(FBLAN) Blanchet, Privacy & seclusion, pool. Between Bordeaux, Bergerac & St Emilion sw France
- Local Area
- Luxury property
- Private heated pool
- Games barn
- UK Satellite TV
- Bose Bluetooth speaker
- Weber gas BBQ
- Wood burner
- Cot (1) and highchair (1)
- Hairdryer (4)
- 3 living rooms
- Extremely private
- Walk to climbing park
- Walk to wine tasting
- Walk to cafe bar
- Golf courses nearby
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Shops nearby
- Bars restaurants nearby
Blanchet, a luxury 4 bedroom French holiday home offering seclusion and complete privacy with a private swimming pool, near Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion in south west France.
Blanchet is a luxurious property with private heated pool nestled amongst a backdrop of glorious countryside in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. Offering seclusion and complete privacy with stunning views over vines, orchards and sunflower fields from the wrap around balcony on 2 sides of the building. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with flexibility to accommodate an additional 2 guests on a futon (140cm x 190cm) if required. The ancient towns of Monsegur (6km) and Duras (8km) with restaurants, bars, shops and weekly market.
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 from the cafe bar on Sunday’s 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
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 200cm) with contemporary en-suite shower room, wash basin and WC.
Separate bathroom with half-bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC (near the snug).
Separate small shower room with WC (opposite TV room).
Sumptuous master bedroom with large double bed (160cm x 200cm), opulent en-suite with roll-top bath, twin wash basin’s and WC.
Pretty twin room with two single beds measuring 90cm x 190cm each.
Pretty twin room with two single beds measuring 90cm x 190cm each.
A travel cot, highchair and 4 stair gates are available on request, please specify at time of booking.
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, 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 onto two different balcony areas, each with table and chairs so that you can make the most of the sun, or shade, at different times of the day.
There is a separate utility room with combined washer/dryer.
There are 3 separate lounge’s comprising of the main sitting room with full height ceiling and large picture windows, separate TV room, and a snug located by the downstairs double room. Complimentary WiFi and Bose Bluetooth speaker.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
The private 10m x 5m (approximate measurement) heated pool with alarm has a surrounding sun terrace with meadow and woodland views.
The games barn
Situated in one of the original barns is the games room, a shaded room with seating, table tennis, dart board, and table football. Boules are available to play on the driveway.
The vast grounds encompass the house, orchards, meadow and woodland and acres of space for exploring and playing games.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Private pastry classes and catering
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
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 ancient picturesque towns of Duras and Monsegur are a short drive away with shops, bars and restaurants.
Coast / Beach
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 22km 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 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
2019 Prices are a guide only
Changeover day: Saturday
We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.
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
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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.
Additional cleaning available, payable directly to the house keeper.
Pool opening times and heating information/charges:
2019 the pool is open April 6 – November 1.
Pool heating is included in the price during May 25 – September 27. Pool heating for all other dates is available for an additional charge of £100 per week.
Please note: specific temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.
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.
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 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.
Wine and Gastronomy
So many Vineyards and wine tastings in the area, the nearest are:
1.1km, 3 Faurie, 33580 Dieulivol. Tasting available, the sparkling is a good option.
1.6km. 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 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.
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.
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 2km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 33km 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.
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 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
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.
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(13km) and Eymet (29km) 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.
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. 2km from Duras.
Public tennis courts
Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Duras and 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.
Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.
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 relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Ph +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
Ferme Exotique 84km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 87km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 125km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html
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 other stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (18km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (25km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Quite big market with excellent producers.
Monségur: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with a good fish stall and butcher.
Issigeac (49km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (28km): Every Thursday morning.
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 (8km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (12km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (6km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.
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 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.
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 28km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km.