(FPG) La Petite Grange
- Local Area
- Private 8m x 4m pool
- Secure fenced pool
- Gated pool
- Table tennis
- Village location
- Secure Parking
- Shop / tabac 200m
- Tennis court 200m
- Internet access*
- Freesat TV
- DVD Player
- Wood burning stove
- Washing machine
- Baby package
- Wine tours available
- Lake / beach 25 miles
- Supermarkets shops
- Bars restaurants nearby
La Petite Grange is a comfortable 3 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping 5 guests. Private fenced and gated swimming pool, near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
Set in the heart of St Sernin de Duras, famous for wine, prune and hazelnuts. The small village location of La Petite Grange offers a place to relax and unwind with a small selection of local amenities on your doorstep including a Tabac, small Epicerie (simple store for the basics – opening times/days vary) selling fresh bread and croissants, tourist information office and public tennis courts which are bookable at the tourist information centre. (Please note that the restaurant referred to in one of the reviews is now closed).
Further amenities can be found at ancient bastide town of Duras just 7km (4 miles), which hosts a weekly market on a Monday morning, a weekly night market in the summer months, a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and the Chateau de Duras which is well worth a tour; finished with a climb to the top of the tower to take in the fabulous views.
Bordeaux city is 80km away and Bergerac 36km. There is an abundance of other ancient towns to explore locally including St Emilion 50km, Eymet 16km, Monsegur 16km and Sainte Foy la Grande 18km.
All facilities are for guests exclusive use .
* Internet access is ok for checking e-mails and surfing the web. The owners have a coffee shop in Duras and offer unlimited wi-fi to guests of La Petite Grange during opening hours for downloading films etc.
Set on the upper floor. 2 hairdryers are provided for your use.
Bedroom 1. Double bedroom with King size bed (160cm x 200cm)
Bedroom 2. Twin beds (90cm x 190cm)
Bedroom 3. Single bed (90cm x 190cm)
Next to the bedrooms. Shower, wash basin, and wc. A further additional wc is also located next to the shower room.
A travel cot, high chair and stair gates can be provided on request.
Open plan kitchen and living space
The kitchen has a good range of facilities including an electric oven with grill, electric hob with 4 rings, fridge-freezer, microwave, double sink, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and dining table comfortably seating up to 6 people.
The lounge area is centred around a wonderful wood burning stove and has a TV with English Freesat channels & DVD Player.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price. If booking 2 weeks you will receive a complimentary supply of bed linen and bath towels.
The poolside patio offers the perfect spot to enjoy meals or a drink overlooking the garden and pool
A BBQ is provided for alfresco dining and there is plenty of outside furniture including rattan sofa’s and table and a further exterior dining table and chairs. The rattan sofas are under shade and look towards the pool. The barn area has table tennis .
Private secure swimming pool
The private, secure 8m x 4m pool is excellent for families with young children as it protected by a security barrier and a security gate, it is accessed via ladder steps. The pool is not heated.
Private catering by the owner who is also a specialist pastry chef http://www.sooosweet.org/
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
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.
Public tennis courts are located in the village just a short walk away.
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 37km 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 (158km) 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.
Bordeaux station (TGV) 80km
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 17km
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 540 miles
Le Havre 430 miles
Changeover day: Saturday
We are happy to consider alternative days and length of stay outside of peak season.
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.
Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.
Included in the price
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided. If booking 2 weeks receive a complimentary supply of bed linen and bath towels.
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
La Petite Grange is situated in the heart of St Sernin de Duras, famous for wine, prune and hazelnuts. It’s convenient village location offers the perfect place to relax and unwind with a small selection of local amenities on your doorstep including a popular Tabac, small Epicerie (simple store for the basics) selling fresh bread and croissants, tourist information office and fantastic public tennis courts which are bookable at the tourist information centre.
Near the towns of Monsegur (16km) and Duras (7km) 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 80km drive to the west and Bergerac is 36km to the east, Saint Émilion 49km 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
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 boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 14km, 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 28km 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 158km, 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
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.
Public tennis courts
Tennis courts are located in the village just a short walk away, booked via the tourist information office which is also in the village. Both Monsegur and Duras also have public tennis courts.
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 26km. 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 90km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 100km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 147km 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. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (15km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (17km): 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 stall and butcher.
Issigeac (37km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (16km): 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 (7km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (13km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (16km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.
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 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.
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.
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 29km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 17km.