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Bed & Breakfast

Le Moulin Neuf - Bed & Breakfast in Dordogne

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Paunat, 24510 Ste Alvère, Dordogne
Aquitaine, France

Robert Chappell

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+33 (0)5 53 63 30 18 (landline)

Tinkling stream, wonderful gardens, attentive English host...the Dordogne at its best, with scrumptious breakfasts on a vine-shaded terrace

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Robert's greeting is the first line of an ode to hospitality written in warm stone in breathtaking gardens, set to the tune of the mill stream. Immaculate rooms in the guest barn are comfortingly filled with good beds and fresh flowers, bathrooms are sheer luxury, and views sweep over the lawns. Wake up to a royal breakfast of breads, croissants, pâtisseries, homemade jams, fruits and tiny cheeses served on white tablecloths on the vine-shaded veranda. All is beautifully, lovingly tended by Robert. His two happy rescue dogs will make friends with yours; find your own special spot in the gardens.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Robert Chappell:

Local points of interest from
Robert Chappell:

  • Prehistoric sites are within easy reach
  • The Dordogne - Vezere rivers are very close at hand along with canoeing.
  • Bastide towns and picturesque villages close by - Limeuil, Trémolat, Paunat.
  • Dordogne is the département of the 1001 Châteaux.
  • Wonderful walks from the backdoor to experience nature and wildlife at its best. The rare black woodpecker can be seen in the poplar wood.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"very special spot,wonderful hospitality,truly great breakfast with robert and his friends(mostly cats and dogs) this is the perfect base to viset the dordogne,bedrooms spotless,a real home from home,read his guest comments book it tells you everything about this wonderfull b/b."

Geoff - tarrant keyneston, United Kingdom

May 2015
"Another magical visit. Robert has the wonderful gift of making every guest seem special, and his enthusiasm seems to be as fresh as if he had only just opened, while his experience is everywhere in evidence. After a rather up-and-down holiday, to end it with the calm, beauty and kindness offered at 'Le Moulin Neuf' was deeply restorative and we were especially fortunate that it was warm enough to sit on the beautiful terrace for our delicious breakfast, looking out over his enchanting garden. Our heart-felt thanks."
September 2014
"An idyllic place to stay,wonderful host,lovely rooms with a lounge to relax in . The grounds are lovely and great if like us you have a dog, early morning walks along the brook were magical .lovely countryside to explore and lots to see "
September 2014
"A beautiful spot, idyllic, even in rain! Robert offered extras to any other B&B we visited: heated towel rail, bathrobes, lock-up safe, fresh flowers, bed made and room cleaned every day, frig and electric jug available in sitting room. Attention to detail is Robert's hallmark, including info he gives, whether where to eat (he books it for you) or what to see."
May 2013
"Absolutely fantastic! Robert is the most wonderful host. Rooms are immaculate, thoughtfully appointed, and the setting is peaceful and beautiful. Incredible value."
October 2012
"Absolutely fantastic! Robert is the most wonderful host. Rooms are immaculate, thoughtfully appointed, and the setting is peaceful and beautiful. Incredible value."
October 2012
"Every time we return to Le Moulin Neuf we feel a sense of coming home, for it has become part of us, a place that is utterly special. Robert is a host who works indefatigably to make everything perfect for his guests, and yet somehow finds time to treat them like real friends so that the whole magical place is imbued with his spirit of generosity. Paunat, with its ancient abbey church, is one of the most enchanting villages in France, and at least one visit to ‘Chez Julien’ in the lee of the abbey is a must. So too, we have now discovered, is supper at ‘Les Truffieres’, a wonderfully characterful ferme auberge which serves authentic local dishes in bucolic, zestful surroundings just a few minutes away on the edge of Tremolat. We have just finished a three week tour of central France with a few days in this gloriously peaceful corner of the Dordogne, and it could not have been a more perfect way to end our holiday. We cannot thank Robert enough for creating such a haven of beauty and sharing it with us."
May 2012
"Quite difficult to locate but worth the effort (N44°54'4.9032", E0°51'7.03948"). The situation is heavenly and Robert made everyone so very welcome. The breakfast was especially delicious."
June 2011
"Absolutely the best bed and superlative breakfast in France. Robert's attention to detail, fresh fruit juice; fresh fruit salad; croissants; yoghurts; rolls or toast served with tea; fresh coffee or chocolate, served in the cozy dining room/lounge with a log fire for chilly evenings. A fridge with tea/coffee faciltities is available all day for your convenience or lake side picnic. It's not only a charming Mas situated near to Limeuil, one of France's 100 most beautiful villages, but nearby in Paunat there is Julien's restaurant, nestling in the shade of a 11th century Abbey. We return year after year. P and G Morris"
June 2011

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 1 Family room for 3
  • , 1 Suite
Price:(i) 93 to123 per night

Singles €82.60-€86.60.

Booking info:

Children over 10 welcome. Minimum three nights in winter. Pets by arrangement only.


Restaurant in Paunat, 1km.




Paunat, 24510 Ste Alvère, Dordogne

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 93 to 97 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) 93 to 97 per night
B&B 1 Family room, sleeping 3
Price: (i) 123 to 123 per night
B&B 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) 94 to 98 per night

Robert Chappell

Visit website

+33 (0)5 53 63 30 18 (landline)