Le Moulin de las Combas | Two unique holiday homes in the Dordogne

A beautiful hideaway with an inspiring design and its own river

In the green, wooded northern part of the Dordogne, Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek and his wife have rebuilt an old watermill and adjacent barn in a special way. Just as when making his furniture with recycled material, the designer used local and available materials to construct the houses.

Completely private located in an open space in the forest, on the estate of Chateau Mavaleix, the two holiday homes (both for 8 people) are in and of nature. Although newly built and equipped with every modern comfort, they blend with the landscape and create the illusion that they have been standing here for many years. The rustic atmosphere of the modest interior with visible stone walls, wooden ceilings and concrete floors is given a unique twist by the specially made objects and furniture made from scrap wood from the designer himself.

The houses - which can be rented together or separately - are designed to unwind, ideal for a relaxing family holiday and those seeking tranquility. Start the morning with a cup of coffee on the terrace and then drive to the market for fresh local products with which cooking enthusiasts can enjoy themselves in the spacious kitchen. Children can go on an adventure in the woods or play on the grass. If it gets too hot, you can swim in a landscaped swimming channel or in the river La Valouse that flows past the garden. You can also go swimming in the swimming pool of Chateau Mavaleix, or play tennis on their tennis court (10 minutes' walk).

Do you want to leave? Then charming towns, local markets, and hiking trails are close by. And after spending a whole day outside, you will sleep wonderfully with the sound of the water lapping in the background. Exactly, that's living like God in France!

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Le moulin

1 - 8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

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Le four

1 - 8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

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Conditions & important information

Do you have questions about Le Moulin de las Combas ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to info@nice2stay.com, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • use of gas / water / electricity
  • linen
  • towels and hammam towels for use outside
  • WiFi internet (not suitable for streaming or downloading large files)
  • minimum stay is 4 nights
  • smoking is not allowed inside the house
  • pets are unfortunately not welcome
  • the holiday homes can be rented separately to two groups or together as a whole and then for a maximum of 16 people


Reservations are considered valid after receipt of a down payment of 30% of the total rental costs. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the day of arrival. If your booking is done within 6 weeks before arrival, you are required to pay the full amount immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before arrival 50% of the received down payment will be refunded. No refund will take place in case of cancellation within 6 weeks before arrival. We therefore strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance.

The owners request a deposit for t.h.v. 1000 euros. You must transfer this amount to Nice2stay shortly before the start of your stay and when you leave the house properly, you will receive the deposit back from Nice2stay within 14 days after check-out.

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Location Le Moulin de las Combas

The two holiday homes at Le Moulin de las Combas are located in the Dordogne, on the green hills of the Périgord Vert near the Château de Mavaleix estate. You will be personally welcomed by Mario who lives in the area. He can give you lots of tips on what to do in the area.

Below some ideas:

  • Drive to the pretty town of Limoges (1 hour) or to Périgueux (40 minutes); a chic place with a number of cozy restaurants and boutiques. The city dates from Roman times and was then called Vesunna - you can still see the tower and villa of Vesunna. Stroll through the city and admire the beautiful Renaissance buildings and palaces in Rue de Limogeanne. The crown of the city is the cathedral Saint-Front which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • A carp lake is located nearby for those who enjoy fishing. The river 'Le Touroulet' flows into the lake and supplies the lake with various types of fish (including of course carp); so much chance of a nice catch! • Visit the Château de Jumilhac where you can see not only the beautiful fairy tale castle itself but also the gardens.
  • Don't miss the Saturday market in Thiviers. Here you will find a range of delicious local products.
  • Discover the prehistoric caves and murals of Villars.
  • A 30-minute ride takes you to Pony Club St Pantaly d'Excideuil, from where you can take a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside.
  • You will find more sporting fun in Brantôme where you can canoe and play a game of tennis on the fields of the nearby Chateaux de Mavaleix. The chateaux also has a restaurant where you can eat in an atmospheric ambiance.

Because you are staying in one of the holiday homes on the estate of Chateau Mavaleix, you can also swim in the swimming pool of the castle (in summer) or play tennis on their tennis court. Kees and Letty Kroon are the nice Dutch owners of the castle. The castle is a 10-minute walk from the houses. On Friday and Saturday you can also eat in the castle's restaurant.


  • Contact (La coquille) 6.7 km open: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Carrefour (Thiviers) 12 km open: 9: 00-12: 30/14: 45-19: 15, Sunday closed

The closest airports are in Limoges (45 min), Bergerac (1h30) and Bordeaux (2h15).

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