Les Cardots (sleeps18)

Le Domaine de L'Aube

Location South West France, Duras / Monségur/ Lamothe Landerron, Bordeaux region
Sleeps 16 (18* if you book the owners wing)
Bedrooms 7 (+ 1*)
Bathrooms 5 (+ 1*)
Swimming pool yes
Changeover Friday
Prices from 3550 € per week

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Les Cardots accommodates 16 people (18 people* if you book the owners’ wing – see more details below)

Un Bis

Un Bis

Le Domaine de L'Aube

Le Domaine de L’Aube

Les Cardots is the combination of Le Domaine de L’Aube, a charming stone farmhouse and its neighbour, Un Bis, a converted tobacco barn, overlooking the vineyards and pastures of the valley below. The location is very private and tranquil. There is plenty of lawn to play on, especially Le Domaine de L’Aube which has a lily pond. It also boasts the larger of the two pools, which adjoins a semi-enclosed pool house with built in barbecue, wood-burning pizza oven, kitchenette, toilet and shower.

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*NOTES ON ACCOMMODATION*

Upon special request, the owners’ suite in Le Domaine de l’Aube can be made available, therefore accommodating up to 18 persons.

The owners’ wing includes a master bedroom, an en suite bathroom finished in stone and a private sitting room with fireplace.

P1020886         Ensuing bathroom


 

Le Domaine de l’Aube is a restored stone farmhouse that stands on over 10 acres of landscaped grounds. There are three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, one en suite, and an attic with four beds (though due to the wooden beams that run across it the attic is more suitable for youngsters).

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The attached barn of the original house has been converted into a large open plan living area with a high ceiling that includes the kitchen, dining room and sitting room. The kitchen has a large central island and a 5 hob range cooker, with a large American-style fridge.

 

 

 

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There is also a library/TV room in the old house with TV, DVD player and a wide selection of books and movies. The 6x12m pool sits next to a semi-enclosed pool-house constructed from wood and stone. It comprises a dining area, shower/toilet, kitchenette with built-in barbecue and pizza oven.

 

 

 

 


 

Un Bis is a fully detached guest house with its own entrance and parking. It was converted from what was originally the stone tobacco barn of the farmhouse. The property has two double bedrooms and one twin. It sleeps a total of 6 and has a bathroom with WC, a shower room with WC and a separate guest loo.

Un Bis

 

Swimming pool

The large, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room is equipped with a dishwasher and overlooks the front garden. The living room has an original stone fireplace and a flat screen TV with DVD player. There is also a separate laundry/ironing/boiler room. Outside there is a pool with a sliding cover which is very secure for younger children and can be left on during the day to heat the water. There is a stone patio and covered dining area by the 4x8m pool that gets the afternoon sun and a small terrace that adjoins the master bedroom, which gets the morning sun (perfect for coffee and croissants).


UNIQUE BENEFITS OF THE PROPERTY

The tranquility, scenery and access to the world’s best wines, cuisine, market towns and much more within a short drive. Unspoiled, rolling countryside, vineyards, pastoral scenes, the most amazing sunsets and a big sky. No nearby neighbours,  great for larger groups with youngsters or if you like to turn up your favourite music.

 

Le Domaine de L'Aube

Pool house

 

Pool house

 

Outdoor living, with the poolhouse as the centre, with everything one needs close to hand. The really large kitchen with central island makes for wonderful cooking experiences. Produce, culture, local major towns like Marmande with its annual Tomato festival, visiting musicians, medieval pagents, canooeing on the Dordogne, cycling, walking,  winetasting…

 

 

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PHOTOS

Lounge area

Lounge area

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining area

Dining area

Bedroom on 1st floor

Bedroom on 1st floor

Bedroom on 2nd floor

Bedroom on 2nd floor

Upstairs bathroom with separate shower

Upstairs bathroom with separate shower

Upstairs bathroom / Shower room

Upstairs bathroom / Shower room

Upstairs bathroom

Upstairs bathroom

Library / Lounge

Library / Lounge

Living room

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Terrace of downstairs bedroom

Terrace of downstairs bedroom

Master bedroom leading onto terrace

Master bedroom leading onto terrace

 

Pool house

Pool house

Pool area

Pool area

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Ensuite bathroom

Ensuite bathroom

Mezzanine

Mezzanine

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PRICES

(These prices do not include the owners’ wing)

Period

From

To

Weekly Rate

Minimum Stay

Low Season

6 January 2018

24 March 2018

3550 €

1 Week

Mid season

24 March 2018

 9 June 2018

4685 €

1 Week

High Season

9 June 2018

1 September 2018

5790 €

1 Week

Mid Season

1 September 2018

20 October 2018

4685 €

1 Week

Late season

20 October 2018

15 December 2018

4080 €

1 Week

Christmas

15 December 2018

05 January 2019

5295 €

1 Week

 

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security bond of 1350 €  is payable with the balance which is returned within 14 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Bed linen and bath towels are provided and included in the price.

