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Les Lauriers holiday villa with a pool in st Ferme near Duras and Monsegur in south west France
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(FLL) Les Lauriers

Sleeps
7 (+2)
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Pets
Yes
Property ID
FLL
Changeover Day
Saturday
€907 to €2040
25% off remaining dates in 2019
Dating from the 18th century and originally a farmhouse, Les Lauriers has been carefully restored; the retention of features such as oak beams, exposed stone walls and terracotta tiled floors captures the charm and ambiance of the old building. Private 11m x 5m swimming pool, sun terrace with loungers. Near to historical towns with weekly farmers markets. Bordeaux wine region near St Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne. Central location to explore this beautiful region of south west France. Dog friendly.
€907 to €2040
25% off remaining dates in 2019
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  • Private 11m x 5m pool
  • Secure alarmed pool
  • BBQ
  • WiFi
  • Table tennis
  • Dog friendly
  • Private off road parking
  • Private gated driveway
  • Cot and highchair
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private catering available
  • Supermarkets shops
  • Bars restaurants nearby

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Les Lauriers, a 3 bedroom holiday home near Bordeaux and Bergerac in France with an alarmed private pool, short drive to historical towns and villages with restaurants and shops.

Situated between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region of France, making it an ideal location to explore this beautiful region of France.

Just a short drive to the medieval bastide town of Monségur (6km) with its colourful Friday market and shops and restaurants under the colonnades in the square. Visit nearby Duras (11km), dominated by its 13th century castle or explore the renowned vineyards of St. Emilion, Pomerol and Graves.
Visit many local vineyards, the nearest just 5 minutes drive producing a great rosé. Buy direct from the maker.

The property is 48km from Bergerac airport, 89km from Bordeaux airport and only 43km from Libourne TGV station.

Les Lauriers is a beautiful stone barn – farmhouse conversion with a private pool and sun terrace.

Les Lauriers dates from the 18th century and originally a farmhouse, the property has been carefully restored; the retention of features such as exposed beams and stone walls with terracotta tiled floors captures the charm and ambiance of this old building.

Accessed from a private road and set in its own gardens with mature trees and flowering shrubs, there are terraces back and front so al-fresco meals in shade or sunshine can be enjoyed, relax by the private pool and surrounding sun terrace area.

Living room

The entire property is set set over 250m2, internet wifi. Widescreen television French and UK channels.

Kitchen

Cooker, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.

Bedrooms

Three bedrooms and two shower rooms, 3 wc.

Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Two single beds.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds and a single bed, the bunk beds are suitable for two children and the single bed is suitable for children or an adult.
Ground floor sofa bed: Sofa bed.

Shower rooms

1: En-suite shower and bathroom, wash basin and a wc.
2: Shared shower room, wash basin and a wc.
3rd separate wc on the ground floor.

Cleaning/towels/linen

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Private pool

Private 11m x 5m swimming pool, sun terrace with loungers.

Outside and the garden

Terrace with an outside table and chairs. BBQ, boules, outdoor games.

Services, English and French spoken

Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
www.lovingaquitaine.com

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

Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.

Activities and what to do in the area

Weekly farmers markets, summer night markets, restaurants, cycle hire, local adventure park and many more activities and places to visit – 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. There are many picturesque towns in the region, nearest are Duras and Monsegur with restaurants, café bars, shops and the beautiful historical countryside for you to explore. not too far away are Saint Foy La Grande and the world famous Saint Emilion.

Coast and Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 20km 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.

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 48km
  • Bordeaux 89km
  • Toulouse 208km

Train

  • Bordeaux station (TGV Paris) 61km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 23km
  • Bergerac station 46km
  • Libourne station (TGV Paris or Lille) 43km

Car

  • Calais 571 miles
  • Le Havre 458 miles

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

Changeover day: Saturday

25% off remaining dates in 2019

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.
25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 / €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 / €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 are provided. Please provide your own pool towels.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Additional charges:

Additional cleaning available, payable directly to the house keeper.

Dog friendly:

A maximum of 2 dogs are considered on request at a charge of €50 Eur each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250 / €250.

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

Les Lauriers is situated near the towns of Monsegur (6km) and Duras (11km) 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 66km drive to the west and Bergerac is 46km to the east, Saint Émilion 37km 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 cafés with refreshments 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 nearest are:
2.7km, 3 Faurie, 33580 Dieulivol. Tasting available, the sparkling is a good option.
3km, Good table wine especially the red, this will be the first year for the rose, ideally by the box, buy direct only, part of the Accrobranche park.
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 37km. 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 boat trips on the Dordogne river at Bergerac to exploring ancient villages.

Activities

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 4km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 20km 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.

Aqua fun Park Near Casteljaloux fresh water lake, 57km. Park with a huge lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, sandy beach, water sports, kids play area….. its great for adults and the kids. Aqua fun park Clarens web site. AquaFun’ Park Clarens Tripadvisor.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 139km, 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, Bike hire. Fietsvakanties Frankrijk.

The French countryside around this property is perfect for a fietsvakanties Frankrijk (popular here with the Dutch and they have a word for it) or cycling holiday in France, 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

Electric bicycle hire at Allemans du Dropt (24km) and Eymet (33km) 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.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory. 12km away.

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 24km: On the Dordogne river, information

Duras Castle

The famous Duras chateau 11km away.
www.chateau-de-duras.com

Tea room with gardens

There are six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside seating and inside seating. Various drinks but especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 9km away, Baleyssagues near Duras. Jardin de Boissonna

Boat trips

Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac 49km.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals. Drinks and snacks – 21km.
www.paysdeduras.com/activites-culturelles/melly-golf

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 28km. 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

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and restaurant – 18 minutes drive, 18km away.
www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html

Ferme Exotique 70km.

Zoo

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 78km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Water park

Aqualand water park is 129km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html

Local markets and supermarkets

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 (24km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (22km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Quite big market with excellent producers.
Monségur (6km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with good fish stall and a good butcher.
Issigeac (55km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (34km): 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 (13km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (18km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (6km) 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 9 am to 1 pm.

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 22km.

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

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