SHORTLISTShortlist MENU
Vacation rental property in South West France with private heated pool
Private heated pool in South West France

Mounicat, Duras

Vacation rental property

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne

  • Featured in L'Essentiel de la Déco
  • Exceptional, restored priory in countryside setting
  • High quality, contemporary interior design throughout
  • Heated, private pool 12m x 4m & 3½ hectares of lawn & grounds
  • Wi-Fi internet & wireless printer & UK satellite TV & Table tennis
  • All amenities 3 km & onsite catering / babysitting facilities

Ref.47068

Sleeps10

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Special offer : 29 September - 27 October 2018, NOW €500 off per week.
Pool heating not included.


Introduction

Mounicat


Featured in L'Essentiel de la Déco - A superb restoration project completed to an exceptionally high standard.

The property forms part of an ancient priory, standing in open countryside and has been renovated in a very contemporary fashion, yet sympathetically with the original building materials of the construction.

The original and stylish interior design offers a very welcoming and spacious interior with high ceilings and beams and exposed stone walls. Accommodation is one main floor with one first-floor bedroom.

The main living area comprises open-plan dining area, kitchen and living space. Doors lead out to a large walled courtyard and on the opposite side, open to the garden, pool area and wonderful exterior 'summer' living room.

Three ensuite bedrooms and large children's room with 4 single beds.

Private grounds of 3.5 hectares and includes a very large lawned garden.

Superb 'summer' living room with table and chairs and couches overlooking the private, heated pool 12m x 4m with full-width steps and sun loungers and pool-side shower.

Private, off-road parking.

The charming French owners (fluent English-speaking) works in the wine-trade and can offer excellent, local wine at discounted prices. Full or part catering, and babysitting services available upon request.

All amenities in Duras, 3 km. Further shops, restaurants, café bars, supermarkets in Marmande.

Duras itself is a charming medieval town with an impressive château perched high on the edge of the town from where there are magnificent views across the valleys. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Monday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need.

Further night markets in Levignac (Friday) and Monségur (Wednesday).

Only 35 minutes to the famous wine-producing (and stunningly beautiful) village of Saint-Émilion.
Also, 10 minutes to the wine regions of Entre Deux Mers and Bergerac.

NOTE: Pool is heated from 27th May to 30th September. Outside of these, pool heating is 150 Euros per week.

Living room in South West France vacation rental property

Living room in South West France vacation rental property

Kitchen in South West France vacation rental property

Kitchen in South West France vacation rental property

Accommodation details

Vacation rental property


Entrance via courtyard or garden;

Open-plan living area with high ceiling, couch and chairs, dining table and chairs, iPod dock.
Kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer.
Wi-Fi internet.
Door to courtyard and garden.

TV room with flat-screen TV, DVD and UK channels.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and separate walk-in shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite bath / shower and hand basin.
Door to garden and terrace.

Separate WC.

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and separate walk-in shower and hand basin.

Stairs up to;
Bedroom 4, four children's single beds.

EXTERIOR;

3½ hectares of private grounds.

Large private, walled courtyard with table and chairs.

Large lawned garden.

Pool-side living and dining area with dining table and chairs, conservatory-style furniture. Shower.

Heated, private swimming pool 12m x 4m (max depth 1.4m) with loungers.

Private, off-road parking.

Table tennis, 'pétanque' pitch complete with 'boules', croquet, dart board and a foldable golf practice.

Private heated pool in South West France

Private heated pool in South West France

Courtyard

Courtyard

Calendar 2018


June 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
October 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
November 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
December 2018
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
SCROLL CALENDAR LEFT
SCROLL CALENDAR RIGHT


Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
26/05/2018 23/06/2018 June € 2,300 £ 2,016 $ 2,840
23/06/2018 07/07/2018 early July € 2,750 £ 2,410 $ 3,396
07/07/2018 01/09/2018 mid-July & August € 4,500 £ 3,944 $ 5,557
01/09/2018 08/09/2018 early September € 2,000 £ 1,753 $ 2,470
08/09/2018 27/10/2018 mid-September to October € 1,500 £ 1,315 $ 1,852
Refundable Security Bond € 800
Special offer 29 September - 27 October 2018, NOW €500 off per week.
Pool heating not included.

Location

Duras


Featured in L'Essentiel de la Déco
The property is located in open countryside 3 km from the lovely village of Duras.

Duras is situated between Bergerac (40 minutes) and Marmande (the A62 motorway 20 minutes) and 70 minutes from Bordeaux.

All amenities in Duras. Further shops, restaurants, café bars, supermarkets in Marmande.

Duras itself is a charming medieval town with an impressive château perched high on the edge of the town from where there are magnificent views across the valleys. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops in the town including a chemist, several boulangeries, a butchers and a newsagents. Every Monday morning there is an excellent market full of local produce plus an amazing night market once a week during the summer months. There is also a Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of Duras with a great selection of fresh food and wine and just about anything else you could possibly need.

Only 35 minutes to the famous wine-producing (and stunningly beautiful) village of Saint-Émilion.
Also, 10 minutes to the wine regions of Entre Deux Mers and Bergerac.

Ideal base for visits to the Dordogne valley with its world famous pre-historic cave paintings, caverns and pre-historic cliff dwellings as well as the romantic medieval châteaux of the Dordogne and the 'Bastide' towns (fortified market towns) which remain largely as they were 600 years ago.

