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Holiday villa in France with a private pool and views

(FPC) Petit Chateau, Holiday home with pool & views. Near Bordeaux Bergerac & Saint Emilion France

10 (+2)
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Changeover Day
Saturday during the peak season
£2300 to £4300
A charming 18th-century turreted Chateau with private heated pool, surrounded by 3 hectares of grounds with beautiful views of the peaceful countryside. Private catering. 2km from the closest bakery, shop, restaurant. Weekly markets & hypermarkets within a 15-minute drive. Short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers markets. Bordeaux wine region near Saint Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne, South West France.
£2300 to £4300
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  • Private heated pool
  • Luxurious property
  • Table Tennis
  • Rural views
  • Tennis & canoeing nearby
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Private catering available
  • Satellite TV and radio
  • BBQ
  • Free WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Sonos music system
  • Library/study
  • Childrens swing
  • Cot & highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Private off road parking
  • Laundry room
  • Central heating
  • Cycle hire
  • Supermarkets shops
  • Baker, restaurants nearby

Petit Chateau holiday home has been thoughtfully renovated and furnished to a high standard throughout offering luxury and style with many original architectural features. Private heated swimming pool with views, near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.

Set against a backdrop of glorious countryside and just 2.5km from the nearest village of Escassefort which has a true French feel with a boulangerie, small shop, cafe bar and a restaurant.
6km away is the pretty village of Seyches which has an excellent restaurant and further amenities.
Larger shops, a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars and supermarkets can be found in the nearby town of Marmande 12km away.

Petit Chateau is an ideal location to explore Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne regions which are overflowing with vineyards and interesting fortified towns waiting to be explored.

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

Bergerac airport 45 minutes drive, Bordeaux airport 1 hour 15 mins drive.

Sleeping quarters and bathrooms

All of the bedrooms are spacious, tastefully furnished and decorated in gentle French neutral tones, each with beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings and their own sophisticated style. Each bedroom has a room fan. There are also 2 hairdryers for your use.

Master Suite (Double) – Top floor
The stunning master suite occupies the whole of the top floor, accessed via the original long spiral staircase it offers loft-style living with a private lounge, viewing area across the gorgeous countryside from the top of one of the turrets, sleeping quarter with large wrought iron bed (150cm x 200cm), satellite TV and large en-suite shower room with wc, the whole space feels very luxurious and extremely private.

Bedroom 2 (Double) – Upper floor
Large double bed (150cm x 200cm), dual aspect windows overlooking the grounds and countryside.  En-suite shower room set into one of the spectacular turrets.

Bedroom 3 (Twin) – Upper floor
Large twin beds (each measuring 100cm x 190cm). Dual aspect windows overlooking the grounds and countryside.

Bedroom 4 (Double or Twin) – Upper floor
This room has a majestic feel with a gold crown and neutral drapes framing the large bed (180cm x 200cm) which can be split into twin beds if required (90cm x 200cm each).  Double French windows overlooking the front of the property and countryside beyond.

Bedroom 5 (Double) – Upper floor
Another pretty room with double bed (135cm x 90cm) and dual aspect windows with views over the front and side grounds of the house. Located next to the shared shower room.

Additional sleeping space
A double sofa bed which can accommodate 2 further people is available in the library/study if required.

For the little ones
2 cots with bedding and 2 high-chairs are available on request at no additional charge.

In addition to the en-suite shower rooms in the master bedroom and bedroom 2, there is a shower room on the upper floor with large walk-in shower, basin and wc. A further bathroom is located on the ground floor with bath, walk-in shower and sink, a separate wc is located next door.


The fitted country-style kitchen is centred around the stone fireplace which houses a range-style oven with 8 gas rings, a further built-in single electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and Nespresso machine.  The table and 2 benches comfortably seat 6 – 8  people.  The door leads out onto the terrace with the picture window offering views across the garden and to the pool.

Utility room
Laundry area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board. There is a washing line in the garden.

Living rooms

3 beautiful living rooms and separate dining room all with a sense of grandeur offered by the high ceilings and be-fitting furnishings, all located on the ground floor with views over the front of the house and countryside beyond.

