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Beautiful holiday home with panoramic rural views

(FBOUC) Le Boucaud

Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Pets
No
Property ID
FBOUC
Changeover Day
Saturday
£1695 to £3295
Sorry - not available for 2019 season. Superb detached 6 bedroom home consisting of main house & separate attached annexe, surrounded by its own gardens. Private alarmed swimming pool, table tennis & uninterrupted views of the valley beyond, peaceful rural location. Short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers markets. Bordeaux wine region near Saint Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne, south west France.
**Property is not available for 2019**
£1695 to £3295
  • Information
  • Gallery
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
  • Reviews
  • Private Pool 9m x 4m
  • Table tennis
  • WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Alfresco dining area
  • Cot and highchair
  • 2 Kitchens
  • 3 Living rooms
  • Private garden, views
  • Private off road parking
  • Dishwashers (2)
  • Washing machines (2)
  • UK SatelliteTV
  • Netflix
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private catering available
  • Supermarkets shops
  • Bars restaurants nearby

This property is not being rented out for the 2019 season

Le Boucaud is a tastefully renovated 280m2 detached stone house giving beautiful beautiful holiday accommodation in an idyllic rural setting of rolling green countryside, situated near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.

This spacious holiday home is surrounded by its own mature park of 2.5 acres, with panoramic views over the valley beyond. It is really a haven of peace and tranquillity and the harmonious mix of wood, stone and the light make this a truly stunning property.

The house is split into two providing spacious, flexible accommodation including an en-suite downstairs bedroom, the Main house and the Annex. You rent the entire property.

Le Boucaud, the main house, benefits from a vast open plan living / dining room with feature stone fireplace and wood burning insert and a beautiful bespoke staircase to the first floor. A glazed arched doorway opens onto a sunny terrace and garden. A modern fitted kitchen, which has all of the modern conveniences you would expect of a house of this standard. There is a separate reading room, three bedrooms, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and there is a good sized family bathroom.

The annexe is attached to the main house with it’s own entrance and forms a self contained part of the property which offers a large living room with views over another aspect of the garden, shower room, separate WC, kitchen, three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and has an en-suite shower room with wc. (Please note there is no inter-connecting door between the main house and annexe)

Outside there is a landscaped pool area with in-ground swimming pool and paved sun terrace with a range of mature trees and a covered terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining. Far reaching views over rural farmland and vineyard. There is a separate exterior covered area and a separate driveway/ parking area.

The house is set 4 miles from the XIII century bastide town of Monsegur (33). A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station are located here. The stone vaulted market square is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with ATM’s, pizzeria with weekly live music, supermarket, weekly traditional French market and a night market during the summer.
There are many festivals and events on throughout the region including the annual Jazz festival held in early July in Monsegur 3 miles away.

The local roads are flanked by beautiful open countryside and vines; and are great for cycling.

The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.

Main House

Open plan living/dining/kitchen:
The large open plan living space of Le Boucaud has lovely tiled floors and beamed ceilings and is the focal point of the house and provides a fantastic social space for cooking, dining and relaxing.  Comfortable sofas are set around the wood burning insert, whilst the large dining table (seats 8-10 people with additional table and chairs available in the annexe) offers the perfect inside dining space with views over the wonderful gardens.
There is a flat screen TV with Freesat UK Channels and Netflix.
The kitchen has a large breakfast bar, views over the garden and valley beyond and is well equipped.

American style fridge freezer
Dishwasher
Cafetiere
Electric oven with grill
Microwave
Kettle
Toaster

Reading Room:
Separate living room with sofa’s and a range of books.

Separate wc and handbasin

Bedrooms and bathrooms:
Each bedroom has a room fan and hair dryer.

Bedroom 1 – Upper floor
Double room with king size bed, beamed ceiling and wooden floor. Juliette balcony with views over the garden and pool.
Shared use of family bathroom.

Bedroom 2 – Upper floor
Pretty double room with beamed ceiling and wooden floors.  Dual aspect, Juliette balcony with views over the garden and window with views over the pool. Shared use of family bathroom.

Bedroom 3 – Upper floor
Master suite – light and airy spacious room with white painted beamed ceiling,  built-in wardrobes and double windows with views over the front of the house and gardens. En-suite shower room with wash basin and wc.

Family bathroom – Upper floor
Bath with shower over, vanity unit with wash basin, wc.

Annexe

A self contained part of the house with a further 3 bedrooms.

