Manor house, pool & carp lake for holiday - US003910

Saint-Moreil (20km from Bourganeuf), Creuse, Limousin Reference: US003910 Advertiser since: 24 December 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Moulins le Manoir Self Catering Saturday 6 12 4

About this property

Stunning Manor on 8 Acres with Private Carp Lake. This villa is in a rural setting.

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, €2000, €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.



Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.
Towels (24)


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

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

Next to the great and authentic barn behind the manor you find ample parking area.

Visitor suitability

The manor can accommodate up to 12 people. Pets on request.

Information about any additional facilities

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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Troc
Distance: 20 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, rainbow trout etc.
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Moulins le Manoir private lake, on site, + etang de montaletang 10ha lake, nearby (paid)

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bourganeuf
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme de Fantouillet, Bujaleuf
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km


Name of nearest resort: Le Mont Dore
Distance: 135 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostella at Saint-Leonard-de Noblat


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave de Noblat at Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Timen Bousema

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.

The Owner Recommends

Aubusson en Felletin

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.

Lac de Vassiviere

Large lake with water sports.

Le Mont Dore

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.

Parc Naturel de Millevaches

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.

15 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.1
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 7.9
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.7 / 10 Cheesman group 20 September, 2019

The place had a TIMELESS, heavenly paradise feeling about it. The weather was perfect. We were able to eat all our meals in the fresh air and sit out until long after dark in our shorts. The silence surrounding us was astonishing. We were far from roads or the sounds of traffic and the air was so fresh and clean. I usually suffer with allergies and they completely disappeared here.

We all woke up feeling happy and fulfilled every day. The manor house was wonderful - three floors with spacious rooms and comfortable beds, four bathrooms, a nice family room with books, games and TV, as well as a huge kitchen. The large kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use and included a dishwasher, electric stove and large coffee maker. There was also a utility room with large freezer, fridge, and a washer/dryer.

We enjoyed sitting up by the pool and taking dips in the lovely salt water. There were nice loungers up there and big umbrellas that offered plenty of shade in the heat of the day. We also enjoyed the lake with its funny little island and rope suspension bridge. The rowboats added to the fun and the guys enjoyed fishing.

One day we hiked through the woods, into the nearest town where there was an adorable elf-house made out of a tree stump, and a pretty little church. Very sweet.

This was the best holiday we've ever had and we can't wait to go back again. We are recommending Le Manoir to everyone we know.

Owner response

Thank you Timothy for the wonderful review. I'm happy that you, like so many other guests, share our admiration for the place and its setting.

9.3 / 10 HughAdams 1 September, 2019

Six of us including my twelve year old son have just enjoyed a superb week at Les Moulins Les Manoir. From the gasps of amazement on arrival realising that this was to be our base for the next week to our heading off and waving Saint Moreil goodbye we had a wonderful time. The setting is terrific with the lake providing fishing and short walking opportunities and the pool just right for a cooling dip. Inside the house everything we wanted was there and easy to find. We self catered and found the kitchen and utility room really easy to use. Nearest towns are worth a trip and supermarkets provide everything you might need. Really highly recommended for up to 12 any time of the year.

Owner response

Thank you Hugh for the wonderful review.

10 / 10 Ernest 11 September, 2018

Les Moulins was in a superb setting, tranquil with lots of space The amenities at the property were perfect for a family holiday and well thought out. The pool was in a lovely position, full sunlight all day with shade if needed. The lakeside seating area was exactly what was required for outdoor meals or just sitting watching the wildlife around the lake. The owners description did accurately describe the setting and property.
The property was clean on arrival and everything that one needed for a comfortable stay was provided. Small details like maps, binoculars etc. The kitchen diner was extremely well set up with utensils, crockery, glasses and appliances.
The bedrooms were of a good size but none had en-suite facilities There were adequate showers/bathrooms which had to be shared. This did not inconvenience us as we were a family used to some sharing.
The games room had a range of activities if one found the time.
There really were no immediately local amenities. There was a restaurant a few kilometers away which provided simple buy good local dishes. The nearest village for bread and provisions was Peyrat.. This again did not bother us as the villages where you could find a baker or supermarket were in themselves interesting and wort a visit.
The carp fishing was obviously good but the trout were elusive. Given that we were there in mid August with high water temperatures this was not surprising.
Overall we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Les Moulins.

Owner response

Thank you very much David for the nice review.

10 / 10 Mark Bloomfield 10 September, 2018

Dear Mr Bousema,
We have just returned from a fabulous family hoilday at your house .I would like to express how delighted we all we're with the comfortable and well equipped accommodation. We all enjoyed the pool and fishing ( my husband was very plesed with his catch of 6 carp to 14lb) as well as the games room .We were very lucky with the weather, we found Dominique very friendly and helpful ,dispite the langauge barrier .We would highly recommend your lovely house for a relaxing holiday set in beautiful surroundings, in a scenic part of France.
King regards
Bloomfield family

Owner response

Thank you Mr. and Mrs Bloomfield,
for your very nice review.