It is a large building built of local stone, with the tower, which is the oldest part, dating from the 14th century.
Still in use until the 1950s, when it powered the machines of a clog factory by hydroelectric power, it has lost none of its charm of yesteryear and has preserved some of its beautiful original architectural features.
Successive renovations and adaptations allow us to welcome you comfortably in our house.
We welcome you in 5 rooms, each with its own atmosphere.
From the elegant Chambre Royale to the Chambre Romantique, from the Chambre Gauguin with its island colours to the warm Chambre Rouge, not forgetting the Chambre de la Tour with its majestic frame.
Breakfast is served in our large dining room, with its high ceiling, monumental fireplace, large chandelier, stylish furniture and exposed stonework.
The table d'hôtes, offered in winter, will allow you to share our dinners in a simple and family atmosphere and discover the richness of the local gastronomy.
On the first floor, a small lounge is at your disposal for relaxation and reading.
You will find documentation on the region and the sites to visit, maps and books. It is equipped with a TV, a games console and a DVD player. Board games for all ages will also allow you to share pleasant moments.
Day or night, it's magic.
From May to September, you will also be able to freely enjoy our swimming pool area with pool-house and jacuzzi.
You will also find a fully equipped summer kitchen where you can prepare your meals...
According to the writings, the origin of the mill goes back to the 14th century... At that time the mill was only made up of the tower. At that time, it depended on the Grange of the Cistercian monks of Aubazine. The mill then became the property of the Viscounty of Turenne and a miller, Antoine Graneyrie, obtained the right to use it and also the right to fish in return for a tribute in the form of a quarter of the fish caught and 100 eels.
A certain Gabrielle Graneyrie, owner of the mill with her husband, is mentioned in documents dated 1730. This same family lived in the mill for nearly 300 years, and then it became the property of rich families settled in Martel.
From then on the mill produced wheat flour until about 1920, then in the 1950s a sawmill was set up there and used hydroelectric power to power the machines. Clogs were produced here.
In the 1970s, the mill was in a very poor state of repair, and the Besson family acquired it and restored it to its former glory.
Then in 1996, new owners bought the neighbouring plot and built the swimming pool area, thus completing the facilities and the well being.
Finally, in 2015, we acquired the Moulin. With a few alterations and respecting the character of this beautiful building, we transformed it into a guest house.
Since then, every year, we restyle our rooms, complete the equipment, and improve the comfort of the mill, in order to better welcome you.
This is how you discover it today...
Watercolour of the mill at the time of the sawmill
1950 - The silhouette of the mill (in the background) can be seen behind the station at Saint-Denis-Près-Martel.
1970 - The mill before it was restored
1976 - The mill under restoration
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