Le Moulin de la Regie, La Sauvetat du Dropt, 47800
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Watermill | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of spacious and comfortably furnished gite. It is situated on its' own small river island and is set in a truly peaceful paradise. It can only be accessed on foot by crossing a narrow causeway bridge [this is original and made from old stone and being uneven it is not suitable for young children or people who are unsteady on their feet or infirm]. This individual property has a private terrace overlooking the River Dropt and is perfect for al-fresco dinning and relaxing whilst admiring marvellous and idyllic view and sharing precious moments with your family or friends over a nice glass of locally produced wine. There is also a “shared” large heated swimming pool and sun terrace in the beautiful and very private setting of the host's main house with views over the garden, river and surrounding countryside and woodlands.
Although the Mill House can sleep four/five, please note we cannot accept children under the age of ten years old, people who are unable to swim or who are unsteady on their feet or infirm due to the uniqueness of the Mill House's location being sited on a river island and only accessible across an old stone causeway.
The Mill House is located just outside a small hamlet called La Sauvetat du Dropt [1km], & very close to the touristic and beautiful bastide town of Eymet [4Km]. Both Bergerac and Marmande are a short drive away [30 mins]. This is area is famous for is vineyards and there are multiple “degustation” places to sample the locally produced wines of Duras, Bergerac and Monbazillac. The famous wine regions of Bordeaux including St Emilion and Sauterne are within one hour's drive. This truly special place is not isolated, being close to many tourist hotspots with all local amenities. You may wish to take advantage of an excellent traditional bistro restaurant, Tabac or mobile Pizza van all within walking distance [or a very short drive] in the village.
The gite has many original and beautiful features adding to its' rustic and special charm. The old stone walls, original windows and shutters, the large open fireplace and exposed beams enhance the character of the old water mill which together with the tastefully decorated and comfortable soft furnishings creates a warm, welcoming and beautiful ambience.
The Mill House consists of two bedrooms with one double bedded room & two single beds in the other room [an additional foldaway single bed is available on request if you have a fifth guest in your party]. The front door opens onto a large lounge area with lovely oak beams and grand stone fireplace. There is both a separate dining room, outside dining terrace with spectacular views over the river and a well equipped kitchen in true French style. There is also a family sized bathroom with separate WC. Please note caution must be taken with using the oak staircase as it is original and very steep. The ground floor is fully tiled, whilst the upper floor has old wooden floors [no heals please]. The Mill House is independently sited approximately 100m from “Le Grande Maison” which was once an old barn but now the family home of your host and their 2 sons, as well as a friendly dog. (pls note we are not always in residence)
This very tranquil and beautiful location is perfect for getting away from it all. It is an ideal retreat for couples or families with older children, people who enjoy fishing or the peace and quiet of an authentic and unique French Mill House on a river.
The river attracts abundant bird and wildlife including river mammals and birds, red squirrels, many beautiful butterflies, moths and fascinating insects. The River Dropt has an excellent reputation for fishing and has some very large and prize winning fish to ready to be caught from your own island garden! Wild flowers, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs provide a colourful backdrop most of the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 mins and Bordeaux 85 mins. 30 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
This region is famous for it's good food and fine wines. Steeped in history with it's many bastide towns and chateaux, you'll not be short of things to do and places to explore. The region's people are very welcoming and are proud of their culture and traditions. There are many events on locally to delight you.
For the more adventurous, their are multiple sporting and outdoor pursuits. Equally, for a more laid back and relaxed pace of life, you'll find pleasure in simply relaxing in local cafe's and bars, ambling amongst the vineyards or simply soaking up the glorious sunshine.
More about the area…
Coast/Beach - The Atlantic coast is an easy 2 hours' drive away.
River and lake beaches with activities are approx. 20 and 35 minutes away.
Golf - Chateau des Vigiers is a 27 hole international golf course situated about 23kms away. Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf and Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course [45kms]. Puysserampion Golf is a local basic 9 hole course at 5kms away
Fishing - Fishing available from your own Mill island garden or terrace area, bring your own equipment, 7 day permit available at village fishing shop.
La Sauvetat Du Dropt
This is an ideal base for exploring the area. Sitting exactly on the border of the Dordogne and the Lot & Garonne districts of Aquitaine, this is an exciting and historic region of France with its Bastides (fortified towns) daily markets, night markets in summer, canoeing on its many rivers, horse riding, cycling, walking, wine tasting, bird watching, golf etc. The area benefits from a very pleasant climate and although temperatures in Aquitaine in high summer can be very warm we usually benefit from a dry non humid heat. The area is justifiably famous for its food, wine, cultural heritage and archaeological sites as well as having the world heritage city, Bordeaux nearby.
We have information on many activities in our "Make the most of your holiday" information pack found in the gite. Why not take advantage of our flexible stay policy and save on air fares! Contact us for more details.
Le Moulin de la Regie is an idyllic place to relax and recharge the batteries after an active day by returning to peace and tranquillity.
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8 Sep 2014
"A delightful property in a unique setting."
A delightful property in a unique setting. The accommodation was comfortably furnished and with consideration for everything needed to feel at home. Beautiful grounds to explore and the use of outdoo… More
7 Sep 2014
"Picturesque, tranquil setting and a wonderful house"
We arrived in the dark with little idea that we would awake to the most perfect views from our bedroom window. In fact every view is stunning and to be staying in such a historical setting is breathta… More