Sitting room
Nestled next to the dining room and between the Morning Room and Library/Study this comfortable room has seating for 7 with a large Chesterfield sofa and armchairs. Flat screen TV with English and French channels, DVD player with a selection of DVD’s.

Morning room
A feature stained glass window catches the morning sun and reflects the beautiful colours and patterns around the room. 2 comfortable sofas are set around the feature fireplace (not useable), an extremely pleasant room to enjoy a quiet morning with the papers, relaxing or reading a book. Accessed via the living room.

Beautiful office space, ideal for those that have to work or a quiet reading area with dual aspect windows. The owners have provided lots of information about the local area to help you make the most of your stay. A double sofa bed can be used for extra sleeping space if required. Accessed via the dining room or living room.

Dining room
Situated in the heart of the property next to the kitchen, this magnificent room has double opening French doors leading out to a small terrace, down a few steps into the garden with views out over to the pool. Seating 10 – 12 people it’s a spectacular space for more formal dining.


Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are all provided and included in the price.

The housekeeper will be more than happy to help in anyway, any extra cleaning can be organised directly with the housekeeper if you wish and paid directly.

Bookings of 2 weeks or more a change of linen and towels are supplied for each week, the kitchen and the wc are cleaned.

Private heated swimming pool and gardens

The private heated pool measures 11m x 5m, is protected by an alarm (not fenced) and has a sun terrace, loungers and a pergola with canopy for shade.
A BBQ and outside dining table and chairs offer a relaxed and informal place to enjoy al-fresco dining.
Large mature gardens surround the property and there is a children’s swing for the little one’s and Table tennis.
The private drive and parking area gives plenty of off-road parking.
New sun terrace surrounding the pool for August 2020, new pictures to be added by the end of July.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Taylor made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard? English and French spoken.

Cycle hire

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


Bergerac 47km
Bordeaux 107km
Toulouse 180km

Bordeaux station 100km, TGV station.
Marmande 12km, train line to Bordeaux.

Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 960km
Caen 700km

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

Dates Price for 7 nights from
10 personsShortbreaks from
12 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021£2,900.00£2,900.00
26 Jun 2021 - 09 Jul 2021£3,600.00£3,600.00
10 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021£4,300.00
28 Aug 2021 - 10 Sep 2021£3,000.00
11 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021£2,300.00£2,300.00

Changeover day: Saturday

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

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

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.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
Bookings of 2 weeks or more a change of linen and towels are supplied for each week, the kitchen and the wc are cleaned.
Pool heating is included.

Additional charges:

When required, heating the house is charged based on consumption. Average estimated cost 300 – 350€ per week.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

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

Petit Chateau is situated near the towns of Seyches and Escassefort in the region of Aquitaine and the department of Lot et Garonne within the Bordeaux wine region and near the border of the Dordogne and the Gironde, France.

Escassefort 2.5km away has a small shop for essentials, bakers, restaurant and a small cafe bar.

Seyches 6.5km away has 2 restaurants, a bakers and a small shop. Your nearest ATM.
Virazeil Baker 7 km.

Marmande 8km-12km with most supermarkets and hyper markets, shops in general, weekly market.

The towns of Monsegur (26km) and Duras (19km) 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 100km drive to the west and Bergerac is 47km to the east, Saint Émilion 61km 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!

Many of the ancient Bastide towns are 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 who 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

There are an abundance of vineyards in the area.
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau who offer 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.

Off Piste wine tours also offer tours and tastings, please contact us for details.


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.


Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 26km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Coast, Beach and Water park

Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is just 37km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man made sandy beach, water sports, kids play area…. great for adults and kids.

A freshwater lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 50km 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 48km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 155km, 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 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 (13km) and Eymet (24km) 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.


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 it.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, 22km just outside Duras has a lovely shop which also sells gifts and offers guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.

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 13km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 42km: On the Dordogne river, information

Duras Castle

The famous Chateau de Duras, 22km away, is well worth a visit and if you can muster the energy to climb to the top the stunning 360 degree vista is well worth it.

Tea room with gardens

Jardin de Boissona has six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside and inside seating. Especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 24km Baleyssagues near Duras.

