Large holiday villa in Aquitaine village - AT006908

Levignac-de-Guyenne (5km from Duras), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT006908 Advertiser since: 4 February 2019
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Maison De Maître de Lévignac Self Catering Saturday 5 10 4 3 baby cots

About this property

Beautiful Imposing Maison De Maître & Wonderful Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

Big beautiful elegant 17th century Maison De Maître in the core of a small bastide village, minutes from the very pretty and renowned wine village of Duras, with a wonderful swimming pool and with large private secure gated gardens. Brand new to holiday rental market following renovation completed in late 2018.

This imposing and elegant Maison De Maître is a beautiful, spacious, country-village experience in ancient Aquitaine. Ideal for large or multiple families, this wonderful house is captivating, charming, and has everything for that perfect holiday in the heart of south-west France.

Sitting in very private gardens, securely fenced and gated, including a swimming pool, Maison De Maître de Lévignac quietly rests in the hilltop bastide (hamlet-village) of Lévignac-de-Guyenne, overlooking the rolling vine countryside of the Pays de Duras.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac is just five minutes from the wine village of Duras and ten minutes from the wonderful bastide-town of Monsegur, both with a quintessential French market. Both, also, have a lively, fun, and very popular weekly night market as does the bastide of Lévignac-de-Guyenne, just metres from the house!!!! The property is forty-five minutes from Bergerac and Saint Emilion, and one hour fifteen minutes from Bordeaux.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac sits in the very center of Aquitaine at the border of three departments: Gironde, Dordogne, and Lot-et-Garonne.

Resting quietly and very privately within the bastide, and surrounded by fields and woodland, Maison De Maître de Lévignac lies between the great southern French cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is ninety minutes inland from the oyster beds, giant dunes, surfing beaches, and family resorts of the Atlantic coast. It is near to the great waterways of the south of France being twenty minutes from the Dordogne river, fifteen from the Garonne river, and just two minutes from the Dropt river. It is twenty-five minutes from the Canal du Midi, (Rick Stein - French Odyssey). And it is forty-five minutes from the wonderful river Lot.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac is very easily accessed with excellent road links from the ferry-ports and convenient to the airports at Bordeaux, Bergerac, and Toulouse.

Sympathetically restored, offering all the conveniences of modern living, Maison De Maître de Lévignac with its truly beautiful rooms, retains all its original charm, character, and features; including beams, wooden floors, beautiful fireplaces, original stonework, nooks and crannies etc…

With five large bedrooms Maison De Maître de Lévignac is ideal for large family holidays, get-togethers, and special occasions. It is one hour fifteen minutes from Bordeaux, forty-five minutes from Bergerac, and two hours from Toulouse. It is twenty-five minutes from the Autoroute A62, and twenty minutes from both Marmande and Sainte Foy la Grande train stations.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac is perfectly positioned, to explore Ancient Aquitaine, the wines and wonders of Bordeaux, and south-west France. It is an ideal base for a relaxing or an activity holiday, combining walking; cycling; horse riding; swimming; taking to the spa; touring the local towns, villages, and markets; visiting the vineyards; kayaking the many rivers or the nearby canal or paddle-boarding; golfing, exploring Guyenne and Gascony and Périgord (the Dordogne), dining in with fabulous local produce from local markets, dining out in a large selection of nearby restaurants and auberges (some just five minutes away); or just simply doing nothing around the beautiful house and pool and gardens. An eclectic library of books is maintained for guests.

Location and Area. Amenities, shopping, and restaurants.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac is situated in the very heart of the village of Levignac de Guyenne, which has immediate amenities including a grocery shop (bread, fruit, veg, cheese, milk, juice etc), artisan bakery, post office, pharmacy, and a medical centre (two doctors). During the summer the village has a popular Friday night market with a variety of local producers selling food and wine, together with live music and dancing.

The lovely old village sits very close to the borders of three departments - Lot-et-Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde, making it ideally placed for day trips to Bordeaux and the coast, or forays deep into the gorges and caves of the Dordogne region. The weather is superb throughout the spring, summer and autumn and the whole area is green and fertile - the local agriculture is mainly plum trees (for prunes), maize, sunflowers and vineyards.

Duras is the nearest town (5km) and has a very well run supermarket (Carrefour), petrol station, a bank with ATM, butcher, smaller shops, and a variety of cafes and restaurants. The beautiful 12th Century Chateau hosts a variety of events during the year. The market is on Monday mornings and not to be missed!!! And there is a very popular weekly night market. There is a weekly night market in Levignac, Monsegur, and Duras. All on different nights. All great. All within ten minutes. And another in Eymet too, just 20 minutes away.

Marmande on the Garonne and Sainte Foy la Grande on the Dordogne (20km and 25km approx) are the nearest large towns with larger supermarkets/hypermarché (E Leclerc etc…). Both are attractive old towns with good shopping, large parks and rivers with facilities, kayaking etc..., markets and numerous restaurants.

Bergerac on the Dordogne is 45 minutes away with excellent shopping facilities and a lovely old town quarter.

