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“A true Labour of Love” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moulin De Vigonac

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Moulin De Vigonac
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Brantome
Certificate of Excellence
WEst Midlands
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“A true Labour of Love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

We arrived at Moulin de Vigonac after a 400 mile drive and having rejected a so called Shabby Chic hotel in Saumur.This hotel is exactly the opposite of what we found in Saumur and is a labour of love for the Alexeline family who not only operate this fantastic Oasis of a hotel but over a period of 10 years have created a truly impressive operation.Nestling in its own grounds at the end of its own white gravel drive is a true jewel of a find.Front of house impressively run by Oliver and his mother whilst his brother and father cover both Sommelier and very capable chef.The rooms are very tastefully decorated with first cass fixtures and fittings.Breakfast is probably one of the best in France with a perfect outside area adjacent to the Old Mill from which this Hotel takes its name.We will definitely return but fear it will not be too long before the word spreads and staying here will become only bookable a long time in advance.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2009

My fiancée and I take some pride in our taste when it comes to hotels and restaurants. Moulin de Vigonac may well be the most charming location we have ever visited. Yes, this recently renovated 16th-century-mill is small and lacks some of the amenities of an „ordinary“ four- or five-star-hotel. However, personal service, lovingly furnished rooms and the excellent food (sumptuous dinners and high-quality breakfasts) more than make up for this. Best of all is the idyllic setting on the bank of the river Dronne, complete with a curious family of wild ducks.
We really enjoyed the genuine hospitality of Giseline, her family and their young waiter, up to the completely unexpected gift when we left. One clearly notices that they care for their hotel and the well-being of their guests (a stark contrast to the Chartreuse we visited afterwards). Wouldn’t it be for 14 hours of driving (there’s no air connection worth mentioning), we would return very soon.
Quite simply, Moulin de Vigonac is the quintessence of a romantic countryside hideaway. However, it should be noted that all this comes at a price that pushes the envelope of what one is willing to pay that far off the beaten track. The Regent Bordeaux was not that much more expensive.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2009

We have just spent a few days at this hotel, tucked away down a short drive. although only 5 minutes from Brantome. The only sound we ever heard was the water at the mill. Our accommodation was spacious and stylish and beautifully designed. Our welcome by the owner's son was outstanding, even if we did get lost, plus he spoke excellent English. Both he and his parents (his Father is the chef) were on hand all the time, working hard to ensure all their guest were happy and they could not have kinder or more helpful. My Husband is on a walking stick and everyone went out of their way to help him - mind you it is very easy to get around, with no nasty steps and crags. The property is divided into four buildings, one with reception, one with just two rooms, another with six rooms and then the mill itself, which houses the restaurant and two further rooms. The whole area of the mill is surrounded by water, it is almost an island and then to one side is the wier and River Dronne. We expected to suffer with mosquito problems, but I never saw one, even though the weather was very warm indeed. You are surrounded by glorious trees and there are flowers everywhere. Plus more butterflies than I have seen for years. There is an excellent pool with easy access and very stylish seating umbrellas for everyone - it was always quiet, as so many people went off for the day to see the surrounding towns and villages, which are very impressive. But it was marvellous to come home to the hotel and delicious food. Not over fancy, but with lots of fish and sea food and beautiful salads, all very fresh and brought in everyday by the Patron himself. All in all a fabulous find and we will definitely go back soon,

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Moulin De Vigonac

Property: Moulin De Vigonac
Address: Vigonac | Vigonac, 24310 Brantome, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Brantome
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Brantome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Moulin De Vigonac 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL 4 stars **** This 16th century watermill nestles in an idyllic location a few steps from Brantôme, “the Venice of Perigord”. Cradled by the river Dronne, the grounds and its little islands are a celebration of nature. Stimulation of the senses, a warm welcome and authentic cuisine will add to the pleasure of your stay.Located in the heart of the Perigord Vert, you will be charmed by this hotel’s natural and peaceful setting. ... more   less 
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