Petit Clos

Chambres d'hôtes


+33 6 77 35 30 54

Gîte Rural

St. Jean de Duras




Welcome to Petit Clos Chambers d’hôtes, our turn-of-the-century Maison de Campagne located on a 20-hectare farm in Southwest France.

Our quaint & charming village of St. Jean de Duras is an hour + 1/2 east of Bordeaux, 30 minutes south of Bergerac and conveniently located near the many attractions in the Aquitaine region, including the prehistoric caves of Lascaux, historic bastide villages, magnificent chateaux as well as the world renowned vineyards of this region.


We are an American family who decided to trade in the California dream for the south of France and look forward to sharing the joie de vie we have found here with travelers from around the world. 



La Chambre des Lavandes
La Chambre des Tournesols

Our spacious & traditionally decorated rooms feature high quality bedding and towels, ensuite bathrooms and incredible views overlooking the garden below as well as our vineyard and prairies. We offer free wifi and there is a shared refrigerator, along with complimentary coffee & tea right outside your room.

Our rates below include a generous continental breakfast that includes croissants, fresh bread, local or homemade jams, fresh fruit and juices, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea or chocolate.



Single:       65 € 

Double:      80 € 

Triple:       95 €


+ plus Taxe de Sejour which is 0,60 € per person per night.

A 2-night minimum is required.


Check In: 4pm day of arrival. Check Out: 10am day of departure



La Chambre des Lavandes

La Chambre des Tournesols


2-Bedroom Gite

(Holiday rental)



Beautifully renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bath Gite (Holiday Rental) located in the original  200-year-old farmhouse and wine chai  is available at the following rates in 2021:

3 April - 4 June : 800 € for 7 nights*

5 June  - 2 July: 900 € for 7 nights

3 July - 27 August: 1100 € for 7 nights

28 August - 24 Sept: 900 € for 7 nights

25 September - 29 October: ​​800 € for 7 nights*

Closed 1 November 2021 - 1 April 2022

Plus €50 cleaning fee & taxe de sejour (3% nightly cost per adult capped at €2.30 per night)

€500 damage deposit is payable upon arrival and will be refunded on departure subject to a property check by the property owner and assuming no damages or additional cleaning charges are necessary.


*Shorter stays in off season are possible. Please contact us for more information.



Recent Reviews

Stéphane C

Sat, Jul 13 – Sat, Jul 20, 2019



Très belle location au calme, superbe panorama.

très belle location restaurée et décorée avec gout. la literie est excellente, très belles salles de bain. la piscine a été très appréciée de toute la famille avec les fortes chaleurs que nous avons eu. le panorama fait de collines, de vignes et de champs de tournesol est superbe. très bien située pour rayonner dans le pays des bastides entre Dordogne, Gironde et Lot et Garonne. manque juste un petit coin d'ombre dans le jardin. Nous reviendrons.

07/28/2019 at 9:25 AM

Veronique B

Sat, Aug 03 – Sat, Aug 10, 2019



Superbe sejour

Tout est parfait dans cette location la maison en elle même d'abord typique , décorée avec beaucoup de gout , les salles de bains sont magnifiques et la piscine est la cerise sur le gâteau. Quant à l'l'environnement naturel et touristique il est parfait. Cindy et Hank sont très sympathiques et accueillants je recommande vivement cette location ou toute la famille a hate de retourner.

08/14/2019 at 5:36 PM

Lizarijken wrote a review Aug 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution

Response published

Amazing stay - would highly recommend!

We stayed for a week at the 2 bedroom Gite from Petit Clos. The house is authentically and tastefully decorated and is equipped with everything you need. From oven to dishwasher and beautiful bathrooms with rain showers. Beds were really comfortable and we had the saltwater pool the entire week for ourselves. We had the best bbq sessions, overlooking the vineyard of Henk and Cindy. We will miss this place, and the sweet dogs Beau and Django as well. We would recommend this place to friends without a doubt. Thanks Cindy and Henk! Best wishes, Liza, Jan, Lex & Lara

PhilMartin wrote a review May 2019

1 contribution

Response published

A country house B&B and gite offering a warm welcome

We stayed for 3 nights in May in the gite at Petit Clos while attending a reunion with some old school friends. The gite had been lovingly renovated, retaining the high ceilings, open to the rafters, while benefiting from huge walk-in showers in each of the bedrooms. However, the most striking thing about the Petit Clos was the warmth and care that Hank and Cindy brought to every aspect of our stay. This included e-mailing us with a Google map showing the route from Bergerac airport; Cindy at the door on our first morning with croissant fresh from the boulangerie; Hank making a fire for us in the wood-burning stove in the sitting room. What advice do we have for other travellers? First, we can recommend dinner in one of Cindy’s favourite restaurants, La Terrasse in Duras. Secondly, Buggs Cars provide hire cars at a reasonable price with a straightforward contract and a level of service that puts their larger competitors to shame. But, above all, definitely stay at Petit Clos. We shall do so again. The only change we would make would be to wait until June when the weather is warmer.

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Charlotte's Review

Aug 10 - Aug 17, 2019

Charming 2-bedroom Holiday Rental Southern France

Overall rating

Public review

Wij hebben zowel in de Gite als de B&B geslapen. Wat een heerlijke plek! Het huisje heeft alles wat je nodig hebt om te ontspannen op vakantie. Het is een erg ruim (ruimer dan op de foto's) en mooi ingericht huis. In de B&B voel je je ook direct thuis. De omgeving is erg mooi om te wandelen, fietsen en hard te lopen. Tussen de wijngaarden en zonnebloemvelden kom je helemaal tot rust!

