(FBLAN) Blanchet. Stunning valley views, Heated pool, Secluded. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac in SW France
- Local Area
- Stunning views
- Private heated 10mx5m pool
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Games barn
- EV car charger
- High-speed Fibre Broadband
- Office space
- UK Satellite TV
- Bose Bluetooth speaker
- Lacanche Classic Range
- Weber gas BBQ
- Wood burner
- Cot (1) and highchair (1)
- 2 living spaces
- Private, tranquil location
- Walk to zip-wire park
- Walk to vineyard
- Walk to cafe
- Walk to daily bread
- Golf courses nearby
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Restaurants and shops nearby
Blanchet, a luxurious 4-bedroom holiday home with a private heated pool and a games barn, glorious countryside views with far-reaching views over vines, orchards and fields from the wrap-around balcony, walk to the village, set in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region.
Located between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region of France.
Near the ancient historic towns of Monsegur (6km) and Duras (8km) with restaurants, cafe bars, shops and weekly markets.
1.7km walk via the country lane to the small village of Dieulivol where there is La Grange cafe bar which serves drinks and light snacks. by special request, they can create a BBQ meal for you, they also sell ice cream and local wine.
Daily fresh bread from the post office (2km) or the cafe bar on Sundays by request.
The ancient church with stunning views over the valley, as well as a grotto to discover.
1.2km to the nearest vineyard with wine tasting.
Fun for all of the family and children of all ages, a tree adventure and climbing park and snack cafe is just 2km away.
Highspeed Fibre Broadband, usually above 200Mb/s, quality Orbi Wifi extenders though out the house.
The entire property and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
4 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
All 4 bedrooms are Air-conditioned and equipped with a room fan and a hairdryer. Each bedroom has its own walk-in shower and wc, 2 bathrooms in addition also have a bath. There is a further 5th shower and wc on the ground floor.
Spacious double room (140cmx190cm) with Air-conditioning. On the ground floor and tucked away at the end of the house; making it ideal for those wanting a retreat away from the rest of the house.
An en-suite shower room, washbasin and WC.
In addition, there is a separate small shower room with WC, located on the ground floor opposite the snug TV room.
Accessed via its own staircase, this master suite has a sizeable sumptuous bed (160cmx200cm) with Air-conditioning and garden views.
An opulent en-suite with a roll-top bath with a view out over the garden, a separate walk-in shower, twin washbasin and a separate WC.
From bedroom 2 it is possible to directly access Bedrooms 3 and 4 with an interconnecting door.
Bedrooms 3 and 4 have their own staircase.
A pretty room with two single beds (90cmx190cm) with Air-conditioning.
This room has a dedicated bathroom located opposite with a walk-in shower, bath, wash basin, WC and views over the garden.
The mezzanine suite, situated above the sitting room, with sliding wooden doors to enclose the space and provide privacy. Two 90cm wide single beds can be made into a luxurious 180cmx200cm bed and is Air-conditioned.
An en-suite shower and WC complete this spacious but cosy feeling suite.
The cot measures 60x120cm, 1 highchair and stair gates are available. Please request at the time of booking.
Open plan kitchen/diner and the terraces
The L-shaped country-style kitchen/diner has exposed stone walls and dual-aspect views. Serious cooks will appreciate the Lacanche Classic Range with double ovens and an induction stovetop. In addition, there is a large American-style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, and toaster. A large dining table with benches and bistro-style chairs completes the look.
There are three 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, the perfect place for those wonderful sunsets. Weber gas BBQ is on the terrace.
There is a separate laundry room with a combined washer/dryer, butler’s sink and microwave.
There are 2 living rooms which provide space for everyone to enjoy.
The main sitting room has a full-height ceiling and large picture windows all set around a feature fireplace with wood burning stove.
The snug with comfortable sofas, a TV and a PlayStation.
An office space with a desk and a Herman Miller chair. A monitor so you can plug in your own laptop, please bring your own cable, DP display port. Complimentary WiFi high-speed fibre broadband, usually above 200Mb/s. Bose Bluetooth speaker.
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.
The private 10m x 5m heated pool has an alarm and in-pool steps. Set amongst the mature, well-stocked garden 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 1m to 1.8m. The semi-circular in-pool steps measure 3m by 1.3m at the widest points, the step’s water depths are 20cm, 45 cm, and 70cm.
The games barn
Situated in one of the original barns is the fabulous games barn. A fun room with seating, table tennis, dartboard, table football and a kitchen area. Boules are available to play on the driveway.
The vast grounds which include orchards, meadows, woodland and acres of space for exploring and playing games encompass the house
EV electric car charger
An EV electric car charging point is available at an additional cost of £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. Guests need to provide their own Type 2 fast charge cable – either single-phase or three-phase will work fine.
Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.
What to do in the area and beyond
There are many towns, villages and castles to explore on your doorstep. The local towns and villages host weekly markets as well as summer night markets and various festivals throughout the year. More information on what’s on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.
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
- Bergerac 48km
- Bordeaux 87km
- Toulouse 208km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 67km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 25km
- Bergerac 49km
- Calais 572 miles
- Le Havre 460 miles
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|8 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|30 Sep 2023 - 03 Nov 2023||£1,350.00||£1,350.00|
|23 Mar 2024 - 05 Apr 2024||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|06 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£1,395.00||£1,395.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£1,745.00||£1,745.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£2,375.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 07 Jun 2024||£1,875.00|
|08 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£2,145.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024||£2,295.00|
|29 Jun 2024 - 05 Jul 2024||£2,645.00|
|06 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024||£3,045.00|
|13 Jul 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£3,875.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024||£4,295.00|
|27 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024||£4,495.00|
|03 Aug 2024 - 16 Aug 2024||£4,995.00|
|17 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£4,295.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024||£2,895.00|
|31 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024||£2,295.00|
|07 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£2,175.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 20 Sep 2024||£2,075.00||£2,075.00|
|21 Sep 2024 - 27 Sep 2024||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Sep 2024 - 18 Oct 2024||£1,345.00||£1,345.00|
|19 Oct 2024 - 08 Nov 2024||£1,445.00||£1,445.00|
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Blanchet is a 1.7km walk via the country lane to the small village of Dieulivol where there is La Grange 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 also an ancient church with stunning views over the valley, there is also a grotto to discover, it’s well worth the walk.
There are many vineyards in the area, the nearest vineyard which can be seen from the house is just 1.2km, approximately 15 minutes walk. www.chateaufaurie.com
Zip wire adventure and climbing park is just 2km away. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure Fun for all of the family.
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 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 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.
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, cheese and wine pairing evenings are available with a local couple Sylvie and Pascal Loving Aquitaine.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 47km.
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 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 de Bordeaux Pessac is 87km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aquarium Périgord noir
A great place to visit, includes an Alligator park. 92km Aquarium Périgord noir
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
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.
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.
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
(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