Luxury Manoir to let in Aquitaine with pool - AT003897

Saint-Front-sur-Lemance (11km from Fumel), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT003897 Advertiser since: 12 December 2014
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Manoir Seguinet Self Catering Saturday 6 12 4 Single bed and childs cot available upon request

About this property

Fabulously Restored Manoir with Heated Pool Sleep 12. This villa is in a village setting.

Situated in the heart of the Aquitaine region Seguinet is on the borders of the rivers Lot, Garonne and Dordogne. It is a 10 min drive from Fumel where there are many large supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Numerous famous bastide towns and chateaux are nearby and well worth a visit. Belves, Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villefranche-du-Perigod, Issigeac and Chateau de Biron to mention just a few. The beautiful town of Sarlat is only a 45 min drive away.

Seguinet is a beautifully restored 'Maison de Maitre' offering peace and tranquility in 18 acres of private land. The house sleeps 12 but we have additional accomodation should you require in The Apartment which sleeps 5 ref: AT004390. We also have the Millers Cottage with another private pool, sleeps 5 ref: AT004382. Please email us for more information should you wish to book large groups.

The house sits in a valley with the Lemance river bordering the property on one side. There is a lake, a pond and a mill race on the property with plenty of trout for fishing enthusiasts. The property is just off the D710 and yet feels totally secluded and private.

NEW: Offering Art Classes with Tom Shepherd
20th May to 26th May
2nd Sept to 8th Sept.

Offering Wine Tasting Classes with Amanda Rowley
17th to 23rd June
Please email us for more detail.
Arriving at Le Seguinet is so easy with Bergerac airport only an hours drive on a simple and easy to follow route. Bordeaux and Toulouse are also within an easy drive.
There is a strong gastronomic tradition in this area, eating out is part of the French way of life. Lunch time is the best value with three course lunch menu from around 12 euros including wine. Haute cuisine for gourmets, is also available and can be found locally, including the 1 Michelin star restaurant in Pujols (40 mins).  There are great restaurants in the area. Just 10 min drive away you can sit in one of the two restaurants at the foot of the stunning Chateau Bonaguil.
With an extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas we are happy to provide you with information on what to do and where to dine during your stay with us. The countryside with the river Lot just a 10 min drive away at Fumel, is fabulous for canoeing, hiking, cycling, golfing and swimming.



Kitchen and dining

Big french farmhouse style kitchen with all appliances like fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven, 2 gas hobs, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, microwave, food processor, etc. And would you believe it, two double sinks.

It is a large kitchen with a table which seats 6. Still has plenty of room for food preparation all around. Just outside the kitchen door is a herb bed sage, thyme and rosemary.

The dining room along side the kitchen should you wish to eat indoors caters for 12 people to have a sit down meal.

Living rooms

You have the decadence of choosing between four living rooms. Three rooms open out onto the patio leading on to the swimming pool. The 4th reception room opens outs onto the courtyard.

There are no shortage of space should you wish to find a quiet spot to curl up with a good book.

Two of the living rooms have large televisions.


Up a wide wooden staircase on the first floor are three bedrooms. All these bedrooms overlook the courtyard which has a lovely fountain. The first bedroom has a queen size bed an armoire as well as a chest of drawers. The second has twin beds with an armoire. While the third bedroom has a romantic four poster super king size bed with armoires, armchairs and lots of storage.

There is large family bathroom with a bathtub/ shower for the shared use in this wing

The second floor has another three bedrooms which overlook the swimming pool. The first bedroom room has an upholstered French double bed with an old armoire and an ensuite shower. The second bedroom has twin beds with an ensuite shower. The third bedroom has a super king size bed, a Juliette balcony, an enormous armoire and an ensuite shower.


There are 3 en suite showers, 1 large family bathroom and a downstairs toilet.


Oil fired boiler with radiators in every room.


There are 2 large screen televisions, dvd players, music system with lots of games and books to read.

Games room in the courtyard.

Garden and outside

We have a fabulous games room located in a large barn. It is equipped with a pool table and darts for adults; a junior multi games table including pool, mini table tennis and table football for children. There is also a large air hockey table for all the family to enjoy.

Eighteen acres of land with garden swings and slid for little ones as well as older children. There are table tennis, badminton and other games available.

