Bobie
Bobie is an immaculately presented 3 bedroomed stone farmhouse situated just over 1km away from the pretty village of Duras in the northern Lot-et-Garonne - the heart of France's wine and gastronomic region. It offers a perfect setting for relaxing, yet has easy access to the weekly market, numerous restaurants, shops and various sporting activities. It's an ideal base for wine tasting in places such as St Emilion and visiting historic towns such as Eymet, Monsegur and Bergerac. There are daily markets in this area all year round.

Duras has a fascinating château steeped in history and is well worth a visit, especially when hosting a special event. The picturesque village comes alive in the summer with weekly events such as the wine festival, antiques fairs, very popular Thursday night market with its open air music. The wine festival is a must, if only to see the Montgolfier balloons which almost touch the rooftops of the village houses!

Ground floor:

  • Large well equipped dining kitchen with seating for 8 including a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, gas hob/electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and ironing facilities

  • Leading from the kitchen is another room leading out to the pool area, which is home to a pool table, baby gate to pool area

  • Large open plan lounge with comfortable seating for 8 leads out onto one of the terraces, with electrically operated shutter to shield the lounge from the sun when it gets hot

  • French and UK TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi

  • Bathroom with bath, massage shower and vanity unit

  • WC

First floor:

  • 3 double air conditioned bedrooms, each with a double bed, wardrobe and vanity table and chairs, one also has bunk beds

  • Spacious shower room with massage shower, vanity unit and separate WC

Outside:

  • Beautiful, peaceful landscaped gardens with plenty of shade when needed

  • Secluded terrace with charcoal BBQ, covered terrace with large dining table, parasol and chairs, plenty of sunbeds and a paved pool area overlooking the fields and trees beyond - perfect for relaxing and enjoying a chilled glass of wine, or two!

  • Private 11m x 5m heated pool with salt cleaning system (much better for the skin), with entry via Roman steps

  • Children's play equipment

Whilst the owners live at the other side of the property (separated by a large barn), they respect your privacy at all times, have their own drive and entrance and do not use the pool whilst you are in occupancy

No pets allowed

An extra set of clean bed linen and towels are available upon request at an additional charge - €15 for a single bed and €20 for a double bed (payable directly to the owner)

Cot, stair gate and high chair available upon request (please ask at the time of booking)

Saturday changeover, although flexible changeovers / 10 day rentals may be possible - please ask us

Properties & Number of Guests

FromToBobie (8)
01 Jun 1921 Jun 19£ 650
22 Jun 1912 Jul 19£ 800
13 Jul 1930 Aug 19£ 1,175
31 Aug 1913 Sep 19£ 800
14 Sep 1927 Sep 19£ 650
28 Sep 1911 Oct 19£ 595

At the end of each rental we ask our clients for comments on their stay - we hope that the following comments will help making your choice of property easier

