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2 Gites set in stunning rural location - Prunerie

Bedrooms 1
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights




La Prunerie stands in half an acre of its own garden, and has been refurbished to a high standard and is totally self contained, with full central heating, for winter months, and cooling fans for the summer! Modern extremely well appointed kitchen, spacious living room, fire place with cosmetic wood burner, master bedroom with ensuite bath and shower facilities, (copious amounts of hot water). Lovely shady areas for sitting, and alfresco eating, flower filled gardens and honeysuckle arch at entrance to stimulate the senses to the tranquil and calm setting in which it stands. We want you to enjoy your stay with us.

About the property

Beautiful Gites

Character, charm and comfort in a tranquil setting await you. Maintained to a high standard and very well appointed in a lovely rural setting, gardens, swimming pool, fruit & walnut trees, flowers, field, fishing lake await you. In the summer we are surrounded by a mass of lovely sunflowers which is a spectacular sight. Local markets, fresh produce, fine wines, fabulous restaurants make this area a 'must visit'. Long quite roads for cycling, (for the extremely energetic cyclists check out the routes and kms on the Pays De Duras tourist website which offer routes to take), woods and tails for walking or horse riding, lakes for fishing and rivers for kayaking, petanque, boule, bocce and sun beds for the less energetic there is something for everyone in this unspoilt part of South West France. If you are a shopaholic then Bordeaux, (an hours drive) boasts the longest retail high street in Europe.

As an added bonus for 2017 we are now able to offer not only carp fishing in our own lake but also a day/s with an experienced french carp fisherman around 4 of the most stunning lakes in the area boasting carp of up to 15-28 kgs.

THE PRUNERIE - is a delightful one double bedded renovated old Prunerie a super location for a tranquil get away from it all, for a couple.

THE GITE - is a character larger property, suitable for a family of four holidaying with the grandparents may be. It has a king size four poster bed upstairs, a super king size bed and 2 large twin beds in the family downstairs bed room. The Kitchen is quaint with low ceilings, and a mezzanine sitting room overlooking the kitchen. Outdoor eating area.

Please note in consideration to others and in respect of our insurance, we can only accept the number of travelers as made at the time of booking and confirmation. Please do not embarrass us or yourselves by bringing extra guests unexpectedly. Thank you.

More Details

Tina & David Evans
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, a little German but terribly rusty!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018

About Tina & David Evans

Having lived on the top of the beautiful Exmoor hills for the past 17 years, the damp, wet and mud gradually became too much. So on a mission to find a comfortable climate, sunshine, blue skies, good local produce, gastronomic restaurants and friendly natives we landed in Duras in Februay 2013 and purchased Le Petit Pourquet moving in 4 days before Christmas this year! Mad maybe, but definitely right, we feel at home in this wonderful area. We are not retired and work from home on line but have not regretted our decision to move to France. Yes there may be a few challenges with the language but hey all challenges can be overcome and what an adventure! We would love to share with you.

Tina & David Evans purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Tina & David Evans chose Saint-Sernin

The situation of this property is rural with a scattering of lovely neighbours in the vicinity, which is comfortable for us. The views are spectacular as are the sun rises and sun sets and fabulous cloud formations. The property is well kept the grounds ample, with 5 acres of field for letting off steam, and a large lake stocked with carp for fishing enthusiasts. There are also 2 smaller ponds that feed the lake and have fish in.

The gardens have walnut and plum trees and are stocked with plants, herbs etc.

There are mature trees, and shaded pergolas for shade in the hot summer months. We also have a swimming pool for those that enjoy a dip!

What makes this cottage unique

The views from the property are stunning, and changes dramatically with the seasons. In Winter you look out onto vast areas of deep muddy furrows surrounded by clutches of woods and dotted with farms and buildings in the distance, in the Spring the skies stay blue longer, and the sun starts to warm the buds on the trees and the grass starts to turn vibrant green. In the summer the sunflowers that were sown in the furrows in the Spring start to take hold turning the countryside into a ray of golden yellow, the vines are green and the grapes are forming. Autumn the colours are changing again.

