-room with an adjoining door, this bathroom is shared with bedroom 3. Facilities include a bath, a separate walk-in shower area, twin sinks and WC. Suitable for a wheelchair user.
Bedroom 3: Twin room with views directly over the neighbouring vineyard.
Next to a bathroom as described above.
Bedroom 4: Large double room (160cm x 200cm), dual aspect views, double doors opening to the driveway side of Babeau.
A WC is located opposite this bedroom and is near to the second ground floor shower room with twin sinks and WC.
Master bedroom 1: Beautiful double room (150cm x 190cm). Balcony with loungers looking over the grounds on three aspects, views over the valley.
En-suite shower room, twin sinks and WC.
Bedrooms 5 and 6: A further 2 twin rooms with Velux windows.
All bedrooms have a wardrobe, bedside table(s) and lamp.
Cleaning, towels and linen
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
The property has built-in air conditioning in all bedrooms, the cost is included in the price. Please use the air-conditioning with respect and close all doors and windows whilst it is in operation.
Baby and toddler facilities
A travel cot (including linen) and a high chair can be provided on request. Please note there are no stair gates.
Fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven with grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, filter coffee maker and a Nespresso Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
Weber charcoal grill and a Charbroil gas grill can be found on the terrace.
Laundry room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board, there is a washing line in the garden.
There are 3 living areas:
The spacious TV lounge Dual aspect views through 2 sets of French doors to the pool area to the front and the driveway and orchard to the back of the house. Comfortable sofas and a table and chairs provide an additional dining space or for playing board games. There is a good selection of books to read. Separate WC.
A widescreen TV with Orange French streaming TV in addition to some English language stations, BBC iPlayer is available also. You are also able to stream Netflix and other platforms from this box, using your own login/subscription.
The sitting room and dining area look over the front terrace through French doors with views over the garden. An original large stone fireplace is the central focus of the room.
The mezzanine area above the sitting room is a nice space with seating, a bookcase and a desk with a chair.
Desk / Office space
A desk with a chair is situated in the Mezzanine area or the table and chairs on the other side of the tv lounge are also suitable as a desk space. High-speed fibre broadband/ Wi-Fi.
Outside, garden and orchards
Enjoy breakfast on the patio at the front of the house overlooking the fields and views of the Dropt Valley below, or take lunch under the shady, covered veranda. Weber charcoal grill and a Charbroil gas grill, outside table and chair sets, children’s swings/slide/climbing frame and table tennis. The large gardens surround the property on three sides, set over an acre of gardens with fruit orchards. A meadow surrounds the property grounds also owned by Babeau, there are walks into the meadow and superb views stretching out across the valley below and far into the distance.
The gardens surround the property on three sides, there are vines on the fourth side where a particularly nice red is grown (Bordeaux appellation) which can be bought directly from the vineyard. Stunning far-reaching views over the meadow and the valley below.
The entire grounds are fenced, and the gates can be locked.
Private swimming pool
9m x 4m pool, 1m deep, sun terrace and loungers. 3 in-pool steps lead you into the pool, the first step is the full width of the pool. The pool is protected by an alarm.
A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking plus an additional security bond of £250.
Cycling – secure storage for bikes
The area is really good for cycling, I am a keen road cyclist (David) and I spend many miles on the local roads. If you wish to know more about cycling in the area please call me. There is plenty of room in the laundry area to store bikes, there is a door that opens out to the driveway. Of course, as with anything valuable, you leave it at the property at your own risk.
Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.
Useful information for wheelchair users and guests that are not so mobile.
Babeau is a very old farmhouse and whilst it was not specifically built for wheelchair access, there are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor, along with 2 shower rooms and a total of 3 WCs. The main shower room has been adapted specifically with wheelchair access in mind.
There are not many steps around the property but there is a large step from the main living area to the TV lounge and bedroom 4. It is possible to navigate around this from the main living area through double-opening French doors onto the front terrace (small ramp/gradient) which also has access to the TV room through double-opening French doors.
The French doors around the property are wide enough to accommodate wheelchair access, each threshold has an approximate height of 3cm to 4cm.
Bedroom 2 is the ideal room for a wheelchair user. The shower room, shared with bedroom 3, has a spacious wet room shower and a bath. The WC with plenty of space to one side for a wheelchair, with a wall-mounted handrail on one side and a folding wall handrail on the other, view a picture.
A shower chair/commode can be provided on request free of charge. The chair is on wheels and has height adjustable, foldable and removable footrests, and liftable armrests for easy lateral transfer, as well as a belt. It supports a maximum weight of 135 kg, view a picture.
As with the rest of the house, the doorways are quite ancient. The door widths are:
Bedroom 2 door 77cm, Bedroom 2 bathroom door 75cm.
Bedroom 3 door 79cm, Bedroom 3 bathroom door 55cm.
Kitchen / main entrance doorway 74cm, Step height 14cm, easiest access into the property is through the TV lounge.
Kitchen archway to the sitting room and dining table 83cm.
You enter the property via the gravelled drive to the rear and through the kitchen door. There is a concrete path that runs along the back of the house from the kitchen to the TV lounge with a step of 8cm (there is no need for a wheelchair to go via this step), a wheelchair can access the TV lounge from the driveway and then through the double opening French doors.
