|Millers Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1||Childs cot is available upon request|
Domaine de Seguinet is a small private estate comprising just three restored holiday homes (sleeping 12, 6 & 5) and set in over 18 acres of beautiful grounds including an orchard, mill stream, lake and bordered by the picturesque River Lemance.
For smaller parties the Maison Meunier (Miller's house) is the perfect location. All on one level, this cottage is perfect for smaller parties, in particular families - open living in this pretty restored stone cottage, 2 bedrooms - one double and a great triple room. Surrounding the house is a shady covered veranda with views over the private swimming pool and orchard beyond.
NEW for this season is a 7 m by 3 m heated private pool to replace the smaller one. At 1.2 m in depth it is perfect for cooling down or enjoying some great watery fun. Privately situated fabulous terrace with views across the orchard to the lake beyond.
Great spot to sunbathe with sun loungers and garden furniture.
Seguinet is situated in the heart of the Aquitaine region 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.
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 restaurants in Pujols (40 mins) & Agen (40 mins). There are a couple of great restaurants in Gavaudun. Just 10 min drive away you can sit in one of the two restaurants at the foot of the stunning Chateau de Bonaguil.
With an extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas we are happy to provide you with information on what to do and where to go 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, swimming.
Maison Meunier is a single storey cottage, completely private with it's own 7m by 3m heated swimming pool approx 1.2m deep surrounded by decking with sun loungers for all. Idyllic days can be spent sitting on the veranda or patio, overlooking the stunning views of the fruit orchard, valley and lake where weeping willow trees grow. It is a very peaceful and tranquil spot to read a book or sunbathe. There is a paved patio area with garden furniture and bbq. The property has two bedrooms which can sleep 5 people. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed with a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The second bedroom has three single beds, a wardrobe and a drawer unit. The single beds can be put together to make a double bed. Childs travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. The open plan kitchen/living room has a lovely wood burning fire and flat screen tv (satellite freeview) and dvd player. There is also a well stocked bookshelf, a dining table and, of course, wifi throughout! The kitchen has a gas cooker and fan assisted electric oven, fridge freezer, etc.
A well equipped kitchen with gas cooker and fan assisted electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle, microwave and hand blender.
There is a also a fridge/freezer.
Dining room is part of the open plan living room. There is a table that seats two in the kitchen or a large table that seats 4+ in the dining room. There is also an outside patio that seats 5.
There is an open plan living room that seats five with comfortable Laura Ashley sofa and a pair of upholstered armchairs.
It has a log burner with a fan. There is uk television as well as a dvd player.
There is wi-fi in the property. There is also a bookshelf, well stocked with books.
There are two bedrooms.
Master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and is well furnished with a three door wardrobe, chest of drawers and night tables. It is well illuminated with lamps and overhead lights. It over looks the swimming pool and the orchard.
The second bedroom has three single beds and overlooks the patio. The single beds can be put together to make a double bed. It is beautifully decorated with a French armoire and chest of drawers. There is a hair dryer in the room as well as an ironing board and iron.
There is a modern glass shower unit and toilet.
Electric wall radiators provide the heating if required.
Uk television, dvd player and lots of books.
The Millers cottage is part of the domain of Seguinet, which is set on 18 acres of land with a lake, pond, canal. The boundary to the property on two sides are the Lemance and Briolance river.
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.
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.
There are swings for small children and grown up ones. There is a slide for toddlers. There is badminton nets set up as well as a table tennis table.
There is outdoor parking space.
There is enough room for extra cars should the guests have visitors.
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?||It is a lovely area of France, beautiful hills and valleys which are enchanting throughout the year.|
|Unique benefits of property||This is an unusual property with a lot of history. It is a really old cottage which was used by the Miller while managing the working mill.
Now restored it overlooks the orchard and the lake.
Best preserved Chateau in this region. www.chateau-bonaguil.com
Another hilltop jewel with views all around. www.semitour.com
An adventure park which caters to all ages. A fun day out for the family.
Beautiful bastide town with a really great square.
Great market for local food and produce. It is on every Thursday morning.
We stayed at Seguinet in the Millers cottage for 2 weeks.
The property is clearly sign posted from the main road and is adjacent to the quiet village of Saint Front sur Lemance.
On arrival at the cottage we were cheerfully greeted by Martyn who showed us around the property; from the moment we stepped in the door it felt like a home from home.
There was a small welcome package of bread, wine, cheese and sweet biscuits.
The plunge pool was larger than we expected and proved to be the highlight for our daughter.
The kitchen was very well equipped and spotlessly clean (as is the rest of the house). There is a dishwasher and a good washing machine, a rotary washing line outside and also a small airer that I used to dry towels and small items..
The sitting area has a very comfortable sofa and a good size dining table. Throughout the property all the furniture is really good quality and it is obvious that Tas has thought a great deal about the decor.
Both bedrooms are spacious and airy with plenty of storage space.
Outside the cottage is a paved terrace with a small charcoal BBQ. There is also a lovely patio area covered by a gazebo and very private.
Throughout our stay Tas and Martyn were on hand if we needed anything, we only had to ask. They are the most gracious hosts always willing to help and answer questions and they made the holiday for us.
I am so glad we stayed at the Millers cottage and we are determined that we will visit Seguinet again very soon.
It was a pleasure having this lovely family stay and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future.