(FVA) Villa Alouette. Stunning 360 deg views, Pool. Near Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Bergerac in SW France
- Local Area
- Private 12m x 5m heated pool
- Pool alarm
- Large private garden
- Insect screens on bedroom windows
- Private drive/parking
- Table tennis
- Golf courses nearby
- Cot and high chair
- Cycle hire
- Underfloor heating
- Situated on one level
- Room fans
- Washing machine
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 either swimming or play. This part of the garden is a secluded and intimate outdoor space with plenty of lounges and seating for sunbathing, snoozing under parasols or dining al fresco.
The pool is secured by an alarm and is heated between June and September.
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
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|6 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|23 Sep 2023 - 15 Dec 2023||€1,400.00||€1,400.00|
|16 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023||€2,200.00||€2,200.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 12 Apr 2024||€1,500.00|
|13 Apr 2024 - 17 May 2024||€1,700.00|
|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|
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.
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
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 and animals! Drinks and snacks. 20km. Facebook page link.
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
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.
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.