(FLVR) Les Volets Rouge
- Local Area
- Private pool 8m x 4m
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- I-pod docking station
- Wood burning stove
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer (1)
- Room Fans
- Private parking
- Village location
- bar/tennis courts 100m
- Wine tours available
- Lake/beach 25 miles
- Supermarkets shops
- Bars restaurants nearby
Les Volets Rouge is a comfortable and homely 2 bedroom French holiday cottage set in the heart of St Sernin de Duras, near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
This holiday home is in the depths of wine and plum region. It’s peaceful village location offers the perfect place to relax and unwind with a good selection of local amenities on your doorstep including a popular Tabac, small Epicerie (general store) selling fresh bread and croissants, tourist information office and public tennis courts (bookable at the tourist information centre).
Important note – due to the proximity of the pool to the house, we regret that Les Volets Rouge is not suitable for children under the age of 7 or non-swimmers.
Further amenities can be found at Duras just 5 miles away, which hosts a weekly market on a Monday morning, a weekly night market in the summer months, a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and the Chateau de Ducs, which is well worth a climb to the top of the tower to take in the fabulous views.
All facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
Room fans are provided for both bedrooms
Bedroom 1. Double bedroom – upper floor
A pretty room with double bed (140cm x 200cm) located in the eaves of the cottage with exposed stone feature wall.
Bedroom 2. Double room – upper floor
Another good size double bedroom in the eaves of the house with exposed stone wall and original beams. Bed measures 140cm x 180cm.
Further sleeping arrangements
A double futon can be utilised to accommodate up to 2 extra guests.
Located on the ground floor. Shower, wash basin, and wc.
The typical French country kitchen has a good range of facilities including an electric oven, gas hob with 4 rings, fridge-freezer, kettle and dining table seating up to 4 people.
The cosy lounge has a wood burning stove, TV with UK satellite TV with free-to-air channels and DVD player with a selection of English DVD’s.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
Enjoy breakfast on the poolside patio overlooking the garden. A BBQ is provided for alfresco eating and there is plenty of outside furniture. 4 tennis racquets are provided which can be used on the tennis courts in the village.
The pool measures 8m x 4m and is between 1m – 2m deep, has walk-in steps at one end and a sun terrace and loungers. Although the pool is protected by an alarm, due to the proximity of the pool to the house, we regret that Les Volets Rouge is not suitable for children under the age of 7 / non-swimmers.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Private pastry classes and catering
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied
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 26km 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 40 minutes
Bordeaux 1 hour 15 minutes
Toulouse 2 hours
TGV to Bordeaux station 1 hr 30 minutes drive.
Nearest mainline station at Ste Foy le Grande 25 minutes.
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 560 miles
Caen 380 miles
Changeover day: Fully flexible
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.
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Included in the price:
Bed linen and bath towels are provided, please provide your own pool towels.
Pool Opening times:
Open May through to September. It may be possible to use the pool during April & October – please contact us for information.
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Situated near the towns of Monsegur and Duras in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.
Bordeaux is approximately just over an hour drive to the west and Bergerac is 45 minutes to the east, Saint Emilion 30 minutes 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.
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.
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 5km from Duras, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family from years of age. Playground and snack bar. Accrobranche
Wild life park, animals
Ferme Exotique 80km away.
A fresh water lake with sandy beach just 30 minutes from Duras at Blasimon.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune (approximately 160km), 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.
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 Saint Emilion, just a short drive away. 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.
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.
The countryside around our properties 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.
Cycle hire is available delivered to your door complete with full safety equipment.
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, whilst the large river Garonne (20 minutes away) has a faster pace.
The Dordogne river is an hour away which 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.
The Atlantic coast, with over 150 miles of golden sandy beaches is less than one and a half hours drive away. Great fun for all the family, simply relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at surfing. Alternatively there are also fresh water lakes with a beach and facilities. The nearest is at Blasimon (about 30 minutes drive) and is very popular with families.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club. 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.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is approximately an hour drive.
Aqualand water park is approximately 90 minutes drive located at Bassin D’Arcachon.
Aqualand water park is approximately 90 minutes drive located at Bassin D’Arcachon