Le Vignoble is a restored stone farmhouse in a peaceful small hamlet surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards and plum orchards. It is furnished to a very high standard and is surrounded by a mature one acre garden with three secluded terraces and its own private heated pool. It comfortably sleeps 9 (two double bedrooms, one twin, and one triple bedroom), with family bathroom and new shower room. There is a newly refurbished well equipped kitchen, separate utility room, enormous barn sitting/dining room with French doors out to one of the terraces and the peaceful front garden. The large lawned rear garden backs onto the neighbouring vineyard. The bustling market towns of Duras and Ste Foy La Grande are only a short drive away, as are various vineyards that offer tastings. The lovely golf course at Chateau Vigiers, the Dordogne river (for canoeing and kayaking) and Bergerac are all within easy driving distance.
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Farmhouse near Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, France - Peaceful Location Surrounded by Rollings Hills of Vineyards and Plum Orchards
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
About Lisa Ward
The owners, Richard and Lisa, were Australians living in London and decided to purchase their own piece of France after many enjoyable family holidays in the region. Despite returning to Australia, they return annually, and have taken much care in the refurbishment of the property.
Lisa Ward purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Lisa Ward chose Villeneuve-de-Duras
We purchased Le Vignoble after a number of enjoyable family holidays in the region. When living in London we loved to escape to the peace and tranquility of rural France. It's an easy plane flight away (or a day trip in the car). The hamlet (consisting of only 7 houses) is at the end of a dead end road so there is no traffic - which is wonderful for our dogs who love to roam and visit the neighbours. The neighbouring French families have all been very welcoming and are helpful in our mastering of the French language! The property appealed to us immediately as not only is the house and garden beautiful but so are the surrounding rolling hills of vines and plum orchards.
What makes this Villa unique
The peace and tranquility of the rural location (whilst also having neighbours close by in the event of an emergency). The surrounding area is perfect for keen cyclists like Richard and there is a national walking route starting from the hamlet. The regional produce and wine are perfect for enthusiastic cooks like us.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful week at this beautiful house. There were generous supplies in the welcome pack, the pool is stunning and the gardens are huge. Plentiful room in the bedrooms with comfortable beds and the bathrooms are wonderful. The kitchen is fantastically stocked with every utensil you could ever need and we had great fun using the pizza oven. The local restaurant is a winner, as is the boulangerie. We would not hesitate to return.
The Atlantic Coast is 1 hour 30 mins away by car.
Bergerac Airport is an easy 30-35 minute drive away. Bordeaux Airport is 1 hour 30 mins away by car (hire car companies re all based at both airports). Having a car at Le Vignoble is essential due to the rural location.
The nearest village of Villeneuve de Duras is one mile away (an easy drive or walk). There is a lovely boulangerie and a restaurant serving regional French food. There is also a doctor in the village. The market towns of Duras and Ste Foy La Grande are an easy drive away. The nearest supermarket and ATM machine are in Duras (10 minutes by car). Domaine du Grand Mayne, one of the top vineyards in the Appellation, is only a 5 minute drive away and offers wine tasting.
There is a Carrefour Supermarket in Duras and a large LeClerc in Ste Foy La Grande. There is a restaurant in the local village and many more in both Duras and Ste Foy La Grande. There are both ATM machines/banks and libraries in Duras and Ste Foy La Grande. The Dordogne River offers the opportunity to go canoeing or kayaking. There are numerous beautiful chateaux and market towns within the region for a wonderful day out. The beautiful town of St Emilion (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is within an hours drive and is surrounded by many famous vineyards. The historical towns of Bergerac (30 minutes by car) and Bordeaux (1 hour 30 mins by car) both provide a lovely day trip.
Booking Notes: 25% deposit required to secure booking. Balance (plus £250 per week of booking refundable security deposit) is due 8 weeks before rental period begins (directions to the property and arrival instructions will be provided when balance is received). Security deposit will be refunded, following confirmation of no damage, within two weeks of vacating property. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended - deposit is non-refundable. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover day. Arrival time is 4pm (there will be someone there to meet you) and departure time is 10am. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.