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  • The pool and the house
  • Supper as the sun sets
  • The pool is protected by am alarm
  • In the pool relaxing
  • Living room with comfortable sofas
  • Open plan kitchen, dining table and lounge
  • The kitchen
  • Small office tv room on the ground floor
  • Bedroom 1, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 1, bathroom with wc
  • Bedroom 2 upper floor
  • Bedroom 2 complete with a wash basin, wc and walk in shower
  • Bedroom 3, upper floor
  • Bedroom 3 complete with a wash basin, wc and walk in shower
  • A shady spot in the garden
  • The garden
  • Admiring the garden with a glass of the local produce

Maison Duras with a private pool, walk to restaurants. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac in SW France

6 (+2)
Property ID
Changeover Day
£895 to £2995
July 13th - August 2nd 2024 discounts
5 minutes walk to the shops, restaurants, cafés, weekly farmer's market and summer night market of the 13th-century bastide town of Duras. Private pool and garden. Short drive to other historical towns with shops, restaurants and weekly markets. Centrally located near Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne SW France.
£895 to £2995
July 13th - August 2nd 2024 discounts
  • Information
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
  • Reviews
  • 6.5m x 4m private pool
  • English and French TV
  • Wi-Fi hi-speed fibre
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • 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, a TV room with a full-size double sofa bed, and 4 bathrooms. Located in the small historic town of Duras just a short walk to restaurants and shops.

Maison Duras is just a 5-minute level walk from the ancient centre of Duras with restaurants, a boulangerie, shops and café bars. A weekly traditional market is held every Monday morning, and during the peak summer months a weekly night market on a Thursday evening.

A comprehensive Carrefour supermarket and petrol station are located just outside of Duras (1 mile).

Monsegur (Gironde) is another nearby 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, traditional French markets in both towns and atmospheric night markets during the summer months. Many festivals and events take place 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.

Living areas

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-sized sofa bed which can sleep an additional 1 or 2 guests if required. Wi-Fi hi-speed fibre broadband, typical speed over 100mbs download.

Air conditioning

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, 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.

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels.

A complimentary extra supply of bed linen will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more, though towels will not be replaced.

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).
Paved terrace 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

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

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July 13th - August 2nd 2024 discounts

Between 20% to 25% off. Please select your dates on the Availability calendar to see the discount.

Dates Price for 7 nights from
8 personsShortbreaks from
20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024£2,775.00
27 Jul 2024 - 02 Aug 2024£2,875.00
03 Aug 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 - 24 Sep 2024£1,195.00£1,195.00
25 Sep 2024 - 25 Oct 2024£895.00£895.00

Changeover day: Saturday during peak season

All other dates are flexible changeover and lengths of stay, extra days are charged on a pro-rata basis.

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of £500 is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.
An extra security deposit of £250 applies to bookings with pets.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from: 4 pm
Departure by: 10 am

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more, though towels will not be replaced.
Air conditioning.
Tourist Tax 0.40€ per person per night (applies to adults aged 18 and over).

Sofa bed:

Situated in the ground floor TV room. Ideally suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children. The house is suitable for up to 7 adults.

Dog friendly:

A maximum of 2 dogs is considered on request at a charge of £50 each per booking, plus an additional security bond of £250.

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Maison Duras is conveniently situated on the edge of Duras and is an easy walk into the centre, a small historic town with cafes, bars and restaurants. It also hosts weekly farmers’ markets (Monday mornings) and weekly summer night markets (Thursday evenings) in July and August.

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 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.

To view more information please see our What to do locally page.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Splendid holiday home.

We have enjoyed many happy stays in this charming and well maintained house.
It is in an ideal quiet location whilst close enough to walk into Duras to shop or dine, whether in a restaurant or in the square at the atmospheric evening street markets where live music can be enjoyed as a bonus.
The chateau is a great place to visit and this July we were also able to attend an inclusive falconry display whilst revisiting to see the restoration progress.
Quiet drives through the surrounding countryside to neighbouring villages is always enjoyable not to mention those essential vineyard visits!
For hot, lazy days there is an excellent furnished poolside space where refreshing cooling plunges can also be enjoyed.
There is a stylish covered seating area for shading retreats in the area near to the spacious outdoor dining table where we have enjoyed many barbeques.
Thank you.

