(FPA) Pont Agasse
- Local Area
- Private 10m x 5m pool
- Secure fenced pool
- Heated pool
- Table tennis
- Children’s swings
- Garden and views
- Cot & highchair
- Rooms fans
- Cycle Hire
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Free WiFi
- Private parking
- Private Catering offered
- Village 2km
- Village shop 2.2km
Pont Agasse offers is a spacious and comfortable French holiday home for up to 12 guests. Private secure pool and gardens surrounding the house with views, near Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne in south west France.
This holiday villa is conveniently located a short walk (2.3km / 1.4 miles) from the village of Lévignac-de-Guyenne which has a bar, small supermarket, boulangerie for fresh croissants, pharmacy and great night market in the peak summer months. Further amenities are found at the local bastide towns of Monsegur (13km) and Duras (8km) which both offer a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and well stocked supermarkets.
Larger hypermarkets are just a 15km drive away at Marmande.
Well situated for the many festivals and events that take place across the region throughout the year, including the famous 24 Heures du Swing held at the beginning of July each year in Monsegur.
The entire house and all facilities are for your exclusive use during your stay.
Each bedroom is spacious with wooden floors, exposed stone feature walls and beamed ceilings all overlooking the garden, pool and fields beyond.
Each bedroom is well equipped with a large wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and a room fan for your comfort.
There are 5 twin rooms, one of which can accommodate an extra 2 guests in the bunk bed – perfect as a kids room, this room also has a wash basin. One of the twin rooms is on the ground floor next to a wc.
1 travel cot (including linen) and high chair can be provided on request.
Bathrooms & shower rooms
A spacious family bathroom with walk in shower, bath with shower over, hand basin, wc and heated towel rail.
Shower room with shower, hand basin and wc.
A further wc with hand basin is located on the ground floor.
Fully equipped farmhouse style kitchen with all of the amenities you could wish for including a dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker, microwave oven, ironing facilities, two fridge freezers and large farmhouse table that can accommodate all 10 guests. Double French doors open out onto the sun terrace with tables and chairs for al-fresco dining.
Spacious, comfortable sitting room with French doors opening onto large sun terrace with stone barbecue. Several sofas/chairs offer plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind. The house covers a total of 300 m2. Facilities include Satellite TV, UK DVD player and a supply of books, CDs and DVDs.
The vast games room is lined with the barns original wooden cattle troughs which have been thoughtfully kept as a feature of the property. The games room houses a full size table tennis table, dart board and selection of games and toys.
Garden and the private swimming pool
The private, heated fenced and gated pool measures 10m x 5m with walk-in roman end steps and has a constant depth of 1.5m. Please see the Price section to view pool opening times and information about heating times.
There are one and a half acres of well kept gardens with private off-road parking for up to 6 cars. A pretty patio with stone BBQ, sun loungers, chairs and umbrellas. Outside tables to dine at, complete with chairs and parasols. There is a separate open barn used for a children’s play area or dining out of the sun, and a selection of racquets and games such as badminton and swings for children.
Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
Cycle hire delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied
What to do in the area
Weekly farmers markets, restaurants, cycling, local adventure park – more information on what’s on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.
Coast / Beach
A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 37km 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 (150km) 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.
- Bergerac 46km
- Bordeaux 100km
- Toulouse 187km
- Bordeaux station (TGV) 95km
- Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 29km
- Bergerac 47km
- Calais 957km
- Le Havre 776km
Changeover day: Friday during the peak summer season.
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 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 and pool towels. A weekly supply of bed linen and bath towels are provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Pool heating is included between 24 May – 5 September 2019.
Swimming Pool Information:
Pool open 12 April – 1 November 2019. Pool heating is included between 21 June – 5 September 2019. Outside of these dates available at an additional charge of £100 per week.
Please note: specific temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.
House heating, if required, is charged as an extra based on consumption. Indicative average charge £80 per week dependant on usage.
The local area and what to do, Lévignac de Guyenne / Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France
Pont Agasse is situated near Lévignac de Guyenne is the nearest small town, there is a Boulangerie and a grocery shop just 2.3km / 1.4 miles.
The towns of Monsegur (13km) 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 97km drive to the west and Bergerac is 45km 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.
< h2>Local Activities
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
Wild life park, animals
Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas and restaurant – 4.5km away. www.parcdugriffon.fr/en.html
Ferme Exotique Bordeaux 84km.
Crazy golf and animals. Drinks and snacks – 8 km.
The famous Duras chateau 8km away.
Tea room with gardens
There are six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside seating and inside seating. Various drinks but especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. 3km from Duras. Jardin de Boissonna
River side park and beach at Marmande 15km, La Filhole. Stoney beach by the river, pleasant park area with walks, grass areas, woods, shaded picnic areas, wc and parking.
A fresh water lake with sandy beach just 36km at Blasimon.
Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 149km, 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 27km. 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.
Zoo & Water park
Local markets and super markets
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. Excellent organic goat cheese producers too… Foie gras, Magrets and so on… excellent! …. and many stands of food/non food.
Allemans du Dropt (9km): 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 a good butcher.
Issigeac (42km): Every Sunday morning.
Eymet (21km): 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 (2.5km) Night market: Every Friday evening till end of August.
Monsegur (13km) Night market. Every Wednesday evening till mid of September.
Tourist Information centres
4 rue des Issartiers, 33580 Monségur (Gironde department) Ph +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
16 Boulevard Jean Brisseau, in Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Ph +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com
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 from9 am to 1pm.
Carrefour Contact supermarket in Monségur has got an excellent butcher section!!! Open from 8am to 8pm nonstop from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays from 9am to 1pm.
Baker – Boulangerie, Rue Paul Persil, in Duras. Excellent croissants, fantastic corn flour and rustic bread. 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 14km.
Large E.Leclerc Hyper market in Pineuilh near Sainte Foy la Grande 28km.