|The Granary, Moulin de Lagrosse||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2||One person on landing area - put up bed|
The Granary is set within the grounds of Moulin De Lagrosse which is a 16th century water mill set alongside the River Dropt in the beautiful region of Lot et Garonne but only 6km from the Dordogne and is one of two gites available for renting. There is also The Mill House which will sleep 6 people under a separate advertisement. It is a beautiful setting to explore both regions and provides comfortable accommodation for 6 people and 1 baby cot.
There is a well equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker etc. and all utensils and equipment you may require during your stay.
Large dining/lounge with fireplace and wood burning stove, leather settees, reading material and reference material including maps to plan your activities. Double patio doors leading onto the rear verandah and barbecue area overlooking the river and gardens. Patio doors to the front of The Granary with arched window leading to front car parking area.
There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 small twin bedroom which provide comfortable sleeping accommodation, bedroom 1 with double bed, built in wardrobes, door leading to beautiful balcony with table and chairs for 2 people with stunning views overlooking the rear garden area and river,
Bedroom 2 - double bed, vestiaire for storage and velux window,
Bedroom 3 - small twin room with optional two single beds or 1 sngle bed and velux window.
There is an additional landing area which can be used for 1 put up bed if required. There is a bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, sink, toilet and overlooks the rear garden, river and swimming pool. There is off road secure parking with gated access.
A newly installed 10 x 5 swimming pool just a short walk from The Granary which provides terraces, sun beds, parasols, ping pong table and plenty of garden area for games if required and overlooks the rear of The Granary and the river.
All towels, and towels for the sun beds, all linen are included for your stay and for stays of 7 nights or more fresh sheets, towels etc are provided by the owner. There are picnic baskets and cool bags if required to take yourself away for the day.
The owners provide bicycles for use both for children and adults together with cycling helmets if required.
The owner provides a small welcome hamper and a bottle of local wine on your arrival
The owners live on site and are available for any requirements that you may have during your stay.
Large fully equipped kitchen area with further table and chairs for 4 people overlooks the rear of The Granary, river and gardens. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven with hob, all utensils, coffee maker, t towels, picnic hamper and cool bag.
The dining area seats 6 people with patio doors that lead to the rear terrace area and barbecue and overlook the rear gardens and river.
There are two steps which lead down to a further utility area with clothes airer, iron, and washing machine.
Open plan stairs lead to the bathroom and bedrooms.
Comfortable accommodation is provided including leather settees, fireplace with insert log burner (logs available during winter/spring/autumn months - charge made). There is a flat screen tv, with freeview/satellite tv and a dvd player. There is a bookcase with plenty of reading material, games and literature and maps to plan your days out.
Rear patio doors lead to rear terrace and barbecue area with river views and garden and front patio arched door leads to the front parking area.
Wi-fi is available at The Granary - please note as we live in the countryside the speed of the internet will be slower than the towns/villages as we do not have broadband.
There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 small twin room. Additional sleeping accommodation can be provided on the large landing area for 1 person with a put up bed.
Bedroom 1 - double bed, built in wardrobes, dressing table, hair dryer. Door leading to lovely balcony with seating for 2 people for an early morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening which overlooks rear garden and river. Door leading to en suite bathroom with bath and mixer shower tap, sink and toilet and velux window.
Bedroom 2 - double bed, vestiaire for storage, velux window.
Bedroom 3 - can be either a twin room or 1 single bed and velux window.
Additional sleeping accommodation can be made availabe on the landing area for 1 person.
Please note there are very low ceilings in The Granary.
1 bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, sink, toilet. All towels are provided by the owner.
1 en suite shower room from bedroom 1 which includes bath with mixer shower tap, sink and toilet.
All towels are included.
During the autumn months there is an inset log burner in the lounge and logs can be made available for a small charge. Electric heaters can be provided if required.
Lovely 10 x 5 swimming pool and terraces with sun beds, parasols and overlooks the rear of The Mill House and The Granary.
Ping pong table provided with bats and balls.
Pergola with seating area for shade out of the sun or just read a book with a drink of wine.
Reading material and games are provided in the Mill House and around the pool area.
Moulin De Lagrosse is surrounded by 7 acres of gardens and river. There are terraces and barbecue areas with overlook the gardens and river which is very relaxing or feed the ducks and birds. Then gardens are private and well kept.
Secure gated parking is provided at Moulin De Lagrosse for two vehicles.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
Please note the property sits alongside the river and we want to make travellers aware that this may be unsuitable for small children and it is not possible to secure all areas of the river but all children should be supervised around the river areas and also around the pool areas at all times. The owners do not take any responsibility for children or travellers security around the river area.
There are bicycles available at The Mill House together with helmets for both adults and children.
