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An Oasis Of Tranquillity. Wing of a lovely old house set in park-like grounds

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite in Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France 2km from village - Quiet rural location yet less than a five minute drive from the centre of Duras

Gite or self-contained modernized wing of a lovely old house. Private and set in park-like grounds. Well insulated so very cool inside in summer. High beamed ceilings and ceramic tiled floors, quality furnishings.

Hiram E Warren
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Hiram E Warren

We are an American/British couple who live in Oxford city centre, but love France and the French way of life. We spend as much time at our home in France as we can; however I am still working for the NHS and can't get away as much as I would like. My CP, Stephen, is a retired NHS property consultant/surveyor. Our dream is to be able to afford to retire to France (both of us) someday. Stephen can be in France much more often than I can, so he will be the on-site manager when we have guests. We love our little bit of ''heaven on Earth'' and hope that our guests will also.

Hiram E Warren purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Hiram E Warren chose Lot-et-Garonne

We searched most of Western France for nearly 10 years before settling on the Lot-et-Garonne department. We like the mild(ish) winters and the long, hot summers of the area. Our house is rural,but not isolated. We are only 2 km from Duras, on the D668 which is a well-traveled link road from Duras to Miramont de Guyenne. Bergerac airport is approximately 45 minutes away and Bordeaux is just over an hour away by car. The area has many vineyards and fruit orchards.


Duras Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, armoire, dressing table, bedside tables and writing desk. Bedroom 2 double bed, armoire, dressing table and bedside tables. Lined period curtains with tie-backs. The bedrooms windows are protected by screens.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Retaining it's original thick stone walls, all new internal construction and services. Outside: Almost one and a half acres of grounds. Mature trees, hedges and borders. The large patio at the front of the gite is covered by a veranda. A table and chairs are on the patio for relaxing in the shade. Utility Room: Large utility room with washer and an additional fridge/freezer. Cleaning appliances and materials in the laundry room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens, towels, etc included. Washer available in utility room. Cleaned weekly. Other: Covered veranda on terrace with table and chairs.


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An Oasis Of Tranquillity. Wing of a lovely old house set in park-like grounds
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Very pleasant stay in an old French house.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable bed and nice towels. The accomodation is the old barn attached to the house and has high ceilings and large rooms. Lovely garden and outside space in which to relax.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

my mother and i had the most wonderful 4 days at this lovely gite, the host was fantastic and treated us like one of the family . the gite had some lovely furniture and the beds were very comfortable . the garden was beautiful , just the spot to enjoy a glass of french wine. the town of duras with its restaurants bars and chateau is just a stones throw away. the gite is very good value , highly recommend it,

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for exploring the region

  • 4 of 5

This was so much better than the photos suggest. The host is very friendly and helpful and the gite is set in a large garden with sunny patio surrounded by flowers. Inside the rooms are spacious with antique furniture giving it very much a french gite feel.

It is walking distance of Duras which is a pretty town with a market on a Monday and places to eat and drink. We also visited the chocolate factory a short drive away. There are also plenty of vineyards to visit.

This is a ideal place to stay if you want to explore the region.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne. As you know we are condstantly improving the property to make it more appealing to our guests. We plan to take many more pictures and select those which show the property to it's fullest advantage. We hope to see you again next year and please tell all of your friends and family how much you enjoyed your stay.
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Very nice and calm place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and calm place. The host was very kind and prepared our visit like we were his family. All comfort was present in the house. We had only to bring our foot and drinks..Perfect

Duras is a lovely place with his castle, market place and good restaurants. A visit into the castle is really recommended.

Good centralized is you want to visit Lot de Garonne or Dordogne..

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Duras: 2km/ 1.2mi 5 mins by car. Approximately 30 min by footpath.

Marmande:22km/ 13.2mi

Further Details:

Duras has several good restaurants, other shops, banks and a Carrefour store. A garage/petrol station is 5 mins away. Highly reccommended by all previous visitors. Within easy reach od many medieval villages, some fortified, and chateaux.


Rates & Availability

Duras Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available on longer term rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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