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Stunning luxury holiday retreat, sleeps 12, 6, 5 guests, secluded and peaceful. - 200 year old French Manoir, 6 Beds, sleeps 12, private pool, free WiFi

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Private holiday estate, sleeps 12, 6 & 5 guests, in secluded corner of south-west France. Perfect for family & friend groups, weddings, or simply unwind.

Hi, we’re Martyn and Tas, owners of Le Seguinet. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our lovingly restored holiday retreat in the beautiful historic Lot-et-Garonne (Aquitaine) region of France.

Our 18 acre private enclave comprises three sumptuously renovated properties, which sleep 12, 6 and 5 guests respectively. The properties can be rented separately for family and friend stays, or the estate can be rented as a whole. The stunning environment of the estate of Domaine de Seguinet, makes this an ideal location for weddings, family and friend get-togethers, and even as a film location.

Our hearts and souls went into the extensive restoration work of the 200 year old buildings, recreating some of the region’s rich history back into their foundations. We are currently rebuilding the millhouse/forge that formerly made cannon balls for Napoleon’s armies!

All the work was carried out with our guests’ comfort in mind. The fabulous original stonework has been exposed and beautiful high ceilings have been restored; the French doors and windows open up space and light, giving wonderful views to the gardens.

There’s plenty to explore around the grounds, where guests can lose themselves in the gardens, eat fruit from the orchard, paddle or go boating on the lake. Le Seguinet is also an idyllic setting for children, who can spend days exploring the grounds and setting up camp for their very own French “swallows and amazons” adventure. For the younger ones there are swings and a toddler slide available.

The rivers Lemance and Briolance border the estate, where children and adults alike can enjoy tickling trout, basket catching crayfish or wading down to the lake where they can experience wild swimming. Guests can fish in the lake, in the mill stream and even in the ornamental pond. Alternatively relax in our sun loungers, take a nap in the hammock and in the summer months when you need to cool down, you can swim in the pool, or a take dip in the refreshing lake.

Local Region & Things To Do

Le Seguinet is set on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance in the heart of the Aquitaine region on the borders of the rivers Lot, Garonne and Dordogne. An area characterised by lush valleys, where rivers run through, poppy and sunflower fields blanket the vista and enchanted forests dot the landscape.

You can walk into the village (2 minutes) to buy fresh bread and croissants every morning and within a 4-5kms there are several small towns with stores and markets. Le Seguinet is just 10 minutes drive from the town of Fumel, where you’ll find many large supermarkets, restaurants and shops.

There are plenty of cultural attractions in the region, with numerous famous bastide towns (fortress towns) and chateaux nearby, and well worth a visit. We recommend: Belves, Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villefranche-du-Perigord, Villereal, Issigeac and Chateau de Biron to mention just a few. The beautiful town of Sarlat is only a 45 min drive away.

The region is wine and food lover heaven, with its long history of gastronomy and wine culture. Visit the vineyards of Bergerac and Dordogne, or Cahors and bring a bottle or two back to enjoy at Le Seguinet. And of course, eating out is part of the French way of life. Leisurely lunches can be enjoyed at great value, with most restaurants offering a three course lunch menu from around 12 euros including wine. For those looking for a haute-cuisine experience, there are some superb restaurants in the local region, including Michelin star restaurants in Pujols (40 mins) & Agen (40 mins). Just 10 min drive away you can dine in one of two restaurants, located at the foot of the historic Chateau de Bonaguil.

There are plenty of outdoor pursuits for adults and children, nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts, such as canoeing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, golf, wild swimming, tree climbing, fishing and lots more!

Arriving at Le Seguinet is so easy with Bergerac airport only an hours drive on a simple and easy to follow route. Bordeaux and Toulouse are also within an easy drive.

Our guests immediately fall in love with Le Seguinet and Lot-et-Garonne, just as we did the first time we visited. Come and see us, we’d love to share our favourite places and tried and tested recommendations with you. We know you’ll appreciate the beauty of the region just as we do.

We’re also happy to help you plan your holiday activities and recommend cultural and natural places to visit.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house 200 year old French Manoir, 6 Beds, sleeps 12, private pool, free WiFi, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The Manor House comprises 4 reception rooms, two large, flat screen TVs with UK TV and a DVD Player, plus lots of books and games. All the living rooms are comfortably furnished (log burners in three). Outside is a large sunny patio, heated private swimming pool and children’s pool.

