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  • Villa Alouette with a feature pool
  • Villa Alouette with a feature pool
  • Poolside at Villa Alouette
  • Evening by the pool copy
  • The living room has wonderful views
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • The shaded north terrace of Villa Alouette, looking west, the place to be for the sunsets

Villa Alouette. Stunning 360 deg views. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac SW France

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€1500 to €4300
Stunning 360-degree views on a hilltop surrounded by 1 hectare of land. Set entirely on the ground floor. Feature heated pool. Short drive to historical towns with restaurants, cafés, weekly markets and summer night markets. Centrally located near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne SW France.
€1500 to €4300
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  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
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  • Private 12m x 5m heated pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Large private garden
  • Insect screens
  • Views
  • WiFi
  • Private drive/parking
  • Table tennis
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cot and high chair
  • Cycle hire available
  • Underfloor heating
  • Situated on one level
  • Room fans
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • BBQ
  • Satellite TV
  • Private Catering available
  • Shops/restaurants nearby

Villa Alouette is a 250m2 three-bedroom French holiday villa, a real home from home serene retreat with stunning 360-degree views over the surrounding countryside. 12m x 5m heated private feature swimming pool. Located between Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region of France.

Nestled into a hillside on a full hectare of private land, this graceful home has 360-degree views across the countryside. Designed by the architect to capture the magnificent and lush landscape within total privacy. From the orchards and wisteria vines to the distant pastures, this home is meant to appreciate nature.

Living areas

The post and beam architecture, arched entries, alcoves and promenades are a nod to the past but with updated amenities. Villa Alouette has multiple French doors open to the terraces, gardens and pool for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The house is set over 175m2.

Living room
The spacious entry hall leads into an elegantly appointed living room of comfort, art and sophistication, with high ceilings and lots of light. there is a TV and DVD player.

The adjacent library is time away for reading while the dining room is the place to gather and enjoy some of the finest local food and wines together.

The kitchen is compact and well equipped with appliances and everything you’ll need for family meals.

Dining room
Situated next to the kitchen, the dining table and chairs look out through the double opening doors onto a terrace and wonderful views.


All bedrooms have insect screens fitted on the windows.

The large master bedroom features an en-suite bath, shower room, and private dressing area. The bed is electrically adjusted.

Two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the villa provide an enormous amount of space all with lovely views and private access to the terraces and pool, these bedrooms can be connected or separated.
Master bedroom The bed is electrically adjusted and measures 180cm wide 190cm long.

Bedroom 2 Twin bedroom, beds are 90cm wide 190cm long, these can be made as a large double if you wish, en-suite shower room. Shared wc with the Double room, there is an additional wc in the hallway next to the Double room.

Bedroom 3 Double bedroom large double bed, en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 can be accessed directly from the pool terrace or via bedroom 2.

Each bedroom has a hairdryer supplied for your convenience.

Additional features

With everything to make you feel at home including Wi-Fi, a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with a Nespresso machine, comfy furnishings for up to six people and heated floors.

There is a washing machine, tumble drier in the adjoining laundry/pantry and a spare cot that sleeps one. We’ve also thought of the kids and have included a high chair, swings, toys and table tennis.

The long driveway has plenty of parking.

A quiet rural setting, Villa Alouette is made for relaxing.

Private heated swimming pool

The pool area is one of the highlights of the home. Measuring 12m x 5m, it’s large enough and geometrically designed for swimming or play. This part of the garden is a secluded and intimate outdoor space with plenty of loungers and seating for sunbathing, snoozing under parasols, or dining al fresco.
The pool is salt water and secured by an alarm.

Note: please see the “Price” tab for full details of the pool opening dates and pool heating (additional charges may apply for pool heating depending on the time of year).

Cycle hire

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.



