(FMDB) Moulin de Bizet
- Local Area
- Private heated pool
- Alarmed swimming pool
- Spacious gardens
- Countryside views
- Private off road parking
- Shady pergola
- Meadow walks
- Satellite TV & DVD player
- Table tennis
- BBQ (charcoal)
- Wood burner
- Cot (1) and highchair (1)
- Golf courses nearby
- Markets nearby
- Close to historical towns
- Cycle hire available
- Walk to boulangerie 1.5km
A pretty 3 bedroom holiday gite in south west France with a private heated swimming pool and rural valley views. A short drive to historical towns and villages. Located between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne. Near Monsegur and Duras.
Exclusively for children over 14 and adults.
Moulin de Bizet is located within a short drive of the ancient Bastide town centres of Duras 8km (Lot et Garonne) and Monsegur 17km (Gironde). Both towns have café bars, restaurants, banks, shops and supermarkets as well as weekly farmers markets, and night market in the peak summer months.
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, a bigger town, is just 15km away and Bergerac (Dordogne) is 32km.
Set at the end of a private lane, tucked away, peaceful, yet easily accessible, the accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private parking, patio, heated pool and open air kitchen with barbecue. Moulin de Bizet has wonderful panoramic farmland views.
The living accommodation is an open plan arrangement with kitchen at one end, dining area in the middle, and lounge with double glazed French windows to enjoy the lovely views.
Bedroom 1: Double room with large bed measuring 160cm x 200cm.
En-suite shower room with wash basin and wc.
Bedroom 2: Double room with large bed measuring 160cm x 200cm.
Bedroom 3: Double room with double bed measuring 140cm x 190cm (ideally suitable for 1 person) .
Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a shared shower room with wash basin and wc.
Kitchen and dining
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric fan oven, gas hob with wok ring and extractor over. There’s a good size fridge/freezer, a separate wine/beer chilling fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There’s also plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses.
To get your stay off to the best start, there is a welcome pack with bottle of water, bottle of wine, 2 beers, bread, 6 eggs, milk and cheese. Also so you don’t have to rush out immediately to the supermarket the owners provide as a starter, teabags, coffee, dishwasher and washing machine tablets, dried pasta and a sauce.
The living room area has a comfortable corner sofa. There’s a large widescreen Smart TV with Freesat. For early or late season stays, when the evening can get a bit nippy, there’s a superbly efficient log burner.
There’s also a telescope for guests to stargaze at the unpolluted night skies.
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.
There is a hair dryer, iron and board and hoover.
Outside, garden and meadow
Large gardens surround the property on all sides. There is a badminton net, table tennis and petanque.
There are some lovely walks in the fresh, country air directly from the property, around vineyards and plum trees. As well as in the owners own grounds and woods.
Private heated swimming pool and the terrace
The heated chlorine pool is 10m ×5m and open daily from 09:00 – 20:00 (closed between these hours for cleaning and maintenance). The pool is protected by an alarm. Covered area with shade, sun umbrellas also.
Immediately outside the property is a good size, private dining terrace with lovely views down the valley. This leads in turn to a covered outdoor kitchen with barbecue which overlooks the superb pool terrace area.
Activities and what to do in the area
Weekly farmers markets, summer night markets, restaurants, cycle hire, adventure park and many more activities and places to visit – more information on what’s on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.
Meet the locals each Saturday from 2pm for a spot of friendly petanque rivalry at the village’s Boules pitch.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. There are many picturesque towns in the region, nearest are Sainte Foy La Grande, Saint Emilion, Duras and Monsegur with restaurants, café bars, shops and the beautiful historical countryside for you to explore.
Cycle hire can be delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
- Bergerac 33km
- Bordeaux 107km
- Toulouse 203km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 81km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 15km
- Bergerac 32km
- Calais 533 miles
- Le Havre 421 miles
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Our tips on what to do in the area, Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.
Moulin de Bizet is situated near the towns of Duras 8km (Lot et Garonne), Monsegur 17km (Gironde), Sainte-Foy-La-Grande 15km, Bergerac (Dordogne) is 32km, 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 83km drive to the west. Bergerac is 32km to the east and Saint Émilion 50km north west.
An 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.
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 a very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.
The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect walking and 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, 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 also love the volunteer run Cinema Eden in Monsegur which shows some international films in their original language version (VOSTF) with French subtitles.
The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year including Monsegur’s famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July every year.
Wine and Gastronomy
There are an abundance of vineyards in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
Not to be missed is the world famous Saint Emilion 47km. 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.
Wine tours, a picnic in a vineyard and cheese and wine pairing evenings are available through local couple Sylvie and Pascal who run Loving Aquitaine.
Off Piste wine tours also offer tours and tastings, please contact us for details.
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.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Just 15km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Coast, Beach and Water park
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 37km 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 26km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 55km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man made sandy beach, water sports, kids play area…. great for adults and kids.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 162km, 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.
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 bicycle hire at Allemans du Dropt (16km) and Eymet (19km) 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.
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 it.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, 10km just outside Duras has a lovely shop which also sells gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.
Public tennis courts
Good quality courts are located in Monsegur, Duras and 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,
whilst the Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.
The famous Chateau de Duras, 8km away, is well worth a visit and if you can muster the energy to climb to the top the stunning 360 degree vista is well worth it.
Tea room with gardens
Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside and inside seating. Especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 11km away, Baleyssagues near Duras.
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 32km.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks – 24km.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 13km. 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) – Tel +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
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar – 20 minutes drive, 19km away.
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 90km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 106km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
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 mementos and gifts too.
Duras (8km): 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.
Allemans du Dropt (16km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (30km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014 .
Monségur (17km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (40km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (19km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town very popular with the English.
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 (8km) : Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (14km) : Friday evening
Monsegur (17km) : 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 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 8km. (Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
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 9am to 1pm. 16km.
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 31km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 14km.