Villa Pin Napoleon. Heated pool, AC, walk to restaurant. Near Bergerac Bordeaux SW France
- Local Area
- Luxury property
- Private heated pool 10m x 5m
- Gated alarmed swimming pool
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Fibre WiFi
- Table tennis
- Pool table
- TV/movie room
- 13th-century town location
- Walk to restaurants and shops
- Public tennis courts nearby
- Private off-road parking
- Private garden
- Petanque area
- Charcoal BBQ
- Cot (2) and highchair (2)
- Golf courses nearby
- Weekly markets nearby
- Close to historical towns
- Cycle hire available
- Private catering available
Villa Pin Napoleon is a luxury 600 m2 holiday villa in France that has been stylishly renovated, the bedrooms and TV lounge on the top floor benefit from air conditioning, outside there is a private heated pool set amongst a pretty garden.
Located in the 13th-century bastide town of Monsegur, just a minute’s walk to restaurants, cafes, independent shops, weekly farmers market, and weekly summer night market.
Situated near to Bordeaux, Bergerac, and Saint Emilion near the border of the Dordogne in SW France, an ideal location to experience this beautiful region of France.
Accommodating up to 15 guests, suitable for up to 10 adults and a maximum of 5 children.
Immerse yourself in the typically French town of Monsegur which was founded in the 13th-century by Eleanor of Aquitaine. The town square is set around a market hall and surrounded by covered stone arcades which have a selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants. There is also a small yet comprehensive supermarket on the outskirts of Monsegur just a 500m walk from Villa Pin Napoleon.
The house is set over 3 floors and is extremely spacious and airy due to its generously proportioned rooms and high ceilings, whilst the stylish decor brings personality to each room and a real sense of luxury throughout the whole house.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
5 bedrooms comfortably sleep up to 10 adults, all with their own shower room, wc and air-conditioning.
Bedroom 1 also has a separate space with 2 bunk beds for children only.
Bedroom 6, ideal for children, sleeps up to 4 and has 2 showers, 2 washbasins and a wc.
A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
The house is set over 3 floors, the bedrooms are all on the upper 2 floors.
Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 are all next to each other. Bedroom 4 has its own staircase. Bedrooms 5 and 6 are on the top floor.
1. Ethnic suite: Striking room with super king-size bed, 180x200cm. Clothes hanging and shelf space. Seating area with a wall-mounted television.
A separate part of the room is divided by a curtain with bunk beds for 2 children should you want to have little ones sleeping near you. Middle floor.
Walk-in shower with a washbasin and separate wc.
2. Albane: A calming room with a super king-size bed or 2 single beds, 180x200cm / 90x200cm. Television, clothes hanging and shelf space.
Walk-in shower with a washbasin and separate wc. Middle floor.
3. Chambre Albâtre: A stylish room with a super king-size bed, 180x200cm. Television, walk-in dressing room with clothes hanging and shelf space.
Walk-in shower, twin washbasins, separate wc. Middle floor.
4. Chambre Cyprès: A simply elegant room with either a large king-size bed or 2 single beds, 180x200cm / 90x200cm. Dressing area with clothes hanging and shelf space.
Walk-in shower, washbasin, separate wc. Middle floor.
5. Chambre Étoile: A cosy room with a king-size bed, 160cmx200cm. Skylight. Clothes hanging space. Top floor.
Walk-in shower, washbasin, separate wc. Air conditioning.
6. Dortoir des enfants.This room will be a hit with children! 4 hand-crafted cabin-style single beds each measuring 120x200cm. Clothes hanging space.
2 walk-in showers, 3 washbasins, and a separate wc. Air conditioning. Top floor.
There is a further separate wc located on the top floor and an additional shower room located on the ground floor off the hallway.
Baby and toddler facilities
2 baby cots and 2 high chairs are available on request. Please note that there are not any stair gates due to the width of the grand staircases.
Modern fitted kitchen with feature wall art and exposed stone wall. Dishwasher, double-sink, electric oven, induction hob with built-in extractor fan, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker (Nespresso coffee machine and cafetière). An extra fridge is located in the utility room.