  • We had an excellent time. Bobie was situated just right; very close to the centre of Duras, but isolated enought for complete peace and quiet. The house was comfortable with plenty of room, but the star was the garden/pool. A mature garden and excellent clean pool were surrounded by meadows and woods. The best we have stayed in in 10 years coming to the area. (September 2018)
  • Waki was an excellent host. Always helpful and generous and respectful of privacy. Particularly appreciated the bikes he provided for the boulangerie run in the morning. Thank you! (August 2018)
  • Bobie was very good, we had no problems during our stay - pool, kitchen, comfy beds, sunbeds and air con were all very good. The property is lovely and has excellent facilities and I did one day walk into town for fresh bread and patisserie. The rest of the time it was just too hot to walk! BBQ evenings on Friday night at Domaine du Grand Mayne are lovely as is the Duras nocturnal market with a great vibe. (July 2018)
  • A well appointed property close to Duras. Very good service. Very clean. Well appointed and comfortable. (September 2017)
  • Loved our holiday and the area (August 2017)
  • We've been returning here for over 5 years, and it's still in great condition - the owners really put the time in to keep it fresh. Keep doing what you're doing - it works, and we love it! (August 2016)
  • Thank the owners very, very much for an excellent time. Waki was an excellent host, very friendly and welcoming. As he could speak little English, we were welcomed by Ellouise who interpreted our conversations in a very helpful way. Please congratulate them on providing a fantastic property which is maintained to a high standard. Excellent location, very relaxing. A high standard of cleanliness and quality of furnishings. (August 2016)
  • We had a wonderful holiday and the gite was in perfect condition. (06/08/2016)
  • A beautiful gite and location. The service from French Gite Holidays has always been very good. Please maintain the high standard you have already set, the warm welcome and friendly approach. (June 2016)
  • We have just returned to England having enjoyed a wonderful month in France including two relaxing weeks at Bobie. This is our fourth consecutive stay at Bobie and given the opportunity we would certainly return again. (08/07/2016)
  • The Gite was very spacious, clean, well equipped, private, peaceful and the perfect location for a relaxing break. Claire was very helpful and kept us informed throughout the process of booking.Our Daughter fell ill and the owner could not help enough offering to take us to the local hospital at any time of the day/night.Very friendly people who go out of their way to make your stay a good one. (September 2015)
  • Good location, wonderful property. Yes, I would recommend without a doubt. A good "customer experience" from initial enquiry to booking, paying, and then holidaying! (August 2015)
  • Lynda & Waki are brilliant hosts. Always on hand when needed but never intrusive. Great home grown tomatoes from Waki. The property is furnished to a very high standard. Our 2 granddaughters loved the pool and table tennis. We loved Duras and the surrounding areas. Claire at French Gite Holidays makes sure the admin work runs smoothly. All in all a fantastic time was had by all the people in our party. (August 2015)
  • superb house and pool - would recommend - great place, lovely location, fantastic hosts (July 2015)
  • This is by far the best Gite we have visited in over 35 years of staying in properties all over France. Thank you once again for providing such a marvellous venue for our family holiday. (June 2015)
  • Lynda and Waki go to great lengths to ensure your stay in their gite is everything you expect it to be. We all had a great time and would not hesitate to return if visiting Duras again. (July 2014)
  • Excellent once again! The best equipped [property] I have stayed in during the last 35 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And XXX from Abigail! (August 2014)
  • The gite was light, airy, spotlessly clean and better equipped than our own home. The outside are was even better than expected; lovely garden with wooded area, sparkling pool, beautiful views over wild flower meadows and totally private. Linda and Wacky were wonderful hosts although they wouldn't intrude on you once unless you needed something and then it was ordered, sorted out that day. Very efficient and simple booking process. (August 2014)
  • Fantastic property in beautiful location. Table tennis & croquet a big hit with the children. Owners friendly & helpful but never intrusive. (July 2014)
  • This property is one of the best gites we have rented (and after over 20 years of holidaying in France, we have lots of experience to compare it with). The renovation of the property is of excellent quality, the location is excellent and the owners are very welcoming. Great communication and a hassle free booking. (June 2014)
  • A very enjoyable holiday - thanks to Lynda, Mathieu and Claire for making it so! (May 2014)
  • Well looked after, lovely inside and out. An affordable price for such a high standard.There gite was to a very high standard. They were helpful and very welcoming and we had a really good time in spite of the wet weather.We would just like to say a big thank you for sharing a wonderful place. (26/06/2013)
  • Thank you for providing such a wonderful retreat. We have stayed in gites throughout France for over thirty years: there is no question that Bobie was the best we have ever experienced. The facilities were first class and the hospitality was excellent. We hope to return! An extremely well-equiped property in a delightful location. (They have just rebooked!) (15/08/2013)
  • Very clean, very spacious and very comfortable. Everything was as clean as we would have done it ourselves. Lynda has done an especially good job keeping the pool and its surrounding areas clean and attractive. We had to try and get some important medication for our daughter and Lynda spent the whole of one morning with us getting resolved. This would have been a big problem without her assistance. There were no other problems. (04/09/2013)
  • Very nice owners and delightful place (12/09/2013)
  • Both the gite and the surrounding gardens were beautifully kept.We were very pleased with the quality of our accommodation and it was excellent value for money. We were made very welcome by the owners and we were happy to socialise with them on two occasions. Lynda and Waki are lovely characters. They gave us our privacy at all times but were there if we needed them. (24/09/2013)
  • Overview
    Details

