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Gorgeous Country House,Monsegur 7 bedrooms perfect for large groups

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large villa, heated pool, stunning views, peaceful but walking distance to town

An Alastair Sawdays 'Special Place to Stay', our huge seven bedroomed, five bathroomed home, Bernisson is a self catering villa that can also be split into two. Our gorgeous old farmhouse full of modern luxuries, is the perfect holiday rental a peaceful location, but just 2km from the beautiful Bastide of Monsegur & 10km from Duras. Just inside the borders of the Gironde on the borders Dordogne & Lot et Garonne, just 15 min to A62 Auto route, 40min to Bergerac Airport & 1hr to Bordeaux Airport. Your holiday home has a fabulous large heated swimming pool with amazing views over the Valley of the Dropt. With numerous alfresco patio areas where you can sit for a long & lazy, romantic lunch a deux or with all your guests for a bottle of local wine and a BBQ . Enjoy the games room with pool table, table tennis & baby foot or new cinema room!. Your holiday rental is surrounded by the vineyards of Entre deux Mers & near to the famous Bordeaux and Bergerac vineyards & a number of lakes with man-made beaches.

Wine tasting and vineyard tours: There are literally hundreds of vineyards in this wonderful area, offering wine from a few centimes to thousands of Euro a bottle, and it is interesting to learn the different methods used from vineyard to vineyard from the traditional to state of the art. We can hold wine tasting days at the house or arrange a driver for you to take you out and enable you to explore and have the opportunity to taste the different varieties.

Creative courses: We run short breaks incorporating florist, flower arranging and cookery courses, you decide.

Golf: There are many golf courses around the area. The fantastic Château des Vigiers Golf and Country Club, with restaurant and Beauty Spa, is a 30 minute drive away. This famous 18 hole course was created by Donald Steel. The Château dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of beautiful countryside.

More Details

Jenny Moss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Why Jenny Moss chose Monségur

When we drove around the bend in the drive and saw the house nestled at the bottom with its amazing far reaching views across the Dropt valley, we knew that no other house would make us feel that way.

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful location but close to historic bastide towns with restaurants, shops and bars. Space for a group of families or friends

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic week at Bernisson – 3 families in all, with 6 adults, 2 older teenagers and 5 kids under 10. The house is simply fantastic with lots of space and things to do to keep us all amused. The kids loved the games room with table tennis, table football and a pool table. The cinema room is a wonderful addition. The swimming pool is great and was plenty big enough for us all. The house is superbly well equipped, with just about everything you could think of laid on. It is particularly well stocked with equipment for babies/young children. Doug & Jenny are great hosts and we would love to come back sometime soon!
Jul 2012
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Chateau de Bridoire
Famille Moutier
House Guinguet (Maison Guinguet)
AquaFun' Park
L'Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
Aquitaine Bridge
Don Camillo
Garden Boissonna (Jardin de Boissonna)
Monsegur (Gironde)
"Great summer night market on a Wednesday evening, locally produced foods and wines to sit, e..."
Château de Monbazillac
Des-chênes-toi Aventure
Castle of the Dukes of Duras (Château des Ducs de Duras)
Issigeac Sunday Market
Thermal Baths of Casteljaloux (Thermes de Casteljaloux)
House of Duras Wines (Maison des Vins de Duras)
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bergerac and Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cafe de Commerce, Le Monseg
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
La Reole & Marmande
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Junction's 4 & 5 A62
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Piece de Boeuf
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Fontet, La Reole
Car: recommended

Monsegur town centre is approx. 1 mile away, an half hour leisurely stroll or 2 min drive will have you in the heart of the town. Duras with its famous château is approx. 6 miles drive or an hours cycle ride. There are lots of beautiful Bastide towns, all with colourful markets, 1 to fill every day of the week, and all within an hours drive. 45 min drive will get you into the gorgeous old town of Bergerac and a hour to the elegant City of Bordeaux. 1 min drive to the nearest small supermarket on the outskirts of Monsegur.A 20 minute drive takes you to Fontet, near La Reole, a marina and lake with a man made sandy beach and supervised bathing, large children's play area and cycle trails along the canal and to the River Garonne. A 30 minute drive will take you to Blasimon a fresh water lake with a nice sandy beach, fishing and lots of picnic areas. A 90 minute drive will take you to the famous family friendly beaches of Arcachon and Bicarosse with the chic Lacanau about 2 hours drive.

Other Activities: Markets, châteaux & vineyards and during the summer night markets


Monségur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En suite bed 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite bed 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En suite bed 5
    Bathroom 5 - combination tub/shower , bidet , En suite bed 7
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , En suite bed 7
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be made into 6 feet (1.5m) kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be made into 6 feet (1.5m) kingsize
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Bunk beds can br provided instead
  • All the bedrooms can accommodate a cot if required. There is also sofa bed in the 2nd dining area, with a nearby bathroom. Bedroom 7 can accommodate bunk beds rather than a double if preferred. For guests with limited mobility, we have a ground floor bedroom with large en suite bathroom, that is accessed via two steps and we can provide a ramp if needed. We also have a second ground floor bedroom with access to a nearby shower room, there is a small step in the hallway to negotiate. Please ring with your requirements and we will do our best to help.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The accommodation is very flexible and can be split into two separate houses if required. It is possible to have extra beds in bedroom 5, there is also a sofa bed in the dining room/lounge with bathroom nearby if you have an over spill of guests. We can provide stair gates, high chairs x 2, cots x 2, travel cots x 2, booster seats, baby den, sterilising equipment, baby monitor and lots of toys, games and books for babies and children. Securely fenced swimming pool with sun loungers, deck chairs and umbrellas. The house benefits from oil central heating and warm air heating from the wood burning stoves. New self contained cinema room 2012. It is possible to have a daily maid service, private chef, chauffeur, etc.,all payable locally at an additional charge to the rental rate shown


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Gorgeous Country House,Monsegur 7 bedrooms perfect for large groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
London, England

Gorgeous house, great location, wonderful memories

  • 5 of 5

Bernisson is a fantastic house, with plenty of space, a large pool, a games room, bbq and sweeping gardens with beautiful views.

