Beautifully restored 12th Century mill set in the picturesque Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne. Chlorine-light outdoor swimming pool (with alarm), 2 large patio areas with patio furniture, recliners and barbecues. A mill stream runs through the secluded gardens, with a mill cascade against the side of the house.The gardens, surrounded by rolling fields of corn and sunflowers, also enclose two tranquil mill ponds. The house is within a few minutes walk of the medieval village of Chapdeuil with its ancient moated chateau. Canoeing/kayaking nearby on the river at the beautiful towns of Bordeilles and Brantome (10 or 20 minutes by car). Lake beaches for swimming and watersports nearby at Lisle, La Jemaye (near Riberac), and at Aubeterre sur Dronne. Golf courses, fishing and horse riding all within a short driving distance. Four mountain bikes are provided for exploring the delightful Perigord countryside.
Kitchen and dining
Downstairs is a large, beamed, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen has a large range cooker with 6-ring induction hob, fridge, microwave cooker, and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar with four stools, as well as a large antique oak table in the dining area suitable for seating 8 people.
The separate utility room houses a large American-style fridge-freezer with cold-water and ice dispenser, washing machine and tumble dryer.
The living area contains a large comfy sofa and chairs surrounding the inglenook fireplace with log burner. There is a large satellite tv (42" screen) with a DVD player and Playstation-3 attached for playing dvds, cds and games.
In a separate work-station area, a leather-topped desk houses an I-mac computer with Wi-fi and printer. The living room windows overlook the millstream outside.
Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms, 2 doubles (one with en suite shower room) and 1 family room, containing two single beds and a double. Two of the bedrooms have access to a sunny balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.
There is 1 en suite shower room as well as a bathroom and separate wc.
There is a log burner in the fireplace in the sitting area and electric heaters throughout the house provide warmth for the chillier months.
There is a good selection of dvds, together with plenty of books and board games, a computer and Playstation 3. A wall-mounted mp3 music system can be connected to i-pods, etc for playing music downstairs.
An additional i-Pod docking station in the garage allows you to play music through the outdoor speakers in the pool area and garden.
Garden and outside
The beautiful outdoor low-chlorine swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers and patio furniture. There is a further patio and al fresco dining area with two barbecues. A mill stream runs alongside the house and through the gardens, which contain many mature trees and shrubs, as well as the mill ponds.
Parking and garages
An oak outbuilding houses a garage and carport. There is also plenty of parking space in the gated drive alongside the house.
Suitable for families or small groups of adults. The millstream and mill ponds make the house unsuitable for very young children and infants (unless constantly supervised).
Information about any additional facilities
Four mountain bikes are provided for guests to enjoy the beautiful countryside and villages dotted around the area.
Many excellent spots for fishing along the River Dronne and the River Euche, which flows past the Moulin.
Close to the beautiful towns of Bourdeilles and Brantome on the River Dronne, both great spots for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Canoe and kayak hire available in many of the nearby towns and villages.
La Tour Blanche 5km
Riberac Friday market
This spectacular market is well worth a visit, being the biggest in the region. Riberac is about 30 minutes by car.
Rock climbing and rambling.
Visit the Paussac centre for rock climbing and rambling - 10 mins away by car.
Beautiful lake beaches for swimming nearby at Aubeterre sur Dronne (30 mins by car) and at La Jemaye near Riberac, situated in the nature reserve of the Grand Etang de La Jemaye in the Foret de la Double.
Considered 'the Venice of the Dordogne', this beautiful town classed as one of the 'Plus Beaux Detours de France' sits on the River Dronne and is about 20 minutes away by car.
Walking and cycling
Follow the signposted walks and bike treks from Chapdeuil (2 mins walk away), or simply explore the lovely countryside around the Moulin by bike - 4 mountain bikes are provided.
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