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  • The balcony is about to have the railings fitted at the time of photography in May
  • The arched door leads into the ground floor tv room
  • A beautiful oasis
  • The garden faces south east, this is midday with lots of sun over the whole garden
  • Kitchen looking through to the ground floor tv lounge
  • Kitchen, looking out to the courtyard
  • Dining room with a wonderful fireplace
  • Dining room with a desk under the stairs
  • Tv lounge, stairs to bedroom 1
  • The Mezzanine leading to bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 1, walk-in shower, wash basin and a wc
  • Bedroom 1 with original features
  • Bedroom 2 with wooden shutters on the windows
  • Bedroom 2, next to a walk in shower and a separate wc, next to bedroom 3, stairs lead up to bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 3 is next to a shared walk in shower and a separate wc
  • Bedroom 3 with its own balcony over looking the pool
  • Bedroom 4, two windows look over the pool terrace
  • Bedroom 4 two single beds and a sofa bed
  • Bedroom 4, two single beds and a pull out sofa bed
  • Moroccan Riad inspired oasis

Villa Eleonore. Heated pool, walk to restaurants. Near Bergerac Bordeaux SW France

10 (8 adults/ 4 children)
Property ID
£1330 to £3985
Villa Eleonore accommodation in the 13th century historic small town of Monsegur (Gironde), private heated pool, Moroccan Riad-style courtyard garden with original stone work. Short drive to other historic towns with restaurants and weekly markets. Centrally located near Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne SW France.
£1330 to £3985
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  • Map
  • Local Area
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  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Heated chlorine pool
  • Private 4.5×2.5m pool
  • Table tennis
  • Gas Weber BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Fibre broadband
  • Room fans
  • Cot and high chair
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Tennis courts 800m
  • Weekly markets nearby
  • Private catering available
  • Cycle hire available
  • 200m walk to town centre
  • Boulangerie/patisserie 300m
  • Supermarket 850m
  • Parking area 300m
  • Cinema 130m
  • Bergerac airport 47 km
  • Bordeaux airport 90 km
  • Close to other historical towns

Villa Eleonore webpage is under construction, all information and prices are a guide only.

Villa Eleonore is an elegant townhouse with a private heated pool set in a walled Moroccan Riad-style courtyard garden with original stone work, conveniently located a short walk to restaurants, shops and a weekly market in the authentic historic bastide town of Monsegur, SW France.

Set over 3 floors, the living space is on the ground floor, 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor and bedroom 4 and the TV snug are on the top floor. The whole property has been newly refurbished to a very high standard with modern fittings, insulation and double-glazed windows, whilst keeping original features and charm with wooden beams and exposed stone walls.

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 800m from Villa Eleonore.

Bedrooms and shower rooms

Accommodating up to 10 guests (a maximum of 8 adults and up to 4 children).
4 bedrooms with a flexible option in the upper floor TV snug for extra sleeping space if required. All bedrooms are equipped with a room fan and each shower room has a hairdryer.
3 shower rooms and 3 wc’s in total, 2 of the wc’s are separate. One shower room and separate wc is on the ground floor.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1, Chambre Palmier: Accessed via its own staircase and the mezzanine, the master bedroom is a double room at the front of the house and has a feature stone fireplace and arched recess with a TV. En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin and wc.

Bedroom 2, La Chambre des Arbres: Accessed via the main staircase, is a double room at the front of the house and elegantly decorated in neutral colours with a feature wall above the bed.

Bedroom 3, La Chambre Ginkgo: Accessed via the main staircase, a double room at the back of the house with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and pool. Decorated in a soothing white and green palette with a feature wall above the bed.

Second Floor:
Bedroom 4, La Chambre Douillette: Accessed via the main staircase, 2 single beds with the added flexibility of a pull-out sofa bed.

TV Snug: A further pull-out sofa bed is available in the TV snug, next to bedroom 4.

Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and the TV snug share a shower room and a separate wc, situated between rooms 2 and 3 on the first floor.
A 3rd shower room is on the ground floor next to a separate wc.

Baby facilities

One travel cot and a high chair are available on request. Please take your cot linen.