  • Bergerac 42km
  • Bordeaux 100km
  • Toulouse 200km


  • Bordeaux station (TGV) 70km
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 24km
  • La Reole (Bordeaux line) train station 22km


  • Calais 577 miles
  • Le Havre 430 miles

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

Dates Price for 7 nights from
6 personsShortbreaks from
18 May 2024 - 14 Jun 2024€2,200.00
15 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024€2,600.00
29 Jun 2024 - 02 Aug 2024€3,950.00
03 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024€4,300.00
24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024€2,400.00
31 Aug 2024 - 20 Sep 2024€1,900.00
21 Sep 2024 - 04 Nov 2024€1,600.00
01 Mar 2025 - 11 Apr 2025€2,000.00
12 Apr 2025 - 16 May 2025€2,300.00
17 May 2025 - 13 Jun 2025€2,600.00
14 Jun 2025 - 27 Jun 2025€3,000.00
28 Jun 2025 - 01 Aug 2025€3,950.00
02 Aug 2025 - 22 Aug 2025€4,300.00
23 Aug 2025 - 29 Aug 2025€3,200.00
30 Aug 2025 - 19 Sep 2025€2,800.00
20 Sep 2025 - 07 Nov 2025€2,500.00
20 Dec 2025 - 03 Jan 2026€3,000.00€3,000.00

Changeover day: Saturday during the peak season

We are able to consider other changeover days outside of peak season, please contact us with your requirements.
Short breaks are available subject to a minimum price of 1 week.

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of 700 € is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from 17:00
Departure by 10:00

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels.
Bookings of 2 weeks or more receive a complimentary supply of bedding every week and a 4-hour clean.

Pool information:

The pool is open from April 20th to November 4th 2024. April 19th to October 31st 2025.
Pool heating is included in the rental price 18th of May to September 20th. May 17th to September 19th 2025.
During all other dates, it is €250 per week if required.

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

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We are able to consider other changeover days outside of peak season, please contact us with you requirements.

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

Villa Alouette is situated near the towns of Monsegur (8km) and Duras (3.5km) in the region of Nouvelle 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 Emilion 41km 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 hosts 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 host to many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy

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 products at a very reasonable price.

The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau that offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world-famous St Emilion (40km), a designated world heritage site that 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.


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.


Coast, Beach and Water park

A freshwater lake with a 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 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, and kids’ play area…. great for the whole family.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 160km, 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 4km, 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, 3km 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. 3km.

Zip wire adventure and climbing park

Just 5km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 45km.

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
  • 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 Villa Alouette. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.

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 plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further downstream. Of course, the easiest way is a boat trip and letting someone else do the work.

Canoe Kayak hire:

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


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 a relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Ph +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 20km. Facebook page link.

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.

Wildlife park, animals, zoo

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and refreshments are just 14km away. Parc du Griffon
Ferme Exotique 75km away.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 95km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com


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 veggies and fruit producer, Nicolas. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and so on by Mr & Mrs Ros…excellent! …. and many stalls of food/non-food.
Sainte Foy La Grande (21km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Quite a big market with excellent producers.
Monségur: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice small market with a good fish stand next to the restaurant Le Grand Cep and a fantastic pork butcher under the covered market.
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 stalls. Go early if you want to park close to the village.
Duras (3km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till the end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (9km) Night market: Every Friday evening till the end of August.
Monsegur (8km) 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 9 am to 1 pm.

Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Baker – Boulangerie, Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Excellent croissants, fantastic cornflour and rustic bread, 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
16 Boulevard Jean Brisseau, in Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Ph +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com

We have had a fabulous time at Villa Alouette. The house itself is beautiful, just as advertised but in reality far much better and exceeded our expectations. We have spend mots days by the pool and in the pool, having experienced great weather, taking full advantage of the equipment and facilities available to us at the Villa.The surroundings and grounds are stunning providing us a relaxing and peaceful . We are very sad to be leaving after a very memorable and enjoyable holiday. We will definitely looking to book an other holiday here as soon as we can.

