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Peaceful Dordogne location, nature lovers paradise. Short winterbreaks available

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,528 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

New for 2018... Additional accommodation for 2 in our Shepherd's Hut!!!

Nestling in its own private valley at the the end of a secluded track, lies Le Moulin du Gravier.

Although less than 20 minutes from Bergerac airport and the A89 Autoroute, this cottage benefits from a totally secluded and peaceful location in the tiny hamlet of St Martin des Combes, amongst trees and in its own private valley. the property overlooks a beautiful natural water sourced is visited frequently by a Kingfisher. There is an abundance of wildlife and birds and in summer, many butterflies visit for the wild orchids that thrive in the surrounding fields.

The building itself benefits from being all on one level, making it suitable for people who may have limited mobility and comprises a large dual aspect bedroom with king size bed. Unfortunately both the bedroom and bathroom do not offer sufficient width to allow wheelchair access. The large living area has a well equipped kitchen and a three sofa sitting area with flat screen TV and a wood burning stove. French doors open out onto a terrace with water source and views over paddocks (BBQ provided). The shower room with sink and toilet are fully tiled and benefits from underfloor heating.

The swimming pool is also walled and private with its own solar shower it is exclusively for the use of guests.

The cottage is conveniently situated between Perigueux and Bergerac.



In addition to the cottage, for Spring, there will be a beautiful Shepherd's Hut, situated in a totally separate location, close to the swimming pool. once again totally private and with comfortable facilities: king size bed, outdoor decking with kitchen, hot shower and eco toilet overlooking the surrounding woods. A truly unique experience - why not rent both for friends?

More Details

Michael Baker
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Michael Baker

We have a farm near Canterbury and breed Spanish horses there and have a

Grand Prix dressage rider in residence. We share our time between both the farm and our home in France. Our passion is nature, wildlife and peaceful surroundings. We love searching local markets for antiques and artisan food producers. We also are involved in the local animal rescue centre in Bergerac and have two rescue Weimeraner dogs that Louise trains and uses for displays at dog charity events, to help promote re-habilitation of unwanted dogs.

Michael Baker purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Michael Baker chose Saint-Martin-des-Combes

We first came to the Dordogne 20 years ago, camping and then self-catering and discovered this lovely area after renting a house nearby. We bought the house in 2000, it was love at first sight! For us, the location was perfect; quiet and private, although it has needed a lot of improvements, we feel it our own piece of paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

The Moulin du Gravier's unique position is itself truly special; the tranquillity and peace in this hidden valley just has to be experienced.

The swimming pool is for the exclusive use of our guests and is a real sun trap, benefitting from a solar shower and luxury sunloungers with shades. It has lovely views across the valley and forests and is totally private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-des-Combes in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Walk in shower. Underfloor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Dual aspect overlooking private terrace and a natural water feature. Secluded view over owners fields.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful Dordogne location, nature lovers paradise. Short winterbreaks available
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful little cottage with everything we could need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the moulin du gravier, it's in a beautiful secluded spot with an amazing pool area. Michael and Louise were on hand in the big house to help us out with any problems and they were great hosts. We also loved meeting their dogs! Thank you so much for an amazing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Georgie & Lewis, Thank you for your lovely, positive review. We were so happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us and we'd be delighted to welcome you back. We wish you every happiness in your future together.
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Beautiful gite, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in St Martin Des Combes for a week as part of our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. The property is beautifully decorated, clean and modern, but with beautiful character features throughout. The terrace at the back has its own little stream and has a view over open fields. We had lovely evenings sitting out there watching the moon come up and enjoying the total peace and quiet. The pool, which was ours exclusively, was a wonderful bonus and we spent many afternoons lazing in the sun on the loungers there. St Martin des Combes was a great base to explore from, we visited Bergerac, Chateau de Monbazillac, Rouffingnac Caves, Limeuil and kayaked from Vitrac and Beynac. All come highly recommended. Michael was a brilliant host and had great ideas and recommendations for days out. We would thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay and enjoy the Dordogne. Peter and Eira

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Gite in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and relaxing. Owners very helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to all!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah and Paul Thank you for your review,we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Best wishes, Michael and Louise Baker.
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Tranquil and a little gem

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Louise were the perfect hosts and after finding the house down a long an secluded drive what a wonderful setting with small streams around the property. The accommodation was fantastic it was comfortable and all the comforts of home, oh and thank you for the bottle of wine. The pool was great an ideal space to enjoy the sunshine and dip in the pool. The area has some great places to visit, markets in Bergerac and plenty of places to walk. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this beautiful cottage/gite.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un gîte charmant et un hôte très accueillant

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cet agréable gîte. Le propriétaire nous a très bien reçus (merci pour le vin et le champagne!), il était à l'écoute et très soucieux de notre bien être. Même si sa maison est juste à côté du gîte, nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous! La piscine privative fut particulièrement appréciable... mais l'eau était un peu trop froide à notre goût (environ 19°C). Petit bémol également sur la connexion internet qui n'est pas très bonne et le fait que la télévision n'offre aucune chaîne française... Idem pour les quelques DVD a disposition : pas de VF, ni de VOST... Mais Michael a promis de s'en occuper! Merci encore à lui pour sa gentillesse, nous recommandons chaleureusement son gîte :)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Peter Bertschy

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes Gäste-Steinaus, gut ausgestattet, sehr ruhig gelegen, Natur pur, so richtig zum Abschalten und erholen. mit geheiztem Schwimmingpool. Man muss mobil sein, nächster Einkaufsladen ist ca 5 km entfert.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Stunning location, easily accessed from our property, offering free and knowledgeable wine t...
Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
J C Lambert, St Georges du Montclard
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Chat Perche
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-des-Combes, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
29 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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