A lovingly restored 18C comfortable holiday villa in France with plenty of space for children to play. Located in Pays de Duras, Gironde, an area fed by the River Garonne and only 90 km from Bordeaux. A perfect retreat and inspiration for the artistic and an artist studio has been created within the Barn. Easily accessible with interesting places to see nearby; a good house for larger parties.

The elegantly furnished and comfortable salon has a wood burner, framed by the open marble surround, and together with house heating ensures warmth throughout the year. There is a formal dining room and a well appointed family kitchen. The three principal ground-floor bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite.

A large swimming pool (10m x 5m) has extensive au vent shade and dining area. Across the lawns is an independent little Pigeonnier where the resident House Managers live.  An exterior barn is an artist studio. Views extend over farm land to forested slopes of surrounding hills.

What we think: A comfortable family house with plenty of space for children to play. The Salon is complimented by a formal dining room. The three principal bedrooms en suite are on the ground floor. Easily accessible with interesting places to see nearby, a good house for larger parties.

This house is for a maximum of 12 people, travel cot and high chair

Ground Floor:

1) Double bedded with external door + shower room (shower/basin/WC)

2) Double bedded + bathroom (bath with shower/basin/WC)

3) Master: Double bedded  + bathroom (bath with shower/basin/WC)

4) Double bedded + shower room

First Floor:

5) Double bedded (can be made as Twin)

6) Double bedded

Bathroom (bath with shower/basin/WC)

7) Double bedded + shower room (shower/bas/WC)

8) Double bedded  + bathroom (bath with shower/basin/WC)


Wi-Fi available throughout interior and exterior of the property, freeview TV.

Swimming pool (10m x 5m)

Sporting facilities: croquet & snooker table. Tennis & golf nearby.


House manager,  part-time maid, gardener.

Cost of let per week 2024:

Low Season

( – Mar 2)

£3,200 (+ electric + heating)

Mid Season

(Mar 2/June 1 & Aug 31/ Oct 5)

£3,800 (+ electric + heating)

High Season

(June 1/Aug 31)

£4,500 (+electric + heating)



My art group had a perfect time at Gauthier and wanted to let you know how fabulous Marina was! She really knocked herself out and the food and planning for places to paint was above and beyond expectations! Thank you for making me look so good! …………………………………………………2023

Activities nearby

Bastide market towns of Monsegur (5km), Duras (15km) and La Reole (16km). Cathedral town & wine centre of Saint Emilion (50km) + best Grand Cru. Golf at Chateau des Vigiers (35km). Airports at Bergerac (60km) & Bordeaux (90km). Sea bathing in the Atlantic & Bassin’s sandy beaches at Arcachon (120km).



Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 8

Bath/Shower room(s) 6

Price (min) £3,200

Price (max) £4,500

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