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House to Ancient Watermill

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

Situated in the Limousin area of France, this fully restored property, parts of which date back to 1696, stands in peaceful countryside, with a private lake and around 2 acres of land bordered by the river Brame.

The stone built timber framed property,which can be rented as either a 3,4 or 5 bed holiday home, features oak beams together with traditional Limousin staircases.

The property has been sympathetically renovated to give the following accommodation, and can be rented as either a 3,4 or 5 bedroom property ( prices quoted are in all instances for THREE BEDROOM LET) 4 & 5 bed let prices on request!

On the ground floor there is a lounge/diner (seating 10), a fully fitted kitchen and a small lounge with DVD & Video players.

On the first floor (3 bed let) there are 2 twin bedrooms,a double bedroom (with shower) and a bathroom with bath,shower,toilet & basin.

The second floor (5 bed let) comprises 2 further bedrooms both with en suite shower-rooms.( not included in 3 bed let but can be rented for a supplement of £200 each).

Outside there is a Kiwi vine covered terrace, leading into well kept gardens and playing field,( A full badminton pitch is available from June to September & an all weather table tennis table is at the guests disposal).

There is a small fishing lake of approximately 1/2 acre with some good size carp.

There is also a covered 9 metre swimming pool, which can be fully opened in good weather.

There are numerous paths around and through the woodland which borders the property, with walks for the whole family.

Overall the property is the perfect location for the totally relaxing holiday.

Please note :- Photographs non- contractual

Not suitable for people with certain disabilities!

More Details

Property Manager
George Lambert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About George Lambert

Born in Yorkshire in the North of England. Moved to the South in 1969 for work. Spent my working life in a sales environment, finally owning my own business in the disability market. Now enjoying retirement (working twice as hard now) and sharing our bit of paradise with others.

George Lambert purchased this house in 2000

Why George Lambert chose Bellac

Having looked for a holiday property in France for a number of years, we stumbled upon Moulin Treillard by accident. We fell in love at first sight, and when the opportunity to retire early came we grabbed it with both hands, this was in 2002.Since then as a labour of love we have renovated the 300 year old mill to be our main residence. we then renovated the house as a gite, adding a further two en-suite bedrooms, at present we are converting one of the barns into a two bed cottage which we hope to be completed in 2017.

What makes this house unique

The property is situated in a wooded river valley, totally secluded from the outside world, nearest neighbour 400 metres away.

There are numerous walks through the woods and lanes, there are a number of swimming lakes nearby, with tree climbing courses & adventure trails.

In summer we provide a full badminton pitch, table tennis,swimming, football in the field, and of course the French national game of petanque (boules)

The property itself is our ' little piece of paradise' which we share with all things natural, to date we have not had one person not be astonished by its secluded situation & outlook. We believe that it is impossible to spend more than a couple of days here and not be 'chilled out' It really is 'Total Relaxation',but don't believe us! come and see for yourselves?.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great Hospitality, complete relaxation, totally different to back home in Canada!

Would love to come again when time permits.

Thank you very much
Jul 2014
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3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

House to Ancient Watermill
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 7 reviews

Holiday paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a find, beautiful large accomodation and gardens set in amazing surroundings.

The pool is spot on and as it was very hot during our stay it was perfect for cooling down.

The owners are delightful and most helpful, also a change of linen half way through our stay was a nice touch and v welcome.

10/10 Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice compliment! It is always good to find a group of people who appreciate what we have here! sometimes with the pace of life nowadays you need a reality check!! it is very important in this "age of technology" to realise that not everything enjoyable has to come with buttons!! Great set of people more than welcome to return, and thanks for your kind comments
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  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property to rent. A beautiful setting to watch the buzzards, kingfishers and herons flying. The stream running past the property has many fish and crayfish to catch. Lizards scurry around the place making you believe you could be further south. The surrounding area is fabulous. We enjoyed walks around the woodland, watching the horses and deer scampering about.

The house is well maintained and well stocked - everything you need is provided and if their is something else you need the owners are very accommodating. A bonus of our stay was when Christine provided clean bedding and towels (we were so used to have the same ones on for the duration of our stay it was much appreciated during the hot weather we were lucky to have).

George and Christine are wonderful. They offer advice about the area and places to visit. They are on hand when needed. They were brilliant with the children and generous with the occasional treats.

The pool was fantastic. Lovely to cool off in and kept well maintained and cleaned regularly by Christine and George.

Local attractions to visit include the haunting Oradour-sur-Glane, the zoo at part ray out, the city of crocodiles (have a go at feeding one), the Isle of serpents, the lake at pardeau, the capital Limoges are all in easy reach along with many medieval cities to see. The abandoned village at Montrol-Senard is beautiful. For those wishing to travel further afield the Puy du Dome volcano range can be reached in a few hours.

