Moulin Du Pit

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4
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Exclusive Recommended Pool Modern Great Value Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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Le Moulin du Pit is an impressive restored 15th Century water mill near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, whilst benefiting from the warmer and drier climate of the Lot.

Thick stone walls, wooden beams, pretty furnishings, geraniums and lush lawns...this is a real home full of charm and warmth. Spacious and comfortable with a superbly equipped kitchen befitting of the hostess who used to be a cookery teacher. When the cook is taking a day off, there is a local restaurant just 500 metres away.

The beautiful gardens provide an attractive setting outside when enjoying the pool or one of the terraces, and can be seen from indoors through the windows like pretty, framed pictures. A stream runs through the vast grounds and under the ancient tower before passing through the surrounding fields of wild flowers (and the occasional deer!) to join the Lot River.

The helpful owners, who keep the place looking immaculate (and are sometimes in residence in their separate home on the estate), love to share plenty of information about the area - local markets, great local restaurants and wineries, canoeing and boating on the lake nearby, as well as little gems like the private chef or food delivery service from the covered market in Cahors, which is only 15km away and steeped in history, beauty and world-renowned wines.

With the Dordogne and the Lot at your doorstep, there is plenty to explore, but staying in and enjoying this lovely home may be even more appealing. A ping-pong table and plenty of games keep the younger ones occupied and the adults can relax knowing that the pool area is completely enclosed.

Le Moulin du Pit is a classic home away from home in beautiful South West France where guests return time and time again.

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What you should know…

  • The owners kindly request that the party leader be 21 years of age or over

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The mill will comfortably sleep 12. However it can suit smaller groups by not using the top floor. It has a large log fire and central heating, which makes it ideal for the winter period and is perfect for Christmas or New Year breaks.

On the ground floor the entrance hall leads into large open plan dining and living room, separated from the kitchen by a stone fireplace. A large oak table is the focal point of the room (sits 20, plus high chair available), surrounded by authentic stone walls, beams and furnishings. French doors open out onto a south-facing terrace. The kitchen contains all the mod cons as well as Villeroy and Boch china, cutlery and glassware. A cloakroom is also on ground floor along with as well as a telephone (for incoming and local calls) and a CD and tape player.

A beautiful open plan staircase with rope handrails leads to the first floor sitting room. The sitting area has comfy sofa and armchairs (plus TV with French and European satellite channels, DVD, video player and VHS cassette collection). There is also a library (with French doors leading out to peaceful covered balcony overlooking the old mill patio), 2 double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and one with an adjacent bathroom. One of the bedrooms is set within the tower, with the most attractive furnishings and its own balcony over the garden and stream. The second bedroom has beautiful views of the rear mill stone patio and the meadow.

The first floor opens up to another staircase with access to large landing and the rest of the accommodation. On the second floor there are 3 further bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and 2 twin single bedrooms. All rooms are nicely furnished with great views of the gardens. There is a large bathroom with bath, WC, hand basin and washing machine and a separate shower room with WC and hand basin.

A final large double bedroom is situated in the tower with an extra adult bed and sofa. All double beds in the house are five feet wide and single beds are 3 feet wide. Two cots and highchairs are available as well as extra beds if necessary. Linen, bath and hand towels are provided.

Outside the south facing terrace is equipped with large teak table and 12 chairs. The terrace at the front of the house contains an old side shot mill and one of the millstones. There is also a selection of garden furniture for use on the terraces and around the brand new private child-safe heated salt-water swimming pool with lockable gates and underwater floodlighting (size: 6mx12m, open approximately end of April to end of September). There are also 10 sunbeds available and a large stone barbecue ideal for entertaining. The generous gardens mean there is plenty of space for games and perfect for children.

The property is accessed by a private drive from a nearby country road. There are bridges over the small River Vert on the far side of the large meadow leading to further fields and walks over our land.

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About the surrounding area of Moulin Du Pit
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The closest airports are Brive-Souillac (85 km), Toulouse (130km) and Bergerac (95km).

The carefully prepared house book is full of useful information.

Local amenities are in Catus (5km) and include restaurant, cash point, newsagent, supermarket, greengrocers, butchers, boulangerie and a tourist office. In Catus there is also a terrific big lake which offers water sports, boating and free tennis courts (remember to bring your own equipment though). There is also an open-air market here every Tuesday and a Michelin star restaurant only 9km away.