There is a diverse range of activities available around the area. We have compiled an extensive list with contact details which is awaiting you in the house.


IMMEDIATE AMENITIES

Nearest Bakery: Within the village of Levignac De Guyenne.
Nearest Small Supermarket: Within the village of Levignac De Guyenne.
Nearest Medium-size Supermarket: Duras, 5mins.
Nearest Large Supermarket / Hypermarché: Marmande or Saint Foy La Grande. Both towns are approx 20 minutes away.
Nearest Market/s: Duras on Monday 5 mins from house, Monsegur on Friday 10 mins away, Eymet on Thursday 20 mins (Dordogne).
Nearest Pharmacy: Within the village of Levignac De Guyenne.
Nearest Doctor : Within the village of Levignac De Guyenne.
Nearest Post Office : Within the village of Levignac De Guyenne.
Nearest Restaurants: Duras 5 mins. Monsegur 10 mins.
Duras. La Terrasse - traditional French cuisine, facing the Chateau de Duras;
Duras. Don Camillo's - French and Italian food including pizzas, with delightful outside terrace - tables lit by fairy lights under a shady canopy of trees;
Duras. Le Ducs de Duras - Formal hotel, with a range of fixed price menus plus "à la carte" dining of a very high standard - ideal for special occasions;
Duras. Le Cabri - Pleasant and welcoming restaurant attached to local Holiday park, serving very good quality French food at reasonable prices;
Duras. Cafè de la Paix (also known as Régine's) - popular friendly bar serving hot snacks in the evenings and often with outdoor live music in the summer months;
Duras. Vin et Flots - further up the square from Régine's - more modern interior and very popular with locals, must be good!!

Additionally there are a number of popular restaurants and cafes in Monsegur just ten minutes away and there is at least one restaurant in almost all of the pretty little villages and towns in the surrounding area, and the Night Markets and Farmers Markets are a great venue for French eating and drinking whilst mingling with the local people.

Nearest Tourist information: Duras (lot-et-garonne)


Note: Caretaker / Maintenance of House, Pool, and Garden.

Please note that a caretaker will sometimes reside in a basement apartment. This separate caretaker’s apartment does not impede, overlook, or interfere with the holiday property. The apartment is on a lower village level.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Beautiful big family kitchen and dining area.

Living rooms

Beautiful living room with Jotul wood burner.

Bedrooms

Five big bedrooms, two doubles, one twin, one queen, one single, three bedrooms with en suite bathroom/shower room and wc, and a fourth bedroom with an adjacent bathroom.

Bathrooms

Family bathroom and wc on ground floor and three en suite bathroom/shower-rooms and wcs on first floor.

Heating

Oil central heating and automatic water heating. Additional Jotul wood burner in living room. Wood provided.

Garden and outside

Big private garden. Very private and secure patio and garden areas. Shaded areas. Benches in quiet pockets. Property completely fenced, hedged, and solid-gated. Not overlooked.

Parking and garages

Parking onsite.

Information about any additional facilities

In Lot-et-Garonne, in the north of the Pays Val de Garonne, Guyenne/Gascony, the Pays de Duras welcomes you for your holidays!

Come and discover its villages, sites and monuments ... let yourself be surprised by the beauty of its gardens. For gourmets, discover our local products: prunes, duck, wines, honey, chocolates ... Sit at the table of one of our restaurants or visit open farms and wineries .

For sports holidays, the Pays de Duras offers many activities: swimming, cycling, hiking, golf, ballooning, fishing, tennis, horse riding ...

Yes, come and participate in the life of the country through our festivals and events ... Welcome to the Pays de Duras!

Location and Area. Amenities, shopping, and restaurants.

Maison De Maître de Lévignac is situated in the very heart of the village of Levignac de Guyenne, which has immediate amenities including a grocery shop (bread, fruit, veg, cheese, milk, juice etc), artisan bakery, post office, pharmacy, and a medical centre.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Duras
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne and Garonne Rivers
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Marmande, and other courses within one hour
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: les écuries du dropt
Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Pays de Duras

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lévignac-de-Guyenne Trails from House

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Duras
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Mark Mulholland

Mark has over twenty years experience in the high quality hospitality sector across Europe.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? 17th century Maison De Maître with wonderful rooms and a large private garden within the core of a bastide village. A rare thing having such a beautiful house with large private grounds and pool in an inner bastide village location.
Unique benefits of property Unique location giving the benefits of both hamlet/village and countryside living. Wonderful peaceful surrounding countryside with fantastic villages offering the best of rural French life. Beautiful house with a beautiful swimming pool in a beautiful part of France.

The Owner Recommends

The local markets

Duras is the nearest town (5km) and has a very well run supermarket (Carrefour), petrol station, a bank with ATM, butcher, smaller shops, and a variety of cafes and restaurants. The beautiful 12th Century Chateau hosts a variety of events during the year. The market is on Monday mornings and not to be missed!!! And there is a very popular weekly night market. There is a weekly night market in Levignac, Monsegur, and Duras. All on different nights. All great. All within ten minutes. And another in Eymet too, just 20 minutes away.