(FLRIE) Le Rieutord
- Local Area
- Private 4.5m x 9m Pool
- Private tennis court
- Table tennis
- Modern kitchen
- Private garden
- Private off road parking
- Cot and highchair (1)
- Satellite TV and radio
- Golf courses nearby
- Cycle hire
- Babysitting service
- Private catering available
- Supermarkets shops
- Bars restaurants nearby
Originally a charming stone barn, Le Rieutord has been totally renovated to become an attractive, well presented holiday villa with five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
Accommodates a maximum of 10 guests plus 1 baby in a cot.
Le Rieutord is situated near the town of Allemans du Dropt (2km), a pretty village situated by the River Dropt which offers canoeing in the summer months, weekly market, butchers, bar and a restaurant. an ideal location to explore this beautiful region of south west France.
The front door leads to a large hallway with large fitted unit with shelves and a hanging rail.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Well equipped large open plan room with fitted kitchen, breakfast bar with stools, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine & food mixer/blender. Dining area with table for 10 guests. Seating area with sofa, coffee table & bar.
Separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, large fridge/freezer, tumble drier, airer and iron and ironing board.
Sitting room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD and video. A door leads to the outside dining terrace.
Off the hall is a w.c. as well as a separate shower room also with w.c. Both of these facilities are conveniently near to the pool and grounds.
Bedrooms and bathrooms (Upper floor):
Twin aspect windows with views over front of property and tennis court, built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with wc and wash basin.
Double bed (140cm x 190cm.
Pretty room with double bed (140cm x 190cm). Views over front of property.
Twin aspect windows with views over front and side of property.
Twin room (each bed 110cm x 180cm).
Twin room with skylight window.
Twin aspect windows with views over the tennis court, en-suite shower room with wc and wash basin.
Double bed (140cm x 190cm)
A family bathroom is also located on this floor and has a bath with shower over, wc and wash basin.
There is also a ground floor shower room and separate wc as described above.
Babies & toddlers:
The house is equipped with child stair gates, a cot with bedding and a highchair. Baby bath, baby monitor, baby bottle steriliser and warmer.
At Le Rieutord guests can enjoy one hectare of grounds overlooking farmland and woods. Off the ground floor living areas there is an outside dining terrace with wooden dining table and chairs. An electric awning provides shade when required. Next to the dining terrace is a private 9m x 4.5m swimming pool with corner steps and an electric security cover. The depth of the pool is 0.90-1.70m. Sunbathing terrace next to the pool. The pool is normally open from April to October. Sun loungers are provided and the garden is fenced.
Beyond the house and pool, is a private hard surface all-weather tennis court. A few racquets and balls are provided for guests, but it is recommended that clients bring their own equipment if you are a serious tennis player. At the front of the house there is an excellent area for playing boules.
There is parking for several cars.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Private pastry classes and catering
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
Babysitting can be arranged on a private basis with the house manager
Nearest village: Allemans-du-Dropt 2km with bar, hotel/restaurant, butchers and boulangerie.
Nearest town: Duras 9km with selection of bars, restaurants, shops and weekly market on a Monday morning. During the summer months there is also a popular night market on a Thursday evening.
Nearest supermarket: Duras 10km Carrefour
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 22km 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 (146km) 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.
- Bergerac 36km
- Bordeaux 112km
- Toulouse 197km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 82km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 27km
- Bergerac 36km
- Calais 45 miles
- Le Havre 470 miles
Changeover day: Sunday
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.
An extra security deposit of £250 for pets is taken in addition to the standard security deposit.
Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
Included in the price:
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
Central Heating (when required) and telephone for incoming and local calls only.
3 hours cleaning per week.
Welcome pack provided; sample contents include: tea, coffee, jam, bread, wine, lemonade, pasta and pasta sauce and some fruit.
Additional services charges:
Baby sitting & extra cleaning can be arranged on request with the house manager.
As shops and supermarkets close at lunch time on Sunday’s a shopping service can be provided and is booked directly via the house manager. Minimum charge 20€ plus cost of shopping.
A private chef or meal drop-off service is available via Loving Aquitaine
A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250.
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras / Allemans du Dropt, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Le Rieutord is situated near the towns of Allemans du Dropt (2km) Monsegur (18km) and Duras (9km) 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 100km drive to the west and Bergerac is 36km to the north east, Saint Émilion 53km north west.
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.
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
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 17km, 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 38km 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 150km, 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 (2.5km) and Eymet (12km)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
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.
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 24km. 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 83km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 102km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 139km 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 (2.5km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (28km): 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 (33km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (12km): 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 (9km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (17km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (18km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.
Good butcher in Allemans du Dropt (2.5km).
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 23km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 27km.