Cahors (15km) offers a larger choice of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. It is  a beautiful Roman town surrounded by the River Lot with good shopping, restaurants and twice weekly markets (Wednesday and Saturday). Explore the ancient streets and old buildings and take advantage of the numerous sightseeing opportunities (Pont Valentre, Resistance Museum and the Cathedral). Cahors vineyards also come recommended for wine tasting.

Visit Chateau Caix, loved by the Danish royal family and La Grezette-Cartier family amongst others. The dramatic road by the River Lot eastwards from Cahors through rock features and archways takes you to the fascinating hilltop village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Other recommended places to explore are Sarlat (45-50 min), an ancient market town full of artists and cafes. Nearby you will also find the amazing New Exhibition Centre of the world famous Lascaux Caves as well as the World Heritage UNESCO site of Rocamadour and the underground caverns of the Gouffre de Padirac, visited by boat.

To the south west is Cordes-sur-Ciel (80km) a small hilltop town with chic boutiques and Arts & Crafts shops and some guests may wish to drive to the famous UNESCO Medieval City of Carcassonne (230km).

Local activities include walking/cycling (a range of books of walks in the house and a more extensive range at the local tourist office), several golf courses in the region, boating on the river Lot and the nearby villages that host weekend summer fetes. The Tour de France even passes through this region if you’re here at the right time.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive / Bergerac / Toulouse

(85km / 95km / 130km)

Nearest Ferry Port Calais/ Caen

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Catus


Nearest Town/City Cahors

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant St Denis Catus


Nearest Bar/Pub Catus


Nearest Golf South of Cahors

(36-40 km)

Nearest Tennis Catus


Nearest Supermarket Catus



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.

Click to download your definitive Guide to the Dordogne >>




Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

There is an outdoor games cupboard, boules and a local free floodlit tennis courts.
Bikes are available for hire (delivered and collected).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD


Oliver's Extras

  • Catering available (at extra cost)
  • Food delivery available (at extra cost)

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

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

Event information

Le Moulin du Pit is a great place for Celebrations, Anniversaries or Family Parties because of the spacious reception area leading onto large terraces and grounds.

The kitchen is very well equipped and additional crockery, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes can be provided on request.

The indoor reception capacity is limited to 20-30, inside dining room table seats 20.

The outside wooden table seats 12 and there are two other round tables with chairs which can be added to increase the maximum capacity.

The Moulin is available all year round for special events or family parties and gatherings.

Within the surrounding area there is extra accommodation and B&Bs around Catus (3 miles away) and hotels & B&Bs in Mercues & Caillac (6-7 miles away).

During Christmas & New Year we can decorate the reception area tastefully. We keep a hanging decoration for the large wrought iron chandelier in the main reception area and large garlands for over the open sided fire and doorways along with table decorations.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit For up to 2 weeks rental a sum of £500 is required for 12 persons, thereafter, an additional £50 per person must be added. For periods in excess of 2 weeks an additional £100 per week will be required. The deposit is charged to the client's credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Please note the clearing of linen from bedrooms will commence at 8.30am. However, clients may remain in the house until 10am
Energy costs included? Water and electricity are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels.
Pets welcome? no
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included, however guests are kindly requested to leave the house in a clean and tidy state upon departure.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Insurance Guests are advised to acquire personal and holiday insurance.
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated free of charge between end of April and end of September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end of April to end of September. In October the pool may only be opened on request and if agreed, subject to heating charges.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Heating costs included? Central Heating, when required, is charged at £300 per week and is to be paid to the owner by cheque or bank transfer one week prior to arrival. If requested on site, after arrival, the cost is €350 per week to be paid locally in cash, however, this will not ensure the house is heated on arrival. Logs may also be provided and charged per cubic meter.
Other Ts and Cs Due to the villa being near the river, Local Authority regulations prohibit any tents, camping and caravans anywhere on the premises.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.
Other Ts and Cs There is a surcharge of £150/week for every guests additional guests, including children/toddlers.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 29th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £1,882
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,613
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,543
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £1,613
Apr 17th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £1,882
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £2,543
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 £3,408
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £4,704
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £3,225
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £2,129
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 £1,882
Oct 30th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £1,613
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 £2,543
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £1,613
Apr 16th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 £1,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 29th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €1,953
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,674
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,639
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €1,674
Apr 17th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €1,953
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €2,639
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 €3,538
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €4,882
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €3,348
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €2,210
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 €1,953
Oct 30th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €1,674
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 €2,639
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €1,674
Apr 16th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 €1,953

