Loubs is about relaxing, food, wine + having a good time. Loubs is a modern and elegantly furnished 16th century presbyter with magnificent views, 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 the heart of the house very much during summertime. From the terrace, you can enjoy marvellous views and admire the splendour of the recently renovated Chateau de Theobon.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream. Starting with sharp knifes you will find a Kitchen Aid Mixer, Food processor and a cold cut (only!) slicing machine (to be handled with upmost caution!), just to say a few. The larder is full of essentials and coffee capsules as well as a selection of teas await you for the morning brew. Further we welcome you with a bottle of wine, jam and a fresh baguette. If you let us know in advance we can also provide milk, oranges or juices or whatever you tell us to get …
You have the exclusive use of the house, sleeping 6 in great comfort, the pool and outside entertaining area and should you want to escape the silence, there is plenty to be discovered nearby…
A word class golf course is only a 10-minute drive away, as are most the other sport activities. Vine, dine and get marry at the various markets, “brocantes”, festivals. Make a daytrip travelling along the Dordogne passing Lalinde and Trémolat, then continue along the picturesque Vallee de la Vézère and visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, followed by Sarlat-la-Canéde, Much closer you will find the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenès and towns such as Bergerac and Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (magnificent Saturday market) or Marmande the tomato capital of France where you should not miss the Notre Dame Church and its cloister. Or why not drive to the Atlantic and visit Arcachon and the tallest dune Europe’s in Pyla.
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 and enjoy our days at Loubs with animated conversation and reading.
In case of severe withdrawal symptoms, we hope you find enough satisfaction on your favourite streaming network.
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 drive 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) croissants daily during July and August otherwise only weekends … Don't arrive to late!
We also 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!
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.
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.