Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, (Sleeps 1-2) & 2 bedroomed apaprtme
- english, french, A little French is spoken !
Heather & Rad are fun loving South Africans who realized a dream by ourchasing this 17th Century Mill in South West France in 2001 as a second home. They love everyting French and try to spend ss much time as possible there in between running their business in Johannesburg and travelling to different parts of the world for business and pleasure. The Ancient old Mill is a passion, they work tirelessly upgrading, redecorating and improving. making this a very special home from home.
Heather purchased this Barn in 2000
Why Heather chose Cazillac
We fell in love for this 17th cent. mill because of its unique architecture and the potential it offered. The beautiful stone it is built from, the surrounding water and established secluded garden surrounded by open fields and woods. We loved this area because it is so green and lush with many interesting things to do and see. Each village is more beautiful than the next with castles, churches,caves, markets and historical sites all within a short drive, cycle or walk. In addition to all this... the 'cuisine' of this region is famous and one can dine out on foie gras, confit de canard and other Quercy delights wherever one goes in the area.
What makes this Barn unique
We enjoy the peace and tranquility of our property but never feel isolated becasue of the close proximity of the surrounding villages and friendly locals who always welcome us with an inviting wave and smile. The cuisine and gastronomic delights a real attration in the many local restaurants in the surrounding villages. This area is great for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. We enjoy the many historical sights as well as the geographical places of interest like caves, rivers and lakes close to us.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We stayed in Blanc. The accommodation is one of the very best we have ever stayed in with everything you would need to make your stay a home from home. Such a tranquil setting and the accommodation is so comfortable. Perfect in every way. Fresh fruit, bread, milk, cheese and local wine on arrival - and fresh bread and croissants delivered to our door for our first breakfast, Lovely touches. Thank you to Heather, and especially to Fiona who was so lovely and helpful. Such a perfect place - we will definitely stay again. Thank you from Sheila & Hedley :) xx
Hello Sheila & Hedley, thank you for your wonderful review!
We are delighted that you not only enjoyed the accommodation in "Blanc" but also enjoyed exploring the beautiful local area, delicious food and many tourist attractions close to the Moulin de Malecoste, Rocamadour, Collonges la Rouge, Martel, Loubresac, Turenne etc. it really is a very special part of France.
Thanking you again and we certainly do hope that we can welcome you back soon.
Absolutely loved our stay in Blanc - beautiful location, quality accommodation and the best welcome! We will be back!!
This was the perfect get-away, very comfortable and very tastefully decorated with all the comforts we needed. Although a little out of the way, there are many interesting and beautiful places to see within a relatively short drive, so well located in this respect. Fiona was very helpful when we arrived and happily showed us around and although Heather was not in France at the time, she also kept in touch to ensure everything was OK. Everything including the Wi Fi worked very well, we even lit the log fire, not that we needed the heat as radiators work well. All in all, a fantastic beautiful property and hopefully we will be back to stay sometime soon.
We had a really relaxing and stress free holiday in this beautifully and tastefully converted barn, made even better by the generosity and friendliness of Heather, Rad and Fiona. It was very special indeed, the best self catering place we have ever stayed in, having everything we needed and more. We thoroughly recommend it and are already planning a return trip. Thanks again all.
Hello Gill and Glyn,
Thank you so much for your great review it is much appreciatedand we are delighted that you had a good rest and enjoyed the accommodation as well as the surrounding area.
We are sure that it brought back wonderful memories visiting the places like Rocamadour, Collonges la Rouge, Martel, Turenne and others that you had already visited so many years ago.
We loved having you grace our little spot with you relaxed presence and it was awesome that you made the best of everything and felt relaxed and comfortable as if It was home from home!
We also thank you and appreciated that you left “Blanc” so neat and tidy on your departure.
We would love it if you came back, you are welcome any time!
PEACEFUL LUXERY IN THE DORDOGNE COUNTRYSIDE
After many years renting properties in Europe, Blanc is by far the most well-appointed and comfortable home we've come across. Fiona met us as we pulled in the driveway, showed us around the house, and helped us get settled. There was a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine to welcome us. During the course of the week we heard from Fiona and Heather, the owner, checking in to see if our needs were met. We celebrated a wedding anniversary during our stay, and the day of our anniversary there was fresh bread and croissants outside the door, along with a bottle of Champagne!
This region of France is very beautiful and unspoiled; there are so many historically significant sights within a short drive. Some days, however, it was hard to pull ourselves away. The surrounding property of Moulin de Malecoste is as lovely and picturesque as any bucolic French country painting you could find. This was our second trip to the Dordogne, and we hope to return again one day.
Thank you for your great review! we are delighted that you not only enjoyed the accommodation in Blanc but also that you explored the many historical sights, such as Rocamadour, Castelnaud, Collonges la Rouge, Sarlat as well as the beautiful countryside around the Mill. we do hope that you will visit us again!
A really special place
An absolutely beautiful gite, in a small complex. The Blanc apartment is an absolute delight for two. We work hard and so want to have really excellent holidays when we can make them and this absolutely hit all the right notes. Big spaces, excellent equipment and a renovation/ decoration done with taste and flair. The building manager lives off-site, but she is there to ensure you have everything you need on the first evening and a 'welcome pack' of fruit, bread, cheese and wine - as well as to provide a friendly face! We speak fluent French, but she will arrange bookings at restaurants, provide advice and recommendations for the local area and generally act as your 'guardian angel' while you're there. The owners are friendly and you get great communications with them! The other buildings are beautiful - great setting! - there are a couple of other gites on site, but they're well spaced, so we imagine either good for an extended family get together, or fine if you're just renting one of them. Beautiful gardens, fantastic local places to visit, and lots of restaurants in easy driving distance. We'd recommend this place for couples looking for a bit of 'us' time in really comfortable surroundings.
Thank you for your explicit and warm review!
We are so delighted that you enjoyed you stay in "Blanc" and found it spacious, comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated. We really try our best to please our guests and provide an experience of the highest quality.
It is wonderful that you relaxed and enjoyed the food at our local restaurants and also visited the many sights that this area has to offer all with in easy reach of the Moulin de Malecoste.
Villages close by are Martel, Rocamadour, St Cere.