Farmhouse in Le Montechabroulet, Miallet, Nr La Coquille,
- english, french
About Leigh Smith
We are David and Leigh Smith and together with our son Ethan we run our small holiday business in Dordogne, France. We are very active and love doing anything outdoors, especially cycling and love being out and about enjoying the beautiful surroundings and weather.
Leigh Smith purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Leigh Smith chose Mialet
We bought our property in September 2002 on a spur of the moment weekend trip away and we thought it was a great location for offering cycling holidays. Since bringing up our two children and carrying out the renovations on the derelict buildings, we have come to realize what a great place this is for families to come, unwind, relax, have fun and try to live life how we used to when we were younger. Here children still have the freedom to run around and play without having to watch their every move.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Why choose us over the others?? We are at the end of a small hamlet therefore very in a very quiet area. (The marker on the map is not quite in the correct area, we are at the end of Le Montechabroulet)
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Fantastic family holiday
Really good accommodation with excellent amenities and fantastic family facilities. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant on site was a huge bonus. Well located for enjoying the local recreational lake facilities. We would highly recommend!
French Gite Family Holiday
The farmhouse was clean cool and spacious which was great as the temp topped 38 degrees during our stay , open plan down stairs 8 seat dining area Smart TV with English sky free view .
3 bedrooms plus a two bed bunk room 3 bathrooms 4 toilets washing machine dishwasher range cooker private hot tub small private swimming pool larger communal pool table tennis and badminton nets . Leigh and Dave the owners live on site are very accommodating , they also run a small restaurant seasonally on site which is very useful.
Would we stay again yes . It is a good 7 to 8 hour drive from Calais we added that to our holiday by booking hotel rooms on route and return to sample different areas of France which only made it a more cultured experience. If you want a relaxing time with family its great for adults and children alike feels like a family home . Leigh and Dave thank you for our stay with you we hope you have a great summer ,
Adrian , Rachel and the boys
Stay with two young families
We had a great trip to Leigh and Dave's property in June.
The Farmhouse was plenty big enough for 4 adults, two toddlers, one child and a dog!
Leigh made sure stair gates were put up, she supplied two cots and two highchairs for the youngest members of the group. There were also lot of toys and games for the three little ones.
Leigh was excellent in responding to any questions we had (and there were plenty!) and both Leigh and Dave provided us with lots of information when we were there.
The restaurant is being refurbished but Leigh and Dave were still happy to organise pizzas etc. We just ate in the farmhouse as it was so hot when we were there.
There were lots of great lakes and towns to visit within a 20-30 minute drive. The farmhouse is in a really remote location, but we found that was the same with most places we visited whilst across in France. The area was extremely beautiful.
Overall we had a brilliant time and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Perfect relaxing family holiday
The hosts Leigh and David were great, they made us feel at home and couldn’t do more to ensure our stay was relaxing and stress free. All the facilities were brilliant, from a lovely farm house with all mod cons, to a wonderful pool area and great outside space for the kids to run free. The restaurant on site was perfect and proofed a hit for all in our party. We’ll definitely be back to this hidden gem as it has been the most relaxing and stress free holiday we’ve ever had.
Beautiful find and such lovely hosts.
We ended up staying in the owners own property which was amazing, but the farmhouse is beautiful too. Dave has done most of the work himself and is a true craftsman. Nothing was too much trouble. The land surrounding the pwwas stunning, and there is so much to do if you are prepared to drive a few miles. The local lakes are wonderful, if you get to them in the morning you can have the whole lake to swim in by yourself. Pleanty of places around to eat, drink, visit and watch the world. Equally you could stay the whole of your holiday at the property and escape from the rat race. The recent addition of a restaurant is an added bonus, paethe stone backed hand made pizza. This is a place you have to try.
Great place and great holiday!
Excellent standard of accommodation and the pool was very welcome!
Special interest holidays:
This area is very very popular with cyclists, whether you mountain bike or road cycle.
For mountain bikers there are kilometres of off road tracks, passing chateaux, lakes, rivers and fantastic scenery.
For the road cyclist, these quiet, undulating road make road cycling safe and a pleasure to ride, passing through many typical French villages, lakes, rivers and again the views are breathtaking.
Ideal for the family, in Miallet we have a barrage (man made dam), suitable for cycling or walking, this is off road so no worrying about traffic, making it safer for the children. A little further afield we have a modified disused railway track again very popular for families to cycle or walk as it is traffic free.
Although this is a rural location there are many lakes locally with beautiful man made beaches, many have diving platforms, canoes, pedaloes, cafes, toilet facilities and are life guarded during summer months.
Nearest airport - Limoges Airport, 38km (approx 45mins drive) where Ryanair fly from Stansted, East Midlands and Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol. Flybe fly from Southampton.
Due to the location of the property and local attactions a car is recommended.
For driving directions - we will provide written directions on confirmed bookings.
The small village of Miallet is 4km away with a small grocery shop, bakers, butchers, post office, hairdressers, bar/restaurant, church and chemist (English Speaking).
There are larger supermarkets in La Coquille (7km) and Chalus (8km).
Local activities: tree adventure, canoeing, cycling, fishing, go karting, golf, horse riding, ice skating, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, theme parks, walking, wine tasting, velorail, zoo park, many beautiful lakes with beach areas and life guarded in summer months, good restaurants/auberges and traditional markets.
Brantome: known as Little Venice, a historic medieval market town, where the River Dronne surround the towns. With its boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars where you can relax and watch the activities on the rivers. Every Friday morning there is a market. Canoeing is very popular here. Well recommended for a visit.
Limoges: situated on the riverside of the Vienne, with original settlements that date back to roman times, the city is well known for it's fine porcelain and painted enamelware, cultural activities and botanical gardens. The city has celebrated it's 2000th anniversary and is rich in cultural history with many museums, symphonies and theatres. Limoges is best known for it's procelain and china developed in the 18th century out of enamel work which began in the middle ages. Visit the many shops and tour the working factories.