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 48km.


There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 37km. 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) – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks – 11km.

Wild life park, animals

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar – 16 minutes drive, 15km away.

Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 90km.


Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 106km 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 riding club. Ponies available. 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 mementos and gifts too.

Duras (22km): 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 (13km): Every Sunday morning.

Sainte Foy La Grande (40km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014 .

Monségur (26km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with particularly good fish stall.

Issigeac (44km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!

Eymet (24km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town very popular with the English.

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 (22km) : Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (16km) : Friday evening
Monsegur (26km) : Wednesday evening


(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)

The nearest village of Escassefort is just 2.5km away. There is a boulangerie, cafe bar, restaurant and a small convenience store with the basics.

Casino supermarket is the nearest, 8km, on the main road D933 heading towards Marmande.
41 Avenue Georges Pompidou 47200 Marmande. GPS: 44.508311, 0.190956

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 14km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597

Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 39km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504

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. 7km. (Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)

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. 7km.

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

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful chateau. We really enjoyed exploring the region and the beautiful view from the garden. Thank you for an unforgettable stay.

Peter B. July 19

What an amazing house in wonderful countryside in unusually hot weather even for France. Three generations of the family and friends thoroughly enjoyed their week in this peaceful place.

Martin P. July 19

This was a ’surprise’ location and what a wonderful one.A charming house in a lovely landscape. We had a week of celebration and enjoyed every minute of it with so much to see in the area. The ping pong table was the centre of competition and pool was constantly occupied. But the house was the central character – it felt like the family home and was so welcoming.

S Hughes. August 2018

Great setting for a large family holiday. Kids loved jumping in and out of the pool and adults loved sitting out in the evenings. Wonderful holiday, Thank you.

Ladbury. August 17

Thanks for providing the perfect house for a family holiday. very comfortable, lots of room and lots of fun group activities.

Hunter. July 17

Beautiful chateau of the highest quality. Leaving with fantastic memories.

JayaP. September 16

Two families have spent an amazing week here. Everything is so accessible and we have had a ball in this wonderful chateau.

Caroline. August 16

The chateau was beautifully furnished and spacious. The grounds were extensive, with spectacular views. It was only a short cycle ride to the nearest village for baguettes and croissants in the morning.
The pool was of a good size, well maintained and just perfect in the warm summer. There were ten of us in the family group and all, without exception, agreed that it was a splendid place to stay!

The Holroyd Family, August 2016

A wonderful week for all. Great weather and a beautiful house. A perfect break for the entire family and the service was amazing. We will be taking wonderful memories from this wonderful holiday.

Anonymous. August 2016

We absolutely love this corner of the world and our stay here has been absolutely perfect. A very special birthday was celebrated with friends and family from all over the world. We couldn’t have wished fro better environment, better weather and better views and wow! better catering from the fabulous Sylvie and Pascal. Memories have been created. Thank you.

Holden. July 2016

Thank you for an amazing stay at your beautiful chateau. Perfect location, beautiful heritage and fantastic weather. We hope to return very soon.

B Healey. July 2016

Lovely chateau! From teh fruit trees to the sunflower fields, the pool and the elegantly furnished rooms, this place was perfect for our family who flew over from the US, Wonderful dining alfresco by the pool everyday. Arcachon, Pilla and Cap Ferret for amazing sports. San Sebastian only 2 1/2 hours away. Perfect trip to SW France.

M Huribal. August 2015

Stunning Retreat!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We stayed for a period of 5 days and it was one the most relaxing and memorable family holidays. Rahul and Daniel were wonderful hosts creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere for ourselves and our kids. The chateau was very clean and accessible as well as child friendly and had more than adequate facilities for our self-catering break. The booklet guide provided at the chateau is very informative about local amenities and attractions – plenty to do! There is a very convenient local supermarket round the corner from the chateau and the picturesque town of Marmande, is a very short drive away which has a lovely range of coffee shops, boutique shopping and weekly food markets. Our kids loved the local horse-riding and running around the beautifully maintained grounds of the chateau. We would definitely recommend ‘Le Bouge’ to anyone who wants affordable luxury from a weekend break to long term stay.