    Ground floor:

    • Large well equipped dining kitchen with seating for 8 including a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, gas hob/electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and ironing facilities

    • Leading from the kitchen is another room leading out to the pool area, which is home to a pool table, baby gate to pool area

    • Large open plan lounge with comfortable seating for 8 leads out onto one of the terraces, with electrically operated shutter to shield the lounge from the sun when it gets hot

    • French and UK TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi

    • Bathroom with bath, massage shower and vanity unit

    • WC

    First floor:

    • 3 double air conditioned bedrooms, each with a double bed, wardrobe and vanity table and chairs, one also has bunk beds

    • Spacious shower room with massage shower, vanity unit and separate WC

    Outside:

    • Beautiful, peaceful landscaped gardens with plenty of shade when needed

    • Secluded terrace with charcoal BBQ, covered terrace with large dining table, parasol and chairs, plenty of sunbeds and a paved pool area overlooking the fields and trees beyond - perfect for relaxing and enjoying a chilled glass of wine, or two!

    • Private 11m x 5m heated pool with salt cleaning system (much better for the skin), with entry via Roman steps

    • Children's play equipment

    Whilst the owners live at the other side of the property (separated by a large barn), they respect your privacy at all times, have their own drive and entrance and do not use the pool whilst you are in occupancy

    No pets allowed

    An extra set of clean bed linen and towels are available upon request at an additional charge - €15 for a single bed and €20 for a double bed (payable directly to the owner)

    Cot, stair gate and high chair available upon request (please ask at the time of booking)

    Saturday changeover, although flexible changeovers / 10 day rentals may be possible - please ask us

    Price
    Complex let out as a whole during this period N/A

    Reviews

    At the end of each rental we ask our clients for comments on their stay - we hope that the following comments will help making your choice of property easier