The dining room with log burner is situated next to the spacious, fully equipped kitchen: double oven cooking range, plus second gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, 2 double sinks, wine cooler, coffee machine, food processor, slow cooker, toaster, kettle etc.

An original staircase leads to 3 beautiful bedrooms with en-suite showers (overlooking the pool). One with super king size bed, one with double bed and one twin. There are 3 further bedrooms (overlooking fountain courtyard) and a spacious family bathroom. The first bedroom has a super king size four poster bed, the second has twin beds and the third a king size bed. All rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an English couple, Tas & Martyn who moved to the Lot et Garonne after visiting the area for holidays. We have spent a few years restoring and renovating the main house and gardens and now live on site from March through to October. Someone is always available to help you with any questions.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Manoir Seguinet - C Jones – August 2013



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property and grounds. Tas, the owner, was always friendly and willing to help when needed. We would highly recommend this property and would definitely visit again in the future. Our 4 year old son was very sad to leave Le Seguinet, as he wanted to stay for ’100 weeks’!



Maison Meunier - A&H – August 2013



We really enjoyed Maison Meunier. This is a little gem in a beautiful part of the Lot & Garonne. The property was clean, comfortable with attention to detail, such as proper sized towels! The extensive, well kept grounds, which included mature trees, a lake and a millstream were so peaceful.



The Coach House - Joan F – August 2013



We had a lovely two weeks stay at the coach house last year the accomodation was very well kept and the facilities were as described. The outside was perfect for meals with the family and the lake and outside areas were beautiful.
Apr 2010
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5 Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We booked the main house and the coach house with a group of 16 for a special occasion through ownersdirect.com, some of us flew to Bergerac and some to Bordeaux. The short hours drive from berjarac was beautiful, extremely picturesque. We arrived greeted by the very friendly owners Tas and Martyn and were supplied with complimentary bottles of wine in the fridges on arrival. I was expecting the beautiful photos of this property that enticed us to book to be somewhat photoshopped and that surely no place can be as stunning as these pics but when I arrived it literally took my breath away. We all spent a good first hour just wandering around the house and the grounds just soaking it all in! The mansion has clearly been a labour of love for the owners, who's attention to detail with the decor is exquisite, every room, every fixture, every item of furniture.... It's clear there's been no expense spared inside and out. The exterior is just as impressive with extensive grounds, beautiful marquee area and BBQ pergola, and the superb pool... Which was immaculately maintained for us. The gardens and lake are just the icing on the cake, during our stay the flowers were in full bloom and the lake well stocked with carp and trout so the men of the group enjoyed many an hour fishing with rods provided.

Tips: the owners and possibly past guests have plenty of extras for the stay that you feel you have to bring such as spare sheets, spare towels and pool equipment for children/floating devices etc which are kept in the pool house.

We encountered a few hiccups that you would expect given the age of the property eg. Electrical/drainage however the owners were on hand immediately to resolve with minimum fuss and disturbance

The location is very beautiful and we did take a few trips out in the car to nearby towns such as monpazier where we experienced one of their night markets (highly recommended) and also to visit some of the picturesque chateaus. There is a supermarket 15 min drive which we used to stock up a few times during the week and a local shop open a few hours a day where we were able to order pastries for collection each morning.

I cannot recommend this as a holiday destination enough we have all had the holiday of a lifetime, ages from toddler, teen, and all aged adults there was something for everyone. The younger children spent the week in the pool, the teens stayed in the self contained coach house with its own plunge pool, whilst us adults chilled on

