La ChampetrePR1400

nr. Duras, Lot-et-Garonne · Lot | Tarn | Garonne

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  • The Country elegance and charm
  • spacious grounds perfect for children
  • Discovering the regional wine, fruit & cheese
  • Swimming in the 12m x 4m heated pool
  • Being close to a sandy lake

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Description

Special Offer - 10% off any two-week booking on all remaining periods to October 2019

Family villa in countryside France – internally up-to-the-minute but retaining all its original character, this former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Original stone walls, old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, all accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. La Champetre is set in attractive, extensive grounds in a region known for its vineyards and plum orchards, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious cheeses, and also for its numerous medieval towns where you can select the choicest of local produce at the weekly markets. Some of these towns hold evening markets in the summertime, with music and stalls selling all sorts of delicious foods; a great night out for everyone. With its generously wide steps the heated pool at La Champetre is very child-friendly, but should you fancy a change of scene you could visit the fresh water lake at Blasimon with a gently shelving sandy beach, ideal for children, or St Laurent des Vignes where you'll find a large aqua park. Just 10 minutes away is the Dropt river valley where you can hire canoes; slightly further at Ste Foy La Grande is the Dordogne where you can picnic, take boat trips on the gabarres, or hire kayaks.  Riding and pony trekking is easily arranged nearby, and there is a popular farm (Chaudron Magique) less than an hour away. For adults there are award-winning gardens Jardin de Boissona where you can enjoy French afternoon tea, and a fabulous golf course with practice greens at Vigiers. Jazz fans will enjoy the famous Monsegur Jazz Festival in July. The coast at Arcachon and the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe, are less than two hours from the villa. Other attractive day-trip destinations from this Family villa in countryside France would certainly include St Emilion and Bordeaux.


Insider Tips

There’s plenty to do in this area. Many of the local market towns are steeped in history and all have excellent weekly markets selling local produce. Honey and duck are particular local specialities. The nearby Duras vineyards are well worth visiting, and lovely St Emilion (and its rather more famous wines) is just over half an hour away. Families will enjoy a trip to the Magic Cauldron, a local “eco farm” where there are mohair goats as well as other animals and various activities – children of all ages (and the adults) will have a fun day out here.

Accommodation

Ground floor:
Entrance via large wooden door into enclosed cobbled courtyard and door to main living room: this is open plan, with kitchen, dining area and sitting areas. Door to covered terrace, garden and pool. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors to internal courtyard.
Archway through to additional living/TV room (DVD).
Double bedroom (1.60m comprising two 0.80m adjustable mattresses), integral bathroom, ensuite wet room/walk-in shower, WC (this room may be suitable for wheelchair users - please ask for details).
Double bedroom (1.60m comprising two 0.80m adjustable mattresses), integral bathtub, door to private terrace.
Separate WC. First floor:
Steps up to Master double bedroom  (1.60m comprising two 0.80m adjustable mattresses), integral bath tub, integral shower room with walk-in shower.
Separate WC.

Second floor:
Steep staircase leads to children’s attic dormitory room (stair gates at top and bottom) with four single beds: owing to the low ceiling in this room the beds do not have bases. Secure glass window overlooks main living room. Grounds:
Extensive, flat, enclosed 5-acre garden with private heated 12m x 4m slate-grey swimming pool with wide, child-friendly steps & pool shower. Large dining terrace with portable charcoal BBQ, large covered outdoor living area, large lawns, space for football matches (goal posts available), cricket or rounders. Table tennis; golf practice equipment and clubs; croquet game, dart board. Swing & see-saw (care with children) and sand pit. Boules area. Views over orchards and fields. Internal courtyard with fig tree, lavender & rosemary bushes. Parking for 2 cars. An access ramp from villa to garden is available for wheelchair users. Please note: there is an attached building on one side of the courtyard which is unused. A lane runs past the garden (local traffic only).  

Services

Included: pool heating (June-Sept), pool towels, WiFi internet; 4 hrs maid service on Saturdays for 2 week rentals only.

Extras: chef service. babysitting €15 per hour, extra maid service €15 per hour, winter heating.  Pool heating outside season on request at €150 per week.

Pool open 28 April- 27 October 2018. No telephone at this villa. Please note this is a non-smoking villa.


Reviews

  • Great pool,

    Anon

    We had a lovely time in your villa ! Great pool, where the kids spent all days. Au revoir ! Review from House Book

  • This is right up at the top of our list.

    M Family

    We have stayed in many properties in France and Italy during the past 15 years or so. This is right up at the top of our list. We’ll never forget you ! Review from house book

  • I’m sure we will come back soon.

    H Family

    We had a wonderful time in this lovely house. The outdoor living room is amazing. We played games and had all sorts of fun. I’m sure we will come back soon. Review from house book

  • We’ve been to your Villa five times now...

    The W & T Party

    Thank you for such an amazing villa. All 9 of us have enjoyed our stay. We’ve been to your Villa five times now, every summer and the surrounding countryside is magnificent. We are definitely coming again soon. The pool and the outdoor living room are amazing. Review from house book

  • It was so worth it !