The T. Family, UK. September 2023

We already came a few years ago. Nothing much has changed within this walls, around Duras or within France.Frédéric as helpful as ever. The perennial aide. We look forward to each visit, availability ( this villa and ours ) depending.Thanks as ever for enabling our visit and to the dedicated team who prepare and clean in preparation. Much appreciated.

The B. Party, UK. September 2023

My wife and I, along with our eldest granddaughter, spent a truly memorable week at Maison Baleyssagues. For an introduction to the region of unspoilt bastide towns of upper Lot-et Garonne, eastern Gironde and Dordogne, Villa Alouette provides a superb base. It commands a beautiful panoramic view of the open countryside in all directions, which includes the extraordinary Château de Duras, itself an unmissable example of national, regional and local dedication to conservation of cultural heritage. Celebrated names like Saint Emilion, Bergerac, Sarlat-la-Canéda and Bordeaux, itself, also feature in a list of must-see’s offering a variety of attractions for every taste – and all within manageable reach.
(Speaking of taste, do not miss le Pain de maïs at the boulangerie in Duras. It is to die for, easy to cut into toast-able slices and retains its moistness for a week.) (Frederic will vouch for this.)
We cannot praise the villa without including its Property Manager, Frederic Guiraud, most welcoming and helpful, and always available at request on short notice. His welcome pack is the most thoughtful and generous we have ever encountered over many years of villa rentals in France. He has managed to compile a bound guide book featuring excellent introductions and practical visitor information on a multitude of towns and notable sites throughout the region. It obviously reflects considerable work and must be the most comprehensive visitor guide we have experienced anywhere. 
As for the villa, itself, it does justice to all the pictures you will have seen in the property listing. We found it impeccably clean and in excellent repair. We thoroughly enjoyed eating outside on the terraces, luxuriating and playing in and by the pool and feasting on the views, especially in the evenings after a busy day of touring. The beautifully tuned piano must also be mentioned for those who enjoy playing on a fine instrument or just gently tinkling for leisurely entertainment.

The K. Family, UK. September 2023

We have been holidaying in this area from over 30 years and without doubt, this is one of the most special places we have stayed in.
We plan to return next summer !

The K. Family, UK. July 2023

We can honestly say that Villa Alouette is the best property that we have stayed in in France. The photographs on the website do not really do the house justice. It is located in a wonderful elevated position, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The house is equipped to a very high standard with an abundance of crockery and cutlery. There were so many lovely touches, with fresh flower arrangements in several rooms and the best welcome pack we have ever had in our seven years of visiting France.
Thanks Frédéric for welcoming us to the Villa and looking after us during our stay. Can you pass on our thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in their lovely home.

The A. Family, UK. May 2023

We are returning guest since now more than 5 years. We love Villa Alouette and Frédéric !
We love everything in the house and all the different changes/improvement in the house due to new ownership. Pool remain the same with its impressive shape !
The only negative point is that the house is rapidly fully booked !!!

The S. family, UK. April 2023

As regular visitors we choose this area for over 30 years. This is without doubt the loveliest property we we ever had. The location and settings are glorious. We loved to sat in every places of the garden and at different times of the day. Loved the relaxing and beautiful pool area enjoyed the tasteful but functional rooms and cooked every night in this well appointed kitchen. All the small touches and details show great level of consideration from the owners. Thank you so much Frederick has been welcoming and helpful it was lovely to come back and we hope to return at least once next year.

Tim and Joana UK. September 2022

This is a lovely villa. Probably one of the best appointed in which we have ever stayed.
The pool and outdoor areas are just delightful. Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter enjoyed picking up wonderful plums and playing with the games and toys in the little library.
Adults enjoyed the beautiful view end is sunsets.
How peaceful our surroundings where especially when we are used to the traffic noise of city ! Special thanks to Frederick who helped us where we had a little medical emergency.

