18th Century stone built traditional farmhouse recently restored with private pool. Sun terraces. BBQ. Swings.Table tennis. Table football. Sleeps 7. Lovely location near all amenities. 'La Maison’ provides spacious accommodation for up to 7 people in three bedrooms. Its thick stone walls and timber shutters not only imbue a sense of character but also keep the house cool in the region's hot summers.
The interior is furnished with an ecletic mix of hand made rural furniture (made from elms felled in the garden); antique pieces and adorned with contemporary art procured from local galleries .
The silence is deafening! The wildlife rich - from deer and hare to hoopoes and goldfinches with coypou and , apparently, shy wild boar a possibility! A naturalists or artists paradise!
Suitable for the elderly. Suitable for young children, the accommodation is on one level. Well behaved small dog by special request and at owners discretion.
Welcome pack of provisions to get you started
Mouledou La Maison & La Grange
Mouledou, situated 5 - 10 mins from the picturesque bastides of Penne D’Agenais, River Lot and Tournon D’Agenais, approximately 20 mins from bustling ancient town of Villeneuve sur Lot. Mouledou, comprising the farmhouse (La Maison) and barn (La Grange), set in 4 acres of lawned gardens surrounded by fields of sunflowers and orchards. In this peaceful , idyllic rural setting you can relax and enjoy the views over the rolling countryside and towards the nearby hamlet of Cazideroque with its pretty houses, church and chateau. An ideal base for exploring Lot et Garonne - the well known historic route 'circuit des bastides' is literally on the doorstep. Ideal for a relaxing holiday, you can do as much or as little as you please. Why not indulge yourself in the excellent local cuisine? Within as little as 5 minutes drive of the property there are a number of excellent restaurants and vineyards (Cahors and Buzet vineyards within 10 - 40 mins.)
Each house has own suntrap private pools, terraces, bbqs, table tennis & UK satellite TV
things to do etc: I was asked by one of our holiday makers for a list of general information re places worth visiting, markets & restaurants and thought you might be interested too ?: (do have a look at their web sites) -
Café des Arts in Penne - no web site but look at this link i-love aquitaine.blogspot.com/.../penne-dagenais-plum-flowers-in-french. html kids welcome great salads, pasta & crepes.Penne d’Agenais is full of interesting streets, cafes, restaurants, galleries and the Basilica (church) on the hill-top – a really friendly, stylish but real village with a lovely ambience and great views
Le Moulin - Dausse - fantastic food a real experience, allow 3 hours; set menu full of surprises (our local answer to The Fat Duck!) - again not with the kids - about 5 mins away - DAUSSE also is the nearest good local corner store with bread
Dausse has weekly events during the summer e.g. moules frites evenings in the square with live music - great fun for all the family! (nearby Tournons has the same thing - gastronomic evenings, dances, fireworks, evening markets etc etc).
Pujols - 20 mins away - one of the most beautiful villages in France views, churches, galleries & views plus
RESTAURANT LA TOQUE BLANCHE, LD BEL AIR, PUJOLS, 47300, France. Was Michelin starred - v. formal, amazing traditional food (not for young kids)
L'EPICURIEN DE LA VILLA SMERALDE Pujols- much more trendy than the other two, good food & pleasant ambience inside or in the garden (could take kids)
La Table des Sens is a new restaurant in Villeneuve (25 mins) has good reviews
Montflaquin - 30 mins away another most pretty village with market etc - a must visit town - this restaurant is pretty good, informal, sit outside , ok for all!
RESTAURANT LE JARDIN 17, place des Arcades - 47150 Monflanquin - corner of the square -
Montcuq - café de centre & café de Paris - a must visit town with super Sunday market.
Very good, cheap & family friendly is the café by the river / bridge in St Sylvestre (where there is also a good local supermarket)- best supermarket is our side of Villeneuve - Le Clerc -massive & really fantastic; try their 'ready meals' and prepared paella etc - all excellent and cheap!- have a look in the side room for local specialities e.g. prunes in chocolate, foie gras, duck etc - often beautifully packaged
To help with your self catering:All these markets are in the morning unless otherwise stated.Tuesday Villeneuve sur Lot Wednesday Villereal Villeneuve sur Lot (organic market) - largest one in France, outside Paris - everything (look in the covered Halles for unusual things! - snails, breads, cheeses etc). Sarlat .Thursday Monflanquin,Monpazier .Saturday Villereal Villeneuve sur Lot Sunday Pujols. In the summer many of these towns have nocturnal markets. Each square will be packed with tables surrounded by market stalls selling everything for your open air meal with wine
Top Traveller Review
Fabulous conversion in a rural setting
About the Owner
About john bateman
I'm a Chartered Surveyor working in residential development in UK.
