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16th Century Cottage With Large Pool And Fishing On-site - Quercy Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Quercy Cottage

The Quercy is a beautiful traditional cottage with vaulted ceiling, mezzanine, colombage walls and large stone fireplaces.

Sympathetically restored to provide modern comfortable living, whilst retaining its lovely original features.

This large 2 bedroom cottage has its own private terrace with BBQ and doors to the garden.

About the property


Moulin de Lartigue was one of 66 water mills along the River Dropt, a small but important tributary of the River Garonne in south west France. Accessed by a long private drive, our 16th Century accommodation enjoys a peaceful setting in 12 acres of parkland bordered by the river. Whilst secluded, bustling Villeréal is a convenient 5 minute drive. Colombage walls, fireplaces, vaulted oak ceilings, mezzanine and bread oven are a few features reflecting a fascinating history. Both self catering cottages are extensively equipped for modern comfortable living, each with their own private terrace and BBQ. The extensive grounds include a superb pool, fishing on site, sauna and outdoor games. You can make your holiday as relaxing or as active as you please. Set in the north of Lot-et-Garonne with its carefully tended orchards the hardest decision is where to go/what to see or do next - there is so much to enjoy!

Jennifer Bushell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2017

About Jennifer Bushell

We have been resident in the Mill House at Lartigue since 2004 & our experiences enable us to provide personal attention to all our guests. Our aim is to make your holiday the enjoyable, stress-free break you deserve. We will endeavor to meet any personal needs or requests. Please email or complete the form on our web site if you would like further information or an availability check.

Jennifer Bushell purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Jennifer Bushell chose Bournel

We fell in love with Lartigue on our first visit one cold February day. It's a wonderful home where we enjoy peace and security. The wildlife is fascinating and every day life on the river brings something new, enjoyable and often challenging! We were so fortunate to have found such a stunning setting & still have to pinch ourselves sometimes, but Lartigue is a delightful surprise to anyone on their first visit. Guests declare that the photos do not do it justice!

Having explored many other parts of France we would not wish to move from our beautiful little corner where the locals are friendly and welcoming, the community and family is important and there's always lots going on.

We just don't know where the last 9 years have gone!

What makes this cottage unique

We have always endeavoured to make our holiday cottages a "home from home" and have furnished & equipped them with this in mind. From the oil paintings to the kitchens where you should find a good supply of wine glasses before having to do any washing up!

We have our free range eggs, our delightful ponies, mountain bikes and all sorts of other little extras we are always happy for our guests to enjoy the full benefit.

More than 50% of our bookings come from guests (now extremely good friends) returning again & again, so we do recommend early booking, especially for our Quercy cottage in High Season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guests frequently describe their holiday setting as paradise returning time & again. We therefore recommend early booking during High Season. Further guests comments may be found on our website.
Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Monte Cristo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Monte Cristo
Car: necessary


Moulin de Lartigue is in South West France and the quickest journey from the UK is by Air:

Ryanair, EasyJet, Flybe & BA all provide direct flights from many UK airports to Bergerac, Toulouse or Bordeaux.

We are 30 minutes drive from Bergerac airport & approximately 2 hours drive from Toulouse or Bordeaux. Car hire is available at all airports.


5km Villereal. Other bastides Castillonnes; Monflanquin; Monpazier; all with their own unique markets are approx 15 min drive. Our nearest restaurant is approx. 3 min drive.

Further Details:

Villereal is our nearest town providing all facilities - supermarket; petrol; several restaurants; 3 bakers; pharmacy etc. Market day is Saturday am all year, plus Wednesday am July/Aug. There is also a night market Mondays July/August where local producers sell wine & food etc., to enjoy in the central square & meet up with new/old friends.