The A. Family Edinburgh, UK. September 2022

This was our sixth visit to Villa Alouette – it really is a perfect place to stay! The villa was as comfortable and elegant as always with lots of stylish new touches that we enjoyed. There’s everything a family can possibly need from games and books to a wonderful new kitchen to fantastic grounds to walk and play in. The pool in particular was well used as it was so hot during our visit. It’s a lovely place to swim and relax. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and offers lots of fun and interesting places to visit with some great restaurants nearby. Particular favourites to eat for us are La Terrasse in Duras and Restaurant Italian Des Arcades in Eymet. The night market in Duras is also well worth a visit to try local wines and food. This was our sixth visit to the villa but it won’t be our last!

Peter and Claire, Hertfordshire, UK. September 2022

Villa Alouette is lovely. It’s as nice as the photos , the beds are super comfortable , the kitchen very well equipped and the pool area and outside terraces are charming , one with wonderful views and sunsets . The property manager is extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help with some issues we had . Thank you! We’ll be back

Mrs F. London UK. July 2022

The most enjoyable part of France .
The most enjoyable stay in “luxe” villa.
fresh veg from Duras market on Monday
eating out at Eymet, almost any restaurant will do, butr particular favourites are Cour d’Eymet and Château les Vigiers
watching the red kites hunting over the fields in the evening .The lizards and the geko on the patio .

All in all a memorable experience. We aren’t the first stop in dream estate agents window displays and we wait not to be last. Merci !

The Russel B. family, UK. June 2022

We’ve had an amazing two weeks at this gorgeous property.
On arrival we have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the house and it’s beauty. It has been lovingly designed to a very high standard and certainly has the “wow” factor on arrival.
Frederik and the staff were very helpful and made our stay very special.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us,
Best wishes

The C. Family, UK. June 2022

Thank you Nick and Tessa for the most fantastic two weeks in your wonderful house.
Frederik was a star. We relaxed properly for the first time in a long while. Ate delicious food quaffed too much wine and swam all day in your pool. We hope to return one day.

Tim and Clare, London, UK. May 2022

A fantastic week at the villa. We were lucky enough to get a last minute booking when travel restrictions were listed. We were slightly anxious about travelling in this times but always felt safe and welcomed be the locals. We’re so pleased we did came !
The villa is very well equipped and Frederic was so informative and helpful.
The massive selling point for us was the gorgeous pool and gardens as well as the stunning setting and amazing views from every angle ! We spent many nights eating cheese and drinking wine while watching the sun set and then gazing at the star-rider sky.
This is definitely one of the most beautiful part of France we’ve been to.
We enjoyed the local mornings and nights market in Duras, kayaking down the Dropt river and would recommend visiting local town/villages like Eymet, Villeréal and others mentioned in the guide. St Emilion is also a family favorite and is a must-visit! We now have a car full of wine !
Thanks for an amazing week ! we hope to be back soon.

Martin Y. Hampshire, UK. July 2020

A wonderful week at the Villa . The house is extremely well set up and equipped.
We enjoyed cooking and eating at all of the dining spots inside and outside.
Some of our party even swam in the pool, though the season was over.
We also enjoyed walks in the surrounding countryside and three terrific day trips. We highly recommend La Table de Catusseau – imaginative and exquisite.
Thanks to Frederic four his excellent support.

Carol N Perth, Australia. September 28th 2019 (3 weeks)

Had a wonderful 2 weeks at the Villa in Lot et Garonne.
Great days out in Bordeaux and the countryside. Weather great for the most part. Really enjoyed the super pool – which have been the best so far.
Thanks so much to Frederic for being such an entertaining host.
See you gain soon.

Mrs N. Manchester UK. September 14th 2019 (2 weeks)

We have been to this Villa so many times and once again it has been a wonderful time. There ‘s so much to entertain here and it gets the family together. I also don’t want to leave but I still have home.

