Le Moulin Charmant

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5
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Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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Le Moulin Charmant is a beautifully converted mid-nineteenth century mill house bordering the Auvézère river just outside Hautefort in the Dordogne. It stands within 4 hectares of grounds and gardens in stunning countryside dotted with historic towns and villages.

This impressive conversion has resulted in a charming and beautiful home full of beautiful, personal touches, perfectly combining comfort and style. It offers a large traditional, well-equipped kitchen with dining table and spacious sitting area.

In addition, there is a wonderful covered terrace ideal for BBQs and outdoor eating. There is also a cozy sitting room with huge log burning stove and a large barn is attached to the end of the Mill, with table tennis and plenty of room for fun and games.

The Mill has a gated and heated outdoor swimming pool with charming pool house with balcony.

To make your stay both memorable and more relaxing the non-resident English speaking housekeeper is available to arrange additional services such as Cordon Bleu meals, a fridge stocking service, hampers, babysitting and maid service. Complimentary White Company soaps are provided in the bathrooms.

Located in the outskirts of the gorgeous traditional village of Toirtourac and just a few minutes drive from the lively town of Hautefort with a delicious boulangerie, a restaurant and bar as well as sport facilities, the Chateau is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Dordogne region.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the nature of the vast grounds and the small canal, small children should be supervised.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Fully fitted kitchen
- Dining area
- Sitting room with log burning stove
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and outdoor terrace
- Separate bedroom with bunk bed

First Floor

- 2nd Bedroom: twin room with own bathroom
- 3rd Bedroom: four poster room with own shower room

Top Floor

- 4th Bedroom: double room with extra single bed, en-suite bathroom and A/C
- 5th Bedroom: twin room with en-suite bathroom and A/C
- 6th Bedroom: single bed and separate W.C.

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool with child-safe gate (12m x 6m, depth 0.8m-2.2m)
- Pool house
- Covered terrace
- Large barn area perfect for roller blading and indoor games
- Table tennis, boules, darts, croquet etc.
- 4 hectares of grounds and gardens

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- A/C in 2 rooms
- Table tennis
- Boules and Croquet
- Mobile Charcoal BBQ
- River Fishing (no rods provided)
- British TV
- Sunbeds and Parasols
- Outdoor dining facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Moulin Charmant
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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Just 3 km away is the village of Toirtourac, with its beautiful monastery, restaurant and bar, charcuterie shop and an award winning boulangerie.

The magnificent Château and town of Hautefort is 6 km away and also offers charming restaurants, bars and shops as well as all-weather tennis courts which are free to the public. Many of the local towns have charming weekly markets.

Le Moulin Charmant is just over an hour’s drive from Bergerac Airport and Limoges Airport. Bordeaux Airport is two hours away.

Upon arrival, you will be provided with all the necessary information regarding the local area including arranging bike hire, a useful and fun way to explore the French countryside and the surrounding villages.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(85 km )

Nearest Village Toirtourac

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Hautefort

(6 km )

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Nearest Golf Domaine d'Essendieras

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Non-Resident English Speaking Housekeeper

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 available at this property:
Our lovely English speaking housekeeper is happy to offer the following services at additional cost by prior arrangement.

- Private chef
- Shopping supplies and arrival meal by prior arrangement
- Celebratory Hampers
- Extra Cleaning / laundry / ironing
- Babysitting
- Cooking demos and tours or the local area

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 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay 5 nights from October-April excluding the Christmas, New Year's and Easter.
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? Outside only. All butts to be removed or additional cleaning fee applicable.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings/Stag/Hen parties not allowed.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that the pool is open May to September. Open at the owner's discretion before and after this period.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 30th 2019 £1,788 £2,484
Mar 30th 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 £1,788 £2,258
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 - £2,547
Apr 15th 2019 - Apr 22nd 2019 - £2,926
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 - £3,112
Apr 27th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - £2,484
May 4th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - £2,608
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 - £3,299
Jun 15th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - £3,610
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - £4,482
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - £5,477
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 - £3,610
Oct 1st 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 £1,788 £2,484
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £1,788 £2,484
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,788 £2,484
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - £3,610
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £1,878 £2,609
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £1,878 £2,371
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 - £2,673
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 - £3,072
Apr 18th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - £3,267
Apr 25th 2020 - May 4th 2020 - £2,609
May 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - £2,739
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - £3,464
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - £3,791
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - £4,706
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - £5,751

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 30th 2019 €1,953 €2,713
Mar 30th 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 €1,953 €2,466
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 - €2,781
Apr 15th 2019 - Apr 22nd 2019 - €3,195
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 - €3,399
Apr 27th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - €2,713
May 4th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - €2,849
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 - €3,603
Jun 15th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - €3,943
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - €4,895
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - €5,982
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 - €3,943
Oct 1st 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 €1,953 €2,713
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €1,953 €2,713
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,953 €2,713
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - €3,943
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €2,051 €2,849
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €2,051 €2,590
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 - €2,920
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 - €3,355
Apr 18th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - €3,569
Apr 25th 2020 - May 4th 2020 - €2,849
May 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - €2,991
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - €3,784
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - €4,141
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - €5,139
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - €6,281