The front of the house is paved and has a terrace surrounding the pool, in both cases, there are little slopes and small uneven surfaces/ change of surfaces but largely do not have steps.
We are here to help so please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. Additional photos for disabled guests can be provided on request.
- Bergerac 47km
- Bordeaux 98km
- Toulouse 200km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 68km
- Marmande (Bordeaux line) 30km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 28km
- Bergerac 48km
- Calais 937km
- Le Havre 712km
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|12 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|30 Sep 2023 - 03 Nov 2023||£995.00|
|04 Nov 2023 - 15 Dec 2023||£895.00||£895.00|
|27 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£995.00||£995.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£1,275.00||£1,275.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£1,895.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 07 Jun 2024||£1,395.00|
|08 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£1,595.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024||£1,995.00|
|29 Jun 2024 - 05 Jul 2024||£2,350.00|
|06 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024||£2,695.00|
|13 Jul 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£3,445.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024||£3,845.00|
|27 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024||£3,995.00|
|03 Aug 2024 - 16 Aug 2024||£4,195.00|
|17 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£3,845.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024||£2,595.00|
|31 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024||£2,045.00|
|07 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£1,845.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 20 Sep 2024||£1,495.00|
|21 Sep 2024 - 27 Sep 2024||£1,345.00||£1,345.00|
|28 Sep 2024 - 18 Oct 2024||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|19 Oct 2024 - 03 Nov 2024||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
Our tips on what to do in Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne region.
Babeau is situated near the towns of Duras 7km (Lot et Garonne), Monsegur 6km (Gironde), Sainte-Foy-La-Grande 25km, in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.
A short walk (0.4 miles) to a café with refreshments; by special request, they can create a BBQ meal for you, you can also buy ice creams and bottles of wine to go.
Daily fresh bread from the post office or the cafe bar on Sundays by request.
There is also an ancient church with stunning views over the valley, there is also a grotto to discover, it’s well worth the walk.
There are many vineyards in the area, the nearest vineyard is just 2.3km, approximately 28 minutes walk. www.chateaufaurie.com
Bordeaux city centre is a 70km drive to the west. Bergerac is 47km to the east and Saint Émilion 40km northwest.
An ideal base from which to explore southwest France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.
The region is famous for wine and wonderful gastronomy. Whether you are in St. Emilion, Pomerol, Blaye, The Médoc, Entre Deux Mers, Bourg, Graves, or Sauterne the wines of the region are without doubt some of the very best in the world! There are local producers nearby that offer excellent quality wines at very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.
Perfect walking and cycling country, the rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards.
Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and excellent boulangeries in both towns, our favourite being La Choco-Latine in Monsegur who were runners up in the French TV show “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” in 2019.
We love the volunteer-run Cinema Eden in Monsegur, they show some international films in their original language version (VO) with French subtitles.
The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, Monsegur hosts the famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July.
Wine and Gastronomy
Vineyards are abundant in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau that offers free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
Not to be missed is the world-famous Saint Emilion. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.
Vineyard tours, picnic in a vineyard, cheese and wine pairing evenings are available with a local couple, Sylvie and Pascal. Loving Aquitaine.
This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafes, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river at Bergerac to exploring the wonderful and pretty ancient villages.
Coast, Beach and Water park
A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 23km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.
Aqua Park is 42km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 56km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, kid’s play area…. great for adults also.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 148km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself with fresh seafood from the Bay of Arcachon or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.
Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 8km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.
The famous Chateau de Duras, 7km away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.
Tea room with gardens
Jardin de Boissona, six small gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 4km.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Just 3.3km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 45km.
Cycling and bike hire
The French countryside around this property is perfect for cycling whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.
Maybe cycle to a cafe bar for a cold glass of something local or the chocolate shop!
The Gironde and Lot et Garonne (Monsegur and Duras areas), guide and information Gironde bike information or Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.
Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire
Electric / standard bike hire from Eymet (28km) cycle hire
Carbon road bike hire is available, collected from Bordeaux train station and you can ride back to your holiday villa using part of the old railway line (Roger Lapebie) which is now dedicated to cycling and walking.
Public tennis courts
Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur, Duras and St Sernin de Duras they are usually booked via the tourist information office.
Canoeing and kayaking
Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it, whilst the Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.
There are pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 26km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and a relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 20km. Facebook page link.
Wildlife park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 18km. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 84km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 87km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aquarium Périgord noir
A great place to visit, includes an Alligator park. 92km Aquarium Périgord noir
Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family-oriented horse and pony riding. English spoken.
Local markets and supermarkets
Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts too.
Duras (7km): Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market with excellent organic fruit and veg, organic goats cheese, foie gras and a selection of other stalls.
Sainte Foy La Grande (25km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.
Monségur (6km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Is a nice small market with a particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (49km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (28km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.
Summer night markets
Both Monsegur and Duras also have vibrant night markets during the peak summer months grab a bite to eat from one of the stalls and enjoy your food with a drink at one of the bars. There’s usually musical entertainment which creates a lively atmosphere.
Duras (7km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (12km): Friday evening
Monsegur (5km): Wednesday evening
(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
Carrefour Contact supermarket – just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English section). Open from 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 9km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631
Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 8km. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358
Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the Place du Marché.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 28km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504