The mill


It's a large building built in local stone, the tower of which is the oldest part, dates from the 14th century.
Still in operation until the 1950s when it fed the machines of a manufacture of clogs, it has lost none of its charm of yesteryear and has retained beautiful original architectural elements.

Renovations and successive developments allow to receive you today comfortably in our house.

We welcome you in 5 rooms each with their own atmosphere.
From the elegant Chambre Royale to the tender Chambre Romantique, from the Chambre Gauguin in the colors of the Islands to the warm Chambre Rouge, not to mention the Chambre de la Tour with its majestic frame.

It's in our large dining room where high ceiling, monumental fireplace, large chandelier, furniture style and stonework side with harmony, that will be taken breakfast. Upon beautiful days arrival, they can be served on our terrace. The hosts' table, served in winter, will allow you to share with ease and in a family atmosphere our dinners and discover the richness of the local gastronomy.

A small lounge is at your disposal on the 1st floor for relaxation and reading. You will find documentation on the region and the sites to visit, plans, 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 with family or other guests of our house.

From May to September you can also enjoy our pool area, pool house, outdoor kitchen and barbecue for the preparation of your meals.

Le Moulin du Boisset Aquarelle
Watercolor of the mill at the time of the sawmill.
Le Moulin du Boisset 1950
1950 - The silhouette of the mill (background) is emerging behind the station of Saint-Denis-Près-Martel.
Le Moulin du Boisset 1970
1970 - The mill before its renovation

A little bit of history...

According to the writings, the origin of the mill dates back to the 14th century ... At this time it was only the tower that depended on the Barn of the Cistercian monks of Aubazine.
Then the Mill became the property of the Vicomte de Turenne and a miller Antoine Graneyrie obtained the right to use it and also the right to fish by means of a tribe in the form of a quarter of the fishes sin and 100 eels.

One finds a certain Gabrielle Graneyrie owner of the mill, with her husband, in documents dated 1730.
This same family lived in the mill for nearly 300 years, then it became the property of wealthy families settled in Martel.

From then on the mill produced wheat flour until about 1920, then in the fifties a sawmill settled there and used hydraulic force to power the machines. Hooves were produced there.

In the 70s, the mill, which is in a very degraded state, regains its splendor after its entire restoration by the owner of that time.
Then in 1996, the pool area is built to complete its facilities and well being.
This is how you discover the mill today ...