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Holiday home with private pool, Maison Baleyssagues.

Holiday rental in Baleyssagues, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | sleeps 6

Introduction

Set in open countryside just 5 minutes from the hilltop town of Duras, this lovely property has beautiful gardens and large heated pool. Hill-top position offers stunning, panoramic views.

The single-storey, architect-designed house offers high quality and spacious accommodation (225 m²) with small, fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining rooms all opening out to the terrace and garden. Wi-Fi internet.

Three ensuite bedrooms.

Shaded dining terrace and Weber BBQ.

Wonderful, shaped heated pool, approximately 12m x 5m set in manicured gardens with lawn and mature plants, trees and flowers.

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.

NOTE: Pool heated 25/5 to 27/9. Outside this period, pool heating is charged at 150 Euros per week.

Full or part catering, baby-sitting and wine tours available - please ask for details.


Accommodation details

Entrance hall.

Living room with high ceiling and piano.

Door to terrace.

TV room with satellite TV, DVD and Wi-Fi.

Dining room with table and chairs.

Door to terrace.

Kitchen with oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher.

Utility room with washing machine and dryer.

Separate WC.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin. TV and DVD player.

Door to terrace.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Door to terrace.

Bedroom 3, two singles with ensuite shower and hand basin.

Door to terrace.

Separate WC.

EXTERIOR;

1 hectare of private grounds with manicured and lawned garden.

Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs.

Private swimming pool (heated June - September) 12m x 5m with sun terrace and loungers.

Private, gated drive.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
02 Feb 20 Apr Saturday Weekly - € 1,100
20 Apr 25 May Saturday Weekly - € 1,300
25 May 22 Jun Saturday Weekly - € 1,800
22 Jun 06 Jul Saturday Weekly - € 2,200
06 Jul 31 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 3,700
31 Aug 07 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 2,000
07 Sep 28 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 1,500
28 Sep 12 Oct Saturday Weekly - € 1,200
Refundable security bond€ 700
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 5:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (including pool towels).

Location

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 l'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.

Baleyssagues, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


Customer Reviews

The D family Leicestershire, UK
Had the most relaxing week just wished we’d booked 2 weeks instead of 1 ! The villa is so peaceful and tranquil and somehow the walls resonate with the music within. Perfect, Thank you Frédéric

The C. family Kent, UK
Another wonderful stay and probably the best September weather yet. Thank you again to all who make it possible for us stay here. Just perfect !

The H. family Kent, UK
We loved the piano and we played on it every day. We've also loved the swimming pool because it was so hot but refreshing. Thank you Frederic, lovely house, must we go ?

The K. party Southhampton, UK
We’ve had a fabulous week in this gem of a villa. It’s so homely and peaceful here. It’s lovely to come back to at the end of the day. A perfect venue for an 80th birthday celebration !

The C. family Sheffield, UK
An other great holiday at the Villa; We have had a wonderful time once again and the best weather to date ! Sunshine all the way ! As always many thanks to Frederic for the warmest of welcomes ( as always) and are going home with more memories of the Villa

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The F. family London, UK
What a wonderful place to celebrate two birthday and a 25th anniversary. Weather has been glorious . Thank you for all the fresh flowers in the room. Fabienne, what would we have done without you, thank you and Frederic always at the end on the phone to answer questions… Thank you ! We’ve booked the villa 2 years ago ( its very popular !) and it has been worth to wait.

The F. family London, UK
Lovely tranquil house, everything provided, for a very relaxing week and mixed weather, but not annoying with the house like that. Frederic was very friendly and helpful. We would love to come back hopefully one day. And such beautiful roses all around the house !! Thanks again

The P. and B. Family (New York and Chicago, USA)
A lovely place, a lovely house and a lovely time, many thanks.

The S. Family (Gloucestershire, UK)
A fantastic week at this beautiful villa ! we appreciated the warm welcome from Frédéric and the fresh flowers in nearly every room. We made full use of the pool and BBQ and enjoyed watching the sunset in the evening. It is a shame to leave.Thanks !

