(FLMP) La Maison Pouyteaux. Secure heated pool. Dordogne near Bordeaux, Bergerac in SW France
- Local Area
- Private heated 10m x 5m pool
- Saltwater pool
- Secure pool
- Table Tennis
- Charcoal BBQ
- Free WiFi
- Satellite TV and radio
- Large gardens
- Rural views
- Private off-road parking
- Shady veranda
- Wood burner
- Cot (2) and highchair (2)
- Laundry room
- Golf courses nearby
- Weekly farmers markets
- Close to historical towns
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Shops/restaurants nearby
A spacious 7-bedroom holiday home in SW France with a private secure heated saltwater pool with an electric security cover, a games room and rural valley views, located on the border of the Dordogne between Bordeaux and Bergerac.
This large country farmhouse 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 with a wood burner.
Set in a tranquil, rural location La Maison Pouyteaux is ideal for a great holiday and is only a short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers’ markets. A superb location to explore this beautiful region of southwest France.
3km via a quiet country lane, Epicerie Casse-Croute, fresh bread and essentials, Les Éguilles, at Margueron.
4km to the mini-mart in Loubes Bernac which sells fresh bread and local produce etc. There is a large grassed area behind the mini-mart with picnic tables. Next to the mini-mart is the nearest restaurant, En Toute Simplicité, which serves lunch and evening meals on certain days. A post office is also located in the village.
A large E Leclerc supermarket is only 11km away at Pineuilh. A huge weekly farmers market selling local produce is held every Saturday morning at Sainte Foy la Grande, just 12km. The famous town of Bergerac is 27km. There are many historic bastide towns and villages to explore in the area.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
7 bedrooms suitable for up to 11 adults and no more than 6 children. A maximum of 14 guests in total.
Set over two wings of the house, each with its own staircase with three bedrooms in the West wing and four bedrooms in the East wing. Stairgates on the West wing can be fitted on request. All bedrooms are equipped with a room fan.
3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms and 2 wc.
1. Sunflower room, double: Views of the surrounding countryside and exquisite sunsets through its large window, this room has a super king-size bed (180x200cm) with an Emma mattress.
A dedicated shower room with shower, washbasin and wc.
2. Sage room, twin (+2) or double: Next to bedroom 1, super kingsize bed (180x190cm) which can be split into 2 single beds. This room can accommodate up to 4 guests with an additional 2 camp beds, more suitable for children.
A bathroom with a bath, separate walk-in shower and wc are located opposite, shared with the children’s den.
3. The children’s den: Opposite bedroom 2 and near bedroom 1. A cosy room with two small children’s beds (160x80cm) suitable for young children.
4 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms and 3 wc.
4. Black and white room, double: Perfect for a couple as a private, intimate suite. The bedroom has its own Velux in the vaulted ceiling and a luxurious super king-size Duxiana bed (180x200cm) for a most restful night’s sleep.
The en-suite has a large rain-style shower and a smaller shower head with a flexible hose, a washbasin and a separate wc.
5. Floral room, twin: Twin beds. Views over the front garden.
This room shares a shower room and wc with bedroom 6.
6. Trundle room, single +1: A little smaller than the other rooms, with a single bed that has an additional trundle bed underneath (90x190cm each) that can be pulled out and raised on legs to the same height. Suitable for 1 adult plus a child, or 2 children.
This room shares a shower room and wc with bedroom 5.
7. Blue and white room, double or twin: The grand bedroom of the east wing with a super king-sized bed (180x190cm) which can be split into two singles if preferred (90x190cm each).
En-suite shower and wc.
There is a further wc on the ground floor.
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.
La Maison Pouyteaux has 2 living rooms providing space for everyone to enjoy:
The largest room in the house, this is the place where everywhere can come together. In the summertime metre, thick stone walls keep the room cool and comfortable. There are two elegant sofas, one of which is fold-out for extra sleeping provision if needed. At one end of the room is the dining area with a fold-out table and chairs that can seat 12. There is plenty of room and another table to increase the seating if indoors is where you really want to be. The front veranda, long and covered, with a view of the garden and the sunset, is most likely the place you will be taking most of your meals.