My wife was in fashion and is now a psycho-therapist - look out for workshops and retreats in the future!
We refurbished the 2 properties on purchase, and gave each one its own pool and terraces.We continue to refubish and upgrade the properties every year.
Every year since then we have upgraded the furnishings, decor and amenities and continue to do so. We treat Mouledou as our home, not just a holiday rental.
(We have a new web site mouledou.com which I hope will show how much better the houses now look!). We get down to the property as often as possible; usually 4 times per year but never in the high season. It gives us a chance to do a bit of gardening, buy new paintings and antiques for the houses and to instruct our excellent managers as to what building / repair works are required for the new season. We hope you enjoy the place as much as we do - our current record for returning holiday makers is a Belgian family who have been ten times!
John & Bridget
john bateman purchased this farmhouse in 2004
Why john bateman chose Lot-et-Garonne
We have both spent nearly all our family holidays in France since the early 1960's. It was after experiencing disappointing weather on several occasions, further north that we settled on this area south of Bourdeaux. Lot & Garonne is the smallest departement, but one of the wealthiest and most attractive. The rich heritage of both English and French Kings in the area together with the plethora of high quality wines and vineyards has given the place a sophistication that attracts good restaurants and shops, without the crowds of Provence or the Midi.
After 5 holidays in Lot & Garonne we were convinced that the combination of excellent local produce, beautiful scenery ('France's own Tuscany) with rolling green hills, cyprus trees, fields of sun flowers and idyllic white stone houses with terracotta roofs was the best choice.
We then had to find a property away from any traffic noise, within 5 minutes of a bakers and 10 minutes of a market and supermarket with no immediate neighbours and lovely views!
What makes this farmhouse unique
An aura of peace and tranquility now with wifi to La Maison & we hope soon to La Grange too!
2 self contained properties each with their own private swimming pool & terraces; each with their own table tennis, swings & table football (babyfoot).
A very private place near to all amenities.
Two individual historic, stone properties, each entirely self contained and with their own swimming pool
The ability to rent both houses for a large get together - or a house for yourself and the other for guests? A pool for the grown ups and one for the kids?
£350 security deposit is required -all other costs (rent) are charged in euros and payable by direct transfer into a French account at the prevailing conversion rate all electricity and calor gas (hob) is included. The accommodation is professionally cleaned between stays.on arrival beds are made, bathroom towels provided and a welcome pack of provisions (enough to get you started).
(3 traveller reviews)
Fabulous conversion in a rural setting
The stone house has been converted into a fabulous holiday hideaway. It has a rural setting but just a few km's away from a great boulangerie and small hill town. The decor is wonderful and tastefully done, the setting is peaceful with fields of sunflowers and plum orchards nearby, and the property is nestled in a great spot for some fantastic historic sites to visit (including hill towns, castles, vineyards and caves). The pool is large and protected, there's a choice of terraces to sit out at, and plenty to entertain from ping pong to table football. The furniture is farmhouse chic and the beds some of the most comfortable we have ever slept in. There's a wood burning stove too for that ultimate cosy touch. Wonderful.
one week holiday in june with my friends
MY STAY : I just look forward to go back...
comfortable : every thing was just right
relaxing : swiming, walking in fields, playing, visiting a wonderful region
quite : no noices but birds singing, frogs and cows
happy : you can enjoy your room, the garden and share the pool and game (table tennis, babyfoot, pétanque etc....)
just perfect for holidays and a very good recovering after hard work
Had such a lovely time at Mouledou. The properties and location were absolutely superb. I loved the attention to detail and the beautifully stylish interiors. It was such a peaceful place and I really enjoyed exploring the local nature. The location is great for exploring some really lovely towns and villages and even great for a day trip to the beach. Thanks for a wonderful stay, I'll be back!
From the Owner
“We have both spent nearly all our family holidays in France since the early 1960's. It was after experiencing disappointing weather on several occasions, further north that we settled on this area south of Bourdeaux. Lot & Garonne is the smallest departement, but one of the wealthiest and most attractive. The rich heritage of both English and French Kings in the area together with the plethora of high quality wines and vineyards has given the place a sophistication that attracts good restaurants and shops, without the crowds of Provence or the Midi. After 5 holidays in Lot & Garonne we were convinced that the combination of excellent local produce, beautiful scenery ('France's own Tuscany) with rolling green hills, cyprus trees, fields of sun flowers and idyllic white stone houses with terracotta roofs was the best choice. We then had to find a property away from any traffic noise, within 5 minutes of a bakers and 10 minutes of a market and supermarket with no immediate neighbours and lovely views!”