We stayed there after our wedding nearby, with 12 friends and 2 babies, and it was perfect. A large kitchen table which saw many a good breakfast! Lovely outdoor eating space, with great views of the hills and trees and twinkling farmhouse lights at night. Loads of toys and games for the babies- and they even supplied safety gates which was a great help!

The place was clean and tidy, but still had a nice relaxed feel. We didn't need to use the 'local information' folder, but read it anyway and it had plenty of useful suggestions and tips.

The owners are lovely, really friendly and helpful, and living just a short walk away.

I'm not sure what more I can say, except we had a wonderful week there and would definitely go back to Bernisson again. Oh, and the photos don't do it justice!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you all and to play a part in a very special time in your lives. Thank you for all your great comments, we are so pleased when our guests enjoy our house and it's beautiful surroundings as much as we do.
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Beautiful house - perfect for groups

  • 5 of 5

We (six adults, six children aged between 4 and 18 months) stayed at Bernisson for a week at the beginning of June this year. Firstly, the website does not do the house justice. It’s absolutely gorgeous, wonderfully furnished and the grounds are just lovely. The house is amazingly well-equipped and had everything we needed including huge amounts of plastic plates, cups, cutlery for the children, quality wine glasses for us (always so nice when you’re on holiday and you’re not just supplied with a few cheap wine glasses), cooking utensils, plates, children’s games, DVDs, baby monitors, etc etc. Jenny and Doug are lovely hosts – extremely welcoming, available when needed and totally unobtrusive when not. We had a wonderful meal cooked by Lucie and served by her husband Malcolm and a wine-tasting evening arrange by Paul at La Tour de Chollet (both recommended by Jenny). We were so well catered for at the house that we barely left – the children loved running around the grounds, playing table football in the games room, swimming in the heated pool and generally enjoying their freedom and we loved the relaxed atmosphere, the well-stocked and beautiful accommodation and the beautiful views from the terrace with a glass of wine once all the children were in bed. We’ll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gloucestershire, UK

Fantastic holiday at Bernisson

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at Bernisson.

We went 'en famille' to celebrate a birthday, so there were eight of us including a toddler. The house had everything we needed and the views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. We really enjoyed eating and relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine during our stay. The table-tennis and pool table provided the family with plenty of amusement during our stay. It was still a little too cold for a swim as it was early March, but the pool looked very inviting and we look forward to trying it out on the next visit!

Monsegur is within walking distance where you can enjoy a quiet beer or coffee and the local supermarket had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend finding the time to have a hot chocolate at the Chocolaterie des Lys where Philippe and Veronique will extend you a very warm welcome.

Jenny and Doug are lovely, we couldn't have wished for more and I am sure we will be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house. Wonderful garden.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. Our family arrived en masse - 6 adults and a stack of children from 15 down to 2. There was something for everyone to do - fantastic amenities - the older ones spent all their time in the games room and pool, the little ones splashing in the shallow end and playing with the many toys both indoor and outdoor.

Spacious enough so that we each had our own areas - but fabulous communal places to eat inside and out. As well as a lovely TV room for relaxing.

Can't rate it highly enough ! We loved the town too and particularly nearby Duras which is very beautiful. Also there is a lovely beauty salon just five minutes from the house which does the most amazing chocolate facial !!! The owners were really welcoming and couldn't do enough to help. Every need is catered for and the kitchen is stocked with absolutely every little detail you could ever need.

Wouldn't hesitate in recommending.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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West SUssex

Privacy and Peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

Having spent a fabulous week at Bernisson, it has to be unique. A fabulous farmhouse within 1 mile of all facilities yet secluded and private. Within 30 minutes of arriving all 13 members of our family were in the private pool, all ages from 81 to 10.

The property is not overlooked at all, and from the terraces and pool the veiws across the verdant countryside are breathtaking and peaceful.

The main kitchen in Bernisson is well equipped to cater for groups, and we often cooked the main course in the main kitchen and desserts in the 2nd kitchen. There is stuff in the main kitchen that we do not even have at home!

The owners were on hand in a neighbouring property if needed, and Doug checked on the pool everyday and maintained it thorughout our stay. He also let us know which towns to visit for the daily market and other events in the locality. The owners did not at all interupt our stay, but it was really reassuring that they can be called upon at anytime.

All in all, Bernisson is fantastic, unique and relaxed. It is big enough so that 13 people had complete privacy, yet has cosy terraces and lounge areas where you can gather in groups or for dinner.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Week at Bernisson

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived at Bernisson we were blown away at how beautiful it was. The setting is fantastic, and you get amazing views especially at the back of the house.

We were a group of 6 adults and 7 children and the house was more than big enough for us all.

There are lots of lovely touches with the decor, and furnishings, and each bedroom seemed like a special space to stay.

We really didn't move much from the property - the kids just wanted to play in the pool, the games room and the grounds!

We did have a good lunch at nearby restaurant - think its called Les Charmailles just out of Monsegur - they have an outdoor terrace, and bog grounds so great for kids to run around after they have eaten - it was a three course lunch for around 11 euros - amazing value!

All in all we loved it - and would recommend to anyone


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  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $67.05
Refundable damage deposit $670.51

A 25% deposit required upon booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
We also ask for a £350 security deposit which is refundable after a satisfactory inspection of the house and contents.

It is possible to split the house into a 3 and a 4 bedroomed property in the lower season and we also do B&B.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.