There is a lake with a boat on it. Life vests are available upon request.
There are also a couple of fishing rods available for the guests to use. There are a few bicycles available for your use.

Parking and garages

Lots of outdoor parking space.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for most visitors, except visitors with mobility issues.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool


Creative arts


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: With trout, carp, roach etc.
Name of nearest fishing location: The lake on the property
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf and Country Club, 47290 Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pony Club in Sauveterre la Lemance.
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bonaguil, Bergerac, Cahor


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Just outside the house is a marked walking trail

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Les Hauts de Bonaguil, Lieu dit les ardailloux, 46700 Soturac
Distance: 10 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Martyn Finnigan

We are an English couple who have loved holidaying in France and eventually bought a place here. We have enjoyed the past few years renovating the place and in the process getting to know the area, the people and the experiencing the French way of life. We would now like to share Seguinet for your exclusive holiday in France.

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? We love this area of Lot et Garonne with its rolling hills and lush green valleys with lots of woodlands.
Old bastides towns, golden stone buildings and the architecture in this area is fabulous too.
Unique benefits of property Seguinet is set on 18 acres of land with 3 gites. The is a lake, a pond, a canal and 2 rivers on the property. For fishing enthusiasts there is carp and trout in the lake. For nature lovers, there are birds and bees to watch. The area is great for walkers and cyclists. There are lots of bastide towns and chateaux to visit. Lots of wine tasting to be done in the vineyards around.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau Biron

Another fabulous chateau to visit

Chateau Bongauil

Fantastic well preserved castle.

Parc en Ciel

It is a tree climbing park with swimming in Lacapelle Biron. Everybody loves to visit this park in the sky.


Unbelievably beautiful town, just a 45 min drive.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.5 / 10 Kathryn 30 August, 2019

Excellent property with wonderful hosts. Large spacious home perfect for 2 families or a large group. All the facilities you would expect and photos don't do the setting justice. House is close (5 mins walk) to village with small shop, bar and church but visitors will definitely need a car for their stay. Excellent recommendations from the owners and we had some lovely day trips / meals out based on their advice. Will be returning!

Owner response

Thank you Kathryn. Look forward to having you back.

9.5 / 10 Jftb 27 August, 2018

This property is huge and there is everything you could possibly need. The owners arranged a private chef to prepare a meal for a special occasion and he was fantastic - the meals he made were incredible. The owners own cooked asian meals also highly recommended!
There is a lake with a row boat, place to fish, bbq, swings, games room with pool, air hockey and table tennis. The kitchen would satisfy a confident home cook. The outdoor area has both sun and shade areas to suit all. Even a paddling pool for little ones.
There are castles to visit, vineyards, night markets in incredible medieval town settings and lovely villages and sunflower fields to drive through on your way to them.
We went with 5 and 2 year olds, my only comment would be that for this age the pool is not fenced/enclosed and if they're the wandering type beware there are several other bodies of water on the land also unfenced. We simply locked the doors until several of our party were outside to supervise.
Do expect to see the owners daily opening/closing the pool cover and the odd other guest as the owners live on the premises (seperate building) and have two other accommodations on the same site.
We had a great time. It suited us perfectly.

10 / 10 Louisa 6 October, 2016

We had the most fantastic two weeks in August at Le Seguinet. We were a group of 19 family and friends plus a dog, with age span from 6 months to 70. The house was exactly as described and despite turning up a good few hours early we were warmly welcomed and given a tour. We took over all three properties which worked perfectly for our group and enjoyed fun around the pool all together and big meals on the beautiful terrace as well as quiet times alone or in smaller groups when the mood took us. The pool was a good size and was cleaned every morning by the pool fairy who had always visited before we had woken up.

The main house was well set out with two wings giving each family a bit of space. The rooms overlooking the pool all had en suite shower rooms and on the other side the three rooms shared a lovely large family bathroom. The beds were incredibly comfortable and all rooms were spacious.

The discovery of the newly created games room was a huge bonus and the older children enjoyed trying their hands at air hockey, pool and darts when not lounging on the sofas making the most of the strong wifi signal in the room!

We had researched the area before arriving and had planned some days out but the weather was so amazing we ended up staying put and loving every minute. We would highly recommend Le Seguinet to anyone looking for space to house a large group where you won't end up on top of each other. Looking forward our next visit.