(FMDT) Maison de Tilleul
- Local Area
- Private pool
- Large gardens
- Games room
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV
- Internet WiFi
- Books and games
- Private off road parking
- Cot & highchair
- Cycle hire
- Golf nearby
- Short drive to village
- Private catering available
- Supermarkets shops
- Bars restaurants nearby
Maison de Tilleul is a well presented, pretty holiday cottage with three bedrooms all on ground-floor level. Private pool and garden. Situated near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
A very large shared garden for relaxing and equally good for outdoor games with plenty of space, you will soon find your own private space.
The neighbouring sister property owned by the same family Maison du Peche, whilst the properties are separate, please note that the 2 acres of gardens are shared which can be nice for making friends with fellow holiday makers. The pool is strictly used by Maison de Tilleul.
You can rent both the properties if you wish, Trespontets.
Trespontets is both this house, Maison de Tilleul and Maison du Peche, these properties are rented as a whole during the summer peak season.
This house, Maison de Tilleul is not available to rent on its own during July and August.
The area around Duras and Allemans
4km to the butchers, restaurants and bar at Allemans du Dropt. 10km to the medieval town of Duras with shops and restaurants. Set in a tranquil location in the Bordeaux wine region South West France.
Close to the village of Allemans du Dropt, sat on the River Dropt, with horse riding, canoeing, camping and a friendly bar and restaurant. There is a nearby 9 hole golf course within a 15 minute drive and many local walks, hikes and lakes for swimming. The historic town of Duras, with the famous Chateau Duras is just 7 minutes by car, there you will find many bars and restaurants and the local market. The Dordogne river is within a 30 min drive and one can follow the river for miles, taking in the sites and not forgetting the caves and the cave paintings.
The garden, which has a 40 ft Lime tree, is over two acres, with well kept lawns, shrubs, bushes, fruit trees and ample seating for relaxing lazy days and alfresco dining.
The houses are surrounded by great eateries; Monteton (3.5km) where the views are stunning boast a bohemian jazz bar, a fine dining restaurant and a 12th century church, from the view point you can see the 13 bell towers of nearby churches across the vista. There are also several places to eat in the nearby by Monsegur (15km), Duras and Marmande (21km). The Colonnes Restaurant in Monsegur has live music every Tuesday evening so booking is usually recommended.
All accommodation is on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1. Spacious, luxurious and light room with Super King Size bed (180cm x 200cm). Electric shutters to the windows.
Bedroom 2. Single bed (90cm x 190cm) with the possibility to add an additional single bed if required. Electric shutters to window.
Bedroom 3. Another spacious and luxuriously presented room with Super King Size bed (180cm x 200cm). Electric shutters to windows and door.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary change of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. 1 x hairdryer and fans in each bedroom
Modern and well presented shower room with corner shower, basin unit and wc.
The well equipped kitchen is modern with a lovely country feel and views over the grounds. Electric oven, Gas job, Extractor fan, Washing machine, Dishwasher, Pantry cupboard with microwave, Kettle, coffee machine, cafetière, Island unit with stools, Fridge freezer.
Lounge / diner
Beautifully presented open plan living space with two sets of double doors opening onto the alfresco eating area and gardens.
Wifi, 2 & 3 seater sofa, armchair, Dining table seats 8, 42 ” TV with free view sky, DVD player, I pad docking station, DVD’s, Games.
Games room with table tennis & table football.
The large 2 acres of gardens are shared by the two properties, you have your own separate driveways.
Pretty seating area with table & chairs seating 10 with large umbrella for shade, BBQ.
Private swimming pool
The private, above ground pool measures 3.4m x 6m and is 1.2m deep, there is a deck for loungers and chairs.
Luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the price.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Private pastry classes and catering
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles also available in the area.
What to do in the area
Weekly farmers markets, restaurants, cycle hire, local adventure park – more information on whats on locally is in the ‘Local Area’ tab above.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux famous wine region where there are plenty of vineyards for tastings and tours. The picturesque towns of Allemans, 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 36km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.
The famous sandy bay at Arcachon (146km) with Europes tallest sand dune, Dune du Pilat. This is the start of a 150 mile long sandy beach south past Biscarosse, or while the day away meander your way around Arcachon and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many French restaurants.
Bordeaux, TGV. 100km
Gare de Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, Bordeaux / Bergerac line. 30km
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 560 miles
Caen 430 miles
Changeover day: Any changeover day, flexible
Minimum one week with extra days charged on a pro rata basis. Winter bookings taken for the individual cottages.
Maison du Tilleul is not available to rent on it’s own from 29th June until 30th August 2019 as it is rented as a whole during the summer peak season as Trespontets, which is this house and Maison du Peche.
If you require more privacy of the pool and want all of the grounds both properties can be rented together at any time. View prices and information to book both properties together please view Trespontets.
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £300 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.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
Included in the price:
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided. A complimentary change of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Heating by electric wall heaters.
The local area and what to do, Allemans du Dropt / Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Maison de Tilleul is situated near the village of Allemans du Dropt 4.2km, sat on the River Dropt, with horse riding, canoeing, camping and a friendly bar and restaurant. There is a nearby 9 hole golf course within a 15 minute drive and many local walks, hikes and lakes for swimming.
The towns of Monsegur (15km) and Duras (8km) in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.
Bordeaux city centre is a 100km drive to the west and Bergerac is 40km to the east, Saint Émilion 50km 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 50km. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.
Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.
This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe’s, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.
Tree adventure and climbing park
Just 15km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 35km 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 148km, 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.
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 your holiday villa. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.
Yes we believe chocolate is also an activity… we often have to visit and make sure the quality is up to standard so we can continue to recommend this.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory. 2km from Duras.
Public tennis courts
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.
Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 26km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa. Golf Les Vigiers – Le Vigier – 24240 Monestier ( 25 ‘ drive) – Ph +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family oriented horse riding club. Ponies available. English spoken.
Wild life park, animals
Ferme Exotique 88km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 100km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Aqualand water park is 137km located at Bassin D’Arcachon www.aqualand.fr/les-parcs,bassin_d_arcachon.html
Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.
Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.
Duras: Every Monday from 8.30 to 14:00 (closes at 12:00 from September to June). Nice market, excellent Organic veg’s & fruit producer. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (4km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (30km): 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 (37km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (16km): Every Thursday morning.
From 1st of July till End of August, very successful, where you can eat and dance, with many craft and food stands. Go early if you want to park close to the village.
Duras (8km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (4km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (15km) 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 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 18km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 27km.