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bexley, Kent
5

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We arrived - late - after a gruelling two day drive - and were welcomed by the owner. And the welcome didn't end there. Tas and Martyn were on hand at any opportunity and were a joy to talk to. The Manoir is stunning. A real gem. I have an 18 month old toddler, who enjoyed the grounds - and knowing that she was safe to roam around was joyful. She also enjoyed the swings in the grounds. The other 5 kids (aged 6-10) loved the swimming pools, the vast grounds and especially the lake - where they all learnt to row. Seeing the kids running around - exploring and doing what kids should do - was the icing on the cake. They also went fishing and played table tennis. They would loose themselves for hours - whilst we could sit and relax around the pool or by the area of conviviality. For my parents, the established grounds provided plentiful shade and areas to walk. Again ideal. The property is stunning and vast. Tas and Martyn have done a beautiful job in restoring it and each room was presented very well. Plenty of room within the house for each guest to have their own space - for TV, reading, playing, office work. The kitchen was well stocked witih all items required. BBQ area was delightful too. I cant fault the property. The area is quiet with plenty to do, a short drive away. You would need a car if staying here. There are two smaller properties on the site which were occupied whilst we were there. Upon our return Tas has been very helpful to me in locating a lost item and has been kind enough to agree to send it to me. I would return here without fail.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bexley, Kent
5

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We arrived - late - after a gruelling two day drive - and were welcomed by the owner. And the welcome didn't end there. Tas and Martyn were on hand at any opportunity and were a joy to talk to. The Manoir is stunning. A real gem. I have an 18 month old toddler, who enjoyed the grounds - and knowing that she was safe to roam around was joyful. She also enjoyed the swings in the grounds. The other 5 kids (aged 6-10) loved the swimming pools, the vast grounds and especially the lake - where they all learnt to row. Seeing the kids running around - exploring and doing what kids should do - was the icing on the cake. They also went fishing and played table tennis. They would loose themselves for hours - whilst we could sit and relax around the pool or by the area of conviviality. For my parents, the established grounds provided plentiful shade and areas to walk. Again ideal. The property is stunning and vast. Tas and Martyn have done a beautiful job in restoring it and each room was presented very well. Plenty of room within the house for each guest to have their own space - for TV, reading, playing, office work. The kitchen was well stocked witih all items required. BBQ area was delightful too. I cant fault the property. The area is quiet with plenty to do, a short drive away. You would need a car if staying here. There are two smaller properties on the site which were occupied whilst we were there. Upon our return Tas has been very helpful to me in locating a lost item and has been kind enough to agree to send it to me. I would return here without fail.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Manoir Seguinet
5

Tranquility at Manoir Seguinet

  • 5 of 5

Have known te owners of this beautiful property for some years. I was not disappointed when I arrived. The Manor house is exquisite and beautiful kitted out. Full of character and charm. The attention to detail is second to none and I would highly recommend a visit. The Manor House obviously caters for a large group of people but the accompanying gites are that perfect getaway from it all!! With swimming pools, beautiful location and everything to such a high standard you could not possibly want for more.

The owners have on- hand knowledge of places to visit in the area and are on hand to assist you in any way possible.

A very upmarket holiday with so much attention to detail. A perfect holiday to recharge the batteries

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dorset
5

La Seguinet

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property and grounds. Tas, the owner, was always friendly and willing to help when needed. We would highly recommend this property and would definitely visit again in the future. Our 4 year old son was very sad to leave La Seguinet, as he wanted to stay for '100 weeks'! Anybody who decides to holiday here will have a wonderful time in a beautiful secluded location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you guys were fabulous to have around. Hope to see you again.
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Location

From the Owner

We had spent holidays in the Dordogne for a number of years and have fallen in love with the area and it's peaceful way of life. It compares with the beauty of the Cotswolds in the UK but with warmer weather. The setting of Seguinet is tranquil and idyllic and yet very accessible to the various bastide towns, villages and chateaux around.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 54 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Blanquefort sur Briolance at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villeneuve sur Lot at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Libos at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 65 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Blanquefort sur Briolance at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The area is ideal for cycling or walking enthusiasts, offering real variety in this very historical region.

Seguinet offers a real opportunity for the family to develop their fishing skills. For the more experienced angler the Lot river is only 10-15 minutes away.

Coast/Beach:

Although we are not near the coast, we have our own swimming lake - a lovely beach goes with rental of The Coach House, but swimming is available for all.

Slightly further afield there is river swimming in many of the rivers close to Domaine de Seguinet - details are in our comprehensive 'Discovering the Lot & Garonne' booklet.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Bergerac, about 45 mins drive, used by Ryanair and Flybe etc. Hire cars can be booked in advance. It is necessary to have a car here in order to fully enjoy what the region has to offer. It is also within travelling distance of both Bordeaux and Toulouse Int airports, approx 2 hours and 1 hour and 45 mins away, respectively. Limoges airport is about 3 hours away.

