|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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The Coach House is our beautiful, restored farmhouse, set in an idyllic spot with views over the mill pond and fountain courtyard. Enjoy relaxed dining on the shady terrace, with barbecue and six seater marble topped table and chairs. There are also sun loungers and a hammock.
The large open-plan living/dining area is dominated by an original fireplace with log burner. There are comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV with UK TV and a DVD player, plus a dining table to seat six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, gas cooker with oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine. The washing machine is in the barn next door.
There are three bedrooms: one with king size bed and two doubles, as well as a spacious family shower room and separate WC. There is also a WC downstairs.
Although the house does not have its own swimming pool, guests can enjoy wild swimming in our private lake or visit the superb new swimming complex in Fumel, a 10 min drive away.
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.
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.
Tas Finnigan purchased this farmhouse in 2009
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.
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 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.
If you are looking for a stay with minimal effort in a lovely Gite. Look no further. We stayed here alone (with no other guests) and had the run of the place which the owners had no problem with.
We used all the facilities in the grounds and even had some of the fruit growing in the orchard.
My wife and I with 8 and 6 year old children loved our week here and were wanting for nothing.
Really friendly owners that will always be on hand if you need anything
Large grounds to go fishing or boating. We did both and caught a trout in the lake.
BBQ to cook out doors which we did most nights
Wifi everywhere even by the pool
Clean and well appointed accommodation. Again everything we needed was there to use.
Outdoor sporting equipment like bats and table tennis, swings etc kept kids happy.
A little out of the way to anywhere so car needed all of the time.
Local village is DEAD. The shop for basics was basic and a struggle to buy anything. Maybe toilet roll.
Never used the lounge or TV so couldn't comment on that. Beds and shower room both comfortable.
A warm welcome on arrival and a comfortable and relaxed place to stay.
We stayed in The Coach House and it provided everything we needed. A great location for touring this area.
Thank you for making us so welcome
We booked the coach house for a last minute summer holiday. We really didn't know where in Aquitaine we wanted to stay and so just went for the place that looked the nicest in the pictures for our budget!
We weren't disappointed. Unlike many properties, it was as good in reality as it looked in the photographs. The grounds are lovely and the accommodation was clean and spacious.
We arrived very late, around 2am after a 14hr drive but Tas, the owner had stayed up to meet us and show us around. She was friendly and helpful and her recommended restaurant (petit auberge) was one of the best meals we have ever eaten.
Whilst there we saw how much work goes into keeping le seguinet in good condition, with Tas and her helpers working every day on the grounds and property.
We would certainly like to return and will recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.