|Les Moulins le Manoir||Self Catering||Saturday||6||12||4|
Les Moulins Le Manoir is a beautiful manor house with authentic French atmosphere in an enchanting setting of approximately 4 hectares of private grounds with private carp lake and private solar heated wellness pool (salt i.o. chlorine is extremely relaxing and beneficial for health). Nature, peace, space, privacy and comfort.
The manor can easily accommodate up to 12 people, but also perfectly fits smaller groups. Located in the Limousin at the edge of the Creuse and Haute-Vienne, in South West France near the village of Saint-Moreil in the regional natural park millevaches.
Since September 2015 awarded the classification "meublé de tourisme 4 * ".
I changed the pricing to reflect the declining pound. Please be aware that the pricing basically is in euro, €1750, €1500 and €1200 for the different seasons respectively. I will from now on prepare the contracts in euro, to divert any exchange rate risks.
On the right side of the main entrance/hall is the dining/kitchen with a large round table, built-in antique cabinets and lake views. Behind the dining area is a large open kitchen with all kitchen appliances.
Stove: Induction (5 Stove plates), grill, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee-machine, water boiler, dishwasher, cutlery and tableware, bread machine.
There is a separate utility room with washer and dryer of hotel quality and an extra large fridge and separate freezer.
On the left side of the main entrance/hall you enter the living room with comfortable seating, 3D Smart TV and large original fireplace with woodburner/boilerstove. Also a table with chairs with a view of the yard and the lake.
From the entrance/hall you go with a stately chestnut wooden staircase to the first floor. Spacious, comfortable bedroom with a canopy bed, 2 fitted wardrobes and views of the grounds next to the manor house and the adjacent barn. Next to this room you find a large bedroom with a double bedstead and 2 large fitted wardrobes with panoramic view over the lake. The third bedroom on the first floor has a double bed, wardrobes and also a view over the lake. Next to this room there is a smaller room with a bed.
On the second floor there is a large bedroom with 2 single beds, wardrobes and 2 desks. View of the lake. There is also an spacious bedroom with a double bed, wardrobes and an old-fashioned wooden bed. Bed linen for all beds.
Each floor (3) has a bathroom with sink, toilet, bathtub or shower. On the first floor there is an extra separate shower and an extra separate toilet.
Woodboiler stove and oil central heating.
Boardgames, books, some toys for children. 3D Smart tv with lots of paid films, sports and european and british channels. Cd, dvd. A garden/playroom with dartboard, shuffle board, chess, checkers, badminton, minitennis, outdoor tabletennis.
The wellness pool has just been totally renovated with a new liner (pvc-armée).
The stock of carp in the lake (including 15 Lb) will be added to next March with carp of the sizes 20 x 3 kg, 4 x7 kg an 1 x 15 kg, as well some koi-carp. The fishing rules are that any caught carp must be returned (No-Kill).
The rainbow trout you may catch (200 available) are allowed for consumption, on the bbq if you want. Only tell me what you took so I can timely replenish.
Fishing on the private grounds is not subject to official rules. Outside of course, the many superbe fishing opportunities nearby do require you to have the proper permits.
Further a nearby (5 min) pisciculteur offers a 10 ha lake with a large variety of (big) fish
Carp (no kill regime) and rainbow trout fishing on private lake. Saltwater pool, solar heated surrounded by a spacious terrace, luxurious loungers and umbrellas. View of the lake.
Recently totally renovated.
Beautiful area for walking and cycling.
Next to the great and authentic barn behind the manor you find ample parking area.
The manor can accommodate up to 12 people. Pets on request.
Additional fishing opportunity nearby
Further a nearby (5 min) pisciculteur offers a 10 ha lake with a large variety of (big) fish. For my guests at a reduced rate. f : Etang du Montalétang
Semi-retired civil servant, doing some procurement consultancy on the side, next to projects on the Manoir as well as at home in The Hague. I love France and especially the Limousin, whose unjustified lack of familiarity we use to our advantage. No overcrowded conditions in a beautiful setting with a great summer climate. In the near future we will go with the minicamper to further explore France when we have guests in the house.
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||Unique location in the natural regional park de millevaches, on the slopes of the massif central, beautiful summers, quiet, historic surroundings a.o. templars chapel ruin on 1 km; stones throw from several beautiful medieval cities. 40 km to the city of 'metropolitan' Limoges.|
|Unique benefits of property||Large family house, max 12 people; 3.7 ha of own park garden, 0.7 ha private lake for playing and or fishing carp and rainbow trout; large terraces, own private wellness swimming pool, solar heated.|
Aubusson and Felletin, 2 cities that are commonly intertwined with the art of tapestry. Museums, pleasant typical towns of the Creuse.
Bourganeuf, including the Tower of Zizim (1486) where the Turkish prince Zizim was held captive. Electiciteits museum, golf, Wednesday market.
Beach on the Maulde, also hiking and cycling trails.
