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About Michael Baker
We have a farm near Canterbury. 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 is 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Rural, Quiet and Beautiful
Lovely quiet gîte in a beautiful location.
Perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Really peaceful - get away from it all.
The cottage is beautiful, situated in the middle of forest, meaning it was extremely peaceful and quiet. Just what we wanted. It is extremely well furnished, spacious and comfortable. The American fridge/freezer and range cooker were great.
The pool was fantastic, and very welcome during the extremely hot weather.
Daniel, the live-in caretaker, was the soul of discretion, but always available if needed.
Would highly recommend.
Wonderful gite for the most relaxing holiday!!
The gite is in a secluded position at the end of a long track and is very peaceful set amongst fields and woodland. It's extremely comfortable and well equipped, absolutely ideal for a complete get-away-from-it-all holiday whilst still being in easy reach of many towns, villages, restaurants and activities to please everyone. The pool is an excellent size and for exclusive use by the gite guests, with the most comfortable relaxing chairs you could wish for! If we had any questions or needed anything the friendly, but discreet, owners were on hand as much or as little as we needed. We had a wonderful holiday in St.Martin and have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful property. If, in a year so's time, we decide to re-visit the Dordogne this is definitely be the gite we would want to book again.
Loved our stay
Lovely peaceful spot. Beautiful pool , clean and tidy cottage. Owners close by to help . Would recommend
calme absolu et beaucoup de charme
Accueil chaleureux . A recommander aux couples qui aiment la nature, le silence, les oiseaux, la lumière des étoiles. La propriété se gagne au bout d'un km de sentier caillouteux et dispose d'un bel espace piscine pour la détente après ( ou avant!) les balades.
Bergerac à 15 km et stt Périgueux à 30 km méritent absolument la visite.
Our expectations were exceeded from start to finish, the gite was fantastic with everything you could possibly need, and the pool really did have the wow factor. Clearly lots of hard work and thought have gone into creating what is a perfect location if you just want to chill out in beautiful surroundings with nothing but peace and quiet. I can honestly say its the most relaxed we've both been on a holiday. Michael was very helpful and met us on arrival day after which Daniel, who was a gem throughout was always on hand if you needed anything. Great week and I'm sure we'll be looking to return sooner rather than later. Ron & Karen
Dear Ron & Karen, we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much. Our goal here is to provide the most relaxing break possible; peace and quiet are over-used descriptions, but when you experience the reality of this place, you truly understand what we mean!
We really look forward to welcoming you back.