Carolyn G, July 2023

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My group and i absolutely loved our stay here! the house is cozy, well kept, and couldn’t be more convenient to stay in Duras. you’re a very short, easy walk to the larger supermarket in one direction, and an even shorter walk into town, where there are cafes, shops, and markets to enjoy, plus the castle! the outdoor space was lovely and we had everything we needed for our stay at our fingertips. highly recommend a stay here and we do hope to return.

We absolutely loved our stay. the house is beautiful and couldn’t have been more convenient for us. thank you!

Kala M. August 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Really lovely house in a great location, perfect for families or small groups. Duras is a great town with nice bars, shops etc. Really helpful hosts and supportive team. Would definitely recommend and hope to be back again!

Hannah T. May 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Maison charmante, bien équipée et parfaitement située dans la commune de Duras. On va à pied chercher son pain, dîner sur la place du village ou faire le marché. La piscine est sécurisée. Il y a un jardin ombragé pour les heures chaudes. Les chambres sont climatisées et la literie de bonne qualité. C’est une maison de village donc un peu étriquée avec petite piscine. Idéal pour 3 couples.


Charming house, well equipped and perfectly located in the town of Duras. We go on foot to get our bread, dine in the village square or go to the market. The swimming pool is secure. There is a shaded garden for the hot hours. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the bedding is of good quality. It is therefore a somewhat cramped village house with a small swimming pool. Ideal for 3 couples.

Charlotte P. August 2021

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Duras. La maison est très agréable et confortable. La commune de Duras très charmante. Il y a tous les commerces nécessaires à proximité et à pied de la maison. Et il y a beaucoup de chose à voir dans cette belle région.


We had a great stay in Duras. The house is very nice and comfortable. The very charming town of Duras. There are all the necessary shops nearby and within walking distance of the house. And there is a lot to see in this beautiful region.

Carelle K. July 2021

La maison de Tracy est parfaite ! Extrêmement bien placée, Tracy a été charmante et communiquante. La maison a 4 chambres et autant de salle de bain et toilettes donc parfait pour une troupe nombreuse. Et la cuisine est très bien équipée. Nous reviendrons chez Tracy avec un immense plaisir ! Allez y, vous passerez un superbe moment.


…house is perfect! Extremely well placed, Tracy was charming and communicative. The house has 4 bedrooms and as many bathrooms and toilets so perfect for a large troop. And the kitchen is very well equipped.
We will return to Tracy’s with great pleasure!
Go there, you will have a great time.

Emmanuelle M. July 2021

We had a wonderful stay in Duras
The house was very nice, the kitchen was generously equipped. Also we liked the large beautiful garden with many seating possibilities and the beach chairs by the pool.
Unfortunately, the weather was not so sunny, so we could use the pool only once. Me and my friends liked everything very well and we felt comfortable.

Greetings from Regensburg, Germany.  Richard O and friends. April 2017

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Was blown away by Maison Duras – the property looks even better than in the pictures – and the pictures look great! Welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch – and the wine went down very nicely after a long days drive.
Duras is a great town and a great base to explore the surrounding area and towns.

Andy W, September 2016

Home from home in Beautiful Duras
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The thing about this villa is that it really felt as though the owners had lent us their home for our holiday. Somehow it felt lived in: It was equipped with everything you could possibly need and there were so many examples of the sorts of things that often the cleaners take home as one of their ‘perks’:
There were condiments in the kitchen, soap in the bathrooms and even a bottle of local wine in the fridge ! It all served to make us feel immediately at ease and this is the first holiday I can remember where I genuinely did not want to leave.

The bed linen was very new and of good quality and in general it was obvious that a lot of effort (and money) had gone in to making the house as comfortable as possible. Broadband was speedy too if you just can’t sleep away from social media (or Skype!).

The pool area was well equipped with sun loungers and cushions and we manage to beat the Germans to the loungers every day ! The pool itself is not huge; I mean you’re not going to train for the olympics but for that refreshing dip when the hot sun gets a bit too much, it’s ideal. The pool maintenance man did curse the trees at the side of the pool though and as soon as the welcome breeze got up a little, the pool was the only place the leaves were going to go.

