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La Petite Gemme - sunny town house in the centre of medieval Duras

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Central location near shops, restaurants, bars, markets and festivals

Stay in the heart of medieval Duras and enjoy night markets, festivals, restaurants and bars without having to drive. All amenities are in easy walking distance, including banks, estate agents, a chemist, small supermarket, bread shops and the weekly morning markets. Light and airy, the house comfortably accommodates six people in three bedrooms with two bathrooms (showers). Relax on the first floor dining terrace - a really sunny spot with seating and BBQ provided.

While it is possible to holiday in Duras without a car (contact details for airport transfer services can be provided on request), public transport is not available locally, so access to a car is recommended if you would like to enjoy all the amenities the surrounding countryside, towns and villages have to offer.

Peak season is July and August when the town really comes to life with various festivals, Thursday night markets, exhibitions, tours of the historic Château and a very popular wine festival. There is an outdoor swimming pool available for public use just 10 km away on the edge of Monsegur as well as a much larger indoor / outdoor complex 25 km away in Marmande. Various lakeside and river beaches are also within a 30+ minute drive and can offer a great family day out. Other activities in the general area include golf courses, horse riding, canoeing and other boat trips, and of course many opportunities for walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside surrounding Duras (bicycle hire is available in Duras).

Duras lies in the heart of wine country with many independent wineries offering complementary tastings - some also have gastronomic evenings with locally produced specialities to complement your wine. The area is also famous for delicious prunes, hazelnuts and for chocolates combining the two in irresistible sweet treats..! Locally sourced duck products, tasty cheeses and a huge variety of fruits and vegetables are on offer every Monday morning at the Duras weekly traditional French market.

Inside the house, all appliances are shiny and new, there are comfy sofas and UK satellite TV in the lounge area, a lovely long dining table, and on the first floor there's a sunny terrace with additional outside dining facilities for six, including a BBQ. Free WiFi is available.

On the ground floor there's a bright 11 metre (36 ft) open plan living and dining room, a shower room, separate toilet and a bright fully fitted and equipped kitchen (fridge freezer, full electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker). There are double doors from a sunny hallway linking the dining room and kitchen, to a long passage leading to rue Chavassier - a quiet road with free on-street parking.

Enclosed stairs lead to the first floor where you will find another shower room with toilet and sink, and three bedrooms. The front bedroom is lovely and sunny with two windows to the front of the property and has a large 160 cm ( 63 inch) double bed. The rear bedroom is also very bright and airy with French doors onto the dining terrace and a 140 cm (55 inch) double bed. The slightly more compact internal third bedroom has two 90 cm (36 inch) single beds with natural light coming from a skylight into the attic (where there is a Velux window in the roof). All the bedrooms have plenty of storage.

All bed linen is provided for your stay as are towels for the bathroom. If you would like towels to use for sun bathing etc please bring these with you. A very generous allowance for your use of electricity and water is already included in the rental price, but we do reserve the right to pass on the actual cost of any units consumed in excess of this.

If you have any questions after reading all of the above please contact us via the website and we would be very pleased to respond as quickly as possible.

More Details

Tina Raison
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Tina Raison

I have lived in Duras for many years where I design, make and sell sterling silver jewellery. I have a market stall every Monday morning from April to September and open my workshop to the public three afternoons a week.

Tina Raison purchased this house in 2015

Why Tina Raison chose Duras

A comfortable home away from home - enjoy all that Duras has to offer without having to drive. While this lovely town house is light and modern with all the amenities you might need, it nestles in the heart of historic Duras, just a few metres from the iconic Clock Tower. Café bars and restaurants are a stones throw away, dotted around Duras market square - the hub of all seasonal entertainment during the summer months.

What makes this house unique

Spacious and bright, this town house is arranged over two floors with precious (and rare) sunny outside space big enough for alfresco dining and a spot of sunbathing. Newly renovated to a very high standard, all appliances and most furniture is shiny and new.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duras in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Separate toilet downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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La Petite Gemme - sunny town house in the centre of medieval Duras
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Newly renovated property to a very high standard. Perfectly located in the heart of Duras.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay for 2 weeks in this beautiful part of South Western France. The property can easily accommodate 4 people and extend to 6 if required. The kitchen was quite spacious with everything provided for. The owner, Tina, was very accommodating and was easily contactable - living next door to the property. There was a welcome pack of wine and chocolates awaiting us and as we were late in arriving she had also left some 'emergency' food for us just in case we needed it! There were also a number of additional touches such as dishwasher tablets, washing powder, soap etc. It's a part of France we have not been to before but on the evidence of our stay we shall definitely be returning. The countryside is breath-taking littered with beautiful medieval villages and points of interest. We love walking and there were several printed routes available from the local Tourist Office. There are 4 restaurants in Duras and they are all of a good standard.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a joy being able to welcome you both and I hope to see you again in the future if you return to this area. Very best regards, Tina
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect and well equipped apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Tina has a great apartment right in the centre of the village of Duras. The area downstairs was cool during the warm days we were there and the bedrooms upstairs were light and roomy. Kitchen is well equipped and all the cutlery, crockery and pots and pans are new. The outdoor terrace is perfect for meals and relaxing. Very good apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Tina was very welcoming, gave much information to ensure our stay was comfortable and pleasant. Nothing was too much trouble for Tina, she is the perfect host.

We had the most comfortable and wonderful stay in La Petite Gemme. La Petite Gemme was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean., location was perfect, only a stones throw away from the town square with many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops you would need. The locals were very friendly. There is a Monday morning market with stalls galore and Thursday evening market...the town was alive! with various stalls including drinks & food, tables set out to sit and enjoy food and drink, it was wonderful.

Bergerac airport just 40 minutes away as is Bergerac Old Town, well worth a visit.

Duras is perfectly placed for many nearby areas to visit, you could never get bored.

We cannot recommend La Petite Gemme enough, hence we plan to return. Just Perfect!!!

PS, Tina's jewellery, do have a browse its beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gillian and Paul, thank you so much for your lovely comments. You were the perfect guests and I would be delighted to see you again soon. Take care and all the best. Tina
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Excellent accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean and tidy house with easy availability to all local places of interest. Facilities excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maison fonctionnelle et spacieuse. De grande espace décorer avec goût. Agréable étant donnée que tous est à disposition des locataire (machine à laver, lave vaisselle, drap fournis).

Une maison qui peut être utilisé pour une courte ou bien longue durée avec une famille où vous pouvez passer un séjour au calme.

Je vous le recommande

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Duras, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post-Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off-season 2018 - 2019
1 Oct 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57
Stay tax £0.36 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Only full week bookings are accepted during Peak Summer. If the generous allowance for electricity and water are exceeded additional units will be charges at cost. Monthly rates do not include utilities (water and electricity) which will be charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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