About the home
Set on top of a hill our spacious, comfortable gite is within a converted barn. 3 double bedrooms with en suites. Fully equipped kitchen with french doors onto a covered terrace. The light and airy dining/sitting room has french windows leading into the garden and in view of the fully alarmed solar heated pool.
Ideal self-catering holiday home for families and couples alike, who enjoy the peace of the countryside. Only 5-10 minutes away from 2 pretty villages - Gensac and Pellegrue - with supermarkets, boulangeries, chemists, doctors, restaurants, bars and banks. Alfresco dining from our terrace with wonderful views, fantastic sunrises and sunsets to enjoy.
Plenty of different walks on your doorstep, through vines and forests. Deer, hares and plenty of birds, so bring your binoculars. Good cycling on quiet roads for all levels.
Well equipped, spacious comfortable house with TV, DVD/CD surround sound system and Wifi.
Home from home with many of our guests returning each year.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arcachon, 65km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
With its metre thick stone walls, oak beams, terracotta floors, roman tiled roof and wood-burning stove, our spacious, restored and comfortably furnished barn lets you know that you are on holiday in France. En-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen , well planted garden with heated swimming pool for your exclusive use. 2 covered areas for alfresco dining all providing a perfect base for a self catering holiday.
The owners, Jan and Jim Pyper live on the same site but have their own garden which does not overlook yours. Your privacy is assured but the owners are available for assistance, directions, local information, babysitting, garden and pool maintenance to ensure that you have a worry free holiday. We also have a very well behaved and gentle Spanish Galgo dog called Ray, a wirecoated dachshund called Dolly, and a black cat called Purdy none of whom will invade your space unless invited to do so.
Complimentary welcome pack. Meals on arrival or during stay can be arranged. Child-minding and baby-sitting available.
Further details outdoors:
Outside dining table and chairs
Pool house with built in seating, ideal spot for reading and dining situated in front of pool, perfect for keeping an eye on children while relaxing.
Children's play/games area
Full use of 2 acre garden with wild area with walkways through for a lovely stroll in the cool of the evening.
Personal herb and salad garden (subject to availability and time of year)
Plenty of car parking
Private half a kilometre drive - well away from roads.
PLEASE NOTE: Swimming pool available from 1st May - 30th September.
Provisional bookings held for 7 days
Signed acceptance of letting contract
25% deposit payable (non-returnable) in sterling or euros at time of booking, by cheque, bank transfer or credit card via Paypal. * Different payment options discussed when booking.
Balance due 8 weeks before date of arrival
200 euro damage deposit, payable on arrival
Arrival time on day of arrival after 4.00pm
Vacating time on day of departure before 10.00am
Included in price is all electricity, gas and water, bedlinen, bathroom towels, bath-mats, pool towels, tea-towels
Full cleaning prior to arrival and after departure, for fortnightly bookings plus, weekly change of all bedlinen and towels and mid stay clean
Use of cot and bedding, highchair, baby bath, toys
We are happy to discuss different booking options, please contact us with your requirements.
1 bedrooom sleeps max 2 adults, 1 child/baby
2 bedroomed sleeps max 4 adults, 1 child/baby
3 bedroomed sleeps max 6 adults, 2 children/babies
Though the house has a maximum of 3 bedrooms, out of peak season with are able to offer 1 or 2 bedroomed options. The house has been designed so that bedrooms can be closed off or added on, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Gironde region
Massugas is situated in the Gironde but only a few kilometres from the borders of the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne. Set in the Bordeaux wine region, with Bergerac, Duras, Entre Deux Mer are closeby. The historic city of Bordeaux with its galleries, museums and shopping is 1 hour away. The world reknowned town of St Emillion, famous for its wine and appreciation off is 30 minutes away. The Dordogne river is 10 minutes away where boat trips and canoe hire are available. The local bastide towns of Ste Foy La Grande, Duras, Monsegur, Sauveterre de Guyanne, Castillion de la Battaile and Bergerac are all within 30 minutes with a different market each day.
The Massugas area
The village and commune of Massugas is set amongst the vineyards of the Bordeaux region. The village has its own lake set in an attractive picnic area where locals and visitors can fish for free. Every weekend there is usually one of the local villages en fete which are fun to join in with and really experience the local culture and food. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to suit all budgets and tastes.
