|Moulin de Lapouze||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
Beautifully restored 12th Century mill set in the picturesque Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne. Chlorine-light outdoor swimming pool (with alarm), 2 large patio areas with patio furniture, recliners and barbecues. A mill stream runs through the secluded gardens, with a mill cascade against the side of the house.The gardens, surrounded by rolling fields of corn and sunflowers, also enclose two tranquil mill ponds. The house is within a few minutes walk of the medieval village of Chapdeuil with its ancient moated chateau. Canoeing/kayaking nearby on the river at the beautiful towns of Bordeilles and Brantome (10 or 20 minutes by car). Lake beaches for swimming and watersports nearby at Lisle, La Jemaye (near Riberac), and at Aubeterre sur Dronne. Golf courses, fishing and horse riding all within a short driving distance. Four mountain bikes are provided for exploring the delightful Perigord countryside, as well as 2 kayaks for the more daring who wish to explore the nearby river Dronne.
Downstairs is a large, beamed, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen has a large range cooker with 6-ring induction hob, fridge, microwave cooker, and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar with four stools, as well as a large antique oak table in the dining area suitable for seating 8 people.
The separate utility room houses a large American-style fridge-freezer with cold-water and ice dispenser, washing machine and tumble dryer.
The living area contains a large comfy sofa and chairs surrounding the inglenook log fire. There is a large satellite tv (42" screen) with Playstation-3 player attached for playing dvds, cds and games.
In a separate work-station area, a leather-topped desk houses an Imac computer with Wi-fi and printer The living room windows overlook the millstream outside.
Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms, 2 doubles (one with en suite shower room) and 1 family room, containing two single beds and a king-size double. Two spare fold-up guest beds are provided as well as a cot. Two of the bedrooms have access to a sunny balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.
There is 1 en suite shower room as well as a bathroom and separate wc.
There is a large log fire in the sitting area and electric heaters throughout the house provide warmth for the chillier months.
There is a good selection of dvds, together with plenty of books and board games, a computer and Playstation 3. A wall-mounted mp3 music system can be connected to ipods, etc for playing music downstairs.
An additional i-Pod docking station in the garage allows you to play music through the outdoor speakers in the pool area and garden.
The beautiful outdoor low-chlorine swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers and patio furniture. Two pool chests contain various pool toys and inflatables. There is a further patio and al fresco dining area with two barbecues. A mill stream runs alongside the house and through the gardens, which contain many mature trees and shrubs, as well as the mill ponds. A large comfortable hammock on one of the lawn areas lets you while away the hours in the sun.
An oak outbuilding houses a garage and carport. There is also plenty of parking space in the gated drive alongside the house.
Suitable for families or small groups of adults. The millstream and mill ponds make the house unsuitable for very young children and infants (unless constantly supervised).
Four mountain bikes are provided for guests to enjoy the beautiful countryside and villages dotted around the area. In addition, there are two kayaks that guests are welcome to borrow and take to the nearby River Dronne.
Many excellent spots for fishing along the River Dronne and the River Euche, which flows past the Moulin.
Close to the beautiful towns of Bourdeilles and Brantome on the River Dronne, both great spots for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Canoe and kayak hire available.
La Tour Blanche 8km
This spectacular market is well worth a visit, being the biggest in the region. Riberac is about 30 minutes by car.
Visit the Paussac centre for rock climbing and rambling - 10 mins away by car.
Beautiful lake beaches for swimming nearby at Aubeterre sur Dronne (30 mins by car) and at La Jemaye near Riberac, situated in the nature reserve of the Grand Etang de La Jemaye in the Foret de la Double.
Considered 'the Venice of the Dordogne', this beautiful town classed as one of the 'Plus Beaux Detours de France' sits on the River Dronne and is about 20 minutes away by car.
Follow the signposted walks and bike treks from Chapdeuil (2 mins walk away), or simply explore the lovely countryside around the Moulin by bike - 4 mountain bikes provided.
If you looking for luxury with a peaceful setting, then this is the place. The home is set in a beautiful area in it's own grounds. The owners have obviously taken care to make sure you have everything you would need and more. The house is fully equipped for all our needs inside and out. On arrival we could see that we were in for a great week. The house was very clean and ready to start our holiday. The directions given were spot on and easy to follow. Great place for families and for couples. Pool had all we needed and was warm throughout the day. Kids loved watching sunsets then waited to watch bats in garden or balcony. Would love to go back again and hope to soon.
Had a lovely holiday here. There was an issue on arrival but the owners of the property did their very best to remedy the problem as soon as possible. If you’re looking for peace and quiet in a rural retreat, that gives you total relaxation and a place to absorb the local French way of living, I would thoroughly recommend this retreat.
A lovely country hideaway on the edge of a small village - peaceful and quiet.
The facilities were good and home-y and generally I highly recommend it.
property is exactly like the pictures. Moulin is very clean, it is well cared for and the grounds are gorgeous.
the owners are very helpful and respond quickly to any questions you may have.
we would certainly recommend this property to friends/relations.
retaurants in village are good, and there are local butchers and bakery and super markets a short ride away.
the property is peaceful and the setting is lovely, if your looking for a complete rest to pass your days in the sun and the pool then this is it. beautiful.