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.

11 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 8.9
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 7.4
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.2
9.8 / 10 Ton Notten 15 August, 2018

Idyllic and romantic. Comfortable and fully equipped.

Les Moulins le Manoir in St.-Moreil deserves only one classification: excellent. We have spent two wonderful weeks there. The environment is idyllic and romantic. A wide variety of trees and other plants can be admired in the park-like landscape. And then that rest. Here it is still very quiet and during the evenings, thanks to a darkness that can hardly be found anywhere else in the Netherlands, you can admire a beautiful starry sky.
The pool was a godsend during the very hot days in late July and early August. On comfortable sun beds and under the shade of the umbrellas - in our opinion it should have been one more - was to enjoy the good life.
And then the house itself. Even during the hottest days, it stayed nice and cool inside. The interior has been restored with dedication and taste, respecting the character of the house. It was good to sit in the stylish sitting room where the TV with accessories especially at the youth deduction found. The bedrooms and the wonderful beds provided peace that after tiring days. There was nothing to criticize in the bathrooms. The kitchen is undoubtedly the showpiece of the house. Never before did we encounter such an extensive collection of equipment, kitchen utensils, crockery and glassware. Sublime.

Owner response

Thank you Mr. Notten for the wonderful review!

8.2 / 10 Goslings 28 July, 2018

We had a lovely week at Les Moulins Le Manoir. The house is spacious, clean and well equipped - even a tea pot - often French holiday homes don't provide one! All the family (6 adults) tried their hand at fishing - only one carp was caught and returned, otherwise just small roach which we returned to the lake. The pool was kept clean by the Caretaker who came every morning. The nearest supermarket is about 20 minutes drive, so we tried to stock up to save lots of trips, so the large fridge and freezer were useful. We had a relaxing break, soaking up the sun, swimming and fishing - I would definitely recommend Les Moulins Le Manoir if you want a relaxing and peaceful holiday. We took a trip to Auphelle (25 minutes drive) where there is a large lake. During high season there are pedalos and other water sports available. We enjoyed lunch at a lakeside restaurant and took a scenic drive around the lake. Saint Leonard de Noblat was about 20 minutes drive away where there is a Carrefour Supermarket and an Aldi. We also found a pleasant bar/cafe in the centre for drinks and coffee.

Owner response

Thank you Helen for the nice review.

8.3 / 10 Nick M 15 July, 2018

Timen’s place is well equipped and beautifully located. We spent a week as a family of 9, 6 adults and 3 kids. The kids loved the pool and fishing for small roach in the lake. The adults enjoyed relaxing on the terrace and fishing for the carp in the lake ( elusive!). The location is a bit remote but the surrounding countryside is beautiful and the local villages charming. We would highly recommend Timen’s place for a week away from it all.

Owner response

Thank you Nick for the nice review.

9 / 10 Tanya 11 August, 2017

Our second visit and glad we returned.
Lovely house and grounds, very peaceful and quiet.
Children loved boating and waterboarding on lake.
My parents loved watching the wildlife.
Well stocked kitchen, comfy beds.
Friendly and prompt responses from owner, good welcome pack.
Marked down local amenities as 30 mins drive to town but depends what you are looking for, we wanted peace and quiet so it was perfect for us.