Villa DurasPR1633

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

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  • The country elegance and charm
  • Spectacular views of rural landscape
  • 12m x 5m heated salt water pool
  • 5 minutes from Duras town
  • Upgrading for wine tours & more

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Description

Set on a hilltop overlooking the ancient Chateau de Duras in the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France, this splendidly renovated Maison de Maitre with heated pool is surrounded by vineyards and woodland; yet it is a mere five-minute drive from the charming Bastide town of Duras, with its magnificent castle, its weekly market, restaurants and summer festivals.

Built in 1897, this substantial property has undergone a complete renovation resulting in a refined and comfortable country home for those wishing to experience the authentic French lifestyle. E
xtensive grounds surround this villa set in a landscape encompassing vineyards and plum orchards, bastide and market towns. Duras and Monsegur showcase the region's fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious cheeses and throughout the summer, you can also visit night markets, often combined with lively music and gastronomic festivals.

Opportunities for outdoor pursuits are countless in this beautiful region and very easy to arrange from your villa. You can have bicycles delivered to your door to explore the surroundings at your leisure; you can hire canoes and kayaks along the river Dropt and enjoy a picnic on its banks; or you can drive to the fresh water lake of Blasimon and spend a day on the beach. Within half-an-hourís drive you find the larger river Garonne and the river Dordogne is just under an hour for yet more enchanting scenery, boat trips and visits to some picturesque villages and ancient castles. Riding and pony trekking is easily arranged nearby, and there is a popular farm - Chaudron Magique - less than an hour away. At the award-winning garden, Jardin de Boissonna, you can enjoy French afternoon tea. Golfers will enjoy the fabulous Vigiers Golf and Country Club. Jazz fans will enjoy the famous Monsegur Jazz Festival in July. Wine lovers will enjoy tasting tours at the local caves and chateaux and in the splendid ancient town of St Emilion.


Insider Tips

“Luxury house in quiet location, close to to busy town of Duras, this is the perfect family holiday home. The setting is beautiful and still unspoilt, ideal for large family gatherings requiring plenty of room to get away. In nearby Duras you find restaurants - one with live music - quaint shops, a splendid castle and a very useful Tourist Office promoting countless activities and events going on throughout summer in the Lot et Garonne region. You can enjoy a flight on a hot air balloon in Saint Jean de Duras, hire a kayak or a canoe in Allemans-du-Dropt, horseride in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dropt, visit the private cellars and winery cooperatives in the Pays de Duras or discover gorgeous ancient bastide towns in Duras, Monsegur, Eymet and Monpazier. Further afield, in Roquefort, families with children will also love the thrill of the rides at Walibi theme park.    ”

Accommodation

Ground floor:
Main living room, open fireplace.
Large open-plan kitchen/ dining area, door to garden terrace with outdoor dining facilities..

First floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedrooom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom, WC.

Second floor:
Two Master double bedrooms
 (1.60m) open fireplace, beamed ceiling, ensuite bathrooms, walk-in showers, WCs, views.
Second living room, views.
Grounds:
Large flat mature grounds planted with mature trees and shrubs. Ample lawn areas. Terraces with garden furniture. Garden pergola with outdoor dining facilities & charcoal BBQ. 12m x 5m pool (depth: 1.40m-1.80m; Roman steps). Ample private parking for up top 6 cars.

Services

Included: Mid-stay maid service on 2-week bookings only. WiFi internet. Pool towels.

Extras: Pool heating & winter heating each Ä150 per week. Wine tours, cook service, cycle hire on request.
Cash deposit of £1000

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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Duras 3km
  • Monsegur 8km
  • La-Sauvetat-du-Dropt 16km
  • Monbazillac 35km
  • St Emilion | Bergerac 40km
  • Agen 96km
  • Airport
  • Bergerac 41km
  • Bordeaux 90km
  • Railway
  • Lamothe-Landerron 20km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Duras 3km
  • Activity
  • Tennis (Duras) 3km
  • Hot Air Ballooning (St-Jean-de-Duras) 19km
  • Golf (Chateau des Vigiers) 21km
  • Canoeing (Dordogne river) 24km
  • Attractions
  • Jardin de Boissonna 3km
  • Allemans-du-Dropt 14km
  • Hot Air Balloon rides St-Jean-de-Duras 17km
  • River Garonne 21km | River Dordogne 24km
  • Chateau de Bridoire | St Emilion history & wineries 40km
  • Bergerac history & architecture 40km

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