Le Moulin du Pit is an impressive restored 15th Century water mill near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, whilst benefiting from the warmer and drier climate of the Lot.
Thick stone walls, wooden beams, pretty furnishings, geraniums and lush lawns...this is a real home full of charm and warmth. Spacious and comfortable with a superbly equipped kitchen befitting of the hostess who used to be a cookery teacher. When the cook is taking a day off, there is a local restaurant just 500 metres away.
The beautiful gardens provide an attractive setting outside when enjoying the pool or one of the terraces, and can be seen from indoors through the windows like pretty, framed pictures. A stream runs through the vast grounds and under the ancient tower before passing through the surrounding fields of wild flowers (and the occasional deer!) to join the Lot River.
The helpful owners, who keep the place looking immaculate (and are sometimes in residence in their separate home on the estate), love to share plenty of information about the area - local markets, great local restaurants and wineries, canoeing and boating on the lake nearby, as well as little gems like the private chef or food delivery service from the covered market in Cahors, which is only 15km away and steeped in history, beauty and world-renowned wines.
With the Dordogne and the Lot at your doorstep, there is plenty to explore, but staying in and enjoying this lovely home may be even more appealing. A ping-pong table and plenty of games keep the younger ones occupied and the adults can relax knowing that the pool area is completely enclosed.
Le Moulin du Pit is a classic home away from home in beautiful South West France where guests return time and time again.
/n Security deposit /n For up to 2 weeks rental a sum of £500 is required for 12 persons, thereafter, an additional £50 per person must be added. For periods in excess of 2 weeks an additional £100 per week will be required. The deposit is charged to the client's credit card prior to arrival. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n Please note the clearing of linen from bedrooms will commence at 8.30am. However, clients may remain in the house until 10am /n Energy costs included? /n Water and electricity are included in the rental price. /n > If not included, what are they? /n Heating by negotiation /n Linen & towels included? /n All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels. /n Pets welcome? /n no /n Changeover day /n Saturday. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Included, however guests are kindly requested to leave the house in a clean and tidy state upon departure. /n Smoking Allowed? /n No. /n Insurance /n Guests are advised to acquire personal and holiday insurance. /n Pool heating charge? /n The pool is heated free of charge between end of April and end of September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
/n Pool opening dates? /n The pool is open approximately end of April to end of September. In October the pool may only be opened on request and if agreed, subject to heating charges. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights /n Heating costs included? /n Central Heating, when required, is charged at £300 per week and is to be paid to the owner by cheque or bank transfer one week prior to arrival. If requested on site, after arrival, the cost is €350 per week to be paid locally in cash, however, this will not ensure the house is heated on arrival. Logs may also be provided and charged per cubic meter. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Due to the villa being near the river, Local Authority regulations prohibit any tents, camping and caravans anywhere on the premises. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival. /n Other Ts and Cs /n There is a surcharge of £150/week for every guests additional guests, including children/toddlers.