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Two splendid properties between the Dordogne and the Lot - The Gite

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights



The Gite

The Gite is a modern building redesigned in 2007.

It has a glassed-in corridor, off which are a double bedroom and a single bedroom, each with its own en-suite facilities and a lounge. This room is airy and brightly furnished with a large, comfortable put-you-up couch. It has an adjoining shower room.

The kitchen, which is equipped with every mod-con, has doors which lead on to a patio which is partially covered by a permanent tonneau.

About the property

Le Moulin du Ret

These two properties are totally independent of each other, separated by the mill stream. They lie in six acres of rural tranquility. Each has its own secluded 10m X 5m pool. and an abundance of pool and garden furniture.

The Mill is stonebuilt, and rustic in character, with exposed beams and steep stairs. It was upgraded in 2007

The Gite is a single-storey modern building which also was extensively redesigned and renovated in 2007.

There is so much room for walking, lazing, playing, barbecuing, partying that it would be possible never to leave the site. However, within a few minutes, the local towns and villages can offer all sorts of activities, like kayaking, horse riding, fine dining, golf, whilst there are endless opportunities for sight-seeing and exploration.

The properties are easily accessible, being within less than two hours from several airports served by budget airlines. The channel ports are about an eight hour drive away and Gourdon has a mainline station.

The photos 1 - 10 on the website are of the Mill. The rest are of the Gite

More Details

Howard Haslett
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Howard Haslett

I was born in Ireland, as was my wife, but have lived for fifty years in Scotland. Now retired we spend our winters in Haddington, Scotland and summers in France. We have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Howard Haslett purchased this villa in 2001

Why Howard Haslett chose Lot

When our children were little we spent many summers Eurocamping in France. Every year we found ourselves at some time in the vicinity of Cahors and loved the area. Years later my wife and I found Le Moulin and spent two glorious summers there and then learnt it to be on the market. The rest is history.....!

What makes this villa unique

Too many to list!!

Available Rentals

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I ask for an advance of £200 per week at the time of booking, which I retain as a security deposit to cover any damage or extra cleaning to reinstate the property to the condition in which it was received. The full amount is due six weeks before entry


Accommodation and facilities for The Gite in Soucirac, France

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double - 1 large double bed
    Twin - 2 single bed
    Lounge - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Extra beds can be added in either the twin or double bedroom and there is ample space in the grounds to pitch tents if required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • tennis


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

The Gite
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Tipton, UK

Great Base for visiting the Lot and Grottes

  • 5 of 5

We spent two relaxing weeks in the Gite at Le Moulin du Ret August 2010. Very spacious gite, well equipped kitchen, great pool....and a boules court! The Gite was well looked after by very hospitable hosts, Howard and Alix, who offered great advice about the surrounding area, wine and eateries. Have already encouraged elderly Mom and Dad to consider this Gite as it is all on one level, close to local villages/towns/markets and only an hour or less from Sarlat, Rocamadour, Cahors, St Circ Lapopie. Also lots of prehistoric Grottes to visit. We especially enjoyed visiting the vineyards of Cahors to the west, picked up some lovely wines! Ian, Judi and Beth (Tipton, UK)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Rodez, Bergerac, Toulouse, Limoges
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
In Le Vigan
Nearest Ferry
400 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
In Souillac
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Junction 56 (A20)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
In Le Vigan
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: necessary

The nearest shops are four miles away in the pretty village of Le Vigan. a further seven miles away lies the medieval town of Gourdon where you will find banks, supermarkets, fine restaurants and an excellent wine cellar.

Cahors is half an hour away. The Majestic town, lying in a loop of the River Lot, with its famous Valentre Bridge and Cathedral of St Etienne, bustles by day and is lively by night.

Along the banks of both the Lot and the Dordogne are stunning towns and villages, like St Cirq Lapopie, Puy-L'Eveque, Souillac, Beynac and Le Roque Gageac. The medieval towns of Sarlat and Rocamadour are close by.

The Perigord-Quercy region is a gourmet's paradise. Produce from the area - duck, pate de fois, cabecous (small goat's chesses) feature on menus everywhere. The 'black' wines of the Cahors region are renowned. Local vineyards offer tastings and opportunities for leisurely purchasing!

At Le Moulin you may have a quiet holiday, enjoying rural peace, or one full of activity!

Other Activities: Walking, Kayaking


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