In the winter the wood burner in the salon is warm and cosy, the perfect place to while away the hours with a good book or play games.
A cosy room with 2 sofas, opens to the veranda. There is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs. UK Freesat and French free-to-air channels.
The kitchen has every convenience needed to prepare the best gourmet meals. It has a spectacular view of the garden and surrounding countryside. Its facilities include a 5-hob Falcon range with a huge dual oven, Falcon range hood and 2 dishwashers. The refrigerator is a large American style with double doors above and a large pull-out freezer below.
A painted dresser serves as a glass cabinet and larder-type storage. There is a coffee station on the counter opposite which has a hot water kettle, cafetiere and a Tassimo coffee machine. There are ample glasses, cups, plates, bowls and serving dishes for 14 people. There is also a microwave, a blender, a toaster and a Moulinex mixer.
An island in the middle of the room provides increased counter space for food preparation with 4 electrical power outlets and seating for four at the bar.
Large windows and double French doors make this a bright, cheery kitchen. Rural views look out to the surrounding fields with wildlife and vivid sunsets.
Charcoal BBQ is situated outside.
The dining table is in the main lounge and next to the kitchen and easily seats 12 guests. There is a new but rustic dining table (with built-in ice buckets) and 12 chairs (space for more) on the covered veranda with easy access to the kitchen. This is invariably the favourite location for dining when weather permits as the views and the sunsets can be spectacular. There are also further tables outside of the house, you have options for shade or sun. There is a shady terrace to the rear of the house looking towards the pool. The kitchen’s French double doors open out onto the garden are West facing, the ideal place to sit and view the stunning sunsets over the neighbouring fields.
The Laundry room has a washing machine, drying racks and a sink. There is also a large fridge/freezer for guests to use that is in easy reach of the pool and pool room. There is a large shelving rack that has equipment for the BBQ and plastic glasses around the pool area.
Office space with desks and chairs with a wireless printer for guests’ use.
Children and Baby Facilities
2 high chairs and 2 cots are available. Please request these at the time of booking.
Garden and Terraces
There are choices where to sit and eat outside, depending if you want the sun or full shade.
To the front of the house is a covered veranda (southwest facing) with chairs and a view over the pretty front garden and rural views through the valley. At the opposite end of the veranda is a cosy and comfortable seating area to relax.
There is a small shaded terrace to the rear of the house which is in full shade all day except for an early morning coffee; watching as the sun rises (northeast-facing). The pool house has a veranda (southwest facing) which is an ideal spot to sit in the sun.
Private heated saltwater swimming pool
The gardens include a 10m x 5m private heated saltwater swimming pool that enjoys full sun and has wide, expansive flagstone terraces for lounging. The pool has an electric slatted cover which provides security for parents with young children.
There are four steps that lead you into the pool, the step depths are 35cm, 55cm, 85cm, and 110cm. The whole pool is a uniform 1.4 meters in depth. There is a full-width step the entire width of the pool, it is 35cm deep and ideal to sit on and relax.
The pool is professionally managed and maintained during your stay.
Designed for ease of use and beauty, affording a lovely place to spend the day or evening relaxing with family and friends.
The swimming pool is immediately accessible from the salon. An adjacent covered terrace provides the perfect place for breakfast on cool mornings when it is bathed by the morning sun.
The pool room
A separate pool room sits adjacent to the swimming pool. Measuring 4mx7m it’s the perfect place for children to play or maybe just a nice place to sit and read quietly in the shade. Facilities include a full-size table tennis table, chairs for relaxing, games, a TV and a DVD player with a variety of children’s DVDs which makes this an ideal place for them to retreat to from the midday sun. There are a number of comfortable and large beanbags to relax on. There is also a small table and chairs.
A covered veranda faces south and offers shade from the sun and marvellous views of the surrounding countryside. We personally think it’s ideal for afternoon or late evening cocktails whilst watching the sun go down over the fields.
