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Restored And Very Large Old Water Mill, Next To River In 12 Acres Of Land

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Treignac, Correze, Limousin, France - Relax, 'Digital Detox', Get Back To Nature And Sleep To The Sound Of The River

The old mill has been extensively renovated inside which makes it very comfortable. However we have retained the mills traditional French character, using pieces of mill equipment as furniture, lovely stone floors, exposed stone walls and shuttered windows. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, one with a shower, the other with a huge old cast iron bath from a hotel in Paris - perfect for two! The mill has a vast sitting room and equally large kitchen and dining area. Well equipped with a gas smeg range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer the mill is a great place to cook, eat and relax as a family or with friends. Together with its sweeping oak staircase and mezzanine between floors it has a great airy open plan feel, unusual in old buildings like this. There are lots of comfy sofas to curl up with a glass of red and a book. Thanks to underfloor heating, wood burner and huge fireplace it is warm in winter and with it's old stone walls it is cool in summer.


Owner
Simon Peck
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Simon Peck

Hello, and thanks for looking at out house.

Simon Peck purchased this house in 2009

Why Simon Peck chose Chamberet

We have owned the mill for about 3 years. We bought it because we have a young family and are both working, so we know how hard it is to get away from it all and relax. We wanted somewhere totally away from the hectic pace of life, a place where you can see the stars, find mushrooms in the forest, swim in the rivers and lakes and have campfires and bbqs and really relax. We love the friendliness of the local french people, the wonderful food (& wine) and the unspoilt landscape of the area. We've seen eagles, red squirrels and deer around the house and forests.

We have spent a lot of effort making it a comfortable home from home, it has underfloor heating & so is warm in winter and big stone walls which keep it cool, even when it gets up to 30+ degrees in summer. We hope you enjoy it!

What makes this house unique

The biggest benefit of the mill is the huge internal space, and the large open plan layout. Currently it is about 300sq meters of space (with another two floors which we are still to convert!), and the main rooms on both floors are about 15m long. Most properties of this age have small rooms, which make them feel cramped & dark. As the photos show, this is not the case at the mill.

Its sits in 12 acres of land, mostly forest. The property has a river running through it, great for paddling in, but best of all you can catch (and eat) the crayfish which live in it.

The house is out of sight from its nearest neighbours, but not isolated. The postman is the only traffic most days

The local supermarkets are full of wonderful fruit & veg, and of course there are the croissants!

Location

Special interest holidays:

Perfect for mountain biking, riding, walking, canoeing and anyone who wants to get away from it all.

Coast/Beach:

There are numerous swimming lakes (often with beaches) in the region (it is not called the french lake district for nothing!). The nearest is Treignac's Lac De Bariousses, which has a great beach, good cafe/bar and excellent swimming. This is about 12km away (15 mins drive). Further afields (20mins) is Viam, and for the more sporty, Lac De Vassiviere, the largest lake in France offers watersports, and many beaches about 45 mins away.

Travel:

Limoges Bellegarde is closest, about 70 mins away. About the same distance, but the opposite direction is Brive-Dordogne Airport.

Car is essential.

Distances:

Treignac, a beautiful mediaeval village and one of Les Plus Belle Villages De France is 12km / 15 minutes away.

The closest village is Chamberet, with its bars, restaurants and supermarket and is about 9km away.

Further Details:

Placs to visit/Things to do

Uzerche - Very pretty town - about 45 mins from the house.

In 1787, the English writer Arthur Young described the city as "The Pearl of the Limousin," nicknamed because of its picturesque setting, and a name by which it is still widely known today. Built atop a rocky outcrop, surrounded by a meander of the river Vézère which it dominates, Uzerche possesses a rich cultural heritage. First as a centre of influence and an important crossroads fortress under Pepin the Short, the city was also the seat of a powerful abbey and later a Seneschal. This legacy means that Uzerche features castles, hotels and other buildings marked by turrets [1] that were built by the uzerchoise nobility and that can still be seen today, thereby, adding weight to the saying, "He who has an Uzerche house has a castle in the Limousin"

Mont Dore

Thermal Baths - 1, Place du Panthéon, 63240 - Le Mont Dore

Walking - go to Mont Dore, and head towards Sancy (follow signs from Mont Dore - its about 15 mins drive). Puy de Sancy is the largest peak in the Avergne, and dominates the area around Mont Dore. The summit is accessible by a cable car and a short ascent, but without snow, the area just below it is visibly heavily damaged by piste building, and the erosion from huge numbers of tourists. Despite this, the views are worth the trip. If you are up to it, an excellent route to the top ascends from the "preserved valley" to the north east. The full circular route gives a full days hiking of about 14 km distance and 800 m ascent and descent. Free! (unless you take the cable car).

Oradure Sur Glane - Memorial to french resistance/abandoned town

About 1.5/2hrs away - the other side of Limoges from the house - so perhaps

spending the morning in Limoges, and eat there, then head over to Oradure for the afternoon. Address for Sat Nav is the tourist office - Place du Champ de Foire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane. France.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chamberet in Corrèze