Dominic C. 8 years old London UK. June 6th 2019

Had the most relaxing week just wished we’d booked 2 weeks instead of 1 !!!
The villa is so peaceful and tranquil and somehow the walls resonate with the music within.
Perfect, Thank you Frédéric

The D family Leicestershire, UK. September 15th 2018

Another wonderful stay and probably the best September weather yet.
Thank you again to all who make it possible for us stay here.
Just perfect !

The C. family Kent, UK. September 1st 2018 (2 weeks)

We loved the piano and we played on it every day. We’ve also loved the swimming pool because it was so hot but refreshing.
Thank you Frederic, lovely house, must we go ???

The H. family Kent, UK. August 4th 2018 (2 weeks)

We’ve had a fabulous week in this gem of a villa. It’s so homely & peaceful here. It’s lovely to come back to at the end of the day. A perfect venue for an 80th birthday celebration !

The K. party Southhampton, UK. July 21st 2018

An other great holiday at the Villa; We have had a wonderful time once again and the best weather to date ! Sunshine all the way !
As always many thanks to Frederic for the warmest of welcomes ( as always) and are going home with more memories of the Villa.

The C. family Sheffield, UK. July 7th 2018

What a wonderful place to celebrate two birthday and a 25th anniversary.
Weather has been glorious .
Thank you for all the fresh flowers in the room.
Fabienne, what would we have done without you, thank you and Frederic always at the end on the phone to answer questions…Thank you !

We’ve booked the villa 2 years ago ( its very popular !) and it has been worth to wait.

The T family Wiltshire, UK. June 23rd 2018 (2 weeks)

Lovely tranquil house, everything provided, for a very relaxing week and mixed weather, but not annoying with the house like that.Frederic was very friendly and helpful.We would love to come back hopefully one day.

And such beautiful roses all around the house !!

Thanks again

The F. family London, UK. May 2018

A lovely place, a lovely house and a lovely time, many thanks

The P. and the B. family, New York and Chicago, USA. September 16th - 23rd 2017

A fantastic week at this beautiful villa ! we appreciated the warm welcome from Frédéric and the fresh flowers in nearly every room. We made full use of the pool and BBQ and enjoyed watching the sunset in the evening. It is a shame to leave.

Thanks !

The S. family, Gloucestershire, UK. August 5th - 12th August 2017

Second time, Enjoyed our stay very much. Warm welcome and good service !
Of course lovely home and garden.
Thanks! See you later

Family van H. Tilburg, The Netherland. July 15th - 29th July 2017

This is the third visit to the Villa- it’s beginning to feel like home !!!
Another wonderful stay- we had great time yet again and sorry to leave the peace and tranquility behind.
Thanks to Frédéric as always for the very warm welcome, always here if needed.
So lots of memories to take home and thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

The C. Family, London UK. July 8th - July 15th 2017

Beauty and tranquility
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A great time had in a spacious and thoughtfully designed place set apart in very peaceful landscape. Clean and comfortable with all you could possibly need for a restful holiday – thankyou!

Christian H, June 2017

We were absolutely overwhelmed by beauty, tranquility and views surrounding the wonderful home.Such a privilege to spend time here forming special memories with the family – especially celebrating a significant birthday !
Despite extremes of weather – a heat wave for the first week, very stormy the second – we enjoyed the gorgeous pool, BBQ’d, had a vineyard tour and wine tasting, kayaked on the Dordogne and much more.
Frédéric’s warmth, helpfulness and attention to detail was very much appreciated- we can’t praise the level of service and thoughtfulness enough !
Thank you so much !

The H. family Devon, UK. 17th June - 1st July 2017

We’ve spent a perfect week in this comfortable and delicate house.
We’ve appreciated the garden, the view and the region.
The storm also has been perfectly organised !!
Our special thanks to Frédéric for his friendly welcome, assistance and suggestions.

