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Le Figuier is a pretty, newly restored gite in an ideal central location, which is great for exploring the wine regions of Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne. On the borders of the Dordogne, Lot et Garonne and Gironde, you will be in the perfect position for getting to know this beautiful area of France.
The entire property is on the ground floor, with a bright, airy open plan kitchen and living area looking out onto the decked terrace and garden accessed through double frenchdoors. This is the only rented gite on the property, the owners live in another part, separated by a large barn. Le Figuier forms part of a traditional large stone barn used in the Fig industry.
Le Figuier is located just 5 minutes’ drive from the historic town centre of Duras and 6 miles from the ancient Bastide town centre of Monsegur. Both towns have a good selection of bars, restaurants, banks and shops. Every week, both towns host a traditional French market and a popular night market during the summer months.
A well-stocked Carrefour supermarket and petrol station are located at Duras (2 miles) or Monsegur (5 miles).
There are many festivals and events going on throughout the region all year round, including a popular wine festival at the Chateau de Duras and the (24 Heures du Swing) Jazz festival in Monsegur.
The owners offer you a very warm welcome.
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 560 miles.
Caen 430 miles.
Bergerac - 40 mins drive.
Bordeaux - 90 mins drive.
Toulouse - approx 2 hours drive
Fully equipped kitchen with dining area overlooking the garden. Facilities include a single oven with grill, electric hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment.
Bright, airy and comfortable living space, with UK tv, dvd player and free wi-fi.
One double and 1 twin bedroom.
Nicely appointed bathroom with shower.
There are racket games, a complete boules set, footballs, board games and a wide choice of books to read.
The pool is an above ground type 4.5m in diameter and 0.91m deep, perfect for cooling off in the heat of the summer sun.
The garden at Le Figuier is quiet and secluded, with mature trees, many shrubs and flowers, as well as your own herb garden. From the frenchdoors there is a decked terrace with garden table, 4 chairs and a barbecue. There are sunloungers and a garden bench. This is an ideal spot for relaxing with a glass of wine.
Le Figuier is suited for visitors of all ages. With no stairs and no major roads nearby it is a very safe environment.
With such quiet roads and beautiful scenery it is perfect for cycling and there are marked rambling tracks for keen walkers. Bikes can be rented in nearby Duras
There are public tennis courts in Duras and canoes to rent on the rivers Dropt (5 mins) and Dordogne (20 mins).
We also have a swimming lake with beach and snack bar just a 30 minute drive away.
In addition there are three golf courses within a few minutes drive at Chateau Vigiers, Tombeboeuf and golf rustique at Roumagne just down the road.
There's also horse riding at our local stables.
Traditional markets are held practically every day of the week in our local towns.
Last but not least we have the wonderful night markets throughout the summer where you can eat, drink and be merry with free entertainment thrown in.
Our local night markets are held at Duras, Eyemet, Levignac and Monsegur.
In our beautiful part of France you can tour and enjoy tastings at the many vineyards and chateaux in the Duras and Bergerac regions, with the famous Bordeaux vines beginning only around 15 minutes away.