Country house for holiday let Gironde - AG003824

Monsegur (23km from Marmande), Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG003824 Advertiser since: 2 October 2014
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La Baie de Sureau Self Catering Saturday 7 15 5 Sofabeds, z-beds

About this property

Stunning Country House for Large Groups and Families. This villa is in a rural setting.

Secluded, gorgeous and spacious girondine country house, with huge skies, lush landscapes and vineyard peppered countryside.
Private heated 12 x 6 m pool, games room, childrens play area and petanque court.
2km from the historical bastide town of Monsegur and 10km from Duras
The house is situated in a tiny hamlet with just 3 other houses, the lane ends 40 metres past the house. The gorgeous countryside is perfect for walking and cycling, the roads are quiet and rolling countryside is wonderfully welcoming. It's a 25 minute walk to the historical town square where you can enjoy a coffee, delicious hot chocolate, just baked bread and pastries, lunch or dinner and in summer there is a fabulous night market where you can sample all the delights of french life. This lovely bastide town has a bakery, butcher, pharmacy, epicerie, bars, wine bar and restaurants.There is a weekly market with locally grown produce and its a great time to enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by. We are just an hour from the beautiful city of Bordeaux, which is stunning full of amazing architecture and and is an easy day trip by car or train. The other direction will find you in Bergerac which is 40minutes away and another beautiful city, and you will be spoilt in between with many historical gems of this area.
If you just want to relax and soak up the sun, you can stay by the pool, which is fully fenced and secure. As many of our guests tell us, there is no need to go anywhere else.

The house has a gorgeous country kitchen with spacious table for 16 where you can sit and enjoy some delicious South Western specialities with a bottle or two of local wine. The kitchen is fully equipped for a large extended family or group of friends. There is a second smaller kitchen with a table for 5, perfect for cooling your wine or preparing the barbecue spread
A large, comfortable salon with leather sofas and flat screen tv with double aspect views over the gardens and a second salon/dining room with woodburner, comfy chairs and a dining table. The ground floor also has a cinema room with seats reclaimed from a theatre and dvd's to suit all ages.
There are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor 2 with en suite bathrooms and a shower room just along the corridor from the 3rd.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms.
There is plenty of space for a large group to spend time together, inside or outdoors and also lots of room to find a bit of quiet!

Outside to the front of the house is a pretty enclosed garden with a covered veranda, tables and chairs
At the rear of the house there is a large terrace with more tables and chairs, overlooking the fully enclosed heated 12 x 6m swimming pool and fabulous far reaching views. There is a barbecue area and also a gamesroom with table tennis, baby football and pool table. 
To reach the lower second garden there is a slide for the little ones and steps for the others, and you will find a petanque court and swings, alongside fruit trees and plants.



Kitchen and dining

Main kitchen with lovely views, beautiful fireplace, huge table and wood burner.
This kitchen has 5 ring large stove, microwave, dishwasher, huge table to sit 16, cutlery, crockery etc..

Second kitchen stove, dishwasher, microwave.

Salon 2 houses a dining table for formal dinners, both kitchens have tables and there are tables and chairs to sit a crowd at the front and rear of the house

Living rooms

Main salon with large 3 seater leather sofas and 48" flat screen tv, UK and French channels and a books and games cupboard.

Second beamed salon with beautiful feature fireplace and wood burner, comfy armchairs and dining table

Cinema room, seats 12 on cinema seats and there are beanbags too.


Bed 1, ground floor king size bed with double doors to the front garden en suite bathroom with sunken bath and separate shower.

Bed 2, ground floor twin room with views over the garden and valley, this can be made into a super king size bed, shower room nearby

Bed 3, first floor twin room, views over the garden, pool and valley, can be a super king sized bed

Bed 4 first floor king size with en suite shower room, views over the front garden

Bed 5 ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom with separate shower, direct access onto the back terrace and pool area

Bed 6 twin room

Bed 7 two large king sized beds with en suite shower room, dual aspect views


Bath 1 sunken bath, shower, toilet and sink

Bath 2 shower, sink, toilet, bidet

Bath 3 shower, sink, toilet

Bath 4 bath, shower, bidet, sink. Separate toilet area

Bath 5 shower, sink and toilet.


