Holiday let with pool - Aquitaine countryside

10/10
Saint-Front-sur-Lemance (11km from Fumel), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004382 Advertiser since: 12 December 2014
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Millers Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1 Childs cot is available upon request

About this property

Idyllic Private Cottage With Pool Overlooking A Lake. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

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.
 
The pool is 5m in diameter, with decking all around - at 1.4 m in depth it is perfect for cooling down or enjoying some great watery fun. Privately situated with plenty of sun loungers and views across the orchard to the lake beyond.
 
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 5m swimming pool approx 1.4 m deep surrounded by decking with plenty of 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. 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 oven, fridge freezer, etc.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

There is an open plan living room that seats five with comfortable leather sofas and a French chair. It has a log burner with a fan. There is uk television as well as a dvd player. There is wifi in the property. There is also a bookshelf, well stocked with books.

Bedrooms

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. 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.

Bathrooms

There is a modern glass shower unit and toilet.

Heating

Electric wall radiators provide the heating if required.

Entertainment

Uk television, dvd player and lots of books.

Garden and outside

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.

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.

Parking and garages

There is outdoor parking space.

Visitor suitability

There is enough room for extra cars should the guests have visitors.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: The lake on the premises

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Villeneuve Golf and Country club
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pony Club
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: On the doorstep, marked hiking trails

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Les Hauts de Bonaguil
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner, 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? 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.<br/><br/>Now restored it overlooks the orchard and the lake.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau Bonaguil

Best preserved Chateau in this region. www.chateau-bonaguil.com

Cheateau de Biron

Another hilltop jewel with views all around. www.semitour.com

Parc en ciel

www.parc-en-ciel.com An adventure park which caters to all ages.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The Courts 29 August, 2016

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.

Owner response

It was a pleasure having this lovely family stay and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future.