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Villa Belvedere is a Duras holiday home with private pool to rent in Duras
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(FVB) Villa Belvedere, private pool, walk to restaurants. France near Bergerac, Bordeaux & Saint Emilion

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Pets
No
Property ID
FVB
Changeover Day
Saturday
£1050 to £2595
Contemporary detached house just 5 minutes walk to shops, restaurants, cafe bars and weekly farmers market of the 13th century bastide town of Duras. Private alarmed swimming pool, Wi-fi, air conditioning. Short drive to other historical towns with weekly markets. Bordeaux wine region near St Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne, South West France. An ideal location to explore this beautiful unspoilt region of SW France.
£1050 to £2595
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  • Private 8m x 4m pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Table tennis
  • Gas BBQ
  • Stunning views
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry room
  • Private garden
  • Off road parking
  • Cycle hire available
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Tennis nearby
  • Private catering available
  • Cafe Bars 5 min walk
  • Shops 5 min walk
  • Restaurants 5 min walk
  • Large Supermarket 2 min drive
  • Small Supermarket 5 min walk
  • Boulangerie 3 min walk

Villa Belvedere is a detached contemporary home with a private swimming pool and air conditioning. Located in the picturesque town of Duras which has a good selection of amenities within easy walking distance. A great location to explore the famous wine regions of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion as well as the Dordogne.

Important note:
Due to the raised terrace area in the garden Villa Belvedere is not suitable for children under 7 years old.

Villa Belvedere is situated on the outskirts of Duras just a 3 minute walk to the best boulangerie in town which sells lovely fresh croissants for breakfast or French patisserie for elevenses; and 5 minutes walk to the ancient town centre which is dominated by the magnificent Chateau and has a selection of restaurants, shops and café bars as well as a weekly Monday morning market which runs all year. In July & August there is a  popular weekly night market on a Thursday which has a great atmosphere with entertainment and street food.

Villa Belvedere’s location on the edge of Duras means that cafes, bars and restaurants can be enjoyed with no need to drive. The town location can also mean some traffic noise at times, and so may not be ideal if you are seeking absolute quiet and rural isolation. Yet the views from the property down the Dropt valley are spectacular, so you have the best of both worlds.

The ancient Bastide town of Monsegur (Gironde) is 10km away which also has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a weekly Friday morning market and night market on Wednesdays in July & August. There is also a community run cinema which shows films in French and English.

A Carrefour supermarket and petrol station are located at Duras (1 mile) or Monsegur (6 miles).

The house

Villa Belvedere is set over two levels. You enter from the driveway to the upper floor, stairs lead you down to the ground floor to the living areas and the garden.

There is air conditioning in bedroom 1 and the open plan living area.

Kitchen and living areas (Ground floor)

The contemporary open plan kitchen has appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, cafetiere, oven and induction hob. The breakfast table and chairs have views over the pool and garden through double opening doors.

The living space is open plan and air conditioned.  It has two seating areas, a TV area (UK Freesat and French terrestrial) plus a dining area which seats up to 8 people. Patio doors open onto the alfresco dining terrace with wonderful far reaching views of the valley below.
There are electric shutters and an electric sun awning on the living room windows.

Please note: whilst there is a wood burning stove this is not for guest use.

An Amazon Alexa system is installed. It can play music and control some lights by voice commands. The system can be turned off if guests do not wish to use it or have privacy concerns.

Laundry room and separate wc.

Bedrooms and shower rooms

3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Bedroom 1: Ground floor.
Either twin beds or super-king size bed (180cm wide 200cm long).
En-suite walk in shower room, wash basin and separate wc. Walk in wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging space, full length mirror and space for suitcases.
Air conditioning, insect screen on the window and electric shutters.

Bedroom 2: Upper floor.
King size bed (150cm wide x 200cm long).
Chest of drawers and bed side tables. Large built in hanging space on the landing opposite this room.
Electric fan. Insect screen on the window and electric shutters.

Bedroom 3: Upper floor.
Two single beds (90cm wide x 200cm long). These are ‘zip and link’ beds, which can be used to create a super king size bed. However, the bed only just fits lengthwise across the room, and ideally this room is set up with two separate single beds.
Chest of drawers and bedside table. Built in wardrobe. Electric fan.
Large ceiling window with electric shutters. Sliding windows with views over pool, garden and rooftops. Insect screen.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a shower room with wash basin and a wc.

Garden and Exterior

The kitchen/living room doors open onto the sunny patio overlooking the good sized garden and private pool with wonderful views. There is a gas BBQ, outside table and chairs, pergola for shade, and table tennis table.

On the other side of the pool there is a store room and a garage with parking for one car. There is also off-street parking for a second car in a car port at the front of the house.

Private swimming pool

The private chlorine swimming pool is 8m x 4m and 1.5m deep and has an alarm.

