An old watermill in a green setting

It is a large building made of local stone, with a tower, the oldest part of which dates from the 14th century.
Still in operation until the 1950s, when it supplied, by hydrolic power, the machines of a clog factory, it has lost none of its former charm and has preserved beautiful original architectural elements.

Successive renovations and improvements have made it possible today 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 tender Chambre Romantique, from the Chambre Gauguin in the colours of the Islands to the warm Chambre Rouge, without forgetting the Chambre de la Tour with its majestic frame.

Breakfast will be served in our large dining room where high ceilings, monumental fireplace, large chandelier, stylish furniture and exposed stones blend harmoniously together.
The table d'hôtes, proposed in winter, will allow you to share in all simplicity and in a family atmosphere our dinners and to discover the richness of the local gastronomy.

On the 1st 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 with your family or other guests of our house.

From May to September, you can also freely enjoy our swimming pool area with pool-house and jacuzzi.
You will also find a fully equipped kitchen where you can make your own meals...

View pool of the Moulin du Boisset
Watercolor of the Moulin du Boisset - 1950

Watercolour of the mill at the time of the sawmill

The Moulin du Boisset

1950 - The silhouette of the mill (in the background) can be seen
behind the railway station in Saint-Denis-Près-Martel.

The Moulin du Boisset before renovation

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 that time the mill consisted only of the tower. It depended on the barn of the Cistercian monks of Aubazine.
Then the Mill became the property of the Viscount of Turenne and a miller Antoine Graneyrie obtained the right to use it and also the right to fish for a tribe in the form of a quarter of the fish caught and 100 eels.
One finds a certain Gabrielle Graneyrie, owner of the mill, with her husband, in documents dated 1730.
This same family lived at the mill for nearly 300 years, after which it became the property of wealthy families settled in Martel.

From then on, the mill produced wheat flour until about 1920, then in the 1950s a sawmill was installed and used hydrolic power to feed the machines. Clogs were produced there.

In the 1970's, the Mill was in a very degraded state. The Besson family who acquired it made it regain its superb condition after its complete restoration.
Then in 1996, new owners bought the neighbouring plot of land and built the swimming pool area there, thus completing the equipment and the well-being.

Finally, in 2015, we acquire the Mill.
With little transformation and in the respect of the character of this beautiful building, we transform it into a guest house.

This is how you discover it today... 

A little bit of history...

Aquarelle du Moulin du Boisset - 1950

Watercolour of the mill at the time of the sawmill

Le Moulin du Boisset

1950 - The silhouette of the mill (in the background) can be seen
behind the railway station in Saint-Denis-Près-Martel.

Le Moulin du Boisset

1970 - The mill before its renovation

According to the writings, the origin of the mill dates back to the 14th century...
At that time the mill consisted only of the tower. It depended on the barn of the Cistercian monks of Aubazine.
Then the Mill became the property of the Viscount of Turenne and a miller Antoine Graneyrie obtained the right to use it and also the right to fish for a tribe in the form of a quarter of the fish caught and 100 eels.
One finds a certain Gabrielle Graneyrie, owner of the mill, with her husband, in documents dated 1730.
This same family lived at the mill for nearly 300 years, after which it became the property of wealthy families settled in Martel.

From then on, the mill produced wheat flour until about 1920, then in the 1950s a sawmill was installed and used hydrolic power to feed the machines. Clogs were produced there.

In the 1970's, the Mill was in a very degraded state. The Besson family who acquired it made it regain its superb condition after its complete restoration.
Then in 1996, new owners bought the neighbouring plot of land and built the swimming pool area there, thus completing the equipment and the well-being.

Finally, in 2015, we acquire the Mill.
With little transformation and in the respect of the character of this beautiful building, we transform it into a guest house.

This is how you discover it today...