Description du bien
Moulin de Brisseaux is a lovingly restored 200-year-old converted windmill with large private pool, which sits at the edge of a vineyard in a gorgeous, rural location in the Lot et Garonne countryside. It is surrounded by fields and vineyards with a view towards Chateau Theobon. Original features have been retained with a mix of modern convenience to create a romantic, cosy haven with plenty of home comforts.
The mill is set at the end of a cul-de-sac or impasse, a 5-minute walk from the small village of Loubes-Bernac. Here you will find a shop, for your essentials, like morning croissants. There is a locally renowned restaurant and a post office. Within half an hours drive there are several large supermarkets on the outskirts of the nearby towns. Within the same drive there is also an abundance of places to visit including Bergerac, famous for Cyrano de Bergerac, Duras and Monbazillac. The popular bastide town of Eymet is another place to visit. In July and August, they host colourful evening markets and have some lovely restaurants. Château des Vigiers, a fantastic 27 hole golf course, is also close by. A bit further away you’ll find Saint Emilion surrounded by vineyards and winehouses. There are opportunities to sample the wines and explore the catacombs beneath the village. It is the perfect base for exploring all that the area has to offer or of course relaxing during your honeymoon!
Guests who stayed in 2020 described the windmill as "a romantic and intimate gem and a cozy cocoon, that allowed them to recharge their batteries." Others said, "they passed an excellent holiday at the windmill, they appreciated the calm of the countryside, the pretty view of the chateau and the facilities at the windmill including the pool that was excellent especially during the heatwave!" They hope to stay again soon.
The accommodation in detail
The windmill is set over three floors. Inside the thick, stone walls have been left exposed, adding to the character of the building. You enter on the ground floor into the well-equipped, fitted, kitchen. Here you’ll find a dining table, electric cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave and kettle. There is a safety deposit box for your valuables. On the ground floor, under the stairs, there is also a small, shower room with a toilet.
On the first floor is the double bedroom with a king-sized bed, washbasin, hairdryer and mirror. Under the stairs, there is a wardrobe/storage area with hangers, rails and shelves for your clothes.
On the second floor the lounge is furnished with a settee, two comfortable armchairs, a coffee table, a chest of drawers and drinks cabinet. Over the stairs there is a chandelier adding a bit of glamour! The fabulous view from here takes in the vineyard, the village church steeple and the local Chateau Theobon and beyond. Perfect to sit and admire with a glass of wine! There is a TV with Netflix and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs for you to enjoy. There are books and games available for your entertainment too.
Each floor has a wall-mounted electric heater making the windmill suitable for letting all year round. The natural stone of the windmill ensures the building is kept cool in summer and warm in winter. The windows and doors are also fitted with shutters. There are ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room to help keep you cool in summer and fly screens on the main windows if you prefer to open the windows to get a cool breeze.
The windmill is set within a private garden with lovely views on three sides and some large trees to provide shade when it gets too hot. There is a double hammock for relaxing, a pergola with a seated area and a fully equipped BBQ. There is a table and chairs for alfresco dining too. The garden is designed to allow you to take shade in the mid-day sun if you need to and to enjoy the beautiful evening sunsets.
The windmill benefits from a fantastic 8m x 4m private swimming pool. Around the pool is a patio with loungers where you can enjoy the sun and the peacefulness of the countryside.
There is secure parking by the windmill
Pets are not allowed at the property
Smoking is not permitted inside the windmill
Key box for late arrivals or early departures
All bed linen, bath towels, kitchen towels, pool towels and bathmats are provided and included in the rental price. Cleaning is also included in the price quoted
For holidays of more than one week, the price includes bed linen, towels and bath mat change.
2 pillows per person per booking are provided and an all-seasons duvet i.e 4.5 tog and 10.5 tog which can be used together to make a 15.0 tog duvet if required.
20% discount on Brittany ferries offered.
There is a Tourist Tax that will need to be paid locally.
A 10% discount is offered for stays of 2 weeks or more. Please enquire for details.
If you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday we provide a special welcome gift including champagne. An afternoon tea can be organised if you would like it too.
The surrounding area
Amongst the golf courses in the vicinity is the prestigious 27- hole course at Chateau de Vigiers, only 15 minutes away. The Chateau also offers tennis and fishing and the brasserie overlooking the chateau and its lake provides drinks, lunches and evening meals.
There is canoeing on the Dordogne river, there are several tennis courts nearby and hot air balloon trips can be arranged.
There are many local walking and cycling routes. One of the walks, the Four Windmills walk takes you directly past the Moulin de Brisseaux!
There are many wine houses in the area offering wine tasting, including The Naked Vigneron based in the Gironde where you can sample their AOC Bordeaux. Further afield are the famous towns of Bergerac and Saint Emilion offering many more sampling options.
In the town of Duras you can explore the market and museums. Eymet puts on fabulous night markets. Saint Foy-le-Grande has some excellent architecture to see.
PLEASE NOTE PAYMENT IS IN EUROS- PLEASE CLICK ON THE ICON AT THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE TOOL BAR