Rentals rates are in Euros.


 

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For 2017 bookings, please contact us by CLICKING HERE.

CHANGEOVER DAY Friday is our changeover day, though there is bit of flexibility in the off season.


 

LOCATION

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ACCESSIBILITY

Both houses are split-level and are unsuitable for those using wheelchairs.

 

COAST/BEACH

surfArcachon and its beaches are 1 hr 30 mins away, including the Dune de Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe, with lots of water sports on offer. On the other side of the Arcachon Bay there are the long white beaches of Cap Ferret (2 hrs). Biarritz is 2 1/2 hrs away if you are keen on your surfing.


 

GOLF

The nearest golf course is a ten hole course 20 minutes away in Marmande. Within an hour’s drive there is the beautiful 27 hole course at Chateau Vigiers toward Bergerac (50 mins), an 18 hole course at Golf de Casteljaloux to the south (40 mins), another at Golf d’Albret toward Agen (1 hr), and another 18 hole course at Golf des Graves et du Sauternais outside Langon (40 mins).


 

HOW TO GET THERE

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Since the properties are in the countryside it is essential to have a car, even though bikes and trains are great for day trips. The nearest airports (both with car hire) are Bordeaux Merignac (1 hr) and Bergerac (1 hr 10 mins). Toulouse airport is also 2 hrs away by car. The TGV travels from Paris to Bordeaux, where there are frequent trains to Marmande, our local rail hub.


DISTANCES

Bordeaux, Bergerac and Agen are all about an hour away by car. Marmande (20 mins) is the nearest town for shopping, although there is a local supermarket with tabac and post office (3min). Many of the local Bastides (ancient fortified villages), such as Monségur (10), Duras (15), Eymet (45) and Bazas (45), hold market days throughout the week. The wine Mecca of St Emilion and the Sauternes region are 45 mins away and the Bas-Armagnac area is about an hour to the south.

FURTHER DETAILS

Upon request we can make available 6 bikes for touring the local towns as well as a badminton net and racquets. There are also tennis racquets available. There is a tennis court in the nearby hamlet of Lorette that can be used, free of charge. Markets are a great place to meet local artisans, try local food and wine and pick up souvenirs for friends and family. The nearest bank and supermarket are in Monsegur (10min), although there are larger supermarkets along the road into Marmande (20 min). There are also boutique clothes stores in Marmande, but it would be worth visiting Bordeaux for great shopping, culture and food and wine (1hr). vines

We also recommend visiting local vineyards to pick up both great deals and a new appreciation for the work that goes into each bottle (markets and wine cellars can offer some good leads). As befitting a region world-renowned for its food and wine there are many great restaurants in the area where you can sample local delicacies such as foie gras, duck and the famous Marmande tomatoes.

 

Nearby restaurants:

There are so many great restaurants to choose from.

  • There is ‘L’imparfait’ and ‘La tour des vents’ in Bergerac which are splendid restaurants with high quality food. (1hr) ‘Boat aux saveurs’ in Marmande is classy. Moderately priced. (20 min)
  • ‘La Mercerie’ in Monflanquin: situated in the gorgeous old bastide town – lovely.(1hr)
  • ‘Don Camillo’ in Duras is a good family restaurant. Cheap restaurant -big portions.(15 min )
  • ‘La Strada’ and ‘Aux Fontaines’ in La Réole serve great meals at reasonable prices.(10 min)

Local markets: Local marketsThe local open air markets are the best place to buy fresh local produce and enjoy the gastronomy of this part of France (foie gras and confit de canard).

  • They usually start between about 8am and end by 1pm.

 

Market days:

  • Monday: Miramont de Guyenne (30min), Duras (15min)
  • Tuesday: Casteljaloux (40min), Castillonès, Bergerac (1hr), Marmande (20min)
  • Wednesday: Bergerac, Lavardac
  • Thursday: Eymet (35min), Casteljaloux (40min)
  • Friday: Monségur (10), Seyches, Saint-Livrade, Sigoulès
  • Saturday: Duras, Marmande (20),  Ste Foy la Grande (35min), Bergerac (1hr), Nérac, La Réole (10min)
  • Sunday: La Réole (10min)

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