“Loubs” is a late 16th century Presbytery, situated just at the edge of Loubes-Bernac, a little village of about 400 inhabitants.
Over several centuries, our house was the home of monks and priests who played an important role in the community. Music was taught in the presbyter and the barn was used as a theatre. Locals still remember quite vividly the good times they had there.
Since we purchased the Presbyter we have upgraded it to a modern, elegant house. The very large rooms with the 3,8 m high ceilings give a sense of space that not every holiday home can offer.
The pool sits right in front of the house, and together with the covered outside dining area, becomes very much the heart of the house during summertime. From the terrace you can enjoy marvellous views and admire the splendour of Chateau de Theobon.
We are very excited that you consider spending time in our home. We already know that you will enjoy Loubs!
HOUSE approx. 220 m2 + terrace with covered outside dining area + deck + pool
Sleeps: max. 6
Central heating (extra charge)
ROOMS 1 large Bedroom (1 king + king duvet) • Bathroom with bath/shower/2 washbasins/toilet 1 large Bedroom (2 single or 1 king bed, single duvets) • Shower room/toilet/1 washbasin 1 medium Bedroom (2 single or 1 king, single duvets), perfect for children (accessible only via one of the other bedrooms) Foldable Cot available
KITCHEN fully equipped with: 2 Ovens (1 with Microwave) Nespresso Machine Food Processor Kitchen Aid Mixer Hand Mixer Juicer Kettle Toaster Melior Coffee Plunger (French Press) American Fridge with Ice + Water Dishwasher Main staples supplied (take+replace)
LAUNDRY fully equipped with: Washing Machine Dryer Ironing Board and Iron
SUPPLIES All linen (Table/Bed/Bathroom) Pool towels Hairdryers in each bathroom WIFI in all rooms Books + Magazines
OUTDOORS Weber Gas BBQ Sun lounges Boules, Table Tennis, Bikes Children Pool Toys
POOL 8 m x 4 m
NO TV IN LOUBS!
We have chosen not to poison the idyllic lifestyle by the presence of a Television! We are sure you will enjoy your days at Loubs with animated conversation. In case of severe withdrawal symptoms, we suggest you breath into a brown bag, sit back and stream a movie via the Internet or watch a DVD on your computer.
POOL IMPORTANT NOTICE
The pool is covered with a rolling shutter that complies with the french POOL security law. EXTRA PRECAUTION has to be taken if CHILDREN can NOT SWIM and the pool stays uncovered! The responsibility lies solely with the occupier!
We have a very convenient store, “Relais des Mousquetaires”, in our village. Nadine will also be very happy to serve you coffee…
If you are keen on biologic and local food (fresh or prepared) go to Saveurs des Collines in Bernac (check times! or source them at the market in Eymet or Sainte-Foy-La-Grande.
All supermarket are open 7 days a week, with shopping hours on Sundays generally till approx. 1pm
The closest is just at the entrance of Duras: Carrefour Contact
Leclerc Pineuilh: big shopping centre direction Sainte-Foy-la-Grande at the first roundabout D708/D936. You find Leclerc also in Bergerac and Marmande.
Intermarche: carries a bigger selection of “GB” products. It is close to Miramont (47800 Saint-Pardoux). Intermarche can also be found in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Bergerac.
Megastores are in Bordeaux. Auchan, Bordeaux le Lac Carrefour Bordeaux Begles
BAKER + BUTCHER + GREENGROCER
For the most delicious Bio sourdough bread, baked in a wood fired oven go to the “FOURNIL DU MALROME”, Coulinet, Saint Jean de Duras, just off the D 19. Bread is ready as of 10 am ONLY! (till 7:30 pm) and on weekends they also do croissants and they are open earlier…
We like baguette, croissants and co. from “AUX PAINS DES DUCS”, 2 Avenue Aristide Briand, Duras. Closed from 13:00 till 15:30 and Wednesday
Our local store sells good bread and croissants. Please “order” in advance, so not to be disappointed!
Laurent LAZINIERE, 11 rue Elise, 24680 Gardonne, is a very good butcher.
For local and exotic Fruit & Vegetables and other staples we love GRAND FRAIS (ZA la Cavaille, Route de Bordeaux, 24100 Bergerac).
MEDICAL Physicians in Duras, Sainte-Foy-La-Grande has also a Hospital!
ATM Duras, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
POST OFFICE in Loubes-Bernac, Tue - Sat from 9-12
PETROL STATIONS Carrefour Contact, Duras Leclerc, Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. Most supermarkets have their own discount petrol station, often with carwash.
There are many farmer markets in the area. Market opening hours are in general from 8am till 1pm
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande: farmer market every day, and on Saturdays, a big market over several streets…
Golf Chateau de Vigiers: 27 Hole golf course in a beautiful setting. On the culinary level they offer a Michelin starred restaurant and a brasserie. There are other courses in the area, here is a link.
End of the stay cleaning fee: € 140 Refundable deposit: € 1.000
Le Bourg 47120 Loubes Bernac.
From Sainte Foy La Grande:
Take the D708 direction Marmande/Duras. In Margueron turn left on to D19 direction Miramont. After about 4.5 km you arrive at a crossroad. Take the second turnoff to the left, direction Loubes Bernac.
Take the D708 direction Sainte Foy La Grande. After 7.5 km turn right on to D244, direction Loubes Bernac / Saint Astier. Pass through Saint Astier and after 1.8 km you arrive at a crossroad with the D19. Turn right, and after 20 meters turn left direction Loubes Bernac.
Final directions will be mailed prior to your arrival date.