(FMSUL) Maison Sulie, between Bordeaux & Bergerac France, Short breaks from 3 nights
- Local Area
- Private 11m x 5m heated pool
- Alarmed pool
- Table tennis
- Table football
- French TV
- UK Freesat TV
- PS4 & Wii
- Travel cot (1)
- High chair (1)
- Stair gates
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Room fans
- Wonderful views
- Central heating
- Private off road parking
- Tennis courts nearby
- Golf courses nearby
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
- Walk to supermarket & shops
- Walk to bars & restaurants
- Walk to weekly market
Maison Sulie is a stylish and very spacious stone Maison de Maître style property with a private heated swimming pool and commanding views over the valley. Near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
Offering spacious accommodation, Maison Sulie is set amongst large gardens of approximately 1 acre with stunning views over the valley and an easy 20 minute walk (1.5km) to the historical small town of Monsegur which has a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a weekly market. A wonderful holiday home for large groups.
Occupying the full width of the house, the stylishly decorated formal sitting room has a feature fireplace and seating. Valley views to one side of the room and to the other side there is a billiards table (strictly for adult use only) and sliding patio doors onto the main sun terrace.
Also occupying the full width of the house is a spacious ground floor TV lounge with with 75″ TV with French and English channels. Large comfortable sofas and wonderful valley views to one end, table football and sliding patio doors onto the main sun terrace at the other end of the room.
An additional TV lounge is located on the top floor with sofas, and can also be used as a children’s play room.
Kitchen and dining
Spacious modern kitchen with lots of refrigerator/freezer space and an ice maker. The central island has a large induction hob with counter top extractor fan. Other appliances include top of the range Liebherr built-in oven, steam oven, microwave and dishwasher. Kettle, toaster, cafetiere and Nespresso coffee machine.
Large designer dining table. Glazed doors lead out onto the BBQ terrace which has great valley views.
A washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate room.
Seven bedrooms set over three floors, one of which is located on the ground floor.
All rooms have their own shower room or bathroom, bedrooms 1 and 2 on the top floor share a separate wc, all other rooms have their own wc.
Each bedroom is equipped with a fan and hairdryer.
Decorated in soft neutral tones with feature beamed ceiling. Large double bed (180cm x 200cm). Built in wardrobe. Luxury shower room with walk in shower and wash basin.
Decorated in soft neutral tones with feature beamed ceiling. Large double bed (180cm x 200cm). Built in wardrobe. Luxury en-suite shower room with walk in shower and wash basin.
Fun room, ideal for children with two single beds (90cm x 190cm each). A further trundle bed can be utilised for an additional child if required. Built-in wardrobe. Fabulous pop-art en-suite shower room with wash basin and wc.
Stylishly decorated, lovely herringbone parquet floor and beamed ceiling. Large double bed (200cm x 200cm). Built in wardrobe. Wonderful views over the valley. Spacious en-suite bathroom with bath, walk in shower, wash basin and wc.
Stylishly decorated in cool tones of French grey and white. Large double bed (200cm x 190cm). Built-in wardrobe. Dual aspect views of the garden. Luxurious en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, wash basin and wc.
Decorated in soft neutral tones. Large double bed (180cm x 200cm). Wonderful views over the valley. En-suite shower room with walk in shower, wash basin and wc.
Bedroom 7 (Ground floor)
Stylishly decorated with direct access to sun terrace. Twin beds (100cm x 200cm each). En-suite wet room with large shower and wash basin. Separate wc. Cupboard with hanging space for clothes.
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
The heated 11m x 5m chlorine swimming pool has an alarm and is surrounded by a sun terrace with 10 sun loungers and 2-3 parasols. The mature trees also provide shady areas. The pool ranges in depth from 1m – 2m and has roman-end walk-in steps (step 1 10cm, step 2 30cm, step 3 50cm, step 4 70cm).
The main sun terrace (south facing) has a chill out area and dining area (seats 10) with rattan furniture and large parasols. A further table can be provided for larger groups. The terrace can be accessed directly from the kitchen, the TV lounge, sitting room and the ground floor bedroom.
There is a further north/west facing terrace next to the kitchen with a BBQ, table and chairs and wonderful valley views.
The large garden is set on over an acre of land with mature trees. There is lots of wildlife such as birds, butterflies, red squirrels, pheasants, barn owls and if you are lucky; deer in the vineyards below.
There is a private gated driveway with lots of parking.
Please note: part of the garden on the north west side of the house has a steep slope and children must be supervised at all times.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
What to do in the area
Information on visitor attractions can be viewed in the “Local Area” tab above.
- Bergerac 47km
- Bordeaux 96km
- Toulouse 200km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 68km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 29km
- La Reole (Bordeaux line) 17km
- Bergerac 49km
- Calais 575 miles
- Le Havre 495 miles
Changeover day: Saturday changeover during peak season, all other dates flexible, minimum 4 nights stay.
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £900 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: 5pm
Departure by: 10am
The pool is heated from 1 April until 31 October 2020.
Pool temperature is subject to environmental factors and cannot be guaranteed.
Included in the price:
Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Taxe de Sejour (Tourism Tax).
Central heating in the cooler months.
Additional cleaning available on request, payable directly to the house keeper.
Short break end of stay cleaning fee of £350 is added to the price of breaks of 6 nights or less.
The local area and what to do, Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
This house is situated near the towns of Monsegur (only a 2km walk) and Duras (7km) 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 70km drive to the west and Bergerac is 47km to the east, Saint Émilion 44km 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.
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 produce at a very reasonable price.
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, 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 8km, 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 28km 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 137km, 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.
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 70km.
Zoo & Water park
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 (17km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (26km): 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 (48km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (27km): 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 (7km) Night market: Every Thursday evening till end of August.
Lévignac de Guyenne (11km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (2km) 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.
Walking distance just 1.6km or 1 mile, an easy 20 minutes walk, 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 9 am to 1 pm.
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 21km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km.