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  • The pool is in a sunny position, the the left is due south
  • Stunning views
  • Welcome to Blanchet
  • The building in the distance is the nearest vineard to buy wine, they do a rather nice sparkling rose
  • Bedroom 2 with rural views
  • The sitting room
  • Rural views, bedroom bathroom, walk in shower and separate wc
  • Covered terrace just out from the kitchen, ideal for the morning sun
  • A sundowner on the terace
  • Evening in the games room

(FBLAN) Blanchet, Privacy & seclusion, pool. Between Bordeaux, Bergerac & St Emilion SW France

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Pets
No
Property ID
FBLAN
Changeover Day
Saturday
£1800 to £4200
Blanchet is a luxurious property nestled amongst a backdrop of glorious countryside. Offering seclusion and complete privacy with stunning rural valley views from the wrap-around balcony. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a private heated pool and games barn. A short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers' markets. An ideal central location to explore the Bordeaux wine region, Saint Emilion and Bergerac, South West France.
£1800 to £4200
  • Information
  • Gallery
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
  • Reviews
  • Private heated pool
  • Alarmed 10m x 5m pool
  • Games barn
  • EV car charger
  • Wi-Fi
  • UK Satellite TV
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Weber gas BBQ
  • Wood burner
  • Cot (1) and highchair (1)
  • 3 living spaces
  • Dishwasher
  • Very private, quiet
  • Walk to zip-wire park
  • Walk to vineyard
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private catering available
  • Restaurants and shops nearby

Blanchet, a luxury 4 bedroom French holiday home offering seclusion and complete privacy with a private heated swimming pool, near Bordeaux, Bergerac and St Emilion in southwest France.

Blanchet with a private heated pool nestled amongst a backdrop of glorious countryside in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. Offers seclusion and complete privacy with stunning views over vines, orchards and fields from the wrap-around balcony on 2 sides of the building.

The ancient historic towns of Monsegur (6km) and Duras (8km) with restaurants, bars, shops and weekly markets.

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

1.7km walk via country lanes to the village of Dieulivol where there is a cafe bar which serves drinks and light snacks, by special request they can create a BBQ meal for you, you can also buy ice cream or a bottle of local wine.
Daily fresh bread from the post office (2km) or the cafe bar on Sundays by request. There is an ancient church with stunning views over the valley.

1.2km to the nearest vineyard with wine tasting.
2km to a tree adventure and climbing park, great for kids of all ages and all the family.

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

Bedrooms and bathrooms (all with room fans and hairdryers)

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms accommodating up to a maximum of 8 guests including children.

Ground floor

Bedroom 1 Tucked away at the end of the house; making it ideal for those wanting a retreat away from the rest of the house. Beautiful double room (bed size 140cm x 190cm) with contemporary en-suite shower room, washbasin and WC.

Separate bathroom with half-bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and WC (near the snug).

Separate small shower room with WC (opposite TV room).

Upper Floor

Bedroom 2 With its own staircase this bedroom with large double bed (160cm x 200cm), an opulent en-suite with a roll-top bath, separate shower, twin washbasin and WC.
From this room, you are able to access directly the Mezzanine room, through the Mezzanine room and to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 Pretty twin room with two single beds measuring 90cm x 190cm each.

Mezzanine bedroom Situated above the sitting room, with sliding wooden doors to enclose the space and provide privacy. Two 90cm single beds can be made into a 180cm bed.

The Mezzanine bedroom and bedroom 3 are accessed via their own staircase.

Baby facilities

A travel cot, highchair and 4 stair gates are available on request, please specify at the time of booking.

Kitchen/diner

The L-shaped country style kitchen/diner has exposed stone walls, dual aspect views and is well equipped with a range style cooker, large American style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, and toaster (please note that there is no microwave). A large dining table with benches and bistro-style chairs complete the look and there are two doors providing access to two different balcony areas, each with a table and chairs so that you can make the most of the sun, or shade, at different times of the day. Weber gas BBQ on the terrace.

There is a separate utility room with a combined washer/dryer.

Living spaces

3 separate living spaces are comprised of the main sitting room with a full height ceiling and large picture windows, a separate TV room snug with comfortable sofas, tv and a Playstation. Another space can be used as an office with a desk and seating. Complimentary WiFi and Bose Bluetooth speaker.

Cleaning/towels/linen

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

Private pool

The private 10m x 5m heated pool has an alarm and in-pool steps. There is a sun terrace with 2 parasols surrounding the pool. Further shade is provided by the mature trees near the pool area.
The depth of the pool varies from 1.8m deep to 1m. The semi-circular in-pool steps measure 3m by 1.3m, at the widest points, the steps water depth are 20cm, 45 cm, 70cm.

The games barn

Situated in one of the original barns is the games room. A shaded room with seating, table tennis, dartboard, and table football. Boules are available to play on the driveway.