Local vignerons including organic wine producers are happy to offer visits and tastings. Most weekends in the spring and summer there are vide greniers and brocantes (car boot/antique fairs). A good way to spend a Sunday morning is looking for a bargain!
An outdoor re-enactment of the last battle of the Hundred Years' War is held every summer in Castillion de la Bataille, really worth a visit. Gensac holds its renowned outside theatre each August, together with musical evenings for all tastes. In June, Monsegur holds its world famous Festival of Swing, 24 hours of Jazz.
How to get there
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Bergerac airport - 45 minutes away with Ryan Air and Flybe having regular flights
Bergerac airport has car hire companies including Buggs, Avis and Hertz
Bordeaux airport - 1 hour 15 minutes away with Flybe,Easyjet and British Airways
Activities near Massugas
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
30 Nov 2012
We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The communal areas are bright and airy and cool (it was very hot at times) and the pool and vast gardens provided hours of amusement for the children.
The surrounding areas are beautiful with loads to explore; Lac de Gurson was a winner, as well as Duras, Bergerac and St Emilion. There's also a water park near Bergerac that the children loved.
We had a wonderful, relaxing and fabulous holiday and Jim and Jan were wonderful hosts; always on hand to answer questions but not in the least obtrusive and Jim's tractor rides were the highlight for the kids! Would definitely recommend it.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and are so pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday. Jim and I both loved having you all to stay, the boys were fantastic and a lot of fun too. Over this winter we are putting in a 4th bedroom and bathroom to provide extra accommodation, plus from next year will be open all year round. Again thank you from us all at Guillemassot.
25 Aug 2012
We stayed at Guillemassot in June of 2012 and were very impressed. My wife and I were very excited about visiting the SW of France and staying at Guillemassot exceeded our lofty expectations. The old country house has been renovated to perfection by the owners and you instantly feel like you have lived there for years. Jan and Jim are very knowledgable of the surrounding area and are very welcoming into their home. The house is situated on pristine land surrounded by vineyards on all 4 sides. My wife and I feel very lucky to have been able to stay at Guillemassot and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing, beautiful, peaceful holiday. Don't forget to sample the local fair!! C'est Fantastique!
22 Aug 2012
I stayed at this property in June 2012 with both friends, fiancee and 1 year old daughter. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt relaxed, comfortable and happy - this is a real home from home place. We were greeted with smiles from the hosts and enjoyed a tipple or two with them on the odd occasion which made the trip all the more enjoyable. We had great sunshine but if it had rained then the house is spacious and certainly comfortable enough enjoy time indoors. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed Jan & Jim's dogs, running around the lovely landscaped gardens and a dip in the beautiful pool. I would definitely recommend this property and are already looking to book again next year. Just wish we could move in!!!
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|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Special Offer||1 Jun 13||7 Jun 13||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid - 1 Bedroom||13 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 1 Bedroom||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||€ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 1 Bedroom||4 Jan 14||5 Apr 14||€ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 5|
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|Special Offer||1 Jun 13||7 Jun 13||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offer||29 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||€ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid - 2 Bedrooms||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 2 Bedrooms||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||€ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 2 bedrooms||4 Jan 14||5 Apr 14||€ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Special Offer||1 Jun 13||7 Jun 13||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offer||29 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak - 3 Bedrooms||13 Jul 13||3 Aug 13||€ 1850||-||-||2 Weeks|
|Peak - 3 Bedrooms||3 Aug 13||17 Aug 13||€ 1850||-||-||2 Weeks|
|Peak - 3 Bedrooms||17 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1850||-||-||2 Weeks|
|High - 3 Bedrooms||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid - 3 Bedrooms||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 3 Bedrooms||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Low - 3 Bedrooms||4 Jan 14||5 Apr 14||€ 600||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payments can be made in euros or sterling, by cheque, bank transfer or credit card via Paypal. Preferred payment can be discussed when booking.
Prices include all electricity, wood, gas and water costs.
Inclusive of all bed-linen, towels for shower rooms, kitchen and pool.
Full clean before and after your stay and mid change of bed-linen and towels for a fortnight plus stay.
Prices are inclusive of the local taxe de sejour.
Maximum 6 adults, 2 children plus baby (in cot)Book
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