Holiday accommodation for lovers of nature,
in the French Limousin countryside.
Le Moulin de Pensol is owned by Heidi and Nik Smith, who moved from Norfolk, UK in 2018 to begin a new adventure in the Limousin France.
This delightful former water mill is an ideal base from which to explore the Parc Naturel Régionale Perigord – Limousin. We have 4 beautiful holiday homes (gîtes) sleeping from 2 to 7 people, and 3 bed and breakfast rooms.
If you book the whole site we can accommodate up to 17 people. Dogs are welcome too in the gites, (but not the B&B).
All the accommodation is situated around the pretty River Bandiat with gardens full of butterflies providing a focal point to the site. Relax with a drink by the pool and watch lizards chasing each other on the sunny stone walls of the mill house. Then take a wander round the 8 hectares of grounds and see how much more nature you can find. You might spot a red squirrel, an orchid or a golden oriole. Have a thoughtful chat with one of our donkeys, then return and join us for home-made stone-baked pizza by the river.
Le Moulin de Pensol is the perfect place for people who love nature, peace and quiet and comfortable accommodation.
We hope to see you soon.
Le Moulin de Pensol used to be a water mill and is situated on the beautiful river Bandiat, in the middle of the Parc Naturel Regionale park in Haute Vienne. We have 3 cottages available: Bouleau and Ceresier which sleep 2 people, and Chataignier which sleeps 5/6. All the cottages have new bathrooms. The kitchen/living room is downstairs. Each cottage has an outdoor area with furniture and BBQ facilities provided. Sheets and towels are provided. We have 7 hectares of gardens, meadows and woods for you to explore and enjoy. Dogs are welcome at a small extra charge and by arrangement. We are 45 minutes from Limoges.
Le Moulin de Pensol is the ideal rural break in stunning Limousin countryside, yet everything you need close to hand. Nestled in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régionale Perigord – Limousin, the little village of Pensol is 45 minutes south of Limoges with good transport links to the rest of Europe.
We are within a short drive of great restaurants and market towns (ask for our recommendations when you book or see our Things to Do section). There is a small local store close by in Marval and and larger supermarkets just 15 minutes away. Guests enjoy easy access in and out of Pensol from Limoges airport and station or Angouleme mainline train station.
We can come and pick you up if you don’t want to drive while you are here, or car hire is available at the aiport and station. Bike Hire is available through our partners DispoVelo where your bikes are delivered directly to your accommodation.
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Reservations are confirmed on receipt of your reservation by email or by phone. Bookings must be paid by acceptable and valid credit card, bank transfer or by cash.
All published rates include VAT where applicable (and local taxes) at the current rate.
Rates are per room per night. If you have selected supplements they will be added to the total price of the booking.
Rates quoted are correct only for the specific number of guests, nights and dates shown. Should you change the number of guests, dates or room nights, then the rates are subject to change.
The minimum stay for gites is 3 days in the quiet season rising to 7 days in July and August. For B&B rooms the minimum stay is 1 night.
We currently operate a Covid-Cancellation Policy. If you are unable to travel due to Covid restrictions we will give you the opportunity to book a date in the future or we will cancel your booking and refund the full amount. Normally we will not ask for any payment upfront for direct bookings. If you need to cancel we simply ask that you give us as much notice as possible.
We love dogs and have 3 of our own. Guests are welcome to bring up to 2 well behaved dogs per gite booking. The price is €10 per dog per night. Please keep them on a lead while on site and of course, please clear up any little presents they might leave. Each gite has a small fenced garden area for use by your dog. There are miles of walks directly from Le Moulin.
We ask that dogs are not left unattended in the gîtes.
Sadly we do not allow dogs in the B&B rooms due to the communal breakfast room and living areas and proximity to other guests.
Cats are also permitted – same rules and pricing apply but cats must be kept indoors at all times. (Our dogs are not cat-lovers).
We are 45 minutes south west of Limoges in departement 87 Haute Vienne on the border of the Dordogne and the Charente. The area used to be known as the Limousin but is now part of the region called Nouvelle Aquitaine. The address for google maps and sat nav is Le Moulin de Pensol, 1 Le Moulin, 87440 PENSOL.
We currently have a beautiful climate here in the Limousin. Mostly hot and dry in the summer with plenty of rain in the winter to keep us green and lush. Not for nothing are we called “Perigord Vert”. But the climate is changing and heatwaves and unusually wet springs are becoming more common.
Our nearest village of Marval is 3Km away. It has an excellent village store that sells everything you might need. Larger supermarkets are just a 15 minute drive away. See our Things to Do section for more info (link).
We have provided everything you need and what’s more, book direct and you’ll enjoy the best rates for our tranquil holiday homes.