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Chateau | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This tastefully restored Water Mill, set amidst its own meadows and woodland, is situated on a small tributary of the River Vert which flows into the River Lot.

The gardens surrounding the Moulin du Pit include terraces, one of which surrounds the 12m x 6m swimming pool. Situated some 15 kms from the Roman Market town of Cahors, famous for its Pont Valentre over the River Lot, it is easily accessible from the A20 motorway and the airports of Toulouse (75 minutes) and Bergerac (90 minutes) and soon Brive - even closer.

This stone Water Mill, originating from the 15th century, looks out over its 22 acres of meadows and woodland. It has been carefully renovated by the present owners and now provides a spacious and tastefully furnished property whilst retaining its original character and charm.

The gardens surrounding the Moulin du Pit have been carefully landscaped to include terraces, the large swimming pool and the small mill stream which flows through the property. It has been used on many occasions for House Parties and Celebrations.

The Moulin du Pit sleeps 12 with ease in 6 double bedrooms. However, two of the bedrooms have an additional adult beds which allows a total sleeping accommodation for 14. There are additional beds stored in the house if required. A cot is also available. The neighbouring village of Catus has all the shops needed for daily living and has the advantage of a tourist office.


Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 95 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Moulin du Pit accommodates 12 comfortably. It has the flexibility to cater for smaller groups by not using the top floor whilst retaining its own very special ambience and interest. With its huge log fire and central heating, the Mill provides a splendid base for breaks over the Winter Period and particularly comes into its own for a very special Christmas and New Year gathering.

Ground floor

The entrance hall leads into the large spacious dining and living area separated from the kitchen by an imposing stone fireplace. The furnishings, stone walls and retained beams give an interesting backdrop for the large oak table which can accommodate up to 20 people. A high chair is available.

French doors lead onto a south facing terrace. Cloakroom facilities are also on this floor. A CD, tape machine and telephone, for incoming and local calls, with a cordless extension elsewhere, are located in this area.

The attractive kitchen is superbly equipped with everything required for a carefree holiday. A dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, one with a freezer space, a four ring hob and pyrolise oven are all fitted within the large kitchen area. All cutlery, ‘Villeroy and Boch’ china, and glassware are held in the many fitted units.

In keeping with its history as a former working mill an open plan staircase with attractive rope handrail leads to a galleried sitting area on the first floor.

First floor

There is a sitting area with comfortable brocade sofa and armchairs. A television gives access to both French and European satellite channels, video and DVD are also available with a collection of VHS cassettes.

A library of reading and reference books is maintained on this floor. French doors lead onto a covered balcony which overlooks the old mill patio.

On this floor there are two double bedrooms and a well fitted shower-room. One large double room with most attractive furnishings, features and views is to be found within the 19 foot square tower, with its own balcony over the garden and stream. The other double room enjoys views over the meadow, garden and rear mill stone patio.

Second floor

From the first floor a further open staircase gives access to a large landing and the accommodation.

On one side there is a large bathroom complete with bath, washbasin and WC. The washing machine is situated in this bathroom. A separate shower-room with shower, washbasin and WC is also accessed from the landing.

On the other side of the landing are three bedrooms. These comprise two twin bedded rooms and one double room. The latter houses an extra additional adult bed. All are attractively furnished with delightful views across the gardens.

This floor also provides access to the elegant, large, 19 foot square double room in the top of the tower which also has an additional adult bed and sofa. All double beds in the house are five feet wide and single beds are three feet wide. A child’s cot and extra beds are available. All linen is provided.

Further details outdoors


French doors lead onto the large south facing terrace equipped with a large teak table and chairs. The terrace facing the front of the house incorporates the remains of the old sideshot mill, together with one of the millstones.

There is a wide selection of garden furniture for use on the patios and around the 12m x 6m swimming pool which has underwater floodlighting. A large stone barbecue is provided.

There is plenty of space for games and other activities within the property. There is a bridge over the millstream which runs through the gardens and across the meadow further bridges over the small River Vert for exploring the grounds.

Across the valley is a railway line on which occasional trains can be just about seen, and heard.

Further details


The Midi-Pyrenees region

Local shops, which include tourist office, cash point, newsagent, supermarket, butchers greengrocers and the nearest boulangerie, are just 3.5 kms away where there is an open air market every Tuesday in Catus. Cahors, some 15 kms away offers a much larger choice of supermarkets and shops.

Local area

Restaurants - there are numerous places to eat of differing styles, qualities and prices - a descriptive list is to be found in the house book.

St Denis Catus - local bar and simple restaurant within walking distance Catus (3.5kms) - Only 5 minutes away is the lake at Catus which offers water sports, boating and has a number of tennis courts - restaurant.

Cahors - a fascinating Roman Town almost surrounded by the River Lot offers a vista of old buildings and ancient streets - excellent shopping, twice weekly markets, many restaurants and sightseeing (river, cathedral, Pont Valentre, Resistance Museum).

The Vineyards of Cahors - Robust Cahors wine (Chateau Caix - Danish Royal Family, La Grezzette-Cartier family etc.)

- Les Arcs - Zadkine museum.

- Rocamadour (40kms) - World Heritage site.

- Padirac (40kms) - Gouffre de Padirac - underground caves accessible by boat.

- Sarlat in the Dordogne (40kms) - ancient town full of cafes and artists.

- Collonge la Rouge (40kms) Old red stone village.

- Autoire (60kms) One of the ‘Best Villages’ in France.

- St Cirq Lapopie (25kms) - hilltop village full of very old buildings and craft shops.

- Cabrerets (25kms) - historic village.

- Figeac (50kms) Ancient Town with many old buildings.

- Conques (90kms) One of the ‘Best Villages’ in France.

- Aveyron and Tarn Gorges (80kms).

- Cordes en Ciel (80) - Large Hilltop Village with many chic Boutiques, Art and Craft shops.

- Albi (80kms) - Magnificent Cathedral - Toulouse Lautrec Museum.

- Toulouse (121kms) - Famous university city with Cathedral - watersports pool - space museum.



- The local lake at Catus offers water sports. Tennis Courts are alongside the Lake.

- River Lot - cruising, boating.

- Villages - most villages host a weekend Summer Fête.

- Walking /Cycling The local tourist office has books of walks for many of the local

villages - also to be found in The Mill. The ‘Tour de France’ passes through this region.

- Golf - There are several golf courses located in the region.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:20 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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