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bedroom 1 Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 has a shower, separate WC and sink En-suite to bedroom 2 has a large old cast iron bath (perfect for two!), separate WC and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Childs beds are arranged as bunks
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a kingsize sleigh bed Bedroom 2 has a double bed and two single beds (bunk beds) There is also a travel cot for babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
The building is an old flour Mill, originally powered by a water wheel (sadly long gone). But w've kept and restored some of the original mill equipment which now form part of the furniture. The building has been extensively renovated, but we've kept the lovely exposed stone walls, stone floors, and retained the huge open fire. We have also put in a powerful boiler and underfloor heating, and a big hot water tank. With the two fires and heating going, it is (and stays) very warm, and hot baths & showers are never a problem. The original small rooms have been opened up to give a huge living space over two floors. It has a large mezzanine between the floors and a lovely oak staircase and really is a great place to relax, curl up with a book and a glass of red in front of the fire. For the more active, it's a very rural part of France & surrounded by lots of beautiful lakes (great for summer swims), forests (great for walks and mountain biking) and beautiful medieval villages to explore. Outside: We have a canal which runs adjacent to the house, and a waterfall which tumbles into the lake just meters from the bedrooms, providing a wonderful soundtrack to the nights. There is a river in the garden, where you can catch crayfish in the summer. There is a lake, but at the moment it is undergoing restoration so is empty. The house sits within 12 acres of woodland, giving ample space to explore, pick mushrooms and have bbqs. Please don't expect manicured lawns - the garden has only recently been reclaimed from the forest! There is a table and chairs and a BBQ, you are also welcome to make a camp fire in the garden, but you have to bring the marshmallows! Utility Room: In the open plan kitchen there is a new bosch washing machine and dryer plus bosch dishwasher and a new fridge/freezer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning happens before your arrival, mid stay cleans can be arranged for extra cost and needs to be paid direct to the cleaner. Towel & Linen are not included, but can be provided (€15 per bed, towels €3 per person). Please pay housekeeper direct Other: Downstairs there is another seating area aroudn the wood burner. A comfy chesterfield sofa and two other sofas give seating for 6/7 comfortably. Adjacent to this, in the open plan layout is the dining area with a large dining table suitable for 6.

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A most beautiful property in an outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

This property has all you require including entertainment for children if you have any with you. Very spacious, open plan downstairs and upstairs with log burner and open fireplace to cozy up to and still contains some of the original apparatus of the mill although used in a different capacity. Enveloped in woodland with a river at the bottom of the garden and a nice little BBQ area and steeped in wildlife it was amazing. Certainly plenty of walking or cycling to be had and transport is required if you want to visit further afield. I've had a fantastic time in my own little (big) retreat and relaxed. No TV but CD's and DVDs can be watched, but who needs television when you have got all this on you doorstep to explore. Definitely recommend paying this a visit. I will be back.......

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

The beautiful rustic mill

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful vacation week in the mill, relaxing, hiking and sight seeing. It was a bit more remote that we thought, but enjoyed the peace and calm. Bedrooms are comfortable and clean. Kitchen has most amenities needed - except the oven did not work, nor the corkscrew!!. Well lit! Bathrooms clean and nice! Lots of hot water!! Wood stove much appreciated and needed to drive out the dampness and kept us warm during the wet days and cold nights. Annette, the house keeper came to ensure we had an adequate supply of wood! Much appreciated! The house is beautiful, and the setting picturesque! All of the chesterfields and upholstered chairs need replacing as they are very musty smelling and not very clean, and the house a bit cluttered with toys. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Nicolette. One of the two ovens is broken but being repaired now. I trust you we're able to use the other one. I hope it didn't disrupt your stay. Thanks for letting me know about the corkscrew - we will replace it. And we will get the sofas cleaned - we haven't had this problem mentioned before, so will get it sorted. The toys should be put away in the chest - so will make sure this is done in future. Safe travels. Best, Simon
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5

This property is simply delightful very spacious and furnished with great taste.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most perfect week, the area is heaven and close to great facilities.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely amazing place , huge amounts of space and finished to a very high standard.

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing and tranquil setting, if you are looking for peace n quiet then this is the place .A great place to unwind and recharge the batteries

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A first class property with every thing you need for an away from it all relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

A magnificent building in an absolutely gorgeous location offering peace and tranquillity and the description did not do the home justice! The Mill contains everything you need for your perfect holiday and is in excellent condition, spotlessly clean and no expense has been spared on furnishings and equipment and it sets you up for a wonderful time. We particularly liked the balance of being far enough away from habitation but near enough to dip in and out for essentials and the charming village of Chamberet, a mere 15 minute drive offers more than enough of amenities for your requirements. The larger town of Treignac, offers a little bit more and It is also within striking distance of larger towns and an abundance of local lakes to relax and enjoy a dip. Moulin is very cool at all times even with the fiercest of temperatures and the area is very pet friendly.

We had a fantastic time in Moulin and will be coming again most definitely. Simon and his family have made Moulin very welcoming for a range of parties and for all seasons. A perfect holiday! Excellent instructions, easy to find and help at the end of a phone if required from the in country representative. 10 out of 10!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxation at its best

  • 3 of 5

We have to say that the pictures do not do it justice. What a fantastic place to stay. All mod cons and very clean. Annette the key holder came to visit to ensure that we had settled in and found everything and offered any extra help. If you love the quiet and want R & R then this is the place for you. You can hear the stream from the master bedroom window at night, very relaxing. We would highly recommend it and are looking to return next year with our grandchildren. We travelled the short distance to Tregniac the beach there is very clean and family orientated. An e-mail from Simon, the owner was waiting for me on our return asking if the Mill was to our satisfaction and we have to say that it was above and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chamberet, Correze

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£689
for 7 nights
£689
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£335
for 3 nights
From
£89
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.31
Linen per bed (optional) £13.29
Towels (per person) £2.66
Cleaning £53.17
Refundable Damage Deposit £132.94

Booking Notes:
We ask for 50% up front to confirm the booking.
The balance of payment is required 30 days before arrival.
Payment needs to be made to a french bank account. Details can be provided at the time.
Payment for linen should be made direct to housekeeper.

Changeover Day:
Our preference is Saturday, but if you have different reuqirements, please ask and we will do our best to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices exclude cleaning which needs to be paid direct to housekeeper.
We're happy to accomodate dogs and their responsible owners!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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