(FMD) Maison Duras with a private pool, walk to restaurants. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac in SW France
- Local Area
- 6.5m x 4m private pool
- English and French TV
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Cots (2) and high chair (1)
- Pet friendly
- Cycle hire available
- Golf and tennis nearby
- Private catering available
- Shops /restaurants 5 min walk
- Duras Chateau 5 min walk
- Bergerac airport 40 km
- Bordeaux airport 96 km
Maison Duras is a detached French holiday home with air-conditioned bedrooms, a private swimming pool, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in an ideal small-town location to walk to restaurants and shops and explore the wine regions of Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne.
Maison Duras is just 5 minutes level walk from the ancient centre of Duras with restaurants, boulangerie, shops and café bars. A weekly traditional market is held every Monday morning, and during the peak summer months, there is a weekly night market on a Thursday evening.
A comprehensive Carrefour supermarket and petrol station are located at Duras (1 mile) or Monsegur (6 miles).
Monsegur (Gironde) is another ancient Bastide town. Both towns offer picturesque settings which are host to all the amenities you could wish for including restaurants, cafés, bars, boulangerie, pharmacies, banks/ATMs and every week there is a traditional French market in both towns and atmospheric night markets during the summer months. There are many festivals and events going on throughout the region all year round, including a popular wine festival at the Chateau de Duras and the 24 Heures du Swing music festival in Monsegur.
There is lots of beautiful countryside on the doorstep for walks and cycling around the area.
The kitchen is open to the dining and living area and is equipped with an American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, double oven and ceramic hob, cafetière and electric coffee filter machine. There is a small utility area off the kitchen with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
The cosy lounge has a wood-burning stove as a lovely focal point and overlooks the garden and pool, double French doors open onto the alfresco dining terrace with a large circular rattan dining table and chairs seating 8 people. TV with both French and English-speaking channels.
There is an air-conditioned office/TV room on the ground floor with a good size sofa bed which can sleep an additional 1 or 2 guests if required.
Each bedroom is air-conditioned.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Each bedroom is equipped with air-conditioning, a hairdryer, and a room fan.
Bedroom 1 (Ground floor)
Twin beds (90cm x 200cm each), walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with bath with shower over, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2 (Upper floor)
Double bed (140cm x 200cm), en-suite shower room with washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 3 (Upper floor)
Twin beds (90cm x 190cm each), en-suite shower room with wash basin and WC.
TV room (Ground floor)
An air-conditioned TV room with a good-sized double sofa bed, this is next to a shower room and wc. The office/TV room is ideally suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children. The house is suitable for up to 7 adults. Wi-Fi broadband.
Separate shower and wc on the ground floor. All 3 bedrooms have their own shower or bathroom with wc.
For the little ones
2 cots and 1 high chair can be provided on request.
Garden and Exterior
The kitchen/living room doors open onto the sunny patio overlooking the garden and the pool. A further lawned area beyond the pool provides a sunny space for sitting or playing games, the mature trees offer dappled shade. The whole garden is fenced and gated.
Private swimming pool
The private 6.5 x 4m kidney-shaped swimming pool has an alarm for security. The pool is fenced from the house and patio area and has a gate to help make it a more secure area for younger children, although please note that this is not a security gate or security fencing.
The pool depth is all one level of 1.25m and has walk-in steps (step 1 – 16cm, step 2 – 41cm, step 3 – 67cm).
Surrounded by paving with room for sun loungers, shade is provided by a large parasol by the pool or there are mature trees in the garden to lounge under.
Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours
Private catering at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard can be arranged. English and French spoken. www.lovingaquitaine.com
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 40km
- Bordeaux 96km
- Toulouse 196km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 73km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 41km
- Bergerac 48km
- Calais 578 miles
- Le Havre 430 miles
|Dates||Price for 7 nights from|
|8 persons||Shortbreaks from|
|23 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023||£995.00||£995.00|
|30 Sep 2023 - 03 Nov 2023||£895.00||£895.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£1,145.00||£1,145.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£1,595.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 07 Jun 2024||£1,245.00|
|08 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£1,495.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024||£1,545.00|
|29 Jun 2024 - 05 Jul 2024||£1,745.00|
|06 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024||£1,995.00|
|13 Jul 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£2,595.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024||£2,875.00|
|27 Jul 2024 - 16 Aug 2024||£2,995.00|
|17 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£2,875.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024||£1,945.00|
|31 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024||£1,525.00|
|07 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£1,445.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 20 Sep 2024||£1,345.00|
|21 Sep 2024 - 27 Sep 2024||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|28 Sep 2024 - 25 Oct 2024||£895.00||£895.00|
The local area and what to do in Duras, Monsegur, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, sw France
Maison Duras is situated on the edge of Duras but still an easy walk into the centre, a small historic town with cafe bars and restaurants. Duras has weekly farmers’ markets and weekly summer night markets.
Near the historical bastide town of Monsegur (6km) 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 75km drive to the west and Bergerac is 40km to the east, St Emilion is 43km north.
Duras 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 one of France’s most picturesque areas.
An ideal base from which to explore southwest France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered one of France’s most picturesque areas.
The region is famous for wine 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! Local producers nearby offer excellent quality wines at very reasonable prices through to the higher end of the market.
Perfect walking and cycling country, the rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards.
Both Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square host to weekly markets and 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 love the volunteer-run Cinema Eden in Monsegur, they show some international films in their original language version (VO) with French subtitles.
The market squares host a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, Monsegur hosts the famous 24 Heures de Swing at the beginning of July.
Wine and Gastronomy
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Chateau that offers free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.
Not to be missed is the world-famous Saint Emilion 43km. 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.
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.
The famous Chateau de Duras, Just 500 metres away. It’s well worth a visit, climb to the top and see the stunning 360-degree vista.
Yes, we believe chocolate is also an activity, we often have to visit to make sure the quality is up to standard… Maison Guinguet 2km, near Duras. A nice shop to visit, selling chocolate, gifts and offering guided visits to their artisan factory in July and August.
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. 4km.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
Just 8km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Coast, Beach and Water park
A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 30km 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 34km located near Bergerac. Beach, canoeing and a water park.
Aqua Fun Park near Casteljaloux is 47km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports and kids’ play area…. great for all ages.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 133km, 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.
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 (11km) and Eymet (20km) 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.
Public tennis courts
Tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Saint-Vivien-de-Monségur, Duras and St Sernin de Duras they are usually booked via the 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,
whilst the Dordogne river at Sainte Foy La Grande has a faster pace and plenty of canoe hire opportunities.
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 40km.
There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 19km. 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) – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks – 16km.
Wild life park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar – 10 minutes drive, 11km away. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 86km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 94km www.zoo-bordeaux-pessac.com
Centre Equestre des Millespieds – 47120 Savignac de Duras – Ph +33 6 12 72 30 83- Nice, family-oriented horse and pony riding. 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 mementoes and gifts too.
Duras: 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.
Sainte Foy La Grande (22km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014 .
Monségur (10km): Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Nice a small market with a particularly good fish stall.
Issigeac (42km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (20km): Every Thursday morning. Medieval town.
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: Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (5km): Friday evening
Monsegur (10km): Wednesday evening
(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
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. Just 0.5km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631
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. 9km. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358
Butchers – Boucherie Evrard – Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Good butcher, next to the Place du Marché.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 22km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 20km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504