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 30th 2019 $2,206 $3,065
Mar 30th 2019 - Apr 6th 2019 $2,206 $2,786
Apr 6th 2019 - Apr 15th 2019 - $3,142
Apr 15th 2019 - Apr 22nd 2019 - $3,609
Apr 22nd 2019 - Apr 27th 2019 - $3,840
Apr 27th 2019 - May 4th 2019 - $3,064
May 4th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - $3,218
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 15th 2019 - $4,070
Jun 15th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - $4,454
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - $5,529
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - $6,758
Aug 31st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 - $4,454
Oct 1st 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 $2,206 $3,064
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $2,206 $3,065
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,206 $3,064
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - $4,454
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $2,317 $3,219
Mar 28th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $2,317 $2,925
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 - $3,298
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 - $3,790
Apr 18th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - $4,031
Apr 25th 2020 - May 4th 2020 - $3,219
May 4th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - $3,379
May 30th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - $4,274
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - $4,678
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - $5,806
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 - $7,096

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since March 2016

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The secluded situation and the wonderful atmosphere of the house and grounds. It has the river L’Auveze running past the house and its own private Island with poplar avenues and fabulous Bamboo woods. Enchanting.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
There are many interesting and historic places around the Mill which are bursting with fascinating stories. The local village of Hautefort houses the most magnificent Chateau, where in the 17th and 18th centuries there were many historical events. The Mill itself we are researching and hope to find out much more about it. It was built in 1868 and has been very sensitively converted into a fabulous house by an English family who lived there for 35 years.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Not since we have owned it. Not Yet!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

We have a drawer full of recommendations, lots that we have done and others that have been recommended to us. Hautefort is a must and only 5 minutes’ drive away (with the magnificent Hautefort Chateau, gardens and charming village (restaurant called Le Troubadore is fab).
Le Crouzille Fois Gras Shop and farm up the hill (walk or bicycle ride away) is definitely worth a visit and the award winning Boulangerie in Tourtoirac (3km) a must. Perigeaux (30mins drive) has a medieval part of the city and is beautiful and full of fascinating buildings, wonderful shops and restaurants.  There is a great evening market there on a Wednesday or Thursday (check before visiting).
There are truly wonderful gardens to visit within 45 mins (details in the house). Local kayaking is popular and can take you passed the house on the other side of the island.
There is a wonderful racecourse within an hour in the beautiful town of Pompadour situated on the town’s Chateau land with beautifully kept grounds.

Really eat?
We have tried many local restaurants and some further afield. They vary in price and quality but we have a recommended list in the house. The area is famous for Fois Gras. It’s definitely worth trying. We love it!

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Do explore the immediate area as well as further afield. There are wonderful walks and many small, enchanting hamlets and villages to discover. Definitely use the Tourtoirac award winning Boulangerie for your bread and pastries. There isn’t a great deal of English spoken locally but it is fun to try out your French and everyone is very friendly. Body language and guess work seems to work well!

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Reviews

  • Amazing time at the Moulin

    Posted by Fiona on 02/08/2018

    Spacious, very well equipped, beautifully presented, attractive interior. Very good dining terrace as well as an excellent kitchen. Lovely grounds, very good pool and pool toys and river on the doorstep. Delightful and helpful housekeeper. Convenient for local village and local town. An altogether gorgeous family holiday home.

  • Marvellous Property!!!

    Posted by Mary on 20/07/2018

    The property was all we hoped it would be - it had a very homely feel and there was plenty of space for everyone to find their own corner and a pool to meet up and have fun together. Despite very hot weather, the house was welcomingly cool inside

  • Amazing!

    Created on 19/07/2018

    I have been meaning to write to you since our return at the weekend. We had a thoroughly lovely 2 weeks at Le Moulin Charmant. The property had the perfect homely feel that I had been hoping for. It suited our guests of the first week (adult siblings/friends), as well as the second week with the family (including 4 young children). There was somewhere for everyone to retreat to for quiet time, and lots of communal areas for meeting up to eat and drink or swim. There was nothing to fault, and Rebecca was the kindest and most helpful housekeeper that one could want. The weather was very hot but we could all find shady spots to while away the mid day sun, and the outside eating area off the kitchen for supper/BBQ was the place we all loved spending time, so much so that we were hardly tempted to eat out at all.

  • Little slice of heaven on Earth!

    Posted by Camilla from London on 27/04/2017

    Le Moulin Charmant really is a little slice of heaven on earth... Our group ranged from 2 to 80 years old and everyone loved it equally. The house has been thoughtfully and beautifully decorated and feels like a much loved home rather than a bland holiday let. We found all the bedrooms well laid out and very comfortable, each having it's own bathroom was an added bonus as we were a full house. There are plenty of large seating areas both inside and out where everyone could be together, but if someone felt like a bit of time out (aka a snooze!!) there was always a quiet shady spot to be found - swaying in a hammock by the river being one of the favourites.
    There are loads of things to do on site if you can drag yourself away from the sun beds in the beautiful gardens (table tennis, badminton, swimming, plenty of games and puzzles etc.), or you can hop on a hired bicycle and explore the stunning countryside and pretty villages nearby, or make an early morning dash to the award-winning local boulangerie! We found charming local towns, Chateaux and gardens to explore, and delicious restaurants nearby as well. Rebecca the housekeeper is lovely and very helpful, and can provide yummy food if required. Basically, I can't recommend Le Moulin Charmant highly enough, and will definitely be returning to this idyllic spot as soon as I can!

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