Oil central heating and 2 woodburners.


Heated 12 x 6 m swimming pool with 14 sunbeds.
Cinema room with dvd's for all ages.
Games and books cupboard.
Children's toys indoor and outdoor.
Games room, pool, ping pong, table football.
Pétanque court.

Garden and outside

Large gardens with covered terrace tables and seating for 15 in the enclosed garden at the front of the house and the rear terrace has seating for 20 looking out over the garden, the swimming pool and panoramic views over the Valley of the Dropt. The games room is at the end of the terrace and also has views over the pool, there is a pool table, table tennis, table football and exercise machines. The swimming pool is 12 x 6 metres is heated, fully enclosed and has 14 sunbeds to lie back and relax upon.

Parking and garages

Large driveway for up to 6 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages, we have many extended families coming to stay, we are listed with a tot friendly travel company and are fully equipped for the smallest visitor and we hope we have something that will appeal to someone of any age
There are a few steps around the property so wheelchair users may struggle in some areas.

Information about any additional facilities

Babysitting, wine tasting, chef and housekeeper can all be organised. We can also arrange floristry courses and weddings.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Arnault Yves, 18 Chemin Lagrange 33580 Monsegur 0556618580


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Grenier de Grandpere
Distance: 16 km

Creative arts


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dropt
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau Vigiers
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Écurie du Dropt
Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Entre deux Mers, Bordeaux



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pole nature


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave de Monsegur but the whole area is vineyards
Distance: 1 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jennifer Fairbanks

Myself Jenny, my husband Doug and daughter Darcie moved from Warrington to Monsegur, in search of an adventure and to spend more time as a family.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We spent many touring holidays in France and throughout Europe, and realised that it is really useful to be close to a lovely town with all amenities, then if you want to park your car up for the holiday and explore on foot, or just pop down to the local wine bar for a delicious glass of locally grown and produced wine, then there is no worry about anyone driving back. We chose our house because it is a very secluded spot, with amazing views over the Valley of the Dropt but just 2km from the lovely, historical Bastide Town of Monsegur. With a magical Mexican/French bakery, shops, bars, restaurants and small supermarket, weeky market and also a fabulous night market during the summer months, there was no need to search any further. Not to forget the lovely climate.
Unique benefits of property The house is stunning, its huge and has amazing views. It is perfect for extended families, we often host grandparents, their children and grandchildren. The house and grounds are spacious enough for everyone to eat together but to find a little nook for some precious quiet time too.
We are in a lovely secluded spot, but only 2km from a beautiful town.
We have a cinema room, which is cool and perfect when any one wants a break from the sunshine.
The pool is private with long reaching views over the Valley of the Dropt.
Accessibility, we are not too far form Bordeaux and Bergerac Airports and Toulouse is further afield at 2 hours but still an easy drive. There are train stations on the line to Bordeaux at both La Reole and Marmande each only 20mins away, and the A62 autoroute is just under half an hour.

The Owner Recommends

Naked Vigneron picnic and tasting

A wonderful afternoon, informative wine tasting followed by a delicious picnic and the Naked Vignerons lovely organic wine.

Beautiful countryside

Vineyards stretching all over this beautiful region of France

Tree climbing St.Colomb de Duras

Amazing tree climbing /accrobranche facility for all age groups from 3 years old, a great way to spend a day.

Chateau de Duras

Stunning Chateau with intriguing history

Local bastide towns

Beautiful towns full of history and gorgeous buildings


Stunning city, amazing day trip

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.8 / 10 satisfied customer 10 August, 2016

The advert description was accurate. There were 8 adults and 8 children in our party and all were accommodated well, and as described. The facilities were very good and the games room and cinema were very popular. The swimming pool was excellent and bigger than expected.

The property is in a very pretty setting and is very quiet. The nearby town is charming and there is a small supermarket very conveniently placed.