Family van H. Tilburg (The Netherlands)
Second time, Enjoyed our stay very much. Warm welcome and good service ! Of course lovely home and garden. Thanks! See you later.

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The C. Family (London, UK)
This is the third visit to the Villa - it’s beginning to feel like home ! Another wonderful stay- we had great time yet again and sorry to leave the peace and tranquility behind. Thanks to Frédéric as always for the very warm welcome, always here if needed. So lots of memories to take home and thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

The H. Family (Devon, UK)
We were absolutely overwhelmed by beauty, tranquility and views surrounding the wonderful home.Such a privilege to spend time here forming special memories with the family - especially celebrating a significant birthday ! We enjoyed the gorgeous pool, BBQ’d, had a vineyard tour and wine tasting, kayaked on the Dordogne and much more. Frédéric’s warmth, helpfulness and attention to detail was very much appreciated- we can’t praise the level of service and thoughtfulness enough ! Thank you so much !

The Family V. (The Netherlands)
We’ve spent a perfect week in this confortable and delicate house. We’ve appreciated the garden, the view and the region. Our special thanks to Frédéric for his friendly welcome, assistance and suggestions.

The H. family - Scotland, UK
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your lovely villa. the elegant surroundings of Alouette helped made our holiday here in Duras very relaxing. The hillside settings was the perfect back for to stunning sunsets, sunrises and shooting stars. It was a shame to leave..;

The C. family - Kent, UK
Thank you for the opportunity to have another wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa. Everything has just been perfect !( came prepared this year with my 'adult basic piano lessons' and loved the chance to try and play again. Not so sure it was as pleasable for those listening!. Thanks to Frederic and Natasha for all they do to make the 2 weeks go so smoothly.

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The M. family - Isle of Man,UK
This is a lovely way to spend a holiday in summer, can’t think of anything we’d rather do !!!

The L. family - Oxfordshire, UK
Glorious sunshine for us all week. We’ve had a lovely time exploring. The children pretended to be Rapunzel at Château de Duras and had a wonderful day the Lac de Lougratte. I jogged in and out of the grape wines, which was surprisingly exhausting. We all had too many croissants ? Thank you for a terrific week in gorgeous setting. We apologize for all the children’s finger prints on every surface but leave relieved that they didn’t break anything…

The S. family - Devon, UK
Another fantastic week here at Villa Alouette. The weather was great with many happy hours spent in the pool. Thank you to Frederic for a very warm welcome and his team for making the Villa so splendid. A perfect holiday.

The M. family - Devon, UK
Beautiful villa in a wonderful, peaceful and scenic part of the French countryside ! Thank you for a lovely stay and 2 weeks rest ! Great weather, lots of warm sunny memories to take home to rainy England. Frédéric was amazing, very friendly and helpful.

The G families - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Very much enjoyed our stay at the villa. The views around the house are stunning ! A very warm welcome to Frédéric and great service! Thank you very much for you allowing us to stay here. Great pool and garden.

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The R. family - Suffolk, UK
Thank you for a wonderful holiday, staying in your beautiful villa. We have loved the pool and the garden, the views are stunning and we have very much enjoyed taking our coffee in the mornings and drinking our wine, sitting at the various places dotted so perfectly around the grounds. We have enjoyed the Monday morning market in Duras and the nights market at Monsegur on Wednesday evening. Thank you Frédéric for his warm welcome. It has been a truly relaxing and enjoyable week.

The S. family - Cheshire, UK
This must be the perfect summer holiday Villa for a small family. As a couple we were joined by some friends for part of our stay and we had a great time in the sun. The O 13 Clochers restaurant in Monteton is under new management and serves superb food. Hostellerie des Ducs good quality- and the restaurant in Seyches is incredible value. We are sure to return

The C. family - London, UK
Wonderful stay in a wonderful villa. Ideal base to explore this beautiful part of France. Spent most evenings on the patio enjoying the sun set. Would definitely stay again when return this area.

