Enjoy staying in a French watermill's ancient brick arched and limestone, rustic, wine cave. Hand made chestnut queen size bed, double glazed doors open out to the patio, garden and river. Delicious FREE breakfast. HD video projector with streaming films and fast WiFi. Private bathroom, WC, and shower. Off street parking. Relax in an sanctuary of natural beauty in the centre of the Dordogne valley. Close to 12th C castles and the 'valley of man' with its 30,000 cave art.
Unique arched rustic room on ground floor of a 17thC watermill. Lot's of lovely natural light stream in through large glass doors. Cool on a summers day and cosy at night. 500 year old limestone and brick construction, walls and ceiling can be dusty in places if you brush against them . Private WC and shower. Your own garden patio and off street parking. The cave room is a approx 35 square metres and Max hight 4m. There is even an underfloor river, visible through an unique window in the bathroom. Chestnut wooden bed 190cm X 170cm.
Access to host living room, terrace and deck, river and garden. The cave room has flat, no step easy access from the garden. Your room, WC and bathroom are all at the same level. Stairs to the breakfast room and rest of house. Breakfast, tea and coffee available upstairs, or we are happy to serve your breakfast on your private Patio.
Dorothy and Simon live and work in the house, using painting, print and film editing studios. We enjoy meeting guests from all over the world. Children enjoy helping feed the animals and we can be your guide to Dordogne beauty spots and we have restaurant recommendations.
The watermill has LPO sanctuary status for all wildlife. We have fish in the river and farm animals for you to help feed. We make some of own electricity by hydro power. The bedside lights in your room are powered from the water wheel when the river is flowing strongly. The house has a fast fibre optic internet connection. USB charging station next to the bed. A magical fusion of the old and the new.
Moulin Nauze, watermill has running water, animals, moving machinery and some steep stairs. All guests visit at their own risk and children must be supervised at all times.
Simon is an award winning Film Editor working for BBC TV and Discovery Ch.
Dorothy is American from Hawaii but grew up in Central and South America. She is a painter, with an international exhibition record and work in several major museums.
Simon is English but grew up in Scotland, a private pilot and has our moulin's water wheel not just running but producing electricity. It had not moved for more than fifty years.
Together they are creating a self sustaining garden adding fruit trees, paths, meadows, bridges, stepping stones in the river, bentwood gates, trellises, arbors, hot tub, a tree house, and special reading and relaxing spaces under the majestic established trees.