Available Rentals


Booking Notes:
We request a 20% deposit to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Our Booking Terms & Conditions along with facilities through which you may make your reservation can all be found on our website.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday in High Season. Low or Mid Season some flexibility may be considered and a pro-rata adjustment made


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bournel in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Full house rules are provided in the cottage. Please respect these as our efforts to protect & appreciate our lovely homes age & 16th century quirks
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Large swimming pool: 15x8m with sunbeds and terrace surround, set in a secluded corner a convenient distance away from the Cottages. Pine Sauna: Located near the pool. Fishing: available on the River Dropt which borders the property for half a mile, on the Canal and small Lake. Many species including pike, zander, bream, roach, dace, perch. Fields & Meadows surround the property, providing plenty of space for more energetic sports - badminton, table tennis & boules - or just space to take a leisurely stroll away from it all!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quercy Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Perfect for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Quercy Cottage is a very spacious, cosy and clean gîte set in beautiful surroundings deep in the French countryside. It is clear that the cottage and gardens are well looked after and you can choose to spend your time basking in the beautiful sunshine around the lovely big pool, on the patio or exploring the grounds or, when you're feeling slightly more energetic, travel to any number of near-by medieval towns, chateaus, vineyards, markets (there is one to be found almost every day of the week) and restaurants. The great thing about this location is you have all of the sights and activities of the Dordogne less than an hour’s drive away but you can return back to the more peaceful Lot at the end of the day to unwind even more. The cottage was very homely and we were made to feel very welcome by Jennifer and David throughout our two week stay. Our children enjoyed the ponies and our youngest was even able to ride one as a treat on the last day. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will remember this holiday for a long time.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location characterful place and warm hospitable hosts. What more could you want? Go there!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday location.

  • 4 of 5

What can I say about Moulin De Lartigue except what a beautiful place.

Situated close enough to Villereal for convenience, and far enough away for a bit of peace and tranquililty.

I thought that the cottage was excellent - well equipped and maintained, with everything that we needed for a comfortable stay, and Dave and Jennifer were great - very helpful and very pleasant with great local knowledge.

The grounds were well kept, and the pool was maintained to a high standard.

The property is well positioned if you want to explore the local Bastide towns, or if you want to venture further afield into the Perigord or Dordogne regions. There is so much to see and do in this part of France that 2 weeks just wasn't enough time.

In my opinion, Quercy Cottage is an excellent choice for a family holiday. and I look forward to visiting again next year,

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Idyllic French Rural Setting

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the property very kindly met us, on arrival, and informed us that we had been moved into 'Quercy Cottage' because the ground around the 'Barn Cottage' was very soft underfoot, due to unseasonal rain. Our first impressions of the the cottage were just how big the building was from the inside. A tour of the rooms merely amplified just how spacious the cottage is. As we wandered around the rooms we realised that the owners had gone out of their way to make weary travellers welcome. Essentially there is a basic welcome pack in the fridge and on the dining room table which is a very nice and welcome gesture. The cottage is in a very rural location and so a car or cycles are essential to get out and about. There is one local retaurant, the 'Monte Cristo', which you need a car to travel to , but it is close by. The food and comapny there is excellent and worth more than one visit. The cottage is quiet and so a good night's sleep is guranteed. The nearby town of Villereal is a ten-minute drive and has all the shops, bars and restaurants that you would expect to find in a rural french town. The cottage is situated centrally for travelling around the region and there is plenty to visit, even if the weather is not behaving itself! The cottage is surrounded by large grounds and there is a good-sized swimming pool, which we were unable to use as the weather was against us. The owners are very friendly and helpful and were very supportive when we were unable to dry washing, allowing us to use their tumble drier facilities for a nominal fee. We really did have a great holiday and recharged our batteries inspite of the damp weather. We ate well, drank more than we should have and made many new friends who we hope to visit agin in future years.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Quercy Cottage. The house and grounds are well equipped with all we needed and a pool large enough too swim lengths in was a real plus. You are in rural France so do expect a little bit of sharing your holiday with the local wildlife. Being woken up by a Golden Oriole is much better than suburban traffic.

Not ones for sitting down we visited many of the local towns, Issegeac and Monflanquin were fantastic destinations for cycling, Monbazillac where you can buy wine from the local producers in the tourist centre, and the bastide town of Monpazier where we had a wonderful lunch at Bistrot 2 (I would book).

Dave and Jennifer are wonderful hosts, both discreet and attentive and lovely people. They are knowledgeable about the local area so a great source of information.

I would recommend Quercy Cottage and hope to return some time soon.

Paul and Charlotte

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been back to this glorious part of the World a number of times. Jennifer and David are excellent hosts, very knowledgeable about the whole area, will happily join you for a drink to two but if you wish for peace and quietness, they seem to know when that is. We've enjoyed so many holidays there and have already reserved a few weeks next year when some of our family will be joining us. Thoroughly recommend this for young and old.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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