Anonymous. March 2015

Charming place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We travelled to Le Bouge as a group of married friends in our 30’s. The setting is beautiful as is the ‘house’ and was easy enough to find given the helpful directions from the owner, Rahul. I wanted to note that nothing was too much trouble for Rahul who was insightful and answered any qu’s we had in a very timely manner. A car is a must but we never spent more than an hour in it given the proximity of the house to the highlights of Aquitaine and the Dordogne. The house is very comfortable, big enough to lose yourself and great for socializing, the pool area is set against the backdrop of rolling French countryside and is the perfect place to relax. During our week stay we cycled, ran and walked, we visited Marmande, Eymet, Duras, Bordeaux, Monbazillac, Bergerac, and St Emillion. At no point did we tire of good food and wine or beautiful countryside! If you are looking for a place where you can relax in a quiet setting and enjoy the French countryside, I would recommend Le Bouge without reservation.

Mitch. September 2014

Charming place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I visited the charming Le Bouge in Sept 2014 for a final little end of summer jaunt and fell in love with the place. It’s about an hour and half or just under drive from Bordeaux airport so a hire car is necessary to get to Le Bouge and is also handy for then taking day trips out to lots of the lovely scenic spots close by such as Bergerac, Monbazillac or Eymet for a walk around the beautiful lake. Le Bouge itself is just a perfect little spot. I say little, actually it is very spacious with several large bedrooms large living rooms and a fabulous kitchen for cooking up great meals to enjoy in the characterful dining room or outdoors by the pool side. Le Bouge is ideal for a family holiday because it is so spacious and equally great if you are a group of friends. I loved our evening meals where we would crack open a bottle of wine or two which we’d picked up at one of the many local supermarkets. We had some of the best wine at a fraction of the cost we’d pay back in England. I am now obsessed with Sauternes and I’m hoping to visit again this summer and actually get over to do some tastings at one of the wineries. I honestly can’t recommend this place enough. You will not be disappointed and if you visit once I’m sure you’ll be looking to book a return trip. I certainly am!

Perveen A. September 2014

A lovely holiday home, welcoming and relaxing with a sense of antiquity. Overall an idyllic and very special rental, which we look forward to return to in 2015. The level of personal care from you made the property feel more than just a rental and more like the home of a friend. Thank you.

Phil. 2014

French oasis
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We spent 4 glorious days at Le Bouge in late September. The chateau itself is tastefully decorated, has spacious and light rooms. We stayed on the first floor in a beautiful bedroom with en suite bath room and magnificent views over the inviting garden and pool.

Speaking of which, it was a very warm Indian Summer weekend and we spent a lot of the time in the clean and refreshing pool.

Le Bouge is also ideally located to explore the surrounding vineyards and picturesque villages. We also reached Bordeaux and the Dune du Pilat in an easy day trip.

Can’t wait to come back!

Anonymous. September 2014

Great week with the family
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We spent a lovely week in August with the kids (and grandkids). The property is in a beautiful, quiet location. Despite its feeling of being away from it all, it is still possible to do lots of interesting things which we did anyway. We went to Bordeaux, which we found stunning. We also cycled for a day along the Garonne Canal ending up in a nearby village to cool off with beers. We also visited St Emilion. We also visited Dune de Pila – the highest dunes in Europe, almost two hours drive but a highlight of our trip.

Inside the house everything was quite well organised. The kitchen was well equipped and we often ate at home. Sonos was a bonus too. We are now converts to this form of listening to music having tried it here.

Daniel A. August 2014

We have so enjoyed the peace of this lovely petit chateau. Such a lovely and memorable family ‘week of rest’ in an otherwise frantic summer.

Carolyn E. August 2014

You have a wonderful house which has been a great base for a very happy family holiday for parents and children alike.

David B. August 2014

The most lovely week with the most lovely people in my life. Le Bouge will be special in our memories from now on.

Nicky C. August 2014

After a wonderful week in ‘Le Bouge’ we are all leaving happy but sad to go Cycling along the Garonne canal, visiting Bordeaux & St EMilion were among the highlights. We realised in the end that we did not stay enough. A great place we would like to return to

Amanda. July 2014

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