Our properties are warm, comfortable and well appointed, encouraging an atmosphere of relaxation and pleasure. We are animal lovers and have dogs, goats, donkeys and a pony all very friendly and very relaxing company.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The perfect Gite”

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014

What a gem we found when we got in touch with David and Tina to stay at their Gite - peace quite, stunning scenery, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable Gite. Close to Duras where there are shops, restaurants and bars not to mention the Chateaux. Would definitely recommend this Gite to anyone.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Saint-Sernin around the Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note that due to our insurance policy we can only accept the number of guest as per initial confirmed booking. No Extras guests allowed.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is well appointed and very comfortable with bath, shower, w.c., vanity unit, heated towel rail and loads of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , For extra beds or cots please ask when booking
  • The bedroom has a double bed and en-suite facilities which has been fitted to a good standard, large cupboard, chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We want to ensure you have an enjoyable stay with us, and are on hand to advise on local amenities and events which happen through the summer months, to ensure your visit to South West France is memorable. We will even do your first shop for you if you are likely to be arriving late and shops are closed!


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average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews

Lovely stay in well equipped gite

  • 4 of 5

The gite was in a lovely rural location; very quiet, which we liked, but close to plenty of places of interest. The welcome from David and Tina was very warm and we enjoyed getting to know their dogs and other animals- the walk one evening with the dogs, goats and donkeys was quite an experience! The gite was well equipped, particularly the kitchen which was a good size for a one bedroom gite. We found the sitting room with dining area very comfortable and the outside seating area looked over the pool and countryside. A beautiful part of France!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in the Duras area......the house is very well equipped and most comfortable.

The only hiccup was that you were not there when we arrived ...but the weather was fine so we enjoyed a walk.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at the the Prunerie. Tina and David were very welcoming and helpful, and we hope to be back one day

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky that we have met so many lovely and interesting people that come to stay with us.
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Great Gite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely gite with all the facilities you could want. Tina and David were very welcoming and helpful hosts.

We had great food in Duras which is not far. Unfortunately didn't get time to walk around the nearby lake - will plan that for our next trip

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Review, we very much enjoyed having you to stay, and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Lovely place, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in La Prunerie, thanks to our guests Tina & David who take of their time to take us to visit nice places and participate to village picnics. We met so many nice people locally, it will be absolutely necessary to come again ! Even the only parrot of the region came to settle ! The place to be !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have such great guest and to make new friends with such lovely French people. David and I thoroughly enjoyed their stay and hope to see them visit us again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres

It is a 20 minute walk through vineyards to the small village of St. Sernin, in South West France, which has a Mairie, tourist information, public tennis courts, a bar-tabac and grocery store and a Pizzeria-restaurant.

The nearest supermarket is 6 kms away in Duras, which is a delightful small town with a chateau and a market every Monday morning.

Ste Foy le Grande on the River Dordogne is a 15 minute drive; a bustling market on Saturday mornings and a large Leclerc supermarket.

Bergerac and St Emilion are a half hour drive; Bordeaux a 70 minute drive [or by train from Ste Foy].

Arcachon and neighbouring beautiful beaches, pine forests and sand dunes along the Atlantic coast is a 2 hour drive from us; there is well organized canoeing on the Dordogne and the Dropt. And for golfers there are several golf clubs, including Le Vigiers, 10 km from us. Throughout the summer there are local night markets held in neighbouring villages, which must be experienced, for great fun atmosphere and local specialties and entertainment.

For keen cyclists check out the 'randonnes' on this link for cyclists:|en&u=http%3A//

We think that the location of the Gite, in beautiful unspoilt countryside but close to all amenities and tourist attractions, offers a wide choice of holidaying pursuits


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