The P. family - London, UK
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this superb villa. Enjoyed it all the views, the pool, the food and especially the peace and tranquility. Thank you to all that helped our stay be so lovely. PS: Loved the little touches in the house - the fresh flowers etc…

Gerard R. (North Yorkshire)
Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home. Despite the unseasonable weather we had a fantastic time here and have thoroughly enjoyed the house, pool and gardens. The views are spectacular. Frédéric is a gem, he has been so very friendly and welcoming, always contactable and helpful even in the thunderstorm and following power cut. We will take away photos and memories that will last long into the future.

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Family B. and K. (London, UK)
A lovely welcome from Frederic who made us feel very much at home. We soon settled into your beautiful villa and stunning surroundings. The pool was amazing and enjoyed by all. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. Bella: It was the best holiday ever !! Age 8.

Steve S. (Devon)
A wonderful week spent at this wonderful villa. Had a lovely time visiting Château de Monbazillac, Montcaret and Bordeaux. We all have had a fantastic time in the swimming pool. The children didn’t want to get out! Thank you to Frédéric for a warm welcome on our arrival. We would love to stay again.

Rachael D. (Berkshire)
Thank you for a lovely time in your beautiful home.The pool is amazing as well as the views. We’ve had a wonderful time visiting Eymet, Duras, Monsegur the Médoc and Saint-Emilion. We recommend the night markets, especially Monsegur. Thanks to Frédéric who has been so helpful. Thank you again.

Peter C. (Sheffield)
Once again we have had a wonderful time here in your beautiful home. It has been so nice to come back here. The weather has been glorious, the pool fantastic and we have enjoyed ourselves immensely !!! Many thanks to Frédéric for making the pool so lovely! We would all love to return again someday. Thank You !

Sue C. (Cheshire)
We have had a lovely spent in this beautiful villa. We all felt very relaxed. The pool was very welcoming especially as it was such a hot week. The views are spectacular. We enjoyed the night markets in Duras and Monsegur. Would recommend the Terrasse restaurant in Duras. Thank you Frédéric for being so helpful.

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Denise G. (Kent)
With grateful thanks for a very relaxing week in your lovely house. We really enjoyed the beautiful views and surrounding countryside; the sunsets were amazing. The weather was very kind to us with soaring temperatures, dips in the pool were most welcome.

Nick M. (Cape Town, South Africa)
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Such an honor to spend time in such a special part of the world, a little piece of heaven surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers and lavender. We drank wonderful wine and ate far too much cheese.Thank you Frédéric for taking care of us and bringing us some fans to appease the heat. We look forward to visiting again one day soon.

Paul R. (Herefordshire, UK)
We have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Many thanks for the beautiful house and views. We have enjoyed the pool, the sunshine, the fantastic pool and of course the piano. As musicians having a piano was important. To learn the house was belonging a famous jazz pianist was awesome! We have played jazz everyday and the sound of piano across the evening air was a dream. Thank you Frederick for looking after us.

Sue M. (Cheshire, UK)
We loved staying in your beautiful home. The facilities, garden, decor and views were stunning. Frederic has looked after us so well. We have taken long country walks, visited local villages and markets. We went to Les Eyzies for tones of incredible caves including Rouffignac. thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable holiday. PS: many fabulous table tennis tournaments with bubbles as fuel…

Jonathan (Woring, UK)
What an amazing experience, in a truly beautiful part of France ( and new to us all). The house is lovely as well as the 360° views - magical! The kids loved the pool and we managed to get them out for food, sleep and car!

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Maarten (Wassernaak, The Netherlands)
Spending a week here was just fantastic. We’ve enjoyed the lovely sunsets. We had lot's of fun by the pool and had excellent BBQ. We will definitely come back.

Stephanie (Atlanta, USA)
We have absolutely loved staying here! We have enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, laying by the pool and preparing meals together. Chef Arnaud was wonderful and we highly recommend him. We visited Duras, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Saint-Emilion, Sainte-Foy, Bordeaux and Cap Ferret. Coming back home here at the of the day always felt like home and we hope to visit again. This is our 10 years anniversary and this home was great vacation for a special trip together. Thank you for sharing your house.


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