Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Chez Emmot is perfectly located...emersed in the beautiful French countryside with ample privacy supplied by the surrounding fields, orchards and vineyards. A 10 minute walk away is the small village of Taillecavat which has a local bakery for your morning pastries and baguettes. The house is also situated midway between the bastide towns of Monsegur and Duras (each approx 5km away) where there is an array of shops, newsagents, bakeries, bars, restaurants, banks and not forgetting Duras Chateau (pictured bottom left).

The house is fully equipped and sleeps 6-8. Two double bedrooms, a twin and a double futon in the basement room. There is also a travel cot available.

Bought in 2006, the house is owned, nurtured and loved by the Roberts and Jennings Families. Sharing a common interest in gardening and allotments, we try to maintain a stocked potager and thriving orchard - which guests are able to raid as the fruit and vegetables ripen. The garden is truly the heart of Chez Emmot and the perfect place to relax and unwind or, if you prefer, kick a football, splash in the paddling pool or take the bikes for a ride out.

Despite owning for over 5 years each season still brings us new discoveries of flowers, animals or insects which reside within our boundaries. The lizards are always around to welcome you in and if your lucky you may get a visit from our resident green lizard who at a foot long with a bright blue throat is a great holiday spot. Or perhaps our baby hedgehog will pop his head out from the bushes at the back of the house to say 'hello'. If you are truly blessed (and an early riser) you might catch one of the wild deer in the garden minding its own business.

Please note that whilst there is disabled access to the main house the corridor to the bedrooms is unlikely to accommodate a wheelchair.

Also, please note that we ask our guest to do their own turnover i.e. clean up after themselves, strip the beds and put the sheets in the washing machine. We factor this cost saving into our advertised price. Please ask if you have any questions about this.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Nearest beach Archachon 150 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 20 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 Fireplace, Internet access
Pool Children's pool
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Peaceful, tranquil and secluded...this house is perfect for those people who want to kick back and relax on holiday. Whilst the surrounding area is rich in culture and Bastide towns to visit etc our garden is a haven and many comment on this as its key feature. You are surrounded by nature. If you are lucky you can spot the large blue/green lizard that hangs out in the arbour or a deer on a misty morning trotting across the lawn. We also have many birdwatchers stay and who have been adding to our list of birds found in the garden or circling overhead.


Situated in the middle of the countryside surrounded by orchards and vine yards. You will not be disturbed by any road traffic - the road to the house is an access road only for the small number of houses along the lane. Very little light pollution so have full access to the stars and the Milky way on a clear night. Take a glass of wine and lie on the trampoline or on a sun lounger and count how many shooting stars you can spot!

A small bakery is in Taillecavat village 1km away, for banks, supermarkets, restaurants and shops etc then these can be found in Duras and Monsegur approx 4km from the house.