Includes delicious breakfast. Grand top floor bright and airy suite in a limestone watermill over the river. The house has a wonderful mix of ancient industrial heritage, eclectic art collection and modern fibre optic internet. The moulin has a large garden and island in the golden triangle of the Perigord Noir in the Dordogne. Located in the small town of Siorac en Perigord, close to Sarlat and Les Eyzies. Great location for Castles, Caves and Canoes.
Top floor of our 17thC watermill (Moulin Nauze) with hand carved beams, five windows which catch both sunrise and sunset, a large double classic French bateau bed and sweet wooden folk painted single bed. There is a dining, writing, painting table and comfortable Henry IV style tapestry chairs, sumptuous antique rugs and room to dance. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine & tea, plus a small wine fridge completely setup for you. The room is 500 sq feet or 149 sq meters. Full of model Trebuchet's that are for sale, along with Dorothy's paintings. Enjoy the large terrace and deck, and chairs in the garden for reading, contemplation, or strolling, the garden is over half an acre. Share the living room and enjoy watching a film in the underground cinema. Ask if you want share our kitchen to cook your own meals. We are happy to make you a Champagne and Chocolate basket for a special occasion, or a welcome hamper of local food. Ask us for details and price.
Enjoy a large garden with places to sit, watch the animals, relax by the river, enjoy a boat trip on the mill pond, a deck and terrace to enjoy your meals. We have a wood fired hot tub, ideal for a cold winter night or a romantic summer evening. The house is located on the Nauze River next door to grocery, pharmacy, hair salons, a spa, and hardware shopping. Within a five minute walk is the train station, patisserie/boulangerie, more restaurants and a swimming beach with a picturesque bridge and kayak and canoe rentals to lazily float downstream. There is also an exercise park, football field and tennis courts within that five minute walk, golf course is a 5 minute drive, ultra light plane rides are at Belvés airport and horseback riding another option within a 20 to 30 minute drive. Short 20 min drive to historic market town of Sarlat or the Pre history museum and caves, in the town of Les Eyzies.
We are fortunate to live here year round and we are here to help with questions about places to visit. All sheets and towels provided. Picnic blankets to take to the swimming beach on request. Tea and coffee in your room. Delicious breakfast provided, often with home baking and fresh eggs from our chickens. Simon is a great omelet maker! Downstairs is a barrel vaulted home cinema for you to enjoy classic French films from our library. Spend an hour after sunset and watch the bats in the garden. We have a bat detector, so you can hear their ultrasonic calls.
*** NEWS*** Moulin Nauze has LPO status as a wildlife refuge. We try hard to manage Mounin Nauze in an 'Eco Friendly' way. Our water wheel produced 2KW of the house electricity and our garden covers over 1,000 sq meters or over half an acre. Planted with vegetables, local flowers and has an ancient willow tree, cedar, poplar and horse chestnut trees. The Moulin is listed with its footprint on the first unified map of France in 1750 and is on all ancient maps of Siorac en Perigord.
We love children and pets. Children will enjoy participating in the feeding of the chickens and geese, and playing with the small chihuahua dog from Hawaii, Hapa. Collecting the eggs and studying the plants, frogs, bats, butterflies, damsel flies, bees, and moths such as the hawkmoth in the garden is great fun. The cats love hanging out with our guests in the garden. The Moulin Nauze has a beautiful working water wheel, bridges to the island, many works of art, antiques, a wide staircase that leads to the top floor from the front door and easy access to the rivers and mill pond. Supervision of children and care by adults is important, as the water wheel and and river are not fenced off. 2 bicycles are available for you to use. The Dordogne river valley has many flat and quiet back roads. All guests stay at the property and use the bicycles or boats at their own risk.
Simon is an award winning Film Editor working for BBC TV and Discovery Ch.
Dorothy is American from Hawaii but grew up in Central and South America. She is a painter, with an international exhibition record and work in several major museums.
Simon is English but grew up in Scotland, a private pilot and has our moulin's water wheel not just running but producing electricity. It had not moved for more than fifty years.
Together they are creating a self sustaining garden adding fruit trees, paths, meadows, bridges, stepping stones in the river, bentwood gates, trellises, arbors, hot tub, a tree house, and special reading and relaxing spaces under the majestic established trees. We have a friendly goat, 2 sheep, geese and chickens in the the house a dog, 2 cats and birds.....come and meet the a ZOO !!!