|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, €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.
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.
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.
Thank you very much David for the nice review.
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.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs Bloomfield,
for your very nice review.
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.
Thank you Mr. Notten for the wonderful review!
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.
Thank you Helen for the nice review.