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Cottage in Picturesque Rural Location



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Cottage in Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Haven for Nature Lovers, Close to Local Amenities

Le Moulin has its own lake and stream and is surrounded by woodland so we are in the middle of nature which is perfect for the fauna and flora; we are in a noted area for a large range of orchid species as well as many other beautiful rare plants and the sound of the hoopoe, king fisher and golden oriole is common while lazing in the garden.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are the Povey family - Mike and Val and our 5 year old daughter, Claudia.

We moved to France over 9 years ago in search of a new way of life. We believe in trying to be as self sufficient as practically possible, so have fresh produce from our potager for nearly all of the year and fresh eggs from our free range chickens. We also feel strongly about renewable energy sources, so our hot water is heated by solar and during the winter our heating and cooking system is fired by wood which is all managed on the property. As a last resort, we will use electric when the sun doesn't shine - so there is never a shortage of hot water !

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Speaks English, French

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


A wonderful character cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely lovely first class.decorated to a high standard and very comfortable and homely. Well we did stay 3 weeks!!

We would definitely recommend this accommodation to other people.

It is far better in reality than the pictures would have you believe.

Although in a rural Setting there is more than enough locally to keep you occupied.

Claudia Mike and vals daughter is such a wonderful child it was a real pleasure to meet her. Great hosts and we look forward to returning in the future

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for a couple and dog, plenty of room, good equipment, the welcome was warm and genuine, good walking in the area and very central for lots of chateau visiting, markets and historic towns. Off the beaten track no road noise but only a short walk to restaurant and bar.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Amazing time in picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was a truly French dream. Lovely cottage surrounded by the woodlands, little stream and lake too! All to perfect to describe. First question you will ask yourself when you'll get there will be: "how did they even find did, places like this don't exist"! But they do and you will find it all when staying with Val, Mike and Claudia.

Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating that I would need to write a book to put it all in words. Some hotels should send their staff for training there, I'm sure Claudia would teach them lesson or two! It was a great pleasure to be staying with you guys and we hope to see you soon again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such an amazing review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. It is such a pleasure to know that our guests enjoy staying here and that the service we provide is what they are looking for! We really do hope that you will come back to see us one day as it was so lovely to meet you.
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Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was an absolute pleasure to stay in. It was immaculate and everything you could possibly need was provided. As soon as you stepped outside you were surrounded by peace and quiet but the village of St Saud Lacoussiere was only 20 mins walk away. Our hosts Mike and Val couldn't have been more helpful but never intrusive. We had a fabulous holiday, would definitely return and highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and we do hope that we will see you again in the future.
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Peaceful cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded our expectations based on the Owners Direct website in every way. It's recently converted and finished to a really high standard. A comfortable bed, excellent shower and well equipped kitchen really helped us enjoy our stay. There were a really good range of basic foodstuffs in the kitchen, along with homemade/homegrown produce from the owners when we arrived.

The grounds were beautiful and the hosts welcoming.

The village and surroundings are quiet and rural but with good facilities like the bar and shops, and life guarded swimming in a local lake.

We really enjoyed our week and wouldn't hesitate to come here in future if we were to visit this part of France again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Moulin de Mazieras. It is always good to hear when we have exceeded our guests' expectations. We hope that we will see you again if you decide to visit the Perigord Vert again in the future.
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Peace and perfection

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully fitted out cottage in great location. Very peaceful in the perfect chill out spot. Lots of walks close by and good location for visiting local area. 20 mins walk to local village through wood and fields (don't get lost) where you can eat or sit out and have a beer or two. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is great when our guests make the most of being close enough to the village to take a walk in to enjoy a meal or an aperitif. We hope to see you again if you visit the area.
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From the Owner

After some time of searching for our dream home, we fell in love with the charm of Le Moulin de Mazieras and the surrounding area. We were searching for a tranquil location but not isolated and wanted to be close enough to a typical French village with shops and amenities. The countryside is beautiful and unspoilt and we are lucky enough to see flora and fauna here that has now become rare, if not almost extinct, in the UK.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 54 Kilometres Car: necessary


Limoges airport is 54 kilometres. A car is recommended. 531 kilometres to Caen.


Nearest village (St Saud Lacoussiere) 3 kms, nearest town (Nontron) 15 kms, nearest city (Perigueux) 50 kms. 50kms to Limoges and Angouleme. 20 kms to Villars caves. 30 kms to Brantome.

Further Details:

The lake at St Saud has a beach with sunny and shady areas, picnic tables, life guard (in July and August) and cafe/restaurant. There is also a tennis court, horse riding and fishing facilities close by. A circular walk passes by the property which links to the Grand Randonees of France. The area offers excellent opportunities for keen cycling/mountain biking enthusiasts.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email to confirm the availability of your required dates. 25% deposit (non-returnable) will be required at booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred, but other days by arrangement. Short stays by arrangement. The property will be available from 4pm and we ask that guests depart by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
The price includes the use of all bath towels, bed linen, tea towels, gas, water, electricity & WiFi. Our prices are per week Saturday – Saturday but arrangements can be made with the owners for shorter stays, or long term lets.

During the winter months (November - April) there will be an additional charge of £20 per week to cover heating costs. There is an optional charge of £20 per week during October and May if additional heating is required.

There is a charge of £25 per pet.

Security Deposit:
A security deposit of £150 is required on arrival at the property. (refundable on departure)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

You can enjoy the peace and quiet here, where most of the time all you can hear is nature; the birds and the stream and sometimes the church bells. We are surrounded by woodland and it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet with the reassurance that within minutes you can be in a bar or restaurant catching up on daily French life, while enjoying a coffee and croissant.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • caves
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with large shower cubicle and electric towel rail and hair dryer


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedroom with king size bed, room for a cot if required. Plenty of clothes storage space.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The owners are on hand for any questions, but your privacy is respected at all times. Pets may be accepted but only by prior agreement with the owners. This is a non smoking property. Outside: The property is attached to the owners property and situated within ten acres of private pasture and woodland. The cottage has its own private garden with table and chairs, BBQ, sun loungers, but we invite people to enjoy the rest of the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The use of bed linen and bath towels are included in the booking. The property is cleaned and towels/linen changed weekly.

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