Historic French Holiday Rental with swimming pool, within walking distance to restaurants and shops.
This fantastic home has a big heart, originally a paper mill in the 1670's, more recently a flour mill from 1900 until the mid 1960's. Although the wheels of industry have long since stopped turning, Moulin du Martinet has been lovingly restored into a warm and welcoming holiday rental ideal for those who holiday with all the family and friends, thriving when its rooms are full.
Interior layout Entering into a typical french kitchen, the perfect social space, choose from comfy seating by the fire place/wood burning stove, to the farmhouse style kitchen table which takes centre stage beside the newly fitted luxury kitchen. An inviting space which you will enjoy using.
Alongside the kitchen on the ground floor there is a peaceful living room with corniced ceiling and traditional sparkling chandelier, a lovely room filled with light which overlooks the garden. This leads to a pretty dining room and finally an office area for those who may need to work whilst on holiday. Important to add, the wifi is very speedy! On this floor you will also find a modern bathroom with toilet, shower and bath which is accessed via the kitchen area.
The gorgeous wooden staircase leads you to the grand hallway with a fantastic length long rug, by our count 16 steps (10 meters), and apparently has 1,250000 stitches.
Off the hallway you will find 4 excellently sized double bedrooms. All freshly decorated in a simple french style to suit the house with peaceful private garden and river views. There is a modern bathroom which includes shower, double sinks and toilet on this first floor level too.
Exterior Grand and substantial, a wonderful entrance via your own private bridge! Opening into the vast private garden and tree lined parking area, you will be staying on your own island.
Moulin du Martinet is situated in the quaint hamlet of Saint Médard d'Excideuil, a short walk from historic Excideuil with its 10th century monastery and excellent weekly market. The villa was built on its own island surrounded by the river Loue which means guests can enjoy some privacy from the outside world and have plenty of space to explore the gardens and enjoy the swimming pool which was newly installed in 2022.
Various outdoor seating areas provide choice of sun, shade, peace or BBQ area.
There is ample parking for several cars.
Sleeping arrangements 4 double beds
2 additional singles if required.
Please feel free to ask for longer or shorter stays.
Reservations can be made instantly online, bank transfers are also possible via enquiry.
Moulin du Martinet is situated in the quaint hamlet of Saint Médard d'Excideuil, a short walk (10 minutes) from historic Excideuil with its 10th century monastery and excellent weekly market (Thursday). There are a selection of cafes and restaurants to chose from as well as some artisan shops. Of course there is a Boulangerie too! Also in Excideuil there is a large supermarket Super U if you require a larger shop.
Travelling By Car (And Ferry)
For those driving from the Eurotunnel you can expect to be in Dordogne within 9 hours or so. There is a choice of routes - via Paris or via Rouen tend to be the most popular, depending on where you want to visit. The same applies to those arriving in France via the channel ferries (DFDS and Brittany offer the widest range of times and vessels). There is also an overnight ferry service from Portsmouth to Santander. Perigueux is around six hours drive from there.
Planes and Trains
Dordogne region is fairly well serviced by provincial airports and regional railway lines as well as links to the high speed TGV network. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways have offered flights from the UK, historically, to Bordeaux, Bergerac, Limoges, Toulouse and Brive (Vallee de la Dordogne) from departure points across the UK and Ireland. KLM and Air France also offer options from mainland Europe.
If the French leg of your journey begins in Paris there are a range of connecting flights to the airports mentioned above and also some options to travel onwards by train. The high-speed TGV drops you in Bordeaux in an impressive two hours (you could stop off in Saint Emilion for lunch..) or Brive La Gaillarde in around our hours or so.
There is ample parking at this property.