Distances:

Seguinet is in the village of St Front sur Lemance which has an 11th century church. Sauveterre sur Lemance is 5km away with shops, bars and restaurants. Just 10 min drive away you can sit in one of the two restaurants at the foot of the stunning Chateau de Bonaguil. The town of Fumel is just 10km away with large supermarkets and shops. Nearby Libos has a market every Thursday morning. An hours drive takes you to the beautiful chateaux and villages of Dordogne including Sarlat, Beynac and Domme.

Further Details:

In the rivers around Dordogne, Domme, Sarlat, Le Bugue, Bergerac and Beynac you can canoe or kayak down the river at your own leisure. We have two bicycles that can be borrowed at any time.

Parc-en-ciel is an adventure park for children and adults alike offering endless climbing fun in the tree tops. Park Wallaby is a traditional theme park guaranteed to keep the kids happy all day.

Wine tours of Bergerac and Duras are also a great way to spend the day.

There are other communes which are within a few kilometres of St Front. These include Blanquefort-sur-Briolance which has an auberge, and Gavadun which has a great restaurant.

Situated in the heart of the Aquitaine region Seguinet is on the borders of the rivers Lot, Garonne and Dordogne. It is a 10 min drive from Fumel where there are many large supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Numerous famous bastide towns and chateaux are nearby and well worth a visit. Chateau Bonaguil and Chateau Biron are spectacular.

These are some of the bastide towns well worth a visit - Belves, Monflanquin, Monpazier, Villefranche-du-Perigod, Issigeac, Monflanquin to mention just a few. The beautiful town of Sarlat is only a 45 min drive away. Everywhere you look is just so picturesque. Our ancient region of Aquitaine is steeped in history with many churches and castles to visit. Some of these places hold re-enactments and music shows during the summer. Medieval castles are major tourist attractions at Duras, Bonaguil, Biron and Monbazillac. Romanesque churches are another feature of the region and there isa fine abbey at Cadouin, with a good restaurant, pottery and market hall next to it.

July and August is the time for night markets - local cuisine, wine and song in some of the most beautiful locations like Loubejac, Villefranche-du-Perigord to name a few.

Libos market is very close by and is open on thursday mornings to sell fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread, clothes, fabric. The list is endless.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
At booking we require a non-refundable deposit of 25%, the balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday commences. We also require a refundable security deposit of 500€ or £500 when making your final payment for Manoir Seguinet and 250€ or £250 for Maison Meunier and the Coach House. This security deposit may be paid in either euros or sterling and we will advise you of the relevant bank details. This will be refunded within a week of departure less any costs for additional cleaning or damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but this is flexible at non peak times.

Notes on prices:
At booking we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% and the balance paid 8 weeks before your holiday commences. We also require a refundable security deposit of 500€ or £500 when making your final payment for Manoir Seguinet and 250€ or £250 for Maison Meunier and the Coach House. This security deposit may be paid in either euros or sterling and we will advise you of the relevant bank details. This will be refunded within a week of departure less any costs for additional cleaning or damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, King Size bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super King four poster bed

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Seguinet estate has many bodies of water, namely the river, stream, pond, lake and mill race. Parents please be aware of the surroundings and be extra vigilant with young children. It is an idyllic location for cycling, walking, fishing and generally enjoying all that nature has to offer. There is no shortage of space inside or outside for a quiet read or to play. The Manoir Seguinet has three fireplaces, a log burner as well as oil central heating. The Maison Meunier has electric heaters as well as the log burner. The Coach house has gas central heating plus a log fire. With an extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas we are happy to provide you with information on what to do and where to go during your stay with us. The countryside with the river Lot just a 10 min drive away at Fumel, is fabulous for canoeing, hiking, cycling, golfing and swimming. Outside: Seguinet is a 18 acre domaine comprising of gardens, orchards, fields and woodlands. It also has a trout fishing lake, where the annual fishing competition, organised by the Saint Front village committee, is held each June. We have fishing rods, which can be borrowed by guests, for use on the property should you wish to fish during your stay. There are lots of seating areas around with outdoor furniture and each property has a barbecue. There are swings for children to play on and table tennis equipment as well as a badminton net and racquets. There is a small rowing boat on the lake which guests may use and a couple of cycles which can also be borrowed.

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