A well-equipped gite in a stunning location.
- english, french, german
About Heidi Smith
Le Moulin de Pensol is run by husband and wife, Heidi and Nik Smith, together with Nik's brother Guy. The moved to the mill in February 2018 from Norfolk, England, and were delighted with the positive response they got to their first season. Heidi used to work in Nature Conservation in the UK and all three have been astounded by the abundance of nature they have seen since moving to France. Nik and Guy left jobs that they found unfulfilling to try and find a life that was more active and rewarding. With 20 acres and 5 properties to manage, plus a new language to learn - they have certainly achieved that! The Smiths have 5 dogs between them and dogs are very welcome at Le Moulin de Pensol.
Heidi Smith purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Heidi Smith chose Pensol
It's the location that make Le Moulin de Pensol special. When you open you door in the morning you will hear nothing but birdsong and the tinkle of the River Bandiat, which is only a few metres away. Miles of walking, cycling and running tracks lie right on your doorstep. This makes for a perfect holiday because while the energetic members of the family can pursue their interests, everyone else can relax by the pool, have a game of pentanque or sit on the main bridge and watch fish in the river. There is lots to see and do in the area however. Limousin is famous for its food and drink as well as the countryside, and many pretty villages and interesting market towns wait to be explored. And just because you are in the heart of nature, doesn't mean you have to compromise on accommodation. Comfortable beds, new, spotless shower-rooms with powerful hot showers and kitchens equipped for those who like to cook, are available in all Le Moulin gites.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Stroll through the bustling market at Piegut-Pluviers - the largest in the Dorgogne.
Go and visit the amazing caves at Villars and stop off at the gorgeous village of St Jean de Cole on the way home.
Walk from your gite through woods and across streams without seeing a single road and enjoy a meal at the Ferme du Lac. Their wines are very good and the walk home tends to take a bit longer!
Or just stay on site and soak up the French sunshine enjoying the birdsong and seeing how many butterfly species you can spot.