(FMSG) Maison St Georges
- Local Area
- Private swimming pool
- Alarmed pool
- Satellite TV and radio
- DVD Player
- Table tennis
- Private off road parking
- Laundry area
- Cot and highchair
- Stair gates
- Golf courses nearby*
- Cycle hire
- Weekly farmers markets
- Close to historical towns
- Private catering available
- Bars restaurants nearby
* 2 sets of owners golf clubs available for guests use
Maison St Georges is a 3 bedroom stone built holiday cottage with a private swimming pool between Bordeaux and Bergerac France. Set in a rural location and a short drive to ancient towns.
Situated between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region of south west France, making it an ideal location to explore this beautiful region of France.
This holiday gite is within a short drive of the ancient Bastide town centre’s of Monsegur 4km (Gironde) and Duras 5km (Lot et Garonne), both towns have bars, restaurants, banks, shops and supermarkets as well as weekly farmers markets and night market in the peak summer months.
Just a short drive from the XIII century bastide town of Monsegur and historic Duras, both with shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, bank, post office, hairdressers, beauty salon, bars, cafes, tourist offices, weekly markets and summer night market. Enjoy the many fetes and musical events.
Open plan kitchen and living area
On the ground floor there is a beautifully appointed light and airy 60 square metre open plan fitted kitchen, dining & living room with doors leading out to the garden terraces, pool, laundry room and day room and parking area. The kitchen has a centre island with bar stools and is very well equipped. The farmhouse style dining table seats 8 guests. The comfortable sitting room has 2 x 3 seater sofas & an antique style wooden settle. The satellite TV has Freeview English channels. Free telephone calls via the internet. DVD player and films, books and games.
Separate laundry room.
A hairdryer is provided in each room
Bedroom 1 Double room – Ground Floor
Double doors leading to raised grass terrace.
Double bed 160cm x 200cm, en-suite shower room with shower, basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 Double room – Upper Floor
King size bed 180cm x 200cm, en-suite with large shower, basin, w.c. & heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 Triple room – Upper Floor
Twin beds 90cm x 200cm, beds can be pushed together if you wish plus an additional single bed.
Next to a bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
Weekly supply of bed linen supplied for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Travel cot with bedding and a high chair is available.
Octagonal pool 4.6m wide / long with a depth of approximately 1.2m. The swimming pool is secured by an alarm, there is a solar bubble cover which is used to raise the pool temperature if put on during the day and helps keep the water temperature of used at night. Decked terrace with sun loungers and parasols.
Outside / Gardens
Adjoining the house is the original pigsty which was converted to become a day room & laundry room. Conveniently situated for the garden, terraces and pool the laundry room has the usual facilities plus a sink and wc – ideal for guests using the pool. The day room also has a day bed.
There is table tennis and boules. Covered gravel dining terrace with table and 8 chairs. Grass raised terrace with dining table &and chairs. Attractive garden with large lawn and wooded areas. Covered parking area.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Private pastry classes and catering
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
Activities and what to do in the area
Weekly farmers markets, restaurants, cycle hire, local adventure park – more information on whats on locally is in the ‘Local Area’ tab above.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. The picturesque towns of Duras and Monsegur are a short drive to excellent dining and shopping and the local farmhouses and countryside perfect for exploring.
Coast / Beach
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 25km 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.
The famous sandy bay at Arcachon (146km) 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.
- Bergerac 45km
- Bordeaux 90km
- Toulouse 200km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 70km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 26km
- Bergerac 46km
- Calais 578 miles
- Le Havre 434 miles
Changeover day: Saturday
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
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Included in the price:
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary change of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
If required, firewood for the wood burner is charged at €80.
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Maison St Georges is situated near the towns of Monsegur (4km) and Duras (5km) 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 72km drive to the west and Bergerac is 45km to the east, Saint Émilion 43km north.
This 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.
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.
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 7km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 26km 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.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 146km, 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.
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.
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.
with Play Areas and snack bar – 14km.
Crazy golf and animals. Drinks and snacks – 19km
The famous Duras chateau 5km away.
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.
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.
Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 24km. 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 ( 25 ‘ drive) – Ph +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
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
Ferme Exotique 73km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 93km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 128km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html
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, Nicolas. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and so on by Mr & Mrs Ros…excellent! …. and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (14km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (24km): 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 with good fish stand next to the restaurant Le Grand Cep and fantastic pork butcher under the covered market.
Issigeac (46km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (25km): Every Thursday morning.
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 (5km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (7km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (4km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.
Tourist Information centres
4 rue des Issartiers, 33580 Monségur (Gironde department) Ph +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
16 Boulevard Jean Brisseau, in Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Ph +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com
boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.
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.
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.
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 20km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 26km.