Family V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. June 10th 2017

“Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your lovely villa. The elegant surroundings of Alouette helped made our holiday here in Duras very relaxing. The hillside setting is the perfect backdrop to enjoy stunning sunsets, sunrises and shooting stars. It was a shame to leave.”
The H family, September 2016

“Glorious sunshine for us all week. We’ve had a lovely time exploring. The children pretended to be Rapunzel at Château de Duras and had a wonderful day the Lac de Lougratte. I jogged in and out of the grape wines, which was surprisingly exhausting. We all had too many croissants ! Thank you for a terrific week in gorgeous setting.”
The L family, August 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful holiday, staying in your beautiful villa. We have loved the pool and the garden, the views are stunning and we have very much enjoyed taking our coffee in the mornings and drinking our wine, sitting at the various places dotted so perfectly around the grounds. We have enjoyed the Monday morning market in Duras and the night market at Monsegur on Wednesday evening.  It has been a truly relaxing and enjoyable week.”
The R Family, July 2016

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this superb villa. Enjoyed it all the views, the pool, the food and especially the peace and tranquility. Thank you to all that helped our stay be so lovely. PS: Loved the little touches in the house- the fresh flowers etc…”
The P family, June 2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A Beautiful property in a delightful setting
“The property was beautifully furnished with attractive features and decoration. We found the property well equipped and very comfortable for 2 adult couples ( I am sure it would be fine for 6 people as well.)The kitchen may seem slightly on small side for some , but with a barbecue and plenty of outside eating we didn’t find this a problem.The setting is fantastic, with wonderful views, but still located near enough to amenities for practicalities. The pool had easy access and was well maintained , unobtrusively, during our stay.Our favourite villa rental in France from 20 years of holidays , and hoping to return.”
Lucy C, August 2015

“Thank you Aleid and Louis for allowing us to share your beautiful home.
Despite the unseasonable weather we had a fantastic time here and have thoroughly enjoyed the house, pool and gardens. The views are spectacular. Frédéric is a gem, he has been so very friendly and welcoming, always contactable and helpful even in the thunderstorm and following power cut. We will take away photos and memories that will last long into the future.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Fantastic property with great facilities and views. Home from home. Communication throughout our booking and stay were second to none Great experience all round. Thanks to everyone”
Gerard R. North Yorkshire, UK, Friday 18th September 2015

“We have had a wonderful 2 weeks here and feel privileged to have stayed at Villa Alouette.
inside the property is comfortable and well equipped and interesting.
Outside we loved the pool, views and appreciated the wonderful weather.
Thank you Frédéric for being welcoming and looking after the pool and everything else !
and also the housekeeper we loved the fresh flowers !”
Alan C. Kent, UK, 11th September 2015

“A lovely welcome from Frederick who made us feel very much at home.
We soon settled into your beautiful villa & stunning surroundings.
The pool was amazing and enjoyed by all.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.
Bella: It was the best holiday ever !! Age 8.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The property was excellent, beautifully furnished, great pool. Superb location. Would recommend to anybody wanting something special for a holiday.”
Family B. and K., London, 21st August 2015

“A wonderful week spent at this wonderful villa.
Had a lovely time visiting Château de Monbazillac, Montcaret and Bordeaux.
We all have had a fantastic time in the swimming pool. The children didn’t want to get out!
Thank you to Frédéric for a warm welcome on our arrival.
We would love to stay again.”
Steve S. Devon, UK, 15th August 2015

“Thank you for a lovely time in your beautiful home.The pool is amazing as well as the views. We’ve had a wonderful time visiting Eymet, Duras, Monsegur the Médoc and St Emilion.
We recommend the night markets, especially Monsegur. Thanks to Frédéric who has been so helpful.
Thank you again.”
Rachael D. Berkshire, UK, 8th August 2015

