Le Vieux Moulin

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Sleeps: 6 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool 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 immediatley knew this was the one! Back then it was a crumbling paper mill in idyllic surroundings, yet after months of passion and dedication they have restored it 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. The sixth bedroom (available only when booking for up to 12 guests), is part of a lovely apartment which has its own downstairs living space and could be ideal for visiting grandparents or friends. 

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’re also only 5km from 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.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that only the 12-guest prices include the use of the apartment
  • The apartment bedroom can also be accessed from upstairs in the main house and if the ground floor of the apartment is not needed it can simply be shut off
  • The heated swimming pool features a black pool liner and has full-length steps on one end and the same depth throughout
  • The beautiful gardens are encircled by a river and surrounded by forests – please do note that the grounds are not enclosed
  • The owners live in the adjoining house with a separate entrance and own private spaces. They value their guests' pivacy whilst being available should they need them.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

1)    House and Apartment including 6 bedrooms (12 guests)
2)    House Only including 5 bedrooms only -  (6-10 guests)

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

-    4 x double/twin bedrooms with super-king size beds and ensuite shower rooms
-    Double/twin bedroom with super-king size bed and freestanding bath in the bedroom and separate WC

Apartment Interiors (included in 12-person rate)

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living-dining room with wood-burner, TV and DVD player
-    Open-plan kitchen corner, fully-equipped
-    Outdoor terrace overlooking the river

First Floor

-    Double bedroom and ensuite shower room 

The apartment bedroom can also be accessed from upstairs in the main house and access to the downstairs of the apartment can be shut off if it is not needed.

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12mx6m) with full length steps on one end, same depth throughout, black liner and pool safety alarm. Open from the end of April until the end of September
-    Sun-beds and hammock
-    Covered outdoor dining area with sink, fridge and gas BBQ
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Gardens (unenclosed, leading to rivers and forests)

Facilities

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

Location

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 (6km) 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 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(29km)

Nearest Train Station Couze/Bergerac

(12km/30km)

Nearest Village

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarche

(5km)

Nearest Town/City Monpazier/Bergerac

(16km/32km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Forge

(25km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers 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

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available

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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome Pack including wine, beer, water, bread, cheese, fruit, butter and kitchen essentials plus bio and non-bio washing tablets
- Honest skin-care toiletries
- Owners live on site to help with restaurant recommendations, places to visit etc

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Simple meal on arrival if arriving late
- Specific requests for extra items in the welcome pack on arrival
- Private chef
- Private wine tastings by appointment 

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 to be paid to the owner by bank transfer 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 clean on Saturday 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? No.
Changeover day Saturday from June to September. Flexible during all other months.
Minimum stay 7 nights June to September, 6 nights during other months and 5 nights when the 6-guest prices apply (March to May).
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that only the 12-guest prices include the use of the apartment. On certain dates, prices for 6 - 10 guests are available.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is open from approximately end-April to end-September (with other times on request only). Cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Heating costs included? Please note there is no central heating. However, wood burners and logs for the fire are provided.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 - £3,086
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 - £4,458
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 £1,715 £2,400
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,715 £2,400
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - £5,388
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - £5,780
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - £5,388
Sep 28th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 - £3,086
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - £4,458
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 £1,715 £2,400
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 £1,715 £2,400

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £3,086
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 £4,458
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 £2,743
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,743
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £5,388
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,780
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,388
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £3,086
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 £4,458
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 £2,743
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 £2,743

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £3,086
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 £4,458
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 £3,086
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £3,086
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £5,388
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,780
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,388
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £3,086
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 £4,458
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 £3,086
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 £3,086

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 - €3,387
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 - €4,892
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 €1,882 €2,634
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €1,882 €2,634
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - €5,913
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - €6,343
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - €5,913
Sep 28th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 - €3,387
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - €4,892
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 €1,882 €2,634
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 €1,882 €2,634

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,387
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 €4,892
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 €3,010
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,010
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,913
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,343
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,913
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,387
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 €4,892
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 €3,010
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,387
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 €4,892
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 €3,387
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,387
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,913
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,343
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,913
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,387
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 €4,892
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 €3,387
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 €3,387

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 - $3,734
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 - $5,393
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 $2,075 $2,904
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,075 $2,904
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - $6,519
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - $6,993
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - $6,519
Sep 28th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 - $3,734
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 - $5,393
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 $2,075 $2,904
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 $2,075 $2,904

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,734
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 $5,393
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 $3,319
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,319
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $6,519
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,993
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,519
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,734
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 $5,393
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 $3,319
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 $3,319

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,734
Dec 21st 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 $5,393
Feb 29th 2020 - Apr 16th 2020 $3,734
Apr 16th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,734
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $6,519
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,993
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,519
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,734
Dec 19th 2020 - Feb 27th 2021 $5,393
Feb 27th 2021 - Apr 15th 2021 $3,734
Apr 15th 2021 - May 18th 2021 $3,734

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A Rural Idyll in France!

    Posted by Michael M. 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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