Restored water mill in idyllic setting.

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £1612-£4703
Pool: Yes
Type: Watermill
Property Ref: MOU1847

General Description

Only 15km from the Roman market town of Cahors, this restored water mill offers a relaxing and idyllic setting. Surrounded by meadows and woodlands, The property is located on a tributary of the River Vert, flowing into the River Lot. The grounds include 22 acres of landscaped gardens, a small stream, terraces and a 12x6m swimming pool. The 15th century stone water mill has been tastefully restored and furnished while losing none of its original character. The mill has 6 double bedrooms and 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. There are two additional adult beds to sleep 14 and more beds are in storage in the house (plus one cot), if required. It is the perfect property for house parties and celebrations. The property is easily accessible from Toulouse (75 mins) and Bergerac airport (90 mins). Brive airport is also opening soon, which will be even closer. The local village of Catus provides all amenities required for daily living (plus the tourism office)

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: First floor:
2 double bedrooms each with a private 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.

On the second floor there are 2 further bedrooms. All rooms are nicely furnished with great views of the gardens.

A final large double bedroom sits at the top of 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. A cot and extra beds are available if necessary.
Bathrooms: 4 bathroom/ shower rooms, two of the double bedrooms have their own en suite facilities.
Kitchen: The kitchen contains all the mod cons as well as Villeroy and Boch china, cutlery and glassware.
Living Rooms: 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.

A beautiful open plan staircase with rope handrails leads to the first floor galleried sitting room area which 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),
Other Rooms: 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.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Linen is provided. Please bring your own pool towels.
Outside: Outside the south facing terrace is equipped with large teak table and 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 private swimming pool (which has underwater floodlighting). The pool is heated between May and October. There is also a large stone barbecue ideal for entertaining. The generous gardens mean there is plenty of space for games and perfect for children. There is a bridge over the stream within the gardens and more bridges over the River Vert in the meadows.
Additional notes (if any): Should you require any of the following, please enquire at time of booking:
- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

Guest Review:
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…

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €600. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs - Water heating and the use of electricity are included in the rental price. Central Heating when required is charged at cost. Logs may be provided and charged per cubic meter.
Pets are normally permitted, however there is a charge payable on site.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included, though it is expected that the house should be left in a clean and tidy state on your departure. There is no house collection of refuse in France. All waste and rubbish must be taken to the nearest public bin.
Smoking is not encouraged in the property and not permitted upstairs or in the bedrooms.
Insurance - The owners of Le Moulin cannot take responsibility for your personal and holiday insurances which should be obtained by clients independently.

- 12 X 6 meter swimming pool: The pool is heated pool between May - October (Inclusive).

- The weekly supplement above 12 persons is £145 per person.

- Candles: No candles are to be taken upstairs.

Local Area / Activities

The closest airports are Toulouse (130km) and Bergerac (95km). Local amenities are in Catus (3.5km) and include cash point, newsagent, supermarket, greengrocers, butchers, boulangerie and tourist office. There is also an open-air market here every Tuesday. Cahors (15km) offers a larger choice of shops and supermarkets. There is a large choice of good restaurants nearby (see the house book for details). 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. Catus (3.5km) has a lake which offers water sports, boating, tennis courts and the restaurant ‘St Denis Catus’. Cahors is a beautiful Roman town surrounded by the River Lot with good shopping, restaurants and twice weekly markets. 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 – Danish Royal family or La Grezzette-Cartier family among others. Sarlat in the Dordogne (40km) is an ancient market town full of artists and cafes. Cordes en ciel (80km) is a hilltop village with chic boutiques and Arts & Crafts shops. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Toulouse and Bergerac (Over 100 km) Nearest Ferry port Calais/ Caen (Over 100 km) Nearest Village Catus (3 km) Nearest Town/City Cahors (15 km) Nearest Restaurant Catus (3 km) Nearest Bar/Pub Catus (3 km) Nearest Golf South of Cahors (36-40 km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1612
High Season: £4703

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby