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  • La Bique holiday villa near Duras and Monsegur sw France
  • There are 12 sun loungers in total, private 10m heated pool
  • From the lounge looking out towards the pool
  • Sitting area looking out over the pool and the views
  • From the sitting area looking up to the tv lounge area, a further table is between
  • From the tv lounge area, dining room and kitchen to the right, mezzanine office above
  • Lounge area with a large smart TV
  • Dining room with a garden view, the kitchen is to the left
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Office mezzanine space with a printer for your use
  • Bedroom 1 with beautiful beams on the upper floor
  • Bedroom 1 bath
  • Bedroom 2 upper floor
  • Bedroom 3 uper floor
  • Bedroom 4 upper floor, this bed has been changed to a larger bed and without a footboard, updated photo to follow soon
  • Bedroom 4 bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 twin room ground floor
  • Bedroom 6 Ground floor
  • 5 star official rating
  • Welcome to La Bique holiday villa
  • Welcome to La Bique holiday villa in st Sernin near Duras, SW France
  • Peaceful, Rest and Relax

La Bique. Heated salt water pool. Near Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac SW France

Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7
Pets
No
Property ID
FLBIQ
Changeover Day
Saturday during the peak season
£2450 to £5950
Spacious property with a private heated saltwater swimming pool, secluded rural location with views, 5 Star Rated, 2km from a restaurant and tennis courts. Short drive to historical towns with shops, restaurants and weekly markets. Centrally located near Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne SW France.
£2450 to £5950
  • Information
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
  • Reviews
  • 5 Star-rated accommodation
  • 10m x 4.5m Private heated Pool
  • Saltwater Pool
  • EV car charger
  • Fibre broadband
  • Office space
  • British TV channels
  • Table tennis
  • Boules
  • Gas/charcoal BBQ
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Weekly markets nearby
  • Close to historical towns
  • Public tennis courts 2 km
  • Restaurant 2 km
  • Supermarket 8.5 km
  • Boulangerie 9 km
  • Private catering available

Beautiful and spacious stone-built house with a heated salt pool, 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, 2km from the village of St Sernin with restaurant and tennis courts, 9km from the historic town of Duras.

La Bique has been awarded a 5-star rating by Atout France for furnished holiday rentals and offers a contemporary holiday home with generous proportions throughout, luxurious bathrooms and modern conveniences including high-speed Fibre Broadband, all set in a countryside location. The vast open-plan living area is the hub of the home with pocket doors that open out onto the decked sun terrace around the pool with countryside views beyond.

The local village, St Sernin centre is 2 km away (1.2 miles), a 25-minute walk along a quiet country lane. In the village is the nearest restaurant ‘La Grange’. There is also a Tabac and public tennis courts. On certain dates in the height of summer, there is a traditional night market.

The historical town of Duras is 9km away with restaurants and shops. The famous town of Bergerac is just 35km.

A wonderful location to explore the Bordeaux / Bergerac wine regions.

Veuillez noter qu’en raison des différents niveaux de l’établissement, La Bique n’est pas adaptée aux personnes en fauteuil roulant.
Please note that due to the different levels of the property, La Bique is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Bedrooms

All 6 bedrooms have room fans, a USB charging plug and a hair dryer. There are a total of 7 bath/shower rooms all with a WC.

Upper floor:

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, 150x200cm. Dual aspect room.
Shower, bath, wash basin, wc.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, 140x190cm.
Shower, wash basin, wc.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, 140x190cm.
Shower, wash basin, wc.
Bedroom 4: Super king-size bed, 180x200cm.
Shower, bath, wash basin, wc.

Ground floor:

Bedroom 5: Twin beds, 90x200cm.
Shower, wash basin, wc.
Bedroom 6: Double bed, 140x190cm.
Shower, wash basin, wc.

There is also an additional shower with WC on the ground floor, plus a further separate WC.

Baby and toddler facilities

2 wooden baby cots (bedding provided), 1 high chair, a changing mat and a potty are all provided. Please pre-book in advance.

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.

Mezzanine office

Mezzanine space with a desk, chair and printer. An ideal spot to work from home whilst away if you need to. High-speed Fibre Broadband indicative speeds: Download 56.87 Mb/s. Upload is 63.26 Mb/s.

Kitchen

Gas and electric hob, x2 electric ovens one also being microwave and grill. Kettle, toaster. 2 Cafetieres, Tassimo pod coffee machine. Dishwasher.
The main dining room is next to the kitchen, there is also an exterior table and chairs set just outside the dining room.
There is a gas BBQ and also a charcoal BBQ situated by the outside dining table.

Dining room

Separate dining room next to the kitchen seating 12 guests. There is an additional table and chairs in the open-plan living area, and a further dining table and chairs are outside.

Utility room

Separate utility room with a washing machine, clothes tumble dryer and a sink.

Open-plan living space

A grand open plan space which has 3 defined areas, a TV lounge area around the feature fireplace, an informal dining area and an informal chill-out seating area with a small table tennis table and views out to the terrace and pool.
The TV area has 3 sofas and a large-screen smart TV with English-speaking channels, Netflix is enabled so guests can log into their accounts to view content.

Outside and garden

A large garden set over almost 2 acres surrounds the property.
An exterior table and chairs seating 12 for alfresco dining are located just outside the kitchen along with a gas/charcoal BBQ.

Private heated saltwater swimming pool

The heated saltwater pool measures 10m x 4.5m and at a depth of 1m – 1.5m. There is one large step idea for sitting on, 5mx1m and 32cm deep. 3 steps lead into the pool, depths are 15cm, 45cm, 75cm and then 1m in the shallow end (all measurements are approximate). Pool security is by way of a pool alarm.
There are 12 sun beds and some parasols for shade.

Electric car charger and private parking

The driveway entrance has electric gates and private off-road parking for several cars.

EV electric plugin facility for electric car charging is available at an additional cost of £50 per week per car, please pre-book in advance. This is a dedicated fitted car charger, please bring your own plug-in cable, type 2.

Services available

A bike hire service is provided by Bike Hire Direct who can deliver bikes to La Bique.

Private catering and gastronomic experiences can be booked through Loving Aquitaine.

A shopping service is available via the house manager at an additional charge, please book at least 7 days in advance.

Cycle hire

Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.

What to do in the area and beyond

There are many towns, villages and castles to explore on your doorstep. The local towns and villages host weekly markets as well as summer night markets and various festivals throughout the year. More information on what’s on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.

The local village, St Sernin centre is 2 km away (1.2 miles), a 25-minute walk along a quiet country lane. Facilities in the village include public tennis courts, a restaurant and a Tabac. A fortnightly night market in July and August.

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 35km
  • Bordeaux 111km
  • Toulouse 204km

Train

  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 19km
  • Bergerac 34km
  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 80km

Car

  • Calais 863km
  • Le Havre 682km

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

Dates Price for 7 nights from
12 personsShortbreaks from
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024£2,750.00£2,750.00
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024£3,180.00£3,180.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024£2,950.00£2,950.00
22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024£3,060.00
29 Jun 2024 - 05 Jul 2024£3,540.00
06 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024£4,080.00
13 Jul 2024 - 19 Jul 2024£5,160.00
20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024£5,760.00
27 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024£5,900.00
03 Aug 2024 - 16 Aug 2024£5,950.00
17 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024£5,900.00
24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024£5,760.00
31 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024£3,180.00£3,180.00
07 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024£3,060.00£3,060.00
14 Sep 2024 - 27 Sep 2024£2,950.00£2,950.00
28 Sep 2024 - 18 Oct 2024£2,450.00£2,450.00
19 Oct 2024 - 01 Nov 2024£2,750.00£2,750.00

Changeover day: Saturday

Flexible length of stay on either side of July and August.