     
  • We had an excellent time. Bobie was situated just right; very close to the centre of Duras, but isolated enought for complete peace and quiet. The house was comfortable with plenty of room, but the star was the garden/pool. A mature garden and excellent clean pool were surrounded by meadows and woods. The best we have stayed in in 10 years coming to the area. (September 2018)
  • Waki was an excellent host. Always helpful and generous and respectful of privacy. Particularly appreciated the bikes he provided for the boulangerie run in the morning. Thank you! (August 2018)
  • Bobie was very good, we had no problems during our stay - pool, kitchen, comfy beds, sunbeds and air con were all very good. The property is lovely and has excellent facilities and I did one day walk into town for fresh bread and patisserie. The rest of the time it was just too hot to walk! BBQ evenings on Friday night at Domaine du Grand Mayne are lovely as is the Duras nocturnal market with a great vibe. (July 2018)
  • A well appointed property close to Duras. Very good service. Very clean. Well appointed and comfortable. (September 2017)
  • Loved our holiday and the area (August 2017)
  • We've been returning here for over 5 years, and it's still in great condition - the owners really put the time in to keep it fresh. Keep doing what you're doing - it works, and we love it! (August 2016)
  • Thank the owners very, very much for an excellent time. Waki was an excellent host, very friendly and welcoming. As he could speak little English, we were welcomed by Ellouise who interpreted our conversations in a very helpful way. Please congratulate them on providing a fantastic property which is maintained to a high standard. Excellent location, very relaxing. A high standard of cleanliness and quality of furnishings. (August 2016)
  • We had a wonderful holiday and the gite was in perfect condition. (06/08/2016)
  • A beautiful gite and location. The service from French Gite Holidays has always been very good. Please maintain the high standard you have already set, the warm welcome and friendly approach. (June 2016)
  • We have just returned to England having enjoyed a wonderful month in France including two relaxing weeks at Bobie. This is our fourth consecutive stay at Bobie and given the opportunity we would certainly return again. (08/07/2016)
  • The Gite was very spacious, clean, well equipped, private, peaceful and the perfect location for a relaxing break. Claire was very helpful and kept us informed throughout the process of booking.Our Daughter fell ill and the owner could not help enough offering to take us to the local hospital at any time of the day/night.Very friendly people who go out of their way to make your stay a good one. (September 2015)
  • Good location, wonderful property. Yes, I would recommend without a doubt. A good "customer experience" from initial enquiry to booking, paying, and then holidaying! (August 2015)
  • Lynda & Waki are brilliant hosts. Always on hand when needed but never intrusive. Great home grown tomatoes from Waki. The property is furnished to a very high standard. Our 2 granddaughters loved the pool and table tennis. We loved Duras and the surrounding areas. Claire at French Gite Holidays makes sure the admin work runs smoothly. All in all a fantastic time was had by all the people in our party. (August 2015)
  • superb house and pool - would recommend - great place, lovely location, fantastic hosts (July 2015)
  • This is by far the best Gite we have visited in over 35 years of staying in properties all over France. Thank you once again for providing such a marvellous venue for our family holiday. (June 2015)
  • Lynda and Waki go to great lengths to ensure your stay in their gite is everything you expect it to be. We all had a great time and would not hesitate to return if visiting Duras again. (July 2014)
  • Excellent once again! The best equipped [property] I have stayed in during the last 35 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And XXX from Abigail! (August 2014)
  • The gite was light, airy, spotlessly clean and better equipped than our own home. The outside are was even better than expected; lovely garden with wooded area, sparkling pool, beautiful views over wild flower meadows and totally private. Linda and Wacky were wonderful hosts although they wouldn't intrude on you once unless you needed something and then it was ordered, sorted out that day. Very efficient and simple booking process. (August 2014)
  • Fantastic property in beautiful location. Table tennis & croquet a big hit with the children. Owners friendly & helpful but never intrusive. (July 2014)
  • This property is one of the best gites we have rented (and after over 20 years of holidaying in France, we have lots of experience to compare it with). The renovation of the property is of excellent quality, the location is excellent and the owners are very welcoming. Great communication and a hassle free booking. (June 2014)
  • A very enjoyable holiday - thanks to Lynda, Mathieu and Claire for making it so! (May 2014)
  • Well looked after, lovely inside and out. An affordable price for such a high standard.There gite was to a very high standard. They were helpful and very welcoming and we had a really good time in spite of the wet weather.We would just like to say a big thank you for sharing a wonderful place. (26/06/2013)
  • Thank you for providing such a wonderful retreat. We have stayed in gites throughout France for over thirty years: there is no question that Bobie was the best we have ever experienced. The facilities were first class and the hospitality was excellent. We hope to return! An extremely well-equiped property in a delightful location. (They have just rebooked!) (15/08/2013)
  • Very clean, very spacious and very comfortable. Everything was as clean as we would have done it ourselves. Lynda has done an especially good job keeping the pool and its surrounding areas clean and attractive. We had to try and get some important medication for our daughter and Lynda spent the whole of one morning with us getting resolved. This would have been a big problem without her assistance. There were no other problems. (04/09/2013)
  • Very nice owners and delightful place (12/09/2013)
  • Both the gite and the surrounding gardens were beautifully kept.We were very pleased with the quality of our accommodation and it was excellent value for money. We were made very welcome by the owners and we were happy to socialise with them on two occasions. Lynda and Waki are lovely characters. They gave us our privacy at all times but were there if we needed them. (24/09/2013)
  • Location
    From £595 Sleeps 8 Up to 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Pool
    ...great value air conditioned property with heated pool....walking/cycling distance to Duras!