The artists' village of Fresselines in the 19th century by painters from Paris. Claude Monet (1840-1926) realized in 1889 in Fresselines his first major series of the river Creuse.
Large lake with water sports.
Wintersport and in the summer enjoy hiking in the mountains.
Limoges is famous for its porcelain. Medieval town center with many restaurants. Cathedral with beautiful garden. Very special station, Limoges-Benedictins, designed by architect Gonthier. Museums, culture, golf.
Beautiful unspoilt countryside to endless walking or cycling.
Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, medieval town, stop on the route of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostella. The homeland of the top cyclist Raymond Poulidor.
The property, pool, lake and grounds are exactly as described, a beautiful secluded farm house in a very rural setting. If you are looking to escape from the world and relax with family or friends then this is the place.
The surrounding area is very relaxed with market towns and small villages which seem to operate on their own timetable. We didn't eat out much as we preferred to make the most of the terrace which runs along the side of the lake (a perfect spot for barbeques) but the local restaurants we did try were great.
The proximity of the lake to the house is a fisherman's dream and it's a great place to pass a few hours with a plethora of wildlife to keep you entertained even if you don't catch anything.. Unfortunately, we didn't see or catch any trout and the Carp were difficult. There is, however, an abundance of Pike (which may explain where the trout have gone!) and they were very easy to catch even when trying to avoid them!
We would thoroughly recommend this house as a place to escape the world!
Thank you Will !
A very nice review.
And thank you too for rebooking for next year,
This property is an amazing place, if you like rural peace and quiet this is it.
House is huge plenty of space rooms are all lovely and clean lots of towels, kitchen has everything you need and there is a spare large fridge and freezer in the utility.
TV was handy internet good but this property is all about the outside, bbq area fab well used long table to seat 12 people under a roof next to the barn.
The grounds are well kept and large, we did have a problem with the pool however it is having a full upgrade and is a lovely shape with parasols and lots of chairs and loungers just to chill out.
Being a carp fisherman I was very interested in the lake it took me a couple days to get in to the carp and once I had cracked the method had fish every day, the owner is adding to the stock of carp so this will be a very nice carp lake once this is done largest fish I caught was 15lb however I have never caught fish that fight like they do in the this lake great fun. Oh and lots of trout too.
To sum up great house well equipped quiet out of the way with a lake on you door step.
We will be going back in the future.
My party included 9 adults and 3 children weather was lovely so had a fantastic 2 weeks, owner helpful with emails, Luke the maintenance guy friendly nothing was a problem.
Super Graeme, thanks for this review. Having dropped some 300 rainbow trout in the lake myself for guests fishing fun, I have never seen them again. Happy to hear that they apparently are still there.. I may start a fishing career myself, if they are BBQ size.
My best, Timen Bousema
There are only two words that come anywhere near to describing this property - Stunning & Fabulous! It was the best equipped holiday rental we have ever stayed in, the bathrooms were beautiful and the beds comfy. It is a bit off the beaten track and although we had four young children with us, we did not find this a problem, as they were having such a fantastic time they did not want to go out anywhere! The grounds are well maintained and any small problems were sorted very quickly. The children loved the lake and island and with enough adult supervision did not pose any risks. All contact with the owner was professionally managed and information provided prior to leaving was very helpful. We were fortunate with the weather, but the house is large and if the weather is not very good, there is a games room in the basement and plenty of quiet places to sit and read or play games. As I sat on the terrace each morning, I would watch the birds swooping over the lake, the kingfishers waiting for their first catch and the coypu's swimming around looking for some tasty vegetation and I never wanted to leave. Sadly though, all holidays must end and real life take over, so I have returned home, but part of me is still at Les Moulins.
Thank you Lynda, I am very happy that you enjoy the house as much as we do! Thank you for sharing your detailed impressions. Kind regards, Timen
We have been holidaying in France for nearly 30 years and I can honestly say that this is the best property we have stayed in.
The setting is beautiful with plenty of wildlife.
The house is fully equipped for 12 with good quality equipment, china etc and was very clean.
The pool was very cold in spite of solar heating and record high temperatures but this did not deter the younger members of our party. Apparently it is being upgraded at the end of the season.
The lake was a constant source of pleasure to us all with a family of coypu, kingfishers and other wildlife. The children also loved the boat and paddle board and we appreciated the provision of lifejackets. Hours were spent fishing but with no success I'm afraid.
For me, the only downside of this property is its distance from shops. Careful planning of menus is required.
All in all, a wonderful holiday home which we are hoping to revisit in the future and I wouln't hesitate to recommend it to others.
Thank you Jennie for the wonderful review.
It is true that for the big supermarkets you have to drive 20km. There are some shops and bakeries closer by, but still only driving distance. As indicated there are some "commercants" amongst which the baker, which visit the house if you ask them to.
We have provided a very large extra fridge and a freezer, to make it possible to shop less frequenltly.
I am glad that apart from this uncontrollable factor, you liked the house.
My best, Timen Bousema