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The house and private swimming pool

(FJF) Joli Fleuron, Secure fenced gated heated pool, near Bordeaux, Bergerac France

Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Pets
No
Property ID
FJF
Changeover Day
Saturday
£2500 to £5550
Luxury detached Maison de Maitre with countryside views over the valley. Private secure gated fenced heated salt water swimming pool. Settled on a hill top with gardens all around the property with views. Short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers markets. Bordeaux wine region near Saint Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne, South West France. An ideal location to explore this beautiful unspoilt area. Saturday changeover.
£2500 to £5550
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  • Private Pool 12m x 6m
  • Heated salt water pool
  • Fenced & gated pool
  • Secure swimming pool
  • High end fitted kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining area
  • Spacious gardens
  • Country views
  • Private off road parking
  • Laundry room
  • Free WiFi
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Feature fireplace
  • Satellite TV and radio
  • Table Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • 2 travels cots
  • 2 high chairs
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire
  • Private catering available
  • Bars restaurants shops nearby

Joli Fleuron is a stunning 6 bedroom French holiday home complete with a secure private fenced and gated heated salt water swimming pool, garden and views. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.

This holiday home is in an ideal setting for large groups of friends and families offering luxurious accommodation and modern facilities but within a short drive of the ancient Bastide towns of XIII century Monsegur 8 km (Gironde) and Duras 3km (Lot et Garonne). Both towns have a good selection of amenities including bars, restaurants, banks, shops, supermarkets and petrol stations. Weekly farmers markets and popular summer night markets are held in both towns as well as lots of other surrounding villages.
There are many festivals and events on throughout the region including the annual Jazz festival held in early July in Monsegur.

An ideal central location to explore Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Bergerac and the Dordogne.

Joli Fleuron has been renovated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard whilst retaining superb features including beamed ceilings and a large character fireplace in the lounge, giving the feeling of staying in a luxurious boutique hotel but with the benefit of all facilities being for your exclusive use, 320m2 interior living space.
During the winter months the entire house is centrally heated.

  • Lovely views over the valley
  • Swimming pool, with sun terrace
  • Large landscaped gardens surround the property
  • Private gated drive with off road parking for several cars
  • Fully fitted modern kitchen
  • WiFi internet connection
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Satellite TV, DVD
  • Golf courses nearby

Bedrooms

All with room fans and hairdryers.

1. Master bedroom – Top floor
Beautiful spacious room with exposed timber beams and feature fireplace. King size bed (160cm x 200cm), walk-in wardrobe, double aspect views over the pool and gardens. En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, twin wash basin’s and WC.

2. Double bedroom – Top floor
Another sumptuous double room with exposed timber beams and views over the garden. King size bed (160cm x 200cm). En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, twin wash basin’s and WC.

3. Double bedroom – First floor (not ground floor)
Individually decorated double room with views over the garden. King size bed (160cm x 200cm). En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

4. Double bedroom – First floor (not ground floor)
Individually decorated double room with views over the garden. King size bed (160cm x 200cm). En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

5. Double bedroom – First floor (not ground floor)
Individually decorated double room with views over the garden. King size bed (160cm x 200cm). En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

6. Twin bedroom – First floor (not ground floor)
Beautiful twin room with views over the garden.Twin beds (90cm x 190cm each). En-suite bathroom, bath with shower-over, wash basin and WC.

Ground floor living space

Kitchen dining
Bespoke contemporary kitchen with superb facilities including; double sink, dishwasher, American style fridge-freezer with ice and water dispenser, extra fridge-freezer, steam oven, electric oven, plate warmer, halogen hob, extractor fan, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and toaster. Large dining table and breakfast bar.

Utility area
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, WC and wash basin.

Living rooms
The main sitting room is located on the ground floor opposite the kitchen/diner and has an elegant and comfortable feel with original large stone feature fireplace, TV with Freesat English TV, DVD player and selection of DVD’s and board games. Views over looking the front terrace and garden beyond.

On the top floor there is a small additional chill out lounge with TV, DVD player and games console.

Cleaning/towels/linen

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the price. Fresh bedding supplied weekly.
Additional midweek cleaning available on request (additional charge).