Private note

Dear Hank and Cindy, We had the best time at your beautiful home. Thank you so much for everything. All the best, Charlotte

Hele A

Mon, Jul 16 – Thu, Jul 26, 2018




Great accommodation with everything you need and more. The gite was beautifully restored and decorated plus very spacious. Cindy & Hank were fantastic hosts - extremely helpful but never invasive. Can't recommend it high enough and looking forward to returning! A big thank you to Cindy & Hank for such a memorable, relaxing and wonderful holiday. PS: Beau and Jango were very entertaining!!! 😁�😎�😃�🤗� Helen & Stephen.

07/28/2018 at 10:24 AM


Elissa_T2014 wrote a review Sep 2018

Hitchin, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes

Response published

Holiday Heaven!

Firstly the photos do not do Petit Clos justice, the high ceiling in the living area is breath taking. This gite has been lovingly renovated and luxuriously decorated. We had everything we needed from highchair and travel cot for our 17 month old to BBQ and a bottle of local wine on arrival… and even towels for the pool were provided. We spent a fantastic week here, sharing our time investigating the local area (with suitable suggestions from Cindy) and hours in the saltwater pool. Our 6 year old was in holiday heaven! Once the kids were in bed, we were able to fully enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings. We were truly in the middle of nowhere…bliss!With Hank tending to the vineyards and Cindy next door available whenever we needed her, they both made our week even better. Always very welcoming and nothing was ever too much trouble. What fantastic memories!We will certainly be back to discover more of the area next year. Thank you from all of us x




On the Farm

Our farm is surrounded by hiking, biking & riding trails - including a small section of the Vézelay route to Santiago de Compostela - just adjacent to our property. We have our own small vineyard, a personal woods and lots of wide open spaces for you to explore and enjoy.


Cool down in our private salt water pool with expansive views of the nearby sunflower fields and vineyards. We have horses for the kids to pet as well as our little French Bulldog, Beau, our Golden Retriever, Django, and our two cats, Roux & Ella. 


Nearby Attractions


Petit Clos is on the Route de Vins located between two AOC award winning wine regions, Côtes de Duras, Bergerac, and we can help you arrange for wine tours and tastings.

Our region is home to many of the most beautiful french villages that are listed under the official designation "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France," along with numerous historic bastide towns such as Eymet and Duras just 15 minutes away.


Chateaux dot the countryside as well as line the Dordogne River where you can rent canoes and witness spectacular scenery that has not changed much over hundreds of years.


The famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux are also in close proximity. There is a world class golf course nearby - Chateau des Vigiers - and for those who prefer to tour the region by hot air balloon, Domaine de Durand offers flights and is within walking distance of Petit Clos.


Brocantes and special "vide greniers" (flea markets) are held often so you can search for little french treasures to take home.


If fine french food is what you are after, you have struck it rich here in the Aquitaine region known for its gastronomic specialties. Dine out at one of the many fine restaurants in the area and shop for your delicacies at one of the weekly markets.


When you get your second wind in the evening, check out one of the many festive summertime night markets and fetes. 





Please send us an email or text (+33 6 77 35 54) with your reservation request. We will get back to you as soon as possible; no later than 24-hours with a booking confirmation.

+33 6 77 35 30 54

Hank & Cindy Petterson
         with Beau


Our Payment Policy (Bed & Breakfast)

First night is due at booking for 2-night stays with balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival (non refundable). 50% deposit due for longer stays. Refund of deposit will be made if cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to reservation (less 15€ admin charge). Accepted forms of payment: Cash (euros), Bank wire transfer or Credit or Debit card through PayPal.

Our Payment Policy (2-bedroom + Loft Gite)

For stays up to 2-weeks:

A nonrefundable 25% deposit is due at booking. 

Balance due 60 days prior to reservation.  

 50% refund of balance paid if cancellation is received 30 days prior to reservation

(less 15€ admin charge)

*For Stays over 2-weeks:

A nonrefundable 25% deposit is due at booking.

 Balance is due 90 days prior to reservation.

50% refund of balance paid if cancellation is received 60 days prior to reservation

(less 15€ admin charge)

For all cancellations received after our minimum required advance notice, if we are able to re-book the Gîte during all or part of your reserved stay, we will reimburse these amounts.

COVID-19: If a cancellation is due to either contracting the virus or governmental travel restrictions, we will reimburse payments when possible or provide a voucher for a future stay(s)

Linens are included. Electricity will be charged at 0,1001 per kWh if consumption is over 100kWh per week or 15kWh per day for shorter stays. Firewood for wood burning stove can be purchased from owner at €65/per square meter.




Address: Lieu-dit Petit Clos, 47120 St. Jean de Duras, France


Petit Clos is about a hour and a half east of Bordeaux and 30 minutes southwest of Bergerac with many flights and trains arriving daily to both cities. Rental cars are available at all facilities as you will want to rent a car to tour this region.


Please note that most GPS and Sat Nav systems often recognize our home address under the original property name of 'Petit Clau' so you might need to enter this name as your destination. Also, when you get to our entrance, be sure to drive past the first house on the right and continue on through the gates. Park in front of our entry to unload and check-in and we will direct you to where you can park you car after you have had a moment to relax and make yourself at home.

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