We would recommend this to anyone wanting a holiday away from it all, want to spend quality time with the family watching fabulous wildlife. We will return here, when we've been to other regions of France yet to be discovered.

A massive thank you to Christine and George for helping to make this a holiday to remember.

Jane, Mark, Joel, Oliver, Eryn, Arnie and Iris Wells (age range 3 - 71)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great compliment! It is very pleasing to know that what we have tried to achieve here is appreciated! We believe that it is necessary for people to fully relax during their holidays, as life now seems to be run at a very stressful level! We are so pleased to have made the whole families holiday so enjoyable!. We will be so pleased to have them all return sometime in the future Thanks for being the perfect guests!!
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het is het allemaal net niet.

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Wat een tegenvaller is dit huis, de plaatjes en omschrijving geven een mooi beeld maar kan niet tippen aan de werkelijkheid.

Bijen in de slaapkamer, sporen in de wc, spinnenwebben echt overal terug te vinden als je het raam opendoet moet je je een weg door de spinnenwebben banen, muizenkeutels op het keukenblad en de bank. Riool lucht in een andere slaapkamer, denk je 2 bedden naast elkaar te schuiven sta je in een berg stof, slaapkamers zonder gordijnen.

een tv kamer waar de stank niet te harden is. Wel een geweldig nieuw tv systeem. VHS is weer helemaal in.

Dan maar afkoeling zoeken in ons privé zwembad. Oh dat is jammer, geopend van 10.00 tot 18.00 uur. Het zwembad licht direct aan het terras van de verhuurder. Hierdoor voel je je helemaal op je gemak als je wilt gaan zwemmen, gelukkig hebben ze ook visite, die vinden het ook leuk als je gaat zwemmen.

Dit huis is het duidelijk niet, na 1 dag zijn we opgelucht dat we hier weg mogen. Om deze teleurstelling weg te nemen willen we nog een last minute boeken. Oh ja, dat lukt ook al niet. De beloofde wifi heeft geen ontvangst en van de verhuurder mochten we het toch al beperkt gebruiken. Ook dit stond natuurlijk niet in de omschrijving.

Klacht neergelegd bij verhuurder en Homeaway maar ja, die kunnen hier natuurlijk niets aan doen.

Mocht je toch geld en vakantiedagen willen weggooien dan is dit huis een echte aanrader, succes verzekerd.

Patrick Vreugdenhil

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You cannot please "all the people all the time" in 10 years of renting the gite this is the first time we have encountered someone like this? Since his departure we have had a group of 12 (6 adults +6 children) a family of 4 and at the moment a family of 6! all of which have thoroughly enjoyed the property and its surroundings, whilst at the moment there are no further reviews posted we do have written messages of thanks from all of these people!!1 (copies of which are available on request) Needless to say most sensible people when coming to the countryside would expect to encounter the odd insect and also the occasional countryside smell, it is after all part of life!!!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Hilaire La Treille
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
La Souterraine
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
St Armand Magnezieux
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

From the UK by Ryanair into Limoges then either taxi or hire car

By Train into either Le Dorat or La Souterraine.

By car from A20 motorway junction 23 take direction Bellac then after about 3km after long straight road and left hand bend take D63 direction St Hilaire then after about 2 km immediately after crossing the river Brame turn right onto C14 s/p Moulin Siquet, pass this moulin then over crossroads The Moulin Treillard is some 400 metres on the right.

Limoges- centre of Porcelaine industry in France

Oradour-sur-Glane - moving monument to WW2

Lake St Pardoux - Swimming beach,water sports and tree climbing activities.


Rates & Availability

Saint-Hilaire-la-Treille House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

Arrivals after 4 pm.
Key pick up with owner.
Copy of holiday insurance required.
NB Rates shown are for 6 person occupancy in all instances
For 10 persons (5 bed), add £400 to rate shown.
For 8 person (4 bed) add £200 to rate shown
For each adult 1 child under 12 receives a reduction of 25% off average price.
Supplement for en-suite rooms ( 3 & 4 bed let) £100 per room.
25% Deposit is non-refundable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Saint-Hilaire-la-Treille House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Outdoor Toilet to swimming pool
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , En- suite shower room to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Shower enclosure in bedroom 1
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En- suite shower room to bedroom 4
  • Note, All full bath/shower rooms also include washbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Also has shower cubicle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Has en-suite shower/bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Has en-suite Shower/Bathroom
  • All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard, with most of the quilt covers being hand made on site.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All you would expect from a holiday home with the priority being on relaxation!!!

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