Living Room:
The annexe living room has a vaulted double height ceiling, doors and picture windows to the garden. Satellite TV and DVD player.  Stairs lead to the balcony style landing and bedrooms.

Kitchen:
A well equipped kitchen with dining table and chairs, door leads out to the front of the property.

Dishwasher
Electric oven with grill
Gas hob
Microwave
Fridge/freezer
Kettle
Toaster
Coffee maker

Bedrooms and bathrooms:

Ground floor wc and wash basin.
Ground floor shower room with a shower and a wash-basin shared with bedrooms 2 and 3.

Bedroom 4 – Ground floor
This lovely, characterful bedroom with double bed (150cm x 200cm) has colombage wall panels and a beamed ceiling. En-suite shower room with hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Door leading out onto the garden.

Bedroom 5 – Upper floor
Double bedroom (160cm x 190cm with option for twin beds 80cm x 190cm each) with window looking out to the front of the property and gardens..

Bedroom 6 – Upper floor
Double bedroom (160cm x 190cm with option for twin beds 80cm x 190cm each) located next to bedroom 2 with window looking out to the front of the property and gardens.

A balcony landing with desk and chair makes an ideal reading or office space which looks over the living room.

Baby facilities

1 cot and highchair can be provided on request. Please provide your own cot linen.

Outside and the private pool

9m x 4m pool with Roman end steps surrounded by mature planting and large sun terrace with loungers. The pool is protected by an alarm. (It is not fenced).

The large gardens wrap around the entire property and offer a combination of landscaped areas and wild meadow.
There are 2 shaded terrace areas, one with large exterior dining table and chairs to seat 12 people. The other has a selection of seating as a more relaxed chill out space with views over the pool. There is a gas and charcoal BBQ.

Cleaning/towels/linen

Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the price. A weekly change of linen will be supplied for stays of 2 weeks or longer.

Other facilities

For guests who have disabilities or restricted movement, some of the property is on the ground floor including one bedroom with shower room and wc. There are not many steps around the property. Please contact us if you require more detailed information.

Services

Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Private catering
www.lovingaquitaine.com
www.aftereight.jigsy.com

Private pastry classes and catering
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.
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 16km 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 (125km) 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.

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 48km
  • Bordeaux 77km
  • Toulouse 208km

Train

  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 63km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 25km
  • Bergerac 48km

Car

  • Calais 570 miles
  • Le Havre 458 miles

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

This property is not being rented out for the 2019 season

Changeover day: Saturday


Reservation Information

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 and pool towels are included in the price.  A weekly change of linen will be supplied for stays of 2 weeks or longer.

Availability is live and always up to date

The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France

Le Boucaud is situated near the towns of Monsegur (5km) and Duras (12km) 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 65km drive to the west and Bergerac is 50km to the east, Saint Émilion 38km 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.

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 cafe’s, 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

Local activities

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 6km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Beach

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 126km, 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
The Mountain Bike Hire Company, 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.

Chocolate

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. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.
Maison Guinguet is locally produced gourmet chocolate; they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory which is just 2km from Duras.

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.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 24km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 25km: On the Dordogne river, information

Boat trips

Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 31km. 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.

Horse riding

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 65km.

Zoo & Water park

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 77km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 115km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html

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.
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 (23km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (23km): 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 and butcher.
Issigeac (54km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (33km): Every Thursday morning.

Night markets

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 (12km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (17km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (5km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.

Supermarkets

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 25km.

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 24km.

Tourist Information centres

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

Le Boucaud was not rented during 2017

Stunning house in a beautiful location 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We stayed here for a family reunion, and we couldn’t have asked for more. The house is large, well furnished and completely equipped for your holiday. The pool was fabulous, especially as we were blessed with very warm September weather. The outdoor eating area was a lovely place to sit in the shade, and we enjoyed relaxing by the pool. The ping pong table was a hit with my two boys, as was the huge garden and lovely variety of wildlife. Neil, the local house manager, was superb and helped ensure we had a wonderful stay. We were very sad to leave!

David H, September 2016

Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The house was perfect and so peaceful. We were a group of 10, 8 young from 21 upwards. We hired bikes, spent a few happy hours finding nice vineyards to come back with delicious wine all local. Close to lovely towns. A lot of board games, table tennis tournaments, relaxed and swam. The house was clean and inviting. I would definitely recommend this property. Thinking of going back for 2 weeks next time.

Emma K, September 2016
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