There are 6 sun loungers and 3 parasols.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Private catering at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard can be arrange. English and French spoken.
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Cycle hire is available and can be delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.

Public tennis courts

Located in Duras, Monsegur & St Sernin de Duras and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Activities and what to do in the area

There are an abundance of towns, villages and castles to explore on your doorstep. There is always a market, fete or festival going on somewhere, celebrating anything from music to food and wine.

Located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux  wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours.

Weekly farmers markets, summer night markets, restaurants, cycle hire, local adventure park and many more activities and places to visit – more information on whats on locally is in the ‘Local Area’ tab above.

Coast & Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 30km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aqua fun Park Near Casteljaloux fresh water lake, 47km. Park with a huge lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, sandy beach, water sports, kids play area….. its great for adults and the kids. Aqua fun park Clarens web site. Tripadvisor.

The famous sandy bay at Arcachon (150km) with Europes tallest sand dune, Dune du Pilat. This is the start of a 150 mile long sandy beach south past Biscarosse, or while the day away meander your way around Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 40km
  • Bordeaux 96km
  • Toulouse 196km

Train

  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 73km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 41km
  • Bergerac 48km

Car

  • Calais 578 miles
  • Le Havre 430 miles

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Changeover day: Saturday


Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security deposit of £500 is payable 7 days before arrival and is refunded within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection of the property on departure.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Included in the price:

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.
Taxe de Sejour.

Availability is live and always up to date

Villa Belvedere, the local area and what to do in Duras, Monsegur, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, South West France

Villa Belvedere is situated on the outskirts of Duras but still a very easy walk into the centre of town. Duras is a small historical town with shops, Café bars and restaurants. Weekly farmers markets and weekly summer night markets.

Near the historical bastide town of Monsegur (6km) in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Bordeaux city centre is a 75km drive to the west and Bergerac is 40km to the east, St Emilion 43km north.

Duras is the ideal base from which to explore South West 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.

This region is famous for its wines 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 near this holiday home that offer very good quality produce at a very reasonable price.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

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 including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host’s weekly live music.
There is also Cinema Eden in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version (VO), a selection of English speaking films with French subtitles.

The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy

So many Vineyards and wine tastings in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous St 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.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.

Bordeaux

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 cafe’s, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.

Dordogne

The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.

Local activities

Duras Castle

The famous Duras chateau is just a short walk away. Chateau de Duras.com

Tea room with gardens

There are six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside seating and inside seating. Various drinks but especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 3km away. Jardin de Boissonna

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 8km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Beach, water sports

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 30km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aqua fun Park Near Casteljaloux fresh water lake, 47km. Park with a huge lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, sandy beach, water sports, kids play area….. its great for adults and the kids. Aqua fun park Clarens web site. AquaFun’ Park Clarens Tripadvisor.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 151km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself by feasting on fresh seafood around the Bay of Arcachon or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Aqualand water park is 133km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it.
The Dordogne river at Sainte Foy has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 12km: Dropt river, information
Sainte Foy la Grande 22km: On the Dordogne river, information

Boat trips

Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac, 39km.

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular 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 or the chocolate shop!

Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

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 bicycles can be hired at Allemans du Dropt and Eymet cycle hire

Carbon road bike hire in Bordeaux, they will deliver to Bordeaux train station for free, they do not deliver to your door but if you are a serious cyclists just ride the bike back to your holiday villa. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.

Chocolate

Yes we believe chocolate is also an activity… we often have to visit and make sure the quality is up to standard so we can continue to recommend this.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory. 2km from Duras.

Public tennis courts

Good quality courts are located in Monsegur, Duras & St Sernin de Duras and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals. Drinks and snacks, 16km. Melly golf

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 19km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier – Ph +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Horse riding

Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse riding club. Ponies available. English spoken.

Wild life park, animals, zoo

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and refreshments, 12 minutes drive, 11km away. Parc du Griffon.

Ferme Exotique 78km.

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 96km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Markets

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.
Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.

Duras: Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market, excellent Organic veg’s & fruit producer. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (12km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (21km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Quite big market with excellent producers.
Monségur: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market.
Issigeac (42km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (21km): Every Thursday morning.

Night markets

From 1st of July till End of August, very successful, where you can eat and dance, with many craft and food stands. Go early if you want to park close to the village.
Duras Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (6km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August. Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (10km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.

Tourist Information centre Duras

16 Boulevard Jean Brisseau, in Duras a short walk away (Lot-et-Garonne department) Ph +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com

Supermarkets

Carrefour Contact supermarket – just out of Duras on the direction of Sainte Foy La Grande. Small but very well stocked (includes English part). Open from 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. There is also a small supermarket in Duras ideal for the essentials.

Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Baker – Boulangerie, Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Excellent croissants, fantastic corn flour and rustic breads… Closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon..

Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the place du Marché. Closed on Tuesday. And Sunday afternoon.

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 21km.

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 20km.

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