Self-contained two bedroom apartment in a converted watermill. One double bedroom, 1 twin room. Modern shower room/WC. Well equipped kitchen, with fitted electric hob, microwave/grill, dishwasher and fridge. Electric heating. Private covered terrace with barbecue, free access to the lovely grounds and river. Use of shared swimming pool.English Sat.TV. DVD. WIFI
Situated on the River Menoire in the Dordogne Valley, restored watermill in two acres of parkland with mature trees and shrubs. Next to a chateau. Close to a village but secluded by trees and accessed over a private bridge. Three gites (sleeping 2, 4 and 6 respectively), each with private terrace, barbecues, central heating.UK TV, DVD player WIFI available All linen provided, welcome pack on arrival.Ample parking. Communal swimming pool and garden furniture.
Four kilometres to Beaulieu sur Dordogne,a beautiful,riverside town dating back to the year 855 . There are shops and restaurants with everything available from snacks to serious eating with interesting wine lists.
There are several historc sites and internationaly known sites such as Rocamadour and Goufre de Padirac within an hours drive. fishing, tennis close by, canoeing on the Dordogne river . Lakes with beaches, ( beach activities in season), golf, horse riding within a ten minute drive or have a ride on a steam engine at Martel. Naturaly there are vinyards and wine tasting oportunities.
I moved to Moulin d'Arnac 15 years ago with my husband, and converted the old watermill into gites. Sadly my husband died11 years ago and I made the decision to stay here in this beautiful region of France . I've long had a love affair with France, and visited many times for holidays.I decided that I could offer comfortable and welcoming accommodation to fellow Francophiles. Most of my guests have returned numerous times and I enjoy meeting people from many different countries, all with different stories to tell. I am now very familiar with this region, and able to offer advice and assistance if required. Although I live on the premises, I respect the privacy of guests at all times and welcome families, and pets by arrangement. My own dogs are well-behaved and sociable.
Christine Jubb purchased this apartment in 2002
Quite simply, because this is the most beautiful place in France! The scenery is stunning, the climate is lovely and the locals are friendly. The villages are built of beautiful old stone, with hillsides green with trees and walnut orchards. The Corrèze is nowhere near as well-known as the Dordogne or the Lot, but the department neighbours both of them, and it's easy to visit the main tourist attractions of both departments (such as Sarlat, Lasceaux, Perigord, Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie etc).
The peaceful, tranquil and beautiful surroundings make Le Moulin d'Arnac a very special place to relax. The garden is a haven for wildlife, and many many birds, red squirrels and otters live here. You may well spot eagles, red kites or perhaps some wild deer and boar. The gardens are over 2 acres so there is room to play games or have a bit of peace without intruding on othert guests.
We stayed for a couple of nights and were upgraded to the Millers Cottage. All the facilities you could wish for, set in beautiful private grounds. The owner, Chris, met us on arrival offering a friendly and informative chat over drinks and snacks. The accommodation was comfortable and pleasant, giving us two great nights sleep. Well located only a short distance from the very beautiful Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, steeped in history and character, which also offers a nice variety of dining options and other amenities. Thanks for a lovely stay and we look forward to catching up with you after September when we should get our keys!
Special interest holidays:
Art classes,pottery weaving,felt crafts, machine embroidery may be arranged locally. Individualy or in small groups.
Ten minute drive to lakes with beaches or river for canoes or either for fishing. ( licence required) Mill pond and river on site.
Dordogne Valley (Brive) is 30 minutes drive from the Moulin d'Arnac. Limoges and Bergerac are both approximately 2 hours drive and Toulouse is 2.5 hours away. TGV is available to Brive la Gaillarde. The autoroute is about 20 min drive distant.
Beaulieu sur Dordogne: 4 kilometres. St Cèrè: 15 kilometres. Collonges la Rouge: 10 kilometres. Turenne: 10 kilometres. Curemonte: 8 kilometres. Argentat: 15 kilometres. Rocamadour: 35 kilometres.Brive le Gaillarde 30km
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is our nearest town. Raoul, archbishop of
Bourges founded a comunity here in the year 855 he was so enchanted by the beauty there that he called it" bellus locus" or beau lieu which means beautiful place in English. Don't miss the architecture in the old town. Then there are restaurants and cafe to provide everything from a light snack and a beer to a serious meal with an interesting wine list or have a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit river. Go for a boat ride on the Gabarre,the boats that used to transport wood to Bordeoux to make wine barrels. Be energetic paddle a conoe, have a swim.Go on an organised ramble. Visit on 14th July, see the fireworks, come on 15th ofAugust ,another special day.
There are banks ,Doctors and nurses, shops and just over the bridge there is a supermarket and petrol station