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Moulin de Latreille, a 13th century water-mill generating electricity from the river that runs through it, is totally off-grid. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Latreille offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind in a splendid rural idyll.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a bottle of local wine

Rooms: 2 double bedrooms with king size beds both with bathrooms
Price:

85 euros per night

Meals: Dinner, 3 courses: 25 euros; picnics: 10 euros - Local restaurants 2kms
Open: Year round (except Christmas)
Address: Moulin de Latreille, Cales, Lot, 46350
 

Have a greener holiday at Moulin de Latreille:

Situated on the banks of the Ouysse, known to the locals as the Emerald river for its sparkling clarity, Latreille makes all of its electricty from the power of the water. The Stonor family invite their guests to enjoy complete relaxation, off the grid, in this rural idyll. 

Unwind in totally unspoilt countryside and experience a pace of life where quietude, simplicity and comfort are paramount. The family have restored the interior of the mill with a spirit of simplicity and comfort to create a meditative space sensitive to its historic past.

There are two double bedrooms available on a bed & breakfast basis, each with it's own bathroom and river views. There is also a guest sitting room with a balcony overlooking the river.  Breakfast is typically cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, bread & croissants with juice, tea and coffee.  Additional meals such as picnics, lunches and evening meals are available on request, using home grown vegetables and locally sourced produce. The nearest restaurants are 2kms in Cales.

At Latreille time is passed in simple ways.  Choose to relax in a hammock with a book, swim, kayak or fish on the river.  Walk the meadows or cliffs and find a hidden corner in which to picnic, paint or just watch nature go by.

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:
We live totally off the grid - we have hydro-power generating our own electricity from the river and PV panels for back up. We have solar thermal for our hot water when not using the turbine. The house is heated from woodburning stoves or electric radiators in the winter and the house is extremely well insulated. We pump our water from the river using filtration systems.

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:
We recycle all that we can & have a compost. Yes, we use bulk dispenses for all toiletries.

How you reduce your consumption of water:
All our cisterns have water savers and flow restrictions on taps etc. Presently, we have no meter on our water supply.  We have gutters & containers for rainwater. We always use environmentally friendly cleaning products as we have our own septic tank and need to monitor very carefully what is put into it and hence into the run-off.

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
We have our own vegetable garden, and always buy locally sourced food ie chickens, pork, cheese etc.  We offer vegetarian meals.

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
Due to our location, it is preferably for people to have their own transport. However, for people who wish to arrive by train at our local station, we offer transport to and from the Mill.

Additional information:
We are in the process of installing more PV panels for the summer months when the river is at its lowest.

Top Eco Features at Moulin de Latreille:

 
  • Totally off-grid

  • Water mill generates all electricity

  • Local food and produce used wherever possible

  • Historic building sympathetically restored

 

Location

 
Moulin de Latreille, Dordogne, France
Nearest train station: Souillac or Gourdon

Directions from station:
From Souillac train station - 14 kms - taxi only. Take the road to Pinsac (off the N820) continue on this road, crossing the Dordogne river (single track bridge) continue up the hill and turn right to Cales - 5kms. Once in Cales, take the sign for the Parking (P) for Le Petit Relais Hotel, continue round to the left and then straight on down the hill into the valley. The road is tarmaced for the first 800m, then turns into a bumpy track until you reach the mill.