Moulin de lucas
Watermill | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Moulin de Lucas is an 18th century watermill, complete with thick stone walls and wood beams, beautifully renovated into a peaceful & idilyic holiday retreat for 8 people, ideal for families or groups.
Set in it's own unspoilt secluded woodlands, surrounded by rivers, islands and meadows, spread over 2.5 hectares of private countryside, a wonderful place to relax and get away from the hustle & bustle of life.
Kids, big & small, love exploring the woods, rivers and islands by foot or boat, swinging on the rope swing, sliding down the zip wire across the river to one of the islands, and spending a night up in the tree house.
Located in the heart of the Aquitaine Dordogne region, amongst quaint medieval villages & historic bastide towns, with their wonderful regional food and wines, make this a great location to experience the real France
For group visitors there are plenty of activites nearby including golf, fishing, kayaking trips, go-karting, cycling, tennis, horse riding, bowling & swimming.
The mill has recently been renovated to a very high standard in a modern, comfortable, open plan style by the artist owners.
GROUND FLOOR - open plan lounge & kitchen diner
The large lounge area has comfortable seating around a log burning fire with large sliding french windows leading onto a huge raised terrace. A modern spiral staircase to the first floor, set in large windows gives great views down the river.
Equipment includes English T.V, dvd player, cd player, toys & games.
KITCHEN / DINER
Very large family dining table with views over the river, a second woodburner, gas hob, fan oven, washing machine, dish-washer, microwave and is well stocked with utensils and crockery for 8 guests.
2 double bedrooms, both are spacious and airy, one has a walk-in shower
1 bedroom with two single beds
1 bedroom with bunk-bed with a lowerpull out section to sleep another person.
1 modern bathroom with toilet, bath, shower and handbasin
1 separate toilet with hand basin
All bedrooms overlook the river and have wrought iron window grills for safety.
For cold winter nights the property is equipped with two log burning fires and central heating.
There is a large sunny terrace with dining area, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. It has a small fountain and mobile barbecue and there are various loungers and chairs around the garden.
Visitors love to explore the grounds & woodlands and in the spring the area is covered in wild flowers.
There is a small boat and canoe for the adventurous amongst you and you are welcome to bring your own dinghy's or bicycles.
There is also a tree-house hide away, and a zip wire, situated quite high in the trees and therefore only suitable for older children or young at heart adults.
The two smaller islands are left un-tamed for the wildlife, the larger one grassed for relaxing or enjoying a leisurely game of croquet or petanque.
There is ample parking space for several cars.
All of our grandchildren have stayed since they were babies but parents of very small children or toddlers may wish to discuss the suitability with us.
The mill is surrounded by farmland and there is an abundance of local activities. Just strolling around the lanes is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The river attracts dragonflies, numerous birds such as herons, woodpeckers & magpies. Relax on the terrace at night listening to the sound of the owls .
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 20 km, Nearest railway: Libourne|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
*Owners live in nearby village.
*Meet and Greet service on your arrival with a complimentary welcome pack.
*We can also arrange to supply your 'first shopping,' an invaluble service if you are arriving late or over night. This is complimentary, just send us your requirements a week before arrival.
* pets are very welcome and there is lots of space to run around.
|Further details outdoors|
For canoeing or kayaking weekends and day trips, the River Dordorgne offers a varity of boatclubs who will collect you down river and drive you back.
There are numerous excursions to be had and the mill has a box of leaflets with places opening times and
Clay pigeon shooting is available nearby
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The mill is situated in the heart of Bastide country, beautiful medieval fortified towns surrounded by vineyards, plum orchards, fields of sunflowers, crops and woodland. The area is famous for it's wines and it's cuisine and is wonderful for walking, swimming and eating al fresco.
Each town has a weekly market and in summer provide many medieval spectacles. The area is rich in wildlife with red squirrels, foxes, beautiful birds and swarms of butterflies. All of which can be seen around the mill. The area carries a remarkable history and the architecture of surrounding chateaux's, hamlets and bastide towns is stunning.
Visits to the bastide towns are a must, where caves, brocantes, crafts and local produce can be found. All bastide towns boost good restaurants and cafes and there is always a boulanger. Canoes and bikes can be hired at Eymet Tourist Information centre, organised trips can be booked and there is also an internet cafe.
Swimming at Lougratte lake is available with pedalos and wind-surfing and a small sandy beach (15 mins drive from the mill) There is also an activities park for all age's and abilities in easy drive. Bergerac is the closest town and has river trips, bowling and go-carting. Castillones, just10 minutes away, has tennis courts and a swimming pool. The area has a number of good golf courses and fishing can be found not only at the mill but on the rivers and lakes nearby. There are many famous gardens grottoes, neolithic caves and museums within easy reach.
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27 Sep 2013
"Great location excellent facilities"
The mill has a very homely feel. Our wonderful hosts Christine and Ginger have the place packed out with books games and kitchen equipment of the sort you would have at home. Supermarkets and villag… More
16 Sep 2012
"Idyllic setting, best holiday weve ever had!"
The mill is beautiful, the grounds are idyllic and the interior of the house is contempory and relaxing. We shared the mill with our friends and their children so this made the cost of the holiday rea… More
5 Sep 2012
"Absolutely wonderful holiday home in a beautiful setting"
We stayed here for 2 weeks in August 2012 with friends and family. The 3 boys aged 11 and 14 had a great time in the large garden, canoeing in the river, swinging on the swing over the large pond and … More
21 Sep 2011
"A paradise for adults and children alike."
My partner and I stayed at Moulin de Lucas with our 3 young children (and dog!), and I can honestly say we didn't think of home once! The accommodation surpassed our expectations in every way, and truly felt like a second home. Even though the location is very peaceful, the children had plenty to occupy themselves, and the wonderful grounds provided many adventures! Set in a beautiful region with plenty to do, our three weeks vacation went far too quickly and we were sad to leave.
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