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 29th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $2,295
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,967
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,102
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $1,967
Apr 17th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $2,295
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $3,102
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 $4,157
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $5,737
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $3,934
Sep 4th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $2,597
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 $2,295
Oct 30th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $1,967
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 $3,102
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $1,967
Apr 16th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 $2,295

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

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The spacious stone built property with many features, the captivating surrounding landscape and stream flowing through the garden

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Visit the charming market of Cahor and the historical bridge le Pont Valentre.
Really eat? Confit de canard.
Really see? The Rocamadour which is one of the Grand sites of France and the Gouffre de Padirac.



  • Fantastic!

    Posted by Saavedra on 28/08/2020

    The house was fantastic, well located, and with a nice owner and team. The pool is amazing

  • Lovely holiday!

    Posted by Adrian on 17/08/2019

    Great space, plenty of room, lovely swimming pool and help on hand if needed!

  • Sorry to leave

    Posted by Jo on 04/08/2019

    We had a lovely visit to Moulin du Pit last week and were sorry to leave. The house was lovely and the local area beautiful, there was so much to do!

  • Wonderful stay!

    Posted by Sacha on 27/07/2019

    We are packing up to go home today and I wanted to say we have enjoyed our stay in your lovely house which has remained pretty cool dispite the high temperatures we have had here this week (up to 41degrees)

  • Amazing start!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 20/07/2019

    We’ve arrived and your house is even more lovely than it looks in photos so very happily sitting round pool

  • Great Stay!

    Posted by Paul on 15/05/2018

    Excellent property. Lovely location. Good facilities!

  • Lovely

    Posted by Katharine on 29/08/2017

    We had a lovely stay at Moulin du Pit from and very much enjoyed the property, the beautiful weather and surrounding areas.

  • A very nice property

    Created on 04/10/2016

    We had a wonderful time in St Denis Catus and enjoyed the lovely weather. Indeed a very nice property!!

  • We all fell in love with the Moulin!

    Created on 11/09/2016

    I at last have a quiet moment to sit and write to thank you both for letting us stay in your beautiful Moulin du Pit. We all fell in love with it - that magnificent tower, the stream running below, wisteria and roses cascading down the walls, nightingales and fields full of wild orchids.

  • A lovely setting

    Created on 05/09/2016

    Just a note to let you know we had a super holiday at Le Moulin. What a lovely setting.

  • A superb venue for a holiday

    Created on 11/07/2016

    Well, we're back in the UK again after having a very enjoyable time at your property. We were very impressed by such a lovely place and so well kept. Once again, thank you for providing a superb venue for a holiday.

  • Thank you for a wonderful week

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2015

    I just wanted to drop you quick note on behalf of our little group to thank you for our week spent at Moulin Du Pit.
    Thank you for your help with the chandelier, it really was not necessary for the housekeeper to have called you. I had really only asked her out of curiosity. Aside from this everything worked perfectly and the various notes and guides around the place meant we all found our way around and very quickly felt perfectly at home. It is truly a wonderful house in the most wonderful setting. We would all have quite happily stayed at least another week!!

  • I fell in love with this place

    Posted by Nancy Russel on 06/01/2011

    We just got home and wanted to tell you how wonderful it was to stay at the Mill. It is probably one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen. Just wonderful. We got rested, enjoyed all the beauty, ate at some great places around and about, shopped and fell in love with this place. Thank you again.

  • Family reunion

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 27/11/2010

    we had such a lovely time in your house. It was perfect for our family reunion.

  • The space was perfect for the kids

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 20/11/2010

    I've been meaning to write for a while to say we had a great time at the Moulin du Pit. The space was perfect for the kids and, when combined with a very welcoming atmosphere, led to a relaxing holiday for all. The generously appointed kitchen proved essential; it is amazing how much crockery 12 people get through!!

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