The grounds

The vast grounds encompass the house, orchards, meadow and woodland and acres of space for exploring and playing games.

EV electric car charger

An EV electric car charging point is available, the cost is £50 per week per car, please pre-book so it is available on your arrival.
The charger model is a Hager Witty Premium XEV1K22T2T, it typically charges at a rate of 11kW. It has the European standard Type 2 socket, you will have to bring your own Type 2 fast charge cable – either single-phase or three-phase will work fine.

Cycle hire

Cycle hire can be delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles are 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 what’s 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, the nearest are Sainte Foy la Grande, Saint Emilion, Duras and Monsegur with restaurants, café bars, shops and the beautiful historical countryside for you to explore.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

Only 2km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Coast, Beach and Water park

A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 23km 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 42km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.

Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 56km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, children’s play area…. great for adults also.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 135km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself with fresh seafood from 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.

Chocolate

Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 8km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 7km away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.

Tea room with gardens

Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 5km.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Tailor-made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard? English and French spoken. www.lovingaquitaine.com

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 48km
  • Bordeaux 87km
  • Toulouse 208km

Train

  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 67km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 25km
  • Bergerac 49km

Car

  • Calais 572 miles
  • Le Havre 460 miles

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

To view the prices please go to Availability and select your dates.

Changeover day: Saturday

We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

The refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided. A complimentary supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
End of stay clean, although the house must be left in a reasonable condition on departure.
House heating is included in the price except for July and August.
EV Electric vehicle charging point, £50 per week per car, please pre-order this so it can be made available.
*Pool heating.

Additional charges:

Additional cleaning is available, payable directly to the housekeeper.
*Pool heating.

Pool heating information/charges:

*Pool heating is included in the price from May 22nd until September 16th 2022.
*Pool heating is included in the price from May 13th until September 15th 2023.
Pool heating for all other dates is available for an additional charge of £150 per week.

Please note: Specific pool temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

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

Blanchet is situated near the towns of Monsegur (6km) 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 70km drive to the west and Bergerac is 47km to the east, Saint Émilion 40km north.

An ideal base from which to explore the southwest of 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 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 which 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 in Monsegur the famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July every year.

Wine and Gastronomy

Vineyards are abundant in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau that offers free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world-famous Saint Emilion 40km. 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.

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 cafes, 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 the wonderful and pretty ancient villages.

Activities

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

Only 2km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Coast, Beach and Water park

A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 23km 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 42km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.

Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 56km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, children’s play area…. great for adults also.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 135km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself with fresh seafood from 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.

Chocolate

Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 8km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 7km away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.

Tea room with gardens

Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with its own character. Outside and inside seating. Known for their teas and delicious cakes. 5km.

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 (12km) and Eymet (28km) 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.

Public tennis courts

Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur, Duras and St Sernin de Duras they are usually booked via the 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 Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 18km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 25km: On the Dordogne river, information

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 47km.

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 26km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and a relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks – 20km. www.paysdeduras.com/activites-culturelles/melly-golf

Wildlife park, animals

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar – 20 minutes drive, 18km away. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html

Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 84km.

Zoo

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 87km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com

Horse riding

Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family-oriented horse and pony riding. English spoken.

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 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 (19km): Every Sunday morning.

Sainte Foy La Grande (25km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014 .

Monségur (6km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice a small market with a particularly good fish stall.

Issigeac (49km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!

Eymet (28km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.

Night markets

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 (8km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (12km): Friday evening
Monsegur (6km): Wednesday evening

Supermarkets

(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. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631

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. 15km. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358

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 28km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504

Tourist Information centres

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

Bergerac marché

Bergerac festivals

Traditional weekly farmers markets in many local towns

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great house in a great region.

The house is lovely, spacious, and situated in a great location with great views. The house is well appointed, and the beds were good. Three of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, and for two of them you either have to go through the third bedroom or downstairs to get to a bathroom.

There is a great terrace that wraps around most of the house, and that was where we spend most of the time. The kitchen worked really well and had all the essentials you need for cooking, which we did on most nights.

We walked to Monsegur one day, which I think is the closest village with bars and restaurants (I could be wrong). It is a bit of a hike, so you very definitely need a car.

The house has a nice big garden and a swimming pool, which we managed to use a couple of times. I would definitely rent the place again if opportunity arose.

Cheers
Martin

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Thank you, Martin we are so glad you had such a nice time at the property, just to add for next time, there is a cafe 1.7km walk via country lanes in the village of Dieulivol.

Martin O. May 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Blanchet est une propriété magnifique ! À privilégier pour se retrouver au calme ; nous avons passé un excellent séjour; À bientôt Tracy !

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Blanchet is a magnificent property! To be preferred to find yourself in peace; We had a great time.

Caroline R. August 2021

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