Welcome to Petit Clos Rural Gîte, our turn-of-the-century Maison de Campagne located on a 20-hectare farm in Southwest France.
We offer a 2-bedroom holiday rental cottage that sleeps up to 6 people. It has 2 ensuite bedrooms and one open mezzanine with a double bed and half bath.
Our quaint & charming village of St. Jean de Duras is 1.5 hours 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.
Our lovely holiday cottage (Gîte) can sleep up to 6 people and includes two bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms that feature large walk-in rain showers (one double room and one room with two single beds that can easily be transformed into a double if desired). Both rooms enjoy a view of our vineyard and pool. There is also a loft upstairs that can sleep 2 people and includes a private toilet and sink. All rooms/loft are located in the original 200-year-old farmhouse and wine chai.
There is a large open plan kitchen and living room and separate dining room as well as your own private BBQ and dining area on the terrace just outside the Gite.
You'll be greeted with a welcome basket including freshly baked bread, cheese, pâté & a bottle of local wine and you will be able to unload your things from your two private parking places just outside the cottage.
Please note that the Gîte is not handicap accessible.
The Gîte includes:
Bath towels, pool towels and tea towels
Free Wifi access
A fully equipped kitchen with fridge and oven
Clothes drying rail/rack
Iron & Ironing Board
Local guide of markets, vineyards, restaurants and attractions
Rates 2023 / 2024*
We operate Saturday to Saturday during July and August. We have a 4 night minimum stay at all other times. For a 7 night reservation the prices are as follows:
1 April - 2 June 1000€
3 June - 30 June 1250€
1 July - 1 September 1500€
2 September - 29 September 1250€
30 September - 31 October 1000€
Closed 1 November 2023 - 30 March 2024
*Rates for 2024 will remain the same and reflect the following time periods:
1 April - 31 May 1000€
1 June - 28 June 1250€
29 June - 30 August 1500€
31 August - 27 September 1250€
28 September - 31 October 1000€
Plus €50 cleaning fee & local tourist taxes (taxe de Sejour is €1,20 per person, per night (adults) based on Petit Clos's 4-Star classification for meublés de tourisme)
€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.
Corinna Korff (DE)
April 2022 - 5 Stars
All the romantic images of rural life among the rolling hills and vineyards of picturesque SW France come to life at Petit Clos. We enjoyed nice morning walks to the boulangerie and day trips to countless Bastide villages and village markets. We loved hanging out at the pool, feeding the gentle horses a carrot, spotting the camouflaged barn cats, and taking walks along quiet country lanes with a friendly golden retriever called Django. It was such an amazing experience! The Gite is lovely - recently renovated to modern standards and comfortable inside despite the 200 year old stone structure. There's plenty of space and the kitchen is well equipped. The hosts are an amazing, caring American couple who will help make your stay a delight!
N. Duncan (US)
May 2022 - 5 Stars
The combination of Cindy and Hank's hospitality partnered with a beautiful rural property was everything we could have hoped for as we spent a mid-May week at the Gite. A welcoming gift of wine and cheese awaited us as we walked into the kitchen for the first time. Carefully curated, Cindy's book of places to visit helped us to plan our stay in the area as we marveled at the work that had gone into renovating and caring for the property since they acquired it. So many lovely nearby villages and historic sites to see competed with the desire to simply appreciate their 50 acre bucolic and restorative country setting. Thanks again to our exceptional hosts!
Août 2020 - 10/10
Le top lorsqu'on recherche calme et bonne cuisine du terroir.
Un cadre authentique, chaleureux et calme. Une famille épatante, efficace et qui respecte notre intimité. Une maison très confortable et accueillante et une piscine bien entretenue. BRAVO aux Petterson
Veronique B (FR)
Tout est parfait dans cette location, la maison en elle même d'abord typique , décorée avec beaucoup de goût , les salles de bains sont magnifiques et la piscine est la cerise sur le gâteau. Quant à 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 hâte de retourner.
Petit Clos is located on a 20-hectare farm that is surrounded by vineyards, including our own which produces sauvignon blanc and merlot grapes for the local Berticot Wine Co-op.
Hank loves to share his knowledge about what it takes to keep his vines maintained and healthy in order to have a fruitful harvest each September. Guests are always welcome to join him should they fancy the experience of working on a French vineyard for a few hours during their stay; even if just for a great photo opportunity.
The farm is also surrounded by hiking, biking & riding trails - including a small section of the Vézelay route to Santiago de Compostela - just adjacent to our property.
Cool down in our shared salt water pool (w/ safety alarm) with expansive views of the surrounding fields and vineyards that offers complete privacy. A shade structure will help you beat the heat until each evening's sunset that occurs at about 9pm in the summer months. Twinkly lights and pool light will take it from there if you desire an evening dip. The pool is typically open from June - September
Petit Clos is on the Route de Vins located between the award winning wine appellations of Côtes de Duras and Bergerac. We can help you manage 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.
The famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux are also in close proximity.