Le Vieux Moulin

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

After searching high and low for their dream Dordogne home, upon seeing Le Vieux Moulin in the glorious sunshine, the owners immediately knew this was the one! Once a crumbling paper mill in idyllic surroundings, it was restored to a stunningly beautiful place to stay.

As soon as you cross the little bridge over one of the two rivers which encircle Le Vieux Moulin, you know you are in an incredible setting. Surrounded by forests, countryside and the sound of the flowing rivers backing on to the gardens, this is rural life at its best in the heart of the Couze valley, just south of the Dordogne river.

Step inside and be amazed at the high standard of renovation of this former paper mill and farm, some of which dates back to the early 17th Century. With a nod to the home’s historic past, many original features have been beautifully restored alongside a contemporary and minimalist vibe with stylish furnishings and sleek décor.

Downstairs the living room, dining space and modern kitchen with its original terracotta floors offers comfort with warmth from the wood-burning fires on cooler days or doors opening up to the gardens as summer approaches. Upstairs there are six ensuite bedrooms, including an impressive master bedroom with its very own bathtub standing grandly in the room.

Outside in the gardens you can find welcome shade under a tree, laze on a hammock with a good book, enjoy a game of boules and table tennis or simply relax on the pool terrace by the inviting heated swimming pool, whilst listening to the river flowing. As evening approaches, dine to the sound of hooting owls on your covered terrace by the summer kitchen and barbecue and enjoy long evenings with fine wine, food, family and friends.

Despite this rural idyll, it’s only a five-minute drive to the charming local village with a well-regarded restaurant and the ruins of an abbey which hosts concerts in the summer. You are also only a 5-minute drive or 35-minute walk through the beautiful countryside to Beaumont-du-Périgord with its pretty shops, restaurants and a wonderfully atmospheric night market in the summer where you can feast and drink wine with locals.

The Dordogne river is just a 20-minute drive away where you can picnic by the riverside or hire canoes for a lovely trip out. Picture-perfect villages within easy reach include Limeuil, Trémolat, La Roque-Gageac and Domme.

Closer to home, Monpazier is only 16km away, thought to be one of France’s most beautifully preserved villages. Not forgetting Bergerac, within half an hour with its medieval architecture and unmissable Maisons des Vins.

In one of the most picturesque regions of France, the Dordogne also offers wonderful hiking, horse-riding, cycling and golf. Not to mention some of the country’s best food markets which are held across surrounding villages and towns. Pick up local cheeses, breads, cakes, foie gras and canard to take back to your beautiful home for an authentic Dordogne experience.

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What you should know…

  • The beautiful gardens are encircled by a river and surrounded by forests – please do note that the grounds are not enclosed.
  • The caretakers may be present during your stay in the adjoining house with their own separate entrance and own private spaces. They value guests' privacy whilst being available should they need them. When not at the house, they live locally and are contactable if needed.
  • Stairs lead down from one of the bedrooms to a small kitchen and lounge, however access to this is usually closed off. If you would like this space to be made available to you (subject to a supplement), please enquire.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Dining room with doors opening out to the gardens
-    Kitchen, well-equipped and including wood-burner
-    Living room (via step) with fireplace, TV and DVD player and doors opening out to the gardens
-    WC

First Floor

-    5 x bedrooms with super king-size double bed (can be split into a twin) and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with super king-size double bed (can be split into a twin), free standing bath in the bedroom and separate WC

Additional stairs from one of the bedrooms lead down to a small kitchen and lounge area, however access to this is usually closed off. It can be opened on request, subject to a supplement. Please enquire for further details. 

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12mx6m, depth: 1.4m) with pool safety alarm. Open 25th May to 28th September.
-    Sun loungers and hammock
-    Covered outdoor dining area with sink, fridge and gas barbecue
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Gardens (unenclosed, leading to rivers and forests)


-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Wood-burners (wood provided)
-    Wi-Fi
-    Smart TV and DVD player
-    DVDs and books
-    Board games
-    Pool inflatables
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Le Vieux Moulin
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The setting of Le Vieux Moulin is just idyllic – it’s on an island in the Couze valley encircled by two rivers, accessed via a little bridge and surrounded by forests and countryside. Yet it is only a 5-minute drive to the nearest village, a charming place where you will find a lovely bistro by the ruins of a beautiful abbey, where summer concerts are sometimes held.

The bastide town of Beaumont-du-Périgord (5km) is just a little further with restaurants, pretty shops and galleries. In the summer there is a wonderfully atmospheric night market on a Monday evening where you can sit on long-wooden tables, choose your food from one of the street-market traders and buy local wine to enjoy, there is even some dancing too. The most energetic of guests can stroll across the countryside to reach Beaumont-du-Périgord in around 35 minutes - it is a beautiful walk.

