(FLA) Les Aubins
Short drive to historical towns, restaurants, weekly markets. Near to St Emilion, Bergerac and the Dordogne.
- Local Area
- Private 10m x 5m saltwater pool
- Fenced and gated pool
- AC – master bedroom
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bathroom
- Hot tub
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Cinema system
- Apple TV
- Charcoal BBQ
- Pizza oven
- Spacious gardens
- Countryside views
- Private off road parking
- Covered veranda
- Wood burner
- Travel cot (1) Highchair (1)
- Golf courses nearby
- Shops/restaurants nearby
- Close to historical towns
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Boulangerie 4km
5 bedroom holiday home with private fenced and gated swimming pool set in a tranquil countryside location. Located between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion and near Monsegur and Duras in south west France.
Les Aubins is a spacious, extremely well presented stone barn conversion surrounded by mature landscaped gardens and open countryside. The owners have taken great care and attention with the design and decor which makes the house feel very welcoming and homely. There is a restaurant cafe/bar at the small, pretty village of Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur just 3.5km away through country lanes. There is also a public tennis court and a machine that produces fresh bread each day. Taillecavat (4km) also has a boulangerie. A larger selection of amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Monsegur and Duras.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
All bedrooms are equipped with a room fan and a hairdryer. All bathrooms are supplied with hand wash and shower gel.
Bedroom 1: The spacious and characterful master bedroom has a super king size bed (180cm x 200cm), ceiling fan, dual aspect windows with views over the surrounding gardens and a portable air conditioning unit. Opposite the family shower room.
Bedroom 2: King size bed (150cm x 200cm). Views over garden. Next to family bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Smaller room with double bed (135cm x 190cm). Views over the garden. Next to family bathroom.
Bedroom 4: Large twin room with 2 single beds (90cm x 190cm each). Opposite family bathroom. (Please note the main beam in this room is low).
Bedroom 5: Located on the ground floor. Large, light and airy room with super king size bed (180cm x 200cm). Door opening onto garden. En-suite shower room with small shower (68cm x 68cm), wash basin and WC.
Bathrooms: There are 2 bathrooms on the upper floor. A family shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Family bathroom with bath and handheld shower, wash basin, WC and electric towel rail.
There is a further bathroom on the ground floor with bath, shower, wash basin and WC as well as another WC next to the utility room.
Bedroom 5 has its own e-suite shower and wc.
Baby and toddler facilities
A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Guests to provide own cot linen. Please request at time of booking.
Farmhouse style kitchen with feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
Large dining table (seats 10)
Single electric oven and grill
Gas hob (4 rings)
Large fridge with small freezer compartment
The useful utility room has a second fridge and dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
The snug: The comfortable snug is opposite the kitchen and ha comfortable sofas and chairs set around a wonderful wood burning stove. There is a TV (no channels) with Apple TV box for streaming Netflix and Amazon.
The living room: The grand salon has a full height oak beamed ceiling and a large arched, glazed doorway which bathes the room in light. A great multifunctional room with a seating area around yet another lovely wood burning stove, a cosy study space, and above is a fabulous mezzanine area with comfortable sofas, home cinema system and pool table.
Cleaning, towels and linen
Quality bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
A complimentary weekly “refresh clean” and a change of bed linen and bath towels for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Outside and garden
Mature gardens, including numerous fruit trees, wrap around the whole property and merge onto glorious open countryside. A covered terrace provides a shady alfresco dining area with dining table and chairs, BBQ, pizza oven and rattan seating. There’s also a hot tub for 3 – 4 people for a relaxing soak.
Private swimming pool
The private 10m x 5m saltwater pool is 1.5m deep and has walk-in steps at one end. It’s particularly ideal for families with small children as it is walled/fenced and gated in addition to a pool alarm. A sun terrace surrounds the pool with loungers and an extra large parasol for shade. There are lots of other shady spots around the pretty garden and under the covered terrace.
Activities and what to do in the area
Weekly farmers markets, summer night markets, restaurants, cycling, canoeing/kayaking, zip wire adventure park and many more activities and places to visit.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. There are many picturesque towns in the region, nearest are Saint Foy La Grande, Saint Emilion, Duras and Monsegur with restaurants, café bars, shops and the beautiful historical countryside for you to explore.
More information on what to do locally is provided in the Local Area tab above.
Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours
Private catering or a picnic in the vineyard can be booked with a local French couple. English and French spoken.
- Bergerac 50km
- Bordeaux 96km
- Toulouse 190km
- Gare St Jean, Bordeaux (TGV) 72km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 30km
- Gare de Bergerac 50km
- Calais 952km
- Le Havre 700km
Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee from our recommended provider.
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|10 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|01 May 2020 - 19 May 2020||£1,995.00||£1995.00|
|20 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020||£2,295.00||£2295.00|
|28 Jun 2020 - 25 Jul 2020||£2,995.00|
|26 Jul 2020 - 29 Aug 2020||£3,250.00|
|30 Aug 2020 - 05 Sep 2020||£2,995.00|
|06 Sep 2020 - 03 Oct 2020||£2,295.00||£2995.00|
Our tips on what to do in the area, Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne.
Les Aubins is situated near the towns of Monsegur (7km) and Duras (8km) 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 91km drive to the west. Bergerac is 49km to the east and Saint Émilion 50km north west.
An 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.
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 a very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.
The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect walking and 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, 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 also love the volunteer run Cinema Eden in Monsegur which shows some international films in their original language version (VOSTF) with French subtitles.
The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year including Monsegur’s famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July every year.
Wine and Gastronomy
There are an abundance of vineyards in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
Not to be missed is the world famous St Emilion 50km. 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.
Wine tours, a picnic in a vineyard and cheese and wine pairing evenings are available through local couple Sylvie and Pascal who run Loving Aquitaine.
Off Piste wine tours also offer tours and tastings, please contact us for details.
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.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Just 13km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Coast, Beach and Water park
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 fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.
Aqua Park is 43km located near Bergerac www.aquapark-dordogne.fr/
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 44km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man made sandy beach, water sports, kids play area…. great for adults and kids.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 144km, 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.
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 at Allemans du Dropt (13km) and Eymet (25km) 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.
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 it.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate just outside Duras has a lovely shop which also sells gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July & August.
Public tennis courts
Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur 3.5km, usually booked via the Marie just next to the tennis court.
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.
The famous Chateau de Duras, 8km away, is well worth a visit and if you can muster the energy to climb to the top the stunning 360 degree vista is well worth it.
Tea room with gardens
Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside and inside seating. Especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 10km away, Baleyssagues near Duras.
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 50km.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks – 10km.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 27km. 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) – Tel +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
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar – 18 minutes drive, 5km away.
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 78km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 95km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
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 mementos and gifts too.
Duras (8km): 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.
Allemans du Dropt (13km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (30km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014 .
Monségur (7km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (46km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (25km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town very popular with the English.
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 (9km) : Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (6km) : Friday evening
Monsegur (7km) : Wednesday evening
(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 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 9km. (Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
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. 7km.
Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the Place du Marché.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 17km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km.