FAQs

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers:

 

Do you have WIFI ?

No, there is no WIFI at Bonte.  Now we can use our UK data allowance abroad with no extra charge and there is 4G at Bonte, it is actually faster than the French rural broadband. 

 

Is there a local Taxi ?

Yes, Mark Pope in Duras on 06 49 49 92 13 or from a UK mobile  0033 6 49 49 92 13

 

Where is the nearest train station ?

Sainte Foy Le Grand, which has trains to Bordeaux

 

We are arriving on Sunday evening, is there food left out or a local restaurant ?

We leave out some spaghetti and bolognaise sauce for you to cook an evening meal. 

There is a local restaurant which is open Sunday just up the road from us (link below) and the food is very good.  Previous guests who have eaten there have said the service, setting and food was all wonderful.

La Petite Auberge, Route de Ste Foy, 33220 Margueron Tel : 05 57 49 17 13 or 0033 557 491 713 from a UK mobile.  Please call to book as they can be very busy.   This restaurant is beside the main road between Villeneuve de Duras and Ste Foy

Link:  https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1939184-d5787640-Reviews-La_petite_Auberge_de_Margueron-Margueron_Gironde_Nouvelle_Aquitaine.html

 

Can I buy wine from the local vineyard ?

Yes and you also get a 10% discount by using the discount tickets provided or just say you are staying at Bonte.  It's a 10 min walk either directly through the vines or go down the end of the road, turn right then right again following the signs for "Domain Du Grand Mayne" https://domaine-du-grand-mayne.com

 

Do you have a washing machine ?

Yes, we have two. 

 

Do you have a BBQ ?

Yes, a large charcoal style BBQ.  Please do leave it clean and the silver racks clean as our cleaning team do not do the BBQ.  

 

Do you take dogs ?

No, sorry we don't. 

 

Is the tap water ok to drink

Yes, it is fine, no need to buy bottled water. 

 

Can we arrive earlier than 3pm on joining day ?

Not really, sorry but we only have a few short hours to scrub the place from top to bottom before you arrive.  If you think you will arrive early, why not take the opportunity to get the food shopping in, or visit Duras for a coffee. 

 

Are their websites where we can see local events, festivals and activities ?

Yes, lots. 

http://www.lostinbordeaux.com/

https://www.northofthedordogne.com/

https://www.pays-bergerac-tourisme.com/en/

 

Can you recommend any bespoke services?

Yes, we have links to people who provide local services such as a Daily maid, Pilates, Yoga, Professional Chef  etc.  

Is there a floor plan of Bonte so we can see the layout ?