|Lieu dit Labarthe||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||3|
Our Gite is the perfect choice for a break in the south of France, whether you’re looking for a break with friends or getting away for a romantic break. Rental is Saturday to Saturday, to avoid travel on a Saturday consider extra nights in one of or two very comfortable B&B rooms.
The Gite (total 82.50sqm) is attached to the main house but totally independent and provides privacy with your own private entrance. The Gite offers space, comfort, style and, of course, the chance to enjoy the great outdoors that the region is famous for. Open-plan downstairs of 39.43sqm , kitchen, dinning and lounge area. Or Al Fresco on the private terrace by the pool.
And because the south of France is renowned for its wonderful weather, you’re sure to love the large (44 feet long) shared pool and stunning three acre garden with loungers, parasols, and gas barbecue. Whilst the pool is shared, in reality the B&B guests very rarely use the pool.
Open plan living on the ground floor leading out to the terrace.
New kitchen installed in 2014, includes oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, sink, microwave, cafetiere.
Lots of crockery, pans, cookware and utensils plus dishwasher and washing machine.
Table and chairs for 4-5 in the dining area, and outdoor dining table and chairs also provided.
Free wi-fi across the property.
Open plan to the dining and kitchen area, and open staircase to the upstairs bedrooms, and with french doors opening to the garden and patio area.
Lounge consists of two sofas, tv with UK satellite channels, dvd, iPod dock small library and board-games.
There are two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms.
Bedroom one overlooks the pool area and has a SuperKing bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.
Bedroom two has a King size zip-link bed that can be split to make two singles, Wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside tables.
Both equipped with hairdryers.
Both en-suites shower rooms have a corner shower cabin,washbasin, WC, bathroom cabinet.
Downstairs there is a cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Heating is not usually required during the summer months, in fact fans are what are normally needed, and these are provided in the bedrooms. However, all rooms have electric radiators and the bathrooms have heated towel rails.
The pool and gardens provide most entertainment on-site, as well as the barbecue. However, satellite tv is also provided. We also have a variety and dvds, and bikes are available for the whole family to borrow if you wish.
Free wi-fi is also provided.
The gite garden is quite private and overlooks the shared pool, However, you are welcome to explore the 1.4 hectares surrounding our property.
Parking on site.
Not suitable for the disabled.
Ideal for couples or families. Open staircase not suitable for toddlers.
Many attractions nearby for families, couples or single travellers seeking the beauty and relaxation of the real France.
We moved to France in 2013 and promptly started renovating Labarthe early 2014. Eight months later we were ready to receive our first guests and haven't looked back.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||Having spent many years on holiday in France we were introduced to and fell in love with the Duras area 10 years ago. With the climate and scenery along with the tranquillity, words we've heard many times by our guests, their was no question where we wanted to live should we be fortunate enough to make the move.
Duras has all the amenities needed, supermarket, vets, doctors, three bars (cafés) three restaurants, three bakers, two banks..etc.
Duras is serviced by two airports, Bordeaux is 1.15hrs and Bergerac 45 minutes.
The ferry ports are within seven hours of Duras which makes the journey doable without an overnight stopover, this we felt was very important for our holidaymakers.
From June 2017, the TGV from Paris will take just over two hours to Bordeaux, another travel option.
|Unique benefits of property||Total renovation in 2014, Labarthe gite now has two ensuite bedrooms, private terrace by pool with magnificent views across the valley. Duras is just 3km.|
La Terrace, Duras - Plat du Jour available at lunchtime.
Don Camillo, Duras - serves a good variety of dishes for children and adults. Great family restaurant.
Hotel du Ducs, Duras - a more formal restaurant.
La Cameilia, Auriac sur Dropt - great little french restaurant serving a typical plat du jour.
Restaurant NostalgAir is in S. W.France near the village of Levignac de Guyenne. Family run restaurant with an aviation ambience & panoramic views
Porche, Seyches - another great restaurant serving french cuisine
There are over 49 Vineyards of Cotes de Duras to keep you busy, most of which are happy to give tastings. Bergerac and Bordeaux vineyards are our neighbours so plenty to keep you busy.
These are are few of our favourites:
Domaine Du Grand Maine, Villenueve de Duras
Domaine De Laulan, Duras
Chateau La Tuilerie du Puy, Le Puy. (Bordeaux)
Chateau Faurie, Dieulivol
Berticot Cooperative, Duras
Maison des Vins is situated in the foothills of Duras and hold stock of all Duras wines.
Maison Guinguet, Chocolaterie traditionnelle - For chocoholics and prune lovers. This local shop also stock a superb range of gifts (non chocolate).
Farmers Markets are in full swing in the Summer months and there are plenty to choose from, Duras is on a Monday morning.
Night Markets - are very popular in this region during July and August, there's generally a night market on every night Monday - Friday. Night markets are a great night out for the whole family, here you will find food vendors serving everything from moules & frites, pasta, BBQ's to Pizza's, just select your meal and find a table to join.
The entertainment, different music every week, starts at 9pm and everything finishes at midnight.
Hire a bike and explore the area : http://www.themountainbikehirecompany.co.uk/index.html
The tourist office have an extensive selection of cycle routes for the keen cyclists, all available on-line should you wish to print them off.