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This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of a 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 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.
The Mill House can sleep four, plus one. We have a double and a twin bedroom. Generally the gite is set up for four people; for example t...This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of a 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 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.
The Mill House can sleep four, plus one. We have a double and a twin bedroom. Generally the gite is set up for four people; for example there are only four chairs around each of the dining tables. But we can sleep an extra person if required as there is an extra put-up bed in the twin room.
Please note this property is not suitable for people 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. There is a lot of deep water around so younger children (under 10 years) would need close supervision.
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 ambiance.
The mill house 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. Outside the kitchen is a small patio area with a BBQ. Upstairs are the bedrooms and 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, and is now occupied by the owners. The heated pool is situated at the rear of 'Le Grande Maison'. The owners may on occasion use the pool but as guests you will always be given priority and privacy.
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, 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.
On the island, you will find the lock keepers cottage, which is now a games room for your use containing table tennis, darts and swing ball. You will also find picnic blankets and hammocks for use on the island. We also have a two-man rowboat (and life jackets) you can use.
Ce moulin est un spacieux refuge champêtre et rural, confortablement aménagé et meublé sous la forme d’un gîte. Construit sur l’île de sa propre rivière, il offre un véritable paradis de tranquillité. Le seul moyen pour y accéder est de traverser à pied l’étroit pont de pierre qui sépare la propriété de la chaussée (étant d’origine et irrégulier il n’est pas conseillé aux jeunes enfants, aux personnes âgées ou celles souffrant d’une quelconque difficulté à marcher de l’emprunter). Cette propriété individuelle a sa propre terrasse privée avec vue sur la rivière du Dropt qui est idéale pour des dîners en plein air, se relaxer tout en admirant la vue idyllique, ou encore pour partager de merveilleux moments en famille ou entre amis en dégustant un bon verre de vin localement produit. Vous pourrez également profiter de la grande piscine chauffée, commune avec les propriétaires et de la terrasse ensoleillée au cœur du magnifique cadre privé de la maison de ces derniers, avec vue sur le jardin, la rivière et les bois et paysages environnant.
Children are welcome so long as they are sensible and supervised. We suggest that they are good swimmers and at least 10yrs old. This is because the property is literally on the river and there is a lot of water around.
Smoking inside the property is not allowed but is fine when you are outside. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on the ground floor of the property. For hygiene reasons please note that you will be required to clean up after your dog in all areas onsite, both inside and outside.
We stayed at this amazing Gite for 8 days and have to say it was absolutely fantastic. Our two boys said "This is our idea of heaven" as they had fishing outside the front door, a beautiful pool to cool off in and even a...More
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Management response:Responded July 7, 2018
Thanks for a very nice review. You are welcome to stay again at anytime. It was a pleasure to have you stay here.
About the Owner
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Listed Since:April 2018
Interaction with guests:
Someone will always be in residence in 'Le Grande Maison' to offer assistance and advise. You can talk to us as much or as little as you lik
A little welcome pack will be in the Gite on your arrival, including essentials like milk, eggs, and wine. If you would like us to do a grocery shop on your behalf to supplement this, please let us know. This is essential if arriving on a Sunday afternoon as all shops will be closed.
The mill house does not have a washing machine, but we are happy to offer a free laundry service for a reasonable number of items.
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 its 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 special place is not isolated, being close to many tourist hotspots with all local amenities. For example, the Dordogne river flows through Bergerac. You can take a river trip there on Les Gabares. Or follow the river east towards the Vezere valley and Sarlat.
We would recommend having a car to explore the area. However, it is an easy walk to the local shop in Sauvetat and there are pleasant walks around the property so you may not wish, or need, to drive every day.
We would also be happy to transport people to the local markets as we usually visit these ourselves.