My husband and together with our beautiful English Setter Harvey have lived in the beautiful region of Lot et Garonne in South West France since retiring from the UK in 2008. We love the area as it is really pretty, peaceful and full of wildlife. Our French neighbours are really friendly helpful and are always bringing something to eat for us from their gardens etc. We live on the river Dropt in a beautiful renovated 16th century water mill feeding the ducks, watching the wildlife, relaxing.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Beautiful, peaceful part of South West France in the Lot et Garonne region. Only 6km from the Dordogne region. The water mill has been renovated over the last 9 years including a new 10 x 5 swimming pool set beside the river and gardens. We fell in love with the water mill from the first day we viewed the house as it was in a beautiful setting with everything we could wish for to make a beautiful family home.|
|Unique benefits of property||A 16th century water mill sitting olongside the River Dropt. The ducks come to our terraces each morning for their daily feed which is really lovely, the water is very peaceful, the birds are always singing and we see the occasional deer in the fields across the water. The Mill is an ideal setting for exploring the region and also only 6km from the Dordogne. We are a short drive 3km from the supermarkets and the bustling village of Villereal with its many amenities so you can just relax around the pool or do some sight seeing if you wish. There is a newly installed 10 x 5 swimming pool with terraces and views over the river and gardens and the property sits alongside the river so all terraces have beautiful riverside views and terraces. There is secure gated car parking at The Granary and also the owners live on site in another property so are always on hand in case you require any help or advice on where to visit etc. during your stay.|
Villereal has weeekly markets in the mornings selling local produce, wine, vegetables, local cooked food, cafes/bars to sit and have a glass of wine or a meal to relax after all that shopping. The market during the mornings are held every Saturday morning all year round and during the summer months on a Wednesdad morning. There are also night markets to meet to new friends, sit around the market square and have a glass of wine and smaple the local cooked produces or just take your own. This is a really lovely evening and is very well attemded during the summer months.
La Dolce Vita is a lovely restaurant whick cooks local produce and is based in the village of Villereal only 3km away from The Granary.
Les Maronniers based in Villereal only 3km from The Mill House which produces pastas, pizzas, local specialities and offers a takeway service for pizzas.
Monte cristo is only a snhort drive from the Mill House, approx.1km providing local speciality dishes, pizzas, pastas, entertainment during the summer evenings and offers a takeaway service.
The village of Lougrattte is only approx. 15km from The Mill House and there is a lovely lake with a man made beach area offering slides, swings and bathing from children and adults. There is a life guard on duty during the summer months and also there is a small restaurant offering snacks and also during the evenings in the summer months there is entertainment including barbecues and entertainment. A lovely place to visit to take a picnic for the day and enjoy the sunshine. There is also a newly opened restaurant just across from the lake offering meals and snacks both in the day and evening and a small shop selling local produce.
Bergerac is appox. 25 km from the Mill House and is a beautiful town which offers something for both children and adults. There is the new town of Bergerac with more up to date shops and the old town of Bergerac steeped in history with local shops tucked away selling local wines and produce. You can simply enjoy the many restaurants in the new or old town or just enjoy a boat trip down the river Dordogne which run every day in the summer months. The town is a lovely place to explore the area and meet Cyrano which is a large statue in one of the many squares. Also just on the outskirts of Bergerac just off the N21 there are numerous wine tasting houses as Bergerac is one of the main wine growing areas and sample some of the many wines from the area. Bergerac is agreat day out for all the family.
Why not visit one of the most beautiful bastide towns in the region which have won awards. The bastide towns are steeped in history with beautiful churches, market squares, local markets selling local produce, restaurants and cafes for a snack or a meal in the day or evening. The bastide towns of Villereal have local markets both in the day and evenings. Villereal markets Saturday and Wednesday mornings and the night markets Monday evenings from 6pm. Monflanquin market Thursday morning and Thursday evening for the night market from 6pm.
Villeneuve sur lot is approx. 25km from The Mill House and provides a lovely setting to explore the town with shops and restaurants. There is a market on Tuesday mornings to buy local produce etc.
Perfect chill out spot with everything provided for a relaxing holiday. Sitting by the river on a sunny evening was the best way to unwind.
Sally and Wayne are super helpful and full of local information, they just want their guests to have a great time at the Granary and in the area. The hamper on arrival was most welcome after driving all day.
Slightly disappointed Mrs Duck didn’t hatch her eggs while we were there, but you can’t hurry Mother Nature. Seeing fluffy ducklings waddle out to the mill pond would’ve been the ‘icing on the cake’.
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, the baby ducklings were born on Tuesday morning and we saw them in the fields, there are about 7 ducklings. Sorry the weather was not so good, we are still having the same weather, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks it is supposed to be getting better. Best wishes Sally and Wayne
What a beautiful setting. All the family enjoyed the stay.
The property was exactly how it was described and our hosts were very helpful without being intrusive. The welcome pack was especially appreciated after a long drive.
In addition to the swimming pool there was a wide choice of activities provided on site, including bicycles - if you feel up to the exercise. For us the Granary was a perfect location for touring the local area. And after a day out what better than a long evening overlooking the mill pond with a fishing rod whilst sampling all the local food we found and, of course, too much wine.
Thank you Sally and Wayne for a lovely time.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the house and setting. We try to give our guests the privacy they require whilst staying with us but at the same time be on hand for any questions or help. We hope to see you again some time in the future.
Extremely well equipped home with everything you could need - we really appreciated the fans in every room as it was so hot.
Wayne and Sally are very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating hosts, and the welcome pack was very generous. The setting is very pretty with supermarket and restaurants within a few minutes drive. We highly recommend canoeing from la Roque Gageac and the village of Limueil.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure to host you and your family and just hope that you had a really great holiday in this beautiful region of Lot et Garonne. The weather was extremely hot for your stay but the pool does help to cool you down somewhat. I am pleased the gite catered for your needs and we look forward to meeting with you again some time soon.