The contemporary kitchen is well stocked with crockery, a dishwasher, electric oven, induction hob with 4 rings and a built-in extractor, a microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, Nespresso pod coffee machine, Krups coffee grinder, juicer and a blender.

Utility room

Part of the ground floor shower room there is a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Living rooms and dining

The house is wet over 3 floors with 3 separate living areas.
The dining room is open to the kitchen with a dining table and chairs seating up to 10 guests. The front door opens onto the street.
A stylish living room with TV on the ground floor, a stone arched entrance onto a terrace in the courtyard garden. Above the living room on the mezzanine is a seating area, this leads to bedroom 1.
TV snug on the 2nd floor with a sofa bed, next to bedroom 4.

Office Desk

A desk is situated in the dining room. There is high-speed fibre broadband/ Wi-Fi and lots of information about places to visit during your stay. There is also a good mobile phone signal.

Courtyard garden and the private pool

Moroccan Riad-style courtyard garden offers a tranquil haven to relax on sun loungers and deck chairs around the private 4.5×2.5m heated chlorine pool with an alarm, a seating ledge is within the pool on all sides, perfect to site and relax, the depth is 1.4m.
There is an outside shower next to the pool. The owners have thoughtfully provided 2 life jackets for small children.

An external dining table and chairs outside the kitchen provide a lovely space for al fresco dining. A large parasol is provided for shade.

A sunken terrace outside the living room has a rattan-style sofa and chairs and a Weber gas BBQ.

Garage area

There is an additional fridge freezer in the garage area, lots of storage space for your cycles or baby buggy maybe.

Note: the garage is not suitable for parking. There is parking on the street and car parks around the town, it’s a small town, all parking is free.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Private catering or taylor made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard? Wine tours of local vineyards. Please visit our page.

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

Monsegur is a 13th-century bastide town set on the river Dropt with a good selection of amenities including a supermarket, cafe bars, restaurants, independent shops, a community-run cinema also showing VO version original films. A weekly market every Friday morning and a weekly summer night market. A popular Boulangerie/Patisserie, La Choco Latine who were the runners up in the French TV show “La Meilleure Boulangerie de France” 2019.

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
  • La Reole (Bordeaux line) 15km, no car hire
  • Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 30km
  • Bergerac 48km


  • Calais 950km
  • Le Havre 737km

Use of car recommended. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Villa Eleonore webpage is under construction, all information and prices are a guide only.

Dates Price for 7 nights from
10 persons
29 Jun 2024 - 30 Aug 2024£3,985.00
31 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024£2,215.00
07 Sep 2024 - 20 Sep 2024£1,770.00
21 Sep 2024 - 20 Dec 2024£1,330.00

Villa Eleonore webpage is under construction, all information and prices are a guide only.

Changeover day: Saturday

We are happy to consider alternative days and short breaks outside of peak season.

Reservation Information

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of £1000 is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from: 4 pm
Departure by: 10 am

Pool information:

The pool is open from Easter to early November.
Please note: Specific pool temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions.

Included in the price

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels.
A weekly change of bed linen and bath towels is supplied for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Taxe de Sejour (tourism tax).

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Our tips on what to do in Monsegur, Duras, Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne region.

Villa Eleonore is situated in the historic bastide town of Monsegur (Gironde) and near the historic towns of Duras 9km (Lot et Garonne), Bergerac (Dordogne) 47km, on the borders of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne in SW France. Considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

Bordeaux city centre is a 67km drive to the west, Bergerac is 47km to the east and Saint Émilion 42km northwest.

The region is famous for wine and wonderful gastronomy. 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.

Private catering, Gastronomic experiences and Wine tours

Private catering or taylor made experiences at the house or maybe a picnic in the vineyard?
Wine tours of local vineyards. Please visit our page.


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.

Duras Castle

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

Boat trips

Dordogne river trips are available on traditional boats in Bergerac with Les Gabarres de Bergerac. 48km.

Cycle hire

Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.

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.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 18km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 28km: On the Dordogne river, information


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

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

Horse riding

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.

Night markets

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

Tourist Information centres

Monségur (Gironde department) Tel: +33 5 56 61 82 73 – web www.entredeuxmers.com
Duras (Lot-et-Garonne department) Tel: +33 5 53 93 71 18 – web www.paysdeduras.com

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