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.
- Bergerac 28km
- Bordeaux 95km
- Toulouse 210km
- Sainte-Foy-la-Grande station (Bordeaux/Bergerac line) 12km
- Bergerac station 30km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 86km
- Calais 863km
- Dieppe 707km
- Le Havre 683km
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|4 persons||14 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|10 Nov 2023 - 21 Dec 2023||£1,595.00||£1,695.00||£1,595.00|
|22 Dec 2023 - 04 Jan 2024||£2,350.00||£2,350.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 23 May 2024||£1,745.00||£1,845.00||£1,745.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£2,545.00||£2,545.00|
|31 May 2024 - 06 Jun 2024||£2,445.00||£2,545.00||£2,445.00|
|07 Jun 2024 - 27 Jun 2024||£2,295.00||£2,395.00||£2,295.00|
|28 Jun 2024 - 04 Jul 2024||£2,895.00||£2,995.00|
|05 Jul 2024 - 11 Jul 2024||£3,295.00|
|12 Jul 2024 - 25 Jul 2024||£4,095.00|
|26 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£4,495.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 29 Aug 2024||£2,995.00|
|30 Aug 2024 - 05 Sep 2024||£2,395.00|
|06 Sep 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£2,145.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 26 Sep 2024||£1,745.00||£1,845.00||£1,745.00|
|27 Sep 2024 - 17 Oct 2024||£1,595.00||£1,695.00||£1,595.00|
|18 Oct 2024 - 07 Nov 2024||£1,745.00||£1,845.00||£1,745.00|
|08 Nov 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£1,695.00||£1,695.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 02 Jan 2025||£2,445.00||£2,445.00|
Our tips on what to do in Ste Foy, Bordeaux, Bergerac, Eymet, Monsegur, Duras and the Dordogne, South West France
La Maison Pouyteaux is situated near the towns of Duras 15km (Lot et Garonne), Monsegur 24km (Gironde), and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande 12km.
Situated in the region of Aquitaine, on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, South West France.
Supermarket / shops / markets / boulangerie
The nearest supermarket is only 11km at Pineuilh. Huge hypermarket with a very good fish counter, good meat counter and about everything else you can imagine, oh! and the cheese counter of course…, E.Leclerc pineuilh.
The nearest town with a huge weekly market and local farmer’s produce is Sainte Foy la Grande is just 12km.
There are many ancient local towns to discover, most will have weekly markets and some have summer night markets with stalls, food and music. Duras is 15km, Eymet 17km, Monsegur 24km, Bergerac 27km.
The nearest boulangerie is just 3km away, Epicerie Casse-Croute, Les Éguilles, at Margueron.
Our favourite local boulangerie – Le Fournil Du Malromé, Coulinet, 47120 Saint-Jean-de-Duras. Six minutes by car. Run by a young couple, wood-fired oven with delicious baguettes and pains ronds, and croissants and pains au chocolates on the weekends. Well worth the additional distance, although it is a lovely 30-minute bike ride. Le Fournil Du Malromé Facebook link
Bordeaux city centre is an 84km drive to the west. Bergerac is 28km to the east and Saint Émilion 44km 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, picnics in a vineyard and cheese with 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 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 23km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 64km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, kid’s play area…. great for adults of al ages.
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 feel the sand between your toes whilst you 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 16km, 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, 15km 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 has six little gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 17km.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Just 22km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 26km.
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 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 10km. 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. 30km. Facebook page link.
Wildlife park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 26km. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 96km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 116km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
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 (15km): Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at noon 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 (19km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (12km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.
Monségur (24km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Is a nice small market with a particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (33km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (17km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.
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 (15km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (20km) : Friday evening
Monsegur (24km): Wednesday evening
(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
The nearest supermarket is only 11km at Pineuilh. Huge hypermarket with a very good fish counter, good meat counter and about everything else you can imagine, oh! and the cheese counter of course…, E-Leclerc pineuilh.
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. 14km. 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. 23km. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358