As featured in The Sunday Times travel feature 25 January 2015 — The Best of France 2015.
Countryside villa with heated pool — this delightful, single storey villa sits in an elevated position with tranquil, panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. Spacious and bright, the rooms are decorated and furnished in an elegant style with bold, vibrant artwork reflecting the riot of colour in the beautiful, manicured gardens outside.
The angular, heated swimming pool is surrounded by a wonderful sun terrace with feature flowerbeds and the abundance of colourful flowers sets a wonderful scene; you can while away many a happy hour here simply enjoying a good book, sunbathing, dipping in the pool, and enjoying al fresco meals under the covered dining terrace.
If you must drag yourself away, then the countryside beyond is an area of outstanding natural beauty and the local towns and villages offer lots of distractions from weekly markets to quaint shops and excellent restaurants serving gastronomic delights. Vineyards abound here meaning there is always an excellent local wine to go with every meal. To see the countryside in all its splendour why not try a hot air balloon trip, or hire canoes on the Dropt river just 10 minutes away. In Blasimon there is a fresh water lake with a gently shelving sandy beach, ideal for children and in St Laurent des Vignes you will find a large aqua park. There is horse riding locally and the golf course at Vigiers is superb. Jazz fans will enjoy the famous Monsegur Jazz Festival in July. For a full day out you could visit Arcachon and the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe, less than two hours from the villa. In essence, there is something to interest the entire family in this wonderful region.
Baleyssagues under 1 mile (no amenities). Duras 2 miles for market, shops, restaurants. Monsegur 5 miles. Lake beach at Blasimon 16 miles. St Emilion 27 miles. Bergerac and airport 30 miles. Bordeaux and airport 1hr 30mins. Bassin d’Arcachon 2 hours. Golf, horse riding, cycling, hot air ballooning and canoeing locally. Aqua park 45 minutes.