About the home
Established in the summer of 2000, the gite is an ideal location for families and groups of adults alike. Big garden with kids playing tower and secluded pool area with large sunbathing patio. Fields and woodland to the rear.
The gite is part of a former French farmhouse and has its own private garden with dining terrace with a BBQ. The large garden to the rear is ideal for playing football, badminton and croquet. In previous years there were two such gites, now there is just one.
Pets are most welcome - I have a golden retriever who loves children. Even the most timid of children have cried at the end of the holiday when saying goodbye to him!
The walk to the village is just 15 minutes and you can order your breakfast baguette and croissants from the shop. They also carry a good range of many products including English favourites.
The village restaurant serves a 4-course lunch for just 13€ and their pizzas are home-made and well known in the area.
I can cook a meal for your arrival if you wish. Menus on request.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The three bedrooms are on the first floor and comprise
A large double with en-suite shower and a balcony that overlooks the garden
An even larger double with en-suite shower, WC and wash-hand basin
A twin with a family bathroom with WC and wash-hand basin
The living room on the ground floor has a large kitchen with dining area and a comfortable integrated salon for 6 people. New for 2013 UK satellite TV installed with reluctance!!
Wi-fi is also available at a charge of 10€ per week.
Further details outdoors:
Set in nearly 2 acres, there is plenty of space for outdoor activities.
A badminton net and racquets are provided and there is croquet for the more adventurous!
There are two pools - the larger is heated with solar panels, the smaller is more for the children and is very shallow at one end. The sunbathing terrace is spacious and there are lots of loungers.
Both pools have the regulatory pool alarm, but children under 16 should have adult supervision when using the pools.
All charges for electricity and gas are included.
Bedlinen and bathroom towels are supplied, Pool towels also available.
The cleanliness of my gite is paramount and it is my hope that guests leave the property in a similar state. If time restraints make this impossible I will gladly arrange a final clean for 50€.
To secure a booking, a 25% deposit is requested. A damage security deposit of 150€ is payable, together with the balance of the rental, no later than 8 weeks before arrival. A booking is not considered confirmed until all due money is paid. The damage security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of departure.
I can accept payment in sterling.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne region
An abundant wine producing area often referred to as the Tuscany of France where the countryside is covered with vineyards, sunflowers and fruit orchards. The Lot et Garonne is one of the prettiest parts of the south-west of France with rolling hills, magnificent views, châteaux and bastide towns. The climate is mild and fine and averages 5° above that of Paris. The annual rainfall is nearly the lowest in France. The population density is just 57 people to a square kilometre. There are markets every day of the week and great vide greniers in the summer months where you can still pick up bargains.
The Duras / Loubes Bernac area
The village of Loubes-Bernac has a village shop, post office, family restaurant and bar and even a hairdresser. Most of the daily shopping for bread etc. can be achieved in the village shop, but the nearest supermarket is 15 minutes in the car, to either Eymet, Duras or Ste Foy la Grande
You don't need to go far to buy your wine - it's virtually on the doorstep
How to get there
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Paris - 6 hours
Channel ports 8/10 hours
(Portsmouth/St Malo ferry crossing
leaves you the shortest drive this side of 6½ hours approximately)
Bergerac 20 minute drive - flights with Ryanair and Flybe from Stansted, Liverpool,
East Midlands, Southampton, Exeter, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bristol
Bordeaux - 90 minutes
Toulouse - 90 minutes
Activities near Duras
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
30 Sep 2012
We really liked this property and our children especially liked the pool. It was spacious, clean and comfortable and provided a real 'home from home' experience. It is set in beautiful surroundings with vineyards and sunflower fields in abundance. It is rural so if you prefer to be in the 'thick of the action' this place would not be for you but it is not far from all amenities in the nearby town and was perfect for us. Having never travelled to this part of France before, our hosts Ali and Colin were great and provided a wealth of information on places to visit and eat. This property accepts dogs and our golden retriever had a great time with the resident goldie, Charlie. A good time had by all.
01 Jun 2012
We first stayed at Au Compte in 2005 and have returned several years for family vacations - just us, or extended parties where we booked the Grange and the Cottage and somewhat took... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||11 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid Season||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid/High Season||6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There are no additional costs - all energy, bed-linen and indoor towels are included in the tariff.
Payment by bank transfer in either euros or sterling. Sorry, no credit cards accepted.Enquire now
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