    The B Family

    We all loved this vacation. I loved climbing in the trees and of course swimming in the pool. The house was very beautiful and clean. It was so worth it ! Review from House Book

  • I’m sure will be back.

    The J family

    We have had a fabulous week here at Maison Fontaine. The house is beautiful, so much so that diminished our enthusiasm to excursions !! We were all blissfully happy relaxing by the pool, playing ping pong, haunting the lézards and enjoying BBQ lunches and dinners ! I’m sure will be back. Review from house book

  • We have very much enjoyed our stay here.

    Anon

    We have very much enjoyed our stay here. The lovely decoration and feel of the villa combined with the surrounding countryside has made our stay memorable. We have greatly appreciated the provision of outdoor activities from football to boules, helping us to fill our days regardless of the weather. We have made great use of the terrace, either sheltering from the glaring - but lovely- sun or from the occasional thunder and lightening and overall the spaces around the villa have been lovely to spend time in. Thank you. Review from house book

  • Architectural features highlighted at night are am

    The McD family

    We had a great time in this beautiful & thoughtfully restored house. Architectural features highlighted at night are amazing ! Loved the boules. really great welcome pack and the floral decorations in the rooms were a lovely touch. Review shared from house book

  • Our 2 kids ( 4 & 2) do not want to go home !!!

    Anon

    The B. Family what a lovely house! We have had a wonderful time here at Mounicat. You have made here a beautiful holiday home. Everything works. It looks beautiful, is very homely and the design deserves an award. Our 2 kids ( 4 & 2) do not want to go home !!! They have had so much fun and so we have. Review shared from house book

  • Sitting at the terrace with a bottle of wine was

    The B Family

    The whole family enjoyed their stay immensely. We had sun, fun & thunderstorms ! The cottage was AMAZING. Sitting at the terrace with a bottle of wine was perfect. Thank You Review shared from house book

  • There was little reason to stay inside.

    The A Party

    We arrived needing a rest and sun and your villa gave us both and are very appreciative: thank you ! We get to enjoy the local countryside through all the walks we did. The one starting at the end of the road was very convenient ! Duras has a few hidden spots that we enjoyed more than St Emilion or Bergerac. The chocolate shop were you can taste everything, the rose garden and the market being a few. There was little reason to stay inside. Next time we will do a day in Bordeaux but just weren’t feeling it once we get into the swing of laid back French living. Review shared from villa house nook

  • We love the outdoor living area, what a perfect se

    The M Family

    Thank you so much for your generosity! such a welcome surprise on arrival to house a few goodies waiting. The bread and camembert didn’t last long. The house is beautiful, such a seamless marriage of rustic and sleek design. We love the outdoor living area, what a perfect setting to spend our days. When the sun didn’t shine, it was a blessing as we love ourselves away from the villa to explore the area in search of entertainment for the kids ( all under 5 !). We were not disappointed: griffon farm park, the forest ropes adventure & val de gorse. Such a great area of France. At the cilla, when the kids weren’t in the pool there was never a dull moment as this place is a kid paradise from the thoughtful toys , swing set, football posts, boules court & the kids room just all kept the excitement building over ! Review shared from House Book

  • The P Party

    Our week came to a close to soon ! What a peaceful setting ! Such a rustic elegance! I found it hard to leave in the evening to dine out in the town because the sun set the patio and was so inviting to watch as the sun set into the hills beyond the meadow. Thank you very much for the wonderful welcome surprise of so many treats: wine, cheese, fraises, biscuits , bread and milk. you are so kind. I also appreciated the special touch of flowers in each bedroom & the dinning table. I have rented houses in several places in France, Europe, the US and I have not found any to have come close to being perfect as this house ! We do hope to return some day! Best wishes. Review shared from Owner House Book

  • We have had a really enjoyable week in your beauti

    R Party

    We have had a really enjoyable week in your beautiful house. The attention to design details is superb, from the soft furnishings to the flower arrangements and beautifully selected art and furniture. The light and space in the living room has been a joy every morning and we have spent many happy hours around the table enjoying the wonderful local wine each evening. The kitchen is well equipped and we found it easy to prepare meals for nine of us. The children have had fun in the pool, playing games and visiting horses at the bottom of the field. We loved the outdoor seating area which has provided a grown-up space where we can watch the children in the pad. Happy days !! Thanks. Review shared from Owner House Book

  • Excellent accommodation,

    Mr S

    Excellent accommodation, clean, beautifully decorated and everything that you need is provided. The owner Frederic takes great pride in the villa and gardens. The pool is delightful to relax beside in the sunshine and there is a fantastic field in which children can let off steam playing football, volleyball, darts or table tennis. There is even a full size boule court.

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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Baleyssagues under 1.5 km
  • Duras 3 km
  • Monsegur 8 km
  • St Emilion 43 km
  • Airport
  • Bergerac 48 km
  • Bordeaux 100 km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Market | shops | restaurants 3 km
  • Beach
  • Lake beach at Blasimon 26 km
  • Activity
  • Golf | Horse Riding | Cycling
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Canoeing | Kayaking
  • Attractions
  • Aqua park 45 minutes

Special Conditions

No smoking | 1000 refundable security deposit required with balance of rental

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