About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 4)
single (2) · king
- Swimming pool
- No Smoking
Hosted by Tina & David EvansAsk a question
About Tina & David Evans
Having lived on the top of the beautiful Exmoor hills for 17 years, the damp, wet and mud gradually became too much. So on a mission to find a comfortable climate, sunshine, blue skies, stunning views, good local produce, gastronomic restaurants and friendly natives we landed in Duras in February 2013 and purchased Le Petit Pourquet moving in 4 days before Christmas that year! Mad maybe, but definitely right, we feel at home in this wonderful area. We are not retired, 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.
Why Tina & David Evans chose Saint-Jean-de-Duras
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 hens all very friendly and very relaxing company.
- english, french, a little German but terribly rusty!
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 4