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

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

Set on top of a hill our spacious, comfortable gite is within a converted barn. 4 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, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arcachon 65 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, 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 Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, 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

NEW FOR 2014 - Our own 6 hole Pitch end Putt course for our guests to use. 4 holes already named, and 2 left, book and get a chance to have a hole named after you!

Outside dining table and chairs

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

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

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

The Aquitaine/Dordogne 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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15 Sep 2014


"Perfect retreat"

What a wonderful place. Perfect location, perfect house, perfect hosts. Jan and Jim made us feel very welcome from the start, Jan even planned our week for us, suggesting places to visit and booking r… More

We are both so pleased that you all enjoyed your 3 generation holiday with us. We have given Dolly a pat on the head for another mention on TripAdvisor! It was a pleasure to have you all here and that you were able to enjoy such lovely weather. Thank you very much for coming to stay with us here at Guillemassot.

25 Aug 2014


"Wonderful - Couldn't Have Been Better"

Wonderful location and amazing views over the vines. Lovely gite with absolutely everything laid on - v spacious, high quality etc. Nice pool and patio/dining area. Even a little home-made par 3 golf … More

Lovely to get your review and that your holiday with us at Guillemassot was a success. Jim was extra pleased that you enjoyed his pitch and putt course. He has big plans for the winter to improve his "greens" and a few obstacles, ie trees!. We would be delighted to have you here to stay again, and now you have found our special wine shop you will need to top up stocks. Thanks again.

18 Aug 2014


"A beautiful house and a very warm welcome"

We've just returned from a week's stay in this beautiful place with our three daughters aged 9, 12 and 13. More of a home than a gite, the house and garden are lovely and the owners were ve… More

Thank you for staying with us for your "honeymoon" and are happy that you all enjoyed yourselves. Your girls are lovely and thank them for their beautifully written entries in the visitor's book. Big thanks for the review and hope to see you all again one day

31 Jul 2014


"I wish we had booked a longer stay"

From the moment I received the first email from Jan, the whole experience was fantastic. Personal directions to the property (that anyone could follow). Once arrived at the property we realised very q… More

Thank you for your super and detailed review. Very pleased that all 3 generations enjoyed Guillemassot. It would have been lovely if you were able to stay longer! Hope to see you again sometime soon, thanks again from all the gang......

13 Jul 2014


"A beautifully and relaxing house - A home from home"

We have just returned from spending three wonderful weeks at Jan and Jim´s holiday home for the third year. The house is very comfortable and situated in the middle of the vineyards. A quiet very wel… More

Thank you both for the lovely review, you are family now. Looking forward to seeing you again next year for more "discussions" and "wine appreciation"! We hope you will enjoy seeing Guillemassot in September when all those grapes and plums will be ripe.

8 Jul 2014


"Peace and tranquility in the heart of beautiful rustic countryside"

We stayed here at the end of June beginning of July. We were two families with two grown up children. Jan and Jim, the owners, are the most welcoming, thoughtful hosts. The house was spotless and well… More

Thank you for your review, it was good to meet you all and we hope that the wedding went well too. We appreciate your kind words and maybe see you all again one day (for the next wedding!)

25 Jun 2014


"Fantastic location fantastic for families"

We travelled as a family, two adults and two young children of 2.5 years and 6 months. After a long drive from home to the south of France we were greeted by a gorgeous gite and an extremely welcoming… More

It was a pleasure having you and your lovely family to stay and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Guillemassot. Hope to see you all again one day and thank you for your wonderful and detailed review which we hope will be of help to others with children.

13 Jun 2014


"Paradise among the vines"

A perfect relaxing place. Friendly hosts, perfect location to visit Bordeaux ,Arcachon ,Bergerac and lots of medieval villages. Lots of space, and everything you could possible need in the kitchen and… More

Jane and Barry really appreciated your review. You were perfect guests and thank you for officially opening the pitch and putt. The last hole needed a name and it is now the Skelton hole! Enjoy the rest of your travels round Europe and hope to see you again some day.

6 Jun 2014


"The most relaxing holiday"

All credit to Jan and Jim who have created an idyllic holiday venue. The gite is beautifully furnished, complete with everything you could possibly need to have thoroughly relaxing time. The location … More

Thank you both for coming to stay and Jim and I are pleased that you had a good time. We really enjoyed your company and Dolly is still missing you and her treats, though her waistline has reduced again. The pitch and putt is now finished, holes, flag and all,thanks for being our first testers before the opening. I promise you that Sparky Jim had beginners luck! Hole 2 will bear the Blaydon name. Thanks again.

15 Apr 2014


"A wonderful stay"

A relaxing few days in a lovingly restored and cared for home. We had a really peaceful stay and could not stop admiring all the work that has been done on the property to get it to such a high stand… More

Thank you Julie and Chris for your review. Jim and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the bonus of sunny weather in April. The grand opening of the pitch and putt course will happen during May and hope one day enjoy a round with you both, with plenty of refreshments of course!

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