Reservation Information

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of £1000 is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from: 4 pm
Departure by: 10 am

Private swimming pool

The pool is open from the beginning of April – until the beginning of November.
Pool heating is included in the price. Please note that specific temperatures can’t be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

Included in the price

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Taxe de Sejour (tourism tax) is included.

Baby and toddler facilities

 2 wooden baby cots (bedding provided), 1 high chair, a changing mat and a potty are all provided. Please pre-book in advance.

EV electric vehicle plugin charger

EV electric plug-in facility for electric car charging is available at an additional cost of £50 per week per car, please pre-book in advance. This is a dedicated fitted car charger, type 2.

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La Bique, our tips on what to do in Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne region.

La Bique is located 2km from the village of St Sernin with restaurant and tennis courts, 9km from the historical town of Duras.
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.

Bordeaux city centre is an 84km drive to the west. Bergerac is 33km to the east and Saint Émilion 50km 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.

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 cafes, 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 at Bergerac to exploring the wonderful and pretty ancient villages.

Activities

Coast, Beach and Water park

A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 38km 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 28km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.

Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 59km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, and kid’s play area…. great for adults also.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 160km, 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 feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Chocolate

Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 11km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 9km 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. 12km.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

16km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure.

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 32km.

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 bicycle hire from Eymet (14km) 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, the nearest is 2km away at St Sernin.

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.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 13km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 23km: On the Dordogne river, information

Golf

There are pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 16km. 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

Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 25km. Facebook page link.

Wildlife park, animals

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 20km. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html

Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 93km.

Zoo

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 100km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Horse riding

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

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 too.

Duras (9km): 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 (20km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.

Monségur (18km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Is a nice small market with a particularly good fish stall.

Issigeac (35km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!

Eymet (14km): 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.

St Sernin (2km): Just a few dates only during the summer.
Duras (9km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (15km): Friday evening
Monsegur (18km): Wednesday evening

Supermarkets

(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. 8.5km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande, other shops and a Lydl. 18km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504

Tourist Information centres

Monségur (Gironde department) Tel: +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Tel: +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com

Fantastic, unusually hot weather-beautiful, so we used the pool a lot. Andrew was efficient and very helpful, so thank you to him. Being just the 2 of us we did rattle around a bit in this huge house but we enjoyed ourselves.

Jane and Clive P. September 2023

Merci pour ce bel endroit.
La maison est magnifique et bien pense. L’accuel est chaleureux et Andrew très attentionné.

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Thank you for this beautiful place.
The house is magnificent and well organised. The welcome is warm and Andrew very attentive.

Sebastien M. August 2023

What a beautiful property!
We’ve had a blast. Andrew has been very helpful. We have noted all the thoughtful extra. It’s been a wonderful stay.
Thank you

The Brightons, The Drews, The Reeves, The Bramley-Harkers.... May/June 2023

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Super St Sernin

Lovely property with great pool, sitting room next to pool, dining room and outside eating area. Room around property to play games like boules and frisbee golf. Beautiful area of France near property consisting of rolling hills and vineyards. Recommend e-bike for cycling. Good local restaurant.

Neil B. May 2023

La Bique provided us the most perfect Easter getaway for our family of twelve. The house was impeccable and provided us with all we needed.
The small details were thought of in every room and living area. The house manager Andy was amazing and ever ready to assist in any question we had about La Bique or area.
Thank you

Rebecca and Anton P. April 2023

After a September 2022 launch, 2023 is the first full year the house will be available.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The property is furnished to a very high specification and would definitely go again.

La Bique was superb and expertly catered for our party of all ages. Would recommend it, a perfect location for the area we love.

Gordon. September 2022

“Everybody in our party had a wonderful holiday in part due to the weather, wine and food. But the real star is the house. It was perfect for us all (young & well not so old) Thank you for your assistance in making our stay memorable. Thank you to the owners, Robert & Colleen for providing a house with great facilities and every comfort in a lovely location.

The Bacon party. September 2022

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