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Welcome to Le Moulin de Barre, Chambres D'Hôtes

A 19th century Water Mill set in a gentle valley in the sleepy little commune of Vigoulant on the southern border of Le Berry right in the Centre of France.

Isolated, with only the sound of the millstream to break the silence, this is George Sand country "The Black Valley" and the rolling, heavily wooded countryside has changed little since her era. Jacques Tati, another notable resident, albeit temporary, made his film“Jour de Fète” at Ste Sévère sur Indre, which lies 7km north of the Mill.

The Mill ceased production in 1926 and its door wasn't re-opened until Doreen and Geoff Watkins arrived in 2003 and began the extensive renovation project. Geoff, a professional builder has experience on conservation sites in England and has sympathetically retained many of the mill's original features so nothing of historical significance has been removed including the cogs and mill stones.

The adjoining Mill House with it's independent entrance has been converted to provide 1 twin and 3 double rooms all with en suite shower rooms.Swallow Each has been lovingly decorated by Doreen a professional natural history illustrator and interior decorator and features murals and painted furniture reflecting the beautiful Berrichone surroundings.

Please call;
00 33 254 306 895

 

During 2019 we will be renovating the mill-pond. This means that it will be neccessary to empty it at certain times. Thank you for your understanding.

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