The Dordogne region offers endless activities for all ages from golf within half an hour to horse-riding, hiking and cycling across the magnificent countryside.  Some of France’s most wonderful food markets are held across surrounding villages and towns where you can pick up amazing fresh produce such as local cheeses, breads, cakes, foie gras, canard as well as fruit and vegetables and there is also some superb wine-tasting across the region.

You are just a 20-minute drive to the glorious Dordogne river in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin where you can hire canoes, enjoy leisurely picnics or follow the river and explore some of the idyllic riverside villages such as Limeuil (20km), where the Vézère river meets the Dordogne and Trémolat (22km) with its Michelin starred restaurant. Further east are some of the Dordogne’s most famous attractions such as Beynac-et-Cazenac (40km) with its famous chateau, La Roque-Gageac (45km) and beautiful Domme (48km), officially one of France’s most beautiful villages.

Another one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, Monpazier, is only 16km away, a bastide town dating back to the 13th Century and thought to be one of France’s most beautifully preserved villages. Issigeac (20km) is also worthy of a visit, especially on a Sunday morning when the bustling market takes place.

Not forgetting Bergerac (32km) with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons des Vins and the famous town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (50km) with its maze of medieval lanes, lovely squares and amazing restaurants specialising in cuisine of the Perigord.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac


Nearest Train Station Couze/Bergerac


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Intermarche


Nearest Town/City Monpazier/Bergerac


Nearest Golf Golf de la Forge



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Across this region there is a wealth of family-friendly activities from horse-riding, cycling and of course canoeing along the Dordogne river.

There are some wonderful chateaux and pre-historic caves to explore across the Dordogne and a hot-air balloon ride is a magnificent way to see the landscapes of the beautiful countryside.

More adventurous families will love Parc en Ciel (30km), set in 16 acres of woodland. The River Lede runs through the park and there is also a small lake, tree-top adventure area, a natural swimming pool, mini-golf and a children’s playground.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Plastic crockery
  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Waterfront


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and mid-stay cleaning and change of linen for stays of 2 weeks or more also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, pets will not be allowed upstairs or on any of the furniture.
Changeover day Saturday approximately end-May to late September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately end-May to late September. 5 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax French Visitor's Tax included.
Other Ts and Cs The caretakers may be present during your stay in the adjoining house with their own separate entrance and own private spaces. They value guests' privacy whilst being available should they need them. When not at the house, they live locally and are contactable if needed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £6,344
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,395 £4,752
Dec 21st 2024 - May 24th 2025 - £7,516
May 24th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £3,834 £5,367
Jul 5th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - £6,344
Sep 6th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 £3,834 £5,367

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €6,983
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,736 €5,230
Dec 21st 2024 - May 24th 2025 - €8,273
May 24th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €4,220 €5,908
Jul 5th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - €6,983
Sep 6th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 €4,220 €5,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $7,466
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,995 $5,592
Dec 21st 2024 - May 24th 2025 - $8,845
May 24th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $4,512 $6,316
Jul 5th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - $7,466
Sep 6th 2025 - Dec 24th 2025 $4,512 $6,316

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Extremely nice house

    on 08/08/2020

    Extremely nice house. Very stylish inside, exactly to our liking. We loved the pool area where we would hang out extensively. The kids (10, 8 and 6 years) had plenty of fun. The house is very remote and this is what we were looking for. There is plenty of opportunities to shop small stores (bakery, butcher, local products etc) and also a supermarket within 5 minutes drive. Plenty of restaurants within 5 - 15 minutes driving distance.

    Rebecca and Greg were great. They live in another wing of the house which helps if you need help or want to know about the area. But if you don't need them you won't see them, they are very respectful to your privacy.

  • A Rural Idyll in France!

    on 20/08/2018

    What a privilege to stay at this property! The owners have transformed a decaying old paper mill into a wonderfully light and spacious 5-star gite with a design and vision that has remained faithful and respectful to the building's industrial heritage. It is so peaceful here and the beds are so comfortable. We can give it no better complement than that our 15-month-old son, Louis slept through for the first time!! Our 5 year old Tullah, has loved exploring the 14 acres with the owner’s walkie talkie whilst radioing back to Mummy at base camp. Grandma and the children have had jousting competitions in the pool with the inflatable unicorn and crocodile. And in the local village, we had an amazing meal at the local table. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating to us high chairs, baby cot and other baby accoutrement were all to hand and yet there were times when we hardly knew they were staying in the adjoining property such was their desire to give us privacy. We adored this place and we hope in time to bring our children and their Grand-Mother back and make some more wonderful memories in this rural idyll.

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