For the little ones

Two travel cots also available on site. 2 high chairs also supplied plus stair gates.

The garden

There are several terrace and sitting areas dotted around the well maintained grounds with a large alfresco dining table on the terrace outside the kitchen door looking over the pool and gardens.

The private heated swimming pool

The salt water swimming pool is heated and measures 12m x 6m, there are steps within the pool at one end. The pool is securely fenced and gated.

Activities and 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.

Further a field, 140km drive away, is the 150 mile long sandy beach at Arcachon or Biscarosse. If you have the energy climb the highest sand dune in Europe near Arcachon, or while the day away meandering around Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.

Services:

Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Private catering
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Private pastry classes and catering
www.sooosweet.org

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

Travel

Airports

  • Bergerac 42km
  • Bordeaux 92km
  • Toulouse 2 hours 198km

Train

  • TGV to Bordeaux. Bordeaux station 95km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 24km
  • Bergerac 43km

Car

  • Calais 560 miles
  • Caen 430 miles

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

Changeover day: Saturday

Flexible changeover and length of stay outside of the peak season, minimum 7 nights.

*Euro payments accepted only by bank transfer to a French bank.

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

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

A refundable security bond of £1000 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Guests to leave by 10am. New guests to arrive after 4pm.

Cards payments are accepted in £ GBP only.

*Euro’s € can be accepted by card payment subject to the British high street rate of exchange on the day of the transaction.
Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels. Fresh bedding supplied weekly.

For the little ones: Two travel cots, two high chairs plus stair gates.

Central heating during the cooler months.

Pool heating is included.

Additional housekeeping, if required, is available on request for an extra charge.

Christmas:

The pool will not be available, but the house is fully heated and has a large open fire (logs provided) in the Grand Salon. We can arrange meals and local ‘wine and history’ tours through a very talented French couple who live locally to Joli Fleuron. The Grand Salon will be decorated for the season (with Christmas tree) and can also pre-order a turkey or rib of beef, please enquire to discuss your requirements.

Arrival and departure day flexible for Christmas bookings.

Availability is live and always up to date

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

Joli Fleuron is situated near the towns of Monsegur (8km) and Duras (3.5km) 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 72km drive to the west and Bergerac is 43km to the east, Saint Émilion 41kms 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.

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 St Emilion (40km), 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.

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 to exploring ancient villages.

Activities

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 5km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Wild life park, animals

Ferme Exotique 70km.

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.

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.
between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular 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

  • Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire
  • Electric bicycles can be hired at Allemans du Dropt and Eymet 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 Joli Fleuron. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.
  • We recommend booking in advance.

    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. 2km from Duras.

    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 15km: Dropt river, information
    Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 21km: On the Dordogne river, information

    Boat trips

    Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.

    Golf

    There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 22km. 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 6km – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse riding club. Ponies available. English spoken.

    Zoo & Water park

    Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 90km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
    Aqualand water park is 130km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html

    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 (14km): Every Sunday morning.
    Sainte Foy La Grande (21km): 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 good fish stall and butcher.
    Issigeac (45km): Every Sunday morning.
    Eymet (24km): 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 (3km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
    Lévignac de Guyenne (9km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
    Monsegur (8km) 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 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 26km.

    Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 23km.

    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

    Wonderful retreat
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    We loved our stay in this beautiful French chateau. The pool was a real hit with the kids, the kitchen and dining a real hit with the grown ups, and the local area a real hit with everyone.
    John H, August 2016

    Fabulous house with large pool in great location
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    We had an amazing week at Joli Fleuron in July 2016. The house was perfect as a base for an extended family get together. The house was beautifully decorated, very clean and with every attention to detail. The surrounding area was beautiful – although we would have been very happy spending the entire week at the house, in the pool and drinking local wines! The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will hopefully be back in the not too distant future.
    Jonathan S, July 2016

    Perfect Home Away From Home
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    The house is perfect, stocked with anything you could need including a lovely welcome basket & lots of info about local shopping, markets & restaurants. The pool, gardens, views & rooms are wonderfully placed to be able to enjoy your stay. We could have easily stayed there another week. Thank you for the lovely holiday!
    Will & Annie benton, July 2016

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