Reference no. 4730
Dordogne holiday cottage in the market town of Duras.
Duras Holiday Cottage is situated in the South West of France between Bordeaux and Bergerac, close to the Dordogne border.
This French holiday cottage is ideal for a 'get-away-from-it-all' relaxing holiday.
The cottage, called ‘Puitsnoir’, is near to the majestic chateau in Duras.
Large living room with three piece suite and a large farmhouse dining table with six chairs.
In the living area is a brand new Sky TV with hundreds of channels, a music centre with CD player and record deck with a choice over 200 old LPs also a chess set, jigsaws and around 300 books.
A curved wrought-iron stairway leads to the second floor.
At the rear of the ground floor is a separate long, narrow room with washbasin and WC.
Well equipped kitchen with gas cooking rings, electric grill / oven and fridge. All to a good standard with breakfast bar.
There is a large walk-in shower room on this floor.
Double bedrooms with a traditional ‘Dordogne honeymoon bed’ which is more like a three-quarter bed than a double.
The second bedroom has a double bed but if required can be used as two singles with a ‘Z’ bed.
A ladder type stairway leads from the kitchen to the large roof terrace which has surrounding wall area and pots of flowers.
The roof terrace is in the sun most of the day and has table and chairs and parasol.
If you plan to travel by car then there are plenty of parking places in Duras all free and there is short term parking just outside the house so you can unload. The cottage is in Rue Jauffret in the town.
In Duras there are traditional boulangeries for your ‘daily bread’, boucheries, small supermarkets, a Post Office, newsagents, hairdressers, florists, estate agents, craft shops and wine outlets plus banks with cashpoints.
There are three pavement cafes in the main square and two hotels - one with a very reasonable menu and the other a real ‘gastronomical experience.
The cottage is in a semi-pedestrianised street a short stroll to all shops and the village square.
Each Monday local farmers bring their produce very early and set up market stalls.
Many local fetes are organised throughout the year for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.
The Chateau is open to the public and has wine museum, turrets with fantastic views, a ghost room and dungeons.
Situated alongside the Dordogne area of France where the countryside is glorious, you will find the hilltop chateau town of Duras amongst rolling green hills dotted with vineyards producing ‘renowned’ world-class wines and fields of bright yellow sunflowers (‘tournesols’), whose faces keep turning during the day to follow the sun.
All around Duras are many villages and farms and ‘domaines’ producing some of the best produce and wines in the whole of France.
There are quaint little villages with farmers’ traditional markets selling locally grown produce including hand-made cheeses, fresh vegetables, saucissons and cured hams.
There are fairytale chateaux, villages with half-timbered houses, dovecotes, ancient churches and medieval walled towns. This is a region bursting with history just waiting to be explored.
There are many medieval towns including Beaumont, Issigeac, Domme, Belves, Moliers, Monpazier, Sarlat and Eymet.
You will find sparkling streams cascading into the three rivers; the Lot, Garonne and the Dordogne which flow peacefully in the lush fertile valleys of the region.
About 2 hours drive, on the Atlantic coast is the lovely town of Arcachon with its magnificent sand dunes and very French chic shops.
Duras is 35 minutes drive from Bergerac airport and 80 minutes from Bordeaux.
Duras is a full days drive from the channel ports. Alternatively it is only 3 to 4 hours approx from the northern Spanish ports of Santander or Bilbao.
For prices, availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Ken and Barbara Blackwell
Tel: (UK) 01803 521743
[contact owners by email]
Please quote reference 4730 hhf when making enquiries.