The area surrounding Duras has almost 200 small, independent or cooperative vineyards (72 independent vignerons et 118 cooperated vineyards) over 1800 hectares of vines which welcome visitors most days for wine tasting and purchases. These wines form the appellation 'Côtes de Duras'. Red wines form 65% of the locally produced wines, they are made with le Merlot, le Cabernet Sauvignon, le Cabernet Franc et le Malbec grapes. The white wines are grapes; le Sauvignon, le Sémillon, le Muscadelle, l'Odenc, le Chenin, le Mauzac and l'Ugni Blanc. The area is particularly renowned for its organic wine which constitutes over 20% of the total production.

The river Dordogne is 20 minutes to the North where it is possible to hire canoes and kayaks to explore the river by the hour or for the day. The smaller river Dropt is just a few kilometres to the South of Duras where it is also possible to hire canoes and kayaks.

Along the Dropt you can enjoy visits to the medieval bastide towns of Monségur, Eymet, Villereal, Castillonnes, Monpazier, Sauveterre and Miramont.

The Historic towns of Bergerac, Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux, are all less than an hour away and the Atlantic coast with Arcachon and Cap Ferret just an hour and a half.

Endless local activities / events during the summer.

Night markets from July to end of August;
The night markets are becoming more and more popular. You can always buy food but but it's a more nice opportunity to meet people and eat on huge common table.

Reviews

Feedback from previous guests

Such a great house and loved your house... weather was exceptional.

The R. Family (UK)




Fabulous week! The wonderful villa and surroundings were there made up for it. First holding with our grandson, loved the pool and the wine and French food. We will be back !

The S. Family (Salisbury, UK)




We have had a wonderful relaxing stay in this beautiful home in a perfect location. We have visited St Emilion, Bergerac, Monsegur and Eymet and the drives to each places have been a pleasure in themselves due to the stunning scenery.
I would love to return one day, taste more wines and eat more delicious food.

The P. Family (London, UK)




It was really lovely staying in such a beautiful villa. We visited Saint Emilion and went out to delicious places to eat. We have stayed here twice now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. All rooms and pool were stunning.

Sarah




We had a fantastic time in this lovely house. The house was perfectly equipped, nothing was missing and we loved the decoration. We've been using and enjoying the pool very much. Kids could run safely in the garden and play football.

The C. Family (Gent, Belgium)




We had a fantastic family holiday with beautiful weather - if a little too hot at times! Great house and facilities for the family in a fab location. Enjoyed Saint Emilion and the shopping and dining in Bordeaux. Thank you for the warm welcome.

The G. Family (Northern Ireland)




Mounicat is a faloulous house, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. Everything we could ever need is here. We had some warm weather so the pool had a work out and the under covered area was the perfect place fro pre dinner drinks ( and others).
Two of us had stayed in the general area some years ago so it was fun visiting hamlets and villages like Duras and Eymet. We hope to be back in the not too distant future.

S. Party (UK & Australia)




We’ve had a perfect stay in this beautiful house. Such a warm welcome with flowers in each room, a welcome package and everything so nicely decorated.
We’ve enjoyed the pool, when the sun appeared and went to St Emilion ( and surrounding areas) and to Bergerac. Especially St Emilion is a nice ( although very touristic) village.
Of course we climbed the tower of the Duras Castle and shopped at the bakery and the Carrefour Contact supermarket in Duras.
Thank you very much for letting us enjoying this hidden gem.

The van O. Family (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)




Really enjoyed our 2 week stay in this beautiful gite, so full of character, history and stunningly restored and furnished with every comfort of home.
We had a great time in the pool, playing badminton, table tennis and relishing the space and wildflowers and butterflies in the uncut grassy areas.
In the area we loved visiting the night market at Monsegur and various day markets Eymet, Duras ect. It was great to enjoy the beautiful fresh tomatoes and bread we bought at St Foy La Grande in a picnic there on the banks of the Dordogne.
The bicycles we hired have provided hours of fun and exercice visiting the local villages and beauty spots and the provider too was most helpful.
We are sad to leave Mounicat but hope to return very soon.

The M. family - Cheshire, UK




We are so grateful to Frédéric for making it possible for 16 of our family plus a baby to be together and share glorious family meals together and specially making access for our wheelchair user to a part of the inside and the outside. These are special memories we will always treasure. Thank you.

The M. family - Cheshire, UK




Vacation rental property in South West France with private heated pool

Vacation rental property in South West France with private heated pool

Private heated pool in South West France

Private heated pool in South West France

Living room in South West France vacation rental property

Living room in South West France vacation rental property

Kitchen in South West France vacation rental property

Kitchen in South West France vacation rental property

Private heated pool in South West France

Private heated pool in South West France

Courtyard

Courtyard

Covered terrace

Covered terrace

Private heated pool in South West France

Private heated pool in South West France

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Lawned garden with private heated pool in South West France

Lawned garden with private heated pool in South West France

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Private heated pool

Private heated pool

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Courtyard

Courtyard

Private heated pool

Private heated pool

Covered terrace

Covered terrace

Swings and children's play area

Swings and children's play area

Covered terrace

Covered terrace

Lawned garden

Lawned garden

Courtyard

Courtyard

Terrace

Terrace

Dining room in South West France vacation rental property

Dining room in South West France vacation rental property

Dining room in South West France vacation rental property

Dining room in South West France vacation rental property

Countryside views in South West France

Countryside views in South West France

TV room in South West France vacation rental property

TV room in South West France vacation rental property

Staircase in South West France vacation rental property

Staircase in South West France vacation rental property

Children's bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Children's bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Children's bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Children's bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bedroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Bathroom in South West France vacation rental property

Garden

Garden

Private heated pool in South West France

Private heated pool in South West France

Countryside views in South West France

Countryside views in South West France


   

Vacation rental property in South West France, ref: 47068

Pure France™ is a registered trading name of Atkins & Jones Limited and a registered trademark

© 2018, all rights reserved.