Activity and Interests
Located in quiet countryside surrounded by fields of local speciality products - sunflowers (for oil); plum trees (top place in the world with California for for dried prunes); maize and Aquitaine Blond cattle kept for their milk.
The wonderful local markets offer local produce plus antiques / bric a brac and garage sales.
Nearby medieval villages (bastides) offer a variety of restaurants, seasonal entertainment (markets, evening suppers, live music, art shows, artisan products) together with both historic tours / trails and medieval pilgrimmage routes.
Beautiful views in all directions across fields. Numerous chateaux are in view as is the 13th century church of nearby Cazideroque.
The route des bastides (tour of fortified medieval hill top towns and villages) passes by and both Tournon sur d'Agenais and Penne d'Agenais are only 5 or 10 minutes away. Both are beautiful medieval villages, and have lovely cafes, restaurants and historic buildings within the town walls. The views out are majestic and take in the rolling country-side and the River Lot .
A genuine, unspoilt, yet sophisticated corner of France popular with the French and visitors from overseas - an area that has been owned by the English almost as often as by the French and known as France's Tuscany.
Other Activities: canoeing or motor boating on the Lot at Port de Penne (10 mins).
From the Owner
“An aura of peace and tranquility now with wifi to La Maison & we hope soon to La Grange too! 2 self contained properties each with their own private swimming pool & terraces; each with their own table tennis, swings & table football (babyfoot). A very private place near to all amenities. Two individual historic, stone properties, each entirely self contained and with their own swimming pool The ability to rent both houses for a large get together - or a house for yourself and the other for guests? A pool for the grown ups and one for the kids?”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Parking ...
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
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- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Games for Kids
- Music Library ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
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Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 160 m²
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, wc & basin
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, a spacious, and new, ensuite with roll top bath
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, shower cubicle plus bath with shower over
- Bathroom:- 2 x Bathroom / WC, 1 x Separate WC, (all recently refitted to a high standard.View from baths over fields to distant hills. electric heated towel rail. beamed ceiling and shuttered window with elevated views over farmland to the south lovely views from the raised bath!
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Living area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, we occasionally use the new single sofa bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
- All bedrooms have tall, beamed ceilings and are well furnished in a French chic fashion - the master bedroom enjoys French doors looking out across the garden and fields towards a distant chateau and barn. Handmade furniture and antiques together with original artworks adorn the room which has an enormous (emperor) bed plus spacious en suite with roll top bath and a private terrace looking onto garden and field beyond. Bedroom 2 also has a private terrace & enjoys lovely views over rolling countryside Bedroom 3 is double aspect with lovely outlook. Both bathrooms (and wc's) have just been refitted to a high standard. Bedrooms :- 3 x Double Room, 1 day bed, 1 x Cot 3 double bedrooms all with heavilly beamed ceilings, terracotta type tiled floors, shutters, characterful furnishings and views across the surrounding countryside. Wardrobes & other storage.Hairdryers.Tall ceilings, stone walls and white painted beams.Recent holiday makers described the look as 'super chic'.
- Balcony ...
- Beach Umbrellas
- Boat ...
- Child's Swing
- Terrace ...
- Deck Furniture
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Outdoor Furniture
- Barbecue ...
- Veranda ...
- Porch Furniture
- Tennis ...
- 12 garden chairs
- 6 deck chairs
- Built in 1782, the farmhouse accommodation is substantial and spacious, on one level, and has very good natural light and comprises : A well furnished and comfortable living room and dining area with high beamed ceilings, large windows and exposed white stone walls including a large woodburner in fireplace and old stone sink. Much local original modern art around the house. Farmhouse table & chairs, 2 leather sofas, armchairs coffee table, bookcase, chest etc, French doors to garden.English Satellite TV. 3 double bedrooms all with beamed ceilings, views across the surrounding countryside and hanging space.(Plus day bed in living room). A well equipped painted elm wood eat in kitchen with table & chairs. SMEG gas hob & electric oven. Outside, Guests at Mouledou can enjoy the grounds of approximately 5 acres, mostly lawn which provides an ideal surface for football etc. Covered terrace & built in barbecue. Washing line / airer.Large natural pond with bench. Children’s swings .