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 professional slicing machine, 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 little basket of solid and liquid goodies.
You have the exclusive use of the house, the pool and outside entertaining area. 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 Vezere and visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, followed by Sarlat-la-Canede, Much closer you will find the quaint villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Castillonenes 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.
Living area of approx. 220 m2 Terrace with covered outside dining area Deck Pool
Sleeps: max. 6
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
fully equipped with: Washing Machine Dryer Ironing Board and Iron
fully equipped with: 2 Ovens (1 with Microwave) Nespresso Machine Food Processor Kitchen Aid Mixer Nutri Mix Hand Mixer Juicer Kettle Toaster Melior Coffee Plunger (French Press) American Fridge with Ice + Water Dishwasher Main staples supplied
All linen (Table/Bed/Bathroom) Pool towels Hairdryers in each bathroom WIFI in all rooms Books + Magazines
Weber Gas BBQ Sun lounges Boules, Table Tennis, Bikes Children Pool Toys
8 m x 4 m Electric security cover
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. 12:30pm
At the entrance of Duras is a Carrefour Contact
Leclerc Pineuilh is a big shopping centre direction Sainte-Foy-la-Grande at the first roundabout D708/D936. You find Leclerc also in Bergerac and Marmande. Generally good produce. Good seafood (best as of Wednesday!) and "aged" meat.
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 Carrefour Merignac, close to the airport
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! Croissants daily during July and August otherwise only weekends. Don't arrive too late to avoid disappointment, or reserve your bread early enough +33 5 53 83 28 43.
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 Wednesdays …
PETROL STATIONS Leclerc, Pineuilh (cheapest) Carrefour Contact, Duras Leclerc hast also a good car-wash facility
The regional dishes are all about Duck, Mushrooms, Truffles, Foie Gras, Tomatoes, Walnuts and of course cheese and wine … Here is an “incomplete” list of restaurants, with a bit of an extra twist, a class of its own or conveniently located …
Join the pros for PESCATOURISME French knowledge, high tide and reservation required before you can join professionals on their outings (harvesting oyster OR getting the catch of the day) Pescatourisme Bassin d'Arcachon
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.
We are not far off from St. Emilion, Pomerol, Entre-Deux-Mers etc. not to forget our local wine, Cote de Duras and Cote de Bergerac. A good starting point is checking out the website or even visiting the Maison de Vin in Bergerac or head to a local vineyard:
Saint Emilion 47 km • a MUST for wine lovers; Unesco World Heritage region, monolithic church …
Perigeux 74 km • lovely city. Medieval and renaissance city centre, Cathedral, Roman Vesuna Temple, close by the Chancelade Abbey and Bourdeilles with it's Renaissance castel Chateau de Bourdeilles, Eat at L’Essentiel! …
Bordeaux 83 km • Beautiful! Don’t miss the Quay (all of it!) the city , Vine Museum, the center from Place des Quinconces to Cathedrale Saint-Andre and beyond, le Marche des Capucins … cross the Pont de Pierre, take a tourist bus to get an overview!