“Once again we have had a wonderful time here in your beautiful home. It has been so nice to come back here.
The weather has been glorious, the pool fantastic and we have enjoyed ourselves immensely !!!
Many thanks to Frédéric for making the pool so lovely!
We would all love to return again someday. Thank You !”
Peter C. Sheffield, UK, July 25th 2015

“We have had a lovely spent in this beautiful villa. We all felt very relaxed. The pool was very welcoming especially as it was such a hot week.
The views are spectacular. We enjoyed the night markets in Duras and Monsegur.
Would recommend the Terrasse restaurant in Duras.
Thank you Frédéric for being so helpful.”
Sue C. Cheshire, UK, 17th July 2015

“With grateful thanks for a very relaxing week in your lovely house. We really enjoyed the beautiful views and surrounding countryside; the sunsets were amazing.
The weather was very kind to us with soaring temperatures, dips in the pool were most welcome.”
Denise G. Kent, UK, 10th July 2015

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Such an honour to spend time in such a special part of the world, a little piece of heaven surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers and lavender. We drank wonderful wine and ate far too much cheese.Thank you Frédéric for taking care of us and bringing us some fans to appease the heat. We look forward to visiting again one day soon.”
Nick M. Cape Town, 3rd July 2015

“We loved staying in your beautiful home. The facilities, garden, decor and views were stunning. Frederic has looked after us so well. We have taken long country walks, visited local villages and markets. We went to Les Eyzies for tonnes of incredible caves including Rouffignac. Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable holiday.
PS: many fabulous table tennis tournaments with bubbles as fuel…”
Sue M. Cheshire, UK, September 2014

“What a privilege to stay in a such a beautiful house and countryside of Duras. We will go back home with a head full of nice memories. »
Serge B. Montreal, Canada, August/September 2014

“We have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Many thanks for the beautiful house and views. We have enjoyed the sunshine, the fantastic pool and of course the piano. As musicians having a piano was important. To learn the house belongs to a famous pianist was awesome! We have played jazz everyday and the sound of the piano across the evening air was a dream. Thank you Frederic for looking after us.”
Paul R. Hertfordshire, UK, August 2014

“What an amazing holiday we had! Lots of lounging around the pool and BBQ’s. The house is beautiful and the views are spectacular.    We will be visiting next year !!”
Suzanna W. London, UK, August 2014

“The property has been great and the surroundings beautiful. Despite the somewhat iffy weather, a lovely time. Lots of BBQs and some epic table tennis battles!! Thank you for sharing your house with us, we’re sad we have to leave.”
Jessica B. Liverpool, UK, August 2014

“What an amazing experience, in a truly beautiful part of France ( and new to us all). The house is lovely as well as the 360° views – magical! The kids loved the pool and we managed to get them out for food and sleep!”
Jonathan S. Woking, UK, July 2014

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We’ve loved every minute of staying here and there’s been something for everyone- grandparents, parents and children! It’s been a hard job getting the kids out of the pool to go home but we hope we can return again one day. Thank you.”
Steve C. Sheffield, UK, July 2014

“Thank you for this lovely week in your home. We enjoyed nice weather and the warm pool with our grandchild. The sunsets were glorious and the pleasure of eating outside was memorable. We’ve travelled around the area and can see why you would want to live here!! ”
Roger A. Surrey, UK, July 2014

“Spending a week here was just fantastic. We’ve enjoyed the lovely sunsets. We had lot’s of fun by the pool and had excellent BBQs. We will definitely come back “
Maarten B. W.  The Netherlands, June 2014

“We have absolutely loved staying here at Villa Alouette!
We have enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, laying by the pool and preparing meals together. Chef Arnaud was wonderful and we highly recommend him. We visited Duras, Villeneuve sur Lot and St Emilion, Ste Foy, Bordeaux and Cap Ferret. Coming back home here at the of the day always felt like home and we hope to visit again. This is our 10th  anniversary and this home was a great vacation for a special trip together. Thank you for sharing your house “
Stephanie W. Atlanta USA, May 2014

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