The house is situated close to a Patisserie (and a bank!) with a couple of excellent restaurants in the quaint little village. If you’re looking for nightlife, then this is not for you but if you’re looking for charm, tradition and warm friendly locals (and a fair few brits !), then look no further. We found the local restaurants to be of excellent quality. In general eating out isn’t particularly cheap (what is?), but that is soon forgotten looking out over the countryside from the Terrasse restaurant opposite the charming chateau.

Loved it!

Vicky H, July 2016

Lovely house in a great location
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The house has everything for a lovely holiday. The location is just right to enjoy all that is going on in the town but is still quiet. We were spoilt with gorgeous sunshine and enjoyed having a pool to keep us cool.
Anonymous, August 2015

We have had a lovely stay in a beautiful house and great location.
Lee, Vic. Flo and Fred, August 2015

We have spent a very enjoyable week in the house. Blessed with hot sunshine, it was lovely to have the pool to cool off. A great location with lots going on in the town to keep us entertained.
Tracey, Nick and family, August 2015

Great 2 weeks, weather either very hot or rainy, Lots of time spent in the pool. Markets and wine tasting very good.
Adrian, Jo and family, August 2015

We all thoroughly enjoyed our week and your lovely house. Great position and Duras is a delightful little town.
The Hooks party, July 2015

We all had a great weeks stay and thoroughly enjoyed the house, especially the kitchen and garden area, had many enjoyable trips and experiences.
Party of six from Scotland, July 2015

Convenient and well equipped
★ ★ ★ ★
Duras is a mostly quiet town with a few bars and restaurants. People are very friendly and helpful and we joined in with the fete de St Jean and the first night market of the season. Both to be recommended. The house is comfortable and well equipped. We appreciated very much the iced water dispenser in the fridge…”
Paula M, June 2015

Great week
★ ★ ★ ★
Had a lovely stay at Maison Duras – restful, with interest provided by visits to local markets. Enjoyed the pool and local wine. Found the house convenient for eating – and drinking – out in Duras and well equipped for eating in. The house was clean and comfortable, wi-fi really useful and worked well…”
Liz D, June 2015

My family have just returned from 2 wonderful weeks staying at Maison Duras. The house is spacious, clean and extremely well equipped. The garden and BBQ area are great for sitting out during the day and evening and our little boy loved the pool. The pool was cleaned around 5 times during our stay.  Only 45 minutes from Bergerac Airport, it made the perfect base for us to explore the local area. We would highly recommend the beach and lake at Lanquais about 50 mins drive away along with some of the beautiful places along the Dordogne such as Beynac. Thank you so much, we cannot recommend this house and organisation highly enough.
Rob, Joanne and Family, August 2014

We had a wonderful holiday and really enjoyed the house and the situation was fantastic. I have recommended you to some friends.
MacPhersons, August 2013

We had a lovely time with the family, and everyone thought the house was super. It was the first time that my grandsons had been abroad and they thought the pool was great – at 4 and 2 their mum and dad thought the alarm was too and made them feel secure! Thanks for everything!
The Merrick family, June 2013

Our stay here was very pleasant.  The facilities are great.  The kids enjoyed the pool and the house is in a great location.  Would definitely stay here again!
Holmes family, June 2012

Great house with all the required gadgets.  The teenagers loved the internet access!  Fantastic weather, wine, cheese, croissants etc…
Padfield family, July 2012

A very hot week with temperatures up to 42 degrees! Good facilities, relaxing house, children loved the pool and Freesat!  Well thought out space close to the village!
Preston family, August 2012

We had an excellent time at Maison Duras, thank you.  It’s location is ideally suited to tour round and there are plenty of vineyards to choose from!  The house itself has been renovated to a high standard and we loved all the furnishings and mod cons – felt like home, albeit with sunshine!
August 2012

Spot on house & location.  Well organised and equipped.  Just the right distance out of Duras.  We have had a splendid holiday, weather has been splendid for September so it was great to cool off in the super pool. We hope to return!
Williams family, Sept 2012

Great house, well equipped, furnished and lovely to be on the edge of town yet peaceful!  Beautiful part of France and we even used the pool on sunny days.  Ate & drank far too much probably!
Moore family, Sept 2012

My daughters wedding at the Chateau in Duras.  Amazing house – the bride and bridesmaids left from here!  Perfect venue!
Hobson family, Oct 2012

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