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Guillemassot, spacious, comfy barn conversion

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Private solar heated pool in its own pretty secluded garden with wonderful views

Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Sleeps 2-8 guests plus child and/or baby. Set on top of a hill, with wonderful views, our spacious, comfortable house is within a converted barn. A maximum 4 double bedrooms each with their own shower rooms, but has designed to be let as a 2, 3 or 4 bedroomed option, depending on the time of year. Fully equipped country kitchen, including dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer 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, couples and groups of friends 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. Enjoy peaceful breakfasts on the terrace. Long leisurely lunches, followed by a snooze and swim. Sit outside under the stars,listening to the crickets. 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.Our complimentary welcome pack includes wine, nibbles, jam (homemade when possible), bread/croissants, butter, milk, orange juice, eggs, coffee, tea bags and fruit. Soft drinks and sweets for the children. The makings of your first breakfast, if you arrive late. A local supermarket is open on Sunday morning from 9-12pmHome from home with many of our guests returning each year.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arcachon 65 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy La Grande 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture King Beds (4), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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.

There is a large woodburner in the lounge for cosy evenings, with wood supplied. Electric radiators in the kitchen, all the bedrooms and bathrooms. All energy costs are included in the price.

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

Our own 6 hole Pitch end Putt course for our guests to use. Ball, wedges and putters supplied.

Outside dining table and chairs

Large bbq on terrace outside kitchen, free vine roots supplied, wonderful to cook on

Sun loungers

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.

Fully alarmed pool for your security

Children's play/games area

Outside games availalbe

Full use of 2 acre garden with wild area with walkways through for a lovely stroll in the cool of the evening.

Personal herb 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.

2 adults bikes are available but please bring your own helmets

Further details

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, oven gloves, hand towels for kitchen.

Full cleaning prior to arrival and after departure, for fortnightly bookings plus, weekly change of all bedlinen and towels and mid stay clean. No need to clean before you leave, just leave it to us.

Use of cot and bedding, highchair, baby bath, toys

NEW FOR 2015 - Available from mid July, our own woodburning pizza oven which enables us to provide you with homemade pizzas. All ingredients provided by us, you can then make your own pizza and watch it bake. Ideal for night of your arrival or other nights by arrangement. Cost 12 euros per head for adults, 6 euros per child. Price includes selection of wine, beer, soft drinks and a simple pudding.

Catered 3-4 day breaks available for Christmas, New Year, Spring, Autumn or Winter. These breaks can include airport pick up and transport, visits to local vinyards, restaurants and markets. Please ask for details.

The Aquitaine 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 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.

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30 Nov 2012


"A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday"

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


"Incredible Location and Lovely Hospitality"

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


"A place to relax and unwind - perfect"

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!!!

25 Jun 2012


"A Warm corner of Heaven"

What a wonderful two weeks we spent in this Gite,not only home from home but pure bliss.To be surounded by Grape vines varied wild life ( Hoopoes,Kestrels,Wild deer.) The owners Jan & Jim were wonderful nothing was too much trouble ,of the family pets Dolly a wire haired Daschund was a delightful daily visitor but only if invited (which she was all the time )the local area contained some wonderful French towns with fantastic markets, plus only being just a short drive from St.Emilion. Cant wait far our return

9 Jun 2012


"Excellent property, facilities and service"

This is a superb renovation of a large barn. Certainly in the 'top two' of many properties we have rented as a group of four friends. Extremely well equipped kitchen and shared areas and a charming garden with heated pool. Five days of poor/bad weather were easy to manage with a roaring log fire, books, games and a large satellite TV. Most unusually, everything is included - wood for the fire, fuel for the barbecue, excellent quality welcome pack - as Jim said 'charging for a welcome pack is hardly 'welcoming'!.

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      Calendar last updated:27 Jul 2015

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