Breakfast bar with seating for up to 6 people.
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, and a refrigerator.
Next to the kitchen. Dining table seating up to 10 guests. The door opens onto the terrace.
Ground floor living room with vibrant decor. A wood-burning stove provides the focal point of the room. The door opens onto the terrace.
Upper terrace living room
Gentleman’s club-style room with large pool/billiards table and Chesterfield sofas. The room opens onto a wonderful south-facing terrace looking over the pool and garden. Electronic shaded awning. Small kitchenette for making drinks.
Located on the top floor, is a comfortable room with sofas and a large TV. Air conditioning.
Should anyone need to work there is a long workstation-style desk and chairs for up to 4 people. There is also a desk in bedroom 3.
Cleaning, towels and linen
Bed linen, bath towels, and pool towels are provided and included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Outside and the garden
Private parking within the property easily for 2 cars and free on-street parking outside the house.
The garden provides a private space to relax and dine. Purpose made petanque area.
Private heated pool
10m x 5m heated, chlorine pool with steps leading into the pool, step measurements: step one 26cm water depth, step two 60cm. Shallow end 1m, deep end 2.1m. Sun terrace and 10 sun loungers.
The pool area is fenced and gated from the garden though it is still your responsibility if your child is able to climb or you leave the gates open. There are also gated steps from the upper floor terrace to the pool. The pool is protected by an alarm and is cleaned and maintained twice weekly.
Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours
Taylor made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard? English and French spoken. www.lovingaquitaine.com
Wine tours in an air-conditioned vehicle for up to 7 people to hidden chateaux in the world-famous St Emilion region. Off Piste Wine Tours
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 47km
- Bordeaux 90km
- Toulouse 200km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 65km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 30km
- Bergerac 48km
- Calais 950km
- Le Havre 737km
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Our tips on what to do in Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne region.
Villa Pin Napoleon is situated in the town of Monsegur (Gironde) and near the towns of Duras 9km (Lot et Garonne), Sainte-Foy-La-Grande 28km, 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 67km drive to the west. Bergerac is 47km to the east and Saint Émilion 42km northwest.
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 to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.
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! There are local producers nearby that 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.
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, 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
Vineyards are abundant in the area.
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 40km. 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.
Vineyard tours, picnic in a vineyard, cheese and wine pairing evenings are available with a local couple, Sylvie and Pascal. 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.
Coast, Beach and Water park
A freshwater lake with a sandy beach at Blasimon is just 21km 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 47km. Park with a huge freshwater lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, man-made sandy beach, water sports, kids play area…. great for adults and kids.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 141km, 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 8km, 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, 9km 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. 7km.
Zip wire adventure and climbing park
9km. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure
Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 48km.
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 from Eymet (28km) 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 has plenty of canoe hire opportunities.
There are pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 28km. 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 – Tel +33 5 53 61 50 00 – 18 holes superb golf.
Crazy golf and animals! Drinks and snacks. 14km. Facebook page link.
Wildlife park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and snack bar. 12km. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique is a fun day out with lots of activities for children. 72km.
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 84km 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.
Monségur, 1 minute walk: Every Friday from 8.30 to 12. Is a nice small market with a particularly good fish stall.
Duras (9km): 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.
Allemans du Dropt (18km): Every Sunday morning.
Sainte Foy La Grande (28km): Every Saturday from 8.30 to 12:00. Big market with excellent producers and winner of “Favourite French Market” in 2014.
Issigeac (50km): Every Sunday morning. Extremely popular. Top tip – arrive early!
Eymet (30km): 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.
Monsegur, 1 minute walk away: Wednesday evening
Duras (9km): Thursday evening
Lévignac de Guyenne (11km) : Friday evening
(Opening times may vary, especially on public holidays)
Monsegur has a small selection of shops, Boulangeries and Boucherie, all within 2 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. 500m. GPS: 44.650047, 0.087358
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 8 am to 8 pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. 10km. GPS: 44.678160, 0.189631
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market plus other supermarkets and retail shops in Marmande 20km. GPS: 44.512165, 0.135597
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 29km. GPS: 44.826719, 0.219504